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Rapper Black Rob reportedly passed away in an Atlanta hospital on Saturday, April 17. He was 51.

Rob's death was confirmed on social media by his former Bad Boy Records label mate Mark Curry.

Variety magazine also confirmed the news through independent sources on Saturday.

In a video, Curry choked back tears, saying, "I don't know where to begin this. But I thank everybody for the donations. Rob passed away about an hour ago."

In a separate video, Curry said, "Rest in peace to my brother. I was there with him. I was there with him."

The sad news comes about a week after video surfaced of Rob in an Atlanta hospital. He sent condolences to rap legend DMX.

A second video showed Rob out of the hospital. The rapper, born Robert Ross, thanked fans for their support and spoke about the health issues and homelessness he struggled with for years.

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"Oh man, I've been dealing with this for five years," he said. "Four strokes... I don't know what to tell you man. Sh*t is crazy. The sh*t is hard. I don't got no house to live in — except maybe an apartment."

Curry said he spoke with his former boss, rap mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs, who was heavily criticized for not helping Rob after his health declined.

"Puff -- I ain't talked to Puff in 15 years. We talked today," Curry said. "This is the beginning of a new us. Rob made sure he knew what he had to do before he parted this world to make sure we all alright, and that's what he did. Bad boy for life, yo."

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Rob was best known for his hit single "Whoa!" He is pictured with Combs in a photo dated July 9, 2001.

Originally from Harlem, NY, he began rapping as a preteen. He released four studio albums beginning with his debut album, Life Story, in 2000. He was featured on Combs' album Bad Boy 4 Life, along with Curry.

His most recent release was his 2015 mixtape, Genuine Article.

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Atlanta news icon Jovita Moore underwent successful brain surgery to remove tumors about 10 days after receiving her second Covid-19 mRNA vaccine injection.

Jovita was fully vaccinated weeks before doctors diagnosed two small tumors in her brain.

According to a post on her Instagram page, dated April 2, Jovita took the first experimental vaccine about a month before her brain tumors were discovered.

She captioned the post:

"Last month, this week, two doses, done! About to get in these streets! No, no I'm not. I'm staying in my bubble & only seeing other vaccinated friends for a minute. Still gonna wear a mask when I’m in public, I'll keep washing my hands diligently, and keep my social distance as much as possible. Matter fact, I’ll just stay at work till this is over."

10 days later, Jovita was rushed to an emergency room after nearly losing consciousness at a grocery store on Monday, April 12. A brain scan revealed the tumors.

She is recovering after undergoing surgery on Friday morning. Doctors called her a "model patient," Channel 2 Action News reported.

Just before going on the air on Monday, Jovita told colleague Justin Farmer that she wasn't feeling great.

Later, she nearly lost consciousness in the Publix parking lot. An incident that she described as "walking in quicksand."

"It was a blessing in disguise that I almost passed out walking into Publix," Jovita said. "I was walking. I remember walking across the parking lot and feeling like I wasn’t going to make it to the door. I was almost like walking in quicksand."

Recovery from the surgery will last 8-10 weeks.

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Notorious gossip vlogger Tasha K (left) got a phone call from Sabrina Peterson after her show Friday night.

Sabrina (right) is the woman who accused rapper Tip "T.I." Harris of putting a gun to her head.

After her allegations went viral, a number of women came forward to accuse T.I. and his wife, Xscape singer Tameka Harris, of drugging and trafficking them.

No charges have been filed against the couple, but the damage has been done to their reality TV careers.

Tasha K is the vlogger known for spinning wild stories about celebrities for 'likes' and views on YouTube.

She was in court last week for a preliminary hearing in rapper Cardi B's defamation case against her.

Tasha recorded the phone call between herself and Sabrina on Friday. Both women scream over each other and call each other names.

Your auntie only watched half of the video. It's difficult to hear anything due to all the yelling.

Tasha claims Sabrina threatened to "cut" her. Tasha threatened to provide receipts proving Sabrina cut someone else and was previously jailed for assault.

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Authorities have identified the teenager who shot and killed eight Fed-Ex employees in Indianapolis and wounded several others.

Police say Brandon Scott Hole, 19, shot four people outside the FedEx facility near the Indianapolis airport on Thursday night.

The former Fed-ex employee then entered the facility and killed four others before turning the gun on himself.

Five people were hospitalized with bullet wounds. One is in critical condition, police say.

