Wakanda Forever: Black Panther’s Dora Milaje Get Their Own Comic Book!


After the box office dominance of the Black Panther movie. The magic continues, specifically Black Girl Magic with the announcement that the female warriors of Wakanda, the Dora Milaje, are getting their own comic book.


Marvel editor Wil Moss announced the Dora Milaje will be getting a series of one-shots with them teaming up with other Marvel superheroes, the first featuring Spider-Man. Writing the story will be Nnedi Okorafor with art by Alberto Alburquerque.

Okorafor said about the upcoming work, “The comic will be a chance to break the characters out and have them act on their own while ‘they’re not under the shadow of the throne,’ I’ll be focusing on the humanity of the characters, not just their strength in combat. You feel that you can relate to these characters, and feel they are real, not just iconic, but also human.”

The Dora Milaje will be seen next on film in Avengers: Infinity War alongside the Black Panther and all the Avengers. The film officially opens April 27, 2018 worldwide.

Did Rihanna Just Destroy Snapchat?


Snapchat, an app that allows instant communication through photos and videos on your mobile phone, may have been dealt a mortal blow by Rihanna. The company mocked her and the physically abusive incident she experienced from ex-boyfriend Chris Brown in 2009. Snapchat posted an ad for a mobile game asking users, “Would you rather slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown?”

The company later tried to apologize but Rihanna wasn’t having it.

She said, ““SNAPCHAT I know you know you ain’t my fav app out there! But I’m just trying to figure out what the point was with this mess? You spent money to animate something that would intentionally bring shame to DV victims and made a joke of it!!! Shame on you. Throw the whole app-oligy away.”

She then encouraged her fans to delete the app and many have. Shares of Snap, Inc (Snap.N) immediately went down 4.5%. Snapchat had recently lost over $1.5 Billion in market value after criticism from Kylie Jenner and Rihanna may have just inflicted a fatal blow.

Now trending on Twitter, #RihannaEndedSnapchat

Trump Word For The Day: Subpoena

The New York Times reports that Special Counsel Bob Mueller has officially subpoenaed records from Donald Trump involving his businesses, some involving Russia. Despite Trump’s claims during the campaign that he had no business interests in Russia and was has, “no dealings with Russia.” It came out last year that his lawyer, Michael Cohen, had pursued on his behalf a “Trump Tower Moscow” and was negotiating with a sanctioned Russian Bank.

What this means to Trump is that the investigation will not be over for months as it will take time for Trump to comply with the request and more time for the Special Counsel to review them. It means that despite Trump’s warning that his finances were outside the purview of the investigation. They are looking very closely at his dealings and not only how much Trump is invested in Russia, but how much Russia is invested in him including money laundering and bribes.

In the “Word For The Day,” we’ve gotten away from the Urban Translation but management feels it’s time for a return.

Urban Translation: Mueller is coming for Trump’s ass. He’s turning over every rock, looking in sewers, and going everywhere he might expect to find a snake. He’s following the money and the little bitch that wouldn’t release his taxes is wishing right about now he’d never run for President. He and his sons have made statements over the years about his access to Russian money and the chickens are about to come home to roost!

 

The Real Housewives Of The White House


Cast: Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump, Candy Carson (Ben), Hope Hicks (Corey Lewandowski and Rob Porter), Louise Linton (Steve Mnuchen), Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Bryan Sanders), Renda St. Clair (Rex Tillerson)

Setting: The Prince of Wales Roon (Residence dining room in White House)

Date: March 13, 2018

Occasion: Lunch


Ivanka said, “Sorry I’m late, I was rushing with the kids this morning and couldn’t get out of the house.”


Louise said, “Cut the crap Ivanka, you know your nanny handles the kids and you only show up for the photo-ops.”


Candy said, “Can’t we all just get along? It’s so nice of Melania to host us every week isn’t it?”


Melania said, “Pleasure is mine Candy, is important we stay together in these times. By way, Renda called and can’t make it, says Rex was fired this morning while in Africa.”


