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Twitter is going IN on millionaires who spent hundreds of thousands on Mega Millions lottery tickets hoping to cash in on the $1.2 billion jackpot tonight. It's the second-largest jackpot in the game's history.
Raising Cane's co-CEO AJ Kumaran bought another $100,000 worth of Mega Millions lottery tickets after losing $100,000 on last week's lottery drawing.
Kumaran said if he wins he plans to split the $1.2 billion jackpot with his employees.
"We're all just excited, waiting and crossing our fingers for a win," Kumaran told The Washington Post.
But Twitter says Kumaran should have split that $200,000 with his employees since his chances of winning the lottery are slim to none.
Also facing backlash on Twitter is Pierre "P" Thomas, CEO of Atlanta-based Quality Control Records, who caught flack for buying $10,000 worth of Mega Millions tickets.
His followers have been dragging him all day for dropping $10K on worthless scraps of paper when he's already a millionaire.
"How the hell y'all mad at someone trying to hit the mega million for a billion?" he tweeted. "If y'all don't get the f--k on with that sh-t. Ain't nobody truing to be working every day like this [laughing crying emoji]."
Music producer DJ Khaled also incurred wrath from his followers after he displayed dozens of lottery tickets in a video.
"I hope you played, 'cause I played," he said in the video. "It's a billion dollars, I'ma at least try," he said, before giving Epic Records CEO Sylvia Rhone a fist bump.
The Mega Millions drawing will be held tonight, July 29, at 11:00 pm ET.
It looks like Kendu Isaacs will have to get a job to supplement his spousal support from estranged wife Mary J Blige. A judge shut down Isaacs's request for an increase in his monthly support from Blige.
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Harriet Tubman, who led hundreds of slaves to freedom in the south, will grace the front of the $20 bill, NYmag reports.
The $20 bill currently features racist Andrew Jackson, a former U.S. president, who forcibly removed Native American Indians from their land.
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If the government heeds the voice of the people, Harriet Tubman will be the first black woman to appear on American currency.
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Some people never learn from their mistakes. A New Jersey man was released from prison after serving 15 years for robbery. The AJC.com reports Christopher Miller is back behind bars after robbing the same store again.
According to the NY Daily News, Miller is being held on $100,000 bond.
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They're saying the bidding war for exclusive rights to first photos of the Jolie-Pitt twins is raging on as I type this. The final price tag might come in right around $15 million. Just thought some of you might want to know what A-list celebrity babies are going for these days.
This is beyond ridiculous! I am not one to tell anyone how they should spend their finances, but $200,000 a month on a duplex when there are children starving in the world? Just because you have the means doesn't mean you should be reckless and wasteful with it.
According to online reports, Cruise and Holmes "fell in love" with a two-story penthouse apartment in Donald Trump's building on Park Avenue.
The duplex has a huge terrace, four bedrooms, six bathrooms, a den, a library, dining room and kitchen - and boasts 360 degree views of Manhattan.
Trump building boss Michael Cohen tells the New York Post, "She saw it and she loved it. They're very interested and are now making their decision." (Source)
At least they're not buying the penthouse so they won't be stuck with a home mortgage of $200,000-a-month. The penthouse is on the market for a staggering $45 million.
Quick, when was the last time our country was in a recession? If you don't know the answer to that question then the impending recession won't affect you so much. Analysts predict a recession looming on the horizon and the wrong people are worrying about it. The Chicken Little syndrome ("the sky is falling!") is in full effect because our people watch too much CNN. Folks who don't even know the definition of recession are talking about pulling their last $20 out of the bank.
The truth is the recession doesn't affect black people so much because, hell, we're always in a recession. What's the difference to us between a recession and just being black in a white man's world? Aren't we always the last hired and first fired? Aren't the words "laid off" as familiar to us as "chicken and waffles"? Don't we already get stuck with the highest interest rates on anything we buy? Are bankers lining up to give us loans?
The last recession was in 2001, albeit a mild one, but the point is most in the black community don't remember it. Last night a friend of mine said there hasn't been a recession in the last 28 years - and yes, he's black and educated.
Not to make light of a situation that has many white people nervous and checking their stocks every 5 minutes - but, do you own stocks? Do you own a plot of land that doesn't have a lien on it? Do you have over $5000 in the bank? Do you have at least one major credit card that isn't in the red? If you made the minimum payment on that credit card over the next 20 years would you pay the balance off?
If your answer to those questions are mostly no, then you have nothing to worry about. You'll be just fine.