(New York, NY) – Tiffany Haddish has had one hell of a year. From her breakout role in the 100 million dollar blockbuster film ‘Girls Trip’ to being the first black female comedian to host Saturday Night Live (she originally though Whoopi Goldberg was the first) being snubbed by the Golden Globes isn’t too big of a deal considering everything else she’s accomplished.
Her book ‘The Last Black Unicorn’ is also dominating headlines possibly for some controversial content that accuses her ex of abuse. He subsequently has acquired attorney Michael Sterling to represent him against the claims in which he describes as defaming and untrue. Never the less, Tiffany has a story to tell and she stopped by the view to talk about some of it.
From foster care and bar mitzvahs to living out of her car and not taking Kevin Hart’s advice to use her looks to acquire residency with a man, I love a woman who strives off of talent and merit. Integrity is what it’s all about and as long as you don’t compromise that, one should be good!
It’s important to note that the suggestion from Hart came after he noticed she was living out of her car. He then gave the up and coming comedian 300 dollars for a hotel room. Haddish is currently filming Kevin Hart’s latest project Night Shift.
(SL) – Hollywood is still in shock after reports that Creative Artists Management Founder and Maroon 5 Manager, Jordan Feldstein, died suddenly.
The 40-year brother of actors Jonah Hill and Beanie Feldstein and father of two reportedly passed away after suffering from a heart attack. He was a music talent manager who worked with Maroon 5 from their inception over 15 years ago
A representative of the family released a statement saying, “Unfortunately, last night Jordan called 911 for shortness of breath, when paramedics arrived it was determined he went into full cardiac arrest and passed away shortly thereafter. His family asks for privacy during this difficult and unexpected time,” the statement from the family continued. “In lieu of food and flowers, the family will announce a charity in the coming weeks where memorial donations can be made in Jordan’s name.”
Outside of Maroon 5, Jordan also worked with Big Boi, Elle King, Rick Springfield, The B-52s, Robin Thicke and more.
Jordan famously once married Clint Eastwood’s daughter Francesca but the union was annulled a week later.
(Reston, VA) – A Virginia teen is being charged with killing his girlfriend’s parents after they refused to allow their daughter to see him. The 17-year-old shot Buckley Kuhn-Fricker and her husband Scott Fricker at their home in Reston Friday night, then shot himself.
He’s currently in critical condition. Police did not give a motive for the shooting, but friends and family tell The “Washington Post” the parents believed the boy to be a neo-Nazi.
Newsweek reports, The 17-year-old boy allegedly killed Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, 43, and her husband Scott, 48, following an intervention on Wednesday in which the mother tried to get her daughter to stop seeing him because she believed he was trying to indoctrinate her with white supremacist ideology, family members and friends told The Washington Post after the slayings.
Kuhn-Fricker’s daughter reportedly had been dating since June. At one point this summer, Kuhn-Fricker’s daughter told her that the boy was good at history and she asked “Did you know that Jews are partly to blame to WWII?”
Eventually, Kuhn-Fricker told the girl she had to stop seeing him. A friend reported to The Post she had told her,“We can’t allow her to see someone associated with Nazis. We don’t associate with hate groups in our house.”
Newsweek goes on to say that the boy continued to sneak into her home and Kuhn-Fricker told a friend he had sent this message to his mother on Thursday night: “[The boyfriend] was sneaking into our house at night…and is an outspoken Neo Nazi. These things render any legal redemption void,” The Post reported.
Some of the boy’s tweets and messages were so disturbing it prompted Kuhn-Fricker to alert the principal of the private school they both attend on Sunday night.
The tweets included screenshots of the account that had retweeted messages lauding Hitler, supporting Nazi book burnings, calling for “white revolution,” making bigoted comments about Jews, and showing a drawing of a man hanging from a noose beneath a slur for gay people, according to The Post.
“I would feel a little bad reporting him if his online access was to basically be a normal teen, but he is a monster, and I have no pity for people like that. He made these choices. He is spreading hate,” Kuhn-Fricker wrote in an email to the principal obtained by The Post.
On Friday, Kuhn-Fricker and her husband went to check on their daughter, a detective told the girl’s grandmother, according to The Post.
They found the boy in their daughter’s bedroom and Scott Fricker yelled at him to get out and never return again. The boyfriend then allegedly pulled out a gun, shot both parents, and shot himself in the head, The Post reported.
The boy is still alive and in critical condition as of Saturday evening.
(Boca Raton, FL) – A city famously known for its palm tree lined streets and affluence is now being characterized by a brutal hate crime. Authorities don’t want to use that terminology but let’s call a spade a spade. More over the top bullying by a group of girls that thought jumping the 14-year old would be the ‘bad ass’ thing to do. I can think of a few other names to describe her attackers, but we’ll keep it journalistic.
