The Quick Read: London Breed Becomes First African-American Woman To Be Elected San Francisco Mayor 

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Niki McGloster Jun, 14, 2018

Here’s all the news you need to know:

London Breed has become the first African-American woman to be elected San Francisco mayor. Beating out State Senator Mark Leno, who was poised to become the first openly gay mayor of the city, Breed says she’s most proud of what this win means for the youth. “No matter where you come from, no matter what you decide to do in life, you can do anything you want to do,” she said. “Never let your circumstances determine your outcome in life.” The former executive director of the African American Art & Culture Complex has vowed to rid the city of homeless tent camps and build affordable housing. (TIME)

A man has been charged with threatening to murder senators Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders. Though the alleged threats were made in March on the day of the “March For Our Lives” gun rally, Nicholas Bukoski was taken into federal custody last week on a five-count grand jury indictment: two counts of threatening to assault or murder members of Congress and three counts of transmitting threats via interstate commerce. (Politico)

After a brief hiatus following a short-lived rap beef with Pusha T, Drake has dropped a new video for his new single, “I’m Upset.” Directed by Karena Evans, the six-minute clip follows Wheelchair Jimmy through a Degrassi reunion high school-style. Almost every cast member from the former teen drama was in attendance to cause a bit of mayhem in the hallways, including Cassie Steele, Andrea Lewis, Nina Dobrev, A.J. Saudin and even Ephraim Ellis. (Vulture)

An 8-year-old St. Louis boy protected his younger siblings as he watched his mother, 28-year-old Porsha Owens, get shot to death. Owens was killed while she was taking her kids to daycare. The gunman reportedly asked for Owens’ car keys before killing her but fled when the car wouldn’t start. The young boy told his siblings, ages 3 and 5, to hide under the car, flagged down a police officer then stayed by his mother’s side under an ambulance arrived. (CBS News)

Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes has revealed her husband, Gregg Leakes, has been diagnosed with cancer. The reality TV star shared the news via Instagram several weeks after he was released from a 16-day hospital stay. “Our New Normal and the fight begins,” she wrote, adding a “#f-ckcancer” hashtag. “You got this, I love you.” (Ebony)

R. Kelly’s ex-wife Andrea Kelly visited Sister Circle and opened up about the abuse she endured during their relationship. The 44-year-old choreographer says it took her years to admit she’d been a victim until she took a questionnaire. “Of the 17, Robert had done 15 to me,” she recalled. The heartbreaking interview also revealed the moment Kelly walked away from her marriage and contemplated suicide. (Ebony)

Facebook Watch has ordered 13 more episodes of Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk. The series has been a huge hit online, deep-diving into compelling topics like depression, self-harm, sex and healing friendships. “The community that has been built around the Red Table is so strong and keeps my mother, Willow and I inspired to keep going,” she said. “There is so much more to explore together and so many people to bring to the table to do it with us. We have learned so much along the way. With that being said, I believe, this next 13 … is going to be fire!” The new episodes will begin this fall. (Deadline)