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A TikTok therapist who pleaded with Black men to seek therapy was let go from her job.

The therapist, Shabree Rawls, went viral after posting a TikTok video urging Black men to seek therapy and expand their "emotional vocabulary."

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In the video, Rawls uses tough love to urge Black men to seek help. Rawls specifically spoke to young Black men who were raised in single parent households.

Rawls told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution she had no idea her video would cost her her job.

"I cannot fake it to you, I've sobbed about this," she told the AJC. "It hurt a lot ... it seemed like a lot of decisions were made at my expense and that happens to a lot of black women."

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Rawls' video was in response to an article published on Psychology Today's website titled "The Rise of Lonely, Single Men."

"My intention was ... just go to therapy. There's no hidden agenda or ulterior motive," she said.

Rawls wasn't prepared for the backlash, which mostly came from Black men. Rawls said about 90% of her patients are Black males.

"For my first love, which is the black man, to attack me - it just felt like I experienced whiplash from both sides. As a black woman, I hold them close to my heart. It's who we are. To be attacked by black men hurt even worse. I've dedicated my life to healing our community, but at the same time I'm being attacked by the same faces."

Rawls is searching for another job. In the meantime, she is launching a podcast to reach a wider audience of Black men.

"A podcast is coming," she told the AJC. "I realize that maybe I'm not supposed to heal just one-on-one, I'm supposed to heal to a bigger crowd."

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TMZ obtained surveillance video showing the moment Ludacris' manager Chaka Zulu was jumped by 5 thugs outside his Buckhead, Atlanta restaurant on June 26.

Zulu, 52, fatally shot 23-year-old Artez Benton and wounded another man before he was shot in the back.

Zulu turned himself in to the Fulton County Sheriff's Office on Sept. 13. He was charged with murder, simple battery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. He is free on $300,000 bond.

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Zulu's longtime friend, La La Anthony, was at the scene when the gang jumped Zulu after a verbal dispute.

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La La, 41, and Zulu are longtime friends. They met when she worked as a teenage DJ at Atlanta's Hot 97.5 radio station, alongside future rapper/actor Ludacris in the 1990s.

She attended a private party at Zulu's Apt 4B restaurant when an argument erupted after Zulu ordered Benton and his friends to leave because they weren't invited.

La La followed Zulu out into the parking lot and observed the 5 thugs attacking her friend.

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The actress, who wore a sheer dress similar to this one, turned to run, but she tripped and fell on the ground. A man and woman helped her to her feet.

In a cell phone video that has since been scrubbed from the Internet, La La is seen comforting Zulu after he was shot in the back.

La La, who attended the Fendi Spring Summer 2023 Show in Milan, Italy, on Sept. 21, has not released a statement in support of her friend.

Zulu's attorney, Gabe Banks, called into the "Ryan Cameron Uncensored" show on Majic ATL on Thursday. Banks said he plans to ask Fulton County DA Fani Willis not to seek an indictment against Zulu.

Banks said the well-respected businessman was protecting his employees when he fatally shot Benton.

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TMZ has obtained surveillance footage that shows Ludacris' manager, Chaka Zulu, being jumped by five suspected gang members outside his Buckhead, Atlanta restaurant on June 26.

The footage shows Zulu pulled his gun first and fired at his attackers, including Artez Benton, 23, who died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

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Zulu, 52, turned himself in to the Fulton County Sheriff's Office on Sept. 13. He was charged with murder, simple battery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

The footage shows the five suspected gang members arriving in the valet area and make their way inside the restaurant.

That's where the video starts. Zulu gets into a heated argument with Tre'mon Robinson, one of the suspected gang members who was told to leave the restaurant because they didn't have reservations.

During the argument, a man named Corey Crawford (wearing red sneakers) is seen retrieving something out of a vehicle. A source directly connected to the case tells TMZ Zulu's legal team believes Crawford got a gun from the vehicle.

Zulu and Robinson tussled after Robinson chest bumped him. Crawford and Benton rushed over, and Crawford sucker punched Zulu from behind.

Benton is seen punching and stomping Zulu who is on the ground.

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Zulu's female assistant (wearing orange shirt) began punching Benton, but Robinson punched her in the face, knocking her to the ground.

That's when Zulu pulled his gun and fired, hitting Benton once in the chest. Zulu fired a second round which grazed another man in the leg.

