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*Female celebrities such as Meagan Good, Dawnn Lewis and Nina Parker arrived at the empowHER Institutes “Rising Star Awards” red carpet at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood on Thursday, April 23.

The event consisted of a cocktail hour, dinner, live entertainment and an auction. The fundraiser also honored outstanding female leaders in multiple industries from the Arts and Public Service, to Business.

Betty LaMarr who is the CEO of EmpowHER founded the organization after becoming a teenage mother. The non-profit organization aims to increase high school graduation rates for females, especially pregnant students.

LaMarr expressed her opinions about shows that televise teenage pregnancy such as “Teen Mom” and “16 and Pregnant.”

“I think socially it makes girl’s think that it’s okay,” she said. “We’re not saying that you have to be perfect but we’re saying make a conscious choice about what you’re doing and don’t be influenced by TV shows like “Teen Mom” and “16 & Pregnant.”

Actress Meagan Good felt that shows that broadcast pregnancy could both promote and prevent it.

“I made my sister watch that show…Is that really the life that you want?” she told her sister. “At the same token we live in a day and age where everybody wants to be famous and are willing to do whatever it takes to have an opportunity at that.”

Lewis, who is a Grammy award winning singer and actress, most notable for her role as Jaleesa Vinson-Taylor in “A Different World,” spoke on what she looks for in a rising star. She described it with one word, “character.”

“It’s your character I believe that helps to give you longevitity, that gives you opportunity, that helps the blessing go beyond you to actually help and empower somebody else,” she said. “That’s the difference between a gig and a career.”

For more information on EmpowHer, visit empowher.org or call 310-574-9181.

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Must See: Mike Tyson Stuns Lil Boosie: Asks Rapper If its Possible He’s ‘A Homosexual’ / WATCH

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*Poor Lil Boosie. Like they say on the streets, he ain’t see it comin’. No he didn’t. Dude had no clue that Mike Tyson, of all people, was gonna rock his world.

All Tyson did was brilliantly ask the Louisiana rapper something that social media has been asking him for years,  but of course it was never to his face and it came a physical force that was also intimidating.

Anyway, Lil Boosie, as you know (if you follow him) has VERY STRONG opinions on gay and transgender people. Remember the incident not too long ago where damn near demanded that  Dwyane Wade not cut off his son-now daughter’s penis.

With no hesitation, Tyson incisively and quietly  asked Boosie is it possible he is a “homosexual” and that is why he lashes out.

Boosie stuttered a bit before answering.

Below is the full interview followed by some of the Twitter reactions.

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Naturally, folks couldn’t wait to chime in

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Larry Buford: Judgment or Test? America’s Job Experience

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Illustration of Job in the Bible

[This is a chapter from my book, “Things Are Gettin’ Outta Hand, first published in 2007. Although many other tragic events have happened in the 13 years since then, including the current global pandemic, I think it is still relevant as history continues to repeat itself]

Breaking news: Bridge Collapses, Victims Killed; Miner’s Trapped, Victims Killed; Record Flooding, Victims Killed; Senseless Shooting, Victims Killed; Raging Fires, Victims Killed; and the list goes on!!

While it seems like all hell is breaking loose, one may ask, is America being judged or tested?

The biblical character Job received (heart) “breaking news” [Job chapter 1]: “And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them: and the Sabeans fell upon them and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword…While he was speaking, there also came another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them…”

In the end, Job had received back-to-back reports from four different messengers that he had suffered great losses including his children. Job even lost his health, but eventually regained everything even more in abundance. It was a test to see if Job would deny God.

Prior to the 911 tragedy, we seldom heard of God or Jesus in mainstream media. Since then it has become acceptable, and more and more prevalent with each new turn of tragic events. Is God testing America to see if we truly are a Christian nation? Or is this judgment on a nation that has turned its back towards God?

If it’s a test, we as a nation should hold steadfast our convictions as did Job. If judgment, God says in II Chronicles 7:14, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

There is yet hope for America!

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Larry Buford is a Los Angeles-based contributing writer. Author of “Things Are Gettin’ Outta Hand” and “Book To The Future” (Amazon); two insightful books that speak to our moral conscience in times like these. Email: [email protected]

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Rapper Offset Pulled from Car & Detained by Cops for Driving Through Trump Supporters! (Watch)

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*If you haven’t heard, rapper Offset was almost arrested while live-streaming himself driving through a pro-Trump rally on Saturday.

Yep, the guy who’s currently married to Cardi B, was pulled over by Beverly Hills police after he drove through a crowd of Trump supporters and allegedly waved a handgun.

Beverly Hills police surrounded Offset’s vehicle with guns drawn. He refused orders to take his hand off his steering wheel and turn off the engine.

Offset: “I’m not finna do that.”

Cop: “Why not?”

“Because you got guns out. I’m not finna move my hands from my steering wheel.”

Offset live-streamed the traffic stop, telling police “Do you know who I am? I’m Offset from the Migos!”

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When a female officer told him he was seen waving a gun in the air, Offset said, “You just watched somebody beat my car up with a flag. What are you talking about?”

Another officer approached the car, reached in the driver’s side window and unlocked the car door. The officer then snatched Offset out of the vehicle. We’ve learned that he was only detained and eventually released.

Beverly Hills police also confirmed they detained a man for pointing a gun at Trump supporters.

Apparently they man they arrested for possession of a concealed loaded weapon is Marcelo Almanzar, Cardi B’s cousin.

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