Police Arrest Armed Texas Man Heading to Church to Fulfill ‘a Prophecy’

A Houston man is in custody after authorities said he was armed and on his way to a nearby church to carry out “a prophecy.”

Police arrested Tony Dwayne Albert, 33, in Seguin, Texas, about 40 miles northeast of San Antonio, just before 7 a.m. Sunday after a woman called to report a man wielding a gun and wearing tactical-style clothing, ABC News reported. Albert was also reportedly sporting a construction-type face mask and sunglasses.

Tony Dwayne Albert
Tony Dwayne Albert
Tony Dwayne Albert claims to be associated with Messianic Judaism, a modern religious movement that combines Christianity with elements of Judaism. (Image courtesy of ABC 13)

Responding officers said the “oddly dressed” man claimed he was en route to a nearby church when he was apprehended, Seguin Police Department officials said.

“An SPD officer, who was off-duty at the time, was the first on the scene and observed an oddly dressed male wearing tactical style clothing, a surgical face shield, carrying a loaded firearm and extra ammunition,” Tanya Brown, a department spokeswoman, said in a statement Sunday. “During the investigation, officers revealed that 33-year-old Tony Albert was allegedly en-route to unidentified church to fulfill what he called a prophecy.”

Albert was arrested and booked into the Guadalupe County Jail for marijuana possession and being a felon in possession of a firearm, court documents show. This wasn’t his first brush with the law, however.

Records show Albert has been arrested at least six times in Harris County on various charges since 2009 and was charged with assaulting a family member in 2017.

Citing a court filing, ABC 13 reported, “Albert wrote that he is associated with Messianic Judaism, which is a modern religious movement that combines Christianity with elements of Judaism. Additionally, he stated he is a part of the First Church of Cannabis, a religious organization that maintains marijuana is a healing plant.”

Shortly before his arrest Sunday on morning, Brianna Jimenez, a waitress at the Las Mañanitas Mexican restaurant, said Albert walked into the family-owned business and asked for directions to the nearest church.

“He was looking at me and he was saying something about, ‘Do you know where the nearest church is at?’ ” Jimenez told local station KSAT, saying the exchange “weirded her out.” “And he said Baptist church.”

Jimenez said she pointed out the Door Christian Fellowship Church, which is located directly next to the restaurant, but Albert replied, “I’ve been to that church many years ago. … Do you know where the other Baptist church is at?’”

Jimenez then asked her mother, who owns the restaurant, if she knew where other Baptist churches in the area were and her mother gave Albert directions. Jimenez said Albert then proceeded to ask if she would drive him there, but she declined.

“When he slowly walks away, that’s when I finally see he has a weapon, and he’s gripping it, like, he has his finger on the trigger,” she recalled.

Once Albert was out of the restaurant, Jimenez ordered employees to quietly lock the doors and take cover while her mother dialed police. The young woman has since been hailed as a hero for listening to  her gut instinct and urging her mom to report the man’s suspicious behavior

“Now that I think about it, he could’ve taken a trip to any church and — a lot of people [could’ve left] in body bags,” Jimenez told the station. “That kinda hurts me, like, what if? You know what I mean? What if that really happened?”

In a statement, an SPD spokesperson said they were “extremely grateful” for Jimenez’s quick thinking because “(Albert) could have carried out a shooting … because he had a loaded handgun.”

Albert is currently being held on $100,000 bond, according to online records. Authorities are still working to determine his intentions, namely if he was headed to commit a mass shooting.

Watch more in the video below.

Ciara Gushes Over Husband Russell Wilson’s Football Season But Haters Are More Focused on Criticizing Her Hair

Ciara just wanted to show some love to her husband Russell Wilson, but her words and lovey-dovey photo with the football star were overshadowed by folks who scrutinized her hair.

On Sunday, Dec. 30, the star uploaded a photo on Instagram with her Seattle Seahawks quarterback spouse and wrote about her pride in him.

“Love you baby. I’m so proud of you @DangeRussWilson. Your hard work, consistency, and dedication motivates me. No matter what, you’re always a winner to me! #Playoffbound #GoHawks,” she wrote.

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ciara
(@ciara/Instagram)

Wilson went 12-for-21 passing for 152 yards and a touchdown as Seattle beat Arizona a week after clinching a NFC wild-card playoff berth, set for Jan. 5 on the road against the Dallas Cowboys.

He also set a franchise record for the most touchdown passes in a regular season when he made his 35th during Sunday’s 27-24 victory over the Cardinals. Wilson also wrapped up the team record for regular-season touchdown passes when his first-quarter strike to Tyler Lockett gave the quarterback 196 with Seattle. Plus, the star’s passer rating of 110.9 during the 2018 season is a new high for Seahawks quarterbacks.

Many fans sang praises of the couple and Ciara’s support of her athlete spouse.

