EBONY Rundown: ‘Power’ Actor Isaiah Stokes Charged With Murder, Megan Thee Stallion Covers Sports Illustrated, and More

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‘Power’ Actor Isaiah Stokes Charged With Murder

Power” actor Isaiah Stokes has been charged in the murder of 37-year-old Tyrone Jones, Entertainment Weekly reports. The murder was caught on surveillance video. Footage shows a man, who investigators alleged is Stokes, walking up to a vehicle where Jones was parked and firing 11 shots into the car. If convicted, Stokes faces a sentence of 25 years to life.

Study Finds Police Officers Treat Black Motorists With Less Respect

A study from the American Psychological Association found that police officers treat Black motorists with less respect than their white counterparts. Specifically, researchers found that officers have a tendency to speak to white motorists with a tone of voice that exuded warmth and civility while Black drivers did not receive the same regard. “What this research shows is that these interactions differ not just in what happens in the encounter but also in these interpersonal aspects, like how officers communicate,” said Nicholas Camp, assistant professor of organizational studies at the University of Michigan the study’s lead author, according to CNN. “This matters.”

Megan Thee Stallion Covers Sports Illustrated

Houston hottie Megan The Stallion is making a bold statement as the Sports Illustrated 2021 Swimsuit Edition’s cover star. “It definitely was a dream for me to be on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit,” Meg told CNN of the accomplishment. “It made me feel good to know that women who have bodies like me can be celebrated. Not just the standard types that we have seen before.”

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Derek Fisher Weds Gloria Govan

Derek Fisher and Gloria Govan tied the knot over the weekend. The pair got engaged back in 2018, but wedding plans were thwarted by COVID-19. “For Derek and me, our wedding has been about unity and a blending of families,” Govan told People. “After the pandemic, we realized how important family really is. We could have easily eloped or filled out the paperwork and gotten it over with. But sharing this moment and event with those closest to us took priority over taking the easy route.

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