Artists Awarded Damages in Graffiti Case

Artists Awarded Damages in Graffiti Case

Brooklyn federal jurors ruled in the favor of 21 graffiti artists after a day of deliberations in the despite between land developers and the artists responsible for painting the historic Queens art Mecca known as 5 Pointz. The American mural space at 45-46 David Street in Long Island City was founded in 1993, and was a huge staple in the hip hop and art scene. It was recently closed down and whitewashed as developers have … Continue reading

NFL Commissioner Will Not Force Players to Stand During Anthem

NFL Commissioner Will Not Force Players to Stand During Anthem

During a 20-minute press conference held to debrief what progress came of the meeting he hosted between NFL players and owners this week, league commissioner Roger Goodell shared that no changes will be made to the game’s operations manual. Goodell explained that his office will continue to urge players to recognize the patriotic culture that has long been associated with the sport in hopes that each and everyone on the sidelines will stand during the … Continue reading

Tesla Slammed With Racial Discrimination Allegations

Tesla Slammed With New Round of Racial Discrimination Allegations

Three former black Tesla employees claim they experienced racial discrimination by company supervisors and fellow employees. According to a lawsuit filed Tuesday, October 17, Owen Diaz and his son, Demetric (pictured above), along with Lamar Patterson, claim they faced racial remarks and racist graffiti drawings throughout their tenures in Tesla’s Fremont factory. According to NBC Bay Area, the former workers claim they were called the n-word multiple times, by both coworkers and their superiors. Owen … Continue reading

NBA All-Star Teams No Longer East vs. West

NBA All-Star Teams No Longer East vs. West

In the past, NBA All-Star teams would be chosen based on the conference: Eastern or Western. Now, ESPN has reported that the format for choosing All-Star teams is set to change. Two captains will be able to pick their teams no matter what conference the player is from, and the players who get the most fan votes from each conference will serve as the captains of each team. Voting for the new system will begin on Christmas … Continue reading

Fox Sports Won’t Air National Anthem Before NFL Games

Fox Sports Won't Air National Anthem Before NFL Games

Fox Sports will no longer air coverage of the national anthem before its NFL games, the network said on Sunday in a statement to Sports Illustrated. With the exception of the London matchup between the Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints, Fox Sports plans to follow “standard procedure” and broadcast regionalized coverage without airing the national anthem. The network added, “However, our cameras are always rolling and we will document the response of players and … Continue reading

Hugh Hefner Passes Away at 91

Hugh Hefner Passes Away at 91

Iconic Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has passed away at the age of 91. A statement from Playboy Enterprises revealed that Hefner died of natural causes. Hefner’s son Cooper, who is Playboy Enterprises’ chief creative officer, released a statement reading, “My father lived an exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer and a leading voice behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of our time in advocating free speech, civil … Continue reading

Nick Cannon Joins Protesters in St. Louis

Nick Cannon Joins Protesters in St. Louis

Actor and comedian Nick Cannon joined protesters in St. Louis frustrated with the acquittal of former officer Jason Stockley who fatally shot a black man in 2011. Over the last few days, protests have engulfed St.Louis as many are dissatisfied with the not guilty ruling handed by St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson. Prosecutors argued that Stockley fatally shot Anthony Lamar Smith following a brief high-speed chase and then planted a weapon in Smith’s car … Continue reading

Solange Announces Hurricane Harvey Benefit Concerts

Solange Knowles has announced a new show to benefit Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The Houston native announced on Instagram that the concert, titled “Orion’s Rise,” will take place in Boston’s Orpheum Theater on Sept. 28. Knowles will be joined on stage by jazz band The Sun Ra Arkestra. “I’m committed to partnering with organizations on the ground in Houston and making contributions to uplift the city that raised me with so much love,” the singer … Continue reading

Trae Tha Truth Rescues Hurricane Victims

Trae Tha Truth Rescues Hurricane Victims

Trae Tha Truth is a hero. The Houston legend was interviewed while on the front lines of the after math of Hurricane Harvey, rescuing victims with the Fire Department who are trapped in their homes in the completely flooded city. “Words can really explain it,” Trae told the FOX 26 reporter when asked to describe the scene. “I felt helpless yesterday when I had to be rescued so I know that feeling,” He continued. “We … Continue reading

Marshawn Lynch Sits During National Anthem

Marshawn Lynch Sits During National Anthem

GLENDALE, Ariz. — In his first game in an Oakland Raider uniform, Marshawn Lynch didn’t play a down. Yet he provided the most vivid image of the night, sitting for the national anthem before the Raiders’ 20-10 preseason loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday. The ex-Seattle running back, who came out of retirement to sign with his hometown Raiders, sat on an orange cooler with his arms resting on his knees, while others around him stood. … Continue reading