Black History At The Super Bowl

By Terrance Turner Feb. 1, 2023 This year's Super Bowl will make Black History. The Philadelphia Eagles will face the Kansas City Chiefs in Glendale, AZ on Feb. 12. Regardless of the outcome, this game is already historic. For the first time, the Super Bowl will start two Black quarterbacks. https://twitter.com/FOS/status/1619898245190418434?s=19 Background Eagles quarterback Jalen … Continue reading Black History At The Super Bowl

Kevin McCarthy Wins 15th Bid For House Speaker

By Terrance Turner Jan. 3, 2023 (updated Jan. 6) WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 04: U.S. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) listens in the House Chamber during the second day of elections for Speaker of the House at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 04, 2023 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives is meeting … Continue reading Kevin McCarthy Wins 15th Bid For House Speaker

Bills Safety Damar Hamlin Recovering After Collapsing On Field (UPDATED)

By Terrance Turner Jan. 2, 2023 The following story contains disturbing details and footage. Tonight's "Monday Night Football" game was suspended after Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field. The Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals began tonight's game at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Kickoff started at 7:30 CST.) Several players were injured … Continue reading Bills Safety Damar Hamlin Recovering After Collapsing On Field (UPDATED)

Barbara Walters Dies At 93

By Terrance Turner Dec. 30, 2022 Legendary journalist and trailblazer Barbara Walters has died. She was 93. Her publicist confirmed the news in a statement, writing that Walters died peacefully at her home. “Barbara Walters passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones. She lived her life with no regrets. She was a … Continue reading Barbara Walters Dies At 93

Twitter Down

By Terrance Turner Dec. 16, 2022 (updated Dec. 28) Twitter is reporting global outages, with many unable to access the site or its features. According to downdetector.com, which tracks site traffic, the website became unavailable shortly before midnight GMT (11am Thursday AEDT, 7pm Wednesday EST), with outages most commonly reported on website rather than the app. … Continue reading Twitter Down

“RHOP” Returns With Dramatic New Trailer

By Terrance Turner Sept. 6, 2022 Pictured are Mia Thornton, Gizelle Bryant, Candiace Bassett, Karen Huger, Ashley Darby, Robyn Dixon, and Wendy Osefo. Photo from Bravo (via Twitter). "The Real Housewives of Potomac" has debuted an explosive new trailer for the upcoming season (set to premiere in October). According to People magazine, the hit Bravo … Continue reading “RHOP” Returns With Dramatic New Trailer

Biden Announces Student Loan Forgiveness

By Terrance Turner Aug. 24, 2022 WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 24: U.S. President Joe Biden, joined by Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, speaks on student loan debt in the Roosevelt Room of the White House August 24, 2022 in Washington, DC. President Biden announced steps to forgive $10,000 in student loan debt for borrowers who make … Continue reading Biden Announces Student Loan Forgiveness

FBI Searches Trump’s Florida Home, Finds “Top Secret” Documents (UPDATED)

By Terrance Turner Mar-A-Lago. Photo from the New York Times. Aug. 8, 2022 (updated Aug. 11, Aug. 31) The Federal Bureau of Investigation has executed a search warrant at Mar-A-Lago, the Florida home of former president Donald J. Trump. The warrant concerns the removal of certain documents from the White House after Trump's exit in … Continue reading FBI Searches Trump’s Florida Home, Finds “Top Secret” Documents (UPDATED)

Cassidy Hutchinson Gives Explosive Testimony At Surprise Jan. 6 Hearing

By Terrance Turner June 28, 2022 Yesterday, word broke that the January 6th committee was calling a surprise hearing for Wednesday at noon. The news took many political observers by surprise, as the committee had earlier indicated that they would take some time off as the July 4th holiday neared. But the committee called this … Continue reading Cassidy Hutchinson Gives Explosive Testimony At Surprise Jan. 6 Hearing

