Celebs Out & About: Janelle Monáe, Vivica A. Fox

Janelle Monae seen in New York

Soul and R&B singer, songwriter, composer Janelle Monae was seen out and about in New York City on Friday, May 1. The 29-year-old Kansas native is just like you. She travels around the city without any bodyguards.
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Celebs Out & About: Blac Chyna, Hazel E, Khloe Kardashian, Marlon Wayans, Morris Chestnut, Kym Whitley, Cedric

Blac Chyna and Hazel E

Instagram model Blac Chyna, left, “rapper” Hazel-E, rumored transgender star of Love & Hip Hip: Hollywood, hosted ‘Welcome To Vegas Kickoff Party’ to launch the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao prize fight weekend in Las Vegas on Thursday.
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2nd Police Van Prisoner Fears for His Life

Freddie Gray

The 2nd prisoner riding in the paddy wagon with Freddie Gray the day he was fatally injured now says he fears for his life.

Gray, 25, died of a broken neck a week after he was injured in the back of a Baltimore police paddy wagon on April 12.

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Freddie Gray’s Death Ruled a Homicide; Six Police Officers Charged

Freddie Gray

Warrants have been filed for the arrests of six former Baltimore police officers in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.

Gray died of a broken neck a week after he was arrested and took a “rough ride” in the back of a police paddy wagon.

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Prisoner Denies Telling Police Freddie Gray Intentionally Hurt Himself

Donta Allen

The 2nd prisoner riding in the Baltimore police paddy wagon with Freddie Gray the day he was critically injured denies telling police he heard Gray “banging against the walls.”

The Washington Post quoted a source who said the 2nd prisoner believed Gray was “intentionally” trying to hurt himself by beating his head on the wall of the police van.

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Celebs Out & About: Toya & Michael Graham, Toni Braxton, Janelle Monáe, Jennifer Aniston, Jourdan Dunn, Gigi Hadid

Baltimore mom Tonya Graham appears on 'The View' with her son Michael

Baltimore single mom Toya Graham got a peck on the cheek from her 16-year-old son, Michael Graham, as she exited ‘The View’ studios in New York City, New York. Ms. Graham was caught on video smacking and hurling profanities at her son who was throwing bricks at cops during the Baltimore uprisings this week.

Some in the black community are bristling at the mainstream media’s rapturous celebration of a black mother mollywhoppin her son in the street. The media also took comfort in the fact that Graham has 6 kids by 6 different fathers.

In her thought-provoking article titled “Why is America celebrating the beating of a black child?,” Dr. Stacey Patton wrote, “This celebration of Graham reflects a belief that black youths are inherently problematic, criminal and out of control. The video also supports the idea that black fathers are absent, suggesting that all we need is an angry black mom to beat the “thug” out of an angry young man – and everything will be fine.”
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Celebs Out & About: Janet Jackson, Rihanna, Will Smith, Tyga

Janet Jackson leaving the Armani Hotel in Milan

Pop superstar Janet Jackson was spotted leaving the trendy Armani Hotel in Milan, Italy, on Wednesday. The 48-year-old attended fashion house Giorgio Armani’s 40th Anniversary Dinner there. She wore a hooded wool coat and wool ski hat over her long, auburn hair weave. Janet married longtime boyfriend, billionaire Wissam Al Mana, in 2012. The couple reside in Dubai.
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Guest Post: Omar “Slim” White Speaks On Femininity

Omar Slim White

After the break, friend of the blog Omar “Slim” White gives his unique perspective on femininity.

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