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WWE’s John Cena & Nikki Bella Engaged

John Cena and Nikki Bella are headed to the altar.

WWE's John Cena & Nikki Bella Engaged

After defeating The Miz & Maryse in a Mixed Tag Team Match at WrestleMania 33, The Cenation Leader got down on one knee and proposed to The Fearless Superstar, capping off weeks of speculation as to whether WWE’s “It” couple would take their relationship to the next level.

WWE's John Cena & Nikki Bella Engaged

After all the time of saying he wasn’t the type to get married he’s finally taking the plunge.  I mean we’ve all seen the clips we’ve all seen on the reality series Total Divas & Total Bellas, both showcasing and featuring WWE’s Bella Twins and their family included John Cena & Daniel Bryan, where there are talks, discussions and sometimes heated debates about Nikki & John’s relationship.

Black-Owned Ride Share App Moovn Takes Advantage of Uber Boycott

The #DeleteUber boycott, and now the exodus from Lyft, leaves a vacuum for more obscure ride share companies who couldn’t wish for a better scenario, to come in and fill the need of customers now seeking an alternative to the popular tech brands. And there is one small independent competitor that specifically stands to benefit among the African American community, although people of all races, religions and creeds are free to enjoy its services.

Black-Owned Ride Share App Moovn Takes Advantage of Uber Boycott

Moovn, an app created in the vain of Uber and Lyft, is a ride share business that is available in several major U.S. Cities, including Atlanta, San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, Portland, and Seattle. It was founded by Godwin Gabriel, who taught himself how to code, and delivered on his idea to build a rival to the mainstream ride share companies that have nearly put livery cabs out of business. The company has grown to even service citizens across seas in Tanzania, South Africa and Kenya, and was on it’s way to growing even more, with Gabriel’s plan to release the app in 20 more cities by March. With the recent backlash against Uber and Lyft, that growth stands to signify an even greater and more rapid expanse.

Black-Owned Ride Share App Moovn Takes Advantage of Uber Boycott

Since President Donald Trump took office less than two weeks ago, opposition to the promises he ran on during his 2016 campaign has shown itself in a much more visible sense than it did before he began actually delivering on them, with each executive order he has signed into law. Protests for women’s rights immediately sprang up after he signed legislation to defund organizations that promote abortion and more recently, thousands of protesters flooded airports around the country to voice their dissent against his controversial travel ban on refugees and nationals coming in from various nations in the Middle East. And it hasn’t been covered as much, but he’s also had supporters coming out to show their own strength in numbers, with VP Mike Pence overseeing an Pro Life rally in Washington D.C., and a Starbucks boycott going into effect after the coffee chain promised jobs to refugees impacted by Trump’s executive order.

Black-Owned Ride Share App Moovn Takes Advantage of Uber Boycott

The protest against ride shares began with Uber when over the weekend the #DeleteUber hashtag spread, upon protesters noticing that the company’s drivers were lowering their prices and picking up customers at JFK airport in the absence of drivers striking under the New York City Taxi Workers Alliance. With each Uber customer who dropped the app, Lyft picked up a new follower, as many reconciled them to be an honest competitor. But word has since spread that by joining Lyft, customers are only giving their money over to Trump confidant Carl Icahn, who is a heavy investor in the company.

Black-Owned Ride Share App Moovn Takes Advantage of Uber Boycott

There are some perks to Moovn that Gabriel points to as attributes to the service in comparison to Uber and Lyft. Moovn doesn’t have the sort of price increase fees that Uber and Lyft are known for, such as cost adjustments to “surge” and “prime time” hours. It is also a black-owned business whose success goes towards the employment of African Americans and drivers on the continent of Africa.

SOURCE: VLADTV

Inside the Women’s March & History in the Making

Donald Trump hammered home in his inaugural address outside the Capitol building Friday the promise he had sewn onto so many red ballcaps: that he would Make America Great Again. In the same spot the following day, protesters with far less nostalgia for America’s past – women who lived through the Civil Rights movement, who came of age in an era when abortion was criminalized, who have vivid memories of a time when gay men and women were regularly victimized – have gathered to say, We are not going back. 

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An estimated 500,000 marchers – more than double the crowd that showed up to watch Trump’s swearing-in – are squeezed onto the National Mall with their families and their hand-drawn signs and their pink knit caps, waiting for their turn to talk at the Women’s March on Washington.

They self-describe as “nasty,” but for the most part the marchers are good: they don’t push, they carry their possessions in translucent bags, as requested, and their posters don’t have poles or sticks or stakes. Some are frustrated to see the evangelical Christians who are parked in the middle of the Mall hoisting signs that read “Attention Rebellious Jezebels” and “Abortion Is Murder” with strictly verboten metal poles.

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It isn’t fair, but add it to the fucking list: Hillary Clinton earned three million more votes than Donald Trump and still lost the presidency. Women earn 80 cents on the dollar compared to men – women of color even less. They have only 19 percent representation in Congress.

