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Chadwick Boseman has been nominated for an Academy Award posthumously.

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Chadwick Boseman has been nominated for an Academy Award posthumously.
Chadwick Boseman has been nominated for an Academy Award posthumously.

Chadwick Boseman has been nominated for an Academy Award posthumously.

 

Chadwick Boseman was nominated for an Academy Award for his last role in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” on Monday, half a year after his death.

While the best actor nomination was widely anticipated, it was still historic. Boseman is the first Black actor to be nominated for an Oscar after his death. Steven Yeun (“Minari”), Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal”), Anthony Hopkins (“The Father”), and Gary Oldman (“Mank”) were also nominated.

Only James Dean, Spencer Tracy, Peter Finch, Ralph Richardson, Massimo Troisi, and Heath Ledger have been nominated since their deaths. Finch for his performance in 1976’s “Network” and Ledger for his performance in 2008’s “The Dark Knight.”

Jeanne Eagels’ role in the 1929 film “The Letter” won her a posthumous nomination for the second Academy Awards.

Many believe Boseman will take home the award for his “best performance of his life.” He also won the Golden Globe for best actor in a drama last month. Taylor Simone Ledward, Boseman’s widow, accepted the award on his behalf.

Boseman died of colon cancer in August of last year, at the age of 43. Three months later, Netflix released the August Wilson adaptation “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” Boseman plays Levee, an ambitious trumpeter whose hopes come crashing down during a recording session at a white-owned record label with Ma Rainey (Viola Davis).

Boseman also starred in Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods” as a US soldier in the Vietnam War, a role for which he earned critical acclaim. The Screen Actors Guild Awards nominated Boseman posthumously for his roles in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and “Da 5 Bloods,” both of which he played.
The Academy Awards are covered in detail.

None of Boseman’s collaborators on either film said they were aware of his illness until after his death. In 2016, he was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer.

This is Boseman’s first Academy Award nomination.

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Family members say skull found in Gwinnett County Ga is missing SC woman

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Family members say a skull unearthed in Gwinnett County, Ga. in April was identified as missing 32-year-old Brittany Davis, of Greenville, South Carolina.

Davis went missing on March 7th, 2020, according to her family.

Bridgett Brown, Davis’ niece, told Channel 2 Action News the family was initially told by Gwinnett police that a police sketch that resembled Davis was a “stock photo” of a white or Hispanic woman (above left).

Davis’s disappearance did not receive press coverage in 2020, so her family and friends took to social media to get the word out.

“You guys my friend is #MISSING & has been since 3/7/2020,” family friend Alicia La’Von wrote on Facebook last year.

“We have been friends for over ten years and she is my rock thru so many hard times. When my mom died she came to her funeral and just followed behind me to make sure no one upset me and made things worse…

“She was last seen in San Juan, she loved it there. My country Macon, GA girl living her best island life. Please you guys, Pray and repost. @ all the blogs and send them her picture.”

La’Von updated her Facebook post on March 21, 2020 to say Davis was last seen at her residence in Greenville, South Carolina, with her fiancé, Michael Lee Wilkerson.

“She was last seen with this man, who could be in the Atlanta area,” she wrote in the caption of photos showing Davis and Wilkerson together.

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Gwinnett County police with the help of the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force, and the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office arrested Wilkerson during a traffic stop in Buford, Ga. on August 24, 2021, according to WBTW.

Wilkerson was living in Lawrenceville, Ga. at the time of his arrest.

He was extradited to the Greenville County, SC Jail on August 31 and charged with murder. He is being held without bond.

Brown told Channel 2 Action News the family is concerned that the case did not receive enough attention in Georgia, where Wilkerson lived.

Brown said when the family first reached out to Gwinnett County police in response to a police artist sketch that resembled Davis, they were told that the sketch was a “stock photo” and that the skull belonged to a white, mixed race or Hispanic woman.

“We are very thankful that Greenville, SC Detective Nikki Bowdoin was persistent in pursuing the remains with the Gwinnett county police department,” Brown told WSB-TV. “Without her, we may have never found out the truth.”

Brown is hopeful that someone may know where the rest of Davis’ remains can be found so she can receive a proper burial.

