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Chicago Police Department to Trump: Quit Lying, We Didn’t Tell You Ish

So, Donald Trump’s camp is claiming they met with the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and were told to cancel the rally at theUniversity of Illinois-Chicago due to safety concerns. “I spoke with law enforcement and made [the call to cancel] in conjunction with law enforcement, and I think we made a wise decision,” Trump said in a phone interview on MSNBC.

Too bad that’s not true.

CPD told The Associated Press that their agency nor the UIC police ever recommended that the Republican frontrunner cancel. CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi also said that Trump never came to campus, the CPD “had sufficient manpower on the scene to handle any situation” and that cancelling was a “decision made “independently” by the campaign.” (The Associated Press)

President Obama Narrows SCOTUS Finalists Down To Three

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Between canoodling with Canada’s Prime Minister in D.C. to giving the opening remarks at the South By Southwest Conference in Austin, TX, President Barack Obama is one busy man. But he is still always about business, especially when it comes to deciding who will fill the open Supreme Court Justice seat. He is one step closer to making a decision, says the Washington Post.

POTUS has narrowed his list down to three finalists: Paul Watford, a judge for California’s U.S. Court of Appeals, Merrick Garland, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C; and Sri Srinivasan, a judge on the same court as Garland. Yes, they are all men, but Srinivasan is an Asian-American and if chosen he would be the first person of Asian descent to be nominated and sit on the bench of this nation’s highest court.

It’s believed that President Obama will make a final decision sometime next week. (The Washington Post)

Maryland HBCU Bowie State To Offer Minor In Hip-Hop Studies

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While Bowie State University may be the oldest HBCU in Maryland, that doesn’t mean the school is out of touch. According to a recent newsletter, come this fall, they will offer their students an opportunity to minor in Hip-Hop Studies and Visual Culture.

The curriculum will draw upon the arts, media, history, and literature to encourage students to critically discuss how the music and culture intersects with social justice, politics and society. Students will also have an opportunity to engage with hip-hop scholars and artists through guest lectures, workshops and class trips, the newsletter noted.

“By understanding hip-hop and the possibilities of incorporating it into education for the youth inside and outside the classroom, the potential to create positive change is boundless,” said Amber Matthews, a senior majoring in the visual communication and digital media arts (VCDMA) program.

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