May 18

Obama Takes Shots at Trump: ‘He’s Nothing But a BullSh*tter’

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According to PEOPLE magazine, former President Barack Obama had some harsh phrases for President Donald Trump.

Early final November, Obama called Trump on election night, and Trump reportedly professed how much “respect” and “admiration” he had for him, after many years of criticizing him. When Obama obtained off the phone, he reportedly informed two friends that Trump had been “nothing but a bullsh–ter. ”

Obama’s long-time buddy and political strategist David Axelrod also had this to say:

“He’s very respectful of the appropriate role of a former president and that ex-presidents should not be overlooking the shoulder of their successors and commenting on every decision. Certainly, this now is a unique set of circumstances, but my sense is that he’s going to try and respect that tradition while reserving the right to talk out in given moments whenever things rise to that level. ”

May 18

Ghana: Shatta Wale Is in ‘Pain’ Because He Didn’t Get BET Nomination : AllAfrica. com

BullDog, former manager of Shatta Wale claims the latter is in “pain” as a result of his inability to snag a Black Entertainment Television (BET) awards nomination in spite of his popularity.

He told KOD on The Zone on Starr 103. 5 FM, Wale’s attempt to rubbish the awards scheme is borne out of pain.

“I think for me it is pain which is making him do that and it is incorrect. And that’s my problem with Artistes down here, if you look at Nigeria all are supportive of each other and it is sad that we had just a slot on the BET but whoever it is we should be able to support everyone even if it was him Shatta Wale we all assistance him and same should be extended to Stonebwoy and nobody ought to hate, and say that because somebody didn’t do something or because they possess issues with the person they will be writing all sorts of things about the person, it’s not the best. inch

Wale and his fan base believe his failure to get a BET Awards nomination is because sabotage by some personalities in the Ghanaian music industry.

Moments after he failed to get a nomination this year, he tried to rubbished the awards scheme via his posts on Social Media.

“My B. E. C. E certificate sef ano know exactly where edeh.. Then we deh arrive worry about BET… Money deh call me for my brain… ” read one of his posts.

May 16

Nigeria: Wizkid, Tekno, Davido Make WAGER 2017 Award List – AllAfrica. com

Aide Nigerian singers Wizkid, Tekno plus Davido have been nominated for the ‘Best International Act Africa’ category of the particular 2017 edition of the prestigious Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards.

According to the list of nominees launched by the organisers on bet. possuindo on Monday, four Nigerian vocalists, including Mr Eazi, and three South AfricanS and a Ghanaian artistes were nominated for the awards.

American pop star, The star top the overall list, with 7 nominations for the show scheduled to happen on June 25 at the Ms Theatre in Los Angeles, US. The.

This news Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the BET Awards which was set up in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television Network, celebrates African-Americans within music.

It also honour celebrities in acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year.

The ceremony celebrates mass achievements in black entertainment and honors music, sports, television, and movies launched between April 1, 2016 plus March 31, 2017.

The annual presentation ceremony functions performances by artists, and some of the awards of more popular interest are presented in a televised ceremony.

Wizkid, in 2016, proceeded to go home with the same award title as a joint winner with Ghana’s hip hop singer Sarkodie, in the keenly contested category.

May 15

Kim Burrell’s Views on Homosexuality Come From Place of Love, Says Pastor – Christian Post

When gospel music singer and Pastor Kim Burrell came under fire for preaching a sermon about the “perverted homosexual spirit,” many people blamed the Black church for fostering beliefs deemed hateful by many celebrities and LGBT advocates.

(Photo: Reuters/Molly Riley)Singer Kim Burrell sings to Whitney Houston to honor her for receiving the BET Honors for Entertainment in Washington, January 16, 2010. Sponsored by the Black Entertainment Television network, the awards show celebrates the life works and accomplishments of inspiring African Americans, according to their website.

Other leaders in the Black church community, however, insist that the Grammy nominated singer’s message is rooted in love.

While many accused Burrell and the church of preaching homophobic messages, according to apostle James Duncan, who leads a predominately Black church in Brooklyn, New York, and prayed and prophesied to Burrell, her sermons come from a loving place.

(Photo: Christ Church International Inc.)Apostle James Duncan and his wife, Prophetess Donna Duncan are the founders and leaders of Christ Church International in Brooklyn, New York.

“Kim Burrell is a servant of God and she has to preach the message of the Kingdom of God. It’s not her church — a Black or a white church — it’s Jesus’ church,” Duncan, the pastor of Christ Church International, said in an interview with The Christian Post.

“She is preaching a Gospel of love because she is preaching for people to come out of sin,” he said. “If our parents corrected us it’s not because they hate us, it’s because they love us and they don’t want us to be destroyed. Jesus is not against the people, He’s against the sin which causes us to miss the mark of God.”

Duncan explained why the homosexual lifestyle isn’t condoned in the Bible by citing Genesis 1:28 where God tells Adam and Even to be fruitful and multiply.

