Gerald Washington

Gerald Washington is a rising star in the world of radio and entertainment television.

In May, Mr. Washington was named president of Steve Harvey's Radio Network.

The Los Angeles native already serves as president of East 112th Street Productions and Steve Harvey World Group -- both wholly owned by Mr. Harvey.

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Jay Z

Music mogul Shawn "Jay Z" Carter enlisted the aid of his powerful celebrity friends to exert pressure on you to dish out $20/month (in addition to your cable and Netflix bills) to stream music from his new music service.

The aging rapper teamed up with celebs such as Kanye West, Rihanna, Madonna, and his long-suffering wife Beyonce to promote his new TIDAL music streaming service to their fans.

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restaurant opening

Rap mogul and entrepreneur Clifford "T.I." Harris, Jr. will hold a grand opening for his new restaurant, Scales 925, in April, the AJC reports.

T.I. purchased Vibe Restaurant & Lounge late last year. After renovating the space, the father of 6 children has scheduled a ribbon cutting ceremony this Friday.

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TI buys restaurant

Atlanta's movers and shakers will have a new after-hours destination soon.

Earlier I posted photos from Omar "Slim" White's star-studded New Year's Eve bash at Vibe Restaurant & Lounge in Atlanta. Well it seems that rap mogul and businessman T.I. "Tip" Harris has added to his healthy real estate portfolio by purchasing Vibe restaurant!

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Chase Reed opens pawn shop for sneakers

Why barter with other sneaker heads on eBay.com for bootleg Jordans when you can get the real thing for $15,000 at a pawn shop that deals in throwback kicks? The president's teenage daughter collects a paycheck fetching coffee and dry cleaning for the staff over at CBS, but one enterprising 16-year-old has found the perfect niche: a sneaker pawn shop.

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Michael Jordan is Officially a Billionaire

NBA legend Michael Jordan is officially a member of the billionaire boys club. The 51-year-old former Chicago Bulls star just added hundreds of millions of dollars to his personal wealth by increasing his ownership in the Charlotte Hornets from 80% to 89.5%. Before expanding his portfolio Jordan had a net worth of $750 million.

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Jay-Z gives a hug to a fan in the Meatpacking District of NYC

Beyonce's aging rapper husband Jay Z hugged a fan outside a hotel after meeting secretly with 'Brokeback Mountain' actor Jake Gyllenhaal in the meatpacking district of New York City on Thursday, Jan. 16. Maybe Jay Z is branching into the movie biz?
Photo: Splash News

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Lonnie Johnson creator of Super Soaker water gun

Lonnie Johnson, the man who created the Super Soaker water gun, was awarded $73 million in unpaid royalties from giant toy maker Hasbro.

Johnson, who founded the Atlanta-based company behind the Super Soaker, filed a lawsuit against Hasbro for underpaid royalties in the sales of the wildly popular water gun, according to the AJC.com.

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Jay Z covers Vanity Fair

Jay Z meets the criticism of his drug-dealing past head on in a cover story for Vanity Fair magazine.

Bragging about his business exploits in the November 2013 issue, the 43-year-old rapper said, “To be in a drug deal, you need to know what you can spend, what you need to re-up.”

Jay Z also boasted about helping his pal President Obama to balance the budget, “I know about budgets. I was a drug dealer."

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