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?

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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?

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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

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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?

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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?

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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

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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.

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Benjamin Button: Kenya Moore Celebrates Her 50th Birthday

Kenya Moore isn’t allowing divorce talk to rain on her birthday parade. The RHOA castmate was spotted sashaying up a jets runaway with Baby Brooklyn to end up in a destination that appeared far from it.

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The now 50 year old beauty queen was later spotted living her bestest in a beach front villa surrounded by a few loved ones which included her longtime friend Brandon Deshazar.

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The executive producing actress has sustained a optimistic view on life despite opposition and recently shared heartfelt words for the new year.

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Are you wishing this literal & figurative queen many more?

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Larry King’s Son’s Release a Joint Statement Following His Death

Larry King’s surviving children are in rightful bereavement after their legendary father passed away last week. On Saturday they released a touching statement on his behalf.

We are heartbroken over our father’s death, and together with our extended family mourn his passing,” said his surviving son’s and namesake. They went on sharing “The world knew Larry King as a great broadcaster and interviewer, but to us he was dad.”

Larry King featured with his children including the two (both standing on the left) that preceded him in death last year. Source: Instagram

“He was the man who lovingly obsessed over our daily schedules and our well-being, and who took such immense pride in our accomplishments — large, small, or imagined and, through it all, we knew without a doubt in the world that he loved us more than life itself.”

“He was an amazing father, and he was fiercely loyal to those lucky enough to call him a friend. We will miss him every single day of our lives,” said his three sons Larry King, Jr., Chance King, and Cannon King.

They ended the tribute by expressing gratitude for the support they’ve receive since his passing due to covid-19.

“The outpouring of love and the remembrances of his remarkable career have touched us deeply and we are so thankful,” while closing their note with “deep appreciation.”

In addition to kindly asking for any donations to be redirected to the “American Heart Association” or Beverly Hills Fire Department.

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Raps Venture Capitalist Rick Ross Finds Family Fun at The Zoo (video)

Rick Ross is the biggest boss. The “Buy Back The Block” decorated rapper has continually put his money where dividends and shares are by amassing a strategic portfolio. The Florida native is beyond business savvy and has fiscally cemented himself in a variety of industries. Some of which include but aren’t limited by the restaurant industry (Checkers, Wingstop) real estate, authorship and his latest most inspiring venture Jetdoc which fills a niche in telemedicine by providing immediate, nominal health care at home.

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The New York Times Best selling author and executive producer detailed how JetDoc is the lemonade that was squeezed from his recent medical crisis.

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I’ve been healthy, an athlete, my entire life,” Ross told the outlet. “But me becoming an artist, me traveling, flying five times a week, up in the studio, up to 20 hours a day, it actually took a toll on me. I’ve made up my mind; I’ve lost 80-plus pounds. I’ve addressed and adjusted certain eating habits, of course, my sleeping habits, which was my largest fault” @Forbes.

He also shared how his personal health influenced the $1M stake in the digital diagnosing company while speaking with GMA.

That’s what’s really driving me,” he said. “The fact that I’ve had a seizure — And I’ve woke up from being unconscious on the toilet before. And I never even spoke on this before, but, I suffered from seizures for a long time.”

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JetDoc is currently available in the state of Florida with intentions to rapidly expand abroad.-Source: Jetdoc.com

But with all the investments that the self made mogul has diversified himself in. It’s evident that the most profound was his children.

His son William Roberts was recently offered a round of coveted scholarships. -Source: Instagram

The executive producer was spotted at the petting zoo with his eldest children getting up close & personal with some reptiles. While the snake couldn’t hold his son for long before he hilariously took off, it looks like his Father has and we love to see it!

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Does love have the best return?

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Keyshia Cole Sheds Light on Her Demeanor During Verzuz Battle (video)

The Verzuz battle between Ashanti & Keyshia Cole was highly anticipated and netted impressive viewership. But those numbers weren’t without criticism directed at Cole for what some discerned as a less than ideal demeanor. Fans who stayed loyal after two postponements (due to Ashanti’s Covid-19 diagnoses) weren’t too pleased with the “I Changed My Mind” singers tardiness nor mannerisms. Now the ASCAP award winner is speaking out.

“I want to apologize for not sitting my *ss in that seat. OK? Because I was there and I should’ve sat down. I should’ve just sat in the seat no matter if I felt like the visual wasn’t clear…they said my music wasn’t gonna be right or whatever it was.” Keyshia continued “I think more so than anything people wanted me to sit be present…even though they didn’t know that I was present.”

