Sadie Roberts-Joseph, Activist and Founder Of African American Museum, Found DEAD In The Trunk Of A Car

75-year-old Sadie Roberts-Joseph, a Louisiana activist who founded an African-American museum was found dead in the trunk of a car.

Investigators said Saturday they are working hard on the case and seeking suspects.

via ABC:

Sadie Roberts-Joseph, a Baton Rouge community activist who teamed up with police on an anti-drug and violence program, was found slain Friday afternoon when police were directed to a car parked in a residential neighborhood northeast of downtown Baton Rouge and discovered her body in the trunk, officials said.

“Our detectives are working diligently to bring the person or persons responsible for this heinous act to justice,” the Baton Rouge Police Department said in a statement.

Louisiana state Rep. C. Denise Marcelle called Roberts-Joseph an “amazing woman” who loved history.

“My heart is empty … as I learned last night that Ms. Sadie Roberts Joseph was found murdered!” Marcelle said in a statement posted on Facebook. “She never bothered anyone, just wanted to expand her African American Museum downtown, where she continually hosted the Juneteenth Celebration yearly. I loved working with her and am saddened by her death…. whoever knows what happened to her, please contact the authorities and say something.”

Police did not say how Roberts-Joseph, known as “Ms. Sadie” in her community, died, nor did they explain what led them to look in the trunk of the car parked about 3 miles from her home.

An autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of death, police said.

Baton Rouge police officials called Roberts-Joseph a “tireless advocate of peace in the community.”

“Ms. Sadie is a treasure to our community. She will be missed by BRPD and her loss will be felt in the community she served,” police officials said in a statement posted on Facebook.

The victim’s sister, Beatrice Johnson, told The Advocate newspaper of Baton Rouge that Roberts-Johnson stopped by her house earlier on Friday. She said her sister lived near her in the Scotlandville neighborhood of Baton Rouge and would check in with her daily.

“Friday, she came by [because] she had mixed some cornbread, but her oven went out, and she brought it here to put in the oven,” Johnson told the newspaper. “The bread is still there. She never came back to get it.”

Roberts-Joseph helped found the Odell S. Williams Now and Then African-American History Museum in 2001. The museum, now known as the Baton Rouge African-American History Museum, is housed on the campus of New St. Luke Baptist Church in Baton Rouge.

She also organized the city’s annual Juneteenth festival at the museum, commemorating the abolition of slavery in the U.S., and partnered with Baton Rouge police to launch a Community Against Drugs and Violence program.

In a recent interview with ABC affiliate station WBRZ in Baton Rouge, Roberts-Joseph said her work at the museum and the annual Juneteenth event was meant “to celebrate, to embace” African American history and to “learn of our past and to be able to move forward in unity.”

Baton Rouge police are asking anyone with information on the case to contact homicide detectives immediately.

This is beyond ridiculous and sad. We need answers — and we need them NOW! Whoever did this needs to be brought to justice.

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Nipsey Hussle’s Baby Mama Says She’s NOT An Bad Parent

Nipsey Hussle’s entire family has joined forces to get full custody of his 10-year-old daughter Emani, but her mother says that she’s perfectly capable of caring for her daughter.

via TMZ:

Tanisha Foster says in legal docs, obtained by TMZ, she and Nipsey shared responsibility for parenting 10-year-old Emani.

She seems to be rebutting the family’s contention she’s not capable of caring for the child, saying they are ignoring the fact Nipsey provided for her … setting her up in an apartment and providing for her livelihood. She’s insinuating she’s been cut off and that’s not what Nipsey would want.

She also says, she’s not the only person involved in the case with a “problem past,” but she says she’s choosing not to “sling mud.” 

She says she can’t pay rent, she’s been cut off financially and is in desperate shape. Foster notes the lifestyle she and Emani were used to before Nipsey’s death won’t be the same … but she is willing to make it work to the best of her ability. She’s asking the judge to at least give her visitation rights

Foster says, “If everyone was truly interested in doing what is best for Emani, they would treat me as her mother and not in the manner that they have.

Nipsey’s family was awarded temporary custody of Emani, claiming Tanisha is an unfit mother.

I don’t feel like the family would be going through all this if they believed Emani was safe with her mother — do you?

Cassie Confirms Pregnancy, Expecting First Child

It looks like the rumors were true!

Cassie is pregnant and expecting her first child, a baby girl, with boyfriend Alex Fine.

She confirmed the news via Instagram.

