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Continue to rock with us. www.returnoftheboombap.comen-usitstheboombap@gmail.comhttp://www.returnoftheboombap.comitstheboombapitstheboombapitstheboombapreturnoftheboombapboombap-itsthe-boombap49850946https://returnoftheboombap.podomatic.com/rss2.xmlhttp://s6.voscast.com:8710/;stream.mp3WRBB: RETURN OF THE BOOMBAPUU5X_c9cV2ftzQkQJgWFQCgg0ca-app-pub-5614911574263464/2209705332ca-app-pub-5614911574263464/31636943530https://www.blackvibes.com/images/bvc/79/15990-iphone-bg.jpghttps://www.blackvibes.com/images/bvc/110/22295-photos-tab-header-its.jpghttps://www.blackvibes.com/images/bvc/215/46497-videos-tab-header-its.jpghttps://www.blackvibes.com/images/bvc/221/48896-wlnr-laugh-now-radio.jpghttps://www.blackvibes.com/images/bvc/145/30509-music-tab-photo-its-b.jpg2683088345030d0d0d0907640d0d0d404.855.1608404.855.1608B082GJP8D5http://www.itstheboombap.comBoombap!returnoftheboombap3Get at the BOOMBAP!YYY11/22/2022 4:12:00 PMYY13ec768REQUEST NOWNNNNFA3CDAE1-EFA6-44D4-9FFF-A3FDDA15DA10https://www.blackvibes.com/temp/splash.pngblogsradiolistvideosmusicmoretab_icon_newstab_icon_microphonetab_icon_videostab_icon_musictab_icon_moreNewsMoreMusicPhotosRadioVideositstheboombaphttps://www.blackvibes.com/itstheboombap/https://www.blackvibes.com/images/users/17639-itstheboombap.jpgAbbott Elementary Creator Quinta Brunson Talks Playing Oprah, Her Relationship With Husband and Morehttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/quinta-brunson-talks-playing-oprah/features/blogs/itstheboombap-abbott-elementary-creator-quinta-brunson-talks-playing-oprah/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-abbott-elementary-creator-quinta-brunson-talks-playing-oprah/#commentsThu, 1 Dec 2022 03:02 GMT2022 has been quite successful for Abbott Elementary star and creator Quinta Brunson. The comedian, actor, producer, and writer joins Matthew McConaughey, Mila Kunis, and Jennifer Hudson as one of PEOPLE's 2022 People of the Year! The West Philly native received the title for her success on the screen, especially "Abbott Elementary," the hit show nominated for seven Emmys and won three, including Oustanding Writing for a Comedy Series. Brunson made history with her win, becoming the youngest Black woman ever to be nominated in comedy writing. She was also the first Black woman to secure three comedy nominations in the same year. In an exclusive interview with People Magazine, Brunson said she created "Abbott Elementary" because she wanted a comedy series that appealed to all generations. She added that she loves that so many people have found representation through the show. "Having the same laugh is really important to me. I think it's spiritual. I think it's healing," said Brunson. "I love that teachers have found such representation in it. I love that young Black people and young Black educators have found representation in it. The queer community has found representation in it with Jacob, but to me, the goal was if it is not a workplace comedy, then I'm not doing my job." The 32-year-old shared how she struggled to break into the industry but used content creating on social media to make a name for herself. "I was doing improv around L.A. and broke. Very, very, very broke. A hearty meal was a banana and a Cup Noodles," she said" If I could get both or get two bananas in one day, I was doing well. I was working at [an] Apple [Store], but I still loved comedy so much. At the time SNL was kind of a goal. Then Instagram added video. I loved making my friends laugh, and then it took off, and that kind of changed my life. Brunson recently played Oprah Winfrey in the Weird Al Yankovic biopic. She shared her reaction when the role was presented to her but after reading the script, she felt she could do the role justice. "When the script got sent to my agent, and they said Daniel Radcliffe was playing Weird Al, I was like, "Yeah, I would love to come hang with him." And then they said Oprah, and I was like, "Whoa, hold on!" But I read it and thought I could do it justice," she said. "It wasn't too serious, but it also wasn't too dumb, because I didn't want to insult Oprah or tarnish her legacy. The movie is so stupid, and I say that in the best way. I love dumb comedies. Austin Powers in Goldmember was my favorite movie growing up. My mom wanted to burn the DVD. She hates stupid stuff." Brunson's award-winning TV Show is currently in its second season and will air 22 episodes. Brunson said he co-showrunners Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker saw it right away when asked what it took to bring the show to life. "I was fortunate," she said. "It's most certainly not a common L.A. story for Black creators, but I think [I'm] a sign that times are changing." She also went into detail about who didn't see a vision for Abbott Elementary. "To be honest, I didn't have to deal with much "I don't see it." There was one other network that will remain nameless that didn't understand the value of it, but that's how it goes. ABC won that bidding war," said Brunson. Amid her recent success, Brunson has had the support of her husband, Kevin Jay Anik. Although she hasn't posted about him on social media, she did give him a shoutout during her recent acceptance speech at the Emmy's in 2022. In her interview with People, she shared why she's decided to keep their relationship private. "I don't talk about my relationship that often, because it's something that I like to keep sacred and safe. Nor do I bring him out to be analyzed or attacked by the world. We've had such a year together," she said. Though Brunson has had a lot on her plate this year, she balances work/life pretty well. She shared that she doesn't have a method to keep things together but is just "passionate" about her work. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/quinta-brunson-talks-playing-oprah/" target="_blank">Abbott Elementary Creator Quinta Brunson Talks Playing Oprah, Her Relationship With Husband and More</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/quinta-brunson-talks-playing-oprah/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/quinta-brunson-talks-playing-oprah/</a>259609News, Abbott Elementary Creator Quinta Brunson Talks Playing Oprah Her Relationship With Husband andbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Atlanta Issues Curfew For Teens To Stop Crime Involving The Youth Following The Fatal Shooting of a https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/atlanta-issues-curfew-for-teens/features/blogs/itstheboombap-atlanta-issues-curfew-teens-stop-crime-involving/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-atlanta-issues-curfew-teens-stop-crime-involving/#commentsThu, 1 Dec 2022 02:07 GMTCity leaders are pushing to change <strong>Atlanta's</strong> curfew for children 17 and under to curb crime involving the youth. Atlanta City Councilmember <strong>Keisha Sean Waites</strong> said: "As a stopgap measure to save the lives of family members and our neighbors until we develop a solution, we must move quickly to protect the lives of our most vulnerable populations." Based on recent shootings and reports in high-traffic retail spaces, she recommends a mandatory curfew for those 17 and under. She said, "given the recent shootings and reports in high-traffic retail spaces, this stopgap measure will save lives." Waithe's is implementing these measures in response to the fatal shooting of 12-year-old <strong>Zyion Charles,</strong> who was killed in the vicinity of Atlantic Station on Saturday. The city was already tightening its existing curfew for teens, but Charles' death emphasizes the need for the curfew to be put in place. "I think the goal is how we move forward and what steps we are going to take to ensure Zyion's loss is not in vain," she told <strong>11Alive News</strong>. "It's my hope and prayer that the city will move forward, and the county will move forward, and we will partner with other sister agencies to protect the public at large." The move will also require the <strong>Atlanta Police Department (APD)'s Video Integration Center (VIC) </strong> to integrate commercial-grade cameras at any location that has experienced historical patterns of violence, multiple incidents, or homicides. Ultimately, Waites hopes the curfew plan will provide a quick solution to the city's gun violence problem, which she attributes to wealth and social disparities as well as a lack of resources. "Following the recent tragic death of a 12-year-old youth and the wounding of five others after a shooting at Atlantic Station over the holiday weekend and as our city closes in on 150 murders in the past 11 months, this senseless death of 12-year-old Zyion Charles has placed an exclamation point on the citywide cry for help," she explained. "I believe that much of the violence in our city is a result of unmet needs, including lack of affordable housing, inadequate access to mental health services, and low-paying wages." According to Waites, a new curfew will be enforced in conjunction with the legislation by partnering with local shopping centers, malls, and areas where large youth groups gather without supervision. On Monday, the Atlanta City Council plans to introduce a bill that includes exceptions for teens who work or live outside of shelters. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/atlanta-issues-curfew-for-teens/" target="_blank">Atlanta Issues Curfew For Teens To Stop Crime Involving The Youth Following The Fatal Shooting of a 12-Year-Old</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/atlanta-issues-curfew-for-teens/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/atlanta-issues-curfew-for-teens/</a>259605News, Atlanta Issues Curfew For Teens To Stop Crime Involving The Youth Following The Fatal Shootingbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Kylie Jenner Responds to TikTok Influencer After Sharing Pictures of Her Son Amid Balenciaga Controvhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/kylie-jenner-responds-to-tiktok-influencer/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kylie-jenner-responds-tiktok-influencer-after-sharing-pic/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kylie-jenner-responds-tiktok-influencer-after-sharing-pic/#commentsThu, 1 Dec 2022 01:47 GMTKylie Jenner just clapped back at a TikTok influencer after many fans accused the reality tv star of posting images of her son to distract from the Balenciaga controversy. The Kardashians and Jenners are famously known for working with the luxury brand, and after Kim Kardashian posted a lackluster explanation of Balenciaga's actions, fans haven't been feeling them lately. Jenner posted photos of her 9-month-old son, who she shares with Travis Scott, though fans still don't have a name. A TikToker user alleges that Kris Jenner told Jenner to post the pictures to distract from the controversy. Jenner then responded, "Uh whyyyyyy would i post my child to cover up for balenciaga ?" She added, "This is why i don't do this. always something to say." Jenner never responds to videos, this being the first time she defended herself on social media. The photo comes after Balenciaga faced major backlash for its "Gift Collection" campaign featuring children with teddy bears in bondage gear and documents from the Supreme Court case on child pornography. Balenciaga apologized for the documents in the campaign and has since sued North Six, the production company for the campaign. Kim Kardashian posted a response to the Balenciaga scandal on Twitter. "I have been quiet for the past few days, not because I haven't been disgusted and outraged by the recent Balenciaga campaigns," she started in the statement. "But because I wanted an opportunity to speak to their team to understand for myself how this could have happened. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Cle84DeuLUL/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Cle84DeuLUL/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Baller Alert (@balleralert)</a> The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/kylie-jenner-responds-to-tiktok-influencer/" target="_blank">Kylie Jenner Responds to TikTok Influencer After Sharing Pictures of Her Son Amid Balenciaga Controversy</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/kylie-jenner-responds-to-tiktok-influencer/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/kylie-jenner-responds-to-tiktok-influencer/</a>259606Gossip, Kylie Jenner Responds to TikTok Influencer After Sharing Pictures of Her Son Amid Balenciagablogs/11-2022/259606-kylie-jenner-respon-s.jpg1Aubrey O' Day Explains Her Instagram After Fans Accuse of Photoshophttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/aubrey-o-day-explains-her-instagram/features/blogs/itstheboombap-aubrey-o-day-explains-her-instagram-after-fans-accuse-pho/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-aubrey-o-day-explains-her-instagram-after-fans-accuse-pho/#commentsThu, 1 Dec 2022 01:38 GMTDanity Kane alum Aubrey O'Day is coming clean about her super-perfect Instagram page that almost looks fake. "So, I am at all of these locations." O'Day clarified. "I look at my Instagram as I'm an artist. I look at my life and pictures as like art that I want to create for the world." On Tuesday, O'Day stopped by the Tamron Hall show in which she dished on her vacation pictures on Instagram, which many fans have questioned. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CghofSThMId/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CghofSThMId/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Aubrey O&#39;Day (@aubreyoday)</a> She continued, "You don't see me on there with my regular friends, my dogs, and my home. I don't belong to the people. I don't belong to others. My personal life is mine. And that's the only way that I haven't gone off the deep end or turned into something that I'm not." As <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/aubrey-o-day-accused-of-photoshopping-herself-into-bali-pics/" target="_blank">we reported</a>, fans accused the former band member of photoshopping her pictures on Instagram from her luxurious trip to Bali, Indonesia. In July 2021, O'Day made her official move to Bali and had since been spamming her Instagram page. O'Day added, "I've been to all these places. After these photos, I do post the videos [of] how it looked. But to get to this place, you have to scale a mountain for about two hours. I don't have a Caboodle of makeup and my wigs." So there it is. O'Day has been to these extravagant places and then adds herself all dolled up to the photos, adding to a pop culture art realm in her photos. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/aubrey-o-day-explains-her-instagram/" target="_blank">Aubrey O' Day Explains Her Instagram After Fans Accuse of Photoshop</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/aubrey-o-day-explains-her-instagram/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/aubrey-o-day-explains-her-instagram/</a>259607Gossip, News, Aubrey O' Day Explains Her Instagram After Fans Accuse of Photoshopbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Male Warden of a California Women's Prison Accused of Running "Rape Club" in Dublinhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/male-warden-accused-of-running-rape-club/features/blogs/itstheboombap-male-warden-california-womens-prison-accused-running/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-male-warden-california-womens-prison-accused-running/#commentsThu, 1 Dec 2022 01:11 GMTA male warden is currently on trial for running a "rape club" in a <strong>California</strong> women's prison. According to the <strong>FBI</strong>, in 2021, <strong>Ray J. Garcia,</strong> 55, was caught with naked pictures of inmates on his government-issued phone at the <strong>Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin.</strong> During the beginning statements of Garcia's trial on seven counts of sexual abuse, the court learned why inmates referred to the incidents done by Garcia and other staff members as a "rape club." Based on reports, an inmate named Melissa, whose last name was not revealed, claimed Garcia told her he "wanted to f-k" her and repeatedly showed her naked pictures of himself. Prosecutors believe that between 2019 and 2021, Garcia digitally penetrated Melissa while forcing her to touch his penis. On other occasions, Garcia would force Melissa into a prison cell or bathroom and insert "half-eaten, sucked-on" candy canes into her vagina. "He would always talk about his penis," Melissa said. "He had sexual fantasies, and I allowed it." In addition to the sexual abuse charges, Garcia is accused of keeping victims quiet by offering to assist in their early release. Garcia allegedly sexually abused the women in unmonitored areas of the prison, where he knew there were no cameras. Since being detained in September 2021, Ray Garcia has asserted his innocence. He was arrested soon after an inmate accused two staff remembers of sexual abuse in 2021, which led the FBI to investigate. The former warden is the highest-ranking federal prison official to be arrested in more than a decade, and he faces up to 100 years in prison and a fine of $250,000. The Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin is often referred to as "Club Fed" because it has housed several celebrities, including <strong>Patty Hearst, Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss</strong>, and most recently, <strong>Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman.</strong> The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/male-warden-accused-of-running-rape-club/" target="_blank">Male Warden of a California Women's Prison Accused of Running "Rape Club" in Dublin</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/male-warden-accused-of-running-rape-club/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/male-warden-accused-of-running-rape-club/</a>259600News, Male Warden of a California Women's Prison Accused of Running "Rape Club" in Dublinbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Thoughtful Christmas Gifts That Won't Break Your Pockets This Holiday Seasonhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/christmas-gifts-that-wont-break-your-pockets/features/blogs/itstheboombap-thoughtful-christmas-gifts-that-wont-break-your-pockets-this/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-thoughtful-christmas-gifts-that-wont-break-your-pockets-this/#commentsWed, 30 Nov 2022 22:45 GMTAs the U.S. continues to face a recession, most people aren't looking forward to <strong>Christmas</strong> shopping this year. Inflation continues to force the prices of goods through the roof, making gift-giving even more challenging. However, there are several gift ideas out there that won't put a dent in your wallet but will put a smile on your loved ones' faces. Check out our list of thoughtful yet affordable Christmas gifts this holiday season. <strong>Bath &amp; Body Works Aromatherapy Candles</strong> Aromatherapy candles tend to serve a much more personal purpose. Take, for instance, Bath &amp; Works Aromatherapy line, which includes scents such <a href="https://www.bathandbodyworks.com/p/eucalyptus-spearmint-3-wick-candle-026410273.html#q=aromatherapy&amp;prefn1=hideFromSearch&amp;prefv1=No&amp;start=1" target="_blank">as Eucalyptus Spearmint </a>that promotes stress relief. Every candle in the collection is made with essential oils that are commonly used to relieve anxiety and promote better sleep habits. The three-wick candles are priced at $24.50, while the single-wicks are only $15.50. These prices are certainly within most budgets, but those looking for additional savings may sign up for Bath &amp; Body Works reward program. This allows customers to receive coupons that can be used on most candle purchases. Judging by the current state of the world, any gift that promotes tranquility is likely to be appreciated. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CPtY8bpATik/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CPtY8bpATik/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Bath &amp; Body Works (@bathandbodyworks)</a> <strong>Massage</strong> Another gift that encourages self-care and relaxation is a massage. Who doesn't like to be rubbed down after a strenuous work week? A massage appointment is not only considerate but focuses on the well-being of the recipient. Thanks to sites such as <a href="https://www.groupon.com/" target="_blank">Groupon</a>, massages do not have to cost you your electric bill money, as they once did. Many independent spas will offer discounted services. However, chain spa <a href="https://www.massageenvy.com/scheduling/css/booking/services?durations" target="_blank">Massage Envy</a> also offers great deals in time for Christmas. Their 60-minute massage session usually starts at $70. If you are still determining a day to book this gift, gift cards for services may be issued so that your loved one can book a session that suits their schedule. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CQtVl0_rQ07/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CQtVl0_rQ07/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Massage Envy (@massageenvy)</a> <strong>Shutterfly Photo Gifts</strong> Making memories with your loved ones is priceless. Creating gifts from these loving moments holds immense sentimental value. <a href="https://www.shutterfly.com/" target="_blank">Shutterfly</a> provides a website full of products that incorporate family photos into blankets, pillows, Christmas tree ornaments, iPhone cases, and much more. Shutterfly has done a phenomenal job of making its products affordable, with a <a href="https://www.shutterfly.com/special-offers" target="_blank">deals tab</a> containing gifts starting at just $3.99. Who said Christmas had to be the reason you go broke? All of these present options are under $100 but will leave a lasting impression on those who receive them. Give any of these a try, and let us know how well they were received. If all else fails, your local Walgreens and CVS have a massive supply of food, retail, and other miscellaneous gift cards for those who prefer to keep it simple this year. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CinonJaMOJv/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CinonJaMOJv/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Shutterfly (@shutterfly)</a> The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/christmas-gifts-that-wont-break-your-pockets/" target="_blank">Thoughtful Christmas Gifts That Won't Break Your Pockets This Holiday Season</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/christmas-gifts-that-wont-break-your-pockets/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/christmas-gifts-that-wont-break-your-pockets/</a>259593Lifestyle, Thoughtful Christmas Gifts That Won't Break Your Pockets This Holiday Seasonbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Amazon CEO Says It Will Continue to Sell Antisemitic Film and Book Despite Backlashhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/amazon-ceo-says-it-will-continue-to-sell-antisemitic-film-desfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-amazon-ceo-says-it-will-continue-sell-antisemitic-film-an/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-amazon-ceo-says-it-will-continue-sell-antisemitic-film-an/#commentsWed, 30 Nov 2022 21:54 GMTDespite <strong>Kyrie Irving</strong> facing significant backlash and a<strong> Brooklyn Nets</strong> suspension for promoting an antisemitic film on Amazon, the platform still has decided to sell it. Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, who is Jewish, was interviewed at the <strong>New York Times</strong>' DealBook Summit. When asked about selling the film, he responded, "We have to allow access to those viewpoints, even if they are objectionable." His reasoning was due to the fact that Amazon sells products to people with differing opinions. The documentary Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America alleges that Jews did not die in the Holocaust and that they controlled the media. The film became a best-seller after Irving promoted it on social media. On top of a temporary suspension, Nike dropped the point guard, and he had to pay a $500,000 fine. Since the critique of the film and fans' outrage, many celebrities, including Mila Kunis, signed an open letter to send to Amazon and Barnes and Noble, calling for the documentary to be taken down immediately and cease all sales of the book. However, with the announcement of Jassy's decision, it remains unclear if the solution or lack thereof will suffice. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/amazon-ceo-says-it-will-continue-to-sell-antisemitic-film-despite-backlash/" target="_blank">Amazon CEO Says It Will Continue to Sell Antisemitic Film and Book Despite Backlash</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/amazon-ceo-says-it-will-continue-to-sell-antisemitic-film-despite-backlash/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/amazon-ceo-says-it-will-continue-to-sell-antisemitic-film-despite-backlash/</a>259588News, Amazon CEO Says It Will Continue to Sell Antisemitic Film and Book Despite Backlashbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Balenciaga Is Using Marketing Agency as Scapegoat in Campaign Scandal, Source Claims https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/balenciaga-is-using-marketing-agency-as-scapegoat-in-campaignfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-balenciaga-is-using-marketing-agency-as-scapegoat-campaig/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-balenciaga-is-using-marketing-agency-as-scapegoat-campaig/#commentsWed, 30 Nov 2022 21:25 GMTBalenciaga has been in hot water for the past few days over its inappropriate child-themed ad campaign. But now, the company seems to be passing the buck. Last week, the luxury fashion brand released its ads for its spring 2023 collection. The photos showed children holding teddy bears dressed in bondage. In another ad posted on the company's website, the company featured copies of a Supreme Court ruling that upheld a 2003 law on child pornography. The ad sparked widespread backlash, with celebrities, including Kim Kardashian, speaking out against the company. In response, <strong><a href="https://balleralert.com/?s=Balenciaga" target="_blank">Balenciaga</a> </strong>released a statement and promised to take legal action against the parties responsible<b>. </b>A few days later, the fashion house filed a $25 million suit against the company that produced the ad. According to reports, the suit only focused on the set with the court document. Now, in the wake of Balenciaga's legal action, sources involved in the campaign tell <a href="https://www.tmz.com/2022/11/30/balenciaga-attack-production-company-distract-source-north-six-sue-ads-children-backlash/" target="_blank">TMZ </a>that the marketing agency, <strong>North Six</strong>, had no creative power over the shoot and only dealt with the logistics like crew, equipment, and location. In fact, they say they had no hand in the set design for the shoot. According to the publication, <strong>Nicholas Des Jardins</strong>, a third-party set designer, was hired by North Six to create the final staging, and he is also listed as a defendant in the lawsuit. Still, it is unclear if he is directly at fault or if Balenciaga places the blame solely on him. However, other sources believe Balenciaga may be using North Six as a scapegoat to shift the blame and distract the masses from the fact that they allowed it in the first place. TMZ says many believe that there's no way Balenciaga could have approved the campaign without seeing the photos first. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/balenciaga-is-using-marketing-agency-as-scapegoat-in-campaign-scandal-source-claims/" target="_blank">Balenciaga Is Using Marketing Agency as Scapegoat in Campaign Scandal, Source Claims </a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/balenciaga-is-using-marketing-agency-as-scapegoat-in-campaign-scandal-source-claims/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/balenciaga-is-using-marketing-agency-as-scapegoat-in-campaign-scandal-source-claims/</a>259589News, Balenciaga Is Using Marketing Agency as Scapegoat in Campaign Scandal Source Claims bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Second Child Dies After 17th Street Bridge Shooting in Atlantahttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/second-child-dies-after-17th-street-bridge-shooting-in-atlantfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-second-child-dies-after-17th-street-bridge-shooting-atlan/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-second-child-dies-after-17th-street-bridge-shooting-atlan/#commentsWed, 30 Nov 2022 20:43 GMTA second child has died following a shooting on the 17th street bridge in <a href="https://balleralert.com/?s=atlanta" target="_blank">Atlanta</a> Saturday night. <strong>Cameron Jackson</strong>, 15, identified as one of the six victims of the deadly shooting, died after days in critical condition. Twelve-year-old Zyion Charles was the first victim identified in the incident. He died Saturday night after being shot on the bridge. According to <a href="https://www.ajc.com/news/crime/breaking-second-child-dies-after-17th-street-bridge-shooting/4N5SQ6DVLZEGZFHYDSHSHNL65M/" target="_blank">Atlanta</a> police, a group of children and teenagers were escorted off the bridge for violating the 3 p.m. curfew. Shortly after, multiple shots were fired, killing the two children and injuring others, all minors. No arrests have been made. The incident is said to be gang-related. After the horrifying shooting, city leaders called on the city to stop gun violence. "When a 12-year-old dies in our city - on our city streets ... the whole village has a responsibility, and the whole village is impacted," Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens said Saturday night. According to Lieutenant Germain Dearlove, the parties were said to believe between ages 15-21. Police are asking anyone with information to call Atlanta police at 404-577-TIPS. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/second-child-dies-after-17th-street-bridge-shooting-in-atlanta/" target="_blank">Second Child Dies After 17th Street Bridge Shooting in Atlanta</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/second-child-dies-after-17th-street-bridge-shooting-in-atlanta/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/second-child-dies-after-17th-street-bridge-shooting-in-atlanta/</a>259585News, Second Child Dies After 17th Street Bridge Shooting in Atlantabvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Deshaun Watson Accusers Plan To Attend Cleveland Browns Game Upon His Returnhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/deshaun-watson-accusers-plan-to-attend-cleveland-browns-game/features/blogs/itstheboombap-deshaun-watson-accusers-plan-attend-cleveland-browns-game/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-deshaun-watson-accusers-plan-attend-cleveland-browns-game/#commentsWed, 30 Nov 2022 19:31 GMT<strong>Cleveland Browns</strong> quarterback<a href="https://balleralert.com/?s=Deshaun" target="_blank"><strong> Deshaun Watson</strong></a> is expected to return to the NFL field after his 11-game suspension following sexual misconduct allegations. Watson was the center of attention earlier this year after 24 women reported sexual misconduct accusing the football player of inappropriate behavior during massage therapy appointments, which included allegedly exposing himself. Twenty-three out of 24 lawsuits have since been settled. Watson will return to play football this Sunday in Houston at the NRG Stadium. And it looks like his accusers want a front row to the game. "Some of my clients asked to go," the accusers' attorney Tony Buzbee told <a href="https://people.com/sports/deshaun-watson-accusers-plan-to-attend-cleveland-browns-game-upon-his-nfl-return-says-attorney/" target="_blank">PEOPLE</a>. "They thought it important to make clear that they are still here and that they matter. I was proud of them for that. I have made that opportunity available to them. I haven't been to a Texans game in many years. But, because they are going, I will go." He added, "I think it's important to note each of these women is different. You can't paint them with a broad brush. I would never encourage any of them to attend. Some never want to hear Watson's name again. Others have put it in the past. Some are still angry. Others are defiant. Makes me proud they want to stand up and be counted rather than quietly go away. Good on them!" Buzbee said the women want to "make the statement," like, "'Hey, we're still here. We matter. Our voice was heard, and this is not something that's over. [Sexual harassment and assault] happen every day in the United States.'" The Cleveland Browns' season has been like every other, defeating. However, last Sunday, the Browns had a turnaround of events, beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17-23. The Buccaneers' loss also fueled further rumors that Tom Brady is having difficulty adjusting to his divorce from Giselle B ndchen. Watson's initial suspension was for six games but was bumped up to 11 games. Once a disciplinary action was made, Watson was thankful and released a statement. "I apologize once again for any pain this situation has caused," he said. "I take accountability for the decisions I made. My focus going forward is on working to become the best version of myself on and off the field and supporting my teammates however possible while I'm away from the team. I'm excited about what the future holds for me in Cleveland." The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/deshaun-watson-accusers-plan-to-attend-cleveland-browns-game/" target="_blank">Deshaun Watson Accusers Plan To Attend Cleveland Browns Game Upon His Return</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/deshaun-watson-accusers-plan-to-attend-cleveland-browns-game/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/deshaun-watson-accusers-plan-to-attend-cleveland-browns-game/</a>259582News, Deshaun Watson Accusers Plan To Attend Cleveland Browns Game Upon His Returnbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Ballerific Fashion: New Multicolor Gucci Puffer Boots for Winterhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/ballerific-fashion-new-multicolor-gucci-puffer-boots-for-wintfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-ballerific-fashion-new-multicolor-gucci-puffer-boots-win/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ballerific-fashion-new-multicolor-gucci-puffer-boots-win/#commentsWed, 30 Nov 2022 19:00 GMT<strong><a href="https://balleralert.com/?s=gucci" target="_blank">Gucci's</a></strong> new puffer boots are for two types: those who enjoy skiing and those who love dramatic looks in the winter. Either way, the puffer boots will cover you in the snow. The multicolor nylon puffer boots will be a staple in many closets if you are into the flashy luxe look. The all-over monogram <strong>GG</strong> logo on the red, green, blue, and brown boots represents Gucci's signature colors. The shoes also come in all black with the GG logo and cream soles and another blue, black, orange-red, cream, and purple combination. The boots just hit the market and are available now for $946, according to <a href="https://hypebeast.com/2022/11/gucci-puffer-ski-boots-info" target="_blank">HYPEBEAST</a>. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://i0.wp.com/balleralert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/https___hypebeast.com_image_2022_11_Gucci-FW22-Multicolored-Puffer-Ski-Boots-2.jpg?resize=300%2C200&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image2"><img id="bvimg2" src="https://i0.wp.com/balleralert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/https___hypebeast.com_image_2022_11_Gucci-FW22-Multicolored-Puffer-Ski-Boots-3.jpg?resize=300%2C200&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> In other Gucci news, Italian fashion designer and creative director of the luxury brand <strong>Alessandro Michele</strong> exited Gucci last week. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClUQEtyqJA3/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClUQEtyqJA3/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Alessandro Michele (@alessandro_michele)</a> He took to Instagram explaining his reasoning for leaving citing "different perspectives." "Today an extraordinary journey ends for me, lasting more than twenty years, within a company to which I have tirelessly dedicated all my love and creative passion." He served with Gucci for the past 20 years. "During this long period Gucci has been my home, my adopted family. To this extended family, to all the individuals, who have looked after and supported it, I send my most sincere thanks, my biggest and most heartfelt embrace." The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/ballerific-fashion-new-multicolor-gucci-puffer-boots-for-winter/" target="_blank">Ballerific Fashion: New Multicolor Gucci Puffer Boots for Winter</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/ballerific-fashion-new-multicolor-gucci-puffer-boots-for-winter/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/ballerific-fashion-new-multicolor-gucci-puffer-boots-for-winter/</a>259575Fashion, Ballerific Fashion: New Multicolor Gucci Puffer Boots for Winterblogs/11-2022/259575-ballerific-fashion-s.jpg1Oath Keepers Founder Convicted Of Seditious Conspiracy In Jan. 6 Trialhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/oath-keepers-founder-convicted-of-seditious-conspiracy/features/blogs/itstheboombap-oath-keepers-founder-convicted-seditious-conspiracy-ja/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-oath-keepers-founder-convicted-seditious-conspiracy-ja/#commentsWed, 30 Nov 2022 18:44 GMTOn Tuesday, a federal jury convicted <strong>Oath Keepers</strong> founder <strong>Elmer Stewart Rhodes</strong> of seditious conspiracy and other charges surrounding the <a href="https://balleralert.com/?s=Jan+6" target="_blank">Jan. 6</a> attack on the U.S. Capitol. The attack was unsuccessful in its attempt to prevent the peaceful transfer of power from <strong>Donald Trump</strong> to <strong>President Joe Biden</strong>. The conviction is a victory for the Justice Department, which spearheaded the prosecution featuring the most significant charges connected to the attack. Codefendant <strong>Kelly Meggs</strong> was also found guilty of seditious conspiracy and other charges in his role. However, <a href="https://www.cbsnews.com/news/oath-keepers-trial-stewart-rhodes-guilty-seditious-conspiracy-verdict-today-2022-11-29/" target="_blank">CBS News</a> reported that Kenneth Harrelson, Jessica Watkins, and Thomas Caldwell, who were also listed defendants, were acquitted on the conspiracy charge but found guilty of other crimes related to the Jan. 6 attack. The jury deliberated for three days before deciding on the verdict. Rhodes and Meggs face a maximum of 20 years in prison on the charges. Attorney General Merrick Garland praised the outcome, saying, "the Justice Department is committed to holding accountable those criminally responsible for the assault on our democracy on Jan. 6, 2021." Prosecutors argued the group planned ahead of the Capitol attack to stop the peaceful transfer of the presidential transition after Trump lost the election to Biden. The rioters intended an "any means necessary" attempt to upend centuries of lawful presidential transfers, attorneys added. There were nearly eight weeks of testimony as prosecutors and defense attorneys went back and forth on whether the actions and words of the defendants were deemed inciting or hyperbolic "bravado." Several took the stand to testify against Rhodes, including former members of the Oath Keepers group, who that claimed, as soon Biden was confirmed president, he and his associates worked to oppose the lawful transfer of power, discussed civil war, and collected weapons in a Virginia hotel room before breaching the Capitol. Prosecutors supported their claims with chat messages, recorded messages, and social media posts that helped them prove that the Jan. 6 riot was planned out and not rhetoric. They also put Rhodes, a Yale graduate, at the forefront of that plan, highlighting that he sent a letter to Trump asking him to invoke the Insurrection Act to enable an armed resistance against a rogue government. In prosecutors' closing statement, they reiterated the group, specifically Rhodes, were leaders of the Jan. 6 riot and that the conspiracy was brought on by the group's "sense of entitlement that led to frustration, followed by rage and then violence." The charge of seditious conspiracy is the most serious charge handed down in the Justice Department's probe thus far. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/oath-keepers-founder-convicted-of-seditious-conspiracy/" target="_blank">Oath Keepers Founder Convicted Of Seditious Conspiracy In Jan. 6 Trial</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/oath-keepers-founder-convicted-of-seditious-conspiracy/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/oath-keepers-founder-convicted-of-seditious-conspiracy/</a>259576News, Oath Keepers Founder Convicted Of Seditious Conspiracy In Jan. 6 Trialbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Dwyane Wade Denies Ex-Wife's "Libelous" Claims About Profiting From Zaya's Transitionhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/dwyane-wade-denies-ex-wifes-libelous-claims/features/blogs/itstheboombap-dwyane-wade-denies-exwifes-libelous-claims-about-profiting-f/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-dwyane-wade-denies-exwifes-libelous-claims-about-profiting-f/#commentsWed, 30 Nov 2022 17:48 GMT<a href="https://balleralert.com/?s=d+wade" target="_blank"><strong>Dwyane Wade</strong></a> denied his ex-wife's claims that he is profiting off his transgender daughter's transition. Earlier this month,<strong> Siohvaughn Funches-Wade</strong>, Wade's ex-wife, objected to Wade's <a href="https://www.today.com/popculture/popculture/dwyane-wade-court-petition-for-transgender-daughter-zaya-name-change-rcna45010" target="_blank">petition</a>, which asked the <strong>Los Angeles County Superior Court</strong> to change the name of their 15-year-old daughter, <strong>Zaya</strong>. In the <a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/dwyane-wades-ex-wife-files-objection-daughter-zayas-name-change-rcna55316" target="_blank">docs</a>, Siohvaughn alleged that the former baller was "positioned to profit" from Zaya's transition and may have been "pressuring" the 15-year-old for extra cash. In <a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/dwayne-wade-blasts-ex-wifes-claims-profiting-transgender-daughters-nam-rcna59290" target="_blank">response</a>, Wade took to Instagram to reject the claims, saying, "No one in our house would ever force Zaya or any of our children to do anything against their will, much less force an identity on them." "This isn't a game for my family and definitely not for Zaya. This is her life," he continued. But now, the former baller has responded in new court docs, calling Funches-Wade's claims "libelous at their core." "This Petition is not about Siohvaughn or Dwyane or their prior marriage. It is about what Zaya wants and what is in her best interest. This Petition is about empowering Zaya to live her truth," Wade's legal team said, adding that Wade believes that his daughter should focus more on feeling confident and joyful instead of "being clouded by the self-doubt that comes from checking a box or signing a name that does not reflect her identity." Funches-Wade also accused Wade of breaking their custody agreement in court documents by failing to inform her about the name change, which Wade claimed to be an excuse to "resume her campaign of personal attacks" against him. "Siovaughn's allegations are libelous at their core and are, at best, nonsensical," the documents said. "Dwyane filed this Petition because Zaya asked him to. It is unclear if Siohvaughn's goal is to relitigate her divorce and custody dispute with Dwyane or to resume her campaign of personal attacks against Dwyane, but it is clear that her objections have little, if anything, to do with Zaya's best interest." According to Wade, his custody agreement with Funches-Wade granted him "sole care, custody, and control of Zaya," meaning he should have the final decisions regarding their daughter. He explained, "While it certainly would have been preferable for Zaya's mother to be supportive of this important part of Zaya's journey, Zaya should not be forced to put her life on hold while she waits for Siohvaughn to acknowledge and accept her truth." The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/dwyane-wade-denies-ex-wifes-libelous-claims/" target="_blank">Dwyane Wade Denies Ex-Wife's "Libelous" Claims About Profiting From Zaya's Transition</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/dwyane-wade-denies-ex-wifes-libelous-claims/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/dwyane-wade-denies-ex-wifes-libelous-claims/</a>259572Gossip, Dwyane Wade Denies Ex-Wife's "Libelous" Claims About Profiting From Zaya's Transitionbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg12023 Oscars Will Include All 23 Categories Presented Live on Air After Last Year's Backlashhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/2023-oscars-will-include-all-23-categories-presented-live-on-features/blogs/itstheboombap-2023-oscars-will-include-all-23-categories-presented-live-on/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-2023-oscars-will-include-all-23-categories-presented-live-on/#commentsWed, 30 Nov 2022 17:04 GMTThe 2023 <strong><a href="https://balleralert.com/?s=oscars" target="_blank">Oscars</a></strong> will see some massive changes in the wake of the highly controversial telecast of 2022. Last year, the 94th <strong>Academy Awards</strong> ceremony occurred on March 27th at the <strong>Dolby Theatre</strong> in L.A. The show featured several historical firsts, from its first all-Black production team led by <strong>Will Packer</strong>, to <strong>Ariana DeBose</strong> becoming the first openly queer woman of color to win an acting Oscar. Will Smith even won his first Oscar for his role in King Richard, but he also landed his first controversy with the slap heard around the world. Although the slap sparked widespread backlash, it wasn't the only thing that upset fans and artists alike that night. Many took to social media to slam the Academy's decision to omit eight categories from the live show, leaving the winners and nominees of those categories unnoticed or recognized. Instead, the categories were presented prior to the ceremony. But now, it appears the Academy has heard the complaints and is making changes. According to <strong><a href="https://variety.com/2022/artisans/news/oscars-95-academy-awards-all-categories-1235443345/" target="_blank">Variety</a>,</strong> all 23 categories will air during the 2023 telecast. The news was announced on Tuesday in a statement from Bill Kramer, CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. "I can confirm that all categories will be included in the live telecast," he said. "We are committed to having a show that celebrates the artisans, the arts and sciences, and the collaborative nature of moviemaking. This is very much what the mission of the Academy is, and I am very hopeful that we can do a show that celebrates all components of moviemaking in an entertaining and engaging way." Jimmy Kimmel will return as host of the big night, and Glenn Weiss will return as director for the eighth consecutive year. The 95th Academy Awards ceremony will take place on March 12, 2023. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/2023-oscars-will-include-all-23-categories-presented-live-on-air/" target="_blank">2023 Oscars Will Include All 23 Categories Presented Live on Air After Last Year's Backlash</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/2023-oscars-will-include-all-23-categories-presented-live-on-air/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/2023-oscars-will-include-all-23-categories-presented-live-on-air/</a>259566News, 2023 Oscars Will Include All 23 Categories Presented Live on Air After Last Year's Backlashbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Former VA Trooper Accused Of Catfishing and Kidnapping Teen Before Killing Her Familyhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/ex-trooper-accused-of-catfishing-teen-before-killing-her-famifeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-former-va-trooper-accused-catfishing-kidnapping-teen/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-former-va-trooper-accused-catfishing-kidnapping-teen/#commentsWed, 30 Nov 2022 16:51 GMTA former Virginia <a href="https://balleralert.com/?s=state+trooper" target="_blank">state trooper</a> is accused of 'catfishing' a teenage girl before traveling across the country, where he killed her mother and grandparents before driving off with her. According to California police, the incident occurred shortly after 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 25. Riverside Police officers responded to a call to a home in the 11200 block of Price Court for reports of a disturbance between a man and a teen girl. Officers said the teen "appeared distressed" when getting into a red Kia Soul with the man. Soon after, authorities received another call about a home on fire nearby. Upon arrival, they found the girl's mother and grandparents dead inside. However, they did not know it was the home of the girl in distress at the time. Several hours later, San Bernardino police located the suspect and teen nearly 200 miles from Riverside. When they approached, the suspect allegedly fired a shot at deputies. He was shot and pronounced dead at the scene, according to a <a href="https://riversideca.gov/press/three-homicide-victims-found-after-house-fire?fbclid=IwAR07FBVx7Bsnru3DLKl3kGkTLt7mqfORRKKmZAAyWxiIRzGNwLIMlDrXENA" target="_blank">press release</a>. The teen was not physically harmed and was placed into protective custody. Law enforcement officials identified the man as Austin Lee Edwards, 28, a former state trooper with the Virginia State Police. The victims were confirmed as 69-year-old Mark Winek; his wife, 65-year-old Sharie Winek (grandparents); and the girl's mother, 38-year-old Brooke Winek. It is unknown if he was a sworn officer at the time of the crime. "Their bodies were pulled outside where it was determined they were victims of an apparent homicide," the Riverside Police Department said, adding that firefighters were able to put the fire out. The cause of their deaths is being investigated. Officials determined that Edwards met the teen online and misled her by acting as someone else. After they formed a bond, Edwards got her personal info and traveled from Virginia to California to see her. Authorities say he parked his car in a neighbor's driveway, walked to the girl's home, and murdered her mom and grandparents before leaving with her. Riverside Police Department The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/ex-trooper-accused-of-catfishing-teen-before-killing-her-family/" target="_blank">Former VA Trooper Accused Of Catfishing and Kidnapping Teen Before Killing Her Family</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/ex-trooper-accused-of-catfishing-teen-before-killing-her-family/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/ex-trooper-accused-of-catfishing-teen-before-killing-her-family/</a>259567News, Former VA Trooper Accused Of Catfishing and Kidnapping Teen Before Killing Her Familyblogs/11-2022/259567-former-va-trooper-a-s.jpg1Tyler Perry Lands Four-Film Deal With Amazon Primehttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/tyler-perry-lands-four-film-deal-with-amazon-prime/features/blogs/itstheboombap-tyler-perry-lands-fourfilm-deal-with-amazon-prime/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-tyler-perry-lands-fourfilm-deal-with-amazon-prime/#commentsWed, 30 Nov 2022 15:22 GMT<a href="https://balleralert.com/?s=tyler+perry" target="_blank"><strong>Tyler Perry</strong></a> is taking his many talents to <strong>Amazon Studios</strong> with a four-feature deal. The lucrative partnership was <a href="https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/tyler-perry-four-movie-amazon-1235270249/#recipient_hashed=fd02bd8d6a1f88066ce877149ed7f5ed7c004c09a8d6405a72df635b0b72a9c3&amp;recipient_salt=8a8541796b6f9250815f1cf923857155082cf85977a93234b6e9f290c850721c" target="_blank">announced</a> on <strong>Monday</strong>, with Perry being given creative control to write, direct and produce four movies. Each will be released exclusively on Prime Video and streamed in over 240 countries internationally. "I'm excited and grateful to start working with Amazon Studios to bring movies to Prime Video," Perry said in a statement. While the deal is impressive, Amazon is one of several streamers to tap Perry for his unique storytelling capabilities. Perry partnered with <strong>BET</strong>+ to create series such as <strong>The Oval, Bruh, and Sistas.</strong> His last three feature films, <strong>A Jazzman's Blues, A Madea Homecoming, and A Fall from Grace, </strong>were all released on Netflix, with the latter attracting over 26 million viewers within the first week. <strong>Jennifer Salke,</strong> <strong>head of Amazon Studios,</strong> praised Perry, calling him "one of the most prolific creators of our time." Perry has enjoyed a career that blossomed from his famous stage plays. His play, "I Can Do Bad All by Myself," which premiered in <strong>1999</strong>, solidified his talents, drawing crowds around the country to see his vibrant casts perform live. At that time, he introduced the world to the beloved Madea character on stage, which would later attract moviegoers for film adaptations such as Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Madea's Family Reunion. Currently, there has yet to be a word on what movies Perry has in the works or when Amazon Prime users can expect them. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/tyler-perry-lands-four-film-deal-with-amazon-prime/" target="_blank">Tyler Perry Lands Four-Film Deal With Amazon Prime</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/tyler-perry-lands-four-film-deal-with-amazon-prime/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/tyler-perry-lands-four-film-deal-with-amazon-prime/</a>259561News, Tyler Perry Lands Four-Film Deal With Amazon Primebvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Mexico Requests Extradition of Alleged Suspect Involved In The Murder of Shanquella Robinsonhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/mexico-requests-extradition-of-american-involved-in-shanquellfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-mexico-requests-extradition-alleged-suspect-involved-t/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-mexico-requests-extradition-alleged-suspect-involved-t/#commentsWed, 30 Nov 2022 15:06 GMTAn <strong>American</strong> woman may be extradited to <strong>Mexico</strong> in connection to the death of another American woman, who was beaten in a viral video while on vacation. <strong><a href="https://balleralert.com/?s=kim+kardashian" target="_blank">Shanquella Robinson</a>,</strong> 25, died of an injury to her spinal cord or neck while on vacation in Mexico on October 29. According to reports, the fatal incident occurred less than 24 hours after her arrival with six friends. At first, the friends told her family that she died from alcohol poisoning, but after her family got ahold of the death certificate, Robinson's injuries told a different story. <strong>According to <a href="https://apnews.com/article/mexico-ac346c9c6b598c97909e0bf85932b471" target="_blank">WBTV</a>, </strong>which obtained a copy of Robinson's death certificate, Robinson's cause of death was listed as "severe spinal cord injury and atlas luxation." When the footage surfaced of Robinson being assaulted by the other woman, accusations and calls for action flooded social media. Eventually, the FBI announced an investigation into the case, and on Wednesday, November 23, an arrest warrant was issued for the death of the 25-year-old. Unfortunately, officials have not identified the suspect. However, both U.S. and Mexican officials have confirmed that the suspect is an American citizen currently in the U.S. "This case is fully clarified; we even have a court order; there is an arrest warrant issued for the crime of femicide to the detriment of the victim and against an alleged perpetrator, a friend of her who is the direct aggressor," Daniel de La Rosa, local prosecutor for the state of Baja California Sur, said. "Actually, it wasn't a quarrel, but instead a direct aggression." It has been confirmed that the arrest warrant is valid in Mexico, and prosecutors are contacting federal officials in both countries to discuss the extradition request. "We are already carrying out all the relevant procedures, both the Interpol file and the extradition request," <a href="https://abcnews.go.com/US/shanquella-robinson-death-authorities-share-details-differing-autopsy/story?id=93850367" target="_blank">de La Rosa said</a>. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/mexico-requests-extradition-of-american-involved-in-shanquella-robinsons-death/" target="_blank">Mexico Requests Extradition of Alleged Suspect Involved In The Murder of Shanquella Robinson</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/mexico-requests-extradition-of-american-involved-in-shanquella-robinsons-death/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/mexico-requests-extradition-of-american-involved-in-shanquella-robinsons-death/</a>259562News, Mexico Requests Extradition of Alleged Suspect Involved In The Murder of Shanquella Robinsonbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1"Gaslighting" Crowned Word of the Year By Merriam-Websterhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/gaslighting-crowned-word-of-the-year-by-merriam-webster/features/blogs/itstheboombap-gaslighting-crowned-word-year-by-merriamwebster/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-gaslighting-crowned-word-year-by-merriamwebster/#commentsWed, 30 Nov 2022 14:27 GMT<a href="https://www.merriam-webster.com/?utm_source=google&amp;utm_campaign=dictionary&amp;utm_medium=cpc&amp;gclid=Cj0KCQiAm5ycBhCXARIsAPldzoWrNvSgkxfR2aMT4VNxvlMsJY9-N2pn9iaKx3AS8_rpcP_TiiWNDUsaAk5yEALw_wcB" target="_blank"><strong>Merriam-Webster</strong></a> has crowned one of social media's favorite trigger words,<strong> "gaslighting."</strong> The dictionary company dubbed the term its<strong> 2022 Word of the Year,</strong> defining it as "the act or practice of grossly misleading someone, especially for one's own advantage." The word is usually applied to emotionally abusive situations, such as Black women not being believed when they raise concerns during their pregnancies. It is also heavily used in politics, as many accuse lawmakers of gaslighting residents who question their motives. Though the term first originated from a <strong>1938</strong> film titled <strong>"Gaslight,"</strong> about a man trying to convince his wife that she is going crazy, it has been made popular across social media in recent years, especially on <strong>Twitter</strong>. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClgxfroutlF/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClgxfroutlF/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Merriam-Webster (@merriamwebster)</a> "Gaslighting" topped this year's list, with searches for it increasing by 1,740 percent this year. While the word beat out other buzz terms, it had some stiff competition.<strong> "Codify,"</strong> <strong>"endemic," "Omicron," and "Queen Consort"</strong> were all vying for the top spot. Merriam-Webster chooses its yearly word based only on data and "gaslighting" spent the entire 2022 in the top 50 words looked up on the dictionary's website. Last year's Word of the Year was<strong> "vaccine,"</strong> which is no surprise considering the rise in COVID-19 vaccinations. Searches were <strong>up 600% since 2020</strong> and <strong>1,048% from 2019.