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Tina Lawson Checks Beyoncè Critics After Kaepernick Speech

[ad_1] Ms. Tina Lawson had to get some things off her chest after racist trolls — including conservative talking head Tomi Lahren — took to social media to pop off about Beyonce’s speech while presenting the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award to Colin Kaepernick at the 2017 Sports Illustrated Awards Tuesday night.  “Colin took action with no fear of consequence or repercussion, only hope to change the world for the better,” Beyoncé said. “To change perception, to change the way we treat each other, especially people of color. We’re still waiting for the world to catch up. It’s been said that racism is so American that when we protest racism, some assume we’re protesting...

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White House officials: Jerusalem decision hurts peace process

[ad_1] "We're prepared for derailment -- temporary, I hope. Pretty sure it will be temporary," said a senior White House official, who acknowledged that the President's peace team has not spoken with furious Palestinian officials since the Trump's announcement.That "derailment" was a cost the White House was prepared to accept to fulfill Trump's campaign promise. And two senior White House officials said they felt making the announcement now -- before Israelis and Palestinians have reached the negotiating table -- would help mitigate the damage to the peace process."A lot of people put their heads into this decision to see how...

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Little Known Black History Fact: Reginald Lewis

[ad_1] Reginald F. Lewis was the nation’s richest African-American in the ’80’s and the first to build a billion-dollar company. This morning in his hometown of Baltimore, the late pioneering Black tycoon’s life will be celebrated at the museum that bears his name on the day of his birth. Lewis was born December 7, 1942 in Baltimore, Md. Stating, in his words, that his neighborhood was “semi-tough,” Lewis excelled in academics and sports in high school. Entering Virginia State University in 1961 on an athletic scholarship, Lewis majored in economics. After losing his scholarship due to an injury and facing some...

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Trey Songz Being Sued By Woman In Strip Club Assault

[ad_1]   An unidentified woman who says she paid to attend Philadelphia’s Vanity Grand Cabaret strip club to meet Trey Songz, only to be assaulted by the crooner, has now filed a lawsuit against him. The woman, who is seeking $50,000, says the singer got violent after she tried to take a picture in the parking lot. She says the artist, 33, allegedly smacked her phone into her face causing her glasses to break. Her lawsuit not only targets Songz, but also the venue, stating the establishment was aware of his history of “violence and negative interaction” with the public. In August, Songz reached a...

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Chelsea Handler evacuates home amid wildfire threat

[ad_1] "Just evacuated my house. It's like Donald Trump is setting the world on fire. Literally and figuratively," Handler tweeted Wednesday morning. "Stay safe everyone. Dark times." A representative for Handler did not immediately respond to CNN's request for further comment. There are several active fires in and around Los Angeles and Ventura counties. On Wednesday, a blaze known as the Skirball fire broke out along the I-405, one of the nation's busiest, prompting a mandatory evacuation order for a portion of the affluent Bel Air neighborhood.The Skirball fire also led to the closure of that major highway. It has...

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Patti LaBelle Revels Luther Vandross Didn’t Come Out

[ad_1] Source: Daniel Zuchnik / Getty Vocal powerhouse Patti LaBelle recently revealed the root of Luther Vandross’ closeted sexuality. Gay rumors followed the ‘Never Too Much’ R&B star for most of his career but were never confirmed before his untimely death in 2005. Now LaBelle is revealing why Luther didn’t come out during his storied career. “Basically, he did not want his mother to be…although she might have known, but he wasn’t going to come out and say this to the world,” LaBelle told Andy Cohen on an episode of Watch What Happens Live. LaBelle also implied that his devoted female fan base might’ve been thrown off by...

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Is Atlanta About To Have A Mayor Named Keisha?

[ad_1] What do Ludacris, Common, Gabrielle Union, 21 Savage, Migos, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker all have in common? No, they were part of a line-up of the latest awards show. They were just some of the national voices who weighed in on the Atlanta mayoral run-off race on behalf of candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms. As the days wound down to the December 5 contest, Black America went on high alert, worried It was in danger of losing the South’s Black mecca–the only blue light of hope in the red state of Georgia. Black folks in Atlanta have been here before. In 2009, current...

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Meek Mill Bail Denied Again

[ad_1] (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court for the second time has rejected a request to free rapper Meek Mill. Records show the state’s Superior Court on Wednesday denied a request to free the 30-year-old musician on bail. Mill’s legal team filed their appeal with the higher court earlier this week after the judge who sentenced him struck down a similar request and called him a “danger to the community.” Attorneys for Mill say they’ll continue their efforts to free him. He was sentenced to two to four years in prison last month for violating probation on a roughly decade-old...

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Democrats Push For Franken Resignation

[ad_1] Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., speaks to the media on Capitol Hill, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) WASHINGTON (AP) — His once-promising political career in shambles, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken appeared on the verge of resigning after fellow Democrats led by female senators abandoned him Wednesday over the mounting allegations of sexual misconduct that are roiling Capitol Hill. But his departure was not certain. A tweet from his Twitter account late Wednesday said no final decision had been made and he was still talking with his family. Senator Franken is talking with his family at this time and plans...

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Conyers’ Exit After Decades Could Open Political Floodgates

[ad_1] In this July 16, 2011 photo, John Conyers, III poses with his father Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., in Detroit. The 88-year-old endorsed his son, political neophyte John Conyers III. (Ricardo Thomas /Detroit News via AP) DETROIT (AP) — John Conyers’ resignation from the U.S. House amid sexual harassment allegations unlocks the seat he has held for more than a half-century — and sets off a free-for-all race to replace him with at least three potential legacy candidates, including two relatives of Conyers and a son of a prominent former mayor. Conyers, had faced growing calls to resign from Democratic leaders and...

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