Morning Buzz: Top 5 stories for February 20, 2018

From activists teens to Black Panther records

Activist teens are getting serious about gun reform as Trump spends his days on the golf course. This and more in today's top five stories.

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PARKLAND, FL - FEBRUARY 18: Kareen Vargas bows her head while visiting a makeshift memorial in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 people were killed on February 14, on February 18, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. Police arrested 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz for killing 17 people at the high school. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Teens Hold Gun Reform Protests in Wake of Florida High School Shooting

The deadly Parkland High School shooting in Florida last week that claimed 17 lives, has sparked a wave of gun reform activism and teenagers are leading the charge. A group of high schoolers calling themselves Teens for Gun Reform staged a lie-in near the White House. To illustrate how quickly lives were taken in the shooting, they had 17 teens lie on the ground for three minutes, which is approximately how long it took suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz to kill 17 people. The activist teens were joined by more than 100 supporters.

Trump Visits Florida Golf Course as Parkland High School Shooting Victim Is Buried

According to the New York Daily News, Donald Trump hit the links at his Florida golf course on the same day that  one of the Parkland High School shooting victims was buried. The publication also notes that the golf course is a mere 45 miles away from where the teen’s funeral was held.
-New York Daily News


‘Black Panther’ Brings in Estimated $404 Million Worldwide

Marvel’s latest blockbuster Black Panther continues to shatter records. The Ryan Coogler directed film is estimated to have brought in $404 million dollars worldwide for the four-day holiday weekend. That total includes $235 million in domestic ticket sales and an impressive $169 million overseas.
-The Hollywood Reporter


R. Kelly Reportedly Evicted From Georgia Home

The Georgia home where R. Kelly allegedly kept several women in a supposed sex cult has been hit with an eviction notice. The eviction notice was filed on Tuesday, February 13 for the home, which is located in the Johns Creek neighborhood in Duluth, GA. The eviction was reportedly filed by the home’s owner for unpaid rent and late fees. In addition to the alleged sex cult, R. Kelly also claims the home was burglarized last year.


Fergie Apologizes for National Anthem Performance at the NBA All-Star Game

Former Black Eyed Peas front-woman Fergie apologized for her rendition of the National Anthem at this past weekend’s NBA All-Star game. Her jazz-influenced take on the song did not go over well with fans. The singer said she didn’t strike the “intended tone” and that she tried her best.