Author L.L. McKinney: Barnes & Noble ‘Diverse Editions’ Are ‘Literary Blackface’

Barnes & Noble suspended its campaign to reissue classic books with covers depicting protagonists as people of color after many authors, including McKinney, criticized the initiative. (Image credit: TBWIA\Chiat\Day) Arts & Life : NPR SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to … Read more…

Barnes & Noble pulls ‘diverse editions’ of classic novels for Black History Month

Barnes & Noble has suspended its plan to release “diverse editions” of classic novels for Black History Month after getting slammed on Twitter for “literary blackface.” The partnership between the company’s massive Fifth Avenue store and publisher Penguin Random House … Read more…

Matt Barnes Says Appearing On ‘Basketball Wives’ With Ex Was ‘The Worst Mistake”

Back in 2016, Matt Barnes declared that the biggest mistake he’s made was appearing with ex-wife Gloria Govan on Basketball Wives. He called the show a “negative, untrue” depiction of the lives of basketball players and their partners. Three years later, while speaking to YouTube interviewer … Read more…

Report: Kings have already expressed remorse over Harrison Barnes’ five-year, $85M contract signed this summer

Looming over all this: Sacramento just re-signed Harrison Barnes for $ 85 million over five years ($ 17 million annually). Shams Charania of The Athletic: The Kings also have set a precedent in talks with Hield based on the four-year, … Read more…