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|Mon, April 04, 2011 at 6:10 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Lil Wayne's pockets are about to get a bit lighter, because Uncle Sam wants his fair share. The New Orleans rapper was hit with a federal tax lien to the tune of $5.6 million.
According to The Detroit News, the IRS lien, dated March 2 but made official on March 28, was filed in Miami Dade County and notes that Dwayne M. Carter has an unpaid income-tax balance due of $3,351,078 for 2008 and $2,258,956 for 2009. The Miami Beach, Florida, address listed on the lien is for Wayne's 15,101-square-foot mansion, which is currently on the market for a shade under $13 million.
This is not the first time Lil Wayne has had to settle an overdue tax bill. Last year, the Young Money CEO was hit with a lien by the IRS that totaled $1.1 million for income tax years 2004, 2005 and 2007.
Wayne, who reportedly paid the $1.1 million he already owed, will want to make sure he takes care of overdue taxes sooner rather than later. Recently, Ja Rule pleaded guilty to tax evasion in a federal court in New Jersey after admitting that he neglected to pay taxes on more than $4 million in income between 2004 and 2006. Already facing two years for attempted gun possession (Lil Weezy was arrested the same day as Ja Rule, resulting in his eight-month incarceration at Rikers Island), the Queens rapper will be sentenced for the tax evasion charges in June as well.
|Mon, April 04, 2011 at 4:33 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
SOT members with VH1's 'Basketball Wives' Chanita Foster, Press Reset CEO Shanti Das, Chilli and SOT Founder & Executive Director Carla Morrison
NFL Player Randy McMichael and Carla Morrison
ENTERTAINERS, ATHLETES AND ATLANTA BUSINESS WOMEN SUPPORT "GIVING CIRCLE" FOR
SISTERS OF TODAY & TOMORROW
"FOOD, FUN, BOWLING & GIVING"
(3 LANES, 24 BOWLERS, FOOD, FUN, BOWLING & GIVING)
WHO RAISED THE MOST FOR SISTERS OF TODAY & TOMORROW?
Atlanta, Georgia - "Food, Fun, Bowling & Giving", was the theme of the 1st annual Sisters of Today & Tomorrow "Giving Circle", Bowling Party Fundraiser at Ten Pin Alley (VIP Room) in Atlantic Station, hosted by VH1's Football Wives' / Director of "Beyond The Game" Chanita Foster; Author of "The Hip Hop Professional" / Music Industry Veteran - CEO "Press Reset Entertainment" Shanti Das and Founder / Executive Director of Sisters of Today & Tomorrow Carla Morrison.
"I asked these awesome women to help me raise money for Sisters of Today & Tomorrow, in order to continue our 'life changing' programs for the year," said Carla Morrison. "And without hesitation, they both said yes. Now the organization is in a good starting place for second quarter to continue our work with the girls."
Each host was challenged to see who could raise the most for the organization and Shanti Das, who is a serious competitor, won the challenge, bringing in over $2,500, which won her a professional photo shoot worth $1,200, with Prime Phocus, the premiere photography studio in Atlanta. Chanita Foster and her team won the bowling and raffle challenge, which generated a substantial amount of funds winning them a 19" inch flat screen television, donated by Nationwide Insurance a big gift basket from Avon and a professional photo shoot worth $700.
Chilli from the R&B group TLC and VH1's "What Chilli Wants", former NFL Players George Foster (Chanita's husband) & Odell Thurman, NFL Player Randy McMichael and WNBA Player Kara Braxton, were a few of the celebrities that attended the event, bowled and made sizable contributions, along with members from the National Black MBA.
"They are giving their time, talents and treasures because they believe in the work we are doing to empower girls and the community at-large," stated Morrison. "Shanti has been with us for a year now, and in that short time we have had her as a mentor, a presenter during our conference and now our development person, helping us to develop solid business relationships, to raise funding for the organization. Chanita, whose kind spirit spoke to me, is someone I knew I wanted to get involved with Sisters of Today & Tomorrow and the opportunity presented itself, which was an absolute blessing." Chanita went onto say, "we (speaking of her and husband George Foster) have a nonprofit and know what it takes to run it. We have to support one another and that's what I'm all about."
Sisters of Today & Tomorrow's next major program is their national conference, taking place, Wednesday-Friday, July 15-17, 2011, at Big Bethel Village in Atlanta, Georgia. To register, log onto: www.sistersoftodayandtomorrow.org or contact Carla Morrison at (404) 319-2130. To donate log onto: http://www.sistersoftodayandtomorrow.org (and click the pay pal button).
Sisters of Today & Tomorrow (SOT) mission is to raise the consciousness of women and children through innovative programs that focus on self esteem, education, health & fitness and careers/entrepreneurship.
|Mon, April 04, 2011 at 3:57 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Snoop Dogg has decided to expand his Snoop Youth Football League to the city of Chicago. For the 2011 football season, he is planning to start at least eight chapters, which will cover different parts of the city. Chicago is the first city on the list for the expansion of the league.
The first four chapters will be the Chicago Chargers, the Jets, the Southside Seahawks, and the Raiders. Each chapter will have six different divisions for football and cheerleading. Other chapters may be started at a later date.
Appointed President Tonja Styles and Vice President Otis Wilson will run the Chicago league.
Styles is the owner and CEO of I Am Image Entertainment and use to serve asthe Director of New Business Development at Danielle Ashley Communications. Wilson is a former Chicago Bears football player, a Super Bowl champion, and operates the Otis Wilson Foundation.
