Really? Donald Trump Names Omarosa as his Director of African American Outreach

Omarosa

Omarosa Donald Trump never fails with his campaign comments and decisions. at the NRC he announced that ‘standout’ ‘The Apprentice’ star Omarosa Manigault to be his new director of African-American outreach.

Not sure when Omarosa has been Black  but…It’s unclear exactly which African Americans she’s supposed to be reaching out to…and when she does, we’re not even sure how it’s going to go. Continue reading “Really? Donald Trump Names Omarosa as his Director of African American Outreach”

Is America’s New Terrorist Threat Wrapped in Blue?

America's New Terrorists

America's New Terrorist Threat

Nearly a thousand times this year, an American police officer has shot and killed a civilian. Whereas U.K. police have only shot and killed 51 people over the 95 years. In 2013, only six bullets were fired in total by police in Finland and in Iceland, and only one fatal police shooting has to be recorded in the 71 years of the country’s existence.

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Woman Arrested for Car Theft, Sues Car Dealership

Kheia Mitchell
Kheia Mitchell Car Theft
Ms. Kheia Mitchell

 

On April 6, 2015, Kheia Mitchell was the driver of a vehicle purchased by her fiancé. Unbeknownst to her or her fiancé, a Ginn Motors’ employee took out a warrant for the theft of their vehicle in an effort to repossess the car. Ms. Mitchell had her two young daughters in the car with her when she was stopped and was ultimately surrounded by several East Point patrol cars.

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Racists React to Jesse Williams #BETAwards Simulcast Speech on Viacom

BET Awards Jessie Williams
BET Awards Jessie Williams
Jesse Williams acceptance speech for the Humanitarian Award at the 2016 BET Awards,  has garnered a lot of support, especially from the black community. His comments were even more impactful this year, due to the simulcast of the 2016 BET Awards on Viacom Stations such as VH1, Spike TV, and Teen Nickelodeon.

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Prince Owned Home in Caribbean Islands (See Pics)

Prince home in Turks and Caicos islands

It seems that Prince also enjoyed visiting the Caribbean, especially Turks and Caicos. Prince purchased a spot on the island of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos in 2010, but never got the chance to fully enjoy it before passing away last month.

Robert Greenwood of Christie’s International Real Estate says Prince had not fully moved in to the 10 bedroom and 10 bathroom mansion which sits on  10,000 square feet and includes a tennis court, 200 foot boat dock and its own private white sand beach.

It was sparsely furnished, Greenwood told TMZ, with a few items in the house from the “Purple Rain” movie, including a mirror and a few chairs.

Prince did have enough time to pain the driveway purple – his first task upon moving in, according to Greenwood. It’s current asking price is $12 million.

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Empire Stars Grace Gealey and Trai Byers Wed in Cayman Islands

TMZ Empire stars wed in Cayman Islands

TMZ Empire stars wed in Cayman Islands

Empire co-stars Grace Gealey and Trai Byers tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in the Cayman Islands on Thursday, according to gossip tabloid TMZ.

The bride and groom wore white.

Byers, 32, popped the question to Gealey, 31, in July. They announced their engagement in October.

The reception was held at a mansion on the island. The guest list was limited to family and close friends only. None of their Empire co-stars attended. The couple chowed down on steak and lobster, and they danced to hip hop, disco and reggae.

The happy couple started dating less than a year ago after meeting on the set of the Fox TV soap opera musical.

Congrats to Grace and Trai!

Michael Jackson Estate Sells The Beatles Publishing to Sony

Michael Jackson Estate Sells Beatles Publishing to Sony
Michael Jackson Estate Sells Beatles Publishing to Sony
Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson in 1983. Jackson’s share of the rights to many Beatles songs has been purchased by Sony.
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Michael Jackson’s estate has agreed to sell it’s remaining stake in a lucrative music catalog to Sony Corp. for $750 million, the entities announced Monday.

The catalog included publishing for major names such as Beyonce, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and others.

via USA Today:

The agreement for Jackson’s half-share of the Sony/ATV Music Publishing catalog will give the company sole ownership of works by The Beatles, Bob Dylan and other hit making musicians, including Eminem and Taylor Swift.

The deal is another posthumous blockbuster deal for Jackson, whose estate has erased the singer’s massive debts through a mixture of new music and movie ventures and re-releases of the singer’s most popular music. Jackson’s estate benefits his mother and three children, known as Prince, Paris and Blanket.

“This agreement further demonstrates Sony’s commitment to the entertainment businesses and our firm belief that these businesses will continue to contribute to our success for years to come,” Sony Corp. president and CEO Kazuo Hirai wrote in a statement.

The sale does not include rights to Jackson’s master recordings or songs that he wrote, and the singer’s estate will continue to have a stake in EMI Publishing, Inc.

“This transaction further allows us to continue our efforts of maximizing the value of Michael’s Estate for the benefit of his children,” the co-executors of Jackson’s estate, attorney John Branca and music executive John McClain, wrote in a statement. “It also further validates Michael’s foresight and genius in investing in music publishing.”

