Author: Alisha Dixon

The Wake Up: Daniel Dae Kim In ‘Hellboy,’ Trump’s ‘Voter Fraud’ Evidence, 8 Killed At NFL Watch Party

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Following the whitewashing controversy surrounding the casting of Ed Skrein as Major Ben Daimio in HellboyEntertainment Weekly has confirmed Daniel Dae Kim is in talks to replace the actor in the forthcoming film.

The Wake Up: Trans Man Killed, FEMA Going Broke?, Michaela Coel’s Netflix Win

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Kashmire Redd, a trans man of color, was found dead in New York state early Monday, Mic reports. Police said he was fatally stabbed by his partner, 40-year-old Doris Carrasquillo after having an argument. She has been arrested and charged with second degree murder. Redd is at least the 19th transgender person killed this year. “Kashmire was a black trans man, that is important… We already know that people of color face disproportionately high rates of intimate partner violence and domestic violence, as do transgender people,” Rowan Collins, coordinator of the Gay Alliance of Genesee Valley said. “We’re looking at extremely high rates of violence towards black trans individuals.”

The Wake Up: Pedro Hernandez Charges Dropped, Trump Donates $1M For Harvey, Lavar Ball In NBA 2K18

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The story of Bronx teen Pedro Hernandez demonstrated how the tenacity of a community can truly make a difference in a young person’s life. After being locked up at Rikers Island for over a year for a crime he refused to plead guilty to, prosecutors dismissed the charges against him, the New York Daily News reports. The decision was announced as the trial was set to begin after his case had garnered national attention, even being compared to that of the late Kalief Browder. “I wasn’t surprised … I knew it was coming all along,” Hernandez said with a smile outside the courthouse. “It was just a matter of time.”

The Wake Up: Hurricane Irma Hits As Harvey Recovery Begins, Trump To Cancel DACA?, BLM Founders Win Sydney Peace Prize

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Several islands in the Caribbean and Florida are bracing themselves this week as Hurricane Irma makes its way toward land.

The Wake Up: Hurricane Irma Hits As Harvey Recovery Begins, Trump To Cancel DACA?, BLM Founders Win Sydney Peace Prize

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Several islands in the Caribbean and Florida are bracing themselves this week as Hurricane Irma makes its way toward land.

The Wake Up: ‘Luke Cage’ Sneak Peek, Joel Osteen Responds To Harvey Backlash, Trump’s Transgender Ban Frozen

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Entertainment Weekly’s come through with a sneak peek of Luke Cage season 2, and Misty Knight looks so badass with her bionic arm.

Marvel, as usual, is keeping details of how and when Misty gets her bionic arm under wraps,” says EW, “but in the comics, Misty’s bionic arm was designed by Tony Stark and Stark Industries after she lost the limb in a bombing.”

The Wake Up: Solange Plans Harvey Benefit, Trump (Still) Doesn’t Get It

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Joining other celebrities vowing to help those recovering from Hurricane HarveySolange has announced a benefit concert to raise money for Houstonians in need.

I will be doing a special ‘Orions Rise’ show in Boston, and ALL proceeds will go towards Hurricane Harvey Relief,” she announced on Wednesday. “I’m committed to partnering with organizations on the ground in Houston and making contributions to uplift the city that raised me with so much love.”

The Wake Up: Beyoncé Vows To Help Hometown, Hurricane Harvey Disaster Plan Announced, Trump Faces (More) Lawsuits

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Following the destruction of Hurricane Harvey, Beyoncé has released a statement to the Houston Chronicle regarding her hometown and her plans to help.

The Wake Up: Frank Ocean’s New Track, White Supremacist Arrested In Deandre Harris Attack, Trump Lifts Military Gear Ban

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While many were getting their lives watching Insecure, the Game of Thrones finale, or the MTV Video Music Awards, Frank Ocean surprised fans with a new song called “Provider,” which premiered during episode 007 of Blonded Radio. According to The FADER, Ocean also dropped a remix of 2 Chainz’s “Rolls Royce Bi**h” with a freestyle verse. Check out a recap here.