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Michael B. Jordan: "I Am Philando Castile"

The Black Panther actor reacts to acquittal of cop who killed Castile. 

Nearly a year after Philando Castile was gunned down by a Minnesota cop, the tragedy has played out like so many cases before him. The officer who killed Castile was recently acquitted on all charges, a court decision that resulted in public protests and outrage across social media.

Michael B. Jordan is among those feeling emotionally drained and frustrated over a verdict that has become an all-too-familiar chapter in the stories of Castile, Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, and more.

“They want us to feel helpless & right now I feel it,” Jordan wrote on Instagram Saturday (June 17). “How do we unify? Where do we turn? What do we do? How do we fight? How do we stand?”

The Black Panther actor also pointed out that while he doesn’t have a solution in mind, he's joining the fight for “real change.”

“I’m going to be a part of the change, and not just today, everyday until we see real change,” he wrote. “I am Philando Castile.”

On July 6, 2016, Castile was shot five times by Officer Jeronimo Yanez after being pulled over for a broken taillight, last summer. The school cafeteria worker was in the car with his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, and her 4-year-old daughter at the time.

Reynolds captured the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook Live. In the footage, Castile can be seen bleeding from his wounds. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

During the trial, state prosecuting attorney Jeffrey Paulsen argued that Yanez used unjustifiable “deadly force” against Castile, and “endangered the lives” of Reynolds and her young child.

Defense lawyer, Earl Gray, claimed that Castile, 32, ultimately caused his own death. Gray theorized that Castile would be alive today, were it not for his decision to get “stoned” before driving, and failure to comply with Yanez’s orders not to reach for his firearm.

“The only option [Yanez had] was to pull his gun out and stop the threat [he faced] of death or great bodily harm,” Gray said in court, according to TwinCities.com. “We have proven beyond all doubt that officer Yanez’s conduct was reasonable.”

Following days of deliberations, a Ramsey County jury voted to acquit Yanez, 29, of manslaughter. In reaction to the verdict, Castile’s mother shared a powerful and emotional message to the media about the U.S. the justice system.

“The system continues to fail black people, and it will continue to fail you all,” Valarie Castile said. “My son loved this city and this city killed my son.”

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Scientists Detect New Strain Of HIV

Abbott Laboratories recently discovered a new strain of HIV-1, according to CNN. The scientists state this is the first time in 19 years that a new mutation of the virus has been uncovered and falls into the Group M sector of the condition, a sector that contributes to the globe's HIV epidemic.

The study was made in tandem with the University of Missouri, Kansas City and presents ways that HIV can change into other strains. However, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ director, said while this is a major discovery there’s no need for alarm.

“There’s no reason to panic or even to worry about it a little bit. Not a lot of people are infected with this," he said. "This is an outlier.” The World Health Organization states HIV’s global population includes 36.7 million people. On the subject of this latest strain discovery, medical officials are unsure as to how it can affect a person’s body but medication can still help to treat it as it does various HIV strains. It'll also remix how doctors test for the medical condition.

In 2017, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), published a study noting that Blacks/African Americans accounted for 43 percent (16,694) of new HIV diagnoses which stood at 38,739 during that year. Within the Group M section (which is one of four groups within the HIV-1 disease), there are nine strains: A, B, C, D, F, G, H, J, and K. In the United States, the B strain is the most common leading scientists and researchers to put most of their efforts behind it. Globally, the C strain is the most prevalent.

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Rapper Lil Reese In Critical Condition After Being Shot In The Neck

Chicago rapper Lil Reese is in critical condition after being shot, according to multiple local reports.

ABC7 Chicago and WGN9 report Lil Reese, whose real name is Tavares Taylor, is in the hospital and listed in critical condition after suffering a gunshot wound in the neck Monday afternoon (Nov. 11) at an intersection in the south suburbs of Chicago.

Police told the outlets they found blood in the driver's seat and on the ground next to the car, adding that a man had already taken Taylor to a local hospital before they arrived on the scene. Reese was then transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois.

Shortly after stories about the incident started bubbling on the web, fellow Chicago rapper Lil Durk took to Twitter to share Reese's health status. "Reese good," he tweeted followed by a blue heart emoji.

