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Obama Sends His Condolences To Heavy D's Funeral

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This is lovely.

Heavy D's funeral took place today in Mount Vernon, NY, and President Barack Obama took the time to send his condolences in the following letter, which was read by Rev. Al Sharpton at the service:

"We extend our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. He will be remembered for his infectious optimism and many contributions to American music. Please know that you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers."

Thanks for the kind words, Obama! We're sure Heavy D's family and loved ones appreciate it.

Rest well, Heavy.

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Congratulations, Rev! MSNBC Giving Al Sharpton His Own Show

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Exciting news for the Rev. Al Sharpton and his loyal followers!

Following several weeks as a "tryout" host on MSNBC, the network has just announced that Rev. Sharpton will be getting his own show called PoliticsNation, which is scheduled to premiere next Monday.

Sounds like the Rev is pumped about his new hosting gig, and he's referring to it as "a natural extension of my life work and growth."

Good luck, Rev! If done correctly, we'd imagine this show could definitely be a successful one!

Will U tune in to the Rev on PoliticsNation?

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James Brown's Former Producer Battles With Family AND Al Sharpton Over His Estate

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It's sad that it's come to this.

James Brown's former producer, Jacque Hollander, is fighting with the deceased star's family AND Rev. Al Sharpton over his estate.

She is suing Brown's children over a settlement agreement that gives his children a share of his $100 million estate - 50% of it to be exact. Hollander says that Brown wanted the majority of his money to go to two trusts, including one for his grandchildren's education and another to fund the "I Feel Good" Trust, which helps fund the education of kids in Georgia and South Carolina.

In his will, he left personal and household items to his six children and wrote that if he failed to mention any other relatives, "such failure is intentional and not occasioned by accident or mistake."

Wow.

His daughter, Deanna Brown Thomas said that she and her siblgings were fighting to overturn the will because they believed that it does not accurately reflect their father's true wishes.

And to make matters worse, Rev. Al Sharpton has gotten involved and is siding with the children because "he was left out of it."

Sources say, "he always felt that he would walk away with a pretty sizeable chunk of James Brown and was left nothing."

UGH. Is there anything that Al Sharpton DOESN'T get involved with??

Just let the poor man rest in peace.

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Spend Your Sunday Mornings With The Rev. Al Sharpton!

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The Rev. Al Sharpton is coming to TV with his own show! Our only question is: what took him so long?

Tomorrow, at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 40th Annual Legislative Conference, the good reverend will officially announce the launch of his Sunday-morning syndicated TV show called Education Superhighway.

Cleared for 150 markets, the 30-minute show will be in the vein of other roundtable and news discussion programs, but focus primarily on education. Sharpton's production company, ESH Holding, has already lined up some interesting guests, including the Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Bill Gates.

Interesting. If he can garner guests like that with consistency, there might actually be an audience for this.

Would U tune in to Rev. Al's show?

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