Post It Notes: Hottest Headlines on 11/18
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Oh, Yeezy. When will you learn?! In a radio interview Monday morning, the rapper said he “I’m not gonna mention him no more, I’m past that,” in reference to President Barack Obama. As you may recall, Obama called West a “jackass” on at least two occasions. And West has apparently has had enough of being a political punching bag.
Former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was arrested Monday in Florida after deputies responded to a disturbance call at a house, authorities said. Zimmerman will be transported and booked into jail, a Seminole County Sheriff’s Office statement said. Authorities provided few other details, and it was not immediately known what charges he faced. Messages for comment left by The Associated Press with the sheriff’s office were not immediately returned.
The way Renisha Marie McBride’s young life ended Nov. 2 is not in dispute: A homeowner in suburban Detroit fatally shot the 19-year-old in the face as she stood on his porch before the sun came up. Almost every other aspect of the case is not as clear-cut. Did race play a role in the shooting? What exactly happened on that doorstep? Did the homeowner reasonably believe he was acting in self-defense?
On Friday, the rapper announced he’ll continue his partnership with Barneys New York, so long as he aids in the store’s review of its racial profiling policies. While Hov seems to be supportive of the collaboration, the high-end retailer canceled the “New York Holiday” kickoff scheduled for Wednesday. The event, sponsored by the store, was meant to be a fundraiser for Jay Z’s nonprofit the Shawn Carter Foundation.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will be getting two large installations before the buildings completion in 2015. They are installing a segregated Southern Railway train car and a prison tower from Angola to display.
Pennsylvania mom Marissa Sargeant doesn’t believe her 14-year-old son fell face first while handcuffed by police. Officers arrested the teen after he allegedly fled the scene of a crime. Sargeant, however, thinks her son was beaten after he was arrested for reportedly shoplifting at Walmart. Police say they used a stun gun to stop him, which struck the boy in the face and caused bruises.