21 Savage Launches “Bank Account At Home” Program

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21 Savage is expanding on his “Bank Account” initiative that will allow children to learn about financial literacy at home.

The program is named after his hit song, “Bank Account” and included collaborations with Chime and Atlanta mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms.

Children from kindergarten to high school seniors will be given tablets and free Internet access to participate in the program. In a video statement 21 Savage said, “Now that times are hard as ever during this pandemic and so many families are affected across the country, I feel it’s more important than ever to give our next generation of leaders the tools to succeed in life.”

August Alsina Shares R&B Single “Work To Do”

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After a year of health concerns, August Alsina is getting back to music, well because he has “Work To Do,” which is the title of his latest single.

Alsina suffers from an autoimmune disease that had him in and out of the hospital over the past year but now he’s stronger and back with a new album, “The Product III: stateofEMERGEncy” set to release this Friday (June 26th.)

In celebration of his new album, August will release a song a day. Fans gave positive reviews for “Work To Do,” and are excited about the upcoming release.

Teyana Taylor Drops New Song & Video for 2020 Graduates [Video Inside]

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Teyana Taylor is never one to stay inside the box when it comes to her music videos, and this time is no different!

Related: Teyana Taylor Is Unbelievably Sexy In This Beeombi Fit Inspired By Michael Jackson

The singer recently dropped a new song and video for her latest single, ‘Made It,’ dedicated to the class of 2020.

Yesterday Taylor took to Instagram to surprise fans with a sneak peek of the unexpected video with the caption, “At Midnight it’s litty! You made it! Class of 2020 this is for you.”

The video shows Teyana in a cap and gown, giving her valedictorian speech to an empty crowd.

What makes the message behind the song and video even better are the clips sent in from actual graduates highlighting their achievements despite the country’s current crisis.

Many students have been deprived of having a traditional graduation with friends and family due to the coronavirus pandemic, so this is a refreshing tribute!

The 29-year-old singer is expected to drop her second studio-album this June.

No word yet on whether ‘Made It’ will be added to the album.

Check out the full video to ‘Made It’ Below.

Snoop Dogg Chilling, Listening to Frozen’s ‘Let it Go’ In His Car Alone

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Everyone is dealing with the stress of staying at home differently and Snoop Dogg decided that playing “Let It Go” from Frozen while sitting in his car sling was the way to ease his stress.

Snoop posted a video of him listening to the Disney hit. “I had to come listen to this s__t in my car,” the gangsta rapper is seen chuckling while listening to the children’s favorite. Snoop gave these words of encouragement, “Let It Go..we’ll be outside soon.”

Should I Be Worried About My Pet During The Pandemic? Here’s What You Need To Know

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There have been many stories floating around about animals catching the deadly COVID-19, but should we actually be worried about our pets? According to the CDC, there is no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading the virus that causes COVID-19, but precautions should be taken to protect your furry friends. The first case of an animal testing positive for the virus in the United States was in a tiger that had a respiratory illness at a zoo in New York City. Since then, there have been other cases mostly after close contact with a human who has had COVID-19 upon contact with the animal.

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If you have pets there are a few things you need to know:

  • Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in people, and others cause illness in certain types of animals.
  • Some coronaviruses that infect animals can sometimes be spread to people, but this is rare.
  • Based on the limited information available to date, the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low.
  • Treat pets as you would other human family members – do not let pets interact with people or animals outside the household. If a person inside the household becomes sick, isolate that person from everyone else, including pets.

To learn more about what the CDC says about coronavirus and your pets click here.

 

Georgia Ranks #2 on Nationwide COVID-19 Stress Index

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Did you know Americans are 12.5 times more stressed about the current economy than they were during the Great Recession? Stress all across America is on the rise because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The good folks over at TOP Data conducted a Google Trends study of stress indicators related to COVID-19 to determine which states are the most stressed.

During their study they found Georgia ranked #2 in most stressed states with Montana the only state more stressed over COVID-19. Out of the three most stressful states, only two of them had mandated shelter-in-place orders.

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TOP 3 Most Stressed States

Montana

Georgia

Mississippi

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Megan Thee Stallion Has a Message About Her Twerking

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Megan Thee Stallion cleared up a few things about her twerking in a Genius interview.

Some people claim to be offended by Megan’s constant twerking and she quite frankly does not care.

She quotes “I love to shake by a**, it’s one of my favorite things to do”

Hot Girl Meg that’s not all she does, she goes to school, she raps, she’s a dog mom, she cooks and an awesome friend.