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Cole’s DJ GoDJ HiC preceded this statement with his own saying “She didn’t wanna come out cause her screen was blurry.” She was there on time. I seen everything. She was there, but she didn’t wanna come out because the screen was blurry and stuff wasn’t right, you know. We couldn’t hear Ashanti’s side so it was a lot of technical stuff going on here.”

Keyshia Cole also took the post VERZUZ time to promote her new song being released on February 5.

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Did you enjoy this musical meetup?

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Porsha Williams Credits The Inauguration as Her Latest Inspiration to Get Fit

Porsha Williams has revealed that she is starting a new fitness routine. This comes after the RHOA cast member announced she’d returned to her “baby vegan” lifestyle last September. In which the radio personality and social justice activist shared she’d lost ten pounds from. The new mom and business woman posted “recharged” workout video’s via social media and credits the Inauguration as her latest inspiration.

“1st Day!! I felt so inspired today after witnessing such an emotional inauguration…that I decided to step out on faith.” Williams continued I feel recharged and I truly believe we can conquer the things we are ailing from by taking charge of our lives and do what we can today for a better tomorrow.”

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Porsha also posted a gorgeous picture of her mother on Friday which eludes to good health running in the Williams family. She sent her matriarch a touching birthday tribute alongside those images saying “Everybody help me wish my mommy @msdianeofficial A very Happy 63rd Birthday!!!! I love you so much there aren’t enough words in the english language to express how much I love you!”

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Porsha Williams has been a relentless advocate for Breonna Taylor who was killed in a botched police raid in 2020. She laid down her freedom earlier this year while protesting to seek justice while ensuring no one forgets Breonna’s name. She spoke on her physical support of Taylor’s family stating “For me love is an action word. I can’t just sit at home, post on Instagram, etc. and feel like I’m doing something to help this push forward. She went on while speaking to MSNBC to say “This entire situation needs to be escalated to the next level and for me whatever it takes to make that happen. I will happily be apart of that. I happily sacrifice myself and my freedom in that moment to raise awareness for Breonna Taylor.

Say Her Name March in honor of Breonna Taylor.-Atlanta, Georgia Source: Twitter
L to R Porsha Williams embracing Breonna Taylor’s mother Tamika Palmer.-Source: Instagram

Are you happy to see her taking time for herself as she’s selflessly done for others while still screaming for the world to say BREONNA TAYLOR’s name?

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Comedian Dave Chappelle Has Tested Positive for Covid-19

Veteran comic Dave Chappelle is reported to be Covid-19 and has cleared his upcoming schedule as a result. A rep for the comedian told TMZ that he is presently in isolation but is not experiencing any symptoms. Chappelle just came off a 5 show tour in Texas but has canceled his remaining two events since the diagnosis. One of the last shows was scheduled to be in conjunction with Joe Rogan. Tesla’s owner Elon Musk was spotted with Dave earlier this week. Chappelle had ensured his shows were adhering to all social distance guidelines. Ticket holders are set to receive refinds.

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Are you praying for his speedy recovery and watching Tesla’s stock in the morning?

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NBA Youngboy’s Youngest Child Is His Namesake

Yaya Mayweather became a first time mom earlier this month when she gave birth to NBA Youngboy’s child. The young lady and seasoned Dad has not shown their baby’s face but the name has been revealed via NBA Youngboy’s mother. During a Clubhouse discussion the paternal grandmother (Sherhonda Gaulden) divulged that her new grandson shares the same name as her son, Kentrell Jr.. She also said that Yaya contacted her in regards to visitation with the child.

NBA Youngboy’s mother Sherhonda Gaulden.-Source Twitter

While the new sweethearts parents have been keeping a low profile the mother Iyanna Mayweather has taken time to promote her YouTube channel which is set to tell her “story.

No complications were reported during Iyanna’s pregnancy or delivery. Her Father (undefeated champion boxer) Floyd Mayweather seems to have solidified himself as a full support to his daughter and grandbaby. We’re wishing this entire Black American family nothing but the best.

Iyanna Mayweather, center featured with her father, boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and mother Melissia Brim after completing high school as an over achiever at the age of 15. Source: Instagram
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Jay Z Launches Multi-Million Dollar Fund to Aid Black Cannabis Companies

Jay Z broke into the cannabis industry in a major way. Now the rap icon and business man is looking to help minority startups do the same. “The Story of O Jay” rapper has reportedly set aside $10 million to aid Black entrepreneurs in cannabis commerce. During an interview with “The Wall Street Journal” the charitable mogul discussed his displeasure with the racial maligning that is already evident in the sector.

