CORONAVIRUS: News Update

CORONAVIRUS: News Update

Monday’s news about the global pandemic.

Latinos are experiencing coronavirus symptoms at a much higher rate than the rest of the U.S. population. (USA Today)

While news of civil unrest in several major cities grabbed the headlines the number of confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths continued to go up over the weekend.

There are now more than 6.1 confirmed cases worldwide, with more than 372,000 deaths. (Johns Hopkins)

In the U.S. there are now more than 1.7 million confirmed cases and more than 104,000 deaths. (Johns Hopkins)

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that will pay death benefits to the families of frontline workers who died fighting the coronavirus. (WNBC-TV)

Hot Take:

  • Do you think the number of cases will spike with protesters gathered in close proximity to each other in cities across the country?
RIHANNA: Stands in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

RIHANNA: Stands in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Rihanna has been avoiding social media lately, but she couldn’t remain silent over the death of George Floyd. RiRi posted a heartfelt statement to Instagram. “For the last few days, the magnitude of the devastation, anger, sadness I’ve felt has been overwhelming to say the least! Watching my people get murdered and lynched day after day pushed…Continue Reading

JAY-Z: Justice for George Floyd

JAY-Z: Justice for George Floyd

Jay-Z has joined the chorus of celebrities calling for justice for George Floyd. The Roc Nation rapper and activist has personally advocated that justice be served “to the fullest extent of the law” and has asked Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison to “do the right thing and prosecute all those responsible for the murder of George Floyd.” Hov posted a…Continue Reading

ICE CUBE: Cancels *Good Morning America* Appearance

ICE CUBE: Cancels *Good Morning America* Appearance

Ice Cube canceled on Good Morning America today (Thursday) The rapper-turned-actor explained his last-minute decision on Twitter. He wrote, “I apologize to everyone expecting to see me on Good Morning America today, but after the events in Minnesota with George Floyd C, I’m in no mood to tell America, good morning.” Hot Takes: It’s hard to wake up early and smile…Continue Reading

TI: Responds to Trump’s “Unauthorized Use” of His Music

TI: Responds to Trump’s “Unauthorized Use” of His Music

Earlier this week, President Trump’s team posted a remix of “Whatever You Like” to Snapchat, and turned T.I.’s hit song into a Joe Biden diss track. Now, T.I. has weighed in on the “unauthorized use” of the track and is not happy about it. A representative for the rapper says, “The video distorts lyrics from his #1 charting song by misrepresenting the…Continue Reading

CHRIS BROWN: Makes Daughter’s Birthday Wish Come True

CHRIS BROWN: Makes Daughter’s Birthday Wish Come True

Chris Brown surprised his daughter Royalty for her sixth birthday this week — and gifted her two pet birds. Royalty’s mama, Nia Guzman, posted a video where she says, “RoRo, we officially have a zoo, baby.” Ro named them Casey an’s The birds are not the first type of exotic animals he’d bought for Royalty. She had a pet monkey, until it was later seized…Continue Reading

GEORGE FLOYD: Protesters Fill Streets in Minneapolis

GEORGE FLOYD: Protesters Fill Streets in Minneapolis

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CORONAVIRUS: News Update

CORONAVIRUS: News Update

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2 CHAINZ: Atlanta Restaurant Shut Down

2 CHAINZ: Atlanta Restaurant Shut Down

The Georgia State Police shut down one of 2 Chainz’s Atlanta restaurants yesterday (Monday). An Escobar Restaurant and Tapas location was forced to close its doors after the police “noticed that the location was rather loud, busy, and occupied to be operating as a restaurant at that time of night.” The eatery’s Instagram displayed posts that showed…Continue Reading

CARDI B: Shows Off New Ink

CARDI B: Shows Off New Ink

Cardi B has some new ink — and she’s showing it off on the ‘gram. She’s looking like a whole rainbow, with pink hair, orange and turquoise ink on her side, and the latest addition at the top of her back that looks so bright it nearly pops off the screen. Bardi says the new body…Continue Reading