August 12, 2020

A reboot of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is potentially coming to the airwaves. 

The Hollywood Reporter shared that a remake of Will Smith's 90s hit show is being shopped around by the rapper and a guy named Morgan Cooper to land a deal with a streaming service.  The outlet claims that the re-imagined series, which is titled Bel-Air, has been in the works for over a year after the four-minute long trailer premiered online in Ma...

August 11, 2020

Joe Biden is selecting California Senator Kamala Harris to be his running mate. 

Harris will become the first African-American woman and Indian-American nominated for either president or vice president.  She was elected to the Senate in 2017.  Prior to that she was California's attorney general and the top prosecutor in San Francisco.  She was born in Oakland to a Jamaican-born father and an Indian-born mother....

August 11, 2020

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion are breaking records while causing a stir with their new single "Wap." 

On Monday, Chart Data reported that the music video for the track collected over 26 million views on its first day on YouTube, setting a new first-day record for a female collaboration. 

The video for "Wap" has received praise from critics and celebrities alike including Halle Berry, Christina Aguilera, and Viola Davis.

In ca...

August 10, 2020

Oprah Winfrey is seeking justice for the death of Breonna Taylor. 

The 66-year-old media mogul has now paid for dozens of billboards to be put up around Louisville, Kentucky where Taylor was killed in March. The billboards feature the image of the 26-year-old E-M-T with a yellow backdrop with the words, "Demand that the police involved in killing Breonna Taylor be arrested and charged." 

Although one officer was fired mon...

July 13, 2020

Breonna Taylor is being honored by one of the NBA's most celebrated players. 

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry wore shoes with Taylor's likeness on them while playing in the first round of the American Century Championship golf tournament in Nevada on Friday.  Taylor was killed during a March drug raid when officers fired into her home after her boyfriend fired on them. 

Curry's shoes also paid tribute to t...

June 20, 2020

As we celebrate June 19th or better known as Juneteenth, the date where enslaved Texans finally got the news that two and a half years prior the Emancipation Proclamation declared them free, there is another awakening that is starting to catch on due to the current climate in America.  As we are all expressing our collective voices to oppressive systems, this has also made its way to college athletics.  I can think of nothing...

June 4, 2020

The three former Minneapolis police officers involved in the George Floyd case will face felony aiding and abetting charges.  Attorney General Keith Ellison said he is also upgrading the charge against former officer Derek Chauvin to second-degree murder. 

Ellison said second-degree murder in Minnesota means that a suspect intended to kill the victim.  The other officers being charged are Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Ku...

June 4, 2020

Jay-Z is doing his part to make sure George Floyd is remembered. 

The rapper bought full-page ads in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times and Philadelphia Inquirer to honor Floyd's who died after being held down by the knee for nearly nine minutes by a former Minneapolis police officer. 

Jay-Z posted them on Roc Nation's Instagram account with a quote from Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1965 address in Selma, Alabama.

June 1, 2020

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says President Trump should keep his mouth shut when talking about protests surrounding George Floyd's death.

On CNN's State of the Union, Lance Bottoms compared the present situation to Trump's comments in 2017 about "very fine people on both sides" when talking about a white nationalist rally in Virginia. The mayor went on to say the country needs to focus on the main problem, which is una...

June 1, 2020

Rapper T.I. is using his celebrity status to raise awareness for the Blackout Day 2020 boycott. 

The veteran MC hopped on Instagram over the weekend to provide a signal boost to the protest, which calls on people of color to not spend any money on July 7th. Blackout Day 2020 has garnered increased attention on social media following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25th. 

The 46-year-old black man died afte...

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