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Series: This Episode Of #BlackChicagoBeLikeTheSeries The Kids Got Out Early (Video) [NSFW]

Teacher Development Day!!

Bwaaahahaaa!! I must use that… you know, like in jokes or something… because my stroke game…

Stopping myself before I lie. I understand homie, completely! Besides, with Ravishing YAMS like shorty red BIG BOTTOMS had, most men would be outta there in less than eight. Just like thicky-thick Curves had that dude early in the clip.

Korporate handles Bidness, don’t he? Slim ALWAYS got something thick on the line. And peep the sponsor game he wove into this ep on the tale: prom for a debit card, a restaurant, his tee shirt line… shiiiid… he might need to pick up a condom contract next. Watch and see why.

Okay, so I’m putting the Not Safe For Work stamp on this. Trust me.


– @ojones1

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4-IZE – “Verse 140” (Prod. By TeamMFN) [Video]

Man! 4-IZE handling that B-I! Just take a look at the Tube description… EVERYTHING sponsored… AND you can shoot him a dollar (Ca$happ) to put in the hat. Money getting right. Beat tight. A’ight!!


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Kanye West Makes The August Cover Of Forbes & Discusses His Billion-Dollar Business (Video)

Where’s Kanye? Well, he and Waldo don’t hang out like that… In fact, have you ever ‘found’ Waldo on the cover of “Forbes” magazine?

Let’s catch up with Mr. Yeezy.

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On Malaysia, 1MDB, And Goldman Sachs (Video)

That’s right Chicago. Your parking meters are Muslim.

WTF??? Oh, it’s Hasan doing another Patriot Act ep. Haha!

So, it’s time to laugh, laugh some more and learn something from stand-up ‘Professor’ Minhaj!

On this segment from the latest episode of Patriot Act, Hasan examines the 1MDB sovereign wealth fund scandal in Malaysia, in which former prime minister Najib Razak has been accused of funneling millions of dollars from the country into his personal bank accounts. Traditionally used as a means of economic diversification by countries reliant on a single industry, sovereign wealth funds have come under scrutiny as financial organizations like Goldman Sachs and corrupt politicians have taken advantage of these large, mostly unregulated pools of money for their own gain. While Goldman Sachs continues to profit off of sovereign wealth funds in other countries, the bank is currently being investigated for its role in the 1MDB scandal, which could have lasting implications on the world of finance.
– Patriot Act

Where politics, pools of money, and worldwide finance intersect… There will be global scandal and damage. How can we laugh about stuff like that? Dunno, but Hasan always has a way doing it every time, doesn’t he?


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DL Hughley On The Economy: ‘The Jetsons’ Vs. ‘The Flintstones’ (Video)

Interesting. Commentary on why the economy is doing well, not from the White House, or from some industry think tank, rather from a segment on The DL Hughley Show. Lean in for a few minutes of on-point real talk! Broken down in layman’s terms.


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Documentary Film On Clarence Avant, “The Black Godfather,” Debuts June 7th (Trailer)


Well, I dunno about you, but I WILL find out June 7th. I must put an end to the shame of knowing NOTHING about a man, a Black man, that EVERYBODY who is anybody knows and speaks highly of… including TWO former U.S. Presidents!!

Who is The Black Godfather? Witness the exceptional and unlikely rise of Clarence Avant, a music executive who influenced legends such as Bill Withers, Snoop Dogg, Quincy Jones, Muhammad Ali, Hank Aaron, Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and so many more.
– Netflix


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Taraji P. Henson & My Houzz Renovate Her Mom’s Home (Video)

Beautiful sista doing something beautiful for her mom. A renovation that made a wonderful home that much closer to perfect. Easy to watch Taraji in anything, but what’ll get you is mom’s reaction when she lays eyes on the finished ‘new’ home when Taraji does the big reveal.