According to police, Manaal Munshi went to a park in Boca Raton, Fla., earlier this week to try to work out her differences with another girl. When she arrived, she found a crowd of students and more than one girl waiting for her.
Her father says she went to discuss the problem with a young lady after being constantly bullied. As the video begins, one girl already has Munshi by the hair and as she throws her to the ground she’s joined by more girls who begin pounding her with their fists. Shouts of “Beat her ass!” and “Pull her hair!” can be heard.
It’s unclear what caused the dispute. Her dad believes it was motivated by her Muslim status. Police are denying the attack was a hate crime, saying instead that it was over a boyfriend.
Were all three of the girls dating the same guy? Come on Boca! These cowards should face charges and anyone who had their cellphone out recording it, she face punishment too. What’s it going to take to put an end to the internet culture that encourages kids to record for likes instead of calling for help.
(London, England) – In what should be a happy period for Prince Harry’s future wife, Meghan Markle, the soon to be newest member of Britain’s Royal Family has faced a few obstacles this past week.
From criticism for wearing a sheer top in their official engagement photos to a Royal family member wearing a blackamoor brooch and her beloved dog breaking two legs, it’s been rough few days for the future Duchess. After Buckingham Palace released the official engagement photos, Meghan was criticized for not only wearing a $75,000 thousand dollar gown but for the top of it being lace. After that, it was time for the Christmas Lunch with Queen Elizabeth. To which many noticed the Princess Michael of Kent showing up with a blackamoor brooch pinned to her coat. Why was the brooch deemed offensive? Blackamoor is a slang word that refers to dark skinned people. Some like the collection pieces or sculptures for there beauty, history and decorative appeal. But the truth of the matter is Moor was a type of black African that was captured and sold into slavery. Mostly on the European market and very heavily in Italy. They were Muslims and some were even found in Spain. They were often referred to as,”Nubian Slaves.”
Some of the pieces even depict a blackamoor holding a tray.
(Washington, DC) – Doesn’t matter if it leaves American people susceptible to disease from polluted water and air, without healthcare, protection or basic civil rights…If President Obama put it in regulation, Donald Trump is going to try his hardest to erase it; even if it means standing alone with the rest of the world looking at you like you’re a lunatic (Paris Climate Agreement).
Signed in 2012, Obama’s executive order offering legal protections from deportation to children brought into the country by undocumented immigrant parents offered a legal respite for nearly 800,000 people. While it was not a permanent solution, many Republicans in Congress sided with Democrats in the view that children protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program should ultimately be granted U.S. citizenship. But on Sept. 5, 2017, President Trump put that possibility in doubt. “Make no mistake, we are going to put the interest of AMERICAN CITIZENS FIRST!” Trump tweeted ahead of an announcement by his attorney general that he was rescinding Obama’s action. The matter now rests with Congress.
Transfer of surplus military equipment to local police
In 2015, in the wake of what some viewed as the outsize police response to the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., Obama issued an order banning the sale of surplus military equipment such as grenade launchers and armored vehicles to local police forces. On Aug. 28, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that Trump was scrapping the restriction “to make it easier to protect yourselves and your communities.”
Normalizing relations with Cuba
Denouncing the Obama administration’s 2014 decision to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba, President Trump announced on June 16, 2017, that he was putting travel and trade restrictions with the island nation back in place. “The previous administration’s easing of restrictions on travel and trade does not help the Cuban people — they only enrich the Cuban regime,” Trump said in a Florida speech.
The Paris climate agreement
Trump has said he believes that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. His June 1, 2017, decision to walk away from the Paris climate agreement signed by his predecessor ultimately left the United States isolated as the only country in the world not onboard.
Offshore and Arctic oil drilling
Making good on the long-held Republican slogan “Drill, baby, drill,” Trump overturned a 2016 Obama executive order banning oil drilling in parts of the Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic.
“This is a great day for American workers and families,” Trump said at a signing ceremony on April 28, 2017. “And today we’re unleashing American energy and clearing the way for thousands and thousands of high-paying American energy jobs.”
Obama’s rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet — aka net neutrality — were enshrined in 2015 with a vote from the Federal Communications Commission. But new FCC commissioners are appointed by whichever president is serving, and when Trump took office he installed new leadership, which voted on Dec. 14 to scrap the policy, opening up the internet to what critics fear will result in a tiered system of information and entertainment.
The Clean Water Rule
On Feb. 28, 2017, President Trump began his assault on Obama’s executive order that expanded federal oversight of pollution in the nation’s rivers, streams and lakes. Trump’s first step was to order the EPA to “review and reconsider” the restrictions. Then, in June, the administration officially rolled back the environmental protections for over half of the nation’s tributaries.
