7-Year-Old Chicago Boy Fatally Shot in Chest While Playing Outside on July 4th 

At first, Antonio Brown thought the gunshots he heard were fireworks, until someone yelled that his son, 7-year-old Amari Brown, had been shot.

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Columnist: It’s Nice That Univision Dumped Trump, but Much of Its On-Air Talent Doesn’t Look Like the Immigrants It’s Taking Up For

In Phoenix, “12 News is proud to welcome Vanessa Ruiz to our late news anchor team, alongsideMark CurtisCaribe Devine, and Bruce Cooper weeknights at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.,” the station announced on Tuesday. “Ruiz joins 12 News from KNBC in Los Angeles, where she’s brought her incredible energy and spirit to help brighten the mornings of SoCal residents on ‘Today LA.’ . . .”
Noticias Telemundo announced today that its award-winning national newscast, ‘Noticiero Telemundo,’ will air a special ‘Digital Day’ edition shot on mobile devices on Monday, July 6 at 6:30 PM/5:30 C,” Telemundo said on Wednesday. “This will mark the first-time on record that a national network produces and airs a newscast shot on mobile technology. ‘We are changing the way news is made by embracing all aspects of digital technology,’ said Luis Carlos Velez, Telemundo’s Executive Vice President of Network News. . . .”

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Jack and Jill Moms Featured on New TV Reality Show

NBC, the parent company of Bravo, confirms that a show about the black social organization Jack and Jill is in development at Bravo. Set in Washington D.C., where cameras would focus on six mothers, the Washington Post reports the program, tentatively titled Potomac Ensemble, will be “navigating the cattiness” at Jack and Jill.

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Vanessa Williams Marries Fiance at Fourth of July Ceremony

Earlier this year, she talked with Madame Noire about meeting Skrip, a former accountant. “You never know what you’ll find and where you’ll find it,” she said. “I was on vacation with my daughter going to Egypt, cruising on the Nile. I wasn’t looking for anything. I’d been alone for a number of years and divorced for 10 years at that time.”

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Ava DuVernay Dispels Rumors of Directing Marvel’s Black Panther

The acclaimed Selma director told the news outlet that she met with execs about adapting the story of Marvel’s first superhero of color to the big screen, but they had different ideas of how to move forward with the film.
“I guess I’ll declare my independence from this rumor on 4th of July weekend and Essence weekend!” DuVernay said on her way to accept a McDonald’s 365 Award during the Essence Festival in New Orleans, La., the report notes.

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