People Think Kylie Jenner Might Have Already Secretly Given Birth

Time for another konspiracy theory.

Close your blinds, lock your doors, and put on your tinfoil hats, because there’s a new Kardashian Konspiracy Theory floating around and we need to discuss it.

Close your blinds, lock your doors, and put on your tinfoil hats, because there's a new Kardashian Konspiracy Theory floating around and we need to discuss it.

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You’ve PROBABLY heard the rumors that Kylie Jenner is pregnant. Well, some people now think she’s already given birth.

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It all started with the Great Kardashian Christmas Card Disaster of 2017.

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Many people thought Kylie’s pregnancy would be announced on the Kardashian’s Christmas card this year. The family played right into this theory, by releasing 24 sneak previews of the card in the lead-up to Christmas.

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Now, Kylie was NOTICEABLY ABSENT from every picture they released, so people figured they were saving her ~big reveal~ for Christmas day. But then Christmas came and…Kylie wasn’t on the card at all.

Now, Kylie was NOTICEABLY ABSENT from every picture they released, so people figured they were saving her ~big reveal~ for Christmas day. But then Christmas came and...Kylie wasn't on the card at all.

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Of course, it’s ALSO very possible that the women are looking at a still-pregnant Kylie, or no Kylie at all. Who the hell knows anymore!

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But it DOES seem weird that the Kardashian-Jenners would release a card without Kylie…so maybe there’s something cropped out of this pic that will be released soon. It does kinda look like it!

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The Symbolism Behind Beyoncé's Looks In "Family Feud"

Beyoncé doesn’t just look good in Jay-Z’s video for “Family Feud,” her lewks are full of symbolism. Director Ava DuVernay turned Jay’s 4:44 anthem into a visual opus filled with symbolism for a new America where Madam President is Pocahontas, while his wife’s presence serves as a reminder that we must always bow down to Queen Beyoncé.

While it’s no surprise that fans are talking about Beyoncé’s fashion in the video, it’s what Bey’s looks stand for that deserve deeper consideration. Specifically, the original navy Ayanna dress and “Lady J” Gerard belted corset, styled by Beyoncé’s stylist Marni Senofante, that she wears while listening to Jay-Z’s confessions.

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No surprise, Beyoncé’s church look is full of religious symbolism. As Elite Daily pointed out, Beyoncé appears to be wearing a headdress that is a “greatly exaggerated klobuk,” a clerical headpiece worn by Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic monastics and bishops, specifically in the Russian tradition.

The headdress is cylindrical but flat on top, with a long veil that flows down her back. The klobuk is most often black, though those in the Romanian Orthodox Church wear white while some in the Armenian and Ukrainian churches wear red. Here, Beyoncé is wearing navy blue. That may not have religious significance but is significant to her being that it’s her daughter’s name.

Like someone who has given themselves to something higher, Bey’s look could mean that she has given herself to her daughter. She does what’s best for her, that’s where her loyalty lies. Being that she’s dressed as a bishop, a higher up in the church, it symbolizes that she is the head of this family, and Jay-Z must atone to her if he wants access to their daughter — just like someone confessing their sins earns the right to speak with God.

Looking at the headpiece, it’s hard not to also compare it to the one Egyptian queen Nefertiti wears, which is also what Beyoncé wore in her video for “Sorry.” In that video, it’s Bey’s braided hair wound together that forms Nefertiti’s headdress. Now, the look has come full circle.

That song was Beyoncé’s anthem, her middle finger to her husband’s infidelity and his desire for “Becky with the good hair,” who Jay references on this song (“Yeah, I’ll fuck up a good thing if you let me/Let me alone, Becky.”)  She wasn’t interested listening to his excuses and no, she wasn’t sorry. As the album goes on, we know that Beyoncé opened up to the idea of forgiveness.

