Phylicia Rashad named dean of Howard’s College of Fine Arts, first responders expected to be fired for sending photos of Kobe Bryant crash site, and songwriter J. Wright accused of fatally shooting girlfriend.
Firefighters Expected To Be Fired After Taking Photos Of Kobe Bryant Crash Site
In court documents obtained by TMZ, an attorney representing Vanessa Bryant in her invasion of privacy lawsuit against L.A. county revealed that two first responders have been sent "intention to discharge" letters for taking pictures at the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash site. An internal investigation found that one of the officers took graphic photographs of the victims' remains before sending them to the department's media relations officer who then proceeded to send the images to others in the department.
Songwriter J.Wright Charged In Girlfriend's Murder
Multi-platinum songwriter J. Wright, née Justin Wright, 31, was arrested in Iowa Monday and charged with first-degree murder. According to a local Fox affiliate, police believe that Wright fatally shot his girlfriend, Wilana Bibbs, 20. Bond has been set at $500,000.
Tamika D. Mallory Talks Being Pregnant At 18, Feeling 'Invisible All Of The Time'
In a new episode of the "Red Table Talk," which explores the treatment of Black women in medical spaces, activist Tamika D. Mallory discussed feeling virtually invisible, especially when she became pregnant at 18 years old. "That invisible feeling is one that I have probably felt my whole life, from school days all the way until now," Mallory explained. The New York native went on to say that the trauma, which surrounded her pregnancy, caused her to decide that she would not have more children. "Imagine a young Black girl, and they treated me really bad just like sit over there, we'll get to you in a minute. My water leaked for a month. It was just so much trauma that after that, I was like, never again."
U.S. Job Openings Spike, But Hiring Slows
According to a report released by the Labor Department Tuesday, job openings have surged, reaching a record high of 8.1 million by the end of March. Hiring rates, however, did not increase by much, showing only a 4.2 percent increase. This disparity between openings and filled positions is a reflection of businesses struggling to find qualified workers, according to Market Watch.