A New Jersey state trooper lost his job after posting a T-shirt to Instagram to support his cousin’s clothing company. The shirt was printed with the words “Black Excellence,” and featured nine portraits of African-American women who played a pivotal role in history, such as Harriet Tubman and Maya Angelou. Another woman featured, pictured on the lower right, was Joanne Chesimard also known as Assata Shakur, who was convicted of killing a state trooper in 1973. The women were not identified by name on the T-shirt.
Officer Nyron Harris said he didn’t recognize or realize that Shakur was featured on the shirt. However, his peers on the force were enraged and in the end, he lost his job because of that Instagram post, according to a lawsuit that Harris is filing.
Harris calls the Instagram post an “honest mistake.” According to New Jersey.com, his lawsuit claims that his firing violates
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Logan Paul continues to generate controversy online. According to the New York Daily News, the YouTube star made a comment on Cardi B’s Instagram that many saw as tone-deaf.
On Thursday, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper took to Instagram to share a photo of herself from the 2018 Grammys.
“They trinna crucify me like they did Christ,” she captioned the photo. The line is a reference to a lyric from Kanye West from his 2012 song “Don’t Like.” Paul jumped into the post and commented, “Lawlz u tellin me.”
They trinna crucify me like they did Christ .
A post shared by Cardi B Official IG (@iamcardib) on Jan 31, 2018 at 1:15pm PST
It appeared that Paul was lamenting over his current professional situation. As reported, the popular YouTube star has faced backlash after posting a video last month that featured what appeared to be a man
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Instagram fitness model Jen Selter got kicked off an airplane over the weekend in what she calls a humiliating experience. She was taken off an American Airlines flight, which was headed to New York from Miami, after an argument with a flight attendant.
Selter told the New York Post that the flight was delayed more than two hours and that the plane hadn’t moved yet when she and her sister got out of their seats so they could stretch.
“The plane wasn’t taking off. I told him to relax. But he had something against me,” Selter, 24, said of the flight attendant. “He was so nasty.”
According to the fitness aficionado, that flight attendant asked if she wanted to get off the plane. She said she answered a sarcastic yes, as she explained over Twitter. Airport security was called shortly after.
“American Airlines calls the shots. They don’t want you to fly on their plane
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Two underage students from Hurricane High School, located in Utah, are accused of posting a racist photograph on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The disturbing post showed a girl pretending to hang herself. The caption reads, “happy national n***** day.” An “X” was drawn over each of her eyes, supposedly to signal that she was dead.
Steven Dunham, Hurricane High School’s director of public relations, told KUTV that the students have faced consequences for their actions. The names of the students have not been revealed, and the details of their punishment have not been disclosed.
“We have a safe school’s policy and if they are not making other students feel safe in our own schools, in our own community, is significant in the punishments that they could face,” Dunham told the publication.
Jody Rich, principal of Hurricane High School, put out a video statement on his Instagram after the racist image was discovered.
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Rihanna was hit by tragedy over the holidays. According to Time, the singer announced the day after Christmas that her cousin was shot and killed in her native Barbados. She took to Instagram to share her sadness over the death of 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne.
“RIP cousin… can’t believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms!” she shared on Instagram. “Never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth in your body!!! Love you always man!”
In her post, Rihanna also called for an end to gun violence with the hashtag “#endgunviolence.”
Alleyne was allegedly shot when he was walking near his home in St Michael. At around 7:00 PM, he was apparently approached by a man who shot him multiple times, according to Billboard. The shooter fled the scene. Alleyne was taken to the hospital where he died, reported CBS News.
RIP cousin… can’t believe
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Rapper Lil Peep, born Gustav Ahr, reportedly died of an overdose on Wednesday. His manager Mikey Cortez confirmed his death on Instagram.
According to The New York Times, authorities suggest the 21-year-old Long Island rapper’s death was the result of a Xanax overdose before he was scheduled to perform a show in Tucson, Arizona.
“I’m completely heartbroken and lost right now,” Cortez said on Instagram. “I can’t even feel it’s not real. I love you and I’ll miss you always. One of the realest. Please someone tell me this isn’t real.”
Peep released his first project, Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1, over the summer. On it, he repeatedly referenced his consumption of cocaine, molly and Xanax, according to UPROXX.
The star made a chilling Instagram post just hours before he died. In one, he appears to be taking two pills.
A post shared by @lilpeep
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A woman from Quebec has been sentenced to over seven years in prison for smuggling nearly $30 million worth of cocaine while on a worldwide cruise. Isabelle Lagace, 29, was arrested last August in Australia after border authorities discovered more than 200 pounds of cocaine in suitcases belonging to Lagace and two others. Lagace’s friend Melina Roberge, 23, and Andre Tamine, a 64-year-old man from Quebec are expended to go on trial next year.
“I have embarrassed my family, my friends, myself,” Lagace said at her sentencing on Friday in Australia. “It pains me to know that my defining years of womanhood will be spent in prison halfway around the world.”
Last year Lagace pleaded guilty to importing a commercial quantity of a border-controlled drug. In court, she said she became involved in drug smuggling the cocaine so that she could pay a $20,000
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Meek Mill was arrested in New York on Thursday night after an Instagram video of him riding a dirt bike went live. As People shares, the 30-year-old rapper was arrested for recklesss endangerment hours after performing on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
Meek was arrested at 10:15pm after being spotted riding a quad bike in Upper Manhattan with his friends. The Wins Losses rapper has long been a fan of riding. USA Today shares that it took the NYPD a while to identify the rapper but they used Instagram to find him.
That video has since been pulled down. TMZ has it here.
The Philly rapper was in police custody as of early this morning. He was charged with reckless endangerment for popping wheelies and riding without helmet. People reports that he spent the night in Central Booking and faced a judge Friday morning.
[Photo: Getty Images]
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Instagram is full of budding models. A 20-year-old model says that the social media site helped her break free after she was abducted from a fake photo shoot.
According to The Telegraph, 20-year-old Chloe Ayling says that she was drugged, handcuffed and put into a suitcase by kidnappers who tried to to sell her as a sex slave online.
She tells the publication that her agent booked her for a gig in Milan on July 11. When she showed up at an abandoned building, a man grabbed and drugged her. “I realised I was in the boot of a car with my wrists and ankles handcuffed, adhesive tape on my mouth. I was inside a bag and was only able to breathe through a small hole,” she said when she woke.
A post shared by Chloe Ayling (@chloeayling) on Apr 24, 2017 at 9:16am PDT
She alleges that the four men kept her hostage,
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An Instagram model with over 79 thousand followers was arrested in the nude after causing a disturbance and kicking a police officer at a hotel in Clearwater, Florida. Brissa Dominguez-Garcia was asked to leave the Edge Hotel by its night manger on the morning of July 5, according to Tampa Bay ABC affiliate WFTS. A police affidavit says that when officers arrived to investigate the incident at 4 in the morning, they “found the defendant to be nude.”
A post shared by Brissa Dominguez 🐝 (@baybaddiebrie) on Jul 10, 2017 at 11:49am PDT
Earlier on July 4th, the Mexican national who currently lives in Northern California had posted pictures of herself in a red, white and blue swimsuit with “USA” across its chest. “Happy #4thofjuly Everyone, Be safe out there and have lots of fun :),” bore the message on her sexy Instagram pic. Somewhere in the night
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