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Domestic Violence Rears Its Ugly Head Upon LaShonda Childs [VIDEO DISCUSSION]

VIDEO DISCUSSION: Cardi B checks in with the authorities, and; Taylor Swift gets out the voter registration

QUICK TAKES

In this episode of What's The 411, journalist Kizzy Cox, and comedian Onika McLean start off the episode with the Quick Takes segment talking about news stories related to Chance the Rapper’s $1 Million donation to the city of Chicago for mental health services; singer/actor, Tyrese, introduces his baby girl; comedian Katt Williams gets arrested for abusing a taxi driver in Portland; actor Damon Wayans takes everyone off guard announcing his departure from Fox’s Lethal Weapon, a class-action lawsuit against LaCroix Sparkling Water regarding independent testing showing the beverage containing unnatural ingredients including roach insecticide; actress Erika Alexander gets a role on the CW’s DC-comics-based Black Lightning Season 2 and she will be playing a therapist with telepathic abilities; the multi-talented Janelle Monae joins the cast of the upcoming film, Harriet, and; rapper and actor, T.I., confesses his infidelity to his wife, Tameka aka Tiny.

WHAT’S POPPIN’ – CULTURE & THE LAW

he civil lawsuits against Bill Cosby are starting to queue up. Now that Andrea Constand has gotten justice, accuser Judy Huth’s case against Cosby has a trial date. Huth, who accused Cosby of molesting her when she was 15-years-old at the Playboy Mansion, has a hearing in November and a trial date set for December.

Q. Why isn’t Hugh Hefner’s estate, and/or the Playboy Club being sued for having a minor on its premises?

WHAT’S POPPIN’ – CULTURE & THE LAW

Brett Kavanaugh is now a US Supreme Court judge and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is back home after speaking her truth about a sexual assault by Kavanaugh when she was a teenager.

Q. Does the MeToo Movement have any relevance?

WHAT’S POPPIN’ – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION

October is Domestic Violence Prevention and Awareness Month. And, unfortunately, domestic violence occurs every day. LaShonda Childs, a 17-year-old Ohio girl, was killed by a 28-year-old ex-boyfriend who would not take no for an answer. The harassment was so bad, LaShonda Childs posted on Facebook, 'I Ain't Even Safe In My Own House,' as he became more violent even after she filed for a protective order.

If you need help with domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence helpline at 1-800-799-7233

WHAT’S POPPIN’ – CARDI B

Rapper Cardi B reported to the New York City police after a brawl occurred at a strip club where her husband, Offset's group, Migos, was performing and two women were injured, one was suspected of having an affair with Cardi's husband. Cardi was charged with two misdemeanors, assault, and reckless endangerment, she had a mug shot taken and was fingerprinted, according to TMZ.

WHAT’S POPPIN’ – TAYLOR SWIFT

Pop singer Taylor Swift, who has shied away from being vocal about politics and civic action, decided to step out front and center. She informed her fellow Tennesseans on social media how to register to vote, which sparked record numbers of new voter registrations.

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s Hearing Unveils White Male Power Politics [VIDEO]

VIDEO DISCUSSION: Gender politics on full blast during Christine Blasey Ford’s US Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was center stage as the US Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing to “afford” Ms. Blasey Ford with an opportunity to tell her story of an alleged sexual assault by Judge Brett Kavanaugh when she was a teenager.

Kavanaugh, who is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals, is up for Senate confirmation to ascend to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Dr. Blasey Ford held her composure and was grace under fire when she gave her testimony, which was in stark contrast to Kavanaugh's childish outbursts and blatant disrespect shown to U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.

Further, what ensued during Judge Kavanaugh’s questioning for the world to see is that representatives in the US government are more focused on power and less about truth-seeking.

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh: Gender Politics on Full Blast [VIDEO]

VIDEO DISCUSSION: Nelly settles sexual assault case; plus Katt Williams, Bill Cosby, Tyler Perry, Kanye, Lil’ Wayne, and more!

 

WHAT’S THE 411’s QUICK TAKES

In this episode of What's The 411 recorded on October 2, 2018, journalist Kizzy Cox, and comedian Onika McLean start off the episode with birthday wishes for Onika, and the acknowledgment of the death of Onika's cat, Glitter.

In this Quick Takes segment, Kizzy and Onika are talking about news stories related to film and TV producer Tyler Perry gifting a house to the mother of an actress who used to work for him; Lil’ Wayne’s new album, Tha Carter V; rapper Kanye West’s antics and strange performance on Saturday Night Live, The rapper known as Nelly, settles a sexual assault civil case with Monique Green, who accused Nelly of forcing her to have sex with him on his tour bus; an Ohio police chief orders an FBI investigation into the arrest of porn star, Stormy Daniels, and; to end this Quick Takes segment on a high note, actor Geoffrey Owens, who was shamed by people on Twitter for working at Trader Joe’s, is taking producer Tyler Perry up on his offer. Owens is going to appear on 10 episodes of Perry's hit, "The Haves and the Have Nots" on OWN.

