Donald Trump’s Inauguration as 45th President of the United States

Republican Donald Trump soon takes the oath of office to become the 45th President of the United States. Trump’s hand will rest on his family Bible and the Abraham Lincoln Bible when he is sworn in at noon ET. (Read the text of the oath.) Official proceedings conclude with the new president’s inaugural address to the nation.

Warren Mayor Jim Fouts says racist, sexist audio recordings are not him

jim-fouts-1000x1000Fouts denied during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event in Warren that it is his voice and accused the Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel , with whom he has been feuding, of being behind the “phony, engineered tapes.”.

They were revealed today on the Motor City Muckraker website, operated by Steve Neavling, a former Free Press reporter who covered Warren City Hall. Neavling declined to reveal who provided the tapes, only saying that he believes they are authentic.

“Blacks do look like chimpanzees. I was watching this black woman with her daughter and they looked like two chimps,” the male voice says in one of the tapes on Neavling’s website.

In another, the N-word is used.

In two other tapes, the male voice disparages older women,  calling them “mean, hateful, dried up …” and using vulgar terms for female genitalia to describe them.

“I’m not interested in any old ugly hag. I think after a certain age, they are dried up, washed up, burned out.”

Fouts denied on Facebook that it was him on the tapes, but refused to talk to reporters.

Hackel said he released those tapes to the media after receiving them from a source.

John Cwikla, a spokesman for Hackel, denied that county executive was the source of the new recordings.

“He’s not involved. He has no knowledge of these recent tapes. He has no further comment,” Cwikla told the Free Press.

The battle between the two men began over the dumping of dirt at the closed Freedom Hill County Park landfill in Sterling Heights. Fouts called it illegal and has accused Hackel of illegal actions.

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Anita Baker Announce Retirement on Twitter

I am disappointed Anita Baker is going into retirement , but on the bright side she has an endless music catalog with all my favorites.

 

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Eddie Long Mega Church Pastor Die

111204041502-bishop-eddie-long-2010-story-topEddie Long, the flamboyant megachurch pastor whose reputation was tarnished after former congregants accused him of sexual misconduct, has died. He was 63.

Long died Sunday after battling cancer, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, said in a statement to multiple media outlets.

His death came “after a gallant private fight with an aggressive form of cancer,” the statement said.

Senior pastor at New Birth Missionary Baptist since 1987, Long oversaw the church’s explosive growth with membership swelling from a modest 300 to 25,000. The

Long has been senior pastor at New Birth Missionary Baptist since 1987. The church said it grew from 300 members to more than 25,000 under Long’s leadership and became one of the nation’s largest congregations.

The church operated television and international ministries, and built satellite churches in several cities, including Miami, Denver, and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Long was a Christian author, a gospel singer and was also known for preaching and practicing a “prosperity gospel” in which the faithful would be rewarded with wealth.

Long was also known for his flamboyant lifestyle, as he flew around the world on a private jet, drove around metro Atlanta in a $350,000 Bentley and lived in a $1.4 million house with six bedrooms and nine bathrooms.

In 2006, the church hosted then-President George W. Bush and former presidents Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush during the funeral of Coretta Scott King, the widow of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

“As I reflect on his life, I am especially remembering Bishop Long’s support during some of the most difficult times in my life. the passing of my mother in 2006, and the sudden and unexpected loss of my sister in 2007,” King’s daughter, Bernice King, said in a statement Sunday. “During these devastating moments in my life, he was there for me and my family in many ways and I will forever be grateful.”

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Feds release scathing report on Chicago police abuse


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Feds release scathing report on Chicago police abuse-  Institutional problems within the Chicago Police Department have led to serious civil rights violations for years, including racial bias against blacks and a tendency to use excessive force, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report released Friday.

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Floyd Mayweather says A fight Is Possible With Conor McGregor

In an exclusive interview with ESPN, Floyd Mayweather said  a fight with Conor McGregor is possible : “I’m saying right here: Conor McGregor keeps telling everybody he wants the fight – let’s make it happen.

“But of course we’re the A-side. How can a guy talk about $20m or $30m if he’s never even made $8m or $9m [for one fight]?”

