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Watch Chloe X Halle Dance Side By Side In The Intergalactic, Extravagant ‘Ungodly Hour’ Video

Last year Chloe x Halle broke out in a big way due to their sophomore album Ungodly Hour, a follow-up to 2018’s Kids Are Alright. These sisters have been on the mainstream radar for a while though because of an early co-sign from none other than Beyonce herself, who took them under her wing and has been helping them prepare for the greatness they were clearly destined for. Even during a pandemic and a year of economic chaos, Ungodly Hour became one of the most talked-about R&B records of the year, spawning hits like “Do It” which spawned a star-laden remix featuring Doja Cat, Mulatto and City Girls. As their profiles have grown — Halle for her role playing Ariel in a new live action version of The Little Mermaid and Chloe for simply just posting photos and videos of herself on social

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Ducks blow another 3-goal lead, lose to Coyotes in shootout

Ducks center Trevor Zegras shoots on goal during the first period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Coyotes center Nick Schmaltz (8) skates away from Anaheim Ducks center Sam Steel (23) and right-wing Carter Rowney (24) in the second period during an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Ducks left wing Nicolas Deslauriers (20) carries the puck between Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jordan Oesterle (82) and right wing Christian Fischer (36) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ek...

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The Coolest Thing About ‘WandaVision’ Is That It Is Very Weird

There is, I think, something missing from the WandaVision discourse right now. It wasn’t always missing. In fact, it kind of dominated coverage early on, back when this was all new and fresh. But in the weeks since, people have moved on. They want to talk about the way the show parcels out its plot (“too slow!”) (“actually, it is fine!”), and which appearances by other characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe they would like to see (“Magneto!”) (“Korg!”), and Kathryn Hahn (“Kathryn Hahn!”). This is fine, as all of these are worth discussing at some point in the process, but I do think it is causing us to veer slightly away from the most important thing about the show: WandaVision is still, almost two months into its run, weird as hell. The weirdness might be wearing off for you at this

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JPMorgan reveals the latest part of its $30 billion commitment to support Black and brown communities

Summary List PlacementOn Thursday, JPMorgan announced a new wave of investments as part of its $30 billion commitment to lift up Black, Latinx, and other underserved communities. Latinx is a gender-neutral alternative to Latino or Latina to describe people of Latin American descent.  The plan, which was announced in October of last year, appears to be the largest US corporate commitment to racial equity in the wake of George Floyd's murder, according to Insider research. The latest round will focus on Black and brown entrepreneurs and small business owners, according to the financial giant. "We look at diversity and inclusion as a business," Brian Lamb, JPMorgan's global head of diversity and inclusion, told Insider. "We want to drive sustainable change."  The firm said it would commit ...

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Latter-day Saints, Utah city launch unique neighborhood revitalization

A volunteer breaks concrete to make way for a new driveway as part of Operation MyHometown during a 2020 service day in West Valley City. In five service days, 110 projects were done to improve 55 homes in an effort bringing together city, church and corporate resources to help a blighted neighborhood. | West Valley CityHow combining city, corporate and church resources for neighborhood revitalization could become a powerful tool for struggling areas. The neighborhood was tired. Homes were aging. Families were leaving at an alarming rate. Many of the homes and apartment buildings belonged to absentee owners living out-of-state. Long-term residents of West Valley City — the second largest city in Utah — wanted to stay, but they despaired at the trajectory of neglect. The complexity of the

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Takeaways from the Warriors’ win over the Pacers

The Warriors entered Wednesday evening’s game against the Indiana Pacers expecting a physical affair and plenty of attention on Stephen Curry. And that’s exactly what they got, but they earned a gritty 111-107 win over the Pacers on the second night of a back-to-back to close out a four-game trip 2-2 and improve to 18-15 on the season. Though Curry (24 points on 7-for-21 shooting, 1-for-11 from 3-point range, eight rebounds and eight assists) saw his streak of scoring 25 or more points end at 13, he was helped by Kelly Oubre Jr. (17 points), Andrew Wiggins (15 points) and Draymond Green (12 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds). Here are three takeaways from the game. Warriors get it done in the paint Earlier in the season, the Warriors struggled to score in their Jan. 12 loss to the Pacer

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Ric Wilson And Japanese Band Chai Give An Ode To Beauty Marks In Their Video For ‘Maybe Chocolate Chips’

Chicago rapper Ric Wilson has seen his popularity slowly increase for quite some time now. In just the last year, he’s landed collaborations with Terrace Martin, BJ The Chicago Kid, and more, but his latest partnership finds him taking his talents to the other side of the world. Wilson teamed up with Japanese electronic band Chai in their new video for “Maybe Chocolate Chips.” The video is laced with a collage-like aesthetic that features animated cutouts of Wilson and Chai. The song is an ode to beauty marks and the video uses chocolate chip cookies as a motif, there to represent moles people may find on their face. It’s their attempt to put a positive spin on these beauty marks. and the constant appearance of chocolate chip cookies throughout the video is proof of the artists’ attempt

