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LisaRaye commented on the news that Fenty brand boss Rihanna fired Ari Fletcher for making inappropriate remarks online.

Ari angered domestic abuse victims when she made light of her boyfriend, rapper MoneyBaggs Yo, putting a gun to her head if she tried to leave him.

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When social media users protested, Ari allegedly told one follower, "We don't care, you're ugly. You don't have a man who wants to pull out a gun on you."

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Rihanna promptly handed Ari her walking papers and cancelled her corporate credit card.

Chatting with the ladies of Fox Soul's Cocktail Queens, actress LisaRaye agreed with Rihanna's decision.

"Shout out to Rihanna for standing up and being an example of a woman of her word and making sure that her brand is not tarnished with any foolishness," LisaRaye said.

LisaRaye continued:

"It's levels to this... it's respectable. People respect you. Now you can have your opinion. But even when you have your opinion, you gotta wait until you get to a certain level to be able to be heard because we've seen the history of your words."

LisaRaye said she hopes Ari apologizes to domestic violence victims.

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Actress Vivica A. Fox suggested Ari's termination will have a domino effect on her career -- though it isn't clear exactly what Ari does for a living.

"Once a big one drops you, they all start to drop you," Vivica said.

Watch the discussion below.

 

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Airbnb is conducting an experiment in Oregon that the company hopes will prevent racial discrimination against Black renters.

According to a news release, Airbnb hosts will only see the initials of prospective renters during the booking process. The full names will be revealed after the booking process is completed.
 
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The two-year experiment will begin on Jan. 31 in Oregon. The experiment is designed to prevent race discrimination, KOIN-TV reported.

"Today, we are sharing an update to the way we display profile names of guests who are Oregon residents during the booking process. Hosts will start seeing an Oregon guest's initials in place of the guest's first name until a booking request is confirmed. After a booking is confirmed, the guest's name will appear."

The change comes after three Black plaintiffs -- Pat Harrington, Carlotta Franklin and Ebony Price -- won a settlement against Airbnb. The plaintiffs accused the company of allowing rental owners to discriminate against customers based on race, KGW-TV reported.

Some rental owners discriminate against prospective renters with ethnic sounding names. They claim Black renters throw drug-fueled parties, cause property damage, and commit chargeback fraud.

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Kandi Burruss allegedly has a big cash flow problem like her former co-star NeNe Leakes.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star was reportedly hit with a third IRS lien for unpaid taxes.

Kandi and her husband Todd Tucker are dealing with health code-related issues at their two Atlanta area restaurants. And now the IRS has hit their establishments with a third tax lien.
 
READ ALSO: Kandi Burruss denies charging restaurant customer for 2 ice cubes
 

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According to Radar Online, the couple's restaurants were previously hit with two federal liens -- one in 2020 for $15,812.52 and another lien was filed in 2021 for $5,156.50 in back taxes. A third IRS lien was filed for $23,000 in back taxes on Nov. 17.

Those amounts may seem minuscule to you, but there's a financial strategy behind IRS liens that most people aren't aware of.
 
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The wealthy don't mind getting hit with IRS liens because it means their other debt collectors are forced to get in line behind the IRS before they can collect a dime.

Thanks to former President Donald Trump, tax liens no longer show up on your credit report.

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Meanwhile, Kandi quietly unloaded her first home to free up some extra cash.

According to real estate records obtained by Radar Online, she sold her 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom, 3,733 sq. ft. home located in Fayetteville, Georgia for $555,000 earlier this year.

Kandi made a tidy profit on the sale after purchasing the property with her Xscape checks back in 1996 for $252,000.

Question: If Kandi created a GoFundMe page to raise donations to help offset her bills, would you contribute?
 

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There's more bad news for disgraced rapper Travis Scott in the wake of his Astroworld tragedy that left 10 people dead in November.

According to WWD, Dior announced it has shelved the line it was developing with Scott's Cactus Jack brand in the wake of the Astroworld tragedy.

