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Entrepreneurs Mimi G and Brittany Jones celebrate the Grand Opening of Melanated Fabrics & Community Creative Center in Atlanta this weekend.

This gorgeous new female and minority-owned downtown Atlanta community hub (10 minutes from Ponce City Market) is a hugely anticipated safe creative space offers workshops, classes, and boutique fabric store for the modern DIY'er.

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With her millions of social media followers, Mimi G is legendary in the world of DIY fashion and sewing, having multiple platforms where she shares her years of sewing experience and expertise.

Mimi G is heading a fashion empire, including the Sew It Academy, the world's #1 online sewing school.

From a homeless teenage single mom to now leading the world's home sewing boom, Mimi G teaches millions of millennials, moms, teens, and more to make their own clothes.

Mimi G joined forces with Brittany J Jones to launch Melanated Fabrics.

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Brittany is an international trendsetting resource for sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels. Together in Atlanta, they curate a wide array of fun and fashionable fabrics for the modern sewer.
 

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Beyonce's citrus Adidas x Ivy Park collection, Flex Park, goes on sale today, July 22, at 2 p.m. ET. on adidas.com.

According to Page Six, the new line is inspired by muscle beach culture. The all orange line includes pieces from gym gear to swimwear with prices ranging from $45 to $75.

Beyonce recruited husband Jay Z to model a short set from her new collection.

Beyonce's previous lines have all sold well, but the items are rarely seen in public. That's because Beyonce gives away most of her collection to her celebrity friends.

All designs are available in sizes XS to XL and 1X to 4X. And for the first time, Beyonce is releasing unisex slides ($75), perfect for lounging by the pool.

Question: Do you plan to purchase Beyonce's new collection? What's your favorite piece?

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TBSN: The Black Sports Network launched during Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Phoenix, Arizona. TBSN is the first Black-owned, woman-led sports network in the country.

It was a historic moment for DC Livers, a veteran sports reporter who stepped out on faith to launch the first woman-led sports network in America.

DC Livers, Founder & CEO of TBSN, said:

"There was no better way to launch a network than amid the backdrop of the NBA Finals while joining the nation cheering on two teams filled with competitors who have never won a championship. The hopefulness of the moment was too good to pass up. It was like we were all putting it all on the line with our eyes on the prize."

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DC, pictured with Suns star Chris Paul, added:

"TBSN is aware that other networks aren't committed to racial diversity. It's no longer something that Gen Z and Millennials are willing to put up with. Hiring the same old people gets the same old boring shows and with predictable results, Gen Z and Millennials are demanding more. TBSN offers something no other network does: Quality content with a hip hop angle. We're newer. We're fresher. We're younger. It's the perfect combination for today's sports lover."

According to Eurweb.com, TBSN will merge hip hop and sports.

Rapper Yung Joc said of TBSN: "This is big. I feel like I just gave ya'll some exclusive information."

NBA coach and father Lavar Ball said he can't wait to be a part of it and others are heralding the move as "monumental" and "groundbreaking."

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Snoop Dogg announced he has hired his wife, Shante Broadus, as his new manager.

"Shante has been guiding my career behind the scenes from day one," said Snoop, who is best known for his 1993 debut album, Doggystyle.

"She has always been my final gut check with all my decisions, and I wouldn't be where I am today without her. I am grateful to have her as my official manager, helping to build the Snoop Dogg empire together."

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Snoop married Shante Taylor on June 12, 1997. They share three children -- sons Corde, 26, and Cordell, 24, and daughter Cori, 21.

Snoop and Shante's marriage has endured the test of time, despite rampant rumors of cheating and outside babies. The couple nearly divorced in 2004 after she learned of his outside child, a son named Julian Corrie Broadus, who was born in 1998.

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Shante's appointment as her husband's new manager comes ahead of her first book, "Paid the Cost to be the Boss Lady."

Shante issued a statement about her new gig.

"The industry at large is seeing a major shift in more representation of Black women in key executive roles. I am excited to enter this official position, helping to further expand Snoop’s wide-ranging empire. I have been by Snoop's side for over two decades, so together with the rest of the team, our goal is to strengthen Snoop’s legacy as a brand with the loyalty and trust of our guidance that has made Snoop who he is today."

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The serial entrepreneur and philanthropist is the founder of Boss Lady Entertainment (BLE). She got her start by managing Snoop's early career. Shante will oversee Snoop's full portfolio of business ventures and investments.

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Billboard's top female rap artist nominee Saweetie stopped by "Nightly Pop" to promote her new music video for "Fast Motion," dating and more.

Saweetie said she's putting her love life on the shelf to focus on her music and herself.

"I just feel like relationships take up a lot of time, so right now, I'm just getting back to self. Perfecting my craft is my number one priority."

She added, "If cupid find me and shoot me, then shoot me baby. Until then, I'm working."

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Saweetie has figured out what many successful women already know: relationships take too much time - unless you plan right.

Successful women put off relationships and raising a family until they have accumulated enough wealth to support a family -- usually by age 30.

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The 27-year-old rapper and model dumped her last boyfriend, Migos member Quavo Marshall, after she caught him cheating on her.

Weeks later, an embarrassing video leaked of an elevator altercation between Saweetie and Quavo last year.

Watch Saweetie's interview below.
 

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NeNe Leakes is interviewing applicants for her new establishment, The Linnethia lounge near Atlanta, Georgia.

