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Queen Latifah, Life, and Love: Queen Latifah's Mother Rita Owens Dies From Chronic Heart Condition@balleralert mao Queen Latifah’s Mother Rita Owens Dies From Chronic Heart Condition - blogged by @worldwidekeege ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dana Owens a.k.a the great Queen Latifah, announced Wednesday that her mother, Rita Owens, has passed away from a severe heart condition that has been ailing her for more than a decade. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "It is with a heavy heart that I share the news, my mother, Rita Owens passed away today... Anyone that has ever met her knows what a bright light she was on this earth. She was gentle, but strong, sweet, but sassy, worldly but pragmatic, a woman of great faith and certainly the love of my life.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Heart failure is a chronic progressive condition where the heart is unable to pump blood efficiently through the body. Rita Owens was on medication, had a defibrillator implanted in her chest to prevent heart attacks, and a strict diet of low salts and fats with lots of vegetables. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ”She had struggled with a heart condition for many years and her battle is now over... I am heartbroken but know she is at peace. Thank you for your kindness, support and respect for our privacy at this time. Much Love, Dana Owens (aka Queen Latif‎ah), forever Rita Owens’ daughter.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Latifah mentioned to PEOPLE in a previous interview in 2015 that when she was not in California, she was at her mother’s New Jersey home helping with caregiving duties. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She broke the news to PEOPLE about her mother’s death and impact on her life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "I watched her come through so many things, ups and downs, hospitalizations – I mean really being in the ICU for that matter – you know, going through tough times and watching her come back and bounce back and still maintain this sense of humor, and love and drive and will... I just love her so much more, I respect her so much more. She really just gives me hope for life and the world.” Latifah said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ R.I.P. the great Rita Owens.
Queen Latifah, Life, and Love: Queen Latifah's Mother Rita
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Queen Latifah’s Mother Rita Owens Dies From Chronic Heart Condition - blogged by @worldwidekeege ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dana Owens a.k.a the great Queen Latifah, announced Wednesday that her mother, Rita Owens, has passed away from a severe heart condition that has been ailing her for more than a decade. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "It is with a heavy heart that I share the news, my mother, Rita Owens passed away today... Anyone that has ever met her knows what a bright light she was on this earth. She was gentle, but strong, sweet, but sassy, worldly but pragmatic, a woman of great faith and certainly the love of my life.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Heart failure is a chronic progressive condition where the heart is unable to pump blood efficiently through the body. Rita Owens was on medication, had a defibrillator implanted in her chest to prevent heart attacks, and a strict diet of low salts and fats with lots of vegetables. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ”She had struggled with a heart condition for many years and her battle is now over... I am heartbroken but know she is at peace. Thank you for your kindness, support and respect for our privacy at this time. Much Love, Dana Owens (aka Queen Latif‎ah), forever Rita Owens’ daughter.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Latifah mentioned to PEOPLE in a previous interview in 2015 that when she was not in California, she was at her mother’s New Jersey home helping with caregiving duties. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She broke the news to PEOPLE about her mother’s death and impact on her life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "I watched her come through so many things, ups and downs, hospitalizations – I mean really being in the ICU for that matter – you know, going through tough times and watching her come back and bounce back and still maintain this sense of humor, and love and drive and will... I just love her so much more, I respect her so much more. She really just gives me hope for life and the world.” Latifah said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ R.I.P. the great Rita Owens.

Queen Latifah’s Mother Rita Owens Dies From Chronic Heart Condition - blogged by @worldwidekeege ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dana Owens a.k.a the gr...

