The Honorable David Dinkins, the first and only African American mayor to serve in New York City has died at the age of 93. Dinkins passed away at his Manhattan home on Monday evening. According to the New York Police Department, an EMT call was made from the residence reporting an unconscious male with breathing complications. The New Jersey Native, served as the mayor from 1990 to 1993. He attended Howard University where he met his late wife Joyce, who passed away back in October.
During his time in public office the former mayor’ fought largely for the improvement with race relations in the city. Dinkins was a leader for the African American community in New York. He fought alongside other civil rights leaders in the New York political circuit. Dinkins made impacts on issues like affordable housing, healthcare directly affecting HIV/AIDS services, due to the crisis at that time, as well as crime rates in the city.
Following his role as mayor, he began teaching at Columbia University in 1994. In later years, you could even find the late mayor walking around the streets of Harlem. Dinkins leaves behind two children and two grandchildren. A true pioneer, David Dinkins will be missed by many.
Bobby Brown Jr., son of R & B sensation Bobby Brown was found dead in his Encino, California residence. Police spokesman said, shortly before 2 pm on November 17,2020, authorities were contacted for a medical emergency. So far the reports indicate no foul play as the cause of death and an official autopsy has not been released at this time. The Los Angeles County coroner is heading the investigation. Brown. Jr was only 28 years old.
This is another tragic loss Bobby Sr. has experienced in the past several years. Sadly, he lost his ex-wife, the late great Whitney Houston, followed shortly thereafter by their beloved daughter Bobbi Kristina.
Updates to come as information is provided.
Miss Kai’s Juice sends their condolences to Bobby Brown Jr’s loved ones and friends.
New York City weatherman and TODAY show co-host, Al Roker shared with the world on the show that he has prostate cancer. Roker also stated that he will be having the necessary surgery to remove his prostate.
Roker utilized his public platform to announce his recent diagnosis because of the high rate of African-American men and men in general who will and have been diagnosed with the cancer. He highlighted that 1 in 7 African-American men will get the disease and an overall of 1 in 9 men will get prostate cancer. In addition to statistics, he stressed the importance of regularly going to the doctor’s for check ups, especially black men. This little task, is why Roker was able to detect the cancer early enough to treat and remove.
According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, black men should begin getting prostate cancer screens starting at age 40. Al Roker, is 66 years old and will be undergoing surgery in New York City at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center next week. We wish him a healthy and speedy recovery.
Alex Trebek has passed away at the age of 80, from a long battle against stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Many of you may be familiar with the legendary television host from the popular prime time game show Jeopardy. Trebek became the host of the show in 1984 and he has been in American households ever since.
Trebek hosted over 8,000 episodes of the popular quiz show. In an interview a couple of years ago, Alex suggested two potential replacements for him when the. time came, NBA announcer, Alex Faust and CNN legal analyst, Laura Coates. Jeopardy will never be the same without his witty jokes and comments.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will serve as the next President and Vice President of the United Stated of America. The Biden-Harris campaign earned 290 electoral votes versus 214 electoral votes racked in by the current President Trump and Vice President Pence, according to the Associated Press. The campaign was successful in flipping multiple states.
Biden is returning to the White House and he is bringing the first female, first African American woman and first Indian person elected to be the Vice President. This is a major historical moment for both. Congratulations. We can’t wait see what this. team will do for the people of the United States. America has spoken.
Earlier today R & B Singer/Songwriter, Summer Walker took to her Instagram and shared a picture with the legend herself, Erykah Badu with a heartfelt caption. A collaboration between these two would be amazing. But fans seem to think that the artist was not there on business but for a personal matter.
Ms. Badu was not the only one home when Summer came over. Erykah’s daughter Puma was there and she is a huge Summer Walker fan. The young star in the making posted a video montage about Walker being in her house. Super excited, Puma may have just revealed a baby bump. Followers were speculating that Summer was there to discuss Erykah being her midwife.
Previously fans made the same speculations when Walker explained that she wasn’t and showed fans in a video. We are not one for rumors so we will be keeping a close eye on what’s the real. Only time will tell.
Songstress Queen Naija released her debut album, missunderstood at midnight. The Detroit native, has given us hit singles like Medicine, Karma, Butterflies and most recently a single off her debut EP, Pack Lite. The new album features 18 records and includes collaborations with artist like Lil Durk, Russ and Jacquees.
Too Much To Say
I’m Her ( feat. Kiana Ledé)
Lie To Me ( feat. Lil Durk)
Dream ( feat. Lucky Daye)
Without You (feat. Russ)
Say What You Mean
Bitter Skit ( feat. Pretty Vee)
Bitter (feat. Mulatto)
One Time ( feat. Toosii)
Five Seconds ( feat. Jacquees)
Trial and Error
Butterflies Pt. 2
Not only did the R&B singer debut her album she threw a little album release party accompanied by her boo, Clarence and her two adorable sons.
Last night on BET, Hip-Hop royalty came out for the annual award show. Master P was the honoree recipient of the I Am Hip Hop Award, Megan Thee Stallion was the big winner of the night nabbing 3 awards and the late rapper, Pop Smoke won Best New Hip Hop Artist. See the full list of nominees below:
Hip Hop Artist of the Year : Megan Thee Stallion
Best Hip Hop Video: Future f/ Drake, “Life Is Good”
Song of the Year“: “The Box” (Roddy Ricch) Produced by 30 Roc & DatBoiSqueeze
Hip Hop Album of the Year : Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial
Best Collaboration : Megan Thee Stallion f/ Beyoncé, “Savage” (Remix)
Best Duo/Group : Chris Brown and Young Thug
Best New Hip Hop Artist : Pop Smoke
Best Live Performer : Travis Scott
Lyricist of the Year: Rapsody
Video Director of the Year: Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor
DJ of the Year: D-Nice
Producer of the Year: Hit-Boy
Hustler of the Year: Megan Thee Stallion
Best Hip Hop Platform. : The Joe Budden Podcast
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse : Beyoncé, “Savage” (Remix) (Megan Thee Stallion f/ Beyoncé)
Impact Track: Lil Baby, “The Bigger Picture”
Best International Flow : Stormzy (U.K.)
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners. Not only were there some big wins last night but there were some pretty spicy performances.
Some of the performances were made by, City Girls, Big Sean and Jhene Aiko and Quavo performed a special tribute for Pop Smoke. A special appearance from Senator Kamala Harris was made to stress the importance of HBCUS ( Historically Black Colleges and Universities) . If you missed it tune in and understand why we must continue to attend these prestigious places of higher education. Last but not least we can’t forget to mention the infamous award show cyphers. Some of the cyphers included:
The Ladies First Cypher featuring: H.E.R, Teyana Taylor, Brandy and Erykah Badu.
Straight from the Islands came the Reggae Cypher featuring: Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Skip Marley and Shenseea.
The Political Cypher featured: Polo G, Chicka, Jack Harlow, Flawless Real Talk and Rapsody.
The Hot New Crew Cypher included: Adé, Buddy, Flo Milli & Deante Hitchcock.
The 2020 Bar Cyphers featured international artist: P-Kuttah (South Africa), Suspect 95 ( Ivory Coast), Rosa Ree (Tanzania), Elisabeth Ventura (Angola) and Kwesi Arthur (Ghana).
Shoutout to Hip-Hop and it’s creator DJ Kool Herc.
Congratulations are in order. Harlem Rapper, Dave East shared personal photos on social media of his baby shower with his girlfriend, Millie, family and friends. East is welcoming his second child. This is the couples second child. Millie, is also mother to the rappers daughter Kairi Chanel.
Miss Kai’s Juice wishes Mom and Dad a safe and happy delivery. God bless.