Cardi B, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion and More Performing at 2021 Grammys 

LOS ANGELES, California — The Recording Academy announced the full lineup for the 2021 GRAMMY Awards show, officially known as the 63rd GRAMMY Awards on Sunday March 7. Performers include Bad Bunny, Black Pumas, Cardi B, BTS, Brandi Carlile, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Mickey Guyton, Haim, Brittany Howard, Miranda Lambert, Lil Baby, Dua Lipa, Chris Martin, John Mayer, Megan Thee Stallion, Maren Morris, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch, Harry Styles, and Taylor Swift. Artists will be coming together, while…

Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons out for 2021 All-Star Game

NEW YORK, New York — The NBA announced Sunday that Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons — prior to traveling to Atlanta — had contact with an individual who was confirmed to have tested positive for the coronavirus. Therefore, Embiid (Team Durant) and Simmons (Team LeBron) were ruled out for the game and kept away from other…

Starbucks Appoints Dennis Brockman as Global Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer

SEATTLE, Washington  — In a letter to its partners , Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson announced on Friday March 5, 2021 the appointment of Dennis Brockman as the company’s global chief inclusion and diversity officer. Brockman, who is a 13-year partner, will be responsible for the company’s global I&D strategy, building a culture of I&D leadership…

Ime Archibong, Craig Williams to Join the Capital One Board of Directors

MCLEAN, Virgina  — Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF),  announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors. Ime Archibong, Head of New Product Experimentation (NPE) at Facebook, and Craig Williams, President of Jordan Brand at Nike, have been appointed to fill two new seats on the Board, and will stand for election by Capital One shareholders…

Jan Blachowicz upsets Israel Adesanya for his first career loss, UFC 259

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Jan Blachowicz dealt Israel Adesanya his first loss on Saturday in Las Vegas, taking home a unanimous decision to retain his light heavyweight title in the main event at UFC 259. It marks the fourth straight victory for the Polish native. The judges scored the bout 49-46, 49-45 and 49-45, all…

Beyoncé shares touching Lyric Chanel tribute video

HOUSTON, Texas — Beyonce Knowles-Carter shared a heartfelt ribute video on her website today (March 6) following the passing of Lyric Chanel, a 13-year-old girl diagnosed with brain cancer and anaplastic ependymoma  — who passed away on Friday March 5, 2021. The video tribute entitled “Rest in Peace Lyric Chanel,” premiered via Beyonce.com. It includes a slideshow…

Sixers’ Joel Embiid to donate $100K to combat homelessness

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — Four-time NBA All-Star and Philadelphia 76ers standout Joel Embiid announced today that he will donate his winnings from Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game to Philadelphia homeless shelters, including Project HOME, Sunday Breakfast Mission and Youth Service INC. In total Embiid has committed $100,000 across these organizations. “So many have fallen on such hard times during the pandemic,”…

U.S. Senate Passes President Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Pandemic Relief Package

WASHINGTON D.C.  — The United States Senate amended President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus bill to include a $300 weekly federal unemployment benefit through August. The ammendment which passed early Saturday morning 50-49, was introduced by Democratic Senate Finance Chair, Ron Wyden, from Oregon. The change is an adjustment to the legislation passed in the…

Prime Minister’s Stefan Löfven, Narenda Modi participate in Digital Summit

NEW DELHI, India  —  Prime Minister’s Stefan Löfven ((Sweden) and India’s Narenda Modi participated in a Digital Summit on Friday. “I look forward to the  summit with India – not least the discussions on how we can strengthen cooperation to combat the pandemic and build more resilient, sustainable and gender equal societies after COVID-19. We will…