Another day, another moment for social media star Famous Amos to show f his signature moves to Level‘s “I Bet You Won’t.”
This time Amos has some competition in the form Ghetto Spider-Man (@ghetto.spider) and you better believe they’re putting on a show. Watch them break it down at L.Y.E Academy below and you can check out the full video here!
After RuPaul commented that he would not accept a trans contestant who’d fully transitioned into a woman onto RuPaul’s Drag Race, the Queens had a little something to say about it. Hit the flip to see RuPaul double down on his comments, how the internet responded, and his eventual apology.
As folks prep for the release A Wrinkle in Time this Friday, expert musician and drummer for The Roots, Questlove, wants to make sure kids young and old can see the movie.
He went on Twitter Monday to announce the #WrinkleChallege — a campaign that would push major celebs to donate to a fundraiser helping kids see the movie.
Questlove wasn’t playing games with his challenge. He already called out some big names to drop some cash. He even went to the big O herself. Swipe through to peep how Questlove argued his case to famous friends.
It seems his work is already paying f. The director A Wrinkle in Time, Ava DuVernay, approves.
Texans owner Bob McNair‘s comment last fall about “inmates running the prison” were a red flag. Now free agents have more reason to steer clear Houston’s team: Agents have reported that the organization is not interested in players who protested in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.
The Houston Chronicle:
I spoke with two NFL agents this week who said word is the Texans aren’t interested in any players who participated in pregame kneel-downs in protest police brutality.
There is no directive within the organization, but it is considered to be understood that as desperate as the Texans are to bring in talent, the pool potential signees and draftees will not include anyone who has participated in protests or are likely to.
Legendary Queens Bridge rapper, Nas just secured a hefty bag thanks to his early investment in the Doorbell Security company “Ring”. Ring was just bought by Amazon for $1.2 Billion dollars.
Nas, (Nasir Jones) was reportedly one Ring’s first investors. He and his business firm Queensbridge Venture Partners, have invested in several companies over the past few years such as Lyft, Dropbox, Rap Genius, and SeatGeek.
Oscar-nominated “Get Out” Actor Lil Rel Howery shares a story from the “Uncle Drew” set about how happy Boston Celtics All-Star Kyrie Irving was upon first learning about being traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Do you think Irving was excited to get his own team, get away from LeBron James or get out Cleveland?
Since 2018 is all about rewriting old, worn out narratives that hinder society, now is the perfect time to address colorism in television in film.
You’ve seen it before: people lighter complexions are usually cast as kind, attractive, sweet and good — while people with richer or darker skin get cast as the evil, sassy, undesirable one. Lighter skinned folks are even called “fair” sometimes — which can easily make a brown young girl feel she’s not “fair” enough.
Those weird family representations and mixups ten happen in Hollywood. They’ll cast a racially ambiguous kid to fully Black parent. Or remember when they replaced dark skin Aunt Viv with light skin Aunt Viv?
And we know Little Richie couldn’t be related to the rest the Winslows’.
When folks who benefit from the light skin privilege being a Black America speak out, (like Amandla Stenberg on turning down the role Shuri in Black Panther), it actually feels like we’re making progress. But we still have a ways to go.
Hit the flip for more times we realized that colorism was a real thing in Hollywood.