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Tupac’s Character Bishop From ‘Juice’ Becomes Animated, Social Media Users Loses It

One Twitter user set the social media platform aflame with an interesting take on one of the actors who starred in the Black cinema classic Juice. 

On Friday, @TallDarknAnson shared a tweet with the caption that read, “They said if Juice was made by Pixar.”

A video accompanied the post showing an animated version of Tupac’s infamous villain character, Bishop, in a scene from the movie. In the locker scene, Q, played by Omar Epps, was confronted by Bishop after he murdered their homie Raheem. 

“You’re right. I am crazy,” Bishop says in the clip. “And you know what else? I don’t give a f**k. I don’t give a f**k about you. I don’t give a f**k about Steel. I don’t give a f**k about Raheem, either. I don’t give a f**k about myself.” 

 

The animated version of the deceased rapper was spot on. 

Twitter users responded to the eerily real post.

 

Although the post was made in jest, it does beg the question– are we ready for adult-themed animated movies?

 

 

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Only 2% of Black Families Have a Net Worth Above $1 Million, According to New Study

An estimated 2% of Black households, roughly 340,000 families, have a net worth over $1 million, according to the economic state of Black America report. In comparison, more than one in every seven White households have surpassed the million dollar mark.

“Wealth flows through us, not to us,” says J.D. Smith, author of Financial Distancing: How to Economically Quarantine Your Wealth, in an interview with Black Enterprise. “We shouldn’t be six feet apart when it comes to building wealth.”

He continues, “We are constantly transferring money from one institution to another. We go to school and have to take on additional jobs to fund our education and overall living expenses. Money typically goes from our jobs to the education system. And this pattern doesn’t stop after graduation. When we get into the workforce, money often flows from our jobs to pay hefty mortgage and student debt payments to keep up with the lifestyles of our colleagues. We need to allocate more money toward investing if we want to build wealth.”

The Net Worth Journey For Black Families

This week, McKinsey & Company released a new study examining the major factors that contribute to wealth gaps facing Black Americans.

The study explores ways in which occupational choices, spending decisions, debt load, and saving habits contribute to the net worth of Black families. The study also examines how policy and labor laws consciously lifted the wealth potential of the white middle class while excluding Black workers. The sum of these factors and centuries of inequities have contributed to the growing wealth gap we see today.

The report summarizes occupational representation in various industries within the United States. Black workers are concentrated in lower wage jobs. They are also paid less than white workers for doing the same job. According to the report, more than two out of five Black workers earn less than $30,000 a year. In the long run, lower earnings leads to less savings, more debt traps, and limited investment opportunities.

Overall, the report reveals that Black households have one-eighth the wealth of the median White household. When you break down the numbers, the inequities are even more depressing. An estimated 7.8 million Black families have a net worth of less than $10,000. Approximately 3.5 million families have a negative net worth due to the overwhelming burden of debt.

More Black Families Are Aiming For $1 Million Net Worth

Although the wealth statistics are startling for Black families, there are a growing number of individuals who are moving closer to their financial goals every day.

Lakisha Simmons, an associate professor of analytics at Belmont University, started her wealth building journey in 2016. She only had $5,000 in savings after her marriage ended. Five years later, her net worth has exceeded $750,000 and she’s on track to become a millionaire next year. Simmons reached her goals by managing her expenses, maxing out her retirement accounts, and investing in brokerage accounts.

More Black people are retiring early and showing others how to build their net worth at any age. Jackie Cummings Koski started investing her money and reached financial independence at age 46. Three years later, she retired with a net worth of $1.3 million while making less than $95,000 a year.

Low savings rates have led to more debt in Black communities, according to McKinsey & Company’s study. That’s why Koski advocates saving a consistent amount every week to achieve financial goals. She shares that saving $50 a week for 40 years could help more people achieve their millionaire goals.

“You’re not going to be saving or investing unless in your mind you believe it will make a difference,” Koski told Market Watch. “It may take a while to really get your head around things like me, but it happens, and when it does, it is very, very powerful.”

The report shows that the median Black family wealth is $24,000 while median White family wealth is around $188,000. According to the report, Black wealth could skyrocket if financial barriers were dismantled.

 

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Top Executives To Reset Agenda For Black Advancement In Corporate America At BE Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit June 23

BLACK ENTERPRISE returns with the second edition of its groundbreaking Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Virtual Summit on Wednesday, June 23. The event is presented in partnership with Toyota, American Express, Boeing, Merck and Wells Fargo.

