Over the past few months, burglars have broken into the Hollywood-area homes of Rihanna, Christina Milian, and Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig; police say they believe the incidents to be connected. On September 27, after Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods’s home was broken into, police arrested 19-year-old Jshawne Lamon Daniels, 19-year-old Tyress Lavon Williams, and 18-year-old Damaji Corey Hall, all of whom were charged with burglary. (Hall’s mother, 34-year-old Ashle Jennifer Hall, was also arrested and charged with grand theft.) … [Read more...] about There’s a New Bling Ring in Town
Refinery29 Black former Refinery29 employees shared their experiences with racism at the website using the hashtag #BlackAtR29, eventually leading editor-in-chief and co-founder Christene Barberich to resign on June 8. Employees began to come forward on June 2, when Refinery29 blacked out its site in support of Blackout Tuesday. “Cool blacked out homepage!” Ashley Alese Edwards tweeted. “But you know what real allyship looks like? Paying your Black employees fairly, having Black women in top leadership positions & addressing the microaggressions your Black employees deal with from management on a daily basis.” Employees began using #BlackAtR29 to talk about pay gaps, a lack of opportunities for advancement, critical management, microaggressions, and overall tokenization at Refinery29. The website made a statement on June 5, writing, “We are, and have always been, a company and a brand that seeks to hold ourselves accountable as we elevate … [Read more...] about Everything to Know About the Media’s Reckoning With Abuse of Power
Oh, you mean besides “reflecting?” Several companies have gone further than the black post to actually redirect attention right now. Complex is exclusively publishing Black Lives Matter content, Spotify added an eight-minute, 36-second moment of silence to all playlists in honor of George Floyd, Interscope isn’t releasing any new music for the rest of the week, Live Nation is canceling events and closing offices, radio shows have gone silent, and MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, and other ViacomCBS-owned channels are going dark. While celebrities and influencers struggle to get it right, you can still participate in #TheShowMustBePaused and #BlackOutTuesday by spreading petitions, learning more about your local government, and boosting funds both for victims of police brutality and protestor bail. You don’t need a platform — you just need a voice. … [Read more...] about How Did #BlackOutTuesday Go So Wrong So Fast?
Can you tell me what “2 On” means?Tinashe can: “2 On is basically like when you’re like, too turnt up. It’s like being extra at just like, whatever you’re doing … .if you’re extra hype or a little too buzzed, it just represents that feeling of just being all the way turnt — at 110.” … [Read more...] about Tinashe 101: Everything You Need to Know About the R&B Newcomer
The Duchess of Cambridge caused a mass sell-out at New Look when she stepped out wearing a classic pair of strappy shoes from the brand during her royal visit to Pakistan in October 2019. Now, they're back in stock and you can snap up a pair for just £23.99! Now that's what we call a bargain royal buy. The 'Pale Pink Suedette Low Heel Court Shoes' make an ultra-comfy staple, and we wouldn't be surprised if we see Kate wearing them again on her next overseas visit. If you do want to grab a pair then be speedy - we predict a rapid sell out! … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton’s favourite New Look shoes are back in stock for £23.99