How tragic!

In what police originally thought was a mass suicide plot, they’ve slapped a mother and her teen daughter with murder charges. According to NY Daily News, a medical examiner’s report found that four of the victims, including two 9-year-old twins, died of asphyxiation while another died of strangulation.

The bodies of the five family members were discovered Feb. 25 in an apartment in Morrisville, Pennsylvania.

Shana S. Decree, 45, and her daughter Dominique Decree, 19, were charged with five counts each of homicide and one count of conspiracy in the deaths of Shana Decree’s children, Naa’Irah Smith, 25, and Damon Decree Jr., 13 of Morrisville; Shana Decree’s sister, Jamilla Campbell, 42, of Trenton; and Campbell’s 9-year-old twin daughters, Imani and Erika Allen.

Family members told a local news station that some type of religious cult might have played a role, but police have not released any other details of their investigation.

The two suspects are scheduled to appear in court April 25 for a preliminary hearing.

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Wendy Williams And Kevin Hunter’s Rough Marriage

Wendy Williams has made a career out of being in other people’s drama. Now the TV host has to deal with her own turmoil. Wendy’s husband, Kevin, has been embroiled in controversy after allegedly having a mistress for a decade. Now, with news and rumors that the woman has given birth to a baby, there’s even more drama and rumors than ever.

How did we get here? Take a look at the events that led up to all of this.

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Back in 2013, Wendy revealed that her husband confessed to cheating right after she gave birth to her son. She said then that she’d stay with him through thick and thin.

In September 2017, the Daily Mail released an extensive investigative report that her husband was living with and boo’d up with a woman for 10 years. The explosive report shocked everyone.

Wendy followed up by saying she was going to stay with her man and gave an infamous “don’t believe the hype” quote about all the stories.

Three days later reports surface that Wendy’s husband may be expecting a child with his side chick.

Wendy denies the reports but takes an extended hiatus from her show.

Wendy keeps pushing her show return back amid turmoil with her staff and rumors the show as a whole is in jeopardy

Wendy returned on March 4th and denied any intention of leaving her husband.

Wendy announced on her show that she was living in a sober house, meanwhile, pictures surface alleging that Kevin was spending time with his mistress while Wendy was recovering

March 26th, Kevin’s mistress gives birth to a baby

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When pressed about it all, Wendy flossed her gigantic wedding ring, insinuating that the union is going strong despite it all. Wow.

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Jussie Smollett Faces Lawsuit Over ‘Attack’ … Could Get Him Fired from ‘Empire’

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Jussie Smollett may have just been checkmated by the City of Chicago, and it could cost him his “Empire” job.

The City is now demanding he pay $130k for the overtime required to investigate the now-infamous “attack.” A City official sent Jussie a demand letter, but his people have already rejected the request, saying the only person owed anything is Jussie — as in, an apology from the Mayor and Police Superintendent.

This has now set up a courtroom showdown, and sources connected to the Mayor tell TMZ … they will absolutely file a civil case to get the money. Under the law, the City can actually collect 3 times the actual amount owed as a penalty — meaning around $390,000.

If Jussie fights it in court, his “attack” case will be fully litigated. A judge will have to decide if the attack was fake before deciding whether Jussie is required to pay. What’s more, the judge would only have to rule that it’s more likely than not — 51/49 percent — that Jussie faked the attack. That’s a much lower standard of proof than a criminal case, which requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt for a conviction.

Now here’s the hard part for Jussie. If a judge rules the attack was fake, it gives the honchos at “Empire” all the ammo they need to say he’s fired, despite the fact the State’s Attorney has dismissed the criminal case.

And, to add insult to injury, if Jussie loses the case but refuses to pay the judgment, the City can execute on the judgment, and that would include garnishing wages and freezing bank accounts — including his “Empire” salary.

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Future was flexing in Hong Kong. On Wednesday (March 27), the Atlanta rapper performed at Reebok’s Shanghai Fashion Week show in China.

The “March Madness” rapper wasn’t the only headliner at the Shanghai Fashion Week opening show with Chinese superstar singer/actor William Chan also appearing.

The show was themese “The Other Side” and featured Reebok styles from the brand’s forthcoming Fall/Winter 2019 collection as well as current Spring/Summer 2019 styles which could be purchased immediately after the show. Reebok is one of SFW partner brands.

