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Video: Whoopi Goldberg Burns Ben Carson’s ‘Immigrants’ on ‘Slave Ships’ Comments

During a speech on Monday, the Trump administration’s secretary of housing and urban development declared, “There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less,” adding, “They too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great grandsons, great granddaughters might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”
“Were the slaves really thinking about the American dream?” Goldberg asked, incredulously on The View Tuesday morning, live from Walt Disney World. “No, because they were thinking, ‘What the hell just happened?!’” Immigrants, she explained to Carson, travel somewhere in search of a “better life.”

As Joy Behar added, “And it’s usually voluntary.” She also noted that Carson must not think slavery was all that bad because he also once compared it to Obamacare.

“I’m making jokes about it because I can’t believe—” Goldberg said, unable to finish the sentence. “I mean, am I crazy?&qu…

Video: Trump surprises White House tour group

A White House tour group got a huge surprise Tuesday morning as President Donald Trump himself made an appearance. 
The tour group, including many young children, cheered and screamed as the President popped out from behind a room divider.

Trump called fifth-grader Jack Cornish of Birmingham, Alabama, toward him, gave him a hug, and posed together for a photo. Cornish, 10, appeared to flash an "OK" sign as Trump gripped his shoulders.

"Work hard, everybody, work hard," he said, standing in front of a portrait of former first lady Hillary Clinton.

Trump waved to the group as he walked away.

President Donald Trump stands with 10-year-old Jack Cornish of Birmingham, Alabama, as he surprises visitors during the official reopening of public tours at the White House on March 7, 2017.

"Really? That was awesome!" a young girl said after his departure. Many in the group were visibly surprised and excited by his brief appearance.

Tuesday marks the first day of Wh…

Wikileaks says it has published CIA hacking codes

According to USA TODAY, WikiLeaks published thousands of documents Tuesday it described as the CIA's hacking arsenal in what the website called the "largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency."
Wikileaks said the document dump from the CIA Center for Cyber Intelligence represents a new series of leaks it had code-named "Vault 7." The website says the CIA "lost control of the majority of its hacking arsenal," more than several hundred million lines of code, providing "the entire hacking capacity of the CIA."
Wikileaks says the archive appears to have been circulated among former government hackers and contractors, one of whom has provided WikiLeaks with portions of the archive.The covert hacking program taps into  Apple's iPhone, Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows and even Samsung TVs, which can be turned into covert microphones, the website says.
"By the end of 2016, the CIA's hacking d…

Wiyaala falls in love with her manager; wants him to prepare for marriage

In 2013, she spelt out her ideal man in one of her hit songs – Rock My Body- and four years on, it appears the eccentric songstress, Noella Wiyaala, who is considered a tomboy, has found her perfect match.

The musician, who is hardly seen in public with any man apart from her manager, John Sherren, has over the years been rumoured to be dating her British manager.

When asked on Onua FM’s entertainment show, Anigye Mmr3, to set the record straight on whether the two have something going on between them, Wiyaala responded with a line of that hit track: “…if he is ugly, if he is old, if he is young, I don’t mind. He is a nice man, I like to date him.” Her heartwarming response touched the panelist on the show and triggered spontaneous applause from them but Wiyaala did not end there as she threw the question back at her manager.

Wiyaala: Would you like to date me John?

John: I have always wanted it to be a mutually beneficial relationship

Wiyaala: Would you like to date me John,…

George Michael died of natural causes

George Michael died as a result of heart and liver disease, a coroner has confirmed.
The pop star was suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver, according to Darren Salter, senior coroner for Oxfordshire.
The singer died aged 53 on Christmas Day at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
Because there was a "natural cause of death", the coroner said there was no need for an inquest. 
Thames Valley Police originally said his death was unexplained but not suspicious and an initial post-mortem examination was "inconclusive".
On Tuesday, the coroner said in a statement: "Inquiries into the death of George Michael have been concluded and the final post-mortem report received.
"As there is a confirmed natural cause of death, being dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver, the investigation is being discontinued and there is no need for an inquest or any further enquiries.
"No further updates will be provide…

Watch how a former politician opened fire at his son over land dispute

A former Kenyan politician was last Wednesday involved in a gun incident with his son over a land dispute.