Head, Life, and Memes: 2 a b abid MILLIOHAIRE MENTOR HOWEVER DIFFICULT LIFE MAY SEEM THERE'SALWAYS SOMETHING YOU CAN DO AND SUCCEED AT. IT MATTERS THAT YOU DON'T JUST GIVE UP" Stephen Hawking I’m writing this quick post to send strength and faith out to my followers. I hope that wherever this finds you it gives you light and a reminds you to stay positive, stay strong, and keep your head up👇 ✔️Everything in life is temporary. Every time it rains, it stops raining. Every time you get hurt, you heal. Your mind might tell you that this will last forever. It won’t. Nothing lasts forever. After darkness there is always light and this too shall pass. ✔️You are strong enough to rise above this. Life is tough, but you are tougher. No matter how much it hurts, hold your head up and keep going. You were given this challenge because you are strong enough to handle it. Use each setback, each disappointment as a cue to push on ahead with more determination than ever before. ✔️Where you are right now is a necessary step. You are not what you have done, you are what you have overcome. Your struggles are part of your path. No pain comes without a purpose. Pain is part of growing and living a stronger, more meaningful life. ✔️You can’t have happiness without sadness. Its important to understand that you cant know real joy without real sadness. Life’s ups require life’s downs. When you are able to let go and be at peace with the reality of these ups and downs is when you are able to find more meaning from any challenge. - R.I.P Stephen Hawking 🙏 - rip nevergiveup succeed millionairementor
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 MILLIOHAIRE MENTOR
 HOWEVER DIFFICULT LIFE MAY SEEM
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 DO AND SUCCEED AT. IT MATTERS THAT
 YOU DON'T JUST GIVE UP"
 Stephen Hawking
I’m writing this quick post to send strength and faith out to my followers. I hope that wherever this finds you it gives you light and a reminds you to stay positive, stay strong, and keep your head up👇 ✔️Everything in life is temporary. Every time it rains, it stops raining. Every time you get hurt, you heal. Your mind might tell you that this will last forever. It won’t. Nothing lasts forever. After darkness there is always light and this too shall pass. ✔️You are strong enough to rise above this. Life is tough, but you are tougher. No matter how much it hurts, hold your head up and keep going. You were given this challenge because you are strong enough to handle it. Use each setback, each disappointment as a cue to push on ahead with more determination than ever before. ✔️Where you are right now is a necessary step. You are not what you have done, you are what you have overcome. Your struggles are part of your path. No pain comes without a purpose. Pain is part of growing and living a stronger, more meaningful life. ✔️You can’t have happiness without sadness. Its important to understand that you cant know real joy without real sadness. Life’s ups require life’s downs. When you are able to let go and be at peace with the reality of these ups and downs is when you are able to find more meaning from any challenge. - R.I.P Stephen Hawking 🙏 - rip nevergiveup succeed millionairementor

I’m writing this quick post to send strength and faith out to my followers. I hope that wherever this finds you it gives you light and a rem...

Food, Friday, and Growing Up: Tim Duncan Raises Over $2 Million for Hurricane Irma Relief @balleralert 36 Kills 99.999% of Bacteria Rame utter 390 Colgate Tim Duncan Raises Over $2 Million for Hurricane Irma Relief-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ NBA legend TimDuncan has spent his time recently, working on relief efforts for victims of HurricaneIrma. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The Category 5 hurricane burst through the U.S. Virgin Islands causing complete destruction in several towns and neighborhoods. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Duncan, born and raised in St. Croix, wrote an article Friday, for the Players’ Tribune titled “Don’t Forget About the Islands,” detailing his own personal experiences with natural disasters after Hurricane Hugo hit his home when he was 13-years-old. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Duncan said it took more than a year before some type of normalcy was reestablished. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Through his own experiences, he felt compelled to give back to the victims of Irma. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “It takes me back to when I was a kid, growing up and having to go through that,” Duncan said on ESPN's "Mike & Mike." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Duncan has partnered with the San Antonio Food Bank to collect supplies and donations for victims of Irma. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ He has also set up a fundraiser on youcaring.com that has already raised more than $2 million. Duncan will also match the donations up to $1 million. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ In addition to setting up two H-E-B locations for people to receive material donations, he also plans to travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands to personally deliver donations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “I didn’t know then as a 13-year-old kid, but there are people putting relief together, getting workers down there, getting food and supplies to help us get through that time,” Duncan said. “I’m just trying to be that guy now.”
Food, Friday, and Growing Up: Tim Duncan Raises Over $2 Million
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Tim Duncan Raises Over $2 Million for Hurricane Irma Relief-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ NBA legend TimDuncan has spent his time recently, working on relief efforts for victims of HurricaneIrma. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The Category 5 hurricane burst through the U.S. Virgin Islands causing complete destruction in several towns and neighborhoods. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Duncan, born and raised in St. Croix, wrote an article Friday, for the Players’ Tribune titled “Don’t Forget About the Islands,” detailing his own personal experiences with natural disasters after Hurricane Hugo hit his home when he was 13-years-old. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Duncan said it took more than a year before some type of normalcy was reestablished. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Through his own experiences, he felt compelled to give back to the victims of Irma. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “It takes me back to when I was a kid, growing up and having to go through that,” Duncan said on ESPN's "Mike & Mike." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Duncan has partnered with the San Antonio Food Bank to collect supplies and donations for victims of Irma. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ He has also set up a fundraiser on youcaring.com that has already raised more than $2 million. Duncan will also match the donations up to $1 million. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ In addition to setting up two H-E-B locations for people to receive material donations, he also plans to travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands to personally deliver donations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “I didn’t know then as a 13-year-old kid, but there are people putting relief together, getting workers down there, getting food and supplies to help us get through that time,” Duncan said. “I’m just trying to be that guy now.”