Jackson purchased the ATV portion of the catalog in 1985 for $41.5 million, and he later merged it with Sony. It remained his most lucrative asset at the time of his death in June 2009 at age 50, though by that point Jackson was hundreds of millions of dollars in debt.

The deal for Jackson’s half of the Sony/ATV catalog is expected to close by the end of March.

We are not sure why the Estate ran by Michael’s mother sold the lucrative catalog, however that was a smart move by Michael to invest in publishing.

Black Student Receives Settlement from Barneys NY

Black Student Receives Settlement from Barneys NY

Black Student Receives Settlement from Barneys NY A black student who says he was profiled by Barneys NY for purchasing an expensive designer belt won a $45,000 settlement from the retail giant.

Trayon Christian said he used his debit card to purchase a $349 Ferragano belt at the Barneys’ flagship store on Fifth Avenue on April 27, 2013.

Christian said he was followed out of the department store and “hassled” by two undercover NYPD detectives.

The former engineering student at the New York City College of Technology said the police didn’t believe he could afford the expensive designer belt.

“They said my card wasn’t real, it was fake. They said someone at Barneys called to report it,” Christian told The NY Daily News in October 2013.

The detectives demanded to look in his bag, and they asked him if he was employed and where he worked.

“The detectives were asking me, ‘How could you afford a belt like this? Where did you get this money from?’” Christian told the News.

Not satisfied with his truthful answers, the detectives cuffed Christian and took him to the 19th Precinct stationhouse.

Two hours later police released Christian and offered a weak apology. They returned his belt and his debit card, he said.

In October 2014 Barneys paid $525,000 to settle other racial profiling claims.

Barneys’ business partnership with rap mogul Jay Z in 2013 tarnished the 47-year-old’s image in the black community.

 

Naked Prostitutes Chase Robbers Through Atlanta Hotel

Two Prostitutes Robbed at Atlanta Hotel

Two Prostitutes Robbed at Atlanta Hotel

You can’t make this up… It’s 2016 and already the foolishness has began. Two naked prostitutes were robbed of nearly $4,000 by 2 gunmen at a Buckhead hotel.

The incident happened on Saturday at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center across the street from Atlanta’s upscale Lenox Square Mall.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the two hookers thought they were meeting a client at the hotel.

The man entered the room and the women discussed prices with him before another man burst into the room 10 minutes later with gun drawn.

One woman said she was naked and the second was forced to take off her clothes, police said. The two men took $3,000 from one woman and $640 from the other before leaving the room. The women ran after the suspects, but stopped when the men ran down the stairs, Jones said.

A hotel guest in another room called 911 after seeing the naked women running down the hall after the men, according to police. Officers were called to the hotel shortly before 10 a.m.

Surveillance video from Lenox Square Mall showed the two men running into a parking garage, but the quality was not good enough for officers to identify the men, police said. Hotel employees were also reviewing surveillance footage.

The women gave officers possible phone numbers for the suspects, but only a minimal description of the two was provided. One man was wearing all black, including a black scarf, with glasses, and the other was wearing a red shirt with grey pants, according to police.

Police ask anyone with information about the robbery to call Crime Stoppers at (404) 577-8477. You can remain anonymous.

Bryon Allen Wins Suit Against AT&T

Bryon Allen Wins Suit Against AT&T

Bryon Allen Wins Suit Against AT&T

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has secured distribution for its seven cable channels acrossDirecTV and U-verse now that AT&T has settled a racial discrimination lawsuit filed in December 2014.

The lawsuit couldn’t have come at a worse time for the companies as they were, at the time, awaiting government approval for an unprecedented merger.

Allen’s suit, filed last December by his Entertainment Studios and the National Association of African American Owned Media, alleged that the companies discriminated against and carried too few minority-owned networks, specifically networks with 100 percent Black ownership.

DirecTV began carriage of Entertainment Studios’ Comedy.TV and Justice Central.TV on Monday. U-verse has added Comedy.TV, Recipe.TV, ES.TV, MyDestination.TV, Cars TV and Pets TV; U-verse already carried Justice Central.TV.

Of the lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles, reps for Entertainment Studios and AT&T would only say: “The matter has been resolved.”

The AT&T deal greatly enhances the distribution base and value of the lifestyle and entertainment channels, which are wholly owned by Allen, a comedian turned entrepreneur. DirecTV and U-verse together reach nearly 26 million domestic subscribers, with U-verse accounting for about 6 million subscribers..

Allen’s complaint blasted AT&T for having no carriage agreements with “100% African-American-owned media companies.” It made a provocative reference to what it called the practice of African-American celebrities posing as “fronts” for channels owned by “white-owned media,” without naming names.

The complaint also took a swipe at the Rev. Al Sharpton, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the NAACP and National Urban League, claiming AT&T was “paying off” civil rights orgs to secure their endorsement of the AT&T-DirecTV merger.