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(Video) Diggy Simmons and Detroit’s B Free Join For Single “All Mine”

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Diggy Simmons & B Free (Photo Courtesy of Kisha)

Detroit native B Free and Diggy Simmons, were introduced by Big Sean’s best friend Earlly Mac, and decided to collaborate on a song together. Both artists recorded the single together in Los Angeles, CA. For the video, Diggy flew out to Detroit, where they shot the video, and he helped with the radio promo of the single “All Mine”. The single was produced by PGF and the video was directed by Nick Margetic. According to B Free, “Sometimes collaborations can feel awkward or forced, but with Diggy it was natural from the second I landed.” 

 B Free’s EP “Lost in Paradise” streams on all platforms April 5th.

This video just gives us great vibes and these combinations of goodness and talent in this video from them is worth indulging and vibing to!

 

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Connect with B Free & Diggy Simmons on Social Media!

B Free @officialbfree 

Diggy Simmons @diggysimmons

 

Issa Rae Engaged to Longtime Boyfriend Louis Diame

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Issa Rae is engaged!

The 34-year-old actress is set to marry longtime boyfriend Louis Diame.

via People:

Rae’s Insecure costars Jay Ellis and Yvonne Orji confirmed the news while walking the red carpet at the 2019 NAACP Image Awards over the weekend.

“We’re very excited for her,” Orji told Entertainment Tonight ,with Ellis adding, “We all found out in different ways because we’re all on different text chains. We talk at different times, so we all found out at different times in different ways.”

Orji said she couldn’t be more excited for her on-screen best friend.

“The reaction was all the same, like, ‘You out here in these streets getting married, boo!?’ That was the reaction,” she said.

Rae also attended the NAACP Image Awards, but she did not comment on her current relationship status. Her rep is not commenting.

And during her appearance on The View on Monday, she played coy when asked about her ring, saying, “I have a lot of rings on my fingers.”

Rumors of her engagement first began to swirl after she was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her recent Essence magazine cover.

Rae and Diame have largely kept their relationship out of the spotlight, though the businessman has accompanied the actress on several red carpets over the years.

Rae has said that she prefers to keep her personal life private.

“I get so much feedback about everything,” she told Marie Claire last year. “The one thing I don’t need feedback on is who I’m sleeping with.”

While speaking with Vogue, Rae expressed a similar sentiment, saying she isn’t interested in hearing fans “input” about her love life.

“I don’t want any input,” she said. “As a writer, you put everything on the table. I’ll take input on kids if I’m going to have kids. How do I not kill the kids? Work? Give me the input. Any other aspect of my life? Give me the input. But who I’m f*cking? No, I don’t need input. I’m good.”

Congrats Issa!

Burger King Launches A Meat-Free ‘Impossible Whopper’

Fast food institution Burger King now sells an entirely meatless version of its flagship burger. This vegetarian version of the iconic Whopper burger is made with a plant-based burger patty that’s designed to look and taste just like beef. The Impossible Whopper is now available at 59 Burger King locations in the St Louis area and is set to appear at all of their 7,200 restaurants across the US should the trial period go off without a hitch.

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The arrival of the Impossible Whopper is great news for the health conscious, as the meat-free option contains 15% less fat and 90% cholesterol than its beef-based cousin. However, costing about a dollar more than the regular Whopper, it’s a premium option for veggies and calorie-counters. Furthermore, the burger will still be topped with mayonnaise – which means it is unsuitable for vegans.

According to Burger King’s chief marketing officer Fernando Machado, neither the restaurant’s employees nor customers can tell the difference between the Impossible and regular Whopper. In a statement, Machado said, “people on my team who know the Whopper inside and out, they try it and they struggle to differentiate which one is which.”

The meatless patty used in the new Impossible Whopper is produced by Impossible Foods, who use a soybean root derivative to make a meat alternative called heme. When blended with other vegetarian ingredients, the plant-based product has a slightly nutty texture, like ground beef. The same recipe is used by the burger chain White Castle – although Burger King’s version has been specially crafted to resemble the Whopper.

