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Ex-Washington Cheerleaders React To Vulgar Videos Secretly Made Of Them & Owner Daniel Snyder’s Disgusting Threat Toward Director

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More mistreatment claims hit the Washington Football Team as former cheerleaders are speaking out about sexual harassment and mistreatment. It’s alleged two vulgar videos of former cheerleaders were made at the request of owner Daniel Synder– without the ladies’ consent. Find out their reactions, plus Synder’s disgusting threat to the former cheerleading director inside…

The Washington Football Team has been hit with more sexual harassment and misconduct claims, several months after a bombshell report exposed the organization’s alleged toxic work environment. The exposé put the team’s owner Daniel Snyder, coaches, front office staff and execs on full blast with accusations of sexual assault and sex trafficking allegations.

Last month, it was announced the NFL had taken over the independent investigation into workplace conduct within the Washington Football Team (formerly The Redskins). With new reports coming out, it seems the NFL will have their hands full.

In August, it was revealed that the Washington Football Team produced vulgar videos (which included partial nudity) from outtakes of the cheerleaders’ 2008 and 2010 swimsuit calendar shoots. Calendar shoots that are mandatory for them to do, yet they often do not get paid specifically for them. Brad Baker – former member who worked for the team’s former lead broadcaster/senior vice president Larry Michael – said he was present in a meeting when Larry Michael allegedly told staffers to make the video for team owner, Daniel Snyder (above).

”Larry said something to the effect of ‘We have a special project that we need to get done for the owner today: He needs us to get the good bits of the behind-the-scenes video from the cheerleader shoot on a DVD for him,” Baker, who was a producer on the team’s broadcast department from 2007 to 2009, told the Washington Post.

Synder denies having “any knowledge of the ten-year old videos referenced in the story. I did not request their creation and I never saw them.” Larry Michael - who abruptly retired in July when the toxic workplace allegations came out - also denied the allegation.

However, the videos were made. And someone was instructed to make them.

Now, former cheerleaders (who are usually classically trained dancers, experts and respected professionals in the field of dance, it's important to note) who appear in the videos are speaking out.  They're worried these videos will surface online. These videos were made over a decade ago, so the women featured in the clips have moved on with their lives – most of them in their 30s & 40s with careers and families.

”I would have hoped the team, because they held us to these high standards, would treat us with respect and uphold the same standards. Instead they violated our trust with what sounds like a soft porn video,” said Chastity Evans – who appeared in the 2008 video.

“I didn’t see it when I was younger, because I loved what I did,” said Evans, now 40, who cheered for five seasons. “I don’t think they viewed us as people. They viewed us as replaceable objects.”

Here’s a description of the videos:

The videos include clips during which some of the cheerleaders’ nipples are exposed as they shift positions or adjust props shielding their breasts. Two of the women’s pubic areas are obscured only partly by body paint. The videos are set to the same three classic rock hits, including one each by the Rolling Stones and U2, bands Snyder said were his favorites in a 2011 interview.

For years, the Washington Football Team offered luxury trips to the Dominican Republic for fans to watch the closed calendar photoshoot. Men would gather around the shoot while the cheerleaders – who were mostly topless - posed it up for the calendar.

“We were viewed as a commodity to sell and make money by any means necessary,” said Michelle Moseley, 38, who cheered for seven years and appears in the 2008 video.

The Washington Football Team had very strict rules for the cheerleaders and if they broke the rules, they would be dismissed. “Inappropriate conduct” or online content – including nude or semi-nude appearances in “tasteless” films, videos or photographs were grounds for dismissal. They also could “not date, socialize, fraternize or flirt” with football players. It was so bad that cheerleaders would leave a restaurant or bar if one of the players came in. (If you watch "Making The Team: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders", you've seen this happen in real time.)

However, players were never given these same guidelines.

“No one said anything to the players about who you do or don’t talk to,” said former tight end Chris Cooley. “I didn’t feel like, in any way, that it was misconduct on my part.”

When cheerleading rehearsals were scheduled at the team’s facility in Ashburn, cheerleaders had to wait for a long as an hour while players showered and left the building. They had to wait in their cars until every player had driven away after practice.

“If men can’t control themselves, if they look at you or anything happens, it’s your fault,” “Let’s not explain to the men in the organization that they need to treat women with respect. Let’s just hide you.”

Donald Wells– cheer director from 1997 to 2009 – revealed a disgusting threat owner Daniel Snyder made to him.

”You better keep them skinny with big tits or I’ll f*cking kill you,” Wells said Snyder told him at a 2004 charity event where the cheerleaders performed.

”I would have never told anyone about that if it weren’t for the revelation that the videos were created of my cheerleaders without their knowledge,” Wells said. “I was embarrassed and scared if I said anything I might be fired.”

Wells said he regrets that he didn’t do more to protect the women.

Snyder – the team’s majority owner – declined an interview with the Washington Post about the allegations.

Head coach Ron Rivera - who is in his first year with the organization and was not present at the time the alleged mistreatment - responded to the latest allegations made against the organization.

“I know it’s the same subject, and we take those allegations very seriously," Rivera told reporters. "Obviously, we’ve been looking into this. We’re trying to get these things corrected. As far as I know, it’s just something that’s come up again that we’re addressing."

The former cheerleaders now fear the organization will dismantle the cheerleading program, which they don't want to happen. The Buffalo Bills got rid of their cheerleading program in 2014 after members on the squad sued the organization for being underpaid and mistreated on the job. The former Washington cheerleaders don't want that to happen (because they love the sisterhood), but they want things to be changed within the organization.

At least 30 former cheerleaders have lawyered up. High-powered attorney Gloria Allred has taken on several Washington Football cheerleaders as clients.