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Kehlani’s “Toxic” Is The Sexiest Video Of The Year

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The Coronavirus pandemic had halted many artist’s plans for new releases. Kehlani, who had already released her newest single “Toxic,” was unable to shoot a video for the song due to quarantine restrictions.

Kehlani didn’t want to let her fans down so she improvised with a little red wine, okay a lot of red wine and her video editing skills.

Kehlani gave a sexy peep show for fans as she twerked to “Toxic,” the R&B singer had an outfit change, a smoke session and her directorial debut for the video.

“Toxic (quarantine style) out on youtube now. Created directed edited by me in my room in an hour thank u red wine,” wrote Kehlani aka “Hyphy Williams.”

Related: #ToxicChallenge: Kehlani Gives Us A Quarantine Style Twerk [Video]

Pleasure P Arrest Video Shows He Pulled Do-You-Know-Who-I-Am Card

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In “do you know who I am” news, Pleasure P thought he could avoid arrest in Miami Garden recently when he posed the question to the police. “I don’t care who you are,” was the officer’s response.

According to a Checker’s employee, P got into a shouting match over his order and shoved a bag in her chest, pushing her, other employees agreed with her story.

Bodycam video show’s P pleading with the cops saying, “had a lot to lose” by being arrested. The Pretty Ricky singer was on the “Millennium” Tour featuring 90s artists.

Strangely, an Uber Eats driver pulls up during the video, which is a must-see.

The Megan Thee Stallion-Approved ‘Savage Challenge’ Is Helping Keep Us All Sane

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It’s hard to be on social media and not see someone doing the “Savage Challenge” to Megan Thee Stallion’s new song. But it was a 19-year-old Air Force hopeful that created the dance that has since gone viral.

Keara Wilson has danced competitively for ten years and within one to two hours she created the dance to Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” song that has been watched over 4.1 million times on Wilson’s Tik Tok and 4 million times on Meghan’s Instagram page.

Many have told Wilson that her dance has helped them cope with social distancing. Wilson says she hopes to “thank [Megan] for posting…and would love to be in her next music video and to teach her her dance face to face.”

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10 Habits You Can Create During Quarantine That Will Make You Better When It’s Done

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Being quarantined in your home for weeks because of the coronavirus can be a driving force for cabin fever. This can drive some bad habits that can affect you later on. To break those bad habits you’ve started, we’ve created a list of 10 habits that you can create that’ll be beneficial once this outbreak is over.

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1. Wash your hands and your body

If you weren’t washing your hands and your body on a daily basis before the outbreak of the virus, you should start now. Washing your hands and body is a key factor in staying healthy. In addition, it prevents you from getting viruses. According to the CDC, washing your hands can reduce respiratory infections by 16%. They say cleanliness is next to godliness, so please take heed and stay clean.

Example: Set a timer for every 3-4 hours as a reminder to wash your hands. Remember you have to wash them for 20 seconds, so sing songs such as “No Scrubs,” “Ms. Jackson,” and even Cardi B’s viral Coronavirus Rant Remix.

 

2. Take your vitamin C

We know that Vitamin C is vital for helping boost our immune system but it is also a great prevention for other health scares that will help you once this outbreak is over. Vitamin C can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases, helps regulate your blood pressure levels, lower your risk of heart disease, prevents gout, help with those who have iron deficiencies, and helps with your memory. Remember when you’re taking your vitamin C you’re not just boosting your immune system for the virus but also taking care of your body in other areas.

Example: Make it a habit to take Vitamin C supplements such as airborne, nature made, and even Gummy’s. Also here’s a list of foods that you can eat that contain Vitamin C that’ll be beneficial for your diet.

  • Guava
  • Strawberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Papaya
  • Bell Pepper
  • Orange Juice
  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Mango
  • Tomato Juice

 

3. Create a positive affirmation board

Remaining positive during this outbreak will keep you in good spirits. Each day you feel sad or depressed from cabin fever, jot down positive affirmations and create a board to put them on. This will create another activity for you while you’re home and it’ll help change the atmosphere of what’s around you. Speaking positive things into existence results in positive outcomes.

Example: You can utilize all your old magazines or print out positive quotes from your home computer and glue them on a poster board. Pinterest has several ideas on how you would like your board to look like and they also have quotes you can utilize for your board.

 

4. Cultivate Family Dinner Conversations

We’ve let work, social media, online games, TV and mobile devices distance us from real family time at the dinner table. Knowing more about others’ versus your own isn’t healthy. Sitting down at the dinner table to discuss your family’s day and answering questions your children may have can easily bring comfort to your home.

Example: You can create a box of questions and have each family member pull one from the box to answer. You can categorize your questions based on certain needs you feel your family needs to discuss.

