This year’s Black History Month ended with a bang. From music to politics, there were several key events this week that stood above the rest. That said, we present HERNews, a weekly recap of the greatest headlines and topics that had us talking this week.
Kendrick Lamar Drops a Surprise Album
Early this morning [Friday, March 4] Kendrick Lamar released a new project titled untitled. unmastered. None of the songs have names, other than “untitled” followed by the date it was created. After Lamar’s bold and political Grammy performance a few weeks ago, fans were anticipating some new music from the Compton native, and did he sure deliver!
untitled unmastered. https://t.co/YlAszcK4e4
— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) March 4, 2016
Donald Trump’s Super Tuesday Wins
Showing that attendance at the polls matter, Donald Trump took home the victory in seven out of 11 states that held primaries on Tuesday. Not only did his massive win shock those who are still convinced his campaign is a joke, but it also struck fear in a lot of Americans: Google searches for how to obtain Canadian citizenship surged 350 percent Tuesday night.
President Obama Plans to Stay in Washing After Presidency
While we’re cherishing these last few days of having Obama as president, Barry announced he and Michelle plan to stay in DC post-presidency so that his daughter Sasha can finish high school there. While the decision to stay seems to be based on family, many are wondering (hoping) while staying in Washington, Obama finds some political affairs to have a hand in.
Leonardo DiCaprio Finally Won An Oscar
Sunday brought an Oscar win for the veteran actor, who has been snubbed at the ceremonies since 1999. Winning the award for his role in The Revenant, Leo used his platform during his speech to address the importance of environmental responsibility.
Cop Who Arrested Sandra Bland Is Officially Fired
Brian Incinia, the cop who pulled over Sandra Bland for “failure to use a turn signal,” has been formally fired by the Texas Department of Public Safety. Though no one has yet been indicted in relation to her death, the motion to fire Officer Incinia comes after a jury found his reason for removing Sandra from the car questionable. The grand jury doesn’t believe he removed her in an effort to conduct a safer traffic investigation, and found him guilty of perjury.