“Whether through innovations like The Pump technology that gave birth to the Instapump Fury or brand partnerships like CrossFit and Les Mills that helped spark a global fitness movement, Reebok has always been daring and bold, willing to do what many other sports brands have not,” said Reebok President Matt O’Toole via a press statement. “Now we’re doing it again at Shanghai Fashion Week. We know the future of style, trend and innovation will come from Asia, especially China.”

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Spotlighted at the show was the new  ADVANCED CONCEPTS’ Sole Fury sneaker. Designed by Helen Kirkum, the show utilizes elements of Reebok’s 3D Opus 98, Instapump Fury, Run.R 96 and Ventilator models.

Reebok recently opened its Creation Center Asia (CCA). Based in Shanghai, CCA is focused on pinpointing local consumer trends to potentially help influence Asian markets.

As for Future, who was well received, could he help ease diplomatic relations between the United States and China? We could only hope.

Check out photos from the festivities in the gallery.

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Alex Decides To Take Legal Action Against Ceaser On 'Black Ink Crew'

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The battle between Ceaser and his former employees Alex and Donna is going the legal route, Tati is learning the hard way Ted ain’t sh*t, and Sky is going through growing pains being a business owner and mother. Just another week on VH1’s Black Ink Crew.

The episode picks right back up with Donna and Alex. The tattoo artist (we’re not talking about Donna) got the news that his injury is permanent and he will no longer be able to tattoo anymore. Rightfully devastated because tattooing is his primary source of income and providing for his son he has no idea what he is going to do. Donna who is down for her man, vows to help him get even with their former boss. She comes up with the idea that we all have been screaming at our television that Alex should sue Ceaser and hit him where it hurts.

The couple decides to talk to a lawyer, and at first, Alex wasn’t sure if (rolls eyes) if he should sue his former boss but eventually came to his senses and agreed to go forward with his potential lawsuit.

Last week Walter came up with the “brilliant” idea to shoot his co-workers and put them in a calendar and sell it to help him raise the money to get out of the projects. While we wouldn’t mind seeing Krystal in the lingerie, she rocked for her photos nobody wants to see Tati or anyone else from the shop as the month’s change. Moving along episode 3 opens up with Ceaser telling Walt his calender idea flopped (no kidding) and decides that the gang should take the little money they have and flip it at the Foxwoods casino.

When the dysfunctional crew arrives at Foxwoods things immediately go south when Ceaser suddenly falls ill. With tattoo shop mogul hunched over on a couch, his concerned employees decided to call 911 to get him some help. The paramedics arrived and determined he was having issues with his blood sugar. A lot of watchers were skeptical and felt he might be suffering from eating too many edibles.

Ceaser is going to be okay, but while he was recuperating, newest cast member Young Bae’s mom tried to deliver the papers saying her boss is being sued, but Ted sends her away. Ceaser might pop a blood vessel when he finds out this news.

Anyway, its time to go make Walt some money so he can get the hell out of the projects and as you can imagine that also doesn’t go that well. But hey it made for great entertainment and we get to see Krystal try her hand at the slots and the crew blow money on the tables.

Speaking of Krystal, Bae and Kitty once again take on the role of reporting bad news to a friend. They revealed to Tati that while riding around with Ceaser, they conveniently spotted Ted and shop’s newest tattoo artist on a coffee or dinner date. As you can imagine Tati was heated, especially having just gotten over Ted’s behavior that more than likely led to the brick being thrown through Black Ink’s glass. She immediately runs to Ted’s room to confront her onesie wearing boyfriend. He explains to Tati that she is overreacting and they just had coffee and nothing more, but we all know that’s nonsense.

Last but not least Sky realizes that being a successful business owner doesn’t happen overnight. She flys back to Miami to find out why her shop isn’t making any money but quickly realizes that yeah screaming and yelling at her employees isn’t the best approach. She is also going through growing pains being a mom as well, Sky is down in the dumps after getting into an argument with her son Des about her not giving him his father’s number, and she lashed out at him.

Sky revealed to her friend that she said some things to her son that should have not have said, but also feels he doesn’t entirely understand the situation fully because his father’s behavior was just ridiculous.

We can’t wait to see how things play out next week’s episode, in the meantime hit the gallery below to see the reaction from viewers to last night’s episode of Black Ink Crew.

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Tasha Smith Reacts Angrily To Question About Jussie Smollett

Now that felony charges against Jussie Smollett‘s have been dropped, some of the folks who publicly abandoned him now have to eat a lil’ crow.

TMZ caught up with Empire regular Tasha Smith and she was none-too-pleased to be held accountable for her public actions.

