Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.
T.I. paid it forward by teaming up with Walmart to give away 300 tickets to Black Panther‘s Atlanta premiere. The rapper explained that the giveaway was part of his effort to “support the community,” handing tickets to families who may not have been able to afford a trip to the theater. (Vibe)
The lineup for the Roots Picnic has been released. Dave Chappelle is set to headline this year’s festival, which includes performances by 2 Chainz, Brandy, DVSN, Rapsody, Goldlink, and more. (Billboard)
An undocumented immigrant from California’s San Fernando Valley reportedly committed suicide Friday over fears of deportations. It was reported earlier this week that Luis Castenada, originally from Guatemala, took his own life after a minor traffic accident. Castenada’s family believes that after the accident he feared that police would find out his status and deport him. (FOX 11 LA)
Justice League‘s Ray Fisher has signed on for True Detective season three. The actor will play Mahershala Ali‘s son, while Ali is set to play Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas. (Shadow and Act)
Former Minneapolis studio owner, Chris Moon, is selling his writing credit on Prince’s “Soft and Wet” for $490,000 on eBay. Moon has a simple reason for selling, “I’m nearing retirement age, so I’m selling off some of my assets.” (Complex)
Students at a Texas high school recently staged a walkout to protest their classmate’s ICE detention. More than 300 students at Stephen F. Austin High School protested on Wednesday as the idea that ICE agents are entering schools and detaining students sparked widespread alarm. (Houston Chronicle)
Apple is developing a scripted series based on Kevin Durant’s childhood. Swagger will draw inspiration from Durant’s childhood as an Amateur Athletic Union basketball player in Washington D.C. and the ways families and young athletes get swept into the “youth-sports economy.” (Deadline)
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