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Exclusive: Omarosa Manigault “I’m Running For LA School Board Because I Can Connect”

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If you hadn’t heard, Omarosa Manigault is running for the Los Angeles School Board and she is hitting the streets hard to campaign.

The reality star, most known for her appearance on Donald Trump’s The Apprentice, attended BET’s Annual Celebration of Gospel over the weekend to  support the event, but also to … Get some votes.

“The election is June 3rd, I’m running against nine other people and I need you all to vote for me,” Omarosa told HipHollywood while on the red carpet. “It’s a special election. Unfortunately, the woman that was in the seat, the only African American member of the board, had a heart attack and passed away in December. Members of the community, my congregation said ‘why don’t you step up and go for the seat?’ So I did,” she told us.

The 40-year-old, Ohio native who was engaged to the late Michael Clarke Duncan before his passing, does not have any kids. But according to the star, she can relate to the children she is fighting for.

“I connect because I was those kids. I grew up in the projects of Youngstown, Ohio, I went through public schools. I know the effect that fear, crime and poverty can have on young people. That’s why I’m fighting so hard for the children in district 1 of the Los Angeles School Board.”

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Katt Williams Is Ready For His Comeback: “My Only Goal Is Getting Better”

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Katt Williams is ready for his triumphant return!

After a series of arrests and bizarre incidents in 2016 that seemed to overshadow his public persona, Williams told HipHollywood he’s getting back to work and putting his personal issues behind him.

“Remember none of those things have ever been about work,” he said when asked if he hopes his new projects will overshadow his past missteps. “It’s more about having to deal with situations that are purposely thrown in your direction, and so I’ve been successful in the fact that I’m not nearly as good as I’m going to be,” he explained.

But if you’re thinking the 46-year-old comedian is in denial about his issues, he says absolutely not.

“I’m not one of those people that doesn’t recognize he’s stumbled,” he asserts. “I embrace the stumble because I know I’m going to come back faster than before, so my only goal is getting better at all points.”

And with six projects slated for release including the comedy, Father Figure with Owen Wilson and Ed Helms, Williams appears to be back on the right track.

“I’m really in each of these comebacks trying to be a better person than the person that left, and if you liked that person this is just a better version than that because that’s what I’m on.”

You can see Katt dishing more positivity in the exclusive clip below, and be sure to see Father Figures when it hits theaters December 22.

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