</strong> The vaccinations were the topic of heated debates, with many companies requiring employees to get the shots to return to work. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/gaslighting-crowned-word-of-the-year-by-merriam-webster/" target="_blank">"Gaslighting" Crowned Word of the Year By Merriam-Webster</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/gaslighting-crowned-word-of-the-year-by-merriam-webster/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/gaslighting-crowned-word-of-the-year-by-merriam-webster/</a>259563News, "Gaslighting" Crowned Word of the Year By Merriam-Websterbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Two Louisiana Women Arrested After Scamming Veterans Out of $1 Million, Purchased $600K Home in Cashhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/louisiana-women-charged-with-1-million-scheme/features/blogs/itstheboombap-two-louisiana-women-arrested-after-scamming-veterans-out/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-two-louisiana-women-arrested-after-scamming-veterans-out/#commentsWed, 30 Nov 2022 00:44 GMT<strong>Two Louisiana women</strong> have been charged with running an elaborate scheme that targeted United States veterans, most of which were seniors. In September, several reports of suspicious activity kicked off an investigation by the <strong>Shreveport Police Department financial crimes task force</strong>. Their probe led them to <strong>21-year-old ZarRajah Watkins</strong>. The Shreveport resident used her position with Teleperformance to access USAA bank account information. From there, Watkins sold the information to several people, including <strong>21-year-old Destane Glass,</strong> a resident of the same city. Glass then used several methods to defraud account holders out of over one million dollars. It is unclear exactly how Glass stole the funds, but a report says she used the money to create a lavish life for herself, purchasing high-end vehicles, clothing, and her most prestigious investment, a four-bedroom, <strong>5,050 square foot home</strong> priced at <strong>$639,000</strong> that she paid for in cash. The transaction was completed on <strong>October 22nd.</strong> The beautiful residence is located in The Haven, a posh subdivision with some homes valued at over a million dollars. Glass was previously arrested on nine counts of misdemeanor theft and two counts of felony theft. Last March, she pleaded guilty to just one charge of felony theft and received a suspended sentence and probation. The remaining charges were dropped. Watkins was arrested on <strong>November 17th</strong>, charged with <strong>175 counts of identity theft</strong>, while Glass was taken into custody on <strong>November 22nd,</strong> facing <strong>65 counts</strong> of the same charges. Both women are being held in Caddo Correctional Center without bond. More arrests are expected. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/louisiana-women-charged-with-1-million-scheme/" target="_blank">Two Louisiana Women Arrested After Scamming Veterans Out of $1 Million, Purchased $600K Home in Cash and Other Luxury Items</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/louisiana-women-charged-with-1-million-scheme/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/louisiana-women-charged-with-1-million-scheme/</a>259553News, Two Louisiana Women Arrested After Scamming Veterans Out of $1 Million Purchased $600K Home inbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Senate Passes Same-Sex & Interracial Marriage Bill In Bipartisan Votehttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/senate-passes-same-sex-interracial-marriage-bill/features/blogs/itstheboombap-senate-passes-samesex-interracial-marriage-bill-bipartisa/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-senate-passes-samesex-interracial-marriage-bill-bipartisa/#commentsWed, 30 Nov 2022 00:29 GMTOn Tuesday, the <strong>Senate</strong> passed legislation protecting same-sex and interracial marriages. The<strong> Respect for Marriage Act</strong> was created to ensure that same-sex and interracial marriages would be engraved in federal law, providing a sense of relief for those who have married since the 2015 Supreme Court decision that legalized gay marriage. If the Supreme Court was to decide to overturn its 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision that lawfully legalized same-sex marriage, a state could legally ban same-sex marriages. But with the passing of The Respect for Marriage Act, the state would be forced to recognize same-sex marriages from other states. With a 61 - 36 vote, the legislation gained support from 12 republicans and all of the members of the Democratic caucus. The bill is now being sent back to the House before being sent to President Joe Bidden to be signed into law. According to CNN, the house is expected to pass the bill before the end of 2022 and as soon as next week. &nbsp; The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/senate-passes-same-sex-interracial-marriage-bill/" target="_blank">Senate Passes Same-Sex &amp; Interracial Marriage Bill In Bipartisan Vote</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/senate-passes-same-sex-interracial-marriage-bill/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/senate-passes-same-sex-interracial-marriage-bill/</a>259554News, Senate Passes Same-Sex & Interracial Marriage Bill In Bipartisan Votebvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Megan The Stallion Makes History As First Black Woman On Forbes 30 Under 30 Coverhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/meg-the-stallion-on-forbes-30-under-30-cover/features/blogs/itstheboombap-megan-stallion-makes-history-as-first-black-woman-for/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-megan-stallion-makes-history-as-first-black-woman-for/#commentsWed, 30 Nov 2022 00:25 GMT<strong>Megan The Stallion</strong> quickly became the female rapper to watch since bursting onto the scene doing cyphers on her college campus. Since then, the rapper has become famous for her infectious confidence and jaw-dropping lyrics and is now closing out 2022 on the heels of success. The H-Town Hottie now holds the title of the first black woman ever to grace the cover of Forbes' 30 Under 30 issue. Headed by a combination of royalties, ticket sales, endorsements, and merchandise, the hot girl coach earned an estimated $13 million in 2022. Her endorsement resume includes the likes of Nike, Revlon, Cash App, Popeyes, and Flamin' Hot Cheetos. &nbsp; <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClhdHhhvcq0/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClhdHhhvcq0/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Megan Thee Stallion (@theestallion)</a> That $13 million is comprised of around $2 million for her Cheetos Super Bowl ad, about $1 million for her Popeyes "Hottie Sauce," $250,000 for her own Popeyes restaurant, and $3 million from Time Inc. for the upcoming documentary about her life. "I cannot fake it," Megan told Forbes Senior Writer Jabari Young about her endorsement deals. "If I'm not naturally into it, I don't want to sell it." When discussing the trajectory of her career and how she's the first black woman in this spot, she replied, "It's really hard to be the first something in 2022, so ahh." The rapper also opened up to the publication about her vulnerability in her music. Her latest album, "Traumazine" was her most personal project yet. "This album was really personal to me. This is like the first time I ever talked about things that I'm feeling or talked about things that I'm going through. So, it kind of made me nervous to write these songs. It makes me nervous to perform some of these songs. To be vulnerable can make me a little nervous sometimes," she mentions. The article concluded with what the rapper has up her sleeve. She discusses a new album and a potential world tour set for 2023. The Houston hottie also mentions a Netflix deal, an upcoming comedy based on her childhood and her TIME Studios documentary, for which she'll receive $3 million. "I'll take a break when I'm dead, Megan Thee Stallion adds. "I'm trying to really build something." The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/meg-the-stallion-on-forbes-30-under-30-cover/" target="_blank">Megan The Stallion Makes History As First Black Woman On Forbes 30 Under 30 Cover</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/meg-the-stallion-on-forbes-30-under-30-cover/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/meg-the-stallion-on-forbes-30-under-30-cover/</a>259555Gossip, Megan The Stallion Makes History As First Black Woman On Forbes 30 Under 30 Coverbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Tinder Says Situationships Are On the Rise Amongst Young People, Many Consider it a "Relationship Sthttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/tinder-says-situationships-are-on-the-rise/features/blogs/itstheboombap-tinder-says-situationships-are-rise-amongst-young-peo/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-tinder-says-situationships-are-rise-amongst-young-peo/#commentsWed, 30 Nov 2022 00:08 GMT<strong>Tinder</strong> is looking back on another successful year for daters on its app, and surprisingly, <strong>"situationships"</strong> are high on people's list of preferences. The dating platform released its Year in Swipe, which recaps trends and interests on the platform. Tinder shared that the top trend of the year was "situationships." Different people tend to have various definitions for this relationship status. Some view it as a casual dating set-up where neither party dates other people, despite not being in a monogamous relationship. Others believe a situationship is when two people are dating but not having sex with one another. Either way, these unique sets of circumstances are common amongst love hopefuls today. Tinder conducted a survey last month to better understand what singles are looking for today. The study examined users aged<strong> 18-24 in the U.K., U.S., and Australia.</strong> Surprisingly,<strong> 1 in 10 participants</strong> admitted to preferring situationships as a stepping stone of sorts before entering into a fully committed relationship. Even more telling is that 49 percent of users added "situationship" to their profiles between <strong>January and October. </strong> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/cKNQY7nMMx/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/cKNQY7nMMx/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Tinder (@tinder)</a> These results only looked into young singles and did not account for more seasoned Tinder users who might be on the prowl for something with a bit more substance. However, with the current divorce rates, it is no surprise that the younger generation of singles are not eager to jump into serious unions so quickly. According to <a href="https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/divorce-rate-by-state" target="_blank">World Population Review</a>, about<strong> 50%</strong> of married couples in the United States divorce, making it the sixth-highest divorce rate in the world. Second marriages have about a <strong>60%</strong> divorce rate, while third marriages are especially doomed, with<strong> 73%</strong> ending in divorce. Which one would you prefer, a strong situationship or a committed relationship? &nbsp; The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/tinder-says-situationships-are-on-the-rise/" target="_blank">Tinder Says Situationships Are On the Rise Amongst Young People, Many Consider it a "Relationship Status"</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/tinder-says-situationships-are-on-the-rise/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/tinder-says-situationships-are-on-the-rise/</a>259542Relationships, Tinder Says Situationships Are On the Rise Amongst Young People Many Consider it a "Rbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1McDonald's Is Giving Fans a Chance to Win Lifetime of Free Food with McGold Cardhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/mcdonalds-giving-away-mcgold-cards/features/blogs/itstheboombap-mcdonalds-is-giving-fans-chance-win-lifetime-free-fo/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-mcdonalds-is-giving-fans-chance-win-lifetime-free-fo/#commentsTue, 29 Nov 2022 23:51 GMTIf you're feeling lucky why not try to win <strong>McDonald's</strong> <strong>McGold Card</strong>? It's like winning the food lottery. The fast food franchise is offering the chance of a lifetime to three customers starting next month. McDonald's McGold Cards allow the winners and their friends free McDonald's food "for life," the company confirmed. "Our fans have been fascinated by the lore of the McGold Card and if it really exists. And now, we'll make this McDonald's legend a reality for our fans by giving them the ultimate holiday gift - a chance to win a card and then share access to it with three of their family or friends," said McDonald's executive Tariq Hassan, in a statement. For those interested, you can enter for a chance to win the "McDonald's for Life" sweepstakes, by making purchases in the McDonald's app between Dec. 5-25, which automatically earns you one entry per purchase. But, you have to be enrolled in the <strong>MyMcDonald's</strong> Rewards program. For the no purchase necessary option, you can visit the official McDonald for Life sweepstakes.com which starts on Dec. 5, KTLA reported. Winners will receive a McDonald's McGold Card, "with a value of $1,040 per year for fifty years" that can then be used at participating locations, as well as an additional $22,285 "to help offset taxes," the official rules read. But winners have another option, they can choose to receive their winnings valued at $1,040, and take the rest ($50,960) in the form of a check, along with an additional $22,285 to make up for taxes. Another big win is that the company will allow winners to pick three friends to receive the same prize, except they will not receive the $22,285 to offset taxes, all because "McDonald's tastes better with friends," the company stated. The McGold card has been somewhat of a company fable. In 2007, Warren Buffett said he had one-or something like it-that he kept in his wallet. He said he was able to get free food at Omaha locations. Then, later on, actor Rob Lowe went on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" saying he received one from a friend whose father was a franchisee but it was only good for a year at Santa Barbara-area locations. "McDonald's for Life" sweepstakes has additional prizes besides the McGold Card as a way of celebrating the holidays. The eatery will have exclusive merchandise offers for app users, and daily deals on some of its most popular menu items til the end of December. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/mcdonalds-giving-away-mcgold-cards/" target="_blank">McDonald's Is Giving Fans a Chance to Win Lifetime of Free Food with McGold Card</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/mcdonalds-giving-away-mcgold-cards/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/mcdonalds-giving-away-mcgold-cards/</a>259543Food, McDonald's Is Giving Fans a Chance to Win Lifetime of Free Food with McGold Cardbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Officially Settle Divorce, Kim to Receive $200K a Month for Child Supphttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/kim-kardashian-and-kanye-west-divorce-settled/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kim-kardashian-kanye-west-officially-settle-divorce-kim/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kim-kardashian-kanye-west-officially-settle-divorce-kim/#commentsTue, 29 Nov 2022 23:25 GMT<strong>KimYe</strong> is officially no longer. TMZ reports<strong> Kim Kardashian and Kanye West</strong> have officially settled their divorce following a months-long back-and-forth. The former couple came to an agreement on child custody and property issue and, according to the settlement, Kim and Ye received joint custody with "equal access" to their four children: <strong>North</strong>, 9, <strong>Saint</strong>, 6, <strong>Chicago</strong>, 4, and <strong>Psalm</strong>, 3. However, sources told TMZ Kim will have the kids 80% of the time. The settlement reportedly also states the Skims founder will receive $200,000 a month in child support. Additionally, Ye will be responsible for 50% of the kids' educational expenses such as tuition, as well as 50% of their security expenses. If Kim and Ye ever have a dispute about the kids, both have agreed to participate in mediation. And if one parent fails to attend, the participating parent becomes the decision maker. As far as property, TMZ reports those assets were divided in alignment with their prenuptial agreement. Both parties also waived spousal support. Kim Kardashian filed for divorce in February 2021 after seven years of marriage. A judge declared Yeezy founder and "The Kardashians" star legally single in March 2022 after serval months of Ye's failed attempts to win his bride back. &nbsp; The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/kim-kardashian-and-kanye-west-divorce-settled/" target="_blank">Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Officially Settle Divorce, Kim to Receive $200K a Month for Child Support</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/kim-kardashian-and-kanye-west-divorce-settled/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/kim-kardashian-and-kanye-west-divorce-settled/</a>259544Gossip, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Officially Settle Divorce Kim to Receive $200K a Month for Chibvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Florida Man Who Believed He Was Half-Dog Avoids Prison Time After Courts Accept His Insanity Plea Afhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/man-skips-jail-time-after-courts-accepts-insanity/features/blogs/itstheboombap-florida-man-who-believed-he-was-halfdog-avoids-prison-time-a/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-florida-man-who-believed-he-was-halfdog-avoids-prison-time-a/#commentsTue, 29 Nov 2022 21:53 GMT<strong>Austin Harrouff</strong>, a 25-year-old <strong>Florida</strong> resident who killed a couple in 2016, will not go to prison after the court accepts his insanity plea. Six years ago, the <strong>Florida State University</strong> student was arrested for the murders of <strong>John Stevens,</strong> 59, and<strong> Michelle Mishcon,</strong> 53. The case will no longer be going to trial since Harrouff, 19 at the time of the attack, pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and various other charges. As of now, he is being held at a mental health facility nearby until doctors and the judge decide he no longer poses a threat to the community. He had been facing life in prison for the killings and chewing on one of his victims' faces. "I hate you. I hate you all. I hate what you did," said <strong>Cindy Mischon,</strong> sister of Michelle, during testimony. "I really think you deserve to die, Austin. Your family deserves to suffer the way my family suffered. And sadly, I don't think anyone in here is gonna suffer how Michelle and John did." According to a mental health report, Harrouff suffered an acute psychotic episode at the time of the attack. Harrouff claimed he was fleeing a demon-like figure he called "Daniel" and howling because he believed he was "half dog." It's been reported that it's "highly unlikely" he would be released from the mental facility. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/man-skips-jail-time-after-courts-accepts-insanity/" target="_blank">Florida Man Who Believed He Was Half-Dog Avoids Prison Time After Courts Accept His Insanity Plea After He Killed a Couple Then Chewed on Man's Face</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/man-skips-jail-time-after-courts-accepts-insanity/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/man-skips-jail-time-after-courts-accepts-insanity/</a>259534News, Florida Man Who Believed He Was Half-Dog Avoids Prison Time After Courts Accept His Insanity Pbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Mother of Man Charged in Colorado Springs Nightclub Shooting Was Arrested Hours After Incidenthttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/mother-of-the-club-q-suspect-arrested/features/blogs/itstheboombap-mother-man-charged-colorado-springs-nightclub-shooting/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-mother-man-charged-colorado-springs-nightclub-shooting/#commentsTue, 29 Nov 2022 20:42 GMTAn incident involving the mother of the shooting suspect at <strong>Club Q</strong> has been revealed to <strong>CBS News Colorado.</strong> New details from the Colorado Springs Police Department reveal that <strong>Laura Voepel, the mother of Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, </strong>was arrested hours after the shooting. A copy of the citation states that Voepel was charged with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, disorderly conduct, and an "unclassified petty offense." The alleged incident reportedly occurred at an apartment complex a few hours after the shooting. Voepel, 45, "was warned multiple times to stop yelling or should be arrested," the citation reads. She's accused of continuing to make "unreasonable noise directly next to multiple apartments" around 3:30 a.m. She then "became combative by physically resisting officers" as an officer attempted to take her into custody. As part of the investigation into the shooting at Club Q, body camera footage was requested but denied on Monday. One neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous, claimed to have heard shouting from Voepel's apartment or nearby. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/mother-of-the-club-q-suspect-arrested/" target="_blank">Mother of Man Charged in Colorado Springs Nightclub Shooting Was Arrested Hours After Incident</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/mother-of-the-club-q-suspect-arrested/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/mother-of-the-club-q-suspect-arrested/</a>259531News, Mother of Man Charged in Colorado Springs Nightclub Shooting Was Arrested Hours After Incidentbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Survivor Of Virginia Walmart Mass Shooting Files $50M Lawsuit Against Company, Says She Reported Gunhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/survivor-of-va-walmart-mass-shooting-files-lawsuit/features/blogs/itstheboombap-survivor-virginia-walmart-mass-shooting-files-50m-lawsuit/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-survivor-virginia-walmart-mass-shooting-files-50m-lawsuit/#commentsTue, 29 Nov 2022 20:32 GMTA female employee who works at the <strong>Virginia Walmart</strong> where a gunman shot and killed six people last week claims she previously reported his "disturbing and threatening behavior" to the store, but those reports fell on deaf ears. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Chesapeake Circuit Court. <strong>Donya Prioleau</strong>, who has retained Morgan &amp; Morgan law firm, alleges the gunman had been "disciplined on several occasions" and was also "demoted by management for his improper and disturbing interactions with others." However, was later reinstated as a team lead. The gunman "demonstrated a pattern of disturbing behavior leading up to the shooting, which Walmart knew, or should have known," the lawsuit reads. Prioleau submitted a formal complaint on September 10, 2022, to the giant retailer reporting that the gunman had "bizarrely and inappropriately commented on her age" and called her a "bitch" in passing. The lawsuit went on to allege that "many" employees at the Chesapeake's Walmart had "observed [the gunman] exhibit bizarre and threatening behavior leading up to the shooting." "Walmart's management... had received numerous reports that Mr. Bing was bullying, threatening, and harassing other employees," it continues. Prioleau is seeking $50 million in compensatory damages and other costs. Because of the tragedy, she says she has experienced psychological harm, sleeplessness, severe anxiety, stomach pain, and arm and knee injuries. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/survivor-of-va-walmart-mass-shooting-files-lawsuit/" target="_blank">Survivor Of Virginia Walmart Mass Shooting Files $50M Lawsuit Against Company, Says She Reported Gunman's "Disturbing and Threatening Behavior" Before Shooting</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/survivor-of-va-walmart-mass-shooting-files-lawsuit/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/survivor-of-va-walmart-mass-shooting-files-lawsuit/</a>259532News, Survivor Of Virginia Walmart Mass Shooting Files $50M Lawsuit Against Company Says She Reportebvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Viral Man With Wide Neck Arrested Again in Florida on Stalking Chargeshttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/viral-florida-man-with-wide-neck-arrested-again/features/blogs/itstheboombap-viral-man-with-wide-neck-arrested-again-florida-stalki/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-viral-man-with-wide-neck-arrested-again-florida-stalki/#commentsTue, 29 Nov 2022 20:00 GMTMultiple charges have been filed against a <strong>Florida</strong> man whose mugshot went viral in 2018 due to his broad neck. According to the <strong>Escambia County Jail</strong> website, <strong>Charles Dion McDowell</strong>, who was previously arrested on drug charges, has now been charged with aggravated stalking and withholding support for a child or spouse. Police were called to a local residence following McDowell's appearance at a woman's home and threatening text messages. A warrant for McDowell's arrest had already been issued since August. Since then, he has capitalized on his newfound fame with his most recent video on <strong>YouTube</strong>, which has 833,000 views. McDowell said during an interview with DJ Small Eyez that his neck was not due to a medical condition. "It won't affect nobody, it's just my neck," he said. "It ain't stop me from doing anything I wanted to do. It ain't no medical condition, it ain't no disabled condition, it's just my neck." &nbsp; The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/viral-florida-man-with-wide-neck-arrested-again/" target="_blank">Viral Man With Wide Neck Arrested Again in Florida on Stalking Charges</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/viral-florida-man-with-wide-neck-arrested-again/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/viral-florida-man-with-wide-neck-arrested-again/</a>259527News, Viral Man With Wide Neck Arrested Again in Florida on Stalking Chargesbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Will Smith Opens Up About Life Post-Oscars Slap, Says Incident Was "Rage That Had Been Bottled for ahttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/will-smith-opens-up-about-life-after-post-oscars-slap/features/blogs/itstheboombap-will-smith-opens-up-about-life-postoscars-slap-says-incident/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-will-smith-opens-up-about-life-postoscars-slap-says-incident/#commentsTue, 29 Nov 2022 18:33 GMTOn the latest episode of The Daily Show with<strong> Trevor Noah</strong>, <strong>Will Smith</strong> discusses his life post-slap at the <strong>Oscars</strong> and promotes his new film <strong>Emancipation</strong>. During the interview, Noah immediately turned his attention to Smith's new leading role as Whipped Peter in the slavery film, Emancipation. "Emancipation is not the kind of film we would expect to see you in as Will Smith," said Noah. "So, why this project?" "American slavery was one of the most brutal aspects of human history... It is hard to understand the level of human cruelty," said Smith. "My daughter asked me, 'Daddy, do we really need another slave movie?' I said, 'Baby, I promise you, I wouldn't make a slave movie. This is a freedom movie.'" According to Smith and director <strong>Antoine Fuqua,</strong> embodying characters like Peter come with specific hazards. Fuqua said Smith is "the nicest man in the world," adding that "the movie was supposed to end in October, but we didn't finish that movie until January," but "it's really hard to release a character who's been brutalized and called the N-word every day." Smith revealed that getting into character as Peter "was grueling; physically, emotionally and mentally in every way." He told Noah, "This character, what he had to endure and what he had to survive, only God could make that possible." Eventually, Noah brought up the incident at the Oscars, adding that it had been a while since the general public had seen Him. "I've been away. What y'all been doing?" Smith responded jokingly. <center><a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=4O1DgGnmIJM" target="_blank"><img src="http://i.ytimg.com/vi/4O1DgGnmIJM/default.jpg" border="0" /> Watch Video on YouTube</a></center> "That was a horrific night, as you can imagine," Will says at the <strong>10:24 mark</strong>. " There's many nuances and complexities to it. But at the end of the day, I just-I lost it, you know?" Smith said. "I was going through something that night, you know? You just never know what someone else is going through." Smith then turned to the audience and gave hypothetical examples of what someone in the audience could also be dealing with, "Somebody's mother died last week. Somebody's child is sick. Somebody just lost their job. Somebody just found out their spouse cheated on them," he stated. "You just don't know what's going on with people." He continued: "I was going through something that night. Not that that justifies my behavior at all," he said. "It's hard. I guess the thing that was most painful for me is I took my heart and made it hard for other people. I understood the idea when they say hurt people hurt people." Noah said he empathized with Smith, but at the Oscars, he" stood up for the wrong thing at the wrong time." "It was a lot of things," said Smith. "It was the little boy that watched his father beat up his mother, you know? All of that just bubbled up in that moment. That is not who I want to be." Smith said with tears in his eyes. Noah said, "That's not who you are." However, Noah made it clear that he wasn't delighted with how Smith behaved that evening at the Oscars. "I love Chris. I'm friends with him. I love you, but I was like, 'This is fucked up," said Noah. "I was gone, dude," said Smith. "That was a rage that had been bottled for a really long time. My nephew is nine. He is the sweetest little boy. We came home. He had stayed up late to see his uncle Will, and we are sitting in my kitchen, and he is on my lap, and he is holding the Oscar, and he is just like, 'Why did you hit that man, Uncle Will?' Damn it. Why are you trying to Oprah me?" Smith hopes that people would not avoid Emancipation because of his impulsive actions. "The one thing that's killing me is Emancipations is Antoine's masterpiece," he said. "These top artists in the world have done some of the best work of their career. And the idea that they might be denied because of me is like, 'Oh!'" Will explained, "That is killing me dead. I hope that their work will be honored and not be tainted based by a horrific decision on my part." The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/will-smith-opens-up-about-life-after-post-oscars-slap/" target="_blank">Will Smith Opens Up About Life Post-Oscars Slap, Says Incident Was "Rage That Had Been Bottled for a Really Long Time" [Video]</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/will-smith-opens-up-about-life-after-post-oscars-slap/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/will-smith-opens-up-about-life-after-post-oscars-slap/</a>259520Gossip, Will Smith Opens Up About Life Post-Oscars Slap Says Incident Was "Rage That Had Been Bottlebvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Ballerific Fashion: This New Approved Beyonc -Worn Skirt Is In For All Seasonshttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/this-new-approved-beyonce-worn-skirt-is-in/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ballerific-fashion-this-new-approved-beyoncworn-skirt-is/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ballerific-fashion-this-new-approved-beyoncworn-skirt-is/#commentsTue, 29 Nov 2022 17:53 GMTThink uniform school girl meets IG baddie. If you're thinking of a pleated skirt, then you are correct. The pleated skirt is here and here to stay, especially after <strong>Queen Bey</strong> was spotted on date night with her husband, <strong>Jay Z</strong>, in one. The "Summer Renaissance" singer wore a navy blue pleated mini skirt with a navy blue graphic sweatshirt from the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her usual bold blonde hair, hair was styled in big curls with a curtain bang. Now that the singer has confirmed this season's hottest product, check out some sites to shop for a pleated skirt. <strong>PrettyLittleThing</strong> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://i0.wp.com/balleralert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Screen-Shot-2022-11-28-at-8.43.23-PM.png?resize=231%2C300&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> <strong>ASOS </strong> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image2"><img id="bvimg2" src="https://i0.wp.com/balleralert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Screen-Shot-2022-11-28-at-8.48.18-PM.png?resize=279%2C300&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image3"><img id="bvimg3" src="https://i0.wp.com/balleralert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Screen-Shot-2022-11-28-at-8.50.03-PM.png?resize=286%2C300&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> <strong>Zara</strong> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image4"><img id="bvimg4" src="https://i0.wp.com/balleralert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Screen-Shot-2022-11-28-at-8.52.55-PM.png?resize=265%2C300&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image5"><img id="bvimg5" src="https://i0.wp.com/balleralert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Screen-Shot-2022-11-28-at-8.54.14-PM.png?resize=300%2C280&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> <strong>Solado </strong> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image6"><img id="bvimg6" src="https://i0.wp.com/balleralert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Screen-Shot-2022-11-28-at-8.58.34-PM.png?resize=300%2C224&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image7"><img id="bvimg7" src="https://i0.wp.com/balleralert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Screen-Shot-2022-11-28-at-8.58.00-PM-1.png?resize=300%2C217&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> <strong>Boohoo</strong> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image8"><img id="bvimg8" src="https://i0.wp.com/balleralert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Screen-Shot-2022-11-28-at-9.10.26-PM.png?resize=300%2C220&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image9"><img id="bvimg9" src="https://i0.wp.com/balleralert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Screen-Shot-2022-11-28-at-9.11.27-PM.png?resize=300%2C228&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/this-new-approved-beyonce-worn-skirt-is-in/" target="_blank">Ballerific Fashion: This New Approved Beyonc -Worn Skirt Is In For All Seasons</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/this-new-approved-beyonce-worn-skirt-is-in/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/this-new-approved-beyonce-worn-skirt-is-in/</a>259515Fashion, Ballerific Fashion: This New Approved Beyonc -Worn Skirt Is In For All Seasonsblogs/11-2022/259515-ballerific-fashion-s.jpg1The Fall of Crypto? BlockFi Files For Bankruptcy Following Partnership With FTXhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/blockfi-files-for-bankruptcy/features/blogs/itstheboombap-the-fall-crypto-blockfi-files-bankruptcy-following-pa/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-the-fall-crypto-blockfi-files-bankruptcy-following-pa/#commentsTue, 29 Nov 2022 17:26 GMT<strong>BlockFi</strong>, a crypto lending company, was forced to declare bankruptcy due to its affiliation with cryptocurrency exchange <strong>FTX</strong>. On <strong>Monday</strong>, the company filed for <strong>Chapter 11 bankruptcy</strong> protection in<strong> New Jersey</strong> after weeks of questions surrounding where BlockFi would land now that the company which bailed them out had also filed for bankruptcy. In <strong>July</strong>, as BlockFi began to struggle financially, FTX provided<strong> $400 million</strong> revolving credit to save the company. The lifeline was much needed after BlockFi was ordered to pay $100 million in February to the SEC and multiple states for failing to register its retail crypto lending product, <strong>BlockFi Interest Accounts.</strong> Now, with FTX going downhill, BlockFi has fallen along with it, unlikely to recover this time around. On<strong> November 10th,</strong> BlockFi froze customer withdrawals, the first sign that there was trouble on the horizon for the firm. Four days later, the company shared that they'd hired<strong> Berkeley Research Group</strong> to help them restructure following "significant exposure to FTX and associated corporate entities." The reorganization will attempt to recover all assets and obligations owed by FTX and related counterparts, though BlockFi expects delays as investor lawsuits roll in. Founded in <strong>2017</strong> by<strong> Zac Prince and Flori Marquez,</strong> BlockFi was one of the first firms to lend to customers and use cryptocurrencies as collateral. BlockFi shared news of its bankruptcy on Twitter, calling the filing an opportunity to "stabilize the business." BlockFi currently has <strong>$256.9 million</strong> in cash, which it anticipates will be sufficient to cover some activities during the reorganization. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/blockfi-files-for-bankruptcy/" target="_blank">The Fall of Crypto? BlockFi Files For Bankruptcy Following Partnership With FTX</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/blockfi-files-for-bankruptcy/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/blockfi-files-for-bankruptcy/</a>259516Tech, The Fall of Crypto? BlockFi Files For Bankruptcy Following Partnership With FTXbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Starbucks Barista Labels Black Customer's Drink With the Word "Monkey" [Video]https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/starbucks-barista-labels-black-customers-drink-monkey/features/blogs/itstheboombap-starbucks-barista-labels-black-customers-drink-with-word/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-starbucks-barista-labels-black-customers-drink-with-word/#commentsTue, 29 Nov 2022 16:53 GMTA <strong>Starbucks</strong> barista's job is on the line after she shockingly put the word "monkey" on the drink of a Black customer. The incident took place on <strong>November 19th</strong> inside the <strong>Starbucks</strong> store in <strong>Maryland's Annapolis Mall.</strong> <strong>Monique Pugh,</strong> a customer at the well-known coffee shop, placed her order and awaited her drink, as did other patrons. However, Pugh was singled out, with the barista failing to put her name on her caramel frappuccino. Instead, she printed the label to read "monkey," a common derogatory phrase used to describe Black people. Pugh slammed the employee, telling local news station <strong>WLBT 3</strong> the barista should have asked her to repeat her name if she didn't hear it correctly. (new Image()).src = '<a href="https://capi.connatix.com/tr/si?token=9c70969a-1597-42dd-9980-f3d56f4c8b56&cid=8d6b4040-04c9-4ad0-aa63-766b9eb4e9b9';" target="_blank">https://capi.connatix.com/tr/si?token=9c70969a-1597-42dd-9980-f3d56f4c8b56&cid=8d6b4040-04c9-4ad0-aa63-766b9eb4e9b9';</a> cnx.cmd.push(function() { cnx({ playerId: "9c70969a-1597-42dd-9980-f3d56f4c8b56", mediaId: "d2e89a70-ac56-4dbd-8d18-5479859969f7" }).render("2dd5bc3aca8d49b981f6d5eb3b1620d2"); }); "Not once did she do that. She labeled me what she wanted to label me," Pugh stated. She now believes the label was intentional, considering she was the only Black customer in the location at the time. However, <strong>Impeccable Brands</strong>, which owns this Starbucks location, stated that "monkey" was printed on the label in error. The employee has since been suspended. Impeccable Brands also assured Pugh that the company would be implementing additional employee training to prevent further incidents. A Starbucks spokesperson said that while the store operates under its name, it is not run by them. Pugh is not pleased with Impeccable Brands' solution or Starbucks' attempt to avoid accountability. "It's triggering because it's basically like, 'OK, this occurred in our store, but we're wiping our hands clean.' Maybe Starbucks corporate does need to get involved," she said. It's unclear if the barista will be allowed to return to her job. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/starbucks-barista-labels-black-customers-drink-monkey/" target="_blank">Starbucks Barista Labels Black Customer's Drink With the Word "Monkey" [Video]</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/starbucks-barista-labels-black-customers-drink-monkey/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/starbucks-barista-labels-black-customers-drink-monkey/</a>259509Food, Starbucks Barista Labels Black Customer's Drink With the Word "Monkey" [Video]bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Kanye West Compares Himself to Martin Luther King Jr.: "I Thought I Was More Malcolm X, but I Found https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/kanye-west-compares-himself-to-martin-luther-king-jr/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kanye-west-compares-himself-martin-luther-king-jr-i-thoug/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kanye-west-compares-himself-martin-luther-king-jr-i-thoug/#commentsTue, 29 Nov 2022 16:22 GMT<strong>Kanye West</strong> continues to share his opinions on the <strong>Jewish</strong> and <strong>Black</strong> communities. During his appearance on the <strong>Timcast IRL Podcast,</strong> Kanye compared himself to civil rights leader <strong>Martin Luther King Jr. </strong> "I thought I was more Malcolm X, but I found out I'm more MLK. Because as I'm getting hosed down every day by the press and financially, I'm just standing there," he said. "When I found out they tried to put me in jail, it was like a dog was biting my arm. I almost shed a tear, almost." <strong>Tim Pool</strong> agreed with Ye, saying, "They have been extremely unfair." Then Ye responded, 'Who is they though?' Pool said, "Corporate press." A few minutes later, West abruptly walked off the podcast without explanation. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Cli7GXPugF6/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Cli7GXPugF6/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Baller Alert (@balleralert)</a> The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/kanye-west-compares-himself-to-martin-luther-king-jr/" target="_blank">Kanye West Compares Himself to Martin Luther King Jr.: "I Thought I Was More Malcolm X, but I Found Out I'm More MLK"</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/kanye-west-compares-himself-to-martin-luther-king-jr/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/kanye-west-compares-himself-to-martin-luther-king-jr/</a>259510Gossip, Kanye West Compares Himself to Martin Luther King Jr.: "I Thought I Was More Malcolm X but Ibvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1FDA Says No Raw Oysters After People In 13 States Develop Food Poisoninghttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/fda-says-no-raw-oysters-after-food-poisoning/features/blogs/itstheboombap-fda-says-no-raw-oysters-after-people-13-states-develop-fo/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-fda-says-no-raw-oysters-after-people-13-states-develop-fo/#commentsTue, 29 Nov 2022 16:02 GMTThe <strong>FDA</strong> has issued warnings against consuming raw oysters from<strong> South Korea</strong> that may give you the runs. According to the agency, several people have fallen ill after consuming half-shell oysters that were harvested in <strong>South Korea in February 2022</strong> and exported to thirteen states by <strong>Dai One Food Company.</strong> They were then placed in several restaurants and served raw. At least one consumer who ate the oysters was diagnosed with <strong>sapovirus illness,</strong> though nine others who got sick shortly after eating the seafood are suspected of having the virus. The contaminated oysters were served on <strong>October 28th and November 5th.</strong> Common sapovirus indicators include <strong>diarrhea, fever, vomiting, nausea, and stomach pain</strong>, all seen in food poisoning. In most cases, symptoms show up <strong>within 48 hours</strong>, though they are usually mild, with patients recovering within days. However, severe incidents leading to hospitalization are possible. As of now, it does not appear that this outbreak resulted in deaths or advanced medical care. In their official news release, the <strong>Food and Drug Administration</strong> says that elderly people, children, and expecting mothers should seek immediate medical care if they begin to exhibit signs of food poisoning. States where the oysters were distributed are <strong>Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.</strong> Dai One Food Company has also issued a recall of the oysters. This FDA warning is just the latest for the frozen seafood industry. Earlier in <strong>November</strong>, <strong>Seven Seas International</strong> frozen salmon was recalled over possible listeria contamination that affected <strong>over 500 people</strong>. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/fda-says-no-raw-oysters-after-food-poisoning/" target="_blank">FDA Says No Raw Oysters After People In 13 States Develop Food Poisoning</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/fda-says-no-raw-oysters-after-food-poisoning/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/fda-says-no-raw-oysters-after-food-poisoning/</a>259506Food, FDA Says No Raw Oysters After People In 13 States Develop Food Poisoningbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Florida Woman Suing Kraft for $5M, Claiming Microwavable Mac & Cheese Takes Longer to Prepare Than thttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/florida-woman-suing-velveeta/features/blogs/itstheboombap-florida-woman-suing-kraft-5m-claiming-microwavable-mac-c/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-florida-woman-suing-kraft-5m-claiming-microwavable-mac-c/#commentsTue, 29 Nov 2022 00:38 GMTA Florida woman has filed a lawsuit against Kraft Heinz Foods Company, claiming its <strong>Velveeta's Microwavable Shells and Cheese Cups</strong> take longer to prepare than the time stated on the box. <strong>Amanda Ramirez</strong>, of Hialeah, has filed a proposed $5 million class action lawsuit against Kraft Heinz Foods Company, alleging the food producer's Velveeta Shells &amp; Cheese takes longer than advertised to prepare, court documents show. The class-action suit filed in U.S. District claims that Kraft misled consumers by advertising that the product takes 3.5 minutes until it is ready to be consumed when that is only the amount of time it should be microwaved. According to the complaint, attorneys for Ramirez filed the lawsuit in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida on November 18. The complaint also said that the front of the box reads "Ready in 3 1/2 minutes." However, the instructions list four steps in making the mac and cheese, and one of them is "Microwave for 3 1/2 minutes." The preparation time is longer when you factor in all the steps, which include: removing a cup's lid and cheese sauce pouch, adding water to the cup's fill line and stirring, and finally going into the contents of the cheese sauce pouch, per the suit. The lawsuit needed to indicate how long the entire preparation process took. However, it points out that the mac and cheese would need to be cooked in the microwave for less than 3.5 minutes for it to be ready to eat, start to finish, in that timeframe. According to the lawsuit, the product is sold at a "premium price" of around $10.99 for eight 2.39 oz cups, which is higher than similar products "represented in a non-misleading way." Kraft Heinz Foods Company dismissed the lawsuit as "frivolous" in a statement. "We are aware of this frivolous lawsuit and will strongly defend against the allegations in the complaint," a Kraft Heinz Foods Company spokesperson told CNN Monday. As a result, the suit claims that Kraft Heinz "sold more of the Product and a higher prices than it would have in the absence of this misconduct, resulting in additional profits at the expense of consumers." Ramirez claims she would not have purchased the product or paid what she did for it "had she known the truth." The lawsuit accuses Kraft Heinz Food Company of violating state and federal laws against deceptive and unfair practices, fraud, false and misleading advertising, breach of express warranty, negligent misrepresentation, and unjust enrichment. In addition to the $5 million in damages, the plaintiff also seeks punitive damages from Kraft Heinz Foods Company and asks the company "be ordered to cease its deceptive advertising" as well as "be made to engage in a corrective advertising campaign," according to court documents. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/florida-woman-suing-velveeta/" target="_blank">Florida Woman Suing Kraft for $5M, Claiming Microwavable Mac &#038; Cheese Takes Longer to Prepare Than the 3 1/2 Minutes Advertised on Box</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/florida-woman-suing-velveeta/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/florida-woman-suing-velveeta/</a>259501Food, Florida Woman Suing Kraft for $5M Claiming Microwavable Mac & Cheese Takes Longer to Prepare Tbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Bernie Mac's Daughter Tells TikTokers What Comedian Was Like as a Father, Described Him as "Emotionahttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/bernie-macs-daughter-describes-him-as-emotionally-volatile/features/blogs/itstheboombap-bernie-macs-daughter-tells-tiktokers-what-comedian-was-like/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-bernie-macs-daughter-tells-tiktokers-what-comedian-was-like/#commentsTue, 29 Nov 2022 00:20 GMTBernie Mac's daughter, <strong>Je'Niece McCullough</strong>, is detailing what the late comedian was like as a father. While answering fans' questions on her TikTok account, appropriately named @berniesdaughter, McCullough shared moments and memories while describing her dad's parenting style. "What kind of father was my dad," she says in a video response to one fan's question Sunday. In full transparency, she described him as controlling, hypercritical, emotionally volatile, and strict. "He sent mixed messages. He would say you can come to talk to me about anything. But the second I tried, if it wasn't what he wanted to hear, then he was angry, and I was in trouble," said McCullough. (new Image()).src = '<a href="https://capi.connatix.com/tr/si?token=9c70969a-1597-42dd-9980-f3d56f4c8b56&cid=8d6b4040-04c9-4ad0-aa63-766b9eb4e9b9';" target="_blank">https://capi.connatix.com/tr/si?token=9c70969a-1597-42dd-9980-f3d56f4c8b56&cid=8d6b4040-04c9-4ad0-aa63-766b9eb4e9b9';</a> cnx.cmd.push(function() { cnx({ playerId: "9c70969a-1597-42dd-9980-f3d56f4c8b56", mediaId: "8c1adc28-311c-4dd6-9eeb-fcd28182bdc3" }).render("75800a5406544debbe99f622b068e4dd"); }); She compared the relationship between Bernie Mac and his television son Jordan to the relationship she shared with her father, saying she is a lot like Jordan. According to McCullough, the treatment began to shift after Bernie Mac lost his job with General Motors when she was six. Despite her father putting a lot of pressure on her to be perfect, McCullough shared that she realized her father was simply young and ill-prepared. She explained that "a lot of things were out of his control." "My parents were 19 when they got married. He didn't have the tools to be the type of father he wanted to be," she said. Even as an adult, McCullough shared that she wrote him a seven-page letter when she was 21 explaining to him that "dude, we can't keep going on like this." Fans took to the comment section to applaud McCullough for her being open, honest and transparent. McCullough's TikTok account @berniesdaughter also shows old movie clips of Bernie Mac, facts about his disease, and much more. <a href="https://www.tiktok.com/@berniesdaughter?refer=embed" target="_blank">@berniesdaughter</a> Replying to @j.rob28 He was a complicated father, kind of like his sitcom character. <a href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/berniemac?refer=embed" target="_blank">#berniemac</a> <a href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/fatherdaughter?refer=embed" target="_blank">#fatherdaughter</a> <a href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/reallife?refer=embed" target="_blank">#reallife</a> <a href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/celebrity?refer=embed" target="_blank">#celebrity</a> <a href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/offscreen?refer=embed" target="_blank">#offscreen</a> <a href="https://www.tiktok.com/music/original-sound-7170704664713808683?refer=embed" target="_blank">? original sound - Je'Niece McCullough</a> The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/bernie-macs-daughter-describes-him-as-emotionally-volatile/" target="_blank">Bernie Mac's Daughter Tells TikTokers What Comedian Was Like as a Father, Described Him as "Emotionally Volatile" and Much Like His TV Character [Video]</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/bernie-macs-daughter-describes-him-as-emotionally-volatile/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/bernie-macs-daughter-describes-him-as-emotionally-volatile/</a>259502Gossip, Bernie Mac's Daughter Tells TikTokers What Comedian Was Like as a Father Described Him as "Ebvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Elon Musk Alleges Apple "Threatened to Withhold" Twitter From its App Storehttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/elon-musk-alleges-apple-threatened-to-withhold-twitter/features/blogs/itstheboombap-elon-musk-alleges-apple-threatened-withhold-twitter/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-elon-musk-alleges-apple-threatened-withhold-twitter/#commentsMon, 28 Nov 2022 23:33 GMTThings involving <strong>Twitter</strong> seem to have been in disarray since <strong>Elon Musk</strong> officially acquired the company for $44 billion in October. Monday, the platform's new CEO claimed Apple has "threatened" to withhold Twitter from its iOS app store. "Apple has also threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store, but won't tell us why," Musk said in a tweet. The Telsa founder took aim at Apple in several tweets Monday, saying it has mostly stopped advertising on the platform while also accusing the tech giant of engaging in censorship. Apple has also threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store, but won't tell us why &mdash; Elon Musk (@elonmusk) <a href="https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1597300125243944961?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 28, 2022</a> "Do they hate free speech in America?" he continued. "What's going on here @tim_cook?" Musk tweeted at Apple CEO in a separate post. What's going on here <a href="https://twitter.com/tim_cook?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">@tim_cook</a>? &mdash; Elon Musk (@elonmusk) <a href="https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1597290422375587840?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 28, 2022</a> Who else has Apple censored? <a href="https://t.co/lZculFIkAX" target="_blank">https://t.co/lZculFIkAX</a> &mdash; Elon Musk (@elonmusk) <a href="https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1597291218714906626?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 28, 2022</a> Elsewhere, Musk called out the company for collecting 30% from large app developers to be listed in its app store. Did you know Apple puts a secret 30% tax on everything you buy through their App Store? <a href="https://t.co/LGkPZ4EYcz" target="_blank">https://t.co/LGkPZ4EYcz</a> &mdash; Elon Musk (@elonmusk) <a href="https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1597301968208556032?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 28, 2022</a> This would not be the first instance Apple would have taken issue with Twitter. Twitter's former head of trust and safety, Yoel Roth, said in a recently published op-ed in the NY Times that Apple's App Store reviewers would often flag content on the social media site during its app review process. "In my time at Twitter, representatives of the app stores regularly raised concerns about content available on our platform," Roth wrote. "Even as they appear to be driven largely by manual checks and anecdotes, these review procedures have the power to derail company plans and trigger all-hands-on-deck crises for weeks or months at a time." While Musk did not say whether Apple threatened to pull the app altogether or has issued a warning over content moderation practices, the company has previously shown that it will not hesitate to remove apps from its app store over concerns about its ability to moderate harmful content. Last January, Apple removed Parler, an app popular with conservatives and right-winged parties, from its app store following the attack on the US Capitol. It was reinstated three months later after content moderation updates. Various groups have already questioned whether Twitter can effectively moderate harmful content and maintain the platform's safety following mass layoffs and employee exits. Just this past Sunday, The Guardian <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/28/twitter-failed-to-detect-upload-of-christchurch-mosque-terror-attack-videos" target="_blank">reported</a> that Twitter had initially failed to pull a "freshly uploaded" video of a 2019 terror attack at a mosque in New Zealand until government officials alerted the company. Activists have also raised concerns about the rise in hate speech and the reinstatement of high-profile accounts that were banned for breaking Twitter's hate speech policies. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/elon-musk-alleges-apple-threatened-to-withhold-twitter/" target="_blank">Elon Musk Alleges Apple "Threatened to Withhold" Twitter From its App Store</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/elon-musk-alleges-apple-threatened-to-withhold-twitter/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/elon-musk-alleges-apple-threatened-to-withhold-twitter/</a>259493News, Elon Musk Alleges Apple "Threatened to Withhold" Twitter From its App Storebvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Buffalo Grocery Store Mass Shooter Pleads Guilty to Terrorism and Murder Chargeshttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/buffalo-grocery-store-mass-shooter-pleads-guilty/features/blogs/itstheboombap-buffalo-grocery-store-mass-shooter-pleads-guilty-terroris/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-buffalo-grocery-store-mass-shooter-pleads-guilty-terroris/#commentsMon, 28 Nov 2022 21:57 GMTThe gunman that killed ten people at a grocery store in a predominantly Black neighborhood in <strong>Buffalo, New York</strong>, pleaded guilty on Monday to terrorism as a hate crime, murder, and attempted murder. CNN reports<strong> Payton Gendron</strong>, 19, pleaded guilty to one count of domestic act of terrorism motivated by hate, 10 counts of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted murder and a weapons possession charge in the May 14 mass shooting at Tops Friendly Market. The outlet says Gendron said "guilty" while emotionless during the hearing. The guilty plea comes six months after the horrific mass shooting. Erie County district attorney described the attack as a racist hate crime and outlined the events of that day. "In just over two minutes, the defendant, with the intent to murder as many African Americans as he could, killed 10 innocent Black people and attempted to kill three others." He used a semiautomatic rifle to kill four people outside of the store then nine others inside. The attack was proven racially motivated during his live stream. He held the gun up to a White man, then said "sorry" and aimed elsewhere. It was also revealed that Gendron had planned the attack for months, visiting the Tops supermarket several times to plan his attack. He even admitted that he chose the Tops in the Buffalo area because it had the highest percentage of Black people in the area close to where he lived, Conklin, New York. His goals of the attack were described as "To kill as many African Americans as possible, avoid dying and spread ideals." Eleven of the 13 people shot were Black, while two were White. The defense attorney Brian Parker said: "This critical step represents a condemnation of the racist ideology that fueled his horrific actions on May 14. Before he is sentenced to life without the possibility of parole on February 15, the surviving victims and deceased victims' family members will all have a chance to address the court, the community and our client directly," he said. "It is our hope that a final resolution of the state charges will help in some small way to keep the focus on the needs of the victims and the community." The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/buffalo-grocery-store-mass-shooter-pleads-guilty/" target="_blank">Buffalo Grocery Store Mass Shooter Pleads Guilty to Terrorism and Murder Charges</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/buffalo-grocery-store-mass-shooter-pleads-guilty/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/buffalo-grocery-store-mass-shooter-pleads-guilty/</a>259488News, Buffalo Grocery Store Mass Shooter Pleads Guilty to Terrorism and Murder Chargesbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Drake Says "Her Loss" is Top 5, Maybe 3 in His Catalog; Confirms Album is a Part of Triology Includihttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/drake-confirms-her-loss-is-a-part-of-triology/features/blogs/itstheboombap-drake-says-her-loss-is-top-5-maybe-3-his-catalog-confirms/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-drake-says-her-loss-is-top-5-maybe-3-his-catalog-confirms/#commentsMon, 28 Nov 2022 21:48 GMT<strong>Drake</strong> just confirmed that his latest album, Her Loss, is a part of a trilogy including Certified Lover Boy and Honestly, Nevermind. In a newly surfaced interview, Drake explains the thought process of the trilogy and dives into details of the titles of his albums. Drake confirms CLB, HNVM, Her loss is a trilogy <a href="https://t.co/Mg476a1QaK" target="_blank">pic.twitter.com/Mg476a1QaK</a> &mdash; Alijah ??? (@Drakesoldmore) <a href="https://twitter.com/Drakesoldmore/status/1596717377009303554?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 27, 2022</a> "We got CLB, Certified Lover Boy, that was like the, you know, 'I'm trying my best to make her love [me], I'm chasing you,'" he said. "And then Honestly, Nevermind is the realization that maybe that lifestyle is not for me." "Then Her Loss is like 'No Pigeons,"' he continued. "Remember when [Sporty Thievz] dropped 'No Pigeons' when [TLC] had 'No Scrubs' out?" Drake said Her Loss is one of his best five albums, probably even the top three. Drake says her loss is top 3-5 in his discography <a href="https://t.co/AlpCdbSHoL" target="_blank">pic.twitter.com/AlpCdbSHoL</a> &mdash; Alijah ???<div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/1f9e3.png" title="" /></div> (@Drakesoldmore) <a href="https://twitter.com/Drakesoldmore/status/1596642700107091970?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 26, 2022</a> "[Her Loss] is one of the greatest albums I ever made in my life," he declared. "I said the other day, I think this is a clear entry into my top five of my catalog - if not, top three." The joint album with 21 Savage dropped on November 4, with over 400,000 album-equivalent units in its first week. Though some verses caused an uproar, eight songs placed in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, solidifying both rappers' lyrics. 21 Savage admitted that Drake wrote some of his verses, "I ain't gon cap, Drake wrote some of my verses on this album," 21 said. "These facts. I don't give a fuck what a n*gga say, Drake helped me with some of my verses on this album." Drake also confirmed that 21 Savage helped him too. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/drake-confirms-her-loss-is-a-part-of-triology/" target="_blank">Drake Says "Her Loss" is Top 5, Maybe 3 in His Catalog; Confirms Album is a Part of Triology Including CLB and Honestly, Nevermind [Audio]</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/drake-confirms-her-loss-is-a-part-of-triology/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/drake-confirms-her-loss-is-a-part-of-triology/</a>259489Gossip, Drake Says "Her Loss" is Top 5 Maybe 3 in His Catalog; Confirms Album is a Part of Triology bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Ohio Artist Creates First Life-Size Wax Figure Of Nipsey Hussle [Video]https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/fan-creates-first-life-size-wax-figure-of-nipsey-hussle/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ohio-artist-creates-first-lifesize-wax-figure-nipsey-huss/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ohio-artist-creates-first-lifesize-wax-figure-nipsey-huss/#commentsMon, 28 Nov 2022 21:36 GMT<strong>Nipsey Hussle</strong>'s legacy lives on, and fans are coming up with creative ways for the marathon to continue. While fans are still mourning the rapper's unfortunate passing and awaiting the sentencing of his killer, another has created a life-size figure to honor his memory. Known as Mr. Officials, the Ohio artist posted an Instagram video detailing the process of creating the wax figure. In the nearly 2-minute clip, the artist shows viewers how he mixed materials and added hairs one by one to create an identical life-size Nipsey Hussle wax figure. With a shocking resemblance to the rapper, Mr. Officials also showed how he painted on Nipsey's tattoos and matched the wax figure with the LA native's signature jewelry. (new Image()).src = '<a href="https://capi.connatix.com/tr/si?token=9c70969a-1597-42dd-9980-f3d56f4c8b56&cid=8d6b4040-04c9-4ad0-aa63-766b9eb4e9b9';" target="_blank">https://capi.connatix.com/tr/si?token=9c70969a-1597-42dd-9980-f3d56f4c8b56&cid=8d6b4040-04c9-4ad0-aa63-766b9eb4e9b9';</a> cnx.cmd.push(function() { cnx({ playerId: "9c70969a-1597-42dd-9980-f3d56f4c8b56", mediaId: "5acbec0c-9ae3-4a65-8a63-b058361cce1c" }).render("ba42d45daf0445948a09d063909db842"); }); "Watch me make the first ever life-size Nipsey Hussle wax figure!" Mr. Officials' Instagram stated. "This statue took about 9 months to create. After 9 long months the birthing of a legend is now revealed! Tag and share with a Nip fan. Let me know what you think." Earlier this year, Hussle received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on what would have been his 35th birthday. Rappers Roddy Ricch, YG, Saweetie, and more came out to celebrate him, while his life partner Lauren London shared words of encouragement in his honor. "Nip would have been honored by this moment," London said at the ceremony. "I think he would want everyone to remember that you can't get to what's possible unless you commit to moving forward. That doesn't mean forgetting where you come from, but it requires acknowledging the reality you were born into and the power you have to change that reality for the better. Nipsey's life is also set to be the focus of an upcoming docuseries thanks to LeBron James. James' media company SpringHill partnered with Marathon Films, the production company Hussle created to retell the life story of the Crenshaw-bred mogul. The series will include interviews with Lauren London, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, and more, along with previously-unseen footage of Hussle. Emmy-nominated director, One9, will direct and executive produce the film. LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson, and Philip Byron will also serve as executive producers along with Nipsey's two children. "It's an incredible honor for SpringHill to have a part in sharing Nipsey's story and legacy with the world," LeBron James said in a press release. "He used his gift to give back to his community and lived what it means to inspire, empower, and uplift others along the way. His words, his ambition, and his actions stick with me to this day as he continues to inspire myself, our company, and people everywhere." A release date for the series has yet to be released as of yet. However, Larrance "Rance" Dopson, the CEO of the acclaimed music ensemble 1500 Or Nothin', will compose the music. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/reel/ClbeufLAErb/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/reel/ClbeufLAErb/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Mr.Officials (@mr.officials.llc)</a> The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/fan-creates-first-life-size-wax-figure-of-nipsey-hussle/" target="_blank">Ohio Artist Creates First Life-Size Wax Figure Of Nipsey Hussle [Video]</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/fan-creates-first-life-size-wax-figure-of-nipsey-hussle/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/fan-creates-first-life-size-wax-figure-of-nipsey-hussle/</a>259490Gossip, Ohio Artist Creates First Life-Size Wax Figure Of Nipsey Hussle [Video]bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Balenciaga Files $25M Lawsuit Against Production Company Behind Campaign That Featured Docs From Suphttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/balenciaga-suing-production-company/features/blogs/itstheboombap-balenciaga-files-25m-lawsuit-against-production-company-behi/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-balenciaga-files-25m-lawsuit-against-production-company-behi/#commentsMon, 28 Nov 2022 20:30 GMT<strong>Balenciaga</strong> is seriously facing some heat following two controversial campaigns- one featuring children and teddy bears in bondage gear and another ad that featured an excerpt from a Supreme Court ruling involving child pornography. The brand is trying to cover its tracks by suing the production company hired for the latter campaign. The images of the children were previously removed, and in a statement Monday, the brand said, "We strongly condemn child abuse." It continued, "It was never our intent to include it in our narrative. The two separate ad campaigns in question reflect a series of grievous errors for which Balenciaga takes responsibility." The statement also alleged, "reckless negligence" from third parties resulted in the Supreme Court docs being included in the ad. Apparently, Balenciaga hired an independent production company, North Six, and set designer Nicholas Des Jardins to create the ad. "All the items included in this shooting were provided by third parties that confirmed in writing that these props were fake office documents," Balenciaga said. "They turned out to be real legal papers most likely coming from the filming of a television drama. The inclusion of these unapproved documents was the result of reckless negligence for which Balenciaga has filed a complaint." North Six is now being sued by Balenciaga for $25 million. The lawsuit alleges the North Six campaign "included certain documents in the campaign photographs, including an excerpt from a court decision upholding a criminal prohibition against child pornography," without the luxury brand's knowledge. However, Des Jardin claims Balenciaga knew what the final ad looked like. The document took a quote specifically from the 2002 Supreme Court case Ashcroft vs. Free Speech Coalition. Balenciaga is suing the company for "extensive damages," saying that "members of the public, including the news media, have falsely and horrifically associated Balenciaga with the repulsive and deeply disturbing subject of the court decision." "Everyone from Balenciaga was on the shoot and was present on every shot and worked on the edit of every image in post-production," Des Jardin's spokesperson responded. "This has all been blown out of context, and we are hiring a legal team to support Nick on this, which is why no one has commented yet." Balenciaga apologized for the documentation but not for the ad campaign itself. "We apologize for displaying unsettling documents in our campaign." The Balenciaga team commented last week. "We take this matter very seriously and are taking legal action against the parties responsible for creating the set and including unapproved items for our Spring 23 campaign photoshoot." <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Clg9BijLUHe/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Clg9BijLUHe/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Balenciaga <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/1f54a.png" title="" /></div> (@balenciaga)</a> The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/balenciaga-suing-production-company/" target="_blank">Balenciaga Files $25M Lawsuit Against Production Company Behind Campaign That Featured Docs From Supreme Court Ruling Involving Child Pornography</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/balenciaga-suing-production-company/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/balenciaga-suing-production-company/</a>259484Fashion, Balenciaga Files $25M Lawsuit Against Production Company Behind Campaign That Featured Docsbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Odell Beckham Jr.'s Attorney Says Football Star Was Removed From Flight After Falling Asleep Before https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/odell-beckham-jr-removed-from-american-airlines-flight/features/blogs/itstheboombap-odell-beckham-jrs-attorney-says-football-star-was-removed-fr/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-odell-beckham-jrs-attorney-says-football-star-was-removed-fr/#commentsMon, 28 Nov 2022 19:43 GMTOn Sunday, <strong>Odell Beckham Jr</strong>. was escorted off an<strong> American Airlines</strong> flight after crew members grew concerned saying he "appeared to be coming in and out of consciousness." According to <strong>Miami-Dade</strong> police, they were called to American Airlines Flight 1228 in Miami, bound for <strong>Los Angeles,</strong> at around 9:30 a.m. after flight attendants feared "his condition would worsen through the expected 5-hour flight." "Upon the officer's arrival, the flight crew asked Mr. Beckham several times to exit the aircraft, which he refused," police said. "The aircraft was deplaned, at which time Mr. Beckham was asked by the officers to exit the plane, and did so without incident." Before taking off at 10:54 a.m., the Los Angeles-bound aircraft "returned to the gate before takeoff due to a customer failing to follow crew member instructions and refusing to tighten their seatbelt," according to a statement from American Airlines. <strong>Daniel Davillier,</strong> Beckham's attorney, said the football star had fallen asleep before takeoff with a blanket over his head. When he awoke, he was told he would have to get off because he hadn't put on his seatbelt. "He responded that he was asleep and that he would put his seatbelt on at that time," Davillier said. But, he said Beckham was "informed that it was too late and that either he would have to get off the plane or everyone would have to deplane." "At no time was Mr. Beckham disruptive or combative," Davillier said. "He was willing to comply with the seatbelt requirement, but the flight attendant wanted to prove that he had the authority to have Mr. Beckham removed from the flight," he said. "This incident was completely unnecessary. Sleeping on a plane should not be a cause for removal from a flight." The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/odell-beckham-jr-removed-from-american-airlines-flight/" target="_blank">Odell Beckham Jr.'s Attorney Says Football Star Was Removed From Flight After Falling Asleep Before Fastening Seatbelt</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/odell-beckham-jr-removed-from-american-airlines-flight/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/odell-beckham-jr-removed-from-american-airlines-flight/</a>259481Sports, Odell Beckham Jr.'s Attorney Says Football Star Was Removed From Flight After Falling Asleepbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Ballerific Fashion: 'Home Alone 2' Movie and Adidas Team Up For Sneaker Collaborationhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/home-alone-2-movie-and-adidas-team-up/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ballerific-fashion-home-alone-2-movie-adidas-team-up-for/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ballerific-fashion-home-alone-2-movie-adidas-team-up-for/#commentsMon, 28 Nov 2022 19:30 GMTAdidas and the iconic 90s movie Home Alone are teaming up once again for a sneakers collaboration just in time for Christmas. Right around now, the Home Alone series will be playing on channels and also available on Disney Plus. After delivering a Forum collab in Dec. 2021, the brand and movie franchise have decided to bring it back. The new sneakers are described as Kevin McCallister and "pigeon lady" meeting each other in the iconic scene during Home Alone 2: Lost in New York." "The shoe features a gray-based leather upper and is coupled with dark gray suede overlay panels as a nod to pigeons in New York City. The collab also features co-branded tongue tags, interchangeable lace jewels, and special hang tags. Included with the sneakers are three pairs of laces, with one pair featuring a green band mimicking the pigeons in Central Par"," according to <a href="https://apple.news/ATCyombWoRfKOOkcQ12xg9g" target="_blank">FN</a>. McCallister's famous line, "As long as we have our turtle dove, we'll be friends forever," is included on the shoe laces. The sneaker collab will be available on Dec. 3 for a limited time on the Confirmed app, Adidas flagship stores, and stock sites. Home Alone 2-Adidas The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/home-alone-2-movie-and-adidas-team-up/" target="_blank">Ballerific Fashion: 'Home Alone 2' Movie and Adidas Team Up For Sneaker Collaboration</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/home-alone-2-movie-and-adidas-team-up/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/home-alone-2-movie-and-adidas-team-up/</a>259482Fashion, Ballerific Fashion: 'Home Alone 2' Movie and Adidas Team Up For Sneaker Collaborationblogs/11-2022/259482-ballerific-fashion-s.jpg1Cardi B & Nicole Arbour Exchange Words Online After Comedian Accuses Offset of Promoting Violence inhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/cardi-b-comedian-nicole-arbour-beef/features/blogs/itstheboombap-cardi-b-nicole-arbour-exchange-words-online-after-comedian-a/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-cardi-b-nicole-arbour-exchange-words-online-after-comedian-a/#commentsMon, 28 Nov 2022 18:51 GMT<strong>Cardi B</strong> had some words for <strong>Nicole Arbour</strong> after the comedian made accusations about her husband, <strong>Offset</strong>. On Sunday, Cardi responded to a tweet the Arbour made accusing Offset of making new music about "shooting people and shooting places up" just weeks after his cousin <strong>Takeoff</strong> was shot and killed. The comments were about a new Offset snippet Cardi posted to her <strong>Instagram</strong> where he's heard rapping the song's lyrics: "Catch a body broad day/Shoot 'em in the hallway." Now, it's unclear when the video was recorded, but Offset dressed as the Joker for Halloween this year, so it would have been before or around Oct 31 before Takeoff' 's passing on Nov 1. "Man... few weeks after his cousin was murdered over a dice game...." Arbour tweeted. "Offset's making new music about shooting people and shooting places up. Not a single thing was learned." Man... few weeks after his cousin was murdered over a dice game... Offset's making new music about shooting people and shooting places up. Not a single thing was learned. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/1f614.png" title="" /></div> &mdash; Nicole Arbour (@NicoleArbour) <a href="https://twitter.com/NicoleArbour/status/1597006221470756864?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 27, 2022</a> In a series of now-deleted tweets, Cardi pointed out that Offset has not recorded any new music since Takeoff died. "He hasn't even been to a studio since Take died, so wtf are you talking about?" she quoted Arbour's initial tweet. Shortly after, Arbour then posted the same clip of Offset to her Twitter with what appeared to be an apology. "My bad, y'all..." she said. "@iamcardib just posted this, and I was sure it was Offset rapping about murder with a fake gun. Honestly, my bad if that's not what this video is." My bad y'all... <a href="https://twitter.com/iamcardib?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">@iamcardib</a> just posted this and I was sure it was Offset rapping about murder with a fake gun. Honestly, my bad if that's not what this video is. <a href="https://t.co/EA3tJbu7Sr" target="_blank">pic.twitter.com/EA3tJbu7Sr</a> &mdash; Nicole Arbour (@NicoleArbour) <a href="https://twitter.com/NicoleArbour/status/1597010240083722241?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 27, 2022</a> Arbour then reiterated the sentiment of her initial tweet. "Oh, I said what I said," she wrote. "Even if that video was made before it happened, you STILL don't see what's happening? When u promote senseless violence in a community, you GET senseless violence in a community. It's sad af that all these young guys are dying. Something has to CHANGE." Oh I said what I said Even if that video was made before it happened, you STILL don't see what's happening? When u promote senseless violence in a community, you GET senseless violence in a community It's sad af that all these young guys are dying, something has to CHANGE. &mdash; Nicole Arbour (@NicoleArbour) <a href="https://twitter.com/NicoleArbour/status/1597012904074612736?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 27, 2022</a> Cardi then followed up with: "Your community don't sing about a mass shooting and fuckin their cousins, yet y'all still do it ...Mind your pink neck," she tweeted. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image2"><img id="bvimg2" src="https://i0.wp.com/townsquare.media/site/812/files/2022/11/attachment-Cardi-B-Nicole-Arbour-Twitter-reply-4.jpg?resize=461%2C538&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> "Your brother-in-law was just murdered, and you're posting videos about killing people... still!?!? Like still!?!?" Arbour replied. "How aren't you getting it yet? This ain't a joke, this is real talk. You are a damn leader, and you can make a change in the NAME of Takeoff." Your brother in law was just murdered and you're posting videos about killing people... still!?!? Like still!?!? How aren't you getting it yet? This ain't a joke, this is real talk. You are a damn leader and you can make change in the NAME of Takeoff. <a href="https://t.co/v6HpaPievd" target="_blank">https://t.co/v6HpaPievd</a> &mdash; Nicole Arbour (@NicoleArbour) <a href="https://twitter.com/NicoleArbour/status/1597014996768395265?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 27, 2022</a> In response, Cardi replied to Arbour's tweet in all caps: "YOUR MOTHER IS GOING TO DIE." <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image3"><img id="bvimg3" src="https://i0.wp.com/townsquare.media/site/812/files/2022/11/attachment-Cardi-B-Nicole-Arbour-Twitter-reply-2.jpg?resize=448%2C454&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> As expected, Arbour fired back, "Yo, wait. Did @iamcardib just threaten to murder my mom over a tweet about not promoting violence? Is this real life?" Yo wait. Did <a href="https://twitter.com/iamcardib?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">@iamcardib</a> just threaten to murder my mom over a tweet about not promoting violence? Is this real life? <a href="https://t.co/qDWi6VgGvF" target="_blank">pic.twitter.com/qDWi6VgGvF</a> &mdash; Nicole Arbour (@NicoleArbour) <a href="https://twitter.com/NicoleArbour/status/1597024655994654720?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 28, 2022</a> She added, "Yo @iamcardib you gonna send some guys to beat me up in a strip club now cause the truth is inconvenient to you?? Or just drug me and steal my money? Show some damn respect and stop promoting the murder of black men." Yo <a href="https://twitter.com/iamcardib?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">@iamcardib</a> you gonna send some guys to beat me up in a strip club now cause the truth is inconvenient to you?? Or just drug me and steal my money? Show some damn respect and stop promoting the murder of black men. &mdash; Nicole Arbour (@NicoleArbour) <a href="https://twitter.com/NicoleArbour/status/1597037002238885890?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 28, 2022</a> Cardi said, "The fact you trying to use the death of some1 I love to get clout is crazy ..... I'm not going to do any of that .... I'm just going to pray for you. Arbour responded, "The fact that you think it's about that is crazy. You continue to promote the exact thing that traumatized your family. By doing that... by glorifying and edifying the murder of black men, it's gonna keep happening!" The fact you trying to use the death of some1 I love to get clout is crazy .....I'm not going to do none of that ....I'm just going to pray for you. <a href="https://t.co/CccbXhEdjp" target="_blank">https://t.co/CccbXhEdjp</a> &mdash; Cardi B (@iamcardib) <a href="https://twitter.com/iamcardib/status/1597040504218484736?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 28, 2022</a> A series of screenshots was then posted by Cardi, alleging past racist remarks from Arbour. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image4"><img id="bvimg4" src="https://i0.wp.com/townsquare.media/site/812/files/2022/11/attachment-Cardi-B-Nicole-Arbour-Twitter-reply-3.jpg?resize=592%2C915&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> After Cardi shared the posts, Arbour called the posts fake and asserted she wasn't racist and Kyrie Irving wasn't anti-Semitic. "Oh look, the old 'she's racist because I can't debate her'...grow tf up. I'm not racist, and @KyrieIrving isn't antisemitic either. Those tweet are fake, and this is a real issue. You keep clowning the topic of black men dying. Maybe @NICKIMINAJcan set the example then." Oh look, the old "she's racist because I can't debate her" ...grow tf up. I'm not racist and <a href="https://twitter.com/KyrieIrving?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">@KyrieIrving</a> isn't antisemitic either. Those tweet are fake, and this is a real issue. You keep clowning the topic of black men dying. Maybe <a href="https://twitter.com/NICKIMINAJ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">@NICKIMINAJ</a> can set the example then. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image5"><img id="bvimg5" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/1f485-1f3fb.png" title="" /></div> <a href="https://t.co/r7WYtjJw2V" target="_blank">https://t.co/r7WYtjJw2V</a> &mdash; Nicole Arbour (@NicoleArbour) <a href="https://twitter.com/NicoleArbour/status/1597045174768893952?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 28, 2022</a> Cardi then quoted "Thank you" to a follower's opinion of the situation, saying, "Heavy on, I meant it. Everybody wants to act politically correct after she mentioned family first and someone that JUST passed. That's a very evil spirit." Thank you <a href="https://t.co/7NnitpvIlq" target="_blank">https://t.co/7NnitpvIlq</a> &mdash; Cardi B (@iamcardib) <a href="https://twitter.com/iamcardib/status/1597045278640857090?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 28, 2022</a> The two continued to go back and forth, with Arbour tweeting in Spanish, "I'll try it in Spanish because you don't understand it. When you promote music that's about murder, it's going to keep happening. Honor those we have lost by stopping the cycle of violence." Lo intentar en espa ol porque no lo entiendes. Cuando promocionas m sica que trata sobre asesinatos, va a seguir ocurriendo. Honrar a los que hemos perdido deteniendo el ciclo de violencia. <a href="https://t.co/T8A8A37uWL" target="_blank">https://t.co/T8A8A37uWL</a> &mdash; Nicole Arbour (@NicoleArbour) <a href="https://twitter.com/NicoleArbour/status/1597048830519701509?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 28, 2022</a> Since the exchange, Arbour has invited Cardi to her show, <strong>The Arbour Affect,</strong> to squash the beef. She said, "I'm gonna do an episode on this on the Arbour Affect tomorrow. @iamcardib, you're welcome to come on to chat it out. No edits. We can even do live. This is too important a topic for it to get lost as a 'twitter beef.' It's not." I'm gonna do an episode on this on the Arbour Affect tomorrow. <a href="https://twitter.com/iamcardib?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">@iamcardib</a> you're welcome to come on to chat it out. No edits. We can even do live This is too important a topic for it to get lost as a "twitter beef." It's not. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image6"><img id="bvimg6" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/270c-1f3fb.png" title="" /></div> &mdash; Nicole Arbour (@NicoleArbour) <a href="https://twitter.com/NicoleArbour/status/1597054233743790080?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 28, 2022</a> Cardi has yet to accept her offer to appear on the comedian's show, but she did end the conversation with a clip of a woman saying, "Bitches be gettin' on my fuckin' nerves." Me right now <a href="https://t.co/I2Ulb2fP6k" target="_blank">pic.twitter.com/I2Ulb2fP6k</a> &mdash; Cardi B (@iamcardib) <a href="https://twitter.com/iamcardib/status/1597054193826922496?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 28, 2022</a> The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/cardi-b-comedian-nicole-arbour-beef/" target="_blank">Cardi B &amp; Nicole Arbour Exchange Words Online After Comedian Accuses Offset of Promoting Violence in Lyrics Following Takeoff's Death</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/cardi-b-comedian-nicole-arbour-beef/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/cardi-b-comedian-nicole-arbour-beef/</a>259473Gossip, Cardi B & Nicole Arbour Exchange Words Online After Comedian Accuses Offset of Promoting Vioblogs/11-2022/259473-cardi-b-nicole-arbo-s.jpg1Trump Calls Kanye West "Seriously Troubled" After Bringing White Nationalist Nick Fuentes to Their Mhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/trump-says-kanye-west-says-is-seriously-troubled/features/blogs/itstheboombap-trump-calls-kanye-west-seriously-troubled-after-bringing-whi/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-trump-calls-kanye-west-seriously-troubled-after-bringing-whi/#commentsMon, 28 Nov 2022 18:08 GMTIf this isn't the kettle calling the pot black. Apparently, <strong>Donald Trump</strong> feels <strong>Kanye West</strong> is "seriously troubled" after the rapper brought along well-known white nationalist <strong>Nick Fuentes</strong> to their meeting. West and Trump were supposed to have a one-on-one meeting, but evidently, Ye came with Fuentes. Trump sounded off on the encounter with a post on his Truth Social platform Saturday night, saying Ye overstepped his boundaries by bringing Fuentes and others to Mar-a-Lago for the dinner. "So I help a seriously troubled man, who just happens to be black, Ye (Kanye West), who has been decimated in his business and virtually everything else, and who has always been good to me, by allowing his request for a meeting at Mar-a-Lago, alone, so that I can give him very much needed "advice." "He shows up with 3 people, two of which I didn't know, the other a political person who I haven't seen in years. I told him don't run for office, a total waste of time, can't win. Fake News went CRAZY!" Ye and Fuentes were spotted together early last week at Miami International Airport. Kanye had previously tweeted he was going to meet with Trump. "First time at Mar-a-Lago. Rain and traffic. Can't believe I kept President Trump waiting. And I had on jeans. Yikes. What you guys think his response was when I asked him to be my running mate in 2024?" Two days later, West gave an update on that meeting, claiming Trump made negative remarks about his ex-wife Kim Kardashian. Oh! And said he would be running for president in 2024. Trump initially responded to Ye's claims, saying, "Kanye West very much wanted to visit Mar-a-Lago. Our dinner meeting was intended to be Kanye and me only, but he arrived with a guest whom I had never met and knew nothing about." Fuentes also addressed the issue with Axios, saying he was "embarrassed" that it caused such a stir. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/trump-says-kanye-west-says-is-seriously-troubled/" target="_blank">Trump Calls Kanye West "Seriously Troubled" After Bringing White Nationalist Nick Fuentes to Their Meeting at Mar-a-Lago</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/trump-says-kanye-west-says-is-seriously-troubled/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/trump-says-kanye-west-says-is-seriously-troubled/</a>259468Gossip, Trump Calls Kanye West "Seriously Troubled" After Bringing White Nationalist Nick Fuentes tobvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg116-Hour Work Days, Racism Among Horrific Conditions Brittney Griner Faces in Russian Penal Colony [Vhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/16-hour-workdays-racism-among-horrific-conditions-brittney-grfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-16hour-work-days-racism-among-horrific-conditions-brittney-g/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-16hour-work-days-racism-among-horrific-conditions-brittney-g/#commentsMon, 28 Nov 2022 17:58 GMT<strong>Brittney Griner</strong> is reportedly facing 16-hour work days and homophobic and racist conditions while serving time in a <strong>Russian</strong> penal colony. It was reported earlier this month that Griner was moved to a <strong>Mordovian forced labor camp,</strong> where conditions are generally inhumane. According to <strong>The Nation Magazine's Dave Zirin</strong>, there is widespread bigotry and little medical care inside the prison, where inmates are forced to sew uniforms for police and guards. <strong>Pussy Riot</strong> founder <strong>Nadya Tolokonnikova</strong> spent two years in a Russian penal colony, where she called the place hell and said "beatings and torture" were common. She also expressed her concern for Griner. (new Image()).src = '<a href="https://capi.connatix.com/tr/si?token=9c70969a-1597-42dd-9980-f3d56f4c8b56&cid=8d6b4040-04c9-4ad0-aa63-766b9eb4e9b9';" target="_blank">https://capi.connatix.com/tr/si?token=9c70969a-1597-42dd-9980-f3d56f4c8b56&cid=8d6b4040-04c9-4ad0-aa63-766b9eb4e9b9';</a> cnx.cmd.push(function() { cnx({ playerId: "9c70969a-1597-42dd-9980-f3d56f4c8b56", mediaId: "f66332c5-43e8-4a20-984f-c7f4167c74c0" }).render("8ff1fde04e5b444695904bf1ce481342"); }); In a statement, Griner's camp said she "is doing well as can be expected" despite everything happening. "Despite the fact she is alone and now nearing her ninth month in detention separated from her loved ones," her reps said, "she is trying to stay strong." Griner has been detained in Russia since February after being charged with carrying hashish oil into a <strong>Moscow</strong> airport in her luggage. She received a nine-year prison sentence, and in October, an appeal against that decision was rejected. U.S. officials have claimed they are working on a prisoner swap to get Griner home. &nbsp; The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/16-hour-workdays-racism-among-horrific-conditions-brittney-griner-faces-in-russian-penal-colony-video/" target="_blank">16-Hour Work Days, Racism Among Horrific Conditions Brittney Griner Faces in Russian Penal Colony [Video]</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/16-hour-workdays-racism-among-horrific-conditions-brittney-griner-faces-in-russian-penal-colony-video/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/16-hour-workdays-racism-among-horrific-conditions-brittney-griner-faces-in-russian-penal-colony-video/</a>259469Sports, 16-Hour Work Days Racism Among Horrific Conditions Brittney Griner Faces in Russian Penal Cobvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Vivica A. Fox Calls Out Kanye West For Including Her In His Campaign Videohttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/vivica-a-fox-calls-out-kanye-west-for-including-her-in-his-cafeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-vivica-fox-calls-out-kanye-west-including-her-his-c/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-vivica-fox-calls-out-kanye-west-including-her-his-c/#commentsMon, 28 Nov 2022 17:12 GMT<strong>Vivica A. Fox</strong> is calling out <strong>Kanye West</strong> for including her in his presidential campaign video. Earlier this week, Kanye posted the campaign video to Twitter, and Vivica can be heard criticizing some of the recent statements. "Yo, Kanye. Eff you. And I mean that with everything inside of me," she says in the video. "You got to cancel him. And I know we not trying to be in a cancel culture but we got to hit him in his pockets now. Because he, obviously, doesn't care about the African American culture." <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/YE24?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">#YE24</a> <a href="https://t.co/LuZ2YfncSg" target="_blank">pic.twitter.com/LuZ2YfncSg</a> &mdash; ye (@kanyewest) <a href="https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/1595968154240327680?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 25, 2022</a> However, the actress caught wind of the video and disapproved of Kanye adding her to his video. "Now dawling if you gonna use a clip featuring me it should be accurate! I was not happy with you 5 saying George Floyd wasn't murdered, but THANKS 4 watching my @foxsoultv show #CocktailsWithQueens &amp; know 2 Can Play that game," she tweeted. Now dawling if u gonna use a clip featuring me it should be accurate! I was not happy with you 4 saying George Floyd wasn&#39;t murdered, but hey THANKS 4 watching my <a href="https://twitter.com/foxsoultv?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">@foxsoultv</a> show <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CocktailsWithQueens?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">#CocktailsWithQueens</a> &amp; know 2 Can Play That Game! <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/1f609.png" title="" /></div> <a href="https://t.co/gGk5LWZwxo" target="_blank">https://t.co/gGk5LWZwxo</a> &mdash; Vivica A. Fox (@MsVivicaFox) <a href="https://twitter.com/MsVivicaFox/status/1596178558409662464?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 25, 2022</a> At the beginning of the month, Kanye announced he was a candidate in the 2024 presidential election. He recently tweeted a video explaining his visit to Donald Trump's Florida estate, where the two had a meeting. Kanye confirmed that he asked Trump to be his running mate in 2024, which the former president wasn't too happy to hear. "I think the thing that Trump was most perturbed about, me asking him to be my vice president," Ye said. "I think that was like lower on the list of things that caught him off-guard." The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/vivica-a-fox-calls-out-kanye-west-for-including-her-in-his-campaign-video/" target="_blank">Vivica A. Fox Calls Out Kanye West For Including Her In His Campaign Video</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/vivica-a-fox-calls-out-kanye-west-for-including-her-in-his-campaign-video/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/vivica-a-fox-calls-out-kanye-west-for-including-her-in-his-campaign-video/</a>259460Gossip, Vivica A. Fox Calls Out Kanye West For Including Her In His Campaign Videobvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Houston Issues Boil Water Notice Following Several Power Outages at Water Treatment Plantshttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/houston-issues-boil-water-notice-after-power-outages/features/blogs/itstheboombap-houston-issues-boil-water-notice-following-several-power-out/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-houston-issues-boil-water-notice-following-several-power-out/#commentsMon, 28 Nov 2022 17:09 GMTMultiple water treatment plants in <strong>Houston, Texas,</strong> lost power on Sunday, resulting in a boil water notice. In a news release, <strong>Houston Public Works</strong> stated that the<strong> East Water Purification Plant's</strong> water pressure had fallen "below the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's required minimum of 20 PSI during a power outage." People without power are encouraged to use bottled water instead of drinking unboiled water. The agency advises boiling all water for no less than two minutes before drinking it. Following the Sunday night power loss, all customers' water pressure was quickly restored. <strong>Sylvester Turner</strong>, the mayor of Houston, stated that although the city believes the water to be safe, they were required by law to issue the boil water notice. "Water samples will subsequently follow, and hopefully, we will get the all-clear from TCEQ," Turner tweeted. "The City has to wait 24 hours from that point before the boil water notice is suspended. The earliest would be tomorrow night or very early Tuesday morning." The public will be notified when water is once again safe to drink without boiling. Due to the boil water advisory, the <strong>Houston Independent School District</strong> closed its campuses on Monday. &nbsp; &nbsp; The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/houston-issues-boil-water-notice-after-power-outages/" target="_blank">Houston Issues Boil Water Notice Following Several Power Outages at Water Treatment Plants</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/houston-issues-boil-water-notice-after-power-outages/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/houston-issues-boil-water-notice-after-power-outages/</a>259461News, Houston Issues Boil Water Notice Following Several Power Outages at Water Treatment Plantsbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg15.4 Million Twitter Users Hacked in Massive Security Breachhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/5-4-million-twitter-users-hacked-in-security-breach/features/blogs/itstheboombap-54-million-twitter-users-hacked-massive-security-breach/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-54-million-twitter-users-hacked-massive-security-breach/#commentsMon, 28 Nov 2022 16:43 GMTIn a recent cyber attack, hackers exploited a security bug and compromised millions of <strong>Twitter</strong> accounts. A vulnerability involving an <strong>API</strong> attack exposed the personal phone numbers and email addresses of over 5.4 million users. On Sunday, <strong>Elon Musk</strong> tweeted: "Twitter experienced slight degradation of service today from an old 3rd party tool used to block accounts that had no rate limit (sigh). Should be fixed now." Initially, the issue was corrected through a bug bounty program in December 2021, but hackers had already begun selling users' data in July 2022. The full scope of the security compromise was revealed over the weekend by a post from <strong>BleepingComputer</strong>, and Twitter confirmed that the API bug wasn't fixed until January 2022. In a privacy breach statement, Twitter stated that it "deeply regretted" allowing the incident to occur and added that it would immediately notify all affected users. Security experts cautioned that it is yet unclear to what extent hackers may be able to use the data. "This is a potentially colossal breach that could affect millions of people," said<strong> Jamie Akhtar,</strong> CEO of <strong>CyberSmart</strong>. "As the information is out there, you can be sure that cybercriminals will try to leverage it." In the coming weeks, users will be warned to avoid suspicious emails or SMS messages claiming to be from Twitter. In the case of phishing attacks, cybercriminals can use Twitter data to trick people into clicking on links from emails or messages and divert them to pages intended for stealing credentials or money. "Although data scraped from a website may not seem like a normal data breach, threat actors can do a lot of damage when they couple it together with private data such as phone numbers and email addresses," said <strong>Jake Moore,</strong> a cyber security advisor at <strong>ESET</strong>. "Suddenly, the information collected can become far more significant as cybercriminals are then able to attempt a variety of phishing attacks on accounts and gain further illicit access to multiple accounts. [These types of] vulnerabilities can cause significant damage, but they are usually patched quickly, as was the case with this one. However, nefarious actors, unfortunately, abused this exploit whilst available." The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/5-4-million-twitter-users-hacked-in-security-breach/" target="_blank">5.4 Million Twitter Users Hacked in Massive Security Breach</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/5-4-million-twitter-users-hacked-in-security-breach/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/5-4-million-twitter-users-hacked-in-security-breach/</a>259462News, 5.4 Million Twitter Users Hacked in Massive Security Breachbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1John Legend's Alleged Car Thief Arrested For Attempted Grand Thief Autohttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/john-legends-alleged-car-thief-arrested/features/blogs/itstheboombap-john-legends-alleged-car-thief-arrested-attempted-grand/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-john-legends-alleged-car-thief-arrested-attempted-grand/#commentsMon, 28 Nov 2022 16:16 GMTA man was arrested and charged with attempted grand theft auto for attempting to steal <strong>John Legend</strong>'s car. According to the LAPD, an unidentified man allegedly tried to steal John's Porsche on Monday afternoon. The vehicle was parked outside of a recording studio in Los Angeles when the man approached the car and hopped in. The suspect sat in the car for a while, searching for keys or another way to start the vehicle. However, security officers at the studio saw the entire attempt on surveillance footage. The guards then called LAPD and went to stop the man from leaving with the vehicle. The guards asked the man what he was doing, to which he responded that he was the owner of the car. The man must've realized he wasn't convincing enough and got out of the Porsche and started walking away. Authorities later found the man, but he took off running when they approached him. After a quick foot chase, police were able to take the man into custody. John's camp has not spoken out about the incident, but the man was arrested on felony charges of attempted Grand Theft Auto. He is currently being held on $85,000 bail. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/john-legends-alleged-car-thief-arrested/" target="_blank">John Legend's Alleged Car Thief Arrested For Attempted Grand Thief Auto</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/john-legends-alleged-car-thief-arrested/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/john-legends-alleged-car-thief-arrested/</a>259463Gossip, John Legend's Alleged Car Thief Arrested For Attempted Grand Thief Autobvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Cash Money Rapper B.G. Reportedly Being Released From Prison A Year Earlyhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/cash-money-rapper-b-g-reportedly-being-released-early/features/blogs/itstheboombap-cash-money-rapper-bg-reportedly-being-released-prison-a/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-cash-money-rapper-bg-reportedly-being-released-prison-a/#commentsMon, 28 Nov 2022 16:04 GMT<strong>Cash Money</strong> artist <strong>B.G.</strong> may possibly be getting an early release from prison. In July 2021, B.G. was sentenced to 14 years behind bars after pleading guilty to firearm possession. He also pleaded guilty to obstructing justice and convincing an associate to claim ownership of the gun. However, in a recent Instagram live, <strong>Birdman</strong> announced that his Cash Money prot g is set to be released in a few weeks. If the information is true, that will mean B.G. could be a free man a year earlier than his release date of April 7, 2024. In September, U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan rejected a motion filed by another inmate on B.G.'s behalf. The motion requested for the judge to have the rapper's 14-year sentence reduced. B.G. first requested an early release in February after the Bureau of Prisons system went into lockdown due to violence in USP Beaumont. During that time, the rapper wrote that "murder and mayhem" were normal incidents at the federal facility where he was located. He added that the public had no idea what was really going on behind prison walls. In addition, he claimed his health issues make him more prone to catching COVID-19. In June, B.G filed another motion, which was supported by letters from Birdman, Slim, Wendy Day and Gary Payton Jr., to be released early. Unfortunately, Judge Morgan denied that motion as well. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/cash-money-rapper-b-g-reportedly-being-released-early/" target="_blank">Cash Money Rapper B.G. Reportedly Being Released From Prison A Year Early</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/cash-money-rapper-b-g-reportedly-being-released-early/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/cash-money-rapper-b-g-reportedly-being-released-early/</a>259455Gossip, Cash Money Rapper B.G. Reportedly Being Released From Prison A Year Earlybvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg112-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot Near Atlanta's Atlantic Station Mall Identifiedhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/12-year-old-boy-fatally-shot-near-atlantas-atlantic-station-mfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-12yearold-boy-fatally-shot-near-atlantas-atlantic-station-ma/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-12yearold-boy-fatally-shot-near-atlantas-atlantic-station-ma/#commentsMon, 28 Nov 2022 02:29 GMTThe 12-year-old victim that was fatally shot near Atlanta's Atlantic Station mall on Saturday night has been identified as <strong>Zyion Charles</strong>. The family confirmed the boy's identity to WSB-TV. "Over here, we have continued to say recently that Atlanta is a group project," Atlanta Mayor <strong>Andre Dickens</strong> said in a Sunday press conference. "When a 12-year-old dies in our city on our ... then the whole village has a responsibility, and the whole village is impacted." The shooting happened around 8 p.m. after an unruly group of young people was escorted by security and off-duty Atlanta police officers. The crowd moved over to the 17th Street bridge when shots rang out between two groups. Five people were injured in the shooting and were taken to area hospitals. One of them was listed in critical condition. Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum said the teens were known to each other. Some of the teens were Atlanta public school students, while others were from nearby counties. No suspects have been identified, and the shooting is still under investigation. Police are asking for the public's help by submitting any photos or videos they might have captured from the shooting. Zyion Charles The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/12-year-old-boy-fatally-shot-near-atlantas-atlantic-station-mall-identified/" target="_blank">12-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot Near Atlanta's Atlantic Station Mall Identified</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/12-year-old-boy-fatally-shot-near-atlantas-atlantic-station-mall-identified/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/12-year-old-boy-fatally-shot-near-atlantas-atlantic-station-mall-identified/</a>259451News, 12-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot Near Atlanta's Atlantic Station Mall Identifiedblogs/11-2022/259451-12yearold-boy-fatal-s.jpg1Kim Kardashian Tweets On Balenciaga Scandalhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/kim-kardashian-tweets-on-balenciaga-scandal/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kim-kardashian-tweets-balenciaga-scandal/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kim-kardashian-tweets-balenciaga-scandal/#commentsMon, 28 Nov 2022 01:10 GMTBalenciaga was slammed for their recent ad campaign that showed small children holding teddy bears in bondage. Few celebrities have come forward to speak out against the disgraceful move that also included images of court documents regarding a famous child porn case in the background. Kim Kardashian is the latest. The Skims owner, who has major ties to the fashion industry, broke her silence on Sunday by coming forward days after the scandal broke, saying although her remarks on the situation come days after, she wanted to make sure she spoke on it after doing some of her own digging. "I have been quiet for the past few days, not because I haven't been shocked or outraged by the recent Balenciaga campaigns, but because I wanted an opportunity to speak to their team to understand for myself how this could have happened." The mother of four went on to say, "....I have been shaken by those disturbing images. The safety of children must be held with the highest regard and anything against it should have no place in society -period." She then pointed out that the high-end brand removed the campaigns and issued an apology. But didn't touch base on much else as far as boycotting the company. "...in speaking with them, I believe they understand the seriousness of the issue and will take the necessary measures for this to never happen again." As for Balenciaga, the brand has blamed the set designer and production company overseeing the campaign, an excuse many aren't buying since the brand seemingly would have to green-light the campaign. The photographer has come forward to say he had no control over the set and was doing what he was told to do. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Cle84DeuLUL/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Cle84DeuLUL/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Baller Alert (@balleralert)</a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClfDcPVuYrD/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClfDcPVuYrD/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Baller Alert (@balleralert)</a> The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/kim-kardashian-tweets-on-balenciaga-scandal/" target="_blank">Kim Kardashian Tweets On Balenciaga Scandal</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/kim-kardashian-tweets-on-balenciaga-scandal/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/kim-kardashian-tweets-on-balenciaga-scandal/</a>259449News, Kim Kardashian Tweets On Balenciaga Scandalbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Terminally-Ill Former Federal Prosecutor Sues VRBO After 2 Daughters Die In House Fire At Expensive https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/terminally-ill-former-federal-prosecutor-sues-vrbo-after-2-dafeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-terminallyill-former-federal-prosecutor-sues-vrbo-after-2-da/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-terminallyill-former-federal-prosecutor-sues-vrbo-after-2-da/#commentsMon, 28 Nov 2022 00:01 GMTA dying father lost his 19 and 21-year-old daughter after they died at a 'firetrap' $8,000-a-week Hamptons getaway. Lewis Wiener, a former chair of the US Courts of Federal Claims, filed a lawsuit with Brooklyn Federal Court against travel company VRBO, Homeaway.com, and property owners Pamela and Peter Miller, claiming they failed to maintain his family's safety when a fire broke out on August 3, the Daily Mail reported. The fire killed his daughters Lindsay, 19, and Jillian, 21. Wiener, 60, was previously diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer and was taking what was likely the family's last summer trip when the tragedies struck. Weiner, his wife, and their 23-year-old son Zachary were able to escape when the fire broke out at the $1.8 million home. The Wiener family is seeking $75,000 for emotional distress and an unspecified amount in economic and medical damages, which will be determined at trial. 'Rather than fond memories of a week's vacation on Long Island's east end, the Wiener family is left with a nightmare from which they cannot wake,' the lawsuit states. 'Defendants' greed, corner-cutting, and willful failure to give any thought to the safety of the occupants of the premises led to the deaths of Jillian Rose Wiener and her sister Lindsay Eliza Wiener.' Authorities say the fire broke out around 3:30 am at the 3 Spring Lane home, near Koyack Bay on Aug. 3. It was later determined by a fire marshal that the home lacked functioning smoke or carbon monoxide alarms. Even though HomeAway.com said the house was well equipped with smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers. The lawsuit also alleges that the home didn't have proper rental permits and that the newly installed outdoor kitchen was not inspected by 'a qualified electrician or other professional to ensure that it complied with local, state, and national safety standards.' The owners now face 58 building code charges due to the incident. But the family's attorneys have also placed blame on Southampton Town for allowing a culture of illegal rental properties in the neighborhood, making them responsible for 'creating, through deliberate indifference, a known hazard of countless rental homes within the Town of Southampton including the home in question, which the respondent knew or should have known were being rented without having passed the requisite safety inspections.,' attorney Andres Alonso wrote in the suit. Authorities are investigating the tragedy and have yet to learn what caused the fire. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/terminally-ill-former-federal-prosecutor-sues-vrbo-after-2-daughters-die-in-house-fire-at-expensive-hampton-home/" target="_blank">Terminally-Ill Former Federal Prosecutor Sues VRBO After 2 Daughters Die In House Fire At Expensive Hampton Home</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/terminally-ill-former-federal-prosecutor-sues-vrbo-after-2-daughters-die-in-house-fire-at-expensive-hampton-home/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/terminally-ill-former-federal-prosecutor-sues-vrbo-after-2-daughters-die-in-house-fire-at-expensive-hampton-home/</a>259437News, Terminally-Ill Former Federal Prosecutor Sues VRBO After 2 Daughters Die In House Fire At Expebvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Toddler And Infant Found Stabbed To Death Inside Bronx Homeless Shelterhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/toddler-and-infant-found-stabbed-to-death-inside-bronx-homelefeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-toddler-infant-found-stabbed-death-inside-bronx-homel/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-toddler-infant-found-stabbed-death-inside-bronx-homel/#commentsSun, 27 Nov 2022 23:27 GMTThe bodies of two boys, a toddler, and an infant, were found inside a Bronx homeless shelter after police responded to a call for a domestic disturbance. The New York Post identified the victims as <strong>Deshawn Fleming</strong>, 3, and <strong>Octavius, Canada</strong>, 11 months. Police discovered their bodies in a bathtub with "multiple stab wounds" to the neck and torso by their father Saturday night. Police sources told the outlet that police and EMS responded to a 911 at the shelter on 246 Echo Place in Mount Hope around 7:21 p.m. It's believed they responded to an alert from a carbon monoxide alarm. Responding officers found the kids' mother, <strong>Dimone Fleming</strong>, lighting things on fire and acting irrationally. She was taken into custody without any further incident and transported to a local hospital. Before Fleming was brought to the hospital, a family friend told the police officers that the two boys were with their father. "There wasn't anything obvious to suggest there were dead kids in there," the source said. "There was no blood." The father, who was on another floor of the building, returned to the apartment and discovered the boys about a half hour later. A neighbor overheard the man's cries for help and called 911. Officers returned to the location and found the boys with multiple stab wounds. They were taken to a hospital, where they were pronounced dead. Fleming is considered a person of interest in the boys' murders. As of Sunday morning, no official charges have been filed against her. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/toddler-and-infant-found-stabbed-to-death-inside-bronx-homeless-shelter/" target="_blank">Toddler And Infant Found Stabbed To Death Inside Bronx Homeless Shelter</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/toddler-and-infant-found-stabbed-to-death-inside-bronx-homeless-shelter/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/toddler-and-infant-found-stabbed-to-death-inside-bronx-homeless-shelter/</a>259438News, Toddler And Infant Found Stabbed To Death Inside Bronx Homeless Shelterbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Ballerific Fashion: Black-Owned Clothing Brands You Didn't Know Were Philanthropichttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/black-owned-clothing-brands-that-are-philanthropic/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ballerific-fashion-blackowned-clothing-brands-you-didnt-know/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ballerific-fashion-blackowned-clothing-brands-you-didnt-know/#commentsSun, 27 Nov 2022 23:16 GMTIf you ever needed a reason to support black-owned brands, the time would be now. But what's more, is finding out a black-owned brand you can spend your money on actually donates a percentage of your money to charity. <a href="https://www.onedna.earth/" target="_blank"><strong>One DNA </strong></a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ChZ85iGgqso/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ChZ85iGgqso/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by One DNA (@onedna.earth)</a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CZelOcMuMiW/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CZelOcMuMiW/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by One DNA (@onedna.earth)</a> One DNA is a black and queer-owned clothing brand with neutral genderless pieces meant to "break down the boundary between womenswear and menswear without sacrificing style." The black-owned clothing brand regularly donates to charity from it's most popular items. To be specific, 10% of the profits from Women Are Powerful are donated to the National Women's Law Center, which advocates for women and girls. &nbsp; <a href="https://www.lemlem.com/pages/lemlem-foundation" target="_blank"><strong>lemlem</strong></a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Ck6lo8qLQ2y/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Ck6lo8qLQ2y/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by lemlem (@lemlemofficial)</a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CkeXxBSLOH0/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CkeXxBSLOH0/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by lemlem (@lemlemofficial)</a> Founded by supermodel Liya Kebede, the black-owned brand makes women's resort wear and employs artisans in Ethiopia. Five percent of all sales online go to the lemlem foundation, which provides better access to healthcare, job opportunities, and responsible production in Africa and eliminates poverty. <a href="https://www.phenomenalmedia.com/collections/t-shirts" target="_blank"><strong>Phenomonal</strong></a> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://i0.wp.com/balleralert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Screen-Shot-2022-11-21-at-8.38.33-PM.png?resize=300%2C300&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> The black-owned brand was actually founded b vice president Kamala Harris' niece, Meena Harris. The "Phenomenally Black" t-shirts spread across social media and gained celebrity popularity after the brutal murder of George Floyd. The t-shirts were initially created to recognize Black Women's Equal Pay Day and have seen a resurgence in the tees. The proceeds went to Black Lives Matter. <a href="https://www.thebemagugu.com/about" target="_blank"><strong>Thebe Magugu </strong></a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Cka-6SujOg9/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Cka-6SujOg9/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Thebe Magugu (@thebemagugu)</a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Cj-l-mpDlLW/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Cj-l-mpDlLW/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Thebe Magugu (@thebemagugu)</a> &nbsp; The luxury South African brand offers "ready-to-wear" collections for women. The brand has a program called Extracurricular which is "a space for accessible fashion projects that speak to the global conversation and build community. A percentage of proceeds from Extracurricular are marked for donation to a pre-selected cause each season." The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/black-owned-clothing-brands-that-are-philanthropic/" target="_blank">Ballerific Fashion: Black-Owned Clothing Brands You Didn't Know Were Philanthropic</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/black-owned-clothing-brands-that-are-philanthropic/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/black-owned-clothing-brands-that-are-philanthropic/</a>259434Fashion, Ballerific Fashion: Black-Owned Clothing Brands You Didn't Know Were Philanthropicblogs/11-2022/259434-ballerific-fashion-s.jpg1Terrell Owens Knocked Out Man Outside Of LA CVS, Man Allegedly Threatened People [Video]https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/terrell-owens-knocked-out-man-outside-of-la-cvs/features/blogs/itstheboombap-terrell-owens-knocked-out-man-outside-la-cvs-man-allegedl/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-terrell-owens-knocked-out-man-outside-la-cvs-man-allegedl/#commentsSun, 27 Nov 2022 22:29 GMTA video of former NFL player Terrell Owens knocking out a man outside a Los Angeles CVS is making its rounds. The unknown man was allegedly harassing people in the store. Owens told TMZ that he went to the Inglewood store to buy a few necessities. While inside, he says he was approached by a 49ers fan, and at first, everything was friendly but then another man approached. The second guy, who was the one punched and KO'd, started talking aggressively to the fan. He then threatened to beat them up outside, witnesses say. Witnesses say Owens attempted to de-escalate the situation once outside but the man who started the confrontation tried to hit him. That's when Owens punched him one time, sending him to the ground. When the man returned to his feet, he was less willing to fight. Owens left in his vehicle and the police were never called. (new Image()).src = '<a href="https://capi.connatix.com/tr/si?token=9c70969a-1597-42dd-9980-f3d56f4c8b56&cid=8d6b4040-04c9-4ad0-aa63-766b9eb4e9b9';" target="_blank">https://capi.connatix.com/tr/si?token=9c70969a-1597-42dd-9980-f3d56f4c8b56&cid=8d6b4040-04c9-4ad0-aa63-766b9eb4e9b9';</a> cnx.cmd.push(function() { cnx({ playerId: "9c70969a-1597-42dd-9980-f3d56f4c8b56", mediaId: "603eae82-0211-44f2-9772-c9384e42f20d" }).render("c5066c163fb34324b9306728d1f1487f"); }); The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/terrell-owens-knocked-out-man-outside-of-la-cvs/" target="_blank">Terrell Owens Knocked Out Man Outside Of LA CVS, Man Allegedly Threatened People [Video]</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/terrell-owens-knocked-out-man-outside-of-la-cvs/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/terrell-owens-knocked-out-man-outside-of-la-cvs/</a>259435News, Terrell Owens Knocked Out Man Outside Of LA CVS Man Allegedly Threatened People [Video]bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Colombian Judge Benched After Attending Zoom Hearing Smoking Cigarette In Underwearhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/colombian-judge-benched-after-attending-zoom-hearing-smoking-features/blogs/itstheboombap-colombian-judge-benched-after-attending-zoom-hearing-smoking/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-colombian-judge-benched-after-attending-zoom-hearing-smoking/#commentsSun, 27 Nov 2022 22:13 GMTWhat in the dickens! A Colombian judge is in hot water after presiding over a virtual hearing wearing underwear and smoking a cigarette. Judge Vivian Polania, 34, is known for posting racy pictures on Instagram but she went a step further by appearing earlier this week at the Zoom court hearing smoking a cigarette in her underwear. She has been suspended for three months for violating multiple regulations. Not that it makes a difference, but the case at hand was about whether an incarcerated man charged with a car bomb terror attack should get bail. Polania, who was also in bed during the hearing, claimed she had low blood pressure and an anxiety attack at the time, Complex reported. The Judicial Disciplinary Commission in Norte de Santander has launched an investigation into the incident. "It is a duty of this commission to avoid repeating the judge's contempt for the investiture of her position and the contempt she showed with her peers in the public prosecutor's office, the prosecution, and the defense," the commission stated. "We find no justification for the judge to have presented herself in such deplorable conditions when she had the facilities of her own home and all the amenities necessary to prepare for a public hearing appropriately and with the respect such a hearing deserved." The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/colombian-judge-benched-after-attending-zoom-hearing-smoking-cigarette-in-underwear/" target="_blank">Colombian Judge Benched After Attending Zoom Hearing Smoking Cigarette In Underwear</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/colombian-judge-benched-after-attending-zoom-hearing-smoking-cigarette-in-underwear/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/colombian-judge-benched-after-attending-zoom-hearing-smoking-cigarette-in-underwear/</a>259436News, Colombian Judge Benched After Attending Zoom Hearing Smoking Cigarette In Underwearbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Texas Scammer Posing As An Oil Baron Says His Scheme Is 'More Wild' Than Anna Delvey Sorokin Or Franhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/texas-scammer-posing-as-an-oil-baron-says-his-scheme-is-more-features/blogs/itstheboombap-texas-scammer-posing-as-oil-baron-says-his-scheme-is-more/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-texas-scammer-posing-as-oil-baron-says-his-scheme-is-more/#commentsSun, 27 Nov 2022 21:48 GMTA Texas scammer is claiming that his tale of deceit is far more interesting than that of socialite <strong>Anna Delvey Sorokin</strong> or famed forger <strong>Frank Abagnale Jr</strong>. <strong>Nicholas Bryant</strong>, 26, defrauded at least 50 people out of around $1.5 million to fund his lavish lifestyle by pretending to be an oil tycoon. Northern Texas US Attorney <strong>Chad E. Meachum</strong> first compared Bryant with the other two high-profile scammers. He described Bryant as "on his way to becoming Lubbock's Anna Delvey or Frank Abagnale" in a statement. "My story might be more wild than theirs," Bryant said to The Daily Beast, in comparing his exploits to that of Sorokin and Abagnale. "I can almost guarantee it!" Bryant made his money by exploiting payment platforms like QuickBooks and Veem. He would book luxury goods and services and manipulate the system to make it appear as if the payments were pending. He used the funds to charter private jets, stay at high-end hotels, buy luxury cars, and rent homes with $30k a night pricetags. "I took private jets and stayed at the most expensive Airbnbs and hotels. Went deep sea fishing and toured everything that was possible," he said of his exploits. "I bought and drove five different high-end cars." Bryant's scheme unraveled when he scammed a private jet company out of $76k. The company called the authorities, and it all came crashing down. Bryant has expressed remorse for his actions but admits that he never intended to pay any of the victims back. Bryant pleaded guilty to wire fraud charges and is currently awaiting sentencing. He is facing 20 years in prison. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/texas-scammer-posing-as-an-oil-baron-says-his-scheme-is-more-wild-than-anna-delvey-sorokin-or-frank-abagnale-jr-s/" target="_blank">Texas Scammer Posing As An Oil Baron Says His Scheme Is 'More Wild' Than Anna Delvey Sorokin Or Frank Abagnale Jr.'s</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/texas-scammer-posing-as-an-oil-baron-says-his-scheme-is-more-wild-than-anna-delvey-sorokin-or-frank-abagnale-jr-s/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/texas-scammer-posing-as-an-oil-baron-says-his-scheme-is-more-wild-than-anna-delvey-sorokin-or-frank-abagnale-jr-s/</a>259429News, Texas Scammer Posing As An Oil Baron Says His Scheme Is 'More Wild' Than Anna Delvey Sorokin Obvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1'RHOA' Star Porsha Williams And Her Husband Simon Guobadia Has A Second Wedding Just A Day After Thehttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/porsha-williams-and-her-husband-simon-guobadia-has-a-second-wfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-rhoa-star-porsha-williams-her-husband-simon-guobadia-has/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-rhoa-star-porsha-williams-her-husband-simon-guobadia-has/#commentsSun, 27 Nov 2022 21:20 GMTPorsha Williams and Simon Guobadia ties the knot again in a second wedding. On Saturday, Porsha and Simon had another wedding just a day after they tied the knot in a custom Nigerian ceremony. Friday's event followed Nigerian native laws and customs because of Simon's heritage. Meanwhile, the Saturday wedding was in traditional American fashion. The ceremony was held in Atlanta, Georgia at a Methodist church and had roughly 350 guests in attendance. "I definitely want the Lord to be in the place. I want the Holy Spirit to usher us into being a husband and wife," Porsha told PEOPLE prior to the wedding. "I'm from the south, so I love being in church. I've never been married in a church, and Simon's never been married in a church, so it's going to be a new experience for both of us." <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CleHfcVOl-7/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CleHfcVOl-7/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Author <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/1f4da.png" title="" /></div> (@porsha4real)</a> Two weddings may seem a bit much for some but Porsha previously said having multiple weddings was always apart of the plan. Last year, Porsha revealed on "Dish Nation" radio show that her and Simon wanted three weddings. "He's African, so we're going to have a native law and custom ceremony, and a regular wedding, and then we're going to have another wedding at one of the houses that is out of the country," she explained. The newlywed couple got engaged in May 2021 just shortly after Simon split from his ex-wife Falynn Pina. Since then, the couple hav received some backlash seeing as Falynn is Porsha's co-star on Bravo's "Real Housewives of Atlanta." The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/porsha-williams-and-her-husband-simon-guobadia-has-a-second-wedding/" target="_blank">'RHOA' Star Porsha Williams And Her Husband Simon Guobadia Has A Second Wedding Just A Day After Their First Ceremony</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/porsha-williams-and-her-husband-simon-guobadia-has-a-second-wedding/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/porsha-williams-and-her-husband-simon-guobadia-has-a-second-wedding/</a>259430Gossip, 'RHOA' Star Porsha Williams And Her Husband Simon Guobadia Has A Second Wedding Just A Day Abvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1St. Louis Mayor Quits Twitter After Elon Musk Tweets About Fergusonhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/st-louis-mayor-quits-twitter/features/blogs/itstheboombap-st-louis-mayor-quits-twitter-after-elon-musk-tweets-about-fe/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-st-louis-mayor-quits-twitter-after-elon-musk-tweets-about-fe/#commentsSun, 27 Nov 2022 21:07 GMTSt. Louis mayor <strong>Tishaura O. Jones</strong> quit <strong>Twitter</strong> over a tweet from the social media platform's new owner, <strong>Elon Musk</strong>. The tweet in question referenced the 2014 Ferguson protests, which Musk tweeted about after finding a closet of #StayWoke shirts in a closet at Twitter headquarters. "This is the final straw for me," Jones tweeted from her personal account. "I'm out." This is the final straw for me. I'm out. Follow me on Instagram <a href="https://twitter.com/tishaura?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">@tishaura</a>. Y'all can have this bird app. Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate and Happy Holidays. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PeaceOut?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">#PeaceOut</a> <a href="https://t.co/zjPwtS0uoD" target="_blank">https://t.co/zjPwtS0uoD</a> &mdash; Tishaura O. Jones (she/her) (@tishaura) <a href="https://twitter.com/tishaura/status/1595834558380969987?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 24, 2022</a> A screenshot of Musk's now-deleted tweet accompanied her post. "Y'all can have this bird app," she continued. "Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate and Happy Holidays." Musk's initial tweet was a 12-second video showing off the discovery of the shirts. In the now-deleted follow-up tweet, Musk explained the shirts were from the protests surrounding the officer-involved shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. "#StayWoke shirts stem from the Ferguson protests," Musk wrote. "Obama's own DOJ proved this &amp; exonerated the cop. 'Hands up don't shoot' was made up. The whole thing was a fiction." He included a link to a 2015 Department of Justice report claiming that, based on the evidence, Brown's hands were not raised in the air. While the officer involved in the shooting was exonerated, a separate DOJ report resulted in several key officials resigning in the waking of the shooting. Brown's family settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the city in 2017. Jones' Twitter account remains active; however, she has not sent any further tweets since announcing her departure. The @saintlouismayor account is also active and wished everyone "a meaningful thanksgiving." Wishing everyone a meaningful <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Thanksgiving?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">#Thanksgiving</a>! <a href="https://t.co/Q9PfYsgL8h" target="_blank">pic.twitter.com/Q9PfYsgL8h</a> &mdash; Mayor Tishaura O. Jones (@saintlouismayor) <a href="https://twitter.com/saintlouismayor/status/1595964824323694592?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 25, 2022</a> &nbsp; The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/st-louis-mayor-quits-twitter/" target="_blank">St. Louis Mayor Quits Twitter After Elon Musk Tweets About Ferguson</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/st-louis-mayor-quits-twitter/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/st-louis-mayor-quits-twitter/</a>259418News, St. Louis Mayor Quits Twitter After Elon Musk Tweets About Fergusonbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Kanye West Rambles In New Interview, Speaks On Balenciaga, Elon Musk, Alex Joneshttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/kanye-west-rambles-in-new-interview-speaks-on-balenciaga-elonfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-kanye-west-rambles-new-interview-speaks-balenciaga-elo/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kanye-west-rambles-new-interview-speaks-balenciaga-elo/#commentsSun, 27 Nov 2022 20:54 GMTKanye West can't keep his name out of the media. It seems like any chance he gets, he's talking to the media. This time around, after leaving a Messianic church Saturday, Ye, who was wearing YE24 gear, was met with paparazzi who didn't really ask him anything but instead let him ramble on and on. The Yeezy mogul took that moment to discuss the Balenciaga scandal, Elon Musk, and his own antisemitism scandal. Apparently, he feels that a lot of people were upset over the way he was treated following his antisemitism remarks, more than the media put out. Adding that it's similar to the lack of celebrities who decried Balenciaga, TMZ reported. He then went on to talk about the Twitter ban of Alex Jones' account, an issue he says Elon Musk should resolve. He then transitioned to Christ, which isn't uncommon for him to do. But this time around it seemed like his opinions may have been influenced by Nick Fuentes. Fuentes is known for saying America should get back to its Christian roots, roots that many believe to be of white nationalism. West and Fuentes have been spotted out together and even went together to Mar-a-Lago to see Donald Trump. That's not the only far-right believer West has been around, Milo Yiannopoulos also went with them. Only time will tell what will come of all of this but it strongly suggests some type of political movement. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/kanye-west-rambles-in-new-interview-speaks-on-balenciaga-elon-musk-alex-jones/" target="_blank">Kanye West Rambles In New Interview, Speaks On Balenciaga, Elon Musk, Alex Jones</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/kanye-west-rambles-in-new-interview-speaks-on-balenciaga-elon-musk-alex-jones/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/kanye-west-rambles-in-new-interview-speaks-on-balenciaga-elon-musk-alex-jones/</a>259419News, Kanye West Rambles In New Interview Speaks On Balenciaga Elon Musk Alex Jonesbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1One Killed, Five Others Injured In Shooting Near Atlanta Mallhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/one-killed-five-other-injured-in-shooting-near-atlanta-mall/features/blogs/itstheboombap-one-killed-five-others-injured-shooting-near-atlanta-mall/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-one-killed-five-others-injured-shooting-near-atlanta-mall/#commentsSun, 27 Nov 2022 18:36 GMTOne person was killed and five others injured in a shooting near the<strong> Atlantic Station</strong> mall on Saturday night, according to Atlanta police. Police said late Saturday that the shooting occurred after a group of people ranging in age from roughly 15 to 21 was escorted from the property. The group was removed from the area by mall security and off-duty APD officers for unruly behavior and curfew violations. The group moved over to the 17th Street bridge, and shots rang out shortly after 8 p.m. According to Atlanta police homicide coordinator Lt. <strong>Germaine Dearlove</strong>, a deceased male was found at the scene. Several other people were transported to local hospitals. On Sunday, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens said the victim was just a 12-year-old boy. Several others injured in the shooting are Atlanta Public Schools students, and at least one is listed in critical condition. Dearlove said shots might have been fired from two different groups, and no suspects have been identified. A witness told WXIA that as many as 30 rounds might have been fired. The shooting is still under investigation, and APD is currently working on obtaining surveillance footage from businesses and residences in the area. The shooting comes at one of the busiest times of the year for Atlantic Station, with the holiday shopping season officially underway. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/one-killed-five-other-injured-in-shooting-near-atlanta-mall/" target="_blank">One Killed, Five Others Injured In Shooting Near Atlanta Mall</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/one-killed-five-other-injured-in-shooting-near-atlanta-mall/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/one-killed-five-other-injured-in-shooting-near-atlanta-mall/</a>259413News, One Killed Five Others Injured In Shooting Near Atlanta Mallbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Ty Dolla $ign Reveals He Was Hospitalized After Passing Out During A Skateboarding Accidenthttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/ty-dolla-sign-reveals-he-was-hospitalized/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ty-dolla-ign-reveals-he-was-hospitalized-after-passing-out-d/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ty-dolla-ign-reveals-he-was-hospitalized-after-passing-out-d/#commentsSun, 27 Nov 2022 17:55 GMTTy Dolla $ign reveals that he was hospitalized after having a skateboarding accident. On Saturday, the rapper shared a photo on Instagram notifying his followers that was in the hospital. The photo showed Ty lying in a hospital bed with medical wires attached to his bare chest. Ty did not explain what was going on and instead opted for an opened hands and finger crossed emojis. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Clc03_Lr8O3/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Clc03_Lr8O3/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Ty Dolla $ign (@tydollasign)</a> Some of Ty's industry friends and collaborators extended their support and prayers in his comment section. "Praying for you bro," Big Sean wrote, who has worked with Ty on songs like "Play No Games" and "Body Language." However, Ty later explained the photo on his Instagram story and said he was involved in a skateboarding accident and has been released from the hospital. "They just let me out. Had a skating accident and was knocked out for a few but I'm back praise God," he wrote. "Thanks to everyone that prayed for me and showed love. I love you more." Ty also thanked professional skater Dashawn Jordan, who is believed to be with him at the time of the accident. The 40-year-old rapper says Dashawn transported him to the emergency room. In addition, Ty gave thanks to his daughter as well who was by his side the entire time. "Thanks @dashawnjordan, @bolajibam for holding it down and getting me to the ER," he continued, "and my princess @jailynncrystal for being there with me the whole time I love you so much." Shortly after, Ty tweeted that he was protected from damages due to his dreadlocks and hoodie. He added that he's back and "bouta f*ck sh*t up." Shout out to my locks and my ch hoodie for protection &mdash; TyDolla$ign (@tydollasign) <a href="https://twitter.com/tydollasign/status/1596769402237558786?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 27, 2022</a> Now I'm bouta fuck shit up &mdash; TyDolla$ign (@tydollasign) <a href="https://twitter.com/tydollasign/status/1596769454519914498?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 27, 2022</a> The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/ty-dolla-sign-reveals-he-was-hospitalized/" target="_blank">Ty Dolla $ign Reveals He Was Hospitalized After Passing Out During A Skateboarding Accident</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/ty-dolla-sign-reveals-he-was-hospitalized/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/ty-dolla-sign-reveals-he-was-hospitalized/</a>259420News, Ty Dolla $ign Reveals He Was Hospitalized After Passing Out During A Skateboarding Accidentbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Federal Judge Denies 19-Year-Old Missouri Woman's Request To Watch Her Father's Executionhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/federal-judge-denies-teens-request-to-watch-fathers-executionfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-federal-judge-denies-19yearold-missouri-womans-request-wa/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-federal-judge-denies-19yearold-missouri-womans-request-wa/#commentsSun, 27 Nov 2022 15:41 GMTOn Friday, a federal judge denied a 19-year-old girl's request to watch the state of Missouri carry out her father's execution. <strong>Khorry Ramey</strong> asked for the court's approval to be present for <strong>Kevin Johnson's</strong> final moments. Johnson was sentenced to die for the 2005 killing of a police officer. Missouri law requires witnesses to an execution to be at least 21 years old. Missouri is one of two states, along with Nevada, with such a law on the books. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit claiming the law was unconstitutional on Ramey's behalf, according to NBC News. But US District Judge <strong>Brian Wimes</strong> ruled that Ramey failed to show "unconstitutionality." "I'm heartbroken that I won't be able to be with my dad in his last moments," Ramey said in a statement, adding that he "has worked very hard to rehabilitate himself in prison. I pray that [Gov. Mike] Parson will give my dad clemency." Johnson is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Tuesday for a crime that he committed while he was 19, the same age his daughter is now. The irony of which is not lost on Johnson's legal team. "It's ironic that Kevin was 19 years old when he committed this crime, and they are still trying to move forward with his execution, though they won't allow his daughter, who is 19, [witness the execution] because she's too young," attorney <strong>Shawn Nolan</strong> said. The Missouri Supreme Court will hear arguments for a stay of execution on Monday. If granted, Johnson's execution would not be carried out on Tuesday. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/federal-judge-denies-teens-request-to-watch-fathers-execution/" target="_blank">Federal Judge Denies 19-Year-Old Missouri Woman's Request To Watch Her Father's Execution</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/federal-judge-denies-teens-request-to-watch-fathers-execution/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/federal-judge-denies-teens-request-to-watch-fathers-execution/</a>259409News, Federal Judge Denies 19-Year-Old Missouri Woman's Request To Watch Her Father's Executionbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1White Broadway Sign-Language Interpreter Settles Discrimination Lawsuit After Backlash From Deaf Comhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/white-broadway-sign-language-interpreter-settles-discriminatifeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-white-broadway-signlanguage-interpreter-settles-discriminati/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-white-broadway-signlanguage-interpreter-settles-discriminati/#commentsSun, 27 Nov 2022 15:20 GMTAfter receiving backlash, a white sign-language interpreter quietly settled his discrimination case against the theatre company he accused of letting him go over skin color. <strong>Keith Wann</strong>, 53, filed a lawsuit two weeks ago but has since announced the suit has been settled. The announcement comes after the case received immense backlash from the deaf community. "The matter between myself and TDF has been resolved, and both parties are satisfied with the discussions that ensued," Wann posted on social media. "I look forward to the review of the process that will come from this to hopefully benefit the interpreting profession." Wann began working as an ASL interpreter for The Lion King in March. According to the lawsuit against the Theatre Development Fund and emails obtained by the New York Post, Wann and another interpreter were asked to leave the show in April so black sign-language experts could replace them. "The majority of the characters in the Lion King are black actors, and the content takes place in Africa," <strong>Shelly Guy</strong>, the director of ASL for The Lion King, wrote to <strong>Lisa Carling</strong>, director of TDF's accessibility programs, on April 1. "Keith Wann, though an amazing ASL performer, is not a black person and therefore should not be representing Lion King." Wann's decision to take the issue up in court received immense backlash from the deaf community. Many black ASL figures expressed their belief that Wann should step aside for other interpreters of color. Deaf radio host <strong>Randy Spann</strong> said he was "disgusted" by Wann and that he should "let black people get their opportunities to get a spotlight." Deaf performer <strong>Raven Sutton</strong> posted a viral TikTok asking white interpreters to know their audience and understand when it's not the right fit. "This is not discrimination," she signed in the video. "Reverse racism is not a thing." Wann acknowledged the backlash in a Facebook post. "Over the last week, I have seen a lot of pain in our community and have also seen some much-needed conversations," he wrote. "It is unfortunate that assumptions were made, and conclusions were drawn without all the facts." "For those of you who know me, you know I have deep roots in the Deaf community and, as my true friends and wife can attest, I have been an ally to the BIPOC community for decades," Wann added. "As someone who has been involved in the industry for many years, I have a history of recommending BIPOC interpreters and sharing my experiences to help add to the theater roster," he continued. "I have never fought for myself to take space in any majority black production, nor have I ignored the need to amplify BIPOC interpreters." "Again, I support Deaf, Deaf-BIPOC, and BIPOC performers and interpreters." The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/white-broadway-sign-language-interpreter-settles-discrimination-lawsuit-after-backlash-from-deaf-community/" target="_blank">White Broadway Sign-Language Interpreter Settles Discrimination Lawsuit After Backlash From Deaf Community</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/white-broadway-sign-language-interpreter-settles-discrimination-lawsuit-after-backlash-from-deaf-community/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/white-broadway-sign-language-interpreter-settles-discrimination-lawsuit-after-backlash-from-deaf-community/</a>259407News, White Broadway Sign-Language Interpreter Settles Discrimination Lawsuit After Backlash From Debvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Travis Scott To Headline Miami Music Festival Honoring The Late Virgil Ablohhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/travis-scott-to-headline-miami-music-festival/features/blogs/itstheboombap-travis-scott-headline-miami-music-festival-honoring-l/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-travis-scott-headline-miami-music-festival-honoring-l/#commentsSun, 27 Nov 2022 03:33 GMTTravis Scott is set to give a one-of-a-kind performance at an inaugural Miami music festival to honor the late Virgil Abloh. On December 3rd, Travis will take the stage at the Mirror Mirror Music Festival to pay tribute to the fashion designer. The festival will be held in Miami during Art Basel, which is a gathering to connect artists, galleries, and collectors. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Skepta and Benji B. will join Travis to headline the festival. In addition, the curated event will also be produced by Virgil Abloh Securities. All profits from the event will be donated to the Virgil Abloh Foundation, which launches next year. "Virgil had the ability to bring everyone together to create magic," Shannon Abloh, Virgil's wife said. "With his close collaborators, we wanted to bring everyone together to celebrate Virgil. His legacy, his passion, and his care for others. He believed his real work was championing others and we will continue his work supporting youth in the arts with the launch of the Virgil Abloh Foundation in 2023." The late fashion designer passed away from cancer in November 2021 after keeping his diagnosis private throughout his treatment. Virgil was best known in the entertainment industry for designing outfits for high-profiled celebrities. To add to his designing skills, Virgil founded and created Off-White brand in 2013 and became the first African American to serve as the men's artistic designer for Louis Vuitton. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/travis-scott-to-headline-miami-music-festival/" target="_blank">Travis Scott To Headline Miami Music Festival Honoring The Late Virgil Abloh</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/travis-scott-to-headline-miami-music-festival/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/travis-scott-to-headline-miami-music-festival/</a>259414News, Travis Scott To Headline Miami Music Festival Honoring The Late Virgil Ablohbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Elon Musk Says He Is Supporting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis For President In 2024https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/elon-musk-says-he-is-supporting-florida-gov-for-president/features/blogs/itstheboombap-elon-musk-says-he-is-supporting-florida-gov-ron-desantis-for/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-elon-musk-says-he-is-supporting-florida-gov-ron-desantis-for/#commentsSat, 26 Nov 2022 22:42 GMTElon Musk says he is supporting Ron DeSantis for President if he decides to run. A move that may ruffle the feathers of Donald Trump. Trump recently announced he would be running for the presidency again in 2024. On Friday, Musk was asked by a Twitter user if he would support DeSantis if he chose to run. Musk who is now the new CEO of the social media platform responded, "Yes. But Twitter as a platform must be fair to all." "As a reminder, I was a significant supporter of the Obama-Biden presidency and (reluctantly) voted for Biden over Trump. My preference for the 2024 presidency is someone sensible and centrist. I had hoped that would [be] the case for the Biden administration, but have been disappointed so far," he later tweeted. Musk puzzled many after he told millions of his Twitter followers to vote Republican in the last midterm elections because he's claimed he's not conservative. President Biden and other democrats have called him out and requested that the Justice Department look into his foreign business dealings, TMZ reported. DeSantis has shared the same sentiments toward Musk. He applauded him for giving his Starlink internet satellite technology to Ukraine amid their war against Russia. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/elon-musk-says-he-is-supporting-florida-gov-for-president/" target="_blank">Elon Musk Says He Is Supporting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis For President In 2024</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/elon-musk-says-he-is-supporting-florida-gov-for-president/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/elon-musk-says-he-is-supporting-florida-gov-for-president/</a>259390News, Elon Musk Says He Is Supporting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis For President In 2024bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Ballerific Fashion: The Jacket You'll Be Seeing Everywhere This Seasonhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/ballerific-fashion-the-one-jacket-youll-be-seeing-everywhere/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ballerific-fashion-jacket-youll-be-seeing-everywhere-thi/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ballerific-fashion-jacket-youll-be-seeing-everywhere-thi/#commentsSat, 26 Nov 2022 22:40 GMTThe latest fashion trend is reenvisioning an old trend and putting a twist on the motorcycle jacket. For sure, if it gets cold in your city, all of the fashion girlies will be whipping this jacket out of the closet or buying it ASAP. And many fashionable sites have hoped for the new motorcycle jacket brand trend. <strong>PrettyLittleThing </strong> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Cj8XDSltVJW/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Cj8XDSltVJW/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by TALIA MAR (@taliamar)</a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Ch9Hm8ID0NP/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Ch9Hm8ID0NP/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by PrettyLittleThing (@prettylittlething)</a> <strong>Solado </strong> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CkgCJt2Jtw6/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CkgCJt2Jtw6/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by SOLADO (@shop_solado)</a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cip9vOYs6AB/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cip9vOYs6AB/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by SOLADO (@shop_solado)</a> <strong>Aelfric Eden </strong> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CkC2_UfOoGs/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CkC2_UfOoGs/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Aelfricedenofficial (@aelfricedenofficial)</a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CjrV2UILgV6/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CjrV2UILgV6/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Aelfricedenofficial (@aelfricedenofficial)</a> <strong>ASOS</strong> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/reel/CjlaWB-oJ4W/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/reel/CjlaWB-oJ4W/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by ASOS (@asos)</a> <strong>Maniere De Voir </strong> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CYr2XJbIes0/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CYr2XJbIes0/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by MDV (@manieredevoir)</a> <strong>Princess Polly </strong> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/reel/CkKyHnfp8VO/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/reel/CkKyHnfp8VO/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by ? 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(@princesspollyboutique)</a> &nbsp; The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/ballerific-fashion-the-one-jacket-youll-be-seeing-everywhere/" target="_blank">Ballerific Fashion: The Jacket You'll Be Seeing Everywhere This Season</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/ballerific-fashion-the-one-jacket-youll-be-seeing-everywhere/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/ballerific-fashion-the-one-jacket-youll-be-seeing-everywhere/</a>259391Fashion, Ballerific Fashion: The Jacket You'll Be Seeing Everywhere This Seasonbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Omicron BQ Subvariants Become The Dominant COVID Variants In UShttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/omicron-bq-subvariants-become-the-dominant-covid-variants-in-features/blogs/itstheboombap-omicron-bq-subvariants-become-dominant-covid-variants-in/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-omicron-bq-subvariants-become-dominant-covid-variants-in/#commentsSat, 26 Nov 2022 22:14 GMTThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that two omicron subvariants had overtaken the BA.5 variant as the dominant strain in the U.S. According to new data released by the CDC on Friday, the BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 variants now account for more than half of the country's cases. BA.5, which has dominated since early summer, now makes up only one-fifth of new infections. Not much is known about the new variants, but so far, they are presenting with similar illness to the other omicrons. Both Pfizer and Moderna said last week that their booster shots induce an immune response against BQ.1.1. The new variants could pose a risk for people that are immunocompromised due to disease or medications. They also appear to be resistant to antibody medications, such as bebtelovimab and Evusheld. Chief White House medical advisor, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said in a press briefing that health officials believe that enough immunity exists, thanks to vaccines, booster shots, and infection, that a COVID surge is unlikely. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/omicron-bq-subvariants-become-the-dominant-covid-variants-in-us/" target="_blank">Omicron BQ Subvariants Become The Dominant COVID Variants In US</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/omicron-bq-subvariants-become-the-dominant-covid-variants-in-us/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/omicron-bq-subvariants-become-the-dominant-covid-variants-in-us/</a>259392News, Omicron BQ Subvariants Become The Dominant COVID Variants In USbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Georgia Mother Arrested For Killing Her Child, Leaving Other Child In Apartment Before Setting Complhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/mother-arrested-for-killing-her-child/features/blogs/itstheboombap-georgia-mother-arrested-killing-her-child-leaving-other/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-georgia-mother-arrested-killing-her-child-leaving-other/#commentsSat, 26 Nov 2022 21:52 GMTAtlanta authorities say a 27-year-old mother is behind an apartment fire that left residents homeless. Nicole Jackson confessed to killing her 4-year-old daughter and leaving her other daughter in her apartment before starting a catastrophic fire on Nov. 23, a source told Fox 5 Atlanta. The East Point Police Department confirmed one of her children died and another was injured in the fire. Both the East Point Fire Department and East Point Police Department investigated the incident. The fire was set at Polaris East Point Apartments, an eight-unit complex near Washington Road. It spread to multiple units and forced residents to evacuate. Officials discovered the body of a 4-year-old girl in an upper apartment and a second young girl was transported to the hospital with fire-related injuries. Officials say the building is a complete loss, and residents were left homeless before the holiday. Nicole Jackson was arrested on Thanksgiving Day. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/mother-arrested-for-killing-her-child/" target="_blank">Georgia Mother Arrested For Killing Her Child, Leaving Other Child In Apartment Before Setting Complex On Fire Day Before Thanksgiving</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/mother-arrested-for-killing-her-child/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/mother-arrested-for-killing-her-child/</a>259384News, Georgia Mother Arrested For Killing Her Child Leaving Other Child In Apartment Before Setting bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Nia Long Celebrates "New Places And Spaces" Following Her Fianc Ime Udoka's Cheating Scandalhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/nia-long-celebrates-new-places-and-spaces-following-her-fiancfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-nia-long-celebrates-new-places-spaces-following-her-fian/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-nia-long-celebrates-new-places-spaces-following-her-fian/#commentsSat, 26 Nov 2022 21:35 GMTNia Long seemingly addresses her current relationship status after fianc Ime Udoka's cheating scandal. Just a few months shortly after news broke about Udoka's alleged affair, Nia seemingly hinted at a separation from her fianc . In a now-deleted Instagram post, Nia shared a photo of an empty kitchen and gave thanks for "new places and spaces." Back in September, it was reported that the Boston Celtics head coach had an affair with a female worker at the NBA. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski later reported that the Celtics hired an independent law firm to investigate the allegations. Shortly after, the law firm discovered Udoka "used crude language in his dialogue" with the woman prior to the affair. They added that the 45-year-old's language was "concerning coming from a workplace superior." The investigation led to the Celtics suspending Udoka for one year for violating team policies. Nevertheless, Nia remained silent throughout the entire scandal. Nia Long The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/nia-long-celebrates-new-places-and-spaces-following-her-fiance-ime-udokas-cheating-scandal/" target="_blank">Nia Long Celebrates "New Places And Spaces" Following Her Fianc Ime Udoka's Cheating Scandal</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/nia-long-celebrates-new-places-and-spaces-following-her-fiance-ime-udokas-cheating-scandal/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/nia-long-celebrates-new-places-and-spaces-following-her-fiance-ime-udokas-cheating-scandal/</a>259385Gossip, Nia Long Celebrates "New Places And Spaces" Following Her Fianc Ime Udoka's Cheating Scandablogs/11-2022/259385-nia-long-celebrates-s.jpg1Youngest Victim Of Deadly Walmart Shooting Identifiedhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/youngest-victim-of-deadly-walmart-shooting-identified/features/blogs/itstheboombap-youngest-victim-deadly-walmart-shooting-identified/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-youngest-victim-deadly-walmart-shooting-identified/#commentsSat, 26 Nov 2022 19:56 GMTAuthorities have identified the youngest victim of Tuesday's mass shooting at a Chesapeake Walmart. <strong>Fernando Chavez-Barron</strong>, 16, was shot and killed along with five of his coworkers by suspected gunman Andre Bing, a night shift team leader. The Chesapeake Police Department identified the juvenile victim in a social media post on Friday. Following a vigil last night honoring the victims of the Walmart shooting, Chesapeake Police are releasing the name of the juvenile victim. It is with great sadness that we confirm 16-year-old Fernando Chavez-Barron of Chesapeake was the juvenile victim in this tragedy. <a href="https://t.co/l90Y1GPPe7" target="_blank">pic.twitter.com/l90Y1GPPe7</a> &mdash; City of Chesapeake (@AboutChesapeake) <a href="https://twitter.com/AboutChesapeake/status/1596174894269710336?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 25, 2022</a> Loved ones told WTKR that Chavez-Barron had only recently started working at Walmart. He reportedly used money from his first paycheck to buy his mother a gift. Joshua Trejo-Alvarado, a friend of Chavez-Barron, described him as friendly and said he was "outgoing with anybody met." He expressed his disbelief over the loss of his friend. "I'm out of words and speechless that it was him," Trejo-Alvarado said. "I was hoping everything was a dream until today. I wish he was still standing here with me. I prayed yesterday night with my whole family for him. We got flowers and candles at home for him too." Trejo-Alvarado said he texted and called Chavez-Brown, and when he didn't get a response, he reached out to the victim's brother. "I called him in school, risking my phone being taken. I texted him, and he didn't respond," he told the outlet. "That's when I texted his brother and asked him if Fernando was good. He was like no, he didn't make it." The five other victims have been identified as Kellie Pyle, 52, Randy Blevins, 70, Tyneka Johnson, 22, Lorenzo Gamble, 43, and Brian Pendleton, 38. According to the city, two people were still hospitalized, one in critical condition. A makeshift memorial has been set up outside the Walmart location to honor the victims, with the city planning a vigil on Monday. City council leaders plan to hold a special meeting on Monday in an effort to provide funding "to support recovery." It's unclear what that support might look like at this time. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/youngest-victim-of-deadly-walmart-shooting-identified/" target="_blank">Youngest Victim Of Deadly Walmart Shooting Identified</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/youngest-victim-of-deadly-walmart-shooting-identified/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/youngest-victim-of-deadly-walmart-shooting-identified/</a>259379News, Youngest Victim Of Deadly Walmart Shooting Identifiedbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg150 Cent's BMF Series Announces Its Release Date For Season 2 [Video]https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/50-cents-bmf-series-announces-release-date-for-season-2/features/blogs/itstheboombap-50-cents-bmf-series-announces-its-release-date-season-2/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-50-cents-bmf-series-announces-its-release-date-season-2/#commentsSat, 26 Nov 2022 19:29 GMT50 Cent's BMF series announces its official release date for the show's 2nd season along with a star-studded trailer. On Friday, STARZ released the trailer for season 2 of the popular series that follows the Flenory brothers, Big Meech and Southwest Tee. The upcoming season will give fans a further look into the brothers expanding their empire beyond Detroit with a goal of global domination. The trailer hinted at new storylines while revisiting old ones with a few new guest stars. <center><a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=4igm6CEgo-k" target="_blank"><img src="http://i.ytimg.com/vi/4igm6CEgo-k/default.jpg" border="0" /> Watch Video on YouTube</a></center> Comedian Mo'Nique appears this season as Goldie after 50 promised her role in the series earlier this year. In addition, comedian Leslie Jones will make an appearance as Federal Agent Tracy Chambers. The trailer also showed Snoop Dogg will be reprising his role as Pastor Swift. However, the trailer did not show rapper Yung Miami, although fans already got a look at her character Deanna when she announced her role back in October. BMF premiered in September 2021 and quickly became the number one show on STARZ network. The show's gained so much success that the series was renewed for another season before the second episode aired. "Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson continues to find and cultivate stories like BMF that are culturally relevant, bringing the network important untold stories that are incredibly diverse both in front of and behind the camera," STARZ CEO Jeffrey Hirsch said. "Following such a strong debut, we're excited to see what Curtis, Randy, and the award-worthy cast deliver in the second season." BMF is set to return to STARZ on Friday, January 6th. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/50-cents-bmf-series-announces-release-date-for-season-2/" target="_blank">50 Cent's BMF Series Announces Its Release Date For Season 2 [Video]</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/50-cents-bmf-series-announces-release-date-for-season-2/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/50-cents-bmf-series-announces-release-date-for-season-2/</a>259386News, 50 Cent's BMF Series Announces Its Release Date For Season 2 [Video]bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1In Days Leading to Sentencing, Julie Chrisley Expressed "Living Through a Nightmare" On Chrisley Conhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/julie-chrisley-expressed-living-through-a-nightmare/features/blogs/itstheboombap-in-days-leading-sentencing-julie-chrisley-expressed-livin/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-in-days-leading-sentencing-julie-chrisley-expressed-livin/#commentsSat, 26 Nov 2022 17:51 GMTJust before her sentencing, <strong>Julie Chrisley</strong> opened up on her "<strong>Chrisley Confessions" podcast</strong> about her fate. On<strong> Monday, November 21st</strong>, the Chrisleys were sentenced in their high-profile bank fraud and tax evasion case, with Todd receiving <strong>12 years</strong> and Julie being sentenced to <strong>seven years in prison.</strong> The podcast episode aired two days after they learned their fates and highlighted Julie's fears about her uncertain future. "Everyone knows that we're living through a nightmare," the 49-year-old shared on her show. The <strong>"Chrisley Knows Best"</strong> reality stars have flaunted their affluent lifestyle in front of viewers since 2014. They presented themselves as legitimate entrepreneurs, making money from real estate and other lucrative endeavors. However, according to the federal government, the couple submitted fraudulent documents in order to borrow millions from banks that they used to fund their luxurious cars, homes, clothing, and more. Their scheme brought in over <strong>$30 million</strong>, leading the Chrisleys to avoid filing taxes for several years. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CcBdXmEpzuU/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CcBdXmEpzuU/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Julie Chrisley (@juliechrisley)</a> During the podcast in the days leading up to sentencing, Julie described her "fear" as "false evidence appearing real," insinuating that the case built against them is based on lies. Todd shared a similar sentiment in <strong>September</strong> on the podcast but was confident that the truth would prevail. After hearing the judgment, the couple was reportedly distraught but already plans to appeal the rulings in the near future. In the wake of the guilty verdicts, their television series, "Chrisley Knows Best" and <strong>"Growing Up Chrisley,"</strong> which focused on their children's lives, were both canceled. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/julie-chrisley-expressed-living-through-a-nightmare/" target="_blank">In Days Leading to Sentencing, Julie Chrisley Expressed "Living Through a Nightmare" On Chrisley Confessions Podcast</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/julie-chrisley-expressed-living-through-a-nightmare/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/julie-chrisley-expressed-living-through-a-nightmare/</a>259374News, In Days Leading to Sentencing Julie Chrisley Expressed "Living Through a Nightmare" On Chrislebvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1PlayStation 6 to Debut In 2027 or 2028, According to Newly Released Sony Docshttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/playstation-6-to-debut-in-2027-or-2028/features/blogs/itstheboombap-playstation-6-debut-2027-2028-according-newly-re/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-playstation-6-debut-2027-2028-according-newly-re/#commentsSat, 26 Nov 2022 17:46 GMTAs if the <strong>PlayStation 5</strong> wasn't hard enough to obtain, Sony is already planning the next installment of the gaming system. Newly revealed records confirm that <strong>Sony</strong> is currently building a high-end gaming system. However, Sony says this new upgrade will not be released until <strong>2027</strong> or <strong>2028</strong>, leaving fans at least five years to continue enjoying the PS5, that's if they've managed to get one. The PS6 plans were unveiled as part of an investigation launched by the <strong>UK's Competition and Markets Authority</strong> into <strong>Microsoft's $68 billion</strong> merger with <strong>Activision</strong>. Sony is not fond of this deal, as it could possibly jeopardize competition, industry players, and users. The company is also concerned about the future of Call of Duty on PlayStation consoles, worried that by the time the PS6 arrives, CoD will not be accessible on PlayStation under the new merger. While the PS6 is in some stage of production and is sure to create the same widespread pandemonium as its predecessor, the current PS5 crisis has shown some sign of relief, though many still struggle to buy one. This year's reports indicate that the gaming system has been a bit easier to purchase since its release in <strong>November 2020.