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Every now and then, someone comes along with enough smarts, grace and courage to call out the government on their trifling behavior. PBS NewsHour Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor is one of those valiant people who persists in getting the truth, no matter how uneasy it may make someone.  In fact, the NBC political contributor did her job so well that it made Donald Trump super uncomfortable on Sunday during a briefing at the White House.

Things started to go left when Alcindor asked Trump about his previous comments on the number of medical supplies needed by states to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. But the Donald wasn’t pleased with her questioning his comments. He responded:

Why don’t you people — why don’t you act in a little more positive. It’s always trying to get you, and you know what, that’s why people don’t trust the media anymore.”

But Yamiche didn’t back down. She clapped back:

“Excuse me, you didn’t hear me, that’s why you used to work for the [New York] Times and now you work for somebody else”.

And in true DT form, he showed his high-key racist behind and told Alcindor, a Black Woman, : “Be nice. Don’t be threatening’”.

Then, Alcindor let it be known that “I’m not the first human being, woman, black person or journalist to be told that while doing a job.”

This isn’t the first time Trump has clashed with the news anchor, and it probably won’t be the last. And judging by these regal journalistic pics, Yamiche Alcindor is smart, powerful, Black force that is not to be played with. She must be protected at all costs.

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We all know what this face means. 

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This one too. 

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On a good day, when no one’s annoyed you yet. 

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Welp. She said what she said. 

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Period.

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Sometimes it feels as though the human race is just wandering along the planet with little to no guidance. The only thing we truly have to show us the “correct” way to live is the experiences of those that came before us. Wise people turn to spirituality to get a sense of counsel and instruction, but even wiser folks study history to see what’s going to happen next, how it’ll play out, and what role they play in the grand scheme of it all.

Ironically, modern times are just as predictable as they are uncertain. Either the television and film industry is full of history buffs with very accurate imaginations, or life is really a continuum of cycles that repeat themselves. ‘Cause there’s no way that shows like the Simpsons have been able to accurately predict so many occurences.

Remember when the hit FOX show predicted that Disney would purchase and acquire all the rights to network…20 years before it happened?

Or how about the time they predicted Prince’s suspicious death eight years before he actually died.

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Strangely enough, the Simpsons isn’t the only film or television show to eerily predict what would be happening in the future. Check out our list below.

Outbreak (1995)

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Disaster films are always relatable in some way. Outbreak, starring Morgan Freeman, tells the story of a dangerous airborne virus threatens civilization in this tense thriller. After an African monkey carrying a lethal virus is smuggled into the U.S., an outbreak occurs in a California town. Sound familiar?

The Truman Show (1998)

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Before reality television was a thing, the 1998 Jim Carrey film predicted that the world would be watching other people live their daily lives for entertainment purposes. Hell, the Kardashians built a billionaire dollar empire off the Truman illusion. Stay woke.

You’ve Got Mail Online Dating (1998)

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Before Okcupid, Tinder and Match.com were a thing, Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks found love via the Internet thanks to good ol’ AOL messenger.

Back To The Future II (1989)

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When Marty McFly traveled from 1985 to 2015 , viewers got a special glimpse of what the possible future would look like, through Robert Zemeckis’ eyes. Lo and behold, 40 years later and we’ve came, saw and conquered the whole hoverboard wave.

Spongebob (2000)

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Spongebob and crew may live in Bikini Bottom, but they may have been a tad more advanced than us land folks. Plankton’s wife was a talking computer way before we knew who Siri or Alexa was. Makes you wonder if Karen is the mother of intelligent assistants.

Star Wars 

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Holograms went from being seeming impossible, to being a common thing these days. But no one believed that we’d be able to watch holograms of deceased celebs performing. Especially when the concept of holographic technology made its first appearance in the 1980s classic Star Wars Strikes Empire Back.

Dick Tracy (1946)

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Since its first comic strip appearance in 1946, Dick Tracy was the cool with all the swag. But it was his technologically advanced watch that made him so special. Maybe Steve Jobs and the folks at Apple drew some inspiration from him for their Apple Watch.

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As the entire world is quarantined and practicing social distancing, now is the perfect time to check out some of the newest content being released on streaming services.

On Tuesday, HULU dropped the first three episodes of Little Fires Everywhere, based on the 2017 novel of the same name by Celeste Ng — which follows “the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. The story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.”

