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Michelle Obama Rocks Beyonce’s “Formation” Look In Honor Of Her 36th Birthday

TheSource Feed - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 6:06am

Everybody loves Beyoncé, even the former First Lady.

So when the opportunity came to pay a special tribute to the star for her 36th birthday, it was only natural former First Lady Michlle Obama would not want to miss out.

Ms Obama was among 18 friends and associates of the Lemonade star to emulate the singer in a celebrated pose from her Formation video. The images were posted on Beyonce’s official website.

In addition to Ms Obama, among those taking part were Serena Williams, Tina Knowles, and Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, who all wore their best rendition of the famed look.

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Contents Of The Inauguration Day Letter Sent From Barack Obama To Donald Trump Revealed

TheSource Feed - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 5:52am

Former US president Barack Obama offered his successor accolades and advice in a private letter that underscored some of his concerns before he left office in January.

In the letter, published yesterday by CNN, Mr Obama praised President Donald Trump, saying: “Congratulations on a remarkable run. Millions have placed their hopes in you, and all of us, regardless of party, should hope for expanded prosperity and security during your tenure.”

He went on to urge Mr Trump to “build more ladders of success for every child and family,” to “sustain the international order” and to protect “democratic institutions and traditions”.

Mr Obama wrote: “We are just temporary occupants of this office. That makes us guardians of those democratic institutions and traditions – like rule of law, separation of powers, equal protection and civil liberties – that our forebears fought and bled for.”

It is customary for presidents to leave notes for their successors. But typically these missives do not come to light so quickly.

The hand-off letters from George W. Bush in 2009 and Bill Clinton in 2001 were revealed earlier this year. CNN reports it received the Obama letter from “someone Trump showed it to”.

After taking office, Mr Trump praised the note from Mr Obama, calling it a “beautiful letter” in an interview with ABC. Mr Trump added that he called Mr Obama to thank him for the note.

The White House declined to comment, as did a spokesman for Mr Obama.

In the letter, Mr Obama offered some advice: urging Trump to provide opportunities for those “willing to work hard”, arguing that American “leadership in this world really is indispensable” and asking him to leave “instruments of our democracy at least as strong as we found them”.

Mr Obama also wrote that Mr Trump should “take time, in the rush of events and responsibilities, for friends and family. They’ll get you through the inevitable rough patches”.

He concluded by wishing the “very best as you embark on this great adventure”.

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Mir Fontane Drops New Video For “This Life”

TheSource Feed - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 6:20pm

Proud New Jersey native and hot rapper on the rise, Mir Fontane, recently dropped off his fire visual for his song “This Life” straight from his CAMDEN project, which debuted this summer. The Kelsey Davis-directed visual gives fans a chance to follow Mir through a day in his life as he continues to flip back and forth between his “Jamir” persona to his “Mir Fontane” one.

“This Life” is produced by Kev Rodgers and Kenif Muse, who are also Jersey-based artists. Since the drop of his CAMDEN album, Mir has been riding high. He recently surpassed 1 million streams on both of his hit singles “Down By The River” and “Frank Ocean”, and also delivered many fire live performances along the way, including ones for his “Fresh Out The Jungle Tour” with Tate Kobang. He is also featured on Spotify’s “Most Neccessary” Playlist, which currently has 1.3 million followers, where Mir’s track is listed alongside names like Lil Uzi Vert and 21 Savage.

Evidently, Mir Fontane is undoubtedly a star on the rise, so be sure to hop on this wave before early on before it’s too late.

Check out the dope video below!

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On The Rise: Snoop Dogg’s Artist Marcosus Drops ‘Young Doggystyle Fresh Prince Of LBC Vol. 1’

TheSource Feed - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 11:46am

DoggyStyle Records welcomed Marcosus to the family officially in 2016 and within 6 months the versatile soul singer/ lyrical bar spitter released 10 hot singles including “Pumps”, “Its Lit”, Dedicated 2 My OG’z” and “Power of Love”.