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He spoke on the systemic black balling that is taking place in the legal marijuana industry stating “It’s really unbelievable how that can happen. We were the ones most negatively affected by the war on drugs, and America has turned around and created a business from it that’s worth billions.”

A study conducted by the American Civil Liberties Union in 2018 revealed that Black people were almost four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than their white peers.

That systemic injustice has made way for the cannabis “blacklist.” Which is a alleged tactic being used to lock Black Americans out of the lucrative industry by using decades old systematic tricks. Some of the racist measures include prohibiting people with “drug” backgrounds from launching a weed business.

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“I think that we still very much have policies that are both putting people and keeping people in poverty. And frankly, we have policies that are actually increasing the type of gaps that we see said Wes Moore finance expert and CEO of The Robinhood Foundation. He further detailed the seemingly orchestrated disparities in the weed market explaining how “We have seen how cannabis and the war on cannabis have had this not just disproportionate, but disastrous impact on communities of color.”

Shawn Carter professionally known as Jay-Z will also apply the reserves to “diversifying the cannabis workforce through job fairs and placement, industry training and education as well as Social Equity application support.”

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Kodak Black Thanks Donald Trump for His Commutation

Kodak Black’s prison sentence has come to an early end thanks to former president Donald Trump so the rapper took to Twitter to thank him. “I want to Thank The President @RealDonaldTrump for His Commitment To Justice Reform and Shortening My Sentence.” The Tunnel Vision rapper went on to show gratitude for his supporters saying “I Also Want To Thank Everyone For Their Support And Love. It Means More Than You Will Ever Know.”

Black 23, also expressed his charitable intentions stating “I want to continue giving back while learning and growing.” Kodak Black who’s real name is Bill Kapri was given a 46 month prison sentence for not being forthcoming on a weapons application. The Florida natives legal team started bringing attention to his “excessive” sentence in the fall. He received a Presidential pardon on Wednesday Jan 20 during ex President Donald Trump’s last hours in office.

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Donald Trump Pardons Death Row Exec, Lil Wayne & Kodak Black!!!

On Tuesday rapper Snoop Dogg thanked Donald Trump for pardoning a Death Row exec on his final day in office. “That’s great work for the president and his team on the way out.” He went on to “The Post” saying “They did some great work while they was in there and they did some great work on their way out. Let them know that I love what he did.” Harris received the news of his clemency at the Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution from previous clemency beneficiaries Alice Johnson and Weldon Angelos. Who are also criminal justice advocates. Then shortly after midnight he gave a pardon to rappers Lil Wayne who was facing a weapons charge and one of our faves Kodak Black. Who wasn’t scheduled to be released until 2022 for a nonviolent paperwork crime. In addition former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is also being released after serving one fourth of his 28 year sentence according to Reuters. Are you happy for them?

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Winnie Harlow Is Spotted Showing Puppy Love

If you knew anything about Winnie Harlow then it would be that she’s as fierce as they come and an avid dog lover. The Canadian model skyrocketed to fame after her stint on America’s Top Model and hasn’t slowed down since. She is a powerful activist and advocate for the auto immune disease vitiligo (a condition that results in skin depigmentation). Harlow hasn’t let her own diagnoses of the disorder constrict her international supermodel status. She has sashayed for the Spanish clothing line Desigual walked countless times at London Fashion Week. As well as but not limited to working for the Italian clothing brand Diesel, Glamour Magazine and Vogue. When asked what was some of her most surprising opportunities by “The Daily Front Row” in 2020 the show stopper/humble beast didn’t mince words.

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“Being in Beyonce’s new music video, or Calvin Harris and Sam Smith’s music video. Stuff like that, I would’ve never been like, ‘Oh yeah, one day I want to do a music video with Calvin Harris and Sam Smith, because that’s kind of far fetched. I was like, ‘Okay, you know what? God has created a plan for me and I can’t really write the story, It’s already written. So my job is just to put the work and the grind into the opportunities I take.”

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The fashion model. role model and activist remains in demand but hasn’t let that stop her from displaying her puppy love on the gram. Making time to playfully post up with her pet pooch.

