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Tekashi 6ix9ine granted early release from prison due to coronavirus fears

Tekashi 6ix9ine has been released from prison. The controversial rapper (Daniel Hernandez) who was serving a two-year sentence for racketeering convictions while under protective custody at a private prison ...

Added April 03, 2020

Taraji P. Henson halts wedding planning after uncle dies from suspected COVID-19

Taraji P. Henson is putting wedding planning on the backburner as the coronavirus continues to take its toll. The actress recently revealed that she’s mourning the death of her uncle whom she suspects ...

Added April 03, 2020

Spike Lee releases script of scrapped Jackie Robinson biopic

With Hollywood completely shut down amid the coronavirus crisis, celebrities are finding new ways to entertain the masses while quarantined and Spike Lee is no exception. The prolific writer/director decided ...

Added April 03, 2020

Facebook diversity recruiter files $100M discrimination suit against company

A former Facebook diversity recruiter has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the social media platform, alleging she was discriminated against based on her race and disability. Anastasia Boone Talton ...

Added April 03, 2020

Alicia Keys claims she was ‘manipulated’ into posing topless

Alicia Keys is sharing her story in her book “More Myself,” and in it, she reveals that she found herself in some pretty precarious situations early on in her career. The Grammy-winning singer and songwriter ...

Added April 03, 2020

Netflix drops trailer for crime docuseries, ‘The Innocence Files’

Netflix is taking a deep dive into the criminal justice system in its upcoming docuseries, The Innocence Files. The streamer just dropped the first official trailer for the project directed by Liz Garbus ...

Added April 03, 2020

Luenell’s daughter gets backlash after comedian bans her from home over COVID-19

Luenell is sticking up for her daughter, Da’Nelle, who is on the receiving end of backlash after being put out the house because the 20-something wouldn’t take the coronavirus pandemic seriously. Last ...

Added April 03, 2020

Upgrade your financial standing with brick and mortar

If adulting still feels as simple as it seemed when you were a kid, money is likely a big part of the equation — and in a good way. All millennials aren’t broke. A recent study conducted by Coldwell Banker ...

Added April 03, 2020

Simone Biles hesitant to compete in 2021 Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo Olympics have been moved to 2021, but Simone Biles has now confessed that she’s unsure if she’ll compete when that time rolls around. “I was actually in the gym training at the time, and I went ...

Added April 03, 2020

Instagram Live Battles: Who should face off next?

COVID-19 has forced millions to stay indoors and has led to massive concert postponements and cancellations. With our doctors and nurses helping to ward off coronavirus, our artists are doing their part ...

Added April 03, 2020

Kanye West’s high school art appraised on ‘Antiques Roadshow’

Kanye West’s teenage artwork, created when the rapper attended Polaris High School in Chicago, was recently appraised for thousands of dollars on Antiques Roadshow. A man claiming to be the husband of ...

Added April 03, 2020

O.J. Simpson believes ‘Tiger King’ rival Carole Baskin murdered her husband

In what many have described as a moment of deep irony, acquitted murderer turned convicted felon O.J. Simpson publicly called out Carole Baskin, one of the subjects of the Netflix docu-series Tiger King ...

Added April 02, 2020

Georgia nurse who quit over COVID-19 has second thoughts

A Georgia nurse who quit her job after she was assigned to work a floor with COVID-19 patients says she regrets quitting. Melissa Thomas Scott posted a video last week after she quit her job with Phoebe ...

Added April 02, 2020

Taraji P. Henson postpones wedding after uncle dies from suspected COVID-19

Taraji P. Henson is putting wedding planning on the backburner as the coronavirus continues to take its toll. The actress recently revealed that she’s mourning the death of her uncle whom she suspects ...

Added April 02, 2020

Rihanna says racism in the UK is just as bad as the United States

Rihanna has lived in the UK for the past three years and in the latest issue of British Vogue, she opened up about what racism looks like across the pond. Riri recently made history as the first person ...

Added April 02, 2020

Black woman says her Zoom was hijacked by racists hurling N-word

One disturbing trend of the coronavirus calamity is that white nationalists have begun infiltrating Zoom video conferences and spewing racial slurs at Black people. Tiara Moore, the founder of WOC, experienced ...

Added April 02, 2020

Zoom hijacked by racists targeting Black people

One disturbing trend of the coronavirus calamity is that white nationalists have begun infiltrating Zoom video conferences and spewing racial slurs at Black people. Tiara Moore, the founder of WOC, experienced ...

Added April 02, 2020

Tory Lanez and Drake shatter Instagram Live records during ‘Quarantine Radio’

Thanks to nationwide “stay at home” mandates, services like Zoom and Instagram Live continue to gain popularity as they help those under quarantine stay connected. This week, Tory Lanez and Drake unexpectedly ...

Added April 02, 2020

Georgia governor didn’t know asymptomatic people could spread COVID-19

Georgians are now likely wishing Stacey Abrams was their governor. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp feigned ignorance with how the COVID-19 was transmitted on Wednesday, saying he was not aware that asymptomatic ...

Added April 02, 2020

Samuel L. Jackson reads his new book ‘Stay the F**k at Home’

A few years ago, Samuel L. Jackson delighted his fans when he infamously read Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortés children’s book for adults called Go the F**k to Sleep on YouTube. This week, Jackson appeared ...

Added April 02, 2020

Chinese city becomes country’s first to ban eating cats and dogs

Shenzhen, a high-tech, modern, southeastern city in China, has become the country’s first city to officially ban dog and cat meat for human consumption. Amid the global coronavirus outbreak, Shenzhen officials ...

Added April 02, 2020

Record 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits

More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier — a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus. The ...

Added April 02, 2020

Biden says he’s considering this woman politician as his VP

Former Vice President Joe Biden added Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s name to the list of women he is eyeing for his running mate. Biden, who said previously he would choose a female vice president, told ...

Added April 02, 2020

IRS rule requiring tax returns for coronavirus checks sparks pushback

The IRS is requiring retired seniors, people drawing disability and other groups to file a “simple” tax return in order to receive their one-time payments from the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus plan ...

Added April 02, 2020

Trump decides not to reopen Obamacare enrollment amid coronavirus

As millions of Americans lose their jobs and go without healthcare, President Donald Trump has decided not to reopen Healthcare.gov marketplaces to new customers. Trump opted not to allow a special enrollment ...

Added April 02, 2020