Author: Madelyn Gee, DI

Madelyn Gee was a Digital Intern with Black News Alerts

R&B singer Monica received an honorary doctorate from the Global International Alliance for her humanitarian efforts. What We Know: In an Instagram post celebrating the accomplishment, Brown wrote that “this Doctrine acknowledges my Humanitarian Efforts & that means a tremendous amount to me especially since establishing @thebehumanfoundation … Thank you for thinking of & acknowledging me!” She also took the time to acknowledge her mother, stating in another post “…Thank you for standing for me…My Mom believed that because I loved children & I constantly signed my name that I would be a pediatrician!! This is as close as I’ve…

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Singer Keke Wyatt announced via Instagram on Monday that her and her husband, Zackariah Darring, are expecting their tenth child. What We Know: She wrote in her Instagram caption that “my husband Zackariah Darring and I are so happy to announce that we are expecting our new bundle of joy…We are excited to welcome the 10th addition to our beautiful family.” She also shouted out her Youtube series The Keke Show, where fans can watch Wyatt balance her career as well as motherhood. This is her first child with Darring, with her other nine children coming from marriages to former road…

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The restraining order that Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada filed against co-star OG Chijindu was recently denied. What We Know: According to TMZ, she filed the temporary restraining order as a result of the growing feud with Chijindu that has been displayed on the show. In September, Lozada sued claiming Chijindu called her a “racist bigot” on social media in response to a cryptic social media post. Lozada responded on her IG Story stating that “nobody watches you harder than the people that can’t stand you,” along with a photo of a laughing orangutan. Chijindu responded in a tweet claiming that Lozada…

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The FBI is asking for help to identify victims of 79-year-old Samuel Little, “America’s most prolific serial killer.” What We Know: Little confessed to strangling 93 victims between 1970 and 2005 last year. This is three times the number of victims of the notorious killer Ted Bundy. The women Little targeted were “often of marginalized and vulnerable groups, many who were involved in prostitution or suffering from drug addiction”. Many of their deaths went uninvestigated and these victims have remained nameless.  ViCAP Crime Analyst Christie Palazzolo released a statement advising that “For many years, Samuel Little believed he would not…

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Actor Will Smith is bringing back the nostalgia with a new Fresh Prince inspired clothing line for the whole fam! What We Know: The new line, called Bel-Air Athletics,  is a new line of athletic wear inspired by the classic sitcom. The limited-edition collection is designed to resemble the athletic uniforms at Bel-Air Academy, the high school where characters Will and Carlton attended school. The new styles include a Bel-Air athletics sweatshirt or an acid-washed throwback tee with the fictional Smith clutching a basketball. However, be prepared for some high prices to dress like the Prince. Socks are $15, shirts…

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Justin and Hailey Bieber (formerly Hailey Baldwin) retied the knot at luxury resort Montage Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, South Carolina Monday. What We Know: The couple, who first met as teens, originally were married months after their engagement last summer. Bieber confirmed later in November that he was “a married man”. In an interview with Vogue magazine, the couple shared their thoughts about their marriage journey so far. Justin Bieber stated that “I’m not going to sit here and lie and say it’s all a magical fantasy. It’s always going to be hard”. Hailey Bieber agreed, stating that “It’s a…

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The company Forever 21 announced late Sunday night that they will officially be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. What We Know: In their official statement, the company stated that “Forever 21, Inc. voluntarily filed for bankruptcy protection under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Essentially this allows Forever 21 to continue to operate its stores as usual, while the Company takes positive steps to reorganize the business so we can return to profitability…” They also clarified the rumor that they would be going out of business by stating the contrary that “…filing for bankruptcy protection is a deliberate…

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Former Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams is TIRED of y’all mixing her up with Fosse/Verdon star of the same name. What We Know: The FX miniseries star recently won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie on Sunday and also gave a passionate speech about the wage disparity in Hollywood and devaluing women (especially women of color) in the industry. Williams posted on Monday about the recent mixups stating, “Let’s get one thing clear. How come when y’all are tagging and congratulating a person … do y’all see that I’m black when you go…

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Netflix announced Tuesday that Shonda Rhimes will be leading her ninth series on the streaming giant called “Notes on Love.” What We Know: Rhimes will be working with Shondaland partner Betsy Beers on the project that is part of her $100 million overall deal with Netflix. The show will be exploring the “unexpected-life-changing, euphoric, hilarious, surreal and all-consuming places where love intersects in everyone’s lives”, with the first season focusing on the intersection of love and marriage. Each episode will be written from a different writer who will also be serving as executive producer. These writers include Rhimes, actor Steve…

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence defied Michigan’s Mackinac Island car ban (that has been in effect since 1898) by showing up with an eight-car motorcade Saturday. What We Know: Residents can get temporary permits for vehicles but there are normally only exemptions for emergency vehicles and snowmobiles in the winter. Pence’s visit was likely the first time a motorcade has ever touched the island. Disgusting. I am in such disbelief that this was allowed to happen. This Administration doesn’t care about the law (you know, the U.S. Constitution), so it shouldn’t surprise me so much that they don’t care about…

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