Houston Police Confirm Child’s Remains Were Found in Trash Bag After Maleah Davis’ Stepdad Confessed to Dumping Her Body in Arkansas

Amid the search for Maleah Davis, police confirmed that a black garbage back with remains found in Fulton, Arkansas were those of a child.

The news comes not long after it was revealed that Maleah’s stepfather, Derion Vence, had allegedly confessed to dumping Maleah’s body remains in Arkansas after she died by accident.

ABC 13 reports:

Community activist Quanell X, who advocated for Maleah’s mother, Brittany Bowens, told ABC13 Eyewitness News of the discovery. Hours earlier, Quanell told reporters that the suspect in the disappearance, Derion Vence, confessed that the girl died by accident and her body was dumped in Arkansas.

Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton added a road crew in Fulton, Arkansas, located the bag with a foul odor.

It’s not yet confirmed whether the remains belong to the little girl. Houston police said they were sending officers to the area.

On Friday, Quanell, told reporters about the new information he claimed to have received from Derion Vence, the suspect in Maleah’s disappearance.

Quanell said he met earlier in the day with Vence, who has been behind bars since May 11. Among the key details shared with reporters, Quanell said Maleah is dead as a result of an accident. He did not specify how she died.

“All I can say is he told me it was an accident, and that she is dead and where he dumped her body,” Quanell said.

Quanell met with reporters in a southwest Houston parking lot where he also met with Texas EquuSearch and detectives about what Vence told him.

Quanell withheld where he was told the body was dumped, only to say it was somewhere in Arkansas. He added that Vence was specific about the “distance and time” of the body’s location.

“He said he pulled over in Arkansas, got out of the car, walked off the side of the road, and dumped her body off the side of the road,” Quanell said.

Quanell also revealed that Maleah’s body was dumped there “early on,” possibly indicating shortly after when the girl was first reported missing. The time of her death was not indicated.

Pressed on whether he believed Vence’s latest story, Quannell was confident this is truthful. “I think it’s the truth. I don’t think he was lying to me. I think he was telling the truth. Many men have confessed to this type of crime,” he said.

Tim Miller of Texas EquuSearch added that he thinks the details are true enough to move the search to Arkansas. He added he didn’t believe many searchers would be needed based on their information.

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg weighed on the new developments, adding there has not been a plea deal in the case. Ogg’s office released this statement:

“Let’s let search teams do what search teams do. We have spoken with the defendant’s lawyer and there is no agreement. We continue to work with the Houston Police Department to bring justice for Maleah Davis.”

Maleah was last seen alive on the morning of April 30th, the same day her mother left town for a funeral. Surveillance cameras captured Vence bringing Maleah to the apartment (below left) around 8 a.m.

Maleah was never seen leaving the apartment and Vence was never seen with her after that morning. Later that same day, Vence was seen on surveillance video recorded by a neighbor walking through the apartment complex alone.

Surveillance cameras also captured Vence leaving the family’s apartment alone around 1:40 p.m. on May 3rd (above) carrying a laundry basket with a black trash bag inside.

Another surveillance photo from May 3rd shows Vence and his 1-year-old son leaving the apartment at 6:47 p.m. (above), around the same time Vence said he left for the airport to pick up Maleah’s mother from the airport. Maleah isn’t seen in the image, and Vence appears to be carrying a bottle of bleach.

Investigators said after searching the family’s home, they found blood that matched Maleah’s DNA that was taken from her toothbrush. Houston police also said they later found the laundry basket and a can of gas in the trunk of the Nissan Altima Vence had reported stolen.

Police said two canine officers trained to sniff out the scent of dead bodies were brought to the car, and both dogs reacted to the trunk, indicating that they sensed human decomposition inside the vehicle.

When Vence and the kids didn’t arrive at the airport on time, Bowens had another family to pick her up from the airport. After not hearing from Vence, she filed a police report the morning of Saturday, May 4th, and an Amber Alert was issued for Maleah on May 5th.

Community activist Quanell X previously said, while speaking on behalf of Maleah’s family, that Vence “dismembered” the 4-year-old girl.

“Many people did not know that he had dismembered this beautiful baby,” Quanell X told KHOU. “There was blood spatter evidence around the drainage area of the house. Why would human body tissue be in the drain system?”

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“The Real World: Gentrifiers”: Black Twitter is NOT Impressed With Mostly White ‘Real World Atlanta’ Cast, Which Features ZERO Black Women

After a few years off the air, the groundbreaking reality series, The Real World, is back and headed to Atlanta. But after seeing the cast, not everyone is happy about it.

The revamped MTV staple will exclusively stream on Facebook Watch, beginning in June, and the first trailer just dropped.

“This is the next true story of seven strangers, picked to live in a house and have their hookups, screw-ups, apologies, honesty, voices, opinions, fights, tears, lives streamed exclusively on Facebook Watch,” the clip opens.