In the video that has been circulating on social media, Jackson Kibort, a former KANU Chairman is seen firing shots at his son Ezekiel Kibor, on their farm near Eldoret.
Kibor is seen firing a pistol while moving closer to Ezekiel, who then ducks and escapes from the area.
Narrating the incident to the Star, Ezekiel said his father shot at him when he found him supervising work on a disputed 200-acre piece of land that is part of Kibor’s expansive 2,000-acre Kabenes Farm.
'The portion of land where he found me is registered in my name and he knows it yet he doesn’t want me to use it. Were it not that the gun failed I would be dead because he fired directly at me with the intention to kill.”

Ezekiel said he reported the incident at Eldoret police station, adding that police have not taken any action.

'They seem to be reluctant. They told me to go away and that they would …

Ghana@60: Akufo-Addo's speech was 'deep' - Mugabe

President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe says President Nana Akufo-Addo delivered a 'deep' speech when he spoke at Ghana's 60th Independence Day parade held last Monday.

The 93-year-old leader said the speech had undertones of a President who finds a lot of inspiration from Ghana's first president Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

Ghana's 5th President, Nana Akufo-Addo at the 60th-anniversary parade in Accra dedicated at least six pages to run through Ghana's struggle for independence.

The 73-year-old president was particular to renew the limelight on the efforts of the likes of John Mensah Sarbah, Joseph Casely Hayford, J.W. Sey, J.P Brown.
He eulogised two market women Dede Ashikisham and Akua Shorshorshor, famous market queens, who financed Kwame Nkrumah and the nationalist movement from their successful businesses.

But his speech has attracted criticisms from pro-Nkrumah elements who accused the president of trying to present a revised history that elevates members …

Photos: Man supposedly develops breast after a lady he promised marriage charmed him for not fulfilling his promise

According to Facebook user, Brian, Jonah Dennis, the man picture above alleged developed breast after he was charmed by a lady whom he promised marriage but later didn't fulfill his promise.

But you know in Africa, whatever we don't undersstand, we call juju. That's most likely a medical condition called Gynecomastia.

See the uncensored photo after the cut..

Marwako Case: Lebanese Supervisor Charged With Assault

The Lebanese Supervisor at the centre of the Marwako Restaurant assault case has formally been charged with assault by the Police.
Jihad Chaaban, who is currently on bail, was processed for court earlier on Tuesday [March 7, 2017], for the police to present the facts of the case, but the process was deferred because the Abeka Magistrate Court did not sit.
The Lebanese national, who is a Supervisor at the Abelemkpe branch of the Marwako Restaurant, is said to have grabbed the head of his Ghanaian female staff and dipped her face in blended pepper.
Jihad is also alleged to have subsequently locked her up with the burning and hurting eyes, preventing the other worried colleagues from helping her.
The 25-year old lady has in an interview with Citi News, said she did not do anything wrong to provoke the attack. But Mr. Chaaban in an apology letter said he did everything possible to get help for the victim after the incident.
He however disputed claims that he locked up the victim af…

Why Chance the Rapper is donating $1m to Chicago schools

Chance the Rapper is giving $1m (£817,000) to schools in Chicago for "arts and enrichment programming". He also challenged big companies and corporations to follow his lead.
Schools in the US city are being threatened with early closure this summer or laying off staff because of funding shortages. 
Speaking to reporters he said: "This isn't about politics, this isn't about posturing, this is about taking care of the kids." — Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) March 6, 2017Chance handed over a giant cheque to students at a primary school in the West Chatham area of Chicago, part of its infamous South Side.
He grew up the area and his lyrics often reference his childhood.
Some of the biggest names in the US music industry, including Kanye West, Jennifer Hudson, Common and Lupe Fiasco were also raised in the city.
Along with the funding crisis, Chicago also faces a reputation for being one of the most violent cities in the US.
Chance met…

Nigerian ex-governor jailed for five years for corruption

A court in Nigeria has found a former state governor guilty of corruption in one of the first high-profile convictions in President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-graft war.
James Bala Ngilari has been sentenced to five years in jail for corruption for breaching due process for awarding a contract worth more than $500,000 (£408,000) for the procurement of 25 cars.
Ngilari, from the opposition party People’s Democratic Party (PDP), was governor of the north-eastern state of Adamawa from October 2014 to May 2015.
It was one of the three states affected over the last few years by the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency.
Ngilari’s lawyer pleaded for leniency for his client saying he had made “invaluable contribution when he was the governor of the state during the trying moment of insurgency”, the AFP news agency reports.
Judge Nathan Musa said the sentence was a warning to other poilticians: “It is my hope that his conviction and sentence will serve as a deterrent to serving governors.”