Should it be TIME'S UP for the mistreatment of NFL cheerleaders?

 

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Photos: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Rapper Gets BUSTED For Unemployment Scam & Fraud After Bragging About It In His Music

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If “snitching on yourself” was a person...

 

Rapper Nuke Bizzle was arrested and charged with three felonies after bragging about getting rich by fraudulently applying for unemployment benefits using stolen identities. We can’t make this ish up. More inside…

Despite being in the middle of a pandemic, folks will still find a way to plot and scheme.

A rapper – who goes by the stage name Nuke Bizzle– thought it was a good idea to make a music video where he brags about getting rich from Coronavirus unemployment benefits. The Justice Department announced the arrest of Nuke Bizzle (real name Fontrell Antonio Baines) for fraudulently applying for more than $1.2 million in aid.

These COVID-19 incentives are to help people struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic and it clearly has some folks doing the absolute most. Even some celebs. Nuke Bizzle was arrested in connection with an alleged scheme to fraudulently obtain unemployment insurance benefits under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

The 31-year-old, who is from Memphis and lives in Los Angeles, was charged with three felonies, which include access device fraud, aggravated identity theft and interstate transportation of stolen property, federal prosecutors said. If convicted, he faces up to 22 years in prison. Sheesh!

According to authorities, Nuke allegedly used 92 debit cards loaded with a total of more than $1.2 million in benefits. Apparently, Nuke had the cards mailed to Los Angeles area addresses he had access to in Beverly Hills and Koreatown. Through cash withdrawls, Nuke was able to use more than $704,000, some withdrawls which were made in Las Vegas, the authorities said. Police caught up with him in Las Vegas September 23rd and he was in possession of eight debit cards – seven of which were NOT in his name.

Crossing state lines to do fraud is DEF not the move.

In the music video's caption on YouTube, the rapper claims the video was made for "entertainment purposes," however it's unclear when the disclaimer was posted.

The NY Times reports:

The rappers brag in the video about their “swagger for E.D.D.” while holding stacks of E.D.D. envelopes, and about getting rich by going “to the bank with a stack of these.”

A disclaimer below the video says that it was made with props “for entertainment purposes.” It is not clear when the disclaimer was added.

Mr. Baines also bragged about the scheme in videos posted to his Instagram accounts, according to an affidavit.

Fraud linked to identity theft accounted for about 3 percent of all unemployment claims last year, according to government audits. But as unemployment has skyrocketed because of the coronavirus crisis, so have fraudulent claims for unemployment assistance.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

You can check out the video below: 

Photo: YouTube screenshot from music video

Cowboys Reportedly Set To Place Another Franchise Tag On Dak Prescott After Horrific Injury

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The Dallas Cowboys are considering to franchise quarterback Dak Prescott for another year after his horrific ankle injury. Is it a good thing or a bad thing? Find out inside…

The Dallas Cowboys suffered a huge lost when their star quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a season-ending ankle injury last week. It’s reported the organization has no intentions of letting go their star quarterback and still considers their guy.

To prove it, it’s reported Jerry Jones is set to offer Dak Prescott a second franchise tag that will give the two-time Pro Bowler $40 million for the 2021 season.

As you know, Dak suffered a season ending injury when he broke his ankle during the Week 5 game against New York Giants. The star quarterback was visually shaken as he was carted off the field. He’s expected to make a full recovery, according to sources, even though there is a risk of infection since the bone broke through the skin.

Before his injury, Dak and the Cowboys couldn’t come to an agreement to sign a long-term contract, hence the franchise tag.

CBS Sports reports:

While the sides could not come to terms on a long-term extension last offseason, there remains ample reasons to anticipate them doing so in 2021, albeit with a salary that will exceed $40M a season when the quarterback is healthy. The Cowboys already had to budget for the potential of carrying Prescott in 2021 at roughly $38M in cash (and against the cap) in the event he played out next season on a second straight franchise tag. The injury has not altered their willingness to do that, sources said, and that remains a near certainty come February when the period to apply the tag is scheduled to begin.

The franchise tag could be good and bad. It’s good because Dak will get paid millions for the year. It’s bad because there’s no long-term agreement. Once the franchise contract is up, then what? Dak has been adamant with the Cowboys about wanting to be paid at least $30 million/year, while the Cowboys want to give up a lump sum of $132 million over six years that would divide into about $22 million a year.

If he made it through this season, he might have had leverage and could negotiate a better deal. Now with his injury, if the Cowboys do well, they could use that against him.

Dak has been through enough this year. On top of the Coronavirus, he was dealing with depression in the wake of his brother's suicide in April. "Undisputed" host Skip Bayless questioned Dak's ability to be a team leader, which rubbed folks the wrong way - FOX Sports specifically as they put out a follow up statement.

"You are commanding an entire franchise," Skip Bayless said. "They’re all looking to you to be their CEO, to be in charge of the football team. Because of all that, I don’t have sympathy for him going public with, ‘I got depressed. I suffered depression early in COVID to the point where I couldn’t even go work out.’ Look, he’s the quarterback of America’s Team.”

“At FOX Sports, we are proud of Dak Prescott for publicly revealing his struggle with depression and mental health. No matter the cause of the struggle, FOX Sports believes Dak showed tremendous courage which is evident in both his leadership on the Dallas Cowboys and in his character off the field," the network said in a statement.

"We do not agree with Skip Bayless’ opinion on Undisputed this morning. We have addressed the significance of this matter with Skip and how his insensitive comments were received by people internally at FOX Sports and our audience.”

After receiving criticism, Skip said his words were "misconstrued" and apologized. Check it below:

 

 

Hmph. We'll keep our comments on this one to ourselves, but y'all see it.

