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Megan Thee Stallion is giving away $1 million worth of stock to teach fans how to "build your own empire" with her new "Investing for Hotties" initiative.

The voluptuous rapper's fans helped her to build wealth and now she wants to return the favor.

She wrote:

"Me and my thriving empire, Hot Girl Enterprises, have teamed up with Cash App to teach you everything I learned on the way up about money and how you can build your own empire.

"Buying stocks isn't only for the big players. Anyone can start with as little as $1. Putting in a little money and seeing how it moves is a great way to learn about the stock market and start building up a portfolio."

Fans who hope to win stocks can comment on her latest Instagram post with "$cashtag" for a chance to win the stocks.

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The "WAP" hitmaker, who was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine last year, urged investors to start small, adding, "With Cash App, you can buy and sell small pieces of stock called fractional shares, and ease your way in nice and slow.

"Buying stocks seems complicated, but really it's a pretty simple process. The more you educate yourself the more equipped you'll be to navigate investing. With my knowledge and your hustle, you'll have your own empire in no time."

 

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Bill Cosby's TV wife, Phylicia Rashad praised his release from a Pennsylvania prison in a tweet on Wednesday afternoon.

Cosby, 83, was released from prison on Wednesday after serving two years of a three-to-10-year prison sentence on sexual assault charges.

"FINALLY!!!! A terrible wrong is being righted- a miscarriage of justice is corrected!" Rashad tweeted.

Rashad's furious followers tagged award University in their tweets as they vented their outrage.

Rashad was recently named dean of Howard University's Financial Arts department.

"I'm sure Phylicia Rashad being the new dean of Howard University’s College of Fine Arts will have absolutely no bearing whatsoever on how that program handles student claims of sexual harassment and assault," tweeted one user. "Yep, nothing to see here, folks. Shut up and dance."

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Cosby and one of his attorneys are pictured arriving at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania on September 25, 2018.

Andrea Constand, the woman who brought sex assault charges against Cosby in 2017, accepted a $3.4 million settlement from Cosby in 2006.

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Pennsylvania's Supreme Court overturned Cosby's conviction after it found that the agreement with the previous prosecutor prevented Cosby from being charged for the alleged crimes against Constand (pictured).

Constand has not issued a statement on Cosby's release.

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Jason Bryan Maurer passed away unexpectedly six days after receiving his second Covid-19 mRNA injection.

The 45-year-old barber received his first dose on April 2. He took to Facebook the same day to announce he expected side effects from the spike protein injection.

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"After having COVID-19 I know my T-Cells need help. Dr. Fauci says yes the first shot is rough," he wrote.

Maurer, who was reportedly HIV-positive and tested positive for Covid-19, was praised by his followers.

One Facebook follower wrote: "girl u gonna get sick as hell for a couple of days, we all did."

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On May 3, Maurer wrote:

"You don't want to get the Covid vaccine because it was done in less than a year? Wow we have lost so many people in the AIDS pandemic and we still don't have a vaccine for that. We do have PREP, but no real vaccine. Shut the hell up and get your Covid vaccine!"

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Later, Maurer registered for the Ohio "Vax-A-Million" lottery that gives Ohio vaccine recipients a chance to win a million dollars.

He took to Facebook on May 18, writing, "I am registered for the lottery!!!!"

One of his final Facebook posts mocked Christians and featured a Bible verse with a man waving a rainbow colored flag.

Maurer passed away on June 5.

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Bill Cosby is a free man after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court vacation his conviction on Wednesday, FOX43 reported.

Cosby is expected to walk out of a Pennsylvania state prison a free man, after the former comedian appealed his convivtion in December.

Cosby 83, was sentenced to 3-10 years in prison in 2018 following his conviction on sexual assault charges.

Cosby's parole petition was denied by the Pennsylvania Parole Board in May after he refused to participate in a therapy program for sexually violent predators.

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Cosby's spokesman Andrew Wyatt told NBC News that his client expected to be turned down.

Wyatt said the news that Cosby's parole was denied was "not a surprise to Mr. Cosby, his family, his friends and/or his legal team."

"Mr. Cosby has vehemently proclaimed his innocence and continues to deny all allegations made against him, as being false, without the sheer evidence of any proof," Wyatt said.

"Today, Mr. Cosby continues to remain hopeful that the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court will issue an opinion to vacate his conviction or warrant him a new trial."

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Ciara and Russell Wilson put their children to work modeling Russell's new kid's clothing line.

The children - Sienna Princess, 4, and sons Future Zahir, 7, and Win Harrison, 11 months, modeled the clothing at the launch of dad's 3Brand line at Rookie USA Flagship.

The entire family walked the runway together. Ciara carried Win since he can't walk yet.

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Ciara shared a video on Instagram set to Frank Ocean's "Slide."

The clothing consists of warmups, jogging suits and t-shirts with motivational slogans on the front. The brand is distributed by Nike.

Russell explained the inspiration behind his clothing line. "I was fortunate enough to create this logo and be part of the process behind creating 3BRAND," he told Forbes. "The number 3 means so much to me. 3BRAND represents the mind, body, and soul. I live 3 things every day of my life – sports, music, and fashion. Ciara and I have three children, and it's my football number."