Caps on greenhouse gas emissions at power plants
Keeping a campaign promise to the coal industry, Trump signed an executive order on March 28, 2017, intended to begin dismantling Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which required power plants to reduce carbon emissions. Trump’s new “Energy Independence” order also reversed a ban on coal leasing on federal lands and loosened restrictions on methane emissions. Several states immediately filed a lawsuit against the administration, claiming the move endangered the health of citizens.
Scope of national monuments
Applauded by industry and decried by environmentalists, Trump signed an executive order on April 26, 2017, that swept away Obama’s use of the 1906 Antiquities Act to protect federal lands from oil drilling, mining and other development. “Today we’re putting the states back in charge,” he said at the signing. In December, the administration announced it would reduce the size of the Obama-created Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent, and the Bill Clinton-designated Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by 50 percent.
Bathroom protections for transgender students
One month into his term, Trump rescinded an Obama directive that allowed students to use school bathrooms that matched their self-identified gender. Trump’s rationale for the reversal was that states, rather than the federal government, should decide how to handle the question.
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten decried the move, telling the Associated Press that it “tells trans kids that it’s OK with the Trump administration and the Department of Education for them to be abused and harassed at school for being trans.”
(Washington, DC) — The White House is denying a report that President Trump used demeaning language about immigrants in a meeting with top administration officials.
The “New York Times” wrote that in a June meeting, Trump said that people coming to America from Haiti “all have AIDS,” and that Nigerian immigrants would never, quote , “go back to their huts.”
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement denying Trump made the comments and blasting the newspaper. She said others in the meeting, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and then Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly all deny the “outrageous claims.”
She accused the “New York Times” of printing lies from anonymous sources.
The Washington Post reports, Nigerian American Opal Tometi said Trump’s past comments about immigration and black people make the Times report believable. Tometi, executive director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration and a co-founder of Black Lives Matter, told the Fix via email:
“Unfortunately, it is all too believable that this is how our president speaks behind closed doors because his very public policies have been driven by racism and hatred since Day 1. From his xenophobic Muslim ban to his cruel and immoral treatment of immigrant dreamers, this merely adds crass words to the racist policies this administration has been pushing for a year.
“President Trump is mentally incapable of imagining the humanity of anyone who looks different from him or hails from a different nation,” Tometi added. “This is perhaps nowhere more true than of his treatment of black immigrants
(Pyongyang) — North Korea is warning the U.S. and other nations that support a new round of UN sanctions they will pay a heavy price. A statement from North Korea’s foreign ministry on Sunday criticized the actions and claimed the U.S. is intimidated by North Korea’s nuclear power.
In the statement issued through the country’s official news agency, it warns the U.S. that if it wishes to live safely, “it must abandon its hostile policy” toward North Korea and called the sanctions an act of war.
The UN Security Council last week unanimously approved the sanctions prompted by North Korea’s continued testing of intercontinental ballistic missiles.
U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said the sanctions will choke North Korea’s energy supplies and result in tighter restrictions on smuggling.
In Baltimore, Maryland Senator Ben Cardin says slapping new UN sanctions on the outlaw North Koreans marks a major accomplishment for the United States. The Democrat tells “Fox News Sunday” that “They’re pretty strong additional sanctions to be imposed against North Korea because of their continued testing of ballistic missiles.” The ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says it “was absolutely a strong move forward and it was great to see China and Russia join us.” Cardin says the next step is diplomacy — finding a way to ease tensions and get North Korea to change directions.
United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley says the UN sanctions cut exports of gasoline, diesel and other refined oil products by 89-percent. It also bans exports of machinery, transportation vehicles and industrial metals to North Korea.
(Polk County, FL) – Authorities are confirming four people are dead after a small-plane crash in central Florida. Officials said the twin-engine plane went down at the Bartow Municipal Airport, 48 miles east of Tampa.
An airport official tells Bay News 9 the plane caught fire after crashing. The sheriff’s office said a twin-engine plane crashed at the end of the runway. Officials believe fog was a factor in the crash.
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office says it will conduct the death investigations and the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the cause of the crash.
(SL) – A U.S. Appeals Court says President Trump “exceeded the scope of his delegated authority” with his latest version of the hotly contested travel ban. In a unanimous decision yesterday, a three-judge panel from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said its ruling would be put on hold pending by the U.S. Supreme Court.
That means the ban targeting people from six majority Muslim countries will remain in effect after the Supreme Court lifted temporary lower court orders preventing the latest ban from taking effect earlier this month.
The ruling says Trump’s proclamation makes no finding that simply being from one of the countries cited in the ban makes someone a security risk. The panel also said the ban should not apply to people with strong U.S. ties.
Trump issued his first travel ban in January, targeting people from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen seeking to enter the country. After the first ban was blocked by federal courts, the Trump Administration issued a revised one in March, which expired in September and was replaced by the current version.