The FBI has arrested six Philadelphia Police narcotics officers as part of a corruption probe into the department. The group is accused of stealing over $500,000 in cash, drugs, and stolen property over multiple years on the force, reports NBC Philadelphia. Read more.
Is the Gaza Conflict Making Black Folks Uncomfortable?
Tragically, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is like Groundhog Day. We’ve all grown used to it. But the differentiator in this round is in a hard-to-ignore inflection point. There was a time when Israel was never seriously questioned or finger-pointed as an aggressor—not the case today. Even though Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu enjoys intense public support at home for the offensive, there are some Israelis, like the 40 IDF reservists who went AWOL in a defiant and bruising public Washington Post op-ed against the war, openly doubting it. Clear disparity between the rising number of Palestinians killed versus the small number of Israeli casualties triggers global outrage and condemnations of disproportionate use of force, most notably—and, perhaps, naturally—from African Americans. Read more.
Author Zane to Pen Script for Aaliyah Feature Film Approved by Family
It seems like Aaliyah’s family is about to give the Lifetime network a run for their money when it comes to the late singer’s biopic, and Aaliyah’s family has just upped the ante. According to Sister2Sister, Barry Hankerson, Aaliyah’s uncle and former manager, has tapped erotic fiction writer Zane to pen the script for the feature film. The film is expected to hit theaters in 2015, as opposed to Lifetime’s version only being showed on the small screen. Read more.
Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law Has Been Struck Down
Uganda’s so-called “jail the gays” bill, which President Yoweri Museveni signed in February and imposed seven years in jail for “the offense of homosexuality” (gay sex) and lifetime in jail for “aggravated homosexuality,” is no more. This does not mark shifting attitudes in the country that has become notorious for its harsh treatment of its LGBT citizens. Rather, on Friday, a court invalidated it on a technicality: it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum. Read more.
Companies With Diverse Boards Take Fewer Reckless Risks
Researchers analyzed a bunch of data pertaining to more than 2,000 companies’ boards’ diversity (not just ethnic diversity, but also age, gender, areas of expertise, and other categories), as well as how they ranked with regard to some established measures of corporate risk-taking over a 13-year span. They found that the more diverse a company’s board was, the less likely it was to engage in risky behaviors, the more likely it was to issue dividends, and the larger those dividends were likely to be. Read more.
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (6/18-6/24)
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1. Me & the homie @jaleelwhite #RujohnFoundation Happy to be in Jamaica! Good times
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5. Good Morning. Early day in Detroit! Making press rounds for @thebossnetwork's Ladies That Lead Tour. Thank you @traycemadre and @colourbynumbr for my glam.
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6. POWER the best show on TV @djenvy, Queens we so big out here. #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO
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7. They said u lost a step, wasn't explosive as once was, the best days was in the real view, questioned your drive, your leadership, your commitment, you don't have killer instinct, going back home is the worst mistake in your career, he got the coach fired, players traded, won't work between him and Kyrie, Him and Kev won't work, love your teammates to much, there's no way he can deliver a championship in his hometown, etc etc etc.... But guess what THATS NONE OF MY BUSINESS #StriveForGreatness #ThisOneIsForTheLand #PutSomeRespeckOnMyName Hahahaha!!! Yes sir
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8. Oooooh weeee this man right here is responsible for at least three of our four babies!! #JOE ❤❤❤🎤 #rnb #king #voicelikebutter #ForPeetesSake
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9. Hanging with my @abcnetwork family! @abcunclebuck tonite y'all check us out ! @anthonyanderson @traceeellisross
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10. My broski ( @sayeedshahidi ) and I are on Top 5 Live on @go90 at 5 (which is super duper close)! Make sure to tune in :) #UncleBuck #Blackish
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11. Lights out💤 #GoodNight
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12. Late nights mornings
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13. Ran into the lovely talented @siedahgarrett on this brutiful favvuz deh!
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14. #halal #love #thedargans #kattwilliamsSHOW #mashallah when that Jennah piece HIT!! @sweetjennahcollection glasses by @baddieglamaccessories LIZ 😍 @dynamiteko top @dazzledmv and jeans @thevision414 and shoes: @louboutinworld
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15. Big Hair and Optical Illusions #OceanDrive #MiamiLiving #coverparty
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16. MAMA and THE SAVAGES ... ⚓️ #supportyourlocalgirlgang
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17. From the bottom of my ❤️, thank you new followers & old! & hello fellow night owls! #grateful #racheltrue #naturalhair #curlyhair #curlygirl #healthyhair
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18. I feel so grateful because I met these amazing young minds, visiting from Houston TX, during their college tour stop today at #usc.These students are ALL extraordinary and embody academic excellence so I'm humbled to have shared a few moments with them to applaud and celebrate their bright futures ahead! Thank you @EmergeFellows for inviting me to speak and blessing me with your love and attention this afternoon!
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19. Happy Fathers Day Pops. U taught me how to be a man. Lessons of love, hard work & gratefulness. Sorry the fishing didn't stick. LOL. I Love U!
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20. Sky Zone and Ice Cream! Best Fathers Day Ever!! Photo credit @mariahcarey
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21. Look what finally came in the mail 😎 #mtvmovieawards2016 💥+🌽! #straightouttacompton
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22. Claudia Jordan: ....
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23. 'Member that time I almost knocked a bajillion dollar camera off the car? Really? Yeah, me neither! #Greenleaf Episode 2 comin atcha!
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24. Full of love. #birthday #Cabo
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25. Oh hey! Look who just joined Snapchat
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