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The NYPD has decided to take disciplinary action against the officer who killed Eric Garner after placing him in a fatal chokehold. Officer Daniel Pantaleo will be charged with violating department regulations, and his case will be heard and prosecuted by the Civilian Complaint Review Board. (CNN)
R&B singer Tank married his longtime girlfriend, Zena Foster. The couple exchanged their vows at the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles in front of 200 family members and friends, including Michael B. Jordan, Floyd Mayweather, and Jamie Foxx, who served as a groomsman. Their daughter Zoey, 10, stood as a junior bridesmaid and their son Zion, 3, was the ring bearer. (People)
Black patients battling blood-related illnesses are struggling to find bone marrow transplants as they are underrepresented on national registries. Black donors only make up six percent of registered donors in the U.S. and seven percent globally while about 70 percent of patients rely on donations from strangers. Compared to a 97 percent chance for whites, Black adults have a 76 percent chance of finding a donor match. (VIBE)
Quincy Jones and Academy President Cheryl Boone are teaming up to produce a documentary on “the untold story of African Americans in Hollywood.” Jones revealed the news at Ischia Film and Music Festival in Ischia, Italy, where he received a lifetime achievement award. The purpose of the feature is “to get the story out of the contributions that have been made by so many, not just the celebrities, which even that backstory has not been told enough,” says Boone. (Shadow And Act)
Anthony Anderson is under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department after being accused of assaulting a woman last year. “It’s unfortunate that anyone can file a police report, whether it is true or false,” Anderson’s rep said in response to the allegations. “The authorities have not contacted Anthony or any of his representatives about this matter. Anthony unequivocally disputes the claim.” (Variety)
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