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The White House Wants ESPN To Fire Jemele Hill Based Off Of Her Tweets

TheSource Feed - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 2:23pm

Article 19 of the Declaration Of Human Rights states that “everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference” and “everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice”. So why is the White House condeming a young lady expressing herself to the public?

Yesterday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders boldly demanded ESPN to fire one of their most talented on camera analysts, Jemele Hill. In case you are wondering why, Hill posted a since-deleted tweet saying that President Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists. She continued to say that Trump is the “most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime” and that his ascension to the presidency resulted in part from white supremacy.

Sanders went on CNN to address the matter by stating that Jemele’s tweet committed a “fireable offense.” As the social media world have been voicing their opinions on this matter, Jemele continues to stand her ground and feels that she didn’t do anything wrong to be put in a position where she has to worry about losing her job. Check out clips of Sanders press conference below. Do you feel that the White House’s overreaction will lead to ESPN firing Jemele or do you feel that ESPN will have her back and keep her on the network?

Sarah Sanders called ESPN host Jemele Hill's anti-Trump tweets a "fireable offense" https://t.co/GkhoiyuU3C https://t.co/BIXib0cjto

— CNN (@CNN) September 13, 2017

 

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DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B Get The Most Nods For 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards

TheSource Feed - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 1:24pm

And the winner is…

With the BET Hip Hop Awards approaching next month, three of your favorite artists will be making a lot of trips to the podium this year.

Kendrick Lamar, DJ Khaled and rookie Cardi B all received nine nominations for this year’s award show. There will be a little friendly competition among the trio, with all of them being nominated for some of the same awards including MVP of the Year, Single of the Year, Best Hip Hop Video, and Hustler of the Year. Cardi is also up for Best New Hip Hop Artist while K. Dot and DJ Khaled face off for Album of the Year.

The full list of nominees will be available on BET.com and the award show will air on October 10 at 8pm on BET.

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Gucci Mane’s ‘Mr Davis’ Album Was Pushed Back

TheSource Feed - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:18am

It was revealed that Gucci Mane’s forthcoming album Mr Davis has been pushed back to October 13th from its original release date, September 15th. This news comes shortly after the release of the album’s first single “Curve” featuring The Weeknd.

Although the reason for the delay is unknown, it’s still Gucci season. Guwop is gearing up for the release of his autobiography which is expected on September 19th, as well as his over-the-top, televised wedding with the lovely Keyshia Ka’ior on October 17th. The push back sounds strategic if you ask me, because now Mr. Davis will be released four days before his wedding.

Gucci Mane has been glowing up ever since his release last year, and we’ve had the pleasure to watch. “This has been the best year of my life,” Gucci told Zane Lowe explaining why he dropped Drop Top Wop on his prison release anniversary.

It has been a hell of an experience, you know. And I just feel like the best way for me to celebrate is to celebrate with my fans that supported me all while I was gone. The fans who supported me the whole year I been back.

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Selena Gomez Receives Kidney Donation From Actress Francia Raisa

TheSource Feed - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 9:42am

Actress-singer Selena Gomez has been open to her fans about her struggle with lupus—an inflammatory autoimmune disease that can cause fatigue, organ damage, rashes, pain, and more to patients like her, Toni Braxton, Seal, and Nick Cannon. And even though Lupus has prompted her to take hiatuses throughout her career, loved ones and fans have supported the 25-year-old in moments of needed rest, rehab, and chemotherapy. Today (Thursday, Sept. 14), Gomez revealed a person in her life whose support has been tremendous, to say the least, with the donation of a kidney earlier this year.

Gomez posted a picture to Instagram of her in a hospital bed next to that of her donor, actress Francia Raisa (The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Bring It On: All or Nothing). Humans are born with two kidneys, and donors like Raisa can live healthily with one as their kindness aids patients with illnesses like Gomez’s. Gomez penned an essay of gratitude along with the photograph plus two more post-surgery pictures. “There aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa,” she says, “She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me.” The “Bad Liar” singer also thanks her family and doctors.

In addition, Gomez addresses her fans about the delay in her music being released. “I’m aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music.” She cited her recovery from kidney transplant surgery, which is a completely valid and understandable reason. “It was what I needed to do for my overall health.”

Read more below of Selena Gomez’s reflection on her kidney donation from Francia Raisa, surgery recovery, and battle with lupus.