Reese good

— DURKIOOO (@lildurk) November 12, 2019

Lil Reese is first known for being featured on Chief Keef's 2012 single "I Don't Like," which reached no. 73 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. Later that year, Reese recorded a remix of his song "Us" with Rick Ross and Drake.

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Tyler, The Creator Reacts To Drake Getting Booed At Camp Flog Gnaw

Tyler, the Creator is speaking up about Drake receiving boos at the 2019 Camp Flog Gnaw Festival. The former Odd Future member took to his Twitter account to share his thoughts on the incident and address the reports of the Toronto native making an early departure from the event''s stage.

"I thought bringing one of the biggest [sic] artists on the f**king planet to a music festival was fire!" he exclaimed in all caps in a tweet on Monday afternoon (Nov. 11). "But flipside, a lil tone deaf knowing the specific crowd it drew. Some created a narrative in their head and acted out like a**holes when it didn't come true and I don't f**k with that."

Tyler continued by pointing out that although there were boos "in the front area" by folks who were "mad rude" and came off as "entitled," most attendees were having a great time. "That sh*t was like mob mentality and cancel culture in real life and I think that sh*t is f**king trash."

"Ni**a did feel no ways! That song is beautiful!" remarked Tyler about Drizzy's attempt to fully perform "Feel No Ways" a deep cut off his Views album. "Most guys don't do album cuts! Thank you, Aubrey! Like, I love that song and thought that would never happen....He really did that for me and I appreciate it because he did not have to come at all. See our worlds come together was so great in the theory."

Tyler went on to add a positive perspective to the whole incident and tweeted, "But hey man sh*t happens, all jokes aside, sh*t lowkey funny HAHAHA" he added. "Aside from that, hope everyone had a good time. Again, no [sic] arrests. No bullsh*t, man. A lot of people enjoyed it, thanks again!"

Read Tyler's tweets below and continue here to read about YG bringing out Stormy Daniels during his Camp Flog Gnaw performance of "FDT (F**k Donald Trump)."

I THOUGHT BRINGING ONE OF THE BIGGEST ARTIST ON THE FUCKING PLANET TO A MUSIC FESTIVAL WAS FIRE! BUT FLIPSIDE, A LIL TONE DEAF KNOWING THE SPECIFIC CROWD IT DREW. SOME CREATED A NARRATIVE IN THEIR HEAD AND ACTED OUT LIKE ASSHOLES WHEN IT DIDNT COME TRUE AND I DONT FUCK WITH THAT

— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) November 11, 2019

THIS NIGGA DID FEEL NO WAYS! SONG IS BEAUTIFUL. ALSO, MOSTLY EVERYONE WAS HAVING A GREAT TIME, THOSE SHITS IN THE FRONT AREA WERE THE ONES BEING MAD RUDE, WHICH, I CAN SEE WHY, BUT, NAH, FUCK THAT, YALL REPRESENTED ME AND FLOG TO MY GUEST AND MADE US LOOK SOOO ENTITLED AND TRASH

— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) November 11, 2019

THAT SHIT WAS LIKE MOB MENTALITY AND CANCEL CULTURE IN REAL LIFE AND I THINK THAT SHIT IS FUCKING TRASH

— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) November 11, 2019

NIGGA DID FEEL NO WAYS! THAT SONG IS BEAUTIFUL! MOST GUYS DONT DO ALBUM CUTS! THANK YOU AUBREY!

— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) November 11, 2019

LIKE, I LOVE THAT SONG AND THOUGHT THAT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN.......HE REALLY DID THAT FOR ME AND I APPRECIATE IT BECAUSE HE DID NOT HAVE TO COME AT ALL, SEE OUR WORLDS COME TOGETHER WAS SO GREAT IN THEORY

— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) November 11, 2019

LIKE, I LOVE THAT SONG AND THOUGHT THAT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN.......HE REALLY DID THAT FOR ME AND I APPRECIATE IT BECAUSE HE DID NOT HAVE TO COME AT ALL, SEE OUR WORLDS COME TOGETHER WAS SO GREAT IN THEORY

— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) November 11, 2019

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