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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 08: Recording artist Mos Def performs on the runway at the Chris Aire Spring 2007 fashion show during Olympus Fashion Week at the Promenade in Bryant Park September 8, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For IMG)
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Mos Def Was Reportedly Arrested For Traveling With Fake Passport In South Africa

The Brooklyn native deemed his suspected govermental document as a "world passport." 

It looks like startling news out of South Africa has just surfaced. According to the Associated Press, famed lyricist Mos Def was arrested for traveling throughout the country with a fake passport, something that Def, born Dante Smith, deemed as a "world passport."

The Brooklyn native was arrested in Cape Town International airport on Thursday (Jan. 14), where authorities stated he violated the country's immigration laws. Smith has also been issued a court order to leave South Africa within 14 days, thus banning the "Brown Sugar" rapper from entering the country again for five years, said Department of Home Affairs spokesman Mayihlome Tshwete.

Tshwete also revealed that Smith exhausted his visitor's permit in South Africa when he initially entered the country in 2013 with an American passport.

In a previous interview with Mail & Guardian, Smith expressed his admiration for South Africa, which dates back seven years ago. “I came to Cape Town in 2009 and I was like, ‘Yeah.’ I know when the good vibe gets to you,” he said. “I thought about this place every day when I left."

Details on the occurrence are still forthcoming.

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Steph Curry Says He’s “Definitely” Visiting NASA After Moon Landing Joke

Earlier this week, Stephan Curry appeared on the Winging It  podcast where he expressed doubt in the moon landing. The comments caused an uproar in the science community and drew comparisons to Kyrie Irving’s flat Earth conspiracy.

NASA even weighed in, offering Curry a free visit to the lunar lab at Johnson Space Center in Houston. Looking back, the 31-year-old Golden State Warriors point guard admits that he wasn't being totally serious about his feelings on the moon.

 

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— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) December 11, 2018

“I was just talking nonsense around conspiracies and whatnot...and I brought up the moon landing and if I believe it or not,” Curry explained to VIBE Tuesday (Dec. 12) from the Warriors training facility where the NBA star gave a sneak peek at his new Under Armour Curry 6 sneakers.

“I have now parlayed that into an opportunity to educate myself and have an experience I will take NASA up on,” he continued. “I’m definitely going and also, lessoned learned in terms of obviously don’t believe something just because somebody said it, educate yourself. Do your research and be intelligent about it, that’s what I plan on doing.”

No word yet on when Curry will head to NASA.

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North Carolina Prosecutors Say Teen Would Still Be Alive If Cops Pursued Evidence From 2016

North Carolina prosecutors have placed blame on local law enforcement stating had police pursued evidence, 13-year-old Hania Aguilar would still be alive.

Robeson County District Attorney Luther Johnson Britt spoke with reporters Wednesday (Dec. 12) and said authorities were able to link suspect Michael Ray McLellan to an unrelated rape case for about a year but failed to take action.

"This hurts," Britt said. "This is like taking a punch to the gut and not being prepared to get it."

McLellan has been charged with first-degree murder and a host of other charges related to the kidnapping, rape, and murder of the teen. He's being held without bail. Last month, Hania was kidnapped from her driveway by the 34-year-old and forced into a relative's vehicle.

The eighth grader's body was found last week in water and the SUV was found less than 10 miles away from her body. Britt told CNN with the help of an interpreter he spoke to the teen's mother and explained their daughter wouldn't be coming home.

"It was a difficult conversation to have with her," he added. "Maybe the most difficult conversation I've ever had with a victim's family -- to tell them that had this information been followed up on -- her daughter might be alive."

Sheriff Burnis Wilkins said the department would launch an internal investigation.

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McKenzie Adams committed suicide after being bullied by classmates. She was nine years old.
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9-Year-Old Commits Suicide After Intense Bullying Occurs At School

Nine-year-old Alabama resident McKenzie Adams committed suicide on Dec. 3, after experiencing intense bullying from classmates. Her grandmother found her hanging in their bathroom. After performing CPR, McKenzie was rushed to Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

“Something happened that day from one of these bullies that pushed my niece over to the edge,” Adams aunt, Eddwina Harris, 33, tells People. “It’s an emotional roller coaster. We’re heartbroken.”

According to CBS News, Adams was receiving rude notes from classmates and was bullied on the bus due to her race. Her school U.S. Jones Elementary is predominantly white, but the bullies were both black and white.

"Some of the student bullies would say to her, 'Why you riding with white people? You’re black, you’re ugly. You should just die,'" explained the child's mother, Jasmine Adams.

"Certainly our hearts goes out to the family and friends of Mckenzie and her fellow students as well as her teachers," school officials said in a statement after the child's tragic suicide. "Demopolis school system has provided grief councilors and crisis councilors at the school since this and ministers and youth ministers have been at the campus since the date of this incident."

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