As they’ve proven by turning out in record numbers all over the U.S. and the world Saturday, women are tired of double standards. So they surround the anti-abortion protesters and chant, “My body, my choice!” and “Love trumps hate!” loud enough to drown out the bullhorn.

A teenage boy leans out from the Newseum’s second-floor balcony, waving and kissing his star-spangled Make America Great Again hat and hollering, “Jesus loves you! Donald Trump loves you!” as the march sweeps down Pennsylvania Avenue. The marchers channel Michelle Obama, drowning him out with chants of, “When they go low, we go high!”

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For the millions of men and women pouring into the streets around the world Saturday, the march is a show of force, proof that for however many people are happy about Donald Trump’s inauguration – and that number is far smaller than he or his press secretary would have us believe – many more are unhappy. Across the country, and in countries around the globe, people are showing up to drown Trump out.

Just past the Newseum, four women – ages 57, 66, 77 and 79 – are sitting on a bench, watching as a line of police vans cuts through the protesters. One of the women, Roberta Safer, explains why they drove together from Maryland for the march. “I demonstrated in 1957 for Civil Rights,” she says. “It’s still the same problems, and Donald Trump’s cabinet picks are going to reverse many of the things that we’ve had. … It just upsets me to see us go backwards.”

Her friend Rosanna Mason has similar concerns. “My wife, before she died, was a teacher. I’m getting texts constantly from her students: ‘What about me, what about me? Am I going to be deported? Are they going to send me to [conversion] therapy?’ A lot of people are scared.” She says she tells them the only thing she can: that she remembers how she coped as a lesbian before gay rights were mainstream. “I remember back in the Seventies, I remember the Eighties, the violence. I tell them to hold on to your friends. … because when we all do it together, we’ll be stronger.”

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The Bikers for Trump have set up a counter-protest in support of the new president at a park on Pennsylvania Avenue. There aren’t more than 20 Trump supporters there, but they have a stage equipped with speakers blasting Lee Greenwood, Toby Keith and Kid Rock at an unreasonable volume. At one point, the group’s head, Chris Cox, gets onstage and tells the marchers, “On November 8th, America voted, and it voted for Donald Trump.”

“Three million votes! Three million votes!” they chant back.

Off to one side, 31-year-old Courtney Miller is holding a sign that reads, “Sorry. Were my civil rights getting the way of your privilege?” She asks a man in a Confederate hat why he still wears it even though the South lost. He retorts by asking her why she has black pride – her people lost too, he says. For ten minutes, he tries (and fails) to defend an indefensible point, while she maintains her composure, trying, maybe in vain, to reason with him.

“You never get anything accomplished by fighting, by yelling and screaming. We’re not going to get our points across. We might leave here today and agree to disagree, but maybe I said something that will make him think,” Miller says after the interaction. “I’m standing here because my grandparents had to do this. Now I have to do this. I’m hoping my kids don’t have to do this. We’re marching for the same things, and I’m getting tired.”

SOURCE: RS

Former Miss Arizona: Trump ‘just came strolling right in’ on naked contestants

On an April 11, 2005, airing of “The Howard Stern Show,” Donald Trump bragged about some of the special perks he enjoyed while he was owner of the Miss USA pageant. They came not in a locker room but a dressing room.

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“I’ll go backstage before a show, and everyone’s getting dressed and ready and everything else,” he said. “And you know, no men are anywhere. And I’m allowed to go in because I’m the owner of the pageant. And therefore I’m inspecting it.”

Stern replied, “You’re like a doctor.”

Trump responded: “Is everyone okay? You know they’re standing there with no clothes. And you see these incredible-looking women. And so I sort of get away with things like that.”

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CNN broke the story of his Stern show comments.

CBS 2 Los Angeles did a little fact-checking and, guess what, this time, no Pinocchios. Tasha Dixon, Miss Arizona in 2001, told the TV station that Trump just came “waltzing in” while contestants were nude or half-nude as they changed into bikinis.

Separately, BuzzFeed News reported Wednesday that four women in the 1997 Miss Teen USA beauty pageant said Trump walked into their dressing room while they were changing. Some were as young as 15, BuzzFeed reported.

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Three spoke anonymously, and one allowed her name to be used. “I remember putting on my dress really quick because I was like, ‘Oh my god, there’s a man in here,’” Mariah Billado, a former Miss Vermont Teen USA, told BuzzFeed.

Trump, she told BuzzFeed News, said “something like ‘Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before.’”

The Trump campaign, BuzzFeed News said, did not respond to requests for comment. And BuzzFeed reported that 11 more women who had been contestants in the 1997 Miss Teen USA pageant said they “did not recall seeing Trump in the dressing room. Some said they do not believe he could have been there.”

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As for Tasha Dixon, she only confirmed what Trump told Howard Stern, except with detail. She described to the Los Angeles TV station her experience with Trump as a contestant in 2001 in a dressing room where she and others were changing into bikinis:

He just came strolling right in. There was no second to put a robe on or any sort of clothing or anything. Some girls were topless. Others girls were naked.

