Edwin Hawkins, a pioneering force in gospel music, best known for his Grammy-award winning crossover gospel classic, ‘Oh Happy Day’, has died. Hawkins, who was battling pancreatic cancer, passed away at his Pleasanton, Calif home. He was 74.
It was supposed to be a big winner in movie theaters across the country and a big win for Empire star Taraji P. Henson, but sadly that was not the case for “Proud Mary”, which debuted at #8 on its opening weekend with a box office take of $10 million—half of the $20 million it was projected to make.
Responding to reports that President Trump declared the nations of Haiti and Africa to be “S---hole countries” during a meeting concerning immigration reform, and subsequently praised Norway in comparison; the Congressional Black Caucus are calling on the President to retract his comments and apologize.
Oprah Winfrey’s rousing acceptance speech may have ignited hopes on the part of a great many Americans of a possible bid for the White House, but polls show that the billionaire media maven would have her work cut out for her if she was seriously thinking of running.
With California’s legalization of retail marijuana, Snoop Dogg partnered with Jack in the Box for a test run of “munchies meals” and Whoopie Goldberg has launched a line of medical marijuana products aimed at relieving severe menstrual cramp.
And Mike Tyson knows a good deal when he sees one. The former heavyweight champ is opening a 40-acre marijuana resort in Southern California to produce high-quality strains of marijuana compounds.
November will mark the 20th Anniversary of our Annual First Ladies High Tea, honoring the contributions of female leaders and women of faith to the Los Angeles community. For more information, visit www.firstladieshightea.com
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