Post It Notes: Hottest Headlines on 3/19
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Jerome Murdough was just looking for a warm place to sleep on a chilly night last month when he curled up in an enclosed stairwell on the roof of a Harlem public housing project where he was arrested for trespassing. A week later, the mentally ill homeless man was found dead in a Rikers Island jail cell that four city officials say had overheated to at least 100 degrees, apparently because of malfunctioning equipment.
Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson plans to lead a delegation to the Hewlett-Packard annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday to bring attention to Silicon Valley’s poor record of including blacks and Latinos in hiring, board appointments and startup funding. Jackson’s strategy borrows from the traditional civil rights era playbook of shaming companies to prod them into transformation. Now he is bringing it to the age of social media and a booming tech industry known for its disruptive innovation.
The super rap group dropped a surprise single Tuesday night, according to MTV news. “Keep Watch” is the lead single from Wu-Tang’s forthcoming LP, A Better Tomorrow, in honor of the group’s 20th anniversary this year. The track features Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Cappadonna and GZA, along with production by DJ Mathematics.
A Florida woman has been accused of setting a man’s car on fire … all because he did not buy her a McFlurry. Seriously. According to Huffington Post, an investigation is ongoing.
The Facts of Life and Living Single star showed off her 4-month-old son, Quincy, on the cover of Closer magazine. The 44-year-old actress called her baby, who was born on Dec. 3, a “miracle.” Check out Fields and Quincy here: