Morning baby. Here’s today’s top news stories around the web. Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
1) Once Again, Obama Cannot Catch A Break
Just hours after opening his first personal Twitter account as president, Barack Obama got flooded with racial epithets and threats from trolls and spawns of Satan. I guess I can’t say I’m surprised at this one. Read the story at NBC News.
2) Ireland Approaches Landmark Gay Marriage Decision
Today, Ireland is leading a national vote on whether it will legalize gay marriage. If it does, Ireland will be the first country to make gay marriage legal through a referendum. Read more on this development at USA Today.
3) Josh Duggar Issues An Apology In Light Of Molestation Charges
Executives at the TLC network are probably reaching for a bottle of scotch at the moment. Josh Duggar from the popular family show, 19 Kids and Counting has issued an apology for his “inexcusable” behavior after news broke that he’s been charged with being a child molester and that he may have been preying on his siblings. Read all the mess over at Fox News.
4) Enough Is Enough: Hundreds Protests Police Shooting Of Two Unarmed WA Men
Olympia, WA has become the latest city engulfed in peaceful demonstrations as part of the Black Lives Matter movement. Hundreds came out to rally against the shooting of two men in their city at the hands of the police. The two victims are in stable condition. Read the story at The Huffington Post.
5) Pregnant Chicago Woman Alleges Cop Struck Her Belly
Here’s another story of police brutality experienced by Black women that the folks at AAPF can add to the books. One woman is accusing a Chicago police officer of punching her in the stomach. The reason? She laughed at him for failing to catch a suspect. Read the story at The Root.