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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris and his wife Tameka 'Tiny' Harris enjoyed a late dinner date at Craig's in West Hollywood. Tiny took extra precautions against COVID-19 as she is seen rocking a mask while TI opted to go mask-free.
 

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NFL star Odell Beckham Jr gets frisky with girlfriend Lauren Wood while leaving a star-studded birthday party at "Love 40" in West Hollywood.
 

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Lamar Odom and Sabrina Parr are spotted out for a walk in Palm Beach, FL. Lamar is spending some time at Hippocrates Health Institute, a wellness center spread over 55 acres. The former Laker who appears to have turned his life around and embarked on a wellness journey since he started dating Sabrina, looked happy as he posed with his fiancé in front of the center.

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NeNe Leakes is all smiles after it was confirmed she's landed her own reality TV series after losing her peach on the Real Housewives of Atlanta.

The 52-year-old reality TV star was unceremoniously fired for insubordination and just a general bad attitude on the set of RHOA.

But the sassy former stripper landed a new show on the E! Television network title Glamsquad Showdown.

Negotiations between NeNe, Bravo Network and her manager broke down after the mom-of-two demanded more screen time in every episode, according to Tamara Tattlez, who added that NeNe was offered a 5% raise but she turned it down.

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NeNe was reportedly "hurt and depressed" over losing her six figure per episode salary on RHOA.

A source says the New York native was worried because she's responsible for three households, including her $2.1 million, six-bedroom, six-and-a-half bath mansion in Duluth, her eldest son's home, and a rental property on the West Coast.

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NeNe is the sole supporter for her unemployed husband, Gregg Leakes, a colon cancer survivor, whom she reportedly cheated on with a younger man.

The source says NeNe's finances have been impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

With little money coming in from her clothing boutiques, NeNe reportedly took out loans to keep her finances afloat.

Her first round of applications for a federal grant and a PPP loan in March were rejected according to another source.
 

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Joe Biden held his first press conference in 89 days in a gymnasium in his hometown on Tuesday.

The former vice president walked gingerly to the podium, wearing a black face mask which he removed before speaking to the half dozen journalists in attendance.

Biden, 77, immediately attacked President Trump for his handling of the coronavirus, saying Trump is "waving the white flag" and refusing to lead the country by mandating that everyone wear a mask or face covering.

Biden, who says he has not been tested for the virus, said, if he wins the election, he would ask Dr. Anthony Fauci to continue serving as the lead expert on the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden accused Trump of losing the war against the coronavirus.

"What happened? Now it's almost July, and it seems like our wartime president has surrendered -- ramped, er, waved the white flag and left the battlefield."

At the conclusion of his speech, Biden took a few questions from reporters, including one question about increasing his public appearances, declaring he "can hardly wait" to debate Trump.

The Democratic nominee slammed Trump's "cognitive capability," saying, "This president is um -- he talks about cognitive capability - he doesn't seem to be cognitively aware of what's going on."

"You know the steps you've taken so far haven't gotten the job done, Mr. President. Fix the shortage of PPE for our health care workers before you tee off another round of golf," Biden said.

Biden slurred many words and seemed to lose his train of thought multiple times during the hour-long presser.

Still, his campaign says Biden is not suffering from senile dementia or mental decline.
 

 

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A Washington Post editor sparked controversy on social media when she said white women are lucky that Black people are "just calling them Karens" and not taking revenge on them.

Karen Attiah, who is Black, tweeted on Sunday that the "lies and tears of white women" caused the murders of Black people in America for decades.

In her tweet, she cited civil rights violations by Karens throughout history, including Emmett Till's murder after a white woman accused the boy of flirting with her.

Attiah then tweeted that white women were "lucky" that "we are just calling them Karens and not calling for revenge."

After surviving the backlash from white men and women who called for her termination, Attiah dug in her heels and tweeted: "Be happy we are calling for equality. And not actual revenge."

Conservative writer Matt Walsh tweeted: "Oh so insulting generalizations based on race and gender are okay now? Or are they only okay for you? Just trying to understand the rules."

Another user tweeted: "You threaten white women with violence. WashPo what is your response? The world is watching and waiting."

The hashtag #fireKarenAttiah began trending on Twitter on Monday.

Karen is a pejorative term to describe entitled white women who snitch on Black people to the police, retail managers, or company HR departments.

