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  2. Sapphire (author) - Wikipedia

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    Sapphire's work is included in the 2019 anthology New Daughters of Africa, edited by Margaret Busby. Personal life. Sapphire lives in New York City. She is openly bisexual. Like her character Precious, Sapphire was sexually abused at the age of eight by her father. Works. Novels. Push (1996) The Kid (2011) Poetry

  3. Star Sapphire (character) - Wikipedia

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    Star Sapphire is the name of several fictional characters in DC Comics; many of them are villainous, and all connected in origin.Within DC continuity, an immortal race of warrior women (the Zamarons) were depicted as having the ancient tradition of choosing physically identical mortals from across the cosmos to serve as the host body for their queen.

  4. Precious (film) - Wikipedia

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    Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire, or simply Precious, is a 2009 American drama film, directed and co-produced by Lee Daniels. Its script was written by Geoffrey S. Fletcher, adapted from the 1996 novel Push by Sapphire. The film stars Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, and Mariah Carey. This marked the acting debut of ...

  5. Oscar Goodman - Wikipedia

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    Currently, prostitution is legal in Nevada only in rural counties with fewer than 400,000 residents, a requirement which excludes Clark County and the city of Las Vegas from allowing the practice. Goodman supports legalizing prostitution in the city's downtown area as a revenue generator and tool for revitalization.

  6. Metro Hall - Wikipedia

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    The lower level of the main building contains other amenities such as a community centre and library. In 1998 the Metro level of government was merged with the city governments, and it was decided that the new city would be headquartered at Toronto's iconic City Hall. Metro Hall was nonetheless used temporarily while City Hall was refitted to ...

  7. Star of Bombay - Wikipedia

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    The Star of Bombay is a 182-carat (36.4-g) cabochon-cut star sapphire originating from Sri Lanka. The violet-blue gem was given to silent film actress Mary Pickford by her husband, Douglas Fairbanks. She bequeathed it to the Smithsonian Institution. It is the namesake of the popular alcoholic beverage Bombay Sapphire, a British-manufactured gin.

  8. List of films set in New York City - Wikipedia

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    In the history of motion pictures in the United States, many films have been set in New York City, or a fictionalized version thereof. The following is a list of films and documentaries set in New York, however the list includes a number of films which only have a tenuous connection to the city. The list is sorted by the year the film was released.

  9. Stereotypes of African Americans - Wikipedia

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    Minstrel shows portrayed and lampooned blacks in stereotypical and often disparaging ways, as ignorant, lazy, buffoonish, superstitious, joyous, and musical. Blackface was a style of theatrical makeup popular in the United States, which was used to effect the countenance of an iconic, racist American archetype: that of the "darky" or "coon" (both are racial slurs).