The Quick Read: White Man Harasses Black Family, Asks If They Showered Before Entering Hotel Pool

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A white man targeted a Black family at the Westin Hotel in Pasadena, California. Carle Wheeler and her 5-year-old daughter were harassed on whether they showered before getting in the pool “because people carry diseases into the pools and he doesn’t want the health department to shut the pool down.” The man did not face any charges for his blatant racism but the hotel released a statement, saying, “We feel it is important to share that we do not condone comments or behavior directed to our pool guests.” (The Root)

Regina Hall and Don Cheadle to star in Black Monday, an 80s-set Wall Street comedy series for Showtime. Hall stars as the first female head trader who uses feminism to navigate her male millionaire counterparts while Cheadle plays a self-educated who leads a tough financial firm. The show is expected to air the first half of 2019. (Shadow And Act)

Nas celebrated the release of his new Kanye West-produced album, Nasir, with a star-studded listening party in New York City’s Queensbridge Park. G.O.O.D. Music artists Ye, Pusha T and 2 Chainz were in attendance, along with Kim Kardashian West, LaLa Anthony and Chris Rock. The album is the fourth in a five-album release rollout. (Twitter)

Bill Cosby has fired his entire legal team ahead of the two-day September sentencing hearing for his guilty verdict. He has now retained Pennsylvania attorney Joseph P. Green Jr, who will replace his former high-profile counsel, Tom Mesereau. Cosby is currently under house arrest. (Deadline)

The University of Maryland is investigating the death of student football player Jordan McNair, who collapsed during a team workout. The 19-year-old was hospitalized after completing 10 110-yard sprints on May 29 and fought for his life until his death on Wednesday (June 13). During a press conference, UMD officials did not disclose McNair’s cause of death at the family’s request but intend to follow the proper protocol. “Jordan was a tremendous athlete, student, teammate and friend,” executive athletic director Damon Evans said. “He will be sorely missed.” (People)

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