The highly anticipated series stars Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon, both of whom act as Executive Producers of the series. Y’all, this show may be the best thing since sliced bread. And everyone is talking about it. Reese told Variety:

“When I read the book, I just thought it was a beautiful exploration about different kinds of mothering. And I thought nobody would be a better scene partner or partner at behind the scenes actually, truthfully, than Kerry. She’s known as such an incredibly professional person, but she’s also a lot of fun.”

Kerry added:

“We knew that the novel was so much about identity and how identity impacts relationships, how you think about yourself, your sexuality, your class, your geography, how those things impact how you parent, how you make friends, how you work in the world. So, I think adding a layer to that complexity with race is really powerful,.”

Everyone involved in the show, from the characters to the writers to directors, should be expecting to take home some trophies next award season. 

Here’s why Little Fires Everywhere is the best show on television.

1. Kerry Washington & Reese Witherspoon is the television duo we didn’t know we needed.

2. Dives deep into race and class relations, and how it affects our daily lives

3. All the tension will have you on the edge of your seat for the entire episode

4. Proves that we’re all humans who want the best for ourselves and our kids at the end of the day

5. Lexi Underwood is a STAR

6. Everyone has a different story and perspective on how life should be. Just like in IRL

7. In depth storylines and well rounded characters. Layers, layers, layers!

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Happy Friday the 13th!

The unlucky day, also known as Black Friday, leaves a lot of people so paralyzed with fear, they neglect their normal routines. The superstitious day is bad luck derived from triskaidekaphobia, fear of the number 13, and the idea that Friday and the number 13 have been considered dark and unlucky since the Middle Ages. And with all that’s happening in the world right now, there seems to be some slight truth to this myth.

The sinister tone of the day may be one of the reasons the Friday the 13th film franchise has been so successful. The movies follow a group of camp counselors who end up becoming the target for one hockey-masked serial killer: Jason. There have been 12 films in the horror film franchise ranging from 1980 to 2011. One of the film’s stars, Amy Steel, best known for playing Ginny (the camp counselor who fights off Jason) is now 55 years old, which means she’s survived multiple Friday the 13ths.

Here’s what Amy looks like now:

Another famous camp counselor, Kevin Bacon, has had a very successful career ever since starring in the horror classic.

Now he’s the central character in 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon.

It’s been many years since we’ve seen these characters, but on a day like today, it’s pretty normal to binge the old films and wonder what the cast has been up to. Hit the flip to see more stars from the Friday The 13th franchise.

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Megan Thee Stallion’s civil suit against her label 1501 Certified Entertainment is far from over.

The Houston record company – and its head, Carl Crawford – filed court papers asking that the rising rapper’s civil suit against them grind to a halt.

The label just filed a motion to stay Megan’s case and have her allegations of fraud, bullying and more be decided by a private arbitrator.

Lawyers for the label filed court papers March 11 asking for her case to be put on hold indefinitely because their contract says that she can’t sue the label if they disagree over it.

If the judge approves the case going through arbitration, the outcome may never be made public.

1501 said Megan willingly entered into an artist’s contract with the company two years ago, and under the terms of that deal, any disputes between them would be settled privately through arbitration. Crawford and 1501 contend that having Megan’s case proceed would violate their artist’s agreement and the law. They believe even if Megan’s fraud claims against them are true, everything still needs to be hashed out in private.

Meg sued Crawford and 1501 earlier this month, alleging they had her sign a bad deal, are harassing her online, are jealous of her Roc Nation management deal and out to ruin her career. Last week, Megan got a court order that allowed her to release new singles, S.U.G.A. and “Captain Hook.”

A judge has yet to rule on the motion.

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Damon Dash never plays around when it comes to his money and his art — so when Cam’ron said the former Roc-A-Fella head “smacked” Harvey Weinstein on the set of Paid In Full, we believe him.

We’ve known about the alleged smackdown since Paid In Full hit theaters in, but when The Diplomats dropped their 2017 single  “Once Upon a Time,” — Cam threw hella shots at the controversial Hollywood producer, rapping:

No disrespecting the ladies, word from my team

That’s the reason Dame smacked Harvey Weinstein

On the set of Paid In Full, y’all gave him hell about it

Some foul shit happened once, Capo, tell ‘em about it

Surprisingly enough, Dash never bragged about this important moment in Dame history. However, he did admit to having issues with the Weinsteins while filming Paid In Full back in 2002. He told TMZ:

“Somebody definitely got smacked on the set of Paid In Full. But, you know, I’ve never really liked the way Harvey treated my culture. I didn’t like the way he talked to people and I didn’t like the way he was treating my film.”

