Following the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner, tensions between cops and the communities they serve have been at an all-time high. Now, a new proposed bill will add fuel to the fire. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey may sign a bill that would forbid law enforcement officials from publicizing the names of cops involved in shootings until 60 days after the incident took place. Although the bill has garnered support from other politicians, many are outraged and would rather not see it brought to fruition. “Waiting 60 days to give communities information about a shooting or violent police encounter will not be an effective ‘cooling-off period,’” said Adriana Garcia-Maximiliano of the Center for Neighborhood Leadership. “The secrecy will only escalate the problem.” Read more.
Destiny’s Child Reunites at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards
Every time Destiny’s Child reunites, they take us on a nostalgic trip back to when they were one of the most successful girl groups of all time. Although they’ve seen success individually in their solo careers, they happily join forces every once in a while. On Saturday, Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams reunited on stage at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards to sing Williams’ song “Say Yes.” The song is featured on her Journey to Freedom album. The Stellar Gospel Awards show is slated to air on April 5th. Read more.
Millions Vote in Nigeria Despite Boko Haram Violence
Despite encountering violence from Boko Haram extremists, millions of Nigerians made it to the polls this weekend to cast their votes. This election will be the first time that someone could possibly take the seat of the country’s current president. Taking into consideration the violent circumstances brought on by Boko Haram, the voting was extended for an extra day. “I appeal to all Nigerians to be patient no matter the pains it takes as long as if, as a nation, we can conduct free and fair elections that the whole world will accept,” said Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan. Read more.
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