In the “Family Feud” video, she is all about listening, sitting in the confessional to hear him. Wearing that headdress like Nefertiti — who, as The Harvard Gazette explained, was portrayed as a strong independent woman, a sensual goddess, and “a uniquely strong queen” — brings this allegory full circle: this time around she represents something different, but she’s not an entirely new Beyoncé. Like Nefertiti, Beyoncé is portrayed as a goddess of sexuality, fertility, and rebirth, which she offers to Jay Z.

Throughout “Family Feud,” Beyoncé’s clothes are meant to show that she is spiritually higher than Jay Z. In her klobuk she stands at a podium looking down at him. She later wears a black dress with a white jacket from French designer Stéphane Rolland’s Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017 collection as she hears his confessions. The billowy white sleeves swallow her frame and almost look like angels wings, serving as yet another sign of her spiritual purity.

While Jay Z admits to infidelity while wearing all black, she is the light, the goodness that he must bow down to, made even explicit by her choice of white. The fabric flows behind her, dragging on the ground, picking up all the dirt and debris others have left behind. Not because she has to, but because she’s chosen to. That is the cross she bears and the dress she wears.

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Beyoncé is there to pick up the pieces and that angelic dress is a symbol of the strength and power she has. She is the head of the family, and as Jay-Z says, “nobody wins when the family feuds.” Beyoncé has chosen to stick around by listening and working together.

The idea that we can work together for something better is a theme throughout DuVernay’s video, which shows women from all walks of life, the Founding Mothers, rewriting the Constitution. Beyoncé has re-written her family’s legacy by choosing to try again with Jay. Her clothes make the case that she has gone from the darkness to the light, never giving up her powers. She has just chosen to wield that power in a way in which everyone wins. Though, in the end, it might be Beyoncé’s symbolic “Family Feud” fashion that’s the real winner here.

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Here's Why The 2nd & 13th Amendments Were Debated In "Family Feud"

Jay Z’s latest release, a short film/music video hybrid for his song “Family Feud,” is packed with historically significant imagery, as well as commentary debating the Second and Thirteenth Amendments that is as applicable today as it is to the future realities in which the video is set.

The star-studded cast of Founding Mothers in the film, directed by 13th writer and director Ava DuVernay, gather around a table to debate the two amendments to the Constitution that have been at the forefront of our news cycles for decades but have become especially divisive as of late: gun control and equality.

The Second Amendment, which makes it the right of the American people to keep and bear arms, was instituted in 1789 after the 13 colonies became the United States. It reads, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The final four words are the crux of the argument for those against policy promoting greater sanctions on gun ownership.

The Thirteenth Amendment, which is eloquently explored in DuVernay’s Netflix documentary, was created at the same time as the Second. It reads, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” Obviously, this amendment was not adhered to by the nation until much later. And, as DuVernay posits in her documentary, much of our policies and history surrounding prisons and incarceration are shaped by a systemically racist ideology.

Knowing this, let’s rejoin the Founding Mothers in their debate. We are introduced to them as one of the two future presidents, played by Omari Hardwick, is asked to offer an explanation on behalf of his family. “The worst of us doesn’t define us,” Hardwick explains. “We have worked and fought side by side for generations. We are all related,” Irene Bedard, the other half of the co-presidency, says in the video. Each president presents a key theme.

This scene is a stunning use of metaphor by DuVernay and Jay Z, who wrote the short film together. Even though this scene is set in the near-ish future of 2050, an all-too-familiar phrase is uttered. A voiceover tells us that the Founding Mothers were charged with revising the Constitution “at a time, mind you, when some people thought that ‘making America great’ meant making us afraid of each other.”

The arguments for and against the right to bear arms are brought to the near-future table. Whether owning a gun should even be legal and the ramifications that come with putting something on the other side of the law, people agreeing under the pretext of “a perfect world,” and how whatever policy is put in place should be equally applied to every person.

