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Mike Epps Accused Of Stealing Idea For BET’s ‘Social Awards’

[ad_1] Mike Epps is executive producing a new show that honors social media influencers, but three producers are threatening to sue the comedian claiming he stole their idea. According to TMZ, Calvin Valrie, LaMichael Finney, and Bervick J. Deculus fired off a cease and desist letter alleging that “Social Awards,” scheduled to première on BET in February, is too similar to the show they pitched to Epps’ cousin in February, hoping to get Epps on board. The three producers never heard back from Epps and were blindsided a few weeks ago when BET announced it green-lit “Social Awards,” TMZ reports. Via TMZ: The producers...

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Atlanta News Anchor Amanda Davis Dies

[ad_1] Atlanta news anchor, Amanda Davis died Wednesday, December 27, 2017, after suffering from a stroke on Tuesday. USA Today reports while boarding a flight at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport Davis had a stroke. She was on her way to San Antonio for the funeral of her step-father. Davis died at the hospital on Wednesday where she was surrounded by family. A statement released by Atlanta local news states that her family, “is asking for privacy at this difficult time.” Davis had a long career working in the Atlanta as a journalist for 25 years. She was the morning and noon anchor for WGCL-TV’s show....

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Solange Cancels NYE Gig After Revealing Autonomic Disorder Diagnosis

[ad_1] Source: 2017 Willy Vanderperre / Courtesy of Calvin Klein Prayers up for Solange y’all! The “Don’t Touch My Hair” singer recently announced that she had to cancel her AFROPUNK New Year’s Eve concert because she has been diagnosed with an autonomic disorder. On Instagram the 31-year-old Grammy winner wrote that she wasn’t sure she was going to share such a private matter, but she felt that she owed her fans the truth. That, and she’s been treated for this disorder for the past five months. “Wrote, deleted and re wrote this like 5 times… Still not sure what exactly or how much I...

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Entrepreneur Launches App That Bails Incarcerated Black People

[ad_1] The incarceration of Black men and woman in America continues to increase every day. With the price of bail being expensive it makes it hard for families to bail loved ones out. Even worse, often times the family member in jail could be the main provider for their family or the leader. However, one man has developed an app that can help bail Black men and women out jail by taking donations. Black Business.org reports, Kortney Ziegler created the app called Appolition that allows anyone to give spare change from things you buy every day. The money helps men and women in...

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Federal Murder Complaint Filed Against Postal Worker

[ad_1] COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal criminal complaint Wednesday stated that a disgruntled Ohio postal worker murdered two U.S. government employees for performing their official duties. The complaint signed by a U.S. postal inspector was filed in U.S. district court in Columbus. Deshaune Stewart, 24, was arrested Saturday, accused of fatally shooting his supervisor at a post office in suburban Columbus and then killing a postmaster outside her apartment. Authorities say Stewart was naked during both attacks. U.S. Attorney’s spokeswoman Jennifer Thornton said Stewart remained in state custody. A Franklin County court record earlier indicated a mental evaluation was ordered for Stewart,...

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Sheree Whitfield Waiting Marry Prison Bae

[ad_1] On a recent episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Sheree Whitfield confirmed the rumors that she plans on marrying her Prison Bae and wants to jump the broom as soon as he is released. But she made it clear: “I am not like Kenya with these secret nuptials.” “B*tch are you married?”Porsha her, and Sheree replied: “B*tch I am not married and when I do I’ll have everyone there.” But there’s the tea: She’s going to be waiting a little while before that happens. According to Fameolous, Tyrone Gilliams is slated to be released from prison on October 09, 2022. That’s a little less than...

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No Surprise! Barack Obama Voted America’s ‘Most Admired Man’

[ad_1] Barack Obama may no longer be president, but for the 10th year in a row he’s still the “most admired man” in America, according to new survey data from Gallup. The annual poll, taken every year but one since 1946, asks respondents to name their most admired man and woman, as well as their second choice. Obama topped the competition with 17 percent of the vote. Donald Trump followed with 14 percent. After Trump was Pope Francis (3 percent) and the Rev. Billy Graham (2 percent), with several other political, spiritual and business leaders being named, including Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.),...

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Busta Rhymes, Black Thought, And More Honor LL Cool J In Hype Show

[ad_1] Source: Paul Morigi / Getty The Kennedy Center Honors aired Tuesday night and it was notable for honoring its first rap icon, LL Cool J. To pay tribute to the Queens spitter, The Kennedy Center brought in Questlove to do an intro and then Busta Rhymes, Spliff Star, MC Lyte, Black Thought and D.M.C came out to rock the show. Check out  the amazing moment below. [ad_2] Source link ...

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Roy Moore Files Lawsuit To Block Alabama Senate Result

[ad_1] MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican Roy Moore filed a lawsuit to try to stop Alabama from certifying Democrat Doug Jones as the winner of the U.S. Senate race. The court filing occurred about 14 hours ahead of Thursday’s meeting of a state canvassing board to officially declare Jones the winner of the Dec. 12 special election. Jones defeated Moore by about 20,000 votes. Moore’s attorney wrote in the complaint filed late Wednesday that he believed there were irregularities during the election and said there should be a fraud investigation and eventually a new election. “This is not a Republican or Democrat issue...

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Little Known Black History Fact: Karen Batchelor

[ad_1] Karen Batchelor, formerly known as Karen Batchelor Farmer, made headlines in 1977 this month when her selection as the first Black member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The D.A.R. is a membership organization that recognizes women who have direct family links with those who helped America gain its Independence. The D.A.R. battled perceptions that it was a racist group after in 1939, it denied singer Marian Anderson permission to perform at its Constitution Hall performance venue in Washington, D.C. Despite the reputation, Batchelor fought hard to have her name included in the group’s rank as an ancestor supported...

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