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The Animated Short Film ‘Hair Love’ Is Finally Available For Online Viewing

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The highly anticipated short film, Hair Love has officially been released on Instagram and YouTube.

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  • The short film was written by former NFL wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry. The film is six minutes in length and tells the story about a father learning to do his daughter’s Afro-textured hair for the first time in the absence of her mother.
  • Doing a child’s hair is traditionally a bonding moment between mother and daughter but it is inspiring and adorable to see many black fathers taking on the task. This film captures how love and devotion exceeds the fear of stepping into the unknown when it comes to styling little black girls’ hair.
  • Cherry, who is not a father says, “Black fathers get one of the worst raps in terms of stereotypes—we’re deadbeats, we’re not around. The people I know are extremely involved in their kids’ lives.” He notes that many of his friends are young fathers.
  • Hair Love was originally released as an opener for Angry Birds 2 and was funded through a Kickstarter campaign which attracted filmmakers Everett Downing Jr. and Bruce Smith. The film also has a children’s picture book companion that was illustrated by New York Times bestselling author Vashti Harrison, published through Penguin Kids in May.
  • The film has received loads of love and appreciation. Fans have flooded Sony’s page pleading for a longer version of the film saying that it’s “an image we need for our daughters”. Check the film out for yourself below:

Though Cherry does hope to continue the story, he told the New York Times that he is just enjoying the responses to it.

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Former NFL Champ Nate Burleson joins CBS Mornings

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Former NFL player Nate Burleson has officially made his hosting debut on the newly branded morning talk show, CBS Mornings.

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  • It was announced earlier this month that Burleson would replace Anthony Mason. Previously Mason joined Gayle King and Tony Doukoupil as host of the former CBS This Morning.  The show was rebranded in tandem to the relocation of their set to Times Square and Burleson joining the cast.
  • Since 2017, former NFL player Burleson has been the host of Good Morning Football on the NFL Network and has served as an analyst on The NFL Today on CBS. Burleson will continue his role on The NFL Today.

  • Burleson is the second former NFL player to join a network morning TV show, with Michael Strahan playing a major role as a co-host on ABC‘s Good Morning America.

Burleson credits Michael Strahan as the ‘blueprint’ for his career path, explaining, “He’s one of those individuals that I took a liking to once I retired because he rewrote the blueprint. I don’t want to say that he is the blueprint, because there has been plenty of players that have transitioned out of the game into TV. There have been African American men and women before him that have done the same thing, but he is a guy that has shown me the lay of the land, especially being a transplant from the West Coast to now New York.”

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Polo G Reportedly Arrested in Los Angeles on Concealed Weapon Charge

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Polo G was arrested on in Los Angeles on Monday, TMZ reports.

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According to the outlet, Polo G was arrested after police allegedly found a concealed firearm on the Hall of Fame rapper, which TMZ points out is a felony. The supposed discovery of the firearm occurred when a vehicle Polo G was a passenger in was stopped.

It’s currently unclear why the vehicle was pulled over in the first place but it was reported that a male juvenile was also detained during the stop.

Polo was similarly arrested while he was in Miami for his Hall of Fame album release party. The arrest, which took place back in June, resulted in the rapper getting hit with charges of of battery on a police officer, resisting arrest with violence, and criminal mischief. The rapper was also a passenger in a vehicle at the time of that arrest.

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Cardi B and Offset Welcome Their 2nd Child Together, His 5th

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Cardi B welcomed her and Offset’s second child together on Saturday, September 4.

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“9/4/21,” Cardi, 28, captioned a Monday, September 5, Instagram upload, alongside a blue heart emoji.

 

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The couple announced the Grammy winner’s pregnancy in June at the BET Awards. The “WAP” rapper showed her baby bump in a sheer jumpsuit during a joint performance.

The couple welcome Kulture, 3, July 2018. Offset, 29, previously welcomed Jordan, 11, Kody, 6, and Kalea, 6, in previous relationships.

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