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Usain Bolt Reveals Daughter's Name While Showing Off Adorable Pics!

Usain Bolt is loving his new title of #GirlDad and is taking his excitement to the gram! The Olympic runner blessed us with some adorable pictures of his new born daughter and revealed that her name is Olympia Lightning Bolt!

Congrats to the new parents!





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If you've been 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians" you know Kourtney has expressed not wanting to be involved with the show, multiple times before.

Well, it looks like Kourtney is finally DONE DONE, because she's announced that she has officially left the show.

Kourt spilled the beans in an article for 'Vogue Arabia" where she explained, "I have been filming the show non-stop for 14 years. I was feeling unfulfilled, and it became a toxic environment for me to continue to have it occupy as much of my life as it was."

Will y'all miss seeing the big sis of the Kardashian gang?

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A big congratulations goes out to Remy Ma and Papoose!

The couple has already secured the title of "goalz" and is dripped up and dripped put in black love but it looks like the blessings just keep on coming through for them!

While on Claudia Jordan's show "Out Loud" papoose spilt the beans letting everyone know their family is growing and Remy is expecting another baby!





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NASCAR driver, Bubba Wallace, has been dealing with a whole bunch of drama since the FBI investigation surrounding the noose he found in his work space. Well, of course he's handling everything with grace, but that might be because he's too wrapped up in securing the bag!

Bubba just landed an new endorsement deal with Beats By Dre, who already works with athletes like Odell Beckham, LeBron James, and Serena Williams.

Now the deal is supposedly a huge one and both Beats by Dre and Bubba used it to make a major statement.

The company took to social media saying "We weren't going to announce this until later this week, but hate cannot win the day."

Well, that's definitely how you go higher while they go low...So big congratulations to Bubba Wallace!

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It's officially here! Pop Smoke's album "Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon" has dropped and people were relieved to see the cover art was changed!

Now of course people have been anticipating this album, especially since Pop Smoke was taken away from us way to early!

Well, that's why people where not holding back when expressing their feelings about the initial cover art that was created by Virgil Abloh! Which I must say looked a mess!

How are you feeling the cover art now? Let's us know what you think about the album itself too! We want to know!

Blogged By: Bernie Oh!| @IamBernieOh

via: http://hot979nc.com/index.php/2020/07/03/pop-smokes-album-drops-w-a-different-cover-amid-backlash


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Things aren't looking to good for Kehlani. She is now facing a lawsuit by a luxury rental car company.

The company claims that, back in April, Kehlani rented a Ferrari that she said she was only going to use for personal use. However, the rental company says that the vehicle was actually featured in her video for "Open (Passionate)."

According to the court documents, the company claims it lost more that $35k in potential sales due to having to get it fixed from Kehlani crashing it. It also claims the value of the car went down $88,573 because of the singer's finder bender too.

The lawsuit is not only calling for Kehlani to cough up some money, but it also requests her license be revoked.

Blogged By: Bernie Oh!| @IamBernieOh

via: http://hot979nc.com/index.php/2020/07/02/kehlani-sued-over-crashed-rental-now-company-want-cash-and-license-revoked


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An investigation has been launched after a shooting that took place outside Denny's on Wake Forest Rd, early Thursday morning.

The Raleigh Police department has confirmed that a man was taken to the hospital, suffering from non-life-threatening injuries including a gunshot wound. However, they have not yet released any information on any suspects.

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With many people supporting and putting in work for the Black Lives Matter movement, it's no surprise there is now an official convention in the works!

It been reported that Black Lives Matter will be holding an official National Black Convention that will be held virtually. The live broadcast is set to take place on August 28th.

The convention will reportedly focus on creating a new political agenda that will build upon the success seen with the recent protests. There will also be conversations, performances, and more incorporated into the broadcast with the hope of developing demands prior to the November 2020 presidential election.

The convention is being planned and held by the Electoral Justice Project of the Movement for Blackc Lives, which contains a combination of over 150 organizations. The head of the Electoral Justice Project, Jessica Byrd, said "What this convention will do is create a Black liberation agenda that is not a duplication of the Vision for Black Lives, but really is rooted as a set of demands for progress."

The convention is scheduled to take place on the same day as the March On Washington that Al Sharpton announced at the memorial service for George Floyd.

Blogged By: Bernie Oh!| @IamBernieOh

via: http://hot979nc.com/index.php/2020/07/02/black-lives-matter-to-host-virtual-black-national-convention-in-august


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With several NBA players having tested positive for coronavirus, it's no surprise there are some concerns about the season restarting this month.

Well, the NBA commissioner, Adam Silver made it clear that his plan to continue the season in Orlando could hit a huge speed bump if players and staff continue to test positive for the virus. Now he did say he is still "pretty confident" that the season will happen, but nothing is set in stone.

He continued, "we haven't put a precise number on it, but if we were to see a large number of cases and see spread in our community, that would, of course, be a cause to stop as well."

Blogged By: Bernie Oh!| @IamBernieOh

via: http://hot979nc.com/index.php/2020/07/01/nba-commissioner-says-coronavirus-second-wave-could-prevent-season-reboot


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Tori Brixx, Fiancee to rapper Rich The Kid, was allegedly the victim of a home invasion that took place this week, in L.A.

According to reports, Tori was one of about 15-20 people who attended a birthday party, at a rental house.

Police say around midnight 6 men entered the house through the back door and held the party-goers at gunpoint. The alleged robbers ended up getting away with over $100k worth of property, including cash jewelry, phones, and 5 purses.

So far no arrests have been made, however police are looking for videos showing the area.

This isn't the first time Tori has been the victim of a home invasion, though. It was only 2 years ago that both Tori and Rich were injured while robbers broke in their home demanding money and jewelry.

Thankfully Tori is reported to be okay!

Blogged By: Bernie Oh!| @IamBernieOh

via: http://hot979nc.com/index.php/2020/07/01/rich-the-kids-fiancee-tori-brixx-allegedly-the-victim-of-another-home-invasion


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