NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Unrest Returns To St. Louis After Mansur Ball-Bey Is Shot & Killed By Cops


St. Louis Police Shoot Black Man While Executing A Search Warrant

Police say the 18-year-old, identified as Mansur Ball-Bey, pointed a gun at them while officers were issuing a search warrant to a Fountain Park home. Two young Black men reportedly ran out of the back door of the home and when police ordered them to stop, Ball-Bey allegedly pointed a weapon, prompting an officer to fire four times.

Mo. State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal and Roland Martin discuss the police shooting shooting of Ball-Bey on NewsOne Now.

Activist Shaun King Responds To Breitbart Claim He Pretended To Be Biracial With Emotional Article

Milo Yiannopoulos, a columnist for, alleged in an article published on Wednesday that Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King is being deceptive about his ethnicity.

According to Yiannopoulos’s article, King allegedly misled “media icon Oprah Winfrey by pretending to be biracial in order to qualify for an “Oprah scholarship” to historically black Morehouse College.”

Yiannopoulos’s article piggybacks off claims made by investigative blogger Vicki Pate, who has been compiling information about King on her blog, Re-NewsIt!.

As a result of these accusations, King and his family have been bombarded on social media regarding questions about his ethnicity.

King has declined to conduct interviews at this time, but responded to claims that he is actually White on Twitter in a series of posts.

On Thursday, King also posted an emotional and revealing article to the that explains his past, his mother’s infidelity with a Black man, and his identity.

WTH?! Thursday: SC Man Hid Stolen Steaks In His Colostomy Bag…AND MORE

It’s WTH?! Thursday on NewsOne Now, and we’re taking a look at all of the crazy stories trending in the news.

This week’s installment of WTH?! Thursday features R&B singer Traci Braxton, TV/Radio host Aruba Tommy Bennet, and WE TV Digital Correspondent Misster Ray.

Before we get to the real mess, we kick things off in Manhattan, where a pizzeria owner created the “Pick-A-Nika” pizza topped with fried chicken, watermelon, and sunflower seeds. After receiving harsh criticism and becoming fodder for Millions March NYC protesters, the manager of Pizza By Cer Té apologized and renamed the offensive pie. According to, the “Pick-A-Nika” pizza is now being called the “picnic pizza.”


A South Carolina man faces shoplifting charges after he was caught stealing $75 in steaks by stuffing them in his colostomy bag. According to the New York Daily News, David Samuel Hoyt denied having swiped the steak, but his girlfriend outed him, saying he stuffed the meat in the medical pouch typically used to collect human waste. Let’s hope he didn’t let the meat marinate …


A fake football player danced with the Arizona Rattlers cheerleaders and stole the show. The hefty dancer was first thought to be a player, but then there was “a flag on the play” for excessive gyration.

“After further review,” reports the large fleet-footed man donning a football uniform was Oscar Hernandez, current choreographer for the Detroit Pistons dancers.

All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast

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