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Rapper Kevin Gates touted the health benefits of semen retention in a "Million Dollaz Worth of Game" podcast interview.

The 35-year-old Louisiana native explained his diet regimen before launching into his bedroom habits.

"And another thing... that's like, really healing to your body, it's gonna sound crazy, is semen retention," he said.

"Not releasing no semen. Like, you can have sex and it's beautiful... You can have sex, but your intention should be to please your partner."

Kevin went on to say holding semen will "heal your central nervous system and everything. Heal your brain."

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Kevin, who is married to Instagram model and entrepreneur Dreka Gates, said he aims to please his partner in the bedroom.

"That's just me, I aim to please my partner -- whatever partner I'm dealing with at the time."

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Kevin was rumored to date R&B singer Monica during a break in his relationship with Dreka (pictured).

According to Healthline.com, semen retention is as old as mankind itself. The practice of holding semen takes a lot of muscle control and flexing your pelvic muscles before just ejaculation is key.

The benefits of semen retention include:

Mentally

  • more confidence and self-control
  • less anxiety and depression
  • increased motivation
  • better memory, concentration
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    Physically

  • greater vitality
  • increased muscle growth
  • thicker hair, deeper voice
  • improved sperm quality
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    Spiritually

  • deeper relationships
  • stronger life force
  • better overall happiness
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    Kevin must be doing something right, because Dreka can't get enough of her man.

    In a recent Instagram post, in the caption of a photo of Kevin jumping onstage, she wrote: "Beautiful, amazing, talented being you are. I love you."


     

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    23 students were arrested at Southwood High School in Shreveport, Louisiana for fighting over the course of three days.

    The violence ended when a group of Black fathers decided to take matters into their own hands and patrol the school's hallways.

    The fathers call themselves "Dads On Duty" and they have already made a difference in a school that was known for violence among the students and toward teachers.

    Southwood is a majority Black high school where the students are primarily raised by single mothers in fatherless households.

    Parent Michael LaFitte saw a need for strong Black fathers to patrol the hallways to represent the father figures that some students lack at home.

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    "We're dads. So, we decided the best people who can take care of our kids are who? Are us," LaFitte, told CBS Evening News.

    Another dad said, "Because not everybody has a father figure at home." LaFitte added, "Or a male, period, in their life. So just to be here makes a big difference."

    The men don't just patrol the hallways to protect their own children, they also get to know the students on a first name basis.

    Dads On Duty are examples of real men for young Black males. They encourage students to do better in class -- things a father would do at home.

    Dads On Duty has 40 members who volunteer to work shifts at the school as peace-keepers.

    The group is so successful that there are are plans to take Dads On Duty national with chapters in cities where school violence is rampant - such as Chicago, New York City, and Atlanta.
     

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    Condoleezza Rice shared her thoughts about public schools teaching critical race theory (CRT) to children on ABC's The View.

    Rice appeared on Wednesday's episode of The View with co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin, Joy Behar, and Sara Haines.

    Rice, the 2nd Black U.S. secretary of state in history, said parents ought to have a say in what their children are taught in schools.

    She noted that home schooling is increasing in the United States because parents are fed up with the liberal curriculum in schools.

    "[Parents] are actually homeschooling [children] in increasing numbers. And I think that's a signal," Rice said.

    "First of all, parents ought to be involved in their children's education... I think parents ought to have a say. We used to have parent-teacher conferences; We used to have [Parent-Teacher Association's]. There are lots of ways for parents to be involved, and they should be."

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    Rice, 66, said CRT was not helpful to Black or white students and that white students were being made to feel guilty for systemic racism in the United States.

    "The way we're talking about race is that it either seems so big that somehow white people now have to feel guilty for everything that happened in the past," said Rice.

    Rice added that she didn't feel teaching CRT in schools was "productive" to Black or white children.

    "I don't think that's very productive or Black people feel disempowered by race. I would like Black kids to be completely empowered to know they are beautiful in their Blackness, but in order to do that, I don't have to make white kids feel bad for being white. So, somehow this is a conversation that has gone in the wrong direction."

    Rice added:

    "We teach the good and we teach the bad of history. But what we don't do is make 7- and 10-year-olds feel that they are somehow bad people because of the color of their skin."

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    Rapper Plies recently weighed in on the controversy surrounding NBA players who refuse to take the Covid-19 mRNA injections.

    Plies, a self-professed RN, made a series of tweets after Magic Johnson spoke out on unvaccinated NBA players such as Kyrie Irving and Jonathan Isaac.