I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery. And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org/ -by grace through faith

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50 Cent & 50 Central Cast Successfully Takeover BET Headquarters in New Commercial

TheSource Feed - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 9:39am

50 Central is rapper/mogul 50 Cent‘s new sketch comedy show that is coming to BET this September. The show has released a series of commercials with the premise of taking over BET Headquarters.

The show is similar to the 90’s classic TV show In Living Color where 50 is giving comedic personalities from social media an opportunity to showcase their talent on the small screen.

50 Central airs on BET Wednesday, September 27th at 10:30PM/9:30 Central. Check out the commercial below featuring the 50 Central cast, actor Jacob Berger and actress Princess O’Garro aka “Shiesty Shay” from popular web series Money & Violence:

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Posted by BET on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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Everything You Need to Know About Kenneka Jenkins’ Death

TheSource Feed - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 9:19am

The on-going investigation of the death of Kenneka Jenkins continues to spark outrage as questions continue to go unanswered and speculation arise.

Rosemont officials released new details late Wednesday, September 13 about their investigation into the death of the 19-year-old, as they will share hotel surveillance video with her mother. Rosemont Mayor Bradley Stephens revealed local police are working with outside agencies to investigate Jenkins’ death, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Tereasa Martin, Mother of Kenneka Jenkins

Jenkins was attending a party on the ninth floor at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center in Rosemont, a suburb of Chicago, when she went missing early Saturday. Jenkins last spoke to her family at 1:30 am on Saturday, according to Oxygen, when she spoke to her older sister, Leonore Harris.

Her family arrived to look for her, after Jenkin’s friends called her mother, Tereasa Martin from her cell phone, telling her she could not be found when it was time to leave. Martin arrived to the hotel around 5:00am, but was told she would have to file a missing persons’ report before she could view surveillance tapes.

According to authorities, her body was found in a walk-in freezer in a vacant part of the hotel that was under construction after a 11-hour and 24 minute search.

Jenkins was pronounced dead just before 1 a.m. Sunday, September 10.

On Wednesday, September 13, Rosemont police released a statement, describing their on going investigation, reviewing thirty hours of video from 47 surveillance cameras at the hotel, as well as videos posted on social media. Some of the footage is being analyzed by forensic technicians.

Police told Martin that Jenkin’s death may have been an accident, saying she may have entered the freezer by herself while inebriated. Martin, her family members and social media, aren’t buying it.

“The freezer door is heavy. So there’s no way. If they’re saying she’s drunk, she don’t have no strength. If she had enough strength to open that freezer door, she would have had enough strength to walk straight,” Harris, Jenkins’ sister, told WGN.

#JusticeforKenneka has since went viral.

Crowne Plaza Hotel – Rosemont, Illinois

In addition to the hotel footage and the Facebook live video from inside the room from Jenkins friend Irene Roberts, 21, who has since turned herself in, went viral, the video has been dissected from social media with theories and speculation as police are interviewing eight people who were at the hotel when Jenkins went missing. The video has since been viewed over 3 million times. Four others “who were involved in some way” are also being questioned. Commenters allege they can hear someone screaming in the video and a woman yelling “help me.”

Although the case is not being investigated as a murder or criminal case, it’s “still an active death investigation. Our detectives are working around the clock to identify, locate and interview all persons who were involved,” the police statement said.

The Cook County medical examiner has yet to release an official cause of death. On Wednesday, a spokeswoman said that new information still won’t be available for weeks, pending the police investigation.

 

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Judge Revokes Martin Shkreli’s $5M Bond After Hillary Clinton Threat

TheSource Feed - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 9:18am

Martin Shkreli, the former pharmaceuticals company CEO who was once known as “the most hated man in America”, has had his bail revoked after provocative online antics and is going to jail in New York while he awaits sentencing for securities fraud.

A judge at a Wednesday hearing sided with a government demand to jail Shkreli, the so-called pharma bro, saying that Shkreli’s offer to pay a $5,000 bounty for a Hillary Clinton hair with the follicle was “solicitation of an assault”.

The judge said that was not protected by the first amendment and there was “a risk someone may take” Shkreli up on his offer.

On Wednesday morning, Shkreli wrote to the court apologizing for his behavior, saying: “I am not a violent person.”

But for the judge, it was too little, too late.