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Atlanta PD Set A Bounty on YFN Lucci’s Capture

Atlanta police have made known that rapper YFN Lucci is a murder suspect in the fatal shooting of James Adams. A 28 year old male whom they found with a gunshot wound to the face in a Atlanta roadway. Kevin Wright 32, sought medical care for a stomach gunshot wound shortly after. Wrights injury was later determined to be in connection with Adam’s fatality. Three people are under investigation for the murder including Rayshawn Bennett who is professionally known as YFN Lucci.

The other parties are already in custody and include Leroy Pitts 17 and Ravon Boyd 23. Bennett is wanted on a slew of charges which include but aren’t limited to felony murder, aggravated assault and participation in street gang activity. Law enforcement officials have placed a $5,000 bounty on his capture as reported by CNN.

YFN Lucci is most known for his song “Key to the Streets” which features the rap trio “Migos.

The impending legal issues haven’t stopped his music video promotion. The rappers Twitter page announced the release of his music video “Rolled On feat. Mozzy” on Wednesday.

Has he taken the saying “no such thing as bad press” to far or is he just utilizing his presumed innocence until proven guilty?

UPDATE: YFN voluntarily surrendered to Atlanta Police on Wednesday. His attorney released a statement which read “The presumption of innocence is a fundamental constitutional right for every citizen. Beyond this we have no further comment at this time.”

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Kodak Black Donates To Charity Behind Bars

After asking for prayers earlier this week it appears Kodak Black has decided to charitably push forward. Despite presently being behind bars the “Tunnel Vision” rapper has remained active on social media.

Which points to a solid support system due to him not being able to run them firsthand. Something that encourages his supporters who’ve worried about the artist following last years allegation of torture from his former prison. Thankfully the young man is taking his down days as an opportunity to bless others who may be struggling. Announcing on his Twitter page that he’d donated $50,000 to the Barstool Fund” which is a “Covid19 relief organization” that helps “small businesses” who are struggling do to the ongoing pandemic.

Kodak Black (real name Bill Kapri) is currently serving a 46 month federal prison sentence for lying on paperwork to legally obtain a gun for self defense. While Richard Barnett assisted in breaking into Capitol Hill (US federal property) and Nancy Pelosi’s office only to face a maximum of one year. Prosecutors accused Kapri of several crimes related to his weapons case but have yet to bring validity to them. Thus forth no further charges have been secured. Black solicited President Trump for a pardon late last year. In a letter that was designated to the “Office of the Pardon Attorney” Kodak’s lawyers said “The treatment coupled with the actual crime calls for true justice to intervene and say enough is enough. Individuals similarly situated received significantly less time. We are asking for what is fair.

Capitol Hill Invader Richard Barnett pictured with his boot on the Speaker of the House’s (Nancy Pelosi) desk in Washington DC. Currently facing a one year maximum prison sentence. Source: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

Do you have your fingers crossed for him until the 20th?

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Pot & Kettle: Ex Executing Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Criticizes Trump Calls for “Unity”

Hollywood entertainer and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has called for “unity” following the Capitol Hill siege. The “Predator” actor and former pro death penalty Governor said “We need to heal, together, from the drama of what has just happened. We need to heal, not as Republicans or as Democrats, but as Americans.”

He also described Donald Trump as “a failed leader” that will be charted in “history as the worst President ever.” Before going on to wish Joe Biden a “great” successful tenure saying “President electBiden, we stand with you today, tomorrow and forever in defense of our democracy and those who would threaten it.”

Stanley Williams (2005) is picture sitting in a San Quentin prison prior to being executed by lethal injection after repeated appeals for clemency and a plead for a four week stay were both rejected by then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Stanley Tookie Williams was a reformed (Crips) gang member that spent 25 years in prison before being executed under Schwarzenegger’s governorship 13 days before his 52nd birthday. Williams had transformed his life and was a writer and activist who would go on to be nominated for five Nobel Peace Prizes for literature.

Does the “Terminator” need a standing ovation and a mirror?

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Keyshia Cole Sends Message to Fans Anxiously Awaiting Verzuz Battle

The VERZUZ battle between Ashanti & Keyshia Cole has been delayed several times sending R&B lovers in a tizzy. Keyshia Cole was captured attempting to soothe nostalgic fans on Twitter who were “tired” of the the recent postponements while conveying her own annoyance.

Cole expressed her own frustrations with the delays but assured fans that it was for a considerate cause. Saying “I’m so sorry the @verzuztv event didn’t happen! I want you guys to kno, I really think @applemusic didn’t want to put staff/Production in danger along with @ashanti and myself. Due to the recent spike with the Corona virus…” She also told supporters to expect a formal announcement regarding the match on Monday.

