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‘Black Mirror’ Actress Alleged Stalker Put Tracking Device Under Her Car

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“Black Mirror” actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw told cops she’s being stalked by a woman in Los Angeles … and the case took a super dark turn when police found a tracking device under her car.

According to a search warrant obtained by TMZ, the alleged stalker placed a GPS tracker on Gugu’s vehicle and has been tailing her around the city for over 2 months. 

The details of the case are shocking … in the docs, investigators say the alleged stalker keeps popping up wherever Gugu goes — hotels, restaurants, spin classes and even her home.

Even more startling … the warrant states Gugu’s alleged stalker lives on her street.

According to the warrant, Gugu told cops the stalker has been calling her and her boyfriend and then hanging up … this, in addition to snapping photos of Gugu. 

In the docs, Gugu says she’s been living in constant fear because she thinks the alleged stalker could show up to her place and become violent. 

Our law enforcement sources say LAPD is still investigating the case. 

DJ Paul on MLK Day It’s Cool to Be Black Now, But Racism Won’t End Until …

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DJ Paul says African-Americans have a lot to be happy about as the nation celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day … because being black is in right now.

We asked the Three 6 Mafia rapper how he felt about the state of race relations heading into the holiday — and he was totally optimistic … probably more so than most people would be.

DJP, who’s from Memphis — the city where Dr. King was assassinated — called 2018 a great year for black people, and he named some milestones to back up his claim.

Bottom line for Paul, this year’s a big W for Dr. King.

As for the “I Have a Dream” speech — Paul says we’re almost there, and Drake will be the ultimate barometer of when racism is dead. Puzzled? Just watch his take.

Killer Mike Kaepernick Protests Aside Super Bowl a Big ‘W’ for Black People

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Killer Mike insists all the controversy over black artists playing the Super Bowl Halftime Show masks the most important point — which is huge financial opportunities for the black community.

We got the Run the Jewels rapper in NYC, where he’s promoting his new Netflix series, “Trigger Warning.” We asked Mike about the heat his pal Big Boi and Travis Scott have been taking for joining Maroon 5 … instead of protesting the NFL in support of Colin Kaepernick.

Mike’s heard about the push for the artists to take a knee during the show, and says more power to ’em if they do it. However, he’s not coming down on them if they don’t.

As an ATL guy himself, Mike says Super Bowl LIII’s biggest impact won’t be on the field, or on the halftime show stage — it’ll be in the bank accounts of thousands of people getting work because of the event.

He also clued us in on his plans for Super Bowl Sunday — and they don’t involve football. But, there will very likely be a bowl. 

Common NFL Doesn’t Support Black People … ‘I’m with Kap’

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Common says he loves Travis Scott — but really wishes the guy would PULL OUT of the Super Bowl halftime show over the way the league has treated Colin Kaepernick.

“I ain’t with supporting the NFL,” Common told us … “They don’t really support black people.”

“Kaepernick said he’s standing up for people who are being shot down, black and brown. The NFL basically blackballed him. They’ve shown how they feel about us for real.”

Common says he respects the NFL players — his beef is squarely with the owners. 

As for Travis Scott, Common says … “He’s a dope dude, but I really don’t want to support none of that stuff.”

“Travis is doing what he’s gotta do … I feel like man, I wish he wouldn’t [do the halftime show] to be honest.”

Common says he has great respect for artists like Rihanna who have reportedly turned down the NFL in a show of support to Colin. 

“All I know is that I’m supporting Kaepernick,” Common added … “I just want you to know that.”

As we previously reported, Travis Scott reached out to Colin to discuss the Super Bowl halftime show before he officially signed on. 

The two men had a cordial conversation but Colin explained why he would NOT give Travis his blessing to perform. 

Travis negotiated with the NFL to have $ 500,000 donated to Van Jones‘ social justice organization in exchange for his participation — and ultimately, Scott felt it was worth it. 

Common on R. Kelly Black Community Failed Survivors But, That Ends Now!!!

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Common is copping to turning a blind eye to the allegations about R. Kelly abusing women … saying he and the entire black community should have put a stop to it long ago.

We got the rapper/actor out Tuesday at LAX where he said he’s guilty of not coming to the rescue of Kelly’s alleged sex slaves. He also calls it a systemic failure when it comes to how society values black women and makes no bones about it — if the alleged victims were white instead of black, there would have been more outrage.

Common — who’s from Chicago, just like Kelly — is done giving him a pass. As you know, there’s been a ton of backlash since the “Surviving R. Kelly” 6-part series — Tank blasted Kelly and Daymond John explained why he thinks Kelly should kill himself.

Add Common to the list of people who think Kelly needs to face consequences, starting right now.

But, he’s also saying Kelly fans — himself included — shoulder some blame for letting the singer’s alleged criminal behavior go unchecked.

Moschino USA Sued Your Manager’s Racist … Calls Black Clients ‘Serenas’!!!

