Saweetie prioritizing career after Quavo split, attorney for Derek Chauvin files a motion for a new trial and Dr. Ian K. Smith accuses Black television host of shunning Black experts.
Saweetie Talks Moving Past Heartbreak
In an interview with W Magazine, Saweetie discussed moving forward in the face of heartbreak. News of her split from Migos rapper Quavo broke during the W shoot and although her mentions were filled with commentary about her decision to end the relationship, the "Icy Girl" rapper didn't break a sweat. “I’ve learned that the world doesn’t stop for anybody,” Saweetie later told her interviewer. “And it’s for sure not going to stop for me just because I got my heart broke. I was grateful to be doing the photoshoot. I was like, I can deal with all this later.” Since the split, the California native says that she continues to focus her attention on her craft and even confessed that she had to stop looking at the comments people left after she announced the breakup. “Work is what I love most,” she said. “I could give my attention to something that could drain me,” she explained, “or I could focus on what would empower me. And that is this shoot.”
Dr. Ian K. Smith Accuses Black Talk Show Host Of Anti-Blackness
Dr. Ian K. Smith has accused an unnamed African-American talk show host of refusing to have Black experts on their platform. "There is a talk show with an African-American host, with an African-American executive producer, that has said to publicists, ‘Do not pitch us your Black clients. We are not a Black show. Pitch us your white clients. We don’t wanna be looked at as a Black show,'” Smith said during an interview with "The Karen Hunter Show." Though Smith did not mention the show by name, he did confirm that it airs on a major network.
Teen Girl Found Hanging From Tree In Boston
The family of 16-year-old Mikayla Miller has more questions than answers after the student-athlete was found hanging from a tree along a trail that leads to her apartment complex on April 18, according to CBS Boston. The day before her body was discovered, the teen was involved in an altercation involving two other teenagers that also lived in the complex in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Miller's mother has accused the police and the district attorney's office of attempting to cover up her daughter's 'lynching.' Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan says that her office is still investigating Miller's death.
Chauvin Team Seeks New Trial
An attorney for Derek Chauvin filed a motion for a new trial Tuesday on the grounds of juror misconduct, prosecutorial misconduct, witness intimidation, and errors made by Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill, CNN reports. The defense team also argued that publicity surrounding the case threatened fairness. "The court has already rejected many of these arguments and the State will vigorously oppose them," said John Stiles, deputy chief of staff for Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, in regard to the filing. Last month, Chauvin was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, second-degree manslaughter, and third-degree murder in the death of George Floyd.
Recent DNA Test Raises Questions In Arkansas Man's 2017 Execution
Results from a recent DNA test released by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Innocence Project have raised a series of questions in connection to the 1993 murder of Debra Reese. In 2017, Ledell Lee was executed for Reese's murder. However, according to the Associated Press, the recent DNA test uncovered DNA material from an unknown male other than Lee on the wooden club used in the murder and the bloody shirt, which was wrapped around it.