Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Trump tweets send mixed messages about 2nd stimulus check

 

Trump on 2nd stimulus check


Coronavirus relief talks came to an abrupt halt Tuesday as President Trump ordered Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to stop negotiating with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi until after the November election. Hours later, however, Trump appeared to contradict himself in a series of tweets that called for Congress to “IMMEDIATELY” approve additional aid for small businesses and airlines.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Chadwick Boseman, ‘Black Panther’ Star, Dies at 43



Chadwick Boseman, star of “Black Panther”,  died on Friday after a four year battle with colon cancer. He was 43.

Before he was cast as the Marvel Studios superhero, Boseman’s career first exploded with his portrayals of Black American icons Jackie Robinson (in 2013’s “42”) and James Brown (in 2014’s “Get on Up”).

“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman,” said a statement posted to his Twitter feed. “It was the honor of his life to bring King T’Challa to life in ‘Black Panther.'”

Rest In Peace Chadwick !!!!

Friday, August 28, 2020

Pelosi could become acting president if election results are delayed past Jan. 20



According to Judge Napolitano, Pelosi could become the next president. “President Trump's term ends at precisely noon on Jan. 20, 2021. If the Electoral College has not yet named a successor, presumably either Donald Trump or Joe Biden, then whoever is the speaker of the House would become the acting president of the United States."



He explained, "If the Democrats retain their majority in the House, and it appears likely that they will, but if they do, and if they choose Mrs. Pelosi, knowing at that point that they're choosing the president of the United States, then it would be she."


Democrats could choose someone else or the Republicans could have the majority if they flip the House in November, the judge said.

"Stated simply," he added, "whoever is the sitting speaker of the United States, would become president at noon on Jan. 20, 2021, if the Electoral College has failed to elect someone."

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Brandy & Monica Will Face Off in a Sure-to-Be Iconic 'Verzuz' Showdown



Are you ready for it? The Boy Is Mine": It's Brandy vs. Monica in the next Verzuz battle.

The  official Verzuz Instagram posted Saturday night (Aug. 22), a sleek split image of the singers' faces.

Brandy and Monica will go head-to-head on Monday, Aug. 31 at 8 p.m. ET on Instagram and Apple Music. 

"#History," Brandy wrote on her account. "Thank you @monicadenise and @verzuztv for making this happen. Let’s celebrate!!!!"

"This will be historical," Monica agreed with her own post about the upcoming event. "It’s an honor @brandy."

D.Curtis - Victorious (lyrics)






VICTORIOUS by D.CURTIS 

Proclamation 
My declaration 
D.CURTIS 
Let's get it....
This is a warfare, I bet you the devil knows 
He ain't taking to rest cuz he wants my soul
He’s using different battlefield but the same war 
The first time way back you lost to my King
Now you wanna come and pick a fight with the Prince 
I'm the apple of His eye you can't touch me
I'm seated on high your kingdom beneath me
I walk through the valley of the shadow no fear
Christ in my life I'm living life no stress
Life or death the power lies on my tongue 
I say a word on earth established in the heaven 
Hold up wait a minute let me decree somethings 
I'm destined for greatness, far above sickness, everything I lay my hands on is a SUCCESS.
So the next time you try to come against me again just remember that I am VICTORIOUS 

Chorus 
V I C T O R I O U S
That’s what i am, that’s that’s what i am
I’m VICTORIOUS (6 times)

We victorious the battle aint strange to us 
The devil losing ain't no breaking news to us
Cuz we living in this world but not of it 
We are supernatural being with the power to change
We are here to possess our territory 
So hold up wait a minute let me decree somethings 
No untimely death 
all my kids are blessed 
everything we lay our hands on is a success 

I'm a child of a mighty warrior
My God is superior 
At the mention of his name
Every knee shall bow 
Every tongue confess that he is Lord
I'm a child of a mighty warrior
My God is superior yeah yeah
At the mention of his name
Every knee shall bow that’s why i'm VICTORIOUS

Chorus 
V I C T O R I O U S
That’s what i am, that’s that’s what i am
I’m VICTORIOUS (6 times)

This is our declaration our proclamation 
We are not concern about the enemy gathering like a flood 
Cuz the Spirit of the Lord has raise a standard 
A thousand will fall on our left and ten thousand on our right
With our eyes we will behold the demairs of the wicked but they shall not come near us
All the believers out there let me hear you proclaim 

The devil can't break me he can't touch me
Im VICTORIOUS (5 times)

Friday, August 21, 2020

The Husband, The Boyfriend, The Side Dude, Sweetz Takes Us Into Her Private Life



Behind the golden voice, the laid-back persona, is a young lady who is carrying the world on her shoulders. Sweetz opened up about her mother’s health, her love life or the lack of, and the inspiration behind her new hit song “Womb-Man”. 
The lyrics of “Womb-man” is pure rawness. This interview will help give you an insight as to where all of this energy came from. 

