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Shutdown Clock Ticking, GOP Struggling For Spending Deal

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — With a shutdown clock ticking toward a Friday midnight deadline, congressional Republicans scrambled on Wednesday to finalize a must-pass spending bill. A major obstacle evaporated after key GOP senators dropped a demand to add health insurance subsidies for the poor. The No. 2 House Republican, California Rep. Kevin McCarthy, said party leaders have scrapped plans to combine a short-term spending bill with $81 billion worth of disaster aid and a $658 billion Pentagon funding measure. Instead, Republicans are likely to schedule a separate vote on the disaster package, he said. The strategy for averting a government shutdown appeared...

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Diddy, Colin Kaepernick Planning To Make A Bid Carolina Panthers

[ad_1] Sean “Diddy” Combs and Colin Kaepernick are reportedly meeting with investors in their bid to buy the Carolina Panthers, reports Yahoo! Sports, citing multiple sources. The pair expressed interest in buying the team after its current owner, Jerry Richardson, resigned over sexual harassment allegations. According to Yahoo! Sports, they are now meeting with potential investors in hopes of “shaping a prospective ownership group.” Kaepernick has already begun reaching out to a handful of business leaders, venture capitalists, and sports icons to discuss an ownership group, according to the report. The site said Diddy and Kaepernick have a “shared vision” about creating an ownership...

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Diddy, Colin Kaepernick Planning To Make A Bid Carolina Panthers

[ad_1] Sean “Diddy” Combs and Colin Kaepernick are reportedly meeting with investors in their bid to buy the Carolina Panthers, reports Yahoo! Sports, citing multiple sources. The pair expressed interest in buying the team after its current owner, Jerry Richardson, resigned over sexual harassment allegations. According to Yahoo! Sports, they are now meeting with potential investors in hopes of “shaping a prospective ownership group.” Kaepernick has already begun reaching out to a handful of business leaders, venture capitalists, and sports icons to discuss an ownership group, according to the report. The site said Diddy and Kaepernick have a “shared vision” about creating an ownership...

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Virginia Pastor And His Wife Indicted In Church Fraud Case

[ad_1]                 A pastor and wife team in Virginia were found guilty of fraud Monday after they reportedly lied and scammed millions of dollars from friends and their congregation members, The Washington Post reported. Terry and Brenda Millender, who lead the  Victorious Life Church in Alexandria, reportedly cooked up a big $2 million investment scam in which they collected money for a so-called Christian company that helped entrepreneurs in developing countries. Those people who gave money were told that they would return profit, and they never did. Instead, the collected money was use fraudulently to make payments on a $1.75 million home in Springfield, Va. and lure...

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Chaka Khan Gives A Makeup Tutorial For Vogue’s Beauty Secret Series

[ad_1] Music legend Chaka Khan shared her diva makeup ritual for Vogue’s YouTube Beauty Secrets series, peep the clip above. The fashion and beauty icon is concerned about today’s makeup artists — mostly feminine males who overdo it with their makeup brushes, so she chooses to apply her own makeup these days. “Mostly I taught myself. I have put my makeup on in the back of limousines, on the way to gigs,” she told Vogue magazine. Chaka said the secret to achieving a proper balance of makeup is by accentuating different parts of her face. In other words, don’t overdo it! Oftentimes, less is...

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Barack Obama As Santa Will Bring You All The Christmas Feels

[ad_1] Considering our current administration, anything Barack Obama does at this point seems like an angelic gift. Last week, the former POTUS visited the Boys & Girls Club in Washington D.C. and the footage was filled with Christmas cheer. Check out some highlights The Obama Foundation released below.   Here’s some more footage in case that didn’t do it for you… (Sigh)…Barack Obama for Santa 2018 anyone? Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram Sign Up For Our Newsletter! (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) Also On Black America Web: [ad_2] Source link ...

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Judge To Weigh Suits On Program Protecting Young Immigrants

[ad_1] SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Five lawsuits against the Trump administration’s decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation face a key federal court hearing in San Francisco that could put an early end to the legal challenges or give them a big boost. U.S. District Judge William Alsup will hear arguments on Wednesday to determine whether to block President Donald Trump from rescinding the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program while the lawsuits by California and other plaintiffs play out in court. The judge is also considering a request by the Trump administration to throw the...

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Ex-Michigan Trooper Charged With Murder In Boy’s Death

[ad_1] DETROIT (AP) — A former Michigan State Police trooper was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in the death of a Detroit teenager who crashed an all-terrain vehicle after being shot with a stun gun. Mark Bessner had no “legal justification” to fire his Taser from his moving patrol car while trying to stop 15-year-old Damon Grimes, Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy said. “He created a very high risk of death,” Worthy said, explaining the murder charge. “He may not have meant to kill him.” Damon was driving an ATV at 35 to 40 mph on a Detroit street when he crashed on...

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New Court Document Confirms That Tiffany Haddish’s Ex Abused Her

[ad_1] While Tiffany Haddish’s ex-husband swears he never hit her, newly recovered police filings support the actress’ claims. Remember, in her new book The Last Black Unicorn, the Girls Trip star said her ex was so physical with her that he once caused her to miscarry. According to a restraining order obtained by Radar Online, Haddish wrote that then-husband William Stewart attacked her in July 2010 in Montreal, where she was performing with fellow comedians. “We were in Montreal, Canada, when he choked me in the stairway of the hotel. I  ran away from him. I ran because he was trying to make...

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Yemen: The markets have food, but children are starving to death

[ad_1] Looking at his tiny, fragile body you would never guess that Ahmed is five years old. There is little more to him than parched, papery skin stretched across brittle bones and giant eyes -- brown and unblinking -- gazing up blankly.Occasionally, Ahmed moves a hand, limply trying to swat at the flies that settle on his cracked lips. Soumaya explains that he only speaks when the pain overwhelms him."He tells me 'my tummy hurts, my head hurts.' He cries," she says.Ahmed is slowly starving to death. For four years he has been suffering from acute malnutrition, a vicious condition...

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