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The conservative-dominated Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to the consideration of race in college admissions, adding another blockbuster case to a term with abortion, guns, religion and COVID-19 already on the agenda.

The court said it will take up lawsuits claiming that Harvard University, a private institution, and the University of North Carolina, a state school, discriminate against Asian American applicants. A decision against the schools could mean the end of affirmative action in college admissions.

Arguments are expected to take place in the fall.

Lower courts rejected the challenges, citing more than 40 years of high court rulings that allow colleges and universities to consider race in admissions decisions. But the colleges and universities must do so in a narrowly tailored way to promote diversity.

The court’s most recent pronouncement was in 2016, in a 4-3 decision upholding the admissions program at the University of Texas against a challenge brought by a white woman. But the composition of the court has changed since then, with the addition of three conservative justices who were appointed by then-President Donald Trump.

Two members of that four-justice majority are gone from the court: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died in 2020, and Justice Anthony Kennedy retired in 2018.

The three dissenters in the case, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, remain on the court. Roberts, a moderating influence on some issues, has been a steadfast vote to limit the use of race in public programs, once writing, “It is a sordid business, this divvying us up by race.”

The court already has heard arguments in cases that could expand gun rights and religious rights and also roll back abortion rights in a direct challenge to the Roe v. Wade ruling from 1973.

Last week, the justice’s weighed in for the first time on President Joe Biden’s vaccine policies, halting a rule requiring a vaccine or testing at large businesses while allowing a vaccine mandate for most of the nation’s health care workers.

The affirmative action case probably will be argued in the spring. Both suits were filed by Students for Fair Admissions, a Virginia-based group run by Edward Blum. He has worked for years to rid college admissions of racial considerations, and the court’s new lineup breathed new life into his project.

The group is calling on the court to overturn its 2003 ruling in Grutter v. Bollinger, which upheld the University of Michigan’s law school admissions program.

The Biden administration had urged the justices to stay away from the issue, writing in the Harvard case that the challenges “cannot justify that extraordinary step” of overruling the 2003 decision.

The Supreme Court has weighed in on college admissions several times over more than 40 years. The current dispute harks back to its first big affirmative action case in 1978, when Justice Lewis Powell set out the rationale for taking account of race even as the court barred the use of racial quotas in admissions.

In the Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, Powell approvingly cited Harvard as “an illuminating example” of a college that takes “race into account in achieving the educational diversity valued by the First Amendment.”

Twenty-five years later, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor likewise invoked the Harvard plan in her opinion in the Michigan law school case.

Now the Harvard program is under fire from opponents of race-based affirmative action.

Students for Fair Admissions claims that Harvard imposes a “racial penalty” on Asian American applicants by systematically scoring them lower in some categories than other applicants and awarding “massive preferences” to Black and Hispanic applicants.

Harvard flatly denies that it discriminates against Asian American applicants and says its consideration of race is limited, pointing out that lower courts agreed with the university.

In 2020, the federal appeals court in Boston ruled that Harvard looked at race in a limited way in line with Supreme Court precedents.

Harvard’s freshman class is roughly one-quarter Asian American, 16% Black and 13% Hispanic, Harvard says on its website. “If Harvard were to abandon race-conscious admissions, African-American and Hispanic representation would decline by nearly half,” the school told the court in urging it to stay out of the case.

The Trump administration had backed Blum’s case against Harvard and filed its own lawsuit alleging discrimination against Asian American and white people at Yale University. The Biden administration dropped the Yale suit.

North Carolina’s flagship public university prevailed in a federal district court in October. U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs ruled that the school’s program was intended to produce a diverse student body and had shown the benefits of doing so.

The court accepted the North Carolina case for review even though it has not been heard by a federal appeals court. Blum filed a Supreme Court appeal with the hope that it would be bundled with the Harvard case so that the justices could rule on public and private colleges at the same time.

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Eleventh heaven? Heat with a mixed, memorable history in 10 previous Game 7s

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Yes, the Miami Heat have been here before.

Ten times to be exact.

Making Sunday’s 8:30 p.m. showdown at FTX Arena against the Boston Celtics in these Eastern Conference finals the 11th Game 7 in the franchise’s 34 seasons.

