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Officials are calling for peace and rest in North Carolina this morning after angry protestors took to the streets following the death of another Black man at the hands of police.

Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed on Tuesday by Black officer Brentley Vinson, a two-year veteran with the police force. Brentley was looking for a suspect with an outstanding warrant in the same apartment complex, but instead, had an encounter with Scott, who apparently got out of his car with a gun.

There are two different stories being told about what exactly transpired between the officer and Keith prior to the shooting. According to officials, Scott had a gun and was an immediate threat to the officer, but according to his family, the father was reading a book while waiting for his son to get out of school.


Per the family, what Vinson believed to be a gun was a book; however, officials confirmed that detectives recovered “the firearm the subject was holding in his hands.”

Folks around Charlotte were up in arms following Scott’s tragic death, demonstrating in the streets near where Keith lost his life — but what started off as peaceful turned into riots and clashing with officers.

Police fired tear gas, shut down a main interstate and about a dozen officers and handful of demonstrators suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts took to Twitter suggesting, “The community deserves answers and (a) full investigation will ensue.”

As for the officer who shot and killed Scott — he was placed on administrative leave.

Tensions around the country are especially high, given the recent shooting death of Terence Crutcher, who was shot by a white officer last week in Tulsa. Celebrities have taken to social media to express their anger and sadness.

A Go Fund Me page has been set up for Scott’s loved ones, whom he leaves behind.


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New Photos: Serena Williams & Alexis Ohanian’s Stunning Wedding Snaps



In case you missed it, Serena Williams and her husband, Alexis Ohanian, released a series of new photos over the weekend from their recent star studded nuptials.

The two tied the knot during a lavish ceremony at the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans. Exchanging vows in front of family, friends and laundry list of celebrities, Williams wore a stunning strapless, ballgown gown by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.

Some of the guests included Kelly Rowland, Ciara, Lala Anthony and Kim Kardashian.

According to the Daily Mail, the tables at the reception were each named after one of Williams’s 12 Grand Slam titles — but it didn’t stop there. Sticking with tennis references, each guest was gifted with replicas of Williams’s trophies as party favors.

Congrats to the couple.

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