By Britney M. Williams

I’m sure by now you’ve heard about rapper, A$AP Rocky’s recent arrest and detention in Sweden. You may not be aware, however, of the incident that landed him in this complicated situation and the international legal implications he faces overseas. Well, let’s get right into it shall we.

Back in June, TMZ released a video showing A$AP involved in a violent street brawl in Stockholm, Sweden. According to TMZ and witnesses at the scene, “A$AP Rocky and his crew pummeled a guy in Sweden, leaving him battered and bloodied in the street.” TMZ claims the altercation…


By Britney M. Williams

Press, press, press, press, press. Cardi B is no stranger to media attention. From her relationship woes to her celebrity beefs, the Bronx New York rapper has seen her fair share of “press.” Unfortunately, recent media attention surrounding the rapper concerns an incident that could put the rapper behind bars. Last week, Cardi B was officially charged for her involvement in a strip club fight in New York.

Back in 2018, stories circulated that Cardi B orchestrated an attack on bartenders, Jade and Baddie Gi. According to TMZ, Jade claimed that Cardi had been after the…


Defamation, Libel, and Slander

By Britney M. Williams

Comedian, actress, and vivacious personality Tiffany Haddish may have landed herself in a bit of hot water, with her book “The Last Black Unicorn” at the center of the controversy. The New York Times Best Seller “The Last Black Unicorn” is a collection of essays that reflect on Tiffany’s upbringing in the neighborhoods of South Central Los Angeles and how she used comedy as a tool to cope with her struggles. In one particular chapter, “The Ex-Husband,” Tiffany describes the abuse she endured during her marriage. However, according to her ex-husband, William Stewart, the claims of…


Last week, news of a near total ban on abortions in Alabama spread across several media outlets, sparking both rage and excitement amongst pro-choice and pro-life supporters. The bill signed by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey bans all abortions except when necessary to save a mother’s life. It is considered the strictest abortion law in the country and is a direct challenge to the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade. Without divulging into personal opinion, let’s take a look at the history and the future of Roe v. Wade. Specifically, what did Roe v. …


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The Love & Hip-Hop franchise has seen its fair share of physical altercations between cast members. However, one off camera scuffle may land Grammy-nominated rapper and Love and Hip-Hop star, Remy Ma, behind bars.

About a month ago, fellow Love and Hip-Hop cast member, Brittney Taylor, went to social media to blame Remy Ma for a bruised eye. Her followers soon realized that her Instagram post was not a joke or parody video, as Brittney later filed a police report and hired New York personal injury attorney, Sanford Rubenstein, to represent her. It is alleged that Remy Ma punched Brittney…


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It’s no secret that Wendy Williams has become a “Hot Topic” of her own. For several months, reports of infidelity by her husband, Kevin Hunter, have circulated throughout various news outlets. Despite these reports, many were stunned when Wendy filed for divorce from her husband of over 20 years just a few weeks ago. If this is all new to you, here’s a timeline (of sorts) leading up to Wendy’s divorce filing.

Back in 2018, Wendy announced a few breaks from her talk show, The Wendy Williams Show, due to health-related issues. Around the same time, rumors about her husband’s…


By Anne-Marie Kabia

The Beyhive was in an uproar last week and ready to sting folks amid reports that Beyoncé was paid less than Ariana Grande for headlining Coachella. Both women have made their mark in Coachella history. In the music festival’s 20-year existence, Beyoncé was the first black woman to headline in 2018 and Ariana was the youngest entertainer to headline in 2019. Several reputable entertainment news sources initially reported that Ariana was paid $8 million while Beyoncé was paid about $4 million. Instagram and Twitter blew up with remarks that essentially echoed the same notion that Beyoncé deserved…


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In a few years, Kim Kardashian West may become a California licensed attorney without graduating from law school or completing her undergraduate education.

Most are familiar with the traditional route of earning a Bachelor’s degree, taking the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), getting accepted into law school, graduating from law school and passing the dreaded state bar exam. Four states, however, offer a less conventional option in becoming an attorney. California, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington allow aspiring attorneys to take the state bar exam without graduating, or even attending, law school.

But, it’s not as simple as some may think…


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Everyone, including the President, has been talking about the Jussie Smollett saga. With so many twists and turns, even Lee Daniels could not have come up with a better storyline. Last week seemed to be the season finale when prosecutors dropped all charges against Smollett. This case combined with Jussie’s celebrity status has put a magnifying glass on the legal system and leaving many questioning standard legal processes.

Back in January, news of a violent attack fueled by racist and homophobic aggression against beloved Empire actor, Jussie Smollett, tugged on the hearts of many. …


Is it okurrr or okurrrt? Who knows? One thing for sure, Cardi B may be profiting off the signature catchphrase that so many have come to love the rapper for. Last week, Cardi B’s company, Washpoppin, Inc., filed an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to trademark “Okurrr.”

So, what’s a trademark? According to the USPTO, a “trademark is generally a word, phrase, symbol, or design, or a combination thereof, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others.” In more mundane terms, a trademark is usually words or…

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