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Yet another unfortunate incident has taken place with Steve Harvey. This time on the Steve Harvey Morning Show. We're not sure if he apologized on this morning's show as we didn't listen but during a show this week a Flint, MI resident phoned in and in jest gave Harvey a hard time about the Cleveland Cavaliers losing the NBA Championship. Harvey bullied the caller by doing the unthinkable. Considering the national attention that Flint has gotten over the toxic water crisis mostly affecting the impoverished and many black children, Harvey, initially talked about the "silver water" then he capped the conversation with the caller still on the line AFTER he was warned by the staff, he told the called to "enjoy yo Brown wata." Twitter exploded after the exchange and the mayor of Flint is asking Harvey for an apology. Ironically, Harvey previously supported the backlash to elected political officials in Flint who knew about the toxic water crisis but diverted allocated funding into other areas but his latest comments have upset many people Ironically, Harvey previously supported the water backlash for elected political officials in Flint who knew about the toxic water crisis but diverted allocated funding into other areas but his latest comments have upset many people including the Flint mayor who is asking Harvey for an official apology. Hear audio below and see letter from the mayor. [video width="224" height="400" mp4="https://radiofacts.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/harvey-3.mp4"][/video]
Radio Facts: The family of Samuel DuBose has settled its claims with the University of Cincinnati. Mr. DuBose was shot and killed during a traffic stop by University of Cincinnati Police Department (UCPD) Officer Ray Tensing on July 19, 2015. After his death, the family and University of Cincinnati officials have met regularly to address areas of concern and work cooperatively toward rebuilding trust between the UCPD and the local Black community. The settlement provides that: Compensation. The University will pay $4,850,000. The University will also provide an undergraduate education free of tuition and fees for the twelve children of Samuel DuBose, which is estimated to be valued at approximately $500,000. The total monetary value of the settlement is approximately $5,300,000. Memorial. UC will work with the family to establish an appropriate memorial commemorating Samuel DuBose on campus. Statement by UC President. UC President Santa J. Ono will issue an apology to the family for the loss of Samuel DuBose. Community Advisory Committee. UC will invite the Dubose family to attend and participate in the Community Advisory Committee meetings. The CAC is the focal point for community input on comprehensive police reform and will review the results of the external audit of the UCPD. The case was mediated in closed door sessions over a two day period by nationally renowned attorney Billy Martin who stated, "I commend UC and the DuBose family for working together in a positive manner to help the community and the University work positively on their shared goal of reducing crime while preserving rights going forward. The example here demonstrates to communities hurting all over the country that positive results can be achieved through this type of cooperation." University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono said, "I want to again express on behalf of the University of Cincinnati community our deepest sadness and regrets at the heartbreaking loss of the life of Samuel DuBose. This agreement is also part of the healing process not only for the family but also for our university and Cincinnati communities." The family was represented by civil rights attorneys Michael Wright (The Cochran Firm Ohio), Mark O'Mara (O'Mara Law Group), and Al Gerhardstein (Gerhardstein & Branch Co. LPA). The university was represented by Kenya Faulkner, General Counsel of the University of Cincinnati and Nathaniel Lampley, Jr., of Vorys, Sater Seymour and Pease. The mediated agreement must be approved by the Hamilton County Probate Court.
Radio Facts: Nicki Minaj took to her Instagram to explain why she used the iconic photo of Malcolm X for her single artwork for the song, "Lookin Ass N*gga." Below is her explanation and apology. What seems to be the issue now? Do you have a problem with me referring to the people Malcolm X was ready to pull his gun out on as Lookin Ass Niggaz? Well, I apologize. That was never the official artwork nor is this an official single. This is a conversation. Not a single. I am in the video shooting at Lookin Ass Niggaz and there happened to be an iconic photo of Malcolm X ready to do the same thing for what he believed in!!!! It is in no way to undermine his efforts and legacy. I apologize to the Malcolm X estate if the meaning of the photo was misconstrued. The word "nigga" causes so much debate in our community while the "nigga" behavior gets praised and worship. Let's not. Apologies again to his family. I have nothing but respect an adoration for u. The photo was removed hours ago. Thank you
Radio Facts: Radio Facts: As most of us know, comedian Sheryl Underwood recently came under scrutiny due to some comments she made on "The...
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