“He doesn’t have to apologize to me,” she said. “He should apologize to the government, the Secret Service and Hillary Clinton.”

Shkreli watched in silence as the hearing unfolded and sometimes put his head down and appeared to scribble notes. After the judge’s ruling, he remained expressionless as deputy US marshals led him out a side door of the courtroom without handcuffing him.

The government sought to get Shkreli locked up as a danger to the community amid the fallout from his social media post, which read: “The Clinton Foundation is willing to KILL to protect its secrets. So on HRC’s book tour, try to grab a hair from her. I must confirm the sequences I have. Will pay $5,000 per hair obtained from Hillary Clinton.”

A defense attorney had argued in court papers that Shkreli’s recent offer was merely a tasteless joke comparable to some of Donald Trump’s derisive comments, not a threat worthy of putting him behind bars.

Shkreli faces up to 20 years in prison at sentencing, set for 16 January.

Best known for hiking up the price of a life-saving drug and for trolling his critics on social media, he was found guilty last month on charges, unrelated to the pricing scandal, that he cheated investors in two failed hedge funds he ran. The defense had argued that investors got their original investments back and even made hefty profits.

Shkreli has said he feels “exonerated” despite his conviction and thinks there is a “50-50 chance” he won’t face any punishment. He chatted with fans on his YouTube channel and sparred with a reporter after last month’s verdict.

“In sum and substance,” he said, “I feel exonerated.”

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Famous Mobster Actor Frank Vincent Dies At 78

TheSource Feed - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 9:09am

Veteran American actor Frank Vincent, known for roles in the TV series The Sopranos and several Martin Scorsese films, has died at the age of 78.

He had complications during open heart surgery in a New Jersey hospital, according to reports. He’d just suffered from a heart attack last week.

In HBO’s The Sopranos, he portrayed gangster Phil Leotardo, the nemesis to the main character Tony Soprano. He also played tough guys for Scorsese in Raging Bull, Goodfellas and Casino.

He was born in North Adams, Massachusetts and was introduced to show business at an early age by his father, an amateur actor. He made his acting debut in 1975 in Death Collector, by director Ralph DeVito, his website said. Scorsese saw his work and cast him for Raging Bull, in 1980.

During his 41-year career, Vincent often played mafia characters, most notably in Goodfellas, in 1990, when he portrayed Billy Batts, who famously ended up beaten to death by Joe Pesci’s Tommy DeVito. Vincent was also a musician, comedian, producer and author – he wrote A Guy’s Guide to Being A Man’s Man.

Actor Vincent Pastore, who co-starred with Vincent in The Sopranos, said in an email, “We lost a great character actor and great man… May he always stay in our memory.”

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Chance The Rapper Sued For Copyright Infringement & More | Source News Flash

TheSource Feed - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 9:04am

Today in Source News Flash:

Chance the Rapper was sued Tuesday (September 12) for alleged copyright infringement over his song “Windows” off his debut mixtape 10 Day that came out in 2012.
After recently teasing fans with the Busta Rhymes-assisted “You Should Know,” Rapsody unveiled another teaser for her upcoming album Laila’s Wisdom on Tuesday (September 12).It came in the form of a short video revealing  guest features set to appear on the project. Rapsody recruits a few of her past collaborators, like Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak, and BJ the Chicago Kid.
Apparently, Blac Chyna is currently working on the songs for her debut album. Chyna is said to be bringing in Tory Lanez, Jeremih, Swae Lee, and Yo Gotti.

adidas by kolor just unveiled its Fall/Winter 2017 lookbook and the offering is full of Asian-inspired print motifs.
adidas released its Tubular Doom Sock PK in two colorways, black and white. The shoe features sock-like design, adaptive Primeknit construction, Tubular outsole, specked laces. Available right now for $120.

Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi say an agreement was reached to fix DACA and work out border security issues, though it doesn’t include a border wall. The White House was less definitive on this, saying, yes, fixes to the program, which protects from deportation undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, were discussed, but the President will continue to push for the wall.

Cleveland Indians make history with their 21 win streak, breaking American League record.

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Action Bronson Announces ‘Blue Chips 7000’ Tour Dates

TheSource Feed - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 8:28pm

Action Bronson dropped off his Blue Chips 7000 mixtape last month, and now the rapper is taking the tape on the road.

Check out the list of dates below.