We see an allegory play out over multiple generations. Throughout, it drives home the idea that we are all connected and one family, as Bedard states early on. “Nobody wins when the family feuds,” Jay Z repeats. If this video is envisioning a more hopeful future for the United States, it seems that DuVernay and Jay Z are placing the spotlight directly on these two issues as the most divisive in our public discourse. Nobody wins when we’re fighting.

During the debate, Susan Kelechi Watson, the president’s ancestor, punctuates the discussion with Jay Z’s refrain saying, “Nobody wins when the family feuds.” The precedence of history, which is underscored so well, highlights how much further we need to go as a nation before our early amendments are truly applied equally.

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14 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Meghan Markle

Nothing but respect for MY princess.

Hi, I’m Shyla, and I’m ~slightly~ obsessed with Meghan Markle. She’s beautiful, talented, accomplished, and everything I could ever want in an American princess.

Hi, I'm Shyla, and I'm ~slightly~ obsessed with Meghan Markle. She's beautiful, talented, accomplished, and everything I could ever want in an American princess.

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But, my friend Greg finally got tired of me talking about her all the time, so I decided to just write a post telling you all the interesting things about her:

But, my friend Greg finally got tired of me talking about her all the time, so I decided to just write a post telling you all the interesting things about her:

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Meghan’s not her real name.

Though the world knows her as Meghan, that's actually her middle name. Her first name is Rachel — the same name as her character on Suits.

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She was once a professional calligrapher.

She told Esquire that she's “always had a propensity for getting the cursive down pretty well,” after taking handwriting classes in Catholic school. She said, “What it evolved into was my pseudo-waitressing job when I was auditioning. I didn't wait tables. I did calligraphy.” She did everything from celebrity wedding invitations to holiday cards.

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At just 11 years old, she spoke out against a sexist commercial.

She told Glamour, “When I was in grade school, I saw this sexist commercial for dish soap. With Rosie’s 'We can do it!' mantra in mind, I wrote a letter to Procter & Gamble, Hillary Clinton, and Nick News anchor Linda Ellerbee, who sent a camera crew to meet me. Guess what? They changed the commercial.”

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She was once a briefcase model on Deal or No Deal.

She was once a briefcase model on Deal or No Deal.

She told Esquire that her time on the show was something she was “doing while [she] was auditioning to try to make ends meet” and that “working on Deal or No Deal was a learning experience, and it helped [her] to understand what [she] would rather be doing.” She also said that she never had the winning case.

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She was basically a fashion designer.

She designed two collections for the Canadian retailer, Reitmans. You can check out a few of the looks here.

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She has a political background.

Meghan got the best of both worlds by double majoring in theatre and international relations at Northwestern University, and she even had an internship working for the US Embassy. She told Marie Claire back in 2013 that she “thought for sure [she] would still have a career in politics.”

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She has two adorable adopted dogs, thanks to Ellen DeGeneres.

Markle told Best Health, “I was sitting there [in the shelter] with him [Bogart] and then Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi walk in…Ellen goes, ‘Is that your dog?’ And I said, ‘No,’ and she’s like, ‘You have to take that dog.’ And I said, ‘Well, I’m deciding.’ And she’s like, ‘Rescue the dog!'…And she walks outside to get into her car, but instead of getting in she turns around and comes and taps on the window glass, and she yells, ‘Take the dog!’ And so, I brought him home — because Ellen told me to.”

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She’s a self-proclaimed foodie who knows her way around the kitchen.

She told Marie Claire, “I love to cook. My character [on Suits] is a foodie because they know that I'm a foodie. I'm always on the quest to find amazing new restaurants and new recipes… I do think there's some value to really throwing yourself into food and embracing where it comes from.” And, I guess food is her lucky charm since Prince Harry proposed to her while they were making roast chicken for dinner.

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She’s besties with GOAT Serena Williams.