To break the ice for such a heavy conversation, we asked the artist a fun question. 

Which three musicians would you like to be your husband, boyfriend and side dude. 

“CIC will definitely make a great husband, Bruno Boy a great boyfriend and Lib Foreign a great side dude.”
 
We moved slowly  into her personal love life and more. 

Are you currently in a relationship? 

“No, currently, I am 100% single.” 

There has been rumors of you dating Lewis McCarthy, Lorenzo Loveland and the late Quincy B. Which one of the three were you dating or did you date all three of them? 

Quincy B and I had a great chemistry, which we did flirt from time to time, but we never crossed that line. Lewis was my manager and a friend, more like a big brother to me, and nothing more. Loveland and I dated for a while. 

During our conversation earlier, you mention that you have been going through a lot. Would you like to share with your fans some of your struggles that you have been dealing with behind the scene? 

My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, and it has been tough for both of us. I had to help take care of her during her chemo, keep her motivated, while dealing with the Liberian entertainment industry. 

Speaking of the industry, is the case between you and DenG closed? I heard that the case has been closed and DenG was found not guilty. 

Absolutely not. The case is still open, there is a warrant out for DenG’s arrest. 

Your new song “Womb-Man” is a very heavily emotional song. What’s the inspiration behind it? 

Trying to navigate my way through my mother’s sickness, the DenG situation and going through a break up with my ex, I had to turn to music as a place of refuge. Womb-man is all that energy in one package. 

How are the fans receiving such a song that is so raw? 

They love it. There will always be some percentage of naysayers, but it is only 5% negative feed back. 95% of the feedbacks I have received are very positive. 

Look out for more from Sweetz. She is back from a long break and is holding nothing back. 

Sunday, August 16, 2020

President Donald Trump's younger brother Robert has died



Robert Trump, the younger brother of President Donald Trump, has passed away, the White House said in a statement late Saturday.

"It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight," the president said in the statement. "He was not just my brother, he was my best friend. He will be greatly missed, but we will meet again."

It is not clear what the cause of his death was. The White House did not disclose Robert Trump's illness and the date of his most recent hospitalization.



Rest In Peace 

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

BREAKING: Ilhan Omar wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Minnesota's 5th congressional district



Rep. Ilhan Omar on Tuesday defeated her Democratic primary challenger, attorney Antone Melton-Meaux, who garnered attention for outraising her during the campaign, the Associated Press projected.

The race has gotten attention in recent weeks: Melton-Meaux said he supported Omar’s first run for Congress in 2018 but criticized her for the number of votes she’s missed.

“She has been ineffective in Washington because she is divisive, and she’s focused on her celebrity,” Melton-Meaux told The Associated Press.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s running mate



Congratulations to Sen. Kamala Harris on her nomination as Joe Biden’s running mate. Mr. Biden announced earlier that he had chosen Ms. Harris to be his running mate. Harris, 55, is the first Black woman and the first person of Indian descent ever nominated for national office by a major political party. 

Monday, August 10, 2020

TRUMP ABRUPTLY LEAVES PRESS CONFERENCE AFTER SECRET SERVICE SHOOTING OUTSIDE WHITE HOUSE



President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted by a U.S. Secret Service agent out of the White House briefing room as he was beginning a corona briefing Monday afternoon. He returned minutes later, saying there was a shooting, outside the White House that was “under control.”

According to the Secret Service, a "male subject" and a Secret Service officer were taken to the hospital. The suspect may have serious or critical injuries. The condition of the officer and the nature of their injuries was not immediately released.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Michelle Obama says she's suffering from depression, blames Trump for contributing to her depression



Former first lady Michelle Obama opened up about her struggles with a “form of low-grade depression” in a new episode of her podcastposted on Wednesday. 

She pinned some of the blame on President Donald Trump, but said it runs deeper than that. 

‘I’d be remiss to say that part of this depression is also a result of what we’re seeing in terms of the protests, the continued racial unrest, that has plagued this country since its birth. I have to say that waking up to the news, waking up to how this administration has or has not responded, waking up to yet another story of a Black man or a Black person somehow being dehumanized, or hurt or killed, or falsely accused of something, it is exhausting. And it has led to a weight that I haven’t felt in my life, in a while.’

She said she deals with the negativity by sticking to a routine, a tool she picked up during her many years navigating the White House spotlight. Still, it’s not easy. 