January 6th Committee Hearings Begin

By Terrance Turner June 9, 2022 Tonight, the House committee investigating the January 6th insurrection held their first day of hearings in prime time. Coverage of the hearings is being broadcast on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, Fox 26, and CNN. The proceedings began around 7 pm CST, with opening statements by Reps. Bennie Thompson and … Continue reading January 6th Committee Hearings Begin

President Biden Addresses Nation After At Least 20 Killed In School Shooting In Uvalde, TX

By Terrance Turner May 24, 2022 An officer walks outside of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. - An 18-year-old gunman killed 14 children and a teacher at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, according to the state's governor, in the nation's deadliest school shooting in years. (Photo by allison … Continue reading President Biden Addresses Nation After At Least 20 Killed In School Shooting In Uvalde, TX

Jesse Williams Scores Tony Nod For “Take Me Out”

Jesse Williams in "Take Me Out". Photo from SR Talent. By Terrance Turner May 9, 2022 (updated May 26, June 12) This story contains mature themes and strong language. Viewer discretion is advised. Actor Jesse Williams has scored a Tony nomination -- and a whole lot of online admirers -- for his performance in "Take … Continue reading Jesse Williams Scores Tony Nod For “Take Me Out”

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade (UPDATED)

By Terrance Turner May 2, 2022 (updated June 24, 2022) From the Onion. The Supreme Court has overturned the landmark 1973 case of Roe v. Wade. In a 6-3 ruling, the Court upheld a 2018 abortion ban passed by Republicans in the Mississippi Legislature and ruled that the United States Constitution does not confer the … Continue reading Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade (UPDATED)

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Sworn In As Supreme Court Justice (UPDATED)

By Terrance Turner April 7, 2022 (first filed March 22, 2022; updated June 29) History has been made. Ketanji Brown Jackson has become the first Black woman ever to be sworn in as a justice on the Supreme Court. "Welcome to the Supreme Court. We're here today to administer the oath of office to Judge … Continue reading Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Sworn In As Supreme Court Justice (UPDATED)

Rams Win Super Bowl LVI (UPDATED)

By Terrance Turner Feb. 13, 2022 Today, the Los Angeles Rams took the field in their home stadium to play against the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI. Inside L.A.'s SoFi Stadium, the Rams sought to defeat a surging Bengals team that had somehow managed to overcome an 18-point deficit and beat the Kansas City … Continue reading Rams Win Super Bowl LVI (UPDATED)

Lack Of Tackling, Picks Aplenty At Pro Bowl

Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews caught two touchdowns in Sunday's Pro Bowl. Photo from the Baltimore Sun. By Terrance Turner Feb. 6, 2022 Today the NFL season officially concluded (for most players) with the Pro Bowl. The game features all of the league's best players: top performers from the AFC and NFC battled it … Continue reading Lack Of Tackling, Picks Aplenty At Pro Bowl

“Insecure” Ends With A Jam-Packed Finale

By Terrance Turner Dec. 26, 2021 This recap contains spoilers. Tonight was the final episode of Issa Rae's groundbreaking HBO series "Insecure". In a chaotic, jam-packed finale that stuffed two hours of content into 40 minutes, (almost) everyone somehow ends up on the path they wanted. Issa Rae's remarkable screenplay centered around birthdays -- each … Continue reading “Insecure” Ends With A Jam-Packed Finale

Issa Wedding! Issa Rae Marries Louis Diame in France

Photos by Lauren Fair Photography. By Terrance Turner July 26, 2021 Issa Rae is married. The actress, writer, and producer married businessman Louis Diame over the weekend in the French Riviera. The intimate ceremony took place in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, a commune in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in Southeastern France. Rae shared stunning photos of the nuptials, … Continue reading Issa Wedding! Issa Rae Marries Louis Diame in France

Freed Britney

. By Terrance Turner June 23, 2021 (updated Sept. 29, Nov. 12) BREAKING NEWS: Britney Spears' conservatorship is over. “The court finds and determines that the conservatorship of the person and the Estate of Britney Jean Spears is no longer required,” Judge Brenda Penny ruled on Friday afternoon. "The conservatorship is hereby terminated." Spears was … Continue reading Freed Britney

