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David Banner issued a sincere apology to a Georgia family whose loved one was killed in an accident involving the rapper.

In a video shared on his Instagram page, Banner acknowledged the Evans family and apologized for the pain and suffering they endured.

Banner, 46, shared a video on Instagram.com on Friday, which he captioned, "My Condolences to The Evans Family and Friends."
 

Earlier this week, Banner posted a (now deleted) photo of his totaled car, with the caption: "People think they know but have no idea. I still have a concussion."

The family of the other driver, who was killed in the crash, accused Banner of vehicular homicide.

"He's talking about a concussion (poor him) try posting that he killed my cousin in that accident!!!!" wrote a family member, who tagged Instagram blog @theshaderoom.

"A lot of you may not know but my brother Jeremy Evans was and a fatal car accident on December29 2019 he was a the Toyota and the other driver @davidbanner was in that truck the police are trying to give my brother fault for the accident and saying speeding didn't play a factor my brother was hit from the side if speed didn't play a factor why does both vehicles look like this if sleep if speed didn't play a factor how much my brother died on impact but it's all just a big cover because of who @davidbanner is but now it’s time for the truth to come to light"???#justiceforjeremy#explorepage #Thetruth"

 

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A lot of you may not know but my brother Jeremy Evans was and a fatal car accident on December29 2019 he was a the Toyota and the other driver @davidbanner was in that truck the police are trying to give my brother fault for the accident and saying speeding didn’t play a factor my brother was hit from the side if speed didn’t play a factor why does both vehicles look like this if sleep if speed didn’t play a factor how much my brother died on impact but it’s all just a big cover because of who @davidbanner is but now it’s time for the truth to come to light y’all tag @theshaderoom as much as you can for me @theshaderoom @davidbanner @fox5atlanta @cbs46 #LLJ???#justiceforjeremy #explorepage #Thetruth

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My brother did 10 years in prison and came to better his life and take care of his sons 3 months after he came home he was a fatal car accident @davidbanner was the driver of tge other he’s complaining that he still has a concussion but what about my brother who lost his life what about his sons who had to grow up without a father what about the pain we have to deal with on a daily base waking up and realizing he’s really gone it wasn’t just a bad dream and not to mention @davidbanner you knew my brother was dead on the scene and you didn’t try to reach out to us and apologize or anything it’s been almost 9 months and still on apology or nun how could you sleep knowing you killed someone and didn’t do anything about but get it covered up #LLJ??? #Justiceforjeremy @theshaderoom #exlorepage

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The White House will begin blocking app downloads of TikTok and WeChat starting this Sunday, Sept. 20, Tech Crunch reports.

The U.S. Commerce Department will enforce shutdowns of TikTok and WeChat, after President Donald Trump announced plans in August to ban the apps in this country amid security concerns.

Despite the ban on TikTok downloads this Sunday, a November 12 reprieve gives Chinese-owned TikTok until after the election to complete a complicated purchase deal with Oracle, Walmart and their partners without an interruption in service.

According to Businessinsider.com, "Oracle would own a minority stake in TikTok of less than 20%, while Walmart is also expected to take a stake in the popular social media company."

Walmart CEO Doug McMillion would likely have a seat on a new US board of directors for TikTok's American operations, CNBC reported.

"Today's actions prove once again that President Trump will do everything in his power to guarantee our national security and protect Americans from the threats of the Chinese Communist Party," said Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a statement.

"At the President's direction, we have taken significant action to combat China's malicious collection of American citizens' personal data, while promoting our national values, democratic rules-based norms, and aggressive enforcement of U.S. laws and regulations."

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Nashville, Tennessee officials concealed "extremely low" coronavirus cases coming from bars and restaurants in leaked emails, according to WZTV.

The leaked emails between a senior adviser to Nashville's mayor and a health department official reveal a "disturbing effort" to conceal the low number of coronavirus cases among people who patronize bars and restaurants without wearing masks or face coverings.

"On June 30th, contact tracing was giving a small view of coronavirus clusters. Construction and nursing homes causing problems more than a thousand cases traced to each category, but bars and restaurants reported just 22 cases," according to one leaked email obtained by WZTV.

In the same email chain, Leslie Waller from the health department asks "This isn't going to be publicly released, right? Just info for Mayor's Office?"

"Correct, not for public consumption," writes senior advisor Benjamin Eagles.

