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Xscape Shuts Down Tamar Braxton’s Plans To Be Messy

[ad_1] Petty stunt queen Tamar Braxton had the not so bright idea to bring out Ts Madison and Khia from “The Queens Court” during the Xscape concert in Atlanta. Tamar’s objective was to have the duo shade her nemesis Toya Wright. Over the past few weeks, Ts and Khia have exchanged insults with Toya, who is close friends with Xscape member Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris. According to Ts Madison, she and Khia were guests of Tamar and they had planned to hit the stage with the singer and “perform.” However, she says Xscape tried to get them kicked out by alleging they had weapons. Tamar’s...

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Winter Storm Scatters Sleet, Ice & Misery Around The South

[ad_1] SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A brutal winter storm scattered a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain from normally balmy north Florida up the Southeast seaboard Wednesday, adding to the misery of a bitter cold snap as bridges iced over and cars spun out on slickened overpasses. Only a few motorists ventured out in freezing rain that coated bridges and ramps with ice, forcing police to close roads and highways in the historic Georgia coastal city of Savannah. Some cars spun out into guardrails and ice from rain and freezing rain coated the windshields of cars. Police urged drivers...

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Kentucky Lawmakers To Attend Anti-Harassment Training

[ad_1] FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers must attend training to prevent sexual harassment one day after the House speaker temporarily ceded power while investigators probe a secret sexual harassment settlement signed by four Republicans. Jeff Hoover had announced he would resign as speaker two months ago, shortly after acknowledging he secretly settled a sexual harassment claim outside of court with a woman who worked for the House Republican Caucus. But Tuesday, when the legislature convened, Hoover did not resign. Instead, he authorized House Speaker Pro Tempore David Osborne to preside over the chamber “until further notice.” That opens the door for...

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$800 Million Lottery At Stake! Will You Take It?

[ad_1] Everyone is talking about the lottery jackpot coming into the New Year. Valuing at just about $800 million, you got to wonder, what would you do with that money? CBS News reports, the $800 million comes from the Mega Millions and Powerball combined. The drawings for the Mega Millions will be Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at $343 million annuity and $215 million cash prize. The Powerball is offering $440 million in annuity and $278.3 million cash prize. The odds of winning the Mega Million is one in 302.6 million and one in 292.2 million in the Powerball. Get out there and give it...

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Chicago Woman Shot While On Facebook Live

[ad_1] On the South Side of Chicago, a 27-year-old woman was shot in the arm while on Facebook live. WGN9 News reports that the while in her car the woman got into an argument with another woman in her car. When it reached a climax the second woman pulled out a gun and shot the 27-year-old in the arm. Police were able to identify both women because of the Facebook Live stream. Although the shooting incident wasn’t caught on camera, police were able to verify the legitimacy of the video to WGN. The victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition.   Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook....

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Familiar Partisan Clashes Face Lawmakers As Congress Returns

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — There will be some familiar but stubborn clashes facing lawmakers Wednesday as Congress begins its 2018 session staring at the year’s first potential calamity — an election-year government shutdown unless there’s a bipartisan spending pact by Jan. 19. Looking to prevent a closure of federal agencies, top White House officials planned to meet at the Capitol on Wednesday with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and each chamber’s top Democrat. Their goal is to find a compromise on raising limits on defense and domestic spending that eluded lawmakers before they left Washington for...

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Little Known Black History Fact: Bobby Goodman

[ad_1] Retired U.S. Navy pilot Bobby Goodman was part of a historic moment on this day in 1984. After his plane was shot down over Lebanon and a subsequent capture by Syrian forces, Rev. Jesse Jackson and others helped negotiate Goodman’s release. Tensions in the region were high as a result of the Lebanese Civil War. Two fighter jets were fired upon from Beirut, prompting U.S. forces to respond with a bombing mission. Goodman and fellow Lt. Mark Lange piloted a bomber plane that was struck down by missiles. In the ejection descent, both men were injured but only Goodman survived....

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Sen. Orrin Hatch Retiring; Will Romney Run For His Seat?

[ad_1]   WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah said Tuesday he will not seek re-election after serving more than 40 years in the Senate, opening the door for 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to run for his seat. The 83-year-old Hatch, the longest-serving Republican in the Senate, opted for retirement despite a full-court press from President Donald Trump to stay in Washington, particularly as Romney’s ambition for the seat became apparent. Romney was a vocal critic of Trump’s during the 2016 election and could be a potential thorn in the president’s side in the Senate. He also has drawn...

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Court Won’t Rehear Defamation Case Against Bill Cosby

[ad_1] BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court won’t rehear a defamation lawsuit filed against Bill Cosby by a woman who said he raped her decades ago. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently denied Kathrine McKee’s request for a full-court hearing. A three-judge panel of the court had ruled against her in October. Here is what Debbie Allen and Malcom Jamal-Warner said about the Cosby accusations in 2017:   The former actress said Cosby defamed her in a letter his lawyer sent to the New York Daily News demanding a retraction of a story about McKee’s allegations. Cosby’s lawyers said the letter...

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Will Smith Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Touching Instagram Post

[ad_1] As of this New Year’s Eve, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been married for 20 years. Pinkett Smith is Will’s second wife and the duo have raised Will’s first son Trey (with his first wife Sheree Zampino Fletcher) and their children Willow and Jaden. Will recently joined Instagram and already has 4 MILLION followers. Take that, Kardashians. He has posted some funny stuff so far,  but the post where he celebrated 20 years of marriage with Jada has been his most popular yet. In the caption he talks about what makes their relationship work: Will also shared a preview of...

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