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Violent History Of Florida Deputy Who Fatally Shot Black Teens Prompts Concerns As Families Of Victims Await Answers

A Florida deputy under investigation for fatally shooting two Black teens in Cocoa on Nov. 13 remains employed despite a storied history of violence that his department had full knowledge of, according to Florida Today.

Cocoa residents Angelo Crooms, 16, and Sincere Pierce, 18, were killed during a traffic stop conducted by Brevard County Sheriff’s Office deputies Jafet Santiago-Miranda and Carson Hendren. Santiago-Miranda fired the fatal shots, according to The New York Times.… Read more

Be Friends First: Erykah Badu Opens Up About Relationship With Andre 3000

On Monday (Nov 23) as a part of the “Musicians on Musicians” segment for Rolling Stone, Badu sat down with Summer Walker and discussed the beginning of her relationship with 3 Stacks, revealing that when the two first became an item, it was fueled mostly by the physical attraction before noting that the two became close friends while raising their son.

Source: The Urban Daily

Covid-19 Update 11/25/2020

Daily Update:

Because all data is preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths.

Total positive cases (cumulative)282,916
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative)277,654
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative)5,262
Newly reported cases6,423
Newly reported confirmed cases6,099
Newly reported probable cases324

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Newly reported deaths38

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21-Year-Old Breonna Taylor Protest Leader Hazma ‘Travis’ Nagdy Killed In Fatal Shooting

Hazma “Travis” Nagdy was a 21-year-old protester from Louisville, Kentucky who experienced a recall for life in the face of Breonna Taylor‘s senseless tragedy.

Friends say one of Nagdy’s favorite phrases was “Today is not my day to die.” But sadly, his manifestation did not come to pass.

On Monday, Nagdy was tragically killed in a shooting, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. Police reportedly have little details regarding a suspect or a motive.… Read more

Meet Shuwanza Goff, The Black Woman Who Will Help Advance Biden’s Agenda On Capitol Hill

Source: Ramzey Smith/Joe Biden Communications Coalitions Director

Capitol Hill veteran Shuwanza Goff was named as Joe Biden‘s new Deputy Director of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs as the president-elect’s string of important cabinet announcements continued Monday. She will be the first Black woman to work in that official capacity.

Goff is expected to help lead efforts to help propel Biden’s legislative efforts through Congress with a position carrying major weight, especially as the incoming administration rolls out policies promising to lengthen, ensure and enrich the lives of Black people in America.… Read more

David Dinkins, First Black Mayor Of New York City, Dies At 93

David N. Dinkins, the first and only Black person to hold the post of mayor in the city of New York, died Monday night. He was 93 years old.

The New York Post first reported his death. There was no cause of death immediately reported.

Dinkins’ death came about a month after his wife died.

Despite serving just one term, crime in the city decreased on Dinkins’ watch more than any other time in New York’s history – a distinction some believed belonged to his successor, Rudy Giuliani.… Read more

Tyler Perry Fed Thousands Of Atlanta Families For Thanksgiving

Tyler Perry continues to show that he hasn’t forgotten the communities that helped make him who he is today. He and his team gave back to the less fortunate is a major way. As spotted on Deadline the media mogul took matters into his own hands to ensure that fewer individuals in Atlanta went hungry during the […]

Source: The Urban Daily