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un•clock•a•ble (uhn-klok-uh-buhl) adjective
1. A complimentary word used to describe a MtF (male-to-female) trans whose feminine appearance is convincing.

The Chi creator Lena Waithe introduced The Chi's first male-to-female trans character in season 3.

In an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Waithe, 36, announced the new character named Imani (played by Jasmine Davis).

"It's definitely the gayest season ever," Waithe said of season 3, which premiered Monday on Showtime. "We kick off with two black women marrying each other in holy matrimony."

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"I'm so excited that we finally get to introduce our first trans character this season," she added. "Her name is Jasmine, she's a Chicago native, she's fantastic."

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Waithe said the show won't bring any attention to the fact that Davis was born a male. Davis plays 'Chi' actor Luke James' live-in love interest on season 3.

"We make sure to not point a finger or shed too much light on her being trans," she said. "She's an amazing woman, she's an interesting character, and I'm excited that we finally get to do that this season."

Watch the video below to see why Davis is Unclockable (except for the voice and the chiseled jawline).

Waithe also announced there will be no police officers in season 3 in light of the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota and other Black people.

Even before all of this happened, when I pitched Season 3 to the network and studio I said, 'I don't want any cops this season. Why do police have to be in the black community narrative at all?'" Waithe said.

"My amazing showrunner, Justin Hillian, basically said, 'Well, you know how to make cops go away? Make a black girl disappear.' So that's what we did," she added. "We focus on how the community comes together, leans on each other, and doesn't necessarily need police to be in their community."
 

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Interpol has rejected Iran's request to arrest U.S. President Donald Trump for murder.

Iran issued an arrest warrant for the president who is charged with the assassination of its top commander, Gen. Qasem Soleimani, in a drone strike in January.

Interpol resoundingly rejected Iran's request to arrest Trump and turn him over to them for prosecution.

In a statement to CNBC late Monday, Interpol said:

"Under Article 3 of INTERPOL's constitution 'it is strictly forbidden for the Organization to undertake any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character.'"

Interpol added, "in accordance with the provisions of our constitution and rules, INTERPOL would not consider requests of this nature."

Interpol can enable local law enforcement to arrest international criminals in countries outside of the requesting country's jurisdiction.

Iran also named 35 other people alongside Trump who are accused in the plot to kill the 62-year-old general. Like Trump, those people also face "murder and terrorism charges."

Iranian officials have been accused of interfering in the upcoming U.S. elections by issuing an arrest warrant for Trump.

U.S. Special Envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, called the Iranian announcement a "propaganda stunt that no-one takes seriously."

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Kanye West released his much-anticipated single "Wash Us In the Blood" mixed by Dr. Dre and featuring Travis Scott off his upcoming 10th studio album God's Country.

The music video was also launched on YouTube on Tuesday. The video, which is directed by artist Arthur Jafa, contains a montage of viral video clips, some featuring Black Lives Matter protests.

Jafa also created the artwork for the album, which is available in a variety of different formats including a 12-inch picture disc, 7-inch red vinyl, red cassette, CD and a standalone digital single; all featuring artwork by Jafa.

Kanye West's 2019 album Jesus Is King debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart, surpassing the Beatles and once again tying Eminem for the most consecutive #1 album debuts in chart history, with nine.

Jesus Is King also made history with #1 debuts on both the Rap Album and Gospel Album charts.

On the Jesus Is King album, New York Magazine wrote "There comes a time, when musicians devote themselves to big questions, where the biggest question of them all comes calling, the question of what, if anything, orders the universe... Jesus Is King is the man coming full circle."

On Kanye West, NBC News offered: "It is not hyperbole to call West a genius."

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Virgil Abloh's cover for rapper Pop Smoke's posthumous album has been changed, after fans slammed the "lazy" artwork online.

The 39-year-old artistic director of Louis Vuitton's menswear collection unveiled the cover, a grayscale picture of Pop Smoke surrounded by metallic roses and barbed wire, in a since-deleted Instagram post on Monday.

Captioning the snap, Abloh wrote: "the last conversation i had with @realpopsmoke was about what we were gonna do in the future. this album cover was one of like 5 things we talked about. He mentioned his story felt like the metaphor of a rose & thorns growing from the concrete of his hood in Canarsie, Brooklyn.

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"In your memory, I just finished it yesterday. As evidence of the whole idea, the t-shirt insinuates it's mandatory we put an and [sic] to this cycle of violence that plagues us, we need to shoot for the moon & aim for the stars."

