Botham Jean & Amber Guyger

Former Dallas police office found GUILTY of murder of a man in his home

After a deliberation that took less than 24 hours, a Dallas jury found ex-police officer Amber Guyger guilty of murder when she shot her unarmed neighbor, Botham Jean, back in September 2018. The former officer claimed she was unable to get into what the thought was her apartment, despite other claims that she furiously knocked on the door, demanding someone to ‘open up’. Shortly after the verdict, the attorney representing Botham Jean’s family tweeted the Read more…

NYC Council passes bill prohibiting testing for marijuana for the hiring process or probation.

Earlier today, The Shade Parade has just been informed that the New York City Council passed bills that now prohibit drug testing for marijuana as part of the hiring process or for people on probation. Another step forward towards the decriminalization if marijuana, thanks to the leadership of public advocate Jumaane Williams and fellow NYC council member Donovan Richards. Too many times, people are targeted for just enjoying the occasional blunt. We here at the Read more…

Vic Mensa tackles gender identity, womens rights & more in ‘3 Years Sober’ video

In a world overrun by racism & homophobia, few artists in the hip hop industry dare to shed light on these issues, but rapper Vic Mensa proves he is NOT afraid to stir the pot in a new provocative video called ‘3 Years Sober’ featuring 93PUNX and Travis Barker. The video gives off a punk rock vibe as Mensa has many different encounters throughout the video in full drag, including a scene with a Mike Read more…

Halle Bailey as Ariel

Halle Bailey casted as Ariel for Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ Live Action Movie

Halle Bailey, of the singing duo Chloe x Halle & star of the FreeForm series Grown-ish has been cast to portray ‘Ariel’ from the Disney movie ‘The Little Mermaid’ in a live action/CGI remake. She will join previously announced stars Awkwafina & Jacob Tremblay, who are playing Scuttle & Flounder. Actress Melissa McCarthy has also been rumored to take on the role of the villain Ursula.  This film joins many other Disney films who’ve already Read more…

Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X ‘Comes Out’ on Twitter

20 year old rapper Montero Lamar Hill, better known as Lil Nas X brought the pride month of June to a proper close when he ‘came out’ to his Twitter followers via a seemingly cryptic tweet late yesterday afternoon.  While he confirmed what so many already speculated, he wanted to make sure sure the picture was clear with a follow up tweet a few hours later pointing out what some may have missed on the cover Read more…