</strong> "To meet this strong demand, we will do our utmost to bring forward supply into the year-end holiday selling season and aim to exceed our financial year 2022 forecast of 18 million units," shared Sony's <strong>executive deputy president and CFO Hiroki Totok</strong>i. Part of the PS5 shortage can be attributed to the semiconductor chip shortage that slowed down production drastically. Still, the company has managed to bounce back, with over 20 million units sold as of <strong>June</strong>. No details regarding the PlayStation 6's capabilities or features were mentioned in the released documents. The only thing for sure is that the console is on its way. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/playstation-6-to-debut-in-2027-or-2028/" target="_blank">PlayStation 6 to Debut In 2027 or 2028, According to Newly Released Sony Docs</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/playstation-6-to-debut-in-2027-or-2028/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/playstation-6-to-debut-in-2027-or-2028/</a>259375News, PlayStation 6 to Debut In 2027 or 2028 According to Newly Released Sony Docsbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Utah Man Hit With Multiple Charges for Holding Razor Against Woman's Neck Who Ignored Him During a Fhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/utah-man-hit-with-multiple-charges-for-holding-razor-against-features/blogs/itstheboombap-utah-man-hit-with-multiple-charges-holding-razor-against/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-utah-man-hit-with-multiple-charges-holding-razor-against/#commentsSat, 26 Nov 2022 17:10 GMTA <strong>Utah</strong> man who threatened to slit a woman's throat on a <strong>JetBlue flight</strong> has been charged with assault. The potentially deadly situation occurred on November 21st when Merrill Darrell Fackrell boarded a flight at <strong>John F. Kennedy International Airport</strong> in <strong>New York City</strong> headed to <strong>Salt Lake City, Utah.</strong> Fackrell was seated next to the window with a woman in the middle seat next to him. He tried to talk to the victim, who eventually tuned him out by putting her headphones in and watching a movie on her laptop. Fackrell then put a razor close to her neck and told her to pause her film. The victim's husband, who was seated in the aisle, immediately got up to alert a flight attendant. Meanwhile, the frightened woman leaped from her seat to escape the deranged man, causing Fackrell to grab her shoulder. Another nearby passenger, named <strong>Rob</strong>, observed Fackrell holding the razor and forced him to drop it on the seat. Rob gave the flight crew the blade and sat next to Fackrell for the rest of the flight. Before being apprehended by Rob, Fackrell struggled to subdue the woman and yelled that she would be okay. He also ordered the flight crew to land the plane and stated, "This ain't no 9/11 s**t." Once the plane landed, police came onto the aircraft and quickly escorted Fackrell off as he said "peace out" to the disturbed passengers. On Tuesday, Fackrell was federally charged with assault with a dangerous weapon on or near aircraft and carrying a weapon on a flight. He was appointed a lawyer from a federal public defender's office. It remains unknown how he was able to get a razor blade on the aircraft. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/utah-man-hit-with-multiple-charges-for-holding-razor-against-womans-neck-who-ignored-him-during-a-flight/" target="_blank">Utah Man Hit With Multiple Charges for Holding Razor Against Woman's Neck Who Ignored Him During a Flight</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/utah-man-hit-with-multiple-charges-for-holding-razor-against-womans-neck-who-ignored-him-during-a-flight/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/utah-man-hit-with-multiple-charges-for-holding-razor-against-womans-neck-who-ignored-him-during-a-flight/</a>259376News, Utah Man Hit With Multiple Charges for Holding Razor Against Woman's Neck Who Ignored Him Duribvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Adidas Launches Investigation Following Claims That Kanye West Showed Porn and Sexual Images to Stafhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/adidas-launches-investigation-following-claims/features/blogs/itstheboombap-adidas-launches-investigation-following-claims-that-kanye-we/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-adidas-launches-investigation-following-claims-that-kanye-we/#commentsSat, 26 Nov 2022 16:27 GMTAfter <a href="https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/kanye-west-yeezy-porn-bullying-kim-kardashian-1234635221/" target="_blank">Rolling Stone</a> published an article detailing the experience of some Yeezy staffers under the reign of Kanye West as graphic, Adidas decided to launch an investigation into the conduct claims. The company said in a statement on Thursday: "It is currently not clear whether the accusations made in an anonymous letter are true. However, we take these allegations very seriously and have taken the decision to launch an independent investigation of the matter immediately to address the allegations." In an anonymous letter, the allegations claimed that Ye showed pornographic and sexualized images of Kim Kardashian and, in general, to the Yeezy staff. He used the tactics to instill fear and maintain dominance in the work environment. The article says that a group of Yeezy staff members came together turning in an anonymous letter, alleging when reported to senior leaders, they turned a "blind eye" and took "delayed action." A representative for Ye has yet to comment. Ye's partnership with the German sportswear brand was terminated in October after the musician went on an antisemitic rant on Twitter. His public outbursts finally caused a rift between the brands he worked with closely. Vogue and Balenciaga have also severed ties with the artist. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/adidas-launches-investigation-following-claims/" target="_blank">Adidas Launches Investigation Following Claims That Kanye West Showed Porn and Sexual Images to Staff</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/adidas-launches-investigation-following-claims/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/adidas-launches-investigation-following-claims/</a>259369News, Adidas Launches Investigation Following Claims That Kanye West Showed Porn and Sexual Images tbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Irene Cara, 'Fame' and 'Flashdance... What A Feeling' Singer Dead At 63https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/irene-cara-dead-at-63/features/blogs/itstheboombap-irene-cara-fame-flashdance-what-feeling-singer-dead-at/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-irene-cara-fame-flashdance-what-feeling-singer-dead-at/#commentsSat, 26 Nov 2022 16:26 GMTIrene Cara, the award-winning singer, best known for singing the title tracks to Flashdance and Fame has passed away. She was 63. Cara's death was confirmed by her publicist, Judith A. Moose, who posted a statement to the singer's Twitter account on Saturday. "It is with profound sadness that on behalf of her family I announced the passing of Irene Cara," she wrote. "The Academy Award winning actress, singer, songwriter, and producer passed away in her Florida home." According to Moose's statement, the singer's cause of death is unknown at this time. Once that information is known, it will be released to the public. She asked for privacy on behalf of the family and explained that funeral services are being planned and a memorial will be planned for Cara's fans in the future. The singer, songwriter, and actress rose to fame in the 1980 musical Fame. Her performance earned her two Grammy nominations for best pop vocal and best new artist in 1981. Cara sang and co-wrote the title track for 1983s Flashdance, earning the star an Academy Award for Best Original Song. "Flashdance... What A Feeling" also earned Cara two Grammy wins at the 26th Annual Grammy Awards in 1984. In a follow-up tweet, Cara's publicist revealed the singer was working on upcoming projects. Moose said she would work with Cara's business manager to see that they are completed. This is the absolute worst part of being a publicist. I can&#39;t believe I&#39;ve had to write this, let alone release the news. Please share your thoughts and memories of Irene. I&#39;ll be reading each and every one of them and know she&#39;ll be smiling from Heaven. She adored her fans. - JM <a href="https://t.co/TsC5BwZ3fh" target="_blank">pic.twitter.com/TsC5BwZ3fh</a> &mdash; Irene Cara (@Irene_Cara) <a href="https://twitter.com/Irene_Cara/status/1596392865948499968?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 26, 2022</a> The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/irene-cara-dead-at-63/" target="_blank">Irene Cara, 'Fame' and 'Flashdance... What A Feeling' Singer Dead At 63</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/irene-cara-dead-at-63/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/irene-cara-dead-at-63/</a>259370News, Irene Cara 'Fame' and 'Flashdance... What A Feeling' Singer Dead At 63bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Netflix Will Produce Film Based Around Grandmother Who Invited Stranger To Thanksgiving After Mistakhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/netflix-will-produce-film-based-around-grandmother-who-invitefeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-netflix-will-produce-film-based-around-grandmother-who-invit/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-netflix-will-produce-film-based-around-grandmother-who-invit/#commentsSat, 26 Nov 2022 15:41 GMTSince 2016 <strong><a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/viral-thanksgiving-duo-keeping-the-tradition/" target="_blank">Wanda Dench and Jamal Hinton</a></strong> have spent thanksgiving together all because of an accidental text. And now Netflix will tell their story next year with the film "The Thanksgiving Text." For those who haven't heard of their story, Dench was getting her Thanksgiving guest list together when she accidentally sent an invite to Hinton, a stranger, who at the time was a high school senior. He replied asking who it was, Dench responded, "Your grandma <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/1f475.png" title="" /></div> ." The two eventually realized it was a mistake, but that didn't stop Hinton from jokingly asking if he could "still get a plate tho" to which Dench responded, "Of course, you can. That's what grandma's do...Feed every one." Next thing you know, he and his girlfriend were spending Thanksgiving with Dench and her family. Their warm-hearted encounter was shared on social media and became a viral story that many have followed since it first happened. Dench lost her husband to COVID-19 complications two years ago. Hinton, along with Dench's family and close friends has helped her get through the loss, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution shared. The two recently shared their excitement about Netflix's decision to make a film about them. "We are excited to share our story with the world. We hope it inspires more people to reach out and make connections that they wouldn't ordinarily make," Dench and Hinton said in a joint statement. "We are so blessed to find a genuine friendship brought together by God from a mistaken text message." The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/netflix-will-produce-film-based-around-grandmother-who-invited-stranger-to-thanksgiving-after-mistaken-text/" target="_blank">Netflix Will Produce Film Based Around Grandmother Who Invited Stranger To Thanksgiving After Mistaken Text</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/netflix-will-produce-film-based-around-grandmother-who-invited-stranger-to-thanksgiving-after-mistaken-text/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/netflix-will-produce-film-based-around-grandmother-who-invited-stranger-to-thanksgiving-after-mistaken-text/</a>259367News, Netflix Will Produce Film Based Around Grandmother Who Invited Stranger To Thanksgiving After bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1'Love is Blind' Star SK is Pursuing Legal Action Against Cheating Claimshttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/love-is-blind-star-sk-is-pursuing-legal-action/features/blogs/itstheboombap-love-is-blind-star-sk-is-pursuing-legal-action-against-cheat/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-love-is-blind-star-sk-is-pursuing-legal-action-against-cheat/#commentsSat, 26 Nov 2022 15:11 GMT"Love is Blind" season 3 star, Siriku "SK" Alagbada isn't here for the cheating rumors and is taking legal action against the women that accused him of cheating. On Thursday, the Netflix star, 34, took to Instagram to clear up the rumors and timelines. "Dear LIB Family, Raven and I left the Love is Blind altar as single individuals who went back to dating other people." "While our journey back together hasn't been straightforward, the unique emotional connection we developed from this experiment kept us together as friends, and helped rekindle our relationship after the fact." "These allegations have been falsely misrepresented with malicious intent, and we are actively pursuing legal actions against some of the accusers involved," Alagbada continued in his post." The cheating allegations were made by a TikTok user named @emmwho9 in a since-deleted video. The message concluded," "I am deeply sorry for the pain this has caused Raven, my family, and everyone involved. Raven and I will continue to support each other and wish nothing but love. Happy Thanksgiving." The woman alleged in the video,"Put a finger down if you went on a date in April with a guy from Hinge and then you see thahe's's actually on the sho' 'Love Is Blin',' and that he met you after the show was filmed, but is still with the same girl right now." Many users commented it was SK. Though Alagbada and Raven Ross announced their split earlier this week, the trending TikTok video insinuated that timelines overlapped. The cheating allegations came out a couple of days after the final episode aired on Netflix. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClWkFsNJEbg/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClWkFsNJEbg/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by SK (@sk4ever2)</a> The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/love-is-blind-star-sk-is-pursuing-legal-action/" target="_blank">'Love is Blind' Star SK is Pursuing Legal Action Against Cheating Claims</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/love-is-blind-star-sk-is-pursuing-legal-action/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/love-is-blind-star-sk-is-pursuing-legal-action/</a>259361News, 'Love is Blind' Star SK is Pursuing Legal Action Against Cheating Claimsbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1I'ma Stick Beside Em: Stephen A. Smith Says Jerry Jones Doesn't Deserve the Backlash for Resurfaced https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/stephen-a-smith-says-jerry-jones-doesnt-deserve-the-backlash/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ima-stick-beside-em-stephen-smith-says-jerry-jones-doesnt/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ima-stick-beside-em-stephen-smith-says-jerry-jones-doesnt/#commentsSat, 26 Nov 2022 14:58 GMT<strong>Stephen A. Smith</strong> is sticking beside <strong>Dallas Cowboys owner <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/jerry-jones-admits-to-trying-to-stop-black-students-from-entering-school/" target="_blank">Jerry Jones</a></strong> after a photo of him trying to stop Black students from entering <strong>North Little Rock High School</strong> surfaced online. The photo was taken on <strong>September 9th, 1957,</strong> and shows six Black students trying to enter the high school while surrounded by white boys and men attempting to stop them from doing so. This day was one of the most notable events in history and marked a turn in school desegregation. A <strong>14-year-old</strong> Jones can be seen in the picture, one of the white teens trying to intimidate the students. The now <strong>80-year-old</strong> admitted that it was him in the picture. (new Image()).src = '<a href="https://capi.connatix.com/tr/si?token=9c70969a-1597-42dd-9980-f3d56f4c8b56&cid=8d6b4040-04c9-4ad0-aa63-766b9eb4e9b9';" target="_blank">https://capi.connatix.com/tr/si?token=9c70969a-1597-42dd-9980-f3d56f4c8b56&cid=8d6b4040-04c9-4ad0-aa63-766b9eb4e9b9';</a> cnx.cmd.push(function() { cnx({ playerId: "9c70969a-1597-42dd-9980-f3d56f4c8b56", mediaId: "e41f8319-fb82-4d4a-8c7b-baa313821dad" }).render("6411c8cf919a497e8dfe967fea900940"); }); Outrage followed the photo, with many from the sports world calling out Jones. However, the <strong>ESPN First Take</strong> host defended Jones in the scandal. In fact, during his recent segment on the show, the sports commentator said the way people are reacting to the photo has him "pretty pissed off." "I'm pissed off because he doesn't deserve what just happened. He doesn't deserve it. One report, our report, said he was 14 years old. Another report said he was 15 years old. At minimum, that's 65 years ago," Smith believes people are using the photo to highlight the fact that Jones has never hired a Black coach. He explains that no one should be holding Jones accountable for his actions unless he was a mature adult at the time. "I don't have a problem with a photo. If he was 30, 35, 40 years old, that's different," the 55-year-old added. Jones has not offered up an apology for the viral photo. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/stephen-a-smith-says-jerry-jones-doesnt-deserve-the-backlash/" target="_blank">I'ma Stick Beside Em: Stephen A. Smith Says Jerry Jones Doesn't Deserve the Backlash for Resurfaced Racist Photo [Video]</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/stephen-a-smith-says-jerry-jones-doesnt-deserve-the-backlash/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/stephen-a-smith-says-jerry-jones-doesnt-deserve-the-backlash/</a>259362News, I'ma Stick Beside Em: Stephen A. Smith Says Jerry Jones Doesn't Deserve the Backlash for Resurbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Ballerific Fashion: Ugg and Fashion Designer Shayne Oliver Partner for Fall Capsulehttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/ugg-and-fashion-designer-shayne-oliver-partner/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ballerific-fashion-ugg-fashion-designer-shayne-oliver-pa/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ballerific-fashion-ugg-fashion-designer-shayne-oliver-pa/#commentsSat, 26 Nov 2022 14:01 GMTBrilliant fashion designer <strong>Shayne Oliver, </strong>best known for co-founding the Hood By Air brand<strong>,</strong> is teaming up with the luxuriously comfortable shoe brand <strong>UGG</strong>. The new plush metallic UGGs are expected to come out next month. The new UGGs are a blast into the future, taking on a futuristic surreal modern club vibe. UGGs are so happy with the new collection, as the brand set a <a href="https://www.ugg.com/shayne-oliver/?utm_source=rak_Skimlinks.com&amp;utm_medium=aff&amp;ranMID=43728&amp;ranEAID=TnL5HPStwNw&amp;ranSiteID=TnL5HPStwNw-ApEZt5xx6IfNHHwbfsQV_w" target="_blank">countdown</a> on the site where the collection will be available. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://i0.wp.com/balleralert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/https___hypebeast.com_image_2022_11_UGG-x-Shayne-Oliver-FFW22-Collaboration-1.jpg?resize=300%2C200&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image2"><img id="bvimg2" src="https://i0.wp.com/balleralert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/3510f530c869801bc243e628d774f0f9.jpeg?resize=300%2C200&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> UGGs described the line as "reflective of both brands' iconic and popular sense of texture and extreme comfort - with a little bit of fantasy, a tinge of futurism, and a lot of volume." The brand has remained busy with black designers as earlier in the week, Telfar took to Instagram to announce another collaboration. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/reel/ClRFTsfKeEl/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/reel/ClRFTsfKeEl/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by @telfarglobal</a> Slated as "UGGVEMBER," Telfar and UGG shoppers can shop the collaboration now. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/ugg-and-fashion-designer-shayne-oliver-partner/" target="_blank">Ballerific Fashion: Ugg and Fashion Designer Shayne Oliver Partner for Fall Capsule</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/ugg-and-fashion-designer-shayne-oliver-partner/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/ugg-and-fashion-designer-shayne-oliver-partner/</a>259358Fashion, Ballerific Fashion: Ugg and Fashion Designer Shayne Oliver Partner for Fall Capsuleblogs/11-2022/259358-ballerific-fashion-s.jpg1Porsha Williams Is a Married Woman After Tying the Knot With Boo Simon Guobadiahttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/porsha-williams-is-a-married-woman-after-tying-the-knot-with-features/blogs/itstheboombap-porsha-williams-is-married-woman-after-tying-knot-with/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-porsha-williams-is-married-woman-after-tying-knot-with/#commentsSat, 26 Nov 2022 03:00 GMT<strong>Porsha Williams and Simon Guobadia</strong> have made their relationship official. On <strong>Friday</strong>, the reality television star and her Nigerian-born entrepreneur partner tied the knot in a traditional Nigerian ceremony at the <strong>Four Seasons Hotel in Atlanta.</strong> Roughly 250 guests showed up to witness the wedding, which has captivated blogs and<strong> Real Housewives of Atlanta</strong> fans for nearly two years. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Ck4JmtPuYZk/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Ck4JmtPuYZk/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Author (@porsha4real)</a> Williams spoke exclusively to <strong>PEOPLE</strong> about her pre-nuptials, expressing that she was "calm and excited" about tying the knot with Guobadia. The couple has been the topic of controversy, with many accusing Williams of being a gold digger, while others have criticized the couple for allegedly backstabbing Simon's former wife, <strong>Falynn Pina.</strong> Williams and Pina appeared to be friendly with one another during season 13 of RHOA. Nevertheless, Williams and Guobadia have moved past the drama and are looking forward to life as husband and wife. "I know I'm marrying the love of my life, and it's just going to solidify our relationship and our family bond," the Go Naked Hair founder said. Williams wore a deep red gown adorned with feathers and gold embellishments during the ceremony. She switched dresses twice during the reception, going for a blue ensemble followed by a gold dress. The<strong> 41-year-old</strong> and her <strong>57-year-old</strong> requested their guests refrain from using their phones and enjoy the moment, though several clips from inside the venue have surfaced online. Fellow RHOA stars <strong>Drew Sidora, Kandi Burruss, Kim Zolciak-Biermann, and Cynthia Bailey</strong> were present for Williams' big day. Friday's ceremony was the first of two, with the traditional American wedding taking place on <strong>Saturday, November 26th</strong>. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClaL7N9NSY3/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClaL7N9NSY3/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Author <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/1f4da.png" title="" /></div> (@porsha4real)</a> The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/porsha-williams-is-a-married-woman-after-tying-the-knot-with-boo-simon-guobadia/" target="_blank">Porsha Williams Is a Married Woman After Tying the Knot With Boo Simon Guobadia</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/porsha-williams-is-a-married-woman-after-tying-the-knot-with-boo-simon-guobadia/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/porsha-williams-is-a-married-woman-after-tying-the-knot-with-boo-simon-guobadia/</a>259363Relationships, Porsha Williams Is a Married Woman After Tying the Knot With Boo Simon Guobadiabvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Kanye West Claims Donald Trump Insulted Him And Kim Kardashian During A Recent Conversation [Video]https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/kanye-west-claims-donald-trump-insulted-him/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kanye-west-claims-donald-trump-insulted-him-kim-kardashi/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kanye-west-claims-donald-trump-insulted-him-kim-kardashi/#commentsSat, 26 Nov 2022 00:47 GMTKanye West claims Donald Trump insulted him and his ex-wife Kim Kardashian during a meeting. On Thursday, Kanye tweeted a video recapping a conversation with Trump. Kanye recently visited Trump at his Florida estate with alt-right political commentator Milo Yiannopoulos. In the video, Kanye claims Trump said disrespectful words about Kim and said he was going to lose the upcoming presidential election. "But then he goes on to say that, 'Kim is a [bleep], you can tell her I said that,'" he said. "And I was thinking like, 'That's the mother of my children.' Since we and all the Christians in America that love Trump, know that Trump is a conservative, we're gonna demand that you hold all policies directly to the Bible." He added, "When Trump started basically screaming at me at the table telling me I was gonna lose. I mean, has that ever worked for anyone in history? I'm like, 'Woah woah, hold on, hold on, Trump. You're talking to Ye.'" However, Kanye believes Trump became infuriated after being asked to be Ye's vice president. "I think the thing that Trump was most perturbed about [was] me asking him to be my vice president," he said. "I think that was, like, lower on the list of things that caught him off guard. It was the fact that I walked in with intelligence." According to Timcast, Kanye shared on Twitter, Trump called Kim "disgusting" and was "angry" with Kanye during the meeting. Kanye recently announced he is officially a candidate in the 2024 presidential election. The Yeezy owner ran for president in 2020 but conceded after receiving roughly 70,000 votes across 12 states. (new Image()).src = '<a href="https://capi.connatix.com/tr/si?token=9c70969a-1597-42dd-9980-f3d56f4c8b56&cid=8d6b4040-04c9-4ad0-aa63-766b9eb4e9b9';" target="_blank">https://capi.connatix.com/tr/si?token=9c70969a-1597-42dd-9980-f3d56f4c8b56&cid=8d6b4040-04c9-4ad0-aa63-766b9eb4e9b9';</a> cnx.cmd.push(function() { cnx({ playerId: "9c70969a-1597-42dd-9980-f3d56f4c8b56", mediaId: "5af33888-98ce-4a70-a82b-89c0a3c01c13" }).render("3f82edd3e8a24edeb4c42809f41ba243"); }); The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/kanye-west-claims-donald-trump-insulted-him/" target="_blank">Kanye West Claims Donald Trump Insulted Him And Kim Kardashian During A Recent Conversation [Video]</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/kanye-west-claims-donald-trump-insulted-him/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/kanye-west-claims-donald-trump-insulted-him/</a>259354News, Kanye West Claims Donald Trump Insulted Him And Kim Kardashian During A Recent Conversation [Vbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Denver International Airport Will Use New Verification Technology To Identify Passengers At Checkpoihttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/denver-international-airport-will-use-new-verification-technofeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-denver-international-airport-will-use-new-verification-techn/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-denver-international-airport-will-use-new-verification-techn/#commentsSat, 26 Nov 2022 00:01 GMTTechnology is continuing to make traveling easier. The <strong>Transportation Security Administration</strong> (TSA) at Denver International Airport (DEN) is now using the next generation of Credential Authentication Technology (CAT) to verify the identity of travelers. The first-generation CAT units were designed to scan a traveler's photo identification to confirm their identity and flight details. But the new CAT units, dubbed CAT-2, have those capabilities and more. They are equipped with a camera that captures a real-time photo of the traveler, the agency's website stated. The new unit then compares the traveler's photo on their identification credential to their in-person, real-time photo. If there is a confirmed match, a TSA officer then double checks and allows the traveler to proceed to security screening without the exchange of a boarding pass. However, TSA officers can perform additional passenger verification if needed. "Identity verification of every traveler prior to flying is a key step in the security screening process. TSA embraces the use of this type of technology to enhance security and increase the efficiency of our operation," said TSA Federal Security Director for Colorado Larry Nau. "We are grateful for our partners locally who have been key in bringing this capability to DEN and for the investment TSA made in the security operations at DEN." The photos taken by CAT units aren't stored or used for any other purpose than immediate identity verification. Travelers can choose not to participate and use another identity verification option. As an added convenience, the CAT-2 units at DEN are equipped with readers that allow travelers to use state-issued digital driver licenses or digital identification cards for TSA identity verification purposes. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/denver-international-airport-will-use-new-verification-technology-to-identify-passengers-at-checkpoints/" target="_blank">Denver International Airport Will Use New Verification Technology To Identify Passengers At Checkpoints</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/denver-international-airport-will-use-new-verification-technology-to-identify-passengers-at-checkpoints/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/denver-international-airport-will-use-new-verification-technology-to-identify-passengers-at-checkpoints/</a>259346Travel, Denver International Airport Will Use New Verification Technology To Identify Passengers At bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Houston Mayor Gifts 50 Cent With His Own Day And A Key To The Cityhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/houston-mayor-gifts-50-cent-with-his-own-day/features/blogs/itstheboombap-houston-mayor-gifts-50-cent-with-his-own-day-key-th/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-houston-mayor-gifts-50-cent-with-his-own-day-key-th/#commentsFri, 25 Nov 2022 23:31 GMT<strong>50 Cent</strong> was honored with his own day in <strong>Houston</strong> and received a key to the city. On Thursday, mayor Sylvester Turner presented the G-Unit boss with a key to the city during Houston's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. "This is somebody who is a philanthropist, rapper, artist, business person, you name it," Mayor Turner said. "He used to live in another city up north, but found his way down south. This is one person who is now a Houstonian. I want to thank him." <center><a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=au9tmeWbnLc" target="_blank"><img src="http://i.ytimg.com/vi/au9tmeWbnLc/default.jpg" border="0" /> Watch Video on YouTube</a></center> He continued, "He didn't just come here to live. He has been helping out on so many causes in this city. Especially in our high schools. Turning our high school students into entrepreneurs with his G-Unity program. This city has been elevated because of his presence and so today we have the honor of saying to him, he's our 2022 Grand Marshal. Anywhere you go, 550 buildings, use the key, the door will swing wide open." Houston's City Council also presented 50 with a proclamation that declared November 24th as Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson day. "Thank you, Mayor Turner. I just want to say it's an honor to be here today. I'm really excited about being in Houston," 50 said. "Since I made my way out here, Houstonians have embraced me with open arms and it just feels like a great place for me to expand G-Unity as a foundation." <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClW2JFjuebA/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClW2JFjuebA/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by 50 Cent (@50cent)</a> 50 relocated to Houston in 2021 and has been influential in the city ever since. The rapper launched a G-Unity Business Lab to develop the entrepreneurial skills of high school students in the Houston Independent School District. He also secured a partnership between his Sire Spirits brand with some of Houston's sports teams like the Astros, Texans and Rockets. In addition, 50 recently hosted a Houston Tycoon comedy and music festival last August. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/houston-mayor-gifts-50-cent-with-his-own-day/" target="_blank">Houston Mayor Gifts 50 Cent With His Own Day And A Key To The City</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/houston-mayor-gifts-50-cent-with-his-own-day/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/houston-mayor-gifts-50-cent-with-his-own-day/</a>259347News, Houston Mayor Gifts 50 Cent With His Own Day And A Key To The Citybvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Rihanna Reportedly Working On Documentary That'll Give Fans Inside Look Into Upcoming Super Bowl Halhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/rihanna-reportedly-working-on-a-documentary/features/blogs/itstheboombap-rihanna-reportedly-working-documentary-thatll-give-fans-i/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-rihanna-reportedly-working-documentary-thatll-give-fans-i/#commentsFri, 25 Nov 2022 23:00 GMT<strong>Rihanna</strong> fans may get more than expected with her upcoming Super Bowl halftime performance. On Tuesday, an insider told The Sun that Rih is in the process of filming a documentary about her highly-anticipated performance. "She will be recording during rehearsals and meetings in the lead-up to the big night and give an insight into what her life is really like now she is returning to pop as a mum," the source said. "Rihanna is a massive force to be reckoned with when it comes to music and so Apple has paid millions." The insider added that Rih recently signed "a huge deal" with Apple to have the documentary premiere on Apple TV+. However, the information has not been confirmed by Rih's camp. In September, the NFL announced that the singer would be headlining the 2023 halftime show. During a recent interview with Associated Press, Rih hinted at a "special project" that she's working on. "Super Bowl is one thing, new music is another thing. Do you hear that, fans?" she said. "Because I knew the second that I announced this, I said: 'Oh my God, they're going to think that my album is coming. I need to get to work!' I do have new music coming out, but we'll see. Unrelated, unrelated, but a special project." The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/rihanna-reportedly-working-on-a-documentary/" target="_blank">Rihanna Reportedly Working On Documentary That'll Give Fans Inside Look Into Upcoming Super Bowl Halftime Show Performance</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/rihanna-reportedly-working-on-a-documentary/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/rihanna-reportedly-working-on-a-documentary/</a>259341Gossip, Rihanna Reportedly Working On Documentary That'll Give Fans Inside Look Into Upcoming Super bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Brandy Reaches $40,000 Settlement With Former Housekeeper Who Sued Her For Employment Law Violationshttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/brandy-reaches-40000-settlement-with-former-housekeeper/features/blogs/itstheboombap-brandy-reaches-40000-settlement-with-former-housekeeper-who/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-brandy-reaches-40000-settlement-with-former-housekeeper-who/#commentsFri, 25 Nov 2022 22:15 GMT<strong>Brandy</strong> agreed to a settlement deal with her former housekeeper, who sued her for several employment law violations. Earlier this year, 60-year-old Maria Elizabeth Castaneda filed a lawsuit against Brandy after her termination. For 20 years, Castaneda maintained the singer's cooking, cleaning and laundry. However, in February, Castaneda was allegedly fired, which she says was due to her age. In addition, Castaneda claims Brandy violated California state employment laws, including rules related to state-mandated breaks, meal periods, and overtime. The singer's attorneys stated the laws did not apply to Brandy because she employs less than five people. They also told the courts that Castaneda voluntarily quit. Castaneda originally asked for $250,000 in compensatory damages, $250,000 in general damages, $97,500 in consequential damages, and over $54,000 in attorneys fees. Nevertheless, the two women settled their issue for $40,000, but unfortunately, the case didn't end there. Castaneda's attorneys are seeking over $40,000 from the singer, claiming that Brandy agreed to cover Castaneda's attorney costs as part of the settlement. The final cost will be determined by the courts in a hearing scheduled for December 8th. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/brandy-reaches-40000-settlement-with-former-housekeeper/" target="_blank">Brandy Reaches $40,000 Settlement With Former Housekeeper Who Sued Her For Employment Law Violations</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/brandy-reaches-40000-settlement-with-former-housekeeper/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/brandy-reaches-40000-settlement-with-former-housekeeper/</a>259342Gossip, Brandy Reaches $40000 Settlement With Former Housekeeper Who Sued Her For Employment Law Viobvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Lauryn Hill Is Set To Perform On Tom Joyner's Annual Cruise To Help Raise Money For HBCU Studentshttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/lauryn-hill-set-to-perform-on-tom-joyners-annual-cruise/features/blogs/itstheboombap-lauryn-hill-is-set-perform-tom-joyners-annual-cruise-t/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-lauryn-hill-is-set-perform-tom-joyners-annual-cruise-t/#commentsFri, 25 Nov 2022 21:51 GMT<strong>Lauryn Hill</strong> will be performing on the <strong>Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage</strong> cruise to raise money for HBCU students. Former radio host Tom Joyner recently revealed that Lauryn is attending his annual cruise for a good cause. Lauryn is joining the cruise in an effort to raise money for HBCU students. "I am so excited that Ms. Lauryn Hill is performing on the Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage 2023," Joyner said. She is one of the best of all time." He continued, "Cruisers coming to Party with a Purpose and help raise money for HBCU scholarships won't be disappointed with what will be an amazing show!" <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClULVygp67o/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClULVygp67o/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Tom Joyner (@flyjocktomjoyner)</a> The annual cruise is scheduled to sail from May 20-27. The cruise will feature 40 different performances and appearances from celebs, seminars and theme nights. If fans aren't able to catch Lauryn's performance at sea, there may be a possibility to catch her on the road next year. The singer recently hinted at a possible 2023 tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her album "The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill." "25 years on, so we gonna be back with those songs the way you can recognize them, aye?" Lauryn said during her performance last month. The 1998 album gained success after debuting at number 1 on the Billboard 200. During the first week of its release, the album sold over 422,000 copies. In February 2021, the album received Diamond status by the RIAA. To this day, the album remains the highest-selling female rap album in history with over 20 million sales worldwide. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/lauryn-hill-set-to-perform-on-tom-joyners-annual-cruise/" target="_blank">Lauryn Hill Is Set To Perform On Tom Joyner's Annual Cruise To Help Raise Money For HBCU Students</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/lauryn-hill-set-to-perform-on-tom-joyners-annual-cruise/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/lauryn-hill-set-to-perform-on-tom-joyners-annual-cruise/</a>259337Gossip, Lauryn Hill Is Set To Perform On Tom Joyner's Annual Cruise To Help Raise Money For HBCU Stubvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1The Baller Alert Show Ep 198: Cast Talks Blueface and Chrisean Rock, August Alsina, and Code Wwitchihttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/the-baller-alert-show-ep-198/features/blogs/itstheboombap-the-baller-alert-show-ep-198-cast-talks-blueface-chrisea/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-the-baller-alert-show-ep-198-cast-talks-blueface-chrisea/#commentsFri, 25 Nov 2022 21:25 GMTThe <strong>Baller Alert Show</strong> is back with another episode! Ferrari, OCT, Su Solo and BT discussed Blueface and Chrisean Rock, August Alsina, and code-switching. Blueface is out of jail and Chrisean Rock is on live going crazy. The cast insinuated the two must be on drugs. "People always try to make Blueface seem like he's the bad guy," said BT. Su Solo added, "When she comes to a healthier place she's gonna look at him and be disgusted. I think he's into this relationship because he can manipulate her and she isn't going anywhere." Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz are working on a collaboration album. "Long overdue I think," said OCT. The cast discussed other artists who could possibly make a joint album, including SZA and Kehlani. Assistant U.S Attorney Annalise Peters submitted false documents exaggerating her wealth to banks to borrow 30 million. According to Ferrari, she burned the money on her affluent lifestyle while additionally hiding money from the IRS. "You are going to jail," said BT August Alsina revealed a new love in his life. "I was very confused because August talks in riddles sometimes," said Su Solo. "I feel like this is a publicity stunt," said BT. Kanye West is apparently selling his Balenciaga, Adidas, Gap and Yeezy wear for only $20 online. He also announced he would be running for president. "I hate them resellers, they be buying that shit in bulk then reselling it to the poor people like me," said BT. <strong>Curve Ball Question </strong> Gabrielle Union was recently on a promo tour and asked a question. "Have you ever minimized your blackness for the comfortability of others?" "Yes, in a job interview," said BT. "So you code switch a lot," said OCT. The cast discussed natural hairstyles, tattoos, and black people "adapting to their environment." <strong>Baller Blitz</strong> OCT asked questions regarding Thanksgiving and the cast answered, comparing each other's answers. The questions included, "How many to-go plates should you take?" "Should you ask where a person's spouse is," and "sweet potato or pumpkin pie." <strong>Baller Mail</strong> "Dear Baller Alert, My boyfriend got a job offer in Atlanta and accepted it. We live in Charlotte, North Carolina and I'm not sure if I want to move to Atlanta. We live together, no kids, not engaged but happy. I don't want to regret leaving my great job. This isn't a better opportunity for me, only his." The entire cast shared that she needs to stay in Charlotte. "That shouldn't be a fear right now," said Su Solo regarding the couple breaking up for moving separately. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/the-baller-alert-show-ep-198/" target="_blank">The Baller Alert Show Ep 198: Cast Talks Blueface and Chrisean Rock, August Alsina, and Code Wwitching.</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/the-baller-alert-show-ep-198/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/the-baller-alert-show-ep-198/</a>259338The Baller Alert Show, The Baller Alert Show Ep 198: Cast Talks Blueface and Chrisean Rock August Albvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Patagonia Suing GAP For Copying Signature Flap Pocket Pulloverhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/patagonia-suing-gap-for-copying-signature-pullover/features/blogs/itstheboombap-patagonia-suing-gap-copying-signature-flap-pocket-pullov/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-patagonia-suing-gap-copying-signature-flap-pocket-pullov/#commentsFri, 25 Nov 2022 20:53 GMT<strong>GAP</strong> has had an interesting year. Following the fallout of Ye, GAP finds itself in the middle of a lawsuit. <strong>Patagonia</strong>, the outdoor luxury clothing brand, is suing GAP, alleging the brand copied its signature snap-t flap pocket pullover. According to <a href="https://www.reuters.com/legal/patagonia-sues-gap-copying-iconic-flap-pocket-2022-11-23/" target="_blank">Reuters</a>, in a complaint filed in San Fransico, California, "Patagonia said Gap is willfully and deliberately selling fleece jackets that mimic its flap pocket and rectangular "P-6" logo without permission." The jacket caught customers' attention, as one person said, "Obvious Pata*gonia ripoff. I had to zoom in just to ensure that the logo was GAP." Patagonia also alleges that GAP intended to confuse customers with the copycat jackets saying the "adoption of designs and logos bearing even more similarity cannot have occurred by accident." The lawsuit requested lost profits and unspecified damages and halted further infringement production. GAP has yet to respond, but it's another thing added to the to-do list. The iconic pullovers were introduced in 1985, and added the snap-t pocket is known to be a staple to the brand. Patagonia is suing the Gap for trademark infringement over these maybe-the-logo-was-a-step-too-far fleeces. Patagonia v. The Gap, No. 22 cv 7437 (NDCA Nov. 22, 2022) <a href="https://t.co/egXu6lFKbR" target="_blank">pic.twitter.com/egXu6lFKbR</a> &mdash; Casey Hewitt (@cahwit) <a href="https://twitter.com/cahwit/status/1595406032381087744?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 23, 2022</a> The tweet above shows a close comparison between the two products. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/patagonia-suing-gap-for-copying-signature-pullover/" target="_blank">Patagonia Suing GAP For Copying Signature Flap Pocket Pullover</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/patagonia-suing-gap-for-copying-signature-pullover/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/patagonia-suing-gap-for-copying-signature-pullover/</a>259332Fashion, Patagonia Suing GAP For Copying Signature Flap Pocket Pulloverbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Ballerific Fashion: Designer Brand Pyer Moss and Reebok Adds New Colorway to Its Sneaker Collabhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/reebok-and-pyer-moss-teams-up/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ballerific-fashion-designer-brand-pyer-moss-reebok-adds/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ballerific-fashion-designer-brand-pyer-moss-reebok-adds/#commentsFri, 25 Nov 2022 20:30 GMT<strong>Reebok</strong> and luxury designer brand <strong>Pyer Moss</strong> have teamed up again to drop the latest installment of its "Experiment 4 Fury Tail" collection. The new sneaker in Celadon, "Sushi Green," and "Storm Glow " recently dropped. Pyer Moss is a black-owned created by founder Kerby Jean-Raymond. Raymond was also named creative director of Reebok, so the multiple collaborations make sense. "The Experiment 4 is designed with a rubberized leather mudguard as well a as two-layer tongue which remains the stand-out and most unique feature of the creation. Molded TPU shroud is used across the integrated lacing system, while a velour lining is used for a soft feel. Additionally, an EVA midsole is used for lightweight cushioning, and a rubber trail outsole is added for increased traction and durability when exploring uneven terrains," according to HYPEBEAST. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CkgMsfng_4Z/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CkgMsfng_4Z/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Pyer Moss (@pyermoss)</a> The shoes are available on the Reebok site and retail for $240. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/reebok-and-pyer-moss-teams-up/" target="_blank">Ballerific Fashion: Designer Brand Pyer Moss and Reebok Adds New Colorway to Its Sneaker Collab</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/reebok-and-pyer-moss-teams-up/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/reebok-and-pyer-moss-teams-up/</a>259333Fashion, Ballerific Fashion: Designer Brand Pyer Moss and Reebok Adds New Colorway to Its Sneaker Cobvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Democratic Senators Urge Department of Transportation to Increase Passengers' Compensation For Delayhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/senators-urge-dot-to-increase-passengers-compensation/features/blogs/itstheboombap-democratic-senators-urge-department-transportation-inc/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-democratic-senators-urge-department-transportation-inc/#commentsFri, 25 Nov 2022 19:58 GMTThree Democratic senators are pressing the<strong> Department of Transportation</strong> to increase the compensation for passengers of canceled and delayed flights when at the fault of the airline. On Wednesday, Democratic Sens. Maria Cantwell of Washington, Edward Markey of Massachusetts, and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg saying the airlines should be responsible for passengers' "secondary costs" when they cancel or "significantly" delay a flight. "The refunds rule should require airlines to cover secondary costs - such as hotel rooms, food, and drink, and transportation to-and-from the airport - when an airline, due to a problem within its control, cancels or significantly delays a flight," they continued. Airlines have already dished out over $600 million in refunds to those who experienced flight delays or canceled flights since the start of the pandemic, CNN reported. But federal regulators claim some airlines have somehow gone around the rules, which has led the department to issue $7.25 million in fines against six airlines for "extreme delays in providing those refunds to passengers," Buttigieg confirmed this month. The trio of senators also urged the department to strengthen and expand on its proposed rule when it comes to ticket refunds for fliers by pointing out data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics that show domestic airlines have canceled nearly 3% of flights and delayed 21% of flights by August of this year. "This rulemaking is a critical response to the increase in flight cancellations and delays during the coronavirus pandemic, resulting in a record number of consumer complaints about the refund process," wrote the senators. Katherine Estep, a spokesperson for Airlines for America, said that their members "fully comply with all federal laws and regulations regarding cash refunds." She added that in the first nine months of 2022, US passenger airlines "issued $8.3 billion in cash refunds, more than all of the refunds issued in 2021." The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/senators-urge-dot-to-increase-passengers-compensation/" target="_blank">Democratic Senators Urge Department of Transportation to Increase Passengers' Compensation For Delayed, Canceled Flights</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/senators-urge-dot-to-increase-passengers-compensation/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/senators-urge-dot-to-increase-passengers-compensation/</a>259328News, Democratic Senators Urge Department of Transportation to Increase Passengers' Compensation Forbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Shaq's Ex Wife Shaunie is "Glad" He Admitted to Being a 'D*ckhead' During Their Marriagehttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/shaunie-glad-shaq-admitted-to-being-a-dckhead/features/blogs/itstheboombap-shaqs-ex-wife-shaunie-is-glad-he-admitted-being-dckhead/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-shaqs-ex-wife-shaunie-is-glad-he-admitted-being-dckhead/#commentsFri, 25 Nov 2022 19:03 GMT<strong>Shaquille O'Neal's</strong> ex-wife, <strong>Shaunie Henderson,</strong> is "glad" NBA champion is reflecting on their past marriage and has acknowledged his mistakes. "I am happy that he's able to share his truth of how he feels. I don't really have an opinion on it. That was so long ago. I am in a new place in life. What he needs to share for his truth is his truth, and it is what it is," she told <strong>Page Six</strong>, when asked about her ex-husband's recent acknowledgements. In an interview with <strong>People</strong>, Shaq spoke about his nine-year marriage to Shaunie and admitted that he was to blame for its ending. He said, "I was a d*ckhead. You don't know how good you got something till it's gone." Henderson told the outlet she was never proposed to properly by O'Neal, and it wasn't until her now husband, Paster <strong>Keion Henderson,</strong> proposed on "bended knee." "I never got proposed to, and he [Keion] proposed to me. I got asked to be married, but I wasn't proposed to. Like a man bending down on one knee with his hand in the air with a ring. I've never experienced that." When asked how she felt about her ex-husband acknowledging his role in their divorce, she replied: "I don't need that validation. I'm pretty confident in who I am and what I've done. And what I've accomplished and what I've worked on to better myself. I don't need somebody else's validation to put my chest out. I feel my best right now in life." Henderson claimed she just wanted to move forward from her past marriage. "One thousand percent, I get tired of the 'Shaq' questions, yes," she said. "I just don't know if those questions are necessary almost 13 years later, you know what I mean? That was a time in my life... If you have any questions about Keion Henderson, you are more than willing to ask all day long. Shoot!" The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/shaunie-glad-shaq-admitted-to-being-a-dckhead/" target="_blank">Shaq's Ex Wife Shaunie is "Glad" He Admitted to Being a 'D*ckhead' During Their Marriage</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/shaunie-glad-shaq-admitted-to-being-a-dckhead/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/shaunie-glad-shaq-admitted-to-being-a-dckhead/</a>259326Relationships, Shaq's Ex Wife Shaunie is "Glad" He Admitted to Being a 'D*ckhead' During Their Marribvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Tweet Us, Chat With Us Online, but Just Don't Call: Frontier Airlines Eliminates Telephone Customer https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/frontier-airlines-eliminates-customer-service-via-phone/features/blogs/itstheboombap-tweet-us-chat-with-us-online-just-dont-call-frontier-air/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-tweet-us-chat-with-us-online-just-dont-call-frontier-air/#commentsFri, 25 Nov 2022 18:14 GMTWell, times are surely changing. The commercial airline <strong>Frontier</strong> is doing away with customer service by phone. Callers now hear an automated message when calling the airline 800-number: "We offer the lowest fares in the industry by operating our airlines as efficiently as possible. We want our customers to operate efficiently as well, which is why we make it easy to find what you need at FlyFrontier.com or on our mobile app. We also have a chat service." There is no option to speak to an agent. Frontier Airlines is currently $200 million in debt because it owes refunds to passengers and, as of last week, pulled the plug on providing customer service by phone. "We have found that most customers prefer communicating via digital channels," the discount carrier said. "Customers can visit our website and interact initially with a chatbot that provides answers to common questions. If live agent support is needed, we have live chat available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. Customers may also chat with us via common social media channels and Whatsapp." The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/frontier-airlines-eliminates-customer-service-via-phone/" target="_blank">Tweet Us, Chat With Us Online, but Just Don't Call: Frontier Airlines Eliminates Telephone Customer Service</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/frontier-airlines-eliminates-customer-service-via-phone/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/frontier-airlines-eliminates-customer-service-via-phone/</a>259320Travel, Tweet Us Chat With Us Online but Just Don't Call: Frontier Airlines Eliminates Telephone Cusbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1A Ballerific Guide to Miami Art Week/Art Basel 2022: Check Out These Can't Miss Exhibits, Pop-Ups, Phttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/a-ballerific-guide-to-art-basel-miami-2022/features/blogs/itstheboombap-a-ballerific-guide-miami-art-weekart-basel-2022-check-out/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-a-ballerific-guide-miami-art-weekart-basel-2022-check-out/#commentsFri, 25 Nov 2022 17:52 GMT<strong>Art Basel</strong> and <strong>Miami Art Week</strong> 2022 kicks off in the Magic City from November 30 through December 4 with tons of art exhibits, pop-ups, activations and parties, of course. Here's Baller Alert's go-to guide to some of the most can't-miss events around town. <strong>Virgil Abloh: The Codes c/o Architecture, Dec 1-4</strong> Nike is set to host "Virgil Abloh: The Codes c/o Architecture" at Art Basel this year from Dec. 1-4 at the <a href="https://rubellmuseum.org/miami/about-rubell-museum-miami" target="_blank">Rubell Museum in Miami</a>. The 4-day experience will feature discussions, exhibitions, and workshops around the late designer's work. The exhibit will also feature the official debut of the <a href="https://solecollector.com/news/off-white-nike-air-terra-forma-release-date" target="_blank">Off-White x Nike Terra Forma</a>, designed by Abloh. <strong>Michelob Ultra's Courtside Countdown Challenge, Dec. 1</strong> Basketball and beer. What more can you ask for? Michelob ULTRA and the NBA come together for Michelob Ultra's Courtside Challenge at Maps Backlot in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood. The event even features sets by <strong>21 Savage</strong>-who joust released a joint project with Drake- and Miami's own DJ Irie. NBA team cans created by artists like Chuck Anderson, Bigshot Robot, and Eric Elms will also be unveiled. Basketball fans will also have the chance to see Heat legend A<strong>lonzo Mourning and Chris Brickley</strong> face off against fellow legend <strong>Gary Payton and WNBA/Los Angeles Sparks player Nneka Ogwumike</strong>. Doors open a 7 pm. RSVP is free here: <a href="https://ultra-courtside-miami.rsvpify.com/" target="_blank">https://ultra-courtside-miami.rsvpify.com/</a> <strong>SoundCloud Next Wav, Dec.1</strong> SoundCloud is heading to Miami for an immersive day-to-night event centered around the art of self-made music-making. Takeover Supercar Rooms in Wynwood, the Next Wav event will feature free interactive experiences, including panels with industry tastemakers, a SoundCloud SoundBooth presented by Denny's, a portrait studio, and more. At night, fans can catch performances from <strong>J.I.D, Joe Kay of Soulection, Armani White, and KenTheMan</strong>. Doors open at 3 p.m. For more info and to RSVP, visit: <a href="https://soundcloudnextwavmiami.splashthat.com/" target="_blank">https://soundcloudnextwavmiami.splashthat.com/</a> The Sounds of Shrine, Dec.1 The Shrine Miami brings you Sounds of Shrine sponsored by DAILY PAPER &amp; AudioMack Art Basel. This special event features DJs Uncle Waffles, Major League DJz, DJ Moma &amp; more for a night of afrobeats, amapiano and Caribbean music. Find more info at: <a href="https://www.soundsofshrine.com/" target="_blank">https://www.soundsofshrine.com/</a> <strong>RICHES presents The Crown We Never Take Off, Dec. 2-3</strong> Curated by Donnamarie Baptiste, The Crown We Never Take Off exhibit celebrates Black achievement and a strikingly brilliant exploration of hair customs and rituals so deeply entrenched that neither time nor distance has erased them. The work of artists like Carlos Idun-Tawiah, Loni Johnson, Shanneil Clarke and Cletus Ngum will be featured in the two-day event. Poet Aja Monet, and DJs Aya, Slick 305, and AQ, among others, will be setting the vibes. The exhibition takes place at Soho Studies in Wynwood and runs Dec. 2-3. For more info and to RSVP, visit: <a href="https://thecrownwenevertakeoff.splashthat.com/" target="_blank">https://thecrownwenevertakeoff.splashthat.com/</a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClWbhcvLblP/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClWbhcvLblP/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Leslie Ayafor (@manlikeaya)</a> Rock The Bells: Yacht The Basel presented by Cheetos, Dec. 2 Hip-Hop, sneaker culture and art collide at Rock the Bells and Cheetos' <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rock-the-bells-yacht-the-basel-presented-by-cheetos22-tickets-463611603787?aff=eemailordconf&amp;ref=eemailordconf&amp;utm_campaign=order_confirm&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=eventbrite&amp;utm_term=viewevent" target="_blank">Yacht The Basel</a>. The event is back this year for a unique experience on the water. It will feature a performance by rapper <strong>Flo Milli</strong>. Plus, the legendary DJ<strong> Mannie Fresh</strong> will be providing the vibes. Event kicks off at 2:30. RSVP here: <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rock-the-bells-yachts-beats-art-presented-by-cheetos22-tickets-463611603787" target="_blank">https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rock-the-bells-yachts-beats-art-presented-by-cheetos22-tickets-463611603787</a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Ck_rv_1SMcr/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Ck_rv_1SMcr/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by The Creative Era / Content Creator (@thecreativeera)</a> <strong>Love + Grit On the Road: Miami Art Week Edition, Dec. 2</strong> Visit Philadelphia's Love + Grit Podcast will highlight some of Philly's top creatives in fashion, music and art at their event taking place taking place Friday, December 2, at Planta South Beach from 11 am - 4 pm. The event features a Bungee Obleceni Footwear with artists Symone Salib, Lawren Alice, Alloyius McIlwaine and Tiff Davis x AmericanQueenTJD. Rich Medina, Joshua Lang and DJ Matpat will curate the sonic backdrop for this not-to-be-missed event. RSVP at: <a href="https://www.visitphilly.com/features/rsvp-for-love-grit-on-the-road-miami-art-week-edition/." target="_blank">https://www.visitphilly.com/features/rsvp-for-love-grit-on-the-road-miami-art-week-edition/.