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Black NYPD Cop Falsely Arrested By Fellow Officers

Apparently, it doesn't matter if you're on the inside. 

A black police officer was recently arrested by fellow members of the NYPD. Officer Karim Powell of the 114th precinct in Queens was chased down in March 2017, The New York Post reports.

Initially, he was off duty while driving in his vehicle in the Bronx. The authorities who arrested him alleged he led them on a car chase just before they pulled him over. Now, the 32-year-old is seeking $5 million for the emotional anguish that took place after the incident.

Powell said an officer approached him and placed him in handcuffs after Powell explained that he was a fellow police officer. “His reply was, ‘What job?’ and I said, ‘Same job as you,’” Powell recalled. Additionally, he showed them his badge, but that still did not suffice. “I took my ID out, and [the cop] said, ‘I can’t see it.’ I took it out of my wallet and gave it to him,” Powell said. “He took the keys off the roof and said, ‘F**k that s**t.’

After the back and forth, they placed a handcuffed Powell in the back of a police vehicle. Soon after, a sergeant arrived and demanded Powell's release. Still, the officers continued to harass Powell. He was taken to the 47th precinct and got his ID and weapon confiscated, according to The Root.

Powell reportedly knew one of the officers because of an interaction they had regarding a parked vehicle. The five-year veteran’s Police Benevolent Association delegate filed a notice of claim, which states that he “told the PBA delegate the officers are ‘lying’ and the GPS data from their assigned marked [patrol car] will prove it.”

An investigation is underway. Powell was also charged with “failure to show ID,” which he initially did when they first attempted to arrest him.

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Megan Thee Stallion Donates Supplies To A Houston Nursing Facility

Megan Thee Stallion is lending a helping hand to the elderly in Clutch City.

On Tuesday (April 7), the Hot Girl Coach announced that she joined forces with Amazon Music to donate money, Amazon Fire tablets, and other supplies to Park Manor Skilled Nursing Facility, located in Houston, TX.

"What's up Hotties, it's Megan Thee Stallion, aka the hot girl coach," Megan said. "I have teamed up with Amazon Music just to donate some supplies, and some money and some Fire tablets to the residents and the staff at the Park Manor Skilled Nursing Home in Houston, TX, my hometown, my city. Just because it’s important to lend out a helping hand at this time and just show everybody that’s still working that we support them. And, to support our grandparents at this time."

 

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Hey hotties I partnered w/ @amazonmusic 2 support Park Manor Skilled Nursing Facility in Houston Texas🤘🏽 Its so important to #stayhome ! #realhotgirlshit

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Megan joins long list of celebrities who have donated finances and supplies to several organizations. The likes of Jay Z, Meek Mill, Elton John, Rihanna, Laday Gaga, Quavo, G-Eazy, Ciara, Russle Wilson, Miley Cyrus, Cody Simpson, and many others have chipped to help battle the deadly COVID-19.

The world needs us ALL. Unprecedented times. @DangeRussWilson & I are supporting our community in Seattle by donating 1 million meals with Seattle @FoodLifeLine https://t.co/3FlJi9GU2G Rally & support your local food bank @FeedingAmerica Let’s all keep the Faith during this time pic.twitter.com/kqwkuh50pi

— Ciara (@ciara) March 18, 2020

Proud to have donated to support #AmericasFoodFund, a new initiative directly supporting @FeedingAmerica & @WCKitchen to feed those in need & impacted by #COVID19. Thankful for my friends @leodicaprio @laurenepowell and @apple for putting this together. ❤️ https://t.co/jTxd4WjrgA

— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) April 2, 2020

Today, I’m proud to announce that my Foundation @EJAF is launching a $1million COVID-19 Emergency Fund to make sure that our frontline partners can respond to the effects of COVID-19 on HIV care for the most marginalised communities around the world. pic.twitter.com/g4wh9dnd3d

— Elton John (@eltonofficial) April 4, 2020

 

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Tacos for the incredible healthcare workers at our local hospital! So grateful for these true legends of our time dedicating their lives to battling this pandemic. Show some love to yours in your community!

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In other Stallion news, the Houston native recently graced the cover of Marie Claire magazine, and released a lyric video for her single "Savage," a song from her latest effort, Suga.

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Cast of 'Hamilton' Surprises Young Fan On John Krasinski's 'Good News Network' Show

John Krasinski has brought smiles to The Office Fans with the launch of his creative Some Good News show on YouTube but the actor took things to another level by reuniting the original cast of Hamilton to surprise a nine-year-old girl.

Aired late Sunday (April 5), Krasinski welcomed Aubrey to the show after her parents shared how their daughter watched Emily Blunt's Mary Poppins Returns after she was unable to fly to New York to see Hamilton on Broadway. While social distancing is a brief new normal, Blunt who is married to Krasinski popped into their Zoom interview to surprise Aubrey.

But the good news didn't stop there. Krasinski then promised Aubrey he would fly her family to New York to see Hamilton once Broadway opens its doors. And miraculously, he managed to reunite the entire cast where they performed "Alexander Hamilton."

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Leslie Odom Jr., Anthony Ramos, Jonathan Groff and more shocked the 9-year-old, who was left speechless during the performance.

Elsewhere in the broadcast, Krasinski shared good news from around the world, including many fans making their own version of the show. Robert De Niro also shares the weather in a very De Niro kind of way.

Krasinski, who also stars alongside Blunt in The Quiet Place, created the Some Good News show to prove positive news always wins. His first guest was none other than Steve Carell with the two talking about the 15th anniversary of the iconic Office series.

Enjoy the good news above.

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Drake Takes ‘Architectural Digest’ On Tour Of His Toronto Manor

In his hometown of Toronto, Canada, Drake is living life like a king within his expansive and glitzy manor. The 50,000 square-foot home, or “The Embassy,” is a source of infinite “high luxury” from his 3,200-square-foot master bedroom to a basketball court on par with the NBA’s hardwood.

“Because I was building it in my hometown, I wanted the structure to stand firm for 100 years,” Drake said in a profile by Architectural Digest for its May issue. “I wanted it to have a monumental scale and feel. It will be one of the things I leave behind, so it had to be timeless and strong.”

Part of the design was spearheaded by interior designer Ferris Rafauli. Describing the final product of the entire mansion as “modern Art Deco,” Rafauli was able to install eye-catching marble to customizing a grand piano through the artistry of Bösendorfer and artist Takashi Murakami.

“In form, materials, and execution, the structure is a proper 19th-century limestone mansion. But the exterior profiles are more minimal and the lines are a bit cleaner,” Rafauli said. “This isn’t stucco, paint, and fake gold. That’s not what Drake wanted, and that’s not what I do.”

 

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@archdigest @ferrisrafauli

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Near the beginning of April, Drake released the visuals for his new dance song “Toosie Slide.” It was shot inside his home as the world is under social distancing orders, serving as a walk-through of where he lays his head equipped with a fireworks show in his backyard if you can even refer to that amount of land as such.

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