Have you changed your mind about this battle or are you still patiently waiting?

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Billionaire Investor Chamath Palihapitiya Offers to Buy WNBA Team with Lebron James From GOP Senator Kelly Loeffler

It’s only been 48 hours since Lebron James announced his interest in assembling an “ownership group” to purchase the Atlanta Dreams. The proposal garnered several peoples attention with Carmelo Anthony being the first. Now billionaire investor and venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitya has said he’ll take the NBA champion up on that offer.

The Atlanta Dreams is a WNBA team that is currently owned by unseated Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler. Players successfully campaigned against her during the Georgia runoff elections. The GOP member lost to Democrat Raphael Warnock by only 75,000 votes. Dreams players are being credited for helping Warnock receive the legislative victory. Warnock was polling at 9% to Loeffler’s 26% before the team seemingly bolstered him.

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Who is Chamath Palihapitiya?

Palihapitiya is a 44 year old Sri -Lankin native who started working at Facebook in it’s grass roots stages. His task was to expand it’s user base. He made several investments during his tenure at the company that included but wasn’t limited to Palantir, Plain Storage, Playdom, and Slack before founding his own firm in 2011. Chamath’s currently resides in Silicon Valley, CA which is known for being liberal. His acquired wealth exceeds $1 billion. Do you think the NBA champion will accept this bid?

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Two Houses: Asian Doll Purchases Second Property

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Asian Doll’s resilience is on full display as the young rapper has pushed forward despite present grief to release some of her best music yet. Her latest single “Nunnadet S**t” has already garnered over 700,000 streams on Spotify and has been added to more than 15,000 playlist.

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The “On My Way” rapper recently sat down with Tariji P. Henson’s Facebook show “Peace of Mind” to talk about the tragic loss of her significant other King Von. Von was a fellow rapper who was killed outside of a Atlanta nightclub in November. Asian Doll spoke about the way she’s felt since losing her “soulmate” while also revealing how she learned about the heartbreaking tragedy. “Actually when he passed away, when they said he was in critical condition, he had already passed away.” She explained that a hospital worker contacted her saying “Somebody from the hospital got in contact with me, one of the nurses daughters, and she was just crying on the phone. She was like, Asian I’m so sorry…my grandma works at the hospital, he passed away, they put an X on his bag. So once they said he was dead on social media I already knew.” Asian Doll tearfully said the news made her “whole world crash” and feel “broken.” She bravely went on to caution rappers to “wake up” in order to stop the “cycle” of “repeated” violence.

The late beloved rapper King Von pictured with Asian Doll.-Source: Instagram

Thankfully the young artist has been able to use her music therapeutically meanwhile sharing her grief to help others who’ve felt hopeless after facing similar tragedies.

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Choosing a healthy, financially savvy way to deal with the pain seems to be paying off for the young lyricist who announced she’s in the process of purchasing her second home on Friday.

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Are you wishing this young lady the best?

Lil Durk Vows To Stop Dissing The “Dead” In Future Music

If the term “better late than never” could fit a scenario Lil Durk’s new declaration to stop “name dropping the dead” would be a contender. If a “journey of one thousand miles begins with a step” stopping the hurtful practice in “songs” would be a footprint. The Chicago rapper rose to fame in 2012 following the release of his third mixtape “Life ain’t a joke” and brought his chair from the heart of Englewood to sit beside raps elite. Fans aren’t aware of what gave rise to the noble decision. However if the recent death of his close friend and affiliate King Von induced the gesture we couldn’t think of a better way to honor the late rappers legacy while positively cementing his own.

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Fantasia Barrino-Taylor Shares The Gender Of her Third Child

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Fantasia Barrino-Taylor was the first Black woman to win “American Idol” in 2004 and has been America’s soft spoken sweet heart every since. The accomplished singer won a Theatre Award for her role on Broadway in “The Color Purple.” She netted a GRAMMY for the “Best Female R&B Vocal Performance” in 2011 for her song “Bittersweet,” but her latest reward is her little one on the way. The soulful singer opened up to “The Tamron Hall Show” a few weeks ago alongside her husband Kendall and discussed their experiences with infertility saying “At first, we thought we were going to have to do different things,” referencing in vitro fertilization but ultimately chose to not worry and “let God be God.” A choice that proved 100% effective for the couple that is set to welcome their fourth child collectively but first together, whom they’ve lovingly revealed is a girl.

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Congrats to them!

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