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Colin Kaepernick was blackballed from the NFL after taking a knee to bring awareness to the cause of police brutality. White people were incensed that a Black man would dare challenge AmeriKKKa on its promise to treat people equally under the law. The vitriol was palpable and taking a knee became one of the most divisive behaviors that one could perform publicly. Since then, Kaep has settled a lawsuit with the league that paid him an unknown but more-than-likely-extravagant amount of money. It has been six years since the former 49er’s QB1 put on pads and most people suspected that he would never play in the NFL ever again…

Colin Kaepernick Works Out For Las Vegas Raiders

According to reporting from ESPN, Colin Kaepernick had an official workout with the Las Vegas Raiders and it appears that there may be some light at the end of the turbulent tunnel.

For those who are unaware of the context of this opportunity, allow us to explain. Raiders owner Mark Davis is the son of legendary Raiders owner Al Davis. The elder has long been respected for giving players and executives opportunities when the rest of the league would not. Specifically, Al Davis was the first NFL owner to draft a Black head coach in Art Shell, he hired the first woman chief executive in Amy Trask, and draft the first Black quarterback in Eldridge Dickey. Fairness and inclusiveness has been part of the Raiders DNA for decades now and we’re glad to see it continue via this line-breaking workout.

We want to stress that this does NOT mean that the Raiders have guaranteed Kaep anything. However, considering the charade that the league has been putting on for the past few years, this is the first legitimate shot that #7 has gotten to get back to the game he loves.

We’ll be watching.

 

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N.O.R.E has been killing it with the Drank Champs podcast on REVOLT becoming one of the premier hip-hop podcasts. Just recently he has had guests such as Kanye West, Pusha T, A$AP Rocky, and Snoop Dogg just to name a few. The format of the show is having an intimate conversation over drinks with a peer which is always sure to deliver iconic hip-hop stories.

N.O.R.E Calls Out Rappers For Not Doing Interviews With Hip-Hop Media

 

Last night Noreaga took to Twitter to vent about artists going to big media platforms and skipping entirely over hip-hop. David Letterman was one of the outlets that he mentioned and people were quick to bring Cardi B into the mix as she appears on the latest episode of the host’s Netflix show. However, this isn’t a new frustration coming from hip-hop outlets or even black outlets journalists for that matter.

 

Journalists in entertainment have been speaking out on this for years. For example, on movie red carpets there has been a long pattern of publicists taking their clients past black outlets for the more mainstream outlets.

The problem could be within the people managing the talent’s schedule or the talent feeling that they’re “too good” but something has to give. In our culture, we have too many podcasts dominating the charts to skip by them and ignore the audience that’s helped fuel their craft.

Noreaga cleared the air this morning stating he was not singling out Cardi B for those who were instigating a potential beef.

An n’credibly fertile father is the gift that keeps on giving…

 

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The pregnant mother of Nick Cannon’s eighth child, Bre Tiesi, raised eyebrows Wednesday after she posted a few photos on Instagram looking pretty coupled up alongside the “Wild N’ Out creator.

Wearing a bright orange bikini top and a matching sarong, Tiesi, 29, walked along the beach with Cannon hand in hand. Her precious baby bump was on full display too, decked out in a gold belly chain.

“BabyMoonin 🌙💙👶🏽 I still just can’t believe it… babyc mommy and daddy love u so much already,” the bustling real estate agent captioned the photo.

Cannon and Tiesi spark romance rumors

Another picture in the series captured the 41-year-old daytime talk show host cradling Tiesi’s belly, but fans in the comment section couldn’t help but notice the third slide which pictured the star planting a kiss on the mother-to-be’s lips.

“Such a beautiful couple,” wrote one user on Instagram.

While another person commented:

“So happy for you two!!”

Tiesi nor Cannon have confirmed if they are in fact dating, but this isn’t the first time that they have sparked romance rumors. In April, the couple did a sexy maternity photoshoot which showed them getting super close and frisky with each other.  

Back in March, Tiesi sat down with E! News’ Daily Pop where she revealed that she and the “Masked Singer” host had “a long history” with one another for “almost a decade.”

“I think some people have their idea of conventional relationships and certain things, but we have a beautiful relationship. Everything is so supportive and positive,” the savvy investor told viewers.

“I think for me, my family, my relationship, that’s my business and I support everything and everyone involved and I’m just really excited to have my son,” she added.

 

Nick Cannon says he isn’t “built” for marriage

As for Cannon, it doesn’t look like he’ll be considering monogamy anytime soon. During a recent interview on the  It’s Tricky With Raquel Harper podcast, the star said he doesn’t think he’s cut out for marriage.

“Getting the government involved in my relationship, like that whole paperwork stuff? Nah. But if it’s something on a spiritual or holistic ritual I’m all for it,” the Nickelodeon alum expressed.

The actor continued:

“We can go have a ceremony somewhere…why would government be involved in your love life? Like that just seems so bizarre to me…’cause if you go to the core of what it was all about it’s really a business and to bring business and love together, I’ve experienced it, that’s a tough one to get involved with.”

Although his eight-year-long marriage with Mariah Carey was one of the  “greatest experiences” of his life, Cannon admitted that after their union ended, he didn’t want to jump back into the married life.

“You know what it is, once I gave my all to a scenario going forward I’d have to be presented with something I’ve never seen before and never experienced in order for me to be willing to go back to do something like that,” he said, before adding:

“Marriage and all that goes into that, it’s a lot. Like anybody who’s married knows what that is—you’re literally entering a partnership that says when two become one, and I know I’m not built for that.”

Earlier this week, the Power 106 radio host claimed that he scheduled a consultation for a vasectomy but we’ll see if he actually follows through with it.

 

Cannon buys his baby momma Abby De La Rosa a new car

In the meantime, it looks like the “N’Credible” headphone founder is keeping another mother of his children happy.

DJ Abby De La Rosa, who shares twins with Cannon, gushed about receiving a brand new Range Rover from the entertainer on Instagram.

“Got the sweetest delivery yesterday!” she wrote. “Y’all already know a hater keyed my range – this time around bd wanted them to hate harder!! Thank you Nick for the insane upgrade,” she added.

What do you think about Nick Cannon’s views on marriage? Tell us down below!

 

Just say no to bad ideas about how to address gun violence…

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Quinta Brunson, who leveraged viral video fame into a fruitful career as a comedy writer addressed fans via Twitter after being inundated with requests for a “school shooting” episode following the Uvalda Elementary School massacre that took place May 24, 2022.

Quinta Brunson Reveals Multiple Requests For “Abbott Elementary” School Shooting

The shooting, which claimed the lives of an entire 4th-grade class and 2 adult staff members, prompted some misguided fans to feel like the show’s writer and creator should include a school shooting at the beloved Abbott Elementary to bring awareness to the issue.

Premiering in December 2021, “Abbott Elementary,” centers on a public elementary school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where the teachers are outnumbered, underfunded, and struggling to keep afloat under the poor leadership of a district that could care less about the safety, education, and well being of the students. The show boasts a cast of colorful characters portrayed by Sheryl Lee Ralph, Lisa Ann Walter, Tyler James, and Quinta herself, who plays a passionate, sprightly 2nd-grade teacher. Janelle James is hysterical as Principal Ava Coleman and the show has been renewed for a 2nd season.

Following requests that she write the season finale to include a school shooting, Quinta wasted no time firing back in a series of tweets stating:

“wild how many people have asked for a school shooting episode of the show I write. people are that deeply removed from demanding more from the politicians they’ve elected and are instead demanding ‘entertainment.’ I can’t ask ‘are yall ok’ anymore because the answer is ‘no.’”

Quinta Brunson Tweets About Need For Public To Demand Change From Public Officials

The comedy queen continued the thread by encouraging viewers to turn their request to their local politicians who have a better chance to make lasting change.

