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Rev. Al Sharpton at the NYC premiere of Maynard Jackson documentary

8:00 pm Nov. 16, 2017

NEW YORK – The Rev. Al Sharpton, who’s among the many prominent political, civil and cultural leaders interviewed for “Maynard,” about the late Maynard Jackson Jr., is here at the documentary’s premiere tonight.

Sharpton came in a few minutes after the screening began.

“Atlanta was the capital of the South,” Sharpton said during his interview for the film. “For him to win the capital of the South and to be able to

Sen. Al Franken issues a fuller apology after broadcaster says he groped her

11:20 am Nov. 16, 2017

Sen. Al Franken expanded on the tepid sort-of apology his press office issued immediately after broadcaster Leeann Tweeden said his actions left her feeling “disgusted and violated” when they were both part of a 2006 performance for troops. He said he will cooperate with any ethics investigation launched to investigate the matter.

“There’s more I want to say, but the first and most important thing—and if it’s the only thing you care

Donald Trump was “forced” to watch CNN and is really mad about it

6:42 am Nov. 15, 2017

President Donald Trump is back from Asia. On Tuesday he tweeted that he’d be “making a major statement from the White House” upon his return (time and date TBD). But first, he wants to let everyone know he was “forced” to watch CNN while abroad (it’s unclear what exactly caused the compulsory TV viewing) and he’s really upset.

MORE: What Hillary Clinton had to say during her Atlanta book tour stop 

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Someone paid $16,000 for a sketch by President Donald Trump

1:13 pm Oct. 23, 2017

Someone has a new presidential addition to his or her art collection and paid $16,000 for it: a sketch of the Empire State Building by President Donald Trump.

Julien’s Auctions reports that a portion of proceeds from the hand-drawn work, created in “black market” and signed by Trump (before he was president), will be donated to National Public Radio. It was an item in the auction house’s biannual “Street, Contemporary & Celebrity

People are hoping Hurricane Irma hits Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

7:35 am Sep. 6, 2017

Hurricanes usually have a way of pulling people together despite political or other differences. Usually.

As Irma approaches south Florida, though, we’re seeing a contingent of Twitter users actually hoping for a direct hit on President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago.

MORE: $4 evacuee housing for those fleeing Irma .. but there’s a catch

People criticized and defended Joel Osteen after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston 

This three-legged dog rescued from Houston needs a

Fox News hires Tomi Lahren, the pundit fired by Glenn Beck’s The Blaze

11:17 am Aug. 30, 2017

Tomi Lahren, the outspoken commentator fired by Glenn Beck’s The Blaze after her comments on “The View,” has a new gig at Fox News. She’ll debut during Sean Hannity’s show.

She announced her big news on social media:

Eric Trump, one of President Donald Trump’s sons, was among those offering congratulations:

“Lahren will have a signature role on an FNC digital product currently in development and will also offer political commentary to

Hillary Clinton takes the stage at the Fox Theatre in November

9:13 am Aug. 28, 2017

Former U.S. Sen., Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will take the stage of Atlanta’s Fox Theatre on Nov. 13 as part of her national book tour. Tickets go on sale Sept. 18.

“In cities across the US, Hillary will pull the curtain back on a story that’s personal, raw, detailed, and surprisingly funny,” a release said. “She’ll take audiences with her on a first-person journey, and bring

People turn their backs on Trump surrogate Omarosa at journalist convention

5:33 pm Aug. 11, 2017

“Celebrity Apprentice” alum turned presidential advisor Omarosa Manigault-Newman is getting a cold reception from some at the National Association of Black Journalists convention, happening this week in New Orleans.

Attendees’ social media posts indicate audience members turning their backs while she spoke. She appeared on a panel regarding police brutality and things got tense in a hurry.

UPDATE: NABJ has released a statement; read it below

Ahead of time, TV One commentator Roland Martin said