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Trayvon Martin's Parents Are Writing A Memoir

'Rest In Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin" will be out at the top of 2017, just a head of the five year anniversary of his death.

Chris Jackson, editor-in-chief of Random House's One World imprint sat with The Hollywood Reporter to talk about his new initiative in the literary world of black and brown authors. Jackson, a Harlem raised New Yorker, didn't divulge any information about the Prince memoir, however, he did offer a few details about the memoir being written by Trayvon Martin's parents.

"I'm doing a book with Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's parents," Jackson said. "It's amazing. Everyone who's been reading the manuscript is in tears by the second chapter," Jackson said.

Jackson said "Rest In Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin" isn't just a book about Trayvon Martin's short life. "It's not just about the mournful story about losing a child, but it's also how that moment ignited this global movement," Jackson continued.

On February 26, 2012, while spending time with his father, Tracy Martin, Trayvon Martin returned home from a nearby convenience store after purchasing a pack of Skittles and ice tea. George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchmen, called 911 and reported "a real suspicious guy." Ignoring the instructions by the dispatcher, Zimmerman got out of his vehicle and followed Martin, which set off a confrontation that led to Trayvon death.

Since Trayvon's death, Sybrina Fulton, along with several other mothers who have lost their sons to gun violence and law enforcement, have been on the front lines doing all they can to ensure no other parent endures what they've experienced.

"Rest In Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin" will be released January 17, 2017.

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Living The Dream: Lena Waithe Gets Smooched By Halle Berry On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Lena Waithe was Jimmy Kimmel's guest host for Jimmy Kimmel Live! while he was out for the night working on ABC's Live In Front Of A Studio Audience special, and she had a great time.

During her monologue, the Emmy-winning writer admitted she needed to get "psyched up" to be hosting the late-night show, when Halle Berry comes to her aide with the help of the "Berry Button." Waithe said that she needed some "inspiration" and "Halle Berry juice" to keep the energy going.

"Lena, you know I know you, right? We've worked together," Berry said to inspire Waithe, her Boomerang co-producer. "So I know that you are a force of nature. You are a beautiful African American queen! Lena, tonight you are a writer, an actor, a producer and tonight you are a late-night comedian. You about to slay this show! And you are already winning, girl, because you are dressed way better than Jimmy ever was."

When Berry asked if the temporary host needed anything else, she proceeded to kiss her right on the mouth. Waithe posted a clip of the smooch on her Instagram page, where many famous friends such as Janelle Monae, Issa Rae and Luke James expressed their surprise at the lip lock.

Check out their meet-up around the four-minute mark.

 

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Homeless High School Valedictorian Granted Over $3 Million In Scholarships

A homeless high schooler from Memphis was not only named the valedictorian of his senior class, he also received over $3 million in college scholarships.

Per WHBQ, 17-year-old Tupac Mosley graduated from Raleigh Egypt High School this past weekend with a 4.3 GPA. Thanks to his incredible work in school, he was awarded over 50 scholarships, and was accepted to more than 40 colleges. He’s planning on attending Tennessee State University, where he will major in electrical engineering.

He was reportedly homeless for a majority of this school year, moving from house to house not knowing what the next day would entail. He and his family have been living in a cabin provided by a Memphis nonprofit camping site called “For The Kingdom,” which aims to lead Memphis’ urban children and teens in the right direction.

“After my father passed, we fell behind on bills and we ended up getting evicted from our home on Feb. 21,” Mosley said of their situation. “So we went to different homes so far and we were blessed to have For The Kingdom.”

Despite his challenges at home, Tupac didn’t let anything stop him. He thanked his family, friends and teachers for their unwavering support when interviewed by WHBQ.

“Everything that you poured into me was worth $3 million and counting,” he said during his valedictorian speech. “Never let your current situation, whatever circumstances you’re going through, be a mountain that you can’t climb.”

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Milwaukee Bucks Head Coach Criticizes Drake For Courtside Behavior

It's no secret that Drake is a super fan of his hometown team the Toronto Raptors, and with good reason. The team is No. 2 in the Eastern Conference, and recently added another W to their resume after a hard-fought game against the No. 1 Milwaukee Bucks in the Playoffs. However, his court-side behavior at Game 4 of the Conference sparked criticism from several people.

The Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer called out the Scorpion musician for his antics during the game, which included taunts against Giannis Antetokounmpo, yelling during free throws, and giving back rubs to the Raptors' head coach, Nick Nurse. It's fun to poke fun at the opposing team, but there's a limit.

"I see it in some timeouts, but I don't know of any person that's attending the game that isn't a participant in the game a coach -- I'm sorry, a player or a coach that has access to the court," Budenholzer said of the 6 God. "There's certainly no place for fans and, you know, whatever it is exactly that Drake is for the Toronto Raptors. You know, to be on the court, there's boundaries and lines for a reason, and like I said, the league is usually pretty good at being on top of stuff like that."

Georgios Dimitropoulos, the former European rep for Antetokounmpo, commented about Drizzy's behavior in a now-deleted tweet, writing that he has "Never seen anything as disrespectful as this before."

We'll see if he cleans up his act the next time he attends a game. Game 5 takes place tomorrow (May 23), and the teams are tied up, 2-2.

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