LeBron James Replacing Betsy DeVos Is The Best Idea The Internet’s Ever Had

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He’d be a great U.S. Secretary of Education

There’s an online petition circulating that calls for LeBron James to replace Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education—and it has almost 11,000 supporters. The petition, created by a user named Rebecca G., describes DeVos as “a scandal-ridden Republican donor who shows an inexcusable dislike for public education, wants to gut protections for women and minorities, and has advocated for teachers to be armed in schools.” And, you know, where's the lie? While living in Michigan, DeVos, who is a big fan of charter schools, promoted a state-wide agenda to defund public schools, and the state's school system suffered dramatically, with lower test scores throughout the system—not the best track record. And, neither DeVos nor her children attended public school and, as Secretary of Education, DeVos has tried her best not to even step foot in one.

Meanwhile, James recently opened a public school for at-risk children in Akron, Ohio, called the I Promise School. The non-charter school provides, on top of a rigorous math and science curriculum, “job and family services, a GED program, a food pantry from which they can shop and choose their meals, and help with housing if needed.” Every student also receives a free bicycle, helmet, and computer upon enrollment, and is guaranteed college tuition upon graduation. So, to be fair, James seems to have more of a grasp on the public school system than DeVos does.

This petition comes less than a week after the president insulted James’ intelligence on Twitter, after seeing his interview with Don Lemon during which the athlete aired his negative views on Trump’s politics. 

If you agree with Rebecca G. that “we certainly deserve better” in a Secretary of Education than DeVos, you can sign her petition here.

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video]



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As in Black Panther Political Party leader

It's been a running joke that the Black parents/grandparents of millennials were really confused about all of the Black Panther hoopla ahead of its 2018 release. Many of them were anticipating a movie about members of the Black Panther Political Party and didn't know who the hell T'Challa was. Well, those people are about to have their moment, and we're about to have another one.

Variety is reporting that Fred Hampton, the Black Panther leader at the center of the upcoming biopic Jesus Was My Homeboy, could be played by none other than Daniel Kaluuya. Apparently, he is in negotiations for the role. And he's not the only Black Panther alum in the mix. The Warner Bros. project is being produced by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler. The same article reports that the forever swoon-worthy Lakeith Stanfield—who appeared with Kaluuya in Jordan Peele's Get Out—is also in negotiations, to play William O'Neal, an FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party.

Coogler and Charles King are putting together a dream cast to tell a difficult story. Hampton was killed by the Chicago Police Department, while his pregnant girlfriend lay next to him, thanks in part to information they received from O'Neal. Whenever it's out, I strongly recommend having Black Panther queued up as a palate cleanser.