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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris is calling for $44 trillion to be paid out as "reparations" to Black Americans who can prove they are descendants of African slavery.

T.I., 39, called for reparations during an appearance on The Breakfast Club on Thursday.

T.I. plans to sit down with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to make his "goal" a reality.

"This is my goal. My goal is to get every black person in America that's a descendant of slavery one million dollars, at least. That'll take about 44 trillion. So that's my goal, so I'm working up on 44 trillion."

He also called for Black ADOS to spend their money at Black businesses only.

"Everything black people spend money on, it should be a black company that provides it," he said. "If we make up for 13 percent of this nation's population, we should make up for 13 percent of the ownership of land. We should be representing at least 13, 14 percent on boards, financial institutions, and so on and so forth. That should be persistent or consistent throughout, but it is not."
 

Co-host Charlamagne tha god agreed, saying "militias" and "white supremacists" are going crazy in America.

"You spoke about the militias and the white people going crazy," said T.I. "This is only happening because they see that their position is dwindling. This is only happening because they're becoming irate, because it's becoming known that the hateful racist whites, their run is over. Period. Their run is over. The jig is up."

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A loyal reader uncovered an old post that appears to validate August Alsina's statement that A-list actor Will Smith gave him permission to pursue his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, 4 years ago.

In an article first published on Dailymail.com in 2005, Will said he and his wife had reached an agreement to preserve their marriage while satisfying their needs at the same time.

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The couple reportedly gave each other permission to sleep with other partners, as long as they didn't go behind the other spouse's back.

Will said to get your wife's permission first before you cheat. He added that desiring another partner is only natural.

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"Our perspective is, you don't avoid what's natural," he said in 2005.

"You're going to be attracted to people. In our marriage vows, we didn't say forsaking all others".

"The vow that we made was that you will never hear that I did something after the fact. If it came down to it, then one can say to the other, 'Look, I need to have sex with somebody. I'm not going to if you don't approve of it - but please approve of it'."

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The father of three said, even though he and Jada saw other people, he never fell out of love with her.

"I don't let a day go past that Jada doesn't feel like the Queen of the World," Will said.

"I make sure every single day that she knows how I feel about her."

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Viola Davis finally made the cover of Vanity Fair magazine after winning an Oscar Award, an Emmy, a Golden Globe Award, and more accolades as a star on the Black A-list.

The dark, moody cover features "The Help" actress wearing an afro wig and a blue dress with a cut out back detail.

"It's about frickin' time," wrote ShowBiz411's Roger Friedman. "It would have been nicer on the September issue, and a cover photo where you could see her face, but we'll take it!"

The cover was shot by Dario Calmese, the first Black photographer to ever shoot a Vanity Fair cover, according to Friedman.

"Change comes slowly at Vanity Fair," Friedman wrote. "Radhika Jones [a person of color] has been the editor in chief for how long now? But we'll take it!"

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In the cover feature, Viola said she planned to attend protests calling for justice for George Floyd, the Black Minnesota man who was killed in police custody in May.

Davis's close friend and neighbor, Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, talked her out of it because of the coronavirus pandemic.

"I immediately talked her out of that." Davis told Vanity Fair via email.

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"Both of us cried," Spencer continues. "This WAS our civil rights movement, and we were sidelined because of health issues. We felt isolated from the movement."

Davis told VF she regrets accepting her role in The Help, a box office hit about racism in the deep south told from the perspective of a domestic housekeeper.

"There's no one who's not entertained by 'The Help.' But there's a part of me that feels like I betrayed myself, and my people, because I was in a movie that wasn't ready to [tell the whole truth]," Davis said, adding that the film was "created in the filter and the cesspool of systemic racism."

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Davis, 54, admitted she took the role in the hopes that it would make her "pop" in Hollywood. "I was that journeyman actor, trying to get in," she said.

And while the movie increased her visibility in Hollywood, the job offers weren't pouring in.

She said when people ask her why she transitioned to television rather than continue making movies, she said, "I always ask them, What movies? What were those movies? Listen, I got 'Widows,' but if I just relied on the Hollywood pipeline... No, there are not those roles."

