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Curly Hair, Don’t Care! Miss District Of Columbia Survives Healthcare Slip, Crowned Miss USA 2017

(SL) – Back to Back by Drake should’ve rang out following the 2017 Miss USA Pageant. It was a good show with a very diverse group of ladies. But as they were informed by Pageant officials early in the week. They only needed one of the.

What’s more than their dresses, how fit they are those swimsuits and even their occupation or education status is where these young women come from. What they have overcome.  Kara McCullough definitely has a story to tell. Some of it was share through FB Mother’s Day dedication to her mother.

Happy Mother’s Day to the strongest woman on earth. You never allowed your circumstances to define or control you. I often think about how you raised and loved three children that aren’t biologically yours. And when people asked you how many kids you have you proudly respond, “Five.”Image may contain: 1 person, sitting and childve.” That’s a true testament of a mother’s love. Thank you for taking me and my siblings around the world to experience worldwide culture. Thank you for having my back even when I was wrong. Thank you for teaching me to never limit myself. Thank you for calling me every morning to talk before class and work. Thank you for instilling qualities of a leader, team player, and lover. I love you forever and always. Just know everyday is YOURS. I LOVE YOU.

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Kara McCullough works as a physical scientist at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. In a recent interview with Refinery 29, McCullough was asked why she decided to go against the smooth blowout pageant trend. She said, “You answered it right there! With the paradigm shift of the competition, formerly a pageant, now a competition, we are highlighting aspects of a modern woman.”
The Top 3 Also Included:
Miss Minnesota and Miss New Jersey. NJ was a strong contender, but in the end it would be D.C. McCullough also funds a program called Science Exploration for Kids on her own. She tells the outlet, “I go to the schools to do science projects, tutoring, and presentations… I hope and pray these moments fuel tgettyimages-651939714hem for their entire lives.”
Deshauna Barber, the reigning Miss USA 2016, was originally Miss District of Columbia USA. She recently spoke to Fox about what it feels like to hand over the crown.
“Excited, but sad and anxious. Combination of feelings when you’re passing over your reign.
You feel accomplished and humble and thankful for the experience. I feel lucky to be able to crown the next winner of 2017.”

While there was plenty to celebrate in the final moments, the final three ladies went through several big tasks before a winner was crowned, but Kara was the one who walked away with the crown.

Miss Minnesota was the second runner-up and Miss New Jersey was runner-up for the title.

In the Final Question round, the final three woman were each asked, “What do you consider feminism to be?” One comment about Health Care had fans nervous for a moment. McCullough believes that Health Care is a privilege not a right. was asked whether affordable health care for all U.S. citizens is a privilege or a right, and she said it’s a privilege.

C_1MPwBXgAAA52nKara said, “I’m definitely going to say it’s a privilege. As a government employee, I’m granted health care. And I see firsthand that for one, to have health care, you need to have jobs, so therefore we need to continue to cultivate this environment so that we’re given the opportunities to have health care as well as jobs for all Americans worldwide.”

Girlllllll! With #MissUSA being a top trending item on Twitter, plenty of those tweets featured complaints about Miss D.C. losing the social media crowd by stating her beliefs that viewed affordable healthcare as a privilege.

Miss District of Columbia was amazing throughout the competition tonight…she definitely gets my vote!”

“I’m conflicted. I’ve been pulling for Miss DC from the beginning but her answers were… questionable. But Miss NJ killed that part…

“Even though D.C. just lost my vote, her dress is beautiful though .”

“Miss !! Brains&beauty. Nothing in life is free, healthcare = while we do strive to help as many Americans as we can!

“Let’s go ! You are fighting for your beliefs! It’s time to stop having politically correct beauty pageants!

“Miss District of Colombia would have my vote!

“I voted for Miss D.C. 55 times and then she said that healthcare was a privilege and not a right…bye .”

