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Happy Friday! We know the only thing on your mind right now is probably Stranger Things, but you still have to get through this day before heading home to binge the show’s second season. Clear some space in your brain and check out this morning’s roundup of must-know news.
2. Cardi B and Nicki Minaj have reportedly teamed up with rap trio Migos for the group’s new song, “MotorSport.” The song is set to appear on Migos’ long-awaited Culture 2. The song hasn’t dropped yet, but clues point to an imminent release. (HotNewHipHop)
3. Pharrell is teaming up with Girls Trip writer Tracy Oliver for a new horror thriller. Survive the Night will follow a group of female college students trapped in an underground warehouse music festival on Halloween as a murderer hunts them down.
5. Police in Murfreesboro, TN are preparing for a White Lives Matter rally, which is set to take place on Saturday. White nationalists will also be marching in Shelbyville. The towns are praying for peace as the rally gears up. Counter-protesters plan to appear, but city leaders and the NAACP have urged everyone to stay home. (WSMV)
6. New York City strippers are reportedly going on strike after accusing clubs of colorism and favoring bartenders. Clubs are allegedly hiring lighter skinned women to work the bar, where they often take attention away from strippers by wearing provocative clothing while doing little dances for patrons. Strippers say the money they would usually get is now going to bartenders. (MadameNoire)
7. Janet Mock will write for Ryan Murphy’s Pose. The series, which will portray life in 80s New York City, has already made history with its cast of five transgender series regulars, a television record. (Jezebel)
8. Clemson University‘s sutdent government vice president Jaren Stewart is facing impeachment. The student’s political career is in jeopardy after he refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Student senator Miller Hoffman introduced the idea of impeachment, calling Stewart “unfit for the office.” Hoffman, however, claims the impeachment has nothing to do with Stewart’s protest, but his behavior as an RA in the spring. Sure, Jan. (Vibe)
9. Students from Chesapeake, Virginia are under investigation after photos of them wearing KKK costumes went viral. People claim the students are from Hickory High School and a spokesman for the school district says they are “aware of the incident and taking appropriate action.” (13NewsNow)
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