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1. There will be a fall out in regards to the Skai Jackson/Julez situation.

Due to a sex tape being leaked, more than likely, Skai will lose her Disney contract since it goes against their wholesome image.

Despite being Beyonce's nephew, Julez can be charged with revenge p*rn if he leaked the tape.

2. Venus Williams loves full-body peels. The 40-year-old tennis ace is obsessed with the popular beauty treatment that has left her skin feeling smooth and glowing after three days.

3. SZA took to Twitter to share that Lizzo had played her "the best song" she's "ever heard in her life", but she didn't reveal if it was new material. SZA wrote: “Lizzo just played me the best song I ever heard in my life. I’m over here crying." Lizzo's last studio album was 2019's "Cuz I Love You."

5. Alicia Keys loves to unwind by doing face masks with her young son.

6. 50 Cent went to social media to roast Young Buck over more rumors of him sleeping with another trans. He previously went at him for an alleged relationship with a different trans woman over and over again, using social media as his outlet to take shots at Buck.

7. Donald Trump's pettiness apparently knows no bounds, because Joe Biden isn't getting what Trump himself got ... a government aircraft taking him to D.C. for his inauguration. Biden just boarded a private jet for the short flight to Washington. Protocol has been for the incoming President to get the courtesy of a military aircraft.

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UPDATE ON TRAGIC MURDER!

PART 1:

If Carol Dipasalegne had been in Miami during the real life meeting between Muhammad Ali, Sam Cooke, Malcolm X and Jim Brown, she would have been present since her play big brothers (Ali & Cooke) were in attendance.

Her relationship with both men was platonic and Ali & Cooke treated her with respect and were very protective over her.  And you can google images of her and Ali.

The night Cooke died, earlier in the evening, he attended the Ebony Fashion Show; a year later, Dispasalegne would be the commentator for the show as they traveled from city to city.

Dipasalegne came from a very good and respected family and she was well loved outside of the industry and within the industry.

Like her good friend Sam Cooke, she would also suffer a tragic death.​

PART II:

Carol was born in December of 1942.

Her parents were Florence and Jean DiPasalegne. Carol had a half brother considerably older than her on her mother's side but grew up as an only child. She would spend most of her time with a cousin that she considered her best friend.

Their relationship made her feel as though she was her sister as well. Carol was strong, determined and some may say stubborn as ever. She was also very beautiful and sweet.

Her mother loved to bake cakes, cupcakes and cookies and would reward Carol for good deeds, such as A’s in school and cleaning up her room. Other then her cousin, She didn’t have many friends growing up because of her weight; children would constantly tease her and call her fat.

At age 11 her mother and father separated. Carol adored her dad. He later ended up remarrying and having 4 more children. All of which were considerably younger than Carol; and she loved them.

Her siblings were: Iris, Jean, Denise, and Harry.

On occasions she would take her sisters to get their hair done and made sure she came home every Christmas to provide gifts that otherwise the family would't have had. Carol was aware that there was indeed another sister somewhere but the whereabouts were unknown.

Her lost sisters' name was Lisa.

Carol attended East Orange High School in East Orange, NJ.

During her junior year of high school Carol was tragically raped by a group of boys. She had been a virgin before the rape.

Family members said that “she was never the same after that”.

Shortly after the incident, she became interested in women and began presenting herself as bi-curious.

Carol later graduated from East Orange High School in 1960.

Despite her difficult childhood, as an adult, Carol was very determined woman.

And she decided to apply to be an airline stewardess.

Carol believed they rejected her application due to the color of her skin but used her weight as an excuse to decline her employment.

They told her she had three months to lose 30 lbs to be considered for the position.

With her dedicated spirit, she lost the weight in three months.

Carol J. DiPasalegne became one of the first Black Airline Stewardess’ for United Airlines.  

One day, over the airplane speaker, she instructed the passengers on the procedures of the Aircraft.

Upon lift off, she was noticed by the Creator of the Ebony Fashion Fair.

Due to her sultry voice she was then asked to be the commentator for that show.  

She agreed to the proposal.

She was the commentator for three years.

And she traveled the world as their premier fashion coordinator.

She also assisted in selecting the fashions for the show.