</a> <strong>WRKSHP x SCOPE VIP Party, Dec. 2</strong> SCOPE Miami Beach will kick off its fair with a VIP Party. The annual celebration previews the international contemporary art show and will feature some of the most renowned artists, galleries and collectors for an exclusive Miami Art Week celebration. The line-up of DJs includes DJ Cazes, Ricks (All Summa), Angel &amp; Dren and Isaac Likes. A special surprise guest will also be in attendance. SCOPE Miami Beach is located on South Beach's iconic Ocean Drive between 8th and 10th Avenues at 801 Ocean Drive. Doors open at 9 p.m. RSVP at: <a href="https://scopevip.splashthat.com/" target="_blank">https://scopevip.splashthat.com/</a> Everyday People Miami, Dec. 3 "The World's Coolest Day Party" is headed to Miami for Art Basel weekend! The 21+ event takes place at Oasis in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood, and we're certain the vibes will be there. Admission is free with a confirmed RSVP courtesy of Wray &amp; Nephew Overproof Room. DJ Moma, Silent Addy, Spinser Tracy &amp; other special guests will be providing the tunes. RSVP at: <a href="https://www.tixr.com/groups/oasismiami/events/everyday-people-miami-55284" target="_blank">https://www.tixr.com/groups/oasismiami/events/everyday-people-miami-55284</a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClB3NQKuO66/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClB3NQKuO66/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Everyday People (@everydayppl)</a> <strong>Mirror Mirror Music Festival, Dec. 3</strong> The life and legacy of the late Virgil Abloh will be celebrated at the first-ever Mirror Mirror Music Festival, taking place at FPL Solar Amphitheater at Bayfront Park in Miami. Curated by Virgil Abloh Securities, a Virgil-founded creative company, the festival will feature performances from Travis Scott, Skepta, Benji B, Venus X, Yves Tumor, Bambii, Acyde, Rampa, and Pedro. Proceeds from the event will be donated to support the launch of The Virgil Abloh Foundation. Art Fairs/Exhibits <b>The Art of an Athlete </b> Harlem Globetrotter Max Pearce<i></i>'s<b><i><a href="https://theartofanathlete.com/work" target="_blank"> The Art of an Athlete </a></i></b>exhibition will be unveiled <b>Dec. 3-5</b> at <b>N'Namdi Gallery</b>. The exhibit celebrates social protests in sports through mixed media art, including a wire structure of Colin Kaepernick twinning with Mohamed Ali and a torso of Jackie Robinson made solely with baseballs and baseball gloves. Art Basel Miami Beach Marking its 20-year anniversary in Miami Beach, Art Basel 2022 will feature 282 premier galleries - the largest show to date. Art Basel will take place from December 1 to December 3, with preview days on November 29 and November 30 at the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC). This year's fair will also include vibrant cultural programming across the city's world-class institutions and private collections. Visit artbasel.com for a list of exhibitors and programming details. See details at artbasel.com The Gateway: a Web3 Metropolis NFTs and Web3 will be showcased in a big way this year. <a href="https://nftnow.com/" target="_blank">nft now's</a> 'The Gateway: a Web3 Metropolis' is five days of immersive experiences, taking from Wednesday to Sunday, celebrating the integration of art in Web3. The festival will take over 12 buildings and 2 city blocks in Downtown Miami to unite the web3 community for a landmark experience unlike any other. It will also feature leading artists, community partners, speakers and performers. Find more info at: <a href="https://nftnow.com/the-gateway-2022/" target="_blank">https://nftnow.com/the-gateway-2022/</a> Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami These art fairs celebrate the world's most progressive portfolios by today's elite artists, galleries, and emerging talents. It takes place at Mana Wynwood, Thursday, November 30 to Sunday, December 4. Spectrum Miami, an upscale and urban curated contemporary art fair will be located adjacent to Red Dot Miami which is a curated gallery-only contemporary art fair. Art Beat Miami Art Beat Miami returns for its 9th year. The one-of-a-kind experience of visual art, music, fashion and food showcases the works of more than thirty renowned international and local emerging artists. From Nov. 30-Dec.4, the exhibit will feature 5 days of visual art, music and entertainment, including: <strong>Day 1: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 12 pm-3 pm</strong> Community Day Joseph Caleb Center- 5400 NW 22nd Ave, Miami, FL 33142 Community Day will showcase renowned international emerging and local artists, DJ music, entertainment and light bites. Admission: Free <strong>Day 2: Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 5 pm-7 pm</strong> Art Beat Miami Preview Party Brightline Miami Central Station- 600 NW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33136 Art Beat Miami Preview Party will showcase renowned international emerging and local artists featuring art like Adonis Parker, Lumpkin and musical performances by the Harden Project. Admission: Free <strong>Day 2: Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 4 pm-7 pm</strong> Painting Our History Soar Park Little Haiti Optimist Club- 120 NW 83rd St, Miami, FL 33150 Joseph Caleb Center Model City Branch Library- 5400 NW 22nd Ave, Miami, FL 33142 Students at the arts workshop during Art Basel/Miami Art Week will learn about art history as well as their history through arts &amp; crafts. They will develop skills while creating art-inspired projects. Admission: By Invitation <strong>Day 3: Friday, December 2, 2022 | 6 pm-7 pm</strong> Conversations with the Artists Brightline Miami Central Station- 600 NW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33136 Art + Artists = Expression. Attendees will enjoy conversations with Art Beat Miami exhibiting artists. Admission: Free Day 4: Saturday, December 3, 2022 | 12 pm-2 pm Chefs of the Caribbean Celebrity Brunch Brightline Miami Central Station- 600 NW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33136 The brunch will feature light bites from Chefs of the Caribbean and Overtown eateries, entertainment and art as the backdrop. Admission: Free <strong>Day 5: Sunday, December 4, 2022 | 4 pm-6 pm</strong> Sew Artsy (Art on the Catwalk) Black Archives - Historic Lyric Theater- 819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33136 A Wearable Art Fashion Show that takes Art to new heights in shapes, colors, design, texture and movement on a catwalk truly designed for masterpieces. Some of the featured fashion designers included are JB Couture, House of Lamaica Couture and Ruth Louissaint Designs. General Admission: Free | VIP Admission: $25 The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/a-ballerific-guide-to-art-basel-miami-2022/" target="_blank">A Ballerific Guide to Miami Art Week/Art Basel 2022: Check Out These Can't Miss Exhibits, Pop-Ups, Parties and More</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/a-ballerific-guide-to-art-basel-miami-2022/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/a-ballerific-guide-to-art-basel-miami-2022/</a>259321Lifestyle, A Ballerific Guide to Miami Art Week/Art Basel 2022: Check Out These Can't Miss Exhibits blogs/11-2022/259321-a-ballerific-guide-s.jpg178-Year-Old "Squid Game" Actor O Yeong-su Charged with Sexual Misconduct in Koreahttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/78-year-old-squid-game-actor-o-yeong-su-charged-with-sexual-mfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-78yearold-squid-game-actor-o-yeongsu-charged-with-sexual-mis/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-78yearold-squid-game-actor-o-yeongsu-charged-with-sexual-mis/#commentsFri, 25 Nov 2022 17:39 GMT<strong>O Yeong-su</strong>, the award-winning star of "<strong>Squid Game</strong>," has been charged with sexual misconduct in <strong>Korea</strong>. According to AFP, the 78-year-old was accused of inappropriately touching a woman's body in 2017 and was subsequently freed without being held in custody. In December 2021, a woman filed a complaint against Yeong-su, and police closed the case in April, but it was reopened at the victim's request. According to reports, when questioned by authorities, Yeong-su refuted the accusations. "I just held her hand to guide the way around the lake." He said, "I apologized because [the person] said she wouldn't make a fuss about it, but it doesn't mean that I admit the charges." <strong>Suwon</strong> District Prosecutor's Office told AFP that local media's reports on the veteran actor "is not factually incorrect." A government TV commercial with Yeong-su was just taken off the air by the Korean Ministry of Culture in response to the charges. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/78-year-old-squid-game-actor-o-yeong-su-charged-with-sexual-misconduct-in-korea/" target="_blank">78-Year-Old "Squid Game" Actor O Yeong-su Charged with Sexual Misconduct in Korea</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/78-year-old-squid-game-actor-o-yeong-su-charged-with-sexual-misconduct-in-korea/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/78-year-old-squid-game-actor-o-yeong-su-charged-with-sexual-misconduct-in-korea/</a>259322Gossip, 78-Year-Old "Squid Game" Actor O Yeong-su Charged with Sexual Misconduct in Koreabvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Mississippi Father and Son Duo Who Chased Down and Shot at Black FedEx Driver Indictedhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/mississippi-father-and-son-duo-who-chased-down-and-shot-at-blfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-mississippi-father-son-duo-who-chased-down-shot-b/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-mississippi-father-son-duo-who-chased-down-shot-b/#commentsFri, 25 Nov 2022 17:25 GMTNew charges have been brought against a white father and son who are suspected of pursuing and shooting at a black <strong>FedEx</strong> driver in January. <strong>Gregory Case</strong>, 58, and his son<strong> Brandon Case</strong>, 35, of Mississippi, were charged on Friday by a grand jury with attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy, and shooting into a moving vehicle. The fact that both individuals were only charged in the case with conspiracy and aggravated assault led to widespread accusations of racism in <strong>Brookhaven</strong>. It's been over ten months since <strong>D'Monterrio Gibson</strong>, 24, the FedEx driver, fought for the two men to be charged. "It was an extremely long process to get this far into the case," Gibson said. "I feel like most of the time; I was treated like a suspect rather than a victim." Earlier this year, it was reported that two men from Mississippi aggressively chased down a FedEx driver while cutting him off the road and shooting at his truck. Gibson's lawyer<strong>, Carlos Moore,</strong> said, "I know that Dr. King said, 'Justice delayed isn't justice denied,' but nearly ten months from the date he was accosted, assaulted, almost killed, we finally have indictments." The two men were initially arrested in February and released on bonds for a lesser charge. Both men are currently being held on $500,000 bonds. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/mississippi-father-and-son-duo-who-chased-down-and-shot-at-black-fedex-driver-indicted/" target="_blank">Mississippi Father and Son Duo Who Chased Down and Shot at Black FedEx Driver Indicted</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/mississippi-father-and-son-duo-who-chased-down-and-shot-at-black-fedex-driver-indicted/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/mississippi-father-and-son-duo-who-chased-down-and-shot-at-black-fedex-driver-indicted/</a>259323News, Mississippi Father and Son Duo Who Chased Down and Shot at Black FedEx Driver Indictedbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Elon Musk To Re-Launch Twitter Paid Premium Service That Will Offer Colored Check Marks to Accountshttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/elon-musk-to-re-launch-its-premium-services/features/blogs/itstheboombap-elon-musk-relaunch-twitter-paid-premium-service-that-will/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-elon-musk-relaunch-twitter-paid-premium-service-that-will/#commentsFri, 25 Nov 2022 17:14 GMT<strong>Elon Musk</strong> has announced that he will be re-launching <strong>Twitter's</strong> premium service that will offer colored check marks to accounts. The move comes shortly after Musk declared he would give "amnesty" for suspended accounts. Due to a surge of fake accounts, Twitter previously suspended the premium service, which under Musk, gave blue-check labels to anyone paying $8 per month. Musk said Friday that companies would receive gold checks, governments would receive gray checks, and individuals, whether or not they are celebrities, would receive blue checks for paying for the service. "All verified accounts will be manually authenticated before check activates," he said, adding it was "Painful, but necessary" and promising a "longer explanation" next week. He said the service was "tentatively launching" on Dec. 2. Twitter halted the revamped premium service days after its launch after accounts impersonating <strong>Nintendo, Lockheed Martin, Eli Lilly, Tesla,</strong> <strong>SpaceX, </strong>and others were discovered. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/elon-musk-to-re-launch-its-premium-services/" target="_blank">Elon Musk To Re-Launch Twitter Paid Premium Service That Will Offer Colored Check Marks to Accounts</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/elon-musk-to-re-launch-its-premium-services/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/elon-musk-to-re-launch-its-premium-services/</a>259311News, Elon Musk To Re-Launch Twitter Paid Premium Service That Will Offer Colored Check Marks to Accbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Nene Leakes' Son Brentt Released From Hospital Following Strokehttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/nene-leakes-son-brentt-released-from-hospital/features/blogs/itstheboombap-nene-leakes-son-brentt-released-hospital-following-stro/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-nene-leakes-son-brentt-released-hospital-following-stro/#commentsFri, 25 Nov 2022 17:10 GMT<strong>Nene Leakes</strong> can enjoy the holidays with her youngest son, Brentt, as he was just released from the hospital after suffering congestive heart failure and a stroke. The 23-year-old suffered from a frightening medical emergency two months ago. The reality tv star posted an update of her son walking into the hospital on Thanksgiving Eve on Instagram. The pictures have now been deleted. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CaNYP-RLVWF/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CaNYP-RLVWF/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Linnethia Leakes (@neneleakes)</a> The video showed him walking down the hospital hallways as nurses cheered him on and said goodbye as he exited. In September, the RHOA alum star's son was transported to a Georgia hospital after a stroke and heart failure. It's been a difficult time for Leakes as her late husband, Gregg, passed away in September 2021, a year before her soon's hospitalization. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/nene-leakes-son-brentt-released-from-hospital/" target="_blank">Nene Leakes' Son Brentt Released From Hospital Following Stroke</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/nene-leakes-son-brentt-released-from-hospital/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/nene-leakes-son-brentt-released-from-hospital/</a>259312Gossip, Nene Leakes' Son Brentt Released From Hospital Following Strokebvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Officials Release "Death Note" Found on Virginia Walmart Gunman's Phonehttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/police-release-note-found-on-walmart-shooters-phone/features/blogs/itstheboombap-officials-release-death-note-found-virginia-walmart-gunma/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-officials-release-death-note-found-virginia-walmart-gunma/#commentsFri, 25 Nov 2022 17:05 GMTPolice have released a "death note" that was left behind by the supervisor who opened fire and killed six at a <strong>Chesapeake, Virginia, Walmart</strong> earlier this week. According to the note that was left on his phone, he apologized for what he was about to do while simultaneously blaming others for mocking him. "Sorry, everyone, but I did not plan this. I promise things just fell in place like I was led by the Satan," <strong>Andre Bing</strong>, 31 wrote. Bing allegedly had no criminal history, and the weapon used in the shooting, a 9 mm, had been legally obtained the morning of the attack. The names of specific people he referenced appeared blacked out of the memo. He said he was "harassed by idiots with low intelligence and a lack of wisdom" while claiming that he was hacked and that his dignity was stolen. "They laughed at me and said that I was like Jeffrey Dahmer," he said. He continued, "My only wish would have been to start over from scratch and that my parents would have paid closer attention to my social deficit." Bing concluded the note, "My God forgive me for what I am going to do..." Surviving co-workers of the shooting described Bing as a hostile employee and a problematic co-worker. One witness said she saw Bing target specific individuals, while another said Bing was shooting wildly. "The way he was acting - he was going hunting," said employee <strong>Jessica Wilczewski</strong>. "The way he was looking at people's faces and the way he did what he did, he was picking people out." Wilczewski claimed she had only been employed by the company for five days and was unsure of Bing's relationships or interpersonal issues. She said that the fact that she was a new employee could be the reason she escaped. When Bing appeared in the break room, another employee pulled her under the table to hide, but once the gunman realized it was her, he said, "Jessica, go home," and she ran out of the store. According to other co-workers, Bing admitted to having "anger issues." As the investigation has progressed, detectives conducted a forensic analysis of the suspect&#39;s phone, which was located at the scene. This note was located in the device. (1/3) <a href="https://t.co/uCAvAZgYWP" target="_blank">pic.twitter.com/uCAvAZgYWP</a> &mdash; City of Chesapeake (@AboutChesapeake) <a href="https://twitter.com/AboutChesapeake/status/1596141677508710403?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 25, 2022</a> The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/police-release-note-found-on-walmart-shooters-phone/" target="_blank">Officials Release "Death Note" Found on Virginia Walmart Gunman's Phone</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/police-release-note-found-on-walmart-shooters-phone/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/police-release-note-found-on-walmart-shooters-phone/</a>259313News, Officials Release "Death Note" Found on Virginia Walmart Gunman's Phonebvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Ballerific Fashion: Where To Shop The Latest Trend- Cargo Pantshttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/ballerific-fashion-where-to-shop-the-latest-trend-cargo-pantsfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-ballerific-fashion-where-shop-latest-trend-cargo-pant/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ballerific-fashion-where-shop-latest-trend-cargo-pant/#commentsFri, 25 Nov 2022 01:01 GMTCargo pants have been making a very fast comeback. 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Though it says "Match Men's" for the cargos, the ladies have been wearing it. Just make sure to size accordingly. &nbsp; <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image6"><img id="bvimg6" src="https://i0.wp.com/balleralert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Screen-Shot-2022-11-16-at-6.36.35-PM.png?resize=172%2C300&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Match-Casual-Cargo-Pants-Outdoors/dp/B00PQFHHA0/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?crid=3PCHLJ2BI2083&amp;keywords=match+men%27s+cargo+pants&amp;qid=1668641769&amp;sprefix=match+men%27s+%2Caps%2C447&amp;sr=8-2-spons&amp;sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGY&amp;psc=1" target="_blank">Amazon Match Men's| Wild Cargo Pants : </a> &nbsp; <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image7"><img id="bvimg7" src="https://i0.wp.com/balleralert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Screen-Shot-2022-11-16-at-6.40.00-PM.png?resize=168%2C300&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Match-Military-Camouflage-Cargo-Forest/dp/B0B5G1Y1WQ/ref=sr_1_7?crid=3PCHLJ2BI2083&amp;keywords=match%2Bmen%27s%2Bcargo%2Bpants&amp;qid=1668641769&amp;sprefix=match%2Bmen%27s%2B%2Caps%2C447&amp;sr=8-7&amp;th=1" target="_blank">Amazon Match| Military Camouflage Cargo Pants:</a> $39.99 <a href="https://us.princesspolly.com/" target="_blank">Princess Polly </a> Princess Polly has a wide variety of all cargo pants, from wide leg to skinny leg. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image8"><img id="bvimg8" src="https://i0.wp.com/balleralert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Screen-Shot-2022-11-16-at-6.53.37-PM.png?resize=189%2C300&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> <a href="https://us.princesspolly.com/products/the-stevie-caro-pants-beige" target="_blank">Princess Polly| The Stevie Cargo Pants:</a> $44.50 &nbsp; <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image9"><img id="bvimg9" src="https://i0.wp.com/balleralert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Screen-Shot-2022-11-16-at-6.57.26-PM.png?resize=281%2C300&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> <a href="https://us.princesspolly.com/products/reservoir-cargo-pants-khaki" target="_blank">Princess Polly| Reservoir Cargo Pants</a>: $60.00 &nbsp; <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image10"><img id="bvimg10" src="https://i0.wp.com/balleralert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Screen-Shot-2022-11-16-at-7.00.12-PM.png?resize=187%2C300&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> <a href="https://us.princesspolly.com/products/yasmeen-cargo-pant-cream" target="_blank">Princess Polly| Yasmeen Cargo Pants</a>: $60.00 <a href="https://www.prettylittlething.us/khaki-abstract-camo-wide-leg-cargo-pants.html" target="_blank">PrettyLittleThing </a> Of course, PrettyLittleThing has you covered with some cargo pants. Especially if you're a little curvy, the PLT Shape cargo pants are amazing. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image11"><img id="bvimg11" src="https://i0.wp.com/balleralert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Screen-Shot-2022-11-16-at-7.04.00-PM.png?resize=210%2C300&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> <a href="https://www.prettylittlething.us/khaki-wide-leg-high-waisted-cargo-pants.html" target="_blank">PrettyLittleThing| Khaki Wide Leg Cargo Pants</a>: $32.00 &nbsp; <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image12"><img id="bvimg12" src="https://i0.wp.com/balleralert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Screen-Shot-2022-11-16-at-7.05.38-PM.png?resize=203%2C300&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> <a href="https://www.prettylittlething.us/khaki-buckle-detail-cargo-pants.html" target="_blank">PrettyLittleThing| Khaki Buckle Detail Cargo Trousers</a>: $34.00 &nbsp; <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image13"><img id="bvimg13" src="https://i0.wp.com/balleralert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Screen-Shot-2022-11-16-at-7.07.43-PM.png?resize=204%2C300&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> <a href="https://www.prettylittlething.us/khaki-abstract-camo-wide-leg-cargo-pants.html" target="_blank">PrettyLittleThing| Khaki Abstract Camo Wide Leg Cargo Pants:</a> $39.00 The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/ballerific-fashion-where-to-shop-the-latest-trend-cargo-pants/" target="_blank">Ballerific Fashion: Where To Shop The Latest Trend- Cargo Pants</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/ballerific-fashion-where-to-shop-the-latest-trend-cargo-pants/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/ballerific-fashion-where-to-shop-the-latest-trend-cargo-pants/</a>259307Fashion, Ballerific Fashion: Where To Shop The Latest Trend- Cargo Pantsblogs/11-2022/259307-ballerific-fashion-s.jpg1Todd and Julie Chrisley Plan To Appeal Long Sentence After Court Rulinghttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/todd-and-julie-chrisley-plan-to-appeal-sentence/features/blogs/itstheboombap-todd-julie-chrisley-plan-appeal-long-sentence-after-c/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-todd-julie-chrisley-plan-appeal-long-sentence-after-c/#commentsThu, 24 Nov 2022 23:01 GMTTodd and Julie Chrisley are going to put up a fight and plan to appeal the super-long sentences they received in court on Monday. As previously reported, Todd Chrisley, 54, was sentenced to 12 years in prison with 16 months of probation, while Julie, 49, received seven years and 16 months of probation for bank fraud and tax evasion. They are expected to serve their sentences in a "camp environment" with religious studies, therapy, and educational programs. Though they are appealing the sentences, the judge believes they must serve at least 85 percent of their term. Former federal prosecutor Neama Rahmani gave his input on the case. "I think this shows a [level of] narcissism. There was so much evidence in those financial records." The Chrisleys have used Christianity and religion to explain their innocence. Meanwhile, their daughter Savannah, 25, will take custody of for their youngest son Grayson, 16, and granddaughter Chloe, 10. Chase, 26, is the couple's other son. "The fact that they didn't accept any responsibility, even after they were convicted, is one of the reasons the judge hammered them, and they got such high sentences. They didn't take any steps to mitigate what they had done," Rahmani continues. "So, they're going to roll the dice on an appeal. I don't think an appeal will be very successful because there's no clear legal error," he says. "They have a very slim chance of winning." The couple's accountant, Peter Tarantino, 60, was sentenced to three years in prison with three years of supervised release. If they have to serve their parallel sentences, they will be forbidden from visiting each other. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/todd-and-julie-chrisley-plan-to-appeal-sentence/" target="_blank">Todd and Julie Chrisley Plan To Appeal Long Sentence After Court Ruling</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/todd-and-julie-chrisley-plan-to-appeal-sentence/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/todd-and-julie-chrisley-plan-to-appeal-sentence/</a>259296News, Todd and Julie Chrisley Plan To Appeal Long Sentence After Court Rulingbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Ballerific Fashion: Supreme and North Face Team Up Again for Fall Collaborationhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/supreme-and-north-face-team-up-again/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ballerific-fashion-supreme-north-face-team-up-again/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ballerific-fashion-supreme-north-face-team-up-again/#commentsThu, 24 Nov 2022 22:01 GMTDesigner house name brands <strong>Supreme</strong> and <strong>North Face</strong> are putting their minds together to make a weather-resistant collection that everyone will want on their Christmas list. The collaboration isn't the first time the brands have gotten together, it actually marks the second time. The winter weather-resistant pieces include "the Taped Seam Shell Jacket that features a waterproof three-layer nylon shell, fully sealed seams, tricot backing, and a transparent watch window at the cuff, compatible with the previously rumored shock-resistant <a href="https://hypebeast.com/tags/casio-g-shock" target="_blank">G-SHOCK</a> Watch," according to HYPEBEAST. The watch colors rumored to be released include black, canary yellow, and white, while the jacket follows the same color scheme. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClOKvDTN8t6/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClOKvDTN8t6/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Supreme (@supremenewyork)</a> The collection also reportedly includes an 800-Fill Half Zip Hooded Pullover that has water-resistant quilted nylon ripstop with 800-Fill down insulation, which is designed to maintain warmth in conditions like New York, Chicago, Ohio, and basically the whole east side. It also features hoodies, sweats, a zip-up hooded sweater, and a beanie made of merino wool. The entire collection with co-branding Supreme and North Face logos drops on November 25 at 11 a.m. ET. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClOK74xto1j/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClOK74xto1j/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Supreme (@supremenewyork)</a> The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/supreme-and-north-face-team-up-again/" target="_blank">Ballerific Fashion: Supreme and North Face Team Up Again for Fall Collaboration</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/supreme-and-north-face-team-up-again/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/supreme-and-north-face-team-up-again/</a>259293Fashion, Ballerific Fashion: Supreme and North Face Team Up Again for Fall Collaborationbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1WHO and CDC Says COVID Is To Blame For Measles Being An "Imminent Threat" Worldwidehttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/who-and-cdc-says-covid-is-to-blame-for-measles/features/blogs/itstheboombap-who-cdc-says-covid-is-blame-measles-being-immi/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-who-cdc-says-covid-is-blame-measles-being-immi/#commentsThu, 24 Nov 2022 21:26 GMTTwo public health agencies have deemed measles an "imminent threat" worldwide. In a statement released on Thursday, the <strong>Centers for Disease Control and Prevention</strong> (CDC) and the <strong>World Health Organization</strong> (WHO) expressed concern that the respiratory virus presented an "imminent threat in every region of the world" due to a record decline in measles vaccination rates and significant ongoing outbreaks. To avert what he called a "preventable disease," WHO Director-General<strong> Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus</strong> said it was "absolutely critical" that immunization programs be back on track. "The paradox of the pandemic is that while vaccines against Covid-19 were developed in record time and deployed in the largest vaccination campaign in history, routine immunization programs were badly disrupted, and millions of kids missed out on lifesaving vaccinations against deadly diseases like measles," said Dr. Ghebreyesus. <strong>India, Somalia, and Yemen</strong> are the three nations with the most significant measles outbreaks, according to the WHO. The measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine administered during childhood is considered the best defense against future virus outbreaks, despite its contagious nature. Children between the ages of 12 and 18 months in Australia can receive the vaccine for free. Refugees and humanitarian entrants may also be eligible for a catch-up vaccination. According to the CDC, nine out of ten individuals not immunized against the disease contract it when exposed. The virus infects people through water droplets released by sneezing and coughing. Symptoms include fever, cold symptoms, conjunctivitis, and rashes that begin around the face and hairline and spread throughout the body. Once the initial symptoms appear, the characteristic rash generally appears three to four days later. As of last week, there have been three confirmed cases in a <strong>Singaporean</strong> family traveling to <strong>Melbourne</strong>, bringing the total to five in 2022. Doctors have advised anyone experiencing symptoms to seek medical attention, wear a mask, and call beforehand to ensure they can be isolated from others. According to the CDC, The most vulnerable groups to serious illness are small children and adults with compromised immune systems. "Measles is a highly infectious viral disease that spreads quickly with close contact, especially in those who are not fully vaccinated," said deputy chief health advisor <strong>Deborah Friedman.</strong> The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/who-and-cdc-says-covid-is-to-blame-for-measles/" target="_blank">WHO and CDC Says COVID Is To Blame For Measles Being An "Imminent Threat" Worldwide</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/who-and-cdc-says-covid-is-to-blame-for-measles/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/who-and-cdc-says-covid-is-to-blame-for-measles/</a>259294News, WHO and CDC Says COVID Is To Blame For Measles Being An "Imminent Threat" Worldwidebvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Congress to Hold Special Hearing Over Ticketmaster Scandalhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/ticketmaster-scandal-to-be-investigated-by-congress/features/blogs/itstheboombap-congress-hold-special-hearing-over-ticketmaster-scandal/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-congress-hold-special-hearing-over-ticketmaster-scandal/#commentsThu, 24 Nov 2022 21:01 GMTThe <strong>Taylor Swift</strong> concert ticket scandal has attracted so much backlash that <strong>Congress</strong> is now holding a special hearing to address the <strong>Ticketmaster</strong> fallout. On<strong> Tuesday, Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mike Lee</strong> announced that the U.S. Senate antitrust panel would have a meeting to examine evidence and the lack of competition in the industry. Additionally, <strong>Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez</strong> wants <strong>Live Nation</strong>, the parent company of Ticketmaster, to be split up. This comes after Taylor Swift fans underwent hours of waiting on <strong>November 15th</strong> to purchase tickets for her forthcoming tour. Many fans were met with errors and even charges for tickets they had never secured. Ticketmaster was overwhelmed with demand for the tickets, which marked Swift's first tour in five years. Presale codes were sent to<strong> 1.5 million people, but 14 million</strong> swarmed the site to purchase tickets. The company also reported a "staggering number" of bots that tried to make purchases. In some cases, consumers were able to get to the cart only to have their tickets disappear. Others did not get that far, having the site crash at the seat selection screen. In a letter to Ticketmaster sent last week, Klobuchar expressed doubts about whether the corporation was doing everything possible to give customers the best experience when purchasing event tickets. Swift's team also released a statement confirming that they were guaranteed Ticketmaster could handle the expected demand. According to Klobuchar, the incident showed Ticketmaster was unprepared, but since they control most of the event sales industry, there hasn't been much retribution until now. "The high fees, site disruptions, and cancellations that customers experienced shows how Ticketmaster's dominant market position means the company does not face any pressure to continually innovate and improve," Klobuchar stated. The date and list of witnesses have not yet been announced for the hearing. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/ticketmaster-scandal-to-be-investigated-by-congress/" target="_blank">Congress to Hold Special Hearing Over Ticketmaster Scandal</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/ticketmaster-scandal-to-be-investigated-by-congress/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/ticketmaster-scandal-to-be-investigated-by-congress/</a>259290News, Congress to Hold Special Hearing Over Ticketmaster Scandalbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Surviving Thanksgiving After A Break-Uphttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/surviving-thanksgiving-after-a-break-up/features/blogs/itstheboombap-surviving-thanksgiving-after-breakup/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-surviving-thanksgiving-after-breakup/#commentsThu, 24 Nov 2022 20:00 GMTNow that Thanksgiving has approached us, many will be spending time with family, while others are trying to figure out how to get through the holidays after their recent break-up. Break-ups are hard to go through, especially around days meant to spend with the ones you love. Although it may be hard to spend it without them, there are some things to do to get your mind off that difficult <strong><a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/baller-alerts-year-review-top-hollywood-break-ups-2017/" target="_blank">break-up</a></strong>. <strong>Spend Thanksgiving With Family and Friends</strong>- I know it may be hard to spend the first holiday without your mate, especially if it was a marriage. Stop by Big Momma's house and get in a nice home-cooked meal, laughs from your drunk uncle and his crazy stories, and listen to your nosy aunt who is questioning your break-up. <strong>Binge Watch Your Favorite Shows</strong>- After you have had a good meal and a few laughs, relax and catch up on some shows that you weren't able to watch due to work, date nights, etc. Take time for yourself and simply relax. <strong>Grab A Glass Of Wine and Read A Good Book</strong>- Sometimes, after a breakup, we need time for ourselves to do things we seem not to have time to do before things got hectic. Find a book that you have wanted to read and grab a big glass of your favorite wine. For once, take time to do the things you want to do. Break-ups are hard for anyone, but you have to find things to do to keep your mind clear. Do things that you haven't done in a while and focus on getting yourself together. Enjoy the holidays and don't focus on the bad times. Remember positive thoughts, positive vibes. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/surviving-thanksgiving-after-a-break-up/" target="_blank">Surviving Thanksgiving After A Break-Up</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/surviving-thanksgiving-after-a-break-up/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/surviving-thanksgiving-after-a-break-up/</a>259287Lifestyle, Surviving Thanksgiving After A Break-Upbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Happy Vegan Thanksgiving! Animal-Free Options For The Holidayshttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/happy-vegan-thanksgiving-animal-free-options-for-the-holidaysfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-happy-vegan-thanksgiving-animalfree-options-holidays/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-happy-vegan-thanksgiving-animalfree-options-holidays/#commentsThu, 24 Nov 2022 19:01 GMTWhat's a #vegan or plant-based person you to do when #Thanksgiving comes around? Well, they eat vegan and plant-based items. The great thing about Thanksgiving food is that it doesn't all include meat. You're still able to enjoy your greens (without meat), candied yams, macaroni and cheese, cornbread, and more without breaking your vegan or #plantbased lifestyle. Hell, now you can even munch on <strong><a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/okc-thunders-enes-kanter-wanted-turkey-alleged-terrorist-ties/" target="_blank">turkey</a></strong> - vegan turkey. You can find any and every healthier option for your holiday meal. Companies like #Gardein and #BeyondMeat make your life easier and cleaner. Here are some items all my plant-based people will love and enjoy! <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://i0.wp.com/balleralert.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/6C7BA7F1-2CEB-41C1-A39A-BAD200130FC3.jpeg?resize=300%2C300&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image2"><img id="bvimg2" src="https://i0.wp.com/balleralert.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/FA32C913-C617-42F8-B80B-84E295844BF0.jpeg?resize=300%2C300&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image3"><img id="bvimg3" src="https://i0.wp.com/balleralert.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/458F4D7E-3923-4A69-A2BA-4A66B1A356F8.jpeg?resize=300%2C300&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/happy-vegan-thanksgiving-animal-free-options-for-the-holidays/" target="_blank">Happy Vegan Thanksgiving! Animal-Free Options For The Holidays</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/happy-vegan-thanksgiving-animal-free-options-for-the-holidays/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/happy-vegan-thanksgiving-animal-free-options-for-the-holidays/</a>259284Lifestyle, Happy Vegan Thanksgiving! Animal-Free Options For The Holidaysblogs/11-2022/259284-happy-vegan-thanksg-s.jpg1Man Accused Of Murdering His Online Girlfriend & Harvesting Her Organshttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/man-accused-of-murdering-his-online-girlfriend/features/blogs/itstheboombap-man-accused-murdering-his-online-girlfriend-harvesting-he/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-man-accused-murdering-his-online-girlfriend-harvesting-he/#commentsThu, 24 Nov 2022 18:31 GMTA woman traveled from <strong>Mexico</strong> to <strong>Peru</strong> in search of love, only to be brutally killed and her organs stolen. <strong>Blanca Arellano</strong> traveled to <strong>Lima</strong> in <strong>July 2022 from Mexico City</strong> to meet <strong>Peruvian medical student</strong> <strong>Juan Pablo Jes s Villafuerte,</strong> whom she'd been dating online for a short while. Arellano stayed in contact with her family, and they believed the relationship was off to a great start after the couple finally met in person. However, on <strong>November 7th,</strong> the woman mysteriously stopped responding to her loved ones. Her niece Karla reached out to Villafuerte, who claimed the woman abruptly decided to return to Mexico. However, she quickly realized that was a lie when her aunt failed to return home. Villafuerte tried to cover his tracks by stating that Arellano was no longer interested in him and that her phone was not working. Just two days later, on <strong>November 9th</strong>, the mutilated remains of Arellano washed ashore on a beach near Villafuerte's home in <strong>Huacho</strong>. Arellano's face had been cut from her severed head with such precision authorities knew immediately that someone with prior surgical experience had to have committed the crime. Arellano's finger, arm, and torso were found hours later. As if her death was not gruesome enough, the 51-year-old's organs were removed from the torso. As suspicions fell on Villafuerte, the man reportedly shared TikTok videos of himself dissecting human organs, including a brain and pancreas. It is unknown if these were Arellano's body parts in the videos. Villafuerte was taken into custody on November 17th, charged with human trafficking, organ trafficking, and femicide, a hate crime broadly defined as the killing of women or girls solely because they are female. A search of his home gave police a glimpse into the brutality that Arellano endured. Blood was found in the bathroom, laundry room, and on a mattress. Investigators do not believe Villafuerte acted alone and are working to determine where or to who the victim's organs went. Blanca Arellano The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/man-accused-of-murdering-his-online-girlfriend/" target="_blank">Man Accused Of Murdering His Online Girlfriend &amp; Harvesting Her Organs</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/man-accused-of-murdering-his-online-girlfriend/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/man-accused-of-murdering-his-online-girlfriend/</a>259285News, Man Accused Of Murdering His Online Girlfriend & Harvesting Her Organsblogs/11-2022/259285-man-accused-murderi-s.jpg1New Honda Self-Driving Vehicle May Include a Sony PS5https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/sony-honda-team-up-for-a-video-game-self-driving-vehicle/features/blogs/itstheboombap-new-honda-selfdriving-vehicle-may-include-sony-ps5/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-new-honda-selfdriving-vehicle-may-include-sony-ps5/#commentsThu, 24 Nov 2022 18:00 GMT<strong>Sony</strong> and <strong>Honda</strong> are crafting a car that will appeal to your inner child. This unlikely partnership has sparked a vehicle that is solely focused on entertaining you during your drives. The fully electric car will combine Sony's various entertainment avenues and Honda's dependability. In fact, Sony is even considering integrating the <strong>PlayStation 5</strong> platform into the car. Since its debut, PlayStation 5 has been incredibly difficult to find. Therefore, giving them away virtually for free with the purchase of the cars may be a good selling point for the new line of automobiles. In addition to the gaming console, Sony and Honda are also making the fleet autonomous, allowing riders to enjoy the many perks without worrying about paying attention to the road. "To enjoy the space in your car, you have to make it a space where you don't need to drive," said<strong> Izumi Kawanishi,</strong> president of the joint venture known as <strong>Sony Honda Mobility.</strong> The initiative is meant to go against <strong>Tesla</strong>, already having an upper advantage over Elon Musk's supercar with Sony's vast "content, services, and entertainment technologies that move people." Aside from the gaming functionality, key information such as the price and colors have yet to be made public. Sony has shown off two concepts, <strong>Vision-S 01 and the SUV 02 version</strong>, during <strong>CES 2022,</strong> though it is not yet known if their Honda model will mimic these versions. What is known is that the fleet is now in production with a target release year of <strong>2026</strong>. Sony and Honda's deal has arrived at a time when electric vehicles are soaring in popularity, and self-driven cars are rapidly evolving. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/sony-honda-team-up-for-a-video-game-self-driving-vehicle/" target="_blank">New Honda Self-Driving Vehicle May Include a Sony PS5</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/sony-honda-team-up-for-a-video-game-self-driving-vehicle/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/sony-honda-team-up-for-a-video-game-self-driving-vehicle/</a>259281Tech, New Honda Self-Driving Vehicle May Include a Sony PS5bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Social Media Etiquette For Thanksgivinghttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/lets-talk-social-media-etiquette-thanksgiving/features/blogs/itstheboombap-social-media-etiquette-thanksgiving/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-social-media-etiquette-thanksgiving/#commentsThu, 24 Nov 2022 17:00 GMTNow that you've traveled for the holidays, lost 10 pounds in preparation for the big day, or indulged in any other Thanksgiving preparation habits, you should be all set. However, in the digital age we live in, it's also important to remember not to overshare too much on <strong><a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/please-practice-proper-text-messaging-etiquette/" target="_blank">social media</a></strong>. Here are a few social media etiquette tips to keep in mind for Thanksgiving. Rule #1 - Retire posting before and after plates: All of us have been eating the same things every year since birth. Rule #2 - Don't post messy plates: If you're gonna skip No. 1, at least get your food in order! If you post your plate, try to make it look coordinated and less slop-like. Rule #3 - If you and your cousins decide to "go for a walk" (smoke break), don't post it on social media! Someone is bound to bust you. ? Rule #4 - Don't post any wild photos: If you get carried away and have one too many drinks, keep in mind that you are not excused from posting whatever you want just because it's a holiday. Your employer or pastor may be watching. Rule #5 - Don't carelessly post pictures of your family: If your Uncle Will is sitting at the table with his pants unbuttoned and his belly out, or your Aunt Renee has coleslaw stuck in the corner of her lip, don't put them out there like that on social media. Even though some of these things may be "normalized," there are just some things you shouldn't share. So before you hit "post" on any social media outlet this Thanksgiving, make sure you aren't committing any of these offenses! The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/lets-talk-social-media-etiquette-thanksgiving/" target="_blank">Social Media Etiquette For Thanksgiving</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/lets-talk-social-media-etiquette-thanksgiving/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/lets-talk-social-media-etiquette-thanksgiving/</a>259277Lifestyle, Social Media Etiquette For Thanksgivingbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Young Dolph's Alleged Killer Claims He's Going To Beat the "Lil Body" Charges In New Song, Loses Phohttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/young-dolphs-alleged-killer-claims-hes-going-to-beat-the-lil-features/blogs/itstheboombap-young-dolphs-alleged-killer-claims-hes-going-beat-lil/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-young-dolphs-alleged-killer-claims-hes-going-beat-lil/#commentsThu, 24 Nov 2022 16:31 GMTOne of the men accused of killing rapper <strong>Young Dolph</strong> has been stripped of his phone privileges after releasing new music from jail. <strong>Justin Johnson</strong> seems to still think he has a chance at a music career despite facing decades behind bars for murdering the<strong> "Get Paid"</strong> star. On November 10th, he released his track "No Statements" on his <strong>YouTube</strong> channel.<strong> Judge Lee Coffee</strong> caught wind of the record and immediately moved to prevent Johnson from being on the phone completely. In the record, released under his rap name, <strong>Straight Drop,</strong> he addresses his murder charges. "The state say that I'm a paid killer. I seen my paperwork say I'm a real gravedigger," he raps. In another line, Johnson seems proud of his current murder trial, calling it the "biggest case out of Memphis," before assuring listeners that he would beat the charges, minimalizing his incarceration to nothing more than a "lil body." The entire song was recorded during a jail call. Johnson is one of several men awaiting trial for the slaying of Dolph in <strong>November 2021.</strong> The elaborate murder plot has continued to unfold in the year since his death, with<strong> Cornelius Smith</strong> and Johnson being named as gunmen in the case. <strong>Hernandez Govan</strong> was arrested earlier this month and is said to be the mastermind behind the entire hit with the help of <strong>Jermarcus Johnson,</strong> who has also been charged with conspiracy. Additionally, Judge Coffee took away Johnson's visitation privileges. He may now only meet with his attorneys. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/young-dolphs-alleged-killer-claims-hes-going-to-beat-the-lil-body-charges/" target="_blank">Young Dolph's Alleged Killer Claims He's Going To Beat the "Lil Body" Charges In New Song, Loses Phone Privileges</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/young-dolphs-alleged-killer-claims-hes-going-to-beat-the-lil-body-charges/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/young-dolphs-alleged-killer-claims-hes-going-to-beat-the-lil-body-charges/</a>259278News, Young Dolph's Alleged Killer Claims He's Going To Beat the "Lil Body" Charges In New Song Losebvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg15 Thanksgiving Dishes You Do Not Want To F**k Uphttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/5-thanksgiving-dishes-not-want-fk/features/blogs/itstheboombap-5-thanksgiving-dishes-you-do-not-want-fk-up/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-5-thanksgiving-dishes-you-do-not-want-fk-up/#commentsThu, 24 Nov 2022 16:01 GMTIn most of our households, Thanksgiving Dinner is like the last <strong><a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/five-dishes-need-permanently-banned-thanksgiving/" target="_blank">supper</a></strong>. Not just anybody is allowed in the kitchen, and definitely not just anybody can feed the family. And if anything served doesn't taste good, rest assured whoever made it will be banned from cooking until the next holiday season. You can get away with finessing some recipes, but there are five specific Thanksgiving dishes that you better not mess up, ever! 5. <strong>Dressing/Stuffing</strong> - One of the most unique parts of any Thanksgiving meal is that every family likes different add-ons like sausage, oysters, or vegetables. For that reason, you should never mess this recipe up because it's probably one of the oldest in the family. Don't let your ancestors down! 4. <strong>Greens</strong> - Don't let anyone tell you it doesn't matter what type of greens you make because that would be a damn lie. Whether you choose mustard, turnip, or collard greens...whether you use smoked neck bones or bacon grease, the flavor in your greens better be to an exact equal balance (with or without hot sauce), or they might end up left on the plate. 3. <strong>Pies</strong> - Thanksgiving is the one holiday when you are GUARANTEED to have pie. This could either be your time to shine or your time to get kicked off Granny's helper's list. Sweet Potato Pie is the big one. They might actually take your black card for messing up sweet potato pie. And Patti's pie does not count! 2. <strong>Mac N Cheese</strong> - The only truly acceptable mac n cheese is from the oven. However, some families traditionally make stovetop macaroni and cheese and ditch the baking part. That's cool! But for the most part, as long as the edges are brown and crispy and the macaroni is bright in color, you're good. Under no circumstance is Velveeta or Kraft macaroni and cheese allowed, and do not get creative and add stuff to it like some other folks. Thanksgiving Dinner is not the time for experimentation. 1. <strong>The Meat</strong> - If you burn, undercook, under season, over season, or harm the bird in any way, you're banned from holiday meals for the rest of your life. Period. And if the elder man of the family can't slice meat straight, it may be time to pass the knife down. What dishes did I miss? What do you not play about when it comes to Thanksgiving Dinner? The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/5-thanksgiving-dishes-not-want-fk/" target="_blank">5 Thanksgiving Dishes You Do Not Want To F**k Up</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/5-thanksgiving-dishes-not-want-fk/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/5-thanksgiving-dishes-not-want-fk/</a>259267Lifestyle, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Meals, 5 Thanksgiving Dishes You Do Not Want To F**k Upbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Thanksgiving Day Commandmentshttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/thanksgiving-day-commandments/features/blogs/itstheboombap-thanksgiving-day-commandments/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-thanksgiving-day-commandments/#commentsThu, 24 Nov 2022 15:01 GMTThe holiday season is finally upon us, and once again, thanksgiving with black families is about to go down. You've already seen the countless hilarious memes depicting our shared experiences about what really happens when black families get together for thanksgiving. This year, we don't expect anything less, and in anticipation of the shenanigans, we want to remind you of a few things before you join in on the fun: <b>Not All Macaroni And Cheese Is Created Equal</b> This is a fair warning. Thanksgiving is not the time for trying new recipes and going <strong><a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/happy-vegan-thanksgiving-animal-free-options-for-the-holidays/" target="_blank">vegan</a></strong>. If your Mac and cheese isn't gooey, cheesy, and guaranteed to give you the itis by the end of the day, we respectively don't want it. However, you can share the pictures online so we can collectively drag you and make viral memes. <b>Bless The Food In 30 Seconds Or Less</b> The good Lord knows your heart, and a short, sweet, to-the-point prayer ain't never hurt nobody. Dinner is probably already running late, and black folks wait all year to dig into thanksgiving dinner. Your family is ready to devour the food as soon as you announce dinner is done, don't make them wait trying to cover a year's worth of things you're grateful for. <b>Second Plate Rule</b> Thou shalt not get up for seconds until everyone has already had their first plate. This is the law. <b>To-Go Plates</b> You will get dragged if you never bring a dish to share or offer to help stir a pot but are first in line to make a to-go plate. You came to eat dinner, not meal prep for the rest of the week. Also, unless prompted, food is intended for the people who are present. If they aren't here, they don't get a plate! <b>Bringing Significant Others </b> Depending on your family, this could either go really good or really bad. General rule of thumb, introduce them to everyone and don't leave them talking to anyone by themselves for too long. <b>Respect Your Elders</b> It really goes without saying, but mind your manners. Yes, you will be asked when you are going to settle down and have kids. Yes, you may have to show them how to do the new dance the kids are doing these days or be their personal tech genius because they need help with the remote control. No matter how annoying it is, Just do it. Be safe this holiday! The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/thanksgiving-day-commandments/" target="_blank">Thanksgiving Day Commandments</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/thanksgiving-day-commandments/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/thanksgiving-day-commandments/</a>259263Lifestyle, lifestyle, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Day Commandmentsbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Victims of The Walmart Mass Shooting Identified, Including 16-Year-Old Boyhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/victims-of-the-walmart-mass-shooting-identified/features/blogs/itstheboombap-victims-walmart-mass-shooting-identified-including-16/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-victims-walmart-mass-shooting-identified-including-16/#commentsThu, 24 Nov 2022 14:59 GMTThe victims of the tragic <strong>Walmart</strong> mass shooting in <strong>Chesapeake, Virginia</strong>, have been identified. On Wednesday, authorities released the names and images of five victims; the sixth victim was a 16-year-old boy whose identity will not be released. According to several outlets, the remaining victims are <strong>Brian Pendleton</strong>, 38, <strong>Kellie Pyle</strong>, 52, <strong>Lorenzo Gamble</strong>, 43, <strong>Randy Blevins,</strong> 70, and <strong>Tyneka Johnson,</strong> 22. Out of the five injured people, two remain in critical condition, with one being released from <strong>Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.