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Anaconda, Bailey Jay, and Billboard: Remembering Legendary Singer and lcon, Whitney Houston @balleralert Remembering Legendary Singer and Icon, Whitney Houston - blogged by @lanaladonna (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s been six years since the death of legendary singer, actress, producer, and model, WhitneyHouston. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Houston died at 48 in 2012 after being found unconscious in a bathtub in a Beverly Hills hotel. It was reported that the singer passed due to cocaine use and heart disease. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Houston’s legacy included winning six Grammys and selling 170 million albums, singles, and videos over her career. Whitney, to this day, is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 songs and is the only woman to have two number-one Billboard 200 album awards. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Houston made her acting debut in “The Bodyguard” in 1992, where she performed the lead single from the film’s soundtrack, ‘I Will Always Love You.’ The song easily became a highlight of Houston’s career, and one of her signature records. It received the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1994. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Houston’s pursuit in acting didn’t stop there. Aside from her appearance in Disney’s ‘Cinderella,’ she landed leading roles in ‘Waiting to Exhale’ and ‘The Preacher’s Wife.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Whitney’s career contributed to breaking the color barrier that so many African-American artists faced. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On this day we remember her legacy, career, angelic voice, and the contributions she made to the entertainment industry as we know it. Houston left behind her mother, two brothers, and her daughter Bobbi Kristina, who died three years later. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ May Whitney Houston continue to Rest In Peace!
Anaconda, Bailey Jay, and Billboard: Remembering Legendary Singer and
 lcon, Whitney Houston
 @balleralert
Remembering Legendary Singer and Icon, Whitney Houston - blogged by @lanaladonna (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s been six years since the death of legendary singer, actress, producer, and model, WhitneyHouston. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Houston died at 48 in 2012 after being found unconscious in a bathtub in a Beverly Hills hotel. It was reported that the singer passed due to cocaine use and heart disease. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Houston’s legacy included winning six Grammys and selling 170 million albums, singles, and videos over her career. Whitney, to this day, is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 songs and is the only woman to have two number-one Billboard 200 album awards. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Houston made her acting debut in “The Bodyguard” in 1992, where she performed the lead single from the film’s soundtrack, ‘I Will Always Love You.’ The song easily became a highlight of Houston’s career, and one of her signature records. It received the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1994. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Houston’s pursuit in acting didn’t stop there. Aside from her appearance in Disney’s ‘Cinderella,’ she landed leading roles in ‘Waiting to Exhale’ and ‘The Preacher’s Wife.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Whitney’s career contributed to breaking the color barrier that so many African-American artists faced. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On this day we remember her legacy, career, angelic voice, and the contributions she made to the entertainment industry as we know it. Houston left behind her mother, two brothers, and her daughter Bobbi Kristina, who died three years later. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ May Whitney Houston continue to Rest In Peace!

Remembering Legendary Singer and Icon, Whitney Houston - blogged by @lanaladonna (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s been six years since the death...

Community, Fall, and Feminism: Cardi B Touches on Feminism in Recent Interview: "Anything a Man Can Do, I Can Do'" @balleralert Cardi B Touches on Feminism in Recent Interview: “Anything a Man Can Do, I Can Do” - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In such a superficial, male-dominated industry, CardiB doesn’t fall victim to riding the wave that she’s “expected” to ride. Instead, she has unapologetically crafted her own, with no-holds-barred. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Not only a rapper but a woman, too, the Bronx native certainly has faced many challenges. However, she continues to prevail, time and time again—living loudly and proudly—despite those who consistently fight so hard to bring her to silence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When it’s all said and done, she’s just a “regular, degular, shmegular” girl, from the streets of NY, who decided to go for it… and won. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She’s simply Cardi—no more, no less—and she proved that in a recent sit-down with i-D Magazine. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During the candid interview, the 25-year-old opened up about her thoughts on feminism and how her stance in the culture is sometimes underestimated. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Being a feminist is such a great thing, and some people feel like someone like me can’t be as great as that,” she says. “They think feminism is great and only a woman who can speak properly, who has a degree, who is a boss, a businessperson… they think only [someone like] Michelle Obama can be a feminist.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And, at a time where even the slightest mention of the word “feminism” still acts as a touchy topic amongst the millennial community, Cardi didn’t end it there. She spoke her mind and spoke it truthfully. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “But, being a feminist is real simple; it’s that a woman can do things the same as a man. I’m equal to a n****. Anything a man can do, I can do,” she adds. “I can finesse, I can hustle. We have the same freedom. I was top of the charts. I’m a woman, and I did that. I do feel equal to a man.”
Community, Fall, and Feminism: Cardi B Touches on Feminism in
 Recent Interview: "Anything a Man
 Can Do, I Can Do'"
 @balleralert
Cardi B Touches on Feminism in Recent Interview: “Anything a Man Can Do, I Can Do” - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In such a superficial, male-dominated industry, CardiB doesn’t fall victim to riding the wave that she’s “expected” to ride. Instead, she has unapologetically crafted her own, with no-holds-barred. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Not only a rapper but a woman, too, the Bronx native certainly has faced many challenges. However, she continues to prevail, time and time again—living loudly and proudly—despite those who consistently fight so hard to bring her to silence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When it’s all said and done, she’s just a “regular, degular, shmegular” girl, from the streets of NY, who decided to go for it… and won. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She’s simply Cardi—no more, no less—and she proved that in a recent sit-down with i-D Magazine. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During the candid interview, the 25-year-old opened up about her thoughts on feminism and how her stance in the culture is sometimes underestimated. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Being a feminist is such a great thing, and some people feel like someone like me can’t be as great as that,” she says. “They think feminism is great and only a woman who can speak properly, who has a degree, who is a boss, a businessperson… they think only [someone like] Michelle Obama can be a feminist.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And, at a time where even the slightest mention of the word “feminism” still acts as a touchy topic amongst the millennial community, Cardi didn’t end it there. She spoke her mind and spoke it truthfully. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “But, being a feminist is real simple; it’s that a woman can do things the same as a man. I’m equal to a n****. Anything a man can do, I can do,” she adds. “I can finesse, I can hustle. We have the same freedom. I was top of the charts. I’m a woman, and I did that. I do feel equal to a man.”