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Impossible Foods product development associate scientist Kyle Okada measures plant-based burgers tailor-made

Impossible Foods began developing their heme burger in an attempt to reduce global reliance on animal-based agriculture, which has a significant environmental impact. For example, new research suggests that without meat farming, the land covered by agriculture could be reduced by 75% globally – which is an are equivalent to the US, China, the European Union, and Australia combined – and still feed the entire world. Furthermore, Impossible Foods’ meat alternatives solve health concerns and ethical issues associated with meat consumption, whilst generating a tiny fraction of related greenhouse gas.

However, Impossible Foods’ success has not come without controversy. For example, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have claimed that the product isn’t as animal-friendly as it seems. According to a sting conducted by the animal rights group, Impossible Foods test their products on rats. In a blog post, PETA said that “it’s impossible for PETA to get behind the Impossible Burger,” claiming the product was unhealthy, immoral, and inferior to a competitor’s product.

Be sure to Comment Below and let me know if you have tried this burger and what the taste was like. 

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Wendy Williams and Husband Kevin Hunter Are Reportedly Considering Separation

Wendy Williams and Kevin Hunter are said to be “laying the groundwork for separation” after 22 years of marriage amid this latest round of infidelity, love child, and relapse rumors.

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via Page Six:

The daytime chat show queen has been married to Hunter since November 1997, a union dogged by rumors of Hunter’s infidelity in recent years.

Now sources say Williams and Hunter are exploring what a separation would look like, even though he remains her long-time manager. They are both partners in Wendy Williams Productions, the company that produces her popular daytime show.

A source told us: “There is a discussion about what happens now — everyone is asking, ‘How can they possibly stay together?’ Wendy still loves Kevin, but her health is at stake.

“They are so tangled up together in business, so they are carefully looking at what a separation could entail. It will be difficult.”

Williams and Hunter own a multi-million-dollar home in Livingston, NJ, and are the parents of 18-year-old son Kevin Jr.

Earlier this month, Williams finally admitted she is battling an addiction to alcohol and drugs — and confirmed that she currently is living in a sober facility in Queens.

We reported how it was Hunter’s decision to send his wife there — much to the concern of others close to her. But she has been allowed out to film her show on weekdays. Next week she’ll be off the air on a hiatus planned before her life spiraled into this new scandal.

“Long week,” Williams said at the beginning of her daily Hot Topics segment on Friday, as she dropped a throat lozenge into her mug.

Hopefully this leads to Wendy Williams being able to finally be free of the drama and get back focus on her life and goals.

Suspect in Rapper Nipsey Hussle Shooting Is Identified

#RIP Nipsey Hussle

Late Monday, the Los Angeles Police Department identified Eric Holder, 29, of Los Angeles, as a suspect in the shooting, which injured two other people. He was last seen in a white 2016 Chevy Cruze.

The Los Angeles police identified Eric Holder, 29, as a suspect in the shooting of Nipsey Hussle.CreditLos Angeles Police Department

Nipsey Hussle’s death was felt deeply in Crenshaw, the neighborhood where he grew up and maintained a regular presence after becoming a Grammy-nominated artist. His fans said he offered hope, advocated self-improvement and financially invested in the community, which has long struggled with violent crime. He opened a co-working space dedicated to increasing diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and planned to meet Monday with police officials to discuss ways to prevent gang violence.

His debut studio album, “Victory Lap,” was nominated for best rap album at the Grammys last year and debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard chart. He had two children, Kross and Emani.

22-year-old Black Female Author Creates Talk Show For Entrepreneurs

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22-year-old author, journalist, and model Tyrah Majors recently launched a talk show that features one-on-one interviews with millennial’s who’ve started their own ventures.

The self-produced show, titled “Major Moves with Tyrah Majors” features anyone who is making “major moves” whether they be an entrepreneur, artist, designer, non-profit organizer, or anyone that is making a difference and a positive impact in the world.

First to create a talk show centered on entrepreneurship, Majors considers it to be a driving force for those who want to build a brand and are just looking for a little inspiration to do so.

“If there is one thing I know, it is that young people have so much power to influence other young people, especially in today’s culture of social media,” Majors said. “They tend to be driven and feel inspired when they see great things done by people like themselves.”

A range of business boomers from app creators to fashion designers have shared their story on Major Moves with Tyrah Majors. In her first episode, Majors spoke with two 24-year-olds about their journey in starting “Bev,” a rose wine company made by chicks.

