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Members Of Young Hollywood Appear On Forbes' '30 Under 30' List

The annual list recognizes 600 movers and shakers in various fields such as entertainment, media, tech, STEM and more.

21 Savage, Russ, Lil PumpBad Bunny, Post MaloneRico NastyJuice WRLD, Syd, Jessie Reyez, Zazie Beetz and Skylar Diggins-Smith are some of the names who appear on this year's Forbes 30 Under 30 List.

The annual list recognizes 600 movers and shakers in various fields such as entertainment, media, tech, STEM and more. This year, members of the hip-hop and R&B games as well as figures in young Black Hollywood can be found.

In the past, figures such as Yara Shahidi, Logic and Kofi Siriboe were included in the list, which according to Forbes chooses game changers who "[embody] how fresh vision, powerful technology and unwavering optimism can combine into earthshaking companies and movements. From finance to food, fashion to philanthropy, these risk-takers are forever changing how America does business."

Last year, Cardi B, Migos, Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert, SZA, Young Thug and Playboi Carti were some of the big name musicians who were included on the prestigious list.

"Choosing these honorees among thousands of nominees is a long and daunting three-layer process that relies on the knowledge and authority of our wide-reaching community, skilled reporters and expert judges," Forbes writes. "The result is a dynamic selection of diverse leaders sharing the same audacious goal: change the world."

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Barack Obama Talks The Damaging Effects Of Toxic Masculinity

Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warrior Steph Curry spoke about the importance of creating vulnerable spaces for young boys and men, specifically of color, at the annual My Brother's Keeper summit in Oakland.

“The notion that somehow defining yourself as a man is dependent on, are you able to put somebody else down… able to dominate… that is an old view,” Obama said.

The initiative, which was launched in 2014, is aimed at closing the opportunity gap for boys of color by connecting them with mentors in their desired fields.

Obama, who introduced himself as "Michelle's Husband" and referred to Curry as "Ayesha's Husband," was surrounded on stage by several young men who traveled from Yonkers, New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville.

The former president also spoke on how racism plays a factor in why young men feel the need to use aggression to "prove" themselves.

“Racism historically in this society sends a message that you are ‘less than,’ ” Obama said. “We feel we have to compensate by exaggerating stereotypical ways men are supposed to act. And that’s a trap.”

Along with racism, Obama spoke on how some hip-hop songs perpetuate a negative stereotype of black men as well.

“Ironically, that shows the vulnerability you feel,” Obama said. “If you were very confident about your sexuality, you don’t have to have eight women around you twerking… you seem stressed that you gotta be acting that way.”

“I got one woman who I’m very happy with,” he added."

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50 Cent "Afraid For My Life" Due To Alleged NYPD Report

Earlier this month, a report surfaced that claimed an NYPD deputy inspector called for harm against 50 Cent. According to the New York Daily News, commanding officer Emanuel Gonzalez reportedly told his officers to "shoot" the "Many Men" rapper "on sight" if they spotted him at a boxing match in the Bronx that happened last year.

As an internal investigation is underway, 50 Cent took to Instagram to express his concern over this matter. "I'm afraid for my life, I haven't been able to sleep since I heard of this," he wrote. "The cops never notified me of the threat. I'm closing all my business in New York. I may have to sue the city."

 

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I’m afraid for my life, I haven’t been able to sleep since I heard of this. The cops never notified me of the threat. I’m closing all my business in New York. I may have to sue the city.

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ROY RICHTER just told TMZ everything they were hearing was false. Read then swipe Left

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In previous reports, Gonzalez allegedly cited an aggravated harassment complaint against the Power executive. The filing stemmed from an instance when Fifty left a "get the strap" comment under an image of a lawsuit involving Gonzalez's "shakedown" of Love & Lust, a popular club in Brooklyn that's frequented by Fifty.

In a statement from the Queens native's representative, Fifty might take legal action. "He is concerned that he was not previously advised of this threat by the NYPD and even more concerned that Gonzalez continues to carry a badge and a gun."

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The Boss Is Back: Diana Ross Announces 2019 Tour Dates

Legendary musician Diana Ross will be embarking on a multi-city tour.

The Motown staple will begin her excursion today (Feb. 20) in Las Vegas. The tour will hit cities like New Orleans and New York before concluding on Jul. 22 in Morrison, CO.

Ross' concert series continues the celebration of her 75th birthday. Earlier this month at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, Ross gave a special "75th Diamond Diana birthday performance," which was reminiscent of her iconic 1983 performance in Central Park. During the Grammys, she performed her hits such as  "The Best Years Of My Life" and "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)." Her performance was preceded by an adorable introduction by her nine-year-old grandson.

Check out her tour dates below. Tickets go on sale Friday (Feb. 22) via Ticketmaster.

Feb. 20 - Las Vegas, NV @ Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas Feb. 22 - Las Vegas, NV @ Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas Feb. 23 - Las Vegas, NV @ Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas April 13 - Catoosa, OK @ Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Tulsa April 25 - New Orleans, LA @ Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots June 22 - New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall June 27 - Vienna, VA @ The Barns at Wolf Trap July 22 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Hello New York” I’m PROUD to be back in New York in June [email protected] Music Hall #DiamondDiana pic.twitter.com/KkWynJvLzT

— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) February 19, 2019

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