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NBA Bans Jontay Porter After Gambling Investigation Confirms He Bet On Games

An NBA player has been banned from the professional basketball league for his role gambling on games in which he played.

Jontay Porter learned his fate on Wednesday after the NBA announced its findings from an investigation it launched into the now-former Toronto Raptors player.

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“There is nothing more important than protecting the integrity of NBA competition for our fans, our teams and everyone associated with our sport, which is why Jontay Porter’s blatant violations of our gaming rules are being met with the most severe punishment,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement posted on social media. … Read more

What Does Tyler Perry Own? A List Of The Billionaire’s Business Dealings

Tyler Perry has the ultimate rags-to-riches story. Renowned for his multifaceted talents as a filmmaker, actor, playwright and entrepreneur, Perry, 54, has built an empire that spans various industries, from film and television production to real estate and philanthropy. His story is rather remarkable considering his humble beginnings.

Raised amidst poverty and adversity in New Orleans, his childhood was marred by hardship and abuse. However, Tyler found solace in writing, a habit he was able to cultivate from a young age and the talent that would later become the cornerstone of his future success, according to his website.… Read more

Red Lobster Reportedly Muling Filing For Bankruptcy, X Users Worry About Losing Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Red Lobster possibly going out of business? Say it ain’t so.

Folks on social media are panicking right now because they might have to find another spot to enjoy cheddar bay biscuits and endless crab legs for graduation day, Mother’s Day or after Easter service.

Spotted on TMZ via Bloomberg, iconic seafood restaurant chain Red Lobster is mulling bankruptcy as the company tries to figure out how to restructure its debt and other expenses, including restaurant leases and rising labor costs, as the celebrity gossip site reports.… Read more

Black Maternal Health: Notable Groups That Are Working On Behalf Of Mothers Of Color

Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) is here. Every year, from April 11 to 17, the Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA) spearheads a week of activism, education, and community building in an effort to raise awareness around disparities in the pre-, pro-, and postnatal experience for Black women.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 80% of all pregnancy-related deaths are preventable, but Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than White women.… Read more

Serena Williams And Elaine Welteroth Create Foundation To Improve Maternal Healthcare

This Black Maternal Health Week comes with an exciting and transformative announcement. Journalist and author Elaine Welteroth and tennis champion Serena Williams launched their birthFUND initiative, aimed at improving maternal healthcare.

Welteroth is on a mission to safeguard maternal health one birth at a time. She welcomed her first child, Silver Isley, in April 2022. Since then, she realized the financial hardships many moms face during and after pregnancy. This week Welteroth launched birthFUND, a fund that supports families in the U.S.… Read more

Ja Rule And Wife Aisha Just Celebrated 23 Years Of Marriage: ‘Love You With All My Heart’

THE COUPLE, WHO MET IN HIGH SCHOOL, TIED THE KNOT IN 2001, WELCOMED THREE CHILDREN AND ARE STILL GOING STRONG DECADES LATER.

Aisha also showed her hubby some anniversary love and shared sincere words about their journey.

“Can’t believe it’s been 23 years since we got married. I guess it goes by fast when you marry the love of your life!” she wrote. “Here’s to many more years of love and happiness. Love you so much!… Read more

Minnesota Timberwolves: How to watch Games 1-4 in NBA Playoffs

By FOX 9 Staff

Published  April 17, 2024 9:47am CDT

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MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – The Minnesota Timberwolves are the No. 3 seed for the Western Conference Playoffs and will open the postseason against the Phoenix Suns. 

The best-of-seven series begins Saturday at Target Center in Minneapolis. Here’s the TV schedule for Games 1 through 4: 

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  • Game 1 at 2:30 p.m.
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Adidas To Sell The Last Of Their Yeezy Stock In 2024

Kanye West might be on the outs of pop culture due to his wild, antisemitic rants, but his Adidas line of sneakers still moves like we were living in the pre-MAGA era out on these streets, and there’s still more to come.

According to Highsnobiety, Adidas will continue to unload the remainder of their Yeezy stock in the coming months as they did throughout 2023 with word being that this will be the last of it’s inventory before Yeezy is officially done at the three stripes brand.… Read more

Meet The Richest Black Man In The World

Aliko Dangote, hailing from Nigeria, is frequently recognized as the wealthiest Black individual globally. His wealth primarily stems from his conglomerate, the Dangote Group, which has been instrumental in the distribution of key commodities such as cement, sugar, salt, and flour. As of April 2024, the Nigerian businessman’s net worth stands at a staggering $15.8 billion, according to Forbes.

Dangote, born in 1957, grew up in a wealthy family in Kano State, Nigeria. From an early age, he displayed an entrepreneurial spirit, selling sweets to his classmates in primary school and later venturing into small trading businesses, Forbes noted.… Read more

Tyler Perry And BET Media Group Agree To New Multi-Year Deal

Tyler Perry and BET’s relationship will continue after the two entities secured a new deal. 

Spotted on Variety, the Mea Culpa writer and director inked a new multi-year deal with BET Media Group that will renew eight of his shows that live on the network and the streaming platform BET+. The deal will also include a new scripted series, Route 187, written and directed by Perry.

Per Variety:

As part of the new content deal, BET has renewed “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” for its eighth season, “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” for Season 6, and “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” for a sixth season.Read more