1. According to USA Today, a black Texas congressman says callers have threatened to lynch him after he announced his intention to pursue impeachment proceedings against President Trump. Rep Al Green, D-Texas, on Wednesday delivered a fiery speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, where he called on his colleagues to impeach Trump over his firing of FBI Director James Comey, who was overseeing an investigation into ties between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russian officials. Green called that move a glaring case of obstruction of justice and said Congress needs to show that “no one is above the law.” Green said a torrent of violent, racist messages soon followed, some of which he played at a town hall in his home district in southern Houston on Saturday. In video posted online, two callers repeatedly call him the N-word, with one vowing to hang him from a tree.
2. According to ABC News, federal investigators are trying to determine whether the weekend stabbing of a black college student in Maryland was racially motivated, authorities said Sunday. Sean Urbanski, a 22-year-old University of Maryland student, has been charged with first and second-degree assault in the stabbing death of 23-year-old Richard Collins III, authorities said. Police called the attack random and “totally unprovoked.” The university’s police department said it asked the FBI to assist in the investigation after it discovered that Urbanski, who is white, belonged to a racist Facebook group called Alt-Reich. Urbanski is being held without bond, according to police. He is due in court next month.
3. According to the Christian Post, comedian and actor Chris Rock has joined the list of celebrities in Hollywood who are speaking out against porn and the effect it’s had on their life and marriage. According to the Inquisitr, Rock confessed that his addiction to porn created a wedge between him and his now ex-wife. He also admitted to having difficulty making eye contact, often missing social cues and some days not even talking to Compton at all. The 52 year old said it took therapy to help him overcome his addiction. Unfortunately that coupled with three extra marital affairs could not salvage his marriage. Rock, who is now on a quest to “strengthen his faith,” as reported by Vibe, joins actors like Terry Crews, who has turned to faith and come forward to speak out against pornography.
4. According to 991 Nation, we’re barely 24 hours removed from the release of his 15th studio album, Neva Left, and Snoop Dogg is already spilling news on his next album. During a recent interview on The Pharmacy show on Beats 1 radio, the Long Beach legend told the hosts & listeners on air that he’s now working on a Gospel album. Snoop said: “I’m working on a gospel album. It’s always been on my heart. I just never got around to it because I always be doing gangsta business or doing this or doing that.” He didn’t reveal any further information on it, like a release date or what it’ll be called, but he did say he’s talked to Faith Evans about getting down with it, along with Charlie Wilson and Jeffrey Osborne as well.
5. According to the Associated Press, Drake has surpassed Adele’s record at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, picking up 13 awards. Adele set a record at the show in 2012 with 12 wins. The rapper, who walked into the show Sunday with 22 nominations, won top artist, top male artist and top Billboard 200 album (“Views”), among others, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Drake was presented the top artist award by Prince Jackson, the late Michael Jackson’s eldest son. Drake beat out Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Adele, Ariana Grande, the Weeknd, twenty one pilots, Shawn Mendes and the Chainsmokers for the top prize. Of those nominees, only Drake and the Chainsmokers attended the Billboard Awards.
6. According to Reuters, Avery Bradley’s three-pointer in the last second of Game Three touched every part of the rim before bouncing in, giving the Celtics an improbable 111-108 road win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday. The surprise loss means Cleveland leads the best-of-seven series 2-1 ahead of Game Four in Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday. The Celtics came into the contest missing star player Isaiah Thomas, who is out for the remainder of the post-season because of a hip injury, and aware that the Cavaliers had lost just one home game to an Eastern team in the playoffs since 2015. However, Thomas’ replacement, Marcus Smart, scored a career-high 27 points and handed out seven assists, and Bradley had 20 points.
7. According to Reuters, Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia has received online threats directed at him and his family following a controversial injury to San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard, according to a local media report. USA Today reported on Sunday the situation was considered serious enough that security guards were sent to the entrance of his children’s school as a precaution. During the first game of the Western Conference Finals, Leonard landed on Pachulia’s foot while taking a jump shot and sprained his already injured ankle. Spurs’ coach Gregg Popovich was highly critical of Pachulia in comments in the day after the game, calling the play “dangerous” and “unsportsmanlike”. Pachulia, who has denied that he was trying to harm Leonard, said he wished Popovich had not been so vocal in his criticism.
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