Naomi Osaka Is The Highest Earning Female Athlete

(Atlanta, GA) – With the help of 15 sponsorship deals including Nissan, Master Card and Nike, Naomi Osaka has topped Forbes’ list of highest-earning female athletes, ending Serena Williams’ four-year run.

Not only is the 22-year old the highest-earning female athlete of the year, she’s has the highest-earning total in 12 months for a female ever. She bested Serena by a little over a million dollars and took the 29th spot on the 100 highest paid athletes  list with Serena resting at No. 33. It’s the first time two women have landed in the top 100 overall.
Osaka made an estimated $37.4 million over the past year from endorsements and prize money.

Man Kills His Ex-Girlfriend And Two of Her Daughters Before Killing Himself

(Daily Mail) – A man who shot and killed a woman and two of her daughters in South Carolina before killing himself was angry that his one-time girlfriend had gone to the beach with another man, authorities said.

Gabriel Jordan first started choking Shanta Singleton outside the home in St. Matthews, but shot her after one of the daughters tried to come help her mother, according to a police report obtained by The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg.

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Tre’vay Stroman, 12, jumped on Jordan’s back and he shot her during the incident which occurred before 7pm on Sunday. Then he shot 18-year-old Shantasia Stroman in the arm, Calhoun County deputies said.

Shantasia was treated for her gunshot wound and later released from hospital. Shanta Singleton’s 13-year-old daughter also was at the home but wasn’t physically hurt, authorities said.

Show Biz Remembering Little Richard, Andre Harrell And Roy Horn

(Hollywood, CA) — The show business community is reacting to the death of Rock and Roll pioneer Little Richard. The Macon, Georgia native born Richard Penniman passed away today in Nashville at the age of 87.

Little Richard was a member of the inaugural class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. Richard reportedly had bone cancer.

Music Executive Andre Harrell Dies at 59

He founded the influential label Uptown Records and gave a first break to Sean Combs, who would go on to become one of hip-hop’s signature moguls. Reportedly, Harrell passed away from heart failure.

Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy duo dies of coronavirus

Roy Horn, one-half of the popular Las Vegas animal and magic act Siegfried and Roy, died Friday of complications from the coronavirus, according to his publicist. He was 75.

Former NBA Player Shannon Brown Accused Of Shooting At Two People

(TYRONE, Ga.(AP) — Former NBA player Shannon Brown, who spent part of one season with the Knicks, faces charges in suburban Atlanta after he was accused of firing a rifle at two people who were looking at homes for sale, police said.

Brown, 34, was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault stemming from an incident May 2 at his home in Tyrone, Georgia. He is free after he posted bond on Monday.

The two-time NBA champion with the Lakers told police he thought the couple was trying to break into his home, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

The couple told police they were in the area looking for homes and noticed a “for sale” sign in front of Brown’s home. They told investigators the front door was open and they entered after yelling out their intentions to tour the home.

“They stated that they heard a voice acknowledge them and once inside, at some point, Mr. Brown came from upstairs with a rifle and detained them,” said Lt. Philip Nelson. ”Shortly thereafter he let them go and they stated he fired his rifle towards them as they were leaving.”

No one was injured, Nelson said. Investigators who responded found one empty shell casing at the scene.

Brown’s home in Fayette County is listed for sale, police said.

Brown, who shares a daughter with ex-wife R&B singer Monica, played 19 games with the Knicks in 2014, but was waived after struggling. He played for eight teams total and currently plays in Ice Cube’s Big3 league, which features three-on-three teams.

 

Lakers Return Millions In Loans

(Los Angeles, CA) — The Los Angeles Lakes are returning their four-point-six-million-dollar loan they received through the federal Paycheck Protection Program.

ESPN reports the Lakers qualified to receive the loan as part of the CARES Act, but decided to return the funds once they became aware the PPP, meant for small businesses, had run dry.

Forbes reported last year that the Lakers are the eighth most valuable sports franchise in the world and are worth around three-point-seven-billion-dollars.

