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Carmelo Anthony Remembers Marching In Baltimore After Freddie Gray

“There’s good police and there’s fucked up police. That’s just the way it is.”

After the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore, Maryland was in turmoil. There were riots, protests and a whole city was grieving the loss of a young man at the hands of police. One of those grieving and upset members of the Baltimore community was basketball player Carmelo Anthony. The New York Knicks star, who grew up in Baltimore, knew that he had to respond and use his presence to enact change.

“The Freddie Gray thing, it touched me because it happened a couple blocks away from me,” Anthony told VICE Sports. “We used to go up there, ride our bikes up there. I mean, I know these kids.”

In response to the death of Gray, Anthony went back to Baltimore and marched. He marched side by side with others in Baltimore who were demanding change in police brutality and justice for the death of Gray. According to Anthony, Baltimore, a lost and forgotten city, was waiting for that. They were waiting for it because “is happens so often” in the country that it was only a matter of time that police brutality would cost a black life in Baltimore.

Now, Anthony does not think that all police officers are bad. Instead, he acknowledges that there are good and bad police but it just takes that “1 out of 5” to create an environment of hostility and anger toward police.

The death was personal for Anthony, an Afro-Latino who could very well have found himself in that same situation.

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Selena Gomez Just Broke An Instagram Record With One Photo

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Selena Gomez Just Broke An Instagram Record With One Photo

This image of Selena Gomez is now the most liked photograph on Instagram.

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when your lyrics are on the bottle 😛 #ad

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The lyrics on the bottle are from the Share a Coke and a Song campaign Coca-Cola had with Gomez, who, with over 89.6 million followers, is also the most popular person on Instagram. The photo features all the hallmarks of a classic pin up style photo, amazing hair, vibrant colors… and a soda.

So what makes that photo so special compared to, say, this one:

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s'mores

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Maybe I’m biased because I love s’mores, but this photo is seriously underrated. I mean, it’s no slouch in the likes department, but it’s no where near four million and counting likes. C’mon people, s’mores! And Gomez. But S’MORES!

And then there’s this one, featuring more food!

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restock the bus -grocery shopping in Saskatoon

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In case you’re wondering, Gomez insists she did not rent out a grocery store just to get this shot.

When looking for the next photo, Gomez says, “I try to find a good balance of just being 100 percent myself and knowing when to post a really good selfie with good lighting.”

Dated nearly three years ago, this is one of the earliest selfies posted to Gomez’s Instagram account. Back then, she averaged around 500-thousand likes per photo.

The previous most liked photograph on Instagram came from Justin Bieber’s account, featuring, you guessed it, Selena Gomez.

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Feels

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With over 3.7 millions likes, even a blurry photo of Selena Gomez gets amazing love from fans.

Here is an Instagram account dedicated to recreating Selena Gomez’s photos using children:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BHsM6KXDEgy/?taken-by=ellee.approved

And this one:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BFpxvvClMwR/?taken-by=ellee.approved

Turns out I’m not the only person who likes s’mores.

In case you were wondering, this is the most popular Tarsier on Instagram.

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@FransLanting Tarsiers have been called dawn monkeys. They are believed to be living links to a branch of early primates who evolved in the rainforests of Southeast Asia some 50 million years ago. Tarsiers use their huge eyes to hunt for insects in the dark understory of the Borneo night. Like all primates, they do not possess reflective structures in the backs of their eyes, which boost night vision for other nocturnal creatures such as cats. To make up for this deficiency, tarsiers evolved the largest eyes of any living primate. The size of a tarsier’s eyeball equals the size of its brain. Tarsiers are small enough to fit in a human hand, and with their giant ears and eyes, they seem to live in a constant state of sensory overkill, wearing expressions that seem to vacillate between outrage and surprise. I photographed this tiny primate on assignment for @natgeo. To see who else lives in the amazing forests of Borneo, #Followme @FransLanting. @natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @natgeotravel #Borneo #Primate #Rainforest #Tarsier

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The tarsier is not friends with Gomez, though we assume they’d get along famously if they were ever to meet.

Aside from pics, Selena Gomez is known to post the occasional video, like this one:

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hostess vibes. Happy 4th everyone!

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From the photos and videos she posts, Gomez’s appreciation Instagram is obvious, saying, “It’s my favorite social platform.”

At the moment, the top followed celebs on Instagram are Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, and Ariana Grande.

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