Raven-Symone Addresses Rumors That She’s Transgender After Instagram Post Sparks Speculation

Raven-Symone wants everyone to know that she is NOT transgender, nor is she transitioning to become male.

Speculation that the actress was transgender began last week for the most asinine reason: She posted photos wearing baggy clothes.

And for those of you struggling to keep up, that’s not how it works.

Raven shared photos over herself wearing an oversized sweatshirt and sweatpants on Instagram. And known for her eccentric hairstyles, her hair happened to braided in cornrows in the photos.

There must have been several comments perpetuating the rumor, because Raven actually addressed them in a now-deleted post.

“Wow since people think I’m turning into a man because I’m braided up for my wig, and was feelin myself for a min, guess I gotta show off just the shoes and a sneak of the fit. They obviously can’t handle me on an everyday.”

Again, Raven deleted the post addressing the wild rumor, but the post that started it all remains on her account.

The Disney star first addressed her sexual orientation in 2013 when she said she identifies as a lesbian. She was in a public relationship with female model AzMarie Livingston for several years.

The rumors and interest surrounding Raven may have been a ripple effect caused by Dwyane Wade sharing that his 12-year-old daughter Zaya is transgender just days prior to Raven’s otherwise innocuous post.

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Former Texas Pastor Murdered Wife & 11-Year-Old Son, Tried to Strangle Adult Daughter Before Killing Himself

A small community outside of Houston, Texas is reeling following a tragic double murder-suicide committed by a former pastor and non-profit founder and CEO.

On Tuesday, February 11th, the 53-year-old Sugar Land, TX resident, Richard Logan, was found dead 160 miles away from his hometown outside of an environmental consulting company.

Authorities were notified of the presence of the dead body, and upon arrival, they discovered the deceased Logan along with the gun he used to kill himself.

After discovering the body, San Marcos police reached out to officers in Sugar Land to perform a welfare check at Logan’s house. When no one responded to their requests for entry, the officers forced their way into the home.

It was there that they found the dead bodies of Logan’s wife, 48-year-old Diana Logan, as well as their 11-year-old son, Aaron. Both died of gunshot wounds from the same gun Richard Logan used to take his own life.

The deceased are survived by the couple’s daughter, Ambrielle, who is currently in her final year at Texas State University in San Marcos.

In a statement released by the Sugar Land Police Department, it was later revealed that after shooting his wife and son, Logan traveled to San Marcos where he assaulted his adult daughter by choking her out.

It is unknown why he ended the attack, but it was shortly after that he took his own life.

Authorities confirmed that Logan murdered his wife and son sometime over the weekend of February 8th-9th. The family’s pastor at River Pointe Church said he last saw them alive on Saturday around 5 p.m.

Officials believe Logan tried strangling Ambrielle Monday evening (Feb. 10), and then sometime between that night and Tuesday morning around 8 a.m. is when he fatally shot himself.

The news has shocked anyone familiar with Logan and his family.

Logan is still listed as the Founder, President & CEO on Attack Poverty’s website, a non-profit he created to develop under-resourced communities.

The site also has the company’s official statement following the tragedy:

“The Attack Poverty family is in shock to learn of the tragedy involving our Chief Executive Officer, Richard Logan and his family. We are cooperating with investigators and waiting for more information as we try to process this loss with our staff, volunteers, and community.”

Many mirror the company’s reaction. A fellow area pastor, Patrick Kelley, was a friend of the family for 15 years.

“We knew the Logans very, very well,” Kelley told KHOU. “I stand here in shock with everyone else who knew these precious people. I think the healing part and the direction we’ll give is to be together and voice your grief, because we have a shared grief in this case.”

Diana Logan was the sister of a WHO-TV news anchor, Dan Winters, who also expressed his sadness and shock via a Facebook post.

As of now, there is no clear indication of what caused Logan to take these actions, but police officers are continuing their ongoing investigation into the matter.

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Model Slick Woods Suffers Another Severe Seizure That Left Her Face Swollen As She Battles Cancer

Model Slick Woods is still struggling with health complications stemming from her cancer diagnosis.

In an Instagram post of Tuesday (Feb. 18), Woods shared with her fans that she had suffered yet another seizure.

The seizure must have been severe because it left the model with a bruised and swollen face and swollen lips.

“Man another seizure f**k the bulls**t I’m going vegan #faceplant,” she captioned the post.

Celebrities and fans offered words of encouragement and suggestions to help with the seizures in the comment section.

“F**k slick, let us know if there’s anything you need out here. Literally just started seeing a specialist for new allergic reactions,” singer Miguel wrote.