Cardi B Touches on Feminism in Recent Interview: “Anything a Man Can Do, I Can Do” - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In such a sup...

Africa, Black History Month, and Community: Petition Asks Marvel to Invest 25% of "Black Panther" Profits into the Black Community @balleralert Petition Asks Marvel to Invest 25% of “Black Panther” Profits into the Black Community-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As one of the most highly anticipated films of the year, “Black Panther” is expected to break some box office records and bring in millions. But now a petition has begun to have part of the profits be invested in the Black community. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ A petition on Change.org is asking Marvel to invest 25 percent of the profits into Black communities. Creator of the petition, Chaz Gormley wrote, "Through a clever, well-manufactured marketing campaign Marvel Studios and their parent company The Walt Disney Company have targeted the Black community with their advertisements for the upcoming Black Panther film, due to release on February 16, 2018. As marginalized groups have become more vocal, corporations and their savvy public relations departments have turned to catering to these groups - to turn a profit - and this film by Marvel Studios is no different." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Gormley also notes Marvel’s obvious appeals to the black community such as the film being released during Black History Month and Gil Scott-Heron's ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’ playing in the film's initial trailer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The petition is asking those in the Black community to regain their power and demand that Marvel and its parent company, Disney, invest profits back into the community that is most connected with the film and have been faced with “police brutality and substandard living conditions." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ "You have the ability to not only be entertained but to leave the theater in February knowing that a portion of your money will be coming back into your community" Gormley adds. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ "To not only go see a film about a fictitious country in Africa with advanced technology but the opportunity to invest in programs which focus on the fields - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics - that make such advancements possible, in real life.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ What do you think about this idea?
Africa, Black History Month, and Community: Petition Asks Marvel to Invest 25% of
 "Black Panther" Profits into the Black
 Community
 @balleralert
Petition Asks Marvel to Invest 25% of “Black Panther” Profits into the Black Community-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As one of the most highly anticipated films of the year, “Black Panther” is expected to break some box office records and bring in millions. But now a petition has begun to have part of the profits be invested in the Black community. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ A petition on Change.org is asking Marvel to invest 25 percent of the profits into Black communities. Creator of the petition, Chaz Gormley wrote, "Through a clever, well-manufactured marketing campaign Marvel Studios and their parent company The Walt Disney Company have targeted the Black community with their advertisements for the upcoming Black Panther film, due to release on February 16, 2018. As marginalized groups have become more vocal, corporations and their savvy public relations departments have turned to catering to these groups - to turn a profit - and this film by Marvel Studios is no different." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Gormley also notes Marvel’s obvious appeals to the black community such as the film being released during Black History Month and Gil Scott-Heron's ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’ playing in the film's initial trailer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The petition is asking those in the Black community to regain their power and demand that Marvel and its parent company, Disney, invest profits back into the community that is most connected with the film and have been faced with “police brutality and substandard living conditions." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ "You have the ability to not only be entertained but to leave the theater in February knowing that a portion of your money will be coming back into your community" Gormley adds. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ "To not only go see a film about a fictitious country in Africa with advanced technology but the opportunity to invest in programs which focus on the fields - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics - that make such advancements possible, in real life.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ What do you think about this idea?

Petition Asks Marvel to Invest 25% of “Black Panther” Profits into the Black Community-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As one of the m...