Staying true to its premise, seven strangers will live together for three months and controversial topics such as sexuality, race, immigration and teen parenthood will all be addressed by the housemates.

The cast includes a black Trump-supporting “proud Republican” from Texas (who also identifies as pansexual), a black activist working on his master’s in African American Studies, a conservative farmer, a religious virgin, a DACA recipient, and a liberal pansexual woman with Christian and Muslim parents.

However, with the 33rd season being filmed in Atlanta—the second largest majority black metro area in the country–many were quick to notice that the cast of seven featured no black women and only two black men.

And, naturally, Black Twitter went in.

Some users did point out that The Real World is about bringing seven people from around the country to one location, and is not intended to represent the demographics of the city in which the season is filmed.

The Real World: Atlanta premieres June 13th on Facebook Watch and full episodes will air every Thursday. Extra digital content, including scenes and Facebook Stories by the cast, will become available throughout the week.

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‘Star’ Officially Cancelled After Lee Daniels Failed to Find Another Network: “I Tried My Best, Guys”

Sorry for those who were hoping Star would make a come back next season. Creator Lee Daniels says the show is officially canceled after failing to find another home for the Fox series.

“OK, so I’ve got some bad news: It ain’t happening,” Daniels said in an Instagram video to fans. “I tried my best, guys…But in a nutshell, it ain’t happening. I did my best.”

Daniels had been shopping the show to other networks in hopes it would be picked up for another season. Fox canceled the show earlier this month after three seasons due to low ratings.

And according to a TVline.com poll, fans voted Star as one of this season’s many canceled shows they wanted to be “un-canceled.”

Though Daniels was unable to work out a deal, he assures fans that the essence of Star will live on in his future projects.

“Just know that, like with Precious or with EmpireThe Butler, Monster’s Ball, the next thing I do is going to be Star,” he said. “It will exist in all of my work. I love you, all of the fans that have supported us.”

Fox renewed Daniels’ other show, Empire, for a sixth and final season.

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“American Gangster” Drug Kingpin Frank Lucas Reportedly Dead at 88

Former drug kingpin Frank Lucas has reportedly died at the age of 88.

Although no details have been made available, sources close to Lucas confirmed to VladTV that he passed away Thursday (May 30).

Frank Lucas was best known as an American former drug trafficker who operated in Harlem during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

His life and career as perhaps the most famous drug kingpin in U.S. history was depicted in the 2007 film American Gangster, in which he was portrayed by Denzel Washington.

Lucas is survived by his wife of more than 40 years, former Puerto Rican beauty queen Julianna Farrait, as well as his seven children, VladTV reports.

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R. Kelly Charged With 11 New Counts of Sex Abuse & Assault Involving Minors Between 13 & 16 in Chicago

R. Kelly was hit with 11 additional sexual abuse charges on Thursday (May 30).

The singer has been charged in Chicago with aggravated criminal sex assault, criminal sex assault, and aggravated criminal sex abuse, among others.

According to CBS Chicago, Kelly’s alleged victims are between the ages of 13 and 16, and the four aggravated criminal sex assault charges are Class X felonies, which are punishable by a mandatory minimum of six years in prison.

Kelly is scheduled to appear in court to answer to these allegations on June 6th.

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White Mom Seeks Black Mammy to Expose Biracial Daughter to the “Culture of Her Ancestry” FOR FREE!

As the saying goes: It takes a village to raise a child. And it’s completely understandable for families with children of a different race than their parents to ask for help when it comes to parenting and cultural differences.

But one problematic white mom went back to her plantation roots while basically seeking a mammy for her black child.

A white mother recently logged onto the Facebook parenting group “Portland Mamas” in need of a “grandmother figure caretaker” for her 3-month-old biracial daughter. She preferably wanted a black woman so the little girl would be “cared and expressed to the culture of her [ancestry].”

That’s all fine and dandy. But here’s the problem: White mama doesn’t want to pay the black nanny for her services. Payment for the caretaker position is a “community partnership,” as she put it.

“Our pay is more of a community partnership and less of a financial incentive,” the clueless mom wrote.

Another mom in the group quickly called out the problematic request, especially given the historical context of black women taking care of white people’s children for free.

“Are you legitimately asking for a Black woman who is no kin to you to take care of your child like family without financial compensation?” the offended member asked.

“This is problematic in all sorts of ways. As you’re raising a black child, please educate yourself on how and why this is just awful,” the member continued.

Readers, what do you think? Is this white mom looking for a nanny or mammy?

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As the End of an NBA Era Approaches, Let’s Appreciate the Greatness We’ve Been Given

Before the NBA season even kicked off, many people already knew how it was going to end: with the Golden State Warriors in the Finals for the fifth year in a row. And here we are, eight months later, exactly where we all knew we’d end up.

