5 REASONS TO ATTEND THE SCM AWARDS

Last year I attended the SCM awards for the first time. I’d heard about it and even seen different things via my social media outlets but had never experienced the SCMs for myself. I had a million different things I was scheduled  to do on the date the awards were set last year, and although I wanted to be there,  I mentally excused myself because of my other obligations. I thought about it though and … Continue reading

Lane Bryant Commercial Banned Due to ‘Indecency’

NBC and ABC have reportedly banned a Lane Bryant commercial featuring plus-size models, according to TMZ. The unaired 30-second spot features brief nudity as well as a breastfeeding model. “As part of the normal advertising standards process, we reviewed a rough cut of the ad and asked for minor edits to comply with broadcast indecency guidelines,” NBC told the Daily News. “The ad was not rejected and we welcome the updated creative.” Lane Bryant said … Continue reading

Peyton Manning Announces Retirement From Football

Peyton Manning announced his retirement from football after 18 NFL seasons during his emotional press conference speech, March 7. The Super Bowl 50 champ took some time to himself, maintaining his composure in front of his family, friends, and former teammates before beginning his speech. “There is something about 18 years … 18 is a good number,” Manning said. “Today, I retire from pro football.” He said, “I revere football. I love the game,” Manning … Continue reading

D’Angelo Russell Shot to the Groin by LeBron James

Note to Los Angeles Lakers D’Angelo Russell: Always keep your eye on the ball(s) – especially when it comes to your own. Towards the end of last night’s game versus the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James attempted to pass the ball to a teammate but was intercepted by the rookie’s nether region – needless to say Russell had to take a moment to regain himself. Fortunately he was able to laugh it off about an hour … Continue reading

Former UFC Champion Kevin Randleman Dead

Former UFC champion Kevin Randleman passed away on Thursday (Feb. 11) after suffering with a bout of pneumonia. According to several reports, the 44-year-old died of heart failure after being admitted to a San Diego hospital earlier in the day. 

Austin Police Fatally Shot Black Unarmed Teenager

17-year-old, David Joseph has been identified as the naked teen who was shot and killed by an Austin police officer. According to Austin police Chief of Staff, Brian Manley, authorities were called on reports of a suspicious Black man in the area. The officer says the teen disobeyed orders and proceeded to charge at him. The incident took place away from the cruisers dash cam, so there wasn’t clear evidence if the teen was armed … Continue reading

Broncos Rookie Misses Out on Super Bowl

Denver Broncos practice squad safety Ryan Murphy will be missing out on an opportunity to play in the Super Bowl after being questioned in a prostitution ring scandal on Tuesday (Feb. 2). Police staked out an area in San Jose that is known for prostitution, and they apprehended a suspected prostitute who said she was going to her car to pick up some personal property. Once police got to the car, police found Murphy and … Continue reading

The Game’s $1 Million Pledge to Flint

The Game is showing us how it’s done with his $1 million pledge to help the people in Flint, Michigan. This is important, because the rapper is setting a standard for how black celebrities, entertainers—all of us—should give back to our communities.   He made the announcement on Instagram, with a donation on behalf of his charity, the Robin Hood Project. This amounts to the revenue from the first 11 shows of his European tour. … Continue reading

DJ Mustard Says He’ll Match Big Sean’s Donation to Flint, MI

Last week, Big Sean donated $10,000 to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, after starting his #HealFlintKids fundraiser, and famed producer DJ Mustard announced he will match. The West Coast producer explained, “As a father of two kids, the tragedy in Flint, Michigan hit home for me. Shout out to Big Sean for starting this viral campaign. I hope my donation can encourage others to step up for an important cause.” Other stars who have … Continue reading