America, cnn.com, and Community: Angela Rye Joining BET to Host and Executive Produce Primetime News Specials @balleralert Angela Rye Joining BET to Host and Executive Produce Primetime News Specials - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ AngelaRye has been widely known for passionately delivering political and worldly commentary to the people for years now, and, in just a couple of weeks, Rye will actually be bringing her captivating voice to BET. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The famed CNN political commentator is teaming with BET Networks to host and executive produce an array of forthcoming quarterly primetime news special projects that will address the unwavering issues faced on a daily by blacks in America. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Working with BET always provides a reminder of why I began to do this work. It is essential that we have platforms where we can discuss our politics, our challenges, and our culture through our respective lenses,” Rye expressed in a recent press release. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rye will be making her primetime BET debut in the tentatively titled ‘Angela Rye’s State of the Union’ special, which serves as a rebuttal to Trump’s State of the Union address and will air late night on January 31st at 12-11c, only on BET. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Additionally, BET News correspondent Marc Lamont Hill’s contract with the network has also been renewed, and he’s seemingly stoked to be returning to the family, once again. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I couldn’t be happier to remain a part of the BET family. I am proud to help deliver the programming that our community needs and deserves,” Hill boasts. “I am also excited to be joined by my brilliant colleague, Angela Rye, who will make our team stronger than ever!”
America, cnn.com, and Community: Angela Rye Joining BET to
 Host and Executive Produce
 Primetime News Specials
 @balleralert
Angela Rye Joining BET to Host and Executive Produce Primetime News Specials - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ AngelaRye has been widely known for passionately delivering political and worldly commentary to the people for years now, and, in just a couple of weeks, Rye will actually be bringing her captivating voice to BET. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The famed CNN political commentator is teaming with BET Networks to host and executive produce an array of forthcoming quarterly primetime news special projects that will address the unwavering issues faced on a daily by blacks in America. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Working with BET always provides a reminder of why I began to do this work. It is essential that we have platforms where we can discuss our politics, our challenges, and our culture through our respective lenses,” Rye expressed in a recent press release. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rye will be making her primetime BET debut in the tentatively titled ‘Angela Rye’s State of the Union’ special, which serves as a rebuttal to Trump’s State of the Union address and will air late night on January 31st at 12-11c, only on BET. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Additionally, BET News correspondent Marc Lamont Hill’s contract with the network has also been renewed, and he’s seemingly stoked to be returning to the family, once again. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I couldn’t be happier to remain a part of the BET family. I am proud to help deliver the programming that our community needs and deserves,” Hill boasts. “I am also excited to be joined by my brilliant colleague, Angela Rye, who will make our team stronger than ever!”

Angela Rye Joining BET to Host and Executive Produce Primetime News Specials - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ AngelaRye has been ...

Children, Memes, and Money: Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown Steals Charity Money From Impoverished Kids; Sentenced to Five Years In Prison @balleralert Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown Steals Charity Money From Impoverished Kids; Sentenced to Five Years In Prison - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Former Congresswoman CorrineBrown has just been sentenced to serve five years in prison for using charity donations for underprivileged students for personal use. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s been months since a jury convicted Brown, but today (Dec. 4.) Brown was given her sentence by a federal judge. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Brown faced several allegations including fraud, lying on tax forms as well Congressional disclosures; which ended with Brown losing her seat. Amid the scandal, she also lost the primary election last year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the Associated Press, officials accused Brown of using $800,000 of impoverished children’s charity money for her own. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Brown started her political career in the 1980s as a legislature and joined the House of Representatives in 1993. Brown served 25 years before her conviction in May.
Children, Memes, and Money: Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown
 Steals Charity Money From Impoverished
 Kids; Sentenced to Five Years In Prison
 @balleralert
Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown Steals Charity Money From Impoverished Kids; Sentenced to Five Years In Prison - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Former Congresswoman CorrineBrown has just been sentenced to serve five years in prison for using charity donations for underprivileged students for personal use. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s been months since a jury convicted Brown, but today (Dec. 4.) Brown was given her sentence by a federal judge. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Brown faced several allegations including fraud, lying on tax forms as well Congressional disclosures; which ended with Brown losing her seat. Amid the scandal, she also lost the primary election last year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the Associated Press, officials accused Brown of using $800,000 of impoverished children’s charity money for her own. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Brown started her political career in the 1980s as a legislature and joined the House of Representatives in 1993. Brown served 25 years before her conviction in May.

Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown Steals Charity Money From Impoverished Kids; Sentenced to Five Years In Prison - Blogged by: @RaquelHarri...

