Dr. Dre's ex-wife Nicole Young could receive over $3.5 million a year in spousal support.
A judge recently ordered the music mogul to pay his ex-wife nearly $300,000 until they reach a divorce settlement.
“[Dre] is ordered to pay to the [Nicole] spousal support in the sum of $293,306.00 per month, payable on the first of each month, commencing August 1, 2021,” the court document, which was obtained by the outlet, states.
In total, Dre will be paying Nicole a whopping $3,519,672 a year in spousal support, not including other expenses like health insurance.
As stated in the court filing, Nicole will continue to receive the support payment “until the party receiving support remarries or enters into a new domestic partnership, death of either party.”
In addition to Dre paying Nicole nearly $300,000 a month and covering her health insurance, he will also “continue paying the expenses for the Malibu, and Pacific Palisades homes.”
As noted by The Blast, Dre and Nicole are currently negotiating an overall settlement of their divorce, so his $300,000 a month payments are technically temporary.
Nicole filed for divorce from Dre in June 2020. The former couple, who share two children, had been married for 24 years.
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LONG BEACH, Calif. - July 20, 2021 - PRLog -- Zhe Scott, MIT Alumna, CEO, and Founder of The SEO Queen, will host the first Reach More Clients Power Conference via zoom on July 29, 30, and 31, 2021. This conference features a bevy of experts to help businesses grow with SEO, organic and paid social media marketing, intellectual property protection, financial planning, operations management, contract acquisition, customer experience managements, mindset, and sales. This conference is being hosted in partnership with the South Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce; Los Angeles Urban League; Guillermo A Saade, Edward Jones Financial Advisor; Connected Women of Influence, The Leadhershift Movement, Courageous Woman Magazine and other sponsors.
The workshops for this three-day event include actionable strategies for effective SEO, blogging, brand messaging, content marketing, public relations and effective storytelling, sales strategies, strategic partnerships, and much more.
This conference will include CEO of The SEO Queen: Zhe Scott along with keynote speakers: Rachel Kennedy, CEO of the Kennedy Curate; Paul Andre, host of the SEO Video Show; Marquel Russell, "King of Client Attraction"; Calvin Martyr, Founder of I AM WE GLOBAL; Ira Domnitz, principal attorney of patent-lawyers.com; Xkizin Wright, The Entrepreneur Therapist; Rev Brig Feltus, Founder and CEO of the ReMember Institute; Michelle Bergquist, CEO of Connected Women of Influence; Deborah Thorne, the Information Diva; Dr. Deena Brown, Ted Talk, Speaker and Founder of the LeadHerShift Movement; Andrea Patrick, Personal Branding Expert; Video Marketing expert, Kori Raishon; Anika Jackson, CEO of Anika PR; Gabriel Rich, host of the Rich Report; Dr. John Aden, CEO and founder of VALeverage.com; Certification Expert, Dori Bailey; and Anthony Williams, contract acquisition expert.
Jameeca Marshall, Director of Programs for the Los Angeles Urban League says, "The Urban League is proud to support another opportunity to network and to learn strategies to grow your business via search
engines, contracts and more during the age of social distancing. We are strongly encouraging our clients and Black-owned businesses to attend. This conference will provide information and tools that small business owners cannot afford to miss." Guillermo A Saade says that he is "excited to share strategies to help business owners achieve their long term financial goals"
The SEO Queen is happy to support another opportunity for businesses growth in these changing economic and financial times. You do not want to miss this growth marketing conference and this opportunity to network and to learn strategies to grow your business via search engines, contracts and more during the age of social distancing. You can purchase tickets right now by going to seoqueen.com/conference. General Admission and VIP Experience tickets are available. Two one on one coaching sessions are available with each VIP experience ticket. You get an hour with MIT Alumna and CEO Zhe Scott, and one with another expert of your choice.
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Fast-growing social networking app, TikTok, is admitting to taking certain measures to ensure content from particular users is not viewable by a wide audience. However, the company insists it’s being done with genuine intent.
According to a report by German site Netzpolitik, TikTok considers queer people, fat people, and those with disabilities to be at risk of cyberbullying and in an effort to protect them from potential harassment, the platform enlists moderators to flag their videos and limit the number of viewers they can reach. TikTok lists examples of disabilities as autism, Downs syndrome, facial disfigurement, facial problems such as birthmarks or slight squints, etc.