Shortly after Marcosus’s singles were generating huge numbers and amazing feedback on Snoop’s SoundCloud the hip hop community was blessed with “Young DoggyStyle Compilation Fresh Prince of LBC” vol 1 mixtape hosted by Snoop Dogg released front page Datpiff.com. The Fresh Prince of LBC Vol. 1 mixtape features Kevin Gates, Ace Hood, Bubba Sparxx, PeeWee Longway and more and gained over 200,000 streams and 40,000 downloads and coined top mixtape for over a month. That mixtape and those singles amazed Snoop and he designated Marcosus solo opening act on Puff Puff Pass Tour 2: Snoop Dogg, Bone thugs, DPG, Too Short, and Twista to name a few superstar acts on the legendary tour.

Marcosus rocked the tour and had people across America raving about his stellar tour performances. Snoop Dogg not only saw the artistry and impressive rear talents in Marcosus but also recognized his intelligence and granted the Boise State football star, Montana State University graduate the Immaculent legendary Young DoggyStyle Records CEO status position and literally stamped him Fresh Prince of Long Beach all over his social media and backstage at every show. Marcosus now has wrote his way to hit record “Boo Boo Nah Nah” ft 52 Savage the recently viral freestyle rapper and has the music world and instagram going wild over the songs hot catchy melody and hook and comedy skits. Marcosus has new single “Rules” out now and also a few battle raps on the Internet where he is known to have aggressive style and lyrical visions an great content, see his latest AHAT rap battle on YouTube: Snoop Dogg’s battle rapper Marcosus vs Trigaaa.

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Scarface Slams Hurricane Relief Organizations That Exclude Low-Income Communities

TheSource Feed - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 11:24am

Being such a pivotal fixture in the city of Houston, Mr. Brad Jordan aka Scarface has a lot to say about the way the Hurricane Harvey relief is reaching the hood.

“In Houston, we going to look out for our own. It’s amazing how the locals are taking care of each other.”

While the Geto Boys front man adamantly appreciates the million dollar donations from celebrities like J.J. Wyatt, who raised $12 million in hurricane relief, Face didn’t bite his tongue on several charitable organizations that he feels that isn’t doing anything for the low-income communities hit by Harvey.

“My concern is that you donate all this money to these organizations and they don’t kick the hood in. That’s cool that you raised five or six million dollars, J.J. Wyatt..I love that. It’s a beautiful thing, but if you donate it to Meyerland’s relief or River Oaks relief or Memorial relief, then you just threw it away. Those people got hella money there. I don’t think they need no more. I’m sure they had insurance. Now, for the people that lost everything, people in the hood that’s flooded, the lower-income communities, those are the people that need it most.”

Face remained in the city during the storm and being that he resides on the outskirts of Houston, he was fortunately not as affected as most Houstoners.

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Glitter & Diamond Events’ Let It Go Empowerment Brunch Makes Waves In New Jersey

TheSource Feed - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 9:04pm

According to a 2011 study in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine, people who practice conditional forgiveness (people who can only forgive if others say sorry first or promise not to do the transgression again) may be more likely to die earlier, compared with people who are less likely to practice conditional forgiveness. Forgiveness is never easy. That’s not the only struggle, either. Fear of missing out and having the courage to begin a project and see it to completion are all things folks battle daily.

Insert Glitter & Diamond Events’ Let It Go Empowerment Brunch.

Housed at Maplewood, New Jersey’s Maplewood Tennis Club, the event had amenities like mimosas, chicken and waffles and a donut bar. It also housed two guest speakers: Wrathell Gause, a New Jersey based Life & Relationship Coach and Vonetta Reeves, an educator and founder of Musuyanama, a women support group.

Billed as Brunching With A Purpose, the event was hosted by sports and entertainment journalist Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson.

“It created an empowering environment for our attendees to be vulnerable, open and to simply let it all go,” Glitter and Diamond Events’ said Glitter & Diamonds’ Leslie Boles.

Her Glitter & Diamonds co-owner, Nicole Bradley agreed:

“The event was so important because emotional and mental health are very important factors in living healthy and happy lives,” she said.