 

5. Yoga/Exercise

Doing yoga and exercising during this time is the best way to stay active. I know many of us made our new year’s commitment to exercise more but have broken it after the first two weeks of the new year. Well, now is the time for you to get back to your resolution and stay fit. Summer will be here sooner than you know it, so utilize this extra time to get your body right for it.

Example: Alexa has great 5 minute workouts to your habit started. Just tell her to “enable 5 minute workouts.”

 

6. Reading

Reading is a fundamental bottom line. Reading develops our thoughts, teaches us lessons, and keeps our mind active. Keep your mind active by reading a book. There are so many good reads that you can finally take advantage of now that you have this down time.

Example: Make a list of 2-3 books to read a week. As you continuously make that a habit, see if you can read at least 5 books a week. Create a goal for the amount of books you want to read during this time.

 

7. Taking necessary naps/rest

Before this outbreak, the reality was no one was really getting 8 hours of sleep. Let alone taking naps. Now that your quarantine you can finally set a routine of getting the proper rest that your body needs.

Example: Make it a habit to create a consistent sleep schedule. Devote throughout your day your nap time and the time you need to go to bed so you can get those 8 hours

 

8. Finally, make that monthly budget

With the economic challenges we are facing, we have no other choice but to stretch our financial resources to save money. This is the time to create that financial budget that you’ve been putting off.

Example: For those who bank with a credit union such as Navy Federal Credit Union, they have a budget planner tool that is available for you to use and it’ll export your data to a spreadsheet. The nerd wallet has an actual budget worksheet you can fill out for free.

 

9. Meditate, read the bible, pray and other aspects that help with your spiritual needs

For those who read the bible, Psalms 91:9-11 and Matthew 11:22-27 will help give you spiritual assurance that God is going to provide for you during these trying times.

For those who meditate, sit still and recenter your focus. Playing tranquil music or ocean waves will help keep your mind at ease.

For those who pray, pray that for divine peace, faith, and clarity upon your family and our country. 

Example: If you have the bible app, they have plans and meditations on there for you to follow along. In addition, you can utilize the calm app or set your time for 20 minutes of meditation time.

 

10. Drink Water

Drinking water is a great detox for those quarantine snacks you have been eating. Also, drinking water helps with clear skin, cushion for sensitive tissues, lubricates joints, regulates body temperature, good for weight loss, prevents kidney damage and much more. Drink 8 glasses of water a day and see how much better you’ll feel.

Example: You can make a habit of drinking water soon as you wake-up and before you go to bed. Also, consider drinking Alkaline water. Alkaline water helps with your immune system as well and contains a ph level of 8 or 9.

 

Words by Kinyana Mccoy

Mark Cuban Putting Together A Plan To Still Pay NBA Employees

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In the midst of this Coronavirus, this is such a pressing time for employees who work for organizations and companies who have suspended daily activities due to the Coronavirus.

Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, is putting together a program to pay Maverick’s employees during the NBA season suspension.

Mark Cuban plans to pay Maverick hourly employees for the next 4 Maverick games that were scheduled to be played “as if the worked”.

Meek Mill Shares Footage Of His Private Plane Being Searched Again

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Meek Mill has a video of his plane being searched by authorities.

He posted the footage on his Instagram Story.

Meek said, “Searching the jet againnnnnn. Somebody calling them. Gotta be looking for drugs on us. That’s a insult. He acting like we got a load of drugs. He done called the people on us again.”

Meek’s plane was searched just last weekend.

What The CDC And DPH Wants You To Know About Fighting The Coronavirus

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The overall risk of the coronavirus or COVID-19 to the general public remains low, although elderly people and individuals with chronic medical conditions may be have increased risk for COVID-19.

The best prevention measures for any respiratory virus are:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

For accurate and reliable information about COVID-19 log on to https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus or https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Brought to you by the Georgia Department of Public Health.

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Soulja Boy Is Selling Dish Detergent

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Soulja Boy has ended his video game selling business in favor of selling dish detergent.

He revealed his new business venture during an interview with The Breakfast Club.

Soulja’s new company is called The Soap Shop and he has a number of different detergent flavors like strawberry, coconut, and more.

Besides helping you keep your things clean Soulja revealed that he will be getting back to the music by hopefully releasing new music this summer.

Megan Thee Stallion Shares Self-Directed “Captain Hook” Music Video

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egan Thee Stallion has released her self-directed video for “Captain Hook,” one of the songs from her EP, Suga. 

The song is set in the studio where she is seen writing, rapping and pouring up with her friends for an impromptu party.

Megan’s EP Suga has been met with mixed reviews, she recently made news after trying to renegotiate her record contract with her label 1501, who says she owes them money.

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