The FBI identified Hole and released a recent mugshot of him to the news media.

Hole's mother had warned police that he planned to commit "suicide by cop," the FBI said.

Hole was questioned last year and police seized a weapon from him after his mother warned authorities that he might try "suicide by cop."

CNN reporter Ana Cabrera tweeted, "The suspect in the Indianapolis mass shooting was known to federal and local authorities prior to the attack."

Federal agents served a search warrant on Hole's home, and seized evidence including computers and electronic devices early Friday.

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A man physically assaulted a much smaller woman at a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office in Missouri.

Cell phone video shows a woman speaking with a DMV employee about her driver's license. The woman became upset and turned to leave. That's when the Black man approached her and assaulted her.

The man, who was dressed in causal clothing, identified himself as a police officer. After exchanging words with her, he grabbed the woman by the neck and began punching her repeatedly, knocking her to the floor.

The man stood over her and threatened her, telling her to "stay down."

No one in the DMV stepped forward to assist the young lady.

Eventually, a police officer arrived and placed the woman in handcuffs -- even though she was assaulted.

The video is an example of the double standard that exists in America. If the man had been white, all hell would break loose.

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Emmy-winning news anchor Jovita Moore underwent surgery to remove two small brain tumors early Friday morning.

Jovita worked as a news reporter and anchor at Channel 2 Action News for two decades.

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Just before going on the air Monday, Jovita told Channel 2's Justin Farmer that she wasn't feeling well.

Later, as she walked through a grocery store parking lot, she felt lightheaded. "I was walking. I remember walking across parking lot and feeling like I wasn't going to make it to the door. I was walking like in quicksand," Jovita said.

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She was rushed to an emergency room, where a brain scan revealed two small brain masses.

Jovita told co-workers she was sometimes "forgetful, disoriented and just not feeling myself."

What is a Brain Tumor?

A brain tumor occurs when abnormal brain cells clump together to form a mass. As the tumor grows, it presses on the surrounding tissue. Eventually, the pressure on surrounding structures causes symptoms, such as in Jovita's case.

Brain tumors can remain in the brain or metastasize (spread) elsewhere in the body.

Cancer in other parts of the body, such as the lungs, can metastasize to the brain.

Tumors may be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).

What are the risk factors for a brain tumor?

A family history of cancer is one of the risk factors. About 5 to 10 percent of all cancers are hereditary.

Brain tumors are diagnosed more often in Caucasians and biracial, mixed people.

Certain chemicals, such as industrial cleaners, solvents, or medications can increase your risk for brain cancer.

Exposure to radiation can also increase risk.

According to the American Brain Tumor Association, people who never had childhood chicken pox are at greater risk of getting brain tumors.

Signs and symptoms of a brain tumor

Signs and symptoms of a brain tumor depends on the type, size, and location of the tumor within the brain. The space surrounding the brain inside the skull doesn't allow for much wiggle room. A tumor, or even an aneursym, will press on surrounding tissues causing noticeable signs and symptoms.

Signs & symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, vertigo
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Loss of balance
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Confusion, disorientation
  • Change in mental status
  • Memory loss
  • Hand tremors
  • Difficulty walking
  • Numbness or tingling on one side of the body
  • Difficulty speaking
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    How are brain tumors diagnosed?

    Your doctor will order diagnostic tests and perform a physical exam. The doctor will use an ophthalmoscope to visualize your optic nerves inside your eues. The scope shines a light in your eyes to see if your pupils are unequal or dilated.

    Diagnostic tests include CT scan, MRI, angiography and skull X-rays.

    How are brain tumors treated?

    Treatment depends on the type, size, and location of the tumor. The most common treatment is surgery to remove the tumor.

    Surgery can also be combined with chemotherapy and radiation.

    There are risks involved with brain surgery, such as loss of mobility, loss of speech and paralysis. Post-surgical infection is also likely.

    Patients may temporarily lose the ability to walk or speak after surgery, depending on the location of the tumor that was removed.

    Some patients will require physical therapy or speech therapy after surgery.

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    Remember back in the day when Beyonce Knowles-Carter crushed Keri Hilson's career under her manicured thumb? They apparently ended their feud.

    In a recent interview, Keri said that's all water under the bridge now.

