Thursday proved to be an off day for the typically clean-cut Curry family. Prior to Game 6 of the NBA Finals, which took place in Cleveland, Ohio, Ayesha Curry took to Twitter to share that security at the Quicken Loans Arena wouldn’t let the families of Warriors players into the venue. “Ten mins til game time and the whole teams families are sitting here on a bus. They won’t let us in yet. Interesting tactic though. Again,” she posted. Ayesha and others were eventually let into the area, however, the madness didn’t stop there. During the final quarter of the game her husband, Stephen Curry, was slapped with his sixth foul and, out of frustration, he threw a mouth guard into the stands, which resulted in him being ejected from the competition. The Cavaliers came out victorious with a 115-101 win. Ayesha took to Twitter again following the loss. “I’ve lost all respect sorry this is absolutely rigged for money,” she tweeted. “Or ratings in (sic) not sure which. I won’t be silent. Just saw it live sry.” After deleting her tweets, she revealed that her anger was coming from another place. “Police racial profiled my father and told him to remove credentials and tried to arrest him. It’s been a long night for me. I apologize,” she posted. “I’m okay that we lost… I just can’t take people coming at my family for absolutely no reason. Something I don’t understand or stand for.” Game 7 is slated to take place on Sunday at the Oracle Arena at 8 p.m. ET. Read more.
Second Black Box From EgyptAir Flight 804 Found
The second black box from EgyptAir Flight 804, an aircraft that crashed over the Mediterranean Sea in May, has been found. According to Egyptian investigators, the discovery was made one day after the voice recorder from the cockpit was found. Both recorders will be crucial to figuring out exactly what happened to the aircraft. “The vessel equipment managed to pick up the memory unit; which is considered as the most important part of the above-mentioned recorder,” said the Egyptian Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee in a statement. The black boxes will be sent to Alexandria, Egypt, to “carry out analysis and unload the voice conversations.” On May 19, all of the 66 passengers onboard died while traveling from Cairo to Paris. “Good news is that we have the two boxes on hand,” said Safwat Musallam, EgyptAir’s chairman. Read more.
Oprah Winfrey Endorses Hillary Clinton
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is showing her solidarity with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. During the premiere of her new OWN television show, Greenleaf, Winfrey endorsed Clinton. “I really believe that is going to happen. It’s about time that we make that decision,” she told a reporter. “Regardless of your politics, it’s a seminal moment for women. What this says is, there is no ceiling, that ceiling just went boom! It says anything is possible when you can be leader of the free world.” President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle have also shown their support for Clinton. On Tuesday, both Winfrey and FLOTUS discussed gender equality at the United State of Women Summit. Read more.
Trailer Released for Tupac Biopic
On Thursday, in celebration of the late rapper Tupac Shakur’s birthday, the trailer for his upcoming biopic was released. The teaser for All Eyez on Me includes a voice-over from Danai Gurira, who plays the role of the rapper’s mother, Afeni Shakur, in the film. “This ain’t just about you. Like all Black men, you have a bullseye on your back. They are going to give you the tools that you need to destroy yourself,” she says. “Above all else, to thine own self be true. Now, let me see your spirit.” The trailer shows clips of his fans, his home being raided by the FBI, and an onstage performance. The film stars Demetrius Shipp, Jr. as Tupac, Dominic L. Santana as Suge Knight, and Kat Graham as Jada Pinkett Smith. All Eyez on Me is slated to be released on November 11. Read more.
NYC High School Senior Has Artwork On Display At The MoMa
For many visual artists, having their work on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a major career goal. Eighteen-year-old Cliffanie Forrester has made it a reality for herself. Forrester, who attends the High School of Art and Design in New York City, has an oil painting on display at the art institution. Her work, which is titled Uganda, is featured at the museum as part of the P.S. Art 2016: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids collection. Her painting went viral, garnering 16,000 retweets and over 36,000 likes within a 24-hour span. “This piece was inspired by a missionary trip I took last summer. When I was creating Uganda, I struggled to re-create the color scheme and contrasts from my references. I fused the background with the foreground in cool tones so that references I used appear seamless in the painting,” said Forrester in a statement on MoMa’s website. “I was pleased with the results. I am appreciative of the skills I thought I never had. I wouldn’t have been able to produce the body of work I have if it wasn’t for (my art teacher, Maria Jimenez). She recognized my abilities and encouraged me to study various artists such as Edgar Degas and Diego Velázquez.” Forrester was given a 2016 New York City Scholastic Art Award. Her work will also be displayed on digital screens in Times Square from June 22 to June 26. Read more.
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