IRS Admits to Disproportionately Auditing Black People

A report conducted by Stanford University showed that the IRS has audited Black taxpayers at a disproportionate rate. T study's findings revealed that Black taxpayers are three to five times more likely to be audited than those of other races. The governmental agency admitted to study's findings. IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel shared with legislatures "While there is a need for further research, our initial findings support the conclusion that Black taxpayers may be audited at higher rates than would be expected given their share of the population." Werfel continued, "We are dedicating significant resources to quickly evaluating the extent to which IRS's exam priorities and automated processes, and the data available to the IRS for use in exam selection, contribute to this disparity." 

Family of Shanquella Robinson States That the Case Remains Open

Sue-Ann Robinson, attorney for the family of Shanquella Robinson, expressed that the case in her death is still in progress. After the FBI shared that her murderers could not be charged, the family is still looking into more details as they wait for case files to be translated to English.

"...You’ve made a decision in the case, you’ve announced the decision publicly to the family and to the public, but you’re saying the case is still not closed and admitting that some of the documents from the investigative file that arguably would affect your decision to charge have not been fully translated. So the family is deeply disappointed. They’re concerned obviously about the red flags and the lack of transparency in the investigation, but they’re not deterred. There’s still a path to justice and the family recognizes that," said the attorney.

Ludacris Gets Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Atlanta's own, Ludacris, was honored today in Hollywood with a star on the Walk of Fame. LL Cool J and Vin Diesel gave speeches and the rapper was showered with reflections about his career's longevity and his impact on music and pop culture.

Luda's oldest daughter Karma Bridges surprised him with a speech of her own. "To my rock, my hero, my dad, words can't describe how much being here for you today means to me. After receiving your text on Thursday asking if I could make it to L.A. for your Hollywood star, it took everything in me to come up with an excuse of why I couldn't make it today. The truth is, I wouldn't miss it for the worlds," she said. "Growing up, you'd tell me to face my fears, that I can be two things in this world: scared or prepared. That there is no such thing as failure as long as I never give up on my dream. All I know is, if practice what you preach was a person, it would be you."

Doc Rivers Leaves the Philadelphia 76ers

Following the Philadelphia 76ers's game 7 loss to the Boston Celtics, the team has decided to part ways with head coach Doc Rivers. He has been with the 76ers since 2020. Daryl Morey, Sixers President of Basketball Operations said in a statement, "Doc is one of the most successful coaches in NBA history, a future Hall of Famer, and someone I respect immensely. We’re grateful for all he did in his three seasons here and thank him for the important impact he made on our franchise. After having the chance to reflect upon our season, we decided that certain changes are necessary to further our goals of competing for a championship."

Natalia Bryant Interns For Beyoncé

Beyoncé has revealed that Natalia Bryant is an intern on her Renaissance World Tour. Bryant was listed under the credits for those who have contributed to the tour on Bey's official website. The 20-year-old just completed another year of school at the University of Southern California.