Legendary comedian Chris Rock will be hitting the stage in over 25 cities on his first tour in almost a decade. Dubbed the Total Blackout tour, an ode to his tweet posted before hosting the Oscars earlier this year, it will commence a year to the month since, in February, 2017. In October, Netflix promised two Chris Rock specials, the first of which will be shot on the upcoming tour. Rock announced the news via Facebook Live, assuring fans that it will consist of entirely fresh material, and that he “can’t wait to see [us] bitches” on the road. Read More
Residents of Louisiana’s state capital of Baton Rouge elected their first Black female mayor over the weekend. Sharon Weston Broome, a former state senator, will succeed Baton Rouge’s first Black mayor Kip Holden, whose 12-year term has wrapped.
After much anticipation, the U.S. Senate on Saturday passed a critical piece of legislation providing $170 million in much-needed federal aid to Flint, Michigan, and other cities in the country affected by lead contamination.