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Oprah Winfrey Bought 26 Billboards In Kentucky Demanding Justice For Breonna Taylor: Oprah is using her powerful platform and continuing her campaign for justice for Breonna Taylor.  According to Page Six, a week after she announced that Taylor would be featured on the cover of September’s issue of O Magazine, it has been revealed that Winfrey is also taking out billboards around Louisville, Kentucky, urging residents to “demand that the police involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor be arrested and charged,” the sign reads. Also included is a link to UntilFreedom.com, a social justice advocacy group that has focused efforts on Taylor’s case.  “If you turn a blind eye to racism, you become an accomplice to it,” reads a quote from Winfrey, on the billboard.  The 26-year-old EMS employee was killed by a barrage of police gunfire in the middle of the night on March 13, after cops entered Taylor’s Louisville home with a “no-knock warrant” based on a tip that her partner, Kenneth Walker had trafficked drugs through her home.

The pair were in bed when officers broke through her door. Believing they were intruders, Walker fired one shot, injuring one officer. They met Walker’s defense with a hail of more than 20 bullets. Walker survived. Taylor, shot at least eight times, died several minutes later at the scene.  Since then, millions of Americans, including a number of highly influential celebrities, have taken to social media and the streets to protest Taylor’s death, and demand that the officers involved be arrested and charged for her death.  “From the beginning, our office has set out to do its job, to fully investigate the events surrounding the death of Ms. Breonna Taylor,”

Megan Thee Stallion Says She Feels Betrayed By All Her Friends: BOSSIP reportsMegan is giving fans more insight into how her recent hardships have impacted her.  She used Instagram’s  Q&A feature and answered questions from her fans and when  one fan asked “what did you feel after getting shot?” which led to the rapper giving a real answer about how this whole ordeal has affected not only her but the people around her. “I feel like this is a thing that I see every single day and I see so many women and I see so many men talking s**t about this,”

Meg said. “I felt, like, really crazy. I felt like, why did I get shot? Like, what did I do? It was insane. But s**t was crazy and I feel like some people think that it’s funny and some people think that it’s a joke and I feel like some people are saying that to get to me.” She went on to add that she’s “not ashamed” of who she is or what she’s been through, also clarifying that she’s also not afraid of saying anything about the incident.  “I don’t understand. I just felt very betrayed by a friend. I felt very betrayed by all my friends. I felt very shocked, very scared. But the one thing that y’all need to know about me is I’m not a person who is able to be down for a long time … I don’t like to be victimized. I don’t like to feel like ‘Oh my god, Megan, something’s wrong.’ I like to be upbeat and happy.”

Kym Whitley Has Lost 25 Pounds During The Pandemic Shut-In: Kim has been making good use of her time.  Tired of feeling run down and having been recently diagnosed as pre-diabetic, the comedian took her health into her own hands while the nation endured shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. She joined Weight Watchers in March 2020 and encouraged her gal pals to do the same. Fast forward to this month, and Whitley said she’s down almost 25 pounds and her friends have collectively lost nearly 300 pounds. “I just didn’t feel good,”

Whitley told BOSSIP. “You pray for things and God just happened to bring this opportunity around for me.”  Whitley added: “I’ve never been a WW person. I’d never been a true believer, I thought lemme try this and it turned out that it was the answer I’d been praying for.”  Having the support of her friends and having people to be accountable to was key in her weight loss, Whitley said. She also started working out a few times a week with her girlfriends.  Before lockdown, Whitley said she didn’t pay attention to portion sizes and loved to have a sugary treat every day.  But these days her diet includes lots of vegetables, beans and chicken breasts and if she’s craving something sweet, she tucks into fruit instead of cakes.”


SingleSketches
Single Fathers Wanted!

