Lin-Manuel Miranda Responds To ‘In The Heights’ Colorism Critics, Paris Jackson Says She Experiences ‘Auditory Hallucinations,’ And Freaknik Returns To Atlanta

Paris Jackson Says She Experiences ‘Auditory Hallucinations

In an upcoming episode of Red Table Talk, Paris Jackson speaks about the long-lasting effects of trauma that she experienced during childhood—some of which are the result of intrusive paparazzi, according to The Associated Press. “I experience auditory hallucinations sometimes with camera clicks and severe paranoia and have been going to therapy for a lot of things, but that’s included,” Jackson, the daughter of late singer Michael Jackson, tells Willow Smith before sharing that she believes she’s suffering from PTSD. “I’ll hear a trash bag rustling and flinch in panic,” she said.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Responds To ‘In The Heights’ Colorism Conversations

After receiving swift criticism for the noticeable erasure of Afro-Latino people from the film adaptation of In The Heights, the actor and playwright addressed the controversy on Twitter, writing, “I hear that without sufficient dark-skinned Afro-Latino representation, the work feels extractive of the community we wanted so much to represent with pride and joy. He then went on to thank commentators and fans for their feedback. “I’m learning from the feedback, I thank you for raising it, and I’m listening,” Miranda continued.

James Harden Appointed To Saks Board

Brooklyn Nets player James Harden has been appointed to Saks’ board after purchasing minority in the luxury retail brand, CNBC reports. As a member of the board, Harden will advise Saks on developing “high-potential consumer brands” and build upon their e-commerce platform.

Freaknik Returns To Atlanta This Fall

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Freaknik is back. The three-day event will take place in Atlanta and will feature Lil’ Scrappy, Adina Howard, Ray J, Field, Mob, and more, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The festivities, which are limited to those who are 18 years of age and older, will be held at Morris Brown College from October 8 to October 10.

Black Women Owe 22% More In Student Loan Debt Than Counterparts

A new report released by the American Association of University Women found that, on average, Black women are carrying 22 percent more student loan debt than their white counterparts, CNBC reported. One year following their undergraduate graduations, researchers say that white women owe an average of $33,851 while Black women owe $41,466. When it came to post-graduate school debt, white women were found to owe an average of $56, 098 while Black women owed $75,085.

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