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Maxine Waters Jumped Out Of Her Car To Help A Black Man Who’d Been Stopped By Police

Political leader and civil rights advocate Maxine Waters has long been a powerful force in the fight for equality in the United States. Since 1991 she has served as the U.S. Representative for California’s 43rd congressional district and led various civil rights efforts. In 1992, soon after south-central Los Angeles broke out into riots over the Rodney King verdict, she led a rally with the “No justice, no peace” chant.

Lately, as Americans demand justice for the Black community in light of recent protests for police reform, Waters has not shied away from taking a stand. Over the weekend she proved her fight will only continue after she intervened on behalf of a black man who had been pulled over by police in Los Angeles.

Over the weekend, the California congresswoman assisted a Black man stopped by police in Los Angeles.

In a video shared online, Waters was captured by bystanders as she pulled her SUV over to intervene when police officers pulled a black man over.

“They stopped a brother, so I stopped to see what they were doing,” the Congresswoman explained in the video captured by a bystander. “They said I’m in the wrong place and that they’re going to give me a ticket.”

Waters added that she wasn’t bothered by the threat of a citation. “They’re going to give me a ticket, but that’s okay, as long as I watch them,” she explained before heading back towards the officers. In response the person filming called back “you gotta do what you gotta do, make sure”.

“I will!” Waters replied over her shoulder.

The 15-second clip has been viewed over eighty-thousand times.

Maxine’s intervention comes just two months after the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Both were unarmed Black people killed by police whose deaths sparked nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism and has prompted similar interventions by important figures.

In May, actor Denzel Washington intervened in a police arrest to make sure that no foul play occurred when an out of sorts Black man was stopped by police for walking in the middle of the road. The actor stuck around as police detained the man after he attempted to give the man food.

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Kid Cudi Wore A Dress To Pay Tribute To Kurt Cobain During SNL Appearance

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Kid Cudi Wore A Dress To Pay Tribute To Kurt Cobain During SNL Appearance

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There’s no doubt that SNL has been the stage of some pretty groundbreaking performances and fashion moments. This past weekend was no different. While appearing as the late-night show’s musical guest the 37-year-old rapper of Mexican-American descent wore outfits a la late Nirvana rocker, Kurt Cobain.

Kid Cudi’s made a pretty big retro fashion statement for his Saturday Night Live musical performances this weekend.

For his first performance, which featured his song “Tequila Shots,” Cudi wore a t-shirt featuring the image of a late SNL cast member Chris Farley. Farley died in 1997 at age 33 from an overdose of cocaine and morphine. Over the shirt, Cudi wore a green cardigan, which many Twitter users were quick to note resembled one Kurt Cobain wore.

Cobain died by suicide in 1994.

During his performance of “Sad People,” Kid Cudi changed into a floral dress, which he confirmed in a tweet was in honor of Cobain.

Cudi’s took place on the same week of the anniversary of Cobain’s death, which occured on April 5.

“Virgil [Abloh] designed the dress for me,” Kid Cudi explained about the dress. “I told him I wanted to show love to Kurt w a floral print sundress and this man-made a masterpiece.”

Cudi also shared that he intends to collaborate with Abloh on his fashion label Off-White. The dress will be included.

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Ben Affleck & Marc Anthony Spoke Frankly About J.LO And My Nostalgic Aughts-Self Is Giving A Toast

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Ben Affleck & Marc Anthony Spoke Frankly About J.LO And My Nostalgic Aughts-Self Is Giving A Toast

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No doubt, as the Latina Queen of Hollywood, Jennifer Lopez has played the better half of quite a few relationships and not just on-screen. From Diddy, formerly known as Puff Daddy and P Diddy, to Casper Smart Lopez has been The Strong Woman behind some pretty well-known men.

Her exes Marc Anthony (whom J.L o shares twins Emme and Max, 13 with) and Ben Affleck know it, and in a recent interview, they opened up about what they really think of her.

For her recent May cover of InStyle magazine, Lopez’s feature story included insights from her former loves Anthony and Affleck on everything from her drive to her ageless beauty.

In honor of the singer and actor’s 30-year run in the entertainment industry, the magazine featured her and her most prolific exes. For the interview, both Anthony and Affleck commented on Lopez’s character, heart, and business savvy. “The thing about Jennifer is her ability to see and understand things before they happen,” Anthony, explained in his interview.

Anthony, a singer and actor who starred in the 2001 film In the Time of the Butterflies was married to Lopez from 2004 to 2014.

“Before she even brings an idea up, she has visualized it a thousand times. And if anyone says it might not be the greatest idea, she’ll say, ‘You just don’t see it yet.’ Nine times out of 10, she’ll nail it. She’s the first one in the room and the last to leave. The hardest worker I’ve ever met,” Anthony went onto share. “When we were together, it was quite the opposite for me. That has changed since. I learned so much from her. She’s the original!”

Affleck who dated J.LO in 2002 and starred alongside her in the films “Gigli” and “Jersey Girl” also spoke openly about Lopez.

“I thought I had a good work ethic, but I was completely humbled and blown away by what she was committed to doing day in and day out, the seriousness in which she took her work, the quiet and dedicated way she went about accomplishing her goals, and then how she would go back and redouble her efforts,” Affleck, whose romance with Lopez earned him the other part of the nickname “Bennifer” by the media, explained.

“She remains, to this day, the hardest-working person I’ve come across in this business,” he revealed, “She has great talent, but she has also worked very hard for her success, and I’m so happy for her that she seems, at long last, to be getting the credit she deserves.”

At one point Affleck commented, relatably, that he felt J.Lo appeared as if she hadn’t aged since they dated.

“Where are you keeping the fountain of youth? Why do you look the same as you did in 2003 and it kind of looks like I’m in my 40s…at best?” he joked.

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