Sean Hannity Takes Down Blog Post that Called Obama Portrait ‘Sexually Perverted’
Fox News host Sean Hannity published a bizarre blog post that claimed Obama’s recently revealed presidential portrait had hidden images of sperm in it. “Controversy surrounding Kehinde Wiley’s wildly non-traditional portrait of the Commander-in-Chief broke out within minutes of its unveiling; with industry insiders claiming the artist secretly inserted his trademark technique -concealing images of sperm within his paintings,” the post read. Hannity has since taken down the post and issued a statement claiming it was published without his approval.
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Black Panther Stars on ESSENCE March Cover
A bevy of Black beauties grace the cover for the March 2018 issue of ESSENCE magazine. Black Panther stars  Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Daniel Kaluuya, Forrest Whitaker, and Letitia Wright are all smiles for the Spring cover while Black Panther himself, Chadwick Boseman, also has a solo cover. The highly anticipated Marvel film is expected to earn an amazing $165 million and debuts in the U.S. this weekend.
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Trump’s Lawyer Says He Used His Own Money to Pay Off Adult Film Star
Donald Trump‘s personal attorney Michael Cohen issued a statement saying that he used his own funds to pay adult film star, Stephanie Clifford (aka Stormy Daniels) $130,000 in 2016. The actress allegedly had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006. Cohen says neither Trump nor the Trump campaign was party to the payment. He created an LLC in the weeks before the 2016 presidential election to pay for Clifford’s silence.
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Idris Elba’s Fiancee Posts Sweet Valentine’s Day Message
Idris Elba showed the world that he’s a man in love when he dropped down on one knee last weekend and proposed to his girlfriend of seven months, Sabrina Dhowre. The moment was captured on camera. Dhowre has in turn offered up her own mushy love thoughts just in time for V-day in an Instagram post. “Baby! I can’t tell you enough how happy you make me and how lucky I feel to have found a love like this, you make my heart feel so full. I love you. Forever will always feel [SIC] to short,” she wrote.
-People

NBA Coach Gregg Popovich Once Again Offers Nuanced Commentary on Race
San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich is known for offering up nuanced, intelligent, and progressive commentary. Unlike most coaches in professional sports, Popovich does not shy away from offering his thoughts on controversies involving current race relations. He recently kept his blunt conversations going when he was asked about the importance of Black History Month. “The league is made up of a lot of Black guys. To honor that and understand it is pretty simplistic. How would you ignore that? But more importantly, we live in a racist country that hasn’t figured it out yet. And it’s always important to bring attention to it, even if it angers some people.”
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