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At the same time, Crawford ducked between 2 cars at the left of the frame. He opened fire three times hitting Zulu once in the back.

Zulu stumbled out of the frame and collapsed on the ground.

Crawford and Robinson were not charged with any crimes.

On Monday, Zulu's attorney, Gabe Banks, spoke with Shelley Wynter of WSB Radio's Word On the Street.

Banks told Wynter that Benton and the other gang members "actually attacked Zulu from behind and continued to beat him down, punch and stomp him while he was in a defenseless posture on the ground. That is undisputed."

Banks confirmed that the Atlanta Police Department obtained arrest warrants and charged Zulu. And that Fulton County DA Fani Willis did not charge Zulu with any crimes.

Another insider told Sandrarose.com that Zulu will not take a plea deal from Willis. His case will go to trial.

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Tiffany Haddish told TMZ she lost all of her comedy show gigs after a 22-year-old woman filed a lawsuit accusing her of child molestation.

The woman, who filed the lawsuit in August on behalf of her 15-year-old brother, dropped the case on Tuesday after all parties agreed to a settlement.
 
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The lawsuit claimed Haddish "groomed and molested" John Doe, who was 7 at the time.

The woman represented herself because her attorney dropped her as a client.

She told TMZ in a statement on Tuesday:

"My family and I have known Tiffany Haddish for many years — and we now know that she would never harm me or my brother or help anyone else do anything that could harm us. We wish Tiffany the best and are glad that we can all put this behind us."

On Wednesday, Haddish said she was "relieved" the lawsuit was dismissed.

Haddish, 42, told a paparazzi she was "really concerned about the kids and making sure they were okay."

When asked if she felt the lawsuit damaged her public image, she responded, "I lost everything. All my gigs, gone. Everything, gone."

She added, "I don't have no job, bro."

She said she no longer speaks to fellow comic Aries Spears who was also named as a defendant in the lawsuit.

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An Ontario, Canada, high school is defending a male-to-female shop teacher who wears abnormally large breast prosthetics to class.

Kayla Lemieux, who identifies as a transgender woman, said the prosthetic breasts are part of the gender transition process. Lemieux also wears a blond wig and a miniskirt to class.

Lemieux went viral on Twitter and Reddit.com after students posted photos and videos online.

Oakville Trafalgar High School administration defended Lemieux by warning parents and other teachers who complained.

The school warned that criticism of Lemieux is considered discrimination under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

"We strive to promote a positive learning environment in schools consistent with the values of the HDSB and to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all students, staff and the community, regardless of race, age, ability, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, cultural observance, socioeconomic circumstances or body type/size."

Ontario news outlets also defended the teacher, saying that while "the teacher is wearing a prosthetic chest piece of some kind," criticism of Lemieux is misogynistic and harmful to Lemieux.

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The Food & Drug Administration issued a warning about cooking chicken marinated in NyQuil.

The FDA says boiling or frying chicken marinated in Nyquil can be dangerous because heat increases the concentration of NyQuil's active ingredients.

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NyQuil chicken became a thing in February after a man shared his unusual NyQuil chicken recipe in a YouTube video.

The FDA issued a warning this week after children tested the recipe on TikTok and issued a challenge to other kids.

"The challenge sounds silly and unappetizing — and it is. But it could also be very unsafe," the FDA said. "Boiling a medication can make it much more concentrated and change its properties in other ways. Even if you don't eat the chicken, inhaling the medication's vapors while cooking could cause high levels of the drugs to enter your body."

NyQuil is a cold and flu medication that contains an antihistamine. DayQuil is the non-drowsy formula.

Parents are advised to keep prescription drugs and over-the-counter medication out of the reach of children. Parents should monitor their child's TikTok account for dangerous content.

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Charlamagne is catching heat for calling Florida Governor Ron DeSantis a "genius" after he flew 50 illegal immigrants to Martha's Vineyard.

DeSantis sent a statement to NPR confirming the 2 planeloads of immigrants were sent by him to a so-called "sanctuary city".

However, Martha's Vineyard, where the Obamas own an $11.7 million mansion, cried foul and called in the National Guard to quickly relocate the immigrants.

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Charlamagne hosted a panel including lifelong Democrats Angela Rye, Malcolm Gladwell, and Roy Wood, Jr. on his late-night talk show "Hell of a Week" to discuss "immigration stunts."

