Word On The Curb: June 12 Tamar Braxton Issues Long List of Apologizes, Nas & Will Smith Teaming Up To Invest In Mobile Banking App Geared For Teen, Tyler Perry To Be Honored At 2019 BET Awards

Tamar Braxton Issues Long List of Apologizes

Tamar Braxton took to Instagram to apologize to her sisters again, Iyanla Vanzant and her ex-colleagues on talk show “The Real.” In the caption, she said she did not know how to show love and gives thanks to her boyfriend David Adefeso for teaching her how.

Tamar goes on to say: “When all u know and felt is hurt. You hurt. Self inflicted and to others are included. From my sisters, the ladies of the real, Iyanla, old and new Friends and whomever else I’ve EVER hurt, from being hurt. Please forgive me.”

Her boyfriend then follows up with a long response saying in part:

“To our strong black men who are in relationships with our beautiful black women- when you make a commitment to love that sista, it is your duty and responsibility to STAND BY YOUR WOMAN. PERIOD! Some of what many have condescendingly coined as #AngryBlackWoman is simply a reflection of, and reaction to, the life experiences of our beautiful black women.”

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Nas & Will Smith Teaming Up To Invest In Mobile Banking App Geared For Teens

…to give them a jumpstart on their financial future and provide financial literacy. The best way to become a financially sound individual is to start the process as early as possible. The start-up company is called Step and how it works is pretty simple. The app will be tied to a MasterCard, which allows parents to get oversight into their kids pending and as they grow, the services of the bank account grow with them.

Step CEO and founder CJ MacDonald says he created the app because schools don’t teach kids about money. Nas and Will Smith are two of the high-profile investors, however there were others who helped the company raise $22.5 million to officially get the no-fee banking app up and running.


Tyler Perry To Be Honored At 2019 BET Awards

BET announced Tyler Perry will be honored with the Ultimate Icon Award at the 19th annual “BET Awards, for his continued cultural impact in the entertainment industry. Later this month, BET and Tyler Perry will announce a new subscription streaming service that will target African-American viewers and feature titles from Tyler Perry Studios, offer TV shows and films from Viacom flagships MTV, VH1 and Comedy Central. Pricing has not been finalized for the BET service, but it will likely be more than the $3 per month.

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