The Quick Read: Lucy McBath Wins Democratic Nomination For Congress  

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Niki McGloster Jul, 26, 2018

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Lucy McBath has won the Democratic House nomination in Georgia’s Congressional 6th District. McBath, the mother of 17-year-old Jordan Davis who was murdered by Michael Dunn in 2012, is running on a gun control platform. “It’s just not enough to have the marches and the rallies and the speeches and the remarks,” she says. In November, McBath will face incumbent Rep. Karen Handel in the general election. (The Washington Post)

Robin Thede’s BET show The Rundown has been canceled after just one season. The nightly comedy series premiered in October and featured social and political topics. Thede shared the news on Twitter, saying, “I’m thankful that BET took a chance on me and the show. I’m already in development on several other projects and I’m looking forward to hosting the TCA Awards on August 4.” (Vibe)

Kendrick Lamar is set to appear on the Starz’s popular series Power. The Pulitzer-winning rapper will play opposite 50 Cent on the July 29 episode titled “Happy Birthday.” “Kendrick is once in a generation talent,” said executive producer Mark Canton. “Courtney, 50 and I felt it would be exciting to create a role for him in ‘Power.’ Everyone involved is thrilled to have him join the family.” (Variety)

Lauryn Hill cancels several July and August shows on her “Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” 20th anniversary tour due to unforeseen production issues. Stops in North Carolina, Florida, New Jersey and Virginia have been canceled and her Miami, Atlanta, and Nashville concerts have been postponed until October. (Pitchfork)

Jason Kessler, the organizer for the deadly Charlottesville rally last year, has withdrawn his bid to stage an anniversary event. Kessler announced the news during a federal court hearing. However, an event may possibly still take place since Kessler does not need a permit to gather with less than 50 people. (NBC Washington)

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