“Wasn’t a huge Miss D.C. Fan until I heard her answers. Now I’d be perfectly okay if she won. Loved her answers

“What!? D.C. STILL WON WITH ALL THOSE HORRIBLE ANSWERS!? Well I guessed right I guess

“Well that’s America today. A POS who says health care is a PRIVILEGE wins . I’m done.”

The Judges on the other hand weren’t swayed. Your Miss USA 2017 is Miss District Columbia, Kara McCullough

Greenleaf Cast Members Support Keith David’s Acting Workshop

(SL) – The Arts and Icons Master Class opened the doors of the city hall atrium to working and aspiring actors to get some side by side instruction with Emmy award winning actor Keith David. David plays Bishop James Greenleaf on the OWN network hit Greenleaf and his castmates made sure to support his effort. Lamman Rucker, Merle Dandridge and Deborah Joy Winans all showed up and participated in the 4 hour workshop. Ashley Love-Mills from Tyler Perry’s Too Close To Home also participated.  I was there hosting and had a chance to interview some of them and flick it up a bit. Check out the images below.

Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall Presents A Proclamation And Award To OWN TV’s Keith David

(SL) – Atlanta is turning into the Hollywood of the south partly in part because of people like Oprah Winfrey filming their projects in the city; and actors like Keith David taking up residency while working. Greenleaf has become one of the most popular shows on television and Keith David stars as Bishop Greenleaf in the church drama. 18194909_1527832843907103_2328061110637247847_n

Greenleaf is just one of over 150 credits David has under his name. So, it was no surprise when District 2 City Councilman Kwanza Hall wanted to honor the Emmy award winning actor with a proclamation and award from the Mayor’s Office for Film and TV.

He also declared April 30th Keith David Day. The presentation took place during that Arts and Icons Master Event for working and and aspiring actors. Led by Keith David and hosted by Sytonnia Moore, So You Wanna Be An Actor was a 4 hour workshop designed to give actors the foundation of basics and tips to hone their craft and work side by side with a legend.

After the workshop, David surprised the audience with a performance with his Jazz band! I know right…who knew? The man is synonymous with talent. And as expected, it was good…really good! He hopes to take up residency in Las Vegas and once the word gets out about just how good he is..I’m sure he’ll be booked in no time. In the meantime, you can catch him Wednesday nights on OWN playing James Greenleaf.  The mid-season finale airs this week!

David and Tamela Back With Season Three Of Popular Comedy Mann & Wife

(SL) – David Mann, Tamela Mann and company bring a new assortment of hysterical family situations and laughs in the third season of their hit Bounce comedy series Mann & Wife.  Bounce will double the fun by kicking off season three with two new original episodes back-to-back 9:00-10:00 pm (ET) on Tuesday, March 28. All-new Mann & Wife episodes will continue to premiere Tuesday nights at 9:00 pm (ET) through the spring on Bounce.

Real-life husband and wife team David and Tamela Mann star and serve as executive producers of Mann & Wife. The half-hour situation comedy follows their characters – newlyweds and second-chance sweethearts Daniel and Toni Mann – as they laugh and love their way through the ups and downs of life as a blended family, each with two children from previous marriages.

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Sytonnia with David and Tamela Mann, Terri J. Vaughn and Carl Payne at the Private Press Screening of Mann & Wife 

In addition to the show’s popular stars, Tony Rock is back as Daniel’s partner on the police force with Steven Wash (Daniel, Jr.), Amir O’Neil (Darren), Lauryn Kennedy Hardy (Terri) and Jadah Marie (Tosha) playing the Mann children. Terri J. Vaughn joins the cast as Daniel’s new Lieutenant and also directs an episode this season.

This season sees hilarious takes on visiting family, mistaken identity, school pressure, phony health scares, an embarrassing email leak and even a 1970’s cop show spoof. Guest stars include George Wallace, Roger+Bobb+Tyler+Perry+Family+Preys+New+York+dvnOokN2kuCl.jpgAntonio Fargas, Carl Payne, Victoria Rowell, Rod “Rod Man” Thompson, DC Youngfly, Blue Kimble, Vanessa Fraction and Brely Evans.

