Protests Continue In DC One Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Decision
Getty Images

Man Gets Hit By A Car During Michael Brown Memorial In Ferguson

When will the violence stop? 

In the midst of a seemingly peaceful demonstration for the second anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Mo., gunshots were fired. Luckily, no one was shot, but a speeding car struck a protester flinging him into the air. “A lady came down and hit a protester — knocked the shoes off his feet,” witness Sharon Cowan told The Associated Press. “Hit him, and he rolled and he bounced.”

Reportedly, the car drove into a group of protesters on Tuesday night (Aug. 9), who were blocking a street during the gathering. A statement issued by the Ferguson police department claims that several people ran after the fleeing car, and fired about a dozen shots at the vehicle. A city spokesman later stated that the car was punctured with a slew of bullet holes, and that police were in search of the culprit.

A video provided by Heather De Mian from the AP shows the victim being hit and thrown several feet as bystanders screamed in horror.

Regardless of the footage, spokesman Jeff Small told the St. Louis Dispatch police that he doesn’t think the driver purposely hit the victim, but that it was more so an accident. “By all accounts, her version of what happened seems to fit the version of what happened to a person driving down a busy West Florissant Avenue and not seeing a person standing there,” Small said. Reports state that by 10 p.m. the commotion was settled, and everyone had left. And no arrests have been made.

Here's some more evidence of the events from those who took to Twitter to document the happenings.

Earlier that day, close to a hundred people gathered along Canfield Drive, the same spot Brown was fatally shot by officer Darren Wilson, after an altercation on Aug. 9, 2014. During the memorial service, Mike Brown's father took a moment to say a couple of words regarding the world his son left behind; stressing how being black is strictly just being human, like everyone is.

“My son built families up, opened the eyes of the world and let them know this ain’t right,” he said. “This color is not a disease. This color is beautiful. Black is beautiful.”

From the Web

More on Vibe

Todd Williamson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Ty Dolla $ign Releases New Album Feat. Nicki Minaj, Roddy Ricch, Kanye West And More

After a three-year album hiatus, Ty Dolla $ign released his latest studio effort, Featuring Ty Dolla $ign, on Friday (Oct. 23).

The 25-track album features appearances from Nicki Minaj, Kid Cudi, FKA Twigs, Roddy Ricch, Jhené Aiko, Kehlani, 6lack, Young Thug, Music Soulchild, Skrillex, Quavo, Anderson Paak, Post Malone, Kanye West, and more.

Powered by previously released singles, “Ego Death,” Expensive” and By Yourself,” the new album flexes a different music muscle for the Grammy-nominated recording artists who steered clear of  making club records.

“I was intentionally trying to not make club songs [talking about] hoes and *itches and all the sh*t I used to talk about,” Ty told Vulture in a recent interview. “I was trying to, like, talk about my life, and what it is now, and really do something different with it. I got a daughter going to high school this year, and she’s paying attention, and all her friends are paying attention, so I can’t talk as crazy or do the crazy sh*t that I used to do.”

Stream Featuring Ty Dolla Sign below.

Continue Reading
Getty Images

Jay Z Launches His Own Cannabis Brand

Jay Z is venturing into the world of cannabis. The  mogul officially announced the launch of his new cannabis brand, Monogram, on Friday (Oct. 23) marking his first product collaboration since becoming chief brand strategists of the Northern California-based dispensary, Caliva, last year.

“Monogram seeks to redefine what cannabis means to consumers today,” the company said in a press release. As many marijuana storefronts have implemented new rules amid the global pandemic, Monogram is also planing to launch an e-commerce sales option, “In an effort to provide a more tailored customer experience.”

Caliva and Hov opened their first Southern California storefront last year. Besides providing quality products, Hov aims to use his position at Caliva to help the formerly incarcerated (many of whom are not reaping the benefits of marijuana legalization) through advocacy, job training, and employee and workforce development.

According to the company website, Monogram uses “expert growers” to ensure that each marijuana flowers receives the “respect it deserves” in every stage of the growth process. Additionally, Monogram flowers are grown in small batches so that every plant gets “personalized attention.”

Continue Reading
Getty Images

Kehlani Plays Bryson Tiller’s Love Interest In “Always Forever” Video

Kehlani stars as Tiller’s love interest in the intimate new music video for “Always Forever,” released on Thursday (Oct. 22).

The stunning visual, directed by Glenn Michael of Toronto’s Kid Studio, is a creative take on how a relationship can become your entire universe. Tyler and Kehlani cuddle up, kiss, and hold hand in the steamy visual, prompting some fans to question the chemistry between the two. They might look pretty cozy, but Kehlani and Tiller are just friends (Tiller welcomed a child with girlfriend Kendra Bailey last year).

 

View this post on Instagram

 

🌎🎥💫Thanks Guys. #alwaysforever @kidstudio_ @ichiki @kehlani

A post shared by [ Bryson ] (@brysontiller) on Oct 22, 2020 at 12:35pm PDT

Kehlani shared some close-up stills from the music video on Instagram along with a message thanking Tiller for being a “solid” friend. “To one of my dearest friends…matching tattoos, years worth of stories, nights of dying laughter and holding each other down in the roughest times…I’m so proud of you. Thank you for being solid.”

The post was deleted after fans in the comments continued to speculate if the two were an item. Kehlani shared a follow-up message on her Instagram Story explaining in part, “I post lengthy captions about all my friends. You would have to follow me to know that.”

 

View this post on Instagram

 

#Roommates, #Kehlani explains her previous message to #BrysonTiller. (SWIPE for previous post)

A post shared by The Shade Room (@theshaderoom) on Oct 22, 2020 at 11:53am PDT

“Always Forever” is the latest single from Tiller’s newly released ANNIVERSARY LP.

Watch the video below.

Continue Reading

Top Stories