In addition to Cuba Gooding Jr. being cast as OJ Simpson in the FX production American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson, actor Courtney B. Vance has just signed on to play legal head honcho, Johnnie Cochran. The 10-episode series will explore “The Trial of the Century” from the eyes of both the defense and the prosecutors and will reveal the crazy behind the scenes antics of OJ’s legal team.
DC Names New Director Of African American Affairs, Rahman Branch
Democratic Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has selected former high school principal Rahman Branch as the city’s first director of African American affairs…, a full-time government advocate for Black citizens. The city’s Black population is at 49.5 percent, according to census demographic data.“We see income gaps growing, we’re not satisfied with how fast we’re closing educational gaps, and we know that we have to invest in good jobs and affordable housing,” said Bowser.
Substitute Teacher Arrested For Allegedly Raping Disabled Student
It’s a well-documented fact that high school teachers are sleeping with their students and are getting caught on the regular. So the allegations against 29-year-old Maria Contreras on having sex with her 14-year-old student isn’t all that surprising. The big story here is that Contreras was a substitute paraprofessional entrusted by the Department of Education at the Bronx Academy of Letters in Mott Haven, New York and her student was mentally disabled kid.