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Last year, Apollo Nida reported to prison (a day late), ready to serve his eight year sentence for numerous fraud charges. But, now it looks like the felon has caught a break — two actually!

According to RadarOnline, the Real Housewives of Atlanta husband has been moved to a low-security institution for male inmates. While initially serving his time at Kentucky’s FMC Lexington, Nida has now been transferred to FCI Fort Dix correctional facility in New Jersey. He also won’t have to do his full eight year sentence. The Bureau of Prisons claims his release date is August 29, 2020, which is just about six years from when he turned himself in.

Looks like Jesus fixed it! Although, now that he’s in New Jersey, it’s even less likely that his estranged wife, ‘RHOA’ star Phaedra Parks, will make the trek and take their two boys to see him.

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Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!

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Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.

In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.

“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”

What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.

“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”

Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.

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