Daily Brief: Patrisse Cullors Denies Wrongdoing, Gas Prices Are Rising Again

Also, Dave Chappelle is upset that L.A. County DA George Gascón didn’t file felony charges against the man who attacked him onstage
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» BLM’s Patrisse Cullors Denies Wrongdoing and Defends House Purchases “We really wanted to make sure that the global network foundation had an asset that wasn’t just financial resources,” she said, “and we understood that not many Black-led organizations have property. They don’t own their property.” [Associated Press]

» Gas Prices Are Going Up … Again The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose for the 12th day in a row to $5.88—a 6.3 cent increase from one week ago. [City News Service]

» Comedian Dave Chappelle Wants Felony Charge for Onstage Attacker “Entertainers in LA need to know this is a justice system that will protect them,” Chappelle’s lawyer, Gabriel Colwell said. “There is no question here that when someone is violently assaulted by another in possession of a deadly weapon that it should be charged as a felony.” [City News Service]

» Travis Scott to Give First Televised Performance Since Astroworld at Billboard Music Awards The rapper, who is nominated for top dance/electronic song for the remix of his single “Goosebumps” with HVME, is scheduled to perform at the awards show just six months after the Astroworld tragedy. [E! News]

» Knock LA Journalists Sue Los Angeles Over Echo Park Protest Two Knock LA reporters who were arrested while covering a protest in March 2021 at Echo Park Lake have sued the city of Los Angeles in federal court, alleging their constitutional rights were violated. [Knock LA]


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Rupaul cuts the ribbon at DragCon LA at the Los Angeles Convention Center surrounded by past seasons’ queens in 2019 (via Getty Images)

Rupaul’s DragCon LA: Here Are Some Local Queens to See at the Fest

Rupaul’s DragCon LA, an annual gathering of the biggest names in drag, is just days away now. Here are some L.A. queens (in no particular order) to look out for, while you’re living your DragCon fantasy, hunties!

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