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Baltimore Woman Murdered While Donating to Homeless

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Baltimore is mourning the loss of a citizen who was attacked while donating to a homeless woman. Friends of the victim are in search of justice.

Jacquelyn Smith is remembered by friends for having a “heart of gold.” While out in East Baltimore early Saturday morning, Jacquelyn stopped to help a panhandler. The woman in need asked for assistance, money to help feed her baby. During her act of kindness she was attacked while sitting in her vehicle with her husband and daughter.

According to the Baltimore Police Department, the assailant stabbed Jacquelyn while her window was down and left the area. Less than a block away from Latrobe Homes, a public housing complex with a history of violence. While police are on the lookout for a man possibly in his 30s with a goatee, friends of the victim are skeptical of the story told to police.

“It just don’t sound right to me. It just don’t sound right, it really doesn’t. But if it did, I can see her doing that. Going in her purse and giving someone some money. Because she’s the type of person who would do that for anybody.”

For safety, the victim’s friends requested to remain anonymous. Shocked the suspect got away, they believe Smith was only in the area to drop off family members. Now photos of Smith are posted along the street where police are searching for answers.

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Police and city officials encourage citizens to refrain from giving to panhandlers. Across the nation, attacks on good Samaritans are common this time of year. Just recently a woman was attacked while delivering meals to a homeless encampment.

The Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh took time to comment on Smith’s untimely demise. “We don’t want people destroying other people’s lives. This is unconscionable and as I’ve continued to say, one life lost in this city is one life too many.”

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Alexandra Shipp Doesn’t Understand Colorism and It Shows

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Alexandra Shipp is suffering from the same light-skin plight that Tinashe claimed stifled her career two years ago. Oh well…

After hearing that KiKi Layne was in talks to step into her queendom as Storm, Alexandra Shipp wasted no time chiming in on Twitter. Her hot garbage take has since sparked yet another conversation about colorism in Hollywood. Alexandra stated, in so many words, that Black people aren’t supporting her because of her skin tone. Proving she, like so many, does not understand colorism as a system of oppression, Alexandra makes it clear there’s still work to be done.

You see, Alexandra, no one is attacking you for having light skin. They’re simply expressing joy over the much-anticipated portrayal of Storm as she was intended — a dark-skin, beautiful Black woman. This was a monumental opportunity for you to offer praise. Instead, you chose self-pity because a skilled actress is taking a role you aren’t entitled to. Let’s look at receipts, shall we?

KiKi Layne has been nominated for:

  • The Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
  • The Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor
  • The Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble.

You, Alexandra, have been nominated for a Teen Choice Award and a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award.

Because you, and others who look like you, have not had to search for representation to feel included, you may not know how to respond to this. I get it, You think you worked hard, earned that role, did it justice. Sorry, baby, but you thought wrong. The one-time wife of T’Challa deserves to be a dark-skin queen and there’s nothing you should do about it.

It’s bigger than you.

For two decades, we have waited for the mantle of Storm to be assumed by a woman who truly looks like her. For once, little Black children who share that skin-tone would feel seen as they look upon their favorite superhero. Imagine children looking at Storm the way they knew her and the way they thought they could be; strong, beautiful, dark-skinned, and more talented than you.

Furthermore, your conflict with the change in the cast should not be conflated with other pressing issues. Don’t weaponize Black Lives Matter to represent losing a job because you’re talentless. Where is your grace, queen? You’ve been coasting on mediocrity in an industry that has made you proud of your light-skin privilege. Now that dark-skin is profitable, the industry is accepting of some actresses with melanin more popping than yours, and you want to play the victim? Ms. “90 percent of the racism I’ve experienced in my lifetime has been at the hands of fellow Black people.”

Girl, bye.

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50 Cent to Teairra Mari: “Where is my money?!”

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Emerging victorious from the revenge porn lawsuit filed against him in May 2018, 50 Cent is wasting no time collecting his debt. Posting multiple photos to Instagram, Fiddy says Teairra better get him his money.

If there is one person you never want to de indebted to, it’s 50 Cent. He has been relentless in his pursuit of payment since winning his lawsuit 4 days ago. Filed in May 2018, Teairra Mari alleged 50 Cent was responsible for the leak of her racy photos and videos. However, a Los Angeles judge dismissed all claims against 50 Cent and ordered Teairra to pay $30,618. Originally, Fiddy demanded $161,550 to cover all legal expenses, but the judge declined, awarding him less than half of the requested amount.

Fiddy’s involvement in the case was questionable by all accounts. At the time, Teairra was dating Akbar Abdul-Ahad, a friend of 50. When she found out her boyfriend was cheating on her, she broke up with him. Shortly after, she saw images and video of herself on Akbar’s Instagram. 50 reposted the images, which Teairra says were uploaded “clearly to humiliate me”. During a press conference, Teairra alongside her representation, Lisa Bloom, released an emotional statement and announced they were pursuing legal action against 50. To counter her claims, Akbar posted audio clips of Teairra allegedly discussing the case, stating Fiddy was targeted for his friendship with her ex.

Now, 50 has taken to IG to get his laughs at Teairra’s expense. His heckling includes captions like, “Now Teairra you can cough up the money or 🧐 you can go with R. Kelly and sh*t in a bucket. LOL”.

In his recent jab, he says Teairra “better catch a date” to run him his coin.

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Trump hosts Clemson Tigers to the White House with “4 for 4” Meals

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As the Clemson Tigers football team headed to the White House they probably expected some fine dining after winning the NCAA championship but instead, they got value fries and burgers. President Trump welcomed the players in the East Wing with American Fast food from Burger King, McDonald’s & some pizza. Trump says he paid for all of the food and mentioned his government shutdown. The shutdown has left the majority of the residence staff being furloughed “Because of the shutdown, as you know, we have the great Clemson team with us, so we went out and ordered American fast food paid for by me,” he added while talking to the media.

To see value burgers on a silver plate inside the White House isn’t something you see every day or even hear about. The whole ordeal started a hashtag on Twitter calling it #WhiteHouseDinners. Check out some of the reactions below.

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