Glitter & Diamond Events, LLC, is a full-service NJ-based event planning company serving NY/NJ metro-area clients. The company offers customized packages that cater to all styles and budgets.

The event had a business spotlight which showcased local business like: Like No Other Catering, Beauty & The Chic & Closet Chic Boutique, Cakeaholic Obsession & Behind the Obsession Podcast and the Sheila A. Jackson Foundation.

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Serena Williams Welcomes a Baby Girl!

TheSource Feed - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 7:03pm

Serena Williams welcomes a baby girl with fiancé Alexis Ohanian on Friday (September 1st). The baby was born at Saint Mary Medical Center in West Palm Beach weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces.

The 35 year old, tennis pro announced her pregnancy in April on Snapchat on a boat, wearing a black one-piece and showing off her 20-week baby bump.



The 23 Grand Slam title winner will be enjoying her maternity leave with her husband for the rest of 2017, but says she will be back to play in January for the Australian Open. This is Williams and Ohanian’s first child.

Now the question remains, what do you think the baby’s name will be?

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On The Rise: Korleon KOJ Returns With New Visual For “I Miss”; Strictly 4 My Sippers Releasing This Fall

TheSource Feed - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 2:08pm

Korleon KOJ has been on a steady rise to becoming a staple on the Atlanta rap scene over the past few years.

Well known for not only his music but his social media outbursts on Instagram, this Mississippi bred and ATL residing rapper has all the tools to take his career to the next level.

Never was the so clear as when Korleon hit the studio recently with Lil Uzi Vert and Fabo for a smoked out session.

In preparation for the grand opening of his new studio coming to Atlanta, Korleon KOJ is releasing a project called, Strictly 4 My Sippers.

“This is my best work yet, I really took my time with this project and just put it all on the line. This is me coming out like really stepping out as an artist this is my Reasonable Doubt, my Illmatic. I promise the fans will not be disappointed,” he said.

Previously achieving posts on DirtyGloveBastard, ItsBizkit, Boi-1da, TrapsNTrunks, ThatFixx, YHTN and many more, Korloen KOJ has built a buzz well beyond his widespread reputation in Jackson, Mississippi and Atlanta respectively.

With previous releases featuring Fabo, Tracy T, Boo Rossini and a highly successful project Made Men featuring DJ MLK, Korleon has built his brand from the ground up brick by brick just like the new studio he plans to open in Atlanta in 2018.

In addition he is releasing a visual dedicated to his grandmother who recently passed away called, “I Miss” showing his eternal love for her and all she provided for him in life.

“To be honest I don’t know where the strength came from when I began writing the record, it was just actually settling in that it wouldn’t be long before she passed and it was unreal,” Korleon explained. “Basically the whole first verse I was pouring my heart to her as if I was sitting there speaking to her directly. She meant so much to me and I just couldn’t believe she was about to be gone.”

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The iPhone 8 Is Almost Here And This Is What We Know So Far

TheSource Feed - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:32am

Apple has recently announced that its annual keynote will take place on September 12, 10 AM PST. For the first time ever it will be held in the Steve Jobs Theatre. The world anticipates as 2017 marks 10 year anniversary since the release of the first iPhone, and we really hope Apple is cooking up something real good for us.

There’s been a number a rumors surrounding the release of the new phone, but nothing has been confirmed 100%. Here’s what we know (or think we know), so far:

OLED may replace current LED screen
The display will reportedly be a flexible plastic OLED, instead of LCD. This would allow for a thinner device that consumes less power and offers a better display, with more true-to-life colors and higher contrast ratio.

No more Home Button
The company reportedly got rid of the physical Home button. The new iPhone is expected to have an edge-to-edge design, with the display of the phone estimated to be around 5.8 inches

Face recognition in, Touch ID out
Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman reported that 3D-sensing facial recognition software is expected to take its place. “It can scan a user’s face and unlock the iPhone within a few hundred milliseconds,” Gurman said, citing a source with inside knowledge.

Glass body
Rumors suggest Apple is finally moving away from the aluminum it’s used for the iPhone since version 5. Instead, it will feature a glass body similar to the one used for the iPhone 4.