Sarah said, “Damn, they’re going to give me hell at the briefing this afternoon, I may have to leave early and come up with a story.”


Louise said, “You’ll be fine Sarah, you’re the best. Nobody lies like you do.”

Melania said, “If we could please handle important business. What can I do about all these news stories about Stormy Daniels? Is ruining Donald’s reputation.”

Candy said, “Hmmph, not doing much for yours either.”

Ivanka said, “Why are you such a bitch Candy? I don’t see why you come anyway, your husband is barely part of the White House anyway.”

Candy said, “Honestly, I love the furniture in this place. I’m always getting redecorating ideas for our office.”

Louise said, “You mean Ben’s office, don’t you? You don’t actually work there.”

Candy said, “Can’t prove that by me.”

Hope Hicks said, “Let’s get back to Stormy Daniels, her lawyer is all over TV demanding the right to ‘tell her story.’ How can we get her off the news?”


Louise said, “Why don’t you write a glowing statement about Donald who would never do anything Stormy’s implying. Your letter supporting Rob Porter worked so well.”

“Bitch”

Melania said, “I don’t know what to do, that bastard never stops humiliating me. Porn stars, that damn Access Hollywood video. We sleep in separate bedrooms, I take trips alone, every time he reaches for my hand in public I slap his hand away. How do I get out of this mess?”

Louise said, “There’s always divorce, how bad is your pre-nup?”

Melania simply hung her head in shame.

Sarah said, “Why did you come here anyway, weren’t you better off in New York?”

Candy said, “She heard the rumors about Donald and Hope.”

Hope said, “That was never true, I only slept with Corey and Rob.”

Louise said, “Melania, you could go into acting or do modeling again, that could make you some money?”

Melania said, “All the offers I get want to see me nude, I don’t do that anymore.”

Louise said, “I did a nude scene in a movie not long ago and it didn’t hurt me at all.”


Sarah said, “How many of us here saw, ‘Intruder’?”

Nobody raised their hand

Sarah said, “If you appear nude in a movie and nobody saw it, did you really appear nude? Don’t worry, The President had the film screened last night in the Theatre, be looking for his move on you soon.”

Louise said, “You are so holier than thou Sarah, you hooked up with a man you hired for your father’s campaign. You just married him that’s all.

Ivanka said, “I’m sorry Melania, I wish I could help you, Jared’s having a hard time in the media too so I understand.”

Candy said, “What are you going to do if Jared goes to jail?”

Ivanka stared at Candy, “We’re supposed to be a support group. How does it feel to know your husband’s boss once said he had the ‘psychology of a child molester’?”

Candy said, “How does it feel to know your father would have dated you and is always feeling you up?”


Sarah said, I have to go get ready for my briefing, I hate my job.”

Melania said, “Try having mine!”

Candy said, “I have to leave as well. That’s a beautiful lamp by the way, how much was it?

Louise said, “I better run too, Steve and I are taking a private plane somewhere, he’s always surprising me!’

Melania said, “You’re newlywed, surprises never stop, they just stop involving you.”

Sarah said, “Melania, has Donald ever asked you to give him a golden shower? Never mind, I need deniability if someone asks. Good luck with that Stormy Daniels thing. I’ll do my best to change the subject.”


Ivanka said, “I never should have left New York.”

Melania said, “Same time next week girls?”

In unison, “Wouldn’t miss it!”

Movie Review: A Wrinkle in Time


I was asked, tasked, or volunteered depending on one’s point of view, to do a review on, “A Wrinkle in Time,” the Disney film directed by Ava DuVernay. I knew that I (a middle-aged black male) wasn’t part of the target audience for the film, based on a Young Adult fiction book targeting girls written by Madeleine L’Engle, originally published in 1962. Somehow, beyond my knowledge, young girls have been reading her book and imagining themselves in fantastical worlds, awaiting this book to one day be converted to film.