In another email exchange, Tennessee reporter Nate Rai asked the health department to clarify the low number of COVID cases coming from bars and restaurants.

"If there have been over 20,000 positive cases of COVID-19 in Davidson and only 80 or so are traced to restaurants and bars, doesn't that mean restaurants and bars aren’t a very big problem?"

His query left health department official Brian Todd scrambling for a suitable response.

He asked five other health officials: "Please advise how you respond. BT."

The response from an official whose name was redacted from the leaked email:

"My two cents. We have certainly refused to give counts per bar because those numbers are low per site. We could still release the total though, and then a response to the over 80 could be "because that number is increasing all the time and we don't want to say a specific number.""

For months now, conservatives have accused health officials of over-exaggerating the coronavirus pandemic to keep Americans on lockdown until after the November elections.

Atlanta has fully reopened after a 3-month lockdown. Every bar and nightclub within the Atlanta city limits is packed with patrons who don't wear masks or social distance.

There has not been a spike in coronavirus cases coming from bars and restaurants in Atlanta.

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David J. Johns penned an interesting opinion piece for theGrio.com, in which he praised Andrew and R. Jai Gillum's diverse Black marriage.

"Let's celebrate Andrew and R. Jai Gillum for finding the freedom to define themselves and their relationship on their terms and for making space for others to do the same," writes Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition.

In an exclusive interview with Tamron Hall that aired on Monday, Gillum, 41, came out as a bisexual man with a wife and three children.

Johns, who is same-gender attracted, asked his readers to celebrate the diversity of the couple's modern family.

"I write to thank my brother, Andrew Gillum, and my sister, R. Jai Gillum, for inviting us in. Andrew and R. Jai are a family. Period, full stop," Johns said.

Johns added: "[T]here is a need to battle systemic oppression and marginalization of people who are members of racial/ethnic and sexual minority communities, there are some among us, like myself, who live public lives to disrupt assumptions that we don't exist."

Johns suggests that Black women should protect Gillum and look beyond the complexities of sharing their men with other men.

Johns continues:

"[T]oo many members of our community suffer, often in silence, because we have not done the work, as a community of diverse Black people, to hold space and to have conversations that honor every member of our community. It is for this reason alone that Black people should commit to protecting Andrew Gillum who is among the first highly visible Black men to identify as bisexual.

"At this moment in the movement for Black lives, let’s celebrate Niecy Nash and Jessica Betts for finding love. Let’s celebrate Andrew and R. Jai Gillum for finding the freedom to define themselves and their relationship on their terms and for making space for others to do the same. Let’s celebrate the culture shift that holds space for Black LGBTQ/SGL people to thrive—as we are—without having to shrink or hide critically important parts of themselves."

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A Georgia deputy who beat a Black man unconscious for refusing to show his driver's license has been fired.

Sean Williams, an attorney for Roderick Walker, a 26-year-old Black male who was repeatedly punched by a Clayton County deputy during a traffic stop, is demanding that criminal charges be filed against the terminated officer.

"They almost killed him," Williams told USA Today. "They committed an aggravated assault on this man and luckily I'm not talking to you about Mr. Walker's death."

According to MSN.com, the incident occurred Friday in Clayton County, Georgia, just south of Atlanta. Video of the assault went viral after it was uploaded to social media by Walker's girlfriend, Juanita Davis.

Williams said Walker, Davis, their 5-month-old son, and Davis' 5-year-old son from a previous relationship, had dropped off a rental car and paid a man $10 to drive them home. Police stopped the vehicle for a broken tail light.

Williams said the deputies asked Walker, who was in the passenger seat, for his ID and Walker stated he did not have one. A struggle ensued when the deputies ordered Walker out of the car for back-talking them.

Davis is heard hysterically screaming "Get off of him" and "Don't kill him. He said he can't breathe, officer."

Her son is heard yelling, "Daddy!" in the background of the video.

The sheriff's office fired one of the deputies, but Williams wants the second officer to be fired also and both should face criminal charges.

The sheriff's office said it turned over the criminal investigation to Clayton County District Attorney Tasha Mosley.

Mosley, who is Black, said in a statement that she had requested materials related to the investigation and would consider charges upon receiving them.

"If the final outcome of the investigation leads us to bring charges we are unsure at this time when it will come before a Grand Jury," Mosley said.

Walker has been transferred to the Fulton County Jail to face outstanding warrants on probation violations in Fulton County.

