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Why Did It Take so Long to Free Brittney Griner?

Brittney Griner is free. What next?

Brittney Griner

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Brittney Griner, WNBA Star arrested and held in Russia since February, has finally been set free.

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Photo via Shutterstock: LOS ANGELES - DEC 11: Elon Musk at the Rihanna's First Annual Diamond Ball at the The Vineyard on December 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, CA

Home of celebrities and neo-nazis, Twitter has it all. With nearly 400 million users globally — half of them active — the social networking and micro-blogging platform remains the central spot for 280-character musings.

Known for its fandoms, spam bots, garbage discourse, and the tantalizing opportunity to respond directly to even the most famous of people, it’s now going to be known for Elon Musk’s desecration of it.

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Finally - Feminist Groups Release a Letter in Support of Amber Heard

Meanwhile, Lily-Rose Depp defends her silence on the Heard v. Depp trial

Amber Heard attends the screening of 'Girls Of The Sun (Les Filles Du Soleil)' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2018 in Cannes, France

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When the controversial Amber Heard v. Johnny Depp defamation trial went on air, it quickly became a public spectacle. Heard was found guilty of ruining Depp’s career though her 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which Heard identified herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.” Depp was awarded $15 million in damages and an unbelievable career comeback — the stuff of Hollywood dreams — a spot in the Fenty Fashion Show.

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CULTURE

Drake and Megan Thee Stallion: The Memeification of Black Female Suffering Continues

Megan Thee Stallion just rightfully called out Drake for appropriating her trauma and using it to prop up his wack new track, “Circo Loco.”

Left: Megan Thee Stallion // Right: Drake

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Everyone has lost their damn minds.

Megan Thee Stallion just rightfully called out Drake for appropriating her trauma and using it to prop up his wack new track, “Circo Loco.”

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Lizzo, Zendaya, and Abbot Elementary - Black Excellence Won at the Historic 2022 Emmys

Who won at the Emmys? Lizzo, Zendaya for Euphoria, The Abbott Elementary Cast, Jerrod Carmichael, and more Black Excellence

Zendaya, an angel, and her Historic Emmy win

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To be honest, I forgot about the Emmys. Okay, to be honest, I always forget about the Emmys.

But who can blame me? It’s been a big few weeks in Hollywood. The Don’t Worry Darling drama — I won’t rehash it here … but we’re worrying. And the rest of the Venice Film Festival, the beginning of New York Fashion Week, the My Policeman premiere at Toronto International Film Festival (Harry content, so obviously, I couldn’t look away). AND the death of Queen of England.

Phew! It’s been a week.

But there I was, doomscrolling my evening away, when I saw an angel. It was Zendaya, at her red carpet best strutting about in a classic Valentino gown. I literally let out a gasp. But what was this for? A movie premiere? Fashion week? Is it the Dune 2 Premiere already?

No — it was the Emmys. And wait … hold on … you’ll never guess … but they were actually kind of good?

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Solange Knowles | Milan Fashion Week — Photo by arp

Singer-songwriter and Grammy Award Winner Solange Knowles has built a blockbuster career in the R&B space by pushing boundaries and thinking outside of the box. And not only that, she’s Queen Bey’s younger sister.

She’s continuing on her path as a trailblazer by becoming the first Black woman to compose a score for the New York City Ballet.

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