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Essence.com
Apr, 04, 2018

Here's the news you need to know:

Fabolous has officially been charged with aggravated assault and making terroristic threats after the rapper reportedly knocked out his girlfriend Emily B's front teeth and told her he would "hit her in the head with a baseball bat." The news comes after a video of the rapper violently lashing out at his girlfriend and her father went viral. (Bossip)

Google is honoring Maya Angelou with a doodle of the famed writer to celebrate what would have been her 90th birthday. Angelou passed away in 2014 at the age of 86. (HuffPost)

Cardi B will be the first co-host of The Tonight Show, joining host Jimmy Fallon and marking the first time in the show's history that hosting duties have been shared. (HuffPost)

Dave Chappelle is being sued by a man who threw a banana at him during a stand-up set. The man alleges that Chappelle's bodyguard hit him twice while he was restrained. The comedian joked about the incident in his 2017 special, Deep in the Heart of Texas: Dave Chappelle Live at Austin City Limits. (The Hollywood Reporter)

La La Anthony and Anthony Anderson are set to return as hosts for VH1's Dear Mama. The annual show invites celebrities to pay tribute to their mothers and includes special performances. (Vibe)

Octavia Spencer will produce a new film on Elizabeth "Mumbet" Freeman, the first slave to file and win a freedom suit. Using the constitution's words "all men are created free and equal," the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court found slavery to be inconsistent with the State Constitution in 1781. (Variety)

The Trump administration has imposed a quota for immigration judges with Jeff Sessions alerting judges that their evaluations will be tied to how fast they close cases. The administration is also looking to expand "expedited removal orders," which are used for individuals arrested within 100 miles of the US border or been inside the US for two weeks or less. These individuals do not see a judge. (The Root)

The trailer for Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish's Night School has arrived. The trailers see Hart's Teddy heading back to school to get his GED in order to become a stockbroker with Haddish as his teacher. (Twitter)