Daily Brief: MLK Day, L.A. County Death Rate Highest in 10 Months

Also, legendary Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee, who successfully completed 409 air combat missions over three wars, died at age 102 on Sunday

» Here’s How MLK’s 13-year-old Granddaughter Thinks You Should Spend the Holiday “I think that instead of idolizing my grandfather, pick a service project and do something to help the community,” said Yolanda Renee King, the granddaughter of King and his wife, Coretta Scott King. “It could be something as simple as picking up trash around your neighborhood park.” [NBC News]

» L.A. County Reports Highest COVID Death Rate in 10 Months Los Angeles County reported an average of 40 COVID deaths per day over the past week, a sign that the Omicron variant may be deadlier than many initially believed. [Los Angeles Times]

» Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli’s Home Burglarized, $1 Million in Jewelry Stolen At least one suspect broke into actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli’s Hidden Hills home earlier this month and stole approximately $1 million worth of jewelry. They were not home at the time of the incident. [ABC7]

» Legendary Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee Dies At 102 Brig. Gen. Charles McGee, one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen who successfully completed 409 air combat missions over three wars and later helped bring attention to the Black pilots who had battled racism at home to fight for freedom abroad, died Sunday. [KTLA]

» ‘Gentefied’ Co-Creator Reacts to Cancellation: “We Blasted Through a Brick Wall” After news broke that Netflix has canceled the critically acclaimed and beloved comedy series after two seasons, co-creator and co-showrunner, Linda Yvette Chávez, wrote on Twitter, “Metrics and algorithms will never measure the true impact of what we did here. … We may never see how deep the work goes or how far it reaches, what seeds we planted for change in the world, but we do the work anyway.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

» Woman Attacked At Union Station Bus Stop Dies Died From Injuries An ER nurse who was attacked by an unhoused man while waiting at a bus stop at Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday morning has died, according to officials. [CBS Los Angeles]


» Employee Fatally Stabbed at Hancock Park Furniture Store The 24-year-old woman was stabbed to death while she was working alone at Croft House, police said

» New BLM Suit Against The City Accuses Cops of Bloodshed Outside Garcetti’s House Three BLM activists claim that baton wielding riot cops battered a mostly peaceful crowd that included children and the elderly

» Alec Baldwin Finally Gives His Phone to ‘Rust’ Shooting Investigators The actor has turned over his cell phone to the police in New York, a month after New Mexico cops served his lawyer with a search warrant for the device


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Weekday Playlist: FKA twigs, Earl Sweatshirt, Cordae

This weekend’s playlist features a slew of new releases including FKA twigs’ CAPRISONGS, Cordae’s From A Birds Eye View, Robert Glasper’s latest track “Black Superhero,” and much more.


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