    The "Pretty Girl Rock" singer, 38, said in a new interview that the two stars had a "healing" moment that ended any tension between them. "She actually has introduced herself. It was a gracious moment," the Georgia native revealed during an appearance on Middays With Persia. "I appreciated it. I feel like she understood what happened, what had transpired and there was a bit of healing in that moment when we met. I take her as a very intuitive kind of soul, as am I." Source

    No one knows what set off the legendary cat fight.

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    Rumor has it that Beyonce, 40, was intimidated by Keri's beauty. Her husband, Jay Z, was reportedly sweet on the 38-year-old singer/songwriter.

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    It's easy to see why Beyonce was jealous.

    Envy may be one of the reasons why Beyonce relentlessly ruined Keri's career.

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    A Chicago police union boss says a police officer who shot a 13-year-old boy around 2:30 a.m. in a dark alley last month, was "100% justified".

    The shooting sparked public outcry after news outlets published a still image from a police body cam video that showed Adam Toledo raising his empty hands before he was killed.

    Chicago police released edited police body cam video earlier this week. The video shows the boy tossing something and quickly raising his hands.

    Officials say the teenager tossed a handgun away and then raised his hands before he was shot a split second later.

    John Catanzara, president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7, told CNN the shooting was justified.

    "In reality, an average human being could not block someone from slapping him in the face in less time than that," Catanzara said.

    "It's a good reason why the officer only shot once. He would have been justified to shoot multiple times."

    Police responded to a shots fired call at 2 a.m. in the Little Village neighborhood on March 29. Cops detained a 21-year-old man, Ruben Roman, who was with the boy in the alley.

    Prosecutors say Roman handed the firearm to Adam, who fled the scene with the gun.

    Surveillance video in the area shows a police officer in foot pursuit of the teen as he fled down an alley.

    At the end of the alley, the boy stopped, tossed a small handgun behind a wooden fence, and quickly raised his hands. A split second later he was on the ground, suffering from a sucking bullet wound to the chest.

    He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Catanzara said Adam was a young gang member. "He should have been in school. But we're not in school learning, now are we?"

    "I started my dissertation with saying it is 100 percent justified," Catanzara said.

    "That officer's actions were actually heroic. There's a very good reason why he only shot once. Like I said, he could have been shot multiple times but the officer assessed in a split second. Unfortunately he committed to the first shot already. Justifiably so."

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    Lil Nas X's father rushed to his defense after a viral video showed his drug addict mom strung out on a street corner in Atlanta.

    LNX has a close relationship with his dad, Robert Stafford, but he and his mother remain distant.

    Earlier this week, a video surfaced showing his mother begging for money and food on a street corner.

    Gossipmongers called out LNX for supporting his father and sister while disregarding his strung out mother.

    According to bloggers, LNX's mother kicked him out of her home when he was 9. He went to live with his father, who tried to provide a stable home for the apparently promiscuous youngster.

    On Thursday, Stafford took to social media to set the story straight.

    The aspiring gospel singer shared a photo of himself posing with LNX and his mother. Stafford called the one-hit rapper the "greatest kid a parent can be BLESSED with."

    "Despite what people say @lilnasx is the greatest kid a parent can be BLESSED with. Although his mom is in a struggle with an addiction she's STILL a QUEEN and he goes through great lengths to make sure we're taking care of [sic]. Those who have family members and friends dealing with addiction understands that there ain't enough money you can throw at this situation to make it right. I dont usually address personal issues publicly but felt like this need to be. Please join us in keeping her in your PRAYERS. And to those out there trying to create a false story you wont prosper. #controlthenarrative."

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    A loyal reader sent this link in the hopes that it will help some of my readers to increase their sexual pleasure.

    Good communication (verbal and physical) are keys to boost pleasure during vaginal penetration.

    A recent study of more than 3,000 women, ages 18 to 93, revealed what women do to increase their pleasure during sex.

    According to Yahoo News, the study focused on vaginal penetration, and the majority of respondents were heterosexual.

    90% of respondents say they shift their hips or raise their pelvis during sex so the penis hits all four walls.

    Another 76% of women said they make their vaginal penetration more pleasurable by rocking their hips, so the base of the penis rubs against the clitoris inside the vagina, rather than thrusting in and out.

    70% of the women said they use "pairing," which refers to the woman or her partner reaching down to stimulate the clitoris (with a finger or sex toy) during penetration.

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    Source: Yahoo! News via HuffPost