Charlamagne said Republican governors "upped the game" by flying illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities after the Democrats shipped immigrants to their states for years.

"Well, just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis upped the game by sending 2 planefuls of immigrants to the East Coast elite's favorite vacation island Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. I personally think it's genius."

He added that he wished DeSantis and other GOP governors would give sanctuary cities more of a heads up, "Because then that would expose the hypocrisy of the Democrats, which is they don't want immigrants here either."

Question: Should only Democrats be allowed to ship illegal immigrants around the country?

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A Brooklyn preacher who was arrested for manhandling a woman in his church on Sunday defended his actions in a new video.

Bishop Lamor Whitehead and the woman, Tarsha Howard, were arrested after the video went viral on Sunday. Howard was charged with trespassing and disrupting a religious service.

The bishop was released with no charges.

According to Whitehead, a woman walked into his church and began heckling him during his Sunday sermon.

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As the woman walked past him, the bishop grabbed her by her neck and shoved her out the front door.

Whitehead joined "TMZ Live" on Monday to explain his side of the story. He released a new video that shows a different angle of the incident.

Whitehead says the new video shows the woman heading directly for his wife and 10-month-old baby before he grabbed her.

Bishop Whitehead said he never choked the woman, he simply directed her towards the front door.

The woman later released images showing light scratches on her neck.

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Surveillance video that surfaced online shows the events leading up to the shooting incident involving Ludacris' manager Chaka Zulu.

Chaka, 52, and two other men were shot during a scuffle outside Chaka's restaurant and lounge in Buckhead on June 26.

Artez Benton, 23, was killed when Chaka allegedly discharged his weapon in self-defense.

IG blogger Shanae Hall posted the surveillance video on her Instagram page.

The Fulton County prosecutor's office charged Chaka with murder and other crimes on Sept. 13. No one else was charged.

Hall says Chaka was attacked by five men who waited for him outside his Apt 4B restaurant. Sources say the men were refused entry to the restaurant, where reservations are required to get in.

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The video shows Chaka's hands around a man's neck (first circle). Hall says Chaka was restraining the guy to prevent him from pulling his gun.

As Chaka restrained the guy, another man approached Chaka from behind and sucker punched him. Then all 5 men began stomping him. The video doesn't show the shooting.

The video aligns with what Chaka's attorney, Gabe Banks, told Channel 2 Action News in a statement.

Hall writes in the video caption:

"I pray that @atlantapolice and @fultoncountyda can see that they made a mistake! Men lie woman lie, the footage doesn't lie! Chaka Zulu was trying to prevent the situation from escalating, and the four men decided viciously attack him.

Artez Benton, the young college graduate that was shot by Chaka can be seen straddled over Chaka punching him in the face, while the other men stomped him in the head and kicked him.

HOW CAN HE BE CHARGED WITH MURDER WHEN HE WAS BEING ATTACKED & shot in the back by the big guy in the video? HOW??"

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Hope Giselle clapped back after Dr. Umar Johnson complained that a recent panel included a transgender activist who was not born female.

Last week, Johnson participated in a live panel on Fox Soul hosted by Tammy Mack, titled "Is There a War Against Black men?"

On the panel was Hope Giselle, an unclockable male-to-female trans, whom Johnson believed was a biological female.

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Afterwards, when the truth was revealed to him, Johnson went on a tirade accusing Hope of catfishing him.

Johnson was enraged and said he should have been told in advance that he was participating in a panel that was not all biological females.

Umar Johnson is best known for uplifting Black males while tearing down Black women.

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A royal guard fainted at Westminster Hall where the Queen of England is lying in state.

The closed coffin sits on a raised platform while a ring of ceremonial royal guards watches over it 24 hours a day.

BBC live footage showed one of the royal guards swaying, then tumbling off the raised platform.

Two officers sprinted over to the fallen guard, while the other royal guards remained completely still.

The BBC live feed cut to an exterior night shot of Westminster Hall after the guard collapsed around 1 a.m. Thursday.

The royal guards work six-hour shifts. The guard fainted as the next shift of ceremonial guards were about to swap places with him.

The Queen's coffin will remain in state at Westminster Hall until her funeral in Westminster Abbey on Monday, Sept 19.

World leaders, heads of state, and notable public figures from all over the world will be in attendance at the Queen's state funeral.

