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With just a few hours left before we ring in the New Year, we’re going to take a special trip down memory lane to recap this year’s biggest moments. From Cardi B’s glow up to Donald Trump’s controversial presidency, here are all the moments that had us screaming ‘OMG’ in 2017.

Trump’s Presidency

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Multi-Millionaire businessman and former reality star Donald J. Trump was officially sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017. Since being in office, there have been a lot of major shakeups and changes in the Trump Administration. Trump started a wave of controversy when he issued a travel ban, which prohibited people of mostly Muslim-dominated nations from entering the United States. He also had a major turnover in his political cabinet and administration, especially with the headline-worthy “resignation” of former reality star and political activist Omarosa Manigault. But that’s not it. The president certainly had people in an uproar for his criticism regarding NFL players ‘Taking a Knee’ in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement. Though this is only year one of Trump’s presidency, we can only hope for more positive change in our nation in the years to come.

Cardi B’s Glow Up

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This real-life Cinderella is trading in her glass slippers for some bloody shoes! Hip-hop breakout star Cardi B. had an incredible 2017. Not only did her single “Bodak Yellow” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Charts, but she is also the first woman in Billboard history to land her first three hits on the chart simultaneously. The Bronx native has also performed and headlined multiple sold out shows across the globe and has won some awards along the way, including a BET Hip-hop Award for Best Single of the Year. But the real glow up moment came when rapper Offset proposed to Cardi B at a sold-out concert in Philly back in October with a half of million rock on her finger! Congratulations Cardi on a successful year. We hope 2018 will be just as amazing!

Jay-Z’s 4:44 Album Release

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Hip-hop Mogul Sean ‘Jay-Z’ Carter released his 13th studio album in June titled, 4:44. The album, which was exclusively released on the music streaming site Tidal, shows a more personal side of Jay, where he opened up about infidelity, business and his mother’s sexuality.

keyshia Ka’oir and Gucci Mane’s Televised  Wedding

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After a very sweet public proposal during a halftime NBA game, model and businesswoman Keyshia Ka’oir and rapper Gucci Mane were ready to say ‘I Do.’  The date was set for 10/17/17 and television network BET decided to capture the ceremony live, so all the fans could be a part of the love birds’ special day. The guests were all dressed in white and the couple was decked down from head- to-toe in diamonds.

National News Headlines and Events

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Although 2017 was a great year for some, for others it was quite challenging. In 2017, there were a lot of natural disasters that claimed the lives and homes of many. Five major hurricanes occurred, which included Harvey, Irma and Maria which were all category 5 storms. Celebrities like Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and more, who are originally from the affected areas, organized donation drives to help the victims of the storms. Also making headlining news in 2017 was the heartbreaking mass bombing in Manchester, London during an Ariana Grande concert and a Las Vegas shooting during a county music festival.  Both incidents showed acts of terrorism.

2017 has been one for the books with so many highlights as well as breaking news around the globe. From all of us here at EGL, we wish you a happy and prosperous New Year, and we can’t wait to bring you more news and current event stories in 2018!

Written By: Tiffany Hercules

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