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Is our RiRi prego?? Take a look at Rihanna’s latest fashion and weight 👀

Is the beloved and bad girl RiRi pregnant or nah? After looking at the artists latest fashion trends and obvious weight gain, we all can’t help but to wonder.

Take a sip wimmie.

Now everyone, let’s be serious…we all know Rihanna to be open with herself as well as her body. Not too long ago did we not witness the singer in a transparent, diamonded studded, gown? Or what about the high wasted cheek shorts with the base of th cheek hanging out and crop top? …👀

Now, according to several sources, Rihanna has been in nothing more than baggy clothing, from the jean outfit to the beige overalls! I know I can’t be the only one tea sippers, let’s be serious!

Also, several images perfectly expose the voluptuous curves of the Barbados princess, leaving many to wonder whether her weight gain is due to pregnancy or a mere coincidence.

Is Rihanna pregnant and trying to mask it or what? I guess we’re going to find out sooner than later. I couldn’t help but to ask lol Someone please get not only myself but the rest of my teasippers hip!

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Authorities informed on Adrian Jones abuse in an entire outline prior to his death

(Fri. May 12,  2017) Kansas City, MO–

It has been released to the public that the authorities were informed on the abuse of Adrian Jones. Adrian Jones, was the 8-year-old boy who lost his life to the hands of unfit parents. He was neglected and starved up until his dying day. His remains were fed to pigs to cover up the evidence of the abuse.

According to social work documents, Adrian’s abuse was outlined and rated as “high risk” of abuse and neglect. Despite the gruesome details described in Adrian’s account, the child still remained in this unfit and dangerous environment. Social workers documented everything from the “pupil living in inhabitant living quarter’s” to pictures of Adrian’s malnourished condition.

Many local residents and neighbors  have  reported signs of abuse on the child after the child repeatedly reaches out to them. Still, nothing was done to change his situation. Now, we’re left with the question, Why? Why were the outlines of Adrian’s abuse ignored? Why wasn’t he removed from the living conditions and placed with his Grandmother? There are so many questions yet there are no answers.

There was one detailed description within the outline that broke everyone’s heart across the city. Adrian, described some of the daily abuse to his social work officer.

“My mother hits me in the back of my head and a little bone pops out,” Adrian described.

The child also explained how he was sometimes locked in a closet and no one came to nurture him. Adrian also told authorities how his father punched him in his stomach and how painful it was. Again, why wasn’t this child rescued?

As of May 10, 2017, the father was sentenced to life in prison with possibility of parole in the future. Relatives of Adrian feel even that sentence isn’t enough and still won’t bring their beloved Adrian back.

As the story continues to update, @teakettleblog will keep viewers updated on any further details.

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What’s tea ☕️?Trending Celebrity topics: #BowWowChallenge, etc.

The internet has been on a roll lately as the latest celebrity trends flood social media. All over the world, followers of all ages are influenced by the latest challenges, movements, fashion trends and more! Which one is your favorite? Let’s run through the hottest celebrity trends shall we?

Bow Wow Challenge

We all know the internet is no place for faking! If you didn’t know well now you know thanks to Mr. Lame himself, Bow Wow. Thousand of Instagramers have been on Shad’s heels after he was caught faking for the gram. Apparently he posted a picture of him getting on a private jet when in reality he was flying coach like us regular folk! Now everyone on Instagram has been posting pics of them “fake flexing” for their followers!

The F@*K Boy Free Movement

After several celebrity affairs have hit the air, a few celebrity husbands have lost their ladies to the F@*k Boy Free Movement. Wives like Rasheeda, Tammy and Lala, have gained more glow since separating from their husbands than they did when they were first married. Right on ladies!

Nicki Minaj Pays college tuition for Fans

Damn, this makes me want re-enroll in undergraduate school. Lol Word on the net is that Ms. Minaj is willing to pay the college tuition of randomn fans with an impressive G.P.A. So to the procrastinating  students and  Barbies out there, tighten up and get on that wave! Take it from someone who’s paying Sallie Mae right now! Lol

Raggedy clothes and shoes fashion trend??

We all remember the Kanye west shirts that were torn up and dirty right? Apparently there are shoes that are matching his fly. These high top sneakers that are torn from heel to toe are running for $1,500 a pair! All in favor of saying to “hell nah” type “I” in the comment box. I know I’m not the only one that’s completely over this fashion trend.

There are plenty of trending celebrity topics but these are some the teakettle’s favorite!  Take a sip wimmie next time my teasippers. If you have others that need to be on the list feel free to drop them in the comment box.

Thats’s real. That’s tea. ☕️

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Free meals and deals for Mother’s Day 2017

(Wed. May 10, 2017) Kansas City, MO–

It’s that time of year again! Give it up one time for all the Mother’s in the house! Let’s take the time to acknowledge the nurturing and amazing women out there for all things they do.  Whether you have no plans or no funds, some  of your local favorites have Mother’s Day covered for you. Several businesses are offering discounted  meals and deals for local mother’s as well as their families. Catch this tea! ☕️ Don’t miss out!

