With the holidays fast approaching, That Grape Juice is in a giving mood!

To knick off the festive season, we’ve teamed up with Sprayground – the world renown brand who’ve firmly established themselves at the forefront of forward thinking fashion.

Spearheaded by DAVIDBENDAVID, the innovative imprint has garnered a colossal following and counts the likes of Chris Brown, Odell Beckham Jr, and Afrojack amongst its celebrity collaborators.

Now its reach and resonance looks set to amplify the more with DBD making a splash in the music sphere with new single ‘Disruptive Behavior Disorder.’

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Is Colin Kaepernick on his way back to the NFL?

It seems so!

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IKEA have launched their first ever Christmas commercial and have pretty much slayed the game.

The much-loved furniture retailer make a bold bid for supremacy in the holiday ad bonanza that sweeps the UK during the festive season.

Christened ‘Silence The Critics,’ the TV spot does away with the “usual” features an original grime track.

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Stormzy has called on Jacob Rees-Mogg, a Conservative politician, to step down and away from his job after he suggested that the victims of the Grenfell Tower are to blame for their own deaths.

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Tyler Perry is to host November’s Presidential debate.

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It’s been over a week since a Dallas court handed down a guilty verdict to former policewoman Amber Guyger after she was tried for the murder of her neighbor, an unarmed Black man named Botham Jean, but that certainly hasn’t slowed chatter around the case.  Sentenced to 10 years in prison for the act, several aspects of the proceeding – including the length of her sentence (given the severity of the crime) – have been met with harsh criticism from legal analysts, celebrities, and more.

While the judge presiding over the case, the honorable Tammy Kemp, has been on a media blitz to justify her ‘inappropriate’ and ‘unethical’ courtroom behavior (click here to read more), other key players – including Jean’s family lawyer S. Lee Merritt – is fielding criticism on his clients’ behalf for the flack they’ve received for their courtroom actions (see:  forgiving Guyger, etc.).

After catching wind of a disparaging Twitter comment from Grammy nominated rapper Nicki Minaj after the death of star witness Joshua Brown, Merritt took to Instagram (October 10) to not only clap back but also praise the femcee’s ‘more active’ musical counterparts for their role in the fight for justice.

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After being branded “Mammy Tammy” by angry social media users, embattled Dallas judge Tammy Kemp continues to speak out against the ongoing backlash she’s enduring after exhibiting what many are deeming “inappropriate” and “unethical” behavior during the infamous Amber Guyger trial.

As we reported here, Kemp went on a media blitz earlier this week that saw her sit down with CNN, CBS, and a number of local news outlets to plead her case against critics who slammed her for hugging Guyger after the former policewoman was convicted of killing an innocent Black man.

Breaking down, the judge tearfully commented:

“Frankly, I don’t think I would getting this criticism if Miss Guyger were a Black woman. I hate that we limit our compassion to one race.”

Taking to today’s ‘Tamron Hall Show’ (October 10), Kemp not only broke down again while addressing the controversy and fears for her safety, but also echoed the sentiment of earlier interviews – even saying that ‘no one would refuse giving [Guyger] a hug’ under the circumstance.

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Judge Tammy Kemp has gotten more media attention that she could have ever imagined thanks to the ‘hug seen around the world.’

While some have applauded the public official for her unique display of compassion for Amber Guyger, a former Dallas police officer who had just been convicted of killing her innocent Black neighbor in his home, Kemp says most of the commentary has been overwhelmingly negative as her office has been flooded with hate mail (e-mails and letters), phone calls, and fiery social media posts for what critics and legal experts alike are branding ‘unprofessional’ and ‘unethical’ courtroom behavior.

Nearly a week after the guilty verdict was handed down, the judge is on a media blitz to respond to the ongoing backlash and clear her name.  In addition to speaking with local Texas outlets, she sat down for an interview with CNN where she was reduced to tears recounting Guyger’s remorse over the unfortunate incident.

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Viewers of VH1’s ‘Basketball Wives’ are putting pressure on the show’s sponsors to wash its hands of the show and its maltreatment of the Nigerian entrepreneur OG Chijidu.

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There’s long been a marriage between music and fashion and Sprayground creator DAVIDBENDAVID is on a quest to elevate that union the more.

With the 10th anniversary of his innovative brand approaching, the trailblazer has teamed with Asian Doll for a new single ‘Kyoto Kush’; a track, he says, celebrates the fusion of Sprayground’s unique style and his equally eclectic musical ear.

That Grape Juice caught up with the man himself, who opened up in earnest about his journey, entrepreneurial ethos,

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Cory Booker and Kamala Harris are leading the charge to uncover the truth about the highly suspicious murder of Joshua Brown…a key witness in the Botham Jean murder trial.

For, hours after the latter’s murderer, Amber Guyger, was sentenced to a decade behind bars Joshua- a key witness in the trial- was shot in the mouth and chest.

He passed away shortly after.

Now, the Presidential candidates have vowed to prise the truth out of the disturbing story.

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Neal Farinah, the man behind hairstyles sported by Beyonce, Nicki Minaj and Mary J. Blige, has called on his community to support him after he was subjected to an unfortunate experience as he shopped in a New York City hair store today.

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