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"Out of respect for everyone affected by the tragic events at Astroworld, Dior has decided to postpone indefinitely the launch of products from the Cactus Jack collaboration originally intended to be included in its summer 2022 collection."

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It was initially reported by WWD that the line had been "canceled," but Scott's team allegedly begged the fashion house to update the statement to reflect the "indefinite postponement" status.

The new clothing line would have been called Cactus Jack Dior, named after Scott's record label, Cactus Jack Records.

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Other corporations that dropped Scott like a hot potato include Nike, Anheuser-Busch and McDonalds. Music festivals that canceled Scott include Coachella 2022 and the Day N Vegas Fest.

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Local rap legends Tip "T.I." Harris and Killer Mike have plans to reopen the once popular Bankhead Seafood restaurant.

The duo purchased the seafood eatery in January 2020, but their plans to reopen the restaurant was derailed by the pandemic.

Now those plans are back on, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

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They plan to rebuild and reopen Bankhead Seafood on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway on Atlanta's Westside.

Rebuilding Bankhead Seafood is estimated to cost $1.8 million, and an additional $185,000 to update the parking lot.

The venture will be expensive, but Killer Mike recently secured financing to launch his own Black-owned bank online.

Both men have had some success with retail in Atlanta. T.I. owns a clothing line, and he once employed a dozen people in his restaurant on Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard.

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In addition to Killer Mike's other business ventures, he owns a barbershop that was hit by stray bullets in February. He also runs SWAG Shop suites in State Farm Arena that includes a barbershop.

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The fallout continues for "Sicko Mode" rapper Travis Scott as more brands distance themselves from him.

Scott had hoped his sit-down interview with Charlamagne the god last week would bring comfort and healing to the families of the victims who died or were injured at his Astroworld Festival.

But Scott's first interview since his Astroworld catastrophe only angered his victims' loved ones.

Coachella organizers announced the troubled rapper will not grace the stage in 2022. And Anheuser-Busch canceled his spiked CACTI seltzers, which have been in stores for less than a year.

The city of Indio announced Coachella axed Scott's planned performance next year. The decision comes after an online petition garnered more than 75,000 signatures.

And Anheuser-Busch deleted the CACTI seltzer brand's social media accounts on Instagram and Twitter.

In a statement, Anheuser-Busch said the brand's fans would understand the decision to torpedo Scott's seltzer drinks.

"After careful evaluation, we have decided to stop all production and brand development of CACTI Agave Spiked Seltzer. We believe brand fans will understand and respect this decision," a spokesperson for the company said in a statement, per AdAge.

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A 9-year-old boy and his mom launched a company to sell affirming and inspiring dolls for boys called "Our Brown Boy Joy."

Demetrius Maurice Davis, Jr., aka "Lil Dee", is the CEO of Our Brown Boy Joy, a plush doll line for young Black boys.

Lil Dee started the company at age 8 with his mom, Luciana Gilmore, to change the narrative about Black youth in the United States.

The Our Brown Boy Joy website states the ultimate goal of the toy line is "Building Confident Brown Boys through visual, play, and educational representation."

"It is important to me because I want the world to think good things about Brown boys," Lil Dee tells PEOPLE. "We aren't bad, or mean, or trouble; we are smart, fun, and creative."

Gilmore said she came up with the idea for the plush dolls because her son loves toys but he couldn't find any boy dolls in toy stores.

"My son loves toys and we would go to many stores and not see anything in the aisles that look like my son."

"My mother had a mentoring business for girls, and I felt like there wasn't anything for me," Lil Dee tells PEOPLE. "I begged my mother to focus on boys."

"Our boys are often depicted negatively in the media," Gilmore said.

"On store shelves, the representation is minimal. And within the toys category, there is almost none for our boys. We must have opportunities for our boys to see themselves positively everywhere. Representation matters."

Gilmore, a former school principal in Cleveland, said she dressed the "My Friend" doll in a hoodie to "bring attention to the things that are going on in our community," such as the Trayvon Martin murder in Florida.

