I took some time before writing this to really process my thoughts on this matter. August Alsina, in my opinion, is a victim. It’s my job as someone with a platform to not make a joke of his situation. Jada didn’t seem give him that much, but I’ll try.
In this episode, Will is in the seat as a Jada/Willow hybrid, sprinkling mhmms about the room in the vain of his daughter. They opened the episode with irony. Jada had a lack of self-awareness. They claimed that this situation was nobody else’s business. It takes a lot of gall to be Jada Pinkett-Smith, a woman who has re-entered public conversation by putting a table in her house and having personal conversations about her own family and then tell people to stay out of her business. That’s literally not her brand.
We move on to her half-admitting that there was a relationship, calling it an “entanglement”. Simultaneously, they both admit that August was vulnerable (“sick”) when they met him. But, here’s the point where they begin to gaslight. The majority of the video is centered around the fact that, about 4 ½ years ago, they had “broken up.” They pose this situation as a kind of affair. Rather than addressing how inappropriate this situation was, they talk ad nauseum about their relationship and the fact that their love is strong again. I cried.
I cried because I’ve been August, manipulated by an older man, used in a time of need. I cried because these people have found a way to spin this situation and escape accountability. In my opinion, Will and Jada have been allowed to coddle oppressors for a few years now, and they’ve done it again, here. But, hey, Bad Marriage For Life, right?
Chadwick Boseman Passes Away At 43
Actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for his role as King T’Challa in the box office smash “Black Panther” passed away from colon cancer Friday.
The actor was first diagnosed with stage 3 cancer in 2016, but remained active in his career with much of his work being released post-diagnosis. A statement from his family confirmed that he continued to work despite his cancer progressing, befitting a man who brought America’s first Black superhero to the silver screen.
As the news of the actor’s death spread, many took to social media to share their condolences.
The tributes continue to flood in as news of his passing continues to ripple through. Read the official statement from his family below.
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.
Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.
A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.
It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.
He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.
The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”
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Steve Bannon Arrested on Border Wall Fundraising Scheme
Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s former political adviser, and three other leaders of the“We Build the Wall” online fundraising campaign have been indicted on wire fraud and money laundering charges by federal prosecutors.
Federal agents and officials from the United States Postal Inspection arrested Bannon while he was on a boat located off the eastern coast of Connecticut.
Bannon is expected to make his initial court appearance in New York later today, according to the US attorney’s office. Bannon’s attorney, Bill Burck, declined to comment on the matter.
Audrey Strauss, acting Manhattan U.S attorney, issued the following statement:
“As alleged, the defendants defrauded hundreds of thousands of donors, capitalizing on their interest in funding a border wall to raise millions of dollars, under the false pretense that all of that money would be spent on construction. While repeatedly assuring donors that Brian Kolfage, the founder and public face of We Build the Wall, would not be paid a cent, the defendants secretly schemed to pass hundreds of thousands of dollars to Kolfage, which he used to fund his lavish lifestyle. We thank the USPIS for their partnership in investigating this case, and we remain dedicated to rooting out and prosecuting fraud wherever we find it.”
According to the charges, Kolfage—one of the crowdfunding organizers, spent more than $350,000 of the donations on personal expenses. These expenses include a luxury SUV, a golf cart, cosmetic surgery, home renovations, jewelry, personal tax payments, and credit card debt.
The four individuals being charged—Bannon, Kolfage, Andrew Badolato, and Timothy Shea—are charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, CNN reports.