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Student Killed During New York's J'Ouvert Was Accosted By A Man

Tiarah Poyau was 22 and attended St. Johns University. She had dreams of becoming an accountant.

City officials are debating whether or not to continue Brooklyn's J'Ouvert festival after a St. Johns University student was shot and killed for telling a man to stop grinding on her.

According to reports, 22-year-old Tiarah Poyau was with three friends enjoying the early morning activities of the pre-West Indian Day parade when she was accosted by a man. Poyau, who was studying to be an accountant, told the man to "get off me." Her friends were walking ahead of her, then at about 4:15AM heard a shot and saw Poyau fall to the ground at Empire Boulevard and Franklin Avenue.  Poyau was shot right above the eye at close range.

Before his arrest, 20-year-old Reginald Moise told friends "I think I shot somebody on the parade route. I didn’t know the gun was loaded.” Moise, who has five priors, was later nabbed Tuesday morning. Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce--who spoke highly of the victim--said Moise tried to get rid of the murder weapon.

“He makes a phone call directly after the shooting and tells a friend of his, ‘Would you mind if I put my gun into your apartment?’ "

Police says the friend was Moise's girlfriend. At the woman's home, Moise drunkenly fired two rounds into a mirror, injuring his hand. One bullet entered a neighbors house and the neighbor alerted authorities.

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Kai Ca$h's previous single was "The West," which he made with 03 Greedo and his CYN crewmate King Combs. The song has generated more than 6 million streams. His upcoming mixtape, Born To Win, is in the works.

Watch the music video for "7AM" above.

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Clarifies If He Identifies As Black Or Samoan

He's an actor, a former pro-wrestler, a father of three and he identifies as both Black and Samoan.

Over the weekend, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson took to Twitter to clear up any and all misconceptions about how he views himself. The matter grew out of a discussion about how Johnson was "presented" in his early days with WWE.

A Twitter user claimed that Johnson "was never booked, proclaimed, or titled as First [sic] black champion," and Johnson quickly shut that down.

"Glad I came across this and I'll give you guys some context & truth," he began his tweet with. "I identify as exactly what I am - both. Equally proud. Black/Samoan." Johnson is the son of a Samoan mother and a Black father. He took after his dad, Rocky Johnson, who  was also a professional wrestler.

The semi-retired pro-wrestler had 17 championships reigns while he was in the WWE. Recently, he's been promoting his Fast & Furious spin-off, Hobbs & Shaw, on his social media. The film also stars Jason Statham and Idris Elba.

Cool, he identifies as Samoan in WWE and was booked that way after Nation days. Was never booked, proclaimed, or titled as First black champion. And hardcore wrestling fans don't name him as such as well. Thus nobody calls him a black champion. Anoa'i family background angle

— Hawkeye's Mohawk (@Audience__of1) March 20, 2019

Glad I came across this and I’ll give you guys some context & truth. I identify as exactly what I am - both. Equally proud. Black/Samoan. And my friend, let me expand your thoughts a bit here - I transcended race in wrestling so there was no “booked that way”. Thx guys

— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) March 20, 2019

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Woman In Viral Maya Angelou Video Explains Controversial Moment

Last week, a viral video of Maya Angelou sparked a debate surrounding courtesy ethics on Twitter. Following the clickable moment, Kim Watts, the young woman featured in the video, came forward to explain why she responded in that manner at the time.

At the time of the video, which was recorded on the talk show People Are Talking, Kim Watts was a 20-year-old college student. Now at 49 years old, she stated that she was taken aback by Ms. Angelou's comment.

"Her response threw me off," Watts said speaking to the Associated Press. "It was a little awkward for me, but at the same time, it was like, 'Oh my God, this is Maya Angelou. I remember feeling like, oh my gosh I insulted one of my icons, a person I look up to."

Adopted and raised by a white couple, Watts explained that she was not raised to address elders by suffix titles such as "Mr." or "Miss." Watts said she can now understand the acclaimed poet's steely response.

"I wasn't thinking about that in the moment," the established educator said. "I like that this conversation, though, is focused on respect. Given my age now, I can see both sides of it."

There were various takes on the Angelou and Watts video. While some thought Angelou was being too harsh, others thought Watts was at fault. "It's an unwritten rule on respect for elders in which a lot of us were born and raised to 'put a handle on it'," One Twitter user who goes by @PrinceCharmingP told AP. "Me personally, coming from a strong Black Southern family, I didn't see anything wrong with her response. Everyone is raised differently."

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