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Music Industry Inspires ‘Blackout Tuesday’ After George Floyd’s Death

The music industry is standing in solidarity after the death of George Floyd with a “Blackout Tuesday” initiative.  Floyd is the black man who was killed while being restrained by Minneapolis police.

Atlantic Records’ senior director of marketing, Jamila Thomas and Platoon’s senior artist campaign manager, Brianna Agyemang, are behind the blackout, which is also…

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Ty Dolla $ign Shares New Song About George Floyd & Racism

After George Floyd lost his life last week due to asphyxia by way of sustained and forceful pressure to his neck and back, cutting off his airway, protests have taken place across North America and several artists have spoken out by way of their music.  Now, Ty Dolla $ign is contributing with some powerful lyrics…

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Ryan Reynolds And Wife Blake Lively Donate $200,000 To The NAACP

Blake Lively her husband Ryan Reynolds took to Instagram to share that they donated $200,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. In a post they shared to both of their social media accounts, the couple wrote:

“We’ve never had to worry about preparing our kids for different rules of law or what might happen if …

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New ‘Rocky’ Documentary Narrated By Sylvester Stallone Debuts Next Week

A “Rocky” documentary titled 40 Years Of Rocky: The Birth Of A Classic…, will debut this month. Narrated by Sylvester Stallone, the behind-the scenes film will delve into Stallone’s experiences working on the original “Rocky.” The documentary is written and produced by Derek Wayne Johnson, and in a statement he said the film will

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Derek Chauvin Transferred to Another Prison

Derek Chauvin the former Minneapolis officer who was charged with the murder of George Floyd has been transferred to a new jail cell in a maximum-security prison. He was sent to the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights near the city of Stillwater. The mugshots have been questioned as he was seen  dressed differently in his …

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Faith Evans Arrested For Domestic Violence Against Stevie J.

Faith Evans was reportedly arrested for a domestic violence attack against her husband earlier this week. According to police, they were called to Faith and Stevie’s home following the incident.

Law enforcement claimed Stevie J was left with “visible marks and scratches” on his face after a verbal confrontation allegedly turned violent. It’s still unclear

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Chrissy Teigen Donating $200,000 To Bail Out Protestors After George Floyd’s Death

As protests continue against police brutality throughout the United States surrounding the police killing of George Floyd, Chrissy Teigen is using her platform to help those protestors who have been arrested. Teigen shared on Twitter that she would first donate $100,000 to help pay for protestors’ bailouts, but later increased the amount to $200,000.


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J. Cole, Lil Yachty, Nick Cannon And More Protest George Floyd’s Death

In the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis law-enforcement officer, protests broke out in at least 17 cities across the United States, and artists including Lil Yachty, J. Cole, Halsey, Nick Cannon and more took to the streets with protesters.

Yachty posted video of himself saying to fellow protesters, “I…

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Megan Thee Stallion Earns Her First No. 1 On Billboard Hot 100 For “Savage” Remix


Megan Thee Stallion has earned her first-ever No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with her “Savage” remix featuring Beyoncé. Savage is Beyoncé’s seventh No. 1, according to Billboard.

When the “Savage Remix” landed at No. 1 Megan immediately took to Twitter to share,

“Hotties and the Hive did dat.”

She …

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Jimmy Fallon Apologizes For His “Blackface” Sketch In 2000

Jimmy Fallon is addressing his impersonation of Chris Rock in a “Saturday Night Live” sketch from 20 years ago in which he appeared in blackface. Fallon issued an apology after video and criticism of the sketch, which originally aired on “SNL” in 2000, resurfaced on social media. Fallon was a cast member on “Saturday Night…

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2 Chainz’s Restaurant Shut Down For Violating COVID-19 Guidelines

2 Chainz’s Escobar Restaurant… was ordered to close by Georgia authorities after throwing a raucous party for Memorial Day. Georgia State Police shut the restaurant down after noticing “the location was rather loud, busy, and occupied to be operating as a restaurant at that time of night.” The restaurant’s Instagram account features videos showing that

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Disney+ Short Film ‘Out’ Features An Openly Gay Lead

Now available on Disney+ is the latest installment of Pixar’s Spark Shorts series.  Out is the first project from the animation studio to feature an openly gay main character.

The nine-minute short film follows the story of Greg, who struggles to come out to his parents ahead of his move to the city. When they

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