The Quick Read: Black Man Wearing MAGA Hat Charged With Hate Crime 

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Niki McGloster Jun, 01, 2018

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Willie Ames has been charged with a hate crime after trying to push a Hispanic man, Luis Lopez, onto subway tracks in NYC while wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and shirt. Ames is facing attempted assault charges in the first and third degrees as hate crimes, assault in the second and third degrees as hate crimes, and aggravated harassment. (The Root)

Alice Marie Johnson wrote a thank you letter to Kim Kardashian for advocating for her pardon and prison reform. Johnson, who is currently serving a life sentence in federal prison for a first-time non-violent drug offense, told the reality TV star, “I am so humbled by what you are doing and have already done on my behalf… There are no words strong enough to express my deep and heartfelt gratitude.” Kardashian has already met with President Trump to request clemency for Johnson. (Entertainment Tonight)

Believe it or not, Flint is still without clean water, and Little Miss Flint is determined to change that. The 10-year-old activist, born Amariyanna Copeny, has launched a campaign in partnership with Michigan-based charity Pack Your Back to raise money for over 200,000 bottles of water for residents. The goal is set at $50,000 and every dollar donated will pay for 11 bottles of water. The rest of the money will help fund summer programs for kids. (Vibe)

Chloe x Halle are joining the American leg of the On The Run II tour with JAY-Z and Beyoncé. The sister duo announced the news in a video clip thanking the power couple. The Bailey sisters will perform songs from their recently released debut album, The Kids Are Alright, featuring “Grown,” which doubles as the theme song for their hit show Grown-ish. (Twitter)

Reverend Jesse Jackson recently called out Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for the company’s lack of diversity. During an annual shareholders meeting, the activist questioned why the network’s diversity report reflects only 3 percent black and 5 percent Hispanic employees last year. “Beyond the board, the C-suites, the top 15 employees are white, and that does not represent a random — it represents some lack of intentionality to be inclusive,” he said. COO Sheryl Sandberg reassured Jackson that the company is already making commitments toward more diversity in the workplace. Facebook’s first black board member, Kenneth Chenault, in January. (The Grio)

Maroon 5 got melanin fever in their latest video for “Girls Like You.” The song features a verse from Cardi B and a slew of familiar faces, including Tiffany Haddish, Phoebe Robinson, and Mary J. Blige. (YouTube)

Hoards of journalists, musicians and hypebeasts headed to Wyoming to preview Kanye West’s new album, YE. According to the listening partygoers, West’s new flows address his mental health struggles, drug addiction, the Tristan Thompson cheating scandal and how his rants have affected his wife, Kim Kardashian, especially his comments about slavery. The seven-track project features Kid Cudi, Ty Dolla $ign and surprise feature by Nicki Minaj. (People)