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Trump Reverses! He’s Moving Tulsa Rally from Juneteenth to June 20 ‘Out of Respect’

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*Lord knows that when it comes to reversing something he’s said or done, it’s almost never done by Donald Trump. Well, this is one of those rare times. He’s changing the date of his first re-election rally since March from June 19 to June 20 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, because it clashes with the Juneteenth holiday.

“Many of my African American friends and supporters have reached out to suggest that we consider changing the date out of respect for this Holiday, and in observance of this important occasion and all that it represents,” Trump tweeted Friday night. “I have therefore decided to move our rally to Saturday, June 20th, in order to honor their requests.”

As president, Juneteenth is something he should have known about. For those (like Trump) who don’t know, it is a day commemorating the end of slavery.

But before he made the announcement to change the date, Trump was the object of a lot of criticism from the black community as well as the man he’s running against for president in November, former Vice President Joe Biden.

“What in God’s name is this guy doing? And now did you hear what he just did? He’s having a rally on Juneteenth in…Arizona,” Biden said at teletown hall on Friday afternoon hosted by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. “And guess what, all the people coming to his rally have to sign a — they have to sign a piece of paper saying, if they get COVID in this, they will not sue the campaign. I mean c’mon man, what the hell is going on?

RELATED: Before The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, Greenwood Was a Wealthy Black Community

Not only was the date of Trump’s rally a subject of criticism, but the location as well. Biden and his campaign have made note that it’s being held on the 99th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. For those like Trump who don’t know,  during the Tulsa Race Massacre, historians believe as many 300 people were killed as white mobs destroyed and burned homes, businesses, churches, schools, hospitals and libraries in the predominantly black Greenwood District of Tulsa, which was an affluent neighborhood called “The Black Wall Street.”

“How racist is Donald Trump: He’s so racist that he plans on having one of his first campaign rallies on June 19th in Tulsa, OK. If you don’t know — Do some research on #Juneteenth and the racial violence that took place in Oklahoma known as the Tulsa Race Massacre, 1921,” Kamau Marshall, Biden’s Director of Strategic Communications tweeted.

Friday, when speaking with FOX News’ Harris Faulkner, Trump weakly tried to defend his Tulsa rally as a “celebration.”

“Think about it as a celebration. My rally is a celebration,” he said, going on to brag about his crowd sizes. “In the history of politics, I think I can say there has never been any group or any person that’s had rallies like I do. I go and I just say give me the biggest stadium and we fill it up every time. We have never had a vacant stadium.”

 

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‘What Have You Done for Black People?’ Obama Sits Down in Person With The Breakfast Club (Watch)

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Barack Obama on The Breakfast Club – Nov. 25, 2020

*President Obama’s jam-packed book tour for “A Promised Land” stopped by The Breakfast Club Wednesday morning for a wide-ranging interview, including the ongoing question by that one Black person in your orbit who keeps asking, “What has Obama done for Black people?”

DJ Envy asked Obama how he takes it when people question what he’s done for people of color, or say that he hasn’t done enough.

“I understand it because when I got elected, there was so much excitement and hope… And I also think we generally viewed the presidency as almost like a monarchy.In the sense of, ‘once the President is there he can just do whatever he needs to get done and if he’s not doing it then it must be because he didn’t want to do,’” Obama said.

He then pointed out that the current president appears to be able to “do what he wants” because he “breaks the law.”  But Obama said he was very confident in what he had done for “Black folks” during his time in office “because I had the statistics to prove it.”

He said that among his accomplishments for African Americans, 3 million more Black people had health insurance who didn’t have it before, the number of Black folks in prison dropped for the first time in years, 30 percent fewer people were in the juvenile correction system, Black poverty dropped to its lowest level since 1968, Black businesses and income rose, and data shows that “millions of Black folks were better off by the time I left office.”

After Charlamagne Tha God pressed him to be more specific about his policies that aided Black people, rather than the “rising tide lifts all boats” answer, Obama conceded, “There is no way in eight years to make up for 200 years.”

Here’s Obama’s full interview with DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God.

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Fantasia Announces Pregnancy in Sweet Instagram Video with Husband Kendall Taylor [WATCH]

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*Singer Fantasia has announced that she and her husband of five years Kendall Taylor are expecting their first child together.

The couple revealed the news during an Instagram Live, check out the cute moment via the clip below. 

READ MORE: Gabourey Sidibe is Engaged, Boyfriend Brandon Frankel ‘Put A Ring On It’

 

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Fantasia has two children from previous relationships; 19-year-old Zion and 8-year-old Dallas.

The singer gave birth to Zion as a teenager and last year she posted a series of photos and videos of her daughter in honor of her 18th birthday.

In the caption she wrote: “I remember the day my water broke. It was the scariest feeling in the world. We lived in Winston Salem at the time and Papa Joe had left the house for a second and so I called the ambulance. Zi, I was terrified because I was so young and I wanted to give you the world but I didn’t know how I was going to do it. You came a little early and at the time I was thinking it was because you were either nosey (lol) or you heard all my cry’s and felt you needed to come on out and protect me. Now I see it was the protection part and still to this day you go hard for Mommy!”

Fanny also recalled a funny memory of Zion as a toddler and the family pet.

“We had a dog named Diva,” she explained. “Zion would hit her from time to time, she was 3 years old, and Diva would always get her butt right back. When she did, Zion would run in the room crying, ‘Diva Said, Diva Said.’ I told her DIVA CANT TALK ZION!!”

In a second post she noted of watching her daughter grow up: “[I’m] having a hard time with this 18 thing.”

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Gabourey Sidibe is Engaged, Boyfriend Brandon Frankel ‘Put A Ring On It’

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*Gabourey Sidibe is off the market. 

Her boyfriend, Brandon Frankel, has proposed and the actress, 37, shared the exciting news on social media.

On Tuesday, she posted a video of the two together on Instagram, flashing her engagement ring. Check out the post below. 

READ MORE: Gabourey Sidibe Says After Oscar Nomination the ‘Seas Did Not Part’ for Her in Hollywood

 

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“It’s weird that people think we’re already married but I guess our hearts and intentions for each other are just that clear to see,” Sidibe wrote. “My BFF proposed and now I get to hold him forever. The funniest man I’ve ever met. The sweetest human to exist. @brandontour made up a song for when i put my bonnet on at night. The second I look a bit stressed and overwhelmed, he jumps into action to take over what he can for me. Every moment with him is a joy.”

“He is the partner I thought I was too independent to need,” she continued. “I’ve learned so much about myself through him and I feel grateful and excited to learn more about the entire world with him by my side. My partner, my best friend, my cats’ daddy, my mans, my heart, my fiancé!!!”

 

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Frankel also shared the video, writing “I asked my best friend to marry me, and she said ‘YES’. So excited to spend the rest of my life with the most amazing, hilarious, beautiful, and inspiring woman I’ve ever known. I couldn’t imagine a life without you. We make the best team, and we make everything fun and memorable. I liked it, so I put a 💍 on it. Love you to the moon and back @gabby3shabby.”

According to The Daily Beast, Sidibe and Frankel have been dating since 2019.

Congrats to the happy couple!

 

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