Linnethia Monique Leakes, who was let go from Real Housewives of Atlanta last year, is having trouble hiring staff for her new namesake lounge.

In her second job openings post on Instagram, she wrote:

The Linnethia Lounge now available for private events. Send info to thelinnethialounge@gmail.com. Walk in this FRIDAY April 23rd from 3pm to 6pm for "on the spot" interviews for Waiters, Waitress & Bartenders with lots of personality (we have something special in store for you) Oh and drinks on me! @thelinnethialounge #nightlife #loungeinduluth #lifeoftheleakes #nightlounge #duluthnights.

 

Not many people are eager to have NeNe for a boss.

One commenter on RhymeswithSnitch wrote:

"A person who has a horrible track record of speaking to people in derogatory ways is opening a lounge for the public to critique and post on social media. Can't wait for the sh*t show to happen."

NeNe is not the only sole proprietor having difficulty hiring employees. Most unemployed people refuse to work, thanks to unemployment benefits and stimulus checks from the government.

A McDonald's franchise owner in Florida offered to pay $50 to job applicants just to show up for a job interview.

Blake Casper, who owns 60 McDonald's in the Tampa area, blames unemployment benefits for making people lazy and unmotivated to find work.

Casper said it's a challenge getting people to sit down for an interview because most unemployed people earn more from the government than they do working minimum wage.

Unemployment benefits are set to expire in May and June for most people who haven't held a job since Covid peaked last year.

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Laying Out the Steps in a Georgia Divorce

by The Anderson Firm, LLC

The unexpected is what makes divorce stressful for many spouses. If you're about to file for divorce, you probably want to know how much it will cost, how long it will take, and what the process actually looks like.

Before filing for divorce in Georgia, you must have lived in the state for a minimum of six months. You may then file for divorce on the grounds that you and your spouse have "irreconcilable differences", which is no-fault divorce, or on fault-based grounds (there are around a dozen fault grounds in Georgia). Your attorney will be able to advise you on the advantages and disadvantages for no-fault and fault-based filings.

NOTE: The process outlined below applies to divorces in which spouses do not agree on the terms of the divorce settlement — this is referred to as a "contested" divorce. If you have an uncontested divorce, your process might look quite different. Your attorney will be able to go into further detail.

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In this blog post, we discuss whether or not you need a will or trust for your estate plan. We also highlight if you can (and should) file for divorce by yourself.
 

Why Do I Need a Living Trust Or Will?

Living trusts and wills share a few characteristics, but they are two distinct estate planning tools. Many individuals have preconceived notions that trusts are only for the rich and famous, but every single person needs a will.

The Anderson Law Firm blog lays out the key differences between these estate planning documents so you might come away with a better understanding of each.
 
Similarities Between a Will and a Trust

Both wills and trusts can distribute assets of the estate planner. The creator of a will is known as a testator, while a trust's creator is referred to as a grantor. Read more
 
What a Will Can Do that a Trust Cannot Do:

If you have minor children, you are able to name a guardian for your kids in the event something happens to both parents. Read more
 
What a Trust Can Do that a Will Cannot Do:

Assets in a living trust do not have to pass through probate court after the grantor becomes incapacitated or passes away. Read more
 
Conclusion

While the benefits of both wills and living trusts are numerous, there is plenty we did not cover in this blog. For example, many estate planners choose to use both wills and living trusts in tandem to meet their goals. You need to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to determine which estate planning documents you need.

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Rashida Jones was named the next president of MSNBC news network. She becomes the first Black woman to run a major cable news network

Jones, who is currently senior vice president of MSNBC News, replaces longtime MSNBC president Phil Griffin, 64.

Jones, 39, will assume her new position in February 2021, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The other famous Rashida Jones, daughter of legendary music composer Quincy Jones, congratulated her namesake in a social media post.

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"Congrats to Rashida Jones!! The FIRST BLACK PERSON EVER to run a major cable news network!! I'm so proud to share a name with you and also take this #myelf challenge to the next level. Rashida Jones on Rashida Jones INFINITY. ZOOM IN."

Rashida Jones (Quincy's daughter) hosts a podcast with Bill Gates, who hopes to inoculate 300 million Americans with the Coronavirus mRNA vaccine.

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Stephen Curry's wife, Ayesha, launched her new lifestyle magazine, titled Sweet July.

The premier issue is packed with articles on beauty tips, fashion, recipes, love and relationships, decorating, and profiles on social media influencers.

"I'm so nervous and excited about it," she tells PEOPLE. "This first issue is all about presence and gratitude, which I think is so important, not only in life, but especially right now. I just hope that people find a sense of peace from it."

Ayesha, referred to as "AC" in the magazine, shares photos from "an Epic Ladies Brunch," attended by her mother, Carol, grandmother, Gwendolyn, Stephen's mother, Sonya, and her sister, Maria.

Three generations of Ayesha's family are seen locked in a warm embrace in the "Community" column, and Carol, a mixed-race Jamaican, has her own column where she shares her "wisdom and unique point of view" with Ayesha's readers.

The "Connected" column, accompanied by a photo of AC in bed with her husband, Stephen, features an emotional conversation about love -- whether it's important to say it with words or actions.

And in the "Ask Mom Anything" feature, Ayesha tackles questions from her daughters Riley, 7, Ryan, 4. 1-year-old son, Canon, is featured in adorable photos.

The cover price is $9.99 USD, and the magazine is available via Amazon, Apple News+, Zinio, and the Barnes & Noble Nook.
 

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