Travis Scott Vehemently Denies Cheating Via IG Live, So He Must Be Telling The Truth

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Travis Scott, and his possible philandering, has been all the chatter since news broke he and Kylie Jenner are on the outs. However, the Texas rapper took to Instagram Live to vehemently deny that he cheated on his “self-made” baby mama.

“It’s really affecting when u see false things said about u once again these false stories about me cheating are just simply not true,” wrote the “Antidote” rapper on IG.

Twitter detectives allegedly found the mistress, a woman named Kar. However, she also denies ever linking with Scott.

 

Will Kylie and Travis be back together by the end of 2019 or nah?

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Black America Must Understand the Importance of Estate Planning

Prince passed on April 16, 2016; Bob Marley passed in 1981; Aretha Franklin passed Aug. 16, 2018, and as of this past April, John Singleton has passed on. These celebrities, and many others I haven’t named, all have something profound in common aside from their fame and race: none of them had efficient estate planning in place.

Passing on without a will or a current will in place turned their mourning periods into a frenzy of fighting families. The lack of a will is a social imbalance that affects many black Americans regardless of socioeconomic standing and/or level of fame, as the aforementioned celebrities’ estate issues reveal.

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The notion of celebrities dying without a will seems bizarre considering that after their deaths, their output continues to generate massive amounts of income. Think of Michael Jackson as an example. According to Reuters, from June 25, 2009—the day he passed—to June 25, 2010, his estate—including his music royalties, merchandising, licensing and more—brought in a staggering $ 1 billion in revenue.

However, Jackson had a will in place that allotted his robust financial returns to go to his children with his mother, Katherine Jackson, as the executor of his estate. There was never any risk of confusion or family members with ulterior motives attempting to gain access to an estate with a seemingly endless amount of capital.

On the other hand, Singleton, the Oscar-nominated director of such movies as Boyz N’ the Hood, Poetic Justice, Higher Learning, and the recent FX series, Snowfall, is the latest example of a wealthy individual not having adequate estate planning in place. His alleged $ 35 million fortune is still being contested in court by his seven children, six of whom were not included in the will he created in 1993 when his eldest daughter, Justice Singleton, was born. According to his outdated will, Justice is the sole beneficiary of her father’s fortune. However, John Singleton’s mother, Sheila Ward, who is the executor of his estate, filed his will in probate court and listed his assets at only $ 3.8 million. Therefore, an additional $ 31 million of Singleton’s estate is unaccounted for.

Allegedly, Singleton set up a trust with other assets such as movie rights and other royalties, the value of which has yet to be determined, that doesn’t have to go through probate court. Therefore, inheritance issues involving those assets can be settled quickly, quietly, and more efficiently. Otherwise, the seven siblings are gearing up for a messy court battle that could be lengthy and also expensive. If Singleton’s will had been updated, preferably after each child was born, his offspring would have been financially protected and able to mourn their father in peace.

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What about everyday people who aren’t Oscar-nominated and Grammy-winning celebrities? For us, living wills are just as important. End of life planning is something the black American community should incorporate into the conversations we have with our families.

According to Lori Anne Douglas, an estate planning and probate attorney based in New York, “Black Americans are 50% less likely to have a living will in place in comparison to other groups.”

“Estate planning,” she continues, “is much bigger than ‘You get this after I die’—it can be about setting our families up for the type of generational wealth that has long alluded our community. Having done this for 25 years and watched all the money that was lost in families because they didn’t have any planning, I am convinced that if the African American community got on the good foot and every black person who is alive over 60 did their estate planning, we’d be the richest minority group in the United States in one generation. We used to be the assets. Now we have assets.” (Douglas has more estate planning gems worthy of viewing, here).

Creating a will can be confusing for some. You may wonder; Do I need an attorney? Do I have to have a will notarized? What if I want to change my will? These are all valid questions. You also don’t need to be rich to have a will in place. Each state has its own requirements for how a will can be crafted and legitimized. But what most states have in common is that you can write a simple will, have it notarized and/or signed by two witnesses. This allows you to itemize exactly your wishes during your final days and after passing on. It also allows flexibility in updating estate plans when the need arises. Legalzoom.com also gives simple step-by-step instructions on what one can do to prepare a will without an attorney.


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You know when a story takes over your entire day, when you just cannot think and do anything but stay gripped to those words and all other obligations seems so minuscule and nothing matters but reaching the endgame. Then you my friend have found the perfect book.

