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Classes canceled at Howard University as US Government investigates ransomware cyberattack

Howard University officials along with leading cyber experts are trying to assess what has been compromised in an active ransomware, cyberattack on the HBCU campus. Officials have deemed the attack criminal. What We Know: Monday, the university issued a statement to faculty and students that “the service disruption was caused by a ransomware cyberattack against the university.” Classes have been canceled for Tuesday and Wednesday. Students have been notified that […]

todaySeptember 8, 2021 31

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Texas Governor Signs Voting Restrictions Bill into Law

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday signed into law a bill that bans 24-hour and drive-thru voting, imposes new hurdles on mail-in ballots and empowers partisan poll watchers. What We Know: Texas joins Florida and Georgia, in enacting new restrictive voting measures, instigated by former president Donald Trump’s lies about widespread voter fraud.  At least 10 other states are considering similar laws in their state houses.  Opponents of SB1 said its provisions […]

todaySeptember 7, 2021 13

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Cardi B and Offset Welcome Their 2nd Child Together, His 5th

Cardi B welcomed her and Offset’s second child together on Saturday, September 4. What We Know: “9/4/21,” Cardi, 28, captioned a Monday, September 5, Instagram upload, alongside a blue heart emoji.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Cardi B (@iamcardib) The couple announced the Grammy winner’s pregnancy in June at the BET Awards. The “WAP” rapper showed her baby bump in a sheer jumpsuit during a joint […]

todaySeptember 7, 2021 21

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New Orleans 911 Operator Wanted After Allegedly Disconnecting Calls on Purpose

A New Orleans 911 operator deliberately disconnected emergency calls without obtaining necessary information or relaying the callers’ emergencies to other dispatchers, and she is now facing arrest, according to authorities. What We Know: Precious Stephens, 25, is wanted on a count of malfeasance in office, and she remained at large Thursday, police said. She has been fired from her job as a 911 operator, officials said. “(The district) has and […]

todaySeptember 7, 2021 15

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Kanye West Grabs 10th No. 1 Album on Billboard with ‘Donda’

On Sunday (Sept. 5), Billboard reported that Yeezy’s Donda album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart after moving 309,000 equivalent album units in its first week. 37,000 of that total came from pure album sales. The album marks the biggest first-week sales total of 2018, with Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour album moving 295,000 equivalent album units when it was first released three months ago. Kanye has become […]

todaySeptember 7, 2021 24

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Atlanta Radio Legend ‘SiMan Baby’ has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

Legendary R&B DJ Silas “SiMan Baby” Alexander, was recently diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  He made the announcement on a video on his public Facebook page on his 58th birthday Saturday. What We Know: Alexander announced the news on his 58th birthday.  He says he’s was diagnosed over the summer and is remaining optimistic. “What is my challenge? …well, I have had to work hard to maintain a winning […]

todaySeptember 7, 2021 21

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‘The Wire’ actor Michael K. Williams found dead in Brooklyn apartment, police say

BROOKLYN  — Michael K. Williams best known for his work on “The Wire” was found dead in his apartment in Brooklyn on Monday. ((BREAKING NEWS)) Police say Michael K. Williams was discovered by a family member. Drug paraphernalia was found around him and authorities say it appears he overdosed. This news was first reported by WABC. This story is developing and will be updated.   The post ‘The Wire’ actor […]

todaySeptember 6, 2021 7

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Police officers and medics indicted by grand jury in 2019 death of Elijah McClain

Police and paramedics in suburban Denver will face charges in the case of Elijah McClain, the young Black man who died in 2019 after he was detained and placed in a chokehold by officers, following eight months of a grand jury investigation convened by Colorado’s top prosecutor. What We Know: State Attorney General Phil Weiser said Wednesday that two current officers, one former with the Aurora Police Department and two paramedics […]

todaySeptember 1, 2021 13

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“Spencer” Trailer Showcases Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana

The film, directed by Pablo Larraín, will depict the Royal Family‘s 1991 Christmas holiday in which Diana, Princess of Wales, decides to end her marriage to Charles, Prince of Wales. What We Know: The teaser trailer reflects the “claustrophobic environment” Diana lived through. Kristen Stewart, who will take on the role of the “People’s Princess,” says the movie will explore the trauma she endured for leaving the monarchy. Additionally, Stewart […]

todayAugust 31, 2021 18