The Warriors are sitting on the precipice of winning their third straight championship and fourth in the past five years, but maybe that’s not as big a problem as some would make it out to be.

For years, this has been a common complaint with the NBA. It’s become too predictable. And it’s not an unfounded claim.

This decade has seen the LeBron led Miami Heat in four straight finals, followed by the Warriors going against the then LeBron led Cavaliers for four years straight. It’s led many to question what the point is in even watching it all unfold if we already know the outcome.

While these criticisms do hold water to a certain degree, there’s also another argument that could be made. We’ve experienced one of the most impressive eras of NBA basketball, and we should be more appreciative because soon, it’s all going to come to an end.

Now, admittedly, I never got to witness the greatness that was Michael Jordan in his prime. My experience with his NBA career was the tail end, where he came out of retirement (for the second time) to play for the Wizards.

And I certainly don’t remember the Lakers and Celtics dynasties of the infant years of the NBA. So for me, this decade has served as a very unique era of basketball where we’ve witnessed an unparalleled greatness.

Despite the somewhat predictable nature of professional basketball right now, in ten or twenty years, NBA fans will be able to say they witnessed arguably the best player in basketball history as well as perhaps the greatest team the sport has ever seen, all in a ten-year span.

When the conversation for GOAT is brought up, the consensus to this day is Michael Jordan, and understandably so. And while certain other players (Kobe, Kareem, Magic, etc.) bear mentioning, there’s really no one who can challenge the throne quite like LeBron James. Since joining the league in 2003, he’s willed his team to the finals nine out of the sixteen years he’s played.

He’s passed MJ in all-time scoring, is top ten all-time in assists, and top twenty in all-time steals. It’s no wonder he only missed the NBA Finals twice this entire decade.

And while the argument of who truly is the greatest of all time can never be settled, we can at least look back and say we got the opportunity to watch one of the greatest players in all of history play in his prime, and that’s something that doesn’t happen often.

One of the reasons he isn’t the consensus favorite is his six losses compared to three victories in the Finals. And the reason he’s lost three out of his last four is that he just so happened to be going up against arguably the greatest team in the history of the league: the Golden State Warriors.

Even before adding NBA MVP Kevin Durant, the Warriors held the title for the most wins in the regular season, toppling the Jordan led Bulls mark of 72-10 by one victory. Granted, they ended up losing in the Finals to, you guessed it, LeBron James, yet they still set a mark that will likely never be reached again. Or at least not anytime soon.

Helmed by a pair of shooters who altered the way the game is played, the Warriors have dominated the second half of this decade in the same manner that LeBron James controlled the first half.

Had it not been for a blown 3-1 Finals lead (and an unfortunate, yet earned one-game suspension for Draymond Green), the Warriors would be competing for their fifth straight title, a feat not accomplished in the modern era.

So whereas some might complain that the NBA has become too predictable and even boring, I say we’ve been able to witness one of, if not the, greatest player as well as one of, again, if not the, greatest teams the league has ever seen. And while some could argue that Michael Jordan and his Bulls teams are the best overall, we never got to see the greatest player go up against the greatest team, because they were one and the same.

So thirty years from now, when NBA fans are recounting their heyday of professional basketball, we’ll be in a unique position of saying that we got to witness something this league has never seen before, and, perhaps, will never see again. Boring and predictable or not, this decade has given us a level of greatness that deserves to be recognized, especially since it’s coming to an end.

For the first time in eight years, LeBron is watching the NBA Finals from the comfort of his Los Angeles home. It’s understandable. Not purely because his surrounding cast isn’t great or that he spent much of the season sidelined with an injury. No, it’s because he’s going on his seventeenth season and greatness at that level can’t be sustained.

Whether it’s one more year or four, LeBron is on his way out, meaning we are losing one of the most tried and true staples the NBA has had this decade. But his greatness isn’t the only one that we are losing.

With Kevin Durant most assuredly leaving the Warriors after this Finals, both Klay Thompson and Draymond Green getting ready to enter free agency, and an aging supporting cast in Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston, the Warriors are also about to be changed forever, perhaps in a way that eliminates the confidence that they will once again be a shoo-in to make the Finals.

In essence, we are looking at the end of an NBA era that gave us both one of the greatest players ever and one of the most dominant teams ever. The face of the NBA is about to be forever changed, and while some may cheer on that prospect, let us not ignore the gift that we’ve been given.

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Jason Mitchell Loses MTV Award Nomination As ‘The Chi’ Showrunner Reveals “Everyone” on Set Knew About His Sexual Misconduct

Following the decisions by Netflix and Showtime, MTV has also dropped actor Jason Mitchell. The network has rescinded his MTV Movie and TV Awards nomination.

Earlier this month, Mitchell was nominated in the “Best Performance in a Show” category at the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards for his work on the series The Chi.