“Babe you ok?! What do you need? Can I help in anyway? Wishing you well love,” Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo asked.

Fans also encouraged the model to go vegan or change her diet, among other recommendations.

“Have you tried CBD oil? My daughter has seizures and it really helps,” one fan suggested.

Woods—who recently appeared on Love & Hip-Hop—revealed in November that she was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma and had begun chemotherapy.

She suffered her first seizure in January in her sleep, which left her hospitalized. She had also previously shared that she had lost feeling in her legs and one of her hands and was briefly confined to a wheelchair.

Our thoughts are with Woods as she continues to fight cancer and recovery from other health setbacks.

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New York Rapper Pop Smoke Shot & Killed in Apparent Home Invasion Robbery in Hollywood

Pop Smoke, an up and coming rapper out of New York, was murdered Wednesday morning (Feb. 19) in an apparent home invasion robbery at a house he was renting in Hollywood Hills, California.

The Los Angeles Police Department said a shooting was reported around 4:30 a.m. PST at a home in Hollywood Hills.

Officials said the home is an Airbnb owned by The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and her husband, and Pop Smoke was renting the property at the time of the shooting.

The LAPD said two men wearing hoodies and ski masks broke into the home and opened fire on Pop smoke, critically wounding the rapper before fleeing on foot.

LAPD officials didn’t immediately identify the victim, however, TMZ broke the news that the man killed in the shooting was Pop Smoke.

Pop Smoke was rushed to nearby Cedars-Sinai hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The shooting suspects are reportedly still at large and have so far not been identified.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ there was a party/gathering at the house prior to the shooting and they are currently unaware of a motive.

The New York rapper, whose real name is Bashar Barakah Jackson, released his hit single “Welcome to the Party” in April 2019. He was only 20 years old.

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Indianapolis Woman Allegedly Shot & Killed in Traffic After Blackmailing & Exposing Down Low Gay Men on Social Media

An Indianapolis woman was allegedly shot and killed for exposing a man she knew as being gay on social media.

The victim, who went by the name Jane TheMayor Waughfield on Facebook, was involved in a car crash Tuesday morning (Feb. 18) where police found her suffering from a gunshot wound. She was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

According to social media, Jane’s death was over a beef she had with a man who she knew personally.

Here are some things to know about Jane and the investigation involving her death:

Jane exposed a man she used to mess around with as a homosexual on Facebook Live.

Days before her death, Jane went on Facebook Live and told her followers she caught a man she used to have relations with having sex with another man.

Jane said she accidentally walked in on the men, catching them in the act, and the accused the men of threatening to kill her.

Jane also revealed that she threatened to out the man (whose name has not been released at this time) she used to mess around with on social media if he did not pay her $5,000.

Jane accused the man she exposed of having sex with his male cousin.

In addition to the Facebook Live video of her exposing the man, Jane also posted a picture of the guy on her Facebook page.

In the post, Jane wrote that the man she caught him having sex with was his cousin.

“I walked in on this Haughville nigga f**king his own cousin in the a**! On my momma!” she said.

Jane also wrote in one of her last Facebook posts: “Keep acting like u don’t know.”

Social media is calling out the man Jane exposed as the shooting suspect, though police haven’t released any details about her death.

Although police have not revealed a suspect or motive for the shooting, a number of social media users believe the man Jane exposed on Facebook is responsible.

“That man need to own up to the fact he a doo doo pusher my bros that are real men like p***y yall n***as out here bad,” one Facebook user wrote.

Another Facebook user said: “Let’s keep it a 100 ladies how many of us have gay friends that tell us about f**king ‘Straight niggas’ we put our ppl on and keep it moving she executed this wrong? but definitely didn’t deserve to die for it!”

Other users felt like Jane got what she deserved for exposing the man.

“It’s completely wrong killing anyone But that really wasn’t her place to tell somebody’s personal business then try make them pay her YALL STAY SAYING STOP SNITCHING YALL LIVE BY THAT SO MUCH NOW everyone switching up Black people so dumb I hope she Rest In Peace it wS [sic[ so not worth.”

According to local news reports, police are still investigating the crash and shooting, but they believe it is an isolated incident.

Another man was badly injured in the car crash Jane was involved in.

When police arrived at the scene of the crime, Jane’s car and three other vehicles were found involved in a car crash. One man involved in the wreck was hospitalized and was listed in serious condition.

