1. ICE rips immigrant children from parents in Mississippi
Agents arrested 680 undocumented immigrants working at seven different processing plants in the state in an operation that has been underway for more than a year. This operation involved more than six hundred federal agents, approximately the same as the number of immigrants snatched away from their families, across several government agencies namely, the Department of Justice, Homeland Security, US Immigrations and Customs and ICE. More on this story can be found here.
2. NCAA implements the oppressive "Rich Paul Rule"
The National Collegiate Athletic Association decided it was time to put a stop to Rich Paul’s uncanny ability to make incredible business moves. The NCAA implemented new criteria for what they’ll consider a sports agent and now requires a particular set of rules from allowing successful people like Rich Paul to become an agent. See the full article here.
3. Outgrown – a must see
Outgrown is Moss Point, MS born, NYC-based filmmaker Sam Hicks’ debut, and is directed/co-written by Huriyyah Muhammad, founder of the Black TV & Film Collective. The film stars Blasina Olowe as Sam and Howie Sheard as Reggie. Both characters are based on Sam’s own niece and nephew who were the inspiration behind the film. Currently making the rounds through the indie film festival circuit, the film has been very well received drawing praise and a lot of laughs.
Check out the trailer to get a sense of why we are raving about it. More on the series here.
4. Hidden camera catches husband trying to poison his wife
Divorce can cause some people to jump off the deep end. The husband couldn’t handle the fact that his wife was divorcing him. So, what does he do? He tries to poison her with sleeping pills. To find out how the court is handling this case and more details on this story go here.
5. Trump supporter pleads guilty to impersonating a lawyer
John Lambert, depicted above, was pled guilty to wire fraud conspiracy in federal court on Tuesday. He faces up to 21 months in prison and is being compelled to cough up $46,000 he took from people while impersonating a licensed attorney. Did we mention he also founded Students for Trump. Go figure . . . For more on this story, click here.