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Mike Epps Tapped To Portray Richard Pryor in HBO’s L.A. Lakers Drama Series

Mike Epps will portray the late comedian, Richard Pryor, in an untitled 1980s-era series about the Los Angeles Lakers, according to HBO’s breakdown of characters. The series is based on “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers of the 1980s,” which was written by Jeff Pearlman. On HBO’s website, Pryor was described as a “prolific and boundary-breaking comedian who lived the Hollywood dream, sometimes in excess.”
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Trailer For ‘Karen’ Movie Has Twitter Making Comparisons to Jordan Peele’s Movies

Comedian and Oscar-winning director Jordan Peele has made his mark with the hugely popular thrillers Get Out and Us, which have already become cult classics. But they say with great success comes some form of imitation and people online are calling out a movie titled “Karen” that many are saying is a carbon copy of Peele’s movies but with a little flip of the script.
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IKEA Store Sells Controversial Chicken and Watermelon Juneteenth Meal

IKEA, the Scandinavian furniture chain store giant, served a controversial menu to customers and employees in Atlanta to honor Juneteenth, according to CBS46. According to the news station, the menu options in question were fried chicken, watermelon, mac and cheese and collard greens. Food like chicken and watermelon became a racist trope after the Civil War and slaves won their freedom and grew and sold the fruit as they gained self-sufficiency. It also became a symbol used largely by Southern whites to call Blacks lazy, unclean heathens.
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New York Mother Killed In Front of Her Two Children

On Monday, Rochester police identified the woman who was fatally shot in front of her two small children. Genuine Ridgeway, 31, was killed Friday afternoon while sitting inside a car with her two young children nestled inside, the Democrat & Chronicle reported. Ridgeway was pronounced dead at the scene from the shooting that occurred around 2:15 p.m. in the Corn Hill neighborhood of Rochester, NY.
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On The 60th Anniversary Of ‘Freedom Riders’, Voting Activists And Activists Push President Biden To Do More

Reuters – Activists traveling through the South to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the historic “Freedom Riders” are urging President Joe Biden to do more to protect voting rights for Black Americans, as Democrats and Republicans battle over ballot access. Dozens of civil rights campaigners, traveling on five customized buses,...
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The Suites Launches As A Private Network For Chief Executives And Entrepreneurs Of Color To Build Strategic Business Relationships

A powerful and diverse network of 50 top executives are rallying behind a new platform and business community, the Suites. The Suites was founded by entrepreneur, investor and corporate finance attorney Shimite Obialo, who while working in New York City for diverse tech companies and venture funds, recognized a void particularly for people of color in what she has coined the 3Cs of business building: connections, coaching and capital.
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Beyoncé Fans Drag Trick Daddy For She ‘Can’t Sing,’ Comment + Jay-Z Diss

Somebody call 911 because Rapper Trick Daddy was stung and dragged for filth by the BeyHive after fixing his lips to say, “Beyonce can’t sing.”. The Miami-based, “Oh You Don’t Know Nann” rapper apparently didn’t know you can’t come for the Queen Bee after her online stans hit back at Trick’s criticism of the music mogul during an interview on the Clubhouse app this week, Newsweek reports.
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Tennessee State University Explores Idea Of Being First HBCU To Add Ice Hockey Programs

Tennessee State University (TSU), is exploring the idea of being the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to add ice hockey programs for men and women. In a partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL), the Nashville Predators franchise and College Hockey Inc. TSU is currently conducting a feasibility study to determine how viable it would be to have ice hockey programs. Results are expected sometime in the fall.
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Ronnie Oneal III Found Guilty of Killing Girlfriend and Daughter

A man who was charged with brutally killing his girlfriend and disabled daughter and decided to represent himself in the trial was found guilty of the murders. According to The Tampa Bay Times, Ronnie Oneal III was found guilty of the charges leveled against him. It had been reported that Oneal allegedly shot his girlfriend, 33-year-old Kenyatta Barron, and then supposedly beat her to death with the same weapon he fired after he ran out of ammunition.
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Dwyane Wade’s Son Zaire Praises Him ‘For Being A Good Father’

Former Miami Heat basketball player Dwyane Wade has been catching a lot of “heat” for his defense of his child Zaya Wade, who in 2020, came out as transgender. His unwavering support for Zaya’s identity, even at an early age, has given critics fodder for them to criticize Wade and his actress wife, Gabrielle Union, who fully acknowledge and show support for Zaya.