Police also reported hearing gunshots and a loud crash prior to arriving at the scene. Jane was found suffering from a gunshot wound in her car and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

It has not been confirmed if Jane died from the car crash or the gunshot wound, however, eyewitnesses claim the driver of a yellow Chevrolet Camaro was speeding and crashed into another car.

Investigators believe the woman driving the Camaro had been shot before the crash.

“The Camaro came 90 to 100 miles per hour down the road and hit the blue car and spun it three times,” witness Mike Smith said, according to Fox 59.

“The guy surprisingly got out of his car in one piece and went to the Camaro and opened the door and realized she was unconscious or dead,” Smith added.

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Black Man Arrested After Forcing White Woman to Watch “Roots” to Show Her How Racist She Is

An Iowa man did the absolute most in an extreme attempt to call out a white woman’s racism during this Black History Month.

Robert Noye of Cedar Rapids was arrested on Monday (Feb. 17) for allegedly holding a woman hostage and forcing her to watch the 1977 mini-series Roots in its entirety.

According to a criminal complaint, Noye forced the women to watch the 9-hour series “so she could better understand her racism.”

Police also say that when the woman tried to move or stand up, the 52-year-old threatened her life, stating he “would kill her and spread her body parts across Interstate 380 on the way to Chicago.”

Noye was charged with false imprisonment and first-degree harassment.

The acclaimed miniseries chronicles the late author Alex Haley’s ancestry from the capture and enslavement of Kunta Kinte and his descendants. It received 27 Emmy nominations and remains one of the highest-rated programs in TV history.

Roots was remade in 2016.

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“Good Times” Star Ja’net Dubois Died Unexpectedly in Her Sleep, Family Says

Ja’net DuBois, the actress who played Willona Woods on the classic sitcom Good Times, was found dead in her home Tuesday (Feb. 18). She was 74 years old.

DuBois’ family told TMZ she died unexpectedly in her sleep overnight at her home in Glendale, California.

According to family members, DuBois wasn’t suffering from any illnesses, hadn’t complained of any specific ailments recently and appeared to be in good health in the days leading up to her passing.

In fact, her last public appearance was just a little over two weeks ago on February 1st at an autograph signing in Hollywood with her Good Times co-stars Ralph Carter, Jimmie Walker, BernNadette Stanis, and Johnny Brown.

Dubois was seen smiling alongside her former cast members in a number of photos from the event.

In addition to her role on Good Times, DuBois was also known for co-writing and singing “Movin’ On Up,” the theme song for the long-running sitcom The Jeffersons, which aired on CBS from 1975 to 1985.

DuBois won two Emmy Awards for her voiceover work on the Eddie Murphy animated series The PJs, which aired on FOX between 1999 and 2001.

Her other TV credits included guest-starring roles on episodes of ER, The Love Boat, Everybody Loves Raymond, A Different World, The Facts of Life, Home Improvement, Moesha, Touched By an Angel and Cold Case.

She also appeared in a few movies over the years, including I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988), Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003) and Tropic Thunder (2008).

Ja’net Dubois is survived by her three children: Yovanne DuBois, Burghardt DuBois, and Rani DuBois, who had roles on Good Times and What’s Happening!!

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Genuine or Shady? Loni Love Gives Tamar Braxton a Special Shout-Out While Celebrating The Real’s 1,000th Episode

One of daytime’s biggest gambles has proven they are here to say. The Real celebrated its 1,000th show, an important milestone for any daytime program.

On Monday (Feb. 17), Loni Love, Tamera Mowry, Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai and newest co-host Amanda Seales, celebrated The Real‘s 1,000th show with champagne, confetti, and retrospective packages.

“We really are the show that people doubted for a really long time,” Bailon said.

“They never thought that a show like ours that represents women of color and women in general, that a show like ours would make it to the thousandth episode.”

Mai tearfully added that their vulnerability is what has resonated with their audience before Love interjected to give a special shout out.

“We also want to say something. I want to say Tamar Braxton, you are still our sister. This is your 1,000th episode too.”

Braxton was an original co-host when the show premiered in 2013. She was then abruptly and controversially fired in 2016, which lead to a public fallout between her and her former co-hosts.

Love has consistently been the most outspoken of Braxton’s firing and has attempted to make peace with Braxton.

She even invited Braxton back on the show as a guest last year, which led to another public spat between the two because the singer felt she was being used as a “marketing tool” and declined the invite.

So given Love and Braxton’s sordid history, was the host’s shout-out a genuine acknowledgment of Braxton’s contributions to The Real or a thinly veiled shady comment for the host that’s no longer at the table?

