EGL Trending Topics: Harambe the Gorilla Killed; Angela Simmons is Pregnant, Golden State Warriors Win Game 7

Ape Vs. Human

photo Cincinnati Zoo
photo Cincinnati Zoo

It was a matter of taking a life to save a life.  On Saturday, May 28, Cincinnati Zoo officials made the call to shoot one of their beloved apes, Harambe.  The video that has been trending on every media platform displays a three-year old boy being pulled around and dragged by the 400 pound 17-year old endangered Silverback ape after he fell into the apes’ enclosure.

Although zoo officials expressed that they did what was necessary to ensure the well-being of a human, animal activists are outraged over the killing of the beast.  Protesters have even staged a vigil in the gorilla’s honor as RIP signs were held by many to show their empathy towards the animal. The anger over the zoo’s action has even prompted Facebook pages to be created. One is entitled, “Justice for Harambe,” which at last count had more than 11,000 likes.

photo JOHN MINCHILLO/AP
photo JOHN MINCHILLO/AP

News reports have supported the word that some people would like for the mother of the boy to face child endangerment charges.  The zoo is not pointing blame at anyone. According to Zoo Director Thane Maynard , the zoo’s dangerous animal response team decided the boy was in “a life-threatening situation” and that they needed to put down the 400-pound-plus male gorilla.

The boy’s family said in a statement on Sunday that the he was home and doing fine.

We extend our heartfelt thanks for the quick action by the Cincinnati Zoo staff. We know that this was a very difficult decision for them, and that they are grieving the loss of their gorilla,” the family said.

Is Angela Simmons Rocking a Baby Bump?

Photo Credit: Sam Sharma/Pacific Coast News
Photo Credit: Sam Sharma/Pacific Coast News

For a long time now Angela Simmons, daughter of Rev. Run, swore she was saving herself for marriage.  Her fans looked upon her as ethical and as a woman of virtue. She was thought of as an anomaly in today’s society.  But over the past few weeks pictures of a not so summer-ab ready Angela began to surface. And then there it was on Instagram, Angela’s bare bulging belly as she got in her workout alongside her mystery man fiancé, Sutton Sean Tennyson. As the pictures began to populate, so did the question, “Is she pregnant?” It was only a matter of time before the Hip Hop heiress made a public statement to respond to the questions.  Angela’s words were expressed as if she was sharing the information with a girlfriend.

We are overjoyed and super excited to receive a blessing this big! Starting a family is something that I could have only dreamed of.”

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instagram

We wish Angela all the best and hopefully she’ll share more with fans on the upcoming season  of “Growing Up Hip-Hop.”

Steph Curry Leads the Golden State Warriors to Win for Game 7

Photo Kelley L. Cox/USA Today Sports via Reuters
Photo Kelley L. Cox/USA Today Sports via Reuters

Okay, so maybe Steph Curry himself is a constant trending topic. But for fans of this basketball superhero and his team, they don’t care if Curry and the boys blow up the internet! The Golden State Warriors dominated the court in a nail-clenching 96-88 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night. With this major victory, The Golden State Warriors are now set to meet up with LeBron James and the rest of the Cleveland Cavaliers for their next battle of the ball. But the high of Game 7 will last for a while.

Basketball fans prepare for another exciting contest. With these new bred players with legendary talents, all can expect to watch a great exhibition. Dribble, dribble, and score!

Written By: Tawana Coleman

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