Waffle House patron James Shaw, Jr. thegrio.com
NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 22: Waffle House patron James Shaw, Jr. discusses the shooting at a Waffle House where a gunman opened fire killing four and injuring two at a press conference on April 22, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. . Shaw, Jr., 29, took action disarming the gunman and ultimately forcing him out of the Waffle House restaurant. Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, IL, is person of interest in the shooting and is suspected to have left the scene naked. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images)

Top stories for April 23, 2018 include a hero coming to the rescue in Nashville’s Waffle House shooting, Kanye West stirring up controversy on Twitter, and more.

Black Man stops naked gunman at a Waffle House in Nashville

Nashville police are on the lookout for a gunman after he shot and killed four people at a Waffle House and then ran naked around the neighborhood. Twenty-nine-year-old suspect, Travis Reinking’s killing spree was stopped by James Shaw Jr. who was a customer at the restaurant when the shooting began. Shaw managed to tackle Reinking and get the AR-15 out of his hands.
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Kanye West tweets support of Black Lives Matter hater Candace Owens

Kanye’s been offline for several months and now he’s back with a vengeance and oozing his mental eccentricity all over social media. The sad thing is Yeezy still seems to be in the sunken place. He tweeted out support for Candace Owens, a staunch conservative and vocal Black Lives Matter opponent. “I love the way Candace Owens thinks… ‘Be fearless. Express what you feel not what you’ve been programmed to think,’ ” West tweeted. He then said “get passed the past. The more people contribute to real-time global consciousness the faster we evolve.”
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Colin Kaepernick receives award from Amnesty International

Colin Kaepernick has taken a few career hits, but he’s standing proud after receiving the Ambassador of Conscience Award from Amnesty International for his work on social injustice and racism. “The Ambassador of Conscience award celebrates the spirit of activism and exceptional courage, as embodied by Colin Kaepernick,” Salil Shetty, the human rights group’s secretary-general, said in a statement.
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Part Deux: Beyoncé reigns supreme at Coachella yet again

Beyoncé served the Coachella crowd at her second performance with the same hotness, the same show-stopping sets and the same super-human level of excellence she exuded during her first performance at Coachella last week. The sexy dancing girls and HBCU inspired bands returned to move and groove right alongside Bey with perfection. There were more than 100 performers, stomping and jamming to Beyonce’s hottest tracks with the same fervor as the first weekend performance.
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