The Quick Read: Barack Obama Endorses 81 Democrats In The 2018 Elections

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Barack Obama has endorsed 81 Democratic candidates in the 2018 elections. Among them is Stacy Abrams, who is primed to become the first African American female governor in Georgia. The former president announced the list of those he’s backing via Twitter. “Today I’m proud to endorse such a wide and impressive array of Democratic candidates,” he wrote, “Leaders as diverse, patriotic, and big-hearted as the America they’re running to represent. (New York Times) Netflix has picked up a documentary chronicling the life of legendary music producer Quincy Jones. Titled Quincy, the feature is directed by Alan Hicks and Jones’ daughter Rashida Jones. The streaming service will premiere the film globally on Sept. 21 and give it a limited theatrical release. (Deadline)
A $45,000 reward has been offered for information in the shooting death of a 10-year-old girl in Washington, D.C. Makiyah Wilson was gunned down on July 15 when four gunmen opened fire on a group of people in a Northeast neighborhood. Police say $20,000 of the reward money is from FBI, but that agency is not involved in the investigation. (FOX 5) The Bronx bodega where 16-year-old Lesandro ‘Junior‘ Guzman-Feliz was attacked by a local gang will reopen under new owners. According to NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan, they have recently sold the property. Following Junior’s death, residents accused the previous owners of Cruz and Chiky Grocery of not doing enough to help him when he sought shelter from the gang. Many have since abandoned the corner store. (Daily News) Steve Harvey will return to host the Miss Universe competition. This is Harvey’s fourth time hosting the event, following 2015’s infamous mix up in which he announced Miss Colombia as the winner instead of the real winner Miss Philippines. (Deadline)