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Al Sharpton’s Reported Half-Brother, Kenneth Glasgow, Charged With Murder In Alabama

The 54-year-old pastor is accused of driving a vehicle used in a fatal shooting, but denies any involvement in the criminal act. 

Kenneth Glasgow, a 54-year-old pastor and community activist, and the Rev. Al Sharpton’s reported half brother, has been charged with capital murder for allegedly driving a vehicle used in connection with a fatal shooting in Alabama on Sunday (March 25).

Glasgow, was arrested alongside the suspected shooter, James Emmanuel Townes, 26, but maintains that he is not responsible for the violent act that claimed the life of 23-year-old Breunia Jennings.

Police believe Glasgow drove the car while Townes, who was the passenger, shot and killed Jennings. Townes reportedly accused Jennings of stealing his car and instead of calling police, “he took matters in his own hands and jumped in Mr. Glasgow’s vehicle to find Breunia Jennings,” said Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish during a press conference.

Jennings was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head, according to a news release from the Dothan Police Department.

Officers discovered Jennings while responding to a “suspicious vehicle at Stringer Street A.M.E. Church, “at around 10:50 p.m. Sunday night. She was found inside of a wrecked car at an intersection, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Several people at the scene were detained and taken to the Dothan Police Department for interviews,” police said. Following the interviews, Glasgow and Townes were arrested for capital murder and are being held without bond.

“I don’t know why I am facing capital murder charges,” Glasgow reportedly said during his first court appearance Tuesday (March 27). “I’m not responsible for what someone else does. He just asked me for a ride to take him to look for his car.”

Under Alabama law, a person accused of aiding an abetting in the commission of a criminal act can be held liable for the crime.

Glasgow, who refers to himself as Kenneth Sharpton Glasgow, reportedly has the same father as Sharpton. In a 2013 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Sharpton apparently revealed that his father ran off with Glasgow’s mother, Tina.

As Sharpton explained, Tina was around 18 years old at the time, and became pregnant with a child. “And then they came and took my sister to live with them. And I thought, ‘Why did he leave me?,” Sharpton said of his father.

Glasgow also has a photo with Sharpton as his Facebook background image, and confirmed that they are brothers in the comment section of the image, posted last year.

In wake of the murder charge, members of Glasgow’s congregation have left several messages of support on his Facebook’s page.

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Michelle Obama Interviews Barack Obama For First Episode Of New Podcast

Michelle Obama kicked off her podcast this week with a very special guest. The former first lady welcomed her husband, Barack Obama, for a lengthy discussion about their childhood, as it relates to race and class, experiences that shaped their “notion of community,” and more.

Barack tweeted a photo from the podcast on Thursday (July 29) with the caption,. “Michelle and I have spent a lot of time together these past few months. We’ve had a lot of good talks — and this one’s up there with the best.”

Michelle and I have spent a lot of time together these past few months. We’ve had a lot of good talks—and this one’s up there with the best. Take a listen to the very first episode of Michelle’s podcast: https://t.co/JEaVgT6GPC. pic.twitter.com/oRn1figrRK

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 29, 2020

The podcast aims to give listeners deeper insight into Mrs. Obama's life. “I spent a lot of time thinking, talking with friends and family,” she explained of her life after the White House. “Really just being, if you know what I mean. I reflected back on my time in the White House of course, but I went even deeper. I looked back at the whole arc of my life.

“In this first season, you’ll be hearing me talk with some of the people I’m closest with — my mom…my brothers…friends..colleagues. And I wanted to start at the most basic level. In these episodes, we’ll be discussing the relationships that make us who we are. Sometimes that might be as personal as our relationship with ourselves or how we navigate our health and our bodies at various points in our lives,” said Mrs. Obama. “In other episodes we’ll be talking about what the challenges and the joys of being a parent or a spouse…the growth we gain from leaning on colleagues and mentors…the friends that help us sort through the toughest times.”

Click here to listen to the first episode of The Michelle Obama Podcast.

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YG Recalls Police Pulling Guns On His Children During Home Raid

YG has had his share of run-ins with police, but one incident was particularly harrowing for the Compton native. In an interview with The Morning Hustle, YG opened up about his home being raided and police pulling guns on his young daughters.

The incident occurred in January, a day after the  30-year-old rapper was briefly arrested for suspicion of robbery.  “They came through like four in the morning,” he recalled. “We asleep, the helicopter came around and all that..they bang the door in trying to get in the door, so I go downstairs, I open the door…boom! They drew [guns] on me. That’s normal, but my kids at the time [were] 4 years old and 6 [months old]. They were upstairs in the room with their mama.”

Cops went upstairs where his children were in the room with their mother. “They go up in the room and they got the big AK’s all up in my little kids’ faces [yelling] ‘Don’t move! I’m like ‘bro, what the f*ck is ya’ll doing? Ya’ll got me f*cked up! They doing this to my little kids…and these are little girls, you know what I’m saying?

“I’ve been through a lot of other stuff with the police but I’m from the streets though so it’s like I got a target on my back from that and I know that,” he continued. “When you from a certain area the police gon’ f*ck with you.”

YG added that he’s never been beaten by police, but at least two of his friends have been killed by cops. “It’s a lot of stuff that be going on with the police that don’t make the news, he said. “That activity [being targeted by police] became normal to us. [We’ve] dealt with that for a long time. It’s sad to say but when you’re Black, you feel like that’s what comes with being Black.”

The incident was the second time that police raided his home in the last year. In July 2019, authorities raided the residence in connection with a shooting investigation. YG was not involved in the investigation and was not home at the time.

Watch his full interview below.

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Naya Rivera Laid To Rest During Private Ceremony In Los Angeles

Glee star Naya Rivera was laid to rest during a private ceremony held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles last week, according to a death certificate obtained by PEOPLE on Thursday (July 30).

Rivera’s funeral date was July 24. Her cause of death is listed as an accidental drowning, and her date of death is July 13 -- five days after she went missing at Lake Piru in Ventura County, Calif.

The 33-year-old actress took her 4-year-old son, Josey, out for an afternoon on the lake on July 8. Mother and son were in the water when things went awry and Rivera lifted him back onto the boat.

Rivera drowned within minutes of being submerged in the lake, her death certificate states. Josey was found safely on the boat and was able to tell authorities what happened to his mother.

Days later, Rivera’s family broke their silence to thank those who recovered her body.

“We extend endless gratitude and ovation to the heroine who found her. Thank you to her fiends, colleagues, and fans for your continued support,” the family said. “Heaven gained our sassy angel. We kindly request that our privacy be respected during this very difficult time.”

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