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First black woman to hold White House chief usher position fired

By Mona Austin
White House Chief Usher,  Angella Reid has been fired.  She was let go as a normal part of restaffing during a transition to a new administration an official said. The timing  of the dismissal is questionable since it did not occur early in the transition.

“She is no longer employed here at the White House but we left on very good terms and wish for the best,” said Press Sec. Sarah Huckabee Sanders at a press briefing on Friday.

It is common for White House residential staffers to stay employed over several presidential terms.  There have only been 9 chief ushers over the past century.  Reid, who is  Jamaican,   served five years.  

The first woman to hold the position and second black, Reid was responsible for managing the White House staff, worked closely with the first family and oveeseeing daily operations.  Bringing years of experience from luxury hotel, The Ritz Carlton Group, Reid was essentially "the first female  butler."

The current deputy usher will assu…

TUNE IN ALERT: Jami Foxx to host Beat Shazam music game showon May 25

"Beat Shazam" Thursdays, 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT; beginning May 25
Hosted by Grammy-, Golden Globe- and Academy Award-winning actor and musician Jamie Foxx ("Ray," "Django Unchained"), and produced by Mark Burnett ("Survivor," "The Voice") and Jeff Apploff ("Don't Forget the Lyrics!"), BEAT SHAZAM is a new interactive game show that pits teams of two against the clock and each other as they attempt to identify the biggest hit songs of all time. In the end, the team with the most money banked will outlast the competition and go against Shazam, the world's most popular song identification app, for the chance to win a huge cash prize. During each episode of the series, the teams will go ear-to-ear for the chance to BEAT SHAZAM. In each round, Foxx will present a choice of two music categories, ranging from "'80s Favorites" to "Beyoncé Hits." Teams will hear a song and try to identify its correct title bef…


LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (May 8, 2017) – Internationally renowned evangelist, Bible teacher, pastor, radio host and the creator of more than 70 books and films, Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Ministries is set to release his newest book, “Steve McQueen: The Salvation of an American Icon,” on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. McQueen, who is often referred to as the “King of Cool” and was in his day the number one movie star in the world, is still, nearly 40 years after his death, identified as a point of reference for masculinity and “coolness.” Kept alive in pop culture’s collective consciousness through such films as The Magnificent Seven (re-made in 2016), The Great Escape, and Bullitt, McQueen’s legendary car chases, death-defying stunts, and love for motorcycles continues to inspire an army of modern day fans. In fact, a recent story about the discovery of one of the Bullitt Mustangs driven by Steve McQueen in the 1968 classic film went viral, picked up by news outlets all over the world.    “Th…