Summer is finally here – and we are so ready to lay out in the sun, faces engrossed in a ‘can’t put it down, mind altering, whisk me away to another world’, kind of read. This month has seen an endless supply of new releases and some old-new books. So, take a couple of minutes, grab a drink because here are the ones we’ve got our eyes on right now:

Next Girl To Die book

Next Girl to Die by Dea Poirier

This is the thriller that made me fall in love with the genre all over again. Claire Calderwood has never fully recovered from her sister, Rachel’s murder 15 years ago, so much so that she has now become a successful homicide detective. But the past has a way of always catching up- no matter how hard you try to escape it. From collisions of the past and present to a small-town history and unexplained occurrences, this murder mystery will keep you guessing every step of the way.

The Flat Share book

The Flat Share by Beth O’Leary

Tiffy and Leon are flatmates with a twist. They share a bed! But Leon is in the flat only during the day as he works night shifts. Whereas Tiffy is in the flat at nights and on the weekends. Their lives are so separate that they haven’t even met. The book deals with some real-life issues regarding destructive relationships, moving on and finding new love. A unique concept, cleverly written with warm and kind characters, that pull you in instantly.

I Owe You One book

I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shopaholic series, Sophie Kinsella’s latest stand-alone novel is all about finding love and compassion in the most unlikely of places. Fixie Farr is all about “Family first”, but since her dad passed away, Fixie spends all her time worrying about her siblings instead of striking out on her own. Then a handsome stranger scribbles an IOU on a coffee sleeve after Fixie saves his laptop and before they know it they are both neck deep in favours and IOU’s. The novel is cleverly written with witty characters, one-liners and a charming plot line- what more could you ask for.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine book

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant has trouble in social environments which stems from her unfiltered approach to everything in life. With her obsessive compulsive cleanliness and being a stickler for routine, she is the perfect Type A personality. The one thing she hadn’t planned for was the unhygienic IT guy that crosses her path. After an event bonds the two they become the unlikely allies that rescue one another from their lives of loneliness. Extremely late to the bandwagon but on it none the less, this is a must for any chick lit romance lover.

Twisted book

Twisted by Steve Cavanagh

After you’ve read this book, you’ll know: the truth is far more twisted. Twisted is a novel that certainly lives up to its name, this is a story of a troubled couple, a rising body count, unreliable memories and of characters that are nothing as they appear. The element of mystery is heightened because the less you know the more you’ll enjoy it. This psychological thriller will have you turning the pages rapidly to see what happens next.

The Mister book

The Mister by E.L. James

E L James, author of the phenomenal #1 bestselling Fifty Shades Trilogy, brings you your next guilty pleasure. Maxim Trevelyan, a boy living his aristocratic carefree playboy life, has his world turned upside down when tragedy strikes and he finds himself as the heir to his noble family’s estate. A role he finds that he is not prepared for and one that he struggles to face, when Alessia Demachi- a girl battling her own demons- comes along at the exact right moment. This is a Cinderella-eques love story with some very heartbreakingly sombre, humorous, loveable and erotic moments!

The House Across the Street book

The House Across the Street by Lesley Pearse

23-year-old Katy Speed lives with her family in 1960s Britain, she finds herself entranced by the house across the street. The house is occupied by a glamorous and friendly woman named Gloria who often has strange young victors. Then one night, the house burns down and the police arrest Katy’s father for the deaths of Gloria and her daughter. The novel shows Katy’s determination to uncover the truth behind the house across the street, despite the danger and the obstacles she faces.

The Plus One book

The Plus One by Sophia Money-Coutts

Polly Spencer, the eternal single journalist, spends her time writing stories about the royal aristocracy at celebrity gossip magazine ‘Posh’. With the new year looming she has decided to get her life together, which may or may not include finding love. Then her best friend is suddenly getting married and she needs someone by her side, like… yesterday. Polly’s not looking for ‘the one’, just the plus one. If you’re looking for the next Bridget Jones personality you’ve found it in Polly. This book has it all-Love, romance, sadness and sex- a rare find that is funny at times and moving at others.