Having never been a young girl, I more or less kidnapped my 5-year-old granddaughter (Jordin) and her 7-year-old cousin (Sierra) so that I could get their reactions and interview them after the film. They didn’t come cheaply, they negotiated for candy, slushee’s and popcorn, but sometimes there’s a cost to doing business.

I should say if you’re going to bring a child as young as five, be sure she’s tough because there are some scary parts that could cause a sensitive child to lose it. Jordin is my movie running buddy and knowing she handled Wonder Woman, Spider-Man Homecoming, Black Panther and the Avengers movies. I was sure she could deal.

Much of the hype about the movie is related to Ava DuVernay being the first black female director to helm a mainstream movie from a major studio with a big budget. Ava is full of firsts being the first African-American female director to win a nomination for a Golden Globe for “Selma.” The film also won nominations for Best Picture and Original Song. The question was, how would she do on this film, particularly in the aftermath of “Black Panther” and the inevitable comparisons.


Truthfully, there is almost no basis by which to make a direct comparison of the films. Black Panther was perhaps the blackest movie ever made with a black director and cast with a couple minor exceptions. There was a black protagonist and antagonist, the themes were so black that they may even have escaped the white producers that approved the film. A Wrinkle in Time is as non-black a movie as could be, even with a few major characters that happened to be black. While widely diverse, the movie is simply a story with no racial overtones. The one area where you can judge them is competence, and “Wrinkle” did not disappoint.


My guest critics (Jordin and Sierra) will let you know at any time if a movie is boring or too long. Those indications never came. Jordin has seen Wakanda, Asgard, and the darkest reaches of the universe on film yet several scenes generated audible oohs and aahs. The cinematography and acting were outstanding and in the only thing close to a spoiler I’ll mention, Oprah sure knows how to make an entrance. There are some general themes of good vs. evil, the power of love and the beauty of self. One of the highlights of the film is that a generation of black girls will have a cinematic hero that looks like them with Storm Reid portraying Meg Murry, and whose faults were a part of what made her strong.


I read about a dozen reviews on the film before attending which were all over the place. I submit to those who found flaws with the story and in one case the use of the soundtrack. I suggest you should have gone with young girls. My crew had a ball.

After we saw Wonder Woman, I witnessed Jordin break out into a dance as the credits were rolling. She did the same at Spider-Man and is reported to have done so at Black Panther. I waited to see how she’d react at the end of this film? She clapped, and then broke out into what can only be described as the Jordin dance. Her sure sign of approval.

The Trump Presidency: Who Knew “Bust” Would Be This Bad?

There were those who said if their candidate wasn’t the Presidential nominee, they would rather not vote. “Bernie or Bust” didn’t apply only to the supporters of Bernie Sanders but tens of millions of voters who sat out the 2016 Presidential Election, thinking it just didn’t matter. Politicians of either party were basically the same or those who wanted to see chaos, hoping something greater might rise from the ashes. I suspect now that we’ve actually seen a year of a Trump Presidency. Nobody knew it would be this bad.

It didn’t take long for signs to become clear. The very first White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told us not to believe our lying eyes and that the Trump Inauguration was the largest ever. In spite of pictures, estimates from the National Park Service and any known measurement that said it wasn’t true. The administration continued to push the lie, hoping to wear the media and public down with repetition instead of facts.

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Just before the inauguration, we heard of the Steele Dossier reporting secret meetings of Trump Campaign officials and Russian agents. It mentioned Trump’s attempts to do business with Russia. The White House denied all this but proof of several meetings had come to light along with evidence of Trump’s personal lawyer pushing the concept of Trump Tower Moscow.

24 days into the Administration, NSA Director Michael Flynn had to resign after being found to have lied to the FBI about his clandestine meetings with Russia. We later found he’d been an undeclared agent for Turkey, accepting undisclosed millions in payment along with his son. He later pled guilty to the charge and is a cooperating witness in the Mueller Investigation.