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Evelyn Lozada called into Nick Cannon's morning show to share her perspective on monogamous relationships.

Evelyn, 44, said she prefers to be in a longterm relationship with one man.

Nick explained what most women already know about men but choose to ignore.

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"Relationships, in general, I think you definitely have to get to know somebody for at least this seven months," Lozada said. "I feel like the first three months are all full of you [getting] to know somebody."

"I feel like happy here is when you really get to know somebody that's when they, you know, put their guards on and are really open and comfortable having conversations."

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Nick, who shares 9-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe with singer Mariah Carey, burst Evelyn's bubble by explaining that monogamy is unnatural for men.

"Men don't subscribe to monogamy because they feel like it's not natural in their DNA," he said. "It's that hunting mentality, but it's also like 'yo if we suppose to be fruitful and multiply... there's not many creatures on earth that are monogamous."

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Evelyn has dated numerous professional athletes without much success. Her failed relationships include ex-husband Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson (pictured) and former baseball star Carl Crawford, with whom she shares a son.

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Nick and Mariah tied the knot in an intimate ceremony on Windemere Island in The Bahamas in 2011. They divorced in 2016.

Nick welcomed his second son, Golden Cannon, with Instagram model Brittany Bell in 2017. He has been linked to scores of women, including Kim Krdashian-West, Rozanda "Chili" Thomas, Christina Milian, and Amber Rose.
 

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"Black-ish" star Jenifer Lewis appeared on MSNBC's "The Beat" to discuss President Donald Trump's "madness" and "blatant cruelty."

Lewis said: "I speak to the Millennials, those kids grew up with me as the aunt on Fresh Prince, the mother in a lot of African-American movies and I have a special relationship with them, and I'm here to say to the protesters continue peacefully protesting. Get what you need in this great challenge before us. Don’t stop all the diversity, the millions upon millions, it's a sea of humanity that is out in the streets right now saying that's enough of the oppression on killing our children in the streets. They know it's wrong. There has to be reform. And it can’t be a modest bill, Mr. Trump. We have to get to the root of the racism, the deep hate. I have never seen so much hate. It’s so disturbing. We have to come together. we cannot be divided."

The 63-year-old comedienne and character actress plays the mother of lead actress Tracey Ellis Ross on Black-ish.

When asked who she plans to vote for in November, Lewis said, "Well, that choice should be Mr. Biden. We have had enough of this madness, the blatant cruelty, the lies upon lies. We could have been warned back in January. Look how many people have died. This is wrong. We need leadership. My friend, today, do you wear a mask? You don't wear a mask? Well, he doesn't wear a mask. Pence didn't wear a mask, and then you see him in a mask. Leadership, this is the greatest country in the world. Well, you know what? No. The world is great. And that's what has to be new."

Lewis, who was diagnosed with sex addiction and bipolar disorder in 1990, told PEOPLE in 2017, "I have peace of mind now; I'm in my skin. It took years to get to that place, but I did it -- and I have a smile on my face."

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Tip "T.I." Harris is no fan of conservative commentator Candace Owens. He says Owens is a lost cause, due to her endless criticism of George Floyd, the Black man who died when a white police officer knelt on his neck for nearly 9 minutes.

During an appearance on Nick Cannon's Power 106 radio show, T.I. called on Black Twitter to cancel Owens, according to EURweb.com.

"We can have an intelligent discussion. You can either change my mind. I can change your mind. But we still moved forward," he continued. "I don't think dropping each other off is the answer all the time."

But when it comes to Owens, T.I. said she's a lost cause.

"Candace Owens. She got to go. She can't come," he said, before suggesting she's a "paid plant" whose goal is to "come out here and speak against everything the majority of us are standing for."

"So white people are always right? You telling me law enforcement is always right? You telling me the United States of America has always been right when it comes to dealing with us? And that's her story. And you can't trust that story because we have facts that tell us otherwise ... She seems to have forgotten that she's black. She has turned in her black card and crossed over."

T.I. and Owens butted heads during the 2019 REVOLT TV summit in Atlanta, where the rapper called Owens "dangerous" and claimed she was "being used for propaganda."
 