Wireless charging
Allen Fung, general manager of battery and accessories company RAVpower, recently told Mashable that the new iPhone will feature wireless charging.

Release date
According to both Wall Street Journal and Mac4Ever, pre-orders are anticipated to become available on Friday, September 15. The full rollout is expected to come a week later on Friday, September 22.

Price is high
The New York Times reported that a “premium model” will go for around $999

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All Titles Coming To Netflix in September

TheSource Feed - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 10:53am

Netflix’s September releases feature another wave of original programming, including new seasons of NarcosBoJack Horseman and Fuller House. Plenty of Disney movies and other classics such as City of God, Amores Perros, and Jaws are also coming back to the streaming service. Read on for the complete list of comings and goings at Netflix in September.

September 1
Amores Perros
City of God
Dead Poets Society
Deep Blue Sea
Disney’s Hercules
Disney’s Mulan
Gangs of New York
Gone Baby Gone
High Risk
Hotel for Dogs
Jaws 2
Jaws 3
Jaws: The Revenge
LEGO Elves: Secrets of Elvendale: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Maniac: Season 1
Outside Man: Volume 2
Pulp Fiction
Requiem for a Dream
Shaq & Cedric the Entertainer Present: All Star Comedy Jam
Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from Atlanta
Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from Dallas
Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from Las Vegas
Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from Orlando
Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from South Beach
She’s Gotta Have It
The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography
The Last Shaman
The Lost Brother
The Rugrats Movie
The Secret Garden
The Squid and the Whale
West Coast Customs: Season 5
Who the F**K is that Guy

September 2
Vincent N Roxxy

September 4

September 5
Carrie Pilby
Facing Darkness
Like Crazy
Marc Maron: Too Real — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Newsies: The Broadway Musical

September 6
A Good American
Hard Tide

September 7
The Blacklist: Season 4

September 8
Apaches: Season 1
BoJack Horseman: Season 4 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Fabrizio Copano: Solo Pienso En Mi — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Fire Chasers: Season 1
Greenhouse Academy: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Joaquín Reyes: Una y no más — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Spirit: Riding Free: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Confession Tapes: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Walking Dead: Season 7

September 9
Portlandia: Season 7

September 11
The Forgotten

September 12
Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

September 13
Offspring: Season 7
Ghost of the Mountains

September 14
Disney’s Pocahontas

September 15
American Vandal: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
First They Killed My Father — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Foo Fighters: Back and Forth
George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Project Mc²: Part 5 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
VeggieTales in the City: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

September 18
Call the Midwife: Series 6
The Journey Is the Destination

September 19
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Jerry Before Seinfeld — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Love, Sweat and Tears

September 20

September 21
Gotham: Season 3

September 22
Fuller House: New Episodes — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Samaritan

September 23
Alien Arrival

September 25
Dark Matter: Season 3

September 26
Night School
Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan
Terrace House: Aloha State: Part 4 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

September 27
Absolutely Anything

September 29
Big Mouth: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Club de Cuervos: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Real Rob: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Paul Hollywood’s Big Continental Road Trip: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

September 30
Murder Maps: Season 3

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Hurricane Harvey Destroys All Remaining UGK Archives

TheSource Feed - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 9:42am

Hurricane Harvey is reported to have produced a total of 19 trillion gallons of rain in Houston. Water rose as high as six feet tall. Such treacherous conditions left families stranded in their homes with little to no escape. Power lines went down leaving Houston residents with no phone battery to call out and resorting to standing on the roofs of their homes in hopes of being seen in order to be rescued.

As of yesterday [August 30], Harvey moved 45 minutes north of Houston to the Beaumont and Port Arthur area in which it’s affects were far more worse than what was experienced in Houston. Just as practiced in Houston, social media played a major role in many of the rescues that took place. Users took to social media to post names, addresses, and the number of people that needed to be rescued in hopes of receiving aid for their family and friends who found themselves in unfortunate situations due to the rapid flooding.

