Kanye West says being bipolar is his “superpower.” The 40-year-old troubled rapper reveals his was diagnosed with the mental condition at 39 and doesn’t believe it’s a disability but helps fuel his art, like his most recently released seven-track album, YE. (People)
Boston high school dean Shaun Harrison has been sentenced to 26 years in prison for shooting a teen in the head over drug money. The 55-year-old, known as “The Rev,” reportedly recruited 17-year-old Luis Rodriguez to sell weed for him, but during an altercation over sales, Harrison shot Rodriguez in the back of the head. Though Rodriguez didn’t die, Harrison was charged with attempted murder. (Vibe)
Newly-obtained photos and bodycam videos have emerged surrounding the January arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown. While images show the injuries Brown sustained on his face and back from being tased, the vid finds one officer discussing overtime he’d accrue and another stepping on Brown’s ankle. After Brown was taken away in an ambulance, an officer justifies the violent arrest as a way to “protect themselves.” Two sergeants and an officer-involved received temporary suspensions. Brown is expected to file a federal lawsuit against the city. (WISN 12 News)
Canada’s Bell Media is the home of Gabrielle Union-led series LA’s Finest after it received the axe from NBC. The 13-episode series is a spin-off of the Bad Boys franchise in which Union starred in as Marcus Burnett’s (Martin Lawrence) younger sister Syd. The action-packed drama will follow Syd and Nancy McKenna, played by Jessica Alba, as they balance their personal lives with catching bad guys. (Deadline)
An 11-year-old Connecticut boy fought off 44-year-old Edward Asberry when the man tried to steal his father’s car. The young kid was waiting for his father to return from running inside McDonald’s when Asberry hopped in the driver’s seat and drove off. Luckily, the boy attacked his kidnapped enough to run away and back to safety. Asberry is facing charges of kidnapping, larceny, and risk of injury to a minor. (The Root)
Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire erupted on Sunday, killing at least 25 people. Lava and smoke engulfed nearby villages and residents have been left covered in ash. CONRED, the government agency for disaster reduction, says there are 20 injuries in addition to the fatalities, and many were buried during the eruption. Nearly 2 million will be affected by the eruption as nearby states have been advised to evacuate and be careful of contaminated water. Guatemala’s President Jimmy Morales has declared three days of national mourning. (CNN)
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