Tim Duncan Raises Over $2 Million for Hurricane Irma Relief-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ NBA legend TimDuncan has spent his time re...

Confidence, Cookie Lyon, and Fashion: Ballerific Fashion: The Glow Up Featuring Taraji P. Henson @balleralert Ballerific Fashion: The Glow Up Featuring Taraji P. Henson -blogged by @peachkyss (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The “Glow Up” is more than changing your look or wardrobe. It’s about catapulting your career to the next level through a change in attitude. The “Glow Up” is a transformation that gives you the confidence to command every eye in a room by your appearance and aura. At one point, many may have overlooked you but now they can’t stop talking about you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Most celebs go from rags to riches, from bikes to Bentleys, and so on. Now, that “Glow Up” is real, many use their platform to transform their entire existence, from their mindset to their way of life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lets get into today’s “Glow Up” featuring TarajiPHenson. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Taraji P. Henson entered our lives back in 1997 on the then hit tv show, Parenthood. The actress has also made appearances on Sister, Sister, Smart Guy, ER and more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Many of us fell in love with the actress back in 2001 as Yvette in Baby Boy. We loved her sass and her love for Jody. Henson has been in countless movies and television shows and we have loved every single one. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Not only has the actress' roles evolved but her sense of style has as well with Jason Bolden on her styling team. Taraji has rocked the finest of the finest from Alexander Wang to Balenciaga creating such memorable looks to date. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Doesn't look like her "Glow Up" is dying down anytime soon, and we are looking forward to many magazine covers and red carpets. Keep it coming Yvette- Mrs. Cookie Lyon! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are so proud of Taraji P. Henson and the way her style has transitioned. You better werk Miss Lady! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Are you here for today's “Glow Up?"
Confidence, Cookie Lyon, and Fashion: Ballerific Fashion: The Glow Up
 Featuring Taraji P. Henson
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Ballerific Fashion: The Glow Up Featuring Taraji P. Henson -blogged by @peachkyss (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The “Glow Up” is more than changing your look or wardrobe. It’s about catapulting your career to the next level through a change in attitude. The “Glow Up” is a transformation that gives you the confidence to command every eye in a room by your appearance and aura. At one point, many may have overlooked you but now they can’t stop talking about you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Most celebs go from rags to riches, from bikes to Bentleys, and so on. Now, that “Glow Up” is real, many use their platform to transform their entire existence, from their mindset to their way of life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lets get into today’s “Glow Up” featuring TarajiPHenson. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Taraji P. Henson entered our lives back in 1997 on the then hit tv show, Parenthood. The actress has also made appearances on Sister, Sister, Smart Guy, ER and more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Many of us fell in love with the actress back in 2001 as Yvette in Baby Boy. We loved her sass and her love for Jody. Henson has been in countless movies and television shows and we have loved every single one. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Not only has the actress' roles evolved but her sense of style has as well with Jason Bolden on her styling team. Taraji has rocked the finest of the finest from Alexander Wang to Balenciaga creating such memorable looks to date. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Doesn't look like her "Glow Up" is dying down anytime soon, and we are looking forward to many magazine covers and red carpets. Keep it coming Yvette- Mrs. Cookie Lyon! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are so proud of Taraji P. Henson and the way her style has transitioned. You better werk Miss Lady! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Are you here for today's “Glow Up?"

Ballerific Fashion: The Glow Up Featuring Taraji P. Henson -blogged by @peachkyss (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The “Glow Up” is more than changin...