Photo: AP

YBF POLITICS: Helena Andrews-Dyer On What Kamala Harris, Meg Thee Stallion, Cardi B. & Boss Chicks Could Learn From Maxine Waters

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Helena Andrews-Dyer has BEEN slaying this writing game.  She's the Senior Pop Culture reporter for The Washington Post and just released her second book (out today!) Reclaiming Her Time: The Power of Maxine Waters that she co-wrote with pop culture writer R. Eric Thomas. And she's dishing on what Kamala, Meg Thee Stallion, Cardi B. and boss moms can learn from Auntie Maxine. Watch & listen inside!

Helena - who's also author of Bitch is the New Black - and Natasha  chop it up about everything ambitious and successful YBF chicks are going through right now.  Going through and still slaying, too.  They talk about the inspiration behind giving or fave never scared Auntie Congresswoman Maxine Waters ALL her things while we can, marriage (Maxine's and Helena's), what Michelle Obama told Helena about how to have a successful marriage, Meg Thee Stallion, Cardi B., and motherhood while being a BOSS and more. 

We've included some main points starting around the 30 min mark you need to hear:

 

What could Kamala Harris could learn from Maxine Waters and from the book.

How Maxine Waters bursts into meetings on Capitol Hill when men in power "accidentally" forget to invite her.

What Auntie Maxine would tell Cardi B and Meg The Stallion about navigating the world.

Auntie Maxine's love of hip-hop culture (and yes, she is a true Cali girl who loves her some Tupac). 

Husbands who are super supportive and not intimidated still exist - Helena's and Maxine's husbands are examples.

The best marital advice Helena received from Former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Listen and watch above!  Vote early, vote now.   Reclaiming Her Time: The Power of Maxine Waters is on sale now.

 

‘It Didn’t Work Out’: Taraji P. Henson Says Engagement To Kelvin Hayden Is Officially Off, ‘You Have To Show Up’

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We knew something was up between Taraji P. Henson and Kelvin Hayden a few months ago. Now, it’s official: they’re over. Find out why inside…

Taraji P. Henson and her fiancé Kelvin Hayden have split up. This, confirmed by Taraji herself.

We knew something was going on a few months ago when the “Empire” actress celebrated her 50th birthday with JUST her girlfriends.  And not any pre or post celebrations with her fiancé.

While celebrating somewhere sunny with her homegirls, sis shared a few thirst trap posts on her social media accounts. We noticed, her former football player fiancé did not give her a birthday shoutout, which we found odd. She also wasn’t wearing her engagement ring during the B'Day festivities. 

Weeks went on and the thirst traps flicks kept coming. This one definitely screamed "I'm single!":

Taraji & Kelvin got engaged in 2018 and were scheduled to trek down the aisle this year. He proposed on Mother’s Day 2018, first gifting her with a Cartier bracelet then he got down on one knee and asked for her hand in marriage. When cheating rumors started to circulate in 2017, fans were wondering if they were going to make it. At the time, they appeared to be pretty solid in their relationship.

The Proud Mary actress and the Super Bowl winner were originally set to get married this Spring, but the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt on their nuptials.

During a recent interview with Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club” about trauma and relationships, the What Men Want actress confirmed she and Kelvin had called quits and explained why.

"I’m dedicated to the black man, y’all. I just turned 50 and I mean, I hadn't said it yet, but it didn't work out," she revealed. "I tried. I was, like 'Therapy, let's do the therapy thing,' but if you're both not on the same page with that then you feel like, you're taking it on yourself. And that's not a fair position for anybody to play in a relationship."

She continued:

“My happiness is not his responsibility and his happiness is not mine,” Henson shared. “We have to first learn how to make ourselves happy to make each other happy. And so, when one person is taking the weight of the entire relationship, it’s never gonna work. You have to show up and yes you want to be understanding but you can’t lose yourself in that understanding. You have to still stand up for yourself and be there for yourself. But it’s hard to do if the other person is doing that part either. That’s why relationships are so difficult—they’re difficult.

Hmph!

Check it:

 

Now that she's single, Taraji has been working extra hard to keep her banging BAWDY tight: 

Beast Mode! We're not mad.

Protecting your peace and valuing your happiness should be at the top of everyone's list of priorities.

Photo: IG

Dr. Dre’s Estranged Wife BLASTS Him For Smear Campaign, Accuses Him Of ‘Abusive Control’ &‘Rampant, Repeated Marital Misconduct’

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Dr. Dre and his estranged wife Nicole Young are still going AT IT. She claims he’s behind a smear campaign, is accusing him of “abusive control” and also “rampant, repeated martial misconduct.” The latest inside…

Whew, lawd! Dr. Dre and his estranged wife Nicole Young’s divorce is getting messier and messier!

Earlier this month, a judge denied Nicole Young’s request for $1.5 million in expenses, including security and an additional $5 million to pay her lawyers. And things are only getting worse.

Now, the 49-year-old estranged wife claims the famed 55-year-old producer is trying to smear her name in the press, accusing her of embezzling money from a company account.  Yikes.

According to the Daily Mail, she accused the Hip Hop mogul of “abusive coercive control” (sound familiar?) and she claims their marriage ended after 24 years because of Dre’s alleged “rampant and repeated marital misconduct.” Her lawyers are trying to get Dre to hand up their “disputed pre-nuptial agreement” since he claims to have the original document. Nicole said he felt ashamed he asked her to sign a pre-nup and ripped the original document up two years into their marriage, so its void.

This information came to light after she filed court papers in Los Angeles this week.

The site reports:

The 121-page filing also lays out in excruciating detail what Young describes as Dre's attempts to 'beat her into submission' by leaking a series of stories to 'friendly media outlets' in a bid to portray her as a money grabber - despite the pair being married for 24 years.

