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How to take action and help protect older adults from scams

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Anyone can be a victim of scams. They happen when scammers go after individuals of all ages, using tactics like phone calls, emails and messages to reel in unsuspecting victims to get their money and personal information.

Older adults are often key targets, so it is important to stay alert to common scams and financial abuse signs that can help protect older loved ones from becoming a victim.

  1. Urgent demands to take action, send money and personal information requests.
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Today In Hip Hop History: Missy Elliott Released Her Debut LP ‘Supa Dupa Fly’ 27 Years Ago

 Sha Be Allah

 July 15, 2024

On this day in Hip Hop history, rap queen Missy Elliott released her debut LP, Supa Dupa Fly.

Arguably the most influential release by a female rapper in history, this project birthed one of rap’s most important icons, male or female. The Hip Hop/R&B experimental masterpiece not only delivered a fresh sound to a period in between dominant trends, it also set the tone for what would be considered a radio hit at the turn of the millennium.… Read more

Beastie Boys Slap The Owner of Chili’s With A Lawsuit Over Unauthorized Use of “Sabotage” In Ads

The Beastie Boys are not here for their iconic hit record being used by the owner of Chili’s.

Spotted on Variety, The Beastie Boys have sued restaurant chain Brinker International Inc., owner of 30 Chili’s restaurants in New York, over the unauthorized use of their song “Sabotage” and the commercials referencing the classic single’s music video without the group’s permission.

Per Variety:

The suit, filed in New York federal court, claims that Brinker facilitated the creation of social media videos to promote Chili’s starting in or around November 2022.Read more

Breaking Down The Stereotype: Black People And Smoke Detectors

Smoke alarms are designed to emit loud, piercing sounds to alert individuals in case of fire, a function primarily tied to individual hearing capabilities rather than race or ethnicity. However, broader social and economic factors can influence fire safety in different communities, including African American communities.

If you’ve visited a Black family member’s home and heard a brief but insistent beep from their smoke alarm, that chirp is a clear signal that the battery needs replacing.… Read more

Richard Simmons, Famed Fitness Guru, Dead At 76

Richard Simmons, a fitness guru with an outsized personality and infectious energy, has died at the age of 76, according to a breaking report. Richard Simmons dominated the fitness space for decades, later shrinking away from the spotlight due to the public demands of being a celebrity.

TMZ obtained exclusive details regarding the death of Richard Simmons, who was found unresponsive in his Hollywood Hills home according to the report.

While the outlet learned that Simmons fell in a bathroom inside the home, it isn’t known if that’s how the housekeeper found him.… Read more

VIBE’s Former Top Editor Danyel Smith Claims Diddy Threatened, Stalked Her Over Magazine Cover

More troubling accusations against disgraced hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs are coming to light. This time around, he is accused of sending death threats against a former Editor-In-Chief at VIBE Magazine.

In a personal essay for The New York Times Magazine published on July 12, Danyel Smith wrote about choosing Combs as the cover star of VIBE’s December/January 1997 issue. The intended split covers would feature different themes: “one with heavenly signifiers and another with hellish ones.”… Read more

Insider Claims Diddy’s Mom Believes Her Son’s Legal Issue as Source of Recent Health Scare

 Shawn Grant

Janice Combs, mother of music mogul Diddy, was rushed to a Miami hospital on Wednesday due to chest pains. According to TMZ, the cause of her discomfort is still unknown, and she will remain under medical observation and testing.

Diddy was present at the hospital when his mother was admitted, offering her comfort and support. An insider remarked, “He’s her comfort in this,” highlighting Diddy’s close bond with his mother during this health scare.… Read more

Today In Hip Hop History: ‘Hustle & Flow’ Soundtrack Was Released 19 Years Ago

On this date in 2005, T.I.’s Grand Hustle Records dropped the soundtrack to the pimp juice-infused flick Hustle & Flow. The featured song, “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp,” which was produced by Three 6 Mafia, would get the Memphis crew an unprecedented Oscar for Best Original Song at the 78th Academy Awards.

Legendary stand out singles from this classic soundtrack include Webbie’s “Bad Bitch”, featuring the Diamond Princess herself Trina, the Lil Jon-powered “I’m a King” (Remix) featuring T.I.… Read more

Pushin’ P: Future Dragged Into Divorce Battle Between Porsha Williams & Simon Goubadia

The ongoing divorce between Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams and her estranged husband, Simon Guobadia, has taken a new turn after court documents revealed that Guobadia is seeking clarification on Williams’ relationship with the rapper Future.
Earlier this week, In Touch Weekly reported that Guobadia has filed additional court documents as part of the divorce proceedings. These documents include a series of questions that he demands Williams answer under oath. Among these, he asks whether Williams married him for his money and to clarify the nature of her relationship with Nayvadius DeMun Cash, professionally known as “Future.”
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Sha’Carri Richardson Opens Up In New Vogue Cover Story: ‘What The World Doesn’t See’

Sha’Carri Richardson points to the sky before competing in the women’s 200-meter semi-final on Day Eight of the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Track & Field Trials at Hayward Field on June 28, 2024, in Eugene, Oregon. | Source: Patrick Smith / Getty

Sha’Carri Richardson is ready to take what’s hers – and looking good while doing it.

After what many may describe as a shaky start, the 24-year-old is back. With the 2024 Olympics in front of her and all the drama behind her, she is a force to be reckoned with.Read more