Jamie Foxx Will Not Face Criminal Charges In Sexual Assault Case

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NEW YORK, NY – MAY 15: Jamie Foxx visits AOL Build at Build Studio on May 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)

Jamie Foxx is in the clear from criminal and civil charges for allegedly striking a woman in the face with his penis.

Last month, a women accused Foxx of sexual assault back in 2002. She claimed the comedian tried to coerce oral sex from her at his home in Las Vegas, but she refused. Instead, he allegedly slapped her in the face with genitals then kicked her out.

TMZ reported last Friday that the Las Vegas Department declared the case closed due to the statue of limitation of three years. The statue of limitation is also expired for a civil suit.

Foxx aggressively denied the woman’s claims and said that it was an “absurd.” The “Blame It” singer also threatened to take legal actions against the woman.

“Jamie emphatically denies that this incident ever occurred, and he will be filing a report with the Las Vegas Police Department against the woman for filing a false police report against him. The first time [Jamie] became aware of this woman’s absurd claims about an incident that supposedly occurred 16 years ago was when TMZ contacted his representatives [Tuesday] about this story,” Foxx’s attorney Allison Hart of Lavely & Singer said at the time.

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HISTORY: Movement to Honor Anti-Lynching Crusader and Journalist Ida B. Wells in Chicago is Gaining Momentum, and is ‘Long Overdue’

Adapted from a story by The Washington Post’s Peter Slevin. via thelily.com Ida B. Wells, a crusading African American journalist who exposed…
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Fans Love How ‘LHHATL’ Star Lil Scrappy Compliments Pregnant Wife

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Rapper and “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta” star Lil Scrappy posted a video of his wife Bambi on social media and followers couldn’t help but to gush at how he complimented her.

Scrappy wrote on Instagram: “#Wife on #SlayPatrol.” He then told his wife that she was a “star” and very “beautiful.” He typed the word, “Beaurtiful Af.”

Fans applauded the “Born to Live” artist on loving Bambi and said it’s how every “King should treat his Queen.💕

“Keep complimenting your wife, you will have her for many years. Your mom taught you right,” one fan wrote.

Another Instagram follower said, “Scrappy your a awesome man you treat her like a Queen! I love it dude! She got a winner in you! 💯.”

One person noted, “[Real Lil Scrappy] don’t ever stop letting her know…. wish there was more men like you especially in our community.”

“You stupid scrap but it is so beautiful to see how you love on her ❤😊 I love it cause I know she deserves just that 👌🏽,” another fans said.

Scrappy and Bambi secretly wed in October of 2017 and he posted a photo of his wife with the caption, “Thank u Lord for this whole meal of a wife of mine 🙏🏾.” Reports speculated that the pair eloped without any television cameras in the area.

The two shocked everybody because of a breakup they’d had on “LHHATL.” Scrappy was also off-and-on with Erica Dixon, the mother of his 12-year-old daughter. However, Scrappy and Bambi mended their relationship on social media.

The couple also announced in April they were expecting their first child and that Bambi was 20 weeks pregnant. They waited to tell fans the good news but finally confirmed the announcement.

Scrappy and Bambi experienced a miscarriage in the past and waited to tell everyone the good news until they were one-hundred percent sure.

One fan told Scrappy, “You have a beautiful family!❤

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Serena Williams Comes Back to Reach Wimbledon Semifinals

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Serena Williams of the United States celebrates winning her women’s singles quarterfinals match against Italy’s Camila Giorgi, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Tuesday July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams came up with a comeback to reach the semifinals at Wimbledon, then walked off Centre Court with her right index finger aloft.

Yes, no matter what the rankings or seedings say, she still looks as if she’s capable of playing like someone who’s No. 1.

Williams moved closer to her eighth title at the All England Club and 24th Grand Slam trophy overall — but first since missing more than a year while having a baby — by beating 52nd-ranked Camila Giorgi of Italy 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the quarterfinals Tuesday.

“This is only my fourth tournament back, so I don’t feel pressure. I don’t feel I have to win this; I don’t feel I have to lose this,” Williams said. “I’m just here just to be here and to prove that I’m back. And I feel like I’m back. I still have a long way to go to be where I was.”

Williams was seeded 25th by the All England Club, a nod to all of her past success at the grass-court major, including titles the last two times she entered it, in 2015 and 2016. She missed Wimbledon a year ago because she was pregnant, and she went about 16 months between Grand Slam tournaments, so her ranking is just outside the top 180.

That is going to change now.

Next up for the 36-year-old American is a match against No. 13 seed Julia Goerges of Germany, a 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 winner against No. 20 Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands.

This is all brand new for Goerges, who had never even been to a Grand Slam quarterfinal before this week. Plus, at Wimbledon in particular, she lost in the first round each of the past five years.

Williams is 3-0 against Goerges, winning in straight sets each time.