One evening, prior to the start of the show, the equipment did not work, so she just moved the mike to the side and talked to the audience as if they were sitting in her living room until the systems came back up.

She still struggled with her weight as an adult but she didn’t let that hold her back!

Around this time, she was given the opportunity to model for Jet Magazine.

She was also featured on the cover of Jet Magazine multiple times. She also appeared in magazine ads for Virginia Slims Cigarettes.

Shortly after that, she decided she wanted to sing. Although she had a nice sultry voice, she knew she wasn't the best singer, so she hired a voice instructor.

The instructor was able to reinvent her voice. She became a nightclub singer at the Playboy Club under the name of Carol Denmark because they told her DiPasalegne was too long of a name and too difficult to pronounce.

She temporarily sang with a group called the Glass Bottles. She also took interest in film. She auditioned for a film but was told she was not dark enough to be a black person on the silver screen.

She married her first husband Lawrence Tunny. Tunny was a businessman and he became her manager.

They lived a lavish lifestyle.

They opened a little boutique in East Orange, New Jersey called “Love and Stuff” where they sold little “knickknacks” as they called them such as, bags, hats and other little things. Unfortunately the shop didn’t stay open for long.

The couple soon separated.

Carol loved to travel.  She traveled all over the world and met lots of people. She later met Famous Amos and moved in with him in Hawaii. It was assumed that they would marry but they never did. She then decided to move back to Chicago where she was most familiar and happy. There she met her second husband Herbert Cammon. It has been said, that before marrying him he told her he used to be Gay but he had overcome that desire. She believed him. In her quest to be loved, married and settled, she fell in love with him.  He proposed to her after 2 months. They married on April 11th, 1982. 11 days prior to the marriage, he took out a $250,000 double indemnity life insurance policy on her.

On April 25th, 2 weeks into marriage Carol called home stating that she was a little fearful about it.  She stated that she felt something wasn't right for they had not yet consummated their marriage. With concern, her stepmother instructed her to come home. Unfortunately, Carol never return home. On April 27th, 1982 Carol Jean DiPasalegne was brutally murdered (with multiple stab wounds to her face). Carol was only 39 years of age.

Cammon, a suspect, was tried twice. The first time it was a hung jury. The jury was split 10-2 for guilty verdict and a mistrial was declared.

Cammon then asked for a bench trial without a jury. It has been told that the first judge felt that he was guilty but the jury was hung so he was forced to recuse himself. With Cammon now getting a new judge, it has been said that he promised the new Judge and the prosecutor money for an acquittal. This judge referred to Carol as  “Just another dead n*gger”. However, he also said that Cammon was a schemer, crooked, ignorant and callous; many circumstances cast a dark cloud of suspicion over Cammon.

Unfortunately, the evidence did not add up to proof “beyond a reasonable doubt.”. He was acquitted. Thankfully he never received the life insurance money.

No one was convicted for the murder of Carol Jean DiPasalegne. Cammon died in April, 1990.

PART 3:

Denise was born to Jean and Sylvia DiPasalegne on May 3, 1959. She was Carol’s younger sister. Carol and Denise shared the same father but had different mothers. Denise was a sweet, loving and a very beautiful child. However, her mother thought she was to thin and would try everything to put weight on her; but Denise never allowed her mother's view toward her “thinness” to impact her self-esteem. She started putting on weight in high school. As a shock to her, she would appear to be a little concerned about her weight as it would fluctuate.

Denise started singing with Iris at the age of 8 years old. When she was 12 years old she was a member of Faith Temple Church in East Orange, NJ. She participated in the choir where she loved to sing. There she met ,who was later to be her second husband. Him and his older brother were the same age as Denise and her older sister Iris. Him and Denise  “went together” for a short period of time until he left the church.

Denise was the person who would listen to your every word. Nothing else mattered when you talked to her except what you were saying. When you would speak with her she would give you her complete undivided attention. It has been said that men would fall in love with her because no matter who they were or how they looked, she was a great listener for them. She was one of the sweetest people you could ever meet, she would help without you asking and never required any reward. She was also warm hearted and full of fun. She was always willing to have a good time just about anywhere she went. She was the one who would take risks, from sneaking out of the house in the middle of the night for donuts, to stealing a car with her sister to ride to Rider College campus so that her sister could see her boyfriend. She was always a willing companion.