Action Bronson Blue Chips 7000 Tour Dates

Oct. 5 – Dallas, Texas – South Side Music Hall
Oct. 6 – Houston, Texas – Warehouse Live
Oct. 7 – Austin, Texas – Empire Control Room & Garage
Oct. 14 – San Diego, Calif. – The Observatory North Park
Oct. 15 – Los Angeles, Calif. – The Novo
Oct. 26 – Seattle, Wash. – Showbox SODO
Oct. 27 – Vancouver, B.C. – Commodore Ballroom
Oct. 28 – San Francisco, Calif. – The Warfield
Nov. 3 – Las Vegas, Nev. – Brooklyn Bowl
Nov. 8 – Minneapolis, Minn. – Music Hall Minneapolis
Nov. 9 – Milwaukee, Wis. – The Rave
Nov. 10 – Detroit, Mich. – The Fillmore Detroit
Nov. 19 – Toronto, O.N. – Rebel
Dec. 2 – Silver Spring, Md. – The Fillmore Silver Spring
Dec. 3 – Worcester, Mass. – Worcester Palladium

Read More: Action Bronson Shares Dates for Blue Chips 7000 Tour – XXL | http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2017/09/action-bronson-dates-blue-chips-7000-tour/?trackback=tsmclip

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Dave East And Drake Have New Music On the Way

TheSource Feed - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 5:01pm

Dave East’s debut album Paranoia was a success. The project debuted at #9 on Billboard 200, and was received well in the Hip Hop community. Its only been 3 weeks since the release of his major debut, and he already dropped a new track called “Bipolar”.

The Harlem emcee is already cooking up some more music, and he said that it will feature Drake. Dave told XXL that the 6 God shows him “nothing but love” and called him “down to Earth”. He added, “Me being in my lane, and what I’ve been doing, that’s a win. It’s just dope that he respects what I’m doing. I respect what he’s doing.”

Check out the full interview above as Dave East details how he met Drake, and confirms the music they have on the way.

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Dave East goes off on New Song “BiPolar”

TheSource Feed - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 4:39pm

At this point in the game, Dave East is not going unnoticed. From being known for his gritty lyricism and flows to attending quite a few shows at this year’s NYFW, it is safe to say Dave East might be the hardest MC right now. It’s only been three weeks since he dropped his major label debut Paranoia: A True Story. The album came with some serious features, Jeezy, Nas, Chris Brown and French Montana. As far as the album goes, Dave East’s God body raps pretty much will have you paying attention the entire way whilst he explains all of the types of serious life situations neatly. He continues this theme with his latest single “BiPolar”.

Dave East brings it back to some gritty production by V Don. He showed a new side of himself with Paranoia by tackling this record. But this is not the first time V Don and East have cooked up a track. They also teamed up in the past for songs like “By Any Means” and “Cake”. On “BiPolar”, he highlights his recent wealth on the hook while contrasting it on the verses with the street life he was once in. This is by far his most contemporary effort to date.

As for his label release, he landed at number 9 on the Billboard 100 with 26K units sold in the first week. It’s a good sneak peek at what he may deliver once he drops his full length album. While he’s currently on the road promoting Paranoia, his fans patiently wait for more music from the God MC. Take in “BiPolar” below.

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The Cleveland Indians Are One Game Away From Breaking An American League Record

TheSource Feed - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 2:44pm

The last time a baseball team went on to win 20 straight games came in 2002 when the Oakland Athletics had the Bay Area buzzing. Roughly 15 years later, they now have company.

Last night, the Cleveland Indians tied the American League record for most consecutive wins with 20 by defeating the Detroit Tigers, 2-0. The Indians were led by Corey Kluber as he was able to add another significant performance to his push for an CY Young award by pitching a complete game shutout. Shortstop sensation Francisco Lindor continues his hot streak by homering for the 30th time of the season.

The Indians have a chance to break the record today when they face the Tigers in front of a packed house at the Progressive Stadium. Don’t be surprised if they go for 27, which will break the 1916 New York Giants mark of 26 straight wins. Somewhere in Believeland, LeBron James is smiling from ear to ear hoping that the streaking vibes can carry over to Quickens Loans Arena come October.

