Cory Booker Announces Run for President

U.S. Senator Cory Booker announces on the first day of Black History Month that he is running for U.S. President in the 2020 Election. Senator Booker is a phenomenal man with a heart for the people. Check out more about Cory Booker’s campaign in the video below.

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Everything You Need to Know About Kamala Harris: Political Views, Background, and More

Kamala Harris is the new Democratic candidate for the 2020 Presidential Election. She has an extensive background of nearly 30 years in government, criminal justice, social reform, and fighting for the rights of underserved Americans. Harris has been acknowledged for her work and has been honored as a “Woman of Power” by the National Urban League and was even awarded the Thurgood Marshall Award by the National Black Prosecutors Association, and so much more. Here is everything you need to know about U.S. Senator Kamala Harris including her career, views on important issues, accomplishments, and much more!

Kamala Harris’ Career Timeline

  • 1989: Harris received her Juris Doctor from the University of California’s law school.
  • 1990: Harris was admitted to California’s State Bar
  • 1990-1998: Harris served as a deputy district attorney in California.
  • 2000: Harris served as Chief of the Community & Neighborhood Division for San Francisco’s City Attorney, Louise Renne.
  • 2003: Harris served as District Attorney of the City and County of San Francisco
  • 2007: Harris was reelected as the San Francisco District Attorney
  • 2011: Harris became the first woman of Jamaican-American decent and Indian-American descent to serve as the California Attorney General.
  • 2014: Harris was reelected as the California Attorney General.
  • 2016: Harris was elected to the U.S. Senate
  • 2019: Harris announced her run in the 2020 Presidential Election

Kamala Harris’ Views on Important Issues

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Kamala Harris Announces Presidential Run

“I feel a sense of responsibility to stand up and fight for the best of who we are.” These were a few of the many powerful words of U.S. Senator Kamala Harris in her Martin Luther King Jr. Day announcement that she is running for president in the 2020 presidential election. Senator Harris is a phenomenal woman with an extensive political background, a passionate heart for the people and a smile that can brighten up any room. Watch U.S. Senator Harris’ announcement on for the 2020 presidential run on Good Morning America.

 

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Granddaughter Has a Dream

Yolanda Renee King comes from a rich heritage of changemakers as the only grandchild of the renown Martin Luther King Jr. Even at the young age of 10, she has already spoken at marches for social justice and social change just like her grandfather. In the interview with NBC Nightly News, when asked if she wanted to follow in the footsteps of her grandfather, the responded with the wise words “I want to make my own footsteps.” Check out more from Yolanda below.

Boy Bye: Oprah & Gayle’s Dating Advice

Our favorite pair of best friends, Oprah & Gayle, sat down to answer some of your most pressing questions on love and relationships. They answer questions about sharing passwords in relationships, keeping things spicy, and dating unemployed men. Check it out below!

Lena Waithe’s Black Women Who Brunch #MelaninMagic

Black Women Who Brunch is a networking and support group of African-American female writers in the entertainment industry founded by award-winning writers Lena Waithe, Erika L. Johnson, and Nkechi Okoro Carroll.

Although the group began with only 12 members in 2014, its membership has exponentially grown and now Black Women Who Brunch has almost 80 distinguished female writers of color that gather throughout the year to discuss their challenges and celebrate their recent successes. “It’s not just a community we’re building, but a resource. We really are able to recommend eight or nine black women for certain jobs.” Waithe said.

In 2017, Waithe made history as the first black woman to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for her writing on Master of None. The group is full of accomplished black women writers like Waithe! Co-founder, Erika L. Johnson, has served as a writer for Queen Sugar, Being Mary Jane, Ugly Betty, and The Village.  Nkechi Okoro Carroll, who is another co-founder, is the showrunner for All American and has written for Rosewood, The Resident, The Finder, and Bones. 

The group gathered together in November and made history as the biggest photoshoot The Hollywood Reporter has ever had! Check out some behind-the-scenes footage from the photoshoot! WARNING: Melanin Magic 🙂

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Tyler Perry Pays $434,000 in Layaway Debts at Walmart

‘Tis the season of giving! In addition to making people smile through his films, movie mogul, Tyler Perry is also making people smile where people save money and live better. On Thursday, December 6, Tyler Perry visited two Walmart’s in the Atlanta metro area and paid off every balance on layaway, for a total of $432,635.00.

Perry hoped to keep his good deed anonymous, but the moment word got out, he addressed it through his Twitter as seen below. “I’m just really, really grateful to be able to be in a position to do this,” Perry said.

If you had items in layaway before 9:30am on December 6, 2018, at the Walmart locations on 844 Cleveland Ave., East Point, Georgia and 7001 Concourse Parkway, Douglasville, Georgia, then Merry Christmas to you!

T.D. Jakes & Charlamagne Tha God Speak on Mental Health

Radio and television personality and New York Times Bestselling Author, Charlamagne tha God, sits down with Bishop T.D. Jakes for an enlightening and insightful conversation on mental health. As T.D. Jakes combs through the stories in Charlamagne’s new book, Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me, an honest dialogue takes place on the effects that certain experiences can have on your mind and how to overcome them once and for all. Watch below! Click here to purchase Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me.

 

Don’t Have Freeform? 2 Ways to Watch Life Size 2

Do you want to watch Life Size 2 but don’t have Freeform? Check out 2 ways that you can tune in to the premiere of the highly-anticipated movie for FREE at 8:00 p.m. CST, December 2.

1: Hulu Live TV Trial

Since Freeform is available with Hulu’s Live TV Service, sign-up for a 7-day trial and tune into Life Size 2. Make sure to cancel before your 7-day trial ends so that your credit card is not charged. Click here to sign up now!

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2: Sling TV Orange

Subscribe to a 7-day free trial of Sling TV Orange and tune into Life Size 2 on Freeform! Click here to sign-up now!

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Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” Audiobook

Michelle Obama’s highly-anticipated memoir, Becoming, is finally on the shelves and you can get the audiobook at no cost by signing up for Amazon Audible’s FREE 30-day trial. You can also purchase a hard copy to follow along with. The memoir tells a compelling and honest story of the former First Lady as she recounts the experiences in her life that have played a role in her ‘becoming’ the woman that she is today. The audiobook, read by Michelle Obama herself, brings the words of each page to life. You can hear every emotion behind every sentence that she reads and every story she tells.

“For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.” – Michelle Obama

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