Police Release New Information About Freddie Gray’s Case.

 

freddie-gray-baltimore-police-deathAs America watches the people of Baltimore rise up against the oppression of police brutality, those of us who are not in geographical proximity to the Maryland city have still undoubtedly been affected by the stories that led to these protests and others that have occurred in recent memories.

Baltimore is angry and looking for answers in the death of 25 year old Freddie Gray, the man that was injured in police custody on April 12– which left him with his spine 80 percent severed. He died April 19. It is still unclear exactly what happened the day they arrested him, but Baltimore Police Department announced new information today.

According to newly obtained footage, the van carrying Gray made a previously unknown stop before arriving at the police station.

Via ABC News:

“Detectives say the police van picked up Gray after he ran from police. They then made one stop previously known to officers, but made another stop that police said today they did not learn about until investigating the case further. From that second stop, they made another stop before making a fourth stop to pick up another prisoner. They then went to the police station, according to Deputy Commissioner Kevin Davis, who headed the Baltimore Police Department’s investigation of the case.

The announcement came as Police Commissioner Anthony Batts announced that their department had completed its portion of the investigation a day earlier than expected and handed over all information to the Baltimore State’s Attorney Office to handle the rest of the case.

Batts said 30 detectives had been assigned to the Gray investigation, and their “focus was this case and only this case.”

“We have exhausted every lead … this does not mean the investigation is over,” he said.”

 

 

Ciara Poses for L’Officiel Singapore May 2015 Issue, Plus New Song “Dance Like We’re Making Love”

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Why is Ciara so fine, though?

Before she sets out on her nationwide tour to support her upcoming album, Jackie, Cici is slaying a magazine cover while posing for Singapore’s L’Officiel May 2015 issue.

Big beautiful hair and a smokey-eyed stare exude 60s mod glamour as she strikes a pose. On the cover, she’s wearing a sexy snakeskin dress from Armani. In the pic below, she serves it up in a custom Givenchy piece.

Wonder if Future is kicking himself over his ex-fiancée now?

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Speaking of Ciara’s new music, a new interlude entitled “B.M.F.” from her album has been leaked, along with the new track “Dance Like We’re Making Love.” Check them out below.

 

 

Watch: the “Chocoloate City” Trailer

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Mark your calendars, ladies. “Chocolate City” is about to open up!

With a cast including  Michael Jai White, Vivica A. Fox, Robert Ri’chard, Tyson Beckford and  Ginuwine, the theater is about to heat all the way up.

White will play the owner of the club where Tyson’s character “Adrian” works. Adrian used to be the star performer but must deal with his fading popularity as a new kid  steals the show.

Welcome to Chocolate City, where the music is hot, the mood is magical, and the exotic male dancers are simply delicious. Women go wild as these toned, talented men make fantasies come true – and the arrival of a young, new exotic dancer has the spot sizzling like never before. At home, he is Michael, an inner city college student struggling to help his mother make ends meet. However, when his part time job doesn’t pay the bills, Michael begins to find success at a nightclub dancing as “Sexy Chocolate.” As the money starts rolling in, Michael must deal with the unexpected pressure of being the female clubgoers’ favorite flavor while hiding his new “job” from his mother and girlfriend. 

Watch the trailer below before the movie hits theaters for limited release May 2nd.

 

 

Thank You: Deray McKesson Ignores Wolf Blitzer’s Attempt to Bait Him Into Speaking Negatively About the Baltimore Protests

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It is no secret that the media feeds viewers the images that they want  to be seen. They tell you what they want you to know and the thoughts the they want you to think.  Deray McKesson, however, will not be had… and he proved it during an interview yesterday with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer regarding the mass protests going on in Baltimore, Maryland.

Blitzer was obviously trying to get him to feed into the negative narrative that has flood news coverage of the events in Baltimore and he even went so far as to use the tired comparisons of the situation today to the protests led by Dr. Martin Luther King.

Thank you for swerving! Stop letting other people tell our story for us and control the conversation.

The most frustrating part of these events, especially when watching from the outside, is that you begin to see how people really feel. You begin to see that most people have not intention of trying to understand why America is in a general state of unrest, particularly in regards to police brutality and racism. It is important to know that while there are other ways to protest, the violence that people are rising against– the violence at the hands of law enforcement– has made people feel trapped and as though they need to fight their way out.  Deray articulated it perfectly when he said that one doesn’t have to  condone the actions to understand the actions.

#prayingforbaltimore

Watch Todrick Hall’s Epic Beyoncé Mash-Up

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Season 9 American Idol semi-finalist, Todrick Hall is serving Beyoncé life in his latest YouTube video.

The singer covers Queen Bey’s entire discography in 4 minutes by rearranging lyrics into the single greatest Beyoncé tune you’ve heard[ to date. Check it out below.

 

If you’re looking for more Todrick, his MTV reality series of the same name will premiere in August.

Celebrities Speak On Baltimore Protests

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Following the death of a young Baltimore man, the city is currently uprising against the oppression of police brutality.

Freddie Gray was a 25-year-old Baltimore man who died April 19, after being injured during an arrest a week prior. A family attorney has said that the man’s spine was 80 percent severed.   Gray was arrested on April 12, after Gray and another man “fled unprovoked upon noticing police presence.” However, when they arrested him, it was “without force or incident.”

Celebrities are reacting as the city stands up. Check out what they are saying below.

 

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Prom Makeup: 3 of Our Favorite YouTube Looks

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Prom season is in full effect and we know that you are trying to look your best.

If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect makeup look that you can do yourself, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Youtube videos with stunning looks that are incredibly affordable with drugstore products.

You probably already own a lot of these things. Score! Check out some of our favorites below.

First up is a gold look that is universally flattering on all skintones and offers tons of options for lip colors.

Fay’s channel

If you’re the kind of girl that likes a lot of drama on the eyes, here’s a dark and smokey look for you.

Jackie’s channel

If you like to keep the eyes simple but prefer bold lips, we think that this look is super versatile.  False lashes will open up the eyes and you can choose your favorite bold lip color as the focus.

Destiny’s channel

Bonus tips:

Make sure you take your lip color of choice with you to reapply throughout the night for pictures.

If you get shiny, pack blotting papers. Feeling cheap? Use a piece of clean toilet seat cover and press it against y0ur oily spots to absorb excess.  Tissue also works.