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March 4, 2016

Big Freedia speaks out Section 8 fraud charge: a�?I take full responsibilitya��

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On Tuesday, rapperA�Big Freedia was charged in court with felony theft of government funds for lying about her income in order to get Section 8 vouchers for subsidized housing. That evening, Big Freedia released a statement owning up to the charges, which allowed her to getA�$34,000 worth of vouchers despite having an income aboveA�the federal subsidized housing limit. a�?This is an incredibly unfortunate situation,a�?A�FreediaA�said in an emailed statement. a�?I was…

Expecting mother includes late husband in maternity photo shoot

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NicoleA�Bennetta��s late husband DeontaA�wanted to do a maternity shoot with her and their 4-year-old son Landen prior to her due date, but he died unexpectedly two months before their babyA�would be born. But Bennett, who is due March 25 and is having a girl, decided that she still wanted Deonta to be in those maternity pictures, so she asked her photographer to do something special with their photo shoot. In…

Zoe Saldanaa��s a�?blackface Avatar versiona�� of Nina Simone is worse than we thought

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The Blackest Black History Month just ended, and wea��re now in Melanin March, but folks are trying to steal our joy! In October 2012, it was announced that a movie based on the iconic singer, activist and overall badass Nina Simone was being produced. Excitement quickly turned to confusion and then anger when we learned that the person playing her would beA�Zoe Saldana. When pictures of Zoe Saldana on the…

11 most interesting moments of the GOP debate

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Donald Trump is the undisputed frontrunner for the GOP nomination — and on a debate stage Thursday his rivals acted like it. The barbs flew early and often, as Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz sought to rattle Trump and cast him as unreliably conservative ahead of Michigan’s first-in-the-Midwest primary. John Kasich, struggling for relevance, insisted that the race would shift his way as it shifts north. Here’s a look at…

Source: Clinton email server logs show no breach

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Logs for Hillary Clinton’s email server turned over to the FBI by a former aide to Clinton show no evidence of suspicious foreign traffic or hacking from abroad, a person familiar with the investigation said. The records were provided to the FBI by former Clinton information technology staffer Bryan Pagliano, according to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Pagliano worked at the State Department but was also involved…

Trump under siege

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Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio teamed up in a last-ditch attempt to knock down Donald Trump in a chaotic and unruly debate on Thursday night that was all about the man who has rocked the Republican Party to its core. They hit Trump for donating to Hillary Clinton, for his electability, for his temperament, for hiring illegal immigrants, for manufacturing his companya��s clothing overseas and for a civil lawsuit that…