Ass, Books, and Girls: 'Girls Trip' Star Tiffany Haddish Reveals Her Goal in Life ls To Help Her Mother Through Her Mental Illness So "She Can Be My Mama Again" @balleralert Read More: www.balleralert.com ‘Girls Trip’ Star Tiffany Haddish Reveals Her Goal in Life Is To Help Her Mother Through Her Mental Illness So “She Can Be My Mama Again”– blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ TiffanyHaddish is having a year for the books. After her breakout role in the hilarious comedy, “Girls Trip,” and her historic hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live,” it’s safe to say the self-proclaimed black unicorn has reached the top only after years of trial and tribulation. But, the comedian says, through it all, she’s “just super grateful.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Earlier this week, Haddish spoke with PEOPLE magazine to discuss the best year of her life and her new memoir, ‘The Last Black Unicorn,’ where she talks about growing up in foster care, child abuse, and her marriage. She explains how she followed her dreams and made it big, despite the roadblocks she faced along the way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I was told every day I’d never be nothing,” she said. “Now I look in the mirror and say, ‘Tiffany Haddish, I love and approve of you.’ It was all worth it.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In her early years, her mother, who raised her alongside her grandmother in South Central L.A., got into a car accident that changed her life forever. The accident occurred when Haddish was eight-years-old and left her mother with severe brain damage that led to schizophrenia. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “After the accident, oh my God, she would say the worst things to me, like ‘You look like your ugly ass daddy, I hate him. I hate you,’” Haddish wrote in her book. “She couldn’t get all her words out, so she’d just punch me. Just full on. Because of her, I can take a punch like nobody’s business. Teachers would ask, ‘Why’s Tiffany’s lip ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)
Ass, Books, and Girls: 'Girls Trip' Star Tiffany Haddish Reveals Her
 Goal in Life ls To Help Her Mother Through
 Her Mental Illness So "She Can Be My Mama
 Again"
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‘Girls Trip’ Star Tiffany Haddish Reveals Her Goal in Life Is To Help Her Mother Through Her Mental Illness So “She Can Be My Mama Again”– blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ TiffanyHaddish is having a year for the books. After her breakout role in the hilarious comedy, “Girls Trip,” and her historic hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live,” it’s safe to say the self-proclaimed black unicorn has reached the top only after years of trial and tribulation. But, the comedian says, through it all, she’s “just super grateful.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Earlier this week, Haddish spoke with PEOPLE magazine to discuss the best year of her life and her new memoir, ‘The Last Black Unicorn,’ where she talks about growing up in foster care, child abuse, and her marriage. She explains how she followed her dreams and made it big, despite the roadblocks she faced along the way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I was told every day I’d never be nothing,” she said. “Now I look in the mirror and say, ‘Tiffany Haddish, I love and approve of you.’ It was all worth it.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In her early years, her mother, who raised her alongside her grandmother in South Central L.A., got into a car accident that changed her life forever. The accident occurred when Haddish was eight-years-old and left her mother with severe brain damage that led to schizophrenia. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “After the accident, oh my God, she would say the worst things to me, like ‘You look like your ugly ass daddy, I hate him. I hate you,’” Haddish wrote in her book. “She couldn’t get all her words out, so she’d just punch me. Just full on. Because of her, I can take a punch like nobody’s business. Teachers would ask, ‘Why’s Tiffany’s lip ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

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Basketball, Energy, and Girls: Muhammad Lila @MuhammadLila Remember the Afghan Girl's robotics team that was initially denied entry to the US? They just won the biggest robotics festival in Europe KOOL ck in Yass!! ❤️💁🏽‍♀️🤖 girlpower 👏🏽 "Afghanistan’s Girl Robotics Team just won the Entrepreneur Challenge at Europe’s largest robotics festival, the Robotex festival in Tallinn, Estonia. At Robotex, the team faced off against 3700 other competitors and 1600 robots in a series of competitions, including robot basketball games, races, and mazes. The Entrepreneurial Challenge, in its inaugural year at the competition, requires competitors to build a robot, design marketing flyers, and present a sales pitch to a team of judges. The winning robot, presented by three members of the Afghan team, used solar energy to work on small-scale farms, the New York Times reported And that’s not the first international robotics award the twelve girls from Herat have bagged. In July, they took home a silver medal for courage in the FIRST Global Challenge in Washington, D.C. For any group of teenagers, those would be an impressive set of achievements, but these six girls come from a country where two-thirds of girls never make it to school at all, according to Human Rights Watch." VIA Forbes girlsintech stem tech NoMuslimBan leanin woc
Basketball, Energy, and Girls: Muhammad Lila
 @MuhammadLila
 Remember the Afghan Girl's robotics
 team that was initially denied entry to
 the US? They just won the biggest
 robotics festival in Europe
 KOOL
 ck in
Yass!! ❤️💁🏽‍♀️🤖 girlpower 👏🏽 "Afghanistan’s Girl Robotics Team just won the Entrepreneur Challenge at Europe’s largest robotics festival, the Robotex festival in Tallinn, Estonia. At Robotex, the team faced off against 3700 other competitors and 1600 robots in a series of competitions, including robot basketball games, races, and mazes. The Entrepreneurial Challenge, in its inaugural year at the competition, requires competitors to build a robot, design marketing flyers, and present a sales pitch to a team of judges. The winning robot, presented by three members of the Afghan team, used solar energy to work on small-scale farms, the New York Times reported And that’s not the first international robotics award the twelve girls from Herat have bagged. In July, they took home a silver medal for courage in the FIRST Global Challenge in Washington, D.C. For any group of teenagers, those would be an impressive set of achievements, but these six girls come from a country where two-thirds of girls never make it to school at all, according to Human Rights Watch." VIA Forbes girlsintech stem tech NoMuslimBan leanin woc

Yass!! ❤️💁🏽‍♀️🤖 girlpower 👏🏽 "Afghanistan’s Girl Robotics Team just won the Entrepreneur Challenge at Europe’s largest robotics festival, th...

