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Customers Leave Racist KKK Message For Waitress At Texas IHOP

[ad_1] A black waitress at an IHOP in Texas received a racist message from customers who spelled out “KKK” with pancakes, sparking outrage on social media on New Year’s Day. Tenasha Ballard, a waitress in Sherman, Texas, had waited on four high school kids recently, KXII reported. After she returned to their table with a to-go coffee cup, she found no kids. Instead, there were pancakes cut into the letters “KKK” on the table. “At the moment I’m like I don’t believe this,” Ballard said. “I’m seeing this wrong. So I went to the tables at the front and said what do you...

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Brian McKnight Get’s Married In New Year’s Eve Ceremony

[ad_1] Brian McKnight is starting off 2018 as a married man. The singer, 48, exchanged vows with fiancée Leilani Malia Mendoza on New Year’s Eve, according to the New York Post. “Ladies and gentlemen introducing Mr. and Mrs. Brian McKnight,” he captioned a snapshot posted to Instagram of the couple sharing a moment on the steps of Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York. McKnight captioned a video of them walking down the aisle, “Happiest day of our lives.” The crooner wore a classic black tuxedo while his bride sported a sheer Sabrina & Mannings gown that featured 50,000 Swarovski crystals. According to the company,...

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Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington & Others Join ‘Time’s Up’ Initiative

[ad_1] Three hundred powerful actresses and female agents, writers, directors, producers and entertainment executives have launched a sprawling initiative to fight systemic sexual harassment in Hollywood and in blue-collar workplaces nationwide. Called Time’s Up, the movement was announced today (Jan 2) in an open letter signed by the A-list group of women in show business, including Ashley Judd, Eva Longoria, America Ferrera, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Rashida Jones, Emma Stone, Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon. The letter also ran as a full-page ad in The New York Times, and in La Opinion, a Spanish-language newspaper. The campaign has already raised more than...

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Nick Cannon Addresses Backlash Over Casting Chris Brown In ‘She Ball’

[ad_1] Nick Cannon is responding to the furor over his collaboration with Chris Brown on the forthcoming women’s basketball film, She Ball. Folks on social media take issue with Cannon’s decision to cast the singer because of his history of violence toward women. Brown’s past includes a 2009 assault on Rihanna and a volatile split from Karrueche Tran that led to her receiving a restraining order against him. Cannon, who will write, direct, and co-star in the film about women’s basketball, defended Breezy’s casting and said there’s a double standard with black men and the media. Asked specifically about the Twitter reactions to Brown...

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John Legend & Chrissy Teigen Strike Back On Pedophile Accusations

[ad_1] Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have vigorously fired back against an accusation on social media that they’re part of the debunked Pizzagate pedophile ring conspiracy theory linked to Democrats. On Saturday, December 31, Teigen tweeted that she was “pretty disturbed” after being accused by self-proclaimed investigative writer Liz Conkin of being involved in the Pizzagate theory. Earlier in the week, Conkin tweeted photos to her some 50,000 followers of the married couple’s 1-year-old daughter, Luna, dressed as Alice in Wonderland, a hot dog and a pineapple, suggesting that Teigen’s use of a pizza emoji in sharing her daughter’s outfits means the...

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Serena Williams Loses First Match After Maternity Leave

[ad_1] ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Serena Williams lost in her return to tennis after giving birth in September, beaten by French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in an exhibition Saturday and still unsure if she will defend her Australian Open title. Williams called it a “wonderful” match despite the defeat — she took the second set in a score of 6-2, 3-6 and 10-5 in a super tiebreaker. The Australian Open, the year’s first Grand Slam tournament, begins Jan. 15. “I don’t know if I am totally ready to come back on the tour yet. I know that when I come...

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Trump Accuses DOJ Of Being Part Of ‘Deep State’

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump accused the Justice Department Tuesday of being part of the “deep state” and urged prosecution against a top aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey. He also claimed that U.S. sanctions on North Korea were having a “big impact” and that he was responsible for preventing commercial aviation deaths in 2017. Trump’s latest tweets pressed familiar arguments for the president, who is set to begin his first full year in office with the victory of tax legislation but the Russia investigation still hanging over his administration. “Crooked Hillary Clinton’s...

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Chicago’s 2017 Homicide Rate Decreased From 2016 Record High

[ad_1] Homicides in Chicago decreased by nearly 16 percent in 2017 from the 20-year high in 2016, CNN reported. This positive news is no thanks to President Donald Trump whose only solution to the city’s violence was a threat to “call in the feds.” “Hard work by officers, adding more sworn personnel, investing in new technology to drive out smart policing strategy, and increasing partnerships” were credited for the decrease in murders and shootings, the Chicago Police Department said. But what’s often overlooked is the contributions of community activists. Ja’Mal Green pointed that out in his criticism of the president. Chicago recorded...

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