The Sun Is Also a Star book

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

In 24 hours, Natasha- a girl who believes in science and facts- will be deported from New York City to Jamaica. However, there comes a little kink in this story, as she manages to fall in love with Daniel, a guy who believes that fate has something much more extraordinary in store for everyone. They have one day to live out a fully-fledged romance, this is a book full of heartbreak and heartbreakingly beautiful moments that I can’t even explain right now. Don’t question the logic- just feel the moments.

There you have it, Happy reading!

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The United States of America is one of the most diverse countries in the world in regards to every aspect of human existence. The food is different from state to state, American citizens have varying accents, and the landscapes are all completely unique. Scattered amongst the towns, villages, and big cities of this country are various different national parks, and they all offer their own unique quirks. There are some that are perfect for hikers, there are others that require skis, and there are others that offer giant geysers that shoot boiling water into the air! These are the American national parks everyone must visit at some point.

Yosemite National Park – California

Yosemite National Park is perhaps one of the most famous national parks in the US, and for a good reason. With bounding waterfalls that cascade from giant rocks, ancient sequoia trees and granite cliffs that just can’t be found anywhere else, this national park truly does have to be seen to be believed. It’s the kind of place where you can camp overnight, and then wake up to endless views over the mountains and the beautiful trees.

Grand Canyon National Park – Arizona & Nevada

The Grand Canyon is one of the many wonders of the world, and it draws in countless visitors every single year. In fact, former POTUS Teddy Roosevelt once noted that this park is “one great sight which every American should see.” Over the years, the park has gained UNESCO World Heritage SIte status but is still available for visitors to explore on foot, up in the air, or even in the winding waters below. After all, why wouldn’t you want to white water raft through the Grand Canyon?

Everglades National Park – Florida

Florida is famous for its Everglades National Park, and it’s certainly one to tick off your bucket list. With 1.5 million acres worth of swampland, hiking trails, and beautiful waterscapes, it’s a paradise for those who love the outdoors and the natural environment. Of course, you can’t take a trip to the Everglades without heading out on a boat tour, which means you might catch a glimpse of the creatures that lurk beneath the water.

Zion National Park – Utah

Zion National Park is one of the most unique parks in the US, thanks to the unusual color of the rocks that stand within it. Filled with canyons, waterfalls, and rivers, this national park is a haven for hikers who want to explore the great outdoors. As if that wasn’t cool enough, Zion is also full of impressive wildlife, so you’ll probably want to remember your binoculars! You don’t want to miss the birds flying over the sandstone cliffs.

Although it’s so easy to base your US trip around big cities and cultural towns, we think it’s about time you looked beyond the skyscrapers and the colonial buildings. Outside the realms of civilization are incredible national parks that are just waiting for you to visit them. So, what are you waiting for?

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12 ‘Must Read’ Books By Black Authors For 2019

With 2018 coming to a swift close, it is a good time to reflect on some of the praiseworthy reads brought to our bookshelves this year by authors of color. The following books by black authors (in alphabetical order by title) were published in 2018 and fall under a wide range of genres. These books are must-reads to add to your 2019 list of books to dive into if you have not yet had the pleasure of reading them.

1.  Becoming (Michelle Obama)

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This book and author need very little introduction, but for the sake of formalities, let’s do this: Becoming is former first lady Michelle Obama’s blockbuster memoir that launched in November 2018—and is taking the world by storm. Mrs. 44, a powerhouse in her own right, shot up the charts at record speed, becoming an instant New York Times No. 1 best-seller. Becoming calls on all the feels; it is thought-provoking, inspiring, has refreshing humor, and in some parts, is outright heart-wrenching. Prepare to be moved at a soul level and have tissues nearby.

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2.  Freshwater (Akwaeke Emezi)

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Author Akwaeke Emezi is a talented millennial Nigerian fiction writer and artist with a graduate degree from New York University. Her debut novel, Fresh Water, released in February of this year has been described as, “A mesmerizing and poetic novel that cracks open notions of self-control, mental illness, and love.” It tells the story of a troubled Nigerian girl named Ada who over time develops multiple versions of herself as a result of being born “with one foot on the other side.”

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3.  How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People (D.L. Hughley)

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D.L. Hughley is a famed American stand-up comedian, actor, political commentator, and radio host. In his hilarious yet soul-shaking truth-telling book, Hughley touches on politics, race, and life as a black American as only he can.