“We are hoping that news coverage of what has happened may jog someone’s memory here in Gwinnett. Someone may have seen or had dealings with Michael Wilkerson and unknowingly may have details regarding my niece’s murder or the dumping of her body.

“His arrest has been on the news in Greenville SC and other news outlets across the US but not here in Gwinnett county where the remains were found, where he lived, and where the arrest took place.”

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Jelani Day update: Police appeal to identify man seen in surveillance video

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Police are asking the public to help identify a man seen on surveillance video knocking on the door of a home in LaSalle, Illinois.

Authorities believe the suspicious man is Jelani Day, whose body was discovered in nearby Peru, Illinois.

However, his family viewed the video, and they say it is not him.

Carmen Bolden Day reported her only son missing on August 24.

The 25-year-old graduate student was last seen on August 24, on surveillance video outside a marijuana dispensary in Bloomington, Illinois.

His car was found on August 26, abandoned in a wooded area in Peru, a small town about 60 miles north of Bloomington. The clothing he wore in the dispensary video were neatly folded on the backseat.

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11 days after Bolden Day reported her son missing, police in Peru pulled a body out of the Illinois River.

Jelani was positively identified on Thursday, September 23. A backlog of DNA cases at the state lab delayed the identification, authorities say.

The distraught mom believes Jelani met with foul play after he went missing on August 24.

In an emotional interview on Saturday, she said police and the coroner’s office were rude, dismissive, and complacent.

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“They didn’t look for him,” she said, while fighting back tears. “They wanted to create – and they still want to create this narrative that he did something to himself.”

Bolden Day compares the lack of interest in her son’s case to the worldwide spotlight on Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old blogger who was reported missing on September 11.

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Gabby Petito was found dead in a Wyoming park on September 19. A massive manhunt is underway for her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, in Florida.

Reality TV star Dog the Bounty Hunter has joined the hunt for the fugitive.

After the discovery of Petito’s body, Bolden Day said the search for Jelani slowed to a standstill.

“I need them to feel as if my son is just as important as Gabby, because he is,” she told ABC 7.

Watch Bolden Day’s interview below.
 

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Rihanna Makes Political Statement About Vaccine Mandates (Video)

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Rihanna appeared to make a political statement about vaccine mandates after presenting her Savage X Fenty Show in Los Angeles on Thursday.

The Bajan beauty mogul was seen leaving Pier 59 recording studios in NYC on Friday. She wore a Vetements t-shirt with a political slogan on the front: “Think while it’s still legal.”

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The 33-year-old singer also wore Vetements baggy jeans, a Bottega Veneta bag and metallic pointy toe boots.

For those still waiting for new music from Rihanna, the semi-retired singer told the AP she is still working on her new album.

She said her new music will be “completely different” from what fans are used to.

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“You’re not going to expect what you hear. Just put that in your mind. Whatever you know of Rihanna is not going to be what you hear.

“I’m really experimenting. Music is like fashion. You should be able to play. I should be able to wear whatever I want. I treat music the same way. So I’m having fun and it’s going to be completely different.”

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Watch video of Rihanna leaving the recording studio below.
 

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Kanye West posts X-rays of son Saint’s broken arm (is Kanye trying to tell us something?)

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Kanye West posted X-rays of his son, Saint West‘s fractured right arm on Instagram on Saturday.

The mega producer shared the X-rays in a post without a caption, prompting speculation that he suspects child neglect.

Kanye posted his son’s X-rays two weeks after his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, shared photos of Saint’s broken arm on her Instagram.

She shared an Instagram Story photo of Saint sitting in a wheelchair at the hospital with an ice pack on his arm.

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She captioned the images on her Instagram story: “Who do you think cried more today? My baby boy broke his arm in a few places today. I’m not ok”.

However, the X-ray showed only one fracture in Saint’s right forearm.

Kanye’s silence on the subject spoke volumes, according to rumormongers who believe he suspects child neglect.

One IG user noted that Kim is not always attentive to her children whenever she goes live on Instagram:

“I already knew this was gonna happen when he was hanging off the back and climbing on Psalms high chair while Kim was pretending to cook Cup-a-noodles… And she was just letting him lean on it and climb so of COURSE he was gonna fall and break his arm. It was inevitable because she doesn’t tell them ‘Don’t do that. Climb down. Your gonna fall.’ She just let’s them fall all over the place!”

