Solange’s New Album, ‘When I Get Home,’ Is Releasing At Midnight

Solange’s new album, When I Get Home, is being in less than hours (March 1st) on all platforms

Solange has released another clip on her social media account. In the caption, she wrote “callll meeee 281-330-8004,” which is in reference to the phone number Mike Jones used to suggest people to dial out back in the day. She has also released the track list for the album which is made up of 19 songs.

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Remy Ma & Papoose Introduce ‘The Golden Child’

Awww We Finally Get To See “The Golden Child!”

Remy Ma and Papoose let us in their world today and shared baby girl, Reminisce MacKenzie Mackie, during an TV appearance on “The Real.”

Mama Remy shared with us, “Everybody always names their sons after their dad and I just thought…hmm…I think we need another Remy in the world.”

In a post on her Instagram page, Remy Ma wrote:

Reminisce MacKenzie
“The Golden Child”
Born December 14th
7pounds and 2 ounces

We’re still on the west coast so I missed my baby tv debut (tune in to watch The Real on Fox network today) but waking up to her on my timeline put the biggest smile on my face; it’s so weird seeing her on social media.

This baby is EVERYTHING me & her father, my husband @papoosepapoose prayed she would be and EVEN MORE!

Thank you to all the pages that are being respectful of our family and an even bigger thank you to my @therealdaytime family…I love & appreciate you all so much; so glad she got to meet all her aunties & uncles 🥰 #RemyMa #TheGoldenChild #Mac #KenzieGirl #Remi

Proud papa Papoose added:

I give god the glory for her everyday! 🙏🏾 She’s more than I ever dreamed of! Thank you @remyma It’s nothing I would not do for her 🙏🏾 🙏🏾 All Hail #thegoldenchild #underrated #blacklove #thegoldenchild wowwwwwwwwwww My little Snookems
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Baby Remy is a beauty!

GoFundMe Shuts Down Campaigns To Raise Money For R. Kelly

R. Kelly‘s fans were willing and ready to give their hard earned to him after launched several GoFundMe campaigns in an attempt to provide financial aid to the R&B singer.

Unfortunately, GoFundMe wasn’t having it!

Jenny Perillo, spokeswoman for the crowdfunding site confirmed they shut down several accounts launched on behalf of the R.Kelly.

These campaigns violate GoFundMe’s terms of service and they’ve been removed from the platform.

I can confirm that our terms of service prohibit raising money on GoFundMe for the legal defense of a violent crime.

GoFundMe may have pumped the brakes of some fans, but that didn’t stop Valencia Love from coming through with the $100,000 bond needed to free the singer from Cook County Jail on Monday.

Teacher Rips Braids Out of Black Girl’s Head In Violent Attack

A Wisconsin teacher attacked an 11-year-old Black girl and ripped three braids from her scalp during an altercation over perfume.

Teacher has since been placed on leave amid the school district’s investigation — the altercation was captured on school cameras.

via Yahoo:

Mikiea Price filed a police report with the Madison Police Department in Wisconsin after hearing from her daughter, a student at Whitehorse Middle School, about the incident that transpired on February 13, according to WISC-TV. She was “crying and her lip was cracked, bleeding and she handed me three of her braids that were pulled out from her scalp,” Price told Madison 365. 

Pastor Marcus Allen, who is acting as a spokesperson on behalf of Price and her family, told Yahoo Lifestyle that acting principal Rob Mueller-Owens — a “positive behavior support coach” and reportedly a 2016 guest of the White House for his work with restorative justice — had fallen on top of the girl, according to the family’s account. 

“I am told that the girl and her friend had sprayed perfume on themselves in the bathroom and the scent was bothering the teacher’s allergies,” Allen told Yahoo Lifestyle. “The teacher asked who sprayed it and the class didn’t answer, so she asked [Mueller-Owens] to come in, and he targeted this one girl.” Allen said the student admitted she used the spray and was asked to come into the hallway.

“I don’t know how the girl’s braids were pulled out but she has two bald spots on her head,” he told Yahoo Lifestyle.

Price, who has worked as a substitute teacher at Whitehorse Middle School, said administrators didn’t call her or provide medical attention to her daughter.

The mom is not commenting, said Allen, and she’s hiring an attorney. Her daughter is too frightened to come to school.