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Avalanche falls 6-2 to Wild for first back-to-back losses of season

The Avalanche power-play unit scrambled late in the second period Wednesday when a turnover in their defensive zone gifted the Minnesota Wild a short-handed goal. The Colorado miscue personified a 6-2 loss at Ball Arena. The Avs’ shots-on-goal advantage (31-25) didn’t pay dividends as starting goalie Philipp Grubauer’s brilliance streak in net also hit a minor setback. Colorado (9-6-1), suffering back-to-back losses for the first time this season, will aim to rebound in games Friday and Saturday at the Arizona Coyotes. On Wednesday night, the Wild (10-6-0) took an early lead midway through the first period by capitalizing on an Avalanche turnover. Forward Nazem Kadri sent an errant pass that led to a Wild odd-man rush. Avs goalie Philipp Grubauer stopped the first shot attempt, but Wild fo

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‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Animated Film In The Works From New Studio

It’s hard to deny how much mainstream recognition that Nickelodeon has gotten for their revolutionary series Avatar: The Last Airbender. The show has paved the way for more animated projects on Televisions to take more risks with their storytelling by being geared just as much to older audiences as they are to kids. The series was even followed by a sequel show, Legend of Korra in 2012 that was also met positive reception despite not as critically acclaimed as the original series. Some were hopeful that in the near future we would still get a future project dealing with the Four Nations, and luckily  the fans will get their rest. As Nickelodeon is working on a New Avatar set to be a theatrical release. The film will be developed by a brand new studio known as Avatar Studios. This studio w...

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Missing woman, 24, known to frequent the Loop: police

Makayla Banks | Chicago policeMakayla Banks, 24, was last heard from on Feb. 7, Chicago police said. Chicago police are looking for a missing woman who has been known to hang out in the Loop. Makayla Banks, 24, was last heard from on Feb. 7, Chicago police said. Banks is known to frequent the area near State and Lake streets, and often rides CTA Red Line trains, police said. Police described Banks as a 5-foot-7, 190-pound woman with brown eyes and brown hair, though she may be wearing a maroon wig, as seen in a photo provided by police. Anyone with information is asked to call Area One detectives at 312-747-8380. ...read more Source:: Chicago Sun Times...

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Fatal East Oakland shooting under investigation

OAKLAND — Police were investigating a fatal shooting in an East Oakland neighborhood, authorities said Wednesday. At 7:10 p.m., officers responded to reports of gunfire after a ShotSpotter alert for possible gunfire in the 2400 block of East 15th Street in the city’s Oak Tree neighborhood. When officers arrived, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to his thigh, and provided him care until firefighters and paramedics arrived. The man, who had been described as conscious and breathing but not responsive, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead just after 7:45 p.m. Investigators shared few details, but believe the man may have been approached by two suspects who tried to rob him with a gun. No description of the suspects or an associated vehicle was immediately avai...

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Bulls grab No. 6 seed with overtime win, and yes, coaching matters

The Bulls were a complete mess from top to bottom at this time a year ago. After Wednesday’s win, coach Billy Donovan has them sitting in a playoff spot for the first time in years, and more importantly, the players have a coach they are willing to fight for. At this time last season, the Bulls were about to drop to 19 games under .500, had long tuned out former coach Jim Boylen, and had the likes of Denzel Valentine and Thad Young still in a bit of shock that they hadn’t been moved at the trade deadline. On top of all that, the Sun-Times had reported that a major front office change was coming, adding to the organization’s status as a traveling circus. One year later, a “total 180’’ as Zach LaVine called it, sounded like a complete understatement. In beating Minnesota in overtime 133-126

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Black Lives Matter movement launches campaign against LA police officers union

People raise their fists as they listen to speakers during a Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles press conference and rally to launch a campaign against the Los Angeles city police union which represents nearly 10,000 rank-and-file officers in front of the American Civil Liberties Union building in Los Angeles on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Dr. Melina Abdullah speaks to about 150 people during a Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles press conference and rally to launch a campaign against the Los Angeles city police union which represents nearly 10,000 rank-and-file officers in front of the American Civil Liberties Union building in Los Angeles on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Sound ...

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Nickelodeon Launches Avatar Studios to Expand ‘Last Airbender’ Universe, Starting with New Movie

Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, the creators of Nickelodeon’s “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” are working on a new animated feature film that will be set in the same universe as the duo’s acclaimed television series. ViacomCBS announced during its presentation at the Television Critics Association 2021 Winter Press Tour that DiMartino and Konietzko will serve as co-chief creative officers at the newly launched Avatar Studios, which will create various animated series and films based in the “Last Airbender” world. The studio’s output will appear on the Paramount+ streaming service, Nickelodeon’s linear and digital platforms, as well as third-party platforms and in theaters. Production will begin on the studio’s first animated feature film later this year. Specific details, including a

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