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Michael B. Jordan Partners with LyftUp to Provide Free Rides to Underserved Communities

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*Today Lyft has announced that Michael B. Jordan, in partnership with his Outlier Society Fellowship, are joining forces with LyftUp. Together they will provide young people of color and recent college graduates of underserved communities in Los Angeles and New York with access to free rides to employment-related destinations such as job interviews, mentorship events, internships and career counseling.  In these trying emotional and financial times, it’s more important than ever for underserved communities to have access to affordable transportation. This is a way to relieve some of the everyday stresses associated with finding a way to potentially life-changing opportunities. 

 

“Reliable transportation is often taken for granted. It plays a critical role in arriving on time to a job interview, the first day, and every work day after,” said Michael B. Jordan, Principal of Outlier Society. “I am proud to partner with Lyft to provide rides for Outlier Society fellows. Together, through the LyftUp initiative, we will work to alleviate some of the transportation barriers young professionals in under-resourced communities may experience.”

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“It’s an honor to have Michael B. Jordan and Outlier Society join the LyftUp Alliance,” said Chloe Slobotkin, Lyft Culture & Entertainment Marketing. “We’re proud to be partnering to give young people the access to transportation they need to pursue their career goals and be set up for long-term success. We believe in the power of transportation and feel it is our responsibility to make it accessible to all.”

 

The overarching LyftUp program was created as a way to provide transportation in varying forms to communities in need during critical times.  LyftUp launched in January 2020 with LeBron James and his athlete empowerment company UNINTERRUPTED to expand bikeshare access and equity across the country(LyftUp x Lebron Launch). Since its inception,  LyftUp has partnered with over 500 organizations including the National Supermarket Association, The National Council on Aging, the New Orleans Public Schools, and many more to help communities meet their essential needs. They continue to work closely with elected officials, community leaders, and leading nonprofit organizations to address transportation needs in regions hardest hit, including New York, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Seattle. Lyft has been unwavering in their support to humanitarian efforts by collaborating with organizations associated with Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ+ Rights, Covid Relief, Civil Rights, and more. Most recently earlier this month, they partnered with When We All Vote on voter registration and More Than a Vote to provide access to free rides to underserved communities. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wife of NBA Star Malik Beasley Files for Divorce Over Alleged Affair with Larsa Pippen

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*It looks like the marriage is over between Malik Beasley and Montana Yao. 

Sources tell E! News that Yao filed for divorce shortly after the NBA star was spotted in Miami with Larsa Pippen.

We previously reported… Yao says she was “blindsided” after seeing photos online of the Minnesota Timberwolves guard holding hands with Scottie Pippen’s estranged wife.

A source close to Yao told TMZ Sports that Beasley was getting cozy with Larsa while his wife was waiting for him to return to their home in Minnesota to celebrate his 24th birthday on November 26. 

Larsa is 46 and Beasley is 24. She is still married to Scottie.

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Yao shares a child with Beasley.

“Montana filed for a divorce the day she saw the photos,” the source told E! News. “Montana never cheated, and it’s not in her character. She’s not dating anybody. She’s a family person. She’s focusing on taking care of her son with her parents. They are quarantining together. Her son is her first priority.”

A source has told Hollywood Unlocked that Beasley had been separated from Yao for months. 

The source claims Pippen was “fully aware” that Beasley was married, but separated from his wife. 

“She thought Malik was in the process of ending his marriage and she wasn’t doing anything wrong by hanging out with him,” the source said. “Larsa and Malik are still in touch and are planning to see each other again when the news blows over.”

Last month, Pippen made headlines for revealing she was dating another NBA baller, Tristan Thompson, before she introduced him to Khloé Kardashian.

Meanwhile, Beasley reportedly once fought ex-NFL player Su’a Cravens in a hotel lobby over Montana Yao.

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Watch Sneak Peek for ‘Beyond the Pole: Living Under Lockdown’ [VIDEO]

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*WE tv has released an all-new sneak peek for the jaw-dropping 90 minute special, “Beyond the Pole: Living Under Lockdown,” premiering Thursday, December 17 at 10pm ET/PT.

The series is a behind the scenes look at Atlanta’s hottest dancers. Last season, the ladies faced a fierce and fiery mentor on the hustle to financial freedom. For their TV return, it’s all about virtual strip clubs and OnlyFans.

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According to the press release, “the queens of hustle and grind are back for a unique behind the scenes look at their journey to financial freedom. When Atlanta shuts down its famous nightlife scene due to a global pandemic, the clubs’ exotic dancers, bartenders, and bottle girls struggle to find income streams. Ms. Dime, Angel Kake, Empress, and Lyric self-document their fight for survival.”

Check out the supertease via the YouTube clip above.

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