TikTok also uses hashtags to determine whether a user is at “risk.” Hashtags such as #foryou, #fyp, #disability, #fatwoman, or users with “Autist” or rainbow flags and other LGBT identifiers in their bio have also been moderated.
When moderators use these tactics, they limit the users’ ability to have their videos seen by others passed a certain number of views, or sometimes outside of their geographical area. Some users were restricted after 6,000 to 10,000 views. Some users’ videos are only viewable within their home country.
“This approach was never intended to be a long-term solution and although we had a good intention, we realized that it was not the right approach,” a spokesperson for TikTok told Netzpolitik.
What are your thoughts? Is censorship the best way to handle cyberbullying?
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Biz Markie, the “Clown Prince of Hip-Hop” best known for his 1989 global smash “Just a Friend,” has died, according to his representative, Jenni Izumi. His cause of death has not yet been disclosed, but Izumi said the rapper, singer, DJ, producer, actor, comedian, and writer “peacefully passed away” Friday evening with his wife, Tara Hall, by his side. Markie had been hospitalized in April last year due to complications from Type 2 diabetes, and as of last December he was reportedly living in a Maryland rehabilitation facility after suffering a diabetic coma and stroke. He was 57 years old.
“We are grateful for the many calls and prayers of support that we have received during this difficult time,” Izumi said in a statement. “Biz created a legacy of artistry that will forever be celebrated by his industry peers and his beloved fans whose lives he was able to touch through music, spanning over 35 years. He leaves behind a wife, many family members and close friends who will miss his vibrant personality, constant jokes, and frequent banter.”
Biz Markie was born Marcel Theo Hall on April 8, 1964, in Harlem, and he spent his childhood in Long Island. He launched his hip-hop career in the Manhattan club scene (and later, on the East Coast college circuit), working as a human beatbox for acts like Roxanne Shanté and MC Shan. His debut album, 1988’s Goin’ Off — which featured production by Marley Marl and co-writing by Big Daddy Kane, and showcased Biz’s impressive beatboxing skills — was a respectable success, peaking at No. 90 on the Billboard 200 and at No. 19 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart on the strength of underground tracks like “Make the Music With Your Mouth, Biz,” “Nobody Beats the Biz,” “Vapors,” and “Pickin’ Boogers.”
However, it was the following year’s gold-certified, entirely self-penned The Biz Never Sleeps, featuring “Just a Friend,” that made Markie a household name. That playful, piano-driven single, which interpolated Freddie Scott’s 1968 song “(You) Got What I Need,” became a platinum-selling top 10 U.S. hit, and its wacky video, featuring a candelabra-lit Markie bashing the ivories and wailing the unhinged, deliberately out-of-tune chorus in a powdered Mozart wig, was a high-rotation MTV staple for months.
Unfortunately, Markie never charted another Billboard Hot 100 hit again, and his cartoonish image and puerile humor relegated him to novelty act/one-hit wonder status. On top of that, promotion for his third album, 1991’s I Need a Haircut, was sidelined by a lawsuit from soft rock singer-songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan, who claimed that Biz’s track “Alone Again” featured an unauthorized sample of O'Sullivan’s “Alone Again (Naturally).” When Markie lost that case, I Need a Haircut was pulled from circulation; the court’s landmark ruling, Grand Upright Music Ltd. v. Warner Bros. Records Inc., changed the entire music industry, with record labels now required to clear all samples on all future releases. Biz’s follow-up LP was 1993’s cheekily titled All Samples Cleared!, but his career was unable to rebound after the negative publicity. It would be decade before he released another album, 2003’s Weekend Warrior, which turned out to be his last.
However, the legacy of “Just a Friend” was enduring, and over the years Biz’s skills and wit gained new appreciation. He became an icon of the alternative hip-hop genre, collaborating with the Beastie Boys, Slick Rick, Will Smith, Wu-Tang Clan, Coolio, Fat Joe, the Avalanches, Kesha, the Flaming Lips, Canibus, the Aquabats, Len, and — in recorded-sample form — even the Rolling Stones. Mario’s “Just a Friend 2002” was inspired by Markie’s hit, and Austin Mahone sampled and interpolated the original “Just a Friend” chorus in his 2012 single “Say You're Just a Friend” featuring Flo Rida. The Beasties’ championing of Biz especially helped revitalize his career, although he pivoted to DJing rather than recording, even opening for Chris Rock on tour with DJ sets in 2008.
