The League of Young Voters and Cashmere Agency in conjunction with AllHipHop, ThoughtWorks and HandsUp United hosted an intimate breakfast called, No Guns Allowed: Fallout from Ferguson in Atlanta during BET Hip-Hop Awards weekend. Moderated by Dr. Robert “Biko” Baker, Executive Director of the League of Young Voters, the conversation focused on gun violence solutions and was a response to the unrest in our nation stemmed from Michael Brown and Ferguson.
Participants include: Snoop Dogg, Ferguson youth group Lost Voices, CEO of AllHipHop Chuck Creekmur, St. Louis Rapper & Activist Tef Poe and Lucia McBath, mother of slain Florida teen Jordan Davis and National Spokesperson for Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America. Michael Brown’s family and supporters were also in attendance.
For more information about #NoGunsAllowed, visit YoungVoter.org. Contact LaShunda Campbell at email@example.com for questions
Funny sh#t from Key and Peele.
Chris Brown let’s it fly when it comes to Harvey Levin.
“What the devil looks like in person,” captioned Chris Brown along with a photo of Harvey Levin. “Lol. You sad little man. You’ve been trying for years to destroy me. It won’t work. Your efforts are flattering.
Lebron James gives his thoughts on the current state of racism on and off the court. I guess this what people expected from Young Thug? Not.
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Trigger Happy Cops Strike Again. This has to be one of the most tragic videos I have ever witnessed. When will America wake the fuck up and see that the police are out of control and are intentionally shooting and killing unarmed black men. There are reports that he has been fired and arrested, but in all actuality he needs to be convicted of attempted murder as soon as possible.
Read the full story below:
via Talking Points Memo
Earlier this month, a white South Carolina Highway Patrol officer shot an unarmed black man during a traffic stop at a gas station in the city of Columbia. While the incident at the time was enough to catch the attention of local investigators, it exploded into the wider consciousness on Wednesday when dash cam video of the shooting became public and the officer was charged with aggravated assault.
The case against officer Sean Groubert, 31, highlights how rare it is for a law enforcement officer to be charged in a shooting and also shows the vital role that video cameras can play in these types of altercations.
If convicted, Groubert could face up to 20 years in prison, according to The State newspaper in Columbia. He had already been fired from the highway patrol last week, the newspaper reported, after the Department of Public Safety reviewed the evidence.
The incident began on Sept. 4 when Groubert pulled over a sport utility vehicle being driven by 35-year-old Levar Jones. A camera mounted on the officer’s vehicle captured the shocking and frantic moments that followed. The video was posted online by The State on Wednesday.
I have a love/hate relationship with Stephen A. Smith, with that being said, when he is hitting on all cylinders with his commentary on real issues in the sports world, I give him the proper credit he deserves and today happens to be one of those days. Here he speaks on Colin Kaepernick being fine for allegedly using the n-word during a game.
Wise words from the Greatest. Let’s appreciate this man while he is here.
Has Apple ever heard of Anonymous?
Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin discussion on the impact of legendary group Public Enemy is accord with the 30th anniversary of hip hop powerhouse Def Jam. Still not feeling the omission of Professor Griff because he was integral to their success and him being left out is a travesty in itself. With that being said, Public Enemy changed the game, as Russell alludes to in this interview with Noisey for their Back and Forth series.
Hip Hop superstar Rick Ross sits down with Zack O’ Malley Greenburg in Wingstop in Brooklyn, to discuss his perceived low placement on their hugely popular Hip Hop Cash Kings list. Ross kinda dodges the direct questions and if he really wants to be in the top five with Dr. Dre, Jay Z, Diddy, and 50 Cent he will need to do much bigger tours and not a paltry 18 shows last year.
The war drums beat on in good ole USA.
They bodied Nicki with this here. She might as well just laugh it off.
Kind of ironic, that Iron Mike makes this statement in face of his recent interview in which he snapped at a Canadian television host for calling him a ‘convicted rapist’. Here he is in much better spirits with talk show host Peter Bailey where they discuss the current state of boxing, his thoughts on love, and the violence plaguing Chicago.
August Alsina did his best K-Ci impression and passed out and into the crowd last night while performing on stage. Hopefully he lays off whatever laid him out.
Powerful words spoken by David Cavanagh.
CT Fletcher grabs professional bodybuilder Dana Linn Bailey and Brooklyn’s own Kai Green, for part two of his hugely popular “I Command You To Grow” series which blew up on youtube about a year ago. Pure motivation here to the highest degree.
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Janay Rice speaks on the surrounding controversy and aftermath of the shocking video released by TMZ, of her now husband Ray Rice punching her in an hotel elevator, that got him booted out of the NFL.
After the shocking video was released this morning by TMZ, the Baltimore Ravens have released Ray Rice and he has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL.
The news release from the NFL team was terse.
“The Baltimore Ravens terminated the contract of RB Ray Rice this afternoon,” it read.
Shortly after the team’s announcement, the league said the three-time all-Pro was suspended indefinitely.
So in the world of NBA ownership, you make racist comments about your fans, get caught, and then gain hundreds of millions of dollars from a forced sale.
Basically the Atlanta owner felt the fan base was too black and were scaring away the white fan base and he told his staff to whiten up the music, cheerleaders, and overall appearance of his product.
He has since apologized as racists once they racist ideology surfaces to the public. Mark Cuban jumped out all over this in basic support of Donald Sterling because deep down he knew this boys club of billionaire owners are a bunch of undercover racists.
Not a great day to be Ray Rice after this shocking video is unearthed by the hounds at TMZ.
This is what a two game suspension looks like — Ray Rice delivering a vicious punch to his fiancee’s face, knocking her out cold … and TMZ Sports has the shocking video.
We’ve already shown you the aftermath outside the elevator … Rice dragging the unconscious woman on the floor. But we’ve now obtained video of the punch that put her down, raising the question … What was the NFL thinking when it wrist-slapped Rice with such feeble punishment?
Comedy website Funny or Die, takes on police brutality and hits it right the nose with their bit aptly titled “Cop v. Black Guy)
Props to this guy for holding his ground, knowing the law, and remaining calm and not giving in to these officers who obviously wanted to bypass the law and search his house with no probable cause.
Never Open the Door for the cops, but if you do, never consent to warrantless searches.
If police come to your door and you don’t need their help, you can simply decline to answer. They cannot come into your home without a search warrant.
Even if the police have probable cause, they cannot come in your home without a search warrant.
You might even be a suspect in a criminal investigation. In such a case you should remain silent — except to say “Officer, I can’t let you inside without a search warrant.” Following such an encounter, you should immediately contact a lawyer before speaking to police again.
The fact is that police can legally lie to try and gain access into your home and knowing how to deal with police at your door can go a long way.
A video uploaded to facebook last week by Avel Amarel, shows Amarel doing a great job at shutting down the two officers who tried to gain access to his house. Notice that in the beginning of the video, police try to get Amarel to stop filming. Mission number 1, reduce accountability. Cheers to Amarel for standing his ground.
Suge Knight speaks on his recent shooting whereas he was hit six times by an unknown assailant at Club 1 Oak in Los Angeles.
You would think by now celebs would smarten up and keep their nudes off of easily hackable smartphones. I guess not. Jill Scott becomes the latest victim to be exposed for the world to see. In a way since she has lost a bunch of weight that this might not be all that big of a deal to her at the end of the day. Hit the cut to see what Jill in all her naked glory…