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The U.S, U.K and France Respond To Syria Chemical Attack!

Damascus skies erupted with surface to air missile fire as the U.S. launched an attack on Syria on Saturday, April 14, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump announced the airstrikes were in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons.
Damascus skies erupted with surface to air missile fire as the U.S. launched an attack on Syria on Saturday, April 14, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump announced the airstrikes were in retaliation for the country’s alleged use of chemical weapons.  (HASSAN AMMAR / AP)

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The U.S, U.K and France have fired missiles to Syria In Douma in response to the chemical attack caused by Assad Regime. The U.S launched more than 105 Missiles and hit all three targets successfully.

Defense Secretary James Mattis said, “a little more than a double” Weapons were used compared to last year 2017 in which only 59 Tomahawk Missiles were involved.

“We were very precise and proportionate, but at the same time it was a heavy strike,” Mattis said.

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President Trump thanked the allies in his tweet:

 “A perfectly executed strike last night. Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military. Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished!”

According to a Defense Department, the attack involved munitions fired from naval vessels and aircraft’s which included 100 tomahawk cruise missiles.

Satellite Images of the before and after were shared by  ISI Image Sat International with Fox News. The photo taken Saturday shows the main buildings destroyed.

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The Left image was taken in August 2013, and the right image was taken Saturday after the missiles.

The U.S has been distressed hoping that Russian soldiers were safe. Days before the Missiles were fired, The US military claimed they would notify Russian counterparts of possible target before a strike. In last year’s airstrikes, Russia was given an advanced warning. This year the U.S did not communicate with Russia about the strikes on Syria. Russia has bases and soldiers in Syria. The miscommunication and injury of any soldiers may lead to a conflict between Russia and the US.

 

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International Olympic Committee BANS Russia from 2018 Winter Games for Systematic Doping

The IOC has BANNED Russia from participating in the ’18 Winter Olympics after the country was busted running a massive doping scheme.

Athletes from Russia — in every sport — won’t be allowed to compete, the Russian flag won’t be flown, and officials from the country aren’t welcome in PyeongChang, South Korea where the games are being held.

The Russian athletes who can prove they aren’t doping will be allowed to compete under a neutral flag — but they can’t rep a country.

The unprecedented penalty comes after the IOC completed an independent investigation into the country for operating an expansive state-sponsored doping program.

The United States Olympic Committee addressed the punishment, saying :

“The IOC took a strong and principled decision. There were no perfect options, but this decision will clearly make it less likely that this ever happens again. Now it is time to look ahead to PyeongChang.”

Definitely not a good move or look for Russia at the moment.

Protest for Social Justice

 

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Colin Kaepernick, right, and Eric Reid kneeling during the national anthem before an N.F.L. game last year. Credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press

Written By: Keter Crosby

The National Anthem has become the topic of discussion this week after coaches and players protest on NFL Sunday by taking a knew during its singing across the league. Former San Francisco Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, has become a household name most notably for his kneeling during the singing of the National Anthem last year.

Colin Kaepernick’s protest has stirred up a lot of controversy starting last year and entering into this current season. Resulting, in outcries for a cultural ban of the NFL in the black community. We must first reiterate the reason why Colin took a knee protesting the flag in the first place. Last year the ex-NFL quarterback took a knee to protest the murdering of black males in America by police officers. This protest had nothing to do with Military veterans; this has everything to do with the unjust treatment of Blacks and Minorities in America.

This ongoing protest has drawn a lot of attention by the national media. Nick Cannon has always been vocal about social justice and equality. He joined members of the community in St. Louis, Missouri who were marching after Jason Stockley’s acquittal for killing Anthony Lamar Smith. These protests have been receiving more attention after POTUS stated “Get these sons of b****es off the field”.

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#Stand4What? #Food4Thought /via @NickCannon #SpokenSundays #StandForWhat #poetry Swipe 👈🏾 (Full poem on Facebook.com/NickCannon) Stand For what?! You want me to stand for a song that continues to remind me of all the harms that have done me wrong? Stand for what?! For your Army that none of our sons truly belong Stand for what? The 100 years it took them to convince Congress to become the anthem after 40 failed attempts Stand for what? Your forefathers who really just Pimps. Stand for What? A song about War, not freedom That's how you want to lead them Brainwash your people? that's how you want to treat em Slavemasters whips to Cops night sticks, that's how you continue to beat em. Stand for what the beginning of Slavery in 1619 Or the end of those Black Marines of 1814 That's really what the lyrics are about They may have taken the word slave out but they forget to remove the slave connotations from their brains and they mouth The mentality to make America Greater than your imagination is how you pout Hating because we burned down their White House Gave proof through the night, that its light out For the old elitist white man thinking Drunk off they ass with power at baseball games singing and drinking Man stand for what? Stand for something or fall for dumb shit! Stand for what To salute the Red White and Blue, on a Flag where my Colors not reflected Stand for what To uphold laws that were embedded to have my community negatively affected Stand for what Your racist systemic melodies of mind manipulating rhetoric? Did you know the government pays Sports organizations for plays, to make people more patriotic This MK Ultra Soul control needs to stop it I can still love my country and hate that fucked up song about rockets, and bombs bursting air Reminds me of Charlottesville's vicious glares And police shootings with no care like the dash cameras wasn't there. Stand for what Monuments and statues of old slave masters Constant reminders of our nations disasters The Heros in Houston, the Doctors, the Poets and the Pastors. That's who I want to shape our greatness after I honor and respect our men and women of service But we've been taught to idolize wars wi