Biz also reached new audiences by appearing in Men in Black II, Black-ish, SpongeBob SquarePants, Empire, In Living Color, Wild 'n Out, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Sharknado 2, and the first season of VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club, which he won. He also memorably performed “Just a Friend” with Jeff Goldblum and the Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and hosted a daily radio show on LL Cool J’s Rock the Bells channel on SiriusXM.
In 2011, Markie was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes; three years later, he did an interview with ABC News about how he had shed 140 pounds in an attempt to improve his condition, explaining, “I wanted to live. … If I didn’t make the changes, it was going to make the diabetes worse. I’m trying to get off [medication]. The way you’ve got to do it is lose the weight. I’m off half my meds; I just got to get off the rest. They said I could lose my feet. They said I could lose body parts. A lot of things could happen.”
Just this past April, Markie’s friend and collaborator Big Daddy Kane said Markie was on his way to recovery after his 2020 stroke, telling syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club, “He’s in rehabilitation now. He’s getting better and stronger every day. Last time I talked to him on the phone, he got a real light voice — but last time I talked on the phone he stuck his middle finger up at me, so I think he’s coming along.”
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Many business owners spend thousands of dollars each year to build their audience through Facebook Likes. The logic seems simple - the more Likes your business page gets, the more people you’ll be able to reach. The truth is, even if you have accumulated a ton of followers, the number of people who will actually see your content is much smaller than it appears.
Let’s say you’ve obtained 1,000 Likes on your Facebook page. It stands to reason that every time you post content to that page, all 1,000 people will see it. However, the reality is that each post will only be shown to about 10% (or less) of your followers.
If you’d want the remaining 90% of your Facebook followers to see your content, you’ll have to pull out the same wallet you used to buy all those Likes and pay Facebook to “boost” your posts.
So What Am I Paying For Anyway?When your social media strategy is focused solely on accumulating Likes, you’re essentially paying for the ability to advertise to those followers later on. Long story short, it shouldn’t be all about the Likes.
Let’s get nerdy for a minute. Facebook has an ever-changing algorithm that (among other things) assigns a ranking to each page, including your business. That ranking isn’t based solely on the number of Likes; instead, it’s actually based on page activity. In other words, the more people who are interacting with your content by sharing and commenting, the higher your Facebook ranking will climb. As that ranking climbs, so will your organic reach.
Pages that rank extremely high with Facebook’s algorithms will actually see their Facebook reach exceed its number of followers as people re-share the content and show it to their friends. Pages that rank very low will see their reach approach zero.
Then How Does My Business Expand Its Reach On Facebook?Improving your page rank is possible, you just need to know some basics. Here are few pointers:
Post great content. Sharing original videos on your Facebook page is a great way for people to begin to interact with you. These can range from hilariously funny to inspirational stories of your customers. Since videos are easily and widely shared, friends of your community will begin to see your business appear in their news feeds.
Don’t promote yourself too often. Keep in mind that much of your content should be focused on topics other than your business. Many businesses only post announcements and upcoming events to their Facebook page and then wonder why their engagement (and Facebook ranking) is so low. Give people fun, fresh, inspirational content that they’ll want to interact with.
Ask people to check in at your location. Facebook check-ins are one of the most powerful tools on social media and one of the most effective ways to grow your business. Why? Facebook check-ins act as recommendations from your community to their friends. So instead of hearing about how awesome your business is from you - they’re hearing it from their friends, whom they already trust. Since Facebook check-ins are typically seen by about 200 friends, they take personal invitations to a whole new level.
Seeing ResultsAs you shift your social media strategy from a pursuit of “likes” or “followers” to a focus on engagement and page activity, you’ll see your reach grow exponentially. And you’ll save some money on boosting posts as well. Post interactive, shareable content that is outwardly focused - and most importantly, promote Facebook check-ins with your customers. Not only will your reach more people on Facebook, it will also help grow your business.
Source: John Rougeux