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Donald Trump Attacks Steve Bannon Over New Book

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump launched a scathing attack on former top adviser Steve Bannon on Wednesday, responding to a new book that portrays Trump as an undisciplined man-child who didn’t actually want to win the White House and quotes Bannon as calling his son’s contact with a Russian lawyer “treasonous.” Hitting back via a formal White House statement rather than a more-typical Twitter volley, Trump insisted Bannon had little to do with his victorious campaign and “has nothing to do with me or my Presidency.” “When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind,”...

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‘Essence’ Magazine Is Black-Owned Again

[ad_1] Source: Rich Polk / Getty On Wednesday, Black-owned company, Essence Ventures LLC, announced that they acquired Essence Communications Inc. — the media company behind Essence magazine. Essence Ventures LLC is led by Richelieu Dennis, the same founder of Shea Moisture hair and skin products. His company acquired Essence Communications Inc. from Time Inc., which makes Essence magazine a 100% Black owned business again. Current Essence President Michelle Ebanks will continue to lead the magazine and its multiple platforms. The all Black women executive team, including Ebanks, will also have an equity stake in the business. Folks across Black Twitter are celebrating this big move. Swipe...

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Tamaya Dennard Made A Statement At Her Swearing-In Ceremony

[ad_1] Shirley Chisholm’s spirit is alive and well. The  first Black woman elected to the United States Congress, once said, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” This is exactly what Tamaya Dennard did at her swearing-in ceremony for city council in Cincinnati on January 1.  Dennard brought an actual folding chair, see below: Tamya is sure to be a force in  the city council. At the ceremony, she said, “I’m here to work on issues at the root cause, and not Band Aid solutions. Yeah, we can open more shelters, but we need affordable housing. We need...

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Twitter Temporarily Blocked Former Sheriff David Clarke

[ad_1] If Trump’s shenanigans already exhausted you this morning, here is some good news, one of his minions just got shut down. Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is one of the crazies on Twitter. At least once a week, he tweets something offensive, disturbing or downright bizarre.  Last week, he wrongly ranted about the press, claiming an unnamed news outlet said he was being investigated by the FBI — then he tweeted he wanted the media to “taste their own blood.” Now, Twitter has had enough. According to CNN, Clarke has been temporarily blocked by Twitter due to complaints from users about...

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A Woman Battling Cancer Says, “I Do” Just Hours Before Passing Away

[ad_1] Source: Katrina Juul / EyeEm / Getty An inspirational photo has taken the internet by storm, depicting  a cancer patient marrying the love of her life in the hospital just hours before passing away. The wedding happened at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut just a few days before Christmas. David Mosher, the husband of Heather Mosher who passed away following their wedding, spoke on the viral photo saying, “It reminds me of someone who is crossing the finish line of a marathon or something.” The beautiful bride passed away 18 hours after marrying the love of her life. “Nobody thought she...

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Angela Simmons’ Baby Dady Faced Drug Charges

[ad_1] The other day we told you about the split between Angela Simmons and her baby daddy, Sutton Tennyson, now comes word on what may have been the reason or at least what contributed to it. Perhaps the cryptic message she posted over the weekend was a clue:   Meanwhile, Bossip is reporting that during their relationship, Tennyson was dealing with a felony drug trafficking charge. “Police arrested Tennyson near the Los Angeles Airport in March 2015 and charged him with felony transportation and sale of marijuana, court records show. He fought the case until fairly recently when he made a deal with prosecutors...

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Adrienne Nelson Appointed Oregon First Black Supreme Court Judge

[ad_1] Oregon’s governor appointed Judge Adrienne Nelson to the state Supreme Court on Tuesday, making her the first African American to serve on the state’s highest court, The Oregonian reported. Nelson fought for racial equality and respect in her journey to the top. “In addition to her work in the courtroom, she has made extraordinary strides to make the trial bench more receptive to the needs and experiences of diverse and underserved communities in our state,” Governor Kate Brown said, adding that Nelson is a “respected civil rights champion.” Nelson, 51, is accustomed to being the only African American in the room....

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Hoda Kotb Gets Congratulatory Text From Matt Lauer

[ad_1] After being announced as the new permanent co-anchor of “Today” on Tuesday, Hoda Kotb received a congratulatory text from Matt Lauer, the man she replaced. “He was sweet this morning. Certain texts popped up, and there was one from Matt: ‘Congratulations!’” Kotb told E! News earlier today. “And he said some nice words…It meant the world to me to hear from him. It was really nice.” Lauer has been radio silent since being fired by NBC News last November amid allegations of sexual misconduct. It’s unknown as to whether or not Lauer will make any sort of a public statement regarding Kotb’s...

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US Sees Surge In Women Interested In Running For Office

[ad_1] ATLANTA (AP) — Inside a classroom at a community college in Dallas, about two dozen women took turns sharing their names, hometowns and what they hoped would be their future titles. Congresswoman. State representative. County judge. It was part of a training held by EMILY’s List, an organization dedicated to electing women at all levels of government who support abortion rights. One of the presentation’s PowerPoint slides flashed a mock advertisement on the projector screen: “Help Wanted: Progressive Women Candidates.” A record number of women appear to be answering that call, fueled largely by frustration on the Democratic side over the election...

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Veteran Invited To ‘The Voice’ By Michelle Obama Sues The Show

[ad_1] An invitation from Michelle Obama wasn’t enough to keep a veteran from being booted off the lot at NBCUniversal, according to a new lawsuit obtained by Page Six. Greg Duncan, a US Coast Guard commander, filed suit against the conglomerate on Dec. 29, 2017, after he alleges he was booted from a taping of “The Voice” on May 2, 2016. He claims he was banned from the NBCUniversal lot permanently and it’s costing him work as an aspiring actor. He is now suing for an unspecified amount of damages. Via Page Six: In the docs, Duncan claims the former first lady’s office invited...

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