    "[They say] 'Magic Johnson, they let him play with full blown HIV.' Bruh, listen, you can't catch no HIV shaking no hands, hugging, coughing, running up and down no court, but you can catch Covid that way. Let's just call it what it is. And I already know the famous line: 'Ah they can be bleeding.' HIV gets transmitted through blood, with needles, with unscreened blood [transfusions], birth, unprotected sex. That's how that get contracted.

    "So until players start having babies on the court, or unprotected sex, or sharing needles, the whole blood thing don't work."

    Plies went on to say NBA players who are cut on the court are immediately removed from the court.

    He concluded: "If you want to make your own rules, just get your own stuff."

    Reaction to Plies' comments were mixed. A few said they would take their chances with Covid-19 over an illness that requires taking antivirals for the rest of their lives.

    Question: Do you agree with Plies?
     

     

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    Chris Brown praised Kyrie Irving as a "real hero" for his decision not to get the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine.

    The singer-songwriter took to his Instagram stories to express his support for the Brooklyn Nets all-star guard who is forced to sit out the 2021-2022 season.

    "The real hero! I stand with my brother. Whoever don't like it ... Go live your damn life. It's his choice and a damn good one. Always in my brother's corner."

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    The Nets previously suspended Kyrie and declined to offer their superstar a $186 million contract extension.

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    Kyrie has said he is not anti-vaccine, however, he is taking a stand against New York City's strict vaccine mandates that are unfair to workers.

    Healthcare workers and law enforcement officers have been fired or quit because they refused to get the shots.

    "I'm standing with all those that believe what is right. Everybody is entitled to do what they feel is what's best for themselves," Kyrie said.

    "Seeing the way this is dividing our world up, it's sad to see. People are losing jobs to mandates... If you choose to get the vaccine, I support you. Do what's best for you. I continue to pray for all those out there who have lost people to the pandemic to COVID."

    On Wednesday, the White House announced a plan to "quickly" inoculate 28 million children age 5-11, pending authorization from the FDA within the next few weeks.

    The White House has partnered with over 100 children's hospitals in the U.S. to administer the vaccines.

    The Covid-19 vaccines, which do not stop the spread of the virus, will be shipped to pediatricians, local pharmacies, churches, and clinics nationwide.

    The White House expects to have 28 million children inoculated by the end of the year.

    The director of the CDC announced vaccinated children will still wear face masks in schools.
     

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    The Netflix employee walkout is happening now outside Netflix's Los Angeles headquarters in protest over Dave Chappelle's comedy special.

    Hundreds of employees walked out of Netflix's headquarters on Wednesday, Oct. 20. The protesters are angry over Chappelle's transgender jokes in his comedy special The Closer.
     

     

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    "Transphobia is not a joke," said Ashlee Marie Preston (pictured), who organized the walkout.

    "We're up against the emergence of hate economy. And there is this manipulation of algorithmic science that distorts the way that we perceive ourselves and others. And I think that companies like Netflix, Facebook, and Instagram, they play into it, and they monetize on it. And so I think that this is important to show up today."

    Preston invited Chappelle to meet with them before the walkout, but he refused.

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    Chappelle's transgender supporters tried to disrupt the protest.

    Counter protesters held up signs reading "Jokes Are Funny," and "Netflix Don't Cancel Free Speech."

    "We are protesting this walkout. They have the right to do it, but we have the right to standup for Dave Chappelle and his freedom of expression," said Gigi LaRoux, a transgender Chappelle supporter.

    "This boils down to equality, and if people want equality they need to be put on the same level as anybody else. Comedians are equal opportunity destroyers. You can't pick and choose who you're going to make fun of."

    Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos walked back memos he sent to staff in support of Chappelle.

    "I can tell you I screwed up those two communications, but my stance hasn't changed," Sarandos said in a phone interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

    Sarandos said he should have acknowledged that "a group of our employees were in pain" and "hurt" by the company's decision to air the special.

    "I'd say those emails lacked humanity, in which I like to and I do generally communicate with our teams," he added.
     

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    Darius McCrary wants you to ignore your lying eyes. The "Family Matters" actor sparked wild rumors when he posed in a steamy photo shoot with voluptuous male-to-female influencer Sidney Starr.

    Sidney, 32, shared a video from the sexy photo shoot on Instagram, and captioned the post:

    "We both are just built special!!!!! 2 hard working celebrities in the industry!!!!!!! Eddie Winslow we love you!!!! @dariusmccrary ! We hear y’all talking."

    In the video, Darius couldn't keep his eyes or hands off Sidney's manufactured curves.

    However, Darius, 45, vigorously denied the rumors while dining on oxtails and rice with his TV mom, JoMarie Payton, on Monday.

