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Kim Kardashian Mourns: Nathaniel Woods Dies For a Crime He Didn’t Commit

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The 39-year-old reality star who is also an influential entrepreneur, Kim Kardashian mourns the death of an Alabama death row inmate “Nathaniel Woods” as he was executed over a crime another man confessed to despite last minutes attempts to save his life.

Nathaniel Woods was convicted for the murder of Birmingham Police Officers, ‘Carlos Owen, Harley Chisolm and Charles Bennett. He was sentenced to death on June 17, 2004.

However, a number of activists, including Kim Kardashian, Martin Luther King III, and Shaun King called for the state’s governor to intervene and stop the planned execution since co-defendant, Kerry Spencer, confessed to the crime in a handwritten letter provided by his attorneys this week.

Spencer wrote in the letter: “Nathaniel Woods is 100% innocent. I know this to be a fact because I’m the person that shot and killed all three of the officers.”

Woods and his roommate Kerry Spencer were dealing crack cocaine at their home when the officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant before they were all gunned down. According to the reports of Associate Police, Spencer pulled the trigger but the prosecutors say Woods came up with the idea to ambush and murder the officers. Spencer was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. No execution date has been set for him.

What I don’t seem to understand is- Why will the person who came up with an impulse idea be executed first yet the murderer has no date of execution yet?? I would say an act of injustice has been committed against an innocent man. I believe Spencer is an adult who should be executed for the actions over an impulse idea from a man under pressure. It’s true Woods brought up the idea but Spencer made the choice himself.

As Nathaniel’s execution drew closer, Kim Kardashian and some activists called on Alabama governor, Kay Ivey to stop the planned execution.

Hours before his planned execution, Kim Kardashian wrote on her Instagram Stories:

 “Nathaniel Woods is scheduled to be executed in Alabama TONIGHT for murders he did not commit. Join the broad coalition – including members of the jury and relatives of the victims – in urging @GovernorKayIvey and @AGSteveMarshall to save Nate’s execution.”

It had seemed like Woods would get the reprieve so many were hoping for when earlier on Thursday the Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas signed a stay of execution order, which detailed that Woods’ execution would not proceed “pending further order of the undersigned or of the Court,” The Hill reported.

However, shortly after Thomas submitted the order, the Supreme Court denied to further review of Woods’ case and the stay was lifted. The Supreme Court’s decision comes after Alabama Governor, Kay Ivey announced she had no plans to stop the execution.

Kardashian West shared a copy of Ivey’s letter, which the governor issued after reviewing a request to reprieve the death sentence. She wrote alongside a copy of Ivey’s letter:

 “The court has lifted the temporary stay of execution for #NathanielWoods. The governor will NOT save his life. My heart and prayers are with Nate and his family. This is a tragic example of injustice in the system — in a few minutes Nate may die for a crime he did not commit.

Expressing her disappointment in the criminal justice system, Kim wrote in another tweet:

“Nate will die for a crime another man confessed to and says Nate had nothing to do with. My heart and prayers are with Nate and his family and all the advocates who worked tirelessly to save his life.”

Nathaniel Woods was killed by lethal injection at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, ABC News reported. He was pronounced dead at 9:01 p.m. local time on March 5, 2020. For his final meal, Woods requested sweet potatoes, spinach, chicken patty, chicken leg quarter, cooked apples, fries, two oranges and an orange-flavored drink, the Alabama Department of Corrections said in a statement obtained by ABC News. He took only one bite.

Activist Martin Luther King III has also spoken out tweeting;

“In the case of Nathaniel Woods, the actions of the U.S. Supreme Court and the Governor of the State of Alabama are reprehensible, and have potentially contributed to an irreversible injustice. It makes a mockery of justice and constitutional guarantees to a fair trial.”

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Some twitter users reacted on this; some were in support and some opposed to the execution but in all I would say “This is an act of injustice against Nathaniel Woods and this singular unfair execution has the tendency to birth a chain of irreversible injustice in Alabama”.

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Omah Lay shares sad experience in Uganda after his release

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Omah Lay shares sad experience in Uganda after his release

Nigerian singer, Omah Lay has shared his sad experience in Uganda and how he was arrested and treated like a common thief.

Recall earlier this month, Omah was arrested for violating the COVID-19 rules in Uganda.

He explained to his Ugandan fans that he never intended to put them in harms way, and whatever action he took while in Uganda, was in the presence of the Ugandan Police.

He showed appreciation to his mom, fans and celebrities for showing him love during his arrest and making sure that he returns safely.

In his words;

“The past few days have been some of the toughest of my life that I wouldn’t wish them on anyone. Out in a new country with some beautiful people, the next thing I’m being treated like a common thief.