Amongst those people was Bun B’s wife, Queenie, who shared with Instagram that Pimp C’s son, Chad Butler Jr., was stuck at his grandmother’s house in six feet of water with his wife and a neighbor. In Queenie’s caption she provided updated news on Chad’s whereabouts but added that all archives of UGK that were left were now gone. The post has since been deleted by Queenie but was reposted by Pimp C’s wife, Chinara Butler. Pimp C and Bun B are both from Port Arthur, TX so it’s assumed that all archives were being saved in Pimp C’s mothers house in which had been flooded.

Despite the tangible archives being ruined, UGK and the culture of southern music it created will live forever. In fact, Bun B is still doing his part in the community as he just announced the Hurricane Harvey Celebrity Telethon he will be hosting to help Harvey victims, as well as rebuild Houston.

Check out Chinara’s Instagram post below.

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Upcoming Sensation SuperDuperKyle Stars In The Last Installation Of TIDAL’s Road To Made in America Series

TheSource Feed - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 9:37am

SuperDuperKyle is starring in the last episode of TIDAL’s Road to Made in America series before he takes the TIDAL Stage at this weekend’s festival. In the video, Kyle takes viewers to his hometown of Ventura, California, where he visits his high school and old house, as well as discusses the impact of his grandpa’s passing on his life and moving to Los Angeles. Check out clips of the episode by clicking here.

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SZA Previews ‘Ctrl’ Deluxe on Twitter | Source News Flash

TheSource Feed - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 9:03am

Today in Source News Flash:

SZA might have hinted that a deluxe edition of her recent album CTRL might be in the works.

Man this video is literally shot n edited ..regret not putting it on the album . Das wat da delux is foe ☺️ https://t.co/Avj0eQps4r

— SZA (@sza) August 30, 2017

Kodak Black scores his first No. 1 album on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart as Project Baby Two arrives.
The Cool Kids officially announced new album is coming very soon. The 16-track album, Special Grandmaster Deluxe, is coming on September 15 and features guest appearances from Syd, Hannibal Buress, Travis Barker, Jeremih, A-Trak, Buddy, Smoke DZA, and more.

Rounding out the last days of summer are Spike Lee and second time collaborator New Era with a range of casual cool essentials.
LaMelo Ball became the first high schooler to have his signature shoe.

The US announced Thursday it will close the Russian consulate in San Francisco, as well as annexes in Washington and New York, in response to mandated staff cuts at the US mission in Russia.

For the second straight match at the U.S. Open, 36-year-old Roger Federer required five sets to move on to the next round. On Thursday, Federer survived for a 6-1, 6-7 (3-7), 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 second-round win that took 3 hours, 8 minutes to secure over 101st-ranked Mikhail Youzhny of Russia.

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WWE Legend Triple H Believes Ronda Rousey Would Be Successful In The WWE

TheSource Feed - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 9:00am

The “Cerebral Assassin” gives a major head nod in vouching for the potential of another “Rowdy” takeover in the WWE.

Whenever the name Triple H is being brought up, you have no choice but to respect him. An 9-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, “The Game” proved to fans for decades why he is considered to be one of the greatest of all time. Recently, Triple H had some choice words about an UFC fighter. The current WWE executive vouched for Ronda Rousey’s potential to be a huge star in the company.

I think she would be great at it because she would dedicate herself just as she has done with everything else in her life.

Rousey, who is currently take time out of her life to focus on other things such as getting ready to marry to MMA fighter Travis Browne and other projects, has appeared at a couple of WWE events. One memorable cameo she made with The Rock at WWE Wrestlemania 31.

Inspired by WWE legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Rhonda Rousey’s future at UFC is still up in the air as president Dana White still has her under a full time contractual agreement. But if the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champ is planning on making that jump into the turnbuckle ring, the only option for that is to become full time at WWE.

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Georgia Cop To White Driver Under Arrest: We Only Kill Black People

TheSource Feed - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 8:51am

It’s been a mild year for police brutality against African Americans in 2017 compared to what we had to endure in 2016. But of course we know that just because it has not been brought to public attention does not mean it isn’t happening altogether.