Williams said Walker was "illegally arrested" and police are using the outstanding warrants to "deflect from their horrendous acts."

"Roderick Walker is in jail solely because he was illegally arrested after being assaulted by Clayton County Sheriff deputies, not because of anything he did during that incident or in the past," Williams said. "Mr. Walker would not be in jail if it were not for this unlawful arrest that violated his legal and constitutional rights."
 

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WNBA star Maya Moore has married the man she helped to free from prison.

The 31-year-old basketball star put her career on hold to help overturn Jonathan Irons' wrongful conviction. The couple exchanged vows as husband and wife, just weeks after Irons was released following a 23-year stint behind bars.

"We wanted to announce today that we are super excited to continue the work that we’ve been doing together, but doing it as a married couple...," she told Good Morning America on Wednesday.

"We got married a couple of months ago. We're excited to share this new chapter of life together."

Irons was originally sentenced to 50 years behind bars in 1998 after he was convicted of breaking into a Missouri home and shooting a homeowner. In March, a judge ruled prosecutors suppressed fingerprint evidence that would have strengthened his defense, and he was released from prison on July 1.

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The 6-foot-1 small forward led the University of Connecticut to two NCAA Championships in 2009 and 2010. She is a 3x WNBA All-Star Game MVP and a 4x WNBA champion (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017).

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A viral video shows a father and his children confronting an absentee mother who hasn't seen the children in months.

We often hear about men abandoning their families, but absentee moms are becoming more common in the Black community.

The fed up father took his son and daughter to the cleaners where their mom worked to confront her while live-streaming on Facebook.

"How many months you ain't see your mama?" he asked their daughter, who responded, "Two months."

"Two months you been running from them," said the angry dad. "And I'ma stay up here 'til the police come!"

Her son told his mom, "You left me in the house alone!"

When an officer arrived, the woman stated she filed a restraining order on her ex, but the cop was unable to find proof of a protective order in the system.

"Ask her how long the kids ain't seen her," the frustrated dad said. "Man, I ain't seen my mama in a month," his son tells the officer. "Two months," his dad corrects him.

The angry dad told the cop he went to the workplace to give his ex some money. He added, he would bring his children to see her again if they asked him to.

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The city of Louisville has agreed to a $12 million settlement with the family of Breonna Taylor. The settlement was announced on Tuesday.

Taylor, 26, was shot to death by police in her apartment six months ago. The deal will include police reforms including a requirement that commanders approve all search warrants before going before a judge, a source told the Courier Journal.

The news of a settlement comes as a grand jury prepares to review evidence in the case this week.

The largest amount Louisville has ever paid in a settlement was $8.5 million to Edwin Chandler in 2012, the Courier Journal reported.

Chandler was wrongfully imprisoned for more than nine years after Detective Mark Handy perjured himself.

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South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, who hit a pedestrian on his way home, has a history of speeding and other traffic violations.

Ravnsborg called police late Saturday night to report he hit a deer on his way home.

The body of 55-year-old Joseph Boever was found on a rural stretch of U.S. Highway 14 the next morning.

The Department of Public Safety issued a statement Monday that said Ravnsborg called police to say he'd hit a deer in the roadway.

Ravnsborg was driving from a GOP fundraiser dinner in Redfield to his home about 110 miles away in Pierre, spokesman Tim Bormann said.

The spokesman said Ravnsborg frequently attended the fundraiser dinners held by the Spink County Republicans at Rooster's Bar & Grill.

While Ravnsborg is known to drink occasionally he was not drinking at the fundraiser. "I didn't see him with anything but a Coke," said state Sen. Brock Greenfield, who attended the dinner.

Ravnsborg received six speeding tickets in South Dakota between 2014 and 2018, according to DPS.

The victim, Joseph Boever, had crashed his truck into a hay bale near the road while reaching for tobacco, according to his cousin Victor Nemec.

Nemec gave Boever a ride home, about 1.5 miles away after 9 p.m. Saturday. The accident happened while Boever was walking back to his truck around 10:30 p.m..

When Boever's relatives hadn't heard from him on Sunday, they saw a report about a fatal accident near where Boever left his truck, and they feared that he was involved.

Victor Nemec said he called the sheriff about 10 a.m. and was told to wait. Hours went by without a call back. Nemec said the family grew suspicious and called 911 and the Highway Patrol after 5 p.m. They were allowed to view the body and make the identification after 8 p.m. Sunday.