“I’m waking up in the middle of the night, ’cause I’m worrying about something, or there’s a heaviness,” she said. “I try to make sure I get a workout in, although there have been periods throughout this quarantine, where I just have felt too low... I’ve gone through those emotional highs and lows that I think everybody feels, where you just don’t feel yourself.”


Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Full Moon in Aquarius Packs Unexpected Intensity— Self Care Tips



Hold on tight, because the full moon is currently in Aquarius, and has a rebellious energy that may bring about sudden and unusual events that challenge each of us to take action. The moon in the air sign of Aquarius (representing collective society, unique individuality, and social responsibility), while the sun is in the opposing fire sign of Leo(representing the heart, creativity, and self-expression).

These cosmic events  form a challenging T-square aspect with the sun and Uranus in Taurus. As the planetary ruler of Aquarius, Uranus is a cosmic trigger for change and liberation. So during this full-moon moment, we will collectively realize what is restricting our freedom and what is no longer in alignment.

In the midst of this chaotic energy, there’s an opportunity for healing, given that the full moon makes a harmonious sextile connection with the asteroid Chiron, in Aries. Chiron is an ancient archetype representing a journey of self-healing, so this aspect asks us to honor our needs and take action to shift and transform our lives for the better.

But the specific area of life in which this energy will manifest for you depends on where you have Taurus, Aquarius, and Leo in your own natal chart. 

So, take care of yourself. Here are few self care tips. 

Self-awareness is healing for you. Pray for clarity of mind. Write down your thoughts after your session, and review the notes to bring you awareness of any limiting beliefs that come through so you can change them.

Nurture yourself. Plan a relaxing hike, bike ride, or pray for God to rise your vibration and connect with nature. This will calm your nerves and help you prepare for the energies that lay ahead.

When balanced, your throat chakra (throat energy center) enables you to speak your truth. Create a list of 11 positive “I am” affirmations and read them out loud to yourself in the mirror.

Embrace going with the flow during this chaotic time. Be still and know that God is God.  This helps to detox, soothe, and calm the mind, body, and spirit.

Listen to relaxing music to lift your mood and boost creativity. Play all your favorite music and have a quiet session to just be.


Saturday, August 1, 2020

Brandy Returns with B7 Album, after 8years



Brandy drops first album after 8yrs and it is lit. 

On Friday, the R&B icon returned with her seventh studio album, b7, her first album since 2012's “Two Eleven.”

According to her team, this "15-track album” is also a debuts of her writing skills for the first time in her career.

The album, which was executively produced by Brandy along with DJ Camper and LaShawn Daniels, features collaborations with artists like Daniel Caesar on the song "Love Again" and Chance the Rapper on the hit "Baby Mama."

She  also worked with her daughter, Sy'rai Smith, on the track "High Heels." 

Welcome back Queen. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

DMX and Snoop Dog are set to face off in the latest Verzuz battle



Dubbed the “battle of the dogs,” hip hop heavyweights Snoop Dog and DMX will square off head to head in the latest Verzuz series. The dogs are about to go wild. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Kanye West announces release date of new album “DONDA”



Kanye West announced today on Twitter that he’s getting ready to drop a new album, coming out next week. Yep, next week. The album is called Donda, and it’s supposedly dropping on Friday, July 24. (Earlier this week, West also shared a snippet of a new track called “Donda” on Twitter.) 

'Rather Be': Brandy’s new track is What 2020 Needs



Brandy has dropped the track 'Rather Be' in the lead-up to her forthcoming album 'B7', which drops on July 31. This will mark Brandy's first studio album since 2012's 'Two Eleven'. 'Rather Be' was preceded by the promotional single 'Freedom Rings' as well as the lead single 'Baby Mama' featuring Chance the Rapper. The album additionally includes a collaboration with Daniel Caesar on a track titled 'Love Again'.
A master of R&B, Brandy is no stranger to delivering some quality music, and that's exactly what she has done on 'Rather Be', and fans can't help but praise the singer's absolutely gorgeous vocals on the track. One fan said, ""Brandy *ss sounds like 20 angels singing on this new track! Ack! This album about to slap!" Another stated, "She didn’t have to serve this hard... but she just does naturally." One shared, "Brandy’s BGVs on this track though. Bruh. There is no one like her. No one," and another elaborated, "Brandy’s delivery on the 2nd verse. This beat switch at 2:07. This spacey transition at 2:27. This lush tone." And one fan simply stated, "That voice! Lord!"

Kanye West Claims Wife Kim Kardashian 'Tries to Lock Me Up'




On Monday evening, 43-year-old rapper, Kanye West wrote during in a tweet storm  that his wife Kim K was trying to have a doctor "lock me up."

"Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up like on the movie Get Out because I cried about saving my daughters life yesterday," West wrote on Twitter, referring to his comments about North West during his first campaign rally over the weekend.

"Kriss don’t play with me you and that calmye are not allowed around my children Ya’ll tried to lock me up," West wrote in one tweet, seemingly referring to his mother-in-law and her boyfriend Corey Gamble. A few minutes later, he added, "Kim tried to bring a doctor to lock me up with a doctor."

"If I get locked up like Mandela Ya’ll will know why," West wrote in another tweet.

"Everybody knows the movie get out is about me,' he also wrote.








Sunday, July 19, 2020

Chelsea beats Man Utd to reach the FA Cup final



The Blues boss is delighted with their win over the Red Devils at Wembley to reach the final.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was proud of his side’s performance in Sunday’s 3-1 win against Manchester United.

The Blues dominated the FA Cup semi-final tie against Ole Gunnar Solskjear’s side at Wembley to book their place in the final against Arsenal.

Goals from Olivier Giroud and Mason Mount and an own goal from Harry Maguire put the Stamford Bridge side well ahead of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team before Bruno Fernandes converted a late penalty for the Red Devils.

Source: Goal.com

August “Entanglement” Lyrics



Intro: Rick Ross & August Alsina]
Special moment in history
Huh
(Romano)
August
No, oh-woah, oh, oh
(OG Parker)

[Chorus: August Alsina & Rick Ross]
The definition of entanglement (No, oh-woah, oh, oh)
It's when you're tangled in the sheets (Yeah, yeah)
Girl I know that we don't call it a relationship (No, oh, oh)
But you're still fuckin' with me (Oh), yeah (Yeah)
Entanglements, is when you tangled in them sheets
Entanglements, is when you're tangled up with me
Entanglements (The number one's here, it's the Biggest), is when you're gettin' in too deep
Tangled up with me (Huh), tang—, tangled in them sheets (Yes)

[Verse 1: Rick Ross]
Shawty leanin' on my shoulder, got her questionin' my willpower
Jaded by her beauty, but her reputation real solid
Mornin' down the hallway, I can tell you how I feel about it
Caught up in the Matrix, and I doubt if I can get up out it (Come on, come on, huh)
Livin' like there's no tomorrow, met your boy with open arms
Tell you all my darkest stories, promise that you won't depart
Keys to over forty cars, left me with a broken heart
Still I gotta get around, favorite artist was 2Pac
Watch a movie, then we freak it
Tangled up, I'm gettin' deeper (Yeah)
Do this shit like every weekend, guess I'm just her little secret (Come on, come on)
Entanglement is when a man'll lick until you tremble (Huh)
Saddest part is I still love you, just to keep it simple (Biggest)

Verse 2: August Alsina & Rick Ross]
I'm bein' honest baby, don't want no strings attached (Uh-uh)
You just want a nigga that's gon' break your back (Break your back)
I'm half? No, I ain't 'bout to play with that (Play with that)
You left your man to fuck with me, just to pay him back
Don't you know that's cold hearted?
Once you gone, no comin' back
Girl, you fuckin' with a youngin', I be doin' shit you like
Don't do talkin' when I see you, all your hear's love sounds
Goin' round for round, you want a nigga that take you down (This a special bond but it ain't true)

[Chorus: August Alsina & Rick Ross]
The definition of entanglement (Yes)
It's when you're tangled in the sheets (It's when you tangled in the sheets, yeah)
Girl I know that we don't call it a relationship (No, oh, oh)
But you're still fuckin' with me (Oh), yeah (Yeah)
Entanglements, is when you tangled in them sheets
Entanglements, is when you're tangled up with me
Entanglements, is when you're gettin' in too deep
Tangled up with me, tang—, tangled in them sheets

[Verse 3: August Alsina]
I'm on my way, yeah (Skrr)
I'ma pull up when he dip (Skrr)
He's always think me and you fuckin' (Woo)
If he see me, he gon' trip
House with no key (Key, key)
Girl I know I fucked up your hair
Lay you down, and hit it right there
Lay you down, and hit it right there, oh, oh
That ain't my girl, but I got the key
To the crib and to your car (To the crib and to her heart)
She don't wanna label shit but she needs me in her life (In her life, yeah)
I don't have to label shit to fit it in her life, life, lifestyle
We gon' keep it poppin' shawty, you my lil' secret (You my lil' secret)
Just took the lingerie around you, takin' off next weekend
Know it's wrong but feels right (It feels so right, yeah)
Know it's wrong but feels right