“Every match starts from zero,” Goerges said. “Everybody has the same chances to win that match, and I’m looking forward to it.”

After their most recent meeting, in the French Open’s third round last month, Williams pulled out of that tournament, citing a chest muscle injury that made it too painful to serve.

After going a couple of weeks without hitting a serve, Williams has regained her ability with that stroke nicely at Wimbledon.

She hit one at 122 mph against Giorgi, delivered six of her seven aces in the final set, and won 44 of the last 54 points she served.

It was the first time she’d needed to erase a real deficit this fortnight: Williams hadn’t dropped a set until facing Giorgi, who was in her first Grand Slam quarterfinal.

“After the first set, I was like, ‘All right, let’s go three sets.’ And that’s kind of what I thought. … ‘I’ll just keep fighting,’” Williams said.

The other semifinal Thursday will be No. 11 seed Angelique Kerber of Germany vs. No. 12 Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia.

Kerber is a former No. 1 who owns two Grand Slam titles and was the runner-up to Williams at the All England Club two years ago. Ostapenko won last year’s French Open.

Kerber needed seven match points to close out No. 14 Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6-3, 7-5 at Centre Court, while Ostapenko defeated 2014 Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 7-5, 6-4 on a windy No. 1 Court.

Kerber took advantage of Kasatkina’s 31 unforced errors, including seven double-faults, but took a while to end things. Kerber served for the victory at 5-4 in the second set, but got broken. When she served for it a second time, she needed to navigate a 16-point game that included five deuces and all of those match points, until forcing a forehand error on the last.

Ostapenko played her usual aggressive style, compiling a 33-6 edge in winners.

In the last men’s quarterfinal, which was suspended because of darkness after the third set Monday night, 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro defeated Gilles Simon of France 7-6 (1), 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (5).

Del Potro held four match points while serving for the victory at 5-4 in the fourth set, but had to wait until the last tiebreaker to advance in 4 hours, 24 minutes, making it the longest men’s singles match of the tournament.

On Wednesday, del Potro faces Rafael Nadal.

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Jemele Hill Refuses to Take the Bait After Candace Owens Challenges Her to Racism Debate

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Jemele Hill (right) tastefully turned down Candace Owens request to an on-air debate. (Images courtesy of Getty Images / YouTube)

Former “SportsCenter” host Jemele Hill was unfazed Monday when conservative commentator Candace Owens challenged her to a debate on racism.

The two engaged in a social media spat after Owens, whose received praise from the likes of President Donald Trump and Kanye West, accused Hill of being used by Democrats “…to paralyze Blacks with undue fear. According to Fox News, their conversation began after Hill quoted a tweet from CNN about a group of anti-gun violence protesters who had shut down an interstate in Chicago.

“BUT WHAT ABOUT CHICAGO?” the sportswriter tweeted in all caps, mocking the rhetoric often spewed by conservatives in the gun debate.

Hill later responded to her critics, adding that Black people “just hate racism.”

“That’s it,” she tweeted. “And that’s the only reason we’ve been labeled as liberal. Some people have turned racism into a political issue when it’s a moral one.”

That’s when the outspoken Owens offered her unsolicited two cents.

“All people hate racism, Jemele,” Owens wrote back. “Haven’t met a single white person that loves being called a cracker, or a Spanish person that prefers being referred to as a sp*c.”

Hill disagreed, writing, “With all due respect, all people do not hate racism.” The ESPN personality took the time to explain why she felt some folks are comfortable with racism.

” … Racism is profitable and worse, comfortable,” wrote Hill, who made headlines last year after calling Trump a white supremacist. “Showing a disdain for slurs is about appearing polite. I’ll be far more impressed when that energy is used to dismantle systems created to crush marginalized peoples.”

The explanation wasn’t enough for Owens, who then challenged her to a debate on the topic.

Owens added that she’d love to discuss the issue on The Rubin Report, which Fox News says bills itself as “the largest talk show about free speech and big ideas on YouTube.”

“ … If you truly believe what you believe, and your goal is to educate— then the greatest thing that we can do is to respectfully debate so that the many people that follow us can understand the source of our perspective,” she wrote in a follow-up tweet.

Hill didn’t take the bait, however, and left Owens on read. When asked by a critic if she would take the conservative pundit up on her offer, Hill had this to say:

It wasn’t long before Owens fired back.

“This seems like a long-winded way to admit that you don’t possess the intellect to back up your assertions,” she wrote.

Still, Hill walked away unscathed and unbothered.

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Shereé Whitfield Launches Another Business After Getting Booted from ‘RHOA’

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ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 22: Sheree Whitfield at Essence Magazine Celebrates October Cover Star Kandi Burruss at Revel on September 22, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Sheree Whitfield may have been booted from the “Real Housewives of Atlanta”, but that didn’t stop her from still making money moves.

The fashion designer took to Instagram to announce her new rug collection that will be premiering soon.

