Wesley Snipes is Set to Play General Izzi in Coming 2 America (the sequel of course)

Awwww isshhhhh!!!!

All Coming to America fans are clapping with slow, deliberated slaps. We’re extremely stoked for the sequel to the 80’s classic to be in the works for Summer 2020. Wesley Snipes has been snubbed a new character in the film as General Izzi, “a man who rules a neighboring nation”.

Eddie Murphy is back as Prince Akeem, however this time, the plot thickens as he learns he has a long lost son in America. His mission is to go back to America to find his son to return him home for him to become the next heir to the throne.

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Craig Brewer, the director best known for Hustle & Flow, is directing the project. Kevin Misher is producing via his Misher Films banner, along with Kenya Barris and Murphy.

James Earl Jones will be reprising his role as King Jaffe Joffer, according to Deadline. Additionally, Rick Ross has joined the cast, along with Paul Bates returning as Oha, Prince Akeem’s pernicious manservant and bodyguard.

Sunday evenings are best when you can sit down with dinner and your family and watch classics such as these. Movies like this have been a comedic staple in the community. Shoot, most people of color would lose their ‘Black Card’ if they couldn’t recite a line from Coming to America! So this sequel is truly anticipated.


Texas Police Under Fire in Galveston, Texas for Photo that Went Viral of Officers Walking a Black Man on a Leash While They Rode Alongside Him on a Horse

The police chief of Galveston, Texas apologized on Monday night after a photo emerged of two white officers on horseback leading a black suspect in handcuffs down the street with a rope tied to him.

A bystander took the photo and shared it on social media, where it has gone viral and sparked outrage toward the Galveston Police Department, especially among African American people.

“First and foremost, I must apologize to Mr. Neeely for this unnecessary embarrassment,” Vernon L. Hale III, the city’s police chief, said in a statement posted on the department’s Facebook page on Monday night. “Although this is a trained technique and best practice in some scenarios, I believe our officers showed poor judgement in this instance and could have waited for a transport unit at the location of arrest.” The Police Department identified the two officers as P. Brosch and A. Smith and said that the officers’ body cameras were activated at the time of the incident.

According to the chief’s statement, it it sti undetermined what type of disciplinary action has been enforced. The officers could not immediately be reached for comment late Monday.

On Tuesday, relatives of the victim came forward saying that the man is mentally ill and regularly sleeps on the streets, which is knowledge the police force were already aware of.

“My officers did not have any malicious intent at the time of the arrest, but we have immediately changed the policy to prevent the use of this technique and will review all mounted training and procedures for more appropriate methods,” Chief Hale Said. “We understand the negative perception of this action and believe it is most appropriate to cease the use of this technique. The police chief has taken immediate action to suspend this technique of transportation during arrests.” In an interview on Monday night, Leon Phillips, the president of the Galveston Coalition for Justice, called for the two officers to be fired. “If it was was a white man, he wouldn’t have been treated that way,” Mr. Phillips said. “I guarantee there’s nothing in their rules that you can put a leash on a guy while you ride down the street on a horse.” Mr. Phillips said the person who took the photo and a second image wanted to remain anonymous.

He said the imagery was raw for many African Americans.

“Every black person that’s over the age of 30 years old will have a thought of what it used to be like, said Mr. Phillips. “Younger people, they have a tendency to not get emotional about something like this. I get emotional because I cam from a segregated time, and people said and did whatever they wanted to.”

Woman Shot in Head During Dayton Shootout Called Boyfriend to Tell Him She Needed to Get Home to Her Kids

A woman, who was shot in the head during the horrific mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio early Sunday morning, expressed one heartbreaking final wish on the phone with her boyfriend – to get home to her children.

In an emotional Facebook post, Daryl “Dee” Lee shared his girlfriend Lois “Lola” Oglesby”s last words.

“She FaceTimed me and said ‘Babe, I just got shot in my head, I need to get my kids,” Lee wrote on Sunday following the massacre.

‘Like that’s strong as f- to hold off to call me!!” Lee continued. “She was letting me know she loved me and to take care of these kids and I got you babe!!!!!!! I can’t stop crying!!!!!!!!!!”

