From left, Jharrel Jerome, Billy Porter, Indya Moore (Getty Images) Sunday, The 71st annual Emmy Awards were all anyone could seem to talk about on social media. And as usual, the highly anticipated Los Angeles ceremony drew tons of talented celebrities showing off their fiercest fashions. But this year, glamorous red carpet moments aside, we couldn’t help noticing that there were several subtle, and not-so-subtle political statements being made, not just based on who was on the guest list, but also with who made it to the winners podium, and received long overdue recognition during acceptance speeches.
A disagreement on President Trump‘s “Make America Great Again” slogan between T.I. and Candace Owens at the Revolt Summit made for an explosive Internet moment, but the rapper believes Owens’ views are “dangerous.” The self-proclaimed King of the South was a guest on Big Boy’s Neighborhood where he spoke about Owens and said: “I’m not necessarily against her personally but a lot of views and a lot of the rhetoric that she spews is dangerous.” READ MORE: Teacher fired after students find list labeling kids as ‘angels’ and ‘devils’ “I’m not saying every Black person has to be a Democrat… I’m not speaking on behalf of or in support of the Democratic party or the Republic party.
Shannon Sharpe called Antonio Brown “CLOWNTONIO 6ix9ine” after the receiver sent off a series of tweets attacking Sharpe, Ben Roethlisberger, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and more. Brown was released from the Patriots last week after a report stated he sent threatening texts to his second accuser last week. Ahead of Sunday’s football action, Brown announced online he will no longer be playing in the NFL due to his voided contracts and being cut from two teams in less than a month. After thanking the Patriots for the opportunity on Friday, AB called out the others who have had sexual assault allegations but
(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) The 2019 Emmy Awards went down on Sunday night in Los Angeles and we have mixed emotions about TV’s biggest night. There were some groundbreaking moments throughout the night, including Billy Porter making history as the first openly gay actor to nab an Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for his role of Pray Tell in POSE.
(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) The 2019 Emmy Awards definitely got it right when they awarded Jharrel Jerome with the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his portrayal of Korey Wise in When They See Us. The 21-year-old actor who made a major mark in the 4-part series from Ava DuVernay wasn’t even born when the Central Park Five rocked the headlines, but that didn’t stop him from delivering an awe-inspiring performance.
(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) The 71st annual Emmy Awards are upon us and we will be updating you on all of the winners as they’re announced. Ava DuVernay‘s When They See Us made a major mark earning 16 nominations (including Outstanding Limited Series), with several of the series’ stars going up against each other in acting categories. Jharrel Jerome got a well-deserved nod for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie and Aunjanue Ellis and Niecy Nash are nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for their roles in the film.
(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) The 71st annual Emmy Awards are going down in Los Angeles and epic event is attended by tons of talented celebrities showing off their fiercest fashions. With so much talent on deck at the star-studded event, we can’t wait to see if the projects and people we’re rooting for will go home with wins, but until we find out, we’ll just marvel over all of the glitz and glamour they’re serving on the purple carpet.
(Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images) Tyler James Williams is best known for his role on Dear White People, but fans will see a whole new side of the actor in his latest project, The Wedding Year. The adorable romantic comedy (in theaters now) stars Williams and Modern Family star, Sarah Hyland and the chemistry between these two unlikely lovebirds is palpable.
In a candid new interview with theGrio, 2020 Presidential hopeful Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, IN, says if America doesn’t address race issues, the future of the country is at stake. “I’ve reached the conclusion that if we don’t tackle systemic racism in my lifetime, then it is going to bring down the entire American project,” Buttigieg told theGrio. “We’ve seen especially under this administration, a lot of racial issues that we thought- or I’ll be honest- a lot of racial issues that white liberals thought were maybe in the past… not so much. These things have never really left us.” — Bill to make D.C.
(Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for MTV) Earlier this month Lil Nas X made headlines after an episode from HBO’s The Shop: Uninterrupted aired that showed the rapper being gaslit by comedian Kevin Hart when talking about his journey to revealing that he is gay. Now the rapper is coming forward to share another tricky coming out conversation he had to endure, specifically the one he had with his father.