With a strong lineup of top-rank executives and thought leaders on board as panelists and guest speakers, BE’s DEI Summit promises to reset the agenda for Black representation, participation, and advancement in the corporate arena at a critical moment of renewal and reckoning.

“Over the past 18 months we’ve watched Corporate America respond to the emergence of COVID-19, ultra-partisan political division, and the aftermath of the George Floyd tragedy,” says BE President and CEO Earl “Butch” Graves, Jr. “There’s been an unprecedent focus on diversity, equity and inclusion as corporate values and targeted goals. This Summit is about taking those items on mission statements and putting them into practice.”

The first BE DEI event in February 2021 examined corporate commitment to real change and presented actionable steps to resolve systemic inequities in corporate America. Part 2 continues and deepens the conversation across a packed one-day agenda. Scheduled sessions are dedicated to critical questions: How can CEOs create true inclusive and fair corporate cultures? What’s the best approach to retaining Black talent and keeping it on the management track? What is the real impact of the chief diversity officer on company recruitment and greasing the ladder to c-suite? Have past pledges to diversify teams, boards, and workforces begun to bear fruit, and are Black entrepreneurs are gaining a larger slice of the corporate procurement pie?

“The day’s program kicks off with perhaps the most critical question of all,” says Graves. “Will we have the required courageous conversations in corporate America to drive much-needed change. I believe the caliber of talent participating in our Summit will help answer that question.”

Scheduled speakers and panelists include William A. Ampofo II, Supply Chain Vice President for Boeing Global Services; Sonia Cargan, Senior Vice President and Chief Colleague Inclusion & Diversity Officer at American Express;  Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley; Michael Hyter. President & CEO of The Executive Leadership Council; Maurice Jones, CEO of OneTen; John Rice, founder & CEO of Management Leadership for Tomorrow; and Sean Suggs. Group Vice President of Social Innovation at Toyota Motor North America.

Designed for maximum engagement, the one-day event will provide opportunities for virtual attendees to network with peers and pose questions of speakers via live text. One part progress report, one-part strategic plan, one part call to action, BE’s DEI Summit meets the urgency of our times, offering instruction on how Black professionals can navigate structural racism and corporate politics, build beneficial business networks, and gain recognition that advances careers.

Check out this link for more information on the Summit agenda and speakers.

Register TODAY.

 

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Azealia Banks Ethers Candace Owens Over Asinine Juneteenth Commentary

Azealia Banks is known for not mincing words, and after conservative pundit Candace Owens disrespected the legacy of Juneteenth, the New York-born rapper gave the filthiest of reads.

On June 17, Owens parted her ashy fingers to type, “Juneteenth is soooo lame. Democrats really need to stop trying to repackage segregation. I’ll be celebrating July 4th and July 4th only.”

“I’m American.”

On June 18, Banks responded with the wrath of our oppressed ancestors via social media, and it was a drag for the ages.

The “212” singer got straight to the point.

“According to this logic, on July 4, 1776, you would still be enslaved,” Banks wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post. “Most likely on the verge of starvation due to all of America’s food supply having been prioritized for the war, while you hand sew American flags and struggle to wet nurse some depressed 24-year-old white widow’s sickly child until your nipples are chapped and dry.”

She continued her epic flaming of Owens, saying, “Whereafter, you will be whipped by her 80-year-old uncle for your own malnourishment and inability to produce milk, then sent to toil over a wood-burning stove — blistering your hands while [being] forced to make a peasantly meal of biscuits and gravy.”

Not only did Banks annihilate Owens’ inner white woman, but she also added,

“You will be watched closely by her irate, sunburned and whisky-soaked 80-year-old uncle to be sure you do not sneak a single biscuit or fingerful of roux to yourself. After you’ve watched everyone eat, you will be sent to do the cleaning up. Your last task will be brushing the stressed and balding white widow’s hair to prepare for her sleeping bonnet, a deep rest in her comfortable canopy bed. Next, your final descent down the stairs and out the back door where you proudly sleep on a bedbug-infested pile of hay in a 6×4 cabin you share with 4 other slaves. Happy Independence Day @realcandaceowens.”

Twitter users reacted to the righteous read by Banks with awe and hilarity.

Well, that’s that on that. Happy Juneteenth!

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Kim Kardashian Says Ex-Husband Kris Humphries “Wouldn’t Even Speak” After Failed Apology Attempt

Kim Kardashian is definitely having an eventful month, but unfortunately that excitement is mainly centered around her failed marriages.

