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Eight days after news of the affair between GMA3 hosts Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes broke, Robach gave (UK's) DailyMail.com an update on their relationship: 'It's kind of over now.' The duo have been 'indefinitely' suspended from the show. Gio Benitez and Stephanie Ramos have anchored the show since Monday...


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Bomani Jones who appeared on the 'CNN This Morning' show this week now says, "Nothing I’ve said has spread like my Deion Sanders comments on CNN." He adds, “The only thing in my career that I can think of that has gone as viral as this Deion thing has, is the Donald Sterling thing in 2014.” "Coach Prime" Deion Sanders has announced he is leaving Jackson State for Colorado. He will coach JSU in the Celebration Bowl in Atlanta on December 17, 2022 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.>Read more...


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January 24, 2017

Chrisette Michele Releases 'No Political Genius' Spoken Word, Says "I Won’t Back Down!"

[BILLBOARD] "I am the black song Spike Lee won’t sing, I am the black voice inauguration bells ring," Chrisette Michele sings at the top of her new spoken word offering "No Political Genius."

The singer, who performed at President Donald Trump's inauguration ball on Friday (January 20, 2017) has been the subject of scrutiny since news of her performance surfaced. Her participation in the inauguration even prevented filmmaker Spike Lee from using her music in his forthcoming series She's Gotta Have It.

Michele also penned an open letter on her site, defending her decision to perform at the inauguration. "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Our lives begin to end, the day we become silent about what matters," she wrote. "I am here, representing you, because this is what matters."
This post continues at Billboard. [Read more...]


Here is the spoken word performance below. Chrisette's husband, "biggs4K" on Instagram also had a message for Spike Lee. Let's just say it begins with F and ends with K. Now good Christian folk shouldn't be actin' like that. (Guess not. The post has since been deleted from his page.) 






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