The top headlines for the week ending Sept. 19
White Chocolate is canceled
Caribbean Twitter had to hold a drag session this past week. Josh “White Chocolate” Butler has been renamed “Carnival Columbus”
after he proclaimed himself the founder of “wining” as a monetary art form. Butler, a white, British man, gained fame on social media for his wining skills. Butler said he “paved the way” for people to make money from gyrating to soca music during a Black Lives Matter roundtable hosted by London-based film agency, Four 8.
TikTok is saved
TikTok addicts will get another week of downloads from their favorite social media app as President Donald Trump has agreed to delay banning it for a week. Trump has reportedly worked on a deal with TikTok’s partnering company that would include $5 billion for education, U.S. headquarters and shares for Oracle and Walmart. The TikTok ban was scheduled to start midnight Sunday. Read more.
Cardi B files for divorce
Social media chatter followed Cardi B all week after she filed for divorce Tuesday from fellow rapper Offset. For days, people debated over what caused the marriage to fail. Cardi B on Friday said she filed the documents because of the couple’s constant fighting. The female rapper, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar is Trinidadian-Dominican American.
Possible life on Venus
Scientists have found a possible sign of life on Venus. Astronomers said they found a phosphorus gas, which is known to be a byproduct of life, on the planet. But no one should pack their bags as yet. Further research will be needed to determine if the gas originated from something other than a microcosm – although it has never preexisted without biological life.
Barbados to part from the Queen
Barbadians will soon no longer have to recite a pledge to the Queen of England. On Wednesday, officials on the island announced they will be removing Queen Elizabeth as the head of state by next November. The decision was reportedly a result of the Black Lives Movement. Jamaica, St.Vincent and St. Lucia have also discussed doing the same. Read More
Justice Ginsburg dies at 87
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the liberal leader of the Supreme Court, died Friday from complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas. Ginsburg died at her home in Washington, D.C. She was 87 years old. Her death means President Donald Trump will have to appointment a new judge to the nation’s highest court. Democrats are pushing for the appointment to be made after the November election.