As she deals with a very public divorce from husband number three, often-controversial rap vet Kanye West, the reality star decided to reflect on her breakup with husband number two, now-retired NBA player Kris Humphries, during the Keeping Up With the Kardashians reunion special.

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Speaking with host Andy Cohen for a special taping of Watch What Happens Live, Kim kept it candid on her need to give Humphries an apology for the harsh way she ended things.

“I was so nervous to breakup with someone,” she started off as coyly saying, further adding, “I handled it totally the wrong way — I fully broke up with him in the worst way.” She went on to add that she “didn’t know how to deal” with ending things on a good note, but that she “learned so much from it” after everything was all said and done. She admits that she “absolutely” owes him an apology, but went on to add why it might not currently be possible by stating, “I tried calling him for months.”

Sister Khloé confirmed those claims, stating herself, “[Kim] saw [Kris Humphries] at the Beverly Hills Hotel, pregnant, and he wouldn’t say hello to her.”

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“I had North in my hand, and my big huge belly — I was about to give birth to Saint — and I saw him, and all of his friends got up from the table,” Kim described of their last cold encounter. She went on to add, “We had the tables next to each other; all of his friends got up and said hi to me and he just literally looked at me and, like, wouldn’t even speak to me.”

Kim and Kris Humphries caused the ultimate WTF moment when they got married in 2013, stayed together for roughly two months, then divorced 72 days later. Watch the clip below to take a trip down memory lane, and we just hope Kimmy has better success with the fourth, fifth and/or sixth if it gets to that point:


 

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Azealia Banks Ethers Candace Owens Over Asinine Juneteenth Commentary

Azealia Banks is known for not mincing words, and after conservative pundit Candace Owens disrespected the legacy of Juneteenth, the New York-born rapper gave the filthiest of reads.

On June 17, Owens parted her ashy fingers to type, “Juneteenth is soooo lame. Democrats really need to stop trying to repackage segregation. I’ll be celebrating July 4th and July 4th only.”

“I’m American.”

On June 18, Banks responded with the wrath of our oppressed ancestors via social media, and it was a drag for the ages.

The “212” singer got straight to the point.

“According to this logic, on July 4, 1776, you would still be enslaved,” Banks wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post. “Most likely on the verge of starvation due to all of America’s food supply having been prioritized for the war, while you hand sew American flags and struggle to wet nurse some depressed 24-year-old white widow’s sickly child until your nipples are chapped and dry.”

She continued her epic flaming of Owens, saying, “Whereafter, you will be whipped by her 80-year-old uncle for your own malnourishment and inability to produce milk, then sent to toil over a wood-burning stove — blistering your hands while [being] forced to make a peasantly meal of biscuits and gravy.”

Not only did Banks annihilate Owens’ inner white woman, but she also added,

“You will be watched closely by her irate, sunburned and whisky-soaked 80-year-old uncle to be sure you do not sneak a single biscuit or fingerful of roux to yourself. After you’ve watched everyone eat, you will be sent to do the cleaning up. Your last task will be brushing the stressed and balding white widow’s hair to prepare for her sleeping bonnet, a deep rest in her comfortable canopy bed. Next, your final descent down the stairs and out the back door where you proudly sleep on a bedbug-infested pile of hay in a 6×4 cabin you share with 4 other slaves. Happy Independence Day @realcandaceowens.”

Twitter users reacted to the righteous read by Banks with awe and hilarity.

Well, that’s that on that. Happy Juneteenth!

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Azealia Banks Ethers Candace Owens Over Asinine Juneteenth Commentary

Azealia Banks is known for not mincing words, and after conservative pundit Candace Owens disrespected the legacy of Juneteenth, the New York-born rapper gave the filthiest of reads.

On June 17, Owens parted her ashy fingers to type, “Juneteenth is soooo lame. Democrats really need to stop trying to repackage segregation. I’ll be celebrating July 4th and July 4th only.”

“I’m American.”

On June 18, Banks responded with the wrath of our oppressed ancestors via social media, and it was a drag for the ages.

The “212” singer got straight to the point.

“According to this logic, on July 4, 1776, you would still be enslaved,” Banks wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post. “Most likely on the verge of starvation due to all of America’s food supply having been prioritized for the war, while you hand sew American flags and struggle to wet nurse some depressed 24-year-old white widow’s sickly child until your nipples are chapped and dry.”

She continued her epic flaming of Owens, saying, “Whereafter, you will be whipped by her 80-year-old uncle for your own malnourishment and inability to produce milk, then sent to toil over a wood-burning stove — blistering your hands while [being] forced to make a peasantly meal of biscuits and gravy.”

