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Gospel Singer Deleon Richards Stars In Real Estate Reality Show

[ad_1] “A network we were talking to was intrigued I was doing real estate. I said, ‘But, I’m a singer,’” laughed gospel’s living legend Deleon Richards-Sheffield about how she became involved in a reality show. Deleon was the youngest gospel artist ever signed to a major record deal. She released her debut album at eight years old then made history again, as the youngest to be garnered a Grammy Award nomination – Michael Jackson was the previous title holder. Last month, Deleon launched a reality show, Sheffield Real Estate, on the FYI Network (a division of A&E Networks).“A few years ago we were...

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Little Known Black History Fact: Simeon Booker

[ad_1] Black journalists across the nation should bow their heads and pay heavy respects to the life and career of Simeon Booker this week. The pioneering newsman passed away this past Sunday at the age of 99, but his contributions to journalism will live on forever. Booker was born August 27, 1918 in Baltimore, Maryland and raised primarily in Youngstown, Ohio. He developed an interest in the news through his parents and their friendship with Carl Murphy, the owner and operator of the Afro American Newspaper. After leaving Virginia Union University, Booker began working for the Afro American before earning a...

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Simone Biles Makes A Dream Come True With Houston Texans Cheerleaders

[ad_1] Simone Biles addressed a bucket list item on Sunday when she suited up and took the field with NFL’s Houston Texans Cheerleaders. The Olympic gymnast, who competed on season 24 of “Dancing With the Stars,” performed as the squad’s first-ever honorary member during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Houston’s NRG Stadium. Biles donned the cheerleaders’ signature uniform: navy blue cheer shorts, a cropped Texans top, metallic pom poms and the legendary red Houston Texans boots, which she received last week. (Watch the video above.) “Simone, as our first honorary Houston Texans cheerleader, we would like to present you with some...

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Simone Biles Fulfills Dream With Houston Texans Cheerleaders

[ad_1] Simone Biles addressed a bucket list item on Sunday when she suited up and took the field with NFL’s Houston Texans Cheerleaders. The Olympic gymnast, who competed on season 24 of “Dancing With the Stars,” performed as the squad’s first-ever honorary member during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Houston’s NRG Stadium. Biles donned the cheerleaders’ signature uniform: navy blue cheer shorts, a cropped Texans top, metallic pom poms and the legendary red Houston Texans boots, which she received last week. (Watch the video above.) “Simone, as our first honorary Houston Texans cheerleader, we would like to present you with some...

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Celebrities Flee California Wildfires | Black America Web

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ash fell like snow and heavy smoke had residents gasping for air Monday as a huge Southern California wildfire exploded in size, becoming the fifth largest in state history and driving celebrities from a wealthy hillside enclave. Tens of thousands have fled their homes as flames churn through foothill towns near Santa Barbara, the latest flare-up after a week of wind-fanned wildfires throughout the region. With acrid smoke thick in the air, even residents not under evacuation orders took the chance to leave, fearing another shutdown of a key coastal highway that was closed intermittently last week. Officials...

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#MeToo Movement Ignites Trump Accusers

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump sailed past a raft of allegations of sexual misconduct in last year’s presidential election. Now the national #MeToo spotlight is turning back to Trump and his past conduct. Several of his accusers are urging Congress to investigate his behavior, and a number of Democratic lawmakers are demanding his resignation. With each day seeming to bring new headlines that force men from positions of power, the movement to expose sexual harassment has forced an unwelcome conversation on the White House. In a heated exchange with reporters in the White House briefing room on Monday, press secretary...

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Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria

[ad_1] Putin was met at Russia's Hmeimim air base by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad alongside Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, according to Russian state news agency Tass."In two years, the Russian armed forces, together with the Syrian army, have defeated the most lethal group of international terrorists," Tass quoted Putin as saying. "In this regard, I have decided that a significant part of the Russian military contingent in the Syrian Arab Republic is returning home to Russia."Putin's visit to Syria comes just weeks after the two Presidents met for talks in the Russian city of Sochi. Putin has been one...

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NYC Pipe Bomb Attack Leaves Only Bomber Injured

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — A man inspired by Islamic State extremists strapped on a crude pipe bomb, slipped unnoticed into the nation’s busiest subway system and set the device off at rush hour Monday in a scenario that New York has dreaded for years, authorities said. In the end, the only serious wounds were to the suspect, Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant and former cab driver, authorities said. But the attack sent terrified commuters fleeing through a smoky passageway, and three people suffered headaches and ringing ears from the first bomb blast in the subway in more than two...

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2018 Golden Globe Nominations Are Out: What Made The Cut?

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — Guillermo del Toro’s Cold War-era fairytale “The Shape of Water” swam away with a leading seven Golden Globes nominations on Monday and the HBO drama “Big Little Lies” came away with six nods. But nobody made landing a Globe nomination look easier than Christopher Plummer. Just two weeks after shooting his scenes in Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World,” Plummer was nominated for best supporting actor — a nod that was once considered a possibility for the actor he replaced, Kevin Spacey. An unfinished version of the film was screened last week for the...

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Mary J. Blige Scores Two Golden Globe Nominations

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — Mary J. Blige is dancing into the Golden Globe Awards as a double nominee — for her acting and songwriting — while Mariah Carey, Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood and Nick Jonas are some of the other popular musicians also nominated.   I am so excited you all can experience this film with me! @Mudbound is now streaming on @Netflix. #Mudbound pic.twitter.com/YIDj9SyRER — Mary J. Blige (@maryjblige) November 17, 2017 Blige earned nominations Monday for her work in the Dee Rees’ period film “Mudbound.” She’s up for best supporting actress in a motion picture and best original song for “Mighty River,” which...

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