“Beautiful GUYS!!!

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🖤
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🖤

“@ciara I love you guys

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“One of my favorite couples

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“This the type of love that will make everything around you glow and blossom. #blacklove.”

“I’m not a Seahawks fan but I’m definitely a #teamwilson fan! Ciara & Russell!!

❤

However, things took a turn when folks began taking aim at Ciara’s dramatic ponytail.

“The ponytail is a no for me dawg. When will Black queens stop wearing the weave

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Ciara don’t start with these damn hairstyles now
😂
😂
you been doing alright.”

“No..other races wear clip ons/extensions that look like the very hair that grows from their scalp..hence the name ‘extensions’ 

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😂
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..they only wear afros on halloween..and its meant as a joke..they do not wear afro hair 365 days out of the year that looks nothing like the hair from their own scalp..if they did it would look ridiculous..much like sew-ins and lace fronts black women wear..now that I educated you on the differences between what other races actually do
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..I hope you see how ridiculous weave looks
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..I hope you know now
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.. I hope that helps you by answering all of your questions good day
😎
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Why K. Michelle Says She’ll Never Be Cool with Nicki Minaj

K. Michelle said she wants to make up with Meek Mill but not Nicki Minaj.

Michelle recently dropped by TMZ’s “Raq Rants,” hosted by Raquel Harper, and spoke about Nicki’s 2014 song “Buy a Heart,” featuring Meek.

K. Michelle said she wants to make up with Meek Mill but not Nicki Minaj.
K. Michelle said she wants to make up with Meek Mill but not Nicki Minaj.
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During the interview, the R&B singer said Meek played her the song, and it was supposed to be hers, but he later gave it to Nicki. In the past, Michelle said the Young Money rapper thought she and Meek were having sex, so she didn’t want her to have the record. The “Love ‘Em All” crooner also claimed that Nicki sent her fans to attack her back then.

“The only reason I had ‘Anyone Wanna Buy a Heart,’ is because you played me the record to get my opinion and you didn’t keep the record so they gave me the record,” Michelle explained. “Why do me like that and you in jail? … She telling people to take my Dream Chaser’s chain, and I wasn’t even wearing it.”

Harper then asked if Nicki ever got the chain back, and Michelle said she didn’t.

“Hell naw, bitch.” Michelle stated.

The singer then said that although she’s no longer mad at Ms. Minaj, they can never be cool with each other. But she feels totally differently about Meek.

“I want Meek to do well,” stated Michelle. “We were friends, and I always thought you were extremely talented, and they need you out here in the streets helping the kids, we don’t need you back in jail, so stay on your sh–.”

The Barbz have already attacked Michelle online for the TMZ interview.

“The Nicki obsession has got to stop,” someone wrote on her Instagram page.

“You act like that record was about to do something for your non-existent career,” wrote another person. “Stop using Nicki and Meek for clout.”

Check out a clip of Michelle’s interview below.

Ohio Lawmakers Introduce Bill Reviewing 400 Years of Black Ohio History

State lawmakers in Ohio are asking for tax dollars to be directed toward documenting 400 years of Black history in the state.

Deemed the “Quadrennial Challenge: Justice and Equality for All,” the legislative Black Caucus introduced a bill Dec. 11 hoping to do a deep dive into Black Ohioan history, giving a glimpse into the successes and trials of local Black people. It is not yet known how many tax dollars will be required to fund the study, which a committee will be established to conduct.

“Information that we will obtain over this two-year study will help direct us to improve the status of all Ohioans,” state Senator Vernon Sykes says during a conference in the George Washington Williams room at the Ohio Statehouse Tuesday, Dec. 11.

The location of the announcement of the bill, which seeks to establish a committee in recognition of the 400th anniversary of Black people in Ohio and the U.S., was no accident. The room is a memorial to the state’s first Black legislator and those who came after him.

“There was no evidence of African Americans anywhere in the state capitol building, a building that used the labor of slaves,” says State Senator Charleta Tavares, remarking on the prior lack of representation of Black legislators. However, the statehouse website noted prison laborers built the foundation and ground floors of the building before skilled workers who objected to it spurred changes in hiring practices for the remainder of the building’s construction.

Along with examining centuries of Black history, the bill can also serve as a way to educate the uninformed.

“When having conversations with some of my colleagues you can see that there’s just no understanding or connection of how we’ve gotten to this point,” state Representative Stephanie Howse says.

Despite the focus on history, Ohio’s future with the Black community will also be reviewed as lawmakers hope to examine the troubles presently facing the community to discover solutions for everyone.

“We can’t be as strong as a state if all of our people are not being lifted up; if all of our people are not moving forward,” Tavares says.

In order for the bill to get off the ground, legislators will need to reintroduce the bill during the next general assembly, which begins in January. The caucus is prepared to do so at that time.