Denise graduated from East Orange High School in 1977. During her high school years she was popular and sung in the Choir as well as some other school organizations.  She then went to further her education at Rutgers University majoring in Social Work. While she attended school, she worked part time at Gino’s.  She also worked at a dance club in East Orange NJ called El Castel. She manned the juice bar because they did not serve alcohol. She was then offered a job at the Peppermint Lounge. The Peppermint Lounge was the place everyone from all of the surrounding areas went. If you went to the Peppermint Lounge, you were sure to see someone you knew. It was the spot. She waited tables and when they opened the restaurant, she began working in there as well. She met a lot of people and everyone knew her name. She loved to sing so she would often sing for the lounge on Armature nights, from this she became more known. After graduating, Denise began working for the Division of Youth and Family Services.  (DYFS). During her free time she would still hang out at the Peppermint Lounge. They adored her there and threw her a great birthday party when she turned 25 years old.

She had a few boyfriends and she never shied away from living with them.  She felt in order to fully know someone you must live with them. When it was over, though, it was over.  One boyfriend she lived with had two children. She loved children and was willing to marry him and be a mother to his children.  Everyone knew this but it ended abruptly after about a year.

Denise married her first husband Robert Middleton. He adored her,  they made a good couple and were the best of friends. However, after a year of marriage they decided to divorce. Even after the divorce they remained really good friends.  

Through her job she became familiar with children who needed families and she adopted a little girl.  She became a single mother and loved it. They were the dynamic duo. The child was troubled and hurt but Denise took her in when she was 4 years old. The child was confused about her color so Denise would sit in the mirror and explain her ethnicity to her because she and Denise were the same color.  

One day walking down Central Avenue in East Orange, Denise ran into her second husband Tyrone Winn. They immediately recognized each other from their church when she was 12 years old. It was like love at second sight. He now had two boys and the boys later fell in love with her as well. Denise happily married Tyrone in 1991.  They purchased a home a year later for them and their three children. Denise and her husband shared a love for music so they built a studio in the basement to make music and help younger people to get into the music industry. Denise began singing with a wedding band regularly that became very popular.

After her father’s passing in 1997, Denise mentioned leaving her husband. That September, she revealed to Iris some of the abuse she was suffering under her husbands reign. She explained that he was mean, hateful and she needed to get away. She said that he would call her stupid, yell at her and embarrass her in front of her friends and the people who would visit the studio.

She decided to leave him. She found an apartment one block away from her and her husband’s home. She wanted to be close for the children. She had moved a great deal of her things into the apartment but her husband promised that he would help her move the rest of her things out the Friday after Christmas. Her husband appeared to just want one more night with her. Denise was found dead December of 1997. It has been said that although she was already moving out, Denise told her husband that she may have wanted a divorce as well. Denise was only 38 years old.

Tyrone plea bargained at 17 years. He was required to do 85% of that time which ended up being sentenced at 14 years. The family went along with the plea because they felt that if it went to trial he may have gotten away with Crime of Passion. The family had already experienced the wrongful outcome of Denise’s sister Carol and could not take that risk. In 2003 Tyrone went up for parole. However, Denise’s older sister Iris and her younger sister Lisa advocated for victims rights. After further investigation they found that he was not to be up for parole at that time. They rescinded his parole date and he had to complete his full sentence. Denise’s husband completed his full sentence and was released in 2015. To this day the family does not know the true story of what happened the night of Denise’s murder.

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BLACK UNDERWORLD: (BLACK HIT MAN)

INTRODUCTION:

Sam “Beyah” Christian died nearly four years ago, without so much as a single headline to note his passing. Two weeks shy of age 77, he had been in declining health and was living in a local nursing home. He happened to be one of the most feared gangsters in the history of Philadelphia.

Christian was the founder of the city’s notorious Black Mafia, and under his leadership in the mid-1960s through the ’70s, its members operated a complex criminal enterprise wholly separate from the Italian Mob: numbers-running, drug trafficking, extortion and prostitution. Later, they’d develop high-level moneymaking schemes, tapping politicians for a cut of the windfall of federal funds pouring into impoverished areas. In consolidating power, Christian and his followers left a bloody trail of more than 40 bodies, including the decapitated head of a noncompliant drug dealer outside a North Philadelphia bar and the sawed-off hands of another dope peddler.

