Author: Alisha Dixon

Lipscomb President Under Fire For Serving ‘Black Meals’ With Cotton Centerpieces To Students

Stereotypical “black meals” were served on tables featuring cotton-stalk centerpieces to African-American college students during a recent event hosted by a Tennessee university administrator, provoking outrage, the New York Daily News reports.

‘Black Gunman:’ Minnesota NAACP Condemns Security Guard’s False Report

The St. Paul, Minnesota NAACP criticized a White security officer’s false report naming a Black suspect as a gunman after the man’s lie set off events that disrupted the campus of St. Catherine’s University Tuesday night, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

‘Way Over The Line:’ Jason Whitlock Slammed for Mocking Colin Kaepernick

F ox Sports 1 anchor Jason Whitlock was lambasted by social media users Tuesday night for mocking Colin Kaepernick with a White impersonator wearing an afro wig on his show Speak For YourselfThe Hollywood Reporter reported.

St. Louis NAACP Member Pushes For Student Expulsions After Hate Speech

Weeks after the NAACP cautioned Blacks about traveling to Missouri because of racism, a board member is asking administrators at a private school to expel several students who exchanged racially and sexually offensive Snapchat messages that were leaked to Twitter, the St. Louis Dispatch reports.

America Hates Us Is Unapologetic, Uplifting And Unifying Folks In Brooklyn

Socially conscious, community focused and unapologetically real are just a few adjectives that describe the creative team behind America Hates Us, a Brooklyn-based contemporary lifestyle brand marrying activism and fashion.

The Wake Up: Secret Service Booted From Trump Tower, DOJ Threatens To Defund Sanctuary Cities, LL Cool J Receives Kennedy Center Honors

BIG FACTS

The Secret Service has been removed from their post in Trump Tower due to “a leasing issue.” While their command post was previously located one floor below the president’s apartment, they were relocated to a trailer on the sidewalk. Some security experts fear that this will hinder protection of the 45’s home and family, however, he has not visited the tower since he was inaugurated. First lady Melania Trump and son Barron lived there for several months but relocated to D.C. in early June.

Is Beyoncé Buying A Stake In Houston Rockets?

Beyonce is considering investing in and owning a stake in the Houston Rockets, Bloomberg reports:

Rockets owner Les Alexander, a former bond trader, said last month he was selling the team amid a surge in franchise values across sports. The club’s popularity in China may push the sale price past the record $2 billion Steve Ballmer paid for the Los Angeles Clippers three years ago. Alexander paid $85 million for the Rockets in 1993…

R. Kelly tour dates canceled amid latest allegations

Several dates for R. Kelly‘s “After Party” tour have been canceled following weeks of allegations about the singer and much younger women, TMZ reports:

Four of Kelly’s 10 upcoming tour dates were canceled Monday. Just last week he’d vowed he would continue touring, despite being accused of running a sex cult with young women [which Kelly denied].

Simone Manuel Sets World 100m Freestyle Record And Wins Gold Again

Simone Manuel won the world 100m freestyle title Friday in Budapest, beating out world record-holder Sarah Sjöström in a record 52.27 seconds, NBC Sports reports:

“I always think I have a shot,” Manuel told media in Budapest. “It’s kind of been ingrained in me with [having] my two older brothers and just always wanting to keep up with somebody.”

Hampton University Dean Wins $1 Million In Scratch Off Lottery

A professor at Hampton University recently won $1 million in a Virginia scratch off game, HBCU Buzz reports.

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Simone Biles Shares Hilarious Video After Having Her Wisdom Teeth Removed

Simone Biles does not need to do gymnastic moves to make her fans smile!

The Olympic medalist posted a hilarious video Thursday after she underwent dental surgery, CBS News reports. It seems that getting her wisdom teeth removed was an opportunity for a true LOL moment.

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New Policy Requires Minneapolis Police To Turn On Body Cameras

Minneapolis’ acting police chief, Medaria Arradondo announced Wednesday that Minneapolis police officers will be required to turn on body-worn cameras when responding to any call, completing any “self-initiated activity” or during any public interactions starting Saturday, The Huffington Post reports: