In 2020, Clare Brown created the TikTok character Carèn to humorously flip racial dynamics, quickly gaining nearly half a million followers. Carèn treats “European Americans” with the same passive racism Black people often face, offering sharp commentary on race relations. Brown’s new audiobook, New Nigeria County, expands Carèn’s world into a fictional Black utopia. In […]

NPR music feature writer Sheldon Pearce explores the “whirlwind rise” of Dallas artist 4batz and what it “means for the genres he lies between.” 4batz’s video for “act ii: date @ 8” went viral on TikTok in 2023. By January of this year, he caught the attention of Kanye West, and by March 2024, he […]

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill requiring ByteDance to sell TikTok or face a ban on all U.S. devices, with a vote of 352-65. The bill, prompted by national security concerns, faces uncertain prospects in the Senate, despite bipartisan support. The legislation seeks to force TikTok’s divestiture from ByteDance rather than outright banning […]

Zeddy Will, a 21-year-old talent from Queensbridge, is making significant strides in the entertainment industry as an influencer, actor, and rapper. With a vibrant personality and a strong work ethic, he has garnered a substantial following on social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram. Zeddy’s musical endeavors, notably his viral hit “Freak You” and the […]

In case you missed it, Sunday night, Offset and Cardi B took to the stage for the inaugural #TikTokInTheMix concert at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona. While many were in attendance at the actual event, anyone on TikTok was able to tune in via the social media platform, which labeled it “its first-ever live global […]

Last week, Quinta Brunson, Sandra Oh, and Danielle Brooks were honored at the Ghetto Film School’s Fall Benefit. During the event, Brunson expressed her appreciation for the school, emphasizing that it had offered her an equally valuable experience as her time at Second City and BuzzFeed. In her acceptance speech, Brunson stated: “This is just […]

Has social media companies played a role in the declining mental health of students? The Greece Central School District thinks so, and they are joining a nationwide lawsuit to help fight it. The district said the school board voted to approve the measure, joining more than 200 districts already a part of the suit, which […]

Schools are taking on social media giants including Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat, and YouTube, asserting that the platforms have caused their students harm – particularly regarding issues like cyberbullying and mental health issues linked to social media usage. Approximately 200 school districts have joined the lawsuit against the platforms’ parent companies so far, which has been consolidated in […]

When it comes to Going Out to eat with a group of friends and splitting the dinner bill do split the bill evenly? or do you pay for only what you ordered plus tip? A Viral video shows a group of friends that got together for a birthday dinner at a 5-star restaurant and ended […]

Lizzo’s profound admiration for Beyoncé is something that should never be doubted. At a concert during the Renaissance Tour in Poland, Lizzo impeccably duplicated the popular dance that Beyoncé’s daughter, Blue Ivy, performs on the song “My Power” during live shows. Captured on video by a friend and shared on TikTok, , Lizzo created an […]

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