Peep how spicy she got when asked about not supporting Jussie…

Tasha mad because she got called out for some s#!t SHE said. SMH.

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*Some On My Block and Family Matters spoilers below

Once upon a time, the biggest nerd on T.V. was none other than Steve Urkel.

The character took over the 90s sitcom Family Matters with his unabashed brilliance, his extreme clumsiness and his unweathered love for his next door neighbor Laura Winslow. The nerdy teen, played by Jaleel White, helped the show garner a massive following. Not to mention, Urkel became a franchise phenomenon, complete with his own toy doll and even a cereal brand. Finally, the nerds were getting their shine, and it was a major plus that he was Black.

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However, since the 90s, various incarnations of the Black nerd and nerds of color have popped up and upon further reflection, Steve hasn’t aged as well from when he first hit the scene in 1989.

Netflix’s On My Block is the latest show to portray nerds of color in ways that are a lot more realistic and nuanced than the Urk-man. The show, which begins its second season on March 29, takes place in Freeridge, Los Angeles, a fictional equivalent to the South Central area of L.A. The series follows four friends as they endure the typical woes of being a teenager, while also navigating a neighborhood conflicted by gangs. 

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Cesar (Diego Tinoco) is the suave teen of the group who finds himself deciding between gang life and an academic future. Monse (Sierra Capri) is the tomboy-ish Afro-Latina who tries to keep everyone together, while also pursuing a romantic relationship with Cesar.

Then there’s Ruby (Jason Genao), whose charming way with words can get him out of the toughest situation (or screw them up). And finally, there’s Jamal (Brett Gray), who’s trying to avoid football at all costs and pursue an urban legend of big money buried in his neighborhood.

The show balances heavy topics of gun violence, absent parents, and teen romance with an intelligent humor that’s typical of nerd characters. However, whereas shows like Family Matters thrived off the damaging attributes of nerd-iness, On My Block opts for a more complex route.

For example, watching Family Matters as an adult, one might start to realize…

Steve was kind of trash.

Although he was brilliant, Urkel wreaked a lot of havoc in the Winslow’s life with little to no accountability. He destroyed property, he constantly intruded on family business, and he often sabotaged relationships the Winslows had with other people. In many instances, he even put their lives in danger, especially Carl, the father of the family.

For example, in one episode, Carl was gracious enough to teach Steve how to drive after much resistance and after he learned that his blood pressure was high. Of course, in the midst of their lesson, Steve doesn’t listen to Carl, and he ends up backing into Carl’s garage door, destroying loads of property and putting Carl’s life in danger.

Ultimately, the blame is put on Carl for not managing his anger and for not following his doctor’s orders. Little attention is shown to Steve’s recklessness or inability to listen. On top of this, there’s no reference to whether Steve financially reimburses the Winslows for the damage he causes. We just assume a middle class family can repair their garage, no sweat. All is well in the end, and Steve is still tolerated.

Now I know what you’re thinking…this might be a little too much digging for one episode of a sitcom. However, the formula is repeated constantly throughout the series to the point where a once enjoyable character can become a complete nuisance when watching as an adult.

On My Block creates the opposite effect. The nerd-ness is vast and usually doesn’t incite terror or undeserved sympathy. These teens are held accountable to each other. They protect each other when necessary and call each other out when someone messes up.

Cesar is arguably a scholastic nerd, yet he still gets caught up in the violence of gang life, something his three friends try to get him out of.

Monse is an awkward girl, who might have some tomboy ways, but she’s still able to explore her sexuality without any proverbial shame.

Ruby is a brilliant teen who still has family responsibilities, but makes time to pursue his love interest Olivia…and even his pursuit seems healthier than the ways Steve pursued Laura. While Steve smothers Laura with his presence and might try to sabotage her relationship with other guys, Ruby listens to Olivia and treads lightly if it’s conveyed that he’s getting too intense.

Jamal also portrays a more realistic journey of a nerd. While Steve was unapologetic about being an unconventional Black man, Jamal had to put on an athletic mask so he wouldn’t disappoint his parents. It was only by the end of a later episode that Jamal decided to be true to himself and tell his parents that he didn’t like football. Amazingly, they accepted it, letting other nerds out there know that outside pressures are real but in the end, staying true can have wonderful results.

In 2019, high waters and glasses no longer signal the makings of a nerd who should get our laughs or emotional investment. Instead, nerds of color can now be complex characters with real issues, societal pressures and jeans that sit comfortably below their navels.

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