The Mueller Investigation exists because Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, later telling his Russian friends including the Russian Ambassador in the Oval Office that it, “takes the pressure off.” In the same meeting, Trump disclosed Top Secret information about another country’s intelligence resources, possibly risking lives.

All the while the lies kept coming, Sean Spicer soon lost his job after being parodied by a woman on Saturday Night Live. Trump was embarrassed by the portrayal so he had to go, leading to a string of Press Secretaries whose credibility ultimately ran out until we got to Sarah Huckabee Sanders who gave up any pretense of truth-telling and is America’s best comparison to Tokyo Rose. I’d be remiss to omit Kellyanne Conway and her, “alternative facts.”

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Trump exited the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), ceding that area of growth to China. He dropped out of the Paris Accords, thumbing his nose at climate change. He most recently imposed steel and aluminum tariffs on a whim, most likely to change the headlines from the porn star he paid off to hide his affair. One of the things Stormy Daniels is prohibited from talking about is “paternity,” raising the question as to whether Trump impregnated her and whether she had an abortion, or there’s yet another Trump offspring roaming the earth.

He has yet to respond to Russia’s meddling in the 2016 Election, clearing the way for renewed attempts in 2018 and 2020. Congress authorized sanctions which he didn’t enforce. They allocated funds which he didn’t spend. It’s alleged that Russia vetoed Trump’s original choice for Secretary of State because Mitt Romney was too hardline against Russia. Instead, we got Tillerson who has gutted the State Department.

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Well over a hundred people were working in the White House without security clearances. It took a man who has battered his two ex-wives to bring it to light and even then, it took a picture of one with a black-eye to get any action. Statements praising Rob Porter were issued by the White House, written by his present girlfriend (Hope Hicks) who had previously dated the former married campaign manager Corey Lewandowski less than a year before.

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One of those without clearance was son-in-law Jared Kushner who has been doing personal business deals in the White House, negotiating over a half-billion in loans for his family business which he still partially owns. He is part of several undisclosed meetings with Russians and the Mueller Investigation appears to have him targeted as well.

When is the last time we went a day, let alone a week without new breaking news about one scandal or another? One Cabinet member is trying to explain replacing the doors in his office for almost $139,000. Inept Ben Carson spent $31,000 on an office dining room table. One flew almost everywhere on private or military planes. One took his wife to Fort Knox on his honeymoon (at the taxpayer expense) while another had the public pay for him and his wife to go to Wimbledon. Trump himself spends a third of his time on his own properties, charging the secret service to stay there and protect him and doubling membership fees, selling access to the President.

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Trump has supported Neo-Nazi’s, white nationalists, skinheads, bringing some of them like Stephen Miller to work in the White House and write many of his speeches. While constantly tweeting his contempt for Jeff Sessions the Attorney General, he’s turned him loose to increase voter suppression and hyper mass incarceration in his attempt to Make America White Great Again.

Trump’s threatened war with several countries, nuclear war with some including North Korea who he’s taunted at every turn. He recently agreed to talks with the equally insane North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, except even that is likely to fall apart because of Trump’s vacillations. It would likely be worse if the “great negotiator” actually met with Kim Jong Un and follows his history of being swayed by the last person he talked to. He managed to screw up Republican attempts to repeal Obamacare despite controlling all branches of government. What could go wrong?

This Presidency has never been about serving the nation and almost every morning we wake up to tweets which send politicians, psychologists, and English teachers scurrying.

I know I’m leaving out a lot, Roy Moore, 19 women claiming sexual assault and/or rape over the years, attacks on black athletes, horrible spelling and grammar, Steve Bannon, Omarosa… More thought on how bad things are will cause me to lose sleep. If ever any of you consider not voting because, “How bad could it be?” Remember Donald Trump.

 

The Trump Presidency: Who Knew “Bust” Would Be This Bad?


