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Hillary Clinton Touches Hearts Of Family Members Victimized By Gun Violence

Hillary Clinton is continuing to make her rounds during her presidential race to the White House but her latest trip to Chicago healed the hearts of many who have experienced the emotional hurt of gun violence.

On Monday (Nov. 2), Hillary Clinton made her way to the city of Chicago to meet with the many family members related to victims of the ongoing issue of gun violence with the mothers of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and many others in attendance.

Lesley McSpadden, mother of murdered Ferguson, Missouri teenager, Michael Brown, voiced her appreciation for Clinton’s sincerity during the private meeting. She called the encounter “intimate and powerful” in addition to Clinton being very much open-minded the entire time while speaking with everyone.

“She seemed genuinely passionate and enthusiastic about meeting us. Secretary Clinton sat at a table with ten mothers, and some of us had stories about the loss of a child to police brutality; others talked about losing a child to senseless gun violence in neighborhoods that have sometimes three or four murders a night,” McSpadden told People.

An aide for the Clinton camp went on the record to address the topic of gun violence while at the meeting by stating, "The epidemic of gun violence which demands common sense gun reforms and the sense of distrust that too often exists between law enforcement and the communities they serve.” The aide continued by expressing the focal point of Clinton’s Chicago visit. "Hillary and the family members discussed the need to deliver real reforms that can be felt on our streets and that can rebuild the bonds of trust in our communities.”

McSpadden went on to say how much it meant to her that Clinton set a tone of positivity throughout the meeting. "What will stay in my heart and mind is that she told us we can hold her to her word," she said. "It meant a lot that she didn't make the meeting sad. She didn't make you go back and relive that day she was all about moving forward."

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Tommy Davidson Explains Why An ‘In Living Color’ Reunion May “Take Some Time”

The cast of In Living Color will definitely reunite someday, according to Tommy Davidson. The comedian spoke on the delay during an interview on The Wendy Williams Show on Tuesday (Feb. 25).

Davidson who was on the show to promote his new memoir, Living in Color: What’s Funny About Me, spoke on a bunch of topics in the book, including being adopted by a white family and not knowing that he was Black until he was 5 years old, nearly coming to blows with Will Smith, hiring Diddy as his assistant, and working with Jamie Foxx.

When asked about an In Living Color reunion Davidson replied, “Of course,” but explained why it may take a while.

“It’s just — it’s going to take some time. Everybody’s out there doing their thing. Some little known stars came out of [the show]: Jim Carry, Jennifer Lopez, Jamie Foxx, the list goes on and on,” joked Davidson. “We’re all doing our thing but it’s inevitable that we come back to you guys.”

This isn’t the first time that there’s been talk of a reunion. Last year, comedy agent William Rodriguez, who helped put together the 'Off Color Comedy Tour' featuring Davidson, Keenan Ivory Wayans, David Allen Grier, and Shawn Wayans, revealed plans for a TV reunion special.

In Living Color, which was created by Keenan, debuted in 1990 and became a ratings hit on the Fox network. The sketch comedy series was canceled in 1994.

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Bill Cosby’s Publicist, Andrew Wyatt, Says Harvey Weinstein Didn’t Receive A Fair Trial

Bill Cosby’s publicist, Andrew Wyatt, disagrees with Harvey Weinstein’s rape conviction. Wyatt posted a statement to Cosby’s Instagram account on Tuesday (Feb. 25) slamming the court ruling.

“This is not shocking because these jurors were not sequestered, which gave them access to media coverage and the sentiments of public option,” the statement reads. “There’s no way you would have anyone believe that Mr. Weinstein was going to receive a fair and impartial trial. Also, the judge shows that he wanted a conviction by sending the jurors back to deliberate, after they were hung on many of the counts.

“Here’s a question that should haunt all Americans, especially wealthy and famous men. Where do we go in this country to find fairness and impartiality in the judicial system, and where do we go in this county to find Due Process? If the #metoo movement isn’t just about Becky [white women], I would challenge #metoo and ask them to go back 400+ years and tarnish the names of those oppressors that raped slaves.”

In closing, Wyatt referred to the court ruling as “a very sad day in the American Judicial System” and added the hashtag #FreeBillCosby.

 

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Official Statement From Andrew Wyatt Regarding The Verdict Of Harvey Weinstein: This is not shocking because these jurors were not sequestered, which gave them access to media coverage and the sentiments of public opinion. There’s no way you would have anyone believe that Mr. Weinstein was going to receive a fair and impartial trial. Also, this judge showed that he wanted a conviction by sending the jurors back to deliberate, after they were hung on many of the counts. Here’s the question that should haunt all Americans, especially wealthy and famous men...Where do we go in this country to find fairness and impartiality in the judicial system; and where do we go in this country to find Due Process? Lastly, if the #metoo movement isn’t just about Becky [White women], I would challenge #metoo and ask them to go back 400+ years and tarnish the names of those oppressors that raped slaves. This is a very sad day in the American Judicial System. #FreeBillCosby #FarFromFinished #DueProcess #JusticeReform

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More than 100 women have accused Weinstein of rape, sexual harassment, and misconduct. On Monday (Feb. 24), the 67-year-old former movie mogul was convicted of third-degree rape and acquitted on two counts of predatory sexual assault, the latter of which could have put him behind bars for life. Weinstein currently faces a maximum of 29 years in prison. His legal team plans to appeal the conviction.

Weinstein was ordered to Rikers Island until his sentencing date but was taken to New York’s Bellevue Hospital after complaining of chest pains.

He is due to be sentenced on March 11.

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Normani, Megan Thee Stallion And SZA Discuss Obstacles Faced By Black Women In Music

Normani, Megan Thee Stallion and SZA refuse to be put in a box. The trio who cover Rolling Stone magazine's March 2020 issue, sat down with the publication for "The First Time," a video series where they discussed some of the challenges faced by Black women in music.

“We’re multifaceted, period. As a diaspora and then as a gender so it’s kinda coming in and not being pigeonholed to one space,” SZA said using Megan and Normani’s creative eclecticism as examples. She added that Black female musicians are essentially told by the industry, “Let me tell you exactly how we see you and you can take it from there.’”

“And they try to push that perception on you,” added Normani. “To put that cap on me and to restrict me from the fullest of my capacity. Me [not] being able to explore that just doesn’t seem fair.”

Megan noted that being a Black female artist is about “overcoming being put in a box.”

 

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The interview also features Meg, SZA and Normani sharing stories about the first time that they felt like they officially “made it,” and more.

Watch the full video below.

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