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White people are always giving out ‘helpful’ advice, such as: ‘Comply with the police and you won’t get shot.’ They’ve been doling out advice to black people ever since ‘I suggest you pick the cotton if you don’t like getting whipped.’ Not getting shot by the police has long been a problem for black people. Even when we had a black president! Now that we have a new set of overlords, with President Trump at the head, wouldn’t it be nice to get a little advice on how not to get shot?

Hughley uses wit and all-too-real jokes to bring the elephant of injustice to the forefront of the room, while also sharing some advice including: ‘If You Do Get Shot, Don’t Rush to Judgement,’ ‘How to Dress Less Threatening,’ ‘What To Name Your Kids,’ and ‘Don’t Drive Like a Suspect.’

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4.  I Can’t Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race and Other Reasons I’ve Put My Faith in Beyoncé (Michael Arceneaux)

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Houston born and raised Howard University grad Michael Arceneaux’s debut memoir is a stimulating laugh out loud take on his life as a millennial, gay, black man in a world programmed to misunderstand him. His clever play on words, obsession with Beyoncé, and pop culture references make this book impossible to put down.

While you’re guaranteed to get multiple chuckles from reading I Can’t Date Jesus, you’re also likely to gain a new appreciation for the struggles of the LGBTQ community.

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5. Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture (Roxane Gay)

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Roxane Gay is an award-winning American writer, professor, and commentator. Her book Not That Bad is an informative anthology filled with transparent original pieces and some that have been previously published, highlighting the undeniable rape culture that has been formed and addressing the major issue of women often being second-guessed and discredited when they speak out about their experiences. Some contributors to Not That Bad include, Gabrielle Union, Amy Jo Burns, and Ally Sheedy.

Gay challenges the world to stop forcing women to measure the level of sexual harassment endured, and makes the case that “Not that bad” can no longer be good enough.

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6.  Poet X (Elizabeth Acevedo)

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Afro-Dominican award-winning slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo’s YA novel-in-verse debuted in March of 2018 and is still a No.1 best-seller on Amazon. A collection of hard-hitting poems creates the story of Xiomara Batista. A teen girl who wishes for her voice to be heard, but all that is seen in the streets of her Harlem neighborhood are the curves she can no longer hide. She has a lot to say and scribbles her passionate frustrations down in her black leather notebook as she doesn’t want to disappoint her church-going mother.

The New York Times Book Review’s take on Acevedo’s narrative poetry book sums it up perfectly, “The force and intensity behind her words practically pushes them off the page, resulting in a verse novel that is felt as much as it is heard. This is a book from the heart, and for the heart.”

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7. Rise and Grind (Daymond John)

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Daymond John, best known for being a shark on ABC’s Shark Tank and co-founding the FUBU clothing line, brought us a gem earlier this year. In January, John released his nonfiction New York Times best-selling business book, Rise and Grind. In John’s much-anticipated follow-up to Power of Broke, Rise and Grind shares that there is no shortcut to success, encouraging readers to out-think and out-work those around them. He also shares helpful routines and success strategies to get ahead.

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8.  Secrets We Kept: Three Women of Trinidad (Krystal Sital)

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Author Krystal Sital, a Hunter College grad, was born and raised in Trinidad and moved with her family to the U.S. in the ’90s. Sital is a mix of the Africans brought to Trinidad as slaves and the Indians brought as indentured servants, and in her debut memoir, she shares a story of racism, abuse, and cruelty women endured in paradise.

The author grew up idolizing her wealthy Hindu grandfather until he became hospitalized and the women in her family finally found the courage to share their painful memories of his violent past. Amazon sums this must-read up with, “Violence, a rigid ethnic and racial caste system, and a tolerance of domestic abuse―the harsh legacies of plantation slavery―permeate the history of Trinidad. On the island’s plantations, in its growing cities, and in the family’s new home in America, Secrets We Kept tells a story of ambition and cruelty, endurance and love, and most of all, the bonds among women and between generations that help them find peace with the past.”

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9.  Shook One (Charlamagne Tha God)

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Celebrity radio personality of The Breakfast Club, Charlamagne released his second book Shook One in October 2018. Shook One shares Charlamagne’s secrets for overcoming fear and anxiety in everyday life.

The author gets transparent about his own battles with anxiety since childhood, along with the fears that still creep up for him today, all while providing a blueprint for readers to manage their own fears and anxiety to succeed.

With mental health finally starting to get the attention it deserves, and the increase of anxiety in the world today, this book could not have come at a better time.

