Black Teen Forced To Remove Beads During Softball Game

Nicole Pyles, a Black student in Durham, North Carolina, says that an umpire forced her to cut out her beads in the middle of a high school softball game. Pyles told Today that she had worn the hairstyle at several other games, adding that she believed he was giving her a hard time because her team was winning. "I was upset, but I went back to the dugout," Pyles said. "And so my team, they were confused and upset as well, but they cut some of the beads, and other ones were snatching beads out of my hair so I was able to play because I wasn’t going to let beads hold me back from playing a softball game." Though she returned to the game, the teens says she felt humiliated as a result of the experience.

Teyana Taylor And Iman Shumpert Land E! Reality Series

Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert are headed to E! The network announced that the couple is set to star in a new reality series titled, "Iman & Teyana We Got Love," which will offer "an unfiltered behind-the-scenes look at their lives juggling music, fashion, business, and family."

CDC Loosens Mask And Social Distancing Guidance

The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention now say that fully vaccinated people can go maskless and forgo social distancing in most social settings, CBS News reports. "Today, CDC is updating our guidance for fully vaccinated people," CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said at a COVID-19 briefing on Thursday. "Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or physical distancing. If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic."

Nicki Minaj Speaks On Father's Death

For the first time since her father, Robert Maraj, was tragically killed in a hit-and-run accident last February, Nicki Minaj spoke publically about his passing. "Tho I can't really bring myself to discuss the passing of my father as yet; I can say it has been the most devastating loss of my life," Nicki expressed in a letter to fans. "I find myself wanting to call him all the time. More so now that he's gone. Life is funny that way. May his soul rest in paradise.'

'The Game' Reboot Headed To Paramount+

"The Game" is set to return to the small screen, but this time, the series will air on streaming platform Paramount+. According to Deadline, the ten-episode series, which will feature original cast members Wendy Racquel Robinson and Hosea Chanchez, will take place in Las Vegas. Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil will return as the series' executive producers.