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Porsha Williams teared up while discussing racism in America and the ongoing George Floyd protests.

"Extra" spoke to Porsha, who recently attended protests in Atlanta.

Overcome with emotion, she said, "It's just difficult to keep waking up and seeing more and more death.

"More black people being killed and even more and more white people being mistreated at the protests. It's just hard to wake up and see what we're dealing with."

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Porsha said her 15-month-old daughter, Pilar Jhena, is part of the driving force to fight for change, explaining, "When I see my daughter, it's just like... 'I'm gonna fight. I'm gonna push.' I don't want her to have to deal with this. I don't want anyone to have to deal with this, honestly," she said tearfully.

The 38-year-old took to social media to explain how she and others were tear-gassed by police on the frontlines of an Atlanta protest.

"That was just awful. It really was... It was disheartening to be out there and try to be heard and wanted to send this powerful message that we are standing together in a visual way... And to be gassed felt like I was being silenced."

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The reality star, who has been active with Black Lives Matter in both Breonna Taylor and Floyd's cases, vowed to keep fighting emphasizing, "It was tough for me to go back out there after that. It was a bit traumatizing. But I'll tell you what it really taught me is that protesting is a real thing... You are definitely putting your life on the line."

"I am a black woman and I'm always gonna be proud of that," Williams continued. "And I'm always going to stand... with my people against injustice."

On a lighter note, Porsha is getting ready to celebrate her birthday. "My birthday is coming up June 22 — that's exciting. I’ll be 39, closer to 40.”

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"Wild 'N Out" star B. Simone was dragged by her baby hairs on social media for saying she is not interested in dating a man who works an honest 9-5 job.

It's hard for women to find hard working men who provide for their family. Simone said she wants that rare, hard to find single man who owns his own business or is at least the CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

An audio of an interview between Simon and Nick Cannon recently surfaced online. The audio enraged social media users -- particularly men who work hard for a living.

In the video, shared by Power 106 FM, Simone said her ideal man "can't have a 9-5... he has to be an entrepreneur," she told Cannon, before adding she wants someone who is "CEO status."

"You don't want him to have a honest job? He can't clock in and clock out?" asked Cannon.

"You're not going to understand my lifestyle. You're not going to understand why I have to be up at 3 a.m," said Simone.

Cannon didn't ask Simon what, if anything, she had to offer a man of such lofty status.
 

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Rapper Meghan Thee Stallion has opened up about her alternate sexual lifestyle, revealing she likes girls.

The "Hot Girl Summer" hitmaker insists she's "not scared of the ladies" when it comes to intimacy, and she believes women should be able to explore their sexuality without judgment.

The rapper, who was born Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, has been the subject of lesbian rumors since before she released her first full-length album, Fever, on May 17, 2019.

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"I mean, you know I kissed a few girls before. We not scared of the ladies. It's all love," she tells British Vogue. "In real life, I'm really about what I be talking. Men are free to do what they want to do, date whoever they want to date and women should have the same options, without judgment."

While the Texas native has chosen to be candid about her personal life, she doesn't appreciate strangers commenting on her sexual lifestyle. Megan's gimmick is her sultry personality and all natural hot bod. She knows sex sells more records - to her male fans.

But her fans pulled Megan's lesbun card last year.

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"Sometimes people try to put you in a box, right, and they try to put their views on you and they try to make you behave how everybody in society feels you should behave.

"But this is my s**t! This is my body, my mouth, my lyrics, this is what I want to say, this is how I want to act. I really want people to stop caring about how other people want them to live and to start to live for themselves. Cos I'm living for myself and I'm doing d**n good with myself!"

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Robyn Rihanna Fenty says she is open to raising children as a single mother after multiple failed relationships with emotionally unavailable men.

The 32-year-old Bajan, who is fast approaching the high-risk age for pregnant women, graces the cover of British Vogue magazine.

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Rihanna posed for a high-fashion photo shoot by well-known fashion photographer Steven Klein.

She revealed to British Vogue that she is aware of her emotional flaws that led her to have failed relationships with men and at least one woman.

She said that, despite her history of failed relationships, she still wants to raise "three or four children" alone if she has to.