Last week, it was reported that Young had been referred to the police by Larry Chatman – a friend and business partner of Dre's who accused her of embezzling $385,029 from a company account.

But the new filing claims it was a false accusation designed to embarrass her and goes on to detail how the 49-year-old has been subjected to 'public ridicule' as a result, as well as 'death threats from his supporters'.

The papers also claim Dre falsely told media he won a court hearing over his provision of her security, when in fact, he was forced to cough up for guards despite his objections.

The new filing is part of an ongoing divorce battle that kicked off when Young filed to end her marriage to the rapper on June 29.

It's reported if Nicole is brought up on embezzlement charges, she could possibly face jail time.

In the report to LAPD, Dre's team claims Nicole embezzled $385,029. We're told LAPD detectives are aware Larry believes Nicole is the culprit, and they're looking into it now. For the record, Dre did not file the report.

As we previously reported ... Dre's called out Nicole for 2 withdrawals -- which total the $385k -- in their divorce case. Nicole has said she had a right to the money in that corporate account because her name is on it. If charges are brought forth from this, it's possible Nicole could do time.

According to Nicole, the Beats founder - who has a $800M fortune -is trying his hardest to intimidate her. She even said she has received death threats.

She says in the papers that he 'has pursued one goal: to perpetuate his abusive coercive control over Nicole, trying to beat her into submission so that she surrenders to an unfair and uninformed resolution of this case.

”Andre's conduct to date has been entirely consistent with an intentionally uncooperative and bullying litigant, seeking to overpower what he perceives to be a weaker 'opponent' – in other words, treating Nicole just the same way he did during their marriage.”

In the documents, she said Dre is using the media to make her out to look like a “gold digger.”

The documents add: 'That narrative is, predictably if lamentably, one of the oldest, most well-worn, misogynistic, and sexist tropes in the book – the false claim that Nicole, his wife of more than 24 years and the mother of their three (3) children, was only married to him for his money.

”This vile smear flies directly in the face of the facts. The parties married long before they amassed the billion-dollar fortune at issue herein – and stayed together for more than 24 years, in spite of Andre's rampant and repeated marital misconduct.”

In June, Nicole filed for divorce from Dre after 24 years and two children later (who are grown now). The couple tied the knot in May 1996. She cited the usual irreconcilable differences as the reason for their uncoupling.

Meanwhile...

 

 

Dre showed off a new matching tattoo he and his son, Truice Young, copped recently.

 

Photo: Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock.com

Meg Thee Stallion Calls Tory Lanez ‘Genuinely Crazy’ During His New IG Live ‘Confessional’ – Not Once Did He DENY Shooting Her

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Tory Lanez hopped on Instagram Live last night to “tell his side” of the shooting scandal but didn’t really say much. During the session, Megan Thee Stallion hopped on Twitter to respond. Get it all inside…

Almost two weeks after Tory Lanez was hit with felony charges in connection with the Megan Thee Stallion shooting, the singer/rapper decided to open up and clear his name via Instagram Live last night.

However, some people were not convinced.

The Canadian rapper talked and talked and talked, claiming the allegations made against him were “not true” and then tried to discredit everything Meg has spoken publicly about. During the IG Live, we noticed he referenced a lot of initial reports of the incident – that went down July 12th - and not the updates.

He said after the shooting, he was prepared to make a public statement, but Roc Nation (Meg’s management) hit him up and advised against it.

"Two days after that, I get a call from Roc Nation that says, 'Yo, we heard you were gonna to make a statement about what happened, and it'd be in your best interest if you don't make that statement,'" he said."And I'm like, OK? I don't understand the issue of me telling my fans, like, 'Yo, it's not that serious of a deal ...'"

He tried to point out that reports said she was treated for shattered glass, but failed to mention more recent reports. Hospital records support Meg’s claim where doctors found shrapnel in her heel. Tory didn’t mention that though. He also didn't mention those alleged text messages he sent to Meg apologizing for his actions, blaming it on being "too drunk."

The “Say It” rapper questioned how could she know who shot her when she was walking away from the vehicle and questioned why she would get back in a vehicle with the person she said shot her. He also questioned why Meg didn’t tell the police she was a shooting victim, but Meg explained during an IG Live that she didn’t tell the police what happened because she was afraid how the police would react – especially during the climate we’re in, dealing with police brutality.

Tory was saying a lot, he but didn’t really say much. He never said “I did not shoot Megan,” nor did he reveal WHO shot her. On his DAYSTAR album he dropped last month, he said he didn’t shoot her

Ending the Live, he said has always supported black women and still considers Meg one of his homies.

”It’s not accurate information. I don’t ever wanna come off like I'm here to bash this girl or I'm here to talk down about this girl or ever be at a place where, like, I'm disrespecting her, because to me, as a person, she's still my friend," he said. "No matter what - even if she doesn't look at me like that - I look at her like she’s still my friend."

Check it:

Some fans believe him and said he makes a lot of sense. Others feel like he’s only regurgitating scenarios he's read on blogs and in comments online. Hmph.

During the Live, the Houston Hottie took to Twitter to react, calling him “genuinely crazy”:

Two weeks ago, Tory Lanez (real name Daystar Peterson) was charged with one felony count each of assault with a semiautomatic firearm – personal use of a firearm – and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle. The defendant also faces a gun allegation and that he personally inflicted great bodily injury. If he’s convicted, he faces a possible maximum sentence of 22 years and 8 months in prison.

He was originally scheduled for a court hearing on October 13th, but it was postponed to November 18th. As you know, the courts ordered Tory Lanez to stay at least 100 yards away from the “Savage” rapper.