For your appetite and entertainment, here are a few businesses participating in Mother’s Day deals:

Hooters

With a purchase of a drink (alcoholic and non alcoholic)  mothers will receive a free entree’ of their choice from the Hooter’s Mother’s Day menu! Mmmm. You might want to RSVP… 👀

LaMars Donuts: Coffee, cakes and donuts!

Have any early morning Mother’s Day plans with the madre? Don’t step out on an empty stomach. Drop by any LaMars Donuts location for a free red velvet cake donut (or any donut of their choice) along with a coffee to wash it down!

Kansas City Zoo

If you’re  feeling animalistic and on the adventurous side, then take a trip to the zoo for free! All mothers are granted free admission all day! So grab the crew and hit the Kansas City Zoo!

Blue Moose Bar and Grill: Breakfast buffet and Bottomless Mimosas 

Hopefully you and mother work up an appetite this Sunday because the Blue Moose Bar and Grill will have it on lock! Check out  the various locations for the Blue Moose Bar and  Grill for their breakfast buffet and $10 bottomless Mother’s Day mimosas.

Also be sure to check out th historic 18th and Vine, Power & Light District as well as other popular KC spots that’s aren’t listed above! Suggest them but dropping a comment in the response box below!

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Two girls missing from KC Metro

(Wed. May 10, 2017) Kansas City, MO–

Two KC metro girls have been reported missing as of 11:20 p.m. May 9, 2017. The young ladies, Martiniece Whitley, 12 and Casia Starr, 11, were last seen on the 4500 block of 111th st. Mothers of both young ladies ask that anyone who knows anything,  to please come forward. It is unclear whether the girls were kidnapped or runaways, either way the young ladies are missed at home.

Many read the alerts and stories as another missing persons case, by others it is been labeled as an unfortunate trend. In recent months, multiple individuals have come up missing only to be found in fatal conditions. It is important that an answer is surfaced for not only the relatives of missing or kidnapped victims but locals of the community. Parents, guardians, children, etc., should not have to worry about the security of their children within their own communities.

The story is still developing as the search for the two young ladies continues. The teakettleblog will keep readers informed on any updates and details.

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Bounce TV becoming more popular than B.E.T.? Make that switch

We all can remember the infamous B.E.T. Channel, right? The only station that catered to the culture of the Black communities across the nation. It seems as if the nostalgia television station went sour after too many hands dug into the pot. After too many owners, budget cuts and the retiring of prominent shows like ‘106 & Park’, pushed minority viewers else where. That new home is Bounce T.V., ‘T.V. Our Way..’

I first came across the channel about two years ago with its debut of the popular black films, The Wiz, and Spike Lee’s ‘Do the Right Thing’.  Feeling ashamed of having to watch “regular television,” I kept the deets to myself. It wasn’t until I began seeing many of my Facebook friends talking about it. They were joking about having a ‘knock off B.E.T. for free! They were joking, but I was high-key hooked! When I spoke with other friends they too felt as if it was ‘finally television for black folk’.

The Atlanta based television station, owned by Martin Luther King Jr. III and Andrew Young, is early in its journey but making far more noise than credited for! It was launched April 4, 2011 after reaching a group wide affiliation with Fox T.V. and more. With distributions in more than 22 markets, Bounce T.V. has everything from music videos of the hottest artists, black news segments to sitcoms and reality shows. In the morning you can catch ‘Bounce Beats’, your news segments at noon and your favorite movies or sitcoms throughout the remainder of the evening!

If you have a digital television or converter box, be sure to switch over to channel 38.2 and tune in! For those that already watch it, what’s your favorite show? Mines just happens to be ‘Saints and Sinners’ 👀☕️😉

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Woman hit and killed on 41st and Paseo

(Tuesday, May 9, 2017) Kansas City, MO– There has been a fatal incident on 41st and Paseo. Just after 7 a.m. today, a woman was hit and killed by a car as she was crossing the street. Police and Paramedics have blocked off th entire scene, from 39th and Paseo to 42nd Paseo.

No further details or the identity of the woman have been released. The driver of the vehicle killing the woman did pull over and stop of hit. They are currently cooperating with officers. Drivers of the Paseo blvd are detouring to alternative routes such as Troost Ave and Bruce R. Watkins Express Way.

Codolences to the victim’s family and friends during this tragic circumstance. Though the story is still developing, Teakettleblog will continue with any further updates.

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Shooting at Swope Park Bandstand claims a victim

(Sunday, May 7, 2017)  Kansas City, MO– What was meant for family fun and farewells for local college graduates, turned into chaos leaving one gun shot victim. Party goers and witnesses are unaware of the reason behind the violence but it is all coming to light. Despite the fate the of the victim, Kansas City residents are fed up with constant violence.