"Would I do it on my own? Hell yeah!" she told the magazine. She said she wants to have children within the next 10 years.

Rihanna dismissed the advice of childcare experts who say children are more well-rounded and mentally healthy if they grow up in a stable 2-parent household with a mother and father.

"I feel like society makes me want to feel like 'Oh you got it wrong...' They diminish you as a mother, [if] there's not a dad in your kids' lives," she said.

Rihanna suggested she wants to have children to give her the happiness she feels she can't get from men.

"The only thing that matters is happiness, that's the only healthy relationship between a parent and a child. That's the only thing that can raise a child truly, is love."

The pop singer split from Saudi billionaire Hassan Jameel in January after dating long distance for three years.

Her exes include troubled singer Chris Brown and bisexual rappers Drake and A$AP Rocky.

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In a new sit-down interview, talk show host Loni Love again denied getting Tamar Braxton fired as a co-host on The Real.

Loni, 48, has repeatedly denied backstabbing Tamar and getting her fired from the daytime talk show. Rumor has it that Loni wanted to be the only "ghetto girl" on the show.

In a wide-ranging interview with Madamenoire, Loni again denied the allegations.

"I will say this, anybody that knows me, knows that I will not describe myself as a ghetto girl. I wouldn't describe Tamar Braxton as a ghetto girl," Loni said.

"I might say that we believe in the power of being ourselves. But ghetto girl?! I would never do that. And also, there's a lesson in this. When you try to help people, you have to watch who you help. I've never been against any Black woman. My fans know that. That's the reason why I wrote this book. When you read the book, you will see. I've been trying to get the truth out for years. But here, we dealing with this reality show type [mentality]."

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Loni clarified what she meant when she asked where are all the plus-size icons?

"What I'm trying to say is, there are beautiful plus-size models out here. I know that because I'm about to run this Ashley Stewart campaign and I said, 'Give me your plus-size models. Beautiful girls. But I only see them on Ashley Stewart. I don't see them on the cover of Ebony. I don't see them on the cover of Elle and Vogue. So you're telling me everybody got to be a 00 or a 2 to be on the cover of a magazine? That's what I meant."

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She confirmed making her man, James Welsh, sign a non-disclosure agreement:

"I think an NDA -- especially when you are a female that is making your way, and you meet somebody who is going to be in your life - it's not about them. It's about the people that are around them. And it's not to question their friends' character. But let me tell you something, when people need money, they do strange and odd things. And so an NDA is simply a way of protecting yourself. And that's all it is. It's not that you don't trust the person. I trust James 100 percent. But the point is, when people get upset or mad - and we're talking about down the road - things happen. It's no different than me having a prenup."

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Doja Cat is not afraid of a corona -- the virus or the beer. The 24-year-old rapper, born Amalaratna Zandile Dlamini, says those who are running scared from the virus are "pu$$y."

In a livestream interview, Doja said, "B*tch, I'm not scared of a coronavirus or the motherf*cking beer version of that sh*t."

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Doja, who is clearly more educated on the virus than some of her fans, added: "I don't give a f*ck about corona, b*tch. It's a flu! I would literally... I'm not scared. Y'all are pu$$y, period."

The former stripper offered some advice if for those who catch the flu or the coronavirus: "You just take some Mucinex and drink water and tea and sleep -- that's all you gotta do. Y'all are so scared of some damn corona. Y'all are so scared of corona that I need a Corona."

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The CDC confirmed 20,000 deaths due to the common flu in the U.S. Only 26 people (out of thousands infected) have died from the coronavirus - and all but one are elderly or those with chronic illnesses.

The population most at risk for the flu or coronavirus are Asians, elderly, those with chronic illnesses or weak immune systems and smokers.

Coronavirus-19 causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and potentially fatal pneumonia among the elderly population and those with chronic illness and weak immunity.

Those at low risk are children, young healthy people under age 50, and Blacks of African descent.

The virus causes mild flu-like symptoms in most healthy adults under age 50. Children seem to be unaffected or have mild symptoms. No child under age 10 has died from the virus anywhere in the world.
 

