Issa Rae Hosting Secret ‘Insecure’ Screening in NYC Tonight
Insecure stans are about to pop out in New York City tonight.
Issa Rae came through first thing Thursday morning at 7 a.m. with a very special surprise. “Hey NYC, I’m doing a secret screening of #Insecure tonight. Clues to come. #InsecureWeek,” she posted on Twitter.
Fans will most likely be able to get a sneak peek at Season 3’s premiere of the HBO hit show. This has been a big week for the showrunner who announced on Monday she’s on the cover of EBONY‘s September issue.
Rihanna to Receive Honorary Doctorate From the University of the West Indies
Between being a businesswoman, an actress, and a singer, 2018 has shown there is nothing that RiRi can’t do.
The superstar will be receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of the West Indies (UWI). The ceremony will be held on October 20 at the Cave Hill Campus in her native Barbados. This isn’t the first time Robyn has gotten an award from a prestigious academic institution. In 2017, she received Harvard’s Humanitarian of the Year award for her philanthropic work through her Clara Lionel Foundation.
“I’m incredibly humbled by this,” she said. “To be acknowledged at this magnitude, for something that, in truth, I’ve never wanted credit for.”
Brock Turner Loses Appeal to Overturn Sexual Assault Conviction
Brock Turner, the former Stanford University student who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman in 2015 lost his appeal on Wednesday.
Turner served three months in jail after being convicted of assault with intent to commit rape, sexual penetration of an intoxicated person, and sexual penetration of an unconscious person. Attorneys for Turner appealed arguing there wasn’t enough evidence to convict Turner, claiming that he was only guilty of “sexual outercourse” since his pants remained on during the assault.
“Defendant argues none of his convictions is supported by sufficient evidence,” the California Court of Appeals said. “That argument lacks merit.”