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Trump Still Doesn’t Like Border Wall Deal but is Against Another Government Shutdown

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President Trump balked at a congressional deal for a southern border wall presented on Monday night. The proposal deal of $1.375 billion was below the $5.7 billion Trump asked for.  “Am I happy at first glance? I just got to see it,” Trump asked at a meeting at the White House. “The answer is no, I’m not. I’m not happy.” he continued. Trump also added “I don’t think you’re going to see a shutdown. I wouldn’t want to go to it, no.” To read more about this story click here.

Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax 2nd Accuser Said She Was Also Raped by Former NBA Player Cory Maggatte at Duke University

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The second woman who accused Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of rape said she was also raped by former NBA player Cory Maggatte. Meredith Watson’s lawyer released a statement last Friday that revealed what happened to her client. “Ms. Watson was raped by a basketball player during her sophomore year at Duke. She went to the Dean, who provided no help and discouraged her from pursuing the claim further. Ms. Watson also told friends, including Justin Fairfax,” the statement said. Maggatte played for  Duke in the 1998-99 season. He went on to play 13 seasons in the NBA. Watson claimed that the raped occurred in 1999.Maggatte released a statement through Times that denied the allegation. “It has only been through media accounts and a statement from Meredith Watson’s lawyer that I first learned or heard of anything about these sexual assault allegations,” Maggatte said. “I have never sexually assaulted anyone in my life and I completely and categorically deny any such charge,” he continued.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s “indentured servants” Comment Further Shows What He Thinks about Blacks

By: Jarrod Horton

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In an interview with Gayle King on “CBS This Morning,” Virginia Governor Ralph Northam tried to clean up his reputation as a racist. Instead, he showed his distorted view on American history with Blacks and slavery. Instead of calling slavery by name, he called Blacks “indentured servants.”

“We are now at the 400-year anniversary,” the Democratic governor said. “Just 90 miles here in 1619, the first indentured servants from Africa landed on our shores in Old Point Comfort, what we call now Fort Monroe, and while…” Northam said before being interrupted by King. “Also known as slavery,” Gayle King said.

Northam is embroiled in controversy from a 1984 photo in his yearbook from medical school. The photo show the Virginia governor in a Blackface costume. Despite Northam apologizing for the photo, both political parties have suggested that he resign. To read more about this story click here.

Virginia Lt. Gov Justin Fairfax is Given the Options to Resign, or Women will Testify in Possible Impeachment Trial

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The two women who have accused Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax of sexual assault have both agreed to testify against him in possible impeachment trial. According to NBC News Dr. Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson are willing to stand by their story against Fairfax and get on the stand to prove it. Fairfax has denied both of the women claims and has went asked the FBI to investigate their stories. Attorney for Meredith Watson, Nancy Erika Smith has said that she has “at least two witnesses whom Ms. Watson told of the assault the day after Fairfax raped her.” To read more about this story click here.

Can Cory Booker Become the First Nigga to be Elected President of the United States?

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Recently New Jersey State Senator Cory Booker announced that he will become a nominee in the 2020 presidential election. The former Mayor of Newark New Jersey is the second Black candidate behind Kamala Harris to make an attempt at becoming the 46th president of the country.  Booker is the first Black person to become a Senator from the state of New Jersey. Will he become the first nigga to become President of the United States of America? Continue reading

California Bill Seeks to Limit Genitalia Surgery for Intersex Children

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE

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Pink and blue blankets are draped over hospital bassinets.

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — California doctors would be barred from treating or performing surgery on children born with genitals that don’t fit a single gender or are otherwise atypical unless it’s medically necessary or the child consents, under a bill unveiled Monday. Continue reading