Current Events

MSNBC host Ali Velshi shed light on the issue of conflicting police accounts of the timeline of the mass shooting that took place at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. During the segment on Thursday night, he talked about how it was important to find out what exactly led to police reportedly not engaging the shooter among other questions.

A recent outbreak of monkeypox in 12 European nations along with cases in the U.S. and Australia and Isreal have caused some concern among health officials, but they stress that with vaccines and tracking that the spread could be minimal. They are concerned about initial reporting on the virus that carries homophobic and racial bias, stating that it harms medical responses to the outbreak.

The conservative-dominated Supreme Court is apparently poised to strike down the decision in the 1973 Roe V. Wade case according to a leak of a draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito. The opinion claims that “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start” and also claims that abortion-rights groups driven to defend the landmark case were “motivated by a desire to suppress the size of the African American population."

A lot of people are understandably concerned about Elon Musk‘s purchase of Twitter because we all know that when privileged white men start talking about “freedom of speech,” they tend to be specifically fighting for the freedom to be ignorant, bigoted and prone to ridiculous conspiracy theories that trade critical thinking for pseudo-intellectualism.

Malcolm Nance, a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer, and author, revealed that he's no longer an analyst with MSNBC and has joined the International Legion of Territorial Defense of Ukraine. Speaking to Joy Reid in an interview from a secure location in the country currently under siege from Russia, he gave his reason for doing so: "I was through with talking about it."

Ketanji Brown Jackson has the vote of Republican Senator Susan Collins in her journey to be confirmed to the Supreme Court. The senator from Maine issued a statement declaring her intent to vote for the federal judge after meeting with her on Tuesday in Washington D.C. Jackson also met with Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Mitt Romney of Utah.

CBS News reporter Robert Costa and Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward delivered more startling news Tuesday morning regarding the actions of former President Donald Trump and the White House during the January 6th riots, showing phone records that had an eleven-hour gap on that day. The news compelled many to compare Trump to formerly impeached President Richard Nixon.

Power fans have literally watched Michael Rainey Jr. grow up on the hit crime series since its debut on Starz in June 2014. Rainey plays Tariq St. Patrick, the son of drug kingpin "Ghost" who inevitably follows in his infamous father's footsteps in the show's spin-off series "Power Book II: Ghost."

Cathy Hughes, Urban One’s renowned founder and chairperson, and Alfred Liggins III, CEO of Urban One and TV One, have been inducted into the Cablefax Cable Center Hall of Fame for their work diversifying cable television.

News

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio & Health Commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi issued a new advisory recommending that residents wear masks indoors and in public settings as concerns over the Omicron variant of the coronavirus arising in the city have grown.

The coroner's office for LaSalle County in Illinois confirmed that the body police found in the Illinois River at the beginning of the month of September was that of missing graduate student Jelani Day.

The photo of a Border Patrol agent using a whip to control a Haitian migrant trying to cross the Rio Grande River into the United States from Mexico has sparked a firestorm of controversy and anger directed at the agency and the Biden administration.