BACKSTORY:

Major Benjamin Coxson (c. 1929 – June 8, 1973) was a drug kingpin and underworld fixer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

As a teenager, he worked at shoeshine stands and car washes.

He invested the money in used car lots, car dealerships and other enterprises.

Coxson co-owned a nightclub in Center City Philadelphia with civil rights activist Stanley Branche named the Rolls Royce Lounge Coxson operated as a drug kingpin while running the nightclub.

He was arrested 17 times and convicted 10 on fraud and larceny charges. He served 22 months in a federal prison in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania for his involvement in an interstate car theft ring. He was an associate of Angelo Bruno, the mafia boss of the Philadelphia crime family. Coxson was the Black Mafia's narcotic connection, he received high grade heroin from the notorious East Coast drug trafficker Frank Matthews (who was involved with the French Connection).

He was also involved in the establishment of dummy corporations for money laundering, credit card fraud and extortion.

He was a close friend and neighbor of Muhammad Ali when he lived in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Coxson was murdered on June 8, 1973, in his home, in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Coxson along with his companion Lois Luby, her 17-year-old daughter Lita, and her 14-year-old son Toro, were bound and shot in the back of the head. Her 13-year-old son, Lex, was also bound but was able to escape and alert a neighbor. Lois and Toro survived, however Lita died later at Cherry Hill Medical Center. Toro was left blind in one eye and was later placed in witness protection along with Lex.

Sam Christian (first story) was the suspected triggerman.

Christian was not convicted of the Coxson murder since no witnesses were willing to come forward.

Although Sam Christian wasn't present, rumors persist that he allegedly organized the following crime:

The Hanafi Muslim massacre took place on the afternoon of January 18, 1973. Two men and a boy were shot to death. Four other children ranging in age from nine days to ten years old were drowned. Two others were severely injured. The murder took place at 7700 16th Street NW, a Washington, D.C. house purchased for a group of Hanafi Muslims to use as the "Hanafi American Mussulman's Rifle and Pistol Club".

The property was purchased and donated by then Milwaukee Bucks basketball player, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

The target of the attack was Hamaas Abdul Khaalis, the son-in-law of Reginald Hawkins. Khaalis had written and sent fifty letters calling Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad "guilty of 'fooling and deceiving people - robbing them of their money, and besides that dooming them to Hell.'" The letters were mailed to ministers of all fifty mosques of the Nation of Islam, a sect that Khaalis had infiltrated and in which he had been a leader in the 1950s. The letters were also critical of Wallace D. Fard and urged the ministers to leave the sect.

On January 12, 1973 several Black Mafia affiliates traveled to Washington, D.C and scouted the home. Then on January 17, 1973, Ronald Harvey, John Clark, James "Bubbles" Price, John Griffin, Theodore Moody, William Christian, and Jerome Sinclair traveled in two vehicles from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.

One of the men called claiming to be interested in purchasing literature about the Hanafi and arranged to come to the residence to purchase the literature. Two of them came to purchase material. Khaalis' son, Daud, left the room to get change, and upon his return he was told, "this is a stick up." The two men then let five or six additional people into the residence.

Daud was killed first. He was taken to the third floor and shot. Abdu Nur was shot in a bedroom.Bibi Khaalis, one of Hamaas' wives, was forced to watch them drown two of the children in an upstairs bathtub and she was also taken to the basement where she was forced to watch them drown her nine day old granddaughter in a sink. Then Bibi was bound, gagged, and shot eight times.

Amina, Khaalis' daughter, was put in a closet and shot three times. She was told, "You know your father wrote those letters, don't you? Don't you know he can't do anything like that?" Unsure if she was dead, she was shot two more times, and then the gun jammed.Amina survived the shooting.

Seven Philadelphia Black Muslims were charged for the crime.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was a pall bearer at the funeral for Khaalis' children.

