Diddy fulfills a dream by opening Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School

"Growing up in Harlem I always had a dream of opening a school with a leadership curriculum for our inner city youth," Sean Combs wrote today (August 29) on Instagram. "Through the grace of God and the support of the Harlem community my dream came true. I'm going from me to we!! I would like to thank Harlem, all my children in the school and the staff for making it happen!!"

Renowned educator Dr. Steve Perry joined Diddy in celebrating the opening of Capital Prep Harlem, a free, public charter school in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. The school will serve grades 6–12 with a year-round, college preparatory education that develops lifelong learners, leaders, and agents of social change, according to the site.

ongrats to Diddy for making provisions to educate the leaders of tomorrow!

Paycheck to Paycheck Is Not Living Well; The Value in Creating Multiple Streams of Income

Its 4 AM and Steve Harvey is starting his day with a morning run and a trip to his home gym. His blood is flowing and his mind is awakening, ready to embark on the tasks for today. By 6 AM, he has started his first job, Harvey Live on the radio with Steve. His nationally syndicated morning radio talk show attracts over 7 Million listeners’ nationwide and growing! But this is only the first job of the day, because Family Feud taping starts at 11 and today he is taping 5 shows, so it’s going to be a long one. But because Steve Harvey understand that if he is to live the life of his dreams that he must not stop at just one source of income, not even two is enough in his eyes. It’s the constant creation of income opportunities that keeps Mr. Harvey moving. So in between shows he’s taking meetings and phone calls with his team to make sure that every opportunity is explored. Steve Harvey understands the principals around prosperity and living well. He practices maintaining and creating multiple streams of income so that he can live in luxury on his own terms and so that he can continue to lead and be a provider for his growing family!

Let’s take a page out of the success of such a highly influential and hardworking business man such a Steve Harvey. Nothing can happen without hard work and discipline! Even more importantly, one source of income just isn’t enough in today’s economy! 2016 “IT’s” the year of the entrepreneur, but this year is only the beginning.

Have you prepared a nest egg? How much are you really saving for your retirement? What about money for vacations, a new car or college tuition, are you ready for these things? These are the questions that we need to be asking ourselves. Think for a moment about how much money you are making, think for a moment about what it takes to sustain your lifestyle. Are you still living check to check? Mr. Harvey lived paycheck to paycheck for a while. But, he worked on his gift from gig to gig, getting a check from week to week. But do you know what made the difference for him? He has said that he was tired of being BROKE! He was not about that check to check life! He made the decision to pursue multiple streams of income so that he could truly enjoy living in abundance!

So if you are tired of living paycheck to paycheck and are ready to increase income that comes into your household, then it’s time for you to find another stream of income. You need products and/or services that create solutions for the masses. Get into business for yourself and begin generating income that will dramatically change your lifestyle. Check to check living is not abundant living, it’s just enough living. You either need to increase the amount of those checks or add more checks! But you can’t keep doing the same thing and expecting different results.

It’s time for the increase. It’s time to have the income you need to actually help yourself and others. It’s time to leap so that you can finally receive the fruits of the journey. But the only way to make that change in where you are is to take action to get where you want to be. The choice is yours. Let’s do it!

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Women charged over $30 million drug smuggle; Instagrammed whole trip

A dream trip has ended very badly for three Canadians in Australia.

A dream trip has ended very badly for three Canadians in Australia.

It was an Instagram-worthy trip that has ended badly for three Canadians in Australia.

André Tamine, 63, Isabelle Lagacé, 28, and Melina Roberge, 22, all from Quebec, have been charged with importing a commercial quantity of cocaine, according to the Associated Press.

95 kilograms (200 lbs) were seized by the Australian Federal Police on a cruise ship docked in Sydney on Sunday. Worth A$31 million ($23 million), it's the largest ever seizure of narcotics carried by passengers of a cruise ship or airliner in the country.

It could also land the trio with a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, ending a halcyon-looking journey Down Under. Authorities aren't yet able to establish how the trio are connected, or where and when the drugs made their way onto the cruise ship. 

The trio were on the MS Sea Princess, a cruise that began its two-month journey from England, according to the Toronto Star. It made several stops on the way in North America, the Caribbean and South America, a trip that's been covered in the social media accounts of Lagacé and Roberge.

Oddly, it looks like any other collection of holiday snaps on Instagram, whether that be frolicking on the beaches of the Pacific or standing on top of cliffs in Ecuador. 

Australian authorities worked with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the New Zealand Customs Service and the Canada Border Services Agency in the operation, identifying the trio as "high-risk passengers."

