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Young Thug vs Future?

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The south, mainly Atlanta, is well known for its ability to together even though the competition is very fierce. Not many rappers beef from Atlanta against each other, you may have to go all way back to T.I. and Shawty Lo and the beginning of Jeezy and Gucci Mane. Otherwise the city gets along fine, but now it looks as if some words were exchanged on Twitter between Future and Young Thug…

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Yesterday, R&B crooner Usher, producer Jermaine Dupri, rapper/activist Killer Mike and rapper Big Krit celebrated the first day of Black History Month in a major way.

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The four entertainers made their way to Citizens Trust Bank in Atlanta to open up new personal accounts at the small, black owned financial institution. In doing that, they hope to inspire others to start banking small and “banking black.”

Killer Mike said on Instagram, “Four Entertainers Four New Accounts! #BankSmall #BankLocal #BankBlack #CitizensTrustBank #happyblackhistorymonth” 

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In another IG post, Mike said, “A buncha guys with #CitizensTrustBank President Cynthia Day. She is the most powerful human in the pic. This is why I love ATL, Amercia, My Culture and My people. #CitizensTrustBank #BankSmall #BankLocal #BankBlack #95Yrs #CuzImBlack”

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Nice! Big ups to them.

BABY MAMA DRAMA FOR THE PREACHER?!

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Oxygen introduces a new cast of Preachers to their reality show “Preachers of Atlanta.” As some may know the show started out in LA with “Preachers of LA” and quickly found its way to the east coast. This new show highlights five different pastors that all have a different approach to their ministry in Atlanta, GA.

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We all know “reality tv” cannot come with no drama at all, even if it is about the church! In the season premiere, we can see Le’Andria Johnson, who is one of the pastors has a whole lot going on as she founds out that her husband, Pastor Forrest Walker, may have fathered a child with a woman he met and ended things with before marrying Le’Andria. In one of the shows teasers you can hear her saying “I just have to trust God to get me through this” speaking about the pregnancy in question. Sounds like this is going to be a good one as these pastors have their faith tested in ways they couldn’t even imagine.

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The show also includes Pastor Corey Hambricks, Pastor Canton Jones, Pastor Kimberly Jones-Pothier and Pastor Judah Swilley. According to Oxygen, the show is set to premier Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 10 p.m. Will you be watching?

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Ciroc hosted a few women empowerment brunches in Atlanta and NYC to honor a few female hustlers. Meanwhile, covergirls Zendaya and Yara Shahidi celebrated their new KODE magazine cover. Peep the pics inside…

Ciroc Vodka hosted a few Women Empowerment Brunches to salute several female movers and shakers. The brunches were held in Atlanta and New York to honor 100 women making power moves in their respective industries.

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In Atlanta, R&B songstress LeToya Luckett and philanthropist Eudoxie Bridges, wife of Ludacris, were among the women who were saluted during the brunch. Singer-songwriter Keri Hilson was also in the mix to celebrate girl power.

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Eudoxie rocked a chic look that she showed off for the ‘gram. We noticed numerous comments under her pic congratulating her on her second pregnancy. Hmm…could it be the flowy top? We’re not sure, but we’ll be keeping an eye out for a baby bump.

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The newly engaged R&B singer looked classic in a tailored pair of trousers with a crisp white top and a sparkly jacket resting on her shoulders.

LeToya was overjoyed with the honor expressing herself on Instagram saying, “My heart is still full from today’s brunch! What a joy to be honored alongside my best friend. @eudoxiee you are a jewel & I’m SO proud of the work you’re doing to uplift, inspire & empower young ladies with your @unspokenangels foundation. U are truly deserving of this honor & I’m proud to call you friend. Thank you again to my @ciroc family for making this day so special for us. God bless”

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Former “Cosby” kid and newlywed Keshia Knight Pulliam and former reality star Monyetta Shaw were also in the mix snapping it up with a few friends. Looks like the laides were having a ball celebrating with the honorees.

In NYC….

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“Power 105″ radio host Angela Yee came out to support “Power” star Naturi Naughton who was being honored at the Women’s Empowerment Brunch in the Big Apple.

 

The “Power” star posted up a group shot of her squad, including her beau. Cute couple.

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Naturi’s co-stars Lela Loren and Rotimi came out to show their support.

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“Power 105″ radio personality Angie Martinez was also in the mix to celebrate girl power.

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R&B songstress Bridget Kelly was also honored at the NYC brunch and pregnant “Love & Hip Hop: NY” star Amina Buddafly was in the mix.

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Former reality star Tahiry flossed her curves a Jonathan Simkhai dress, Christian Louboutin heels, Louis Vuitton bag and an Adrienne Landau fur for the festivities.

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Singer Lion Babe was presented with an award for making power moves in the music industry.

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Hey ladies!

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WEEN co-found Valeisha Butterfield-Jones was also recognized for her power moves in the entertainment industry.

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DJ D Nice and his girlfriend Kelli Coleman came out to support their friend.

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Former reality star Emily B also came out to enjoy the girl power celebration.

At another event…

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Zendaya strikes again!

The all around fab chick, still killing it in her blonde pixie cut, popped up at the KODE magazine 10th Issue Party at the Blind Dragon in West Hollywood to celebrate her epic cover with five other YBF chicks.

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A quirky, yet stlyish look for Daya that she pulls off well.

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“black•ish” cutie Yara Shahidi, who slays on the cover, is always fabulous and age appropriate. She struck a pose in a LBD and black peep toe heels and finished her look with a top bun.

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Yara’s cousin and lip gloss maven Destiny Jones, daughter of rapper Nas, hit the scene to celebrate with her little cousin. Loves it!

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VH1’s red-hot Monday night lineup is turning up this winter as two of the network’s veteran heavy hitters return with the series debut of “Stevie J & Joseline Go Hollywood”. After making a splash in “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta,” these fan favorites are sure to keep the “OMG” moments coming as they chase their California dreams in Los Angeles.

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Terrence J and Nia Long- 2016 Trumpet Award Hosts

The ceremony will be hosted by “The Best Man” and ABC sitcom “Uncle Buck” actress Nia Long and “Think Like A Man Too” and “The Perfect Match” star Terrence J.

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Centric, the first network designed for Black women, launches “FROM THE BOTTOM UP,” a provocative docuseries following five high profile women after a publicized fall from grace.
Starring Christine Beatty, Stacii Jae Johnson, Chrystale Wilson, Sara Stokes and Kim Smeadly; the six part series will follow them on the long road to redemption as they strive to change their lives, rebuild their families and live their dreams.

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photos-ride-along-2-movieUniversal Pictures hosted an advance screening of the highly anticipated new sequel, RIDE ALONG 2, on Wednesday, January 13th at 8:00 PM at Regal Atlantic Station in Atlanta, with a special introduction by cast members TIKA SUMPTER, SHERRI SHEPHERD and PRODUCER WILL PACKER. Check out the details below. READ MORE