Reginae Carter Has A Powerful Word for Naysayers

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Reginae Carter has been no stranger to the limelight. Her father Lil Wayne (Dwayne Carter) is a famous rapper and well rounded entrepreneur while her mother Toya Johnson is a NY Times best selling author. She is the first born of the formerly married couple & has positively navigated stardom in contrast to some of her young white counterparts. Carter is frequently seen promoting wellness through diet & exercise or captured bonding with her younger siblings. The Pride & Prejudice rising actress has been absent of scandal but a very present target of criticism.

The Savage x Fenty brand ambassador addressed some of the NAE-sayers during a workout break and Instagram live video over the weekend. “All I gotta say is, they hated on Jesus” Reginae continued saying “they hated on Jesus & he gave us life and they hated on that man. Once you look at the world like that you can’t get mad you know. Jesus the man that died on the cross for us.”

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She went on to express her empathy for individuals who are bullied online before ending her session. “I just wanted to say one thing it’s a lot of people in this world who aren’t as strong as me and that goes through this daily and wants to hurt themselves. Or wants to do something because of the things people say about them. I thank God I’m not one of these people and I pray for these people because this world is very sad.

Can we get a amen?


1st Black US Gymnastics Champion Dianne Durham Dies at 52

Gary, Indiana has produced a variety of prominent public figures. Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and family are some of the most notable mentions but doesn’t limit the city to it. The list of remarkable names range from economist (Joseph E. Stiglitz) and reach to former NBA players including Glenn Robinson then stretched all the way to rappers such as Freddie Gibbs. This small midwestern town has produced some of the greats and also was the birth place of one of the 1st Black gymnast in the country namely Dianne Durham who has died at 52.

Durham was only 14 years old when she performed in front of thousands of people on America’s largest gymnastics platform in 1983. In less than two minutes she would soar through a polished floor routine and fly through the air to land in a double twist with her hands raised as only a champion would. Her performance would earn her a resounding round of applause and four gold medals. It also penned her name in the history books as the first Black gymnast to ever achieve such victories. Her career was short and sweet but inarguably set an exemplar for ethnic athletes.

The Gold medalist’s would later suffer an ankle injury that catapulted her to coaching & gym ownership as a way to still take part in the sport. Her husband spoke to CNN regarding his late wife saying “Her personality was bubbly and she was a very charismatic individual who was respected and admired by a lot of people. Whether highest level or recreation class, all the students admired her because she treated them the same.”

June 5, 1983- Dianne Durham right is pictured giving autographs in Gary, Indiana after winning the women’s title at the Mcdonald’s U.S.A. Gymnastic Championship at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Source: Associated Press

The departed champion previously spoke on her home town stating the city of Gary was behind me 100,000%. She also released a statement following the death of George Floyd that read:

“In my own life and gymnastics career I encountered discrimination and prejudice. It didn’t stop me from reaching all of my goals, but it did play a role in preventing me from reaching some of my biggest goals.

“As an icon and trailblazer in our sport, Dianne opened doors for generations of gymnast who came after her, and her legacy carries on each day in gyms across the country,” said USA Gymnastics CEO Li Li Leung in a statement.

Simone Biles, Dominique Dawes and Gabby Douglas are successors of Durham who was reported to have passed peacefully in a Chicago hospital with her spouse and sister at her side according to US NEWS.

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Is she receiving late flowers?


Covid-19 & Several Variants: NBA Plans All-Star Game During Players “short” off Season, Lebron James Reacts

The NBA decided to resume it’s sport during a global pandemic. The 2020 season ended covid-19 free but the players brief break may soon be over due to an All-Star game being announced. Professionals who powered through a non traditional, health threatening season seem non to pleased with the leagues decision and have began to speak out.

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“I have zero energy and zero excitement about an All-Star Game this year,” Lebron James said to the press. “I don’t even understand why we’re having an All-Star Game. He continued to detail the dramatically different circumstances players yielded to during a global health crisis adding “Short offseason for myself and my teammates. It was 71 days. And then coming into this season, we were told that we were not having an All-Star Game, so we’d have a nice little break.”

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The 4x NBA champion appeared blindsided by their move sharing “Five days (in March) from the fifth through the 10th, an opportunity for me to kind of recalibrate for the second half of the season–my teammates as well, some of the guys in the league. And then they throw an All-Star Game on us like this and just breaks that all the way up. So um, pretty much kind of a slap in the face.”

“The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street” film producer went on to express how the seemingly last minute decision is affecting his morale and potential health. “Were also still dealing with a pandemic, still dealing with everything that’s been going on. And we’re going to bring the whole league to one city that’s open, so obviously the pandemic has absolutely nothing to do with it at this point when it comes to that weekend. Obviously you guys can see I’m not very happy about it but it’s out of my hands. And I’ll be there if I’m selected. But I’ll be there physically, but not mentally.”

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Giannis Antetokounmpo also spoke out regarding the NBA’s alleged back track saying “I think every player was looking forward to those five days, seven days, whatever the days are. While staying united with James sentiments “We’ve got to all follow the big dog. The big dog says he has zero excitement and zero energy for the All-Star Game and I’m the same way. I really right now don’t care about the All-Star Game. We cannot see our families.” But did affirm his commitment to play despite the international circumstance. “I’m always gonna do my job, I’m always showing up, showing the right example. But at the end of the day inside, deep down, I don’t want to do it. I want to get a break.”

