Monday, October 3, 2022

NYC Cabbie: Roker Snub a ‘Misunderstanding’; Peele & Peretti Get Engaged


*It was a simple mistake.

Yep, that’s the reason for refusing “Today” show weatherman Al Roker, says the New York City cabbie who didn’t pick up him and his son last weekend.

According to reports, snubbing Roker is carrying a hefty price for Mahabur Rahman, who faces up to $1,350 in fines from the city’s Taxi & Limousine Commission after Roker filed a complaint against him. In Roker’s eyes, the incident was racially motivated in light of the cab driver bypassing him to pick up a white customer

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Mahabur Rahman

“It’s a misunderstanding. Maybe he saw me and I didn’t see him. How I refuse him?” Rahman said. “Anybody would pick him. He looks like a gentleman. That’s our business. If you ride with my car, you’re going to make the money.”

Roker’s grievance with Rahman isn’t the first time the Bangladeshi driver has been taken to task for not picking up folks. Rahman was fined for a similar incident in May and had to pay $200.

With this being the second time he’s gotten in trouble, Rahman now faces a $1,000 fine and a possible 30-day suspension of his license if found guilty. In his case goes to trial, he could face additional charges that include penalties between $150 and $350.

jordan peele and chelsea peretti

While Mahabur Rahman digests the consequences of what he didn’t do, congratulations are in order for Jordan Peele and his girlfriend, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Chelsea Peretti.

MTV reports the former “Key & Peele” star made it official with proposing to Peretti this weekend. The couple, who have been dating for  two years, put their engagement status on blast with announcing it on Twitter.

While Peele kept it simple with using an emoji of an engagement ring in his tweet, Peretti provided more to take in with hers as she gave more details about the engagement. See the tweets:



  1. “Roker also described how the situation was made worse since he was accompanied by his teenage son Nick. “What really hurts, my 13 yr. old by was with me and asked why the cabbie passed us. I said, “Nick, ignorant people make dumb choices.”

    Yes, it is true some ppl make and embrace ignorant choices.

    Makes me wonder how Mr. Roker responded to his son when asked, “Dad, why do so many of today’s African American music performers hatefully characterize our moms, sisters, grandmas, daughters, aunts and nieces as less than human *itches and *hores unworthy of respect?”

    Black *(Children’s)* Lives Matter; Take Pride In Parenting; *End Our National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect*; End Community Violence, Police Fear & Educator’s Frustrations

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