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Tracee Ellis Ross will executive produce and star as Jodie in Daria spinoff

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Following the rumors of a supposed Daria reboot, it has been announced that a spin-off is in the works, featuring Daria’s best gal-pal Jodie Landon, dubbed Jodie.

The 20-something-year-old MTV hit series will return with screenwriting by Grace Nkenge Edwards of Insecure. Tracee Ellis Ross will helm the project as executive producer, as well as voice the character.

“Being able to give voice to fresh, feminist and unexplored stories of young women excites me,” Ross said in a press release. “With the brilliant, sweet and sarcastic black-girl magic that is Jodie Landon, we will feature a diverse cast, comprised mainly of unapologetically smart and ambitious young female characters who are vulnerable and flawed and interesting and funny. As a very cool bonus, Jodie will be the first adult animated show in almost 20 years that will star a black woman.”

Unfortunately, an official date has not yet been released, but you can expect several MTV classics to resurface like the Real World, which recently filmed in Atlanta for its 33rd season. Fans can check out episodes via Facebook Watch.

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Text Messages from A$AP Rocky’s Assistant could cause greater Friction during Sweden Trial

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On day two of the Sweden trial involving A$AP Rocky (Rakim Mayers) and a man who alleges he was assaulted during a physical altercation with the American rapper in Stockholm, new receipts are causing more controversy.

On Thursday, the man claims some of Mayers’ crew had bottles during the incident although his defense lawyer Slobodan Jovicic sifted through video frames in court, showing that statement was simply inaccurate.

On the contrary, the prosecutors revealed a text message between Mayers’ assistant saying, “I hope Rocky deleted all the videos on his phone and kept only the one.” The message alleges Mayers hit the alleged victim with a bottle, recorded the attack and later deleted it.

This portion of the altercation has taken precedence in the case, according to TMZ.

Prosecutors are now pressing Mayers regarding text messages from his assistant, saying “Harlem came out and smashed a bottle on a person.”

The hip-hop star testified that he “begged” the alleged victim and his accomplice to get away from him and his crew, and he believed the 2 were impossible to reason with because he thought they were high on drugs. Mayers reportedly admitted he and his crew jumped the alleged victim but only as an act of self-defense.

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Eric Garner Supporters Disrupt Cory Booker’s Speech during Democratic Debate

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The second Democratic debate in Detroit got real heated real quick. Just moments into Cory Booker’s speech, the presidential candidate was instantly disrupted by a rowdy group of protesters, bringing attention to the brutal killing of Eric Garner.

On July 17, 2014, Garner died after being put in an aggressive chokehold by New York police officer Daniel Pantaleo. The incident went viral and catalyzed a national movement against police brutality and racial discrimination.

Five years later, on Tuesday, the Staten Island grand jury has voted not to indict Pantaleo, causing an uproar among the Black Lives Matter organization and the victim’s family.

While the protest may have inconvenienced Booker’s moment to impress America, the timing was perfect in the eyes of the hecklers to call out the injustice they believe has occurred. ‘Fire Pantaleo!’ they chanted in unison, demanding for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio who has also thrown his hat in the 2020 election to terminate the officer effective immediately.

Booker chose to take the high road and showed his support on Twitter for the protest.

‘To the folks who were standing up to Mayor de Blasio a few minutes ago – good for you,’ he said.

‘That’s how change is made.’

De Blasio also responded, stating the issue would be resolved in 30 days but did not confirm whether the police officer would be fired.

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The Wests are working with Trump to release A$AP Rocky from prison in Sweden

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have reportedly teamed up with President Trump in effort to free American rapper A$AP Rocky (Rakim Mayers) from prison in Sweden.

Mayers, 30, was in Sweden as he prepared for his upcoming set on his now-canceled European tour. However, he got arrested due to an incident that occurred recently when he got harassed on the street. The two young men followed the rap star and his crew relentlessly and even threw a projectile at the security. Rocky attempted to calmly reason with them but without success.

The Harlem native has since then been detained and held in solitary confinement for the past two weeks with pending aggravated assault charges.

The power couple caught wind of the news and is urging Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner whom Kim has worked with previously on White House cases.

Kareem Lanier and Pastor Darrell Scott of the White House’s Urban Revitalization Coalition have also stepped in to help connect Mayers management directly with Kushner through a phone call orchestrated by Kim.

Trump agrees Mayers is being held unjustly and wanted to help. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to arrive in Sweden Thursday and is now actively working to get him released from jail.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned for updates.

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