Today [August 31st], a new dashboard camera recording was released of an Atlanta officer by the name of Lt. Greg Abbott on a routine traffic stop which was later reported that the male driver was suspected to have been under the influence. During the recording a woman is heard expressing her fear of moving her hands in response to Lt. Abbott advising her to use her cell phone that was in her lap. The woman stated, “I just don’t want to put my hands down. I’m really sorry, I’ve just seen way too many videos of cops…”

Before she could finish her statement Lt. Abbott continued with, “But you’re not black. Remember we only kill black people. Yeah. We only kill black people, right? All the videos you’ve seen, have you seen white people get killed?”

It was reported that the actual traffic stop took place on July 10, 2016 on I-75 in Marietta, GA around 3am. The video was obtained through an open records request by the male driver’s lawyer as Lt. Abbott and the male driver prepare to settle the case in court. It is believed that Lt. Abbott meant such a statement in a joking manner in attempt to deescelate the situation and gain compliance. Nonetheless, such a statement is still unacceptable to even be joked about.  Cobb County’s Chief, Mike Register, confirmed that the department has begun the process of firing Lt. Abbott.

You can watch the clip that was released below.

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Pimp C’s Wife Says All UGK Archives Were Lost In Hurricane Harvey

TheSource Feed - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 7:17am

Hurricane Harvey has yielded billions of dollars worth of damage and now it’s being revealed that it also took a very important piece of Houston Hip Hip with it.

According to Pimp C’s wife Chinara Butler, all of the archives from the UGK catalog have been destroyed by the hurricane.

Check out Mrs. Butler’s analyzation of the perceived situation, which should teach everyone that there’s always a bright side, even in the worst of times. See her IG post below.

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Los Angeles Replaces Columbus Day With Indigenous Peoples Day Holiday

TheSource Feed - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 7:48pm

Following the lead of other large cities, the Los Angeles City Council by a 14-1 vote on Wednesday decided to replace Columbus Day to commemorate “indigenous, aboriginal and native people” on the second Tuesday of October.

There is a movement across America to replace Columus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day. Other cities that have done so are: Minneapolis, Seattle, Denver, Albuquerque and Saint Paul.

The vote came over the objections of Italian American civic groups.

The effort to eliminate Columbus Day was brought by Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, a member of the Wyandotte Nation tribe in Oklahoma, who argued that the replacement of Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day would provide “restorative justice.”

Many American Indians have long resisted the observance of a day to honor Christopher Columbus, who is credited with “discovering” the Americas in American history.

The American Indian Movement has long sought to eliminate the observance of Columbus Day. Here is language from a press released distributed by the American Indian Movement in October 2000:

“Columbus was the beginning of the American holocaust, ethnic cleansing characterized by murder, torture, raping, pillaging, robbery, slavery, kidnapping, and forced removals of Indian people from their homelands.”

Some states do not observe Columbus Day, including Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon and South Dakota. The day has been a federal holiday since 1937.

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Purple was Prince’s Color Says Eldest Sister, Sharon Nelson

TheSource Feed - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 7:44pm

The favorite color of the late and great Prince recently has been in the news lately, as one of his siblings, Tyka Nelson, was published exclaiming despite being associated with the color purple, his favorite color was actually orange.

However, Sharon Nelson, Prince’s other sister released a statement on Thursday to set the record straight that PURPLE was IN FACT Prince’s color of choice.

“Contrary to what has been said, purple was and is Prince’s color” commented Sharon to The Associated Press.

For a legend dubbed “The Purple One” and the genius behind the song, soundtrack and film “Purple Rain” as well as an icon and symbol of purple, many took it as a surprise that someone would assert he had another favorite color.

“[Prince] was fond of many colors in the rainbow, he especially loved the color purple because it represented royalty” his sister, Sharon Nelson said. “The color purple always made him feel Princely.”

His affinity for purple has so much prominence over pop culture that the “Purple Rain” hue created by Pantone Color Institute pays homage to the great Prince by naming it “Love Symbol #2”, which pays tribute to the symbol used while he was “The Artist Formerly Knows As Prince” in a 1993 battle with Warner Bros Records over ownership of some of his greatest hits.