Nathan: “My mother raised three boys alone.  We were so poor that we often went without food.  It was a common thing for my brothers and I to steal snacks from the neighborhood grocery because we were hungry.  I just hope those men out there who are not supporting their children become inspired to become better fathers.”     MORE


The Dating Chronicles                                    
Disillusioned

Tammy was happy and glowing as she stood waiting in the lobby of Bill’s office building for him to walk up. He was taking her out to dinner and as she stood there, she pinched herself in excitement over the relationship. They had been together four months and all her friends were pulling for her, hoping that this relationship would progress to the point where she’d finally get her wish to become a bride.  Thus far, Bill had treated her like she was a fragile piece of glass he treasured and she was ecstatically happy every time she was in his presence.     MORE

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Story Of The Week

The Detour

by Angela Burnside

It had been a long time since I’d had a date on a Saturday night, and I was scrambling to get dressed.  I was nervous and pinching myself the whole time because I was going out with a very prominent attorney, who also happened to be gorgeous.  He had invited me to The Ball, which was one of the grandest affairs held in my city.  We’d met at the wedding of a mutual friend, and I had been calling every girlfriend I had with the good news.   MORE     

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How To Turn
That lst Date
Into A 2nd Date

by Lisa Laird

When I was out on a first date recently with a real cutie, I knew I had blown it when I broke one of my own cardinal rules. I gave him a lengthy summary of my dating history. Therefore, I wasn’t surprised when he never called again. First dates can be nerve-wracking for many obvious reasons. Keep these tips in mind on your next first date with a new interest.   MORE ____________________________________________________________________________

Dating Data
7 Reasons Why
It Didn’t Work

by Lisa Laird

Maybe It Didn’t Work Because…Ever wondered why a relationship that started with a bang ended up down the drain.  I may have the answer for you.  Here are some of the pitfalls/red flags men and women should be aware of before stepping into one more field of dreams dotted with heart-rending landmines of our own making.  If romance is indeed the stuff of which dreams are made…what are the little things that can stop romance before it blooms?  Here are 7 things that can succeed in stopping a romance dead in its tracks. MORE

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10 Ways To Find

Your Mate

This Summer

by Coco Diong

Jog, Bike, or Walk – on the bike paths or park trails in your city. The parks are loaded with singles looking to have new encounters. Buy a bike and ride it! Wear a headset and enjoy your favorite music. Tennis Courts – Visit the public courts in your area and become either a participant or a spectator. Tennis Courts are prime spots for singles to meet. Visit A Local Softball Game – These spots are filled with singles who are very involved spectators. Throw A Cook-out – Hook up a semi-monthly picnic (do a pot-luck) with friends at each other’s homes, and invite those outside your circle. MORE

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The Power Of

Traveling Alone

Suzanne, 27, Seattle, Washington –  “I was bored out of my mind with dating men who turned out to be jerks and girlfriends who lacked the energy and money to travel.  So, I decided to go away on my own to a place I had always wanted to go and had never been. Negril, Jamaica.  I booked a room at the Azul Beach Resort.  I wanted to stay at an upscale hotel because I felt the security would be better. As I stood in line waiting to check-in,   I noticed a man in another line staring at me, and I blushed like a schoolgirl.  MORE

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Beauty
The Secrets To Beautiful Skin And Hair

by Gloria Gibson

Everywhere I go, I get compliments on my skin and hair and it’s usually from women.  Remarkably, five years ago I had serious skin issues.  I spent a lot of money on skin crèmes trying to achieve better skin, and it turned out I was just whistling in the wind.  I had break-outs on my face that you couldn’t imagine, and I was always crying about a new blemish. Now, the skin on my face glows under my makeup, my hair has never been more beautiful and lustrous and I owe my success to one fateful encounter. MORE

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Point Of View

Not Until I Marry!”

by C.J. Claire

Last year, I functioned well as a career woman by day and a man-hunter by night.  I was fed up with long chats on the phone with my gal pals who were as lonely as I was, and married women telling me to pray.  I needed a man, and not just any man, but one who came close to my ideal.  So, I searched everywhere I went and I worked hard to gain attention from the opposite sex.  It became a preoccupation that took total claim of my thoughts and my common sense. MORE

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The Singles Scene

by Sarah Smart

Q.  I was recently engaged to a man who suddenly announced out of the blue that he didn’t want to get married, and he wanted his ring back.  We had been engaged for two years and he kept putting the wedding off.  When I asked for an explanation, he slammed out the door and I haven’t heard from him since.  I am very angry and I refuse to give the ring back because I feel he owes me.  Everyone in my life thinks I ought to move on, and give him the ring back.   What do you think?  I am so stressed over this that I’ve had suicidal thoughts. MORE


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