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This is America and everyone allegedly has the right to vote for whomever they deem to be worthy of our great country. However, like most of you, we were shocked when Donald Trump became the 45th President of The United States. There are few things more shocking than this.

Then again the news that Tina Campbell, gospel artist and half of the musical duo of Mary, Mary actually voted for Trump may make us reconsider that.

Earlier this year Tina urged the country to pray for Trump, relaying it was the “Christian thing to do.” Still, Tina never outright stated she actually voted for him, but has now come forward that she did and explained why.

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Now, in an interview with The Root, Tina says she voted for Donald because she felt his Christian values aligned with hers.

“I had a perspective. I had a feeling. And I put it out there. I know there’s some people who don’t agree. I do not agree with a lot of the decisions that this man makes. And I made that very clear in my statement.

“I was faced with two presidential candidates that I really did not approve of,” Campbell elaborated. “And so I had to find something, a commonality with one of them, that would make me feel like if I have to vote, I should utilize my right to vote. Since I don’t prefer either of them, what can I find that would make me vote? And some of Donald Trump’s views on Christianity, honestly, is what caused me to vote for him.

“Many of the decisions that he has made afterwards, I have not been in agreement with at all, which I wasn’t in agreement with my last president that I voted for,” she added. “But however, as a Christian, my perspective is to pray for the president, to not use my social platforms or other platforms to try to destroy this man, because at the end of the day, he still represents the country that I live in.

“So if I’m going to use my platform, my power, my voice, I ought to use it to pray for him. To pray that he would make wise decisions, that he would be true to the oath that he took, and to not incite fear by talking about everything that’s wrong, especially with people that’s my color,” she explained further.

We have to say we are surprised Tina voted for him. Praying for the man is the Christian thing to do, but electing him into office is a completely different matter. During his campaign Trump was anti-everything that was not White, rich, and male; winning The Oval Office of deep rooted racial fears and a good ol’ boy mentality. If she is now feeling foolish and wrought with voter’s remorse then all we can say is good for her. Not cool Tina, NOT COOL AT ALL. Thanks for putting shackles back on a few million Americans’ feet–pun absolutely intended!

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#RIP…Aretha Franklin (@ArethaFranklin) Passes At the Age of 76; Celebrities Mark Her Passing on Social Media

The loss of any life is a true tragedy, and a time to reflect and honor that person’s absence. Today, we pause to do the same as we are deeply saddened to report R&B diva, Aretha Franklin, has passed at the age of 76.

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The loss of any life is a true tragedy, and a time to reflect and honor that person’s absence. Today, we pause to do the same as we are deeply saddened to report R&B diva, Aretha Franklin, has passed at the age of 76.

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Aretha Franklin, as known as “The Queen of Soul,” due to her gospel music and blues roots, was one of the greatest singers of all time. She is greatly revered by other legendary singers like Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight; and influenced the sound of careers of singers like Whitney Houston, Lauryn Hill, Mariah Carey, and still countless others.

Ms. Franklin passed earlier today at 9:50 AM from “advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin’s oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit,” in a statement from her family. Her death comes just three days after it was reported to CNN anchor, Don Lemon, that Aretha was now in hospice care.

A few celebrities have also remembered her in their own way:

 

This is a great loss and a tragedy that millions of people are mourning today. This amazing woman touched so many lives, made so much amazing music, and is now immortalized through her life’s work as one of the greatest singer to have ever graced the face of this Earth. Our thoughts, prayers, well wishes, condolences, and love are with her family and friends during this dark hour.

Below we have posted a few of our favorite songs by Aretha Franklin. We definitely encourage you to share your own, or even comment your memories or experiences with Ms. Franklin. May she now fly high, God Bless.

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Really? Tyrese Says He’s Too Broke to Pay Estranged Wife’s Attorney Fees!

The last two years of Tyrese’s life feel like one long soap opera that just keeps on dragging out story lines. Just when we thought the R&B would be laying low for awhile more news pops up about his finances. Apparently Tyrese is saying he cannot afford his lifestyle nor to pay his estranged wife, Norma Gibson’s, attorney fees.

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The last two years of Tyrese’s life feel like one long soap opera that just keeps on dragging out story lines. Just when we thought the R&B would be laying low for awhile more news pops up about his finances. Apparently Tyrese is saying he cannot afford his lifestyle nor to pay his estranged wife, Norma Gibson’s, attorney fees.

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Tyrese just filed docs responding to Norma Gibson‘s request for him to pay for her divorce attorney, and they reveal some serious monthly expenses. According to the docs, Tyrese says he’s dropping about nearly $114k each month for his mortgage, child care, groceries, utilities and $10k in child support payments to Norma.

Here’s where that number becomes a problem — Tyrese says in the docs he’s only bringing in $51k on average each month. Doesn’t take a math genius to see he’s in the red. In fact, he says his savings have dwindled from $800k in cash last November to just $130k now.

He’s also blaming Norma for his lack of income these days — saying the negative coverage he got last year when she accused him of domestic violence … has made it hard for him to book movie work.

We are not really sure what to make of Tyrese’s claims. We do know for a fact he gets royalty checks for his past albums and he has made millions of dollars off The Fast & The Furious franchise. If he is broke, and that is a big IF, then where has his money gone? We really hope this custody battle between he and Norma is resolved soon and that Tyrese seeks professional help to get through his recent crises. What do you guys think? Is Tyrese really broke or do you think he is playing the system and avoiding giving Norma those coins? Sound off in the comments’ section below!

 

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Lebron James (@KingJames) Includes “Pose” (@poseonfx) Trans Actresses in IG Post Praising Women of Color

Lebron James is a winner hands down, off and off the court. Besides being the NBA’s top player and making hundreds of millions of dollars, he is also giving back to the community by opening schools, doing charitable work, and challenging the Trump Administration every step of the way. Yesterday, Lebron spread some of that love to Women of Color everywhere, praising the slew of publications with minority women on their covers; the trans actresses from FX’s hit series, Pose.

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Lebron James is a winner hands down, off and off the court. Besides being the NBA’s top player and making hundreds of millions of dollars, he is also giving back to the community by opening schools, doing charitable work, and challenging the Trump Administration every step of the way. Yesterday, Lebron spread some of that love to Women of Color everywhere, praising the slew of publications with minority women on their covers; the trans actresses from FX’s hit series, Pose.

Check out his post below:

Lebron’s post has made waves everywhere with many praising his love of women of color, and other calling him an outright racist. His inclusion of transwomen of color was not missed, however, as trans activist and writer, Janet Mock, and Web Star, Toni Bryce, both praised him for his inclusion. Check out Janet’s tweet and Toni’s IG story below:

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Again, Lebron is AMAZING and now we also know he is progressive. Keep giving all the ladies love Lebron, we are here for it!

 

 

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