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America’s Got Talent Has More Drama Than Talent These Days

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It looks like things are starting to heat up in the wake of Gabrielle Union-Wade’s exit from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”  

In late November, Today announced the departure of Union-Wade and fellow judge Julianne Hough, following their lone season on the popular talent show. Shortly after the announcement, details surrounding Union-Wade’s departure began to emerge. “Unnamed sources” with inside knowledge of the situation reported that she was vocal regarding her concerns about a “toxic work culture” marred by sexism and racism. All of which ultimately led to her departure from the show. 

While the famous actress has hinted that there is truth to details provided by the sources in the Variety report, she has remained tight-lipped about what transpired, allowing NBC to conduct a full investigation. That is until she felt compelled to address remarks made by the host, Terry Crews, during his Today Show interview late last week. 

When asked about the work environment at AGT, Crews stated, “First of all, I can’t speak for sexism because I’m not a woman, but I can speak on behalf of any racism comments. That was never my experience.” He went on to say, “In fact, it was the most diverse place I have ever been in my 20 years of entertainment.”

Before long, social media erupted! Shortly after, Union-Wade indirectly addressed Crews in a series of tweets: 

Days later, Tyra Banks, former host of AGT, spoke out in support of Union-Wade and her ability to be vulnerable yet resilient throughout this ordeal. “What I love about what she did is she was very vulnerable.” She went on to say, “I thought it was beautiful… how she wasn’t speaking in anger, she’s speaking in pain like ‘I’m trying to get through this… and I’m crying.”

Wonder who’ll speak out next?

Until then, what’s our responsibility as members of the black community when our experiences differ from our colleagues?

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Chadwick Boseman Passes Away At 43

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Actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for his role as King T’Challa in the box office smash “Black Panther” passed away from colon cancer Friday.

The actor was first diagnosed with stage 3 cancer in 2016, but remained active in his career with much of his work being released post-diagnosis. A statement from his family confirmed that he continued to work despite his cancer progressing, befitting a man who brought America’s first Black superhero to the silver screen. 

As the news of the actor’s death spread, many took to social media to share their condolences. 

The tributes continue to flood in as news of his passing continues to ripple through. Read the official statement from his family below.

“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.

Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.

A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.

It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. 

He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.

The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

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When White Privilege Isn’t Enough to Get Into USC: Lori Loughlin Sentenced to 2 Months in Prison

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Actress Lori Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison today for her role in the college admissions scandal. If you haven’t followed the 10-month-long saga, Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, a fashion designer, plead not guilty to a bribery charge in a college admission scam back in 2019… Because white privilege just isn’t what it used to be.

The two later plead guilty to paying William Rick Singer, the mastermind, $500,000 to guarantee their two daughters a spot at the University of South Carolina.

Loughlin’s sentence came several hours after her husband’s five-month sentence. According to the US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Giannulli’s five-month sentence also came with a whopping fine of $250,000 and 250 hours of community service.

“[Giannulli] engaged more frequently with Singer, directed the bribe payments to USC and Singer, and personally confronted his daughter’s high school counselor to prevent the scheme from being discovered, brazenly lying about his daughter’s athletic abilities,” US Attorney Andrew Lelling of Massachusetts said in the memo released on Tuesday. “Loughlin took a less active role, but was nonetheless fully complicit, eagerly enlisting Singer for a second time for her younger daughter, and coaching her daughter not to ‘say too much’ to her high school’s legitimate college counselor, lest he caught on to their [fradulent activity].

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Megan Thee Stallion Confirms Tory Lanez is the Assailant, in Shooting Incident, “Yes, you shot me.” [VIDEO]

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Tonight, the Texas hot girl, Megan thee Stallion, dropped the bomb, naming Tory Lanez as the assailant in the alleged shooting. 

“Yes, you shot me” the “Savage” rapper said on Instagram live. “And you got your publicist going to the blogs lying and shit.”

“I tried to keep this off this internet, but you tried it” she said before recounting the moment that he shot her. “I was walking away.” 

Earlier TMZ reported that The L.A County D.A’s Office is considering filing assault charges against Tory Lanez for the alleged shooting. 

With Megan’s broken silence and the incident being investigated, Tory may face jail time.

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