Patrisse Cullors Steps Down From Black Lives Matter
Patrisse Cullors, the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, announced plans to step down from her position in the organization on Thursday. “I’ve created the infrastructure and the support, and the necessary bones and foundation, so that I can leave,” Cullors told The Associated Press. “It feels like the time is right.” Cullors expressed that she is leaving to focus on other projects and emphasized that her decision to step down has nothing to do with the criticism that she has faced in recent months.
Bill Cosby Denied Parole After Refusing Sex Offender Therapy
Bill Cosby was denied parole by the Pennsylvania State Parole Board on May 11. According to USA Today, the decision was partially due to Cosby’s refusal to participate in “a treatment program for sex offenders and violence prevention,” and “failure to develop a parole release plan.”
Tamir Rice’s Mother Fights To Keep Ex-Officer From Being Rehired
Samaria Rice, the mother of Tamir Rice, is petitioning a Supreme Court Judge to block the rehiring of former police officer Timothy Loehhman, who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir in 2014. According to NBC News, Loehmann, who was fired by the department for lying on his job application and failing to disclose that he’d been let go by another department that deemed him unfit to serve, filed an appeal with the Supreme Court last April in an effort to get his job back.
Usher Expecting Fourth Child
Usher Raymond is going to be a father of four pretty soon. According to People, the “Nice And Slow” singer is expecting his second child with girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea. The couple welcomed their first daughter, Sovereign, last September. Raymond also shares two children with his ex-wife, Tameka Foster.
Vivica Fox Says 50 Cent Is The Love Of Her Life, 50 Cent Responds
After Vivica Fox shared that she still considers 50 Cent to be the love of her life in an interview with Vlad TV, the Queens rapper, whose birth name is Curtis Jackson, has responded. While speaking to Charleston radio personality Kris Kaylin, Jackson echoed sentiments expressed by Fox, which was that the very public nature of their relationship is ultimately what killed the romance. “It got so uncomfortable with everybody else,” said Jackson. “When you gettin’ pushed and pulled in different directions, without it even being her decision. Her publicist would say, ‘do this,’ this person [would say] ‘do this.’ And then you go, ‘All right, this is not the right thing.’”