"I don't know if cousin Joe was laying on the highway for 22 hours or if they had bagged him up before that," Nemec said.

"A human doesn't look like a deer. The whole thing stinks to me."

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Many are at a loss for words after viewing Tamron Hall's exclusive interview with disgraced Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum that aired on Monday's season 2 premiere of Tamron Hall's show.

Gillum was joined by his wife, R. Jai Gillum, who explained why she accepted Gillum's marriage proposal even after he told her he was male-oriented.

Gillum was caught nude in a South Beach hotel room with a naked male escort in March.

Gillum said he and his wife were in Miami that weekend to attend a friend's wedding. After drinking at a Miami bar for 4 hours, Gillum said he texted "an associate" to hook up.

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He said he woke up several hours later on the bathroom floor in the hotel room where his friend had overdosed.

Sheriff's deputies gave Gillum a ride back to his hotel room, and he took an Uber to the rental home he shared with his wife. R. Jai was asleep when he arrived and he didn't want to wake her up.

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After Gillum explained to his wife what had happened, she said she was surprised because he was always so careful when he hooked up with other men.

Hall asked R. Jai to explain her decision to marry Gillum, knowing he was bisexual.

"So many people just don't understand bisexuality. Bisexuality is just something different," R. Jai said. "I just believe that love and sexuality exist on a spectrum. All I care about is what's between us and what agreement we make. Those people who love us and care about us and wish us well — no matter what did happen — that is the energy we need and receive."

"You said that you would not have married him if you knew that...," said Hall. "That I wasn't sure," said R. Jai, cutting Hall off.

R. Jai continued: "That a decision to choose you and say yes on the basis of knowing that it's our decision together... I've told him before that saying yes was solely about me and you. It wasn't about me, you, and the world. So I don't know, you know, someone has asked me before would you have made a different decision, and I had to say I don't know. I think, perhaps, being as young as we were -- I wasn't even 30 yet. I may have said no, because at that age, I know I wouldn't have had the maturity to say, while I am privately okay with this, I don't know that I have the strength to continually defend our relationship or my marriage to anyone who doesn't understand."

Viewers took to social media to express their opinions about the riveting interview.

Watch Tamron Hall's Season Premiere After Show below.
 

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Andrew Gillum told Tamron Hall he identifies as bisexual. The confession came months after he was caught nude in a South Beach hotel room with a naked male escort.

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"I don't identify as gay, Gillum told Hall during the season 2 return of the "Tamron Hall" show, which airs Monday, Sept. 14, on ABC at 3 p.m. EST.

Gillum, 41, was joined by his wife, R. Jai Gillum, who spoke openly about her husband's sexuality. She confirmed reports that she knew of her husband's desire for men.

"Love and sexuality sits on a spectrum," R. Jai told Hall. "All I care about is what's between us... Those people who love us and care about us and wish us well — no matter what did happen — that is the energy we need and receive," she said.

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Gillum said he informed his wife about his sexual lifestyle "so many years ago." The couple shares three minor children.

When Hall asked Gillum if he felt like a weight had been lifted off of him, he said he had "mixed emotions" but that he feels "more whole" now that the public knows of his predilection for men.

Gillum said he wouldn't rule out entering another race for public office in the future.

Gillum, a former rising superstar in the Democratic Party, narrowly lost the 2018 gubernatorial race in Florida that would have made him the first Black governor of the nation's largest swing state.

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A 21-year-old woman pulls in $10,000 a month acting like a puppy on OnlyFans. The Austin, Texas resident created an OnlyFans account to earn a little extra cash for bills.

But after posting "vanilla" content for 18 months, Jenna Phillips told The Mirror the money was slow rolling in. That's when Phillips decided to begin acting like an adorable puppy on the subscription platform.

"I have always acted like a puppy, but not in a sexual way at first. I used to pretend I was a puppy when I was growing up," Phillips, 21, told the Mirror. "Looking back on it now, it's kind of always been there. I just didn't know there was a scene — I just thought it was my personality."

She added: "When it comes to pet play, the majority of girls do kittens, foxes or rabbits, and the majority of puppies are men. I thought about it for a long time when I first got into pet play. I feel like a dog."

Phillips is among a growing number of people raking in cash on OnlyFans by playing cute animals.

The "furry fandom" is a subculture community of people who dress up in giant animal mascot costumes. But "furries" take their animal obsession to a different level - one that involves a fur fetish. They are capitalizing on their fetish on OnlyFans.

