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Trump Afraid, Awed By Black People Like Lavar Ball

[ad_1] In analyzing President Donald Trump’s ongoing feud with LaVar Ball, Trump’s ghostwriter, Tony Schwartz, concluded that the president is in part “awed” and “frightened” by Black people, CNN reported. “So first of all, his father (LaVar Ball) is a tall Black man, and I think Trump is half awed and half frightened by Black people and his only way of dealing with them is to attack them. On the other hand, I think he has a zero tolerance for any criticism of any kind, that’s why he goes after anybody who says virtually anything about him that’s negative,” Schwartz stated. Trump...

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Bruno Mars, SZA Top BET’s Soul Train Awards

[ad_1] Bruno Mars and SZA took home the most awards at Sunday’s “BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards,” which were handed out in a telecast that aired Sunday night on BET and BET HER. Mars won a total of five awards, for best R&B/soul male artist, video of the year, album/mixtape of the year, song of the year and best dance performance. SZA followed with two awards, for best new artist and best R&B/soul female artist. Erykah Badu returned as host of the show, which was recorded on Nov. 5 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, recognizing the best in soul,...

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Trump Signals Openness To Change In GOP Tax Plan

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday changes to the Republican tax bill are coming, as he looks to win over holdout GOP senators in an effort to pass the package by the end of the year. In a morning tweet, the president said, “With just a few changes, some mathematical, the middle class and job producers can get even more in actual dollars and savings.” Trump is suggesting openness to making unspecified changes to the way millions of “pass-through” businesses are taxed, a sticking point for some lawmakers. Trump and Republicans have set as a vital political goal passage of...

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Justices Reject Appeal Over Mississippi Confederate Emblem

[ad_1] JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from an African-American attorney who called the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag “an official endorsement of white supremacy.” The justices did not comment as they ended a lawsuit by lawyer Carlos Moore that sought to have the flag declared an unconstitutional relic of slavery. Mississippi has used the same flag since 1894. It is the last state banner featuring the Confederate symbol, a red field topped by a blue tilted cross dotted by 13 white stars. Critics say the symbol is racist. Supporters say it represents...

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Bangladesh-Myanmar agreement on Rohingya refugees revealed

[ad_1] At least 623,000 Muslim-majority Rohingya have fled across the border into Bangladesh since August when a new round of violence broken out in Myanmar's west.Under the agreement, the two countries would work together to solve the huge refugee crisis and repatriate Rohingya who wanted to return to Rakhine State. But the Myanmar government has repeatedly denied attacking Rohingya civilians, saying it was waging a campaign against a militant insurgency.In the signed memorandum of understanding, distributed to journalists by the Bangladeshi Foreign Ministry, Myanmar agreed there would be no restrictions on the number of Rohingya allowed to return, contradicting previous...

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Hangout With Eddie Levert & Raheem DeVaughn On The Fantastic Voyage!

[ad_1] Your browser does not support iframes. The Tom Joyner Foundation is presenting dinner with Eddie Levert and a private reception with Raheem DeVaughn as part of the Fantasy Package on the 2018 Fantastic Voyage! Picture it, you, your family and Eddie Levert having dinner together on the cruise! Or kicking it with singer Raheem DeVaughn! Fantasy Packages are out, so be sure to grab yours for a good time! Head over the 2018 Fantastic Voyage Cruise page to find out more! Or call 972-980-SAIL (7245). Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram Fantastic Voyage Beach Party 99 photos Launch gallery 1. 1 of 99 2. 2 of 99 3. 3 of 99 4....

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Sen. Al Franken Back To Work Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken said he doesn’t remember whether he touched women inappropriately while having his picture taken with them at campaign events. The Democrat’s comments were the latest indication that he had no plans to step down amid allegations of sexual misconduct. One woman alleges Franken forcibly kissed her on a USO tour and took a sexually suggestive photo while she was sleeping; three other women allege Franken grabbed their buttocks while posing with them for photos during separate campaign events in 2007, 2008 and 2010. “I take thousands and thousands of pictures, sometimes in chaotic and...

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25 Awesome Black Businesses To Support This Holiday Season

[ad_1] Black Friday and Cyber Monday are probably the most shopped days of the year every year no matter what. Whether you’re out and about or huddled over your computer screen we always manage to find a good deal. But how much of the money that we spend goes to Black-owned businesses? We show love to our favorite stores because they have what we want but we don’t always show love to our Black-owned business who also have what we want. Part of that is knowing what these businesses are and what they sell. Well, look no longer, because we have a...

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Shannon Sharpe Finally Scores Date With Nicole Murphy

[ad_1] If you follow Shannon Sharpe on social media then you know he has a thing for Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife, Nicole Murphy. He’s said that she’s “finer than frog’s hair” and “stacked like dirty laundry in a dorm room.” The Undisputed commentator has even reportedly offered to give her all his Fox money and to take her last name. Well, his lust — or thirst as many have called it — seems to have paid off. After all, what woman is going to turn down a man’s FOX money?   Sharpe was finally able to hang out with Murphy, meeting up with her at a...

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Money Monday: Why Net Neutrality Is So Important

[ad_1]  What is net neutrality?  When people talk about net neutrality, they are referring to regulations that govern access to the Internet. Net neutrality is the principle that Internet providers should make all content available at the same speed. Current Federal Communications Commission regulations ensure everyone has equal access to the Internet, treating broadband Internet access like a utility. Internet service providers are prevented from blocking, slowing access to or charging more for certain content. These regulations were passed in February 2015 by the FCC. Last week, the head of the FCC, Ajit Pai, announced a proposal that would repeal these regulations.  Why...

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