“please use that energy to ask your elected official to get on Beto time and nothing less. I’m begging you,” she added citing former US Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who interrupted Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s press conference about the shooting, demanding gun reform.

Quinta closed her Twitter thread by asking viewers to consider why they believe a shooting at “Abbott Elementary” would be appropriate or helpful in enacting change in the following tweet, “I don’t want to sound mean, but I want people to understand the flaw in asking for something like this. we’re not okay. this country is rotting our brains. im sad about it.”

Congratulations to the cast and production crew of Abbott Elementary on the series renewal and kudos to Quinta for keeping the violence out of our favorite fictional educational facility.

Do you think fans are out of line for wanting Abbott Elementary to shine a light on school violence or do you think this could ultimately prove to be helpful?

 

Bobby Brown is Cassius’ latest cover star and the King of R&B is getting raw and real ahead of the premiere of his A&E’s docuseries Biography: Bobby Brown and reality series Bobby Brown: Every Little Step. 

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In the Cassius cover story, Brown is dubbed the “embodiment of the struggle and glory of the culture’s most game-changing era” while being revered as an entrepreneur, a husband, and a doting dad who tackled his addiction struggles.

Brown candidly confessed that he has intentions to “fully stay sober.”

“It’s been therapeutic to go through [my life], remember it, and process it to where I can live the rest of my life in a clean, healthy manner,” Brown tells Kierna Mayo for Cassius. “It is what it is. I’m glad I got it out.”

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Bobby Brown Speaks On Mourning In Cassius Cover Story

Elsewhere in the interview, Brown also opens up about the shocking losses he’s faced in his life.

He of course publicly mourned the losses of ex-wife Whitney Houston and not one, but two of his children to drug overdoses (Bobbi Kristina in 2015 and Bobby Jr. in 2020), but Brown’s grieving actually started at an early age.

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The singer shared that in his childhood he struggled with the loss of his grandmother, and then later with the loss of his childhood friend Jimmy. He credits music, which his grandma introduced him to, as being a coping mechanism.

“But it actually started when I lost my grandmother,” Brown tells Cassius. “I was about 10 or 11. She was like my best friend. She was my best friend. My grandmother was the one that introduced me to music, the one that realized I was special as far as music was concerned. So, it started with her.

“Not wanting to let her go, I was finding comfort in music and performing in talent shows,” he adds. “That was something that helped me get through the loss of her. After that, that’s what I fall on whenever I suffer a loss. Music. I find comfort in it, you know?”

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He also opened up about dealing with the pain of so much loss and shared what keeps him centered.

“It does feel unfair,” Brown who likened mourning to a “little piece of him drifting away,” admits. “But with prayer, and knowing that my God, he does things beyond what I can comprehend. He—she—wouldn’t just subject me to inner pain. I’m always gonna have that inner peace because of prayer.”

Brown is joined by his wife Alicia Etheredge-Brown in the interview and she praises him for being a provider. She also poses for some stunning shots with her husband taken by photographer Michael Rowe.

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Beautiful!

For more of Bobby Brown’s Cassius cover click HERE. 

 

On Sunday, May 22 the premier global street dance competition, #RedBullDanceYourStyle, completed its U.S. run, and royalty reigned supreme with the crowning of the U.S. champion.

David “The Crown” Stalter stunned an audience Sunday when he took home the top spot by showcasing his expertise and unstoppable energy during his improvisational, 1:1 battles.

 

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Now with this win under his belt, The Crown will go on to represent the USA at the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Finals.

During Sunday’s competition, the Liberian-Korean dancer caught the crowd’s attention with his ability to seamlessly go from locking to breaking and animation.

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Before his big win, he faced off with SonLam who went out swinging and hypnotized the crowd with round after round of his effortless popping and his isolations.

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Ultimately, however, the final round of the competition would go to the self-taught artist who dominated a freestyle performance to Lil Wayne’s “A Milli.”