</strong> Earlier this week, it was reported that a Walmart store manager, identified as 31-year-old<strong> Andre Bing</strong>, opened fire in the location's break room, killing six before turning the gun on himself. Brian Pendleton, 38, Kellie Pyle, 52, Lorenzo Gamble, 43, Randy Blevins, 70, and Tyneka Johnson, 22. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/victims-of-the-walmart-mass-shooting-identified/" target="_blank">Victims of The Walmart Mass Shooting Identified, Including 16-Year-Old Boy</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/victims-of-the-walmart-mass-shooting-identified/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/victims-of-the-walmart-mass-shooting-identified/</a>259264News, Victims of The Walmart Mass Shooting Identified Including 16-Year-Old Boyblogs/11-2022/259264-victims-walmart-mas-s.jpg1Jerry Jones Admits to Being In 1957 Photo Trying to Stop Black Students From Entering North Little Rhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/jerry-jones-admits-to-trying-to-stop-black-students-from-entefeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-jerry-jones-admits-being-1957-photo-trying-stop-bla/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-jerry-jones-admits-being-1957-photo-trying-stop-bla/#commentsThu, 24 Nov 2022 14:25 GMTAre we surprised that an old, wealthy white man once participated in one of history's most notable racially charged events? Not at all. Leave it to social media to unearth never-before-seen photos that some hoped were long gone. On Wednesday, historian and civil rights activist, <strong>Joshua Clark Davis,</strong> tweeted a black-and-white picture from <strong>1957</strong> of six Black students trying to enter <strong>North Little Rock High School.</strong> They are surrounded by white men and teens trying to prevent them from entering the school. Among the crowd of racists stands the <strong>Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones</strong>, who is one of the young men trying to stop the school's desegregation from taking place. He was 14 years old at the time. Wow, so Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was one of the bullies trying to stop his Black classmates from desegregating Central High in Little Rock in 1957. <a href="https://t.co/IZm9DuTUhM" target="_blank">https://t.co/IZm9DuTUhM</a> <a href="https://t.co/G4o7H2G9qp" target="_blank">pic.twitter.com/G4o7H2G9qp</a> &mdash; Joshua Clark Davis (@JoshClarkDavis) <a href="https://twitter.com/JoshClarkDavis/status/1595457635611992079?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 23, 2022</a> According to Davis, the now <strong>80-year-old</strong> has acknowledged it was him in the picture. While this may be surprising for some, the multi-billionaire has a sketchy past when it comes to Black and brown people. In <strong>2013</strong>, he was recorded on video making an insensitive comment about a Black woman. Famously in <strong>2017</strong>, as <strong>NFL</strong> players took a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustices, Jones gave his players an ultimatum: stand for the anthem or be cut from the team. Jones has also been called out on several other occasions for being silent on issues facing African-Americans, which is disheartening considering that many of his players are Black. Though Jones admitted to being in the photo, he has not apologized for it nor issued a public statement about it. Guessing Jerry Jones isn't the only NFL owner who has something like this in his past. The wild part is the expectation that Black people are just supposed to naively trust that white people who were once eager participants in the dark parts of history magically have evolved. <a href="https://t.co/e3Gbb3xhTn" target="_blank">https://t.co/e3Gbb3xhTn</a> &mdash; Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) <a href="https://twitter.com/jemelehill/status/1595542504228651008?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 23, 2022</a> Before he is allowed to continue owning an NFL team, Jerry Jones should have to: 1) Hire a Black head coach 2) Meet with Dr. Umar on 60 minutes 3) Publish a positive review about his favorite Tyler Perry film 4) Donate $5M to the ACLU 5) Apologize to the Black folks in this pic <a href="https://t.co/6KXjVTFcgb" target="_blank">https://t.co/6KXjVTFcgb</a> &mdash; magic<div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/1f4ab.png" title="" /></div> (@magic_zip) <a href="https://twitter.com/magic_zip/status/1595527195468136448?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 23, 2022</a> The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/jerry-jones-admits-to-trying-to-stop-black-students-from-entering-school/" target="_blank">Jerry Jones Admits to Being In 1957 Photo Trying to Stop Black Students From Entering North Little Rock High School</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/jerry-jones-admits-to-trying-to-stop-black-students-from-entering-school/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/jerry-jones-admits-to-trying-to-stop-black-students-from-entering-school/</a>259265News, Jerry Jones Admits to Being In 1957 Photo Trying to Stop Black Students From Entering North Libvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Father of Club Q Shooter Was Glad to Learn His Son Was Not Gay Following Mass Shooting "We Don't Do https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/father-of-club-q-shooter-glad-his-son-was-not-gay/features/blogs/itstheboombap-father-club-q-shooter-was-glad-learn-his-son-was-not-g/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-father-club-q-shooter-was-glad-learn-his-son-was-not-g/#commentsThu, 24 Nov 2022 04:11 GMTDespite the <strong>Club Q</strong> mass shooter murdering five people and injuring <strong>18 people</strong>, his father is just relieved to know his son is not gay. When <strong>22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich</strong> opened fire inside Club Q during a drag show Saturday night, the world was painfully reminded of the<strong> 2016 Pulse nightclub</strong> shooting in <strong>Florida</strong>. Aldrich's rampage was stopped by good samaritans within the club, who beat and subdued him until law enforcement arrived, though the damage was already done. As survivors grapple to make sense of it all and loved ones are forced to face the unthinkable, <strong>Aaron Brink,</strong> Aldrich's father, is breathing a sigh of relief knowing his son is not a member of the <strong>LGBTQ+</strong> community that he targeted. "They started telling me about the incident, a shooting involving multiple people. And then I go on to find out it's a gay bar. I said, 'God, is he gay?' I got scared, 'S**t, is he gay?' And he's not gay, so I said, 'Phewww,'" Brink stated in an interview with CBS 8. According to Brink, who was once a porn star performing under the name <strong>"Dick Delaware,"</strong> his family is Mormon, and his religion "we don't do gay." Aldrich was confirmed to be a member of the<strong> Mormon Church</strong> but had not been active in some time. Brink also revealed that he once encouraged violent behavior in his son, telling him that it could get him "immediate results." While Brink insinuated that his son was not fond of gay people, a lawyer for Aldrich claimed that he identifies as non-binary, preferring the use of they/them pronouns. Sadly, the shooting could have been prevented had his previous threats been taken seriously. In 2021, Aldrich was arrested for threatening to blow up a house, but charges were later dropped. That incident should have triggered Colorado's red flag laws, which would have seized his guns. However, no action was taken, and the <strong>AR-15-style</strong> semi-automatic weapon used in the Club Q shooting was purchased legally. Aldrich is being held without bond for five counts of murder and five charges of committing a bias-motivated crime causing bodily injury. <center><a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=0f6TXdNXcWk" target="_blank"><img src="http://i.ytimg.com/vi/0f6TXdNXcWk/default.jpg" border="0" /> Watch Video on YouTube</a></center> The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/father-of-club-q-shooter-glad-his-son-was-not-gay/" target="_blank">Father of Club Q Shooter Was Glad to Learn His Son Was Not Gay Following Mass Shooting "We Don't Do Gay" [Video]</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/father-of-club-q-shooter-glad-his-son-was-not-gay/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/father-of-club-q-shooter-glad-his-son-was-not-gay/</a>259257News, Father of Club Q Shooter Was Glad to Learn His Son Was Not Gay Following Mass Shooting "We Donbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Arrest Warrant Issued For "Friend" Of Shanquella Robinson, "Friend" Not Identifiedhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/arrest-warrant-issued-for-friend-of-shanquella-robinson-frienfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-arrest-warrant-issued-friend-shanquella-robinson-frie/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-arrest-warrant-issued-friend-shanquella-robinson-frie/#commentsThu, 24 Nov 2022 02:37 GMTShanquella Robinson is finally getting the justice she deserves. An arrest warrant has been issued for a "friend" of Robinson, according to a Mexican prosecutor and confirmed by ABC News. WSOC-TV 9 reports that the "direct aggressor" is being sought by international authorities on charges of femicide. Daniel de la Rosa Anaya, a prosecutor for the state of Baja California Sur, told ABC "This case is fully clarified, we even have a court order, there is an arrest warrant issued for the crime of femicide to the detriment of the victim and against an alleged perpetrator, a friend of her who is the direct aggressor." "Actually it wasn't a quarrel, but instead a direct aggression," de la Rosa Anaya continued. "We are carrying out all the pertinent procedures such as the Interpol alert and the request for extradition to the United States of America. It's about two Americans, the victim and the culprit." The identity of who is to be arrested has not been released at this time. Robinson's mom was informed on Wednesday evening about an arrest warrant being issued in the case by ABC News. "I feel so good, that's a good feeling," Sallamondra Robinson said. "That's what we have been waiting for, for someone to finally be held accountable and arrested. I just can't wait for justice to be served." BREAKING: Mexican authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a friend of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ShanquellaRobinson?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">#ShanquellaRobinson</a> in the femicide investigation <a href="https://twitter.com/wsoctv?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">@wsoctv</a> <a href="https://t.co/FPDnkLS5sL" target="_blank">https://t.co/FPDnkLS5sL</a> &mdash; Joe Bruno (@JoeBrunoWSOC9) <a href="https://twitter.com/JoeBrunoWSOC9/status/1595580566530834433?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 24, 2022</a> The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/arrest-warrant-issued-for-friend-of-shanquella-robinson-friend-not-identified/" target="_blank">Arrest Warrant Issued For "Friend" Of Shanquella Robinson, "Friend" Not Identified</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/arrest-warrant-issued-for-friend-of-shanquella-robinson-friend-not-identified/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/arrest-warrant-issued-for-friend-of-shanquella-robinson-friend-not-identified/</a>259255News, Arrest Warrant Issued For "Friend" Of Shanquella Robinson "Friend" Not Identifiedbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1NBA Trainer Rob McClanaghan Arrested on Rape Chargehttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/nba-trainer-arrested-on-rape-charge/features/blogs/itstheboombap-nba-trainer-rob-mcclanaghan-arrested-rape-charge/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-nba-trainer-rob-mcclanaghan-arrested-rape-charge/#commentsThu, 24 Nov 2022 00:49 GMTOn Friday, a professional <strong>NBA</strong> trainer was arrested in <strong>Rhode Island</strong> on a fugitive-from-justice charge stemming from an alleged incident of rape and drugging in <strong>Downtown Boston.</strong> <strong>Boston Police Fugitive Unit</strong> officers pulled over <strong>Rob McClanaghan,</strong> 43, in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, without incident. <strong>Warick</strong> police said McClanaghan spent the night at the police station and was then transferred to the Rhode Island correctional facility and held over the weekend. On Monday, he appeared in Rhode Island's Third District Court but did not contest the extradition. On Tuesday, McClanaghan appeared in front of a judge who set his bail at $30,000 and ordered him to have no contact with the victim. Additionally, he must turn over his passport, be placed on house arrest before release and stay in Rhode Island except for legal visits and court appearances. According to the complaint, on Friday, Nov. 4, the Boston Police Department's sexual assault unit was called to speak with a victim in the emergency room of a nearby hospital. The complaint alleges that McClanaghan met the victim on a dating app on Nov. 2, and the two agreed to meet in <strong>Providence</strong>, RI. The following day, they decided to meet again at a restaurant within a hotel, where they had a drink or two before heading to the victim's room. The woman claims that she blacked out after they entered her hotel room, only recalling McClanaghan trying to remove her belt. When she woke up, she said she was completely naked with "extensive bruising." In surveillance footage of the hotel bar, McClanaghan "is observed manipulating his front left pocket with his left hand. Seconds later, while staring at the victim's drink, the suspect places his left hand over the victim's drink and makes a sprinkling motion with his left hand consistent with how a substance would be placed into a drink." The woman is then shown in the video taking a sip of her drink without seeming to notice McClanaghan's actions, according to the complaint. Following the incident, McClanaghan is said to have texted the victim a picture showing him having sex with a woman who matched the victim. <strong>Erin Murphy,</strong> chief of the <strong>Suffolk County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Unit,</strong> said in court, "She also noted that what disturbed her about the photo that the defendant sent to her was that the man in the photo had his hand pressing on an area of her back where she now displayed a large bruise." In the complaint, the woman indicated that she was unable or unwilling to consent to the activity depicted in the photo. In McClanaghan's defense, all interactions were consensual, said his attorney. "There was also text messages from the complainant indicating a desire to see him again and engage with him again," said Attorney <strong>Kelli Proges.</strong> The DA's Office highlighted that this is the first case in which they have prosecuted drugged rape. "I think it will have a chilling effect on the perpetrators as it should be," she said. "They should be put on notice given this arrest." A court date has been set for McClanaghan's return to court on Jan. 30. McClanaghan has previously worked with <strong>NBA</strong> stars like <strong>Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, </strong>and others. Warwick Police Dept. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/nba-trainer-arrested-on-rape-charge/" target="_blank">NBA Trainer Rob McClanaghan Arrested on Rape Charge</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/nba-trainer-arrested-on-rape-charge/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/nba-trainer-arrested-on-rape-charge/</a>259248Sports, NBA Trainer Rob McClanaghan Arrested on Rape Chargeblogs/11-2022/259248-nba-trainer-rob-mcc-s.jpg1Kobe Bryant's Daughter Natalia Granted Restraining Order Against Obsessed Stalkerhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/kobe-bryants-daughter-natalia-granted-restraining-order-againfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-kobe-bryants-daughter-natalia-granted-restraining-order-agai/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kobe-bryants-daughter-natalia-granted-restraining-order-agai/#commentsWed, 23 Nov 2022 23:00 GMTA judge has granted <strong>Natalia Bryant</strong> a restraining order against a disturbed stalker who has been tormenting the teenager for nearly two years. The order was handed down on <strong>Wednesday</strong> after Natalia,<strong> Kobe Bryant's oldest daughter,</strong> sought help from the courts against <strong>32-year-old Dwayne Cortez Toliver Kemp</strong>. The gun-obsessed man has repeatedly sent the <strong>University of Southern California</strong> student unwanted messages on social media, beginning in <strong>2020</strong> when she was just <strong>17 years old.</strong> He believes that the two are in a relationship despite never meeting. When he did not get the response he wanted on the internet, Kemp tried to visit her on <strong>November 2nd</strong> by showing up at Natalia's sorority house and to one of her classes, though it is unclear how close he got to her. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CkkQSJIuE0q/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CkkQSJIuE0q/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by n a t a l i a <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/2728.png" title="" /></div> (@nataliabryant)</a> In one message, Kemp sent Natalia a photo of her deceased father and expressed his goal to have a "Kobe-like" child with her. His online presence has also become increasingly frightening, with him expressing his love for guns and weapons he wishes to purchase. Kemp's court record shows multiple arrests, some of which were for firearm charges. The restraining order demands that Kemp remain at least <strong>200 yards away</strong> from Natalia, as well as her home, workplace, vehicle, and the USC campus. Though this is a step in the right direction, the request is only temporary at this time. "In light of all the trauma that she's already been through with the tragic loss of her father, she doesn't need something like this," said her lawyer,<strong> Lou Shapiro.</strong> A hearing date is scheduled for <strong>December 14th</strong>, with an extension of the protective order likely. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/kobe-bryants-daughter-natalia-granted-restraining-order-against-obsessed-stalker/" target="_blank">Kobe Bryant's Daughter Natalia Granted Restraining Order Against Obsessed Stalker</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/kobe-bryants-daughter-natalia-granted-restraining-order-against-obsessed-stalker/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/kobe-bryants-daughter-natalia-granted-restraining-order-against-obsessed-stalker/</a>259241News, Kobe Bryant's Daughter Natalia Granted Restraining Order Against Obsessed Stalkerbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Balenciaga Apologizes for Ad Showing Children with Teddy Bears Dressed in Bondagehttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/balenciaga-apologizes-for-childrens-ad/features/blogs/itstheboombap-balenciaga-apologizes-ad-showing-children-with-teddy-bea/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-balenciaga-apologizes-ad-showing-children-with-teddy-bea/#commentsWed, 23 Nov 2022 22:11 GMT<strong>Balenciaga</strong> doesn't get everything right regarding branding, and it looks like they missed the mark with an ad featuring children. The luxury brand is now apologizing after facing some major backlash. The photograph showed children holding teddy bears dressed in bondage gear and chained up, deemed as inappropriate. The Instagram photo has since been taken down with an apology stating, "We sincerely apologize for any offense our holiday campaign may have caused. Our plush bear bags should not have been featured with children in this campaign. We have immediately removed the campaign from all platforms." What also caused an uproar was a separate photo that featured an excerpt from a US Supreme Court case that upheld part of federal child pornography law. "We apologize for displaying unsettling documents in our campaign," the company continued in its statement. "We take this matter very seriously and are taking legal action against the parties responsible for creating the set and including unapproved items for our Spring 23 campaign photoshoot. We strongly condemn abuse of children in any form. We stand for children's safety and well-being." The brand took down the campaign on all platforms immediately. As of now, the Instagram page is clear. Balenciaga is very much cancelled in my eyes, I don't care what explanation they come up with. don't mess with children &mdash; Gia (@virgoessence) <a href="https://twitter.com/virgoessence/status/1595115581526904834?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 22, 2022</a> Balenciaga child porn groomers have left Twitter and taken their tweets with them....thinking they have erased their dirty deeds. All Balenciaga social media accounts are gone. &mdash; Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) <a href="https://twitter.com/atensnut/status/1595259193472307200?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 23, 2022</a> Balenciaga severed their ties with <a href="https://twitter.com/kanyewest?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">@kanyewest</a> due to a tweet. Yet they expect us to just "accept their apology" after they get caught up sexualizing children? They're not apologizing because they're sorry. They're apologizing because they got caught. &mdash; CJ Pearson (@thecjpearson) <a href="https://twitter.com/thecjpearson/status/1595179938398711808?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 22, 2022</a> Pedophiles in the media called the reporting on Balenciaga a "conspiracy theory." Meanwhile in reality, Balenciaga is either appalled or pretending to be, as the campaign was real. <a href="https://t.co/hF56JcBR9Y" target="_blank">pic.twitter.com/hF56JcBR9Y</a> &mdash; Cernovich (@Cernovich) <a href="https://twitter.com/Cernovich/status/1595260744722878465?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 23, 2022</a> Balenciaga only apologized and deleted their content because they got caught. The grooming and indoctrination of children is truly evil. &mdash; Mayra Flores (@MayraFlores2022) <a href="https://twitter.com/MayraFlores2022/status/1595443925896118282?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 23, 2022</a> we do NOT fuck with balenciaga after that advert. &mdash; the culture | magazine (@galactamelanin) <a href="https://twitter.com/galactamelanin/status/1595115606541336576?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 22, 2022</a> Boycotting those disgusting demons at Balenciaga is not enough. They should be criminally prosecuted. No mercy for paedophilia or anyone who promotes it. &mdash; Eva Vlaardingerbroek (@EvaVlaar) <a href="https://twitter.com/EvaVlaar/status/1595381563914608641?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 23, 2022</a> This is absolutely disgusting. Balenciaga features toddlers in ads, holding teddy bears in bondage outfits and with a court document about "child porn" partially hidden in the image. This is criminal &amp; sick. Sexualizing children must be a redline. <a href="https://twitter.com/KimKardashian?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">@KimKardashian</a> - speak out now. <a href="https://t.co/lNIdywunlY" target="_blank">pic.twitter.com/lNIdywunlY</a> &mdash; Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) <a href="https://twitter.com/LilaGraceRose/status/1594852654785536000?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 22, 2022</a> the balenciaga thing sucks because they definitely did it on purpose for outrage marketing and people like tucker carlson are already tying it into the &quot;drag queen groomer&quot; panic. all to sell some $500 t shirts &mdash; matt (@mattxiv) <a href="https://twitter.com/mattxiv/status/1595493108644515854?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 23, 2022</a> &nbsp; The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/balenciaga-apologizes-for-childrens-ad/" target="_blank">Balenciaga Apologizes for Ad Showing Children with Teddy Bears Dressed in Bondage</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/balenciaga-apologizes-for-childrens-ad/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/balenciaga-apologizes-for-childrens-ad/</a>259242Fashion, Balenciaga Apologizes for Ad Showing Children with Teddy Bears Dressed in Bondagebvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Viral Thanksgiving Duo Confirm That They Are Keeping The Tradition Going for 7th Yearhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/viral-thanksgiving-duo-keeping-the-tradition/features/blogs/itstheboombap-viral-thanksgiving-duo-confirm-that-they-are-keeping-tra/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-viral-thanksgiving-duo-confirm-that-they-are-keeping-tra/#commentsWed, 23 Nov 2022 21:42 GMTOur favorite duo, <strong>Wanda Dench</strong> and<strong> Jamal Hinton,</strong> are still going strong with their <strong>Thanksgiving</strong> tradition. It has been seven years since the two met by mistake back in November 2016 after Dench sent a text to a stranger, inviting him to Thanksgiving dinner. At the time, Dench thought she was texting her grandson, but 17-year-old Hinton got the message instead. During their initial conversation, the strangers sent selfies to each other, which confirmed they, in fact, were not related. But when Hinton asked if he could still come over for dinner, Dench texted, "Of course, you can. That's what grandmas do ... feed everyone." After sharing the story online, the duo's unlikely friendship soon became a viral story. Hinton, now 23 years old, said last year that he and Dench were working on a <strong>Netflix</strong> movie about their touching holiday story. So far, the two have continued their annual Thanksgiving tradition every year, with Hinton documenting each holiday on his <strong>Instagram</strong> account. Earlier this week, Hinton shared a photo of the two outside of a <strong>Cheesecake Factory</strong> on his Instagram. "To answer all your questions, yes, Thanksgiving year seven is planned out!" he wrote in the caption. "See you guys Thursday!" &nbsp; <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClRo-MWy8pi/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClRo-MWy8pi/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by King Jamal (@jamalhinton12)</a> The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/viral-thanksgiving-duo-keeping-the-tradition/" target="_blank">Viral Thanksgiving Duo Confirm That They Are Keeping The Tradition Going for 7th Year</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/viral-thanksgiving-duo-keeping-the-tradition/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/viral-thanksgiving-duo-keeping-the-tradition/</a>259237Gossip, Viral Thanksgiving Duo Confirm That They Are Keeping The Tradition Going for 7th Yearbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Blair Underwood Announces Engagement to His Friend of 41 Years, Twitter Reactshttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/blair-underwood-announces-engagement-to-his-friend-of-41-yearfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-blair-underwood-announces-engagement-his-friend-41-yea/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-blair-underwood-announces-engagement-his-friend-41-yea/#commentsWed, 23 Nov 2022 21:33 GMT<strong>Blair Underwood</strong> is off the market...like before, but this time it's to his longtime friend of 41 years, <strong>Josie Hart</strong>. The actor took to Instagram to announce the news. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClRq6XPP3V0/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClRq6XPP3V0/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Blair Underwood (@blairunderwood_official)</a> The heartwarming message said, "My personal highlight was walking the red carpet with my new fianc e Josie Hart. The most amazing, brilliant, beautiful, hilarious, thought provoking &amp; insightful person I know who continuously lives life out-loud." The Instagram photo was of the couple on the 50th International Emmy Awards red carpet. "The future is crazy-bright Girl! None of us ever know where God will guide our paths. She's had my back since before I even became an actor. When a 41-year friendship slaps you in the back of the head &amp; blossoms into romance, you stand up, pay attention &amp; step forward in gratitude. Gently forward. It begins," the post ended. It's unclear when the two started dating. The award-winning actor was previously married to Desiree DaCosta from 1994 to September 2021, they share three children together. Because it is unclear, fans have been reacting to the news to find out Underwood is off the market again. This Blair Underwood story is making me crack up bc I know for a fact at least one or two of my exes was side eyeing me for marrying the girl best friend I told them not to worry about <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/1f62d.png" title="" /></div> One of my exes actually commented "FINALLY!" under our pic on IG LMFAO she knew! &mdash; Ash Money Records<div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image2"><img id="bvimg2" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/2122.png" title="" /></div> (@LightsPlease___) <a href="https://twitter.com/LightsPlease___/status/1595472238073069582?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 23, 2022</a> Blair Underwood really is the villain from all those movies <a href="https://t.co/KYU0pRTB0h" target="_blank">https://t.co/KYU0pRTB0h</a> &mdash; Sterling <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image3"><img id="bvimg3" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/1f913.png" title="" /></div> (@donmega1833) <a href="https://twitter.com/donmega1833/status/1595499531734491136?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 23, 2022</a> I'm mad af at Blair Underwood for the think pieces he has caused. &mdash; DAPHember 10th <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image4"><img id="bvimg4" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/1f389.png" title="" /></div> (@BigEsqBae) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigEsqBae/status/1595468288598876160?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 23, 2022</a> I hate this narrative surrounding Blair Underwood&#39;s fiance. The idea that she was biding her time, just to swoop in like she didn&#39;t have shit else going on in life...we don&#39;t know her. Reducing a decades-long friendship to her being a side-piece is disrespectful. &mdash; niknikky (@ydragurl) <a href="https://twitter.com/ydragurl/status/1595528812539805696?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 23, 2022</a> Blair Underwood is the exact reason why I don't trust you niggas and y'all "bestfriend" &mdash; COURT (@mynameskourtney) <a href="https://twitter.com/mynameskourtney/status/1595494520757653506?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 23, 2022</a> I think folks are assuming Blair Underwood's new woman has been dating him for 41 years lol. No. He just got divorced last year and is now engaged to his "friend" of 41 years. &mdash; Key Lo Lo<div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image5"><img id="bvimg5" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/1f1ec-1f1ed.png" title="" /></div> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image6"><img id="bvimg6" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/1f1f8-1f1f1.png" title="" /></div> (@TwirlinNDippin) <a href="https://twitter.com/TwirlinNDippin/status/1595452053928779787?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 23, 2022</a> Blair Underwood marrying someone who has been a friend for over 30+ plus years weird to y'all? I don't think so, he had been married in the past and I believe so was she! They were young AF- before his fame when they met! Sometimes what you need been right there all along! &mdash; T|K (@TKo_xoXo) <a href="https://twitter.com/TKo_xoXo/status/1595451718149586947?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 23, 2022</a> The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/blair-underwood-announces-engagement-to-his-friend-of-41-years-twitter-reacts/" target="_blank">Blair Underwood Announces Engagement to His Friend of 41 Years, Twitter Reacts</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/blair-underwood-announces-engagement-to-his-friend-of-41-years-twitter-reacts/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/blair-underwood-announces-engagement-to-his-friend-of-41-years-twitter-reacts/</a>259238Gossip, Blair Underwood Announces Engagement to His Friend of 41 Years Twitter Reactsbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Funny and Relatable Tweets This Weekhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/funny-and-relatable-tweets-this-week-4/features/blogs/itstheboombap-funny-relatable-tweets-this-week-259232/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-funny-relatable-tweets-this-week-259232/#commentsWed, 23 Nov 2022 19:34 GMTTurkey Day is almost here, and for many of us, it's a short work week. Let's cheers to that while indulging in our weekly round-up of <strong>funny and relatable tweets</strong>. Check 'em out and let us know which ones you relate to the most! my most favorite thing to do is go home &amp; lay down. &mdash; e (@bbyevelina) <a href="https://twitter.com/bbyevelina/status/1595170565647699989?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 22, 2022</a> Im def leaving my "spend a check &amp; make it right back" attitude in 2022 <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/1fae3.png" title="" /></div> &mdash; Nicole Nicole <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image2"><img id="bvimg2" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/1f493.png" title="" /></div> (@niicole__nicole) <a href="https://twitter.com/niicole__nicole/status/1595110338244247552?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 22, 2022</a> Our parents just don't know how far we rode them bikes when we was younger <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image3"><img id="bvimg3" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/1f923.png" title="" /></div> &mdash; ? MAJ????? (@ykmaj6) <a href="https://twitter.com/ykmaj6/status/1594921641070723072?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 22, 2022</a> i love taking hot showers... i be in there turning around like rotisserie chicken &mdash; M <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image4"><img id="bvimg4" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/1f353.png" title="" /></div> (@babyariees) <a href="https://twitter.com/babyariees/status/1595237060348186628?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 23, 2022</a> Going back to your EX is like reheating McDonalds fries &mdash; Toxichoodboys (@toxichoodboys) <a href="https://twitter.com/toxichoodboys/status/1594801617777336328?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 21, 2022</a> men dont put their jackets over puddles like they used to im noticing that &mdash; amy<div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image5"><img id="bvimg5" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/1f41e.png" title="" /></div> (@iheartmyrose) <a href="https://twitter.com/iheartmyrose/status/1594793643835297792?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 21, 2022</a> I'm so tired of going to sleep with my bonnet on my head &amp; when i wake up it's on the living room floor watching tv &mdash; HER<div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image6"><img id="bvimg6" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/1f98b.png" title="" /></div> (@jawnnthadonn) <a href="https://twitter.com/jawnnthadonn/status/1594894105640931328?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 22, 2022</a> Me after going through his following every night <a href="https://t.co/3R7EQ7Flst" target="_blank">pic.twitter.com/3R7EQ7Flst</a> &mdash; N? (@Noorthevirgo) <a href="https://twitter.com/Noorthevirgo/status/1595303063480201217?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 23, 2022</a> Chris Tucker was really in Hong Kong telling people he LAPD <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image7"><img id="bvimg7" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/1f62d.png" title="" /></div> &mdash; ? (@TeezySooSkep) <a href="https://twitter.com/TeezySooSkep/status/1594890727938732032?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 22, 2022</a> Elon Musk can afford to lose $44B. We cannot afford to lose daily access to tomfoolery we will be depressed brother &mdash; Aokiji ??? (@DukeOfZamunda) <a href="https://twitter.com/DukeOfZamunda/status/1593413795052810240?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 18, 2022</a> a nigga with a baby otw don't have no business liking me &mdash; Dior (@diorkenn) <a href="https://twitter.com/diorkenn/status/1595475743768723457?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 23, 2022</a> if u wanna know his type check his instagram following &mdash; Cassie (@cassiee1919) <a href="https://twitter.com/cassiee1919/status/1593116239110737920?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">November 17, 2022</a> The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/funny-and-relatable-tweets-this-week-4/" target="_blank">Funny and Relatable Tweets This Week</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/funny-and-relatable-tweets-this-week-4/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/funny-and-relatable-tweets-this-week-4/</a>259232Lifestyle, Funny and Relatable Tweets This Weekbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1THE BALLER ALERT SHOW - EP. 196: THE CAST INTERVIEWS OMERETTA AND DISCUSS GEORGIA EARLY VOTING & LILhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/the-baller-alert-show-ep-196/features/blogs/itstheboombap-the-baller-alert-show-ep-196-cast-interviews-omeretta-an/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-the-baller-alert-show-ep-196-cast-interviews-omeretta-an/#commentsWed, 23 Nov 2022 18:20 GMTBaller Alert, Baller Alert, Baller Alert! Welcome to another episode of <strong>The Baller Alert Show</strong>, available everywhere you get your podcasts. On episode 196, the cast interviews female rap artist Omeretta. Ferrari, BT, Su Solo, and OCT discuss early voting in Georgia, Lil Baby Day, and Omeretta's career. "I just want to say Georgia, this is so embarrassing; the entire world is looking at us," said Su Solo regarding Stacy Abrams losing the race towards the governor of Atlanta. Omeretta shared that she did not vote because she "hates politics." Su Solo explained the importance of voting. Omeretta shared that the influencers need to be more educated to assist their followers and fans in voting. November 13th will now be declared Dominique "Lil Baby" Jones Day. "I like that," said Su Solo. "Give him his flowers while he's here." Diddy reveals that he pays his barber $1000 a cut. "Cap!" said BT. "Y'all keep in mind, he's also paying for his time for him to be available," said Su Solo. Ferrari shared a note from Offset that was dedicated to the late Takeoff. "Literally, seeing them post about him puts a lump in my throat. The fact that they weren't all the way right," said Su Solo. Omeretta shared that she's no longer beefing with anybody in her family. "It's straight, we're not best friends, but we're not beefing," said Omeretta, referring to her relationship with her mom. "Grammy nominations are in guys," said Ferrari. "Nicki Minaj is not there, and Summer Walker is not there." "Summer Walker has been carrying these female singers," said BT. <strong>Omeretta</strong> How is Omeretta doing? "Good, I be working. My EP, Emotional Gangster about to drop Friday." What makes you an emotional gangster? "I'm really like a crybaby emotionally. When I was younger, I used to cry a lot, so I made myself tough." You got a ring on your hand. You got this young man's name tatted all over your body. What's his name? and how many years does he have left? "Ta'Byron. Not that many; I can't give y'all no number." So you engaged? "Mmhmm" How is it for you mentally? I know you want to see your man. "At the beginning, when he first went to jail, it was hard, like 2018, 2019, 2020, and now it's more like us focusing on him getting home." How long have y'all been together? "Going on 5 years." How is it for him? "We had a lot of phases where we both wanted to get to each other real bad. We were both kind of suicidal at one time. We had to go through that and, I guess, build each other up." Are you finding yourself steadily trying to keep him in a good emotional state? "If I cry, I do it when we're off the phone, and I try not to put too much on his plate." What do you do to stay mentally sane? Do you talk to somebody? "I wanted to try therapy, because of everything that's happened in my life, but I'm not really ready for that. I don't feel too comfortable, and it's going to bring up stuff that I'm not ready to deal with." <strong>Baller Blitz</strong> In this episode, OCT asked Omeretta to decide if certain female rappers had a grammy. She included artists such as Missy Elliot, Eve, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Lauryn Hill, and Foxxy Brown. <strong>Baller Mail </strong> Dear Baller Alert, My husband and I got a divorce. Here I am three months later, and I found out that he had an entire side family that he is now with. I'm hurt. I want to go say something to his new but side family. Or should I just leave this alone. "Girl, pull up. Everybody needs to get slapped. Nine times out of 10 she knew about y'all.Y'all knew about each other. Y'all need to hit," said Omeretta. "I don't have no advice for you, because I know you gone go say something," said Ferrari. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/the-baller-alert-show-ep-196/" target="_blank">THE BALLER ALERT SHOW - EP. 196: THE CAST INTERVIEWS OMERETTA AND DISCUSS GEORGIA EARLY VOTING &amp; LIL BABY DAY</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/the-baller-alert-show-ep-196/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/the-baller-alert-show-ep-196/</a>259233The Baller Alert Show, THE BALLER ALERT SHOW - EP. 196: THE CAST INTERVIEWS OMERETTA AND DISCUSS GEObvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Russia Declared a "State Sponsor of Terrorism" by the European Parliamenthttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/russia-declared-a-state-sponsor-of-terrorism-by-the-european-features/blogs/itstheboombap-russia-declared-state-sponsor-terrorism-by-european/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-russia-declared-state-sponsor-terrorism-by-european/#commentsWed, 23 Nov 2022 18:01 GMTAs a result of <strong>Moscow's</strong> "deliberate actions and crimes" in <strong>Ukraine</strong>, the<strong> European Parliament</strong> has designated <strong>Russia</strong> as a "state sponsor of terrorism." On Wednesday, the motion was approved by European legislators with 494 in favor, 58 against, and 44 abstentions. The resolution said, "The deliberate attacks and atrocities carried out by the Russian Federation against the civilian population of Ukraine, the destruction of civilian infrastructure, and other serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law amount to acts of terror." However, according to <a href="https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/european-lawmakers-declare-russia-state-sponsor-terrorism-2022-11-23/" target="_blank">reports</a>, the <strong>European Union</strong> lacks a legal foundation to support the measure, essentially making the action symbolic. <strong>Volodymyr Zelenskyy</strong>, president of Ukraine, praised the decision and emphasized that "Russia must be isolated at all levels and held accountable." While accusing Moscow of targeting civilians, Zelenskyy urged other countries, like the U.S., to follow suit. The E.U., U.S., and U.K have already imposed unprecedented sanctions against Russia over its involvement in the Ukrainian war. Despite calls from both chambers of Congress, U.S. Secretary of State <strong>Antony Blinken</strong> has refrained from adding Russia to a list of countries supporting terrorism. The U.S. State Department currently views <strong>Cuba, North Korea, Iran, and Syria</strong> as "state sponsors of terrorism," which subject them to fines and a ban on defense exports. According to the European Parliamentary Research Service, four E.U. nations have labeled Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism": <strong>Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Poland.</strong> The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/russia-declared-a-state-sponsor-of-terrorism-by-the-european-parliament/" target="_blank">Russia Declared a "State Sponsor of Terrorism" by the European Parliament</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/russia-declared-a-state-sponsor-of-terrorism-by-the-european-parliament/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/russia-declared-a-state-sponsor-of-terrorism-by-the-european-parliament/</a>259220News, Russia Declared a "State Sponsor of Terrorism" by the European Parliamentbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Naomi Campbell Says She Wants An Unknown Rising Star To Play Her in a Biopichttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/naomi-campbell-says-she-wants-an-unknown-rising-star-to-play-features/blogs/itstheboombap-naomi-campbell-says-she-wants-unknown-rising-star-play/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-naomi-campbell-says-she-wants-unknown-rising-star-play/#commentsWed, 23 Nov 2022 17:37 GMTThe legendary<a href="https://balleralert.com/?s=Naomi+Campbell" target="_blank"><strong> Naomi Campbell</strong></a> has revealed that she wants an unknown, rising star to play her in a biopic about her life and career. "I would like it to be someone, who is unknown and preferably someone from South London," She told <strong><a href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11459703/Naomi-Campbell-reveals-wants-biopic-life.html" target="_blank">Daily Mail</a>. </strong>"I've had my success, and I want to see the success of the next generation." It's unclear what the model's upcoming project might be, but Campbell's extravagant career certainly lends insight into the potential project. Over the past four decades, the British star has cemented herself as one of the most prominent and sought-after models. In addition to the glitz and glamour, she also has some less-than-glamorous tales to tell. In 1999, Campbell was in rehab after suffering from substance abuse and addiction when she first began her modeling career. In 2017, she spoke out about her past addiction, saying: "I was never ashamed of substance abuse. I never took a break. I finally said, 'I want to go away, and I chose to make the phone call to go to rehab.'" Campbell eventually took back control of her career and established herself as a runway icon. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/naomi-campbell-says-she-wants-an-unknown-rising-star-to-play-her-in-a-biopic/" target="_blank">Naomi Campbell Says She Wants An Unknown Rising Star To Play Her in a Biopic</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/naomi-campbell-says-she-wants-an-unknown-rising-star-to-play-her-in-a-biopic/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/naomi-campbell-says-she-wants-an-unknown-rising-star-to-play-her-in-a-biopic/</a>259221Gossip, Naomi Campbell Says She Wants An Unknown Rising Star To Play Her in a Biopicbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Kanye West Allegedly Showed His Own Sex Tapes and Explicit Photos of Kim Kardashian To Yeezy Employehttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/rolling-stone-releases-open-letter-to-adidas/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kanye-west-allegedly-showed-his-own-sex-tapes-explicit-p/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kanye-west-allegedly-showed-his-own-sex-tapes-explicit-p/#commentsWed, 23 Nov 2022 17:08 GMTMore details about<strong><a href="https://balleralert.com/?s=Kanye+West" target="_blank"> Kanye West</a>'s</strong> alleged exploitation of <strong>Yeezy</strong> staff members have been revealed in a new<a href="https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/kanye-west-yeezy-porn-bullying-kim-kardashian-1234635221/" target="_blank"><strong> Rolling Stone</strong></a> report, in which multiple former employees claimed that Ye frequently exposed them to "hardcore" pornography while at work. On Tuesday, former top Yeezy employees wrote an open letter to the executives on the board and the CEO of <strong>Adidas</strong> outlining several of West's inappropriate actions. Rolling Stone obtained a copy of the letter titled "The Truth About Yeezy: A Call to Action for Adidas Leadership," which demanded that Adidas leadership address "the toxic and chaotic environment that Kanye West created" as well as Ye's "very sick pattern of predacious behavior toward women." Staff members also claimed that Ye played his sex tapes for Yeezy team members in job interviews, shared intimate photos of his ex-wife <strong>Kim Kardashian,</strong> discussed porn, and played other explicit videos at staff meetings. "My wife just sent me this," the rapper allegedly told a young staffer as he displayed a "very revealing and personal" photo of Kardashian on his phone during a job interview in 2018. "He showed me the video of Francesca Le, a buff porn star with a strap-on dildo fucking another girl in the ass," another former staffer said. "He's like, 'What do you think of it?' Not laughing at all." Ye also reportedly showed an explicit video of his ex-wife to the creative team that same year. In fact, according to the report, former employees believed the rapper-turned-fashion mogul used explicit content as a manipulation tactic that was used primarily on female employees. "The oversexualized behavior has been consistent since the beginning," said a former senior employee. "I don't know that it ever went away." Elsewhere in the open letter, Ye was accused of having "exploded at women in the room with offensive remarks," including calling an employee a "fat slut," and of playing adult films in meetings under the pretext that he required them "in the background to keep [him] focused." While the rapper's behavior was inappropriate and unacceptable, former Adidas employees also placed some blame on Adidas executives who overlooked Kanye's unprofessional behavior despite his pornographic displays. The letter stated, "The most troubling behavior that should have been flagged by the executive team very early in the partnership is his manipulative and fear-based approach to leading the team, all while trying to assert dominance over Adidas employees in closed rooms." "As much as we all would love to solely blame Kanye," the letter continued, "the undeniable truth is that the Adidas executive team and the board have been huge enablers." One former staffer said there are "many forms of abuse, and this is the kind of abuse that's so many kinds of abuse combined into one," while another said West used "tactic[s] to break a person down and establish their unwavering allegiance to him, testing and destroying people's boundaries." A spokesperson for Adidas said in a statement: "Adidas does not tolerate hate speech and offensive behavior and therefore has terminated the Adidas Yeezy partnership. We have been and continue to be actively engaged in conversations with our employees about the events that lead [sic] to our decision to end the partnership. They have our full support, and as we're working through the details of the termination, we have been clear that we want to keep our employees' talent and skills within the organization." &nbsp; The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/rolling-stone-releases-open-letter-to-adidas/" target="_blank">Kanye West Allegedly Showed His Own Sex Tapes and Explicit Photos of Kim Kardashian To Yeezy Employees, Open Letter Claims</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/rolling-stone-releases-open-letter-to-adidas/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/rolling-stone-releases-open-letter-to-adidas/</a>259216Gossip, Kanye West Allegedly Showed His Own Sex Tapes and Explicit Photos of Kim Kardashian To Yeezybvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Parents Speak Out After Two Students Were Allowed to Return to School Following Allegations of Sodomhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/parents-at-a-florida-middle-school-are-outraged/features/blogs/itstheboombap-parents-speak-out-after-two-students-were-allowed-return/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-parents-speak-out-after-two-students-were-allowed-return/#commentsWed, 23 Nov 2022 15:56 GMTIn <strong>Williston, <a href="https://balleralert.com/?s=florida" target="_blank">Florida</a>,</strong> parents of students attending <strong>Williston Middle-High</strong> are outraged after two eighth-grade boys were allowed back on campus despite allegations of sexual abuse. Earlier this month, <a href="https://www.wcjb.com/2022/11/18/they-dont-need-be-going-school-parents-are-outraged-after-two-teens-accused-sodomizing-another-boy-are-back-school/" target="_blank"><strong>WCJB 20</strong></a> reported that two teenage boys had been accused of sodomizing a sixth-grade student with a pipe, recording the act, and then posting the video online. The incident did not take place on school grounds but in Marion county. The school posted a statement on its <strong>Facebook</strong> page on Nov 9, stating, "The School Board of Levy County has been in communication with local law enforcement officials since the initial report of an ongoing law enforcement investigation relating to SBLC students in another county. The SBLC has taken steps to mitigate any interaction between all involved parties to ensure the safety of all students." WCJB 20 spoke to residents about the school's handling of the situation. "It's kind of sickening to me that we gotta hear about this through a Facebook post," Paul Frere told WCJB. "I think Marion County should've reached out to our schools, and our school board should've been reaching out to us, and we should have been notified," Meanwhile, <strong>Miranda Stewart, </strong>whose children attend the same school as the accused, said she was unsatisfied with the decision to allow the students to return to class. However, according to the publication, the superintendent released a statement claiming the teens would be kept away from other students. "It's going to affect the way people view you as a school board to say this didn't happen here, and I understand innocent until proven guilty and all of that, but if there's an investigation, they don't need to be going to school," Stewart shared. "They didn't want it to go out; they wanted people to delete the social media, they wanted people to delete the Reddit and things like that. It shouldn't be something that's quiet, this is something that affects everybody who has a child that attends Levy County - obviously not every school, but the middle-high school clearly," said Stewart. "I had questions about it, and my children expressed to me that they did not want those children to come back to school and that they felt it was wrong, and that those boys should be held accountable. So, I was like, somebody obviously needs to say something or do something to make this known because they were sweeping it under the rug." According to Stewart, she believes the two boys' families are trying to keep the issue under wraps. However, the incident, listed as a battery case, is under investigation by Marion County sheriff's deputies. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/parents-at-a-florida-middle-school-are-outraged/" target="_blank">Parents Speak Out After Two Students Were Allowed to Return to School Following Allegations of Sodomy</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/parents-at-a-florida-middle-school-are-outraged/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/parents-at-a-florida-middle-school-are-outraged/</a>259213News, Parents Speak Out After Two Students Were Allowed to Return to School Following Allegations ofbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1U.S. Embassy Warns Darker-Skinned Americans May Be Profiled, Detained in the Dominican Republichttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/u-s-warns-darker-skinned-americans-may-be-profiled-in-dr/features/blogs/itstheboombap-us-embassy-warns-darkerskinned-americans-may-be-profiled-det/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-us-embassy-warns-darkerskinned-americans-may-be-profiled-det/#commentsWed, 23 Nov 2022 15:19 GMTThe <strong>United States</strong> has issued an alert for darker-skinned Americans visiting the <strong><a href="https://balleralert.com/?s=dominican+republic" target="_blank">Dominican Republic</a>,</strong> warning that they might be profiled and wrongfully detained if mistaken for Haitians. A crackdown on Haitian immigrants has led Dominican officials to approach anyone in the country who look to be of Haitian descent. This means all persons with melanated skin are at risk of being confronted by police, according to the <strong>U.S. embassy.