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I believe those remarks speak volume about the current state of the nation. I am not now nor will I ever be a fan of silent protest and marching. Protests, rallies, and marches are easily dismissed by the main stream media and very seldom taken seriously. When has this country ever stood up for the rights and freedoms of all its citizens? When has the concerns of the misrepresented or disenfranchised ever been addressed on a national scale?

This country’s very system of politics and government has been built off the oppression of the minority. We cannot forget the history of the country because history without fail will repeat itself. What is under scrutiny? The systematic mistreatment of not just the minority, but the voiceless majority is under protested. The rhetoric explaining the righteousness and honor of this American system is spread by those that have a voice of influence in the media and news.

                  The truth will never see the light of day when the liars of this system are controlling your access to information. It is not a person that we are warring against. Nor is it a group of people that we are in opposition to.  American ideologies has conditioned people to justify the murder of unarmed civilians. It is the indoctrination of American people that is the true adversary.

The national attention that this protest is receiving can either be good or bad. It can either bring light to an existing problem or it can cause a further racial divide. One thing is for sure, the struggle for equality and justice continues. We as a people must realize the grave injustice that has struck this country.

 

Watch: Xscape Reunites and Prepares for Their Newly-Announced Tour in ‘Still Kickin’ It’ Trailer [Video]

Kandi Burruss, Tameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle, LaTocha Scott and Tamika Scott have reunited and 90s girl group Xscape is back in business — or so it seems.

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In the newly-released trailer for Still Kickin’ It, the ladies try to work through their differences as they prepare to take the stage together for the first time in nearly 20 years.

While they certainly have a LOT of issues to work out, the good news is that Xscape has announced ‘The Great Xscape Tour’ that kicks off in November.

Check out the ‘Still Kickin’ It’ trailer below and click here for tour information.

The four-part special premieres Nov. 5 right after ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta.’ 

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CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD SETTLES ROLLING STONE TRANSPHOBIC DISPUTE WITH NBJC DONATION

Charlamagne tha God and Rolling Stone have settled their beef in a charitable way … teaming up to make a donation after the magazine printed a headline falsely accusing him of making transphobic comments.

We’re told the money will go to the National Black Justice Coalition. The exact amount is unknown but we’re told it’s in the thousands.

The ‘Breakfast Club’ host had fired off a legal letter to RS demanding an apology and retraction after they picked up his July interview with comedian, Lil Duval. Duval had made headlines by alluding that he’d kill a transgender woman if he discovered he’d unknowingly slept with one. RS then ran a headline saying Charlamagne made transphobic comments, which Charlamagne called defamatory since he never made such remarks. Rolling Stone later changed the headline.

In a joint statement on Thursday, Charlamagne and Rolling Stone explained: “We hope this gesture brings more attention to the very important issue of equal rights and treatment of the LGBTQ community.”

 

TYLER PERRY DONATING $1 MIL FOR HARVEY RELIEF $250K to Osteen’s Church

Tyler Perry is joining in with the donations by so many other major artist and celebrities. In the wake up the Hurricane Harvey devastation, he is donating his own cash to relief efforts and spreading it around to charities that have boots on the ground.

Tyler commended the massive relief efforts in Houston  … committing to a $1 million gift. He went to bat for Pastor Joel Osteen too, who’s taken heat for not immediately opening the doors to evacuees.

Tyler says he knows Joel well and that’s simply not the case … and he’s giving him $250k to show he’s still got his back.

Perry’s also giving $250k to Beyonce‘s pastor’s church, and will decide who to donate the other $500k to soon … but says he’s making sure it gets directly to the people who need it.

We are sure there will be some backlash behind his donation to Joel Osteen with the media heated recently when a video went viral stating that the pastor was refusing to open his church doors to victims of the storm.

HURRICANE HARVEY FOOD FIGHT Refugees and Volunteers Get Different Menus

According to TMZ News, the rescue shelters have literally been lifesavers for thousands of displaced people in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, but there has been some grousing over a disparity in the food served to the evacuees and the food served to the volunteers.

It seems there are bigger fish to fry though because some say that some evacuees at the Convention Center are complaining that they are served hot dogs, beans and chips, while the volunteers are getting pasta, rice, brownies, waffles and various beverages, included malts and shakes.

Sources state that there are thousands of evacuees and it’s a lot harder and more expensive to serve them than the volunteers who are there.

Its being said that the reason for the disparity is that people are bringing food in from the outside specifically for the volunteers.

Everyone is appreciative of the efforts people have made to provide food, shelter and comfort to the thousands of people in desperate need.

How do you feel about this topic? Does it matter who is eating better to you? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.