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Dear ShadeRoom, 4 Billion Reasons To Do Better

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The Shade Room pulled a #PostandDelete on us tonight and I’m not sure how to feel about it. While you were sleeping The Shade Room’s shared a post on Instagram about the possibility of losing their account. They accused Instagram of targetting their page because of their support for the Black Lives Matter movement and other political posts they share. The post has now been deleted but of course, we saved it.

A lot to unpack here so let’s take a sit. The Shade Room said they’re being heavily targeted and being labeled a hate group. Considering all of the white supremacists from Richard Spencer to Donald Trump all with active social media, I would hope not. There were rumors recently on social media that the U.S. government named Black Lives Matter as a hate group, this has not been proven because no evidence has supported this claim. The right has asked the government to look into it but the government has not labeled BLM as a hate group so why would Instagram label The Shade Room as one or target them?

A bold claim that could be true but no supporting evidence and not enough information. This post has now been deleted and now The Shade Room’s official Twitter account has now been suspended.

What in the social media hell is going on? Now, this isn’t the first time The Shade Room’s social media has been suspended, as you can remember last year their Facebook account was suspended for copyright issues.

The Shade Room’s Instagram account was started back in 2014 and now their account has over 10 million followers. In the post, they said they receive “4 billion monthly impressions”. An accomplishment nonetheless but what does it mean when it’s on someone else’s platform that now wants to shut down your account?

If the claims are true then Instagram needs to get it together ASAP! Somebody get Mark Zuckerburg on the line. We can be upset at Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for possibly targeting them but The Shade Room holds the ultimate blame for allowing Instagram to have so much power over their brand.

4 billion impressions and the only app that The Shade Room has is an emoji app? The Shade Room is one of the few black-owned media outlet companies out right now and they’re missing the mark.

The company went at Instagram on their platform and posted a screenshot of a note off of an iPhone app. This is not a press release of a company that is literally on the red carpet of every black event from Hollywood to Atlanta. This isn’t the action of a company who’s Instagram account receives 4 billion impressions monthly. This is no shade to The Shade Room just simply holding them accountable and wanting them to do better because they give a voice to our culture BLACK CULTURE!

I do have some skepticism on why the post was deleted. Some are saying that Instagram probably deleted and others are saying that The Shade Room has been caught in another lie.

So did The Shade Room take it down because the story wasn’t accurate? Maybe we will find out soon but I do know this.

The Shade Room has an enormous platform and has allowed Instagram to control too much of it. Why is there no The Shade Room app? Why when I google The Shade Room the Instagram account pops up? What are you all waiting on? Are you all waiting on Instagram to delete your account?

Nothing is wrong with building your platform on other social media that’s how it starts, but that shouldn’t be how it ends.

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Rolling Ray Undergoes Surgery After Wig Catches On Fire

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Social media star Rolling Ray underwent surgery Tuesday morning to treat serious burns on his body after his terrible wig accident last week. 

In a series of IG stories, he let his audience follow along as he prepped for surgery.

Last week Rolling Ray announced he was hospitalized after his wig caught on fire! During a January 13 Instagram Live session hosted straight from his hospital bedside, he showed his severely burnt and damaged face telling viewers his “whole skin, legs, arms, feet, and everything” were burned.

In a more recent Live, Ray explained the incident that led to his whole wig catching on fire: an unfortunate smoking accident. “It just, like, lit on fire when I tried to light the cigarette,” he recounted. “So I get to trying to snatch the wig off. B***h, the fire goes to my f*****g shirt, to my feet, to my legs, to my back. It’s a fire everywhere, it’s a fire in the whole room.” 

Of course the internet trolled him in a disgusting display of ableism and heartlessness. Comments like “Rolling Ray should have stopped, dropped, and rolled” and “karma’s a b***h” had social media conflicted in its feelings about his accident. His sensation comes from his harsh and, often, below-the-belt reads (just last month he told Yung Miami to “dig (sic) up” her dead baby father. However, the criticism didn’t stop him from responding on Twitter. 

Rolling Ray might be problematic as all get-out, but we do not tolerate ableism here. We wish him well as he heals.

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Fantasia Reveals Gender of Baby On the Way!

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On Tuesday singer-songwriter and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino took to social media to reveal that she is having a baby girl, her first child with husband Kendall Taylor.

In a series of Instagram stories, Fantasia showed pink fireworks being shot off during a gender reveal party, to her and her hubby’s excitement! She continued by sharing what her daughter-to-be’s name will be: Keziah London Taylor.

The news comes after the couple revealed they had struggled to conceive since their 2015 marriage. During a November episode of her IG Live show “Taylor Talks,” she described continuously praying for a child with her husband. Fantasia, a deeply devout Christian, was obviously elated when she shared the news.

“God I Want To Thank You!” she said in an Instagram caption. “You Gave Us A Seed even when the Doctor said that one of my Tubes [was] Closed you said Different. @salute1st I Love You King and I can’t wait to see who He or She acts Like.”

We can see Fantasia and family are all super excited to be welcoming a baby girl into their lives. All congratulations to her.

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Getting Divorced, Report Says

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In a story published Tuesday evening, Page Six is reporting that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting divorced, with the two already in settlement talks. The news comes after the couple spent the holiday season separately – Kanye at his ranch outside Cody, Wyoming, Kim and the kids with her famous family in southern California. 

A source close to Kardashian was quoted saying, “Kim got Kanye to go up there so they could live separate lives and quietly get things sorted out to separate and divorce. She’s done.” Kardashian, 40, and West, 43, are said to be splitting because of marital problems directly related to Kanye’s very public mental health struggles.

For several years the rapper’s various antics have caused fans to worry. After coming out as a Trump supporter, West then announced his own 2020 presidential bid under a new political party: the Birthday Party. At a campaign rally in South Carolina, he was seen rambling, debating individual audience members, and at times, crying. In various interviews, he has rambled on almost incoherently, and his tweetstorms are now infamous.

For her part, Kim has always supported her husband and has openly discussed the difficulties of their marriage. Back in June, she shared on social media, “Anyone who has [bipolar disorder] or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand… People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual (has) to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”

It appears she has finally reached her limit in the union with the unnamed source saying, “She is serious about taking the bar exam and becoming a lawyer, she is serious about her prison reform campaign. Meanwhile Kanye is talking about running for president and saying other crazy s**t, and she’s just had enough of it.”

Separately, a source close to Kanye alleges the rapper is sick of his wife and her family, which might have some truth to it since he has tweeted some pretty nasty things about them in the past. “I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform,’” he said in a now-deleted July tweet. Recently, he hasn’t been featured on his wife’s Instagram and has largely remained out of the public eye.

With the news yet to be confirmed, the “divorce is imminent” reports are just rumors for now. We’ll be following the news as more information comes out.

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