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With the French Open in full swing, four time Grand Slam winner, Naomi Osaka has suddenly withdrawn from the tournament. The tennis star, has been missing press conferences and was facing a possible disqualification or suspension, if her behavior continued. Osaka was fined $15,000 after refusing to speak with reporters following her win during the first round at the Open. On Monday, she then removed herself from the tournament all together. Osaka took to her Twitter account to explain that she has been suffering from “long bouts of depression and social anxiety”. The No.2 ranked tennis player revealed that she has been experiencing these mental health bouts since the US Open back in 2018.So

The Grand Slam administrators responded to Osaka’s sudden departure by pledging to address players’ who may be struggling with their mental health. The Grand Slam released a statement, which said the following:

The mental health of players competing in our tournaments and on the Tours is of the utmost importance to the Grand Slams…We individually and collectively have significant resources dedicated to player well-being. In order to continue to improve however, we need engagement from the players to understand their perspective and find ways to improve their experiences. Every year we seek to deliver better experiences to our fans, our players and our people, and we have a long and successful track record in achievement on this count.


In addition that statement, another statement was released on Tuesday from tournament officials directly to what Osaka is going through.

On behalf of the Grand Slams, we wish to offer Naomi Osaka our support and assistance in any way possible as she takes time away from the court. She is an exceptional athlete and we look forward to her return as soon as she deems appropriate…Mental health is a very challenging issue, which deserves our utmost attention. It is both complex and personal, as what affects one individual does not necessarily affect another. We commend Naomi for sharing in her own words the pressures and anxieties she is feeling and we empathize with the unique pressures tennis players may face.


Naomi Osaka is most definitely not alone with battling mental health issues. According to sources,

Approximately 46.6 million people are living with mental illness in the US. That’s 1 in 5 adults who will be living with a mental health condition at some point in their lives… Among professional athletes, data shows that up to 35% of elite athletes suffer from a mental health crisis which may manifest as stress, eating disorders, burnout, or depression and anxiety. 


Identifying and addressing any mental health concerns is very important. Do not be ashamed or judged for seeking help. There are more resources than many know about. Normalize breaking the stigma of going to therapy. Support one another in your battles. Take time for self-care, that is the most important piece of advice that can be given. We are rooting for you Naomi! We are rooting for anybody dealing with any kind of mental health battles.


Miss Kai’s Juice has been on a hiatus for a couple of months but we have been working on some new content for you all. We are pleased to announce our return on June 1,2021.

We are excepting submission for the June’s Freshly Squeezed Black Owned Business Spotlight. Click the link to see how to submit. We look forward to hearing from you.

Keep It Juicy, Juicers!


We know you’ve been waiting to find out what the Freshly Squeezed section is about. Freshly Squeezed is a monthly feature of a black owned business. Find fresh fashion and seasonal trends through some amazing business that provide a variety of eclectic creations. Submit a black owned business that you would like to see highlighted at Click today to find out who this month spotlight goes too.


Everyday around the world Black history is being made. The last spotlight of the week is dedicated to Opera singer, Leontyne Price. Black people are the roots of this country and our history has made such an impact on the American culture. This spotlight series was to showcase pacemakers and game changers of yesterday and today. As the month of February comes to a close, we want you to think, how you can do to contribute to black history today. Tomorrow is not promised so make the most of what you have today.


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Ackquille J. Pollard more famously known as Bobby Shmurda was released from the Clinton Correctional Facility this morning at 8:30am.

Shmurda was charged back in 2014 for multiple crimes including: murder, attempted murder and drug dealing. During his 6 year bid, he racked up 11 violations which in the long run got his request for parole, to be denied back in 2020.

The rapper’s most recent release date announced was scheduled for December 2021. He was permitted an early release following a review by the Time Allowance Committee. Shmurda demonstrated good behavior and participated in prison programs following his streak of bad behavior.

Shmurda will be under parole supervision for another five years, ending on February 23, 2026.

Of course his first order of business was to call his mom. Family and friends including rap superstar Quavo who picked him up on a jet to come home warmly welcome the rapper home. Welcome Home Bobby! We can’t wait for that new music. But until then… Aht Aht Aht!

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Legends never die, their legacy lives on forever. Black History Month Spotlight of the Week is still on the move. This week, we are highlighting innovator extraordinaire, Madame C.J. Walker. A true pioneer and staple in the African American community. Did you know that she invented the first hot comb? Stay tuned for more Black History all month long.


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The world can say their final farewells to the legendary actress, Cicely Tyson at a public viewing today at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. Tyson was a long time member of the church and will be available to view from 10am to 6pm. COVID-19 protocol will be in place, masks and social distancing will be required. Please be advised that photographs and video will not be permitted.

Tyson was a New York native born on December 19,1924. In the early days of her career, the Harlem native, modeled before becoming the star we knew her as. Tyson was the recipient of 49 awards and has been nominated for numerous other prestigious honors. Tyson most recently released her memoir right before her passing. She was truly a lady of style, grace and talent. 

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Ms. Tyson was 96 years old when she departed on January 28, 2021. Her impact of the culture will forever live on. Sending love and light to the Tyson family and friends.


Today’s Black History Month Spotlight, goes to a pioneer who opened the door for so many who followed. No other than the late Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm.

Did you know that there is a New York State Park named after the trailblazer? The park is located in Brooklyn, NY. It is open and is also still under development.


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On Monday evening, Mary Wilson passed away at the age of 76. This has been confirmed through the late signers publicist, Jay Schwartz. The cause of death has not been release at this time.

The founding member, most famously stood side by side with Diana Ross, Florence as the hit group, ‘The Supremes‘ in 1959. In a statement with NPR, Motown creator Berry Gordy said,

I was always proud of Mary. She was quite a star in her own right and over the years continued to work hard to boost the legacy of the Supremes. Mary Wilson was extremely special to me. She was a trailblazer, a diva and will be deeply missed.”

Berry Gordy, Motown Founder

Wilson’s services will be private due to the current social distancing restrictions and is scheduled to take place at a later time. Wilson leaves behind her daughter, son, grandchildren, sister and brother.

Sleep In Peace Ms. Wilson and Condolences to the Wilson Family and Friends.