Watch actress Taraji P. Henson surprise her stepmother, Angie, with a renovation of Angie’s kitchen, living room and dining room in the Washington, D.C., area.
– HouzzTV

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Business: How Bear Grylls Really Makes All His Money (Video)

Shame on me for falling for the okeydoke. Here I am thinking the dude just rakes in cash from insanely hopping out of helicopters, taking off his shirt whenever possible, and eating all kinds of unnecessary bugs with a British accent. But nah, son. Grylls is about that grind. Drinking from streams is only one stream of income for Bear. He is trying to drown himself in potential liquidity… and he is NOT wasting any water #PickUpPennies #PinchPennies #PocketPennies #PoundsAndPounds #GryllsGotGuap

Man vs. Wild star Bear Grylls has actually got quite a few side projects that help keep that cash flowing even when he’s not in front of the camera. Here are some of the highlights from his financial journey over the years that have helped him mint his fortune in spades.
– Looper


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Technology: The Future Is Automated… But Will There Be A Place For Humans In It? (Documentary)

That headline. That is as much the question as ‘To be or not to be?’ Robots ARE replacing jobs. FACT! But what about yours? Every job is pretty much at risk according to AJ+.

Robots are already changing jobs as an endless array of robots enter our everyday lives. From trucking to service work to high-end jobs like doctors and lawyers, this documentary explores how robotics and artificial intelligence are changing the workplace.

AJ+’s documentary series on automation explores how advancements in artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning and automated vehicles will affect jobs, cities and inequality. From trucking to radiology, new technology is already changing white collar and blue collar occupations, reshaping cities and concentrating wealth in the hands of the few. Robots are taking over the world as companies like Tesla, Amazon, Uber and Google are using robots to automate.

– AJ+

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College Student Opens Her Own Restaurant In NYC Serving Scrumptious Vegan Cuisine (Video)

Man. Why am I drooling over VEGAN chicken & waffles though. These in the video at least…

Francesca Chaney is a 22-year-old college kid with her own vegan restaurant. She swears by plant-based meals and wants to normalize them for underprivileged neighborhoods. Her restaurant, Sol Sips, is in Brooklyn, NY, and its menu is comprised of delicious, healthy eats.

Because Francesca is all about accessibility, she offers a sliding-scale brunch where customers can pay anywhere from $7 to $15 for their full meal. She hopes her mission of educating people about healthy eating grows into more Sol Sips locations and a healthier mindset for underserved communities.

– Food Insider

And she is getting her Styles P juice bar on with her approach to bringing healthy eats to the otherwise overlooked. Nice!


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Presenting Faith Newman, One Of The Architects of “Illmatic” (Video)

We certainly felt that this was a classic in the making…

Wow. An actual A&R. You see kids ‘A&R’ stands for ‘Artist & Repertoire’… a term from a bygone era of the music business when there were folks (called A&R) whose jobs were to find talent, make them commercially viable (e.g. transform raw talent into something that makes cash registers ring), and act as liaison between the label and the artist all the while. Make no mistake, A&Rs work for the music label. So, while Faith was likely enamored with Nas’ talent from the jump, she had to see DOLLAR SIGNS when she thought of his potential back in the day. She had to BELIEVE in Nas as someone who the Hip-Hop world would willing to spend money – for labels to develop as an artist and marketable ‘product’ AND for fans to buy music and tickets.

How much did she believe in Nas, even BEFORE “Illmatic” was made? Well, she went to Queensbridge to get him back in the day. And… um… you can bet she ‘stood out’ when she did. Moreover, she put herself out there and took on high risk based on her belief in the future G.O.D.M.C.

And here she is, 25 years later, talking about how glad she was that she did.

Faith Newman signed Nas to Columbia Records in the fall of 1991, but even she couldn’t predict the heights he’d be taken to after the release of “Illmatic.” Heights that “probably none of us could imagine.”
Mass Appeal

Indeed. But the streets knew, especially the bootleggers. Turns out Faith has spoken on that before… at length (see link here).


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Erick Sermon Is Always About Business! Watch Him Speak On His Latest (Video)

Good stuff, Sway. Erick [and Parrish] Making Dollars since way back. But how? And how is business today? Somehow, you know it’s gotta be good for Erick Onasis (remember that name?).