 

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Keyshia Cole appeared on The Real daytime talk show that aired this week. Keyshia, 38, was there to promote her own talk show, One On One With Keyshia Cole.

The R&B Diva and mother of two shared the pros and cons of hosting her own talk show and the 14-year age difference between her and boytoy Nico.

Keyshia explained the excuse Nick Cannon gave her when he showed up 45 minutes late for a guest appearance on her show.

She said Nick told her, "'like I'm on my way to the airport and I had to get my bags,' and all that. And I was like, 'Nick, we don't care about that!'"

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"Listen, if I've ever been late for anything, right, I apologize! Now I understand! Now I understand how serious, and, then like, we go through waiting for a guest," Keyshia told the ladies.

"‘Cause I'm used to being the artist and being like, 'Okay, I need my hair right. I need my lip right. I need my clothes right.' And not really taking into consideration what the talk show host or the radio host.

"I'm like - Nick Cannon was forty five minutes late, and, well, thank God my boyfriend was there because I was gonna have him - he's a, he's a lyricist and an artist. So, I had him on my first episode. And thank God! But, he was sweating bullets up there! Okay? He was like, I was asking him all kinds of questions, 'So, how is it to be with a woman like me?'

"He was like, 'Wait a minute! This is crazy!' So, then it was like Nick showed up, he could leave and was like, 'Thank God. It's like all over.' But, no, I mean it was cool because, um, you know - I mean - I appreciate Nick coming through and supportin', you know. He was one of - the first guest. So, that's, like, okay.
 

 
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Viola Davis confesses she wanted to look more like Oprah Winfrey as a younger woman at the beginning of her acting career.

The Oscar-winning 'Fences' star says she loved the media mogul's confidence and beauty at the 1986 Academy Awards, and she dreamed of looking just like her.

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"I wanted to look like Oprah, especially when she went to the Oscars for The Color Purple," Davis tells People magazine. "I thought she was the most beautiful [woman].

But the 54-year-old reveals she never told that to Oprah's face, now that they've become good friends.

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"I never told her that," she adds. "Literally, Oprah went to one of my weddings and I never had the guts to say, 'Oprah, I was always trying to look like you!'"

Viola admits she has more confidence in herself now and she's happy with the beautiful African woman she sees in the mirror.

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"Now, I don't want to look like anyone other than me," she adds. "I love embracing my nose and my lips. It's like all of a sudden, I was like, 'Viola, that's what your lips always looked like? Why'd you have a problem with that?' I love wearing red lipstick, which took me a long time, because I think my lips are fabulous."

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Dwyane Wade says going public with his son Zion Wade's struggles with a gender disorder helped his own self-awareness. "I'm growing into the man that I've always dreamed of becoming."

Wade, 38, opened up about Zion's gender confusion in an interview with openly lesbian television host Ellen Degeneres, 62, on Tuesday.

Wade said 12-year-old Zion identifies as a girl named Zaya, who prefers using feminine pronouns.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Thursday, the retired NBA player defended going public with such a personal family issue.

"We're not the only family that's had to deal with gender expression, gender identity, sexuality, with their child," he said.

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Wade and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, 47, were heavily criticized for exploiting their son's struggle with gender confusion and sexuality at such a tender age.

Union reportedly sought advice from the gender-bending cast of the hit TV series Pose, rather than a licensed therapist.

Wade claims his critics are simply "uneducated" and he suggested that God gave him the platform to exploit his emotionally troubled child for publicity for his upcoming Netflix documentary.

"We understand the position we've been put in," Wade told ET, "especially in our community, and even though it's not always a popular thing to speak out on issues that people are uncomfortable with or not as educated on, but this is the platform that God gave me and my family. So, we use it."

Wade said Zion's gender confusion has helped him grow into the man he should be.

"I've learned to keep my mind open, keep my eyes open, keep my heart open, keep my thoughts open. That's what I've been trying to do as I'm growing into the man that I've always dreamed of becoming," Wade said.

For years, Wade has been plagued by rumors that he is a bisexual man trapped in the closet. Black Twitter seems to think Wade is ready to come out and join his son.
 

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