 

Photos: Scott Roth/Invision/AP/Meg’s IG

Vivica Fox Made It Known To Ice Cube She’s Not Feeling His Association With Trump Administration + Cube Reacts To Eric Trump’s Photoshopped Flick

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Vivica A. Fox is NOT here for Ice Cube’s recent antics that involved Trump. And she made it known. Peep their exchange, plus Cube’s response to the photoshopped flick Eric Trump post of him wearing a Trump hat alongside 50 Cent inside…

Ever since Trump advisor Katrina Pierson announced Ice Cube helped the administration with this last minute “Platinum Plan” for Black Americans, the famed rapper has been in hot water. Cube revealed both parties reached out to him to discuss his Contract With Black America, a 22-page blueprint he said he created for a “more perfect union." He said the Democratic Biden/Harris campaign said they would discuss his plan after the election, while the Republican Trump administration decided to set up a meeting.

Cancel culture has been trying to cancel him. Some celebs and fans have been backing him. The legendary rapper/producer sat down with the ladies of FOX SOUL’s “Cocktails With Queens” to further explain his intentions. Co-host LisaRaye seem excited to have her homie on the show. However, she didn’t hit him with any hardcore political questions. If you didn’t know, they worked on Player’s Clubtogether and could possibly be working on a sequel. Get those deets HERE.

However, her co-hosts Vivica A. Fox, Syleena Johnson and Claudia Jordan questioned him about his agenda and why he made the moves he made. Especially Aunt Viv. In the clip, Syleena & Claudia were moreso neutral before leaning towards Vivica side towards the end. Claudia kept asking, “what about black women?” and his response was Black women could “write that part themselves” and he said he would help. He noted when he mentioned black people in his contract that it included black woman as well.

Also, Claudia mentioned tea she received about Cube deciding NOT to hop on a Zoom video call with the Vice President hopeful Kamala Harris along with Snoop Dogg, DL Hughley and more. He said he didn’t join the conference because he was promised a personal call from the Biden/Harris campaign and never received it.

Peep the entire video (because you have to see this) below:

Also....

 

Oh, fake news you say?! Shocker.

Cube recently responded to a photoshopped flick Eric Trump - 45's son - posted of him. Eric shared an edited photo of Cube sitting alongside 50 Cent courtside at a basketball game - both wearing TRUMP hats. He deleted it after Cube responded:

"Two great, courageous, Americans," Eric Trump wrote. Twitter flagged the tweet as "manipulated media." Womp. 

Neither was actually wearing a Trump hat. Cube had on a Big3 hat and Fif had on a New York Yankees hat. The actual picture was tweeted over the summer when Cube wished FIf a Happy Birthday.

 

Also, Twitter flagged the tweet as "manipulated media." Womp.

Republicans are doing anything they can to pander the black vote at this point.  Vote NOW.  Election DEADLINE is Nov. 3rd.  Election DAY is now.

Below is a guide to find your ballot box:


Photo: YouTube Screenshot

Barack Obama Hits Philly Streets For The Biden-Harris Campaign In The Most Philly Way + Black Woman Running Against Pence’s Brother Receives Death Threats

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Forever President Barack Obama has hopped on the campaign trail for the first time in person, making a stop in Philadelphia (an important swing state). He also dropped a new ad encouraging voters to turn out for his veep. More deets about Prez. O’s Biden/Harris backing, plus the black woman – running for a Congressional seat against Mike Pence’s brother - who says she has been receiving death threats inside…

Forever President Barack Obama has hit the campaign trail with a big roll out to encourage the American people to cast their vote for his former vice president, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, and running mate Kamala Harris. And he’s balling out on the campaign court.

For his first in-person event in 2020, POTUS jetted to an important swing state – Pennsylvania – today. And he sure made his presence known. He held an event where he spoke to community leaders and he also hit the streets with a bull horn to encourage folks to get to the polls on November 3rd – and  earlier.

“I know there’s plenty out there to make people feel cynical. And plenty of people are going to seize on that to convince you that your vote doesn’t matter. It’s not new. It’s one of the oldest voter suppression tactics there is,” Obama said. “What is new is a growing movement for justice, equality and progress on so many issues. ... To change the game on any of the issues we care about, Joe Biden needs your vote.”

Pennsylvania is a divided battleground state, which went to Trump in a total shocker in 2016.  This year, though, things are looking a bit different. The state’s 20 electoral votes could be key to Biden and Trump’s journey to scoop the 270 electoral votes needed to win.

And yes, Prez. O was really out in these Philly STREETS:

 

 

Trump would NEV-AH!

POTUS also dropped a new ad encouraging folks to turn out for Biden/Harris:

“Participate and vote," he said in the ad. "It’s not always pretty. Trust me, I know. But it’s how, bit by bit, we’ve made progress over the generations. And it’s how your generation is going to change the game entirely,” he said.

We forever love 44!

By the way, Biden and Trump will participate in their final debate before the Nov. 3rd presidential election. After Trump interrupted Biden over 70 times during the last debate, the rules were changed where a mute button will be utilized so each candidate will have a chance to speak. It goes down tomorrow, October 22nd at 9pm EST. NBC News’ Kristen Welker will moderate. She’s the first Black woman to moderate a presidential debate sinceCarole Simpson in 1992.

In other news...

“They” are trying to stop a black woman from running for a Congressional seat in Indiana, but she’s not quitting.

Democrat Jeannine Lee Lake is running against Vice President Mike Pence’s brother, Republican Rep. Greg Pence in the GOP-dominated 6th District. She says she has received numerous racist threats and death threats. The Munice Police Department is investigating after Lake called police when she heard what she thought was gunfire before a campaign event.