"These syndicates should be on notice that the Australian Border Force is aware of all of the different ways they attempt to smuggle drugs into our country and we are working with a range of international agencies to stop them," Australian Border Force Assistant Commissioner, Clive Murray, said in a statement.

The Toronto Star notes that Canadian cocaine traffickers had an interest in Australia, with seizures increasing in the country in recent years.

Mashable have chosen to omit the Instagram handles of the women charged.

Why Colin Kaepernick Refused To Stand For The National Anthem Before A 49ers Preseason Game

Travis Waldron Sports Reporter, The Huffington Post

ROBERT DEUTSCH-USA TODAY SPORTS San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) throws the ball against the New York Giants in the second quarter at MetLife Stadium.


San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) throws the ball against the New York Giants in the second quarter at MetLife Stadium.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the playing of the national anthem before the team’s Friday night preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, and on Saturday, he explained why.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL.com’s Steve Wyche. “To me, this is bigger than football, and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

The protest makes Kaepernick the latest athlete to use his platform to call attention to problems facing African-Americans across the country, particularly the issue of police killings. Four NBA stars ― Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Paul ― called attention to the issue in an on-stage speech at the ESPY Awards in July. Anthony has also marched in protests in Baltimore; and Wade and James, along with their then-Miami Heat teammates,donned hoodies to protest the killing of Trayvon Martin in 2013.

Players from three WNBA teams wore shirts that bore the “Black Lives Matter” slogan during pre-game warmups in July. And during previous seasons, anassortment of NFL and NBA players have warmed up in T-shirts honoring African-Americans killed by police, and spoken out against police brutality after their games.

Kaepernick did not tell the 49ers of his plans not to stand for the anthem. He also sat through the song during a previous preseason game.

“This is not something that I am going to run by anybody,” Kaepernick toldNFL.com. “I am not looking for approval. I have to stand up for people that are oppressed. ... If they take football away, my endorsements from me, I know that I stood up for what is right.”

Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the anthem is similar to a protest from former Denver Nuggets player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, whose choice to sit down through the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before NBA games in 1996 blew up into a nationwide controversy. Abdul-Rauf, a converted Muslim, eventually served a one-game suspension before striking a compromise with the NBA that required him to stand but allowed him to bow his head in prayer during the anthem. The flag, Abdul-Rauf said then, was “a symbol of tyranny, of oppression.”

The Nuggets traded Abdul-Rauf after the 1996 season, and his career never rebounded from the controversy

The 49ers said that they respected Kaepernick’s decision to exercise his rights of expression.

“The National Anthem is and always will be a special part of the pre-game ceremony,” the team said in a statement, according to NFL.com. “It is an opportunity to honor our country and reflect on the great liberties we are afforded as its citizens. In respecting such American principles as freedom of religion and freedom of expression, we recognize the right of an individual to choose and participate, or not, in our celebration of the national anthem.”

Watch The Second Trailer For Kevin Hart's Final Standup Film, 'What Now?'

On October 14th Kevin Hart will make his exit from the standup comedy world with his final feature film in the realm, What Now? And, like its predecessors Laugh at My Pain and Let Me Explain, the movie will come with some exorbitant introductory scene.

In its defense, I tend to use the term "L.A.B." when I speak on people sometimes. But I'm digressing.

Either way, Halle Berry and Don Cheadle have roles in the film, which has Kevin playing some sort of secret agent of sorts in between the jokes, quips and other non sequiturs. Watch below.

Musician Chris Leamy's #HePlaysForMe raises money for the homeless through music

By: Jordi Lippe-McGraw

Musician Chris Leamy seems to be one of those lucky artists who has found solid footing in the music industry. He's written songs for big artists like Shaggy, has been offered record deals, and currently has a distribution agreement with Sony. And while most people in his position would likely focus on making it big, the 28-year-old spends a big part of his time giving back in the best way he knows how: through music.

Leamy started a campaign called #HePlaysForMe, where he plays guitar on behalf of homeless people in New York City about once a week. He has already raised about $6,000 since he started last year with over $4,000 going to the Bowery Mission charity, and the rest going to individuals.

Chris Leamy / Chris Leamy Chris Leamy alongside one of the people he played music for

Chris Leamy / Chris Leamy

Chris Leamy alongside one of the people he played music for

"It started last year when I was coming home on the subway late one night carrying my guitar and a homeless woman holding a cup said, 'This would be much easier if I had one of those,' and pointed to my guitar case," Leamy told TODAY. "She said that people who play instruments often get more charity than those who do not." That conversation sparked the idea, and that weekend he went and played with several homeless people and found they always made at least some money. The effort grew from there.