Of course, Weinstein himself never spoke about the incident. But little did we know, he had much bigger skeletons in his closet.

On Wednesday, after months of deliberation, the former TV producer was sentenced to 23 years in prison for raping a woman and sexually assaulting another. Buzzfeed News reports:

Weinstein was facing a maximum of 29 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of first-degree criminal sex act and third-degree rape on Feb. 24. They acquitted him on the most serious charges of predatory sexual assault that carried a possible life sentence.

A spokesperson for the New York State Department of Corrections added: “Weinstein will be held at Rikers Island until he is deemed ready to be transferred to the custody of the state’s corrections department after which he will be incarcerated in a state prison facility.”

Justice was served today. 

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It’s about time that Tierra Whack starts getting the #respeck that she deserves. The 24-year old Philly native has been putting in that authentic work for several years now, and it seems as if folks are just now starting to hop on the Whack Wagon.

Her unique and delightful style, intense and profound lyrics, mixed in with her creative visuals and superb confidence puts Tierra in a league of her own. I mean, she got to be featured on Beyonce’s Lion King: The Gift album. ICONIC.

Earlier this week, the upbeat rapper graced the cover of Teen Vogue and dished on everything from finally being noticed for her talent and colorism in the music industry.

“I recognize [that] I am dark. I remember being younger and being teased for my skin being darker. My mom, she just was always there like, ‘You have to love yourself.’ Seeing Lauryn [Hill] and then seeing Missy [Elliott] — they were making it. I don’t think Missy was like, ‘I’m going to be a dark girl making it.’ I think she just did it. You just do it… If I could change [colorism in the industry], that would be really nice.”

Little does she know, just by showing her beautiful face and unapologetically rocking her unorthodox style makes young dark girls everywhere feel like they can too.

“I just want to do what I feel inside and make it work to the best of my ability and whatever comes with it, comes with it. I can’t change how I look. That’s how I showed up, in my dark skin. I dress kind of cool. Either y’all gon’ take it or not.”

Luckily for Tierra, she’s coming up in a time when brown and dark women are running the game. We get to see Normani, SZA and Megan Thee Stallion on the cover of Rolling Stone, while Whack blesses Teen Vogue and other femcees like Rapsody and Dreezy are out here doing their thing ATSDT.

Hit the flip for more cool, colorful pics of Tierra Whack that put color prejudice to shame.

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National Cereal Day makes you reminisce about all the good cereal we had as kids back in the day — because cereals these days are not the same. Technically, it wasn’t a complete Saturday Morning cartoon binge without some cereal to go along with it.

If you’re a true 90’s kids, then you remember there was nearly a cereal for every popular character on television at the time.

Urkel O’s 

Then, there were cookies that turned into cereals.

Oreo O’s

And let’s not forget the cereals that were cereals in cartoons and became cereals in real life.

Reptar Crunch

But believe it or not, cereal didn’t just start poppin’ when we were kids. It’s been around for a very long time.

Ferdinand Schumacher, a German immigrant, began the cereal revolution in 1854 with a hand oats grinder in the back room of a small store in Akron, Ohio. His German Mills American Oatmeal Company was the nation’s first commercial oatmeal manufacturer. In 1877, Schumacher adopted the Quaker symbol, the first registered trademark for a breakfast cereal.

So how do we honor National Cereal Day? Have a bowl for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Share it as a snack or bake something and share your recipes. Do you remember any of these discontinued cereals? Hit the flip to check it out.

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It’s no secret that Drake has been around the block.During his one decade in the music game, Drizzy has had a strong roster of lovely lady friends ranging from upcoming strippers to award winning actresses. When it comes to dating, never discriminates when it comes to race, age or vocation. In fact, the 6 God so impartial to the women that he dates sometimes that he wounds up dating two friends at the same time.

That was the case back in the early 2010s when Drake was a rising rap star dating two of the most popular models at the time: Melyssa Ford and Toccara Jones.

That’s right. No one knew that Drizzy had a thing with either woman until the ladies spoke out about it earlier this week on the latest episode of Ford and Blue Telusma’s podcast “I’m Here For The Food“. The episode, entitled “Chicks Before D*cks, featured the former video model and ANTM alum as they dished on the awkward situation and how they ultimately got through it.

Melyssa: She’s telling me that we’re dating the same guy, and you know what I say to her? ‘Knock yourself out’. I didn’t have to have a conversation with him—I mean I did, eventually—not eventually, probably like the next day or something like that because he called me. But I just want to finish it off with saying this: there was no way I was losing my friend to this guy, no matter who the f*ck he was. I was not losing my girlfriend.”

