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Wale Is Opening up About His Social Anxiety.

Anxiety is more common than people realize, yet it’s still a topic most find difficult to talk about. Wale is being candid about his, joking in a recent tweet about how his next single is going to be all about it.

“My new single called ‘I’m not really good at social events cuz everybody hates me in my mind and that is the root of anxiety so imagine having to live in your head n ppl ask you for pics and you tryna love yourself more but it’s hard because you dealin wit shyt’ drops in 4 weeks,” he tweeted on May 15.

Big Sean also got real about dealing with anxiety and depression back in March.

An ESPN-Caesars Deal Includes a Branded Las Vegas Studio.

In what Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand calls a “wide-ranging” dealwith Caesars, ESPN is looking to build a studio in Las Vegas by next year.

“It comes one week after Disney Chair & CEO Bob Iger told investors that his company would not be involved in the business of sports gambling, but would continue to produce sports gambling-related programming and sell sports gambling-related advertising,” he explains. “The deal also comes three months after Turner Sports signed a similar deal to build a Bleacher Report-branded studio inside the Caesars Palace sportsbook.”

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A Hate Group Is Planning to Protest at Upcoming HBCU Graduations.

Westboro Baptist Church, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has designated as a hate group, is reportedly planning to protest at the commencement ceremonies for Spelman College, Morehouse College, and Clark Atlanta University. As The Grio notes, Westboro Baptist Church, which is in Topeka, KS, has a reputation of organizing such hateful protests.

Spelman’s Director of Public Safety Steve Bowser sent an email on Tuesday highlighting the extra security measures the school will be taking.

“We will have additional staff on hand to ensure that all events proceed safely and with minimal disruption if any at all,” part of the email reads, according to The Grio. “All faculty, staff and students should carry their Spelman ID to all events. Also, we strongly recommend that all alumnae, guests, and vendors have ID, as there will be additional security screening by campus staff and local law enforcement.”

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