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2017 has proven to be quite a year rife with prejudice and intolerance, not outright seen sense the Civil Rights Era.

Thankfully, and bravely, in the face of such ignorance by being themselves and standing up for what is right through protest and declarations of truth. One of these people is Nurse Jackie actor, Haaz Sleiman, who has come out as gay–and a bottom!

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Actor Haaz Sleiman attends the American Cinematheque’s screening of Gomorrah sponsored by Artemide and Lamborghini held at The Egyptian Theatre on November 11, 2008 in Hollywood, California.

Haaz Sleiman, best known for his work on the Showtime series Nurse Jackie, has come out as gay in a new video on social media.

The 41-year-old actor said that his video was in response to a study that found that more LGBTQ Americans have been murdered in 2017 so far than in the entire year of 2016.

“I am a gay, Muslim, Arab-American man. And I’m going to take it even further: Not only am I gay, but I’m also a bottom. Not only am I a bottom, but I’m also a total bottom which means I like it up you know where,” Haaz said. “And I say this to all the homophobes living in the United States of America and across the globe… Why not? If you ever come to me, to kill me just because I’m gay… I will destroy you.”

“I might be gay and I might be a nice guy, but don’t get it twisted because I will f— you up,” he added.

This is quite a statement and a little too much information, but hey we all like what we like. Honestly, we always thought Haaz was gay, his Facebook video only confirms it. Still, being a gay, Lebanese-American,  Muslim and  coming out as a bottom on top of all that is quite a brave feat. Now, we are just waiting on his boyfriend information. You know he either has one or will soon! We will keep you posted!

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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.

via TMZ

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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