Not only did Banks annihilate Owens’ inner white woman, but she also added,

“You will be watched closely by her irate, sunburned and whisky-soaked 80-year-old uncle to be sure you do not sneak a single biscuit or fingerful of roux to yourself. After you’ve watched everyone eat, you will be sent to do the cleaning up. Your last task will be brushing the stressed and balding white widow’s hair to prepare for her sleeping bonnet, a deep rest in her comfortable canopy bed. Next, your final descent down the stairs and out the back door where you proudly sleep on a bedbug-infested pile of hay in a 6×4 cabin you share with 4 other slaves. Happy Independence Day @realcandaceowens.”

Twitter users reacted to the righteous read by Banks with awe and hilarity.

Well, that’s that on that. Happy Juneteenth!

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The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Is Recognizing These 15 Black Celebrities For Their Class Of 2022 Inductions

Ever come across a celebrity that is deserving of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? When I think of people like Regina King, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Michael B Jordan, I wondered when their work would be recognized and honored. It looks like The Hollywood Walk of Fame heard the thoughts of myself and others because the upcoming Walk of Fame Class of 2022 will include some of Hollywood’s biggest names in motion pictures, television, recording, live theatre, live performance, radio, and sports entertainment.

Among the 39 celebrities being honored are Michael B. Jordan, Regina King, Tessa Thompson, Holly Robinson Peele, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kenan Thompson, Ashanti, DJ Khaled, Nipsey Hustle, Michael Strahan, Martha Reeves, Marylin McCoo, Billy Davis Jr., Bryon Allen and George Clinton Jr.

This honor is long overdue and very deserving for amazing talents. Most of them have already shared the news via their social media platforms.

Tracee Ellis Ross commemorated the moment by sharing a video of her mother Diana Ross receiving her star 40 years ago.

Ashanti, one of the most underrated singer/songwriters of our time, took to Instagram to share her excitement.

Holly Robinson Peete shared some joy with her followers as well.

The most refreshing honoree is the late Nipsey Hustle. The rapper, who was heavily invested in building community, will receive a deserving star for the mark he left on the world.

It is so rewarding to watch elite Black stars finally receive their flowers after years of dedicating their talents to the entertainment industry. Congratulations to everyone in the class of 2022! In the words of Issa Rae, “I’m rooting for everyone Black!”

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Carmelo Anthony Allegedly Fathered Premature Newborn Twins & Abandoned Them According To Mistress

We were rooting for them on the basis of Black love, but it unfortunately looks like Lala & Carmelo Anthony are officially calling it quits on their 10-year marriage.


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Although no concrete reason has been made for why they’re ending things — Lala cited the ever-elusive “irreconcilable differences” in courts documents — Melo is, unsurprisingly to some, caught up in yet another cheating scandal after already overcoming one in 2019. This time the mistress in question is reportedly film director Lee Daniels’ niece Miyah J, but now there’s another woman making an even bigger claim that he’s the father of her premature twins and is allegedly doing everything he can to not be part of their lives.

Based off an exclusive report by Hollywood Unlocked, the woman is choosing to stay unnamed but didn’t have a problem with them using a picture of her face…..anyway! She claims to have met Melo last year, and over time became intimate with him although she was well aware he was still working things out with Lala.

Peep how HU is reporting the situation below:

“The woman explained that she met Carmelo in New York in 2020. After turning him down a few times, he insisted that he was not trying to hit on her but just wanted to be “cool” and “hang out.” Because of his good energy and vibe, she went along with it and kept in contact with him. She said during 2020, they talked almost every day and the two eventually hung out and later started hooking up. She noted that although she knew Carmelo was married, he came off as a single man because he would FaceTime her in his bed at his home, who he shares with LaLa Anthony, and noted that he didn’t even spend holidays with his family!

While she admits that she’s no angel, she says she honestly didn’t feel bad about seeing Carmelo because she alleges that she also knows “who’s f*cking LaLa too!” Aside from that, in September, the woman found out she was pregnant with twins! The plan was for her to get an abortion in LA, which Carmelo agreed to as neither of them wanted it to turn into a bigger situation. The woman, 38, said she needed a medical abortion, which means she had to be accompanied by someone. But Carmelo never flew back from Portland to LA to show up for the procedure.”

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We can only hope Carmelo and Lala work things out for the sake of their teenage son Kiyan. Let us know your thought though: is Melo’s marriage done for, or does he have one more “Get Out Of Jail Free” card to pull?

 

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La La Anthony Divorcing Carmelo Anthony

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