Others say Kanye might be gathering evidence for a child custody battle.
 

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Kelly Price’s sister insists singer is still missing: ‘We haven’t seen her in months’

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Gospel singer Kelly Price was reported missing by her family after she was discharged from a Cobb County, Georgia hospital following a battle with Covid-19.

Shortly after the news broke that Kelly was missing on Friday, her Atlanta attorney, Monica Ewing, confirmed she is safe and recovering from Covid in an “undisclosed location.”

However, Kelly’s sister insists she hasn’t seen or heard from Kelly in months.

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Kelly, 48, was admitted to a hospital suffering from Covid-19 symptoms in early August. On July 29, the singer posted a video on Instagram, explaining that she is “quarantined” and “feeling really drained.”

“Splitting headache but I’m not in the hospital,” she wrote in the caption. “I’m grateful and expecting to have a quick recovery.”

It is unclear if Kelly was fully vaccinated.

Her family said she was admitted to the hospital a week later and transferred to the ICU when her condition worsened.

Kelly’s sister called into the Larry Reid Live YouTube livestream on Friday to say her sister is still missing.

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In the comments section of the livestream, an alleged employee of a longterm care facility commented that Kelly was admitted to the facility for longterm care because she is ventilator-dependent.

The employee claimed Kelly couldn’t speak and that she didn’t want her family to see her in that condition.

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Meanwhile, the family is upset that Kelly’s live-in boyfriend is allegedly cohabiting with his side piece in Kelly’s home. Kelly and her boyfriend, who is more than a decade younger than her, are pictured during happier times.

Cobb County police conducted a welfare check at Kelly’s home, but her boyfriend was allegedly uncooperative.

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Kelly, pictured with singer Faith Evans in 2014, is best known for her single “Friend of Mine”, for which she won a Soul Train Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist trophy.

Kelly has two adult children. In 2020 Kelly lost her mother, Claudia, to inflammatory breast cancer, and her grandfather to Covid-19.
 

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Singer Kelly Price Missing After Covid-19 Hospitalization

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Police are searching for gospel singer Kelly Price who went missing in Georgia, shortly after she was released from the hospital.

According to officials in Cobb County, Kelly was hospitalized with Covid-19, and went missing after she was discharged from the hospital.

TMZ reports the singer has been listed as a missing person following a welfare check conducted at her home last Saturday.

Authorities found no evidence of foul play and spoke with Kelly’s boyfriend at the residence. She’s now listed as missing with the National Crime Information Center, according to TMZ.

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Kelly posted a video on July 29 revealing she had Covid-19 and was struggling with symptoms. According to Kelly’s family, she was admitted to the hospital about a week later and was transferred to the ICU with shortness of breath.

Her family tells TMZ, they were in touch with Kelly while she was in the hospital in early August, but lost contact after she was discharged.

Three weeks after she was admitted, TMZ learned her children got a call that she was discharged without their knowledge.

The family says Kelly has not been heard from since, and they told police her boyfriend is allegedly keeping friends and family members from visiting her home.

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21 Savage Faces Deportation After Latest Arrest On Drugs and Weapons Charges

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Rapper 21 Savage is back behind bars following his arrest last night on new gun and drugs charges.

According to TMZ‘s sources at the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, Savage is facing possession of a schedule II controlled substance and a gun.

He was caught tossing a bottle of liquid with codeine out of his car before police pulled him over. A handgun was found inside the vehicle.

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The rapper turned himself in to federal authorities on Thursday, September 23.

His lawyer, Charles Kuck, tells TMZ:

“Last night’s manufactured charges are yet another example of how our justice system, from ICE down to the local level, unjustly targets young black men who seek to exercise their rights. There is no legitimate basis for these charges nor for ICE’s continued antics, and we will fight until Mr. Joseph is justly vindicated.”

At the time of last night’s arrest, Savage was out on bond while awaiting a deportation hearing in connection with his 2019 immigration battle.

The “Bank Account” rapper, born Sheyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was previously arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers in Atlanta, Georgia in 2019 after the feds discovered his visa had expired and he was in America illegally.

