Tag: Staff Picks

Walmart Pulls Juneteenth Ice Cream Amid Outrage

    *Walmart is pulling its Juneteenth ice cream after fierce backlash on social media. The “Celebration Edition” ice cream, sold as a pint under Walmart’s Great Value brand, is a swirled red velvet and cheesecake flavor. The packaging features an image of two… Continue Reading “Walmart Pulls Juneteenth Ice Cream Amid Outrage”

Wanda Sykes Says Will Smith’s Oscar Slap is Still Traumatizing Her

Source: ROBYN BECK / Getty *Apparently, Wanda Sykes is still traumatized by Will Smith’s Oscar slap to the point “she can’t talk about it.” LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE. According to People, while on a comedy tour stop in Orlando,… Continue Reading “Wanda Sykes Says Will Smith’s Oscar Slap is Still Traumatizing Her”

Brittney Griner’s Bad News: Pretrial Detention in Russia Extended by a Month | VIDEO

Source: Tim Clayton – Corbis / Getty *(CNN) — A Russian court has extended the pretrial detention of US basketball star Brittney Griner — held since February on accusations of drug smuggling — for another month, Russian state news agency TASS reported Friday. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK.… Continue Reading “Brittney Griner’s Bad News: Pretrial Detention in Russia Extended by a Month | VIDEO”

Jessica Watkins is the FIRST BLACK WOMAN to Join Space Station Crew | VIDEO

Source: Orlando Sentinel / Getty *(CNN) — A SpaceX capsule carrying four astronauts — including the first Black woman to join the International Space Station crew — successfully docked with the ISS Wednesday evening, kicking off a five-month mission. The astronauts had spent 16… Continue Reading “Jessica Watkins is the FIRST BLACK WOMAN to Join Space Station Crew | VIDEO”

Ketanji Brown Jackson: Key Takeaways from 4 Days of Confirmation Hearings

Source: Xinhua News Agency / Getty *(CNN) — Four days of confirmation hearings gave America the fullest picture yet of the judge who will likely become the first Black female justice of the US Supreme Court. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson spent three days in… Continue Reading “Ketanji Brown Jackson: Key Takeaways from 4 Days of Confirmation Hearings”

New Data Shows Black People Still Killed by Police at a Higher Rate

Source: Photo By Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images / Getty *According to new data, the number of Black people killed by police has increased over the last two years, following the death of George Floyd. According to data collected by The Washington Post, at… Continue Reading “New Data Shows Black People Still Killed by Police at a Higher Rate”

Notorious B.I.G. NFT Collection Announced on 25th Anniversary of Murder

Source: L. Busacca / Getty *March 9 marked the 25th anniversary of the murder of rapper Notorious B.I.G. To memorialize the celebrated hip-hip icon, his estate has announced the first-ever official The Notorious B.I.G. NFT (non-fungible token) collection. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER.… Continue Reading “Notorious B.I.G. NFT Collection Announced on 25th Anniversary of Murder”

B.I.G. Forever: 25 Deep Cuts To Honor Biggie On The 25th Anniversary Of His Death

25 years ago on March 9, 1997, the world lost one of the most prolific personalities to ever touch a mic when Brooklyn rap icon The Notorious B.I.G. was murdered in a still-unsolved drive-by shooting in Los Angeles, California. In the two-and-a-half decades since… Continue Reading “B.I.G. Forever: 25 Deep Cuts To Honor Biggie On The 25th Anniversary Of His Death”

RHOP’s Gizelle Bryant And Robyn Dixon Trending Due To Their Racially Insensitive Comments About James Harden’s Beard

Source: Bravo / Getty The green-eyed bandit ladies are trending for being too shady! Real Housewives Of Potomac‘s Gizelle Bryant and Robyn Dixon are being blasted for their comments about James Harden’s beard on their “Reasonably Shady” podcast. In the podcast, the ladies were discussing… Continue Reading “RHOP’s Gizelle Bryant And Robyn Dixon Trending Due To Their Racially Insensitive Comments About James Harden’s Beard”

10 Years Later, We Still Miss You Trayvon Martin

By now, the well-known black & white photo of Trayvon Martin wearing a hoodie has become etched in the collective conscious of Black America over the past 10 years. We’re not sure if it’s the grainy quality, the intense look in his eyes or… Continue Reading “10 Years Later, We Still Miss You Trayvon Martin”