</strong> According to the agency, which sent out the notice on <strong>Saturday</strong>, <strong>November 19th,</strong> those detained are locked in "overcrowded detention centers" with little or no access to food and restrooms. However, Dominican officials fired back at the embassy, calling its advisory "manifestly unfounded, untimely." They pointed out their long-standing relationship with the U.S., reiterating that the government would never purposefully target visitors for their skin color. The country has been called out for some time regarding the mass deportations of Haitians. A new report found that hundreds of Haitian children were expelled from the Dominican without their parents. Videos have surfaced showing officers brutalizing Haitians since <strong>President Louis Abinader</strong> launched an aggressive initiative to purge the county of anyone illegally living in the Dominican. <strong>U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Turk,</strong> pleaded to suspend deportations of Haitians, noting the humanitarian crises they're currently facing in the embattled country. Haiti remains in turmoil, with increased gang violence, a cholera outbreak, and continued unrest following the murder of president <strong>Jovenel Mo se</strong> in <strong>July 2021.</strong> Yet, the Dominican has vowed to send anyone back to the country who arrives without proper documentation and without plans to seek legal residency. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/u-s-warns-darker-skinned-americans-may-be-profiled-in-dr/" target="_blank">U.S. Embassy Warns Darker-Skinned Americans May Be Profiled, Detained in the Dominican Republic</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/u-s-warns-darker-skinned-americans-may-be-profiled-in-dr/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/u-s-warns-darker-skinned-americans-may-be-profiled-in-dr/</a>259208News, U.S. Embassy Warns Darker-Skinned Americans May Be Profiled Detained in the Dominican Republicbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Friends Wouldn't Allow a Doctor to Transfer Shanquella Robinson to a Hospital, Report Claimshttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/friends-wouldnt-allow-a-doctor-to-transfer-shanquella-robinsofeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-friends-wouldnt-allow-doctor-transfer-shanquella-robins/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-friends-wouldnt-allow-doctor-transfer-shanquella-robins/#commentsWed, 23 Nov 2022 14:55 GMTThe mystery surrounding the death of<a href="https://balleralert.com/?s=shanquella" target="_blank"><strong> Shanquella Robinson</strong></a> has deepened after investigators discovered she was alive for three hours after help was called. Robinson's death certificate originally stated that she died within<strong> 15 minutes</strong> of sustaining a severe spinal cord injury. However, a police report obtained by the <strong><a href="https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/crime/article269045687.html" target="_blank">Charlotte Observer</a> </strong>confirmed that <strong>Dr. Karolina Beatriz Ornelas Guti rrez of the American Medical Center</strong> treated Robinson for nearly three hours before she died while vacationing in <strong>San Jos del Cabo.</strong> Per the report, <strong>Wenter Donovan</strong>, one of Robinson's friends who traveled to <strong>Mexico</strong> with her, called for medical assistance on <strong>October 29th at 2:13 p.m.</strong> House calls for non-emergency treatment are common in tourist areas of Mexico. When Dr. Guti rrez arrived almost an hour later, she encountered a dehydrated Robinson, who was also unable to speak. When the doctor told the group she wanted to transfer Robinson to a nearby hospital, they refused and insisted that she treat the <strong>25-year-old</strong> in the villa. Robinson's vital signs were stable then, but when Guti rrez tried to administer an IV, she was unsuccessful. Robinson's friends did not give the doctor any details regarding injuries but did say Robinson consumed "a lot of alcohol." As the doctor tried to treat her, Robinson began convulsing and having difficulty breathing. Paramedics were called to the posh resort, and life-saving measures were attempted. Sadly, Robinson was pronounced dead at <strong>5:25 p.m.</strong> If this account is accurate, that will contradict the time of death listed on the autopsy report. This latest development is just another layer of the death investigation that has captivated the world. Even with the discrepancy, many are pointing to the video showing Robinson being brutally beaten as evidence that she was allegedly killed at the hands of her friend, <strong>Daejhanae Jackson.</strong> The investigation remains ongoing. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/friends-wouldnt-allow-a-doctor-to-transfer-shanquella-robinson/" target="_blank">Friends Wouldn't Allow a Doctor to Transfer Shanquella Robinson to a Hospital, Report Claims</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/friends-wouldnt-allow-a-doctor-to-transfer-shanquella-robinson/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/friends-wouldnt-allow-a-doctor-to-transfer-shanquella-robinson/</a>259209News, Friends Wouldn't Allow a Doctor to Transfer Shanquella Robinson to a Hospital Report Claimsbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Angry Mob Throws Bottles, Pulls Hair Of Woman Who Climbed Ancient Mayan Temple [Video]https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/angry-mob-throws-bottles-at-woman-who-climbed-mayan-temple/features/blogs/itstheboombap-angry-mob-throws-bottles-pulls-hair-woman-who-climbed-anc/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-angry-mob-throws-bottles-pulls-hair-woman-who-climbed-anc/#commentsWed, 23 Nov 2022 14:47 GMTAn entitled tourist sparked outrage after she climbed the steps of the ancient<strong> Mayan Temple of Kukulc n.</strong> Also known as the <strong>El Castillo</strong> and located in <strong>Chich n Itz ,</strong> this monument attracts millions of tourists worldwide. However, in <strong>2008</strong>, climbing the landmark was prohibited in an effort to protect it from erosion, graffiti, and any other damage. Sadly, an unknown woman recently ignored those rules and walked to the top of the <strong>82-foot pyramid.</strong> As she danced in celebration of her feat, spectators became enraged, screaming for the woman to be jailed. Cell phone footage showed the woman ignoring the <a href="https://balleralert.com/?s=mob" target="_blank">crowd</a> as she moved about the steps. Tourists could be heard yelling "a**hole" and "idiot" at the woman to no avail. The uncouth visitor, wearing bright red pants and a blue shirt, made it all the way to the temple room before she walked back down the steps. Upon her completion, the woman was met by an angry mob, who continued to throw things at her and officials with the Mexican Institute of Anthropology and History. However, the crowd did not stop at yelling and hurling objects. One video showed infuriated protesters pulling the woman's hair and knocking off her hat. No one from the crowd appeared to be apprehended, but the local police arrested the unnamed attention-seeker. She was also charged a fine for violating the protection order of the site, which could range from <strong>$2,500 to more than $5,000</strong>, as outlined by <strong>Mexico's Federal Law on Monuments and Archaeological, Artistic and Historical Areas.</strong> Luckily, the temple had not been harmed. (new Image()).src = '<a href="https://capi.connatix.com/tr/si?token=9c70969a-1597-42dd-9980-f3d56f4c8b56&cid=8d6b4040-04c9-4ad0-aa63-766b9eb4e9b9';" target="_blank">https://capi.connatix.com/tr/si?token=9c70969a-1597-42dd-9980-f3d56f4c8b56&cid=8d6b4040-04c9-4ad0-aa63-766b9eb4e9b9';</a> cnx.cmd.push(function() { cnx({ playerId: "9c70969a-1597-42dd-9980-f3d56f4c8b56", mediaId: "86a52fad-eb79-4ca5-955a-79194ec4de95" }).render("6d214a261d654e15bd7657de3ac846bc"); }); The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/angry-mob-throws-bottles-at-woman-who-climbed-mayan-temple/" target="_blank">Angry Mob Throws Bottles, Pulls Hair Of Woman Who Climbed Ancient Mayan Temple [Video]</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/angry-mob-throws-bottles-at-woman-who-climbed-mayan-temple/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/angry-mob-throws-bottles-at-woman-who-climbed-mayan-temple/</a>259210News, Angry Mob Throws Bottles Pulls Hair Of Woman Who Climbed Ancient Mayan Temple [Video]bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Walmart Employee Opened Fire In Store, Killing At Least Sixhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/walmart-employee-opened-fire-in-store-killing-at-least-six/features/blogs/itstheboombap-walmart-employee-opened-fire-store-killing-least-six/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-walmart-employee-opened-fire-store-killing-least-six/#commentsWed, 23 Nov 2022 14:27 GMTOn Tuesday, at least six people were reported dead after the store manager opened fire inside a <a href="https://balleralert.com/?s=walmart" target="_blank"><strong>Walmart</strong> </a>in <strong>Chesapeake, Virginia.</strong> According to officials, the shootings occurred within an hour of the store's scheduled closing time. Police have searched the store to find any additional victims or those hiding. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/22/us/chesapeake-virginia-walmart-shooting" target="_blank"><strong>CNN</strong></a> reported that the gunman entered the break room and opened fire on other employees before turning the gun on himself. <strong>Chesapeake Police Chief Mark Solesky</strong> confirmed that the gunman died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. However, the shooter's identity has not been released because his family has not been notified. A spokesperson for Sentara Healthcare said five people were receiving treatment at the <strong>Sentara General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia.</strong> The state of their condition was not immediately known. Customers are being asked to stay away from the store during the investigation. <strong>The Chesapeake Conference Center</strong> has been set up as a reunification center for those in the store. Only immediate family and emergency contacts will be allowed in the center. Walmart said it was shocked by what happened in one of its stores. "We're praying for those impacted, the community, and our associates. We're working closely with law enforcement, and we are focused on supporting our associates," the company said. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/walmart-employee-opened-fire-in-store-killing-at-least-six/" target="_blank">Walmart Employee Opened Fire In Store, Killing At Least Six</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/walmart-employee-opened-fire-in-store-killing-at-least-six/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/walmart-employee-opened-fire-in-store-killing-at-least-six/</a>259211News, Walmart Employee Opened Fire In Store Killing At Least Sixbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Houston Police Chief Provides Update on Takeoff's Murder Investigationhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/houston-police-chief-provides-update-on-takeoffs-murder/features/blogs/itstheboombap-houston-police-chief-provides-update-takeoffs-murder-inve/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-houston-police-chief-provides-update-takeoffs-murder-inve/#commentsWed, 23 Nov 2022 14:09 GMTWhile the hip-hop community and fans worldwide continue mourning the loss of <strong>Migos</strong> star, <a href="https://balleralert.com/?s=takeoff" target="_blank"><strong>Takeoff</strong></a>, <strong>Houston Police Chief Troy Finner</strong> says he is confident someone will be held accountable in the case. "I feel good where we're progressing," Finner told <strong><a href="https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2022/11/21/let-people-talk-the-streets-seem-cold-but-houston-police-chief-says-he-is-confident-there-will-be-an-arrest-in-takeoffs-murder/" target="_blank">KPRC 2</a>.</strong> The <strong>28-year-old Grammy-nominated rapper</strong> was gunned down on November 1st outside a private event at <strong>810 Billiards &amp; Bowling.</strong> An argument involving his uncle and groupmate, <strong>Quavo</strong>, ended in gunfire after at least two people fired shots. Quavo was seen in cell phone footage walking away from the altercation with Takeoff close by when the shots rang out. Takeoff was fatally shot in the head and torso, succumbing to his injuries at the scene. Two others were shot but sustained non-life-threatening injuries. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B6ys-NmhLpX/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B6ys-NmhLpX/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by TakeOff<div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/1f680.png" title="" /></div> (@yrntakeoff)</a> Web sleuths have proposed several theories regarding who fired the fatal shot. Shortly after the murder, media personality Akademiks produced a lengthy webcast in which he pieced together video evidence and claimed to know who the gunman was. Still, police have not announced any suspects. The Chief is careful not to "send family members on a roller coaster ride" by naming a suspect without concrete evidence. Nevertheless, he believes that the case will have a resolution and is pleading with the public to be patient. Takeoff was laid to rest on <strong>Friday, November 11th</strong>, in a ceremony at <strong>State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA.</strong> Over<strong> 20,000</strong> friends, family, and fans showed up to pay their respects to the beloved rapper. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/houston-police-chief-provides-update-on-takeoffs-murder/" target="_blank">Houston Police Chief Provides Update on Takeoff's Murder Investigation</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/houston-police-chief-provides-update-on-takeoffs-murder/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/houston-police-chief-provides-update-on-takeoffs-murder/</a>259202News, Houston Police Chief Provides Update on Takeoff's Murder Investigationbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1The City Atlanta To Pay $1M Settlement To Family of Rayshard Brookshttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/the-city-atlanta-to-pay-1m-settlement-to-family-of-rayshard-bfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-the-city-atlanta-pay-1m-settlement-family-rayshard/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-the-city-atlanta-pay-1m-settlement-family-rayshard/#commentsWed, 23 Nov 2022 01:13 GMTThe city of<strong> Atlanta</strong> will pay $1 million to the family of <strong>Rayshard Brooks</strong>, who was shot and killed by a white police officer in June 2020 The Atlanta City Council voted to approve the settlement on Monday, November 21, 2022. The 27-year-old was shot following a confrontation with two white police officers in June 2020. The shooting came just a week after the death of George Floyd, which sparked a new wave of demonstrations in Atlanta against police brutality and racial injustice. In August, a special prosecutor appointed to consider the case announced that using deadly force was "objectively reasonable." Pete Skandalakis, executive director of the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia, said he would not pursue charges against Officer Garrett Rolfe, who shot Brooks, and Officer Devin Brosnan. Although the Brooks family remains disappointed that no charges were brought against the officers, they're pleased to have settled with the city, the family's attorney said. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed in September 2021 by Brooks' widow, Tomika Miller, and his estate. The City Council voted 15-0 Monday to approve the settlement. "This grieving family has been through so much during this process. Although the children of Mr. Brooks have lost their father, settling the case will undoubtedly assist them with future plans as they come of age," the family's lawyers said in a statement. On June 12, 2020, police responded to complaints of a man sleeping in a car in the drive-thru lane of Wendy's restaurant. Police body camera video shows the two officers calmly conversing with Brooks for about 40 minutes. Officers later told Brooks he'd had too much to drink to be driving and tried to arrest him. Then, Brooks grabbed a Taser from one of the officers and fled, firing it at Rolfe as he ran. Rolfe fired his gun, and an autopsy found that Brooks was shot twice in the back. Police Chief Erika Shields resigned less than 24 hours after the shooting, and protesters set fire to the Wendy's, which was later demolished. Rolfe was fired the day after Brooks died, but his dismissal was reversed in May 2021 by the Atlanta Civil Service Board. The board found that the city failed to follow its procedures for disciplinary actions. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/the-city-atlanta-to-pay-1m-settlement-to-family-of-rayshard-brooks/" target="_blank">The City Atlanta To Pay $1M Settlement To Family of Rayshard Brooks</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/the-city-atlanta-to-pay-1m-settlement-to-family-of-rayshard-brooks/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/the-city-atlanta-to-pay-1m-settlement-to-family-of-rayshard-brooks/</a>259193News, The City Atlanta To Pay $1M Settlement To Family of Rayshard Brooksbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Biden Administration Extends Student Loan Repayment Freeze as Forgiveness Program Continues to Face https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/bidens-extends-the-student-loan-repayment-freeze/features/blogs/itstheboombap-biden-administration-extends-student-loan-repayment-freeze-a/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-biden-administration-extends-student-loan-repayment-freeze-a/#commentsWed, 23 Nov 2022 00:52 GMTOn Tuesday, Nov. 22nd, <strong>Joe Biden</strong> extended the student loan repayment freeze following the legal challenges his administration is facing regarding their Student Loan Forgiveness Program. After announcing his plan to cancel $10,000 in federal student loans per borrower or $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients, numerous conservative groups have challenged the decision, including a North Texas federal judge who referred to the plan as "unlawful." While the plan is on hold due to the pending court case, some borrowers have received an email from the U.S. Secretary of Education informing them of their eligibility and approval status. The letter mentions the numerous lawsuits that have blocked their ability to discharge borrowers' debt. The Letter concludes with: "We believe strongly that the lawsuits are meritless, and the Department of Justice has appealed on our behalf. Your application is complete and approved, and we will discharge your approved debt if and when we prevail in court. We will update you when there are new developments. The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to helping borrowers as they recover from the pandemic. Education is a great equalizer, and we will never stop fighting for you!" According to the Biden administration, the freeze will conclude 60 days after a decision is made on the Student Loan Forgiveness program. If the suit last until June 30th or fails to become implemented, the freeze will end 60 days after that, according to the Department of Education. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/bidens-extends-the-student-loan-repayment-freeze/" target="_blank">Biden Administration Extends Student Loan Repayment Freeze as Forgiveness Program Continues to Face Legal Challenges</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/bidens-extends-the-student-loan-repayment-freeze/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/bidens-extends-the-student-loan-repayment-freeze/</a>259194News, Uncategorized, Biden Administration Extends Student Loan Repayment Freeze as Forgiveness Progrbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Tesla Issuing Recalls on Thousands of Vehicleshttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/tesla-issuing-recalls-on-thousands-of-vehicles/features/blogs/itstheboombap-tesla-issuing-recalls-thousands-vehicles/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-tesla-issuing-recalls-thousands-vehicles/#commentsWed, 23 Nov 2022 00:37 GMT<strong>Tesla</strong> has informed all stores and service locations that the company will issue two recalls. <strong>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration</strong> found that 29,348 <strong>Tesla Model X</strong> cars could potentially deploy their front passenger airbags incorrectly during low-speed collisions. Last week, a free software update included the remedy distributed to vehicles in production and pre-delivery containment as part of Tesla's risk report. In addition, the NHTSA made another recall after finding that 321,628 year-2023<strong> Model 3</strong> and 2020-2023 <strong>Model Y</strong> vehicles were at risk of reduced visibility in the dark. The report claims that irregularly lit taillights brought on the problem. This month's recall comes after Tesla informed stores and service locations of 817,143-year 2021-2022 <strong>Model S</strong> and Model X vehicles and all Model 3 and Model Y vehicles. According to the report, Tesla vehicles failed to comply with a federal motor vehicle safety standard that requires vehicles to chime when the driver starts the car without buckling their seatbelt. Due to the number of recalls, an online database has been created so Tesla owners can check to see if their vehicle has been affected. Tesla's recalls were reported following the release of the company's third-quarter earnings in October. The report said that due to increasing difficulty in matching its manufacturing rates and costs throughout the second half of the year, its product orders had been distributed more evenly throughout its factories. According to the company, "Any delay or other complication in ramping the production of our current products or the development, manufacture, launch and production ramp of our future products, features, and services, or in doing so cost-effectively and with high quality, may harm our brand, business, prospects, financial condition, and operating results." The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/tesla-issuing-recalls-on-thousands-of-vehicles/" target="_blank">Tesla Issuing Recalls on Thousands of Vehicles</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/tesla-issuing-recalls-on-thousands-of-vehicles/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/tesla-issuing-recalls-on-thousands-of-vehicles/</a>259195News, Tesla Issuing Recalls on Thousands of Vehiclesbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1New Study Shows Rats Have Rhythm; Danced to Michael Jackson, Mozart & Lady Gaga Musichttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/new-study-shows-rats-danced-to-michael-jackson/features/blogs/itstheboombap-new-study-shows-rats-have-rhythm-danced-michael-jackson-m/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-new-study-shows-rats-have-rhythm-danced-michael-jackson-m/#commentsWed, 23 Nov 2022 00:10 GMTAs if the sight of a <strong>rat</strong> was not repulsive enough, a new study has found that these invasive pests can actually dance. Imagine encountering a gang of rats doing the electric slide in the middle of a busy <strong>New York City</strong> block. While the visualization may be slightly overdramatized, a new study conducted by the University of Tokyo discovered that these creatures have rhythm and moved their heads in sync with beats when researchers played music for them. The rodents did so without "any training or prior exposure to music-beat synchronization." The study examined ten rats and twenty humans. Each participant was fitted with wireless accelerometers, which measured head movements. Over a three-day period, the rats were played five different pieces of music, with a focus on <strong>Mozart's "Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major (K. 448)."</strong> Researchers played minute-long excerpts at different speeds, and the rats displayed the most precise beat synchronization when the song was played between 120 and 140 bpm. In addition to classical music, scientists also played <strong>"Beat It" by Michael Jackson and "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga. </strong> The study's co-author Hirokazu Takahashi wrote in the <a href="https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abo7019" target="_blank">Science Advances</a> published report that this was previously a bodily function believed to be exclusive to humans. The experiment was birthed by experts wanting to explore the emotional and cognitive responses attached to tunes. Takahashi says he wants to understand how music can help everyone live an overall better life. In other words, dancing rats are the key to unlocking the healing properties of our favorite hits. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/new-study-shows-rats-danced-to-michael-jackson/" target="_blank">New Study Shows Rats Have Rhythm; Danced to Michael Jackson, Mozart &amp; Lady Gaga Music</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/new-study-shows-rats-danced-to-michael-jackson/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/new-study-shows-rats-danced-to-michael-jackson/</a>259181News, New Study Shows Rats Have Rhythm; Danced to Michael Jackson Mozart & Lady Gaga Musicbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1DaBaby Says Only the Likes of Kendrick Lamar, J Cole & Eminem Are On His Level [Video]https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/dababy-says-only-the-likes-of-kendrick-lamar-j-cole-eminem/features/blogs/itstheboombap-dababy-says-only-likes-kendrick-lamar-j-cole-eminem-a/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-dababy-says-only-likes-kendrick-lamar-j-cole-eminem-a/#commentsTue, 22 Nov 2022 23:49 GMT<strong>DaBaby</strong> is making sure fans know that he sits among the hip-hop greats. During his recent sit down with <strong>My Expert Opinion with Math Hoffa,</strong> the <strong>"BOP"</strong> rapper spoke confidently about where he sees himself in the rap industry. Baby explained that certain songs he puts out are "business moves," tailored for whatever will sell at the moment. However, when it comes to more serious music that requires him to display his lyrical capabilities, Baby is sure that he is on the same playing field as some of the biggest names. He'll even go "<strong>Eminem</strong> level" on certain beats. <center><a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=zAaH3fZ1qag" target="_blank"><img src="http://i.ytimg.com/vi/zAaH3fZ1qag/default.jpg" border="0" /> Watch Video on YouTube</a></center> "You gotta go get <strong>Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole,</strong> I don't wanna disrespect nobody," the <strong>30-year-old</strong> stated around the 4:48 mark before adding, "I'm like that." DaBaby's comments come amid weeks of fans and critics alike debating whether or not the <strong>Grammy</strong>-nominated artist had fallen off. Low album and ticket sales have plagued Baby in recent months. Most recently, his viral buy one, get one free concert ticket deals have made him the butt of jokes on social media. Nevertheless, he doesn't appear too phased by the backlash, even embracing it by sharing a video on Instagram showing a packed arena at one of his shows. "Whoever paying them blogs to post dat bulls**t needa get they money back," he wrote in the caption. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/reel/ClHVnVWp5aV/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/reel/ClHVnVWp5aV/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by KIRK (@dababy)</a> This is not the first time DaBaby has voiced his opinion regarding where he stands in hip-hop. Back in February, he also boasted of being one of the best artists in the game, adding<strong> Nas and Jay-Z</strong> to the list of those to whom he compares to. Do you think DaBaby has reached icon status, or does he still have a long way to go? The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/dababy-says-only-the-likes-of-kendrick-lamar-j-cole-eminem/" target="_blank">DaBaby Says Only the Likes of Kendrick Lamar, J Cole &amp; Eminem Are On His Level [Video]</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/dababy-says-only-the-likes-of-kendrick-lamar-j-cole-eminem/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/dababy-says-only-the-likes-of-kendrick-lamar-j-cole-eminem/</a>259182Gossip, DaBaby Says Only the Likes of Kendrick Lamar J Cole & Eminem Are On His Level [Video]bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1L'Oreal Being Sued By Four Black Women Who Claim Its Relaxer Products Caused Them to Develop Cancerhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/loreal-being-sued-by-four-black-women/features/blogs/itstheboombap-loreal-being-sued-by-four-black-women-who-claim-its-relaxer/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-loreal-being-sued-by-four-black-women-who-claim-its-relaxer/#commentsTue, 22 Nov 2022 23:05 GMT<strong>L'Or al</strong> is being sued by four Black women who claim its relaxer products caused them to develop uterine cancer and other serious health issues. According to <strong>NBC News, Rhonda Terrell</strong>, 55, underwent a hysterectomy and chemotherapy after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of uterine cancer that spread to her abdomen and liver. <strong>Bernadette Gordon,</strong> 49, underwent a hysterectomy and double mastectomy, along with months of chemotherapy, after she was diagnosed with uterine and breast cancer. In addition, both <strong>Rugieyatu Bhonopha</strong>, 39, and<strong> Jenny Mitchell,</strong> 32, also underwent hysterectomies after being diagnosed with uterine cancer. All of the women have claimed to use the company's hair straightening products throughout the years. Gorden said she used the product from 1983-2015, and Terrell admitted to using the product from age 8 to her early 40s. "If I had known all those years ago, if they had a warning on the box to say this could cause cancer, I wouldn't have used it," Terrell explained. "And I want to hold them accountable because I have granddaughters." Bhonopha told NBC, "It's a hard thing to have to come to the realization that you're dealing with fibroids, pregnancy loss." She said, "And you had no inkling that these products were dangerous. You didn't know that any of these harmful products were in it. Obviously, you wouldn't have used them if you knew." According to a study published last month by the National Institutes of Health, women who use hair-straightening chemicals are twice as likely to develop uterine cancer as women who do not. <strong>Dr. Che-Jung Chang</strong> has said that Black women are at risk of having more health problems than their counterparts. He said, "Because Black women use hair straightening or relaxer products more frequently and tend to initiate use at earlier ages than other races and ethnicities, these findings may be even more relevant for them." According to NBC, all the women in the lawsuit said they hadn't realized chemical hair straighteners increased their cancer risk until the study was published. They also claimed the packaging didn't warn of any cancer risks. L'Or al said in a statement that it is "confident in the safety of our products and believes the recent lawsuits filed against us have no legal merit." "L'Or al upholds the highest standards of safety for all its products," the company said. "Our products are subject to a rigorous scientific evaluation of their safety by experts who also ensure that we follow strictly all regulations in every market in which we operate." The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/loreal-being-sued-by-four-black-women/" target="_blank">L'Oreal Being Sued By Four Black Women Who Claim Its Relaxer Products Caused Them to Develop Cancer</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/loreal-being-sued-by-four-black-women/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/loreal-being-sued-by-four-black-women/</a>259177News, L'Oreal Being Sued By Four Black Women Who Claim Its Relaxer Products Caused Them to Develop Cbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Civil Rights Groups Calls for Twitter Ad Boycott Following Trump Reinstatement, Says Elon Musk Brokehttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/civil-rights-groups-say-elon-musk-broke-promises/features/blogs/itstheboombap-civil-rights-groups-calls-twitter-ad-boycott-following-t/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-civil-rights-groups-calls-twitter-ad-boycott-following-t/#commentsTue, 22 Nov 2022 21:42 GMTCivil rights groups have called out <strong>Elon Musk</strong> for going against his promise to curb hate speech and the spread of misinformation by reinstating<strong> Donald Trump</strong>'s Twitter account. "Any advertiser still funding Twitter should immediately pause all advertising now," NAACP President and CEO posted on Twitter over the weekend. Musk has made several controversial changes to the social media platform following his $44 billion acquisition, including mass layoffs that raised concerns about the operation and safety of the site. And now he's decided to reinstate Trump's account after a slim majority of users voted in approval on a poll that the Tesla CEO shared. Activists recently sat down with Musk after there was a surge of racist and antisemitic posts on the platform, which occurred after Musk's takeover. Evidently, he promised a content moderation council would help make decisions about the site. But it seems that the council did not convene to discuss Trump's reinstatement, Bloomberg reported. "We got a commitment he wouldn't re-platform anyone until he had a transparent process. It is pretty clear that doing a Twitter poll is not a transparent process, especially because there's no information about who voted in the poll," Anti-Defamation League Vice President Yael Eisenstat told Bloomberg. Trump's Twitter account was banned in the wake of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Many feel that allowing him back on the platform goes against Musk's vows of content moderation. Regardless, Trump says he won't return. "This is not a game - these decisions affect people and they shouldn't be up to @elonmusk's personal whims or a random Twitter poll about whether or not Trump, who incited a violent insurrection when he was last on the platform, is allowed a free pass to spread more racist lies," said Color of Change President Rashad Robinson. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/civil-rights-groups-say-elon-musk-broke-promises/" target="_blank">Civil Rights Groups Calls for Twitter Ad Boycott Following Trump Reinstatement, Says Elon Musk Broke Promises To Prevent Hate Speech and Spread of Misinformation</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/civil-rights-groups-say-elon-musk-broke-promises/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/civil-rights-groups-say-elon-musk-broke-promises/</a>259175News, Civil Rights Groups Calls for Twitter Ad Boycott Following Trump Reinstatement Says Elon Musk bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Emirates Will Provide Thanksgiving Meal To Passengers Aboard Flights From Dubai To The UShttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/emirates-will-provide-thanksgiving-meal-to-passengers/features/blogs/itstheboombap-emirates-will-provide-thanksgiving-meal-passengers-aboard/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-emirates-will-provide-thanksgiving-meal-passengers-aboard/#commentsTue, 22 Nov 2022 21:01 GMT<strong>Emirates</strong> announced its new <strong>Thanksgiving Feast</strong> on flights from <strong>Dubai</strong> to the <strong>US</strong>. The airline will also offer lounge customers a special menu all this week. The special will run from Thanksgiving Day to the 26th on flights to and from the US. And its lounge customers can expect the suitably-themed menu to run from Nov. 18th- 25th along US lounges. Last year, the airline pleased many of its passengers with a Thanksgiving menu. It's not uncommon for the Dubai-based airline to have seasonal menus around global holidays like Christmas, Eid, Diwali, and Valentine's Day. Passengers in Emirates first and business class can enjoy the premium menu that will offer "traditional Thanksgiving roasted turkey, served with cranberry jus li , mashed sweet potatoes, blanched broccolini, paprika potato wedges and honey-glazed pumpkin with crushed pecans." And for dessert, first-class passengers will be served chocolate mousse cake with cherry compote and Chantilly cream. Those in business class can satisfy their sweet tooth with pecan tart with passion fruit cream, chocolate sauce, and cr me anglaise. As for the economy travelers, they can enjoy a meal of roasted turkey and cranberry jus li , chestnut roulade, green peas, and mashed parsnip with carrots. Emirates lounges at New York JFK, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco will treat customers with "rosemary and sage roasted turkey breast with lemon, green olive, and fig stuffing, accompanied by candied sweet potatoes, marshmallow-toasted pecans, roasted winter vegetables of carrots, brussels sprouts, parsnips and pumpkin, complemented by pistachio and pumpkin-spiced baklava for dessert." Emirates lounges in Dubai will also serve a similar menu on November 24th to celebrate Thanksgiving. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/emirates-will-provide-thanksgiving-meal-to-passengers/" target="_blank">Emirates Will Provide Thanksgiving Meal To Passengers Aboard Flights From Dubai To The US</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/emirates-will-provide-thanksgiving-meal-to-passengers/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/emirates-will-provide-thanksgiving-meal-to-passengers/</a>259172Travel, Emirates Will Provide Thanksgiving Meal To Passengers Aboard Flights From Dubai To The USbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Natalia Bryant Seeks Restraining Order Against Alleged 32-Year-Old Male Stalkerhttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/natalia-bryant-seeks-restraining-order-against-alleged-32-yeafeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-natalia-bryant-seeks-restraining-order-against-alleged-32yea/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-natalia-bryant-seeks-restraining-order-against-alleged-32yea/#commentsTue, 22 Nov 2022 20:36 GMTThe oldest daughter of the late <strong>Kobe Bryant</strong> has asked a judge to grant her a restraining order against a man she says has released repeatedly tried to make unwanted contact with her. <strong>Natalia Bryant</strong>, 19, who attends the <strong>University of Southern California</strong>, filed for a civil harassment restraining order on Monday against<strong> Dwayne Cortez Toliver Kemp</strong>, 32, of Sun Valley, California. The restraining order requested that the alleged stalker be ordered to stay at least 200 yards away from Bryant, her home, her workplace, her school, her vehicle, and her sorority house, as well as the USC campus. Kemp is accused of harassing Bryant on social media when she was just 17. Starting in 2020, he began messaging Bryant on social media as if they had romantic ties or seemed as if he wanted to start a romantic relationship, according to the court filing. Bryant has never met him but became fearful after he sent kissing faces and hearts and threatened to make unwanted in-person contact with her, it continued. He is also described as an online gun enthusiast. The next year, the alleged stalker sent Bryant a DM with a picture of her father, Kobe Bryant, and a message alluding to his hope that he and Bryant could have a Kobe-like child together, NBC News reported. "Thankful For Him Birthing You, Hopefully WeCan Birth Him... 'Kobe,'" Kemp wrote. Kemp's actions have escalated since 2020. He has even shown up on the campus of Bryant's university twice. Members of the USC faculty, USC Department of Public Safety and Bryant's fellow sorority members have witnessed Kemp's actions. Since that Nov. 2 attempt to make physical contact with Bryant, Kemp has made disturbing posts about guns, including an Instagram post saying he wanted to purchase a "Glock Switch" immediately. It is illegal to possess a Glockswitch under federal law because it's a device that allows a semi-automatic Glock Pistol to function as a fully automatic firearm. The filing is supported by USC campus police and the Los Angeles Police Department, and went on to say Kemp's behavior has caused Bryant "substantial emotional distress." <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://i0.wp.com/balleralert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Screen-Shot-2022-11-22-at-3.34.55-PM.png?resize=300%2C211&#038;ssl=1" title="" /></div> The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/natalia-bryant-seeks-restraining-order-against-alleged-32-year-old-male-stalker/" target="_blank">Natalia Bryant Seeks Restraining Order Against Alleged 32-Year-Old Male Stalker</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/natalia-bryant-seeks-restraining-order-against-alleged-32-year-old-male-stalker/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/natalia-bryant-seeks-restraining-order-against-alleged-32-year-old-male-stalker/</a>259173News, Natalia Bryant Seeks Restraining Order Against Alleged 32-Year-Old Male Stalkerblogs/11-2022/259173-natalia-bryant-seek-s.jpg1AMAs Production Team Addresses Chris Brown's Canceled Performancehttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/amas-addresses-chris-browns-canceled-performance/features/blogs/itstheboombap-amas-production-team-addresses-chris-browns-canceled-perform/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-amas-production-team-addresses-chris-browns-canceled-perform/#commentsTue, 22 Nov 2022 19:30 GMTThe <strong>American Music Awards</strong> production company broke its silence on the drama surrounding <strong>Chris Brown</strong>'s performance that was supposed to occur during the Sunday night ceremony. On Monday, a spokesperson from Dick Clark Production clarified that the tribute being pulled was not Brown's fault but a matter of creative direction. "Live shows change all the time, it's the nature of this business; unfortunately, this element of the AMAs didn't come together as we couldn't align on the performance, to no fault of Chris Brown," the statement read. On November 19, 2022, the day before the show, the R&amp;B singer took to Instagram and posted a video from rehearsals. In the post, Brown performs a lengthy routine that was supposed to be tributed to the Legendary Michael Jackson. "U SERIOUS?" the caption read. "WOULDVE been the ama performance, but they canceled me for reasons unknown," Breezy said in a separate comment. On Monday, Ciara joined the conversation sharing a video that featured her in the same rehearsal as Brown performing a dance number to the King of Pop's hit single Thriller. The singer alluded to the fact that she was also slated to perform for the tribute. "MJ thank you for the inspiration you've given us all! Thriller 40th Anniversary. @ChrisBrownOfficial, you're a rare breed of this generation. Always fun to rock with you," Ciara wrote. Chris Brown did not attend the show on Sunday night. However, he did win 'Favorite Male R&amp;B Artist' against The Weekend, Giveon, Brent Faiyaz, and Lucky Daye. Kelly Rowland accepted the award on his behalf and quieted the crowd after some audience members booed instead of applauding. "Chris Brown is not here tonight, so I'm accepting this award on his behalf," Rowland said before responding to some booing and unclear shouts from the audience. "Excuse me, chill out," she continued. "But I want to tell Chris, thank you so much for making great music, and I want to tell him thank you for being an incredible performer. I'll take this award and bring it to you, I love you! Congratulations, and congratulations to all the nominees in this category." More unclear shouts from the audience followed. In a recent interview obtained by TMZ, Roland shared that Breezy deserves forgiveness and grace. "It's important to remember to be human. We all need to be forgiven for anything we could be doing. We call come up short in some way," she said. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/amas-addresses-chris-browns-canceled-performance/" target="_blank">AMAs Production Team Addresses Chris Brown's Canceled Performance</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/amas-addresses-chris-browns-canceled-performance/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/amas-addresses-chris-browns-canceled-performance/</a>259169Gossip, AMAs Production Team Addresses Chris Brown's Canceled Performancebvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Balenciaga In Hot Water Over Ad That Shows Children Holding Teddy Bears Dressed In 'Bondage' [Video]https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/balenciaga-in-hot-water-over-ad/features/blogs/itstheboombap-balenciaga-hot-water-over-ad-that-shows-children-holding/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-balenciaga-hot-water-over-ad-that-shows-children-holding/#commentsTue, 22 Nov 2022 18:59 GMTLuxury brand <strong>Balenciaga</strong> is facing a lot of heat over a recent ad campaign that features pictures of child models holding teddy bears while dressed in bondage gear. And it didn't stop there, the high-end designer also used an image of a Supreme Court opinion in a child pornography case as a prop promoting a handbag. Gabriele Galimberti, the photographer for the campaign, addressed the issue on his Instagram account, saying the images were part of a project series called "Toy Stories." But conservative activists are outraged, including Penny Nance, the CEO of Concerned Women for America, a conservative women's rights group, who called the photos "exploitive propaganda." Most of the images have been removed from the global brand's website, Fox News reported. "This is not about them being provocative and getting attention," Nance said in an interview with Fox News Digital. "The entire campaign sexualizes children, period. It is child exploitation, period. And it feeds and normalizes a culture that is dark and depraved." "Balenciaga needs to answer for it," she added. Kelsey Bolar, who is a member of the Independent Women's Forum, shared the same sentiment: "Balenciaga has no business introducing 'bondage,' a perverse adult sexual practice, to young children." "Worse, the fashion house is using these images to advertise its products, essentially profiting from the sexualization of children," she said. "The desire to sexualize innocent children is a disturbing trend that's emerged in today's culture, and this is a twisted, disturbing example." Fox News host Carlson Tucker also called out the brand, saying it is supporting child pornography. 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"They are trying to chum up attention by incorporating a Supreme Court child porn pandering case as window dressing. It's connecting child porn with their product," said Benjamin Bull, general counsel for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. "It's an exploitative attention-getting device." YouTube's "Pop Culture Crisis" show host Mary Morgan pointed out Balenciaga has removed its account from Twitter following Elon Musk's takeover. Musk recently announced his top priority would be to address child exploitative content on the site. "Balenciaga recently dropped off of Twitter, and it's highly suspicious as they just dropped an ad campaign featuring children holding teddy bears in bondage gear and a poorly hidden court document about 'virtual child p-,'" she wrote to Fox News Digital. "The Balenciaga Instagram account has deleted all posts as well. When a big tech platform finally enforces their rules against the exploitation of children (even under the guise of 'art'), pay close attention to the brands or individuals who make haste toward the exit." The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/balenciaga-in-hot-water-over-ad/" target="_blank">Balenciaga In Hot Water Over Ad That Shows Children Holding Teddy Bears Dressed In 'Bondage' [Video]</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/balenciaga-in-hot-water-over-ad/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/balenciaga-in-hot-water-over-ad/</a>259162Fashion, Balenciaga In Hot Water Over Ad That Shows Children Holding Teddy Bears Dressed In 'Bondagebvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Fake Uber Crisis Occurring In Mexico, Cancun Authorities Warn Visitorshttps://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/fake-uber-crisis-occurring-in-mexico/features/blogs/itstheboombap-fake-uber-crisis-occurring-mexico-cancun-authorities-warn/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-fake-uber-crisis-occurring-mexico-cancun-authorities-warn/#commentsTue, 22 Nov 2022 18:02 GMT<strong>Cancun</strong> authorities are warning tourists about a fake Uber crisis going on as conflict continues between Uber and taxi drivers. Apparently, hackers have hacked the WhatsApp accounts of Uber drivers to connect to their Uber accounts. From there, they make fake Uber accounts and charge for services. But what is likely more dangerous is the fact that customers of the popular ride-share app could get driven in an unknown vehicle that the company hasn't approved. Authorities are still working on fixing the crisis. Tourists and Uber users are being warned to stay away from "fake Uber" drivers. If they believe they have come across a fake account, they should cancel the ride and contact authorities. Users should also be concerned if an Uber driver asks for personal information because real Uber platforms already provide that information, and riders should be suspicious if a driver asks them questions. The President of the Mexican Association of Travel Agencies, Eduardo Paniagua, sent out the warning, saying that anyone using the Uber platform could be in danger, "we are in danger on the issue of personal safety, because we do not know who or who are the people who can go to present this alleged Uber service and endanger your life and that of your loved ones." For now, tourists are encouraged to hire private drivers or book their transportation needs with reputable companies. It's also suggested that visitors contact their hotel or Airbnb host to check on any transportation services they may provide. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/fake-uber-crisis-occurring-in-mexico/" target="_blank">Fake Uber Crisis Occurring In Mexico, Cancun Authorities Warn Visitors</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/fake-uber-crisis-occurring-in-mexico/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/fake-uber-crisis-occurring-in-mexico/</a>259158Travel, Fake Uber Crisis Occurring In Mexico Cancun Authorities Warn Visitorsbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Sinbad's Family Says He Has Made "Remarkable" Progress While Learning to Walk Again Two Years After https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/sinbads-family-says-he-has-made-remarkable-progress/features/blogs/itstheboombap-sinbads-family-says-he-has-made-remarkable-progress-while-le/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-sinbads-family-says-he-has-made-remarkable-progress-while-le/#commentsTue, 22 Nov 2022 17:16 GMTThe family of comedian and actor <strong>Sinbad</strong> released a long-awaited update on his condition two years after he suffered a severe stroke that left him unable to move parts of his body. Since suffering the stroke on <strong>October 25th, 2020,</strong> Sinbad endured two blood clots in his brain and underwent two procedures to remove them. However, the second surgery took a harsher toll on Sinbad, leaving him paralyzed on his left side. He would eventually fall into a coma, where he remained for several weeks. In May 2021, he would finally come home after months of rehabilitation. While Sinbad still has quite a ways to go in his recovery, his family says he has beaten great odds. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BXGiiNVDPlQ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BXGiiNVDPlQ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Sinbad (@sinbadbad)</a> "Limbs that were said to be "dead" are coming alive, and he's taking the steps necessary to learn to walk again," the statement read. Sinbad is widely regarded for his impact on 90s comedy and media. He appeared in several kids' films, including<strong> "Shazam," "Good Burger," "First Kid," and "Houseguest."</strong> His HBO comedy stand-ups were equally as popular. Following news of his health issues, fellow comedians <strong>D.L. Hughley, Lavell Crawford, Earthquake, Arnez J, Bruce Bruce</strong>, and more rallied for "1 for Sinbad," a charity comedy show that raised money for Sinbad's medical costs. Even with the success of the show, his family was forced to establish a website seeking assistance for the <strong>66-year-old. </strong> <a href="https://www.thejourneyforward.life/" target="_blank">Thejourneyforward.life</a> is accepting donations that will go directly to the Adkins Trust, which will distribute the funds to all relevant medical bills. Despite his setbacks, Sinbad is feeling encouraged, ensuring fans, "I will not stop fighting until I can walk across the stage again." The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/sinbads-family-says-he-has-made-remarkable-progress/" target="_blank">Sinbad's Family Says He Has Made "Remarkable" Progress While Learning to Walk Again Two Years After Near-Fatal Stroke</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/sinbads-family-says-he-has-made-remarkable-progress/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/sinbads-family-says-he-has-made-remarkable-progress/</a>259159News, Sinbad's Family Says He Has Made "Remarkable" Progress While Learning to Walk Again Two Years bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Improperly Installed Water Heater Likely Caused Carbon Monoxide Leak That Left Three Americans Dead https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/three-americans-died-of-carbon-monoxide-poisoning/features/blogs/itstheboombap-improperly-installed-water-heater-likely-caused-carbon-monox/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-improperly-installed-water-heater-likely-caused-carbon-monox/#commentsTue, 22 Nov 2022 17:02 GMTAn autopsy has confirmed that <strong>three friends</strong> who died in <strong>Mexico</strong> all succumbed to <strong>carbon monoxide poisoning.</strong> The deaths of <strong>Jordan Marshall</strong>, <strong>Courtez Hall</strong>, and <strong>Kandace Florence</strong> left tourists on edge after their bodies were found inside their <strong>Mexico City La Rosita</strong> neighborhood Airbnb on <strong>October 30th.</strong> The three were in Mexico celebrating the Day of the Dead. Jasmine confided to her boyfriend back in the U.S. that she was feeling ill in the hours leading up to her death. When he could no longer reach her, the concerned spouse reached out to the Airbnb host and asked them to check on the group. Shortly after, the host informed him that the three had been found inside unresponsive. Mexican authorities suspect no foul play. "As of right now, they believe there was a water heater that was improperly installed that caused the carbon monoxide poisoning," Jasmine Marshall, the sister of, Jordan, told <strong>PEOPLE</strong>. She says the U.S. Embassy in Mexico informed her father of the grim news, though the investigation remains open as they work to identify who installed the water heater. The group's tragic ending has placed a spotlight on Mexico, which has been the scene of several suspicious deaths in tourist areas. On <strong>October 29th, Shanquella Robinson</strong> was found dead in her vacation villa following a fight with a friend. An autopsy showed that she had severe spinal and neck injuries. This month, the butchered remains of three people washed ashore on a crowded beach in<strong> Acapulco, Mexico,</strong> which attracts thousands of visitors. At least one of the bodies had a gunshot wound. The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/three-americans-died-of-carbon-monoxide-poisoning/" target="_blank">Improperly Installed Water Heater Likely Caused Carbon Monoxide Leak That Left Three Americans Dead in Mexican Airbnb</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/three-americans-died-of-carbon-monoxide-poisoning/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/three-americans-died-of-carbon-monoxide-poisoning/</a>259148News, Improperly Installed Water Heater Likely Caused Carbon Monoxide Leak That Left Three Americansbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Trial Date Set In 50 Cent Penis Enhancement Lawsuit: "My D**k is a Big Deal"https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/trial-date-set-in-50-cent-penis-enhancement-lawsuit/features/blogs/itstheboombap-trial-date-set-50-cent-penis-enhancement-lawsuit-my-dk-is/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-trial-date-set-50-cent-penis-enhancement-lawsuit-my-dk-is/#commentsTue, 22 Nov 2022 16:43 GMTThe plastic surgeon who used <strong>50 Cent</strong> as a marketing tool for penis enlargement surgery is learning the hard way about playing games with the <strong>G-Unit</strong> founder. <strong>Perfection Plastic Surgery &amp; MedSpa</strong> will now have to defend themselves in court for using the rapper's picture to insinuate that he'd had the cosmetic procedure done in their office. 50 Cent filed a lawsuit against the practice and <strong>surgeon Angela Kogan</strong> in <strong>September</strong>. He alleges that when taking a photo with Kogan during a trip to <strong>Miami</strong> in <strong>2020</strong>, he believed she was a fan. That photo was later used to suggest that she'd performed the private enhancement procedure on him. In the court documents, the <strong>47-year-old</strong> says he suffered immense embarrassment when MedSpa shared the photo on their social media platforms. Additionally, 50 says he has never received penis enlargement surgery or any other procedure at the location. Kogan fired back at the lawsuit, alleging that Mr. Jackson agreed to take a photo with her and also gave the green light for it to be used on their social media platforms. She previously asked the <strong>Southern District of Florida</strong> to dismiss the suit, which they declined. Now, the case is headed to trial, with <strong>July 3rd, 2023,</strong> being the date that 50 will face off with Kogan. The <strong>"Many Men"</strong> star celebrated the upcoming trial date on <strong>Instagram</strong>, bragging that his "d**k is a BIG DEAL." He also slammed the company for putting "themselves out of business." <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClNSdKItJ8X/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ClNSdKItJ8X/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by 50 Cent (@50cent)</a> Despite the court date, there is still time for Kogan and MedSpa to right their wrongs. Both parties may try to reach a settlement, though mediation must be completed if no deal is reached by <strong>March 23rd, 2023.</strong> &nbsp; The post <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/trial-date-set-in-50-cent-penis-enhancement-lawsuit/" target="_blank">Trial Date Set In 50 Cent Penis Enhancement Lawsuit: "My D**k is a Big Deal"</a> appeared first on <a href="https://balleralert.com" target="_blank">Baller Alert</a>. via: <a href="https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/trial-date-set-in-50-cent-penis-enhancement-lawsuit/" target="_blank">https://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/trial-date-set-in-50-cent-penis-enhancement-lawsuit/</a>259149Gossip, Trial Date Set In 50 Cent Penis Enhancement Lawsuit: "My D**k is a Big Deal"bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1