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The Quick Read: Queen Latifah To Host ‘Black Girls Rock’ 2018

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Sydney Scott
Aug, 15, 2018 12:12 PM UTC

It’s Hump Day! We’ve made it through half the week, a miracle considering all the news we’ve been bombarded with recently. Things aren’t likely to slow down, so to make the news a little easier to digest, we’ve rounded up all the things you need to know this morning before settling down in the office.

Ciara, Ella Mai, Charlie Wilson, and Boyz II Men will be joining Bruno Mars as guests on his 24K Magic Tour. Dates for the tour have been released with the fun kicking off September 7 in Denver, CO. The tour will close in Honolulu, Hawaii with a three-day homecoming event.

Queen Latifah is set to host Black Girls Rock!, an annual event that celebrates Black girl magic. Latifah will take the stage in her hometown of Newark, New Jersey on Aug. 26 with BET premiering the event September 9. (Vibe)

Universal has released the stunning trailer for Green Book, which stars Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali as a pianist who embarks on a tour in the Deep South with a rough bouncer-turned-chauffeur, Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen). The film will see the two bond as they navigate the segregated South and learn more about each other. (YouTube)

Tessa Thompson has been cast as Lady in the live-action/CGI hybrid remake of the 1955 classic. Thompson will star opposite Justin Theroux, who is set to voice the Tramp. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Almost a year after Hurricane Marie devastated the island, Puerto Rico finally has power restored. The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) confirmed that 100 percent of customers have had their power restored after the hurricane caused the largest blackout in Puerto Rico’s history. (ABC News)

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