Congrats Cassie! Get That Happy Ending Girl

This Is How Jay-Z Created His $1 Billion Fortune

The rapper becomes the first to do so, beating out Dr. Dre and Diddy who aren’t far behind.

To do the math on Jay’s net worth, Forbes looked at his stakes in companies like Armand de Brignac champagne.

Here’s a breakdown of the value of the empire he’s created:

— $310 million for Armand de Brignac champagne

— $220 mil in cash and investments, including a $70 million stake in Uber

— $100 mil for D’Usse cognac

— $100 mil for Tidal

— $75 mil for Roc Nation

— $75 mil for his music catalog

— $70 mil art collection

— $50 mil in real estate

Congrats, Jay!

Common Reveals He Was Molested As A Child In New Tell All Book

Common has opened about his childhood that sadly included being molested by a family friend when he was a child.

via Page Six:

Two years ago, the rapper was workshopping a scene for his role in “The Tale” with actress Laura Dern when he suddenly remembered the hair-raising moment from his past, he revealed in his new memoir “Let Love Have the Last Word.”

“One day, while talking through the script with Laura, old memories surprisingly flashed in my mind,” he wrote, according to People. “I caught my breath and just kept looping the memories over and over, like rewinding an old VHS tape…I said ‘Laura, I think I was abused.’”

The Grammy-winner said the incident happened when he was about 9 or 10 years old when he was growing up in Chicago.

“I was excited for a road trip I was about to take with my family. My mother; my godmother, Barbara; her son and my godbrother Skeet; and his relative, who I’ll call Brandon.”

When he arrived at his Aunt’s home in Cleveland, Common recalled how he and Brandon had to share a bed one night on the trip.

“At some point I felt Brandon’s hand on me,” he wrote. “I pushed him away. I don’t remember saying a whole lot besides ‘No, no, no.’”

The artist wrote that no matter how much he protested, the alleged abuser would not let up.

“He kept saying ‘It’s okay, It’s okay,’ as he pulled down my shorts and molested me. After he stopped he kept asking me to perform it on him. I kept repeating ‘No’ and pushing him away,” he wrote. “I felt a deep and sudden shame for what happened.”

Common, 47, believes he “buried” the memory of the assault, but is now seeking professional help to cope.

“I just pushed the whole thing out of my head,” he revealed. “Maybe it’s a matter of survival–Even now, two years after that flash resurgence of memories, as I’m writing, I’m still working through all of this in myself and with my therapist.”

While the star has never confronted Brandon about his devastating actions, and has not seen the alleged abuser in more than 25 years, Common says he has learned to forgive.

“I want to be a person who helps break cycles of violence,” he wrote. “This is love in action and I intend to practice it.”

Wish him nothing but healing and mental peace.

Keyshia Cole Is Pregnant with Second Child

Congratulations are in order for Keyshia Cole.

The R&B songstress, 37, is expecting a baby with boyfriend Niko Khale, 23. She made a Instagram post to announce her pregnancy on Friday (May 3), posting a photo of herself on Catalina island holding her baby bump.

Glow Girl Glow

Eva Marcille Is Expecting Baby #3

Eva Marcille is has a new baby on board!

The Real Housewives of Atlanta  newcomer is 17 weeks pregnant with her third child and second with husband Michael Sterling.

via People:

Marcille, 34, reveals her happy news alongside a pair of cute maternity photos, showing her taking a drink from a smoothie glass in bed while her bare belly — complete with a drawn-on face — “sips” from its own straw, using her belly button as its mouth.

The mom-to-be was styled and photographed by Terrell Mullin, and is surrounded by pillows from her own Eva Marcille Home Collection.

“Michael and I couldn’t be more excited to announce baby No. 3 is on board!” Marcille tells PEOPLE of her little one on the way, who will join the couple’s 1-year-old son Michael Todd Jr. and Marcille’s daughter Marley Rae, 5, from a previous relationship.She jokes in addition, “Looks like little Michael Jr. is going from the baby to the middle child, and Marley will be the boss of them all!”

“It’s amazing that God shared his most amazing superpower with us: the power to create and give life,” Sterling tells PEOPLE. “I count it a great blessing to grow our family with the love of my life, Eva Marcille Sterling, and we look forward to welcoming another generation of hope into this world.”

The couple welcomed Michael Jr. in April 2018, and tied the knot the following October during a private ceremony in Atlanta, a source confirmed to PEOPLE at the time.

Congrats Eva!

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