Garnering the attention and energy of fellow competitors who backed him up, The Crown stirred the crowd into a frenzy. Wrist bands used to vote for the winner of each round immediately lit up red and several were tossed onto the dance floor as an exclamation mark to confirm The Crown’s landslide win.

 

After his win, The Crown dished to BOSSIP about how he got his trademark name.

The Crown Reveals The Meaning Behind His Name

According to the winning creative, years ago he was riddled with anxiety before performing a personal piece dedicated to his father—but an emcee backstage gave him some life-altering words of wisdom.

“‘Yo, you need to own your royalty. Own your heritage. You are who you are. You already got it. Just go out there and be you,’” the emcee told the dancer. “And then he went out there and was like, ‘Alright, y’all! Give it up for The Crown.’”

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With that, the name stuck and took on a deeper meaning.

“And ever since then, everybody’s been calling me that. And that’s when I got the tattoo, because I was like, ‘If that’s what everyone’s calling me then I’ll take it,’” said The Crown. “That name means self-love. It just means own your heritage, own your royalty.”

#RedBullDanceYourStyle Competitors Dish On Expressing #BlackBoyJoy Through Dance

In watching this year’s competition, it was clear that for numerous dancers, this was not only about taking the top spot but also about the unmitigated gaiety that dancing brings them. In particular, the weekend’s competition was bursting with #BlackBoyJoy.

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Coined by New York Times bestselling author Kwame Mbalia, the term “black boy joy” was created to not only show positive images of happy Black boys—but to reaffirm the existence of and the right for them to be unapologetically happy just as they are. For the #DanceYourStyle dancers, that happiness translated to waacking, jookin’, footwork, and various other types of creative expression.

Prince Wayne who won #RedBullDanceYourStyle Atlanta in October told BOSSIP about the #BlackBoyJoy he gets from allowing his body to express his words and considers it therapeutic.

“I started from a place of depression so it helped me to grow out of that,” explained the dancer. “It was the only way I could express it without talking. I feel so happy when I dance, eventually, the happiness started spreading to all the other areas of my life.”

“It’s such a beautiful thing because you don’t need words to do it, people can feel it,” he added. “They can feel everything, feeling [the energy] is such a thing that I think is slept on a lot of the times, so that’s why I feel like dancing is an expression of joy for me. I can move my body and enjoy myself and in my mind, if I have no limits, no rules to what my movement can be.

“I can do whatever I want and that brings me joy.”

Prince Wayne’s statement also rings true to The Crown who told BOSSIP that he went from participating in a church dance troupe to practicing moves at home as a form of escapism. Dance is what he credits with rescuing him.

“I started taking it seriously in high school, cause middle school was a really hard time for me,” shared the winning dancer. “But I feel like in that moment I needed something to like just express. Cause I didn’t have too many friends, I didn’t have the best time at home with my mom and my dad—so I needed something or else or I would’ve ended up in the streets.

“I think it was junior year is when I started to realize like, yo, ‘when I don’t dance, I feel sick,’” he added. “And it was because I’d been suppressing those emotions. Dance really saved my life, and that was when I realized that this isn’t a hobby anymore. I’m very passionate about this, it makes me feel everything.”

 

Dancer Toyin Talks #BlackGirlMagic

Not to be outdone by the fellas, dancer Toyin also weighed in with BOSSIP on expressing joy through dance and offered a #BlackGirlMagic perspective.

One of the fiercest women in the competition who nearly made it to the end, Toyin was a bright beacon of joy as she whipped her knee-length box braids to the beat and showed off her house dance expertise during the #RedBullDanceYourStyle national finals.

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According to the dancer who hails from Washington D.C., the art of dance allows Black women to be their authentic selves instead of having to shrink to fit societal norms.

“Really it’s just being authentic in who we are and not having to hold back,” said the #BlackGirlMagic maker whose traveled worldwide teaching dance. “I’ve seen that a lot lately where we feel like we have to speak a different way and move in a way where we don’t intimidate anyone and [we’re] feeling like we have to support other people instead of being able to take the lead.”