Friday, God, and Love: Chrisette Michele Opens Up About Miscarriage, Suicide, and Finding Her Center Again @balleralert ON SALE NOW 20% OFF: Chrisette Michele Opens Up About Miscarriage, Suicide, and Finding Her Center Again-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Songstress ChrisetteMichele is in the process of releasing a new album and to kickstart it all, she released a single titled “Strong Black Woman.” But in the midst of her new project, Michele also opened up about some struggles she's faced that have tested her strength. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On Friday the singer took to social media to announce that she was dropped from her label, Caroline-Capitol Records. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “I complete an entire album and my label decides to walk away from me. Capitol records. I was quiet for a few days… I go into the studio and literally poured out my heart and soul and the label decides to walk away from me?” she said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ She also mentioned how the backlash for performing at Trump’s Inaugural Ball, caused a drastic shift in her image. "I went from someone being revered and loved to facing putting out an album in the worst climate of my musical career.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “I know God. He was kind enough to soften the blow. I promise you, I felt Him cover me like a blanket,” she said. “I told Him I was out of control. I told Him I was having thoughts about leaving and not finishing all He’s called me to. He listened.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ She also revealed that she had had a miscarriage. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “Something came out of me. It was my child. The one my love and I worked so hard on,” she said. “I never knew I could allow myself to be so broken that my physical body would break down. “Just because I had a negative experience didn’t mean I had to become negative and broken. When I lost my child I knew that it was time for me to become a StrongBlackWoman.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Through learning to love herself and practicing yoga, the songstress was able to find her center again. “With every asana and meditation I found my new focus. It was love,” she said. “It was understanding. It was Peace. I could be the catalyst for peace because I now have a deep understanding for what the exact opposite of peace looks like.”
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 Miscarriage, Suicide, and Finding
 Her Center Again
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Chrisette Michele Opens Up About Miscarriage, Suicide, and Finding Her Center Again-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Songstress ChrisetteMichele is in the process of releasing a new album and to kickstart it all, she released a single titled “Strong Black Woman.” But in the midst of her new project, Michele also opened up about some struggles she's faced that have tested her strength. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On Friday the singer took to social media to announce that she was dropped from her label, Caroline-Capitol Records. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “I complete an entire album and my label decides to walk away from me. Capitol records. I was quiet for a few days… I go into the studio and literally poured out my heart and soul and the label decides to walk away from me?” she said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ She also mentioned how the backlash for performing at Trump’s Inaugural Ball, caused a drastic shift in her image. "I went from someone being revered and loved to facing putting out an album in the worst climate of my musical career.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “I know God. He was kind enough to soften the blow. I promise you, I felt Him cover me like a blanket,” she said. “I told Him I was out of control. I told Him I was having thoughts about leaving and not finishing all He’s called me to. He listened.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ She also revealed that she had had a miscarriage. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “Something came out of me. It was my child. The one my love and I worked so hard on,” she said. “I never knew I could allow myself to be so broken that my physical body would break down. “Just because I had a negative experience didn’t mean I had to become negative and broken. When I lost my child I knew that it was time for me to become a StrongBlackWoman.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Through learning to love herself and practicing yoga, the songstress was able to find her center again. “With every asana and meditation I found my new focus. It was love,” she said. “It was understanding. It was Peace. I could be the catalyst for peace because I now have a deep understanding for what the exact opposite of peace looks like.”

Chrisette Michele Opens Up About Miscarriage, Suicide, and Finding Her Center Again-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Songstress Chriset...