WHAT’S POPPIN' – CULTURE & THE LAW: BILL COSBY

Actor, comedian, and philanthropist, Bill Cosby, who was once America’s TV dad in the 1980s, has fallen from grace. A Pennsylvania jury convicted Cosby of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. The judge agreed with the prosecutors that Cosby is a "sexually violent predator," which carries a sentence that will last at least three years and no more than 10 years.

WHAT’S POPPIN' – CULTURE: KATT WILLIAMS’ FEUD WITH OTHER BLACK COMEDIANS

It all started with comedian Katt Williams going after Tiffany Haddish’s edges during a guest appearance on the Atlanta radio show, Frank and Wanda in the Morning. Williams also had a lot to say about Mo’Nique and Kevin Hart. Although Williams and Haddish made up at The Emmy Awards, Katt Williams checks Kevin Hart after Hart stood up for Tiffany Haddish. And now, the feud between Williams and Hart is amped.

WHAT’S POPPIN' – CULTURE & THE LAW: DR. CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD HEARING

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford takes center stage as the US Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing to “afford” Ms. Blasey Ford with an opportunity to tell her story of an alleged sexual assault when she was a teenager by Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who is up for Senate confirmation to ascend to the U.S. Supreme Court. There were a number of takeaways from the hearing, but most people are shaking their heads over was a clash of gender politics.

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Seven Obamacare Cases

VIDEO DISCUSSION: Religious Rights organizations pushing back against Obamacare despite Obama Administration concessions

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear oral arguments in seven cases brought against Obamacare. Several religious organizations claim that portions of Obamacare are in violation of the first amendment and Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

There is a portion of Obamacare that requires employers to pay for abortions and birth control.

However, accommodations have been made if an organization refuses to pay for said offending services, the secular portion of their organization or insurance carrier would cover the cost.

This has been no consolation prize for the religious organizations, and I quote "it's like taking the gun out of our hands and placing it in another"- the baby still gets shot.

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in mid-March!

Let's keep a watch out for this case, as it will have a direct impact on families and the women's issue for the 2016 Presidential Election.

What's The 411 Episode 68: 50 Cent, Ben Carson, Rick Ross, Halle Berry, Bob Marley, and more

50 Cent takes a swipe at Rick Ross; Dr. Ben Carson defends himself against the media; Halle Berry exes get grimy; Bob Marley making lots of dough; and more

In the What's Poppin' segment of What's The 411, the panel of Kizzy Cox, Onika McLean, and Courtney Rashon, are talking about 50 Cent taking a swipe at Rick Ross by selling T-shirts on the Internet featuring Ross' man boobs. Speaking of Rick Ross, his engagement to exotic dancer Lira Mercer is on again. Dr. Ben Carson is calling out the media for its lack of fairness. Actress Halle Berry's exes are delving into what Sean "Diddy" Combs calls "bitchassness"; and that the United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear oral arguments in seven cases brought against Obamacare.

What's The 411 correspondent and beauty expert, Courtney Rashon, details the colors that are trending for Fall 2015 in the FAB411 segment.

In the What's The 411Business segment, Stephen Witt, CEO and Founder, Kings County Politics, tells us why he started his digital magazine and goes into detail about his most recent novel, The Street Singer: A Tale of Sex, Money, and Power in a Changing Brooklyn.

In Caribbean Cook-up, What's The 411 host, Kizzy Cox, informs us that the late great reggae artist, Bob Marley, is the best-selling Caribbean artist of all time. Marley also ranks as the fourth highest selling artist this year.

The Reality TV Recap zooms in on the relationship between former model Janice Dickinson and rapper Joe Budden on Couples Therapy (and they are not a couple). Rapper Benzino and his wife Althea will surface on Marriage Bootcamp next season along with Honey Boo Boo's mother Mama June and her significant other. 

 

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What's The 411: President Obama Eulogizes Clementa Pinckney; U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare; and more

In this episode of What's The 411, the panel consisting of hosts Glenn Gilliam and Kizzy Cox; correspondent, Onika McLean; beauty expert, Courtney Rashon; and fashion and beauty expert, Essence Semaj Henley are discussing President Obama's eulogy of State Senator and Pastor, Clementa Pinckney, one of nine people killed by Dylan Roof at Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina; the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the Obamacare legislation; Lester Holt is the new anchor of NBC's Nightly News; Misty Copeland becomes the first African-American ballerina to dance the role of Odette in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake; PBS has decided to put Henry Louis Gates' Finding Your Roots on hold amid the Ben Affleck family slavery controversy and more.

Additionally, Courtney Rashon talks about Balayage, the newest trend in hair color and Essence Semaj Henley gives tips on summer hairstyles for curly-haired women

NOW SEE What's The 411 VIDEO Episode 55: President Obama Eulogizing Clementa Pinckney; Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare; Misty Copeland; Lester Holt; Henry Louis Gates and More! 

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