[Chorus: August Alsina]
The definition of entanglement (No, oh-woah, oh, oh)
It's when you're tangled in the sheets (Yeah, yeah)
Girl I know that we don't call it a relationship (Woah, ooh-woo, ooh-woo)
But you're still fuckin' with me (But you still fuckin' with me)
Entanglements (Entanglements), is when you tangled in them sheets (Is when you tangled in the sheets)
Entanglements, is when you're tangled up with me
Entanglements (Entanglements), is when you're gettin' in too deep
Tangled up with me, tang—, tangled in them sheets. 
Listen to Entanglement Here

August Alsina drops new song 'Entanglements' after Jada Pinkett Smith confirms past relationship



Late Saturday night, August dropped new song called entanglement". August feature rapper Rick Ross on the new track. 

The song alludes to the term Jada Pinkett Smith used to describe her relationship with Alsina.

"I got into an entanglement with August," Pinkett Smith told her husband, Will Smith, as the couple came together for a special edition of her "Red Table Talk" show on Facebook July 10 to share their side of the controversy surrounding her relationship with the singer.

Check out the new song and let me know what you think. 

Entanglement

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Nick Cannon apologizes for anti-Semitic comments; will continue as ‘The Masked Singer’ host



Nick Cannon  issued an apology online for anti-Semitic comments he made on a podcast. “First and foremost I extend my deepest and most sincere apologies to my Jewish sisters and brothers for the hurtful and divisive words that came out of my mouth during my interview with Richard Griffin,” Cannon said on his Twitter account.

“They reinforced the worst stereotypes of a proud and magnificent people and I feel ashamed of the uninformed and na├»ve place that these words came from. The video of this interview has since been removed.”

In the hour-plus episode of “Cannon’s Class” released last month that prompted his firing, Cannon and Richard “Professor Griff” Griffin, formerly of the rap group Public Enemy, contended that Black people are the true Hebrews and Jews have usurped that identity. 

Cannon then argued that lighter-skinned people — “Jewish people, white people, Europeans” — “are a little less” and have a “deficiency” that historically caused them to act out of fear and commit acts of violence to survive.

“They had to be savages,” he said.

Former President Obama tribute to Rep. John Lewis



My Statement on the Passing of Rep. John Lewis


America is a constant work in progress. What gives each new generation purpose is to take up the unfinished work of the last and carry it further — to speak out for what’s right, to challenge an unjust status quo, and to imagine a better world.

John Lewis — one of the original Freedom Riders, chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the youngest speaker at the March on Washington, leader of the march from Selma to Montgomery, Member of Congress representing the people of Georgia for 33 years — not only assumed that responsibility, he made it his life’s work. He loved this country so much that he risked his life and his blood so that it might live up to its promise. And through the decades, he not only gave all of himself to the cause of freedom and justice, but inspired generations that followed to try to live up to his example. 

Considering his enormous impact on the history of this country, what always struck those who met John was his gentleness and humility. Born into modest means in the heart of the Jim Crow South, he understood that he was just one of a long line of heroes in the struggle for racial justice. Early on, he embraced the principles of nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience as the means to bring about real change in this country, understanding that such tactics had the power not only to change laws, but to change hearts and minds as well.

In so many ways, John’s life was exceptional. But he never believed that what he did was more than any citizen of this country might do. He believed that in all of us, there exists the capacity for great courage, a longing to do what’s right, a willingness to love all people, and to extend to them their God-given rights to dignity and respect. And it’s because he saw the best in all of us that he will continue, even in his passing, to serve as a beacon in that long journey towards a more perfect union. 

I first met John when I was in law school, and I told him then that he was one of my heroes. Years later, when I was elected a U.S. Senator, I told him that I stood on his shoulders. When I was elected President of the United States, I hugged him on the inauguration stand before I was sworn in and told him I was only there because of the sacrifices he made. And through all those years, he never stopped providing wisdom and encouragement to me and Michelle and our family. We will miss him dearly.

It’s fitting that the last time John and I shared a public forum was at a virtual town hall with a gathering of young activists who were helping to lead this summer’s demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Afterwards, I spoke to him privately, and he could not have been prouder of their efforts — of a new generation standing up for freedom and equality, a new generation intent on voting and protecting the right to vote, a new generation running for political office. I told him that all those young people — of every race, from every background and gender and sexual orientation — they were his children. They had learned from his example, even if they didn’t know it. They had understood through him what American citizenship requires, even if they had heard of his courage only through history books. 

Not many of us get to live to see our own legacy play out in such a meaningful, remarkable way. John Lewis did. And thanks to him, we now all have our marching orders — to keep believing in the possibility of remaking this country we love until it lives up to its full promise.