Annie~Joy writes: Your Tongue Can Be The Tail Of Your Problems. Be Inspired!

Many people are in agony today due to how they handled their tongue. One powerful instrument in the human body is the TONGUE. It can kill and rise. It can at the same time bless and curse. It can lift up and bring down. Many parents weep about their ward not progressing in life and sometimes relate it to the forces and spirits in this world being the cause of it, forgetting the one way or the other said an unsaid word upon the life of their ward, and that has taken authority over the ward's Life.  The tongue can be bitter and can be tasty depending on the one handling it. Sometimes the problems of life that comes upon you is not as a result of anything but rather the kind of messages your tongue carries causes the calamity you might be facing. For instance, insulting or talking negatively about a man of God whom you claim he is not of God can bring unto you many curses even if you know that, that man of God is not of God, Don't make announcement about it.  If God h…

Ed Sheeran Opens Up About His Relationship, Getting in Shape and Fan Reactions to 'Divide'

Ed Sheeran is heating up the charts with his new album, ÷ (Divide), and ET found out that the English pop singer is loving the fan response.
"I spent about six hours last night watching YouTube reaction videos," Sheeran admitted to ET's Jennifer Peros on Monday. "It just makes me smile the whole time."
The 26-year-old musician has been garnering rave reviews for his latest album, which features its fair share of sad songs despite all the positives in the artist's life. Sheeran explained his writing process and why his music tends to tug at the heartstrings.
"I've always made my albums on the road. The road isn't always happy. It's not the most stable place for a relationship or a life," he said, revealing that Divide is his first album that was written after some time off.

"There are some dark, dark moments on the album. My life isn't like that now. Those songs were basically written a while back and I felt they should …

The Car Notorious B.I.G. Was Killed In Up For Auction for $1.5 Million

According to SPIN, the 1997 GMC Suburban that the Notorious B.I.G. got shot in is now being sold for $1.5 million. The sale was announced a week after the BMW that West Coast rival Tupac Shakur was shot in went on sale for the same price. Both cars are being sold by memorabilia dealer Moments in Time.
That GMC Suburban was previously sold at a 1997 public auction to a woman who had no idea about its infamy, according to TMZ. The passenger door was replaced after police took the bullet-riddled original in for investigation. So, the only remaining evidence of Biggie’s murder was the bullet hole in the seatbelt.
The buyer bought the vehicle for her family of six, and she didn’t find out about its history until 2005—the same year Biggie’s last posthumous album dropped.

Kim Jong-nam death: Malaysia and N Korea in tit-for-tax exit bans

North Korea and Malaysia have banned each other's citizens from leaving their countries, in a growing row over the killing of Kim Jong-nam.
The extraordinary tit-for-tat actions come amid North Korean fury at Malaysia's ongoing investigation into his death at a Kuala Lumpur airport.
The North Korean leader's half-brother was killed with a potent nerve agent. 
Malaysia has not directly blamed the North for this, but there is widespread suspicion Pyongyang was responsible. 
North Korea has fiercely denied any accusations of culpability and the row over the killing - and who has the right to claim Mr Kim's body - has rapidly escalated over the past two weeks.
Both Malaysia and North Korea have already expelled each other's ambassadors.

What was North Korea's announcement?
The state news agency KCNA said on Tuesday that "all Malaysian nationals in the DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] will be temporarily prohibited from leaving the country un…

Photos: Wife of Ghana's Vice President Samira Bawumia looked stunning at 60th Independence celebration

Wife of Ghana's Vice President, Samira Bawumia stepped out in a simple, yet elegant dress for Ghana's 60th Independence celebration on Monday. Samira Bawumia wore a cream colored outfit matched with a Kente cloth and managed to pull the look off by wearing a fascinator.
She confidently walked by her husband who was wearing a blue three piece traditional outfit which weirdly complimented his wife's outfit. Samira has been hailed as one of the most beautiful women in Ghana now for her amazing choices in outfits, which for many, prove that one does not have to show skin to look sexy.
Another photo after the cut..

