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Beyonce Buys $800,000 Church in New Orleans

According to reports, Beyonce recently purchased a rather large church in New Orleans. The church is said to be about 7,500 square feet. Although it is unclear how much she actually paid, the facility was listed at $850,000.

The church was reportedly built in the early 1900s. It has not been in use in recent years due to a number of it’s members passing away. Her plans for the building are not yet known but it can potentially facilitate single and multi-family apartment homes or be renovated and kept as a church.

Beyonce’s sister Solange and her husband reportedly live near the church. The purchase kicks off what will be a busy summer For Queen Bey. She’d also heading out on the On The Run II tour along with husband Jay-Z.

It’s been reported that Destiny’s Child will also be joining her on tour. She definitely gives her fans their money’s worth when she hits the stage stage. So I f you can’t make it to the “church of Beyonce,” I imagine a concert is the next best thing.



Parade Goers Outraged After Given Blackface Figurines at Mardi Gras

Mard Gras parade-goers in New Orleans were shocked when someone handed them a package containing blackface figurines.

Gregory Hawkins recounted the moment he was given the package, saying, “As soon as he opened it, everybody just kind of got quiet.” He added, “I was searching my mind for like, an explanation,” said Gregory Hawkins, who also got the package, reports WWL-TV. “I thought maybe they were salt shakers or something like that. Or that this was some sort of historic thing for the Endymion crew specifically. But the more I thought about it, the more upset I became about it.”

Other people posted images of the same figurines they received at the parade, which quickly spread online.


NFL Will Smith’s Killer Found Guilty

Cardell Hayes, the man who shot and killed New Orleans Saints star, Will Smith, was found guilty of manslaughter.

NFL Will Smith's Killer Found Guilty

Hayes argued that he was acting in self-defense in the road rage incident; however, the claim was rejected by a 12-person jury after a weeklong trial, and now faces up to 20-40 years in prison.

NFL Will Smith's Killer Found Guilty

According to NFL.com, the 29-year-old former tow truck driver and semi-pro football player was also convicted of attempted manslaughter for wounding Smith’s wife, Racquel Smith and will be sentenced in February. In a statement, Racquel’s attorney said, “Because of the upcoming sentencing hearing, in which Racquel will provide a victim impact statement, she does not feel it is appropriate to comment on the facts of the case at this time.” Her attorney continued, “The main focus of Will Smith’s family is to see Mr. Hayes justly sentenced for the murder he so callously committed.”


Toya Wright’s Brothers Killed In New Orleans

Reality star Toya Wright mourned the sudden deaths of her brothers after they were reportedly shot and killed in New Orleans early Sunday morning.

Toya Wright’s Brothers Killed In New Orleans

The two men were found by New Orleans police inside a car shortly after midnight, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Both had reportedly suffered gunshot wounds and were pronounced dead at the scene.

The police department is yet to release the identities of the victims, but family members told the newspaper that they were Wright’s brothers.

Wright, 32, seemed to confirm the news with a somber Instagram post a few hours later.



The Times-Picayune did not identify the two men by name, but Us Weekly referred to them as Josh and Rudy Johnson.

Authorities haven’t named any possible suspects in relation to the shootings, nor have they revealed any potential motives.

Toya Wright’s Brothers Killed In New Orleans

Wright was previously married to hip-hop star Lil Wayne and has a daughter with him. She is currently a cast member of We TV‘s “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars” and also starred on her own series, “Toya: A Family Affair,” on BET for one season in 2011.

The TV star, whose full name is Antonia Wright, received a slew of supportive messages on social media following the news of her brothers’ deaths, including one from rapper Trina.

“I’m praying for @ToyaWright her mom and her family during this horrible tragedy” she tweeted. “My heart is heavy. Life is so short.”


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