Erick Sermon Talks Business: His New Streaming Company, Sampling Company & New Album
Sway’s Universe

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Gary Owen Speaks On Loving Black People, Joking With Them, But Staying Out Of Beef (Video)

Gary Owen does look like ‘Tommy’ from “Power” though, really. Back with the Power 105 Morning Crew for another interview. Talking T.I., Kim Kardashian, Kodak Black, and more…

Comedian Gary Owen drops in to say why he loves coming on The Breakfast Club and explains the beef he has with Delta Airlines. He also chats how he learned golf from watching Tiger Woods.
Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM


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Chelsea Handler Speaks On Dating, The Risks Of Sex With Her, & Her New Book “Life Will Be The Death Of Me” (Video)

Man, the last time Chelsea stopped by The Breakfast Club was HILARIOUS! This one just as much so, and engaging on another level.

Comedian Chelsea Handler stops by to talk about her dating and sex life and whether or not she wants to be in a relationship. Handler also chats her experience with drugs and how they let her think in different ways.
Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM


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Ryan Serhant Speaks On Early ‘Careers’ And How He Eventually Got Started In Real Estate (Video)

Charlemagne said he can smell a motherf’er with money. And Ryan Serhant probably showed up drenched in cash cologne. Ha!

Real estate broker and TV personality Ryan Serhant drops in to talk how he got his start on the Bravo show ‘Million Dollar Listing.’ Plus, he talks clients who have wasted his time trying to impress a girl.
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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Food: The ‘Impossible Whopper’ Is Coming To Burger King. But How Does It Taste? (Video)

Ohhhh! That’s what they meant by an Impossible Whopper. It is very possible that I will cop a couple when they come to the Atlanta market for my own taste test. I love the Whopper. And I’ve had some decent veggie burgers. This is set to be better than both!

Burger King has become the largest restaurant chain to embrace plant-based meat. See what Impossible Foods had to do to win over the King.

No April Fools’ joke: This Whopper is meat-free, and you’d never know. I ate Burger King’s Impossible Whopper, made of plant meat.



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Chainz & Gary Vee Talk About What It Takes To Make It While They Take Shots At A Crate (Video)

When you’re fed, it’s hard to be hungry.

Yes yes! #CrateTalk is real talk with 2 Chainz and Gary Vee, two of the preeminent hustlers of time. The construct for their convo on business hustle is the court, where athletes hustle. Appropriate.

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Food: Chinese Takeout With A Twist (Video)

Maaaan WHAT??!!! Chinese restaurant food is already the move when I’m in the mood. But I have been known to take down a Philly sub like a mad man (and lay down for a nice nap ASAP after)… So why not COMBINE the Chinese food and sub sandwich concepts? And it’s waaaay more than sandwiches!

And those egg rolls… Just take my money!!!


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RIP Nipsey Hussle (Video)

I hoped against all hope that it was not true, but CNN and major news and online reporting outlets confirm that Nipsey Hussle died tragically, the result of a shooting near his clothing store, in the area of Crenshaw and Slauson. Born Ermias Davidson Asghedom, he was 33 years old.

Beyond the obvious, what is really saddening is that while Nip lived a lifetime in his short years, he had so much more to live for. He was fresh off a well-deserved Grammy nomination and consistently recognized for his solid body of work in rap, his noteworthy successes in business, and his neighborhood activism in keeping with global thinking and local action. But he was due for more: J. Cole and Drake both shared that they were set to do songs with him and would miss his presence. He was in the final stages of buying up the block [where his business operates] and bringing peace & brotherhood to his hood. And we just posted on the committed relationship and family life he had built with Lauren London on here.

Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle died after a shooting in Los Angeles near a clothing store he owned, according to a high-ranking law enforcement official with the Los Angeles Police Department. CNN’s Brooke Baldwin discusses with DJ HeadKrack.

Such a loss for us all. In time, we will heal. But for now, we will mourn. Rest In Peace, Neighborhood Nip.


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Reggie ‘Bruh Man’ Ballard Remembers His Late Friends Tommy Ford & Bernie Mac (Video)

Wow. You can see real pain as ‘Bruh Man’ speaks on it. He’s in tears. He mentioned the grind, but like this?? Damn. Short, but poignant clip.

CH News caught up with Reggie ‘Bruh Man’ Ballard and discussed the passing of his late friends Tommy Ford (‘Martin’) and Bernie Mac.
– Comedy Hype

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