But many fans of the 20-year-old rapper, who was shot and killed in L.A. in February, were quick to criticize the image.

"This is lazy. Pop Smoke deserves better," on Twitter user wrote.

Minutes later, a petition was created on Change.org to get the artwork changed, with the description reading: "Virgil deada** was wild lazy with Pop Smokes Album cover and he needs to fix it."

Heeding the backlash, Steven Victor, the head of the Victor Victor Worldwide label that signed Smoke, tweeted that the album cover would be changed and will be ready for the July 3 release of his album Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon.

"HEARD YOU," he tweeted. "MAKING A CHANGE. POP WOULD LISTEN TO HIS FANS!"

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A Black male-to-female (MtF) transgender activist called out BET for pulling a trans ad at the last minute.

At the conclusion of BET's first virtual BET Awards telecast on Sunday, trans activist Imara Jones, founder of Translash Media, took to Twitter to call out the network for pulling an advertisement that raised awareness of murdered Black MtF trans.

Jones tweeted:

"@bet pulled my ad at the last minute last night from the #BETAwards. It's hard to conclude anything other than that the platform is transphobic as @angelicaross & @lovebscott unfailingly point out. @citeblackwomen intentional invisibility is why our thoughts aren't heard."

In the ad, which was sponsored by McDonald's, Jones says, "Black trans women have a very simple message: stop killing us."

In a follow-up tweet, Jones wrote "And it's the incredible gap between what @bet said last night about being pro Black on air and what it does. But as I have written before "#BlackLivesMatter except [if] your're trans."

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Chance The Rapper compared Black men to white women, saying Black men are the oppressors of Black women in the community.

Last week, Chance defended Black female rapper Noname after conscious lyricist J. Cole appeared to take shots at her in his "Snow On Da Bluff" track (listen below).

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J. Cole rapped:

    My IQ is average, there’s a young lady out there she way smarter than me
    I scrolled through her timeline in these wild times and I started to read
    She mad at these crackers, she mad at these capitalists, mad at these murder police,
    She mad at my niggas, she mad at our ignorance, she wear her heart on her sleeve

    She mad at the celebrities, low key I be thinkin' she talking bout me
    Now I ain't no dummy to think I'm above criticism
    So when I see something that's valid I listen
    But Shit, it's something about the queen tone that's bothering me

 

"Yet another L for men masking patriarchy and gaslighting as constructive criticism," the Chicago rapper tweeted on Monday.

Chance was dragged Sunday on Twitter for retweeting a post calling out Black men for being the "oppressors" of the Black community.

"Black men may be victimized by racism, but sexism allows them to act as exploiters and oppressors of women."

167 people were wounded and 29 people killed, including 4 children, in weekend shootings in Chance's native Chicago over a 7-day period.
 

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A Black teenager driving through Seattle's notorious occupied "CHOP" zone was shot and killed by protesters who claim the teen shot at them first.

The driver of the white Jeep, a 16-year-old boy, was killed during the shooting. A 14-year-old passenger was also shot. The boy, who is also Black, was rushed to a hospital by bystanders. He is reportedly in critical condition.

The CHOP zone protesters said occupants of the white Jeep fired on them so they returned fire. But witnesses say they targeted the wrong vehicle.

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911 callers said several people fired into the Jeep. Cellphone video of the 3 a.m. incident shows a man in the CHOP zone yelling "You're not dead yet?"

The heavily armed CHOP security guards claim they were fired on by the teenagers. But police secured the Jeep and found no weapons. Police say there is evidence the Jeep had been "disturbed."

The latest murder comes a week after a 19-year-old Black man was fatally shot and another Black man was wounded by gunfire in the CHOP zone, an occupied area of about 3 city blocks in downtown Seattle.

Horace Lorenzo Anderson (pictured above) cried as he spoke to reporters about his son, Horace Lorenzo Anderson Jr., who was killed earlier this month by CHOP forces.

Seattle's police chief Carmen Best now says "enough is enough."

"Two African American men are dead, at a place where they claim to be working for Black Lives Matter. But they're gone, they're dead now,” the police chief told reporters.

Mayor Jenny Durkan, who previously praised the protesters, said last week that the city would dismantle the CHOP zone after last week's killing.

But city workers were prevented from removing barricades by armed CHOP forces.
 

 

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A viral video shows the moment when two Tampa police officers forcibly separated an emotionally disturbed mother from her 5 children.

