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Gwendolyn G. Shaw is a career financial representative and agency owner with COUNTRY Financial. Based in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood, she offers insurance, retirement planning and investment solutions for Illinois and Indiana. Shaw is the first African American female to become a career financial representative in the Midwest and celebrated 10 years this past March. As…

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Trap music champion Jeezy suddenly announced he is quitting the hip-hop game after the release of his upcoming ninth and final album and more than a decade in the mix. The 40-year-old father of three announced his retirement to his fans on Twitter.com and Instagram on Thursday. The “Thug Motivation” rapper completes his Cold Summer Tour…

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As the Tom Joyner Cruise sailed along the Caribbean Sea in the direction of the Cayman Islands, Tom Joyner and I shared laughs with Salt-N-Pepa and a few other celebrities late one night, when I was suddenly struck by a sad premonition: this party will soon come to an end.   Little did I know that…

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Terrence Howard has always been a powerful force on-screen and he’s garnered awards and accolades for over two decades thanks to his noteworthy acting chops. Lately, he’s been keeping fans excited with his highly popular role as Lucious Lyon on FOX’s mega-hit show “Empire.” And although many assumed that Howard would continue to act alongside…

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Lil Wayne has been speaking frankly about ending his hip-hop career for a little over two years now. The biggest star in the Cash Money Records universe, Wayne has been releasing hit records since before he was old enough to drive. And in a recent interview with MTV, Weezy reiterated his desire to end his career following the release of his upcoming album Tha Carter V. Or at least, he plans to end his solo career.

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On February 1st, 2014, the David Stern Era officially ended in the National Basketball Association. The man who ran the league for a generation stepped down after 30 years at the helm, three decades that saw the league explode in popularity, falter after the decline of its Golden Era stars, and then re-emerge as a powerhouse on the back of a new generation of stars led by a King in Miami.

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Lil Wayne was the featured guest for the season premiere of Katie Couric’s talk show “Katie,” and the controversial New Orleans rapper opened up, yet again, about his oft-discussed plans to retire from music by the time he turns 35. Wayne will be 32 on September 27th.

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When it comes to hip-hop’s new class of misfits, few other emcees have garnered as much attention, shock value and acclaim than Odd Future’s front man, Tyler, The Creator. Though the West Coast emcee has been blazing his own successful trail for self-proclaimed weirdo, hipster emcees in the game, he’s now claiming that he’s preparing to…

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Over the last few years, Janet Jackson’s professional life has taken a backseat to her personal life. The music icon has publicly dealt with a huge family issues and recently revealed that she secretly married her longtime boyfriend, Wissam Al Mana, last year. Throughout that time, fans have been wondering when Jackson would return to the…

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