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Mary J. Blige: Trump Is ‘Racist,’ Speaks About Women ‘Viciously’

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Mary J. Blige: Trump Is ‘Racist,’ Speaks About Women ‘Viciously’

Singer Mary J Blige didn’t suppress her feelings about the nation’s 45th president at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday.

While promoting the movie “Mudbound,” in which Blige co-stars, the Grammy-winning singer ― who was open about her support for 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton ― shared her sentiments on Donald Trump’s presidency.

“I just really…

Please read original article Mary J. Blige: Trump Is ‘Racist,’ Speaks About Women ‘Viciously’ posted on Huffington Post on 23 January 2017 | 10:55 am —

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The image of the butterfly has come to define the many expressions of the feminine black consciousness and for a good reason. The butterfly is the perfect articulation of the exquisite beauty of nature. Whether tiny or large, brightly colored or more subdued, the butterfly’s allure is undeniable. Each one displays its own unique patterns and hues, and no one species outshines any other.

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