Kanye West teases 2024 presidential bid — and a name change

Kanye West teases 2024 presidential bid — and a name change

Yeezus take the wheel! Kanye West is serious about becoming president of the United States. While speaking at the fifth annual Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York City on Thursday, the record-breaking rap artist talked up his political ambitions, business acumen and plans to change his name during a jaw-dropping panel discussion with Yeezy […]

West Texas gunman killed 7 and wounded 22, including toddler

West Texas gunman killed 7 and wounded 22, including toddler

A gunman who went on the rampage with an AR-type rifle in West Texas killed seven people and wounded 22 others, including a toddler who was shot in the face, before he was killed by police, authorities said on Sunday. Police said the second mass shooting in Texas in four weeks began on Saturday afternoon […]

Kim Kardashian West defends Kimono shapewear amidst backlash

Kim Kardashian West defends Kimono shapewear amidst backlash

Kim Kardashian West has denied claims that her upcoming shapewear line culturally appropriates the Japanese kimono.  In an interview with The New York Times, West says her line called, Kimono Intimates, is meant to be “a nod to the beauty and detail that goes into a garment.”  The reality star, makeup mogul and budding lawyer announced Kimono […]

23andMe Helps Customer Connect to West Africa

23andMe Helps Customer Connect to West Africa

Many African Americans can relate to the years of frustration Paul Mosley had trying to track back his family history. For Paul, there was always a certain point where the trail ended. Like many African Americans, Paul’s search came up empty. The U.S.’s history of slavery severed his connections to the past. Instead of being […]

Kansas City Chiefs can’t clinch AFC West as Los Angeles Chargers erase 14-point deficit, win on two-point play

Kansas City Chiefs can’t clinch AFC West as Los Angeles Chargers erase 14-point deficit, win on two-point play

KANSAS CITY, MO.—A fine mist hung in the air over the brightly illuminated stadium, a combination of fireworks residue, barbecue smoke and rain that held off for most of the cold night. Rogue yellow streamers from the touchdown cannons zipped around over the stadium, attached to the invisible wires that helped network cameras soar over […]

How we can prevent outer space from becoming the Wild West

How we can prevent outer space from becoming the Wild West

In January, an Indian rocket arced across the sky over the island of Sriharikota as it soared into space. On board were several satellites, including an Indian mapping satellite, one from Canada and one from an asteroid mining company. The rocket also contained four satellites that were actually denied permission to launch in the first place. The rogue satellites […]

Jets’ Hellebuyck has no doubt he’s the better goalie in West final

Jets’ Hellebuyck has no doubt he’s the better goalie in West final

After Winnipeg’s 4-2 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 3 of the NHL’s Western Conference final, Connor Hellebuyck said he liked his game better than Knights counterpart Marc-Andre Fleury’s. “He’s obviously a big part of that team and playing very well,” the Jets goalie said. “But I like my game. I like it […]

Trump, Kanye West trade complimentary tweets

Trump, Kanye West trade complimentary tweets

In a moment that seemed to encapsulate 2018’s social media-driven blurring of celebrity and politics, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted his thanks to rap superstar Kanye West on Wednesday for his recent and perhaps unexpected online support. “Thank you Kanye, very cool!” the president posted in response to the tweets from West, who called the […]

The trip around the NBA starts out west

The trip around the NBA starts out west

Okay, here we go with Part of A Grunt’s Guide To The NBA Galaxy, since a few of you have been asking for a while. Save ‘em if you want; send notes to askdoug@thestar.ca if you want, ignore ‘em if you want. And, because my friend Charles N. sent this … Doug – when our […]