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Paula Patton &Robin Thicke going through a Custody Battle

 

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In court documents, Entertainment Tonight and People report, Patton claims she’s “become concerned about (Thicke’s) drinking and drug use, as well as the forms of punishment he is using to discipline” their son Julian, 6.

Patton, 41, says Julian reported the spanking to his school, and told Thicke, 39, his son was afraid of him. The school principal told Thicke on Jan. 6 that a report had been made to L.A.’s Department of Children and Family Services.

Thicke vociferously denies claims of abuse, and in his court documented rebuttal, obtained by USA TODAY,  he says his ex’s recent actions stem from anger at not being invited to his father’s funeral.

“Paula did not have a positive relationship with my father and often made negative comments to me about my father,” says Thicke in the legal document. “As such, she was not welcome at his funeral. It is my belief that Paula only wanted to attend because it would have resulted in additional public exposure for her.”

Alan Thicke died from a ruptured aorta on Dec. 13 after collapsing while playing ice hockey with his son, Carter. He was 69.

Patton and Robin Thicke currently share joint custody of Julian, and according to Thicke’s filing, he has overnights with Julian every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Thicke and Patton married in 2005 and officially divorced last March.

Thicke says he had not seen his son since Dec. 31, and stated he has “on a very rare occasion, and only as a last resort,” used “light spanking” with Julian per his agreement with Patton during their marriage. Thicke insists he has “never exceeded age-appropriate discipline.”

But according to People, Patton claims in her declaration that the school’s principals “advised” her about “comments and statements Julian made to them about the way Respondent hits and punishes in private.” The actress adds that she told them she “had been hearing the same things, and that I did not know how to handle and was very concerned.”

Patton said Julian’s “behavior has become very concerning,” and that the child has “become very tense,” disappears into “what appears to be a trance” and has developed a “slight stutter.”

According to People and TMZ, a L.A. judge on Thursday denied Patton’s request to limit Thicke’s joint custody.

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‘Yes we did’ _ Obama bids farewell in nostalgic last speech

wp-1481921223575.jpgPresident Barack Obama has bid farewell to the nation in an emotional speech that sought to comfort a country on edge over rapid economic changes, persistent security threats and the election of Donald Trump.

Forceful at times and tearful at others, Obama’s valedictory speech in his hometown of Chicago was a public meditation on the many trials the U.S. faces as Obama takes his exit. For the challenges that are new, Obama offered his vision for how to surmount them, and for the persistent problems he was unable to overcome, he offered optimism that others, eventually, will.”Yes, our progress has been uneven,” he told a crowd of some 18,000. “The work of democracy has always been hard, contentious and sometimes bloody. For every two steps forward, it often feels we take one step back.”

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/yes-did-obama-bids-farewell-082247372.html

 

Idris Elba Can Be Your Valentine

Victoria's Secret Supermodels Celebrate The Sexiest Push Ups and The Victoria's Secret Swim Special

Idris Elba appears in Omaze’s latest charity fundraising campaign this time for W.E. Can Lead, an initiative dedicated to ensuring schoolgirls in Sierra Leone receive equal access to education and offers viewers a shot at a Valentine’s Day date with him.

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French Police Arrest Several thieves Associated with Kim Kardashian Robbery

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French police have reportedly arrested more than a dozen people during raids linked to the high-profile robbery of reality TV star Kim Kardashian West in Paris last October. During the robbery, a group of thieves burst into the private residence where Kardashian West was staying, held her at gunpoint, then escaped on bicycles with jewelry worth about $10 million.

DNA left at the scene proved crucial to the investigation, one police official told Agence France-Presse.

“One of the DNA samples matched an individual known to police for robbery and criminal offences, who is considered a major thug,” the official told the news agency. He added that they were able to then “build up a picture of the criminal network behind the robbery … adding that it stretched to Belgium.”

Police arrested people during raids in Paris and in southern France, Agnes Thiebault-Lecuivre, a spokeswoman for the Paris prosecutor’s office, told The New York Times. She added that “the oldest of those arrested was 72 and that several of the others were in their 40s, 50s and 60s, which suggested that they were part of an ‘experienced” group,'” according to the newspaper.

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