Idris Elba and wife announce podcast series, Louisiana State Police launch internal probe focused on systemic targeting of Black motorists, Shock G’s cause of death revealed, and more in The Daily Rundown.
Louisiana Police Department Investigating Themselves For Systemic Targeting And Abuse Of Black Motorists
A unit of the Louisiana State Police is conducting an internal investigation to determine whether officers are systemically targeting and abusing Black motorists, The Associated Press reports. The probe, which is being conducted by a secret panel, is a direct response to the fatal arrest of Ronald Greene, who was punched, tased, and dragged by officers, as well as the violent traffic stops of three other Black men.
Idris And Sabrina Elba To Launch Podcast Series, 'Coupledom'
Idris and Sabrina Elba are now business partners. The couple announced this week that later this month, they will be launching an audible podcast titled, "Coupledom," People reports. The series is just one of multiple ventures Mr. and Mrs. Elba will embark upon under their umbrella company, S'able Labs. Their other projects include a blog and a line of wellness products slated for release in 2021. "Coupledom" premieres June 24.
Eve and Trina Confirmed For Next Verzuz
The Baddest Chick and E-V-E are next in line to take the Verzuz stage. Wednesday, the official Verzuz Instagram announced that Eve and Trina will face off on June 16.
Shock G's Cause Of Death Revealed
Digital Underground rapper Shock G, neé Gregory Jacobs, died as a result of an accidental overdose, TMZ reports. Medical examiners say that Jacobs had a lethal combination of alcohol, fentanyl, and methamphetamine in his system when he died last April.
Harvard-Bound High School Senior Gives Her $40,000 Scholarship To Another Student
The kids are alright. Verda Tettah, took the stage at her high school graduation and asked that the $40,000 scholarship, which was given to her by Fitchburg High School, be given to another student. According to CBS News, Tettah will attend Harvard University on a full scholarship in the fall and although she could have used the additional money for expenses, she decided to be a blessing to someone else in her graduating class.