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Alabama Teenager Fatally Shot After Police Officer Allegedly Mistook Cellphone For A Gun

Michael Moore, 19, died after a police officer shot him multiple times during a routine traffic stop. 

Residents in Mobile, Ala. are looking for answers to a shooting that resulted in the death of 19-year-old by a police officer.

According to Fox 10the incident happened on Monday (June 13,) when Michael Moore was pulled over for a routine traffic violation. Moore, who didn't have a driver's licence, was asked to step out the car by an unidentified Mobile police officer. Reports begin conflict at this point. While statements from the Mobile Police Department claim the teen had a pistol in his waistband, witnesses state the teen had a cell phone in his hand when speaking to the officer.

Shortly after stepping out of the car, Moore was reportedly shot four times. He was later pronounced dead at the University of South Alabama Medical Center. Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson released a statement regarding the incident, assuring that an investigation would be launched. "We have called upon the FBI to run a parallel investigation with the MPD. I have complete confidence that the investigation will reveal the facts," he said. "I expect that this process will be as transparent as is legally possible. We ask for prayer and patience until the full facts are revealed.”

Mobile Police Chief James Barber stated a cell phone and a semi-automatic handgun were recovered at the scene. Police also plans to talk to the two people that were in the car with Moore and the two other witnesses. Separate witnesses posted videos and their own personal accounts of the shooting on social media.

Moore was a budding community activist and planned to attend the U.S. Air Force after graduation. Additional reports claim the family members of Moore demanded justice during a Mobile City Council on Tuesday (June 14.) Community resident Timothy Hollis questioned the tactics of the police during the incident. “It hurts me when a child, somebody who hasn’t even experienced life yet, don’t get that chance,” Hollis said. “It’s one thing when the drug game takes them out. It’s one thing when the enemy across the street takes them, but when we’ve got our people that are supposed to protect and serve us, taking them out because they saw a gun, it’s a problem.”

Public Affairs Officer Charlette Solis explained the officer was not wearing a body camera at the time of the shooting. “We’re checking on that because the officer was on his way to work and wasn’t on duty yet at the time,” Solis said.

As of now, the officer has been placed on administrative duty.

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French Montana Hospitalized For Series Of Medical Ailments

On Thursday (Nov. 21), medical authorities responded to an emergency call derived from French Montana's Calabasas home. According to TMZ, the "Shot Caller" rapper began to experience health ailments from nausea to an increased heart rate.

Around 1:30 p.m., the officials arrived at the scene and transported the 35-year-old entertainer to a nearby hospital. Authorities were initially responding to a call about a robbery but it was a false alarm. He then began to experience health ailments that encouraged the authorities to take him to a hospital. Details of his condition are still being kept private. The Bronx-bred, Morocco-born artist has been on the go since the charting success of his 2018 hit "Unforgettable." After filming the song's video in Uganda, Montana was inspired to provide adequate health services for over 300,000 people, AXS reports.

"Health care is kind of a privilege right now but it needs to be a right," he said to CNN. "When it comes to humanity I feel like a lot of people gotta step up to make it better." Montana continued to state the power that artists have the power to make a significant change but shy away from doing so. "I feel like a lot of artists and a lot of actors and people that have a platform like mind don't like to touch them kind of subjects because they real risky."

Happy one year anniversary to my family in Uganda 🇺🇬 cant believe we got so much done in one year !! Thank u for the opportunity💪❤️ !! pic.twitter.com/VBeGRIi6Zg

— French Montana (@FrencHMonTanA) March 14, 2018

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Kanye West To Debut ‘Nebuchadnezzar’ Opera At Hollywood Bowl

Kanye West will debut his new opera, Nebuchadnezzar, at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles Sunday (Nov. 24). The opera acts as an expression of the 42-year-old rapper’s “commitment to both his faith and ever-expanding musical palette,” according to West's record label, Def Jam.

Directed by Vanessa Beecroft, Nebuchadnezzar will feature Ye’s Sunday Service Collective, along with singer Peter Collins, and the group Infinity Song.

The production meshes elements of gospel, opera and fine art into an “innovative performance structure,” and is an original adaptation of the biblical story of the Babylonian King from the Book of Daniel. The story, set in 6th century B.C., recounts Nebuchadnezzar’s transition from “wicked, impure, self-declared ruler to a true believer who finds salvation in his faith.”

Nebuchadnezzar is the first large-scale production from West this year, outside of his Sunday Service performances. Last week, the father of four traveled to Houston where he made a guest appearance at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church.

West and the Sunday Service choir also popped up at a Texas jail for an impromptu performance that was attended by around 200 inmates.

Tickets for Nebuchadnezzar can be purchased on Ticketmaster.com.

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Slick Woods Reveals Skin Cancer Diagnosis

Slick Woods is battling skin cancer. The 23-year-old model revealed that she will undergo chemotherapy treatment in an Instagram post on Tuesday (Nov. 19).

Woods later confirmed to The Shade Room  that she has stage 3 melanoma, and its reportedly spreading. Woods is “fighting for her life,” according to the website.

Stage three melanoma is an advanced form of the skin cancer that can spread from the skin cells to the lymph nodes. As reported by Self.com, a 2016 medical study found that black people are less likely to contract skin cancer, but more likely to be diagnosed in later stages.

Despite the cancer diagnosis, Woods appears to be keeping her spirits up. She shared another message on Instagram this week captioned, “Stop treating me like a victim.”

The Los Angeles native, whose birth name is Simone Thompson, has worked with Fendi, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, Yeezy and more. She is best known for appearing in numerous fashion campaigns for Rihanna’s ever-expanding Fenty empire, even while pregnant. Woods went into labor shortly after walking in Rihanna's Savage x Fenty fashion show last year.

She welcomed her son, Saphir, in September 2018.

 

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How I feel about chemotherapy, shout out to everyone that gotta go through it #atleastimalreadybald

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Stop treating me like a victim

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