It’s Friday! And while you may have to go to work, the weekend is upon us. Just think: In eight hours (or so), you’ll be free to slay, kick it with bae or catch up with your girls. But before you cheers to the freakin’ weekend, get into this quick read of everything you need to know!
Six South Carolina schools will release students early to attend Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s On The Run II Tour. School officials granted the half day on August 21 due to expected heavy traffic and the worry that school buses will be delayed as The Carters head to the Williams-Brice Stadium. (People)
Another Mugshot Bae has gone viral, y’all. Marshala Perkins, 19, of Dallas was arrested earlier this year for possession of marijuana and her beat face slayed so much that Twitter users began asking her for makeup tips. The aspiring makeup artist appeared to have contour, lash extensions and pink eyeshadow all placed to perfection. “Someone has reached out to me about starting my own makeup line,” Perkins said. “It’s turned into something so positive so I’m just going to embrace it and see where it takes me.” (Fox News)
Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul is donating $2.5 million toward upgrades for the basketball program at Wake Forest. With his contribution, the former university star has made the largest donation by any ex-player or alumnus under 35. The funds will be used to renovate the men’s and women’s basketball clubhouses, including expanded and enhanced locker rooms, nutrition resources, and treatment areas. (CBS Sports)
Should LeBron James replace Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education? The internet thinks so. More than 16,000 people have endorsed a Care2 petition that asks President Trump to swap out DeVos for the new Los Angeles Lakers player. James recently opened a new public school in Akron, Ohio, so it’s not like he wouldn’t be qualified, right? (USA Today)
Imagine going 1,570 days without clean water. Well, as of today, the people of Flint, Michigan have been without clean and stable water system for that amount of time. Now, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Division is stepping in. Linda Holst, acting director of the EPA, sent a letter to Flint Mayor Karen Weaver in support of a consent order that demands that the city develop realistic deadlines to correct the 15 water systems problems identified by the state last August. (The Root)