The show is filmed in a TV studio at the University of Southern California (USC), where Majors is a full-time graduate student. As a journalism major, she is the very first student at USC to launch their own talk show on campus in this format.

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Major Moves with Tyrah Majors – Sky Directs

Aside from producing and hosting her newest venture, the San Diego native is also a children’s book author. She published her first book titled “Grammy and Me” in 2017, telling the story about a young girl spending the day with her grandmother. The book centers on family values, and bringing characters of color into the forefront of the children’s media landscape.

Born and raised in San Diego, California, Tyrah Majors has grown her experience in the profession with news outlets including NBC, Tribune, and MUSE TV. Recently she shared with me her journey thus far with starting her show.

What inspired you to start your talk show?

“Major Moves” is something people would call me throughout undergraduate school, as a playoff of my last name. After I wrote my book, everyone started saying it because they thought it was a “Major Move.” So then I thought: there are so many people out there in the world doing great things and making moves, and it inspired me. I see it in my friends and family especially. I love telling stories and discovering new talents, so I figured why not give other people who are making “Major Moves” a platform to share theirs!”

 What do you enjoy most about creating a platform for Entrepreneurs?

“It’s such a popular trend these days to start your own thing and build your own brand. There’s no problem with having a supervisor or working for a corporation, however I’m seeing this decrease more and more as the new generations start to enter the workforce. Everyone wants to start their own “thing,” and there are so many cool ideas just waiting to be shared! My favorite part about this job is giving those who are just starting out with their business, a platform to share their creativity and thinking. I like giving the up-and-comers their shine time, because frequently their slept on. Many times credit is only given to those with a blue verified check on Instagram. I like giving credit where it’s due.”

 What do you want to accomplish next in your career for 2019?

“Well first off, finish my master’s degree. Throughout the rest of the year I want to continue to grow my platform, so the stories I report (that hopefully inspire people) reach a mass audience. I also am writing a second children’s book that I hope will be published by the beginning of 2020!”

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What motivates you to keep going daily as a young entrepreneur in media?

“Every day I’m motivated by doing this job, being self-sufficient and seeing the reaction. I’m always looking for new content, ideas and innovations that’ll hopefully be the foundation to doing what I love forever.  I look at others in the media industry who are in high positions of power and influence and think to myself, ‘wow, if they can do it, so can I. Also, I don’t know where I would be today if it wasn’t for the continuous support and advice from my family.”

How did you deal with any critics when you announced you were starting your show?

“Omg! I got so much criticism when I was first starting up this show. “No one is going to watch this, talk shows are for old people.” “You’re not going to get any views on this,” and much more. I took those negative comments and disregarded them, because I knew that if I didn’t pursue this, I would never know if I could. Now that I’m this far in, I don’t want to stop. Haters are always going to hate, you just got to keep on innovating!”

 I absolutely love to hear the stories of our young entrepreneurs that are getting out here and taking their skills to the next level!

 Connect with Tyrah Majors on Social Media and catch her show bi-weekly on Youtube by following @tyrahmajors on all platforms!

Candice Payne Got 30 Hotel Rooms for Homeless People in Chicago During Severe Cold Snap

As temperatures plunged to life-threatening lows this week, more than 100 homeless people in Chicago unexpectedly found themselves with food, fresh clothes and a place to stay after a local real estate broker intervened.

The broker, Candice Payne, 34, said it was a “spur-of-the-moment” decision to help. “It was 50 below, and I knew they were going to be sleeping on ice and I had to do something,” she said on Saturday.

Ms. Payne contacted hotels and found 30 rooms available at the Amber Inn for Wednesday night at $70 per room. Temperatures in Chicago reached lows of minus 25 and minus 26 on Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

After Ms. Payne paid for the rooms on a credit card, she asked on her Instagram account for anyone who could help transport the homeless people. Soon she had a caravan of cars, S.U.V.s and vans with volunteer drivers.

“We had to accommodate everyone. It was really overwhelming,” Ms. Payne said. “They were so appreciative. They couldn’t wait to get in a bath and lay in a bed.”

Ms. Payne bought toiletries, food, prenatal vitamins, lotions, deodorants and snacks and made care packages to help make the people feel comfortable. Restaurants donated trays of food, and many people called the inn.

I love hearing about good deeds being done to those who are less fortunate than us.