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Jackee Harry Confirms ‘Sister, Sister’ Reboot: “I’m Excited”

TheSource Feed - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 1:41pm

“Sister, sister! Never knew how much I missed ya!”

After speculation and rumors, Hollywood veteran Jackee Harry has confirmed there will be a “Sister, Sister” reboot 20 years after its debut. Harry, who played the blended families matriarch along side Tia Mowry-Hardrick and Tamera Mowry-Housley, confirmed the news about the revival of the WB family comedy on the “Steve Harvey Show” on January 16.

“Yeah, it’s happening. I’m exicted. Tia and Tamara [Mowry] are my babies. They won’t leave me alone. I can’t get rid of none of these women!”

The show’s reboot has been in the works for awhile, as Tia Mowry told US Weekly back in November their plans:

“[It’s] amazing and wonderful. My sister and I are taking meetings as we speak, so it’s definitely closer than ever to making this reboot happen. We are being told that they want it to be or happen next year in the fall. So, it’s going by so fast, everything. 

We’re talking about working with the producers who were producers on the show 15, 20 years ago. Just to be sitting in these meetings with them 20 years later, it’s crazy. I think fans will love it because I just feel very blessed and honored that people are still following my sister and I 20 years later. So I think they’ll be excited to see where we are right now and to see our dynamic right now. We’re just excited to just give back to the fans and make them happy, that’s really one of the main reasons why we’re doing it.”

The show, starring the now 39-year-old twins, Marques Houston as Roger and Tim Reid as Ray, ran from April 1994 to May 1999 for six seasons. Houston recently reunited with the twins on FOX’s “The Real.”

According to US, Tia expressed how she hopes the reboot will take place where she and her sister are in their lives right now — as mothers. Tamera is the mother of two and Tia just announced she’s expecting her second child with her husband Cory Hardrick.

Are you excited for the re-boot?

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Cardi B Breaks Beyoncé Record As First Woman With Five Simultaneous Hits on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

TheSource Feed - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 1:15pm

Cardi B has officially broken the Beyonce’ held record as the first female artist to simultaneously have five hit records on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Billboard chart. Just last week, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper tied with Queen Bey with four singles which include “Bodak Yellow,” “Bartier Cardi” featuring 21 Savage, Migos‘ “MotorSport” with Nicki Minaj, and G-Eazy‘s “No Limit” featuring A$AP Rocky.

It was her recent 90s nostalgia bound collab with Bruno Mars “Finesse” that helped her snatch the spot. Billboard reports the Bronx rapper now joins the ranks with Drake and Kendrick Lamar, who are the only artists to reach her profound tier for the most synchronous top 10 songs. Drake has reached the plateau eight times back in 2016, while the following year, Kendrick Lamar achieved the reach at one shot.

At this point, Cardi B is the only artist to obtain the rank with her recent sweep.

Last year, her most identified hit, “Bodak Yellow” which went platinum, broke an extensive record, a nearly 20 year one, making her the first female rapper to dominate the no. 1 spot on the Hot 100 chart preceding the great Lauryn Hill‘s 1998 “Doo Wop (That Thing).”

Well, well. Cardi B is certainly on the verge of changing the landscape in the business, yes the business, of popular music. Congratulations to the once reality tv and Instagram star.

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Michelle Obama Celebrates 54th Birthday with Heartwarming Instagram Post to Barack Obama

TheSource Feed - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:34am

Words by Darralyn Buford

Former First Lady Michelle Obama took to instagram on Wednesday to show a bouquet she received from her husband, and, in a heartwarming Instagram post, where she called him her “best friend.”

“Thank you @BarackObama for the beautiful flowers waiting for me in the office this morning. You’re my best friend, biggest fan, and getting notes and flowers from you will never get old,” she wrote on Instagram. “And to the many people from around the country who sent cards and posted on social media, you have no idea how much we love hearing from you.”

Thank you @BarackObama for the beautiful flowers waiting for me in the office this morning. You’re my best friend, biggest fan, and getting notes and flowers from you will never get old. And to the many people from around the country who sent cards and posted on social media, you have no idea how much we love hearing from you. I know birthdays can sometimes be bittersweet (54!), but your messages of hope, generosity, and warmth have always reminded me how lucky and blessed we are.

