A Vigil for Mac Miller.
On September 11, a vigil will be held for Mac Miller at Blue Slide Park in Pittsburgh—the rapper’s favorite childhood park, which his debut studio album was named after.
“We would like to bring the city together in full force for this legendary icon,” Nightfall Records, a Pittsburgh record label and organizer of the vigil, wrote on the Facebook event page. “Mac deserves to be sent off with an evening of celebrating his life, discussing his struggles, and remembering his stories; most importantly for his iconic work that brought joy into the lives of everybody who listened. We are welcoming all artists to come and paint, create, draw, live tribute art for this event.”
The Women’s Tennis Association Has Backed Serena Williams.
WTA chief executive Steve Simon stands behind Serena Williams after Saturday’s controversy, acknowledging that the umpire would have likely acted differently if Williams was a man.
“The WTA believes that there should be no difference in the standards of tolerance provided to the emotions expressed by men versus women,” Simon—who also called for coaching to be allowed “across the sport”—said in a statement on Sunday. “We do not believe that this was done last night.”
USTA chief Katrina Adams added that men often challenge umpires without any consequences.
“We watch the guys do this all the time,” Adams said. “There’s no equality when it comes to what the men are doing to the chair umpires and what the women are doing, and I think there has to be some consistency across the board.”
Nike’s Online Sales Jumped over the Weekend. So Much for Ripping Socks and Burning Shoes. 🙃🙃🙃
How y’all liking that 31 percent sales spike, MAGA Twitter?
“By Tuesday, Nike’s online sales had jumped 31 percent (compared with 17 percent the year before during the same time period) and by the end of the week Nike had more than regained the drop in its stock,” they reported.
Read more about how that happened here.
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