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Sheriff: Gunman kills 2, then himself at video game tourney

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A gunman opened fire Sunday at an online video game tournament as it was being livestreamed from a Florida mall, killing two people and then fatally shooting himself in a rampage that wounded several others, authorities said. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said authorities believe 24-year-old David Katz of Baltimore carried out the attack using at least one handgun at the Jacksonville Landing, a collection of restaurants and shops along the St. Johns River. Williams said the man died from a self-inflicted gunshot, adding final confirmation of the suspect’s identity was pending as the FBI in Baltimore aided in the investigation. Nine other people were wounded by gunfire and all were in stable condition Sunday evening after being taken to hospitals, Willia...Read More

Protective Styles 101: Must see Braids

Protective Styles Krystal Williamson from PPN shows off one of many styles she has come up with.Hair braiding is an art form, and like any craft, there’s always room to improve your technique. If you’re ready to step up your hair braiding game this season, then get familiar with feed-in braids: A method that creates an illusion of natural, thicker, and longer cornrows, by feeding synthetic hair into natural plaits. This approach blends natural and synthetic textures seamlessly and protects the health of your edges by reducing tension along the hairline. If cornrows are your protective style of choice this summer, then this is one hack to master. 1 of 16 @kitagirl 2 of 16 @braided_ These space buns are perfect for festival season. 3 of 16 @braidsbyreese These neat and natural-looking cornro...Read More

Celebrating the Grace of Black Women

By Antwaun Sargent May 29, 2018 More than half a century after the groundbreaking exhibit “The Negro Woman,” the image announcing the show by the African-American collective Kamoinge still captivates. Taken by Louis Draper, who had a keen sense of light and shadow, the photograph shows an older black woman standing on a busy Harlem street corner. In the crowd, her face is finely in focus. She is tired, gazing off into the distance, as she waits, with serious dignity and grace. It was an everyday scene that in its own way was extraordinary. Led by the astute chronicler of Harlem life, Roy DeCarava, the show aimed to reclaim the beauty of the African-American woman. Kamoinge’s group exhibition was among the first to carefully and radically picture the black woman’s elegance and pride. “Nothi...Read More

Toni Morrison Flawlessly Breaks Down The Frail And Desperate State Of White Superiority In America

One of nation’s most extraordinary literary visionaries takes on the topic of white superiority with a profound op-ed for The New Yorker. RACHAELL DAVIS Nov, 16, 2016 Best-selling author Toni Morrison is no stranger to telling it like it is and she does exactly that in a profound new op-ed for The New Yorker. Taking on the issue of the crumbling state of self-proclaimed white superiority in America, Morrison paints a vivid picture of the country’s current, troubling disposition through honest words that have never rang truer with a looming Trump presidency on the horizon. “Unlike any nation in Europe, the United States holds whiteness as the unifying force,” Morrison writes. “Here, for many people, the definition of “Americanness” is color.” The iconic author then elaborates further,...Read More

Aretha Franklin’s final days

Ex-husband Glynn Turman describes how she ‘was strong until the very end’ after visiting her on her deathbed with Stevie Wonder Aretha Franklin died at 9.50am on Thursday aged 76, surrounded by family after battle with pancreatic cancer Glynn Turman, who was married to Franklin from 1978 to 1984, was joined by Stevie Wonder for visit Tuesday The actor said his former wife was ‘strong until the very end’ before her death left millions of fans devastated Aretha Franklin’s ex-husband has described the Queen of Soul’s final days after visiting her on her deathbed two days before she lost her battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 76 on Thursday. Glynn Turman, who was married to Franklin from 1978 to 1984, was joined by Stevie Wonder when he paid his las...Read More

Police officer who breastfed crying baby in a hospital is hailed a hero

A police officer in Argentina is being called “beautiful” for breastfeeding a malnourished baby while working at a children’s hospital. A photo of officer Celeste Jaqueline Ayala nursing the distressed infant while on duty at the Sister Maria Ludovica Children’s Hospital in Buenos Aires on Aug. 14 caught fire on Facebook, racking up 110,000 shares after it was posted by witness Marcos Heredia. “I want to make public this great gesture of love that you had today with that little baby,” read Heredia’s post, loosely translated from Spanish. “Who without knowing you didn’t hesitate and for a moment you fulfilled how if you were her mother. You don’t care about filth and smell … things like that don’t [happen] every day.” Posted by Marcos Heredia on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Ayala’s name also be...Read More

Team #NoMakeup

Alicia Keys isn’t the only one ditching the makeup for natural skin. The #nomakeup trend has been hot since Fall and these gorgeous ladies prove it. I’m a sucker for a beat face, but every now and then it’s nice to strip it all off and not have to worry about what a good eye rub will do to your winged liner . Krystal Williamson  Follow these tips for gorgeous, lit-from-within skin all year long. Wash Your Face Before Bedtime Cleanse your skin gently, especially at night, as a vital part of your bedtime routine. Unclogging pores of the day’s oil and grime is important for keeping skin clear. Use a Low-Lathering, Sulfate-Free Cleanser A gentle cleanser removes makeup and excess oil without stripping your skin. If your skin feels tight and dry after washing, you’re using something too strong....Read More

Nigerian 5-Year-Old’s Photo Goes Viral, Labeled Most Beautiful Girl In The World

A five-year-old Nigerian girl’s photo has gone viral with many called her “the most beautiful girl alive.” Nigerian photographer Mofe Bamuyiwa shared an image of the gorgeous girl, Jare, last week after setting up a photoshoot with her. “Oh yes she’s human! She’s also an angel!” Lagos-based Bamuyiwa captioned the photo in which Jare has been praised for her doll-like features. According to Yahoo Lifestyle, the reaction to Jare’s photo prompted her mother to launch an Instagram page that also showcases her two other daughters Jomi, 7, and Joba, 10. The J3 sisters page has already garnered 58,000 followers, and they are available for modeling opportunities. Jare’s new title is part of a trend where young girl around the world are dubbed “the most beautiful” by social media. Previous winners ...Read More