First off I want to thank all the amazing fans that came out to see me in Uganda, the smiles on your happy faces that evening would be one of my happiest memories. Also I wanna clarify that putting you in harms way was never my intentions!

Before we came out to Uganda, the show promoters confirmed and proved to us they’d secured all the clearances which of course included Covid 19 compliance….At that point, my sole obligation became to make myself available to be taken to the venue and entertain, which I did in the full glance and protection of the Ugandan police.

Secondly, to my mom, my family, my team, my fans, friends that I caused sleepless nights waiting and praying for me, I apologize for putting you through all that;…on the other hand I can’t thank you enough, I damned near lost my mind but your prayers and messages kept me going! Thank you so much!

Finally, big THANK YOU to everyone for your efforts, prayers, messages, tweets (Damn! Y’all went hard!).Big shout out to the musicians, the celebrities, fans (Again and again🙏🏾), my family, my friends, my Label, The Nigerian Mission in Uganda, The Presidency, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Madam Abike. Thank you all so much!I have put this behind me and back to what I know how to do best. One Africa ✊🏿Omah is home! 🤘🏾 Love,Omah 💜”.

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Guinness World Record: Marsai Martin Emerges the youngest Hollywood Executive Producer

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Marsai Martin Emerges the youngest Hollywood Executive Producer, breaking the Guinness World Record

Marsai Martin, 16, Emerges the youngest Hollywood Executive Producer, breaking the Guinness World Record for the youngest Hollywood Executive Producer.

She was only 14 years old when she executively produced the 2019 film “Little,” in which she also starred alongside Regina Hall and Issa Rae.

Marsai is Known for her role in the hit show Blackish, Marsai Martin (USA) has now earned the Guinness World Records title for youngest Hollywood executive producer for her breakout film Little (USA).

The idea for the movie began in her living room where she first brought the idea to her parents.

After workshopping the concept Martin took her proposal to Blackish creator, Kenya Barris, and in her own words, “the rest was history”.

“It feels crazy, honestly,” Martin said in a video of her certificate presentation. “A world record? That’s insane.”

Although Marsai is now 16 years old, she technically broke the record in 2019 but she wasn’t presented with this award and officially declared a record-breaker by Guinness until now.

“To be able to create a film, to star in it and be with your favourite stars, and actually seeing that entire experience was so amazing,” – Masai Martin said during the certificate presentation.

Marsai, who came to fame starring as Dianne on “Black-ish”, reportedly pitched the idea for the film herself to “Black-ish” producer Kenya Barris when she was 10.

After the pitch was accepted, Martin signed a deal with Universal Pictures, developing scripted projects, last year.

The record makes sure to note that she was only 14 and 241 days old when “Little” was released.

Martin will appear in the 2021 edition of the physical Guinness World Records book and in the meantime, her production company, Genius Productions, is currently working on another film, “StepMonster.”

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Tiwa Savage: CELIA makes Time Magazine’s top 10 album for 2020

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Tiwa Savage’s CELIA makes Time Magazine’s top 10 album for 2020

CELIA an album released in August by Tiwa Savage features Sam Smith, Naira Marley, Stefflon Do, Dice Aisles and Hamza.

Nigerian Female musician, Tiwa Savage’s “CELIA” has been selected among the top ten in 2020 album by Time Magazine.

Describing the album, Time Magazine says “the latest album from Savage, a Nigerian singer-songwriter who many call the “Queen of Afrobeats,” is characterised by an infectious buoyancy”.

“A veteran of the American, British and Nigerian music industries, Savage has an innate understanding of how various strains of music from the Black diaspora fit together, so R&B, rap, Afrobeats, and global pop coalesce seamlessly on the record.

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“Savage’s featherweight and precise voice, flips fluidly between English and Yoruba, while bright horn sections drift in and out.

“She also shows off an alluring chemistry with an array of artists, from Sam Smith to Davido to Naira Marley.

“Their inspired contributions make “CELIA” a Nigerian standout in a year of creative excellence from the country, with other releases coming from Burna Boy, Davido, Fireboy DML, Olamide and Wizkid.”

Tiwa in her reaction wrote on her official Twitter @Tiwasavage: ”I doubted many things but one thing I knew for sure was what a beautiful body [of] work myself and everyone involved created, we created magic.

“Soooo many projects dropped this year all over the world and TIME MAGAZINE picked #CELIA as one of their top 10 albums released this year. Ope ni fun Eledumare!

“I’m even more gingered to drop my next project, following my heart and stepping out of my comfort zone yet again.

2021, I’m ready for you.”

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