Ass, Bailey Jay, and Crazy: When you can't remember if you pulled out or not & she's tweeting "My stomach hurts" Chapter 1 Conception: It was me and my niggas was posted up in the testis when the emergency broadcast system begins to go off from head quarters, telling us we had a mission to do. Its crazy how fast things can turn into a hard situation. Its about 200 million of us deep ready to dp work. We hop on the mothership “Big black destroyer” and began our way to the mission site. Situation getting fishy and I don’t eat Anchovies. The squad faced adversity with heavy rain word to Hurricane Harvey. Both back engines were burst and we were forced to make a emergency evacuation. one by one all my niggas were vacuumed out their respective pods. It’s my turn and I go and land on the landing Zone. I look around and my homies and dying left and right. Not everyone can make this journey. We begin pushing forward to the Goal. It looked like the million man march. Im swimming fast as fuck to be first. I’m surely not the fastest one in the pack. I toss a flash bang to blind the ones in front of me. I use my turbo boost and shot passed them. A Nigga was swimming like Michael Phelps. I get to the finish line and look back to see where my homies is at. Not one to be found. Im trapped into a sticky matrix. I began to notice overtime i was taking on a new transformation. I looked like Goku in the Medical Machine. Getting stronger, growing new body parts, shit done changed. My momma was in labor for 12 hours. She shot me out like a cannon ball. It took the power of a true Sayian queen to release me from this inprisionment. Im finally free. I felt like Oj when he first came out. The light hit me like solar flare i tried to run from it and couldn’t. The doctor holding me checking out my dick. Homie slapped my ass like i was some $10 stripper. Nigga was trying to cut my dick but i wasn’t having it. I peed in his mouth miss me with that gay shit. That day legend was born. All my friends are dead. She pushed me to the edge. (Follow @Genuineguy if tagged or laughed for more )
Ass, Bailey Jay, and Crazy: When you can't remember if you
 pulled out or not & she's tweeting "My
 stomach hurts"
Chapter 1 Conception: It was me and my niggas was posted up in the testis when the emergency broadcast system begins to go off from head quarters, telling us we had a mission to do. Its crazy how fast things can turn into a hard situation. Its about 200 million of us deep ready to dp work. We hop on the mothership “Big black destroyer” and began our way to the mission site. Situation getting fishy and I don’t eat Anchovies. The squad faced adversity with heavy rain word to Hurricane Harvey. Both back engines were burst and we were forced to make a emergency evacuation. one by one all my niggas were vacuumed out their respective pods. It’s my turn and I go and land on the landing Zone. I look around and my homies and dying left and right. Not everyone can make this journey. We begin pushing forward to the Goal. It looked like the million man march. Im swimming fast as fuck to be first. I’m surely not the fastest one in the pack. I toss a flash bang to blind the ones in front of me. I use my turbo boost and shot passed them. A Nigga was swimming like Michael Phelps. I get to the finish line and look back to see where my homies is at. Not one to be found. Im trapped into a sticky matrix. I began to notice overtime i was taking on a new transformation. I looked like Goku in the Medical Machine. Getting stronger, growing new body parts, shit done changed. My momma was in labor for 12 hours. She shot me out like a cannon ball. It took the power of a true Sayian queen to release me from this inprisionment. Im finally free. I felt like Oj when he first came out. The light hit me like solar flare i tried to run from it and couldn’t. The doctor holding me checking out my dick. Homie slapped my ass like i was some $10 stripper. Nigga was trying to cut my dick but i wasn’t having it. I peed in his mouth miss me with that gay shit. That day legend was born. All my friends are dead. She pushed me to the edge. (Follow @Genuineguy if tagged or laughed for more )

