A new movie was announced for 2018, while the Internet is still talking about a film from this year. Also, a reality star opens up about her recent breakup and the city of Atlanta mourns the death of a news icon.
The city of Atlanta is in mourning with the sudden passing of Amanda Davis. The Emmy-award winning journalist who’d been on local news stations since the ’80s, was on her way to her step-father’s funeral in Texas when she suffered a massive stroke in the Atlanta airport. Reports note that she was surrounded by family when the incident occurred. [AJC]
Losing politician Roy Moore will not get far with his election challenge. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill confirmed on Thursday morning that Democrat Doug Jones will be certified the winner of the Alabama special Senate election —despite Moore’s refusal to concede and request for a new election. As widely reported, Moore —an accused molester— lost to Jones after a massive turnout of Black voters. [CNN]
LeToya Luckett and Hosea Sanchez are bringing their talents to a TV One action thriller. Filming in Atlanta, Down For Whatever is about a couple whose relationship is challenged once the wife finds out her sisters are suspects in a “ruthless” murder. [Shadow And Act]
Netflix’s new film, Bright starring Will Smith, has sparked a lot of Twitter conversation since its premiere on Dec 22. Chance the Rapper is the latest to share his thoughts, noting that the film correctly depicts “social injustices minorities face” but using mythical creatures to show this perspective was “shallow.” [Billboard]
Apple has a lot of people really upset from their recent revelation that they deliberately slow down old iPhones before releasing new ones. There are at least eight U.S. class-action suits filed against the Silicon Valley-based company from disgruntled customers — including one for $999 billion. [NY Post]
Love & Hip Hop reality star and author, Juliet “Juju” Castaneda finally opened up about what caused her a Cam’ron’s split after their ten-year relationship. While on The Breakfast Club, Juju shared that her pursuit of financial independence is what caused friction in her relationship with the Dipset rapper. “Me going for my education, going for my degrees and working hard would turn into ‘that’s not fun,'” she said. [VH1]
For their annual advent calendar, Love Magazine tapped Ciara, Teyana Taylor and Joan Smalls to appear in their campaign videos. Looking fit and fine, all the ladies share what empowerment means to them. “Empowerment is about freedom of expression and it’s always amazing to see women being confident in their own skin,” Ciara says. [Hypebeast]