The reality star wrote, “As you all know I have a huge love for interior design & fashion (yes, #SBS#Joggers will b on time as expected in Sept) but another one of the major projects I’m working on now is my own rug line!!!! I’m super excited about this as I absolutely luv. Luv. Luv this creative stage!”

Whitfield recently made an appearance with NBC’s “Open House Tv” and showcased her dream home “Chateau Sheree” to viewers. She showed off her interior decorating skills and flaunted her house’s designs.

Supporters and followers congratulated Whitfield on her new business venture and even came up with names for new rug line such as “#HomeBySheree.”

One person said, “Your house is EVERYTHING! Please add interior designer to your list of gifts. Wow, so beautiful❤.”

A fan wrote, “This is amazing, your rug line will be profitable because everybody knows you have great taste.”

Another person added, “Good for you Sheree! Keep smiling & winning despite the negativity! Can’t nobody stop the blessings from flowing? Yay! I’m happy for you!”

The reality star also promoted her book “Wives, Fiancées, and Side-Chicks of Hotlanta” that came out January 2017. The book is seemingly about hot rumors that have plagued the lives of movers and shakers in Atlanta.

Whitfield was apparently fired from the ‘RHOA’ in April. Sources speculate it had something to do with her prison bae Tyrone Gilliams and not being able to film him for her storyline.

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Rapper Jim Jones Accuses JetBlue Airlines of Racial Profiling

The “We Fly High” rapper was heading to an Austin performance to reunite with his old crew the “Diplomats,” when he says he was treated unfairly.

During Jones’ flight to Texas with Jet Blue, he appeared to have had a confrontation with flight attendants before boarding his flight. The rapper captured a portion of the back-and-forth incident on Instagram Live. When he asked to speak to a supervisor about his mistreatment, a staff member went to get the captain.

Jones seemed clueless as to why he was being removed from the flight and asked the aircraft operator, “What did I do wrong Captain? … I take JetBlue every other day, I never have a problem with JetBlue. This is the only flight I take.”

He explained to the flight crew that he’s on his way to “work.” He also accused Jet Blue of racially profiling him.

The captain claimed that Jones was being uncooperative with flight attendants and accused Jones of not complying with the employee’s request.

“I did comply. I totally complied. You can ask every customer that’s sitting next to me,” the artist explained in the video. “I’m sitting there and the lady asks me to take out the pamphlet. I took out the pamphlet… I did nothing wrong. I pushed my bag under the seat. I wasn’t combative. I didn’t raise my voice.”

The two continued arguing for a few more minutes before the captain offered to move Jones to a different seat on the flight, which the rapper agreed.

Jones and the “Diplomats” are on tour for their ‘Dipset Forever Tour.’ The rapper will be reunited with rap crew including artists Cam’ron, Juelz Santana and Freekey Zekey.

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Whoopi Goldberg, Others Sympathize with Sunny Hostin’s Racist Holiday Experience

“The View”‘s Whoopi Goldberg and others are throwing their support behind Sunny Hostin after the former prosecutor fought back tears describing the racist abuse she and her friends suffered while vacationing over the Fourth of July holiday.

Hostin said she and a group of friends rented a beachfront cottage in a historically Black community, as her family has done for years, to celebrate Independence Day. Their night was disrupted, however, by a large group of teens who began hurling racial slurs at them.

“We were there celebrating, and some kids, about 20 of them, ran in front of our home, and started yelling the N-word at us,” Hostin recalled of the incident. “I have a video, of sort of the aftermath, when we realized they were targeting us.”

In the clip, Hostin is heard confronting the teens, asking if they were the ones yelling the N-word. The teens denied it was them and another of group of teens who’d left the area minutes earlier.

Still, Hostin said she decided to call the police and file a police report.

“The police were wonderful,” she said. “They responded — they were just as outraged as we were.”

Reflecting on the incident, Hostin described the teens’ behavior as disturbing, noting that their words sent a poignant message about Independence Day.

“They said, ‘This is America, we are patriots, this is our holiday’ — things like that,” she explained. ” … You know, the African-American community does have a feeling, many of my friends included, on July 4th because African-Americans weren’t emancipated on July 4th. They weren’t independent then.”

Hostin said she later learned the teens had come from out of town to the historically Black beach community specifically to harass African-American beachgoers. She said she and her friends felt threatened and were shaken up by the whole ordeal.

“This area is supposed to be a safe haven, a place of pride,” she said.

Co-host Whoopi Goldberg said the experience proved racism was still alive and well.

“People come up and say, ‘Well, you know, you all thought that once Obama came — I say, ‘No, I never thought that,’” Goldberg chimed in. “ … Racism doesn’t work that way. It’s in pockets, it’s in places. All you can do is face it when it hits you.”

Hostin said the harrowing incident resulted in physical damage.

“They broke my paddle board, they were kind of violent,” she said.

Hostin’s story drew plenty of reactions from fans.

Watch more in the video clip above.


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