Daily Archives: September 1, 2018

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‘ER’ Actress Vanessa Marquez Killed In California Police Shooting

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(CNN) — Vanessa Marquez, an actress best known for her recurring role as a nurse on the NBC drama “ER,” was shot and killed by police in South Pasadena, California on Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Continue reading

NCAA Rules Michigan State is Clear of Any Wrongdoing in Larry Nassar Case

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In January, the NCAA sent a letter to Michigan State University in regards to possible rule violation in regards to  the Larry Nassar scandal while working at the school. Last Thursday, (09.01.18) NCAA’s vice president for enforcement Jonathan Duncan sent a letter to the school clearing them of any wrongdoing. “This review has not substantiated violations of NCAA legislation, Duncan wrote. “Based on available information, it does not appear there is need for further inquiry.” he continued. Nassar, 55 has already pleaded guilty to assaulting girls and women while working as a campus sports doctor for Michigan State athletes and gymnasts. To read more about this story click here.

Bill Clinton was Introduced as the First Black President and Had Awkward Moments at Aretha Franklin Funeral

By: Jarrod Horton

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Former President Bill Clinton smiles as he plays a recording of Aretha Franklin on his phone during the funeral service for Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, in Detroit. Franklin died Aug. 16, 2018 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76
Aretha Franklin, Detroit, USA – 31 Aug 2018

Prior to Aretha Franklin’s funeral, organizers sated it would be a “service not a show.” However, the funeral was more of an event than memorial. First of all, the presence of Louis Farrakhan, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson Sr. together at any place is a conversation starter. Then there was Michael Eric Dyson speaking about Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Not to mention the long list of celebrities, athletes and political figures. Continue reading