There were those who said if their candidate wasn’t the Presidential nominee, they would rather not vote. “Bernie or Bust” didn’t apply only to the supporters of Bernie Sanders but tens of millions of voters who sat out the 2016 Presidential Election, thinking it just didn’t matter. Politicians of either party were basically the same or those who wanted to see chaos, hoping something greater might rise from the ashes. I suspect now that we’ve actually seen a year of a Trump Presidency. Nobody knew it would be this bad.

It didn’t take long for signs to become clear. The very first White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told us not to believe our lying eyes and that the Trump Inauguration was the largest ever. In spite of pictures, estimates from the National Park Service and any known measurement that said it wasn’t true. The administration continued to push the lie, hoping to wear the media and public down with repetition instead of facts.


Just before the inauguration, we heard of the Steele Dossier reporting secret meetings of Trump Campaign officials and Russian agents. It mentioned Trump’s attempts to do business with Russia. The White House denied all this but proof of several meetings had come to light along with evidence of Trump’s personal lawyer pushing the concept of Trump Tower Moscow.

24 days into the Administration, NSA Director Michael Flynn had to resign after being found to have lied to the FBI about his clandestine meetings with Russia. We later found he’d been an undeclared agent for Turkey, accepting undisclosed millions in payment along with his son. He later pled guilty to the charge and is a cooperating witness in the Mueller Investigation.

The Mueller Investigation exists because Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, later telling his Russian friends including the Russian Ambassador in the Oval Office that it, “takes the pressure off.” In the same meeting, Trump disclosed Top Secret information about another country’s intelligence resources, possibly risking lives.

All the while the lies kept coming, Sean Spicer soon lost his job after being parodied by a woman on Saturday Night Live. Trump was embarrassed by the portrayal so he had to go, leading to a string of Press Secretaries whose credibility ultimately ran out until we got to Sarah Huckabee Sanders who gave up any pretense of truth-telling and is America’s best comparison to Tokyo Rose. I’d be remiss to omit Kellyanne Conway and her, “alternative facts.”


Trump exited the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), ceding that area of growth to China. He dropped out of the Paris Accords, thumbing his nose at climate change. He most recently imposed steel and aluminum tariffs on a whim, most likely to change the headlines from the porn star he paid off to hide his affair. One of the things Stormy Daniels is prohibited from talking about is “paternity,” raising the question as to whether Trump impregnated her and whether she had an abortion, or there’s yet another Trump offspring roaming the earth.

He has yet to respond to Russia’s meddling in the 2016 Election, clearing the way for renewed attempts in 2018 and 2020. Congress authorized sanctions which he didn’t enforce. They allocated funds which he didn’t spend. It’s alleged that Russia vetoed Trump’s original choice for Secretary of State because Mitt Romney was too hardline against Russia. Instead, we got Tillerson who has gutted the State Department.


Well over a hundred people were working in the White House without security clearances. It took a man who has battered his two ex-wives to bring it to light and even then, it took a picture of one with a black-eye to get any action. Statements praising Rob Porter were issued by the White House, written by his present girlfriend (Hope Hicks) who had previously dated the former married campaign manager Corey Lewandowski less than a year before.


One of those without clearance was son-in-law Jared Kushner who has been doing personal business deals in the White House, negotiating over a half-billion in loans for his family business which he still partially owns. He is part of several undisclosed meetings with Russians and the Mueller Investigation appears to have him targeted as well.

When is the last time we went a day, let alone a week without new breaking news about one scandal or another? One Cabinet member is trying to explain replacing the doors in his office for almost $139,000. Inept Ben Carson spent $31,000 on an office dining room table. One flew almost everywhere on private or military planes. One took his wife to Fort Knox on his honeymoon (at the taxpayer expense) while another had the public pay for him and his wife to go to Wimbledon. Trump himself spends a third of his time on his own properties, charging the secret service to stay there and protect him and doubling membership fees, selling access to the President.


Trump has supported Neo-Nazi’s, white nationalists, skinheads, bringing some of them like Stephen Miller to work in the White House and write many of his speeches. While constantly tweeting his contempt for Jeff Sessions the Attorney General, he’s turned him loose to increase voter suppression and hyper mass incarceration in his attempt to Make America White Great Again.

