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Black Lives Matter Protestor’s Son Found Hanging Near Mother’s Home

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Melissa McKinnies, a BLM protestor who was active in her suburb after the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown, posted a Facebook message looking for answers on the death of her son, Danye Jones

Danye Jones was 24-years-old when his life was cut short in what police are alleging is a suicide. However, McKinnies insists that her son was the victim of a lynching. His body was found in a wooded area behind their St. Louis County home on October 17th with bruises on his face and his pants rolled down. Photos of her son’s body began circulating on Twitter and Reddit following their removal from Facebook, which was not by McKinnies request.

Danye was starting a real estate business and appeared to show no signs of depression. Pained, his mother states they had been receiving death threats over social media for more than two months. McKinnies believes that because she was so active during the 2014 protests, her family has been targeted. Darryl Gray, a close friend, and fellow activist confirm this. He states Ferguson protestors are frequently threatened and he found a suspicious package inside his car earlier this year. Now, motivated to find justice, Melissa has released a statement:

“If you’re out there, and you had something to do with my son’s, my child’s death, the murder, the lynching of Danye…Jones, you better start turning in on your folks.”

A rally in support of Jones was scheduled to take place outside of the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri on November 1st. There is currently a GoFundMe in place to assist with burial expenses as well as the cost of a private autopsy and investigation.

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James Charles and Manny MUA Apologize To Alicia Keys for Being in Black People’s Business

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If the world were on the brink of race/class revolution and you, a WhiteGay™, had the choice between doing either:

A. Saying Nothing and Remaining Rich and Mediocre

Or

B. Attacking a Black Woman For Working With Elf Cosmetics Because You Feel Like She Doesn’t Deserve Her Success

Which would you choose? Well, James Charles and Manny MUA chose wrong.

“Does anyone else get slightly irritated when celebs come out with entire makeup lines? especially when those celebs don’t even wear makeup… i’m like girl”

Manny MUA, Twitter

I’m sick of people who have no business coming out with makeup brands, coming out with makeup brands.

James Charles, Twitter

So, as you can see, DeWhites have lost their minds over a not-even-released product that, get this, wasn’t even make-up. That’s right folks, the collaboration between Alicia Keys and E.L.F. is for a skincare line. Now, let’s break this down for the dumb folks. Alicia Keys, a woman with skin so impeccable that she never feels the need to wear make-up, is releasing a skincare line. I’m excited. It’s also exactly what I expected when I heard the news about a collaboration. They’ve, of course, since apologized after a Twitter lashing:

There’s still a lot of minimizing and White feminist tactics baked up in there. But the point is, y’all should try Alicia Keys’ new skincare line since E.L.F. is known for affordable product lines.

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Nene Leakes Closes Her Store ‘Swagg Boutique’ In Sugarloaf Mills

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Nene Leakes’ Swagg Boutique store in Sugarloaf Mills is currently going out of business. There’s a massive sale. Signs are hanging. It doesn’t look good for her.

In March, Bravo reported that she was struggling through the coronavirus pandemic. In an Instagram post, she showed us her store, how empty it was, and told us that she needed help in providing for her employees.

It’s all very sad. Nene is still rich, so she’ll be fine. However, anytime a Black woman puts hard work into something and it bears fruit, it’s something of value. The fact that it’s being stripped from her is unfortunate.

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Migos Rapper, Takeoff, Faces Lawsuit Over Alleged Rape

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Takeoff is being sued over an alleged rape during a party in Los Angeles. The accuser went to the hospital later that day and performed a rape kit before lawyering up. The case seems pretty open and shut, but now some people weren’t convinced:


The civil lawsuit, filed by a woman identified in the court papers as Jane Doe, alleges that the rapper raped the woman at an LA party on 23 June.

The woman says Takeoff, born Kirshnik Khari Ball, began talking to her at a party at the house of DJ and producer Daryl McPherson and offered her marijuana. After she declined and left the conversation, Takeoff followed her into a bedroom and forcibly raped her, the lawsuit alleges.

The woman went to the hospital to receive medical care that same day, the suit says. The next day, she filed a report with the Los Angeles police department.

via The Guardian

This is to be expected of course, but the reality is that this woman performed a rape kit for a reason, it’s unlikely that she didn’t take pictures of her bruising. There’s evidence. This will be an interesting case to watch.

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