What's On Today - Monday

Former officers’ motions for acquittal on federal convictions denied

Ex-MPD cops J Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao had asked a judge to throw out their convictions involving the murder of George Floyd.

ST PAUL, Minn. — A federal judge has denied motions by three former Minneapolis police officers to acquit them after their convictions involving the murder of George Floyd.

J Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao had all asked Judge Paul Magnuson to overrule their convictions for violating Floyd’s civil rights by not intervening when Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck, killing him.Read more

Black Communities Need To Speak More Openly About Their Health

Over the past year, the fight for voting rights has felt like an epic struggle. Since early 2021, when a Republican-led voter suppression effort in Georgia gave way to copycat legislation all across the US, my organization Black Voters Matter, and hundreds of local and national partners have been a part of that struggle. We’ve waged corporate accountability campaigns against Fortune 500 companies. We led a 10-day, multi-state Freedom Ride bus tour from Jackson, Mississippi, to Washington, DC.… Read more

Bobby Brown Says He Suffered Abuse From Priest As A Boy

Bobby Brown revealed much about his upbringing and rise to fame in a 2017 book detailing his life, and will be the subject of Biography: Bobby Brown via the A&E network. In a teaser for the upcoming program, Brown shared that he was inappropriately touched by a priest when he was a young boy.

The UK Sun obtained an exclusive preview of the upcoming Biography: Bobby Brown episode, sharing that he was sent to be under the care of a priest after the arrest of his mother, who attempted to break up a fight and was said to be beaten by cops.… Read more

Rod Wave Arrest Warrant States That Rapper Allegedly Choked Ex-Girlfriend

 

Earlier in the month, St. Petersburg, Fla. rapper Rod Wave was arrested on charges of battery by strangulation, and now more details are emerging regarding the case. Via the arrest warrant, police state that Wave allegedly choked his ex-girlfriend while two children were present inside the residence where the incident occurred.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that Rod Wave, born Rodarius Marcell Green, faces a charge of domestic battery by strangulation, which is a felony. The alleged incident took place on April 24, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.… Read more

Eric Reed Tries To Distance Himself From Sexist Kamala Harris Tweet

In today’s episode of Right-Wingers Say The Darndest Things—But Then Tey Gotta Pretend They Ain’t Say That Sh*t, Eric Reed, the trainer of Rich Strike, the horse who won the Kentucky Derby, is now in a race to distance himself from a sexist tweet he posted about Vice President Kamala Harris.

According to the New York Post, it all started in January when Sebastian Gorka, a former advisor to former commander-in-election-loss-tantrums Donald Trump, asked what feeble and fragile white men ask whenever Black women reach positions of power: “So what exactly are Kamala’s qualifications?”… Read more

Who’s Eligible For $750 In Frontline Worker ‘Hero Pay’?

MINNEAPOLIS – More than one in 10 Minnesotans will qualify for a $750 check from the state for working during the pandemic.

It’s known as Frontline Worker Pay or “Hero Pay.”

So who is eligible and what are the requirements?

The list of requirements for Minnesota’s Frontline Worker Pay is fairly simple.

You must have worked at least 120 hours from March 15, 2020, to June 30, 2021, in one more or more frontline jobs.

The job must not have had a virtual option, such as work from home.… Read more

Phoenix Man Arrested In Connection With Black Woman Killed On Bus

Last Friday morning, 41-year-old Black woman Diane Craig was found unconscious on a bus in Phoenix, Arizona. She had been strangled, and she died from her injuries after being rushed to the hospital. Since then, Phoenix police have been on the lookout for one man, 26-year-old  Joshua Bagley, who is seen on the bus’ security camera. While investigators haven’t reported any information as to what led up to Bagley allegedly strangling Craig to death—and it’s unclear if there were other passengers on the bus who could have intervened—Bagley was located and arrested in connection with the heinous crime on Tuesday.… Read more

StockX Responds To Nike’s Bootleg Sneaker Sales Allegations

 

StockX has responded to Nike’s claims that it sold the brand four pairs of bootleg versions of their sneakers. The online marketplace and resale brand is basically saying, Don’t believe the hype.

According to StockX, Nike itself has expressed faith in its authentication process and asserts that the latest court motion amount to sour grapes over its lawsuit against its Vault NFT program. They went as far as to say that they can’t be too mad at the job they’re doing considering its own employees use it.… Read more