Photo : CIM Confers Associate Membership On Okyeame Kwame

Ghanaian Musician Okyeame Kwame, known in real life as Kwame Nsiah-Apau takes his music business to another pedestal with a new honorary conferment.

The Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana has, on the 3rd February 2017 honoured him the status of an associate co-opted member for his professional use of marketing in the creative arts.

The President, Dr. George Eric Gyemfi-Osew in a remark admonished him as being recognised by the local and international body: "We believe Okyeame Kwame personifies the values we uphold here. From the angle of the youth and students,  we think he's someone who resonates positively with them"

"Branding could be from all angles and he showed us unorthodox ways, which is coming from a younger person with a different dimension",  he said.

The group presented to him a medal and certificates. This was following a presentation by the artiste at the organisation's Continuous Professional Development (CPD) seminar under the the…

Chrissy Teigen opens up about her Struggle with Postpartum Depression

Supermodel/author Chrissy Teigen has penned a powerful essay detailing her struggle with Postpartum Depression (PPD) after the birth of her daughter with superstar husband John Legend – Luna.
Chrissy covers the new issue of Glamour Magazine and inside, you can read her essay.
We know that many women in the BN Community have struggled with PPD, you are not alone. Don’t be afraid to speak up and seek help from a qualified professional.
Read excerpts below and you can read the full letter on the Glamour website;
On John & Life before PPD
Let me start here: To a lot of you, I think, I seem like the happiest person on the planet. I have an incredible husband—John and I have been together for over 10 years. He has seen my successes and failures; I’ve seen his. He has seen me at my worst, but I will say I don’t think I have ever seen him at his. He’s exactly as compassionate, patient, loving, and understanding as he seems. And I hate it. OK, I don’t hate it. But it can certainly…

Satao, one of the last 'giant tusker' elephants, killed in Kenya

A rare African elephant - one of the continent's oldest and largest - died in a suspected poaching incident, a conservation group has said.
Satao II, a 50-year-old so-called "giant tusker" was found dead near the Tsavo National Park border.
Conservationists at the park believe he may have been killed be a poison arrow, although the cause of death has not yet been confirmed.
Satao was named after another giant tusker killed by poachers in 2014.
There are now fewer than 30 African "big tuskers" - adult bulls with ivory large enough to brush the ground - in the world.
"I am pretty gutted really," Richard Moller, head of the Tsavo Trust, told AFP.
"This particular elephant was one that was very approachable, one of those easy old boys to find. Many are the others are much more difficult to see.
"He has been through lots of droughts and probably other attempts at poaching."
A team from the park and Kenyan Wildlife Service recovered the animal…

Peace Hyde, Stephanie Busari, Keturah King & Bolanle Olukanni Celebrated On The Cover Of Guardian Life For International Women’s Day

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.  In joining the celebrations this year, Guardian Life is celebrating exceptional women in media by profiling leading women on the March cover.

Under the theme of International Women’s Day which is #Be Bold for Change, the leading Nigerian publication is celebrating the works of Peace Hyde, Forbes Africa and Forbes Woman Africa correspondent, Stephanie Busari, Head of CNN Nigeria Keturah King from CNN African Voices and Bolanle Olukanni of Ebony Life TV.

The women who are taking charge of changing the narrative of the African continent as strong, hard working and relentless pan African broadcasters have been highlighted as change makers in the media space who are using the power of media to tell impactful African stories via their globally recognized platforms. Cover Credit

Creative Direction: @themadamezeta

Photography: @niyiokeowostudio

Makeup: …

Beyonce's Gucci dress to the premiere of Beauty and the Beast cost $26,651 while her daughter's cost $1752

The Carter family attended Hollywood premiere of Beauty And The Beast on Thursday, all slaying in Gucci attire. According to Gucci's website, Beyoncé's Embellished Plisse silk chiffon gown cost $26,651 while her daughter, Blue Ivy slayed in a Gucci dress which cost $1752. Jay Z's jacket was also Gucci. 
More photos after the cut...