Porsha Williams’ Pregnancy Prank on Fans Takes a Serious Turn When Some Take Issue with Her Joke

Porsha Williams just pulled the ultimate trick over on her fans.

Many have been sending congratulatory messages to “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star who is pregnant with her first child with fiancé  Dennis McKinley. Amid the excitement, Williams decided to prank her fans.

“Just when we thought our lives weren’t hectic enough… looks like 2019 will be even busier! These two are due in September

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 i don’t know who their parents are, but copy and paste to freak everyone else out!!” the caption on an ultrasound photo of twin embryos read.

Williams, who shared the prank on her Instagram page Saturday, Dec. 29, simply put a few emoji in the caption: “

👶🏾
👶🏾
🎊
🎊
👶🏽
👶🏽
.”

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(@porsha4real/Instagram)

Fans mostly laughed at themselves for falling for the trick, as it wouldn’t add up for Williams to be pregnant with twins who’d be due in September since she announced her pregnancy in September of this year.

“U got me u wrong…. I was like go porsha

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😂

“You play too much!!

😂
😂
😂
😂
😂
😂

“That’s a good one!”

“Damn porsha, i was like OMG ITS TWINS,YOU CAUGHT ME

😁
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“My eyes were as big as teacups just now! You got me good.”

A few thought it was the real deal.

“Wow double blessing.”

“Congrats HUNN.”

“Congratulations for your beautiful 2 babies. 

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👼🏽
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Still, others felt pulling such a gag wasn’t kind to mothers who have lost pregnancies.

“Omg I really thought she was having twins. Its not s good thing to joke with stuff like this there are hurting mothers who have lost not one but 2 babies. So please be more understanding.”

“his is sad for those who can’t get pregnant or had miscarriages and lost their little ones. On a platform like this, things like this need to be seen and keep it moving rather then being shared over and over again

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I know damn well if you have lost a little one or even gone through whole pregnancy to have a still birth THESE things WOULD NOT be okay.”

Williams herself has experienced miscarriages before conceiving the baby girl she and her fiancé affectionately call PJ.

“I’ve had a miscarriage before in my past, which I’ve also been open about because I suffer with fibroids and had to have a myomectomy,” she disclosed to People magazine this fall. “So just the fear of, ‘Is the baby going to be okay? Will I make it full term?’ All those questions that you ask if you’ve had a miscarriage before.”

Championships: Funniest, Most Viciously Hilarious BOSSIP Headlines Of 2018

BEST Bossip Headlines Of 2018

2018 was another extra spicy dumpster fire that went on foreverrrr and everrrrr and ever. Whew chil-lay, these 364.3 days were longer than the longest CVS receipt but at least we continued our pop culture reign with a major New York Times feature, Season 2 of Bossip on WeTV and a year’s worth of viciously hilarious headlines that smashed Al Gore’s internet to smithereens (YET AGAIN).

Peep ALLLLLL the absolute BEST Bossip headlines of 2018 on the flip.

Championships: Funniest, Craziest, Most Viciously Hilarious BOSSIP Headlines Of 2018

BEST Bossip Headlines Of 2018

2018 was another extra spicy dumpster fire that went on foreverrrr and everrrrr and ever. Whew chil-lay, these 364.3 days were longer than the longest CVS receipt but at least we continued our pop culture reign with a major New York Times feature, Season 2 of Bossip on WeTV and a year’s worth of viciously hilarious headlines that smashed Al Gore’s internet to smithereens (YET AGAIN).

Peep ALLLLLL the absolute BEST Bossip headlines of 2018 on the flip.

Report: Usher Pulls Trigger on Divorce From Grace Miguel and Reaches Confidentiality Settlement

Usher has officially filed for divorce from Grace Miguel, according to People.

He did it on Friday, Dec. 28, in a Georgia courtroom after the former couple were married for three years. The singer and Miguel had been estranged for quite some time since they announced their split.

Usher officially filed for divorce and signed a confidentiality settlement.
Usher officially filed for divorce and signed a confidentiality settlement.
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“After much thought and consideration, we have mutually decided to separate as a couple,” they said in a joint statement back in March. “We remain deeply connected, loving friends who will continue supporting each other through the next phases of our lives. The enormous amount of love and respect that we have for each other will only increase as we move forward.”

There are also reports that the singer and his soon-to-be ex-spouse signed a confidentiality agreement that’s part of the divorce. That means they presumably won’t be dishing dirt on each other or talking about the marriage and split.

It would be pretty easy to say that Usher’s 2018 has been quite challenging, considering he’s continued to fight allegations of having herpes and giving it to others, something he’s yet to address.

In fact, his male accuser, named only as John Doe, recently dropped his request to have access to the singer’s medical records after he filed a motion in court to have them released.