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“I think the way that I have tried to push that is really being authentic in who I am,” she continued. “[Just] standing strong in my truth.”

 

The truth of the matter is that joy can’t be bottled, but it can be expressed.

 

We can all witness even more expressions when The Crown competes in the Red Bull Dance Your Style Word Finals on December 10 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

We’ll be watching. Will you?

-dani canada

Some fans have a “nose” for change…

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however, at least one famous face is claiming the trolls are wrong in her case.

Khloe Kardashian Offended By Trolls Claiming She Had Face Transplants

The Kardashian’s middle sister, Khloe Kardashian is tired of internet trolls saying she’s had extensive plastic surgery on her face, especially a whopping 12 face transplants. The starlet sat down with Amanda Hirsch for some girl talk on Amanda’s Not Skinny but Not Fat podcast where she stated “it did use to bother me when people were [saying] I’ve had 12 face transplants.”

More confused than upset she added “I’m like, Oh my God, I have? I was like ‘That’s crazy.’  It didn’t bother me. It offended me. I just couldn’t figure out why people thought that,” the Good American denim mogul went on.

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Khloé’s look has changed considerably over the years. The first photo in this article includes a side-by-side of Khloe from 2013, back when the reality star was a brunette, next to a shot of her at the 2022 Met Gala.  The photo above captures her about two years later, in 2015. Khloé had begun to favor sporting blonde hair and had begun her “revenge body” transformation after filing for divorce from Lamar Odom. Some changes definitely happen naturally with weight loss, but others require going under the knife.

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Khloe Opens Up About New Nose

“My whole life I would say — I’ve always wanted my nose done, forever,” Kardashian told Robin Roberts in a sit down with the family in April of this year. “But it’s in the middle of your face and it’s scary to think about. But I finally got the courage, and I did it, and I love it.”

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She went on to say that she’d gotten the procedure just a few weeks before she and Tristan Thompson’s daughter turned 3 years old. When a fan tweeted that they had a terrible experience with their nose job Khloe responded with a tweet bragging about her easy, breezy, rhinoplasty recovery and said she wishes she had done it sooner.

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Khloe Admits to Fillers and Bad Botox

Tristan Thompson’s baby mother #2 has been transparent about keeping up with injections and fillers. During the ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ reunion, Khloe told Andy Cohen that she “responded horribly to botox” in the past.

Medical research studies say that bad reactions to botox happen to 1 in 6 users with light complications like bruising, headache, and nausea to more serious complications such as “frozen” features, dizziness, pain, and heart attacks.

Khloé didn’t go into detail about the types of complications, but in 2016 she said on her talk show ‘Kocktails With Khloe,’ “It did not work for me. I looked crazy, and I still think the effects are in there – I went to have it all dissolved like three times,” regarding the fillers she received just before Lamar Odom’s overdose in October of 2015.

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Khloé Responds To Being Treated More Brutally Than Her Sisters

Since the beginning of the Kardashian takeover, Khloe has experienced much more negative criticism and scrutiny over her more traditional looks and larger frame than her sisters. Khloe has repeatedly, vehemently denied having any other plastic surgery outside of her one admitted nose job, but says she just wants to understand why social media trolls seem to think 12 face transplants is a plausible idea for the 37-year-old.

Only 48 face transplants have been reportedly performed since 2020 and are reserved for extreme facial deformities and disfiguration (in cases like burning, etc). Although 12 of them being done on the reality TV star doesn’t seem probable, True Thompson’s mother says that it “sounds amazing later in life, but now, I’m good.” Khloe seems to be completely bewildered by the concerns over her and the changes in her looks.  Khloe has clearly been working on her Revenge Body but revenge face transplants are off of the table for now and she wants her haters to stop the nonsense.

Now that Khloé has addressed the trolls, is it time to leave her alone about her changing face?

It’s been two years since George Floyd’s life was unjustly taken on May 25, 2020, and tributes to him are continuing to roll in.