The two met in 2014 at DIRECTV's Celebrity Beach Bowl. Meghan wrote on The Tig that they “hit it off immediately, taking pictures, laughing through the flag football game we were both playing in, and chatting not about tennis or acting, but about all the good old fashioned girly stuff… She quickly became a confidante I would text when I was traveling, the friend I would rally around for her tennis matches, and the down to earth chick I was able to grab lunch with.”

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She founded a lifestyle blog called The Tig.

After three years, Meghan shut down the blog in April. In the Tig's official goodbye, she wrote, “What began as a passion project (my little engine that could) evolved into an amazing community of inspiration, support, fun and frivolity.”

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She’s passionate about helping others.

Earlier this year, Markle became a global ambassador for World Vision Canada, campaigning for clean water and women's education in India and Rwanda, which is just one of many organizations she's a part of. During the couple's first official interview, Meghan spoke about the philanthropic aspects of royal life, saying, “I'm excited to really get to know more about the different communities here and smaller organizations that are working on the same causes that I've always been passionate about.”

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She actually grew up around the entertainment industry.

Her dad, Tom, was a lighting director and director of photography for Married… with Children. She told Esquire that “every day after school for 10 years, I was on the set of Married… with Children, which is a really funny and perverse place for a little girl in a Catholic school uniform to grow up. There were a lot of times my dad would say, “Meg, why don't you go and help with the craft services room over there? This is just a little off-color for your 11-year-old eyes.”

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She’s extremely well-travelled.

Meghan was born and raised in LA, and she made Toronto her second home after moving there to film Suits. But, her Instagram is filled with photos of her travels to Spain, Italy, and of course, England. She was inspired after reading Eat, Pray, Love, and took a vacation this past August so she could “eat everything, pray (and meditate) often, and simply love my life, every ounce of it.”

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She’s got royalty in her blood.

No, I'm not talking about the fact that she and Harry are apparently distant cousins, thanks to their 17th century ancestor High Sheriff of County Durham Ralph Bowes. I'm talking about playwright royalty — Meghan's allegedly related to William Shakespeare. (Be still my English major heart!)

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Long live Princess Meghan!

Long live Princess Meghan!

(And yes, I know she'll technically be a duchess or something and not a princess, but it's been a rough year — let me have this!)

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41 Times Rihanna Made 2017 Her Fashion Bitch

Your fave could NEVER!

When she attended the Women’s March.

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When she graced us with her NYC street style.

When she graced us with her NYC street style.

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When she took a trip to the dentist.

When she took a trip to the dentist.

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When she received the Humanitarian Award at Harvard University.

When she received the Humanitarian Award at Harvard University.

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When she attended the Roc Nation pre-Grammy brunch in California.

When she attended the Roc Nation pre-Grammy brunch in California.

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When she OWNED the 59th Grammy Awards red carpet.

When she OWNED the 59th Grammy Awards red carpet.

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When she launched her Fenty x Puma collection in Paris.

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When #AllBlackEverything was her theme for the Christian Dior show during Paris Fashion Week.

When #AllBlackEverything was her theme for the Christian Dior show during Paris Fashion Week.

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When her boots were literally shining bright like a diamond!

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And again, when she made her entire body shine bright like a diamond.

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When she put ever basic Coachella outfit to shame while visiting her friend Kendrick Lamar.

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When she PERFECTLY nailed the Met Gala theme.

When she PERFECTLY nailed the Met Gala theme.

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When flaunted her Rihanna X Chopard collection during her launch dinner.

When flaunted her Rihanna X Chopard collection during her launch dinner.

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When she received an award from Parson’s School of Design for her philanthropic work.

When she received an award from Parson's School of Design for her philanthropic work.

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When she arrived at the Chopard space party in Cannes, France.

When she arrived at the Chopard space party in Cannes, France.

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When all eyes were on her mini-shades at the Okja movie premiere in Cannes, France.

When all eyes were on her mini-shades at the Okja movie premiere in Cannes, France.

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When she looked like a beautiful ballerina at the Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets premiere in California.