The incident occurred on Saturday, June 27, on a downtown Tampa street. The woman and her 5 barefoot children were forcibly separated by the police as she clung to a toddler.

One of the officers held the woman against a fence as the other officer held another toddler while preventing the woman's sons from snatching their sister.

A bystander recorded a video that went viral on social media over the weekend. The Tampa police addressed the incident in a tweet.

"This afternoon around 12:40 p.m. near Ashley Dr. and Tyler St. in downtown Tampa, The Tampa Police Department responded to a call of a mother, in apparent distress walking in the street with her 5 children barefoot. One of our officers approached the mother offering to help,” the department tweeted.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the mother was putting her barefoot children at risk.

"Officers intervened when the mother attempted to walk on the interstate out of concern for the safety of her and her children. Officers attempted to detain the mother for her safety after her repeated attempts to enter the interstate. While doing so, the children were not wanting to be separated from their mother. Officers were trying to prevent the children from being harmed while trying to detain the mother."

The mother was not arrested. She was transported to a hospital to undergo a psychological evaluation. The children were also taken to the hospital to be with their mother.
 


 

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Actor Wendell Pierce is petitioning to become the new voice of beloved Black cartoon character Cleveland Brown.

Pierce, of HBO's The Wire fame, has launched a media campaign to be the new voice of Cleveland on "Family Guy" after Mike Henry, a white actor announced he would no longer voice the Black character.

"It's been an honor to play Cleveland on 'Family Guy' for 20 years," Henry wrote on social media. "I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color. Therefore, I will be stepping down from the role."

Henry's decision follows on the heels of other white actors who gave up their roles playing Black cartoon characters.

Last week, Jenny Slate announced she was walking away from the series "Big Mouth" amid Black Lives Matter protests taking place around the world.

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Pierce, pictured with actor Dominic West in a scene from The Wire, took to social media to stake his claim for the voiceover gig.

"Now that Mike Henry has consciously given up the role of Cleveland, I am publicly starting a campaign to voice the role myself on ‘The Cleveland Show.'"

"Family Guy" has aired over 300 episodes across 18 seasons of television. Fox renewed the series last month for its 19th season.

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Brian McKnight (left) gave a special live remote performance as part of the "Keith Sweat Presents the iHeartRadio R&B Live Concert series."

The event was live-streamed from Keith Sweat's immaculate home near Atlanta on Friday night.

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Mr. Sweat was a gracious host. Face masks were optional for asymptomatic guests.

McKnight's concert was live-streamed on Sweat's Premiere Networks syndicated national radio show "The Sweat Hotel" and on the show's iHeartRadio Channel, and KSweatLive.com.

Sweat, iHeartRadio, Teddy Riley, and Omnis joined forces for "Keith Sweat Presents the iHeartRadio R&B Live Concert Series" in recognition of Black History Music Month and Black Lives Matter.

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Rapper Pleasure P stopped by to hang out with his friend Keith Sweat, and to watch Brian McKnight perform his hits.

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Monitors were set up in the basement for guests to watch McKnight perform live upstairs in Sweat's home.

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The local media was invited out to interview Mr. McKnight following his performance.

Since debuting in May, Sweat's concert series hosted performances by 112, Pretty Ricky, Bobby V, Lloyd, Next, Silk, Carl Thomas, Dave Holister, Case, Tank, Raheem DeVaughn, and Musiq Soulchild.

Watch Brian McKnight performing live on "Keith Sweat Presents the iHeartRadio R&B Live Concert series" below.
 

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Mega producer Dr. Dre is back on the market. Dre's wife, Nicole Young, has filed for divorce, TMZ reports.

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Nicole filed divorce papers on Monday to end her marriage after 24 years. She is expected to walk away with a bundle as Dr. Dre is worth close to a billion dollars.

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Nicole, who shares 2 adult children with Dre, cited irreconcilable differences in her divorce paperwork. The couple married on May 25, 1996 and there is no prenup.

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This is the 2nd divorce for Nicole, who was previously married to former NBA player Sedale Threatt.

Dre has a total of 6 children, including a son named Marcel with singer Michel'le. He fathered his first child when he was 16 years old.

Dr. Dre's net worth is estimated to be around $800 million after he sold his Beats by Dre audio products to Apple Inc. for $3 billion in cash in 2014.

Dr. Dre, real name Andre Young, was a majority shareholder in the company alongside Jimmy Iovine.