Usher and Miguel, who’s his former manager, started dating in 2009 and eloped in 2015. Before that the singer was married to Tameka Foster from 2007 to 2009, and they have two children together, Naviyd Ely, who’s 9, and Usher Raymond V, age 10.

Report: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Has ‘Struggled’ to Find New Gig Amid Chaos In ‘Zombie’ White House Press Office

Rumblings of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders‘ plans to ditch President Donald Trump‘s administration by early next year have quieted, as no formal announcements of her exit have been made.

However, a recent Yahoo News report suggests Sanders’ failure to find work elsewhere is possibly what’s keeping her tied to the Trump train.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Reports of Sarah Sanders’ plans to leave the White House first emerged in June. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

The news comes amid a shakeup in the White House Press Office that has sparked chaos and rumors of several high-profile departures, including that of Sanders and deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah. The Yahoo report notes that weeks have gone by since Sanders’ last on-the-record press briefing. What were once “daily” media briefings have since become straight-to-the-point updates delivered once a month.

“Her retreat from the briefing room has coincided with a growing chorus of reports saying she is plotting an exit,” the report read.

Sanders had remained mum about her plans but told Yahoo News she is currently “traveling.”

Shah, one of the only other spokespeople who has led multiple White House briefings, has also stepped out of the spotlight. According to the report, Shah, who was once tapped to lead communications for Trump Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, told several of his associates in September of his plans to leave his position. It also notes that he has since scrubbed his “principal deputy press secretary” title from his Twitter bio.

A former member of Trump’s transition team, who is unnamed, said Shah is still on the payroll “but he doesn’t have an office, he doesn’t have a phone.” They added that both Sanders and Shah are actively trying to exit the White House, but no one will hire them.

“Sarah can’t find work. … Raj can’t find work either,” the source said.

Though Sanders has interviewed with several companies, “everybody’s told her no,” another former White House official told Yahoo News, adding that being labeled a “serial liar” has hurt her job prospects.

“No professional in good standing will even interview for a job,” the former staffer said. “It’s a zombie comms shop. Night of the living dead.”

‘Wow. That Was Quick:’ Cassie Posts Surprising Pic Kissing Rumored Boyfriend After Diddy Professes Love

So, who’s Alex Fine? Supposedly Cassie‘s new boyfriend, whom she was recently seen kissing, but more on him later.

Before the smooch, Cassie’s ex Sean “Diddy” Combs seemingly tried to win her affection back. The music mogul and the model split earlier this year after they dated on and off for a decade.

Cassie posted a photo of herself kissing a new man after Diddy showed her love.
Cassie posted a photo of herself kissing a new man after Diddy showed her love.
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On Friday (Dec. 28), Diddy posted a photo of the 32-year-old in a bathtub with a big red heart in the middle and tagged her. Cassie didn’t respond, but one day later she took to her Instagram page and shared a photo of herself kissing Fine at a Christmas party.

“I love you, mommy,” she captioned the photo, since there was a woman in the picture as well.

Cassie’s followers quickly commented and said they were surprised that she’s already claiming a new man, although she’s never said Fine was her boyfriend.

“Wow. That was quick,” someone wrote.

But a lot of people congratulated the part-time singer and said she deserves to be happy with someone new. Some folks also liked the way she introduced Fine so publicly.

“I am so glad you moved on,” on person commented.

“Cassie, do you baby,” another wrote. “Don’t love nobody that don’t put you first. No sharing. No baby mama. You are wifey material.”

“Okay, but y’all see how she made it public, though,” a third person stated. “Like a boss.”

As far as Fine, E! News reports that he’s a 25-year-old old bull rider and personal trainer for celebrities. His Instagram page shows that he’s also the director of health for a company called Hemp Hydrate.

Diddy hasn’t responded to Cassie’s post at this time.

Grab Your Gauchos: B2K Announces Millennium Tour Dates In ATL, NY & More

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Get your 2000s gear ready…

B2K Announces Millennium Tour Dates

B2K’s getting ready for their highly anticipated Millennium Tour and they’re announcing their concert dates. The Millenium Tour that also includes Mario, Pretty Ricky, Lloyd, Bobby V, Ying Ying Twins and Chingy will hit Atlanta, New York, Charlotte and more.

The tour dates were officially announced today at noon.
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Will YOU be attending the Millennium Tour???

Happy & Singing & Colored: The Best Black Boy Joy Moments Of 2018

Meek Mill Celebrates CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Best Black Boy Joy Moments Of 2018

This year has been difficult on many fronts, but that doesn’t mean that there weren’t things to smile about in 2018.

Despite the epic levels of foolishness occurring in America, Black men were still smiling and showing their teeth in moments of pure joy.

Take a look back at some of the best Black boy joy moments of 2018