Post It Notes: Hottest Headlines on 8/19
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The mother of Trayvon Martin spoke out Sunday against the stop-and-frisk police practice in New York City, saying neither police nor civilians have the right to stop someone because of their race. Critics say the stops target blacks and Hispanics who aren’t doing anything wrong. Earlier this week, a judge told New York City that its policy was racial discrimination. The city plans to appeal.
The Purple One released the cover art for his new single, “Breakfast Can Wait,” and it featured none other than Dave Chapelle dressed as Prince. You’ve got to see it to believe it!
Following this weekend’s highly publicized wardrobe malfunction at a New Jersey concert, songstress and reality TV star Toni Braxton has released the audio for her new song, “Hurt You,” featuring Babyface.
The main character from Disney’s “The Famous Jett Jackson,” Lee Thompson Young, has been found dead in his Los Angeles home. TMZ reports the 29-year-old actor was discovered with a self-inflicted gun shot wound.
Actor-comedian D.L. Hughley will soon add another title to his resume. Beginning Monday, Aug. 26, the funny man will get his own, self-titled radio show on Chicago’s Soul 106.3. His show will air on weekdays from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. We can’t wait to tune in!
Rapper Dr. Dre and music producer Jimmy Iovine–the men behind Beats By Dre, arguably the world’s most popular headphones_are looking to buy out HTC from their business deal.
The Butler is doing well. It reached No. 1 in the box office. Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey are just a few notable names in the film. This was the company’s first No. 1 debut since “Inglourious Basterds” in 2009, according to the Associated Press. Police presence was, however, reported at a screening of the movie in Maryland.
A local Texas pastor has expressed his strong disapproval with women in his congregation wearing weaves. A.J. Aamir told his leadership staff to not wear them because it creates a false image, according to AmericaPreachers.com. The hair industry is a booming business so that idea probably won’t fly.
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, aka the fastest man in the world, walked away with three gold medals at this year’s World Track and Field Championships on Sunday.
Even though the rapper and model/dancer got married in a small courthouse ceremony last month, they celebrated with a more fabulous ceremony this weekend in Pittsburgh.
CNN anchor Isha Sesay married Leif Coorlim, who also works for CNN. The ceremony took place in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s garden.