The Associated Press reports:

Democrat Jeannine Lee Lake, who faces long odds against Republican Rep. Greg Pence in the GOP-dominated 6th District, said she had just parked Thursday evening outside Vera Mae’s Bistro in Muncie when she heard what she believes were three gunshots outside the driver’s side window. Lake said she was rattled but uninjured, and she noticed no damage to the vehicle.

“It’s terrifying to me,” Lake said. “Now, in the scope of where we’re at with this campaign, in terms of some of the negative things, the harassment that’s happened, I do feel like things are escalating quite a bit.”

Here are examples of the types of messages she has received:

Lake said she began receiving racist phone messages and damage to personal property late this summer after the Delaware County GOP published her personal address and contact information in a Facebook post. Many of the voicemails call her racial slurs and include other derogatory language.

“You’re nothing but a loudmouth frickin’ n(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk),” a man said in one of the messages Lake shared with The Associated Press.

She says that last month somebody mailed her and two campaign aides a 22-page document containing private details about her pending divorce and personal whereabouts. Lake said she considered the packages to be “personal threats” because the research gathered couldn’t be found with simple online searches.

After the shooting, she hopped on Facebook Live and had witnesses share what happened.

That's scary.

A rep for Greg Pence said he does not suppport this behavior and "supports a full investigation."

Lake said she’s now contemplating a suspension of all in-person campaigning activities due to safety concerns she has for herself and her staff.

“I’m afraid, and I hate that I feel this way,” she said. “But all of these things together, it has my senses heightened — way more than during any campaigning before.”

Lake is the only Black woman running for federal office in Indiana this fall. Greg Pence easily defeated her in 2018 to win the seat, which Mike Pence held for 12 years before becoming governor and then vice president.

The Indiana Democratic Party released a statement condemining the suspected attack on Lake:

“We stand with Jeannine and against the racist threats deployed to intimidate and silence her," Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody said in a statement. "We cannot and will not tolerate this ugly style of coercion and we call on the Indiana Republican Party and Congressman Pence to join us in condemning it. Congressman Pence must stand up and refuse to allow the political discourse to be dragged back to a time when racism was an accepted element. We can and must do better.”

 

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Jada Pinkett Smith’s Mother Shares Traumatic Story About Having Non-Consensual Sex With Jada's Father

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Jada Pinkett Smith’s “Red Table Talk” Facebook Watch Series unpacked sexual consent. The Hollywood actress learned something about her mother and father that shocked her. More inside…

”Sex is always on a man’s mind, so you have to protect yourself. And you have to be very clear, and very aware, and not put yourself in a situation where you can be victimized,” Willow Smith said during a recent episode of “Red Table Talk.”

Hmm.  We do wish she would have added that men simply shouldn't sexually assault, be inappropriate with, or be problematic with women as well. It's not up to women to prevent their own rapes or assaults. Choosing which "positions" are problematic that a woman has "put herself in" is a slippery slope to victim blaming and justifying assaults. Who chooses what is a problematic situation to put yourself in and which isn't?  Sure, there are some clear cut things that anybody, no matter the gender, shouldn't do simply for common sense safety measures.  But, again, it's a slippery slope when we allow society to judge "when a woman put herself in a situation." Up until recently (and still even now oftentimes), it was OK to blame an assaulted woman for what she was wearing, how she acted or carried herself, or for going to an establishment she had every right to patronize. Let's not go back to that.

Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris (aka Gammy) discuss sexual consent with Amber Rose and Rumer Willis on a recent episode of their Facebook Watch Series, "Red Table Talk." One of the shocking moments in the episode is when Jada’s mother revealed she was forced to have non-consensual sex with Jada’s father, Robsol Pinkett Jr., who was Adrienne’s husband at the time.

”So Gam, you feel like nowhere in your history in regards to sexual intimacy have you felt like you've had a sexual experience that was not necessarily consensual or was kind in that gray area?,” Jada asked her mother.

”I have... I have.. but it was also with my husband... your dad actually...so that's really gray,” Adrienne responded.

”That is gray... you do hear that a lot. So, you're basically saying you had non-consensual sex with my father?,” Jada continued.

”Mhmm...,” Adrienne responded

”So that he forced himself upon you?,” Jada asked.

”Yeah but I mean it was.. yeah know—yeah,” Adrienne said, stumbling over her words.

Jada interjected and asked, “Why do you say it like that?”

”I don't want to go into more details on camera about that,” Adrienne said.

And understandably so.

Jada's mother became pregnant with her in high school and married the actress’s father. The two divorced after several months.

Peep a snippet below:

Throughout the show, Adrienne has been candid about the abuse she endured at the hands of Jada’s father. He had a history of drug and alcohol abuse and ultimately died of an overdose in 2010.

You can watch the full episode here.

 

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Photo: Red Table Talk

 

Atlanta CONTINUES To Party During A Pandemic – 21 Savage Packs Out 70's-Themed B’Day Bash

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Celebs in Atlanta don't seem too concerned about the Coronavirus pandemic as they all came together last night to turn up for 21 Savage's birthday bash. Almost everyone was maskless and no one was social distancing. More inside...

Atlanta continues to party in a pandemic – despite COVID-19 infections rising in Georgia since recent lows.

21 Savage invited several of his celeb friends to party it up at his 70’s themed Pimp Ball, including T.I. & Tiny Harris, Lil Baby& his girlfriend Jayda, Meek Mill, Young Thug, GHerbo, Pleasure P, Gunna, Benny The Butcher, and tons more. Folks were dressed to the nines in their 70’s inspired gear, showing off their fur coats, pimp cups, bell bottoms and more.

