*Conservatives can’t wrap their head around why political activist Candace Owens was not included in the lineup of people speaking at the Republican National Committee, which kicks off Monday
Owens has been a staunch Trump supporter for much of his presidency, even going so far as minimizing the impact that white supremacy has had on Black culture. She also created the #Blexit movement with the goal of persuading Black Americans to turn away from the “racist” Democratic Party.
In a now-deleted tweet, Owens said she would have “crushed” former President Barack Obama at the RNC, had she been invited to speak, heavy.com reports. Obama took aim at Trump during the DNC last week.
“Donald Trump hasn’t grown into the job because he can’t. And the consequences of that failure are severe,” Obama said. “One-hundred-and-seventy-thousand Americans dead. Millions of jobs gone. Our worst impulses unleashed, our proud reputation around the world badly diminished, and our democratic institutions threatened like never before.”
Check out some Twitter reaction to Owens’ RNC diss below.
When you find out that Candace Owens’ didn’t even get a speaker slot at the RNC after selling her entire crusty ass soul to the GOP pic.twitter.com/8vKlaePkev
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) August 23, 2020
Me reading that Candace Owens got left off the list for the RNC because the anti-quota party decided that Tim Scott added enough Nergo-ness to the card. pic.twitter.com/3WCMGvOTWn
— Ferrante Jones (@lbwhileblack) August 23, 2020
Candace Owens has been shocking and jiving for the GOP and tRump for 4 years now …and they didnt even give her a spot at the convention…..they dusted her down …. i love to see it pic.twitter.com/b24nLqZSoY
— 🌈Chucalissa WAP Tether ⚧ (@DiamondStylz) August 23, 2020
Candace owens didn’t even get asked to sweep up after RNC after allllllllllll that tap dancing?! pic.twitter.com/p515zpAmJh
— Big Girl Slay 💋 (@Biggirlslay) August 23, 2020
Meanwhile, on Sunday the Trump campaign unveiled its list of speakers over four-day RNC event, set to kick off Monday, August 24.
Here is who will speak at the Republican National Convention (via CBS):
Senator Tim Scott
House Republican Whip Steve Scalise
Representative Matt Gaetz
Representative Jim Jordan
Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations
Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel
Georgia State Representative Vernon Jones
Amy Johnson Ford
Kimberly Guilfoyle, Trump campaign fundraiser and girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr.
Natalie Harp, Trump campaign advisory board member
Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA
Kim Klacik, Republican congressional nominee
Mark and Patricia McCloskey, St. Louis couple who pointed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters
Sean Parnell, Republican congressional nominee
Andrew Pollack, father of Meadow Pollack, who was killed in the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Donald Trump, Jr., oldest son of President Trump
Tanya Weinreis, small business owner whose coffee shop qualified for a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program
First Lady Melania Trump
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Senator Rand Paul
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds
Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron
Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
Abby Johnson, anti-abortion rights activist
Myron Lizer, Navajo Nation vice president
Mary Ann Mendoza, mother whose son was killed by an illegal immigrant
Nicholas Sandmann, student who sued news outlets after confrontation with Native American activist
Eric Trump, son of Mr. Trump
Tiffany Trump, daughter of Mr. Trump
Vice President Mike Pence
Second Lady Karen Pence
Senator Marsha Blackburn
Senator Joni Ernst
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem
Representative Dan Crenshaw
Representative Elise Stefanik
Representative Lee Zeldin
Richard Grenell, former acting director of national intelligence
Kellyanne Conway, White House counselor
Keith Kellogg, national security adviser to the vice president
Jack Brewer, former NFL player
Sister Dede Byrne, surgeon and military veteran
Madison Cawthorn, Republican congressional nominee
Scott Dane, executive director, Associated Contract Loggers & Truckers of Minnesota
Clarence Henderson, civil rights activist
Ryan Holets, police officer known for adopting opioid-addicted baby
Michael McHale, National Association of Police Organizations president
Burgess Owens, former NFL player and GOP congressional nominee
Lara Trump, Trump campaign adviser and wife of Eric Trump
HUD Secretary Ben Carson
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
Senator Tom Cotton
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy
Representative Jeff Van Drew
Ivanka Trump, White House senior adviser
Ja’Ron Smith, White House assistant
Ann Dorn, widow of former police officer killed in St. Louis
Rudy Giuliani, former New York mayor
Franklin Graham, evangelical leader
Alice Johnson, ex-inmate pardoned by Mr. Trump
Carl and Marsha Mueller, parents of U.S. aid worker killed by ISIS
Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship
Alicia Keys Announces Launch of Her MasterClass [VIDEO]
*Alicia Keys has teamed with MasterClass to share her songwriting approach in an online-video class.