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College, Donald Trump, and Empire: Founder of Hustler Magazine Offers $10 Million For Information to Help Impeach Donald Trump, Says "Trump Has Proven That He's Dangerously Unfit" 9 @balleralert LARRY FLYNT AND HUSTLER MAGAZINE ANNOUNCE A CASH OFFER OF UP TO 5 $10 MILLION FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE IMPEACHMENT AND REMOVAL FROM OFFICE OF DONALD J. TRUMP strike many as tion, and obstruction of jusoice in the firing of FBI Director tion, and obstruction The atlempt to impeach Donald Trump wil te with his racial dog-whistiing and unconscionable defense of the KKK and neo-Nazis after election But thore is a stroing case to be made that the last 2. Inciting violent clv stri election was egitimate in many ways-and that after nine tunultluous months in office, Trump has proven he's dan- the Charlotesville rlots. perounty unfit to exercise the extreme power accrued by our 3 Compromising new "unitary executive. massive conticts-of-interest global business empire. After losing the popular vote, Trump was installed only by Telling hundreds of bald-faced lies, and complete igno- the quirks of our antiquated Electoral College, enacted as rance of world aftairs count slaves as three-firths of a citizen, even though they sons to high office. a concession to lower-population slove states allowed to 5. Gross nepotizm and appointment of unqualified per- couldnT vote-a real anachronism today in a mutiutual . Sabotaging the 19G-nation Paris accords to save the society t struggling for racial equity and tolarance. The planet from future climate cataclysm. If that is not at least principle, amisdemoanos, the term is meaningless. apocalypse strikes, Trump might trigger a nuclear world Electoral Colege violates the "one man, one vote valuing Wyoming voters, for instance, at 3.6 times more But most worrisome is that, long betore clirnate-change than Calitornia voters. It was also designed as a frewall against an unstable wac His foreign policy decisions have been marked not by demagogue. Alexander Hamilton hoped that electors would sober reflection, but thin-skinned emotion and erratic, il prevent a Prealdent "with talents for low intrigue, and the edvised tweets, often at odds with established policy. In a ittle arts of popularity a man "not in an eminent degree meeting with a foreign policy consultant before his election, endowed with the requisite quaifications, or one who al Trump inquired three times as to why the U.S. can't use nu- lowed "Toreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in clear weapons. Given his impulsive blustering and megalo- our councils-in other words, a man exactly like Donald mania (actually equating himselt to Lincoln), this is truly Trump, Ironically, the Electoral College backfired in 2016, horrifying Founder of Hustler Magazine Offers $10 Million For Information to Help Impeach Donald Trump, Says "Trump Has Proven That He's Dangerously Unfit" - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hustler Magazine founder LarryFlynt is willing to spend a pretty penny on the impeachment of Donald Trump. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yesterday, Fox Business anchor Liz Claman, tweeted a photo of an ad that offered $10 million for information leading to the impeachment and removal from office of Donald Trump. Although, the headline named Larry Flynt and Hustler Magazine as the financiers, it wasn’t confirmed until Flynt retweeted the photo on his own account. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the ad, Flynt said that “after nine tumultuous month in office, Trump has proven that he’s dangerously unfit to exercise the extreme power accrued by our new ‘unitary executive,” adding that the presidency is “illegitimate.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He then goes on to detail the long list of Trump's questionable acts from the firing of James Comey to his failure to denounce white supremacist, and his “hundreds of bald-faced lies.” In the ad, he also says Trump’s “worrisome” ability to “trigger a nuclear world war” is one of the more “horrifying” reasons that he needs to get the boot. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Impeachment would be a messy, contentious affair, but the alternative –three more years of destabilizing dysfunction – is worse,” he wrote. “Both good Democrats and good Republicans who put country over party did it before with Watergate.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But, he says he still needs “unimpeachable evidence,” adding that “we need to flush everything out into the open,” to get Trump out of office. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, this is not the first time Flynt has offered up his own money to bring things to the light. In October of 2016, he offered $1 million for evidence of Trump “engaging in illegal activity or acting in a sexually demeaning or derogatory manner.” Back in 1998, he offered $1 million and again in 2007 for “documented evidence of illicit sexual liaisons with a prominent member of public office,” against BillClinton.
College, Donald Trump, and Empire: Founder of Hustler Magazine Offers $10 Million
 For Information to Help Impeach Donald Trump,
 Says "Trump Has Proven That He's Dangerously
 Unfit"
 9
 @balleralert
 LARRY FLYNT AND HUSTLER MAGAZINE
 ANNOUNCE A CASH OFFER OF UP TO
 5
 $10 MILLION
 FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO
 THE IMPEACHMENT
 AND REMOVAL FROM OFFICE OF
 DONALD J. TRUMP
 strike many as tion, and obstruction of jusoice in the firing of FBI Director
 tion, and obstruction
 The atlempt to impeach Donald Trump wil
 te with his racial dog-whistiing
 and unconscionable defense of the KKK and neo-Nazis after
 election But thore is a stroing case to be made that the last 2. Inciting violent clv stri
 election was egitimate in many ways-and that after nine
 tunultluous months in office, Trump has proven he's dan- the Charlotesville rlots.
 perounty unfit to exercise the extreme power accrued by our 3 Compromising
 new "unitary executive.
 massive conticts-of-interest global business empire.
 After losing the popular vote, Trump was installed only by Telling hundreds of bald-faced lies, and complete igno-
 the quirks of our antiquated Electoral College, enacted as rance of world aftairs
 count slaves as three-firths of a citizen, even though they sons to high office.
 a concession to lower-population slove states allowed to 5. Gross nepotizm and appointment of unqualified per-
 couldnT vote-a real anachronism today in a mutiutual . Sabotaging the 19G-nation Paris accords to save the
 society t struggling for racial equity and tolarance. The planet from future climate cataclysm. If that is not at least
 principle,
 amisdemoanos, the term is meaningless.
 apocalypse strikes, Trump might trigger a nuclear world
 Electoral Colege violates the "one man, one vote
 valuing Wyoming voters, for instance, at 3.6 times more But most worrisome is that, long betore clirnate-change
 than Calitornia voters.
 It was also designed as a frewall against an unstable wac His foreign policy decisions have been marked not by
 demagogue. Alexander Hamilton hoped that electors would sober reflection, but thin-skinned emotion and erratic, il
 prevent a Prealdent "with talents for low intrigue, and the edvised tweets, often at odds with established policy. In a
 ittle arts of popularity a man "not in an eminent degree meeting with a foreign policy consultant before his election,
 endowed with the requisite quaifications, or one who al Trump inquired three times as to why the U.S. can't use nu-
 lowed "Toreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in clear weapons. Given his impulsive blustering and megalo-
 our councils-in other words, a man exactly like Donald mania (actually equating himselt to Lincoln), this is truly
 Trump, Ironically, the Electoral College backfired in 2016,
 horrifying
Founder of Hustler Magazine Offers $10 Million For Information to Help Impeach Donald Trump, Says "Trump Has Proven That He's Dangerously Unfit" - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hustler Magazine founder LarryFlynt is willing to spend a pretty penny on the impeachment of Donald Trump. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yesterday, Fox Business anchor Liz Claman, tweeted a photo of an ad that offered $10 million for information leading to the impeachment and removal from office of Donald Trump. Although, the headline named Larry Flynt and Hustler Magazine as the financiers, it wasn’t confirmed until Flynt retweeted the photo on his own account. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the ad, Flynt said that “after nine tumultuous month in office, Trump has proven that he’s dangerously unfit to exercise the extreme power accrued by our new ‘unitary executive,” adding that the presidency is “illegitimate.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He then goes on to detail the long list of Trump's questionable acts from the firing of James Comey to his failure to denounce white supremacist, and his “hundreds of bald-faced lies.” In the ad, he also says Trump’s “worrisome” ability to “trigger a nuclear world war” is one of the more “horrifying” reasons that he needs to get the boot. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Impeachment would be a messy, contentious affair, but the alternative –three more years of destabilizing dysfunction – is worse,” he wrote. “Both good Democrats and good Republicans who put country over party did it before with Watergate.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But, he says he still needs “unimpeachable evidence,” adding that “we need to flush everything out into the open,” to get Trump out of office. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, this is not the first time Flynt has offered up his own money to bring things to the light. In October of 2016, he offered $1 million for evidence of Trump “engaging in illegal activity or acting in a sexually demeaning or derogatory manner.” Back in 1998, he offered $1 million and again in 2007 for “documented evidence of illicit sexual liaisons with a prominent member of public office,” against BillClinton.

