All The BET Awards Red Carpet Looks We Can’t Get Over

When award season graces us with its presence, we can’t help but flock towards our televisions to take stock of every red carpet we can get access to. While the nominations and winners play a key role in the success of an award show, we have our own category of winners. Obviously, we’re talking about the red carpet. The hours of prep that go into red carpet appearances don’t go unnoticed. From the couture gowns (good and bad), to the many whispers of who will show up (and with who), to the “Did they really just ask that?” interview moments, the pre-show almost wins out as the main event in our hearts.

While we’re suckers for the glitz and glamour of the big award shows (i.e., the Oscars and the Golden Globes), there’s an undeniably exciting edge when it comes to the style choices we often see grace the BET Awards red carpet. And with Cardi B and Rihanna winning in the nominations department and a line-up of performances by Nicki Minaj and Janelle Monae, we’re pretty confident tonight’s red carpet won’t disappoint.

Fingers crossed that the pregnant Cardi B will actually show (and, in a dream world, dawn a matching get-up with Offset). The BET Awards is one of the only award shows where the same cycle of designers and stylists aren’t dressing everyone. Instead, this red carpet in particular celebrates and encourages diversity — from the designers to the stylists to the attendees.

At the mere age of 14, A Wrinkle In Time star, Storm Reid, is bringing all kinds of style tonight in this Reem Acra two-piece set.

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Logan Browning is beating the heat in a white bra top and a far-from-average-pencil-skirt combo by Dion Lee.

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DeJ Loaf is taking millennial pink to a new, head-to-toe level.

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Despite discouraging draw to San Jose, Real Salt Lake hopes to build on positives

SANDY — The San Jose Earthquakes finished the weekend in last place in the Western Conference, and that’s why Saturday’s 1-1 draw with the Quakes was so frustrating for Real Salt Lake.

A draw against one of the upper-tier teams in the West, even at home, would be a decent result that RSL could be pleased with. Dropping points against San Jose, however, is tough to stomach, especially considering how slanted the field seemed for most of the match.

Regardless of the disappointing outcome, several RSL players highlighted the positives and building on those heading into next weekend.

Perhaps the biggest positive is how frequently Real Salt Lake created scoring opportunities against last-place San Jose. That’s what you’d expect an upper-tier team to do against a lower-tier team, and that was the story for 75 of the 90 minutes on Saturday.

“Honestly, the other team didn’t come to play. They were just waiting on counterattacks, and that gave us a lot of opportunity to go forward and attack. The tie felt like a loss and we should have capitalized on the opportunities we had in front of goal,” said RSL midfielder Sebastian Saucedo.

RSL recorded 27 shots against San Jose, but only one found the back of the net.

Earlier in the season, generating 10 or 12 shots a game was a struggle, so approaching 30 shots against the Quakes is a clear indicator that RSL is trending upward regardless of the loss.

Despite creating so much, how did RSL come away empty so frequently?

“I’ll never say it was a lack of quality, because I think we have a lot of quality players. Bad fortune here, rushing it there, one touch too many, perhaps. … We had opportunities. So frustrating night, but a point nonetheless,” said RSL coach Mike Petke.

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While Saudi Arabia celebrates lifting its driving ban, many activists who campaigned for the right for years remain behind bars

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Authorities in Saudi Arabia detained several women’s rights activists who campaigned for women’s driving rights right before the country is set to lift the ban on women driving.
At least 12 women’s prominent rights activists have been arrested in the last month.
Saudi Arabia is set to lift its driving restriction on June 24.

Authorities in Saudi Arabia arrested several women’s rights activists who campaigned for women’s driving rights in the weeks before the country lifted its long-standing ban on female drivers.

At least 12 prominent women’s rights activists have been arrested since May 15, nine of them remain in custody and face serious charges and long jail sentences, Human Rights Watch said Friday.

Local media reports that the nine activists will be referred a criminal court that specifically deal with terrorism-related offenses.

Two women’s rights activists were recently arrested, according to the rights group, joining several other men and women all tied to previous campaigns to lift the driving ban. Saudi activists also reported that travel bans were placed on those most recently arrested, along with several others, as the crackdown continues to widen.

Saudi state media has been quick to brand the activists as “traitors,” and accused them of forming a “cell” in conjunction with foreign agents, Amnesty International said.

Semi-official #Saudi account is posting this kind imagery of arrested women’s rights activists. The red stamps over activists’ pictures read: “traitor”. State is shockingly brazen. Some of these activists gained immense popularity & credibility during anti-guardianship campaign.

— Nora Abdulkarim نورة الدعيجي (@Ana3rabeya) May 19, 2018

The government first announced it would lift its ban on women driving in September, which came into effect on Sunday. Critics of the ban say it was symbolic of Saudi Arabia’s strong patriarchal society, an image which Crown …read more

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