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WATCH: 'The Haves and Have Nots' return on June 20

LOS ANGELES -OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's hit drama series, Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots," returns with new episodes on Tuesday, June 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the season two premiere of "Queen Sugar" at 10 p.m. ET/PT.  All new episodes of "The Haves and the Have Nots" feature Hanna (Crystal R. Fox), the moral conscience, being tested like never before. Hanna and her son, Benny, (Tyler Lepley) are stripped of everything they have once Candace's (Tika Sumpter) latest hustle fails miserably. In the premiere episode, Hanna's family is once again pushed to their limits after Warlock (Jon Chaffin) unleashes his vengeance. In its most recent season, "The Haves and the Have Nots" averaged over 3 million viewers in Live +3, was Tuesday night's #1 original cable series for W25-54 and Tuesday night's #1 original series on all of TV for African-American women and total viewers. 


A TOP-PERFORMING FATHOM EVENT:'IN OUR HANDS: THE BATTLE FOR JERUSALEM’ PROMPTS JUNE 1 ENCORE

Special Event Returns to Movie Theaters for One Night; Marks 50th Anniversary of Arab-Israeli Six-Day War and Miracle Battle That Returned Jerusalem to IsraelInOurHands1967.com"IN OUR HANDS: THE BATTLE FOR JERUSALEM is perhaps the most articulate, historical, powerful presentation of Israel's successful effort to liberate Jerusalem. This movie offers interviews from those who were there and acting that places the audience in the midst of traumatic battle. Bring a box
of tissues."
Joel M. Leyden
Publisher, Israel News Agency


WHAT

Near-record audience turnout for IN OUR HANDS: THE BATTLE FOR JERUSALEM now prompts a one-night encore in cinemas nationwide. IN OUR HANDS marks the 50th anniversary of Israel’s Six-Day War and brings to vivid life onscreen the miraculous events that restored to Jews the Old City of Jerusalem and the Western Wall. 

WHEN
A one-night encore Fathom Events presentation from CBN Documentaries on Thursday, June 1, at 7 p.m. local times.

SYNOPSIS
For centuries…

The Obamas cover People Magazine, enjoy vacation in Italy

After signing record breaking book deals, former President an d First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama have been galavanting around the globe and looking darn good doing it.  The couple is  presently living it up in Rome, Italy.  They extended their stay following Mr. Obama's speaking engagement there. It's good to see the big smiles on their faces after two demanding terms in office.  The Obama share what life after the White House and how they feel about the new president in the latest issue of People Magazine.  In the cover story readers will find out how  Obama  really feels about Pres. Trump.  According to their sources he thinks Trump  is a "bullsh---."  Get a sneak peek of the latest edition over a People.com.

OPINION: Trump's budget proposal will make the wealthiest of the country happy, deplorables and others sad by redefining compassion

Trump's budget director has presented a proposal that lacks the compassion to take care of the needs of the poor and suffering among us. Without policies and funds in place to ensure the needs of those who are struggling are met, they can not succeed.
By Mona Austin
The budget proposal is out and the priorities in Trump's Fiscal year 2018 Budget do not address many of the day-to-day concerns the poorest Americans raised during campaign season.  Several democrats are calling the proposal dead on arrival.  By several measurements Trump supporters invested their votes in a vision made of sand. 
The bulk of funds are going toward fulfilling campaign promises said Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney at the White House on Tuesday. 
Monies will come from programs and federal departments that are being phased out within the next year, saving $26.7 billion.  Get ready to say good-bye to the Department of Commerce, Education Department and the National Park Service. The…

WATCH: Chris Blue wins 'The Voice' with boost from Tamela Mann's Take Me to the King

By Mona Austin

Newly crowned winner of The Voice, Chris Blue may have gospel singer Tamela Mann to thank for this victory.  Blue's rendition of Mann's hit "Take Me to the King" secured his position in the finals and Mann was watching.   Appearing on a Jacksonville, FL news program she praised Blue's performance.  "He made it his own and I loved it, said Mrs. Mann.  Along with her support and supporters at church viewing parties around the country, the worship leader from Team Alicia won by the closest margin in the history of the show.  Blue earned a recording contract and $100,000 prize.

In the 2-hour finale Monday night in Los Angeles, the young crooner beat Michigan born country singer Lauren Duski.

With a back story that matched his tender Prince-like falsetto voice, the 26-year-old from Knoxville, TN captured the hearts of viewers early on.  However, unlike most frontrunners, Chris did not get featured in the early parts of the process.  He was literally t…

Mississippi lawmaker calls for the lynching of Louisiana politicans for removing Confederate monuments, later apologizes

Dear World: Meet #Mississippi state Rep. Karl Oliver #msleg#lynching#slavery#Confederatemonument@thehill@WXVT15@ddt_news@AP@cnnbrkpic.twitter.com/hczQoxYuRm — Sen. Derrick Simmons (@SenDTSimmons) May 22, 2017
A Mississippi lawmaker says any Louisiana politician who allows the symbols of Southern heritage to be removed should be lynched. 
Referring to the recent removal of  Confederate era monuments in New Orleans, Mississippi state Representative Karl Oliver (R-Winona) expressed his displeasure with the removal of racially offensive statues on Facebook on Saturday, May 20.  His Facebook profile has been deleted, but the post was retweeted on Twitter. 

In December of 2016 opponents of the Civil War remnants won the right to remove the monuments in a New Orleans City Council vote of 6-1 in an effort not to be reminded of the city's  racist past.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu completely supported the decision to remove the statues and house them in a museum.
Comparing Louisiana offi…

Celine saves Billboards and explains how My Heart Will Go On was not originally a part of the 'Titanic'

Celine Dion saved the annual Billboard Music Awards that were held  in Las Vegas Sunday night.  The Canadian vocal diva added seasoning to an otherwise bland show singing "My Heart Will Go On" in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the classic movie, "The Titanic."  Until Dion hit the stage in a regal white gown with exaggerated bouffant sleeves, caged by a rounded curtain of crystal beads that looked like a chandelier, the performances were typical.  The entire audience sang along with Dion giving the night its most memorable moment.  While in complete diva mode, the singer gave a Billboard reporter an interview, informing him that he is lucky to get one question because her publicist usually says "no."  She went on to explain that the song was not originally a part of the movie because James Cameron did not want any songs in his movie.  Check out how the song she made famous became a part of the film and became a classic in the clip below.

Trump signs deals worth billions with Saudi Arabia

U.S. Pres. Donald Trump has signed over 300 billion dollars of deals with the Saudi Arabian government during his first official international tour.  Most of the 380 billion dollars, one third (130 billion), according to Sec. of State Rex Tillerson is aimed at building up the middle eastern defense department for protection against nearby enemy state, Iran.  Trump approved the sizeable investment with Pres. Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Riyadh on Saturday. 

The agreement, said to be the biggest arms agreement in history, will open up job opportunities via firms in both countries over the next 10 years.  

While the White House considers the deals a plus for the American economy, a Time Magazine article says it raises ethical concerns over the Saudi's potential use of more weapons against Yemen.