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The Bottled Water Industry Exposed

The bottled water industry is in the midst of a banner year. Bottled water sales are set to out perform soda sales in the U.S. for the first time since the Beverage Marketing Corporation began tracking the industry in the 1970s, according data the firm released earlier this month. On one hand, this could be viewed as …Read More

USA's flag-bearer Simone Biles holds her country's national flag during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016. / AFP / Leon NEAL        (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Congratulates Gymnast Simone Biles

Gymnast Simone Biles conquered the world at the Rio Olympics.  So it makes sense that she would be contacted by the Commander and Chief, President Obama.  After  Biles carried the flag in the closing ceremonies, on Sunday. The President reached out in a Twitter post expressing: “Couldn’t be prouder of #TeamUSA. Your determination and …Read More


Judge Rules Against Transgender Directive

The White House on Monday voiced support for the administration’s directive for public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms based on the gender with which they identify after they were was blocked by a federal judge. “The primary goal in offering this guidance was to ensure a safe educational environment for …Read More


Kevin Hart Weds Eniko Parrish

Kevin Hart married longtime girlfriend Eniko Parrish, 31, in a wedding in California on Saturday surrounded by friends and family.  Just because the ceremony is over doesn’t mean the party has to stop! The happy couple enjoyed their big night, sharing the celebration on Instagram and Snapchat. Hart, 37, shared a photo of himself and …Read More


Simone Biles Wins All-Around Title

Houston’s Simone Biles won the coveted Gymnastics All-Around Gold medal in Rio.  The Texan beat her U.S. teammate Aly Raisman, and Aliya Mustafina from Russia to take the gold.  Simone Biles has won two gold medals at the Olympic competition. She and her teammates won the gold in the Team Competition. The 19-year-old Biles …Read More


Simone Manuel Makes Swimming History at the Olympics

Last night, Simone Manuel made history by becoming the first African american female swimmer to have won a gold medal in swimming.  Standing atop the Olympic podium, a gold medal hanging from her neck, tears streaming down her face. “The Star-Spangled Banner” that encapsulated her night. Simone laid waste to the perception that black …Read More


Kentucky High School Lifts Hairstyle Ban

When parents and students in Louisville, Kentucky, got wind of Butler Traditional High School’s dress code policies forbidding certain hairstyles, they spoke up and spoke out.   The policy outlawed cornrows, twists and dreadlocks, among other styles. It was first revealed to parents and students on a pink handout at registration in late July. The …Read More