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Savage is best known for dating socialite Amber Rose, right.

A hearing on his immigration status has been set for November. 21 Savage is still in police custody.

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PICS: STARZ’S BMF World Premiere and Concert in Atlanta

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On Thursday, September 23, STARZ hosted a star-studded Red Carpet World Premiere Screening and Concert event in celebration of the new original series “BMF” at the Cellairis Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Georgia.

BMF was produced in Atlanta and Detroit, where the real-life Black Mafia Family that inspired the series based their operation from the 1980-2000s.

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Attendees wore all-black attire to the outdoor event. The evening began with guests viewing the first episode of the series, which will premiere on STARZ on Sunday, September 26.

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Following the premiere screening, series Executive Producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (pictured), BMF recurring star Snoop Dogg and others performed. Guests enjoyed live performances of the BMF main title song “Wish Me Luck” performed by 50 Cent, Moneybagg Yo and Snoop Dogg.

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In addition to the musical performers, attendees included BMF Executive Producer and Writer Randy Huggins and cast members Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr. (Pictured), Da’Vinchi, Russell Hornsby, Michole Briana White, Ajiona Alexus, Eric Kofi-Abrefa, Myles Truitt, Steve Harris, La La Anthony and Arkeisha “Kash Doll” Knight.

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Special guests at the premiere screening and concert included Tip “T.I.” Harris (pictured), 2 Chainz, Young Thug, Gunna, Monica, Kandi Burress, Killa Mike, Jacob Latimore, South Side, Reginae Carter, Toya Johnson, Jamira “Cuban Link” Haines, G Herbo, Mimi Faust, Ari Fletcher, Pee, Ty Young, Lecrae, Anthony Hamilton, Angie Stone, Clifton Powell, DC Young Fly, Charles Oakley, Angela Simmons, Blue “Pretty Ricky”, David Banner, Jacquees, Flo Rida and STARZ, President and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch.

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Photographer Who Took Photos of Border Patrol Agents Chasing Haitians Speaks Out

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Outrage as border agents on horseback ’round up’ Haitians for deportation; DHS tells Haiti’s government to expect EIGHT flights per day

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The photographer who took photos of Border Patrol agents on horseback chasing down Haitian migrants is speaking out.

The viral photos showed frightened Haitian people desperately clinging to bags of food and fleeing while agents on horseback chased them.

The optics of white federal agents herding Black men like cattle sparked outrage around the world.

Democrats Maxine Waters and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the border agents of “whipping” the Haitian men.

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Speaking with KTSM, photographer Paul Ratje said he and his colleagues never saw agents whipping anyone.

“Some of the Haitian men started running, trying to go around the horses,” said Ratje, who is based in Las Cruces. He said he took the pictures from the Mexico side of the border.

Ratje said a photo frozen in time can give the impression that the agent used his long reins to whip people.

“I’ve never seen them whip anyone. He was swinging [the reins], but it can be misconstrued when you’re looking at the picture.”

White House press secretary Jen Psaki called the images “horrific”, and she said the agents in the photos have been suspended.

On Thursday, the White House issued a statement saying Border Patrol agents are no longer allowed to use horses to patrol the border.

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Black man confronts FDA official who wants to shoot unvaccinated Black people with blow darts

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A Black reporter confronted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA] official who called for shooting vaccine-filled blow darts at Black people who refused to get vaccinated.

Project Veritas released the second video of its undercover Covid-19 vaccine investigative series on Wednesday.

In the video, FDA economist, Taylor Lee, said U.S. Government policy should be similar to Nazi Germany when it comes to forcing people to take the vaccine.

“I think that a lot of the time — so there’s also this issue of — I remember reading about how with Covid trials, they were having an issue recruiting African American people. It was because of a different medication the government tried to do that was specifically designed to kill African Americans.”

He added: “Again, blow darts. It is the perfect answer.”

In a follow-up video, Lee was confronted by R.C. Maxwell, a Black reporter with Project Veritas, who asked Lee to comment on his remarks about shooting blow darts at Black people.

“Taylor Lee? Would you mind giving me a comment on these statements you’ve made? If I was unvaccinated would you, you know, hypothetically want to shoot me with a blow dart?”

Watch Lee’s reaction below.
 

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