Today, George Floyd’s hometown of Houston will be unveiling a statue of him in a park created by sculptor Adrienne Rison-Isom.

BlackAmericaWeb reports that entrepreneur and philanthropist Dannette Davis, of Kay Davis Associates, donated $110,000 for the statue titled, “A Conversation with George.” The Floyd Family Foundation was also involved in the creation of this sculpture.

BlackAmericaWeb notes that Rison-Isom did months of research to learn about Floyd to bring the statue to life which is stationed in Tom Bass Park surrounding nature and lakes, a place that reflects his “peaceful demeanor as described by his family and friends.”

“I met with many of Floyd’s family and friends while creating this piece and everyone described him as having a playful, approachable temperament and human nature,” said Isom  about the statue. “I wanted to represent that by sculpting him with a nonintimidating facial expression and easy-going body language.”

“We all witnessed the impact that George Floyd made on the world, but at the end of the day, he was a “regular guy” with a few extraordinary talents,” he added. “He was an athlete and artist, but he was also a father, a son, and a brother, said, Davis. “Just like all of us he was a multi-dimensional human trying to find his way in this world”.

For more and for an up-close look at the statue click HERE.

Six years is a long time to date without putting a ring on it. Wouldn’t you agree?

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It’s Wednesday and we’re just a day away from a brand new episode of ‘Commit Or Quit with Judge Lynn Toler.’ We’ve got a sneak preview clip for your viewing pleasure. In the clip we’re introduced to Antoine, 36, and Kieyesia, 41, who have been dating for six years with no ring in sight.

Antoine and Kieyesia met on social media when Antoine slid into her DMs 6 years ago and the two have been together ever since. Unfortunately, the relationship has been anything but smooth. Antoine’s ex-fiancé, and mother of his child, continues to butt into their relationship. On top of all of the baby mama drama, Antoine’s social media persona is a source of contention for Kieyesia and she doesn’t like that she is completely absent from his world. He thinks she isn’t on his level and after 6 years of dating, both are starting to wonder if their relationship has a future. Unable to pull the trigger themselves, they need Judge Toler to come in and decide as neither is willing to go another 6 years stuck in the same place.  

Crazy how they met on social media but he’s not including her in his social media right? Well things take a quick turn when Judge Toler shows up and tells the couple she’ll marry them immediately if she deems them ready to commit.

Check out the clip below:

Whew, Antoine with the strong, ‘No.’ That can’t be a good sign for the future of this couple!

Here’s what else to expect from the episode:

After experiencing devastating losses, Ayanna and Brian seek Judge Toler’s help to determine if their past baggage is too heavy to carry into the future. When shocking secrets & fertility struggles rock their marriage, Judge Toler decides their fate.

The new episode of ‘Commit Or Quit With Judge Lynn Toler’ “Marriage Is Prison?” premieres Thursday, May 26 at 10PM ET on WeTV.

Will you be watching? 

Steve Kerr, LeBron James, Chris Evans, and more celebrities react to the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas at Robb Elementary School.

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Yesterday, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, killing 21 people. Of the 21 people who lost their lives, 19 were young children, and the other two were teachers who died fighting to protect those babies.

Unfortunately, this isn’t new. Mass shootings have almost become a normal part of life in the United States, but every time it happens, it still gives the same, uneasy feeling in our stomachs. Just last week, a gunman killed 10 Black people at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York while live-streaming his rampage on twitch.

Gun laws have always been a topic in America, year after year, as the United States continues to be the  country with more mass shootings than days in the year. After every mass shooting, everyone emotionally talks about gun control, yet nothing changes. Even without change, it’s still important to speak up on these issues and never let them become a normal thing or treat it as a way of life in the states. Several celebrities took to social media to speak out about the senseless shooting hoping that this time, things will change.

When will senseless gun violence ever end?

Steve Kerr once again spoke out during a press conference with anger and frustration we all should share. You can watch his comments below, then click the jump to see reactions from others such as LeBron James, DJ Khaled, Barack Obama, and Chris Evans.