For many on the roster, though, it also will be something new, requiring, perhaps, some sage advice.

“Block out the noise as much as possible,” veteran power forward P.J. recommended, “and get ready to play a regular game like you’ve been playing.”

A look at the 10 previous times the Heat have been in this spot.

1997 East semifinals: Heat 101, Knicks 90. Tim Hardaway erupts for 38 points in his first career Game 7, with the Knicks’ Allan Houston and Chris Childs serving suspensions from the teams’ Game 5 melee. The victory completes a comeback from a 3-1 series deficit.

2000 East semifinals: Knicks 83, Heat 82. Patrick Ewing scores the winning basket with 1:30 left, with the Heat’s Jamal Mashburn then bypassing a scoring opportunity to pass to Clarence Weatherspoon, whose miss seals the Heat’s loss.

2004 first round: Heat 85, Hornets 77. Current Heat assistant coach Caron Butler leads the way with 23 points, as the Heat advance during Dwyane Wade’s rookie season.

2005 East finals: Pistons 88, Heat 82. With Wade limited by a rib injury, the Heat come up one game short of their first appearance in the NBA Finals.

2009 first round: Hawks 91, Heat 78. With Jermaine O’Neal sidelined by a migraine, Erik Spoelstra comes up just short in his first playoff series as coach.

2012 East finals: Heat 101, Celtics 88. Down 3-2, just like this time around against Boston, the Heat follow up LeBron’s James’ 45-point Game 5 with the first Big Three trip in the NBA Finals.

2013 East finals: Heat 99, Pacers 76. The Heat again leave then-Pacers coach Frank Vogel shaking his head, with James closing with 32.

2013 NBA Finals: Heat 95, Spurs 88. A game after Ray Allen’s miraculous 3-pointer keeps the Heat alive, the franchise’s third title is closed out in a rare anti-climactic Game 7.

2016 first round: Heat 106, Hornets 73. The rare Game 7 blowout, with Goran Dragic leading the way with 25 points, Purple Shirt Guy from Charlotte no longer courtside to taunt Wade.

2016 East semifinals: Raptors 116, Heat 89. Wade comes up one win shy from a playoff showdown against LeBron James’ Cavaliers, with current Heat guard Kyle Lowry leading the Raptors with 35 points.

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Indian Bank Recruitment 2022: Bumper vacancies for these posts in Indian Bank, application process started, will get 90000 salary 

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Bank Recruitment 2022: Golden chance to become manager in City Union Bank, apply soon, will get good salary, know selection & others details

Indian Bank Recruitment 2022: Bumper vacancies for these posts in Indian Bank, application process started, will get 90000 salary

Indian Bank Recruitment 2022: Vacancy has been removed for the posts of Specialist Officer in Indian Bank. Candidates can apply online by visiting the official website of Indian Bank.

New Delhi: There is a golden opportunity for the candidates who want to do government jobs in the bank. Vacancy has been issued by Indian Bank for the posts of Specialist Officers in various departments. Under this vacancy 312 posts of manager will be filled in the bank. The application process for these posts has started from 24th May. Candidates can apply online by visiting the official website of Indian Bank, indianbank.in. The last date to apply has been fixed as 14 June 2022.

Maximum Age Limit


1. Assistant Manager – 20 to 30 Years
2. Manager – 23 to 35 Years
3. Senior Manager – 25 to 38 Years
4. Chief Manager – 27 to 40 Years

According to the government rules, three years relaxation will be given to the OBC category candidates and five years to the SC, ST category candidates in the upper age limit.

Educational Qualification


: Different educational qualifications have been decided by Indian Bank for the candidates applying for various posts. According to the posts, it is mandatory for the candidate to be CA, ICWA, Graduate, Post Graduate. Also, candidates applying for the post of manager should have 3 years experience, 5 years for senior manager posts and 7 years for chief manager posts. At the same time, experience is not required to apply for the post of Assistant Manager.

Application Fee


1. For SC, ST and Divyang candidates – Rs 175
2. For other category candidates – Rs 850

For other information related to this vacancy, candidates can get by clicking on the notification link given below.

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BMF Season 2 Release Date – Renewed or Cancelled? Updated Info!

