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Columbus Police Will Not Investigate Rahma Warsame's Attack As a Hate Crime

Ohio police have determined that they will not investigate the brutal attack of a Somali-American woman, Rahma Warsame, as a hate crime.

DIASPORA—The Columbus, Ohio police division have determined that they will not investigate the brutal attack of a Somali-American woman, Rahma Warsame, as a hate crime, despite intense urging from local activist group Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).


CAIR released a statement over the weekend, reporting Warsame's assault, in which she sustained several injuries. The group urged that the incident be investigated as a hate crime, as it was believed to have occurred after Warsmae stepped in to defend a fellow Muslim woman who was being racially harassed by a white supremacist. There was no arrest made at the time.

Yesterday, the Columbus police department released a statement in which they cited a lack  of sufficient evidence and conflicting stories, stating that officers responded to reports of child abuse and a possible kidnapping on Saturday.

According to the police report, "there is no evidence at this time suggesting that the incident involved any type of bias which would constitute the incident being tried as a hate crime."

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Mr Eazi and J Balvin Cross Continents to Bring Us 'Lento'

This sizzling afropop and reggaeton hit is surely a collab sent straight from heaven.

In an end of year collaboration sent straight from heaven, Nigeria's Mr Eazi and Colombia's J Balvin join forces and cultures to bring fans "Lento." The two continue their delectable cross-continental bond on the brilliant and infectious new hit.

The sizzling new single has something for fans of afropop, reggaeton, and everything in between.

The two music giants manage to perfectly bridge and melt their musical worlds together on an unmistakable Nigerian beat, courtesy of bad ass producer KILLERTUNES. All the while exchanging lyrics in Spanish, Yoruba and English, with a nod to Elvis Crespo's merengue classic "Suavemente."

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