Now, Leamy has a system down for his weekly visits. "These are people who have so little, and they sometimes get nervous when a stranger sits down trying to help them," said Leamy. "I usually give them a dollar or two and ask if it is OK if I sit down. That tends to relax them."

From there, they usually chat for a few minutes and then Leamy asks if it would be all right to play a few songs, explaining that they can keep all the money. "I don’t sit and play with everyone the same amount of time, usually three to four songs depending," he said. "And sometimes I will do a few sessions back to back, playing with different individuals."

The result has been thousands of dollars raised over the year. Leamy personally donates whatever amount he raises during a #heplaysforme session to the Bowery Mission. For example, if he sat with someone and made $15, that individual would keep that. Then he would go home and donate $15 more to Bowery and ask people to match these donations.

More than starting an impromptu charity, Leamy says it's what he has gained from this experience that's been the biggest reward. "The best moments by far were in the stories that these individuals told me," he said. "A man named Mike 'Spoons' was sitting in Union Square using spoons as drums since someone stole his banjo. He was asking for spare change to get enough money together so he could afford a bus ticket home for Thanksgiving." Leamy added, "I'll never forget when he said, 'I’d like to see my family; I feel like I just need to get home to figure it all out.' I sat there for around an hour or so and we earned the 24 bucks."

Chris Leamy / Chris Leamy Chris with Mike 'Spoons'

Chris Leamy / Chris Leamy

Chris with Mike 'Spoons'

This story is just one of many that have touched Leamy and taught him so much about the homeless culture in New York. "Almost every person I sit with wants to split the money we make," he said. "These people don't even have a roof over their head, and yet they still want to share."

Leamy said he continues to be inspired each time he sits down and plays his guitar with someone. "In a competitive place like New York City, it is so easy to lose appreciation for all the fortunate things I have and focus only on the things I want next," he said. "There is no better reality check than having a chat with someone who keeps all the possessions they own in a small bag. I leave each session incredibly humbled."

Mother Teresa To Be Elevated To Sainthood by Pope Francis

Iconic nun and missionary Mother Teresa is set to become a Catholic saint next week, in a ceremony and Mass led by Pope Francis.

The open-air ceremony will be held on September 4 in St Peter’s Square in Vatican City, and is expected to draw a crowd of hundreds of thousands.

Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in 1910 in the Macedonian capital of Skopje, she became a nun and spent several years in Kolkata, India after training with the Sisters of Loreto.

She worked as a teacher, and started an order called The Missionaries of Charity in 1950 to look after less-fortunate people.

In 1979, Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for “work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitutes a threat to peace”.and donated the fund to the poor.

She continued to travel the world visiting various branches of the Missionaries of Charity despite ailing health problems, right up until her death in 1997. She donated the prize’s funds to the poor in India.

She was officially beatified within the Catholic church in 2003 by Pope John Paul II – the first step to sainthood.

While she was one of the 20th century’s most iconic and beloved figures, her hardline opposition to contraception and abortion drew controversy among her followers and critics.

Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/world/2016/08/28/17/26/mother-teresa-to-be-elevated-to-sainthood-in-canonisation-by-pope-francis#P1s5fvOuuUyuYk4K.99

Why LL Cool J's Wife Dislikes the Song "Doin' It" & How She Beat Cancer

LL Cool J and his wife, Simone, met when they were just teenagers, and after dating on and off for almost a decade, they got married. Watch as Simone tells Oprah how shared spiritual beliefs, compromise and mutual respect help make their marriage work.

Doctors remove 40 knives from Indian man's stomach

Jessica Durando, USA TODAY

Surgeons in India extracted 40 knives from inside the body of a police officer during a rare, five-hour operation.

Surjeet Singh had swallowed the knives over several months.

"The patient told us that he suffered from an uncontrollable urge to consume knives," Jitendra Malhotra, a surgeon at Amritsar Corporate Hospital who operated on Singh last week, told Asian News International. "This was very unnerving, not witnessed something like this in my career as a doctor."

Singh sought medical care after having stomach pain and little appetite, Reuters reported. He is now in stable condition.

The doctors did not have information about Singh's diagnosis at first. Malhotra said an ultrasound showed a solid object in the shape of a cancer.

Singh had told the doctors that he swallowed 28 knives, but 40 were removed, Reuters reported.

"To ensure that there are no knives left, we did a metallic scan. What is astonishing is the fact is that the patient was eating the knives for the last two months," Malhotra told Asian News International.

Malhotra said Singh suffered from a psychological disorder. The police officer reportedly started to swallow them after recovering from a road accident.

“I met with an accident in Chandigarh and could not walk properly after that. I used to sit idle and started swallowing down knives,” Singh said, Reuters reported.  “It pained a little.”