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Star-Studded ‘Hand-in-Hand’ Telethon Raises Millions For Hurricane Harvey Relief

TheSource Feed - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:43am

Last night made television history with star-studded Hand-in-Hand telethon organized to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The hour-long event began when the legendary Stevie Wonder encouraged working together regardless of race, religion, political affiliation or sexual preference to help those devastated by the storms. Before performing a rendition of the classic Bill Withers tune “Lean On Me,” he took a jab at climate change deniers saying, “Anyone who believes there’s no such thing as global warming must be blind or unintelligent. Lord, please save us all.”

Beyonce, a Houston native, gave a passionate pre-recorded segment:

During a time where it’s impossible to watch the news without seeing violence or racism in this country, just when you think it couldn’t possibly get worse, natural disasters take precious life, do massive damage and forever change lives. Natural disasters don’t discriminate. They don’t see if you’re an immigrant, black or white, Hispanic or Asian, Jewish or Muslim, wealthy or poor. It doesn’t matter if you’re from Third Ward or River Oaks, we’re all in this together. Seeing everyone of different racial, social and religious backgrounds put their own lives at risk to help each other survive, restored my faith in humanity.

The event spanned multiple networks and online. The star-studded telethon which filmed in New York,  Los Angeles, Nashville, and San Antonio raised over $44 million and included appearances from Oprah Winfrey, Cher, Justin Timberlake, Billy Crystal, Kerry Washington, Stephen Colbert, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Will Smith, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Dwayne Johnson, Beyonce, and many more.

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‘True To The Game’ Movie Makes 550K in Ticket Sales During First Week

TheSource Feed - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 9:31am

Producers Manny Halley, Yolanda Halley, and acclaimed urban author Teri Woods made history in the film industry this week: This is the first time in the entertainment industry, that an independent film based off of a bestselling urban street novel has hit theaters across the globe, along with making 550K in ticket sales the first week without a huge promotional budget.

The True To The Game movie was written by Nia Hill and directed by Preston A. Whitmore. Columbus Short, Erica Peeples, Vivica A. Fox, Andra Fuller, Draya Michele, Nelsan Ellis, Jennifer Freeman, and Malcolm D. Kelley were the starring cast in this motion picture.

Teri Woods let her fans know years ago that she would be turning her cult classic novels such as True To The Game and Dutch into films. Manny Halley, CEO of Imani Motion Pictures, joined her on this mission and made it into a reality. The True To The Game movie received great reviews and has given new actors Erica Peeples, Iyana Halley and Lorenzo Eduardo an opportunity to showcase their talent.

Make sure to support the True To The Game movie and purchase tickets at your local movie theater by clicking here.

 

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Bryson Tiller Drops New Video for “Run Me Dry” | Source News Flash

TheSource Feed - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 9:15am

Today in Source News Flash:

While Bryson Tiller is touring with his sophomore album True to Self, he released a visual yesterday (September 12) to the “Run Me Dry” track – an ode to his complicated relationship with his girlfriend.
While we await the follow up to Migos’ Culture, Quavo blessed his fans yesterday with Zaytoven-produced solo track “Stars In The Ceiling.”
The live televised Hurricane Harvey Relief Telethon Hand in Hand included appearances by Beyoncé, Leonardo DiCaprio, Travis Scott, Justin Timberlake, Drake, Oprah, Justin Bieber, and many more. Though the telethon was initially billed as a fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey victims, organizers Scooter Braun and Bun B decided last night’s efforts will also benefit those who were affected by the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma. The event reportedly raised over $14 million.

Gucci just released its Fall/Winter 2017 ready-to-wear collection combining streetwear with eclectic patterns. Creative director Alessandro Michele bends the rules combining his personal obsessions with whimsical folklore fantasy concocted through the lens of refined military and Victorian details in this highly crafted collection.
This year Nike is taking cues from the origins of “Latino” culture, or “Los Primeros,” for its Latino Heritage Month collection. The project in turn finds the Swoosh collaborating with a number of local street artists from Latin America. It includes numerous Nike staple models including Air Force 1, Air Jordan 1, Air Max 1 and Cortez.

The Justice Department won’t prosecute six Baltimore cops in Freddie Gray’s death. The DOJ said it found “insufficient evidence” to support federal charges. Gray died in 2015 after suffering a neck injury while in police custody.

Cleveland Indians are on a 20-game winning streak and tied the modern American League record with a 2-0 victory Tuesday night over the Detroit Tigers.