Keys’ class is available through the $180 annual subscription plan, which generally consists of more than 3 hours of lessons. The plan also gives users access to the full catalog of 90-plus classes.
Here’s more from AOL:
In the 19 video lessons, the 15-time Grammy winner will teach a class on songwriting and producing, in which she’ll share her philosophies on how to unlock authenticity, empathy and vulnerability.
Shot in her personal studio, Keys will take members through her entire process, starting with developing lyrics at the piano in the Live Room, recording and layering vocals in the Iso Booth, and finally, arranging sonics in the Control Room.
Our newest instructor has sold more than 40 million albums and connected with audiences worldwide with her powerful music. Now she’s sitting down with you to share her creative process.
— MasterClass (@MasterClass) November 24, 2020
“I cannot stress enough the power you have when you’re truly confident in yourself,” Keys said in announcing the class. “In my MasterClass, I’m excited to connect on a different level. We’re gonna talk about what I’ve learned, my process and how to access what’s inside of you, so you can connect and get it out into the world.”
Watch the trailer for Keys’ MasterClass course.
Other music classes on MasterClass include: Usher, Christina Aguilera, Timbaland, St. Vincent, Sheila E., Danny Elfman, Reba McEntire, Jake Shimabukuro, Itzhak Perlman, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock and Hans Zimmer.
Duchess Meghan Opens Up About Miscarriage: ‘I Tried to Imagine How We’d Heal’
*Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, revealed in an essay published in the New York Times on Wednesday that she suffered a miscarriage in July.
The former actress and wife of Prince Harry said the moment occurred while she was caring for her son Archie.
“I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second,” Meghan wrote, describing how she felt a sharp cramp, and dropped to the floor while holding her son.
“Hours later, I lay in a hospital bed, holding my husband’s hand. I felt the clamminess of his palm and kissed his knuckles, wet from both our tears,” she wrote. “Staring at the cold white walls, my eyes glazed over. I tried to imagine how we’d heal.”
Meghan added: “Sitting in a hospital bed, watching my husband’s heart break as he tried to hold the shattered pieces of mine, I realized that the only way to begin to heal is to first ask, “Are you OK?”
“I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second,” Meghan Markle writes about her miscarriage. Today, we are sharing an essay by the Duchess of Sussex about the loss that she and Prince Harry suffered earlier this year. https://t.co/xCJbgPgufq
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) November 25, 2020
“Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few,” she wrote.
“In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, 10 to 20 of them will have suffered from miscarriage. Yet despite the staggering commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning,” Meghan continued.
The duchess is receiving an outpouring of love on social media, with author Elizabeth Day writing on Twitter: “Chrissy Teigen and the Duchess of Sussex speaking openly about something that historically has given women so much pain, shame and trauma, is a game-changing step.
“I, and countless others, am so grateful to them. Beyond that, I simply want to tell them: I am so, so sorry.”
Prince Harry reportedly told the royal family about his wife’s miscarriage in the summer and they were “very supportive,” a royal expert says, Newsweek reports.
Gabourey Sidibe is Engaged, Boyfriend Brandon Frankel ‘Put A Ring On It’
*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.
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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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