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BMF Season 2 Release Date – Renewed or Cancelled? Updated Info!

The popular television program BMF has aired for one season. The program has been broadcast on HBO and Cinemax. BMF is an acronym for “Black Mafia Family.”

BMF is inspired by the actual story of two brothers who, in the late 1980s, emerged from the deteriorating neighborhoods of southwest Detroit to form one of the most important criminal families in the United States. The charismatic leadership of Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory, the commercial acumen of Terry “Southwest T” Flenory, and the brotherly partnership’s vision beyond the drug trade and into the realm of hip hop would make the brothers internationally renowned. Their unshakeable commitment to family loyalty would be the bedrock of their relationship and the catalyst for their eventual separation. In pursuit of the American ideal, this is a story of love, betrayal, and thug capitalism.

Randy Huggins produced the American crime drama television series BMF for HBO. After being unfairly imprisoned, three closest friends must rebuild their criminal enterprise from the inside out. Since its launch on November 14, 2016, the series has broadcast four seasons.

HBO renewed the drama for the second season in 2022.

Will BMF Return for Season 2?

Yes, BMF will return for a second season.

Four days after the premiere of the first episode of BMF on Starz, the program was renewed for a second season on September 30.

A high audience rating of 83 percent on Rotten Tomatoes indicates that the series has had a positive reaction. Additional episodes have been confirmed.

Even though no release date has been confirmed for season 2, it is anticipated that viewers will have to wait until the second half of 2022 to see the next episode of BMF.

BMF Season 2 Release Date:

The official release date of BMF season 2 Big Meech has yet to be disclosed, but the second season is set to premiere in September 2022, which is sooner than you may imagine.

In addition, it was revealed that the second season will have more episodes than the first, which contained eight episodes with a total length of 52 minutes.

The Cast Of BMF Season 2: 

  • Snoop Dogg portrays Pastor Swift
  • Steve Harris portrays Detective Bryant
  • Serayah portrays Lori Walker
  • La La Anthony portrays Markaisha Taylor
  • Eminem as White Boy Rick (Guest Starring)
  • Walnette Marie Santiago as Cecile aka Big L (Guest Starring)
  • Felisha Terrell as Commander Mars aka Commander Marceline ‘Mars’ Beckwith (Guest Starring)
  • Demetrius Flenory Jr. portrays Demetrius Flenory
  • Da’Vinchi portrays Terry Flenory
  • Myles Truitt portrays B-Mickie
  • Russell Hornsby portrays Charles Flenory
  • Michole Briana White portrays Lucille
  • Sydney Mitchell as LaWanda

Who portrays Da Vinci blue in BMF?

The true name of American rapper Bleu Davinci is Barima McKnight. The 43-year-old Los Angeles native has one daughter, Madisyn, and three boys, Xavier, Melaki, and Brandon. He shares his youngest kid, Xavier, with Love & Hip Hop Atlanta celebrity and hip-hop musician Keely Hill.

BMF Season 2 Plot:

The upcoming season is currently unknown, and there have been no firm updates from the show’s producers. Curtis Jackson, the program’s executive producer, intends to continue focusing on the two brothers and how they negotiate life and their careers in the second season since the show is strongly influenced by the real-life narrative of the two brothers.

It is anticipated to be considerably more engaging than Curtis Power and Power Book II. In a recent interview, Jeffery Hitch, president of Starz, expressed his eagerness to see Randy and Curtis and the other award-winning ensemble in the second season.

Official Trailer Of BMF Season 2:

This show’s second season will not have a trailer, which is unfortunate. Therefore, it is difficult to foretell what will occur. However, we will keep you informed if Starz publishes a trailer for this widely awaited season. While we await a trailer, prior seasons are available on Netflix.

Below is the first trailer for BMF Season 1:

Where Can I View BMF?

The first season of BMF is currently available on Hulu for watching. It seems probable that the second season of BMF will also be accessible on Hulu.

IMDB Ratings:

The first season of BMF has received 3,200 votes and an IMDb rating of 7.5 out of 10. Since the announcement of Season Two, the show’s popularity has climbed by 20 points, reaching a total of 1,321 points. Audience members awarded the show a Tomatometer score of 83% and a Rotten Tomatoes score of “Good”.

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