However, MASKS weren’t a part of anyone’s outfit, which we found odd since we’re currently in the midst of a pandemic. Just because Trump supporting Georgia governor Brian Kemp allows it, doesn’t mean it’s a good move - especially for black folks.

According to recent reports, the number of COVID-19 cases are rising in Georgia. Cases are increasing in several Atlanta suburbs right now and we see why.

Despite the growing numbers, celebs lived it up in ATL last night for “A Lot” rapper’s 28th birthday. Go inside below:

 

 

Dangerously fun times. This isn't responsible. Just because YOU aren't worried about catching COVID-19, doesn't mean you can't spread the virus to another person. A trip to the grocery store could be a death threat because other people don't want to take precautions.

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Two Milwaukee Women Accused Of Drugging, Scheming & Scamming 10 Men, Allegedly Stole Over $85K

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Two Milwaukee women have been accused of stealing from at least 10 men, allegedly drugging them outside of nightclubs and taking their money. The police claim they were able to steal about $85,000. Sheesh! Deets inside…

Scamming SZN is at an all time high!

We’ve shared several stories about folks trying to cheat the system using PPP loans/unemployment funds to make big ticket purchases and flex on social media. Now, two women are being charged with plotting and scheming on several men, including a nightclub employee in River North, which is in Chicago, IL.

Since January, Tiana Trammell (left), 25, and Tjwana Rainey (right), 32, were running a “simple” scheme that involved meeting men at the bar/club, drugging them, and then taking their money, credit cards, jewelry and more.

According to Cook County prosecutors, the ladies would lead the men to another location and give them a bottle of liquor. Once they “blacked out,” the ladies allegedly took all of their belongings and dipped. The men would wake up to find their wallets, cellphones, and jewelry missing. Yikes!

Police said the ladies used the victims’ credit cards at Walmart and Target stores in Milwaukee.

CWB Chicago reports:

Some of the victims regained consciousness while lying on the side of roads. Others awakened inside their own homes, while one was found at the Lake Forest oasis off Interstate 94, prosecutors said.

Early Sunday, CPD surveillance cameras recorded footage of the women literally carrying an unconscious nightclub employee from a bar to Trammell’s car, where they proceeded to remove his valuables, Kiefer said. Chicago police and deputy marshals, who had the women under surveillance for days, arrested them at the scene.

After the women were taken into custody, police found “many small vials of alcohol opened and filled to the top,” according to Kiefer. The liquid inside those bottles is being tested. Cops also located a handgun in the glove compartment of Trammell’s car. Kiefer said she is a licensed concealed carry holder.

Defense attorney Aaron Rosenblatt said Rainey is a licensed phlebotomist and certified nursing assistant who works at Milwaukee hospital. She has no criminal background.

One of the ladies is a mother and reportedly has another child on the way.

Trammell’s public defender said she has one child and has another on the way.

“This alleged enterprise involves the…drugging of individuals,” Judge Charles Beach said after hearing the state’s charges. “Putting something into someone’s body and not knowing the result of it — affecting their body without them having a choice in it is an act of violence.”

“I am viewing this in some way as an act of violence,” he continued.

Beach then ordered Rainey held in lieu of $45,000 bail. She will need to post $4,500 to get out of jail before trial. Noting Trammell has an outstanding warrant in Tennessee and lives in Wisconsin, Beach said, “flight is a real possibility” in her situation. He set her bail at $55,000. Even if she can post the $5,500 deposit bond to get out, she cannot travel to Wisconsin, Beach ordered.

2020 isn't letting up and scammer SZN is clearly in full throttle. Stay woke.

 

Photo: Chicago Police

ATTENTION STUDENTS: Google Launches A BOMB Digital Training Initiative To Level Up HBCU Students' Skills

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Google has launched a new initiative that will train 20,000 HBCU students in digital skills to prepare them for the workforce. Deets inside…

Calling all HBCU students!

Google has created a new initiative to help LEVEL UP the digital skills of 20,000 students who attend historically black colleges and universities. It’s called the “Grow with Google HBCU Career Readiness Program.” The new program will help black students who attend HBCUs prepare to enter the workforce through digital skills training.

Through a $1 million investment in the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) - the nation's largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community - Grow with Google will provide digital skills workshops in the career centers of 20 HBCUs, reaching 20,000 students over the next school year, according to the press release. The program will be available to all HBCUs by fall 2021.

The first four schools in the program are Bowie State University, Winston-Salem State University, Southern University and A&M College and Virginia State University. Nice!

"Today, nearly two-thirds of all jobs in the U.S. require medium or advanced digital skills, but 50 percent of Black jobseekers lack digital skills," said Bonita Stewart, Vice President for Global Partnerships at Google and Howard University alumna. "To address this skills gap and help Black students obtain the digital skills they need to succeed in the workforce, we're proud to partner with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to launch the Grow with Google HBCU Career Readiness Program."

So here’s how the program will advance HBCU students to give them a head start in nabbing the career of their dreams:

The Grow with Google HBCU Career Readiness Program will provide HBCU career centers with funding and a semester-long in-person and online digital skills program, which will become available to students in November. The program will combine existing Grow with Google workshops with custom jobseeker content for Black students, including design thinking, project management, and professional brand building. TMCF, which is contributing to the program's design, will work with HBCU career centers to onboard the program. "We are excited to join in partnership with Google to help students at our member-schools gain the digital skills necessary in order to be successful," said Harry L. Williams, President & CEO of TMCF. "We are confident that the Grow with Google HBCU Career Readiness program will help to move the needle and provide endless opportunities for our HBCU students."

This $1 million Grow with Google investment is part of a $15 million commitment to upskill Black workers. Announced by Google CEO Sundar Pichai in June, the investment aims to help Black jobseekers learn new skills in partnership with national workforce development organizations.

