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We can’t believe we’re writing this, but is it even remotely conceivable that Donald Trump and his press secretary Sean Spicer think noted abolitionist Frederick Douglass is still alive? The celebrated writer, orator and statesmen died back in 1895, but that didn’t stop President Trump from speaking of Douglass as if he were still alive during a Black History Month speech earlier this week. “Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice.”

We’re sure that despite that awkward wording, Trump knew that Douglass had been dead for over a hundred years. Thankfully his press secretary made sense of the speech later. “I think he wants to highlight the contributions that [Douglass] has made,” Sean Spicer responded when pressed for an explanation on his boss’ quote. “And I think through a lot of the actions and statements that he’s going to make, I think the contributions of Frederick Douglass will become more and more.”

What in the world does that even mean? We spent hours trying to figure it out ourselves, but thankfully, folks on Twitter helped us make sense of the language. Apparently, our collective understanding of Black History is flawed, and Trump is rewriting history with more colorful, alternative fact. This movement has been deemed by Twitter as #TrumpBlackHistory and we have to say, it’s pretty damn amazing. Thank you, Donald.

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Cocktails & Coins! Inside Aisha Tyler’s Wild Life After Divorce & Departure From ‘The Talk’

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Aisha Tyler went through a few MAJOR life changes over the past two years and now, the actress is back on top living life to the fullest.

In 2016, Tyler’s college love and husband of 20 years, Jeff Tietjens, filed for divorce from the actress. As if that weren’t an emotional challenge to overcome, Tyler was then ordered to pay Tietjens $31,250 a month in spousal support for the next four years, plus a lump sum of $500k.

Following the emotional split, Tyler’s career then took a big turn when she walked away from CBS’s The Talk. Just eight months ago, the actress left the show to pursue other passions. “I also have three other series (Criminal Minds, hosting Whose Line Is It Anyway? and voicing a character on Archer),” the actress said during the big announcement. “People always go, ‘How do you do all that?’ And I don’t always have an answer.”

While it might sound like Tyler’s woes and 360 of a life might seem completely damaging, it all turned for the better. “The unknown can be very compelling and can be interesting. Instead of thinking about it as change, think about it as dynamism,” she told HipHollywood during the screening of Dwyane Wade’s, Shot in the Dark. 

She explained, “You can’t stay the same, your life can’t stay the same. Staying the same is staying in place and staying in place is dying slowly. For me, I always reminded myself I’m not always going to feel this way, it’s not always going to be this tuff.”

“You cannot get through this experience on this planet without a little bit of pain and you need to know that and see that it’s temporary,” Aisha said. “My life is so interesting now and it wouldn’t have been without going through the stuff that I’ve been through. It’s been good for me; all this change.”

The actress is not only the star of some major network shows, but she also is about to launch her new cocktail line, Courage and Stone. “It’s been a really really exciting process,” she told us. “It really came out of my love of cocktails, my love of going to great bars and then going home and being like ‘I don’t know how to do all this.'”

Tyler then admitted that she was a whiskey girl at heart and that when she left the Talk “Julie Chen put me in a whiskey of the month club. She she’s doubled my collection in the last couple of months.”

Set to releae late spring early summer 2018.

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