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At Almost $8 Million a Year, Stephen A. Smith Becomes ESPN’s Highest Paid On-Air Personality

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At Almost $8 Million a Year, Stephen A. Smith Becomes ESPN’s Highest Paid On-Air Personality

Stephen A. Smith just inked a new deal with ESPN, making him the highest paid sportscaster on the network, USA Today reports. Smith has been a journalist on the network since 2005. Now, he signed a 5 year deal that will rake in almost $8 million a year, topping Mike Greenberg, host of ESPN’s “Get Up,” who was the network’s former highest paid personality. Smith will continue to be the face of his morning show First Take. He will also continue with SportsCenter and doing NBA coverage.  According to the NY Post, Smith is still working out the smaller details...

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This Couple Just Opened a $5.5 Million Headquarters in Chicago for Their Thriving Security Firm

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This Couple Just Opened a $5.5 Million Headquarters in Chicago for Their Thriving Security Firm

We love when couples make power moves together! AGB Investigative Services, an African American owned security company, just opened a $5.5 million facility in Chicago, We Buy Black reports. The company was founded as an investigative firm in 2001 by husband and wife team, Dr. Denitra and John Griffin. Their mission was protecting, “your people, property, and data.” Since then, the couple has expanded their business to provide a suite of security options including physical and cyber security, private investigation and security education and training. The company that once started in a basement now employs 600 full and part-time security professionals.  AGB clients...

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Trevor Noah Set To Produce Movie About 8-Year-Old Who Overcame Homeless And Became a New York Chess Champion

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Trevor Noah Set To Produce Movie About 8-Year-Old Who Overcame Homeless And Became a New York Chess Champion

The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah is scheduled to produce a movie about an 8-year-old Nigerian Chess Prodigy who won the 2019 New York chess championship, Deadline reports. The movie will tell the story of the Adewumi family, who fled their home country and sought asylum in the United States. While living in a homeless shelter, 8 year old Tani Adewumi won the 2019 New York City chess championship. Young Tani had only been playing chess for 2 years and fought to win the championship, despite his circumstances.  The family’s story was picked up by HarperCollins Publishing and the movie, acquired by Paramount,...

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These Baltimore Teenagers Went From Cleaning Windshields To Forming Their Own Bottled Water Company

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These Baltimore Teenagers Went From Cleaning Windshields To Forming Their Own Bottled Water Company

These boys are living proof that you can do anything you put your mind to! A group of teenage boys have expanded their squeegee business to now include a bottled water company, reports The Baltimore Sun. Korner Boyz Enterprises is a business created by a group of Baltimore squeegee kids. The boys started out standing on corners cleaning windshields. They would flag down motorists at the corner of Mount Royal and North Avenues in Baltimore and invite them to a clean front windshield in exchange for a few bucks to help them buy food and pay their cell phone bill. ...

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Lebron James Sends Tacos To LA Firefighters Battling The Getty Fire

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Lebron James Sends Tacos To LA Firefighters Battling The Getty Fire

Bron Bron for the win! NBA Superstar Lebron James sent one of LA’s most popular food trucks, Mariscos Taco Truck, to feed firefighters battling the Getty Fire, KTLA reports. The Getty Fire is a wildfire spanning 745 acres that has been ravaging Los Angeles for about a week now. As of Friday morning, the fire was still only about 66% contained. While there were no reported civilian injuries, dozens of homes were damaged and thousands had to undergo a mandatory evacuation. James and his family were among the evacuees.  The Los Angeles Laker tweeted about the fire saying, “Man these...

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