In a separate Facebook post, Lee revealed he is struggling to come to terms with his girlfriend’s death.

“Soon as I open my eyes, tears instantly fall! My girls momma gone man!” he wrote. “What the f-??? I don’t know what to do!!!!!”

Image: Lois Oglesby was killed during a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, on Aug. 4, 2019.

Oglesby, 27, was one of nine people killed when shooter Connor Betts, 24, opened fire in the lively Oregon District of Dayton.

In addition to Lee, Oglesby’s childhood friend Derasha Merrett also spoke out about the slain young mother. “We grew up as cousins,” Merrett told Dayton Daily News. “We grew up in the same church, on the same drill team. She works at my kids’ daycare. We all grew up in this little town. We’re all family. We’re all hurting behind this.”

This beautiful queen is survived by her newborn and an older daughter, acccording to Dayton Daily News. Merrett went on to say that Oglesby was attending nursing school at the time of her death.  Police said the shooting began at 1:05 a.m. and lasted about 30 seconds before the gunman was shot dead by police. One of the victims killed in the attack was the shooter’s sister, 22-year old Megan Betts, with whom he had grown up in the Dayton suburbs. At least 27 other people were injured. The investigation continues.

“Downtown Dayton is a very safe area,” Carper said. “This is unheard of and very sad. It’s a very tragic evening.” The Dayton shooting followed a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, inside a Walmart in which 20 people were killed and 26 were injured. Police arrested a 21-year old male suspect in El Paso and authorities are investigating the shooting as a hate crime after learning the suspect apparently wrote a manifesto with white nationalist themes, a source familiar with the investigation told PEOPLE.

Cyntoia Brown Finally Released After Serving 15 Years For Murder

Being a victim of child sex trafficking, Cyntoia Brown served 15 years in prison for murdering her 43 year old sex master she claims paid her for sex. So she needed a way out and the only way out she saw was acting in self defense when she killed him.She was released from prison Wednesday from Nashville prison. Earlier this year, then- Governor Bill Haslam too the unusual leap to grant Brown clemency for what he called a “tragic and complex case”. Over the years, the fight for Brown’s release has brought prominent lawyers to her defense, a PBS documentary and backing from celebrities including Kim Kardashian West and Rihanna. Her case also inspired the introduction of state legislation aimed at protecting minors who are victims of sex traffficking. In 2006, Brown was convicted of aggravated robbery and first-degree murder for killing 43-year old real estate agent Johnny Allen, whom she went home with after he picked her up for sex at a Sonic Drive-In in Nashville. She confessed to police that she pulled a pistol out of her purse and fatally shot Allen because sh thought he was reaching for a gun. She then fled with Allen’s guns and money. She drove away in his pickup truck. Prosecutors claimed that Brown shot Allen as part of a plan to rob him, but Brown told police she was acting to protect herself. She was convicted and sentenced to life in prison over the killing.Over time, her case gained new scrutiny when she revealed that she had been dating a big time drug dealer nick named Cut Throat, who forced her into prostitution. This was at the time of the #MeToo movement, which further focused on these types of cases and crimes as Brown, now 31 years old, was among more than 180 inmates serving life sentences in the state for crimes committed when they were teens. Her supporters continued to draw sympathy with the hashtag #FreeCyntoiaBrown. Criminal justice reform advocates portrayed Brown’s case as an example of the unreasonable incarceration of a teenager who was a victim of sex trafficking. “Did we somehoe change the definition of #JUSTICE along the way??” Rihanna asked in a 2017 Instagram post about Brown that receivd nearly 2 million likes. “The system has failed,” Kardashian West tweeted.While incarcerated Brown earned her GED, finished a bachelors degree and mentored at risk youth. On Tuesday, the National Women’s Law Center celebrated the long legal battle that led to Brown’s release, but with a cautionary note. Brown’s publisher announced that Brown will release a memoir in October that will describe her traumatic childhood, how she transformed her life from behind bars and the events that led to her murder conviction and ultimately being released from prison.