You don’t have to be a Texan to train your eyes on the Lone Star State’s potentially history-making Senate race. Houston-native Amanda Edwards, 37, is a Democratic favorite to unseat Republican incumbent John Cornyn, 67, during the March 3 Texas primary. If she wins, Edwards would be Texas’ first Black, female Senator, helping turn a red state, blue. And, it would be a huge upset to the GOP: Cornyn has remained in his seat ever since 2002 when he was first elected. Edwards reflected on the enormity of it all during an exclusive sitdown with theGrio. “It becomes a question about what is possible in our America and what people believe,” she tells theGrio.
Watchmen was an instant success on HBO, but now the network has announced the show will not move on to a second season. The reason is in part that the creator, Damon Lindelof, felt that he already told the story he set out to tell, and did not want to move into a second season. The showrunner was content with the outcome of his work. However, Lindelof gave HBO permission to find another creator if the network chose to move forward with the hit show, and HBO declined, according to USA Today. READ MORE: Unpacking the brilliance of ‘Watchmen’ … the most important show of the year
Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden has kicked off an initiative to get students at historically black colleges and universities excited about his campaign. READ MORE: Corporate executive, Curtis Symonds, launches new app that can potentially change the game for Black college athletes at HBCUs The Biden campaign recently released a video for the “HBCU Students for Biden” initiative that points out the achievements of HBCUs throughout America – from playing an instrumental role in the Civil Rights Movement to serving as the backbone of the country’s Black middle class. Biden also announced three student co-chairs for the initiative, and the co-chairs attend Spelman College, Texas Southern, and Claflin University.
(Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images) It looks like Raz B is kicking off the new year with more drama. According to reports, the B2K member was arrested for DUI on Wednesday morning in Burbank, California and it’s just another thing to add to his long list of recent legal issues. The Love & Hip Hop Hollywood star reportedly failed field sobriety tests administered by police after he was spotted running a red light around 3 am after admitting he had consumed alcohol and marijuana earlier in the night.
(Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for Something in the Water) Now that hip-hop legend The Notorious B.I.G. has been officially voted in as a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 class, his best friend and musical collaborator Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs can barely contain his excitement. READ MORE: Wednesday, after finding out that B.I.G would be honored by the Rock Hall this spring, the Bad Boy Records founder took to his Instagram account to express his jubilation.
The Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wisc. (Getty Images) Politicians in Wisconsin are continuing to clash after a Republican lawmaker there attempts to push a resolution that would allow the community to honor a group of white people during the state’s Black History Month celebrations. According to theMilwaukee Journal Sentinel, last month Republican Rep.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) and Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) (Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images) Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Val Demings (D-FL) have made history as the first members of the Congressional Black Caucus to be selected as managers for a president’s impeachment trial.
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(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) This week it was confirmed that hip-hop mogul and prison reform activist Jay-Z has sued the head of the Mississippi Department of Corrections and the warden of the state penitentiary. The suit was filed on behalf of over two dozen prisoners who allege the two officials were willfully negligent in stopping the brutality that resulted in the deaths of five inmates over the past two weeks.
John Legend (L), Elizabeth Warren (Getty Images) Singer and activist John Legend has confirmed his endorsement of 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren while also speaking out against a group of Bernie Sanders supporters who he characterizes as “nasty.” According to ABC News Radio, Tuesday evening, Legend revealed to his 13 million Twitter followers that he will be casting his vote for Warren in the California primary taking place on March 3.