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Nike Releases Its Black Dollars’ Matter Campaign, and I Love It

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First of all, Nike ain’t new to this, they are absolutely true to this. Last year, around this time, I decided I needed to address the NikeID Custom Air Huarache that had been weighing on my spirit. As I was trying to fix it with some new shoes because I thought it would make me feel better, completely forgetting Solange’s warning, I pooched (shout out to King of Reads) over to Nike.com and immediately noticed the full array of Blackness prevalent on the site. Their homepage was so steeped in Black culture, I thought for sure Nike.com was tracking me and created this website for my personal consumption just to get me to buy two pair of sneakers. It worked.

This latest ad campaign featuring Serena Williams as the mythic tennis Goddess and Colin Kaepernick as the self-sacrificing Black King was not surprising at all. It would appear that the Nike marketing department took a look at the numbers and realized the one thing I wish more corporations would get – Black people love Nike’s shit and they decided to talk directly to us. And I bet these same statistics show that Black women are far more educated with more disposable income than cis-het men, and Nike decided to really pay attention to what we get excited about – Serena is definitely it. Serena’s ad, which is beautiful in the most beautiful way, is a thinly veiled manifestation of Black Girl Magic. Reflecting the community that keeps you fed in your advertisements is so simple that it makes me wonder why Waffle House and Papa John’s and Chick-Fil-A don’t get it. You would have thought Black Panther’s success would have been enough, Marvel got it. Rumor has it they are planning to refilm scenes of Infinity Wars 2 to show more Wakanda. And I’m buying all the tickets.

Lest we forget, it must be mentioned that Nike is a multi-million (billion maybe?) dollar, international corporation, and corporations cannot, by their very nature, have morals. Corporations exist purely for capitalistic reasons, and there are no morals or high-mindedness in capitalism. To those of you prepared to build an altar to Nike, simmer down (Listen, they allegedly still have those babies in workshops stitching up all this sh*t, so let’s not get it twisted). It’s purely a dollar and cents thing; and honestly, I don’t think that’s a bad thing. Really, that’s the only good thing about capitalism – my money (or lack thereof) has the potential to influence you to represent my needs. Nike gets it.

To those of you prepared to build an altar to Nike, simmer down (Listen, they allegedly still have those babies in workshops stitching up all this sh*t, so let’s not get it twisted). It’s purely a dollar and cents thing. Click To Tweet

In my lifetime, I have spent a small fortune on Nike products just like most of the people in my family, all my friends, my neighbors, too many of us for them to ignore. Kanye said it best, “We shine because they hate us, floss ’cause they degrade us. We tryna buy back our 40 acres.” And if Nike is going to keep doing this, they can keep getting my money.

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It Was Never About Meghan! Prince William Spread Rumors to Cover His Infidelity

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After months of using Meghan Markle as the perfect scapegoat for tension between the royals, reports of Prince William’s infidelity have surfaced. According to multiple news outlets, the expected king has allegedly cheated with Catherine Middleton’s best friend, Rose Hanbury.

Surely his father’s son, Prince William has brought shame upon the royal family for repeating the lecherous mistake of an extramarital affair. But his indiscretions carry a twist. Instead of carrying the shame as Prince Charles did, William shifted blame onto Meghan, concocting the many negative stories that plagued media outlets himself. With this knowledge, it is now apparent why there is such distance between the sons of Princess Diana.

The marriage of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge has allegedly been on the rocks for quite some time. But things have recently come to a head in recent months as the couple dissolved their friendship with Rose Hanbury and her husband, David Rocksavage — aka the Marquess and Marchioness of Cholmondeley. pronounced “Chumley”.

When rumors of an affair between William and Rose began circulating, Catherine immediately confronted him as the tryst took place during her third pregnancy. To quell the oncoming storm , Prince William contacted his lawyer, urging him to suppress any information that could hit U.K outlets and threatening offensive publications with legal action. In addition, media outlets that cover the royals’ goings-on began to heavily deride Meghan Markle, fueling rumors she was difficult or causing Kate’s disappointment. While news of his affair has been spreading for several weeks, it’s validity remained questioned until April 24th. Catherine Middleton returned to London last night with only her 3 children and the royal family is refusing to comment on the matter.

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Bun B Fires At Intruder in Houston Home

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When Bernard “Bun B” Freeman said “I got 20/10 vision and my trigger finger steady,” DeMonte Jackson was not listening! The iconic Houston rapper shot the armed intruder who entered his home Tuesday night.

According to the police report, DeMonte Jackson’s attempted robbery began when he approached Bun B’s southwest Houston home and rang the doorbell. Anticipating a delivery from Amazon, Bun B’s wife, Queenie, opened the door without looking to see who was on the other side and found herself staring down the barrel of a gun. Wearing a ski mask and pointing the weapon at Queenie, Jackson forced entry into the home while shouting demands.

Hearing the disturbance, Bun B quickly armed himself and made his way downstairs. Upon seeing the intruder holding his wife hostage, Bun B tried negotiating with Jackson. Fearful for her safety, he told the intruder to take their vehicle from the garage. With Queenie out of harm’s way, Bun B led Jackson to the car, where he confronted him. Exchanging gunfire in the garage, Bun B shot the intruder in the shoulder. However, Jackson escaped. Running away from the property, he laid low before seeking care at a hospital where he would later be apprehended.

DeMonte Jackson was charged with one count of burglary and two counts of aggravated robbery. Neither Queenie or Bun B sustained physical injuries.

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Anonymous Caller Claimed Kevin Hunter Poisoned Wendy Williams

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According to PEOPLE magazine, a caller concerned about Wendy Williams’ wellbeing during her lengthy hiatus reported Kevin Hunter to authorities. The anonymous samaritan accused Hunter of allegedly poisoning his now estranged wife.

January 18th, authorities were anonymously contacted and instructed to perform a wellness check on the talk show diva. Implying Kevin Hunter was poisoning Williams, authorities rushed over to their New Jersey home to confirm her safety. When they arrived, Kevin Hunter answered the door and was reported as “hesitant” to allow authorities to enter the home.

Having recently fractured her shoulder, Wendy was found in her bed. However, authorities noted she was suspiciously covered from neck to toe. When questioned about the validity of the caller’s claims, Wendy “became tearful”, yet she denied anything was amiss. Kevin Hunter, who remained present, reportedly said “there had never been any calls to his house regarding domestic violence.” Officers then asked Wendy to confirm she was fine and once she did, they left the property.

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