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TINSEL CONFIDENTIAL:

When you think of great falsetto's you automatically think of Eddie Kendricks, Philip Bailey, Bobby DeBarge, El Debarge, Russell Thompkins but the two greatest falsettos in R&B may be openly gay singers Tony Washington (above) from the Dynamic Superiors and Wayne Cooper from Cameo yet due to their sexuality, they've been lost in history.

BACKSTORY:

by: Ally Schweitzer

By the 1960s, the D.C. region could have been called a soul music capital: Out of it came Marvin Gaye, Peaches & Herb, The Casuals (later Skip Mahoney & The Casuals), Terry Huff and Special Delivery, The Unifics and numerous other talented performers who played the region and eventually cut record deals.

Before Sylvester, The Dynamic Superiors helped break a barrier for openly gay performers, and certainly for Motown Records, which gave the group a multiyear deal in the 1970s. “It’s not like being gay was going to shock [everyone at the time], it’s just Motown,” Coombe says. “Motown hadn’t done anything like this… it would be like them suddenly having John Denver or something.”

Washington told a newspaper in 1977 that some audiences rejected the group, particularly early on, but that didn’t stop their songs from hitting the charts in the ’70s.

The Dynamic Superiors were formed around 1961. I believe they called themselves The Superiors first, and then The Dynamic Superiors. They all grew up in the same neighborhood of Northeast D.C. and went to Spingarn High School. Their first performance was at a talent show at Spingarn. At the time, they were kids—they were under 18, nobody knew who they were, they were just another one of thousands of groups locally. But they were able to perform at a few clubs, and eventually they were able to start traveling around to different cities and performing.

In 1968, they had brought in just enough money where they could pool together their cash and finance a house. They all lived there; they were all very serious about their careers. They made a pact to never get married.

In the early 1970s, they were doing a show in Atlanta, Georgia, and they were discovered by a Motown representative that was there. They were signed not long afterward. They had offers before like that, and they didn’t think it was real. But they were signed and things went pretty good for them. Right off the bat, their first album had some hits, like “Shoe Shoe Shine" (written by Ashford & Simpson). That was their first big hit in 1974.

The Dynamic Superiors had great voices and Motown loved them. They really gave the group some leeway because the lead singer was openly gay. His name was Tony Washington. His brother, Maurice Washington, was also in the group. Tony was the only openly gay member of the group. [Ed. note: Washington said in a 1977 interview that he had another gay bandmate who hadn’t come out.

Everyone had known each other for many years; no one in the group had any issues with Tony’s sexuality. It was just another aspect of their friend. And I don’t know how Motown must have felt at first, but they loved them, and they were bringing in hits. So they eventually made the decision—which is pretty wild for Motown—to allow Tony to do his thing.

Washington was pretty out there—he wore makeup, he would dress in such a way that it is clear that he was gay. One thing that he was known for was—there’s a song called “Me and Mrs. Jones.” The other guys would say “Mrs.,” and Washington would always get up front and say “Mr. Jones.” Apparently, they were well known for that. They got to the point where Motown was comfortable releasing album covers that really flaunted the fact that these guys had a connection to the gay community.

On the first record [shown above], Motown used pink butterflies and colors that are very feminine. He’s wearing an incredibly feminine look with makeup and everything else. Artists in the ’80s and some disco artists could get away with that… But they’re really trying here. A rose. Butterflies. They identified the fact that he was gay. He identified the fact he was gay. The group flaunted it. So somehow, Motown made the marketing decision to just open up the closet and throw it out there. And it worked. People bought the album. “Shoe Shoe Shine” was a big hit. You had Ashford and Simpson doing production, it was really amazing stuff.

The group’s second album, Pure Pleasure—those are man’s legs with man’s painted nails [shown above and below]… And it’s representative of Tony Washington. He’s always said that’s not him. But you know, it doesn’t really matter—it represents him.

The group disbanded in 1980 and Tony Washington died of AIDS in 1989.

Notorious prisoners are imprisoned at Supermax prisons.

It was rumored that drug dealer ALPO once resided in a Supermax.

As well as one-time Brooklyn rapper, Ronald Herron AKA Ra Diggs who was tried and convicted in 2014 for 21 counts, including three murders, racketeering and drug trafficking in connection of running a violent drug gang in New York.

Other infamous prisoners include the Unabomber, Eric Rudolph and Terry Nichols.

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