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Joy Reid Blasts Tucker Carlson for Calling Her ‘The Race Lady’

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Joy Reid issued out a scathing read of Tucker Carlson after the Fox News anchor referred to her as “the race lady.”

The MSNBC host took to her show The ReidOut on Tuesday to respond to Carlson repeatedly referring to her as “the race lady” and touting her Harvard background among other jabs, Huff Post reports.

“Oh, honey, honey. Tuckums. Is this really about me fixating on race, or is it about you fixating on race?”

While playing a montage of clips that showed Carlson claiming that Reid used race to bait people despite living “an unusually privileged life,” Reid blasted his “race lady” term as a dog whistle aimed at riling up his viewers. She also accused the conservative news host of “making America worse,” the Daily Beast reports.

“At least three times in last month, Tucker Carlson took time off from badgering strangers in parks and bouncy houses to demand they show him their children’s unmasked faces to refer to moi as the ‘race lady’!” Reid said. “‘The race lady’? Why’d he call me that? I used to run track in high school but honestly, I’m not that fast. What else could it be? Hmm.”

She went on to list out some of “Lil’Tucker’s” past failures including his MSNBC show being canceled to being humiliated on CNN during a 2004 interview with Jon Stewart. This was in response to Carlson repeatedly bringing up her Harvard degree.

“I mean, when you recently went off on me for continuing to mask up post-vaccine while jogging in crowded Central Park, you weirdly threw in my attending Harvard. And I don’t know, maybe I’m sensitive to this stuff, but it felt kind of like a dog whistle,” she said.

While addressing Carlson’s possible assumption that she got into Harvard because of “affirmative action,” she credited her college education to having “had a really high GPA and fantastic SAT scores.”

“But you’re fine! Thinks are going GREAT for you,” she continued. “And about that race thing, I’m not the one who spools over my neighborhood ‘changing’ like I’m some segregationist housewife from the 1950s! That would be you, Tuckums!”

With the new news anchor’s argument being rooted in the mask debate, it’s safe to say Reid’s response won’t be the end to their on-air feud.

Lyron Foster is a Hawaii based African American Musician, Author, Actor, Blogger, Filmmaker, Philanthropist and Multinational Serial Tech Entrepreneur.

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28-Year-Old Shares Three Wealth Tips That Helped His Family Go From Welfare to Millionaires

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After going from welfare to millionaire by age 25, Alfred Nickson dedicated his career to educating thousands of African Americans about building wealth. 

Now, the 28-year-old financial expert has mentored over 100 six-figure earners and retired his mom

“Wherever you are at, be willing to swing the bat,” says Nickson during an interview with Black Enterprise. “You can’t hit a home run if you don’t swing. For me, I put myself in a position to not only swing the bat, but I wanted to put people in a position to win as well. So, I put people on base.”

He continued, “When I swing the bat, it’s not just me hitting a home run. I’m hitting a grand slam. That means that everybody that was on base and in position was able to come home and get a taste of the success. I encourage everyone to swing the bat so that you can hit your home run, too.”

Nickson started exploring home-based businesses shortly after high school. The young entrepreneur made a total of $1500 in his first three years of entrepreneurship. Despite his lack of funds and people telling him to consider getting a “real job” and go to school, he kept going.

During his fourth year of business, Nickson earned his first six figures by leveraging his passion for financial literacy. A couple of years later, Nickson hit the million-dollar mark. 

For anyone seeking to put themselves in a better financial position this year, Nickson encourages people to step outside the box and do these three things.

1. Move From Welfare to Wealth By Starting With Assets 

Knowledge is power. When you know where you stand financially, you can pinpoint exactly how much money you need to get where you want to go.

Nickson suggests creating a list of everything you own. This list represents your assets. 

“This can be tangible items like a vehicle or jewelry to stocks, bonds, or life insurance policies,” says Nickson in an email. “Even one pair of gold earrings can be added to your assets and is better than no assets at all.”

Every month, Nickson meets with his team to get a better picture of his net worth. This number represents how much you own (assets) minus how much you owe (liabilities). It’s the magic number that wealthy individuals use to assess their financial health. Nickson also suggests having a good tax strategy so that you can keep more of the money you make. 

2. Sign up for Life Insurance

After seeing so many people in his community rely on GoFundMe, Nickson decided to educate more people about life insurance.

“Who needs a life insurance policy? Everyone.”

Life insurance shouldn’t be limited to death benefits. It can also be used as a wealth-building strategy.

“Choose between whole life or term life insurance,” says Nickson. “Term life has more value and generally costs less monthly. Both will give your loved ones up to millions of dollars when you die.” 

In addition to life insurance, Nickson says that wills and trusts should also be part of your financial plan. 

3. Earn Extra Money To Go From Welfare to Wealth 

Nickson recommends starting a home-based business because the infrastructure is already there. He says that the barriers to entry are low and anyone can get started with as little as a few hundred dollars. The best part is that you can start making money right away. Your stimulus check could help you get started. 

In his first year, Nickson reached the six-figure mark. In the second year, he reached over half a million dollars. In his third year in the financial field, he made his first million dollars.

How do you get started on your path to a home-based business? Identify what you are passionate about.

“When you are passionate about something, you put your all into it,” says Nickson. 

 

 

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