Reps. Bush, Pressley, and Omar Sleep On Capitol Steps
Congresswomen Cori Bush, Ayanna Pressley, and Ilhan Omar slept in front of the United Stated Capitol Friday night in protest of the expiry of the federal eviction moratorium. "I know what it's like to wonder if I'm going to get that eviction notice," Rep. Bush told CNN reporter Daniella Diaz. Unfortunately, despite their efforts, the moratorium expired Saturday.
Younger, Sicker Patients Are Being Hospitalized With COVID
A new report from the Miami Herald says that many patients being hospitalized due to COVID infections are younger and more severely ill than patients who have been hospitalized as a result of earlier variants. Intensive care units in Miami-Dade's public hospital are experiencing surges and are struggling to accommodate patients. “It just went boom,” explained Ademola Ayo Akinkunmi, Director of Patient Care Services for Jackson Health. “No matter how hard we work to discharge patients, we know there are others coming.”
Fetty Wap's 4-Year-Old Daughter Passes Away
Lauren Maxwell, the 4-year-old daughter of Fetty Wap has died. The "Trap Queen" rapper's co-parent, Turquoise, took to Instagram Sunday to confirm the tragic news, writing: "This is my amazing, beautiful, funny, vibrant, loving, talented, smart and hardheaded princess mermaid Aquarius. If you see this post scrolling by with her comment or just say to yourself, 'I love you LAUREN' because they say that souls can feel your love #rip." A cause of death has not been revealed.
Biographer Alleges Aaliyah Was Drugged Before Fatal Flight
A new book titled, Baby Girl: Better Known As Aaliyah, about the life and death of beloved R&B singer Aaliyah, makes shocking allegations that the singer was drugged before boarding the fatal flight that ended her life, according to The Daily Beast. In the text, which is published by Atria Books, author Kathy Iandoli includes the account of Kingsley Russell from the Abaco Islands, who says that he saw a sleeping Aaliyah being carried aboard the flight prior to the crash. Russell, who was 13 at the time, suggested that Aaliyah was asleep as a result of a pill she'd been given by a member of her team. Russell also said that the late singer had previously objected to boarding the flight. “They took her out of the van; she didn’t even know she was getting boarded on a plane,” Russell said in an excerpt of the book obtained by the publication. “She went on the airplane asleep.”
Frank Ocean To Headline Coachella
Frank Ocean has been confirmed as the headlining act for the 2023 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, The Los Angeles Times reports. The tidbit was revealed by the festival's co-founder Paul Tollett. While under normal circumstances, Tollett says he wouldn't announce a headline act so far in advance, he wanted to give fans of the music fest something to look forward to considering the uncertainty that has loomed as a result of COVID-19.