Suspect Charged With Murder In SC Campus Shooting

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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A suspect was arrested early Saturday in the fatal shooting of a student outside a dormitory at South Carolina State University, law enforcement officials said.

Justin Bernard Singleton, 19, of Charleston, was charged with murder in the death of 20-year-old Brandon Robinson (pictured above), the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said in a news release.

Singleton was taken into custody in Orangeburg, where the campus is located, and was being held at the Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional Detention Center.

Robinson died Friday afternoon after he was shot outside Hugine Suites.

Authorities initially said they were looking for four men who had left campus. Thom Berry, a public information officer for the law enforcement division, declined to say early Saturday whether there was still an active manhunt.

“Our investigation is continuing,” Berry said in an email to The Associated Press.

The gunmen left campus before police could catch them…

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Arrest made in deadly shooting at S.C. State University

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(CNN) — Police arrested a suspect early Saturday in the fatal shooting at South Carolina State University. Justin Bernard Singleton, 19, was charged with Friday’s murder of 20-year-old student Brandon Robinson, according to a statement from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

The two were arguing, when Singleton pulled out a gun and fired at Robinson, hitting him in the neck, police said.

After the shooting in Orangeburg County, police initially started an manhunt for a total of four possible suspects.

“He was a very nice young man,” university President Thomas Elzey said of Robinson, fighting back tears in a brief statement to reporters Friday. “And it hurts. It hurts us all.”

Elzey said “we are pulling together as a community,” announcing that counselors would be made available to grieving students.

“Our first order of business is to make sure that our students are safe,” the school…

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Porsha Williams Is Serious About Her Music Career, Announces New Single ‘Flatline’

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It looks like Porsha Williams wasn’t joking when she said she wants to be a singer.

During an interview with’s The Dish, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” singer announced plans to release a five-song EP and a new single, titled “Flatline.”

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“I just finished the first single. We’re going to be releasing [it] within the next two weeks! I’m so excited,” she gushed. “I’ve been working on this song throughout the whole divorce and the whole season [of RHOA], mapping out my emotions and putting in things that I’ve gone through. [The song has a soulful sound], it’s really kind of a documentary of everything that I went through to become who I am now. It’s emotional and it’s me really being vulnerable and just saying the things that a lot of people…

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Kendrick Lamar Talks Being Inspired By Jay Z & Entertainers Being Role Models In Jet Cover Story

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(AllHipHop News) Kendrick Lamar is set to have a pretty big week. The TDE emcee is up for seven Grammys at tomorrow night’s (1/26) awards ceremony, and the Hip Hop superstar will also grace the upcoming cover of Jet.

The headline for the magazine’s Black History Month Special Edition is “Can Kendrick Lamar Save Hip Hop?” In an exclusive interview, K. Dot talks about entertainers’ roles as social leaders and shares some of the people that have served as inspirations in his life.

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“Hip Hop plays a huge part in Black history,” states Lamar. “It’s bigger than music. Entertainers are actually leading a generation today as role models, whether they want to or not.”

Besides mentioning civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King and members of his own family like his father and his uncles, the Black Hippy member…

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Washington Elementary School Principal Suspended For Using N-Word

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Claudia Alves, Principal of Poulsbo Elementary School in Poulsbo, Washington, has been placed on a leave of absence while the school district investigates her use of the n-word when talking to students, reports the Kitsap Sun.

Superintendent Patty Page sent a letter home to parents informing them of the incident and the ongoing search for an acting principal.

When a group of students voiced their discomfort with saying “Negro” during rehearsal for a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. play, Alves allegedly attempted to explain  the difference between a “Negro” and a “nig***.”

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Shawna Smith, mother of a Poulsbo fifth-grader, said students in her son’s class were uncomfortable with the word “Negro” in a play they were rehearsing about Martin Luther King. Smith said the students’ teacher tried to explain it but had trouble getting them to understand its historical context. Alves was in the room…

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It’s A Girl! Eva Marcille Gives Birth To Her First Child [PHOTOS]

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Model Eva Marcille has a “mini-me!”

The former “America’s Next Top Model” winner gave birth to a baby girl named Marley on January 31, and her man, singer/songwriter/producer Kevin McCall says the little one’s already showing signs of her mom’s stunning looks.

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“WOW she has her mother’s eyes. I never knew I could fall in love again,” the proud dad  wrote on  Instagram alongside of sweet picture of Marcille holding their new bundle of joy in the hospital shortly after she was born.  McCall also shared  a picture of himself holding his daughter and remarked, “Marley Rae McCall… She came out fighting the nurses! This is def our child lol thank you Jesus Christ for everything going decently and in order #amen.”  Baby’s first photo shoot!

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R&B singer…

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