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Other celebrity children who walked the runway included Charly Martin V, son of former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Charly Martin; Brooklyn and Teagan Barber, daughters of former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber; and Kennedy Cruz, daughter of ex-NFL star Victor Cruz, according to PEOPLE.

 

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Bobby Brown and Keith Sweat are set to compete in the next Verzuz lip-sync battle competition on Thursday, as part of the essence Festival of Culture.

Sweat, 59, and Brown, 52, will take turns lip-syncing to their biggest hits, and fans will decide who came out on top.

Music producers Swizz Beats and Timbaland created the Verzuz battle competition to keep fans occupied during the pandemic lockdowns last year.

Bobby Brown was an original member of New Edition from 1981 until he went solo in 1985. His solo hits include "Don't Be Cruel", "My Prerogative", and "Every Little Step."

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Brown is best known for his marriage to the late pop icon Whitney Houston.

Keith Sweat is known for his hits including "I Want Her", "Make It Last Forever", "I'll Give All My Love to You", "Make You Sweat", "Get Up on It", "Twisted" and "Nobody".

The Verzuz will take place on Thursday, July 1, at 5 p.m. PT, 8 p.m. ET @ FITE on Essence.com.
 

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R&B superstar Tank's single, titled "Can't Let It Show" (R&B Money/Atlantic Records), has hit #1 on R&B radio stations around the country after 18 weeks on the charts.

Written and produced by Tank, "Can't Let It Show" samples Kate Bush's 1989 single, "This Woman's Work", which was covered by singer Maxwell in 1997.

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"Can't Let It Show" is Tank's fourth consecutive #1 hit, including songs "When We," "Dirty," and "I Don't Think You're Ready” off his wildly successful albums Savage and Elevation, respectively.

"Can't Let It Show" has already received over 3.6M views on YouTube.

Tank was a featured performer this past weekend that kicked off the ESSENCE Festival of Culture Virtual Weekend (June 25 - 27 and July 2-4) celebrating the excellence of the Black community.

In addition, he has hit the road with appearances in several cities across America, and fans can check www.therealtank.com for additional live dates.
 

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The homeless suspect arrested in the fatal stabbing of a Maryland graduate student is being held without bond.

Anat Kimchi, a 31-year-old doctoral candidate, was stabbed by Tony Robinson in the Loop over the weekend.

Kimchi was known for attempting to prove the justice system was "racist" against Blacks.

She was walking in the 400 block of South Wacker Drive about 4 p.m. Saturday, June 19, when a man approached and stabbed her in the back, police say.

Kimchi was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital on Saturday.

Robinso, 41, was taken into custody Thursday, June 24, Chicago police announced.

Police said Robinson is believed to be the same individual who struck two women with rocks on June 10 and June 13. Both women were treated for head lacerations.

Kimchi wrote a paper published in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology in 2019 attempting to prove the justice system in America was racist against "young black offenders" and black drug offenders."

The Israeli-born grad student was working on her doctoral degree in criminology and criminal justice. Her family said she was in Chicago visiting friends when she was killed.

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A C-list rapper is hiding a secret that he hopes his fans never discover while he's alive.

The rapper, who has already used up half of his nine lives, fears his secret will get out whenever he's hospitalized.

He was diagnosed with the virus that causes AIDS several years ago, and he stubbornly refuses to take medication that will extend his life.

The average prognosis for individuals who are infected with HIV/AIDS is 8-10 years if they don't take antiretroviral HIV treatment regimen daily.

The rapper's close family and girlfriend are aware of his diagnosis. They even tried contacting a famous actor who recently came out as HIV-positive to speak to the rapper.

This rapper is confident that he can suppress the virus through a combination of diet, colonics, and a variety of herbs and weed.

However, his physical signs and symptoms have become too obvious for his fans to ignore.

Other celebrities who are living with HIV/AIDS include NBA icon Magic Johnson, musician Chuck Panozzo, actor Billy Porter, actor Charlie Sheen, Olympic diver Greg Louganis, actor Jim J. Bullock, figure skater Rudy Galindo, and more.

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Mo'Nique is on the hot seat again -- this time for body-shaming a Black woman who wore a bonnet at the airport.

Social media users descended on Mo'Nique like locusts after she body-shamed a woman who wore an oversized bonnet and undersized clothing at the airport.

Last month, the Oscar winning actress and comedienne shamed Black women who wore bonnets to the airport.

Ghetto fabulous women are frequent flyers, thanks to stimulus checks, unemployment benefits and PPP loans.

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The mother-of-three was annoyed to see Black women casually wearing hair bonnets, house shoes, head scarves, and blankets at Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport.

"It took me a minute to say what I'm getting ready to say because I want to make sure I'm not saying it from a place of judgment and that I'm saying it from a place of love," Mo'Nique said.

The 53-year-old mom-of-two caused an uproar again after she shared a photo of the woman, telling her to "do better."

"If this is not your BEST, than do BETTER!" she wrote.

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Many of Mo'Nique's followers begged her to delete the photo.

Feminista Jones wrote:

"I have no idea what's going on in your life right now but I'm claiming deliverance because you're being hateful under the guise of toxic positivity and "support". I'm SO disappointed and I've been a huge defender of yours. This is foul."