When she looked like a beautiful ballerina at the Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets premiere in California.

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When she made jaws drop during the Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets premiere in London.

When she made jaws drop during the Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets premiere in London.

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When she looked absolutely hypnotizing at the Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets premiere in Paris.

When she looked absolutely hypnotizing at the Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets premiere in Paris.

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When she looked sun-kissed during her Fenty Beauty launch in New York.

When she looked sun-kissed during her Fenty Beauty launch in New York.

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When she gave Wednesday Addams a run for her money
at the Third Annual Diamond Ball benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation in New York.

When she gave Wednesday Addams a run for her money 
 at the Third Annual Diamond Ball benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation in New York.

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When she left her Diamond Ball afterparty at 1OAK in New York.

When she left her Diamond Ball afterparty at 1OAK in New York.

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When she launched Fenty Beauty in Paris.

When she launched Fenty Beauty in Paris.

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When she met up with fans in Times Square.

When she met up with fans in Times Square.

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When she looked completely adorable at her Fenty Beauty photo call in Spain.

When she looked completely adorable at her Fenty Beauty photo call in Spain.

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When she taught us how to wear pink as she headed to dinner in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

When she taught us how to wear pink as she headed to dinner in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

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When she was apartment hunting New York.

When she was apartment hunting New York.

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When she put her love for denim to the test.

When she put her love for denim to the test.

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When she headed out for another busy day during New York Fashion Week.

When she headed out for another busy day during New York Fashion Week.

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When she celebrated the launch of her AW17 Fenty Puma by Rihanna collection with a pep rally.

When she celebrated the launch of her AW17 Fenty Puma by Rihanna collection with a pep rally.

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When she attended Vogue’s Forces of Fashion Conference in New York looking like a bag of money.

When she attended Vogue's Forces of Fashion Conference in New York looking like a bag of money.

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When she rocked her very own Fenty Puma collection.

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And when she did it again, looking like a fucking QUEEN.

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When she took over the streets of New York.

When she took over the streets of New York.

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When she was posted up looking fly AF.

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When she effortlessly demonstrated hallway hotness!

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When she was the epitome of a fucking LOOK!

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When she attended her street-naming ceremony in Barbados, because she’s that bitch.

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When she gave us more reasons to obsess over Fenty Beauty.

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When she gave us hallway hotness, part two.

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And finally, when her LBD gave us chills.

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Activist Erica Garner Is Dead At 27

Activist Erica Garner has died at age 27, her family confirmed on social media today. Garner, who spoke out against police brutality following the highly publicized 2014 death of her father, Eric, had been on life support in a Brooklyn hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest last week, NBC News reports.

“She passed away this morning,” a tweet from Garner’s official Twitter account informed her followers. “The reports are real. We didn’t deserve her.”

Subsequent tweets noted that Garner never received justice following the death of her 43-year-old father. A grand jury declined to bring charges against the NYPD officer who held the asthmatic father of six in a chokehold while he pleaded “I can’t breathe,” though his death was ruled a homicide. The case became one of the most prominent and controversial examples of police brutality and prompted Erica Garner to take up a new role as an activist who staged “die-ins” and campaigned for Senator Bernie Sanders during the 2016 primaries.

Like her father, Garner also suffered from asthma, members of her family told the New York Daily News; she also had an enlarged heart. She reportedly had a heart attack shortly after giving birth to a son, whom she named after her late father, in August. An asthma attack triggered a second, and ultimately fatal, heart attack on December 23.

“She was a warrior, she was a fighter, and we didn’t pull the plug on her,” her mother, Esaw Snipes, told reporters. “She left on her own terms.”

“When you report this you remember she was human: mother, daughter, sister, aunt,” her family tweeted. “Her heart was bigger than the world. It really really was. She cared when most people wouldn’t have. She was good. She only pursued right, no matter what. No one gave her justice.”

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