Our first introduction to him was when we were at the dress rehearsal and half naked changing into our bikinis.

To have the owner come waltzing in, when we’re naked, or half naked, in a very physically vulnerable position and then to have the pressure of the people that worked for him telling us to go fawn all over him, go walk up to him, talk to him, get his attention.

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She suggested that such opportunities were among the reasons Trump owned beauty pageants.

I’m telling you Donald Trump owned the pageant for the reasons to utilize his power to get around beautiful women. Who do you complain to? He owns the pageant. There’s no one to complain to. Everyone there works for him.

The former Miss Teen USA contestant, Billado, told BuzzFeed News she saw Trump’s intrusion as “more of a pompous ‘I own this place’ rather than a perverted thing.”

Below you can hear Trump and Stern in their own voices:

SOURCE: WP

Charlotte shooting: State of emergency amid protests

North Carolina’s governor has declared a state of emergency in the city of Charlotte, after violence erupted during a second night of protests over the police killing of a black man.

Keith Lamont Scott was shot dead by a black officer on Tuesday.

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One protester remains in a critical condition after a “civilian on civilian” shooting, police said.

Nine protesters were also injured while police arrested 44 people, according to the police chief.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said charges included looting, failure to disperse and assault.

Five officers also required medical care, including two for minor eye injuries, he added.

Police officers wearing riot gear block a road during protests after police fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Adam Rhew/Charlotte Magazine
Police officers wearing riot gear block a road during protests after police fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Adam Rhew/Charlotte Magazine

Mr Scott was the third black man killed by US police in a week. Such shootings have sparked nationwide protests.

 

SOURCE: BBC

“Love & Hip Hop: The Game” Mobile App

The mobile app is an aspirational and fashion driven role playing game that allows users to create their own customized characters and place them into the “Love & Hip Hop” universe as a talented but unknown musical artist.

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VH1 and 345 Games today announced the launch of “Love & Hip Hop: The Game,” a new mobile app based on cable’s #1 reality show and available worldwide today on IOS and Android.

The “Love & Hip Hop” mobile app is an aspirational and fashion driven role playing game that allows users to create their own customized characters and place them into the “Love & Hip Hop” universe as a talented but unknown musical artist. Integrating elements of the hit television show with a rich, interactive world, the goal of gamers playing “Love & Hip Hop: The Game” is to complete challenges and level up in order to take their place among the hip hop elite.

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“‘Love & Hip Hop’ fans are the most passionate enthusiasts and we developed the game to fuel their passion and further extend this hit franchise into a true lifestyle brand that reaches fans worldwide,” says Dan Yang, Viacom’s EVP & GM of Consumer Products.

In an effort to maintain the authentic look and feel of the franchise, fans will encounter cast members from the series including Remy Ma, Papoose Yandy and Rich Dollaz. “Love & Hip Hop” executive producer Mona Scott-Young oversaw all creative elements and worked with veteran franchise producers Kim Osorio and Lauren Veteri on crafting the story.

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“This is such an exciting and unique opportunity for us to extend the brand,” says Scott-Young, CEO of Monami Entertainment. “Our viewers love following the exciting exploits of the cast and now, they too can be immersed in the world and live it for themselves. This is an opportunity for fans and aspiring artists alike to virtually get in the hip hop game!”

“We are very honored to be part of the ‘Love and Hip Hop‘ franchise” said Wayne Meazza, Executive Vice President, Behaviour Studios. “The innovative storytelling and attention to detail will set this game apart from others in the market. We are very proud of our work on this game”.

The game is free to play with the option of in app purchases. Users can register on Facebook to share progress with friends. After the launch, “Love & Hip Hop: The Game” will continue adding new content and events such as in game contests and sweepstakes.

SOURCE: TFC 

[Video] @ItsVain Opens for Snoop Dogg in Cali

VAIN has toured  and performed with many of Hip Hop’ s Greatest. Earlier this year he toured and collaborated with the Late Great Big Kap before his death. “Ain’t No Nigga Like Me,” which is featured in this Live Performance footage , along with Vain’s new hit single “Hello” was a personal favorite of Big Kap’s.  So much so that he performed it live on stage with Vain and that rare performance footage is featured in VAIN’s  “Ain’t No Nigga Like Me,” Video.

With VAIN’s new single “Hello” at #84 on the Urban Mediabase Chart and climbing, VAIN has been touring and performing extensively this year.   He performed both songs in his set when he  opened up for Yo Gotti at Club Moon in Tallahassee, Florida this year. A Highlight of Vain’s Music Career was when he opened for Snoop Doggy Dogg himself at the Catalyst Club in California recently. Check the Footage of Vain’s Snoop Dogg Opening Performance which features both the hit single “Hello” and “Ain’t No Nigga Like Me.”

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