Founder of Hustler Magazine Offers $10 Million For Information to Help Impeach Donald Trump, Says "Trump Has Proven That He's Dangerously Un...

Donald Trump, Kobe Bryant, and Luke Walton: Kobe Bryant Says He Would Kneel During The Anthem If He Was Still Playing @balleralert Kobe Bryant Says He Would Kneel During The Anthem If He Was Still Playing – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Prior to the start of NBA preseason, the league released a memo to remind teams of the rule that requires players and coaches to stand during the national anthem. Since then, a few teams have announced that they would be protesting the national anthem by locking arms, while others revealed that they will not be participating in the protest at all. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, amid the ongoing controversy, Kobe Bryant says if he were still playing today, he would be kneeling during the national anthem, despite the league rule. The retired Los Angeles Laker player revealed his decision on Wednesday, on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Kneel,” Bryant said, when asked what he would do if faced with the decision. When asked what he would say if he could speak to Donald Trump, he said he’s advise the celebrity-in-chief to “focus on serving, not leading.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Bryant’s former team is one of many that have decided to lock arms during the anthem prior to the start of preseason games. The team’s coach discussed the decision last week saying, “We are in this together.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I think they chose to show that we are united in this and that obviously they have a ton of respect… well, I will let them speak for themselves, but I have a ton of respect for the country, the flag, the military,” Luke Walton said. “But by locking arms, I feel like we are showing that there are issues in this country, and it is a chance for us to raise awareness and still make it a talking point. If you do nothing, then it kind of goes away, and if it goes away, then nothing changes.”
Donald Trump, Kobe Bryant, and Luke Walton: Kobe Bryant Says He Would Kneel During
 The Anthem If He Was Still Playing
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Kobe Bryant Says He Would Kneel During The Anthem If He Was Still Playing – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Prior to the start of NBA preseason, the league released a memo to remind teams of the rule that requires players and coaches to stand during the national anthem. Since then, a few teams have announced that they would be protesting the national anthem by locking arms, while others revealed that they will not be participating in the protest at all. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, amid the ongoing controversy, Kobe Bryant says if he were still playing today, he would be kneeling during the national anthem, despite the league rule. The retired Los Angeles Laker player revealed his decision on Wednesday, on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Kneel,” Bryant said, when asked what he would do if faced with the decision. When asked what he would say if he could speak to Donald Trump, he said he’s advise the celebrity-in-chief to “focus on serving, not leading.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Bryant’s former team is one of many that have decided to lock arms during the anthem prior to the start of preseason games. The team’s coach discussed the decision last week saying, “We are in this together.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I think they chose to show that we are united in this and that obviously they have a ton of respect… well, I will let them speak for themselves, but I have a ton of respect for the country, the flag, the military,” Luke Walton said. “But by locking arms, I feel like we are showing that there are issues in this country, and it is a chance for us to raise awareness and still make it a talking point. If you do nothing, then it kind of goes away, and if it goes away, then nothing changes.”

Kobe Bryant Says He Would Kneel During The Anthem If He Was Still Playing – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Prior to the start of NBA p...