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The shooter has been identified as Salvador Ramos who police believe acted as a lone wolf shooter

Officials say Ramos is apparently from the town of Uvalde, which is 85 miles west of San Antonio, and that he was born on May 16, 2004, reports Click2Houston.

“He shot and killed horrifically, incomprehensibly, 14 students and killed a teacher. Mr. Ramos, the shooter, he himself is deceased and it’s believed that responding officers killed him,”Texas Governor Greg Abbott told a news briefing.
“It’s believed that he abandoned his vehicle, and entered into the Robb elementary school Uvalde with a handgun, and he may have also had a rifle, but that’s not yet confirmed according to my most recent report,” Abbott added.

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Another mass shooting has struck an American city and small children are once again the victims. News just broke that Uvalde, Texas can now be added to the ever-growing list of cities that we will never forget as a place where evil prospered and the blood of the innocent was spilled.

14 Students And 1 Teacher Killed In Mass Shooting At Texas Elementary School

Fourteen Robb Elementary School students and one teacher have been killed by a 19-year-old male. Early reports via ABCNews state that the gunman entered the school with a handgun and perhaps a rifle but that has not officially been confirmed at this time.

The shooter has been killed as a result of police engagement and not suicide. Shortly after 2 pm, parents were told that all students at the school had been transferred to Sgt. Willie Deleon Civic Center where they can be reunited with their loved ones. Uvalde police stated at a press conference that the victims were in second, third, and fourth grade. According to DailyMail, the shooter also shot his own grandmother prior to being killed, her condition is currently unknown.

The Houston branch of the ATF is currently investigating the situation in addition to the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, and local authorities.

We will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

Atlanta Protest Held In Response To Police Custody Death Of Minneapolis Man George Floyd

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Do you remember those SpelHouse college kids that the Atlanta Police Department terrorized during the 2020 summer of protests? Taniyah Pilgrim and Messiah Young were captured in a viral being dragged out of a car and shot with a taser for simply trying to drive on the street. Apparently, driving should be added to the list of things that make bacon-wrapped boys in blue feel empowered to you.

Charges Dropped Against Atlanta Cops Who Tasered College Students

We have reported extensively on the Taniyah and Messiah’s plight with the APD pertaining to the pain and emotional trauma they suffered while exercising their right to protest peacefully. According to 11Alive, there has been an insult added to their injury. The Cherokee County District Attorney’s Office has decided to drop the charges against the officers involved and deeming their use of force as justified.

“The evidence, in this case, shows that the involved officers’ use of force was the direct result of Mr. Young and Ms. Pilgrim’s resistance to and noncompliance with the officers’ instructions,” prosecutors said. “The facts indicate that the officers’ actions were taken in response to Mr. Young’s and Ms. Pilgrim’s active resistance to the officers’ directives. It is also clear from the evidence that the use of the Taser, and indeed any force used by the officers ended immediately once Mr. Young and Ms. Pilgrim were subdued.”

The statement that was released by the prosecutor Samir Patel noted pointlessly that the two teens were out past the legal curfew. Patel went on to talk about looting and arson that took place on that evening, none of which had anything to do with Taniyah nor Messiah. The inclusion of such language only serves to paint them as miscreants. As far as Patel is concerned, these two deserved what they got. It’s f***ing disgusting.

“The civil unrest on May 29 and May 30, 2020, resulted in looting, damage, and destruction to the City of Atlanta. When their city needed them, Investigators Gardner and Streeter drove into the chaos putting their lives at risk as they had done so many times to arrest the violent fugitives who prey on Atlanta citizens,”

Back in 2020, Messiah said that the dragging and tasering wasn’t even the worst that they suffered that tragic evening.

“He did the worse thing,” Pilgrim said about one of the officer’s actions. “Walking me and Messiah off he said that he was going to shoot us. This is stuff that shouldn’t be said after all the trauma.”

Another day, another group of cops getting away with abusing Black bodies.