Milwaukee Buck’s player, Giannis Antekokounmpo seen surprising 15 youth from the area Boys & Girls club with autographed jerseys after ranking top ten on Dicks Sporting Goods Jersey Report in 2018. Source: C.T. Kruger/ Now News Group


Future’s Mother & Twin Celebrates Her 56th

Stephanie Jester is a certified business coach, real estate broker, motivational speaker and she is also Future’s mother.

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She is the owner of the “EMPOWHER movement” which prides itself on “helping another woman win; by cheering HER on, praying for HER and sharing resources with HER.

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The diverse veteran mommy preneur also operates the In Touch Properties management team in Atlanta, GA. Jester turned a very youthful 56 this week & didn’t hesitate in thanking God for it all.

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Elon Musk is Taking a Twitter Hiatus

Elon Musk visiting a proposed Tesla factory on Sept. 3 in Berlin. Source: Odd Andersen/Agence France-Presse/Getty

Tesla’s first in command namely Elon Musk has decided to take a break from Twitter following recent market shifting tweets. The electric car guru informed his social media followers that he was “Off TWTR for a while” on Tuesday. Musk didn’t render a explanation but isn’t exactly new to social media pauses. The SpaceX CEO previously pumped the breaks on his account in 2018 after coming under fire with the Securities and Exchange Commission after publicly speaking about a private (Tesla) deal that caused the car companies shares to surge. The commissions reprimand would later result in a $40 million settlement with the SEC.

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Are you cool with Musk taking a break as long as Tesla’s stock keeps blazing?


Lil Durk Gives Kanye West a Nod in New “Krazy” Video

Lil Durk decided to salute a fellow MC & Chicagoan and did so via his new “Kanye Krazy” video. The “All Love” rapper took a stroll down the Yeezy designers memory lane by recreating some of West’s most notable moments.

The nostalgic record is featured on Durk’s latest edition of his “The Voice” album. The windy city native chose to become “Ye throughout the years” and begins his video in a white suit at a piano and ends depicting Kanye’s “The Life of Pablo” bedroom scene. The short musical film is currently trending on YouTube and has amassed over 5 million views in less than 48hrs and has given Lil Durk something to smile about in the midst of grieving his late friend King Von.

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Slim Thug Speaks On Robinhood’s Gamestop Antics

Robinhood’s (a free brokerage firm) recent trading restrictions enraged amateur traders, veteran economist, politicians and a few celebrities. GameStop’s shares jumped 400% last week closing out the first month of 2021 1,625% in the green. The sudden surge caused a wave of effects which included Reddit tripling it’s members to 6.5 million in one week. The GameStop chaos upended Wall Street and seemed to negatively affect Robinhood’s bottom line which resulted in the broker accessing credit lines and seemingly throttling trades.

Robinhood released a statement on Saturday attempting to clarify their restrictions on skyrocketing stocks.

“With the extraordinary market activity this week, and the temporary restrictions we put in place on certain securities, we’ve received questions about how Robinhood works, trading, clearing and settlement and clearinghouses.” They went on to say “the amount required by clearinghouses to cover the settlement period of some securities rose tremendously this week. How much? To put it in perspective, this week alone, our clearinghouse-mandated deposit requirements related to equities increased ten fold. And that’s what led us to put temporary buying restrictions in place on a small number of securities that the clearinghouses had raised their deposit requirements on. It was not because we wanted to stop people from buying these stocks. We did this because the required amount we had to deposit with the clearinghouse was so large-with individual volatile securities accounting for hundreds of millions of dollars in deposit requirements-that we had to take steps to limit buying in those volatile securities to ensure we could comfortably meet our requirements.”

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Financially savvy individuals and stock newbies both cried foul against Robinhood and Slim Thug has decided to give his two cents referencing the monetary melee.

The “How to Survive in a Recession” author and King rapper surfaced on social media saying “the mother****ers just proved that they don’t want a poor mother****er to get rich if you got any kind of brain” he went on to say “GameStop was a prime example.” He continued “AFC GameStop that proves to you that these **********ers do not want you to rise up and get that check. Like they say America is the land of opportunity no its not it’s a land of m****rf****ers who old and rich who passing that s**t down and staying on top with no talent. They already had bread so they own this sh*t they daddy died grandpa died that’s what America is. It’s not the land of opportunity.”

Many were disgusted by Robinhood’s actions which demonstrated Capitalism in organic form and at the very least oppression of already struggling Americans.

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Are you chucking Robinhood the deuces or just diversifying your investments (property, health, ETF’s, Bitcoin, family) until unrestricted trading resumes?


T.I. Hits Back at Claims While His Wife Stays Focused on Their Family

T.I. (Clifford Harris) has chosen to speak out in defense of himself and his wife Tameka due to a former friend firing off sex abuse claims. The “Blessed” rapper took to Instagram to inform the accuser Sabrina Peterson that “no weapon” formed against his family will prosper while denouncing the putrid allegations. In a detailed post to his social media account the actor and entrepreneur expressed the necessity he felt to publicly speak out regarding the “egregious allegations” against his marriage.