Mann & Wife co-creator Roger Bobb (House of Payne The Rickey Smiley Show) serves as executive producer and director of the series.

Mann & Wife has been a smash success, setting network records for viewership in both seasons. Bounce is the only emerging broadcast network producing original scripted series, which in addition to Mann & Wife includes the current mega-hit drama Saints & Sinners and the popular comedies In The Cut and Family Time.

Bounce (@BounceTV) airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more.  Bounce has grown to be available in more than 94 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce are iconic American figures Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King, III.

 

President Winfrey? Here’s What Oprah Had To Say About Breaking The Glass Ceiling

(SL)- Madame President would certainly be loved by all. But would she really take a run at it in 2020? During her interview with Bloomberg host David Rubenstein, the media mogul was asked about putting her name on the ballot in 3 years and her answer won’t surprise you.

The television icon clarified later in the interview that she wasn’t actually considering a presidential run, telling Rubenstein: ‘That won’t be happening.’

But it doesn’t mean that people wouldn’t like to see it happen. With Internet publisher Matt Drudge of The Drudge Report issuing the push on Wednesday, tweeting that he is hoping to see Winfrey run against Trump in 2020.

‘Trump vs Oprah would be the most epic race in American history,’ Drudge wrote, ‘MAKE THIS HAPPEN…’

Watch Now: SytonniaLIVE Episode 5

(SL) – On this Episode of SytonniaLIVE the TV Series Bianca Haly joined me at the desk to talk about Dylann Roof’s trial, Donald Trump’s approaching presidency and more in our top headlines. We also talked about the latest Hollywood gossip and the royal romance that’s heating up between Meghan Markel and Prince Harry. But did you know that the Queen of England was once black? Check it out!

Cast of The Walking Dead Talk Shocking Seventh Season Premiere

(Daily Mail) – He starred on The Walking Dead since the very first episode.

And as many were left bewildered by his character’s untimely death on the season 7 premiere, Steven Yeun seemed to be at peace with the tragedy.

The 32-year-old actor appeared alongside his castmates on Talking Dead on Sunday night just minutes after his signature character Glenn Rhee was brutally ended by new baddie Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan).

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As he is a fan of the graphic novel – and the character suffered the same fate in it – he thought killing Glenn off at that moment was perfect as he explained: ‘When you read that comic, you kind of don’t want that moment to go to anyone else.

It’s such an iconic moment and I think I even said “don’t give that to anybody else.”

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‘It’s such a gnarly thing to say but sincerely living that out was very wild. But at the same time that moment happening and being realized on television in a different medium and to do it the way that we did it I think is brave and at the same time super affecting.

For me that was motivation to be like “Yeah that sounds great.”‘

He said there were difficulties knowing that his character was meeting his end as at first he was happy knowing something others didn’t  but it just got hard lying to people.

Steven said that his character’s death was orchestrated perfectly as he said: ‘I think Glenn died in a very Glenn way.

‘That’s what my wife Jo said, “he died in a such Glenn way”, which is perfect. Still not thinking about himself. I think it’s appropriate that he ends there and it’s also appropriate that he puts those words out as a final “look out for each other.”

As his character was in a relationship with Maggie Greene – played by Lauren Cohan – no doubt the actress had a strong bond with Steven.

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The 34-year-old British beauty pointed to the moment where she knew they had a connection as they filmed an intimate scene in a pharmacy for season two.

She said: ‘My best first set memory was probably when we improvised. We had like a little improved before the scene, it was one of the crazy scenes but not the pharmacy scene but it was also at the pharmacy and we improved and I knew he was my buddy.

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Sytonnia LIVE: Episode 4

(SL ) – On Episode 4 of SytonniaLIVE Burke Ramsey is suing CBS for implying he killed his sister JonBenet Ramsey, The Latest in Charlotte, The latest in the Brangelina Split, Is Glenn Rice Broke, Gabourey Sidebe weight loss, Interview with Judge Lauren Lake and Atlanta Hawks Preview with Coach Mike Budenholzer and Dwight Howard