• Abel and Ola Osundairo just got their freedom back after Chicago officials released them from custody in the Jussie Smollett investigation with no charges. The Chief Communications Officer from the Chicago PD tells The Blast, "Due to new evidence as a result of today's interrogations, the individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have […]The post Nigerian Brothers Released from Custody with No Charges in Jussie Smollett Case, No Longer Suspects appeared first on The Blast.

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  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has faced a series of smears from theright, and they continued on Friday when GOP strategist Luke Thompson posted ascreenshot

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  • Amazon has thrown down the gauntlet to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, inviting the congresswoman to visit one of its facilities after she claimed the tech giant had created “dehumanising conditions” for its workers. The 29-year-old congresswoman was among those who celebrated after Amazon announced this week it was pulling out of plans to open what it termed a second headquarters in New York City. Ms Ocasio-Cortez, who represents the city’s 14th district, which is close to the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens where the facility was to be based, had opposed the $3bn in tax incentives the state and city had offered the e-commerce giant, headed by Jeff Bezos.

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  • LeBron James and Dwyane Wade spoke on Colin Kaepernick's settlement with the NFL, showing their support for the quarterback during his extended-free agency.

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  • Moms are cheering on the model, who welcomed daughter Genevieve in November.

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  • Michigan’s governor gave her first State of the State address this week - but some headlines weren’t about her policies at all. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visited the State Capitol in Lansing, MI on Tuesday to deliver her address, where she outlined a vision of stronger infrastructure, safe drinking water, and increased education funding for the state. A person’s ability to effectively lead and govern has nothing to do with their physical appearance, and sartorial choices or body shaming are not valid critiques of an elected official.

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  • An Oklahoma rescue shelter has made an unusual discovery - a dog with two mouths. A 5 year-old mutt, Toad was a stray, but she found her forever home in Oklahoma City.

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