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    On Thursday of this past week, the R&B songstress made a post on her Instagram account wearing a snake skin patterned Fashion Nova outfit, but her caption made headlines, as she claimed to be pregnant with her second child. “#PreggoInMyFashionNovaFit 😩 #CongradulationsAreInOrder 😈,” she wrote.

    Naturally, fans and outlets like ourselves took the statement as a pregnancy announcement. Silly us, Keyshia was just “trolling.”

    On Friday night, she posted again on Instagram debunking the news and revealing that it was all a hoax to get back at people that have been falsely claiming she was pregnant.

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    The 4 Rookie Mistakes To Avoid When Automating Your Social Media

    When it comes to marketing, it’s no secret that social media is one of the most time consuming tasks your business needs to conduct. Plus, when you have a business to run, answering passive aggressive Tweets from customers is probably the last thing on your mind. As a result of the amount of time social media marketing takes, automation has become a hot topic in recent years.

    While the intention behind social media automation is good, the execution is where many problems arise. Most who automate their social media simply resort to spammy, automatic messages that end up hurting their brand more than helping it.

    Spammy automation doesn’t just get others annoyed with your brand though, it can also cause your brand to lose credibility in the eyes of potential customers. Perception is reality, and in today’s marketplace where there are a hundred competitors lurking around every corner, you’re only one “social media fail” or poor Yelp review away from losing an immense amount of cash flow.

    Here are four rookie mistakes when it comes to social media automation you need to avoid at all costs, and what to do instead.

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    50 Best and Worst States to Start a Business

    The new American Dream is to find the financial freedom that comes with starting a successful business. That’s really the only way to become truly wealthy in the United States, if you weren’t lucky enough to be born into money.

    Now, personal finance site WalletHub has calculated what they say is a ranking of the 50 states, “across 25 key indicators of startup success to determine the most fertile grounds in which to launch and grow an enterprise.”

    You can read more about WalletHub’s methodology here. Some of their conclusions are really surprising. (Let’s just say people from Mississippi will like it more than some other rankings.) But even if you could quibble a bit with a few of the rankings or methodology, it’s an interesting starting point.

    So now, the 50 states ranked in order of friendliness to new business. Where does your state rank? Does the list make sense to you?

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    Why T.I. Decided to Save His Old Atlanta Neighborhood and How He’s Doing It

    Not long ago, Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.–the rapper, actor, and fashion impresario who’s better known as T.I.–took a hard look at the once-vibrant neighborhood he grew up in. By the age of 14, he’d been arrested several times on drug charges. To flip the script for kids like him, in 2017 he founded Buy Back the Block, a real estate venture that reimagines his old neighborhood one building at a time. –As told to Sheila Marikar

    I grew up in the 1980s and ’90s in the Center Hill section of Atlanta, just off Bankhead Highway. Back then, that part of town was considered the lower end of the middle class. After the crack era, the community stalled, and from 1994 to 2012, it became an extremely desolate area for business. There’s no major grocery store chain. There’s no fresh produce. There’s no CVS. There are liquor stores.

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    This Silicon Valley Startup Says It Can Disrupt Your Hangover

    We were promised jetpacks, etc., but the latest hype in techland surrounds something more workaday: Morning Recovery, a 3.4-ounce drink that purportedly beats hang­overs.

    The formula is the product of 82 Labs, a Los Angeles-based startup founded by former Tesla engineer Sisun Lee. After visiting his native South Korea and witnessing go-getters down supplements that enabled them to wake up reasonably refreshed after a night of heroic drinking, Lee wanted to bring a similar product to the United States. His research led him to Jing Liang, a USC professor who had spent years researching hangover cures. Together they developed a concoction aimed at mitigating the effects of a night of excessive alcohol consumption.

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    Raiders’ Gareon Conley Sues Woman Who Accused Him Of Sexual Assault

    Gareon Conley, of the Oakland Raiders, filed a countersuit against the woman who accused him of sexual assault last year.

    The accusations came two days before the 2017 NFL draft. Prior to the accusations, he was widely seen as the best cornerback in the draft and a possible top-10 pick, instead Conley went to the Raiders at No. 24. He also lost a number of endorsements, including one from Nike.

    In July, a Cleveland grand jury said it would not file charges against Conley in connection to the woman’s claims.

    Conley is seeking at least $25,000 in damages. He says that the woman’s claim was false and “undoubtedly made out of malice,” reports USA Today.

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    Chris Brown Arrested In Florida On Felony Battery Warrant

    Chris Brown was taken into custody Thursday night just minutes after his concert in West Palm Beach.

    According to TMZ, cops arrested him on a 2017 felony battery warrant from a nearby county.

    Cops were waiting in the wings of Coral Sky Amphitheatre and arrested Breezy as he stepped off stage.

    According to reports, Brown was booked and subsequently released after paying $2000 bond.

    Source: Black America Web

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    Trump knocks Harley-Davidson again, says administration working to bring other motorcycle companies to the US

    President Donald Trump is blasting Harley-Davidson again for announcing it’s shifting some operations overseas in the wake of retaliatory EU tariffs against U.S. duties.

    Trump said Tuesday that his administration is talking with other motorcycle companies about moving to the U.S.

    “Now that Harley-Davidson is moving part of its operation out of the U.S., my Administration is working with other Motor Cycle companies who want to move into the U.S. Harley customers are not happy with their move – sales are down 7% in 2017. The U.S. is where the Action is!,” Trump said on Twitter.Trump has repeatedly criticized the motorcycle manufacturer recently.

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    Elementary School Teacher Allegedly Tried To Hypnotize Students

    A 3rd grade teacher in Hummelstown, Pa. has been charged following inappropriate contact with five female students, reports WNEP 16.

    James William Mentzer, 39, has been charged with institutional sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault, and five counts of corruption of minors. The victims were ages 8, 9, and three were 11-years-old at the time of the alleged contact, according to police.

    The investigation began on Feb. 16 2018, when police were notified about suspected contact between Mentzer and the students over a 5 month period, according to the criminal complaint. After reviewing the complaints, it was determined that Mentzer asked each student to come to his classroom from other classes, when those classes were being monitored by substitute teachers. During that time, he reportedly recorded videos of the victims for an unknown project that was not part of any official curriculum, WNEP 16 reports.

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    Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Sues Alabama Restaurant That Denies Service To ‘All Black Groups’

    An Alabama restaurant finds itself in legal hot water after declining service to a Black fraternity, the latest in a string of racist incidents nationwide at restaurants.

    Kappa Alpha Psi’s Alabama chapter filed a racial discrimination lawsuit on June 27 against Tuscaloosa’s Cypress Inn, reported. It stems from the restaurant canceling the Kappas’ reservation in February to rent a pavilion after learning that the fraternity is an “all Black group.”

    A restaurant representative returned the fraternity’s $1,500 registration fee after citing security concerns, the lawsuit stated. In response, the fraternity offered to cover expenses for additional security, obtained insurance and showed photos of past fraternity events.

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