Prince’s six siblings which includes Tyka Nelson, Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson, John R. Nelson, Omarr Baker and Alfred Jackson were confirmed by a judge earlier this year to be his rightful heirs.  They await to take over the estate administration duties of the Purple One’s affairs when determined by the Carver County, District Court in Minnesota.


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On The Rise: Check Out Freeze And 7DV’s “Welcome To The Show” Visual

TheSource Feed - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 7:34pm

Hailing from Poughkeepsie, NY Three Kings Ent unveils the brand new visual for “Welcome To The Show,” by their artists Freeze & 7DV. Directed by Movie Mike, the clip finds the duo showcasing their double time rhymes in the gritty black and white visual. The single is lifted from their recently released album “Hennessy & Jose Vol. 1.”, which is available at threekingsent.bandcamp.com/album/hennessy-jose-vol-1

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G Herbo Talks Inspiration Behind “Humble Beast” Debut

TheSource Feed - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 6:14pm
G Herbo’s debut Welcome to Fazoland mixtape arrived in September of 2012, officially, and rightfully entering him into the ranks of the rising class of Hip-Hop’s future. Now five years later, give or take a few days, Herbo will finally unleash his long-awaited studio debut in the form of Humble Beast, set to invade speakers on September 22. Since its inception, Herb’s career has boasted decorated honors, including memorable guest spots alongside Nicki Minaj, fellow hometown heroes Common and Chance the Rapper, and the well-earned distinction of being a XXL Freshman in 2016. For those unfamiliar with G Herbo’s sound, a catalog of five projects to date boasts his clear contribution in the resurgence of willful lyricism amid a dominating drill scene in his native Chicago. Ahead of the release of Humble Beast, we caught up with the 21-year old emcee as he broke down the formula behind the forthcoming culmination of everything that’s made him the artist he is today. You previously said that you wanted Humble Beast to be a merge between Reasonable Doubt and Illmatic. When you said that, were you pointing to the sound you’re bringing this time or the influence overall? The influence. I want it to have the same influence as Reasonable Doubt; Illmatic. It’s going to grasp who I am, my story, where I come from, who I wanna be. Illmatic and Reasonbale Doubt told a story about where Nas and Jay-Z come from, where they wanna be and where they are now, what it took to get there. That’s what I want my album to resemble. Is there any particular story, or content that you’re bringing into the project that you previously haven’t brought to the table before?

It reflects on everything that I’ve been through in my life, you know what I’m saying? It shows who I am today. It tells the story of me being a sixteen, seventeen year old young man from Chicago, growing up in a poverty stricken neighborhood to me doing everything that I’m doing now.

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Aside from Humble Beast, you’re also working on a few joint projects, you got Swervo with Southside and No Limitations with Bibby. As humble beast rolls out are you going to start shifting your focus on wrapping those up? My focus is still going to be on Humble Beast; promoting it. I’m putting a big tour together, Humble Beast tour, and I’ll pretty much be touring all of October, all of November. I want it to be a memorable experience for my fans. I want to leave them with a piece of me. That’s my focus on top of getting out Swervo and No Limitations. It’s all the same thing. It’s all the same boat. I can’t put my focus more into one thing than the other. That’s what being an artist is all about–being able to balance out all of the things that you have to focus on. As far as everything you’ve been doing to prepare for this moment, can you pinpoint any definitive experience that affected you throughout the project? Pressure. Pressure from my fans, me losing people in the streets that are close to me. All that played a big part. It took a toll on me, focusing and working as an artist, trying to get my music out played a big role on me being under pressure. When I’m under pressure, it makes me better. It makes me strive to be a better artist. When certain situations come my way, negative, positive, whatever, I just use it as fuel to my fire. I want to be better than I was yesterday. Being an artist, you’re going to always deal with family stuff, stuff in the streets, social media BS, you know? I really use it as fuel to get my album out, and make sure that my album is my best project, or the best debut album. That’s what I strive for it to be. I use certain situations and scenarios and things that I go through in life to make that happen.

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