Trump’s threatened war with several countries, nuclear war with some including North Korea who he’s taunted at every turn. He recently agreed to talks with the equally insane North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, except even that is likely to fall apart because of Trump’s vacillations. It would likely be worse if the “great negotiator” actually met with Kim Jong Un and follows his history of being swayed by the last person he talked to. He managed to screw up Republican attempts to repeal Obamacare despite controlling all branches of government. What could go wrong?

This Presidency has never been about serving the nation and almost every morning we wake up to tweets which send politicians, psychologists, and English teachers scurrying.

I know I’m leaving out a lot, Roy Moore, 19 women claiming sexual assault and/or rape over the years, attacks on black athletes, horrible spelling and grammar, Steve Bannon, Omarosa… More thought on how bad things are will cause me to lose sleep. If ever any of you consider not voting because, “How bad could it be?” Remember Donald Trump.

Discover Tamika Newhouse: Shadow Warrior


“You Don’t Know My Story

You Don’t Know the Things That I’ve Come Through

You Cannot Imagine…”

It is only fitting that the first “Shadow Warrior” since moving to the AAMBC Journal would be Tamika Newhouse. Shadow Warriors recognizes those who are doing outstanding work in the community and have yet to receive the national acclaim that is on their way. Tamika is already nationally known as an entrepreneur; her Delphine Publications has published over 200 books and she personally has written 16 novels. She founded the African Americans on the Move Book Club (AAMBC) and the AAMBC Literary Awards which is the only entertainment award show for black writers. None of that has anything to do with her selection. You don’t know her story.


You probably could know her story because she’s always telling it, if you could only keep up. Her story is to take every setback and turn it into motivation. Every obstacle is a challenge to overcome. Negativity is alternately ignored or used as a motivation.

“Regardless of what they say; all that matters is what you say!”

But this isn’t a story of how she overcame great odds and became a success. It’s a story of how she makes sure to bring people with her along the way. Showing them how to get out of the hole because she’s already been there and knows the way.

“Find people who have the same focus, the same ambition, the same consistency as you and link arms with them and see what you can get done TOGETHER!”

Tamika was the baby of her family, the “odd one” who always ended up alone. She experienced teen pregnancy and endured the mental abuse from her peers, yet she still had a dream bigger than herself. She still graduated with her class and had embraced writing which allowed her to pursue her dream. Then her mother, Delphine, passed away. She turned that grief into motivation and completed her first novel which won her the “Author of the Year,” at the African-American Literary Awards. She dedicated her life to reflect who her mother was by launching Delphine Publications. She signed other authors and helped them achieve their dreams as well. You might look at it as simply business, but her authors also reflect her dream, and she pours into them as she would her own child.


“I remind myself that I am going to win, because as tough as things get and as many challenges as I have had to face in my life. I have never stopped believing in myself and my dream.”

Ten years later, you can barely keep up with Tamika. Her sixteenth novel, “Plain Jane 2,” is dropping shortly. She’s beginning a National Tour with, “The Queen Pens,” featuring Jessica N. Watkins, Shantoinette Richardson (Myss Shan), Shonda Devaughn, and herself. Queen Pens is Tamika’s concept. The “Queens” are not authors from Delphine Publications but fellow publishers with their own companies. She could see them as formidable competitors but instead views them as part of the creative community with whom she can work with instead of oppose.


She recently took a long overdue vacation which lasted all of 48 hours. We probably need to talk to Tamika about the definition of vacation. She says, “I may allow myself a week after the Awards.”

By the Awards she means the AAMBC Literary Awards to be held June 7–10, in Atlanta, GA. The Awards will feature a stop of the Queen Pens tour, live performances, an Urban Book Bash, celebrities, parties, book signings and much more.


