What's On Today - Wednesday

Twin Cities woman feeds dads experiencing homelessness for Father’s Day

MINNEAPOLIS — This Father’s Day, a Minnesota woman is giving hope to dads experiencing homelessness in the Twin Cities.

Tynika Smith, or Ms. T as she’s affectionately known in the community, put on a barbecue at Peavy Field Park in Minneapolis for those without a place to go.

She also gave out clothing and hygiene products.

Smith provides other holiday meals throughout the year but says Sunday was extra special.

“But on a Father’s Day, they’re well, they’re excited.… Read more

I Ain’t Got It: Iman Shumpert Claims His Funds Are Not On Par With His Ex-Wife, Teyana Taylor, Wants Child Support Payments Reduced

Remember when these two were couple goals? We don’t either. The drama in the ongoing divorce proceedings continues; allegedly, Iman Shumpert is not raking in the dough and wants his child support payments reduced.

TMZ exclusively reports that Iman Shumpert claims his funds are not on par with those of his ex-wife, Teyana Taylor.

According to court documents obtained by the celebrity gossip website, the former NBA hooper discussed the couple’s finances, and he said TT got it, and he doesn’t.… Read more

Black Fathers Are Most Involved In Their Children’s Lives: End The Fake News Stereotype!

Let’s quickly dispense with the absent father stereotype that stalks African American dads, families and communities.

For at least the last 10 years, report after report has shown that Black fathers are more involved in their children’s lives than white and even Latino fathers. Through the deindustrialization years that put Black fathers out of work in the post-Civil Rights Movement period; through the years of addiction that followed in the wake of Vietnam and so many brothers having their station in life, their sense of themselves, snatched away; through the years when wolves of government descended upon impoverished Black home claiming they were there to help, but actually forced Black mothers to send their husbands and partners out of the family or else their children would not be able to eat; through the years of targeted policing and mass incarceration, the involvement of Black dads in their children’s lives has consistently taken the number one spot.… Read more

June: A Celebration Of Black Men’s Health And Black Unity

The intersection of Men’s Health Month and Juneteenth is a critical and necessary time to discuss Black men’s health.

Black men’s health is often a neglected issue. Black men have the highest rates of heart disease and diabetes, are the least likely to seek mental health services, and are the least insured. Black men are often not asked to participate in clinical research or family-based programming, which can help improve health outcomes for future generations.… Read more

Heightened Cancer Risks For Black Women Under 50: Here Is What To Know And Do About It

Black women are at an elevated risk of cancer, with specific types of the disease showing significant increases among women in their 30s.

A 2023 report by the JAMA Network highlighted a concerning trend: early-onset cases of breast, thyroid and colorectal cancer are increasing in adults under 50, especially among women in their 30s. Data from the medical journal uncovered alarming rates of these cancers emerging among young adults, prompting researchers to analyze a cohort of 562,145 individuals with early-onset cancer in the U.S.… Read more

Remembering The Time: On This Day Michael Jackson Was Acquitted Of All Charges 

On June 13, 2005, nine years ago today, Michael Jackson was acquitted of child molestation charges. The stain of those allegations plagued him terribly during the last years of his life—and even now, nearly 15 years ago, they continue to haunt. It’s long past time for this posthumous character assassination to end. Let’s look back.

In 1993, Jackson was accused of molesting the 13-year-old son of Evan Chandler, a dentist and screenwriter based in L.A.… Read more

Jeezy and Jeannie Mai Finalize Their Divorce, Seal Settlement

 Shawn Grant

 June 13, 2024

Jeezy and Jeannie Mai’s divorce is officially final. It comes one year after they separated and featured dramatic accusations on both sides.

According to TMZ, the divorce settlement terms are sealed, leaving no details on how assets and other assets are split. Previous reports state Mai asked not to enforce the prenuptial agreement as she did not have enough time to review it properly before their wedding in March 2021.… Read more

Former LAPD Detective Claims Diddy Ordered $1M Hit On 2Pac And Suge Knight

 Sha Be Allah

 June 13, 2024

More allegations continue to mount against Bad Boy Records founder Diddy, as a former LAPD detective who was involved in the Tupac and Biggie murder investigations recently spoke to The New York Times and says that Duane “Keefe D’ Davis accused Diddy of ordering a hit on ‘Pac and Suge Knight back in 1995.

Greg Kading says that he remembered Davis accusing Diddy of ordering a hit on 2Pac, as well as Suge Knight, back in 1995.… Read more

Shannon Sharpe & His Hot Takes Will Continue On ESPN After Inking Multiyear Contract

For the foreseeable future, Shannon Sharpe will continue to accidentally call Stephen A. Smith his old debate partner, Skip Bayless, on ESPN’s First Take.

Spotted on Deadline, ESPN announced on Tuesday that it had inked a multiyear deal with Hall of Famer and three-time Super Bowl champion Shannon Sharpe.

The new deal comes less than a year after Sharpe left Bayless and FS1 for greener pastures at ESPN.

As part of his new deal with the Disney-owned sports network, Sharpe will expand his role on the popular debate show First Take, keeping him alongside mainstays Stephen A.… Read more