Thug Life: 15 Tupac Quotes We’ll Never Forget

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“Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.”

“I don’t have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.” 

“What I learned in jail is that I can’t change. I can’t live a different lifestyle – this is it. This is the life that they gave and this is the life that I made.”

“My mama always used to tell me: ‘If you can’t find somethin’ to live for, you best find somethin’ to die for.’”

“Don’t change on me. Don’t extort me unless you intend to do it forever.”

WATCH: Raven-Symoné’s Thoughts On #BlackLivesMatter Will Shock You

Looks like Raven-Symoné changed her tune.

The 30-year-old View co-host is known for her bizarre thoughts regarding the Black community, but it seems she’s finally come to her senses. Alongside special guest 50 Cent and her fellow hosts, Raven spoke on the Black Lives Matter movement and suggested Black people put their money into Black-owned businesses.

Raven began on a recent episode of The View:

“We have to find someway, or somebody, to help with the organization of this change, this revolution that needs to happen.”

It seems her mom is behind her spirited response to the mounting police brutality against the Black community. Raven echoed her mother’s sentiments about hitting American companies where it hurts:

“If I was to make any kind of change, I would say ‘You know what? Put your money in other companies that support who you are as a person — that support what your color is, I can’t believe I have to say that in 2016 …”

Finally, something we can agree with. Watch her get herself together in the clip above.

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19 Glorious Common Quotes To Live By

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Common recognized that his music affected lives when he wrote “The People.” He then called it a “gift from the skies to be recognized” for the career he’d had up to that point. Since then, things have only gotten brighter.

Lonnie Rashid Lynn, the artist formerly known as Common Sense, is now a Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe winner. He’s a celebrated rapper and an actor (Barbershop: The Next Cut opens Apr. 15) and yesterday, he turned 44.

To celebrate the occasion, we gathered up 19 life lessons to live by, according to the “Glory” MC.


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10 Things Successful Black Women Have Said To Remind You Why The Struggles Are Worth It


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Success is something that many of us strive for in all areas of our life. But success doesn’t come easy, as many of us know, but don’t always internalize. Success, as many people who didn’t always have it know – involves struggle. And although the struggle can definitely get real, we should remember that it serves a purpose. Here are 10 quotes from successful Black women to remind you to keep on.

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1. “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou

2. “I always wanted to be somebody. If I made it, it’s half because I was game enough to take a lot of punishment along the way and half because there were a lot of people who cared enough to help me.” – Althea Gibson

3. You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas. – Shirley Chisholm

4. “Don’t settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had. We need to live the best that’s in us.” -Angela Bassett

5. “You can fall, but you can rise also.” – Angelique Kidjo

6. “The triumph can’t be had without the struggle.” – Wilma Rudolph

7. “Success doesn’t come to you…you go to it.” – Marva Collins

8. “Follow your heart. It will get to you to where you need to be. Sometimes it’s hard, sometimes it’s easy, the places that your heart takes you. But continue to follow it.” -Erykah Badu

9. “God can dream a bigger dream for you than you could ever dream for yourself. Success comes when you surrender to that dream—and let it lead you to the next best place.” -Oprah Winfrey

10. “It’s time for you to move, realizing that the thing you are seeking is also seeking you.” – Iyanla Vanzant


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Lil Duval Goes In On Bow Wow & Erica Mena (Photo)

Wow! So comedian Lil Duval went 0-100 real quick on Bow Wow and his fiance Erica Mena! I mean the caption and Bow Wow’s face says it all! I know Bow isn’t gonna like this! I guess we shouldn’t look for Lil Duval to make an appearance on 106 and Park anytime soon huh?

Midday Motivation | Success Requires Discipline


Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.” Jim Rohn

Success not only requires hard work, it requires self-control and focus. Your level of discipline will be the difference between what you want and what you will have. Don’t let distractions keep you from your dream. Remember, discipline is the bridge between your goals and your accomplishments.

Midday Motivation | Don’t Get Caught Up In Self-Doubt


“What comes out of your mouth is determined by what goes into your mind.”-Zig Ziglar

Don’t let yourself get caught up in self-doubt. Instead, constantly remind yourself of how amazing you are. Remember, the things you have and the things you DON’T have are a result of the way you think. Focus on the positive and do your best to guard your thoughts from negativity. Thoughts produce your words and your words dictate your life!

Midday Motivation | Excellence Is A Continuous Journey

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“Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends.” Brian Tracy

Growth is an infinite process. Reaching one goal doesn’t mean you should stop. Never settle for mediocre! Instead, continue to challenge yourself and remember, excellence is a continuous journey that never ends.

Remy Ma To Appear On “Orange Is The New Black?” (Video)

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Hold up wait a minute! Remy Ma says not everything on the Netflix hit Series “Orange Is The New Black” is true! Remy says “There was always a problem with the heat. It never comes on the days it’s supposed to come on. It be freezing. It’s cold in September, and we’re upstate. So you’re already cold.” Remy also goes on to say “I would actually love to be on the series. I think that would be cool to actually be in it.” Watch below to see what else she has to say

Midday Motivation | Happiness Is An Inside Job


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“You have to find happiness in yourself before you can find it with someone.” -Anonymous

Remember happiness is an INSIDE job and you can’t give love to others until you learn to love yourself. Instead of waiting for someone else to give you affection, BE the love you want to attract!

Actress Jennifer Lawrence’s Nude Pics Released When Icloud Hacked!

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No it wasn’t the “Nude” Mystique from X-Men photo, but there are legit Jennifer Lawrence nude photos out there now after the hack! Apparently the Hunger Games star had her Icloud account hacked and not only did photos get snatched but so did videos! Yikes! “This is a flagrant violation of privacy,” the spokesperson told HuffPost. “The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.” But wait there’s more! The person who stole the pictures says that they have more and will release them in exchange for money. But Lawrence wasn’t the only celeb hacked this past weekend, over 100 celebrities got got including reality TV star Kim Kardashian, singer Rihanna, and singer Ariana Grande just to name a few.


Midday Motivation | Don’t Let The Crowd At The Bottom Prevent You From Getting To The Top


“It is easy to get to the top after you get through the crowd at the bottom.” – Zig Ziglar

No matter what your goal, you won’t make it there if you’re not focused. Throughout your journey, you’ll encounter challenges but to be successful you have to navigate through the distractions AND the haters. Remember, it’s easy to get to the top after you get through the crowd at the bottom.

Drake Takes Nicki Minaj On A Shopping Spree (Video)

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“You can have whatever you like!!!” That’s what Drake told Nicki Minaj when they walked into a corner store. Of course Nicki grabbed a variety of snacks and munchies and a possible healthy snack too. Watch below as Drake “Splurges” on Nicki!

50 Cent Says Jay-Z Isn’t On Eminem’s Level! (Video)

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5o Cent sat down with Music Choice and had a few things to say in regards to Jay-Z and Eminem’s careers. Pretty interesting comments from Fif. Do you think he is right? Watch below!

Jay-Z To Rap On A Dj Mustard Beat Real Soon!

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By now you should all new Super Producer Dj Mustard. He’s produced songs like Tyga’s Rack City, Young Jeezy’s R.I.P., Kid Ink’s Show Me, YG’s My Hitta, and so many more. Now it looks like Dj Mustard is about to add Jay-Z to that list. Word is that Jay hit Mustard up and was like “Send me some beats, you ready for the big leagues now.” Damn so what was he in before Jay, the minors?! I can’t wait for this one to drop!