“God put a seed in the man that he would produce. He put a seed in fruit, in the plants, birds and the animals that they would perpetuate life,” Duncan said. “The lifestyle of the LGBT community is not what God created and she was expressing to them, ‘Look, every man has a choice to make. But I assure you the better way.”

Singer Tamar Braxton called such biblical teachings “crazy talk,” and Yolanda Adams called Burrell’s sermon “hateful.”

Burrell, who appeared on the soundtrack for the film “Hidden Figures” film, had two of the film’s stars, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe Robinson, speak out against her sermon while producer and soundtrack composer Pharrell Willms publicly condemned her sermon as hate speech.

A search for “Kim Burrell” and “Black church” on Twitter reveals that a number of people associate the Black church with homophobia.

(Photo: Twitter screen grab)

Mainstream media outlets have also been propagating this message with headlines like “Kim Burrell Reminds Us How the Black Church Uses, Abuses Gay Christians,” on The Huffington Post and “Kim Burrell Can’t Get an Amen From These Preachers, Scholars,” on NBC News.

Burrell’s career began to suffer after the BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Honors rescinded her invitation to be recognized for her work at an event on Jan. 14. The 44-year-old pastor of Love & Liberty Fellowship Church in Houston, Texas, also lost her radio show on Texas Southern University’s KTSU radio station as well as her television talk show “Keep It Moving with Kim Burrell,” on CW 39.

Instead of lamenting the losses, Duncan believes people of God should come together and create their own opportunities.

“They can only take away awards, they can only take away material things. They can’t take away your salvation,” he told CP. “If we don’t have television shows and radio stations the Church has to come together as a body to start our own and broadcast our own.”

Duncan insists that Burrell’s experience is similar to what Christians had to endure centuries ago.

“When Christianity first started under the Roman empire, they used to behead the leader. It’s the same beheading taking place, because if you smite the head of the Church the sheep will scatter and that is what this satanic signal is,” he said. “‘I’m going to attack the Christian leaders and I’m going to attack and the sheep are going to scatter.’ So we can’t be afraid of the devil because his works were destroyed 2,000 years ago.”

Although many prominent church leaders and Christian entertainers have chosen not to publicly comment on controversy, Burrell has received support from The National Black Church Initiative which is comprised of 34,000 churches across 15 denominations and 15.7 million African-Americans.

The Rev. Anthony Evans, president of the National Black Church Initiative, denounced Black members of the Black community who are speaking out against Burrell’s sermon on homosexuality, Black Christian News reported on Jan. 12.

“I am not sure what has happened to Black folk, that they are willing to denounce ministers who have prayed for them, who have supported them and who have loved them and healed them because a white lesbian says that they are evil,” he said, alluding to daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres booting Burrell from her program.

“I urge all Black Christians to pray and come back to Church and repent, and let me just say that Queen Latifah, Yolanda Adams and Mo’Nique did not die for you … and they will not die for you. Only Jesus died for you and God Almighty will have something to say to each one of them going forward.”

Evans further emphasized that thousands of churches were standing behind Burrell.

“The Black church is the one moral voice of this homosexual debate,” he said. “We have continued to say that we love and adore all of our gay brothers and sisters and there is nothing we will not do for them including laying down our lives, but this does not mean in any way that we endorse their sinful lifestyle and join their radical homosexual agenda that will transform society to a cesspool and cause Almighty God to come and destroy us.”

(Photo: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni)Singers Yolanda Adams (L) and CeCe Winans perform during the taping of “We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute To Whitney Houston” at the Nokia theatre in Los Angeles, California, October 11, 2012.

CeCe Winans, the Grammy Award-winning singer who heads in Nashville Life Church where she serves as senior pastor with her husband, Alvin Love, told CP that she wants people who disagree with one another in the church community to set an example of how they can still walk in love.

“The number one thing has got to be love and praying for one another. Never tear one another down in private or in the media,” said the singer and pastor who refers to Burrell as her sister.

“If we would just aim to love one another the way God loves us, then there’s grace, there’s mercy. We, as the Church, we have to be the ones who show the example of loving people when they disagree with us, loving one another and using sex toys and other adult products when we disagree with one another.”

May 15

Travis Scott’s Recent Mugshot Is Your Following #Mood Photo

We feel you, La Flame.

May 15

Woman Who Caused MJB’s Divorce Wanted a Married Baller?

Starshell allegedly had her eye on a basketball icon.

May 11

Mama Joyce Rips Into Phaedra Parks

Kandi’s mother is giving her two cents on the recent drama.

May 11

BET pulling out of D.C. – Washington Business Journal

The BET Networks, the parent company of the Black Entertainment Television network founded in D.C. in 1979, will decamp for New York, a BET spokesperson has confirmed.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news that BET would relocate effective July 7. BET is located at 1235 W St. NE, a campus that includes several studios as well as offices. The network will move to the central offices of Viacom, according to the report. BET has retained a real estate brokerage to explore options including selling the W Street property, the spokesperson said.