Derek Chauvin Convicted For Murder Of George Floyd, Will Serve 22.5 Years In Prison

By Terrance Turner March 26, 2021 (Updated April 20; updated June 25) BREAKING NEWS (June 25, 2021): Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd. On April 20, the jury found Derek Michael Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degre manslaughter for the murder of … Continue reading Derek Chauvin Convicted For Murder Of George Floyd, Will Serve 22.5 Years In Prison

Beyonce Makes Grammy History with “Black Parade”

By Terrance Turner March 14, 2021 BREAKING NEWS: Beyonce is now the most decorated singer in Grammy history. Just minutes ago, Beyonce won the Grammy for Best R&B Performance for her song "Black Parade", which she co-wrote. With this win, she now has 28 Grammy Awards -- more than any other music artist, male or … Continue reading Beyonce Makes Grammy History with “Black Parade”

Cicely Tyson: In Memoriam

By Terrance Turner Jan. 28, 2021 Legendary actress Cicely Tyson has died. She was 96. Tyson's family announced the passing. “With a heavy heart, the family of Miss Cicely Tyson announces her peaceful transition this afternoon. At this time, please allow the family their privacy,” they said, in a statement issued through Tyson's manager, Larry … Continue reading Cicely Tyson: In Memoriam

In Revealing Documentary, Superstar Influencer Answers: “Who Is Country Cowboyy?”

Photo from Instagram. Drafted March 2020 (updated March 26, 2022) By Terrance Turner He's one of the biggest social media influencers in Houston. He generates thousands of views among more than 76,000 followers on Instagram. He hosts large-scale events at packed clubs. He lives in a luxury penthouse in Midtown Houston. But who is "Country … Continue reading In Revealing Documentary, Superstar Influencer Answers: “Who Is Country Cowboyy?”

A Meditation on Happiness, And A Passionate Reunion, on “Insecure”

Photo courtesy of HBOWatch. By Terrance Turner June 1, 2020 This recap contains spoilers. On "Lowkey Happy", last night's episode of Insecure, Lawrence (Jay Ellis) meets up with his ex Issa (Issa Rae) for drinks. He waits for her to show up, anxiously popping a breath mint. Issa arrives and quickly takes a nasty fall … Continue reading A Meditation on Happiness, And A Passionate Reunion, on “Insecure”

Beyonce and Megan Thee Stallion Make Grammy History with “Savage” Remix (UPDATED)

Photo courtesy of the Washington Post. By Terrance Turner April 30, 2020 (Updated Nov. 24) BREAKING NEWS: (March 14, 2021): Tonight, Megan Thee Stallion and Beyonce won the Grammy for Best Rap Song for their work on the remix of Megan's song "Savage". They are the first female duo ever to win in this category. … Continue reading Beyonce and Megan Thee Stallion Make Grammy History with “Savage” Remix (UPDATED)

Roughnecks Remain Unbeaten After Wild Finish

By Terrance Turner March 9, 2020 (updated Nov. 15) Despite three turnovers and a wildly controversial fourth quarter, the Houston Roughnecks survived Game 5 on Saturday afternoon to remain undefeated. The Roughnecks beat the Seattle Dragons 32-23 at TDECU Stadium yesterday. They remain the only unbeaten team in the XFL. After a near-scoreless first quarter, … Continue reading Roughnecks Remain Unbeaten After Wild Finish

Why Facebook and I Are Done (UPDATED)

By Terrance Turner Sept. 27, 2019 (updated Oct. 4, 2021, Aug. 9, 2022) Facebook turned over a teenager's private chat messages in response to a search warrant from authorities, Forbes reports. Seventeen-year-old Celeste Burgess, who is being tried as an adult along with her mother Jessica Burgess, is awaiting trial in Madison County District Court … Continue reading Why Facebook and I Are Done (UPDATED)

