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Lil Wayne has demanded the return of his personal property. The “Lollipop” hitmaker has sent a legal letter to Moments in Time — who are selling his 1999 lyrics notebook for $250,000 — insisting he is the rightful owner and the broker doesn’t have permission to sell or transfer the book to anyone. In the letter,…

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The telethon for relief for Hurricane Harvey’s victims, “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief,” already has some serious star power behind it. Jamie Foxx announced the telethon earlier, and now that announcement has become reality, with Foxx, Beyoncé, Oprah, Blake Shelton, Barbra Streisand, George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Reese Witherspoon all set…

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Powerhouse entrepreneur Toya Wright wears many hats. Boasting over 5.5M followers on social media, those familiar with Wright know she’s serious about turning her Black Girl Magic into coins. They also know where she’s from and how that impacts this mother who manages several businesses and travels the country working to empower women of color.…

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The Soledad O’Brien and Brad Raymond Foundation held their annual gala “New Orleans to New York” at the Stephan Weiss Studio, Urban Zen, in Greenwich Village. The foundation is dedicated to providing gifted young women new opportunities for achievement by supplying them with the tools they need to ensure a brighter future. Inspired by their…

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With heavy rains and strong winds, Flossie’s strength was underestimated in Hawaii, after leaving the island weak and with vast destruction. The National Weather Service projects the tropical storm to depart from the area on Tuesday weaker than it arrived. Hawaii, particularly parts of Maui and Molokai, faces widespread power outages with no estimated time…

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Ray Nagin, 56, the mayor who stood in the national spotlight when Hurricane Katrina – “the deadliest and most destructive” hurricane in the U.S. – devastated New Orleans and Mississippi. The most outspoken politician in the Gulf Coast following the devastation, Nagin’s name was once synonymous with propelling New Orleans’ rebirth efforts. On Friday, Jan.…

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Painting with a Twist, one of the latest urban lifestyle crazes sweeping the nation from coast to coast, has landed in the Detroit metropolitan area. The concept, which is the brainchild of the Corks N Canvas franchise, is one that is long overdue for emerging local artists, veteran painters and those who just want to…

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The fictional account of a Mississippi family’s ordeal during Hurricane Katrina has won the U.S. National Book Award for fiction. The judges praised Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones for its “piercing metaphor and simile.” In her acceptance speech, Ward said she realized that life was a “feeble, unpredictable thing,” when her younger brother was killed by…

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Ludacris has long been an advocate for education and the arts. Recently, his philanthropy reached a new height. After announcing earlier this year that he’d teamed with Better World Books and DoSomething.org to launch the Epic Book Drive, which helps provide books to the Recovery School District in New Orleans, reports have confirmed that the cause…

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