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Shots Fired at Jovenel Moïse’s Funeral, Prompts U.S. and UN Delegations to Leave Early

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Shots rang, and Haitian police fired tear gas as late President Jovenel Moïse‘s funeral began in his hometown of Cap Haitien on Friday.

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  • Disruptions began as Haiti National Police Chief Léon Charles arrived; people in the crowd called him an assassin and questioned his whereabouts during Moïse’s death. Although the Haitian president held multiple security teams comprised of specialized Haitian national police officers at his residence, over twenty people entered his home, murdered him, and injured his wife.
  • While demonstrations occurred outside the Moïse residence, the funeral proceeded inside. Four military guards kept watching over his Moïse’s coffin as authorities calmed crowds with tear gas.
  • The event officially began when Haiti’s former First Lady, Martine Moïse, entered. As she walked towards the stage, citizens shouted statements such as Mare yo,” “Boule yo,” and “Yo touye Jovenel, Nap vote Martine” — “Tie them up,” “Burn them,” and “They killed Jovenel, we are voting Martine.”
  • Throughout all this, Martine remained stoic and praised her husband alongside her son Joverlein. Martine described him as a progressive leader whose people were killed because of ” the battle he was waging on behalf of the poor.” In addition, Martine said the traitors and the oligarchs betrayed her husband.

  • Due to the sudden unrest, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield and her team left the funeral early. UN’s special representative, Helen La Lime, also left because of the event. Despite this, Thomas-Greenfield met with Haitian leaders, such as new Prime Minister Ariel Henry and predecessor Claude Joseph, prior to leaving.
  • Additionally, U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan released a statement that declared the United States would continue providing assistance to the Haitian National Police and its government. The Department of Justice and Homeland Security will also keep helping authorities investigate Moïse’s assassination. Further, Sullivan stated the departments would remain working closely with international partners to help Haiti obtain justice.

This information provides an update to a declaration made by President Joe Biden. Last week, Biden announced he would only send Marines to secure the U.S. Embassy in Haiti but would not provide military assistance to the country.

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Former NFL Champ Nate Burleson joins CBS Mornings

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Former NFL player Nate Burleson has officially made his hosting debut on the newly branded morning talk show, CBS Mornings.

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  • It was announced earlier this month that Burleson would replace Anthony Mason. Previously Mason joined Gayle King and Tony Doukoupil as host of the former CBS This Morning.  The show was rebranded in tandem to the relocation of their set to Times Square and Burleson joining the cast.
  • Since 2017, former NFL player Burleson has been the host of Good Morning Football on the NFL Network and has served as an analyst on The NFL Today on CBS. Burleson will continue his role on The NFL Today.

  • Burleson is the second former NFL player to join a network morning TV show, with Michael Strahan playing a major role as a co-host on ABC‘s Good Morning America.

Burleson credits Michael Strahan as the ‘blueprint’ for his career path, explaining, “He’s one of those individuals that I took a liking to once I retired because he rewrote the blueprint. I don’t want to say that he is the blueprint, because there has been plenty of players that have transitioned out of the game into TV. There have been African American men and women before him that have done the same thing, but he is a guy that has shown me the lay of the land, especially being a transplant from the West Coast to now New York.”

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Classes canceled at Howard University as US Government investigates ransomware cyberattack

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Howard University officials along with leading cyber experts are trying to assess what has been compromised in an active ransomware, cyberattack on the HBCU campus. Officials have deemed the attack criminal.

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  • Monday, the university issued a statement to faculty and students that “the service disruption was caused by a ransomware cyberattack against the university.”
  • Classes have been canceled for Tuesday and Wednesday. Students have been notified that online and hybrid classes will remain canceled and only essential staff will be allowed on campus. All in-person undergraduate, graduate, professional, and clinical experiential courses will resume as scheduled on Wednesday.
  • A ransomware attack can be triggered by simple, everyday activity. Opening a unintended link inside of can lead to a cyberattack.  Computer, tablet and phone users are encouraged to change their passwords and security questions regularly.

Howard University is home to several notable high profile Black alumni such as Chadwick Boseman and Phylicia Rashad.

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Polo G Reportedly Arrested in Los Angeles on Concealed Weapon Charge

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Polo G was arrested on in Los Angeles on Monday, TMZ reports.

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According to the outlet, Polo G was arrested after police allegedly found a concealed firearm on the Hall of Fame rapper, which TMZ points out is a felony. The supposed discovery of the firearm occurred when a vehicle Polo G was a passenger in was stopped.

It’s currently unclear why the vehicle was pulled over in the first place but it was reported that a male juvenile was also detained during the stop.

Polo was similarly arrested while he was in Miami for his Hall of Fame album release party. The arrest, which took place back in June, resulted in the rapper getting hit with charges of of battery on a police officer, resisting arrest with violence, and criminal mischief. The rapper was also a passenger in a vehicle at the time of that arrest.

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