Included in the events is CreativeCon, a free conference bringing emerging literary creatives together with educators and skilled professionals in publishing and film. It includes tips on branding, self-publishing, screenwriting, a pitch fest to a Hollywood panel, a Head Shot Party and several speakers including of course, Tamika Newhouse.

Tamika has immersed herself in the AAMBC Literary Awards, except for the several other projects she’s juggling. While doing all this, she’s bringing others along, helping them achieve their goals and reach their dreams.


“Creating platforms for black creatives has been my life’s focus simply because we have to push our own. We have been conditioned for far too long for subpar support. I want us to be seen for the real stars that we are.”

The AAMBC Literary Awards will come and go. Tamika will be off soon on a different project and may well let that one-week vacation slip until another time. What she won’t do is stop believing in her dream, finding other dreamers to help achieve theirs, provided they have the drive and will to achieve them. Her nickname is, “Bosslady” yet she’s as down to earth and accessible as anyone you’ll ever meet. Tamika is indeed a Shadow Warrior!

Shadow Warriors will be published monthly at its new home in the AAMBC Journal. We are always looking for nominees and welcome your input in the comments. Discover previous Shadow Warriors at: Shadow Warriors

The Other Steele Dossier: Putin Says Nyet To Romney

In January 2017, just before the Presidential Inauguration, Buzzfeed published the Christopher Steele dossier which alleged among other things; clandestine meetings between Russians and Trump campaign officials, Trump’s pursuit of real estate deals in Russia, and hookers engaging in activities involving urine in a Moscow hotel at Trump’s requested.

While the prostitutes peeing on a bed has never been proven true or false. Most of the other allegations have proved true over time. Multiple Trump surrogates had their secret meetings uncovered and we learned about plans for Trump Tower Moscow.

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We learned more last August when Sen. Diane Feinstein released transcripts from 10 hours of testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee of Glenn Simpson from FusionGPS that oversaw the research.

Now we learn of the existence of a second Steele Dossier. One written after Steele’s relationship with FusionGPS ended. Revealing more disturbing actions by Trump and his cronies.

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In this dossier, more of a memo actually. We learn that Russia vetoed the selection of Mitt Romney for Secretary of State, wanting someone less hardline towards Russia. As a Presidential candidate, Romney declared Russia, “our Number 1 geopolitical foe.” Romney who was being considered for Secretary of State by Trump during a lengthy courting process was suddenly dropped from consideration and just as suddenly, Rex Tillerson, former CEO of Exxon was named instead. Tillerson was the holder of the 2013 “Order of Friendship Medal,” personally presented by Vladimir Putin for his work on a deal between Exxon and Russian state-controlled oil giant, Rosneft. The memo does not allege that Russia selected Tillerson specifically, although that is not ruled out.

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When we look at what Russia got with a Secretary Tillerson? You got a State Department that failed (along with Trump) to implement the sanctions on Russia imposed by Congress. Tillerson failed to spend one dollar of the $120 authorized by Congress to target Russian interference in our elections. America has ceded Syria to Russian control and has done nothing to confront Russian interference in international elections in addition to our own. Sounds like they got a good deal!

Steele Dossier: Hookers. Collusion and Blackmail

Why Black Americans Empathize with Michael B Jordan’s Eric Killmonger over Boseman’s T’Challa

Very little to disagree with. This film is deep on so many levels!

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Because Eric Killmonger is a reflection of many Black American’s on a much deeper level than T’Challa. In fact, many Black American’s do not know T’Challa. They know Eric. This is why most Black Americans, more so than sympathize with him, empathize with him. They can put their lives into his shoes.

I’ve only seen the movie once (which is only important when talking about a movie nearing $900 million dollars worldwide and is #1 in the World…the world ya’ll…that people have seen two and three times.) If I had the time would I see it again? Of course, I would.

Saying this, I have only read two articles that brought up the real concerning the conflict between T’Challa and Killmonger (cited below). I liked that they put this conflict  in the movie because (as I believe one of the actors pointed out)…

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