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From The VIBE Guides: Six Spots With The Best Black Friday Sales

On your mark...get set...shop (at least till after the turkey's been handed out)! Whether you're an overzealous discount hunter who goes straight from the dining table to the mall or a strategic shopper who has a holiday gift-copping plan of action in the bag, here are some places to expedite your Black Friday retail experience.

Check the list here: Six Spots With The Best Black Friday Sales

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Kodak Black Arrested At US-Canada Border On Weapons And Drugs Charges

While returning to the U.S. from Canada on Wednesday night (April 17), Kodak Black, as well as three individuals, were stopped by Customs Agents at the border. After the authorities searched the vehicle, they were arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and criminal possession of a weapon, TMZ reports.

The "Tunnel Vision" artist was scheduled to perform in Boston, Mass., as part of his Dying to Live tour. However, the concert was canceled which generated outrage from fans and confusion from some of Kodak's camp who weren't aware of the rapper's whereabouts. It has been reported that the rapper is still in custody and being held on a $20,000 cash bond or $40,000 bond.

Since the start of his career, Kodak's name has remained in the midst of controversy. Recently, the rapper landed at the center of attention for his back and forth with T.I. The latter removed artwork that depicted the Florida native from the Trap Museum in Atlanta, Ga., following Kodak's comments about Lauren London and Nipsey Hussle. The beef between the two escalated to the point that Kodak released a diss track aimed at T.I. called "Expeditiously."

Kodak's run-ins with the law have also been a topic of discussion. The 21-year-old was released on August 18, 2018, after serving seven months for marijuana possession and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Kodak currently faces criminal sexual conduct charges and faces up to a maximum of 30 years in prison.

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Gas Station Fight Breaks Out Over Possibly Stolen Hot Dogs

A fight reportedly broke out at an Akron, OH gas station over allegations of stolen hot dogs. Per 19 News in Akron, four women jumped a man who was attempting to help a woman they were allegedly beating up.

Per the report, the fight broke out after the women were accused of stealing hot dogs by the woman in the store. They tried to attack the woman when they left the store, which caused the man to step in attempt to intervene.

“I know the video makes it look like he was trying to fight them, but they were actually jumping him,” according to Cam Dancy, who was present during the time of the attack. “They were throwing trash cans and the windshield wiper thing, and one girl ripped the gas pump off and tried to hit him with that.”

“Then I see gasoline flying everywhere and they’re all just jumping at him,” Dancy continues. The New York Daily News, the man was seen "shoving one woman to the ground in the parking lot. Her friends then swarmed him, throwing a squeegee, a gas hose and what appear to be plastic garbage can lids at him."

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White Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Running Over Black Teenager

A white man who ran over and killed a black teenager with his car in Oregon in 2016 was sentenced to life in prison for his crime. The decision marks Oregon’s first hate crime murder conviction in 30 years.

According to The Oregonian, Russell Orlando Courtier will not only serve time for killing 19-year-old Larnell Bruce Jr., he adds an additional four-year term to his sentence for a bar attack in 2015. He will have to serve a minimum of 28 years before he’s eligible for release.

Per the report, Courtier and Bruce got into a fistfight outside of a 7-11 in August 2016. Prosecutors do not know what prompted the fight between Bruce and the 40-year-old.

“Courtier was a member of a white supremacist prison gang [“European Kindred”] and was wearing the gang’s logo on his baseball cap and had it tattooed on one of his legs when he encountered Bruce outside the convenience store,” The Oregonian writes.  “A moment later, surveillance video captured Bruce sprinting down a nearby street and then a sidewalk in a desperate attempt to get away from Courtier and the Jeep.”

During the trial, witnesses say that they heard Colleen Hunt, Courtier’s then-girlfriend and passenger in the Jeep, yell “Run him over!” and “Get him, baby!” She pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the case, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

“[Bruce’s] family also has started a nonprofit organization -- Love and Live #LarnellBruce Foundation -- to help victims of hate crimes and their families get through the enormous anger and loss that results from such crimes,” The Oregonian concludes.

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