The Morning Beat

Garbage Front woman, Shirley Manson Gets Real About How Society Treats Women

Shirley Manson, the lead singer/ songwriter behind Garbage, joined Jai and Mikalah on the Morning Beat! Watch as Manson discusses her podcast, The Jump . On The Jump , "Manson sits down with seven of the most influential musicians of the last two decades (Neko Case, Esperanza Spalding, Big Boi,...
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The Morning Beat: ICYMI Gay Son Of Straight Pride Organizer

In case you missed the interview with Mathew Mason the gay son of the straight pride we have it for you here. Yes that is right, the same pride event where another organizer classified the organization as a “totally peaceful, racist group”. We wanted to share this with you so click play, and let us...
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The Morning Beat: Is Being Gay A Guilty Pleasure

A major ice cream is getting pushback for comparing the “guilty pleasure” of ice cream bars with people being arrested for being gay. The original ad has a male voice over in which the narrator expresses how his love is a guilty pleasure that can get him arrested. The ad says “a hug for my...
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The Morning Beat: Donatella Versace And Her Controversial T-Shirts

In a personal apology on her Instagram, Donatella Versace said she had never “wanted to disrespect China’s National Sovereignty.” We want to know is it too late for this? Images of the shirts began circulating online over the weekend. Each of the designs featured lists of various prominent cities...
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The Morning Beat: Home Alone Reboot

Here on The Morning Beat we are not huge fans of reboots but Macaulay Culkin's response to the home alone reboot is everything. Macaulay Culkin hilariously responded to the news that his famous movie Home Alone is being rebooted, by sharing a snap of himself slobbing out on the sofa. We were so...
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The Morning Beat: Out And About With Jai Rodriguez

Chicago B96 (96.3)HD2 Northalsted Market Days® is the largest street festival in the Midwest and Chicago's hottest summer celebration, August 10-11, 2019. The weekend long festival features an all day lineup of live music on 4 stages, 200+ unique vendors, arts, crafts, food and drink, DJ's and...
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The Morning Beat: Laughing At Hate

There is so much happening around the world and this guy just made many of us happy. An angry protest about a proposed "sanctuary city" measure led to a lot of laughs for one man at a city council meeting in Tucson, Arizona. #greenshirtguy just laughed at some hateful people and has pleased us all...
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The Morning Beat: Trans Man And Trans Woman Marry In Beautiful Indian Wedding Ceremony

A transgender couple celebrated their love in Bengal’s first ever trans wedding and it brings us so much joy to read this. The couple met while Tista was working at a trans legal clinic. When Dipan visited as a client, the two struck a chord and soon began dating. This is such a heartwarming story...
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The Morning Beat: ‘Emoji house’

We love emoji's here on The Morning Beat and we came across this story where someone in their Manhatten beach home painted two bright giant emojis. Neighbors are saying it’s retribution in a property dispute that has turned into a battle with the city. We covered this story this morning and wanted...
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The Morning Beat: Marvel’s first gay superhero to be played by Richard Madden

Marvel Studios has ended the suspense and announced both the identity of the first openly gay character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the actor that will play him on screen in The Eternals. Richard Madden will play Ikaris, a 20,000-year-old human augmented with cosmic energy. Ikaris spends...
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