Author: Jasmine Ford, DI

Jasmine Ford is a Digital Intern at UnmutedCo.

Filmmaker Ava Duvernay and Powerhouse streaming service Netflix can breath a little easier after defeating a defamation lawsuit for a line in the film When they See Us. What We Know:   Duvernay and Netflix were sued for defamation by John E. Reid and Associates, the company known for pioneering the “Reid Technique”.  The Reid Technique was named after and created by the late John E. Reid a former Chicago police officer, psychologist, and polygraph expert. In the film When They See Us, a conversation occurs between prosecutors and an NYPD detective who took part in getting the “Central Park Five”…

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The first minor has died in the United States from the coronavirus.  What We Know:  On Tuesday, the U.S. had its first case of a minor under the age of 18 dying due to complications of the Coronavirus. The health officials did not reveal whether or not the minor had underlying health conditions. According to the Los Angeles County Health Department, the minor was one of three people who died from COVID-19 on Tuesday.  Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer had this to say about the minors passing: “Tragically, one of the people who died was a person under the age…

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Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is a deadly respiratory disease that has made its mark all over the world. In times like this, it’s important to avoid certain places. If you’re not sure where to go, we’re here to help!   Don’t Go: Social Gatherings   It’s important to do all we can to stay safe. Yes, that means avoid going to the club and other social gatherings. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone limit going to events and meetings that require close contact. They are also recommend that any large events be cancelled or postponed until…

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Rapper Cardi B has a track about the Coronavirus but nobody saw this coming, not even the Grammy award-winning artist herself. What We Know:  A candid instagram video of Cardi B talking about the coronavirus has been transformed into something nobody saw coming. Thanks to DJ iMarkkeyz, Cardi B’s coronavirus rant has been transformed into a chart-topping song.  It’s no surprise that DJ iMarkkeyz was able to turn the rant into a banger .He is known for turning meme’s into music. iMarkkeyz was inspired by Cardi’s vocals as soon as he saw the video. “When people tagged me in that…

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In 2016, Trump beat out Hillary with 306 Electoral votes to Clinton’s 232. In spite of Clinton’s loss, she still believes she can win the 2020 election. What We Know Four years ago, the presidency slipped away from Hillary Clinton as the electoral votes were revealed. Trump won due to the electoral college favoring him. That would disuade most people from running again but not Hillary. During her interview with Variety magazine, Clinton was asked if she ever thought to herself “I could beat Donald Trump if I were running”. In response, Clinton said “Yeah. I certainly feel the urge…

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Most know Terrence Jenkins, commonly known as Terrence J, from his breakout role co-hosting BET’s 106 and Park. In his latest move, Terrence J proves himself to be a media maven.  What We Know  After graduating from North Carolina A & T, Jenkins won BET’s New Faces Contest in 2006. This opportunity would land him his breakout role on BET’s hit video countdown show 106 and Park. On 106 and Park, he stood out for his electric personality.  After leaving 106 and Park, Jenkins’ star power kept climbing. He is what some might call a jack of all trades being…

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In 2000, white Texas Christian University students “celebrated” MLK day by eating friend chicken and watermelon. This year, TCU is once again in the news for a possible race related issue. What We Know: What was supposed to be a fun trip for the John V. Roach Honors College student, became a nigtmare that resulted in Jane Doe No.1 contemplating suicide. As a member of the honors college, Doe had the opportunity to study abroad in Europe or Japan or take a trip to Washington, D.C. In the suit, Doe alleges that she was urged to attend the summer program in…

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Justice has finally prevailed for 6-year-old Zymere Perkins. His mother’s ex-boyfriend Rysheim Smith has been found guilty on all counts of child abuse. What We Know The ACS were supposed to look after Zymere’s welfare on five separate investigations but the organization failed the little boy. According to the state’s Office of Children and Family Services agency, ACS staffers failed to take action after seeing signs of abuse. Before he died, Zymere told an ACS supervisor that Smith made him take cold showers as a form of punishment. The little boy also said Smith beat him with a belt. Despite Zymere’s…

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