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“It’s been extremely difficult for me to remain quiet in light of all the things that have transpired, and all the egregious allegations being tossed around about me and my wife” he said. “But there’s a reason for that and I don’t mind sharing it. You see, if a person does not have any right to criminally or civilly have you in court…the best thing they can do is get you for defamation…Drag you in court, make you pay their legal bills.”

He went on to reaffirm his support for women who have been victims of abuse declaring “Women, Black women in particular, should be supported, protected, defended and uplifted. While cautioning against sinister agendas “However, evil has no gender…A threat comes in all shapes and sizes.”

The vocal activist also reinserted the general assumption of individuals bedrooms being private while rejecting the assertion of any felonious activities transpiring within.

“What we’re not gonna do is open the door to my bedroom…But I will say this: Whatever we ever have done, has been done with consensual adults who are into what we into and like what we like…We never forced nobody against their will, we ain’t never held nobody against their will, we never made nobody do anything…never raped nobody.”

He also questioned Peterson’s credibility asking “How are you going to be a victim and an attacker at the same time.”

His wife Tiny (Escape singer) hasn’t reacted to the currently unsubstantiated rumors but has seemingly chose to steady her focus on the couples children and has since posted their youngest daughter Heiress on her social media accounts.

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Cicely Tyson’s Memoir is Sold Out on Amazon

Cicely Tyson has joined the ranks of ancestors that gloried on. But her memory and sold out memoir will continue. Tyson released her bio entitled “Just As I Am” two days before her passing. In what now seems like an official goodbye and a beautiful parting gift. The prolific actress was 96 years old at her expiration and pioneered for generations of young thespians to come. Her careers wingspan expanded more than 60 years and reached Black women everywhere. Some of her breakout films were “Odds Against Tomorrow,” “The Comedians,and “A Man Called Adam. She was courageously known for rejecting “blaxploitation” roles in the 60’s. But returned to the stage after that era to star in Sounder (1972) in a performance that would garner the luminary a Best Actress Oscar nomination.

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Despite her wonderous accomplishments on film some of her most notable roles were affiliated with television. Whether she was playing in “Roots,” “A Woman Called Moses” “King: The Martin Luther King Story” or “The Blacks” Ms. Tyson was determined to make her adaptation to tv just as moving as on the big screen. The trail clearer and blazer would later receive 16 Emmy nominations during her career and would manifest a win in 1994 for the “Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.

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The diverse actress and child of immigrant parents was also well known on Broadway. Some of her live work included the reinvention of the musical “The Dark of the Moon, “Talent 59” and “Jolly’s Progress.

The prolific actress received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2015, Tony Awards in 2013 and had the Presidential Medal of Freedom bestowed to her by former President Barack Obama. Obama penned a touching tribute at the news of her death.

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“When Cicely Tyson was born, doctors predicted she wouldn’t make it three months because of a heart murmur in her heart. What they didn’t know, what they couldn’t know, was that Cicely had a heart unlike any other.” The former commander in chief continued “The kind that would not only beat for 96 more years but leave a mark on the world that few could match. At a time when parts for actors who looked like her weren’t easy to come by, she refused to take on roles that reduced Black women to their gender or race. Sometimes, that meant she would go years without work. But she took pride in knowing that whenever her face was on camera she would be playing a character who was a human being flawed but resilient: perfect not despite but because of their imperfections.

Michelle Obama called the late legend “the personification of beauty, grace, wisdom and strength.”

Tyler Perry celebrated Tyson with a heartwarming video that shined light on some of her diverse yet dignified performances while calling her “the grandmother” he “never knew.”

Excepts from Cicely Tyson’s final interview given by Gayle King. Source: CBS THIS MORNING

Tyson was a philanthropic changemaker and barrier breaker who’s quotes were just as empowering as her art and her final piece of it was her luxuriant bio which is now sold out on Amazon.

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The moment anyone tries to demean or degrade you in any way you have to know how great you are. Nobody would bother to beat you down if you weren’t a threat.-Cicely Tyson


Social Justice Activist & Rapper T.I. & Wife Tiny Speak Out Against Abuse Allegations

T.I. and Tiny Harris have responded to the current allegations being hurled at them by former friend Sabrina Peterson. Peterson first claimed that Mr. Harris lodged a gun to her head during a dispute. Once Tiny refuted that claim in defense of T.I. Peterson began to declare the couple as serial sexual abusers. She also made known that a television documentary is being shopped around in the stories regards. The couple released a statement to COMPLEX on Friday saying “Mr. and Mrs. Harris want to be on record and more importantly want the public to know they emphatically deny in the strongest way possible the egregiously appalling allegations being made against them by Sabrina Peterson. The Harrises have had difficulty with this woman for well over a decade. They are taking this matter very seriously.”

T.I. aids senior citizens for Thanksgiving. Source: Jon Strayhorn-MAC330

Neither T.I. or Tiny have responded via social media as of yet.