Oh The Drama! Did Rachel Roy Just Out Herself as Beyoncé’s ‘Becky’ in ‘Lemonade?’
One of the best call out of Jay-Z’s alleged cheating in Beyonce’s Lemonade was “he better call Becky with the good hair.” But who exactly is Becky?
For years, rumors have swirled that Jay-Z and fashion designer Rachel Roy have had a relationship that was a little close for comfort. That “friendship” may have sparked Solange’s and her brother-in-law getting to fisticuffs in an elevator at the 2014 Met Gala. Oh the drama!
Well, the Beyhive seems to believe that Ms. Becky is Ms. Roy, Damon Dash’s ex-wife. After the debut of Lemonade on Saturday night, it looks as if Roy may have admitted on social media to being the one with the “good hair.” According to The Daily Beast, Roy posted a pic on Instagram (which has now been removed) saying “Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always. live in the light #nodramaqueens.”
But she did Tweet this on Sunday, perhaps after she got attacked on the Internet.
Rachel, you really don’t want to come up against The Beyhive. Trust: You won’t win.
Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights to More Than 200,000 Felons
To help alleviate voting disparities among people of color, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order to restore voting rights for felons in his state, which will help more than 200,000 people who have been denied their right to vote, ABC News reported.
The order applies to both nonviolent and violent former offenders, but has some stipulation. One can only regain their voting rights after they have paid their debt to society and have fulfilled all of their parole requirements. This could potentially have a huge impact on the upcoming 2016 Presidential and local elections taking place in November.
But McAuliffe says that his decision isn’t about politics. “Forget the elections, as governor I’ve got to make decisions that are the best interest I believe for the Commonwealth. It was morally the right thing to do and legally I have the right to do it,” he told ABC News.
He added, “We were one of the four worst states in the United States of America, so you bet race was a big issue. What we did today remedied, literally going back to 1901 and 1902, a terrible injustice in the African-American community. Today we ended that horrible chapter of 115, 114 years.”
Local Republication politicians were quick to criticize this move, saying it was a “political opportunism” and a “transparent effort to win votes” for the Dems.
CDC: Suicide Rates Have Gone Up For Almost Everyone, Except Black Men
Suicide rates in the U.S. have gone up across the board in since 1999. Suicide deaths were 24 percent higher in 2014 than it was in 1999 for everyone under the age of 75, according to a new study by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. They also found that gun-involved suicide deaths increased over the years as well.
So who is at more risk?
While men are more likely to die from suicide than women–33,000 to 9,000–women have the steepest increases in suicide rates. According to the CDC Data, women ages 45 to 64 have the highest suicide risk, a rate that has doubled since 1999 and the rates among young women ages 10 and 14 more than tripled between the two years.
Also, Native-Americans rates went up the most–up 89 percent for women and 38 percent for men, while white women and white men went up 60 percent and 28 percent, The Root reported. However, one notable finding was that rates among Black men went down 8 percent between 1999 to 2014, from 10.5 to 9.7 per 100,000.
Why these deaths are going up still remains a puzzle that health advocates and researchers are committed to solving.
If you or a loved one is suffering from depression or is having suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline hotline at ‘1-800-273-TALK (8255)’.