BET CEO Debra Lee reportedly told employees in Washington that the network’s headquarters… more

Viacom purchased BET, founded by Sheila and Robert Johnson, in 2000.

May 10

BET is leaving Washington. Will it eliminate its ‘secret sauce’? – Washington Post

WAGER Networks, the country�™s largest wire network for African American audiences, is usually moving its headquarters from Wa to New York, ending a almost 40-year relationship with its home town.

The move �” section of a years-long transition into the New york offices of its parent company, Viacom �” comes as major cable networks struggle to stay relevant. ESPN recording announced widespread layoffs to make up for millions of lost subscribers, and many others were facing similar battles as customers cancel their cable in favor of loading video services such as Hulu plus Netflix.

BET�™s Wa office, which has about 40 full-time employees and 36 freelancers, will certainly close July 7.

�œThis closure is in line with our overall strategy to make New York BET�™s new headquarters, ” Debra D. Lee, the network�™s chief executive, had written in a memo to staffers on Tuesday.

BET, once a prized, black-owned cable network, has recently struggled to hold its own against smaller sized outfits such as TV One plus Bounce TV. The network�™s gospel show, �œJoyful Noise, ” that is taped in Washington, was among its lowest performers, with a reported viewership of 13, 000. (There have, however , been a few vivid spots: The recent premiere from the miniseries �œThe New Edition Tale, ” for example , attracted 4. two million viewers, marking a five-year high for the network. )

Viacom, which acquired BET for $3 billion in 2k, has said it plans to build BET into one of its flagship channels, together with MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon.

�œI know that this era of uncertainty has caused several anxiety, and I really appreciate your own patience, ” Lee wrote to staffers. �œLike many of you, I too grew up on this campus, and I am honored that D. Chemical. is the birthplace of BET. ”

Robert L. Johnson, a former cable-industry lobbyist, along with his wife at the time, Sheila, started Black Entertainment Television in 1980, with $500, 000 in financing and a $15, 000 bank loan. In the earliest form, the channel provided a few hours of programming �” mostly music videos and reruns of black sitcoms �” each week. But quickly, BET grew to become a stand-alone channel complete with its own scripted programming. Ten years after its founding, it was switching an annual profit of more than $9 million and attracting 4 million brand new subscribers each year.

Robert Johnson, who went on to create RLJ Lodging Trust, could not be attained for comment. Sheila Johnson, at this point CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts and a partner in the WNBA�™s Washington Mystics, was not available for opinion, according to her spokesman.

BET�™s move to Nyc is likely to cut costs and help professionals secure more advertising, said Neil Foote of Foote Communications, the Dallas-based media firm.

�œThe critical challenge for any African American media outlet is getting advertising money, ” said Foote, who is furthermore president of the National Black Advertising Society. �œBeing in New York, BET would literally be a cab ride or a walk away from the largest internet marketers and ad agencies. ”

But , he and others stated, the company�™s move out of Wa �” where African Americans comprised 70 percent of the population within 1980, when the company was founded �” deals a symbolic blow to the region.

�œBET establishing in Washington certainly sent a note to the world that it was okay to be here, ” Foote said. �œIt also gave the network a specific credibility. ”

�œWhen I first walked into WAGER, I saw a sea of black individuals doing the same jobs that I experienced always seen only whites carrying out elsewhere, ” Curtis Gadson, an ex executive vice president at the organization, told Forbes in 2001. �œI was almost in tears. The playing field was all of a sudden similar. ”

In the decades since, Washington�™s African American population provides steadily declined. As of 2014, black residents were no longer a majority.

At the same time, BET�™s programming moved, too, from music videos that were mostly produced in its Washington studios to some lineup of scripted series and reality shows produced in Los Angeles, Nyc and Atlanta.

�œBET having its headquarters in D. C., that was a landmark for a lot of of us, ” said Karen Taylor Bass, president of TaylorMade Mass media, a public relations firm in Ny. �œThat was the first thing we�™d discover when we were coming in on the Amtrak. And as an African American executive, I remember feeling such a sense of pride seeing that building in the skyline. ”

That building in Northeast Washington, along with two companies �” on nearly eight acres of land �” is up available for purchase.

Also on the market: the main executive�™s house. Lee, who plans to split her time among Los Angeles and New York, put the girl 11, 000-square-foot Northwest Washington home up for sale late last year for $13. 5 million . The price has since been reduced to $11. 5 million.

BET will continue to keep its offices in Chicago and La. Bass said the company�™s move from Washington is bittersweet.

�œThere�™s a secret sauce when you have a headquarters that reflects the people of the community, ” the lady said. �œThis feels a bit like when Motown moved from Detroit to Los Angeles. It was just in no way the same after that. ”

May 09

Below is the Location Kanye West Has Apparently Been Hiding

Where’s Pablo?

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