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An employee at Moschino USA has a code name for black clients who don’t look like ballers — “Serenas” … so claims an ex-employee who’s suing the company.

Shamael Lataillade is suing the Italian luxury clothing company, claiming her female supervisor at the WeHo shop had a specific protocol for black clients if they didn’t have diamonds or carry name brands. In docs obtained by TMZ, she says the woman would call them a “Serena” and instructed other employees to follow and watch them closely — sometimes even writing down their license plates.

It’s not spelled out in the suit, but the alleged code would seem to be a reference to Serena Williams.

What’s more … Shamael claims the supervisor told employees to tell “Serenas” they were out of stock on many items — and even called cops once to report a suspicious black customer. She says the guy turned out to be a high-profile rapper, but she doesn’t name him.

On a personal level, Shamael — a black, Haitian-American woman — claims the supervisor discriminated against her and mocked her as someone who practices voodoo. She was canned for complaining to corporate about the “Serena” code word and other things … according to the suit.

She’s suing Moschino for unspecified damages. The company tells us it denies Shamael’s allegations and adds … it “complies with applicable equal employment laws and values and respects all customers and clients regardless of their race or background.”

Jada Pinkett Smith Upset with R. Kelly Record Sales Spike … Do Black Women Matter?

Jada Pinkett Smith is really upset there’s a spike in R. Kelly‘s record sales in the wake of the Lifetime docuseries about various alleged sexual misdeeds, and is wondering out loud if black women matter.

The actress posted this video Sunday, wondering how R. Kelly’s streaming numbers have spiked after a parade of people made shocking claims on “Surviving R. Kelly.”

Jada’s asking for some feedback … if she’s missing something — specifically, do black girls not matter enough?

Tons of R. Kelly fans have been defiantly supportive of him, tweeting out messages all weekend like, “Still listening.” Based on the reported numbers, they clearly are. 

Unclear if Jada is turning on R. Kelly or if she’s simply voicing longstanding disdain — but one thing we do know … she believes his accusers. 

Chance the Rapper I Was Taken Out of Context Saying I Didn’t Believe Black Women Accusing R. Kelly

Chance the Rapper says he was taken out of context a while back when he said he didn’t believe R. Kelly‘s accusers because they were black women.

Chance did indeed make that comment on Lifetime’s docuseries, “Surviving R. Kelly,” but the full statement is a little different. He said, “We’re programmed to really be hypersensitive to black male oppression, but black women are exponentially [a] higher oppressed and violated group of people just in comparison to the whole world. Maybe I didn’t care because I didn’t value the accusers’ stories because they were black women.”

He went on … “Usually, n***** that get in trouble for s*** like this on their magnitude of celebrity, it’s light-skinned women or white women. That’s when it’s a big story. I’ve never really seen any pictures of R. Kelly’s accusers.”

Chance the Rapper now says making a song with R. Kelly was a mistake, adding, “I made a mistake and I’m happy that those women are getting voices now and I can grow to understand better what my positioning should be or should’ve been when that opportunity came.”

Al Sharpton Wrestling Hair Rules Are Biased Against Black People

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Al Sharpton says video of high school wrestler Andrew Johnson getting his dreadlocks cut before a match is “outrageous,” and shows a tremendous bias against minorities in high school sports. 

The Rev. ain’t buying the argument that the ref was simply enforcing the rules — and accuses Alan Maloney of having a “bias” against black people. 

But, Sharpton also believes the hair rule itself it ridiculous — saying, “I think that it clearly discriminates against people that have a certain cultural bend, and come from a certain identity and racial background.”

Sharpton compares the situation to discrimination cases where black employees had been told to get rid of dreadlocks and cornrows to comply with workplace standards. 

Still, Al says he commends Johnson for winning the match and rising above all of the B.S. that went down in the gym that day. 

White Ref Forces Black H.S. Wrestler to Cut Dreadlocks

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This is ridiculous … 

A black high school wrestler was told by a white referee that he needed to cut off his dreadlocks or forfeit an important match … and the whole incident was captured on video. 

Andrew Johnson was about to compete for Buena Regional High School in New Jersey — and was wearing a cover over his dreadlocks … when referee Alan Maloney stepped in. 

Maloney told Johnson his hair cover was not sufficient and gave him 2 choices — chop off the locks or lose the match. 

Johnson reluctantly chose the haircut — but you can see he’s visibly upset. 

Johnson destroyed his opponent — but he’s clearly devastated about the hair cut … even when the ref raises his hand in victory. 

His teammates tried to console him but Johnson wasn’t really having it. 

Now, it’s been revealed the ref has a history of racist behavior — using a racial slur toward a black man during a social gathering in 2016 … and getting his ass kicked in the process. 

The offended party (an African American man) was so pissed, he slammed Maloney to the ground following the slur. 

Maloney later apologized for the incident and the body that oversees high school wrestling in New Jersey ordered him to complete a sensitivity training class. 

We’ve reached out to officials at the NJSIAA — which oversees high school athletics in Jersey — so far, no word back.