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Toby Mac’s Oldest Son Passes Away At 21 Years Old

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Our condolences and prayers are with Toby Mac and his family today as they have learned of the sudden passing of his oldest son Truett Foster. Very few details about his passing have been released. A representative has confirmed that Truett (aka truDog, TRU and/or Shiloh ) passed away at his home in Nashville sometime Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.

The cause of death has not yet been fully confirmed. But, we do know that medics were called to the home at around 11 a.m. on October 23 after a friend found McKeehan unresponsive. According to several sources, the 911 caller said that McKeehan had suffered from a cardiac arrest.

McKeehan was the oldest child of TobyMac and Amanda McKeehan. In addition to his parents, McKeehan is survived by his siblings, twins, Moses and Marlee, and sons, Leo and Judah. Toby was traveling back from Canada and did not get home to be with his family until after midnight last night so there is no statement. The family is asking for privacy during this time as they take this time to grieve their loss.

 

Last year, TobyMac released a song called “Scars” that reflected on how his relationship with Truett (his oldest son) started changing after he left home to live on his own to pursue music in Los Angeles. In a separate interview TobyMac said,

“As parents it’s an instinct to protect your children from “life’s hardships. So to see them go out there and do this real world, it’s painful. Up to now, [our home’s] been a safe harbor, a place of love… He moved to L.A. and he’s making music, and he’s doing his thing. But to watch him go through that, and watch him get bruised, it’s not easy. In that song, I just want him to know he’s not alone.”


 

SAMPLE MUSIC FROM TRUETT HERE:

 

 

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Miss South Africa Wins “Miss Universe Pageant” Held At Tyler Perry Studios

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Miss South Africa was crown Miss Universe on Sunday in Atlanta after an elaborate presentation of the Miss Universe Pageant which was held at Tyler Perry Studios for the first time. Zozibini Tunzi, 26, finished first ahead of the Puerto Rican and Mexican finalists in the televised event, hosted by Steve Harvey.

During a new segment of the show, Zozibini gave a closing speech where she spoke of wanting to empower young women to feel confident.

“I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me — with my kind of skin and my kind of hair — was never considered to be beautiful,” she said in her last response. “I think it is time that that stops today. I want children to look at me and see my face and I want them to see their faces reflected in mine.”

Her speech received strong applause from the audience.

 


The two runners-up for the crown were Miss Mexico and Miss Puerto Rico. For the first time in history, African/American women are holding the top winning spots in the pageant world.

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Former President Obama, visited Children’s National hospital in Washington on Wednesday dressed as Santa. Obama came equipped with a sack to deliver presents to children and families for the holidays.

 

 

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Yvonne Orji Lands Book Deal For New Faith Based Advice Book “Bamboozled By Jesus”

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Yvonne Orji is a Nigerian-American actress, comedienne and writer who is best known as one of the stars of HBO’s critically acclaimed comedy series Insecure. She made her feature film debut in September of 2018 as apart of the film Universal’s Night School alongside Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish. She is also the co-host of the podcast Jesus & Jollof alongside Luvvie Ajayi.

Most recently, she landed a book deal for her new book which is a faith-based advice book titled “Bamboozled by Jesus”. In this book, she uses a modern-day Biblical blueprint to candidly and humorously share the twists and turns that led her to success—and to inspire and empower readers to live their best lives. Yvonne Orji has never shied away from being unapologetically herself, and that includes being outspoken about her faith.

 

Because of that, she is often questioned about how she navigates her career when playing roles that are sometimes polar opposite to who she is and what she believes. Yvonne doesn’t hold back with her responses to those questions. In an interview with NBC, we see her speaking up quickly but each time unashamedly holding on to her faith while explaining how she believes her faith has directed her in this pathway and how she’s currently making it work.

A distinguished stand-up comedian, Yvonne has opened for Chris Rock on various stops on his Total Blackout Tour. Yvonne is also known for her inspiring TED Talk, in which she discusses factors that make for a healthy relationship.

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