The doll, which retails for $49 to $59 each, recites inspiring messages when it is squeezed.

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"We wanna make sure that they constantly hear messages and affirmations of how wonderful they are. That they're smart," Gilmore said. "Because there's a narrative that is out worldwide that we wanna make sure that we are changing."

She said her son has subscription boxes that comes out monthly and is filled affirming toys for boys.

"The response has been awesome!" Lil Dee tells PEOPLE.

"Having people send pictures, email me, or walk up to me and say thank you has made me so happy. I think people really like the affirmations the dolls say, and they are in my voice."

 

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Netflix has shifted $100 million to Black banks to follow through on its commitment to close the equity gap.

Netflix's co-CEO Ted Sarandos (2nd from right) is married to Nicole Avant (right), daughter of music legend Clarence Avant (left) and Jacqueline Avant (2nd from left).

Mrs. Avant, 81, was killed during a home invasion in Beverly Hills on Wednesday.

Netflix moved 2 percent of its cash holdings, $100 million, to Black banks to address systemic racism, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Black financial institutions include Hope Credit Union, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), The Change Company, Enterprise Community Impact Note, OneUnited Bank and Calvert Impact Capital's Community Investment Note.

Netflix's goal is to improve systemic racism that prevents Black-owned businesses from getting loans, especially those impacted by the pandemic.

"Because we pegged our commitment to 2 percent of Netflix’s cash, the investment also grows overtime [sic]. So we will be 'topping up' our commitment at the end of the year and moving more cash — over and above the $100 million already committed — into these institutions," Netflix's Aaron Mitchell and Shannon Alwyn wrote in a Dec. 1 post.

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Beyoncé teased a bizarre ad for her fifth Adidas x Ivy Park collection titled "HALLS of IVY."

The retired pop singer promoted her previous collections by sending gift boxes of clothes to a plethora of her celebrity friends. But that caused resentment amongst celebs who felt left out of the campaign.

This time she took her marketing in a different direction by focusing on young adults and children who look like her own.

According to the Ivy Park website, the Adidas x Ivy Park collaborative line is "Crafted with every shape and person in mind," and "features silhouettes for all genders, with sizes ranging from [XS] to [4X]."

The color palette is a departure from the previous collections' bland monotone colors. The new line features a variety of vibrant colors, sequins, knits, faux leather, plaid and houndstooth patterns.

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The bizarre sports-themed ad features Beyonce and her daughters, Blue Ivy and Rumi; NBA star James Harden, Kobe Bryant's daughter, Natalia Bryant, and a mixed cast of adult and child models and athletes.

The fifth Ivy Park collection launches exclusively on adidas.com on December 9, and in stores worldwide on December 10.

Question: Has anyone seen Bey's Ivy Park line in stores or on anyone who isn't a celebrity?
 

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NeNe Leakes reportedly shuttered her last remaining SWAGG Boutique and didn't inform her employees who are still waiting for paychecks, according to sources.

NeNe's employees and managers showed up to the SWAGG Boutique at the MGM Casino in Oxon Hill, Maryland, only to find the door padlocked and the space empty.

One of Nene's former employees is being evicted from her apartment. In an email to Sandrarose.com, she said Nene never informed her or any of the other employees that she was planning to close the store.

"We can't even get unemployment because Nene is refusing to answer and return the phone calls from the unemployment office," the former employee wrote.

"She is trifling and is really a fake individual who cares about no one but herself. She used us and spit us out like we was trash and gives 2 f*cks about about our livelihood."

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Money has been tight for the former Real Housewives of Atlanta star who lost her high-paying RHOA gig due to alleged insubordination and alleged difficulties getting along with her co-stars.

NeNe closed down her Buckhead and Duluth stores last year due to the pandemic. She also shut down her Sugarloaf Mills location in Lawrenceville, Georgia, and one store in Florida.

The 53-year-old Sagittarius still manages The Linnethia restaurant & lounge in Duluth, Ga.

Calls to The Linnethia lounge for comment were not returned.