As Blue continues to question who this mystery guy is, both model glance at each other before answering, “Drake.”

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This just makes you wonder how many more famous and non-famous BFF’s has Drake got in between — no pun intended. At least the ladies didn’t allow Mr. Nice For What to ruin their friendship. Let’s take a minute to honor this special moment in Women’s History Month. Hit the flip for the full episode. 

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In March of 2019, famous Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek revealed his stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis. The nation was devastated to hear the news, but the legend remained hopeful, telling fans he was going to fight for his life.

“Now, just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer,” he announced in a viral video clip at the time. “Now, normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m gonna fight this and I’m gonna keep working. And, with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease.”

Trebek went on to tell us all to have a little faith and now, one year later, he’s got an update for everyone. The survival rate for stage 4 pancreatic cancer is only 18%, but he beat the odds!

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While he’s happy to be alive, Trebek says the journey has been extremely difficult. “Now I’d be lying if I said the journey had been an easy one. There were some good days, but a lot of not-so-good days. I joked with friends that the cancer won’t kill me, the chemo treatments will. There were moments of great pain, days when certain bodily functions no longer functioned, and sudden, massive attacks of great depression that made me wonder if it really was worth fighting on,” he said in a video released this morning, March 4.

“But I brushed that aside quickly because that would’ve been a massive betrayal. A betrayal of my wife and soulmate, Jean, who has given her all to help me survive. It would’ve been a betrayal of other cancer patients who have looked to me as an inspiration… and it would certainly have been a betrayal of my faith in God and the millions of prayers that have been said on my behalf,” Trebek added, ending his message with “If we take it just one day at a time, with a positive attitude, anything is possible. I’ll keep you posted.”

See his full message below:

Here at Global Grind we are cheering on Alex Trebek during this painful and strenuous fight and praying that he gets better. In the meantime, help us celebrate his GOAT status by watching this GMA clip below, a not-so-subtle reminder that Trebek is one of the best to ever do this game show hosting isht.

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We haven’t even reached the full anniversary of Hot Girl Summer, and some is going on with Megan Thee Stallion‘s music. As you may have heard, the Houston Hottie recently took to Instagram to let fans know that she’s currently in a legal battle with her label, 1501 Certified Entertainment, after her attempt to renegotiate her contract was met with much resistance.

Megan claims in the suit that 1501 set up her contract so they get 60 percent of her recording income, which means she pockets less than half of what she earns from music sales. The suit also claims that her advance for getting signed to the label was only $10,000 as opposed to the 50K she was suppose to get.

But label runner, and former MLB star Carl Crawford says Megan is a liar and nothing she’s saying is the truth. He told Billboard,

“I wrote her a check for $50,000, and it’s signed with her name on the check. We can show you the proof. That’s another thing— I got all my receipts. They know it. I got all the receipts. We gave her a $10,000 advance when we first signed her and gave it to her mother. I don’t know what happened [with that].”

After the dispute with Meg, 1501 denied her from dropping any new music. However, the powers that be had other plans. According to TMZ, a district judge in Harris County Texas granted Megan a temporary restraining order which prevents her label from blocking the music she plans to drop on Friday.

Unfortunately, Meg isn’t the first, and won’t be the last, artist to get caught up in a janky deal. Hit the flip for more.

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There’s been lots of controversy surrounding the National Anthem over the years. Some sing along when it’s performed at games. Others sit in their seats, scrolling on their phone while the rockets red glare burst in the air. Then there are folks who strictly only sing the Black National Anthem at anytime, in any place.

But before we all became woke and appreciative of the James Weldon Johnson hymn, we were forced to learn Star Spangled Banner. But the blatantly racist lyrics in America’s National Anthem has always made the song a big red, blue and white elephant in the room. Hence the reason why Colin Kaepernick is still out of a job and why Jay-Z caught some much flack for his work with the NFL.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. – Kaepernick

The third verse of the anthem, which no one knows, is the most racist line in the entire song.

The third stanza of the anthem, which is rarely sung and few know, contains the words, “No refuge could save the hireling and slave, From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:”, which some interpret as racist. – Wikipedia 

However, just like most things in life, Black folks have found a way to turn lemons into lemonade. Because nobody — and I mean nobody, can sing the national anthem like our Black artists. Black female singers to be exact. Take a look at some of the women who bodied tat classic song.

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