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Chance The Rapper Sued For Allegedly Stealing Jazz Song

TheSource Feed - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 8:22am

After all of his recent success, Chance The Eapper is being pulled back into his past to answer some questions about him supposedly “”jacking a beat” from a very famous jazz musician.

Wali Abdul Muhammad, the composer for Lonnie Liston Smith’s “Bridge Through Time”, alleges that Chance used parts of the song on his “Windows” track from his debut mixtape, ‘No Day’.

“Chance knew that he did not have permission to use any part of Muhammad’s copyrighted song, yet he used a significant portion of ‘Bridge Through Time’ in his song ‘Windows”, according to the lawsuit.

Muhammad is seeking an undisclosed amount of monetary damages as well as seeking to cease and desist Chance from selling the mixtape. Muhammad also wishes to stop Chance from performing the song at his shows.

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DOJ Will Not Charge Baltimore Police In Death Of Freddie Gray

TheSource Feed - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 8:00am

The Department of Justice will not pursue federal charges against Baltimore police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Gray, 25, died from spinal cord injuries sustained in police custody in April 2015, sparking protests across Baltimore and a launching a federal investigation into the city’s policing practices.

The city reached a $6.4 million settlement with Gray’s family in 2015. But many residents and activists angered by his death looked for justice from the courts. The first trial, which sought state charges against six officers, ended in a mistrial after a hung jury could not reach a decision. Three officers were acquitted separately by juries last year, and last summer, state prosecutors dropped all other charges against the three remaining officers in the case.

The Baltimore police department has been embroiled in a number of other controversies in recent months, including the possible planting and mishandling of evidence by officers. In April, a federal judge placed Baltimore under a consent decree, which will pour millions of dollars into improving city law enforcement, despite Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ efforts to phase out the program. The consent decree was seen, in part, as a way to regain public trust in the department, eroded ever since Gray’s death more than two years ago.

Five of the officers will still face disciplinary trials within the police department, the Associated Press said. They begin Oct. 30.

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TAHARI ASL-DRESS FOR SUCCESS

TheSource Feed - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:38am

Tired of the trendy threads from last year and ready to make a fashion come back with classic smart looks? We’ve searched high and low for our favorite styles for the upcoming season. Pinstriped cape-jacket pant suits and Bouclé Skirt Suits are definitely must-haves for your 2018 wardrobe. Going to a holiday party, birthday brunch or simply want to dress to impress? TAHARI ASL has you covered!

In 2001, two fashion giants Elie Tahari and Arthur S. Levine came together to launch TAHARI ASL–a sophisticated brand of tailored suits and dresses for women on the go. The dynamic duo formed a successful company while staying on top of fashion and design. One of Arthur S. Levine’s key lessons learned in his almost 70 year career… “The only thing that matters is the product, and there’s no substitute for quality and look.” Words to live by ladies, quality AND look!
Check out this cool Portrait-collar jacket, Lace-And-Crepe Baseball Jacket and more in the slideshow below!

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Check out the slideshow for some of our favorite looks for this fall!

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HERSource: Lady Gaga Reveals She Suffers From Fibromyalgia

TheSource Feed - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 5:09pm

ady Gaga has been open about her struggle with chronic pain, though she hasn’t always been clear about the exact causes of her pain. But today, she finally revealed her diagnosis: fibromyalgia.

Gaga posted a tweet confirming that fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that causes widespread pain, fatigue and brain fog, is the source of her chronic pain. Her struggle with the condition will be shown in her new Netflix documentary “Gaga: Five Foot Two,” which begins streaming on September 22.

Previously, Gaga has said she tested “borderline positive” for lupus and that she dealt with chronic pain after breaking her hip.

At a press conference before the film’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last week, Gaga explained that it was “hard, but liberating” to document her chronic pain, and said she believes pain is a “microphone.”

“My pain does me no good unless I transform it into something that is. So I hope people watching it who do struggle with chronic pain know that they’re not alone. It’s freeing for me… and I want people that struggle with it to hear me,” Gaga said.

She also acknowledged the “self-deprecation and shame” involved with pain, and that people may not believe she is really struggling.

“I want people that watch it — that think there’s no way I live [with chronic pain] because they see me dance and sing and don’t think that could possibly be — to know I struggle with things like them,” Gaga said. I work through it and it can be done. We have to stick together. I don’t have to hide it because I’m afraid it’s weak. It’s a part of me.”

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