According to Styles, the youth of Chicago really deserve this opportunity and Snoop's program is a great alternative for keeping kids out of the streets.
The Snoop Youth Football League was started back in 2004 in the city of Los Angeles to allow underprivileged kids to play football at a low cost. Snoop donated $1 million dollars to start up the league. There are currently over 4,000 kids, who are part of the league in the State of California.
In order to play on the league, kids must be between the ages of 7 to 14 and must keep at least a 2.0 GPA to remain on the team as a football player or a cheerleader. Each year an all-conference championship game is held to reward the students for their educational progress and sport skills.
There are plans in the near future to expand the Snoop Youth Football League into Las Vegas as well.
|Fri, April 01, 2011 at 12:30 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Talib Kweli started his nationwide tour on Wednesday (Mar 30) in Seattle to promote his new album Gutter Rainbows.
Kweli will hit 34 cities throughout the US. Unfortunately, Atlanta will not be one of them. The closest he's going to be to the ATL will be Charlotte, NC (May 6th).
The opening act for the tour will be Fashawn, out of Fresno, California. It hasn't been announced whether he will be on all of the dates.
Gutter Rainbows was released on January 25, 2011. Listen to Gutter Rainbows!
Here are the tour dates:
Mar 30 Seattle, WA at Nuemos/Showbox
Mar 31 Portland, OR at Crystal Ballroom
Apr 01 Reno, NV at Knitting Factory
Apr 02 San Bernardino, CA at NOS Event Center
Apr 03 Los Angeles, CA at Club Nokia
Apr 04 Costa Mesa, CA at Detroit Bar
Apr 05 San Francisco, CA at Fillmore
Apr 06 San Diego, CA at House of Blues
Apr 07 Tucson, AZ at Rialto Theatre
Apr 08 Phoenix, AZ at Venue of Scottsdale
Apr 09 Ventura, CA at Magestic Theatre
Apr 10 Flagstaff, AZ at Orphuem TheatreApr
Apr 11 Albuquerque, NM at Sunshine Theatre
Apr 15 Columbus, OH at Skully's
Apr 16 College Corner, OH at Hannon's Camp America
Apr 17 Indianpolis, IN at The Vogue
Apr 18 Louisville, KY at Headliners
Apr 19 St. Louis, MO at Pops Nightclub
Apr 20 Lawrence, KS at Granada Theatre
Apr 21 Milwaukee, WI at The Rave
Apr 22 Urbana, IL at The Canopy
Apr 23 Madison, WI at Capitol Theater
Apr 24 Minneapolis, MN at Epic
Apr 26 Boston, MA at Paradise Rock Club
Apr 28 New York, NY at SOB's
Apr 29 Portland, ME at Port City Music Hall
Apr 30 Albany, NY at SUNY Albany
May 01 Newark, DE at Delaware U (Charity Event)
May 02 Philadelphia, PA at The Note
May 03 Washington, DC at Black Cat
May 04 Baltimore, MD at Sonar
May 05 Nashville, TN at Limelight
May 06 Charlotte, NC at Amos Southend
May 07 Orlando, FL at Firestone Live
|Fri, April 01, 2011 at 4:22 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Lupe Fiasco and Sean Paul will headline the 25th Annual JazzReggae Festival at UCLA.
Lupe will perform on Jam Day (May 29th). Sean Paul will headline Reggae Day (May 30th).
With the tremendous energy and enthusiasm triggered by such world-class artists, the JazzReggae Festival's 25th year is bound to be the biggest celebration in the festival's history.
With his third studio album LASERS debuted at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, Lupe Fiasco emits powerfully evocative hip hop charged with politics, infused with his taste for poetry. The son of a Black Panther, the Muslim MC grew up in Chicago's projects listening to rock and jazz, and began rapping in the eighth grade.
Under the wing of Jay-Z, Lupe Fiasco emerged onto the rap scene in 2006, instantaneously achieving both critical and commercial acclaim. Since then, the three-time Grammy nominee has worked alongside artists such as Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and John Legend. On May 29th, the renowned rap philosopher will showcase his razor-sharp rhymes for JazzReggae Festival's Jam Day, only intensifying the fervor for its 25th year.
Kingston-born Sean Paul has become an international superstar, taking dancehall music to new heights. A diverse fusion of reggae, rap and dance, the music of Sean Paul features work from the most cutting-edge producers in Jamaica.
Since his rise to fame in 2002, Sean Paul's impressive track record includes four Billboard Music Award nominations, as well as a Grammy-winning album. With over ten million albums sold worldwide, Sean Paul has cemented his status as the most successful Jamaican artist of all time on the U.S. charts.
Bringing the latest sounds of his native Kingston to the JazzReggae Festival at UCLA, Sean Paul is sure to captivate audiences on Reggae Day, May 30th.
Tickets will go on sale April 1st on ticketmaster.com and at the UCLA Central Ticket Office; prices are $29 for single day tickets and $50 for a two-day pass. Single-day tickets will be available on the days of the festival for $35.
The 25th Annual JazzReggae Festival welcomes as sponsors Scion and S.O. Terik, an L.A. based company fusing art, fashion and entertainment. With the release of their full lineup quickly approaching and through the support of their sponsors, the 25th Annual JazzReggae Festival is an event not to be missed.
Buy Tickets Here: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0B004670A6E830C5?artistid=870795&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=5