Wendy Williams is returning to work soon. She shared brand new promo photos for her new podcast on her Instagram page, @thewendyexperiencepodcast.

In one set of promo photos, Wendy sits on a blue crush velour covered swing. She wears a black bodysuit and a big grin on her face.

In another set of photos, Wendy sits on a leather sofa. She looks great, despite her health problems and rumored dementia diagnosis.

She captioned the photos: "How You doin? Co-Host!" and "Self LOVE is the Best LOVE."

Wendy, 58, has been teasing the premiere of her new podcast on Instagram for weeks now.

iHeart Radio and Spotify showed interest initially, but Wendy wanted $100 million for her new podcast deal.

Fans were concerned when she shared a video for her podcast in August. Fans flooded the comments of her last video.

"They don't know how to count me out, but they don't know how to count. Oh well," she said in one video.

Wendy also posted a 2020 photo that showed her shopping with NeNe Leakes and Marlo Hampton back when NeNe was still on Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Wendy captioned the image: "Shopping with the LADIES of ATL! Which [peach emoji] should I have on the Wendy Experience 1st!"

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The Atlanta Falcons tapped singer/actor Rotimi (R) to perform the team's underwhelming new hype song "Rise Up."

The Falcons premiered the song on Twitter before the season opener against NFL arch rival New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday.

In the video, the "Power" star sings: "Red, black, and white yeah/We gone rise up/ATL that city/We go higher."

Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris reacted with anger to the Atlanta Falcons' new theme song.

"Atlanta Falcons, who in the f--k did you call?" T.I. asked. "I don't got no problem with Rotimi. I f--k with Rotimi. He's a brotha, but, bruh, we have so much culture, so much talent in the city... Who did you call?"

He continued: "I know Quavo would'a did it, I know 2 Chainz would'a did it, I know Killer Mike would'a did it, I mean I would'a did it, I know Jeezy would'a did it. Bruh, who approved that? Who's sitting in these meetings?"

T.I. accused the Falcons' marketing team of creating animosity between the team and the fans. "Why do that, man? It's counterproductive," he said.
 

 

To make matters worse, the Falcons, who led 26-10 in the first half, fell to the Saints 27-26 after Wil Lutz kicked a 51-yard field goal with 19 seconds left on the clock.

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Rosario Dawson confirmed she is dating Nigerian poet Nnamdi Okafor in a video she shared on her IG page.

The 43-year-old actress posted the video on Tuesday, in which he licks his lips and tells her, "I love you, baby."

Dawson replied, "I love you too," before turning to him with a smile. She captioned the post with a fiery heart emoji.

This appears to be the first man Dawson has publicly dated since her sham relationship with politician Cory Booker in 2020.

Okafor is not to be confused with politician Nnamdi Okafor, the Anambra State House of Assembly majority leader, who died suddenly last month.

According to his LinkedIn page, Dawson's new man is a "Trusted philanthropic strategist and consultant" for a company in Los Angeles, California.

His job duties focuses on supporting high net worth individuals and celebrity clientele.

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In February, PEOPLE confirmed the split between Dawson and Booker, 53. The New Jersey lawmaker has been rumored to be gay. Dawson was believed to be his beard for political purposes.

Dawson is also rumored to be bisexual, though she has denied the rumors.

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September 11, 2001 is a day that will live in infamy. It is the day that Americans pause to remember the thousands of victims who lost their lives.

We remember the victims of 9/11 such as Marcy Borders who survived the attack on the World Trade Center. She is the woman in the iconic photo dubbed the "Dust Lady of Sept. 11."
 
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Borders was at work on the 81st floor of the North Tower when it was hit by the first plane. She made it out of the building alive, but she died of stomach cancer in 2015.

RIP to the firefighters and other first responders who ran into the burning buildings to rescue others and never made it out alive.

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Thousands of people who inhaled the toxic dust from the fallen buildings have since passed away. Many New Yorkers are still suffering from chronic lung disorders 21 years later.

The first video below shows rare footage of the second plane hitting the World Trade Center.

The second video shows newsman N.J. Burkett reporting from Ground Zero when the first tower fell. It also shows New Yorkers desperately scrambling to stay ahead of a giant dust cloud.

"The dust is coming!" one man screamed. "You don't know what we're breathing in," said another man.

The third video shows the calm before the first plane shattered the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

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