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14-Year-Old Pleads Guilty In Murder Case Of College Student Tessa Majors

A 14-year-old boy pleaded guilty to robbery in the first degree on Wednesday in the case of Tessa Majors, the 18-year-old Barnard College student who was stabbed to death in a New York City park last December. The teen will be sentenced on June 15.  Prosecutors are offering 18 months of detention, with a 6-month minimum and credit for time served in pretrial detention. The murder charge against the teen, who was 13 at the time of Majors’ death, was dropped.  ...Read more

Three Additional Former Police Officers To Be Charged In The Killing Of George Floyd

Three more former Minnesota police officers will be charged in the killing of George Floyd, the 46-year-old Black man who died after an officer kneeled on his neck during an arrest. On Wednesday, the office of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison charged Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng with aiding and abetting Floyd’s murder. The Hennepin County prosecutor had already arrested Derek Chauvin, the former police officer seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck, last week, charging him with third-degree murder and manslaughter. Ellison’s office is also planning to announce that it would be upgrading the third-degree murder charge to second-degree murder. ...Read more

NBA Reportedly To Approve 22-Team Return

The NBA is planning a return to finish the 2019-20 season, and the league is reportedly is set to approve a 22-team format to conclude the campaign.  The proposal includes every playoff round keeping its normal Best-of-7 format. Under the proposal noted above, eight more regular season games will be played by each of the 22 teams, so it’s still possible that teams outside of a playoff spot could jump into the mix. ...Read more

Garth Brooks Reschedules Cincinnati Show For Second Time

Garth Brooks has postponed his upcoming stadium show at Cincinnati’s Paul Brown Stadium, which was planned for June 27. While there is no new date to reschedule the concert at this time, Garth did assure fans that originally purchased tickets will be honored at the new date. It’s the second time the Cincinnati show has been rescheduled; the show was originally planned for May 16. However, stay-at-home regulations caused by the pandemic continue to make gatherings unsafe. ...Read more

“Riverdale” Star Vanessa Morgan Alleges She is Paid Less Than White Co-Stars

“Riverdale” actress Vanessa Morgan announced she’s “not being quiet anymore” when it comes to the portrayal of black people in media. Morgan tweeted:  “Tired of how black people are portrayed in Media. Tired of us being portrayed as thugs, dangerous or angry scary people. Tired of us also being used as side kick non dimensional characters to our white leads. Or only used in the ads for diversity but not actually in the show. It starts with the media.”  ...Read more

Lea Michele Apologizes For Being Difficult On Set Of “Glee” After Multiple Accusations Against Her

Former “Glee” star Lea Michele has apologized for being “unnecessarily difficult” on the set of her show, after a co-star accused Michele of making her time there “a living hell.”  Michele issued a statement saying that while she didn’t recall any incident or judged anyone by their background, she was sorry and blamed her privilege and “immaturity.” ...Read more