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Niki McGloster
Jun, 15, 2018

Here’s all the news you need to know:

A white man targeted a Black family at the Westin Hotel in Pasadena, California. Carle Wheeler and her 5-year-old daughter were harassed on whether they showered before getting in the pool “because people carry diseases into the pools and he doesn’t want the health department to shut the pool down.” The man did not face any charges for his blatant racism but the hotel released a statement, saying, “We feel it is important to share that we do not condone comments or behavior directed to our pool guests.” (The Root)

Regina Hall and Don Cheadle to star in Black Monday, an 80s-set Wall Street comedy series for Showtime. Hall stars as the first female head trader who uses feminism to navigate her male millionaire counterparts while Cheadle plays a self-educated who leads a tough financial firm. The show is expected to air the first half of 2019. (Shadow And Act)

Nas celebrated the release of his new Kanye West-produced album, Nasir, with a star-studded listening party in New York City’s Queensbridge Park. G.O.O.D. Music artists Ye, Pusha T and 2 Chainz were in attendance, along with Kim Kardashian West, LaLa Anthony, and Chris Rock. The album is the fourth in a five-album release rollout. (Twitter)

Bill Cosby has fired his entire legal team ahead of the two-day September sentencing hearing for his guilty verdict. He has now retained Pennsylvania attorney Joseph P. Green Jr, who will replace his former high-profile counsel, Tom Mesereau. Cosby is currently under house arrest. (Deadline)

The University of Maryland is investigating the death of student football player Jordan McNair, who collapsed during a team workout. The 19-year-old was hospitalized after completing 10 110-yard sprints on May 29 and fought for his life until his death on Wednesday (June 13). During a press conference, UMD officials did not disclose McNair’s cause of death at the family’s request but intend to follow the proper protocol. “Jordan was a tremendous athlete, student, teammate, and friend,” executive athletic director Damon Evans said. “He will be sorely missed.” (People)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions used the Bible to defend the U.S. border policy that has resulted in hundreds of children being torn away from their parents. His comments come after a cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church said these kinds of family-destroying acts are immoral. Other religious leaders like Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the archbishop of Galveston-Houston, are opposing the “zero tolerance” policy “to ensure that young children are not separated from their parents and exposed to irreparable harm and trauma. (AP)

Chance The Rapper will produce a concert to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics. The Coloring Book MC announced the news on Twitter, adding that the event will be produced via his Social Functions Productions company and held in his beloved city. The concert will reportedly include performances by the legendary Smokey Robinson, Jason Mraz, O.A.R., and other special guests. (Vibe)

An undocumented Honduran immigrant detained under Trump’s zero-tolerance border policy says her daughter was taken from her arms by a U.S. Border Agent as she breastfed. The woman was awaiting prosecution for entering the country illegally in a detention center when the incident occurred, she explained to Texas Civil Rights Project attorney, Natalia Cornelio. She now faces a federal misdemeanor charge of illegally entering the United States. (CNN)