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Boosie Goes Off on Dwyane Wade for Supporting 12-Year-Old Transgender Daughter: “You’ve Gone Too F**king Far, Don’t Cut His D**k Off!”

Boosie Badazz wants the world to know that he is NOT here for Dwyane Wade’s public support of his transgender daughter.

Wade made headlines last week when he spoke out in support of his 12-year-old transgender daughter Zaya on Ellen.

And while most celebrities have applauded the retired NBA star for showing the world what unconditional love for your children looks like, Boosie wants Wade to know that he is all the way on the other side of the fence.

The Louisiana rapper took to Instagram Tuesday (Feb. 18) to share his opinion on the matter, writing in the caption of the video he posted: “IM GO SAY IT SINCE THIS P***Y A** WORLD AINT GO SAY SH*T ??U TRIPPIN N***A #period”

He said in the video:

“I gotta say something about this sh*t bruh. Dwyane Wade, you done gone too f**king far dawg. That is a male! A 12-year-old! At 12, they don’t even know what their next meal gone be. They don’t have sh*t figured out yet. He might meet a woman at 16 and fall in love with her, but his d**k be gone … Like, bruh, you going too far dawg.

“Don’t cut his d**k off, bruh. For real. If he gone be gay, let him be gay. But don’t cut his d**k off bruh. Don’t address him as a woman. He 12 years old. He’s not … up there yet. He hasn’t made his final decisions yet. Don’t cut his d**k off Dwyane Wade bruh. You f**kin trippin dawg…”

 

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12-Year-Old Beaten, Tortured to Death by Grandparents & Teen Uncle Who Recorded Repeated Abuse on Their Phones

Three relatives have been charged in the death of a 12-year-old boy who police believe was brutally tortured and abused for at the least the past several months.

James Hurley, 12, was found dead in his grandparents’ living room on February 3rd in a small Montana town. He had multiple wounds and contusions on his entire body, including a large gash in the back of his head.

Police found his death suspicious and launched an investigation.

A preliminary autopsy report shows that Hurley died from blunt force trauma. However, the medical examiner is also waiting on a toxicology report to make an official determination.

Hurley’s grandparents, James Sasser Jr. and Patricia Batts, and the boy’s 14-year-old uncle, James Sasser III, have all been charged with felony deliberate homicide for the death of the young boy.

“I believe the systematic torture and beatings are perpetrated on the victim in this case that led to his death,” deputy county attorney Bjorn Boyer said during their court appearance last week.

One day before Hurley’s death, Sasser III searched “concussion symptoms,” “symptoms of sleep deprivation” and “what are the symptoms of brain injury?” on his phone.

Police believe an altercation between Hurley and Sasser III led to Hurley’s death.

The uncle—who is 6 feet tall and 300 pounds—says he saw Hurley standing over Batts with a knife and tackled the 100-pound 12-year-old and repeatedly hit him with a paddle.

Though he says he never hit Hurley in the head during this particular altercation, he did repeatedly kick Hurley in the head 24-36 hours before his death.

And Batts called a January 27th incident between the two a “blood bath,” in which Sasser III punched Hurley in the face.

Police obtained video footage dating back to December 2019 documenting the abuse Hurley suffered at the hands of his grandparents and uncle.

The footage shows the three choking, slapping, and hitting Hurley with a paddle and executing other forms of torture.

In one video, Batts can be seen choking and slapping her grandson against a wall.

In another, Hurley is seen forced to walk outside in a t-shirt while his family wears heavy coats.

“Dad said don’t let him pass out from hypothermia,” Sasser III wrote in a text message to Batts the day after this incident was recorded.

A criminal complaint offers more details of the abuse, as reported by Fox59:

Instances of the abuse included James being forced to do exercises — jumping jacks and wall squats — along with standing in front of a fan with no clothing but his underwear, according to the complaint.

Videos reviewed by detectives also showed the suspects spraying James in the face with an unknown substance that burned him and choking him, the complaint said.

Police also say the food in the house was locked up and Hurley had no access to it.

The three charged with his death initially told investigators that Hurley had been hearing voices and tried to harm himself and others.

However, they have since walked back that claim and detectives have found no evidence of the family seeking any medical or psychiatric treatment for the boy.

Hurley had lived with his grandparents and their three children, including Sasser III, for the past two years, following the death of his father in 2018. They took him out of school in September.

Hurley’s mother—who lives in Texas—says she tried to call her son multiple times, but Batts prevented her from speaking with him.

A fourth person, family friend Gage Roush, has also been arrested for felony assault in the tragic case. The 18-year-old was also captured on video beating Hurley with a paddle.

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