Phillips doesn't go that far. She avoids dressing up in fur. Phillips earns over $10,000 a month posting kinky videos on OnlyFans. She has a following of 215,000 on TikTok.

Phillips told Vice she earns enough money to quit her job as an optician and dedicate herself full-time to puppy play, including eating dog food out of a bowl.

"It's insane," she told Vice. "I never thought my weird dog kink would be looked at by a broad audience, or that so many people would like/care about it. It still blows my mind."

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A 22-year-old college student was reported missing after he left his dorm room to withdraw money from an ATM machine.

Adam "Belle" Dowdell is a second-year student at Alabama State University in downtown Montgomery.

He left his dorm around 8 p.m. Tuesday to get money from an ATM, but his friends say he never returned.

His mother, Toya Cohill, says Dowdell did not have a car on campus. He left his backpack and cell phone charger and now his phone is dead.

He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, black and white checkered pants and a pair or Air Jordan "Taxi" 12 sneakers.

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"I've slept three hours a day," Cohill said. Cohill and relatives made the 70-mile trip to Montgomery from the Alabaster area, where Dowdell is from.

"He always talks to all of us," she said. "From my mama to my daughter to my son, somebody's going to talk to him every day."

Cohill said she last spoke to her son on Monday, and his siblings spoke with him the following day. But on Wednesday, she got messages from friends saying he hadn't returned to his dorm and no one had heard from him.

"I just want my child back," Cohill said.

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Andrew Gillum hoped to restore his respect and dignity in an exclusive interview with Tamron Hall.

The full interview will air during the Season 2 premiere of 'Tamron Hall' on Monday, Sept. 14.

The 41-year-old father of three told Tamron he cried every day since paramedics found him lying on the floor in his own vomit in a South Beach hotel room with a naked male escort in March.

Travis Dyson, an ER nurse who advertised his male escort services online, voluntarily surrendered his registered nursing license after the news broke.

Photos depicted bottles of prescription and illegal drugs with pills strewn on the floor and on a nightstand.

The former Democratic candidate for governor was so inebriated he could not communicate with paramedics. Gillum was not arrested despite the presence of illegal drugs in the room.

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Gillum addressed the scandal that derailed his promising political career in his talk with Tamron. He said he hoped to redeem himself and he went into alcohol rehab after years of fighting depression.

"I'm still here by the grace of God. So much of my recovery has been about trying to get over shame. Shame is not that I did that, but I am bad."

When asked why he was in a $220-a-night hotel room with a naked male escort, Gillum responded, "I would say the reason why I went to that room was probably no different than how anybody might communicate with someone that they are in a friendship relationship whatever with. I understand very well what people assume about that."

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He also addressed the shocking photo that showed him nude on the bathroom floor in his own vomit.

"When that photo came out, I didn't recognize the person on the floor," he said.

"That was not anything more than a person being at their most vulnerable state, unconscious, having given no consent, and someone decided to use a moment where I was literally lying in my own vomit."

Police also found a vial of injectable medication that is typically prescribed to treat erectile dysfunction.

Gillum, a former rising superstar in the Democratic Party, narrowly lost the 2018 gubernatorial race in Florida that would have made him the first Black governor of the nation's largest swing state.

Gillum was joined in the interview by his long-suffering wife R. Jai Howard, who discussed the impact of her husband's scandal on their marriage and their family and what the future holds.
 

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Joe Biden and Mike Pence participated in a moment of silence for the 9/11 victims at Ground Zero in New York City on Friday.

Biden, left, and Pence bumped elbows and wore face masks to symbolize unity during the weakening coronavirus.

Biden, Vice President Pence and their wives joined former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg and his life partner to observe a moment of silence during a memorial at Ground Zero.

Following the moment of silence, the names of thousands of victims were played in pre-recorded audio by family members.

The names are usually read in-person by family members, but the ceremony was scaled back to accommodate the visiting lawmakers and Secret Service agents.

After the ceremony, Biden will head to Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to honor the 40 passengers and crew members who died on board United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed when the passengers fought with hijackers to regain control of the plane on Sept. 11, 2001.

"I'm not going to be making any news today. I'm not going to talk about anything other than 9/11," Biden said before departing to New York. "We took all our advertising down. It's a solemn day and that's how we're going to keep it."

President Donald Trump also took down his campaign ads for the day.