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    In an Instagram stories video, Darius scolded social media users for believing the rumors that he is transgender-attracted.

    "Listen y'all, while y'all discussing these rumors that aren't true, we eating," said Darius.

    "And they aren't true either," added JoMarie. "They are not true, Ok?" .

    Darius continued:

    "But I will say this: what are we in high school? You're going to tell me who I can't be friends with, who I can't hang out with? I mean, I'm a grown man. I'm really 5 years from 50... If I wasn't with my momma, I would really be saying this a whole 'nother way. But I'm being respectful because my momma right here."

    He may not be respectful to his ex-wives, but he's very respectful to his elders.

    Darius went on to say his "fiancée would really have something different to say" about the rumors. "That's what y'all really should be focusing on: where that ring is."

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    Darius, who was raised in a 2-parent household, was married three times to Juliette Merrill Vann (2005-2006); Karrine Steffans (2009-2011), and Tammy Brawner (2014-2017).

    Darius and Tammy are pictured above during happier times.

    Question: Do you believe Darius is telling the truth?
     

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    Rumors are running rampant that actor Darius McCrary and male-to-female trans actor Sidney Starr are dating.

    According to Rhymeswithsnitch, Sidney is cast as Darius's love interest in an unnamed project.

    Last year the "Family Matters" star, 45, appeared to come out as trans attracted after lavishing compliments on Sidney online.

    McCrary, who has been unlucky at Love, confirmed that he was aware Sidney was born a male.

    McCrary, best known as Eddie Winslow on TV sitcom Family Matters, met Sidney offline - and the two are reportedly inseparable.

    On Sunday, Sidney shared a video from a steamy photo shoot. Darius couldn't keep his eyes off Sidney's curves.

    Sidney, a 32-year-old Chicago native, is a cast member on Love & Hip-Hop: New York.

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    Meanwhile, Darius, who was raised in a 2-parent home, was married three times to Juliette Merrill Vann (2005-2006); Karrine Steffans (2009-2011), and Tammy Brawner (2014-2017).

    Darius and Sidney have been trending all day on social media.

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    Lizzo was shocked by the backlash she might receive after she slid into a sparkly, see-through dress to attend Cardi B's 29th birthday party in L.A. last weekend.

    The thin, gauzy fabric left nothing to the imagination. Lizzo tried to maintain her dignity by wearing a thong and pasties underneath the dress.

    However, it wasn't enough.

    Outraged parents lit up the comments on her social media pages, dragging the 33-year-old for her bold style and lack of humility.

    The "Truth Hurts" singer was stunned by the fierce public backlash.

    She addressed her critics in an Instagram Live video, explaining that she left the party early because she has social anxiety -- not because of the disapproving stares from partygoers.

    "It's very funny to me that people are upset that I'm wearing a see-through outfit or that I'm twerking in a see-through outfit," she said on Thursday.

    "[They're saying], 'This is disgusting... Don't you have bills to pay? Don't you got mouths to feed, including your own? Don't you have a life to live? Don't you want to fall in love and make friends?' Don't you got s—to do?

    "Go read the news, b*tch, before I read you, ho*. The f—k! Why are you worried about me?

    She concluded her dramatic statement by reminding her critics of a time not long ago when people minded their own business and wore whatever they wanted.

    "Kiss my a**. Kiss my fat black a**, b*tch."

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    A Subway worker who posted a shocking YouTube video of himself walking on food has been fired.

    Unfortunately, the worker made a plethora of videos of himself playing with Subway food before he was let go.

    The worker, whose name is Jumanne Way, filmed himself walking on trays of salad

    In a video uploaded to YouTube on Oct. 14, the worker filmed himself walking on salad trays that he placed on the floor of a Providence, Rhode Island restaurant. He then placed the trays back on the counter to make sandwiches that he served to customers.

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    In a video uploaded on Oct. 10, the worker lines a toilet seat with meats that were served to customers.

    In another video uploaded on October 2nd, he is seen tossing salad, meats and bread on the floor of the restaurant.

    The videos were posted on Reddit.com under the title "Subway worker walks on food for clout."

    Reddit users claim he made the TikTok videos in hopes of going viral and earning cash on TikTok and YouTube.

    In a statement issued to Newsweek, a spokesperson for Subway confirmed that the worker had been fired after uploading the videos.

    "Subway and our network of franchisees take health and food safety extremely seriously and don't condone any behavior that violates our strict policies in these areas.

    "While Subway restaurants are individually owned and operated, we have confirmed with the franchisee of this location that the employee was immediately terminated after he learned of the employee's actions."

    So far, no charges have been filed.