However, today (May 29), Mitchell’s nomination was officially rescinded due to several allegations of misconduct while on the set of the Showtime series.

“In light of recent developments, we have removed Jason Mitchell as a nominee,” an MTV spokesperson confirmed today (May 29).

Mitchell was the only male nominee in the category, as MTV eliminated gender-specific categories a few years ago. His nomination will not be replaced and the category will remain with just four female nominees.

Facing “serious” allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace, Mitchell was recently fired from his lead role in The Chi (just ahead of its third season) and an upcoming Netflix film, Desperados. Soon afterward, he was also dropped by his talent agency, management company, and lawyer.

At least two women accused the actor of misconduct, including his Chi co-star, Tiffany Boone. She felt so unsafe onset that she complained to producers and had her boyfriend accompany her onset when she had to film scenes with Mitchell.

A new showrunner for the Showtime drama, Ayanna Floyd, who joined the show for Season 2, recently stated that “everyone was well aware of [Mitchell’s] behavior,” including creator/executive producer, Lena Waithe.

Floyd said in a statement:

“When I took the helm in season two, it was Lena who informed me of the issues between Jason Mitchell and Tiffany Boone from season one, and that Tiffany was thinking of leaving the show because of it. As a result of this information, I discussed Tiffany’s claims with the studio’s HR department and set up HR presentations for the writers, cast and crew.

“Ultimately, everyone was well aware of Jason’s behavior and his multiple HR cases, including Lena, the creator and an executive producer of the show, who is very involved at the studio and network level.

“As showrunner, I did everything I could to deal with his behavior, by speaking with the studio’s HR department multiple times and instructing one actress to call HR herself, before I became a target of his rage and inappropriateness, and had to report him to HR, as well.”

Michell also faced allegations back in 2016, following his breakout role as Eazy-E in the film, Straight Outta Compton. An 18-year-old woman claimed he physically assaulted her during a hotel party.

Michell has not commented on the most recent allegations and his career troubles.

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Kodak Black Denied Bond for Weapons Charges, Judge Calls Him a “Danger to the Community”

Kodak Black will remain in a Miami, Florida jail after a judge ordered him to be held without bond following his arrest earlier this month for weapons charges, saying that the rapper is a “danger to the community” and should be detained until he goes to trial in August

CBS Miami reports:

Federal prosecutors went to court Wednesday to appeal a judge’s decision to release the 21-year-old Pompano Beach native on $550,000 bond.

The rapper, whose current legal name is Bill Kapri and who was born Dieuson Octave, was arrested before his scheduled festival performance at the Rolling Loud festival this month in connection with an earlier weapons purchase.

U.S. District Court, Judge Federico Moreno said the rapper was a “danger to the community” based on his lengthy criminal record and should be detained until trial and set an August trial date.

Black previously pleaded not guilty to falsifying information on federal forms to purchase three firearms.

Authorities are investigating three unrelated shootings in the Miami area with possible connections to the festival. Authorities also say one weapon purchased by Black was found at the scene of a shooting in nearby Pompano Beach.

In Florida, he has been charged at different times with drug and weapons possession, armed robbery, sexual assault, probation violations and fleeing from officers, but Black has never done significant prison time.

He also faces drug, weapons and sexual assault charges in other states.

Kodak was arrested in Miami on May 11th right before he was scheduled to hit the Rolling Loud stage for allegedly lying on his Firearms Transaction Record (Form 4473).

According to the feds, Kodak lied on his form on not just one, but two separate occasions when he purchased three firearms from Lou’s Police Distributors gun store in Hialeah, Florida earlier this year.

On the part of the form that asks if the person filling it out is under indictment, Kodak reportedly checked “no,” despite his previous indictment for criminal sexual conduct for a 2016 case in South Carolina.

Kodak faces 10 years in prison if he’s convicted of falsifying information on federal forms.

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Peter Gunz Calls Rumors He Has a Pregnant Teenage Girlfriend “Stupid,” Says He “Can’t Make a Baby” Anyway

Peter Gunz is clearing his name amid rumors he is dating a 19-year-old girl who is allegedly pregnant with what would be his 11th child from.

Earlier this week, it was widely reported that the 50-year-old former Love & Hip Hop star was dating a teenager and had recently impregnated her, but Peter Gunz says that’s “stupid talk” … because according to Peter, he “can’t make a baby” anyway, which also confirms reports that he had a vasectomy.

Peter tweeted: “Would never date a 19 year old and can’t make a baby if I wanted to.. #stupidtalk”

Well, there you have it. Straight from the horse’s mouth!

And it’s a good thing too … because a 50-year-old man with 10 children and five baby mamas dating and impregnating a 19-year-old girl is just wrong on so many levels, even though it’s perfectly legal.

It would, however, make for a great Love & Hip Hop storyline, but gross.

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