Price told WISC-TV,  “Just the whole experience is just traumatic and devastating and just confusing. I’m just disgusted at this whole incident. You know I send my kid to school to learn, and that’s a place where mothers send their kids to be comfortable in. I just feel violated in so many ways that … this even happened to her.”

The  Madison Metropolitan School District released a statement to Yahoo Lifestyle, saying “As a District, we take any situation of this nature very seriously. All of our students need to be safe and supported in school, and we have a thorough investigation process and protocol that we follow. While we cannot talk about the details of a specific student or personnel situation, it is our responsibility to consider all of the facts of the situation and determine the right next steps. The staff person was put on leave while the situation was investigated. Based on that investigation, the staff person will not return to Whitehorse Middle School, and we are determining next steps. In addition, our team is coming together to create a full support plan to ensure that students is safe and fully supported at school.”

Joel DeSpain of the Madison Police Department, told The Capital Times, “It’s still being investigated and we are trying to sort out what happened. We know there is a parent involved who is making a lot of claims as to what transpired, and we, of course, are checking out those claims and any other facts that we can glean so we can come to a conclusion.”

This one hell of a lawsuit.

Spike Lee Wins First Oscar for ‘BlacKkKlansman’

Spike Lee Leaps Into Samuel L. Jackson’s Arms As He Wins His First Oscar: Best Adapted Screenplay for “BlacKkKlansman”

During his speech , Lee calls on America to mobilize for the 2020 election: “Make the moral choice between love versus hate. Let’s do the right thing!”

Via The Hollywood Reporter

The filmmaker got a standing ovation from the crowd and a big reaction from Samuel L. Jackson, who presented him the award.

The Oscars 2019 ceremony became a Spike Lee joint on Sunday night, as Lee won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for BlacKkKlansman.

For adapting Ron Stallworth’s 2014 memoir Black Klansman about infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan, Lee shares the honor with Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, and Kevin Wilmott. 

Samuel L. Jackson excitedly announced the winner, and Lee jumped into his arms when he reached the stage.

The BlacKkKlansman writing foursome was nominated alongside the teams for A Star Is Born (Eric Roth, Will Fetters and Bradley Cooper), The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen), If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins), and Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty).

BlacKkKlansman received six Oscar nominations including best director for Lee, best picture, best supporting actor for Adam Driver, best original score for Terence Blanchard, and best film editing for Barry Alexander Brown.

Lee received an honorary Oscar in 2015, but this is his first competitive win. His first Oscar nod came for his original screenplay of 1990’s Do the Right Thing; his second in the best documentary feature category for 1998’s 4 Little Girls.

Black Panther’s Ruth E. Carter Win Oscar for Best Costume Design

Ruth E. Carter took home the Academy Award for ‘Best Costume Design’ for her astonishing work on Marvel’s ‘Black Panther.’

She’s the first Black woman EVER to win in that category. It is also the first Oscar EVER for Marvel Studios.

via EW:

Carter — a previous Oscar nominee for Amistad and Malcom X — helped clothe the entire fictional nation of Wakanda in Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, crafting everything from Chadwick Boseman’s superhero suit to the Dora Milaje’s colorful armor. The award is also the first Oscar won by Marvel Studios.

“Marvel may have created the first black superhero, but through costume design, we turned him into an African king,” Carter said in her acceptance speech. “It’s been my life’s honor to create costumes. Thank you to the Academy, and thank you for honoring African royalty and the empowered way women can look and lead on screen.”

Carter also thanked Spike Lee — himself a nominee this year for BlacKkKlansman— for giving her her “start” with Malcolm X. “I hope this makes you proud,” she added.

Carter previously opened up to EW about the overwhelming response to Black Panther, which scored seven Oscar nominations and has earned more than $1.3 billion at the global box office.

“It’s such an important film,” Carter she told EW. “It made such a mark and I love the costumes myself. For the fans, I’m just so proud that it got recognized by the Academy as well. Sometimes, the fans will love something and the Academy won’t recognize it, so you think, was it big enough or was it great enough? But, it feels like a home run.”

Carter beat out fellow nominees Mary Zophres for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Sandy Powell for The Favourite and Mary Poppins Returns, and Alexandra Byrne for Mary Queen of Scots.

Yayyyy👑 Congrats Ruth!