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.

Father And Son Charged In Murder Of Black Jogger Ahmaud Arbery

(Brunswick, GA) — Two men charged in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery are being held without bond on murder charges.

Gregory and Travis McMichael are accused of killing Arbery in February as the alleged incident was caught on video.

They made their first appearance in a Georgia courtroom yesterday. Travis is being charged with felony murder and aggravated assault while Gregory is being charged with party to both

In a press conference today, GBI Director Vic Reynolds announced that 64-year-old Gregory McMichael and 34-year-old Travis McMichael were taken into custody and were booked in the Glynn County Jail.

Arbery was shot and killed by the two armed men while jogging through a south Georgia neighborhood. The McMichaels had remained free in the months following the February 23rd shooting, as the case shuffled from one District Attorney’s office to another.

But calls for their arrests grew to a crescendo after video surfaced, showing the apparent shooting. Director Reynolds said that once the case was handed over to the GBI, they hit the ground running on Wednesday and within 36 hours they had secured arrest warrants for the McMichaels. No bond has been issued, according to a county official.

 

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.