Reportedly, the Lakers were the only NBA Franchise to ask for a loan from the small business association.  Having around 300 employees made the eligible for the money.

‘The Last Dance’ Begins Tonight

(AP) – The 10-part documentary series that chronicles Michael Jordan’s last championship with the Bulls is set to begin on ESPN with two hour-long episodes. ”

The Last Dance” was scheduled to run in June, but with the NBA shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic the decision was made to move up its release.
The series is a look at the 1997-98 season, when the Bulls won their sixth championship in an eight-year span. ESPN will air two episodes each Sunday night through May 17.

Russia Sends Plane with Medical Supplies to U.S. for COVID-19

(AP) – Russia is sending a plane with medical supplies such as masks to help the U.S. fight the coronavirus pandemic. The plane will arrive today after President Trump accepted an offer earlier this week from Russian President Vladimir Putin to send personal protective equipment and other gear.

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted a photo of its largest cargo aircraft filled with boxes of masks and equipment to “help save the lives of American citizens.”

Trump Administration officials say the U.S. will immediately put items to use that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Trailer For The Documentary ‘Strong Enemies: The Untold Case of Dr. Sebi’ Released

(SL) – Nick Cannon vowed to pick up the baton and continue the work that rapper Nipsey Hussle started and a year after his death, it looks to be complete.

Nipsey, real name Ermias Asghedom, was working on a documentary about natural healer Dr. Sebi when he was murdered and exactly one day from the one year anniversary of his death, it looks to be complete.

Conspiracy theories about who killed Nipsey started to spread shortly after his death. The police, the US government and pharmaceutical companies have all been accused of having something to do with the homicide.  But, 29-year old, Eric Holder is set to stand trial this month for the crime. He maintains his innocence but faces a maximum of life in prison if found guilty.

Alfredo Bowman, better known as DrSebi, was a self-proclaimed healer and herbalist. He was a self-educated who reportedly healed several people of AIDS, leukemia and  among other illnesses.  And his controversial health claims landed him inside New York’s Supreme Court after he was accused of illegally practicing medicine. Dr. Sebi, however won the case by producing over 70 cured patients with a wide variety of aliments that testified that his methods not only worked, but cured them completely.

With Almost 6000 Cases And 100 Deaths, Trump Administration Criticized For Inadequate Response

(Washington, DC) – Lawmakers are pressing CDC Director Robert Redfield about the growing coronavirus threat.

During a House hearing, Connecticut Democrat Rosa DeLauro stressed that it is a real and growing crisis. She argued that the U.S. is behind the curve on the availability and distribution of coronavirus test kits. Redfield said health officials are working hard to push accurate tests out as quickly as possible. He cited a government “regulatory process” that had to be navigated.

Oklahoma Republican Tom Cole said a “deadly new disease is just a plane ride away.” He noted that there is a long road ahead with many unknowns.

New York Democrat Nita Lowey called the coronavirus crisis an emergency and criticized the Trump administration’s response.

Meantime, California Democrat Barbara Lee noted that store shelves have been stripped of hand sanitizer and said many people need it if they can’t get to a source of hot water and soap. Redfield said he could not address shortages in the consumer supply chain but he vowed to look into it.

The number of deaths in the United States from the coronavirus is topping 100. West Virginia reported its first case of the virus making the total number of cases in the U.S. is just over 58-hundred. A large majority are being reported in New York and Washington state. Cases have now been confirmed in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

Illinois reported its first death today as a result of the virus, joining 18 total states. Nearly 85-percent of those who have died were older than 60 and about 45-percent were older than 80. Of the first 100 reported fatalities, many people appear to have had underlying health conditions including diabetes and kidney disease.

 

Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan Make Last Royal Appearance

(London, England) — Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan made their final appearance as senior royals Monday for the annual Commonwealth Day service.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined Queen Elizabeth and other British royal family members at Westminster Abbey.

The televised ceremony was expected to be Harry and Meghan’s last royal turn with the rest of the Windsors before they jet off to North America to start a new chapter in their life.

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