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10.  The Wedding Date (Jasmine Guillory)

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Author Jasmine Guillory is a Bay Area native and Standford Law School grad who, outside of penning novels, has written for the likes of Shondaland, Cosmopolitan, and The Toast.

In this fictional story, Alexa Monroe agrees to accompany Drew Nichols (a random man with whom she gets stuck on an elevator with) to a wedding. If you’re looking for a fun, charming, stress-free easy read, this rom-com novel is it. The Wedding Date was released in January 2018. Guillory has released another (unrelated) rom-com novel The Proposal in October of this year and her next novel, The Wedding Party, is set to be released in 2019.

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11.  This Mournable Body (Tsitsi Dangarembga)

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Tsitsi Dangarembga is an author and filmmaker from Zimbabwe. She studied medicine at Cambridge, leaving to return home after experiencing racism and isolation. In her fiction story This Mournable Body, she shares a tale of a young girl from Zimbabwe whose hopes become bitter over time due to the combination of betrayal, colonialism, and capitalism.

Vanity Fair described the book noting, “The novel explores how race, gender, class, and age are at play in Zimbabwe, and the overwhelming strength of these forces in the face of even the most optimistic and ambitious women.”

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12.  When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir (Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele)

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Co-author Patrisse Khan-Cullors co-founded the Black Lives Matter movement following George Zimmerman’s acquittal after his shooting of Trayvon Martin. Having grown up in L.A. in an impoverished neighborhood and raised by a single mother, she witnessed the prejudice blacks suffered at the hands of law enforcement first-hand. When They Call You a Terrorist is the powerful memoir of the author’s life and how the entire Black Lives Matter movement began, triggering frustration, sorrow, and a fire to get involved.

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Upcoming Bonus Book – Confessions of Frannie Langton (Sara Collins)

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This book will not be released until April 4, 2019, but the description alone makes it worthy of a mention as a book to look out for. The story is of a Jamaican slave given as a gift to England’s “finest mind” as a maid for his Mayfair mansion. Frannie has an affair and falls in love with her new master’s wife—who ends up dead, and fingers get pointed at her.

Historical novelist Sara Collins was born in Jamaica, raised in Grand Cayman, and studied law at London School of Economics.

Collins has shared that initially, she was reluctant to write a story about a black slave as a black woman. In an interview with Penguin publishing house Collins shares, “Slavery is one of those topics people expect to be written about in a certain way. Historically, slave narratives were written with an agenda: to inform white readers about the terrible suffering endured by slaves, and thereby persuade them to the abolitionist cause. It’s the kind of writing that tells you what happened to a person, but not much about who they were. One of history’s many failings is that those early black chroniclers were required to spend all their energy addressing the emergencies that had been made of their lives, instead of leaving behind a proper record of themselves.”

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Robert De Niro is thanking “security and law enforcement people” after police intercepted a suspicious package mailed to his New York City restaurant on Thursday.

“I thank God no one’s been hurt, and I thank the brave and resourceful security and law enforcement people for protecting us,” De Niro said in a statement Friday. “There’s something more powerful than bombs, and that’s your vote. People MUST vote!”

The actor was an intended recipient of one of at least 13 packages allegedly sent by Florida man Cesar Sayoc, who was arrested by federal agents on Friday afternoon. Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed at a press conference Friday that Sayoc was specifically targeting Democrats. “He appears to be a partisan,” Sessions said.

De Niro has publicly condemned President Trump multiple times, most famously saying “f**k Trump” at the Tony Awards this year.

Law enforcement officials are still investigating the packages, many of which were addressed to high-ranking Obama Administration officials, including former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former CIA Director John Brennan and former Attorney General Eric Holder.

Other intended recipients have also spoken out against the attacks. One of them, James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence and frequent critic of President Donald Trump, said on CNN he believed the packages were a form of domestic terrorism.

Another intended target, former Vice President Joe Biden, said Thursday that he hoped the country would pull together after the incidents. “My hope is this recent spate of who knows what they were, pipe bombs being mailed, might wake everybody in my business up a little bit and we will begin to put this nation back together again.” he said.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, also a target, said in a statement that she is “appreciative of the law enforcement entities who intercepted the package and are investigating this matter.

“I unequivocally condemn any and all acts of violence and terror,” Waters added.


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