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While enjoying her 28th birthday weekend celebration, Cardi B accidentally posted a photo on Instagram of herself topless. She later told her fans that the whole thing was a big mistake, and that she was actually trying to send a picture to Offset of a swollen lip. As it happened, one slip of her fingers resulted in the picture being uploaded to social media.

“I’m laying in the f****** bed right,” she explained in one Billboard article, “and I’m telling Offset, ‘It got a little swollen’. So I’m like ‘On camera it looks swollen…’ So I’m taking the f****** picture, and then I f****** pressed and I’m seeing that it’s loading, and I’m like “Oh my God! oh my God! …


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Legendary Houston rapper, Scarface, is now in need of a kidney due to COVID-19 complications. He told one of the members of the rap group that he got started with in the 1980’s, Chuck D from The Geto Boys, that he had been diagnosed with the Coronavirus earlier this year, back in March when the deadly disease first hit the United States.

Scarface recently posted on Instagram that he was in need of someone who had a B+ blood type to donate him a kidney. And, when Atlanta rapper T.I. saw that post, he spread the word and offered a reward of an undisclosed amount of money for anyone who could donate a kidney to the 49-year-old Houston rapper. …


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Donald Trump. Image from Deadline.

I think the first thing that I ever wrote about Donald Trump was back in 2017, and it was about weed. The article was originally written for this website called The Alaska Cannabis Institute, and was about the governors of Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington all sending a letter to the Trump Administration to get them not to change marijuana policies in places where it was legal to sell it.

Before that, I didn’t do any writing at all about Trump. All I knew about him was that he was one of the richest guys in the world, and that he was on a reality show called The Apprentice. I didn’t watch the show or follow it, but it wasn’t because I didn’t like him. …


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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Image from The NY Times.

On Sept. 18th 2020, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of complications from pancreatic cancer. The longtime advocate for women’s and civil rights will be remembered for her toughness while on the Supreme Court (even in her old age) but mostly for the work she did in her younger years.

‘In my lifetime, I expect to see three, four, perhaps even more women on the high court bench, women not shaped from the same mold, but of different complexions’- Watch RBG’s call for a more just America in her 1993 confirmation hearing pic.twitter.com/bhg1aigZhJ

Born in New York on March 13th, 1933, Ginsburg eventually became the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court. And, although she battled cancer for many years, she missed almost no time from the bench. Bill Clinton nominated her to be the 107th Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993. …


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People in the background listen as Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he was to lose the November election. Image from The Los Angeles Times.

In the past, Donald Trump has shunned the idea of a traditional transfer of power, even way back to the 2016 campaign when he was seemingly joking about it. Now, with the election just over a month away, he was recently asked by a reporter at a news conference how he would respond if he was to lose the election in November.

The question was asked because of the fact that there are many American cities right now that are rioting because of racial killings by police, and most recently because of the decision to only indict one of the three officers involved in the murder of Breonna Taylor, an African-American ER Technician who was killed in her sleep by police bullets in March 2020. …


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Although the family of slain African-American ER Technician Breanna Taylor recently received a settlement from the Louisville police department for her death, justice still had not been served because none of the police officers were charged with her killing. Breanna was shot while she was asleep after cops busted into her apartment (the wrong apartment for the person they were looking for) with a no-knock warrant on March 13th, 2020.

Many people in Louisville, Kentucky (as well as across the United States as a whole) feel that what recently occurred does not equal justice, because only one of the policemen involved in the shooting has been charged, and there doesn’t seem to be any sign of future charges planned for the other two cops. …


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In early Sept. 13-year-old with Autism named Lyndon Cameron was shot multiple times by police. Image from ABC 7 Chicago.

In Salt Lake City, Utah, a 13-year-old boy with a mental disorder called Asperger’s Syndrome was shot by the police multiple times at his home. His name is Lyndon Cameron, and his mother, Golda Barton, said that he was just having problems with her leaving the house, because she had not been back to work for about a year.

Golda broke down in tears as she spoke to reporters about what happened. “I said ‘look, he’s unarmed, he doesn’t have anything’,” she said. “He just starts yelling and screaming because he wants attention. He is a kid, and he doesn’t know how to regulate. Then I hear ‘Get down on the ground! Get down on the ground! Bam! Bam! Bam! (imitating gunshots)…why didn’t they tase him? Why didn’t they shoot him with a rubber bullet? He’s a small child. Why don’t you just tackle him? …


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Firefighters in California fight to contain a forest wildfire. Image from CNBC.

Every year on the west coast of the United States, California seemingly gets wildfires as much as Washington State and Oregon get rain. But, in 2020, it got even worse, with The Golden State setting a new record with over 2.2 million acres of land burned…and the year isn’t even over with yet.

The California Department of Forestry Fire and Protection (the agency that protects over 30 million acres of the wild lands of California) says that at least eight people have died from these fires this year, and that over 3,300 structures have been destroyed because of them.

There are many ways that wildfires can get started according to experts, and about 85% of the time it’s the fault of human beings. When a wildfire occurs, it is majorly because of intense drought, which can cause green vegetation to actually turn into burnable fuel. When that happens, all that’s needed is a small spark, such as someone carelessly flicking a cigarette, a campfire being left unattended or not extinguished properly, or an old, worn power line starting a flame. …


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If Congress approves it, the proposal of a second stimulus could come soon. Image from CNBC.

Donald Trump wants to use the money that’s left for Coronavirus Relief funding to provide $300 billion for another round of stimulus checks. However, the currently sitting United States president didn’t, according to Newsweek, “share details about what another round of stimulus checks would take”, and that “it’s possible it could largely resemble those afforded under the CARES Act”.

The CARES Act Provider Relief Fund supports not only families and hard-working people across the country, but also the thousands and thousands of brave health care providers on the front lines during this ongoing pandemic. The president said that he would not be able to do this on his own, as he did when he signed the Executive Order concerning unemployment payments (along with three other Executive Orders that he sidestepped Congress to execute in early August of 2020). …


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Are you a single person who is trying to get back into the dating world, but just can’t seem to find time because of your career? If so, part of you may want to focus on work to make your financial life better. But, there’s another side of you that probably feels empty because you hardly ever date or go out.

If you’re not single, and are actually in a committed relationship (but also work a lot of extra hours in your profession), then it’s possible that you may be working too hard, and inadvertently ignoring your boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse. …

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L. Woods

Curiosity drives me, but I’m mostly interested in researching and writing about urban news, music, and health topics. A lil’ politics, too. Sometimes.

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