The evening of Sunday, May 7 was filled with family festivities and celebrations as the graduation and prom season unraveled. There was a celebration for recent UCM and other local college graduates which took place at the infamous Bandstand located in Swope Park.

Kansas Citians know how prominent the Swope Park atmosphere can be, especially on a warm evening. Attendees of the party were in the midst of celebrating when gunfire broke out around 8:32 p.m. A reported 911 call wasn’t made until 9 p.m. Law enforcement arrived at the scene, releasing pepper spray for crowd control purposes. The gun shot victims was shot in the chest. They were rushed to Research Medical Center, it is unknown whether they’ve recovered or succumbed to their injury. Their identity is also to remain anonymous. It is however, unfortunate that the night had to end in this manner.

Prayers and positive vibes to the victim, family, friends and anyone else effected by the altercation.

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Teen graduates college before high school

Just when I thought I’ve seen all things, this news comes along. At just 18 years ,Raven Osborne, receives her degree before graduating high school. Straight out of Gary, Indiana, this young queen shows the world that as long as you focus and put your mind to your goal, it will happen.

Many have questioned how she was able to complete college before high school, being that secondary education is the prerequisite to a college admission. But the gag is, she went to both high school and college at the same time!

While attending 21st Century Charter School, Osborne also began taking courses at a local community college. Raven finished strong this receiving her Associate’s degree in general studies. The young queen continued to further her education at Purdue Northwestern University, majoring in Sociology and a minor and Early Childhood Studies. On Friday, May 5, Ms. Osborne will grace the college stage with her presence receiving her Bachelor’s degree. Following her college commencement will be her high school graduation on Monday, May 22.

She’s not done either…

Check this, after both ceremonies, Raven will begin her career (yes, career) with her new job as a teacher at the very high school she just graduated from! She shared with CBS news how many thought that she was lying about the entire ordeal.

Raven Osborne, not only beat the odds but exceeded the odds by graduating both college and high school while be labeled with a learning disability. Ms. Osborne shared with many that her motivation to be a go-getter came from her mother, Hazel Osborne. Raven shared that if it wasn’t for her mother she wouldn’t have went as far as she did. She wanted to quit, especially in her times of discouragement but the young queen prevailed.

“My mother always told me that I could do whatever I wanted to in my life,” Osborne told the Northwest Indiana Post Tribune.

All I have to say is, Kudos to you Queen! I’m here for it all. I wish you all the best in the future endeavours! The journey just begun. Let’s do work. To those that are feeling discouraged, use this testimony as fuel to your fire. You got this, I’m rooting for you.

That’s real. That’s tea.

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Does leaving your hometown help your career grow?

I’m from Kansas City, MO aka the non supportive City at least that’s what many refer to it as. I myself can see what this side of the crowd is speaking of. There are so many people within the city with a plethora of talents but unable to fully live out their dream due to the fear of lack of support.
I would be lying to say I didn’t feel the same way.

Just the other day, my own cousin left me hanging! She blew my inbox up trying to get interviewed on my vlog. I said sure why not, anything for family right? Catch tea: I beat her face to the Gawwwds honey! I mean with makeup not my fists my teasippers lol! I had the concealer, bronzer, eyebrows laid…I had it all. I came back ready to interview and she had an excuse to leave all of a sudden! She didn’t come back either! I felt used and disappointed once again.

And this is family.

I know a lot of woman from the city who do make up, catering, event planning, entertainment, you nameit! Don’t forget about the fellas! We have barbers, artists, dancers, etc who share the same frustrations as many of the female business owners. The main thing that all of these entrepreneurs share is that they feel that the support in Kansas City is based on reputation and favoritism not necessary one’s hustle and skill.

This leads to the belief that in order to obtain full success as a Kansas City native, you have to leave state.

I seen an old high school classmate of mine that was on Facebook ranting about the lack of support for her upcoming boutique business. Her name shall rename anonymous buuuut it went a little something like this:

“You b*tches make me sick! Y’all support who you want to support and act like only one person can do the job! It CAN be more than one food caterer, there CAN be more than one makeup artist! …”

I feel where she was coming from but there is one suggestion: share the dream with those who are like minded! Quit talking to these folk who have tunnel vision or not enough vision to see the end of their own damn fate! Talk to some people who’ve traveled where you’re trying to get to, develop some mentors…healthy mentors. Trust me I had to learn that some of your biggest supporters are outside of your family and close friends. That’s real. That’s tea.

Another suggestion is support others just as much as you want support. You can’t complain if you’re not practicing what you preach.

I’ve also spoken with a lot of entrepreneurs that say you can’t expect everyone to respect you right off of the bat. Respect is earned! Give them a reason to give you business or at least acknowledge your craft. It can be just as hard to perfect your craft and build a name in your hometown than it would be in another state.

So to my teasippers☕️ step outside of the horizon, explore everything and stop at nothing! I’m out here with you all hustling too, so believe me when I say don’t stop! We have the dream the hustle is sold separately

That’s real. That’s tea. ☕️

Brii Piercey

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