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A TikTok Challenge Has Shook America: Here Are The Details

Warnings that a series of school shootings will occur Friday (December 17), in addition to acts of violence because of the inaction of the challenge, has gotten many Americans fearful. Despite there not being any credible evidence that the challenge will be happening, authorities across the country are on high alert anyway—at the recommendation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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Cheesecake Factory

Protestors Take Over The Cheesecake Factory in Queens, New York

On Tuesday (December 14) night a group of approximately 50 anti-mandate supporters gathered together in protest, staging a sit-in at Queens Center Mall’s food court in New York City. Every person involved in the protest refused to show proof of vaccination, then taking their protest party to the mall’s Cheesecake Factory to dine-in and continue their anti-vaxxer agenda.

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Solange Knowles Expands the Saint Heron Brand With a Black Library

Many authors, specifically Black authors, have used their writing to open the doorway for much-needed intercultural conversations and provide pivotal perspectives necessary for progression. Understanding the importance of keeping these voices alive with the circulation of their literary work, Solange Knowles has established a free digital library dedicated to showcasing brilliant books authored by Black people.

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Dollar Tree

Dollar Tree Prices Are Going Up, Just a Little Bit Though

Movement toward increased pricing by the affordable brand continues after a successful test run of the company’s new store and combo format, Dollar Tree Plus. Dollar Tree Plus, a forthcoming section at various store locations, will have assorted items priced at $3 or $5 alongside the traditional $1 products, according to Dollar Tree’s news release.

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Chloe Mrozak Faces Prison Time After Using a Fake ‘Maderna’ Vaccination Card in Hawaii

Trying to circumvent the law never works out well in the end, and more times than not will result in major consequences. Major consequences are exactly what 24-year-old Chloe Mrozak is facing after she falsified her COVID-19 vaccination card so she could visit Hawaii without having to abide by the state’s quarantine policy. 

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Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Your Health/Hologic are Here for Black and Brown Women

The ongoing racial disparities within the healthcare system is the reason that media mogul Oprah Winfrey has launched her first-ever health initiative OWN Your Health. OWN Your Health, Ms. Winfrey’s initiative to bring awareness to the disparities Black women experience within the healthcare system, will be in partnership with Hologic’s Project Health Equality.  

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The #MilkCrateChallenge Is The Latest Social Media Trend That Will Land You In The ER

Viral social media trends have gotten people to swallow dry cinnamon, #CinnamonChallenge, eat Tide Pods, #TidePodChallenge, and stand up for ALS by getting drenched in ice water, #IceBucketChallenge. As illogical as some of these social media trends may be, many still willingly engage, hoping to get their fifteen minutes of fame—even if they’re harmed in the process. The latest stupid, and highly dangerous, social media challenge sweeping TikTok and Instagram alike is the #MilkCrateChallenge.

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Jayda Cheaves

Jayda Cheaves Weekend Partying Turns Into A Post-Breakup Guide

Since Jayda’s breakup with her baby’s father and rap star boyfriend Lil’ Baby in 2020 it seems that eyes have been extra focused on both Ms. Jayda and Lil’ Baby. It’s as if fans are in disbelief that the two had a low-key amicable split that was practically drama-free. Despite fans insisting that there is secretly bad blood between the former hip hop couple, Ms. Cheaves has consistently avoided the flamebait and remained truly unbothered. 

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PJ Washington

Brittany Renner Allegedly Scores $200K A Month In Child Support From NBA Ex PJ Washington

Over the last 48 hours Twitter has been dragging Instagram model and author Brittany Renner after Washington confirmed a shady rumor about his alleged estranged wife Renner. Yes, we said wife. Reportedly, Renner filed for divorce just two weeks after she had Washington’s son, and now will be allegedly receiving $200K a month for child support. 

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Celebrate Juneteenth The RIGHT Way, and Learn About it Too

Each year Americans celebrate the fourth day in July, bringing out the ice coolers filled with sodas, barbecue grills and fireworks to honor the anniversary of America’s independence. Since July 4, 1776, the fourth of July has always been revered because it was the day the founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, officializing America’s freedom from Britain’s rule. The same freedom that America had won from the British didn’t extend to enslaved Americans until President Abraham Lincoln passed the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan.1 1863.

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Who is Adrian and Why is Everyone Going to His Kickback?

One TikToker is taking the lowkey-ness of the typical kickback to potentially the level of the 2012 film “Project X.” Adrian, known as adrian.lopez517 on TikTok, has gone viral for posting a promotional TikTok video for his upcoming kickback “Adrian’s Kickback” in Huntington Beach, CA on Saturday (May 22). As of now the major TikTok video has gotten over 17 million views, and is trending all over Twitter and TikTok respectively. 

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Lollapalooza Will Be Returning This Year But Only For Those Vaccinated

Since March 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic has dictated many of our lives, hampering many of our experiences. Between the COVID-19 shutdown, stay at home orders and social distancing procedures, it was as if we were all living in some alternate antisocial universe.  Although the isolation and interaction minimization was necessary, being told that all major…

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George Floyd

President Biden Urges Congress To Pass The George Floyd Justice In Policing Act

This week, Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty for killing George Floyd. Also, the U.S. Department of Justice announced its probe into the Minneapolis Police Department for Systemic Civil Rights Violations. Vice President Kamala Harris stated that this is really only the beginning and that there is much more that needs to be done. Vice President Harris and President Joe Biden are committed to see Police Reform on the federal level. 

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U.S. Department Of Justice Opens Up An Investigation Of The Minneapolis Police Department

Yesterday, Derek Chauvin, former police officer with the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD), was found guilty of the murder of Mr. George Floyd. I have been reluctant to write about this case, because each time that I think about the day that George Floyd was murdered, being the empath that I am, I become overwhelmed with emotion. And still to this day, I am brought to tears. So, I will not go into details of the case.  

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Keshia Knight Pulliam

Keisha Knight Pulliam a.k.a Rudy Huxtable Gets Multimillion Dollar Funding For Her Venture Capital Firm

Today Mastercard reported a multimillion-dollar investment deal in the venture capital firm Fearless Fund. It is the first venture capital firm founded and owned by black women. Fearless Fund launched in 2019, to address the unique challenges that black women business owners encounter, when it comes to obtaining pre-seed, seed level and series A financing.  The mission…

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Jensen Karp

Ex-Rapper Jensen Karp Finds Shrimp Tails And Other Things In His Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Breakfast cereal is the number one go-to breakfast food for the majority of Americans. Among the top breakfast choices, one of the top cereal choices is Cinnamon Toast Crunch. That choice became a mistake for Jensen Karp after he found what appeared to be shrimp tails and other unknown substances in his family size box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal.

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Kanye West May Not Be Worth $6.6 Billion, But He Is Still A Billionaire

On Wednesday multiple media outlets, including Forbes, reported that Kanye West had a net worth of $6.6 billion and was now the richest Black man in U.S. History. As of Thursday (March 18), Forbes has retracted their story, disproving Bloomberg’s report that West’s Yeezy Brand, Yeezy GAP fashion line and West’s additional assets totaled to $6.6B.

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Pro-Trump Supporters Invade The U.S. Capitol After ‘Save America’ Rally

Members of The United States Congress are evacuated after Pro-Donald Trump supporters invade the United States Capitol on Wednesday afternoon in Washington D.C. As members of congress met at Capitol Hill to certify the Electoral College votes to confirm Joe Biden as the new president of America, Pro-Trump protesters stormed Capitol Hill in opposition.

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