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Cardi B has released a new single from her forthcoming debut album, Invasion of Privacy. The song, “Be Careful,” has a softer sound than previous tracks and possibly alludes to cheating rumors that have plagued her relationship with rapper Offset. (Vulture)
Rapper Fabolous has been arrested on charges of domestic violence after he reportedly punched a woman seven times in the face and threatened the victim’s dad. Fabolous, whose real name is John Jackson, turned himself in Wednesday on a domestic dispute and making a terroristic threat charge. (NorthJersey.com)
Hawaii is considering erecting a statue of Barack Obama. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously for a resolution to have the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts commission the statue. The resolution has now been referred to the Hawaii Senate’s Ways and Means committee for consideration. (Time)
Funding for college education and vocational training in prisons is in jeopardy under the Trump Administration. Trump and Congress are threatening to ban inmates from receiving Pell grants, which are used to help low-income students and inmates fund their education. Statistics prove that education programs help prevent re-incarceration. A study funded by the Department of Justice by RAND in 2013, shows that inmates who received an education while in prison were 43 percent less likely to return. (The Marshall Project)
SZA has shared the new video for her single “Broken Clocks.” Viewers see the singer headed off to camp for a memorable summer as she roasts marshmallows around a campfire and makes new friends before being dropped back into reality at the very end. (YouTube)
An elementary school teacher in Georgia is facing possible murder charges over the 2016 murder of an 11-year-old girl and her older brother. Tatiyana Coates and her brother, Daveon, were asleep when suspected gang members murdered them while searching for another teen. The teacher is one of 11 defendants in the case. (People)
Adnan Syed, the season one subject of Peabody Award-winning podcast Serial, is getting a new trial based on alibi evidence and his trial attorney’s “deficient performance” and “prejudiced Syed’s defense” after Syed’s attorney failed to pursue alibi witness Asia McClain. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh says his office is currently considering next steps. (Rolling Stone)
Rock and funk legend Sly Stone will be the subject of a new documentary from filmmaker Derik Murray and the reclusive musician is reportedly 100 percent behind it, having already sat down for an interview with the filmmaker. No title or release date has been announced. (Rolling Stone)
The trailer for season two of Westworld has arrived and it’s moody and terrifying. Thandie Newton’s Maeve is still looking for her daughter and willing to kill to find her, while Dolores possibly leaves the park and sees what the real world really has to offer. (YouTube)
An Alabama man and his girlfriend have been found guilty of rape after the couple raped the man’s autistic 11-year-old son because they believed he was gay. Sean Cole and Khadeijah Moore forced the child to perform and receive sex acts after finding him in a “compromising position” with another boy. They each face life in prison. (NewNowNext)
The Trump administration plans to require immigrants hoping to enter the U.S. to submit five years of social media history. The requirement is part of the administration’s emphasis on “extreme vetting” and an extension of the previous administration’s effort to closely scrutinize social media following the San Bernardino terrorist attack. (CNN)
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