These are the type of initiative we love to see – bettering our young folks for a brighter future. Kudos to Google for this.

Also...

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has messed up this year's homecoming plans, YouTube is stepping up to for a virtual celebration.

YouTube Originals announced that HBCU alumni 2 Chainz (Alabama State University) and LaLa Anthony (Howard University) will host "HBCU Homecoming 2020: Meet Me On The Yard," featuring performances from 2 Chainz, Saweetie, Chloe x Halle, NLE Choppa and Tye Tribbett with FAMU's Marching 100 and Choir, and appearances from Desi Banks, Pretty Vee and more.

The global livestream will go down Saturday, October 24th at 8pm EST / 5pm PST on YouTube, in addition to BET. We'll be tuned in. Will you?

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Pre-Paid Taxes, A Moderator Who Slayed, Dictator Love, ‘Coyote’ Kid Smugglers! Trump vs. Biden Finally Had A Real Debate, But The Foolery Was ENDLESS

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The final presidential debate between Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden went down last night and it was many things. More inside….

 

Last night, the final debate between Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden went down in Nashville before Americans head to the polls on November 3rd.

Thankfully, this debate - moderated by NBC’s Kristen Welker - was conducted like an actual debate between Trump & Biden because the first one was a total circus where Trump interrupted Biden over 70 times and the American people got nothing from it. The second debate never happened because Trump tested positive for COVID-19 and he said he would NOT participate in a virtual debate.

At least last night’s debate allowed Americans to actually hear their stances on current issues, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.  The U.S. is facing half a million deaths by the end of this year, a number that could be DRASTICALLY curbed if the POTUS would be a leader and actually lead with masks and social distancing enforcement.  Other topics included healthcare, the economy, domestic & foreign affairs, immigration, and racial justice.

However…

Trump was TRUMP’N, per usual. After accusing Biden of receiving money from other countries, Biden stressed that’s the farthest from the truth.

"I have released all of my tax returns. Twenty-two years. Go look at them. Twenty-two years of my tax returns. You have not released a single, solitary year of your tax returns. What are you hiding? Why are you unwilling? … Release your tax returns, or stop talking about corruption,” Biden said.

Trump responded with (repeat) false claims that he can not release his tax returns because he is under audit. Then, he said he has already pre-paid millions of dollars in taxes. Peep the clip above.

You either OVERPAID your estimated quarterly taxes and that overpayment is automatically applied to the next quarters' taxes, or you took a loss the previous quarter(s). There is NO such thing as "pre-paying millions of taxes."  Language matters, and he knows his base will take "pre-payment of milions in taxes" as if he has so much money he has it to spare ahead of time.

Here’s some clarification from The Wall Street Journal’s Richard Rubin:

"Though it's not clear exactly what [Trump] meant, it's common for people to make estimated income tax payments in advance and then use those balances to settle their tax liability, just like salaried people have income taxes withheld from their paychecks and settle up on their tax returns," he wrote.

The New York Times' Peter Baker said "when [Trump] says he paid millions of taxes, that does not mean he paid federal income taxes. According to the tax records our colleagues obtained, he paid just $750 in 2016 in federal income taxes and $750 in 2017 and zero in 11 of 18 years examined."

Trump boasted about how his personal relationship with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un was better than President Barack Obama’s—and that’s what has kept the nation safe.

We don’t know about you all, but we’re happy the leader of North Korea “didn’t like Obama,” as Trump said. Trump says things that he thinks is shade when it's actually a plus for the other person. Anybody who a dictator loves is NOT someone you should praise. You can lay down the law without being "liked", and Obama did just that when it came to Russia and North Korea.  And that’s that on that.

Trump also had folks confused when he addressed immigration. He said separated migrant children were brought across the border by “coyotes,” “cartels,” and “gangs.”

Peep the clip below:

By the way, Kristen Welker killed it as moderator.  It always takes a black woman to save the day....

In case you missed, you can watch the full debate below:

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Needless to say, the memes were endless and hilarious. And we’ve rounded up the funniest ones for you to laugh at below!

Photo: Jim Bourg/Pool via AP

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NBA Star Zach Randolph’s Wife Faune Drake Files For Divorce Months After He Tweeted, “I Married a H*e”

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NBA star Zach Randolph was hit with divorce papers from his estranged wife Faune Drake a month after he tweeted (then deleted) he married a “h*e.” Deets inside…

NBA veteran Zach “Z-Bo” Randolph is heading down Splitsville Lane.

After tying the knot with his high school sweetheart in 2014, Zach and his estranged wife Faune Drake are calling it quits. And their divorce comes a little over a month after some questionable tweets.

Last month, a disrespectful tweet about Zach’s wife appeared on his Twitter timeline before it was deleted. The tweet said, “I married a h*e,” but it was quickly deleted.

Later, the former Memphis Grizzlies baller hopped on the platform with claims that his account was “hacked,” but fans weren’t buying it. The post was seemingly foreshadowing what was to come because now, his estranged wife has filed for divorce.

According to legal documents (obtained by The Blast), Faune Drake Randolph filed for divorce last week against the basketball player in Los Angeles County Courts. The couple has been married for six years, although they’ve known each other – basically their whole lives. They attended elementary, middle and high school together and even attended the same church.

They have five children together. Right now, it’s unclear if custody will be an issue between the estranged couple. Also, it’s unclear if they have a prenuptial agreement in place. With an estimated $85 million fortune, let’s hope there isn’t any drama when it comes to taking care of those kids.

The rumor mill claims Zach had a baby with one of his side chicks while he was still married to Faune, but that has yet to be proven. Hmph. Maybe that was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

Photos: Zach's Twitter