Paul Zimmerman
Niki McGloster
May, 23, 2018

Here’s the news you need to know:

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams inched past Stacey Evans in Tuesday’s primaries. Since winning, Abrams has increased her chances of making history as the first Black woman governor in the U.S. If she secures the seat in November’s election, she will also become the first Black woman governor in Georgia and the first-ever African-American elected governor in the state. (Vox)

SZA has benched for “a few days” from TDE’s Championship Tour due to swollen vocal cords. According to an Instagram statement from CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, the CTRL singer needs to rest her voice to avoid further damage. “We been monitoring her close and this is the reason she missed the Arizona and New Mexico dates.” (Pitchfork)

The proud mother of graduate Jacob Koscinski just wanted to celebrate her son’s academic achievements with a $70 cake that read: “Congrats Jacob! Summa Cum Laude class of 2018.” However, Publix’s online cake ordering system censored the word “cum” and replaced the congratulatory phrase with “Summa … Laude.” Though the somewhat hilarious joke has tickled social media, Koscinski’s mom was humiliated, as she stated in a Facebook post. Thankfully, Publix refunded the money and even threw in a gift card for their error. (The Washington Post)

Michael B. Jordan will lend his voice to Julian Chase in new animated Sci-Fi series, gen:LOCK. Jordan’s production company Outlier Society will partner with Rooster Teether, a streaming service for gamers, to create the series. No premiere date is set, but MBJ told fans to “check me out later this year.” (Shadow and Act)

In case you missed it, Jordan Davis’ mother Lucy McBath has decided to run for Congress. At 17, her son was gunned down in 2012 by Michael Dunn while sitting at a gas station. McBath, who has been an unwavering advocate for gun control, is now running on that platform in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District and will face businessman Kevin Abel in a Democratic primary runoff on July 24. (Huffington Post)

Aaron Hernandez’s fiancée Shayanna Jenkins has revealed she is pregnant just 13 months after his death. Jenkins, who shared daughter Avielle with the late football star, posted the shocking news on Instagram. “Many of you have had speculated that I may be expecting another miracle which is very accurate,” she wrote. “I wanted to take time and process and post when I was ready to. I wanted to have a moment for myself alone with my daughter… we are beyond excited about the new addition and chapter we will soon begin.” There’s no word on the paternity of the child. (People)

Insecure stars Sarunas Jackson and Dominque Perry welcomed a baby girl named Zen. According to Perry’s Instagram and Jackson’s Twitter, the two became happy parents earlier this week. “Zen.... you're so perfect... thank you God for appointing me the wonderful job of being her mommy,” Perry wrote. (The Shade Room)

The NFL is considering a 15-yard penalty for teams whose players kneel during the national anthem. Colin Kaepernick was the first NFL player to take a knee during the song to protest police brutality and the act soon became a movement. Now, the league looks to silence the issue altogether by determining whether the teams will come out for the national anthem at all. (Twitter)