As “Lion King” Premieres, Beyonce’s “Spirit” Soars

By Terrance Turner July 17, 2019 Last night, ABC aired its prime-time special on "The Lion King", the live-action retelling of the classic 1994 animated film. The special featured intriguing details about the making of the original film and its adaptation to the stage. ABC also included interviews with the voices behind the current version: … Continue reading As “Lion King” Premieres, Beyonce’s “Spirit” Soars

Dillon Brooks & Donovan Mitchell Ejected After Fight At Grizzlies Game

By Terrance Turner CLEVELAND, OHIO - FEBRUARY 02: Dillon Brooks #24 of the Memphis Grizzlies fights with Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the third quarter at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on February 02, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio. Both players were ejected.The Cavaliers defeated the Grizzlies 128-113. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and … Continue reading Dillon Brooks & Donovan Mitchell Ejected After Fight At Grizzlies Game

Texans Hire Demeco Ryans As Head Coach

By Terrance Turner Jan. 31, 2023 The Houston Texans have hired 49ers defensive coordinator Demeco Ryans as head coach. Ryans and the Texans agreed today to a six-year deal, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Texans will introduce Ryans as coach on Thursday. He's the team's fourth coach in four years. Bill O' Brien was … Continue reading Texans Hire Demeco Ryans As Head Coach

Chiefs Slip By Bengals To Win AFC Championship

By Terrance Turner Jan. 29, 2023 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. KANSAS CITY. CINCINNATI. KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 29: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs holds up the Lamar Hunt Trophy after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in the AFC Championship Game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on January 29, 2023 in Kansas … Continue reading Chiefs Slip By Bengals To Win AFC Championship

“You People” Is Part Of A Long, Unserious Trend

By Terrance Turner Jan. 27, 2023 Today, a new movie premieres on Netflix. "You People" tells the story of Ezra Cohen (Jonah Hill), a white Jewish man who falls in love with Amira Mohammed (Lauren London), a Black Muslim woman. Their first meeting is anything but romantic: After mistaking her for his Uber driver, Ezra … Continue reading “You People” Is Part Of A Long, Unserious Trend

Put Jay Leno In Bubble Wrap

By Terrance Turner Jan. 27, 2023 Comedian Jay Leno is recovering -- again. Just two months after suffering severe burns in an incident in his garage, Leno has broken bones after a fall off his motorcycle. In an interview with the Las Vegas-Review Journal, Leno confirmed that he suffered another mishap. Review-Journal columnist John Katsilometes … Continue reading Put Jay Leno In Bubble Wrap

Oscar Nominations Announced

By Terrance Turner Jan. 24, 2023 BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 24: A view of the Oscar display before the announcement of the 95th Academy Award nominations at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on January 24, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/WireImage,) Nominations for the 95th Academy Awards were announced this morning. Actors Riz … Continue reading Oscar Nominations Announced

49ers Beat Cowboys, Advance To NFC Championship

By Terrance Turner Jan. 22, 2023 SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 22: George Kittle #85 of the San Francisco 49ers catches a pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the third quarter in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Levi's Stadium on January 22, 2023 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) Today's NFC … Continue reading 49ers Beat Cowboys, Advance To NFC Championship

Mahomes Overcomes Injury, Rallies Chiefs Past Jaguars

By Terrance Turner Jan. 21, 2023 Today, the Kansas City Chiefs hosted the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Divisional Playoff game. The Chiefs pushed past a resurgent Jaguars team, led by their resilient quarterback. Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes suffered an ankle injury in the first quarter and had to leave the field. But he fought … Continue reading Mahomes Overcomes Injury, Rallies Chiefs Past Jaguars

Ed Reed Dismissed By Bethune-Cookman

By Terrance Turner Jan. 21, 2023 Former NFL great Ed Reed will not be coaching at Bethune-Cookman University. Reed announced the news on social media today, saying that he and his lawyers had been negotiating with the school over his head coaching contract. "However, after weeks of negotiations I've been informed that the University won't … Continue reading Ed Reed Dismissed By Bethune-Cookman