A post shared by Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on Jan 17, 2018 at 12:41pm PST

The card was addressed to “Miche” and signed, “Happy Birthday, B”

Our former President also celebrated his wife’s birthday with a beautiful post on instagram.

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Trump Loses All Trust in Sen. Durbin For Leaking Racist Comments To The Public

TheSource Feed - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:26am

Words by Roman White

In an interview with Reuters published Wednesday night, President Trump says he has, “lost all trust” in Illinois Senator Dick Durbin who revealed comments that Trump made about El Salvador, Haiti and African countries referring to them as “Shitholes” while saying that the United States needs more people from countries like Norway, a predominantly white country. The comments sparked a wide debate on President Trump’s inability to see the racial implications in his language.

The Washington Post reported that Trump made the comments following a closed meeting on an immigration bill put together by Durbin and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham.

The White House did not deny that Trump made the comment initially. Trump had been active on Twitter the day the story broke but did not deny the story until the following day. It wasn’t until Trump’s denial that Senator Durbin came forward to confirm that Trump did in fact make the comment which was corroborated by Graham. Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton and Georgia Senator David Perdue were also in the meeting and could not recall Trump making the comment.

Although Trump denies he used this language, for him to lose trust in Senator Durbin carries implications that the comments were in fact made during the meeting. Trump had previously expressed his distrust of Durbin in a tweet following the media attention and criticisms from using racist language.

Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting. Deals can’t get made when there is no trust! Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2018

Trump did not tell Reuters the specific language he used in the meeting although he admits that it was “tough.”

The biggest debate between Congress and The Executive Branch is between funding DACA, a program that grants protection undocumented immigrant minors from being deported, and funding Trump’s proposed border wall, one of Trump’s major immigration policy ideas that he touted during the campaign. The deal proposed last week was said to have bi-partisan support, but after Trump’s comments the negotiations took a turn for the worst.

If the President and Congress do not come up with a spending bill by Friday, the government is looking at a shutdown. If a shutdown were to happen, President Trump and many Republicans have said that Democrats would be blamed despite Republicans having control of the Senate, House and Presidency.

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Two Men Accused of Killing Rapper Chinx Appear in Court

TheSource Feed - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:21am

Words by Darralyn Buford

The men accused of killing rapper Chinx attended their first day in court on Tuesday, where they face multiple murder charges from May 2015 drive-by shooting that left Lionel “Chinx” Pickens dead. Chinx’ widow, Janelli Caceres-Pickens was in attendance at court and had to maintain control of emotions during hearing, being only feet away from the two men who are accused of murdering the rapper.

“It gets harder and harder every time, just to literally stare someone in the eyes and not be able to say anything,” Janelli Caceres-Pickens said in court, according to Fox 5. “It’s hard, it’s hard. A lot of emotions run through you.”

Both Quincy Homere, 32, and Jamar Hill, 26 have pleaded not guilty. Both men are due back in court in February, where they’ll either be offered a plea deal or stand trial.

NYPD officers arrested Homere, and Hill in December, charging them with second degree murder, first degree assault, and many other charges. According to Lt. Richard Rudolph, Commanding Officer of the Queens South Homicide Squad, Homere had a grudge against the Chinx that began in 2009 at Rikers Island jail complex. Homere, an aspiring rapper, reportedly fought Chinx several times while they were both serving time.

“We’re not exactly sure what the fight was about, but our perpetrator Quincy probably got the worst of it and he wanted to get back at Chinx,” Rudolph told XXL. “When he saw Chinx’s career starting to blow, he took it real personal and figured that his [own] career was going south… It just festered inside of him.”

Janelli Caceres-Pickens plans on attending every court hearing, no matter what toll it takes on her heart.

“It’s just a waiting process. It’s an emotional roller coaster—you come in, you have to see them, you have to face them,” Caceres-Pickens said. “The feelings just run through you all over again.”

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Ye Ali Drops “Wedding Bands” Visual Featuring K. Camp

TheSource Feed - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 9:57am

Words by Jasmine Johnson

The duo, Ye Ali and K. Camp, are back on another track together. Ye released the visual to one of his single “Wedding Bands,” produced by Bizness Boi and CashMoney AP. With this track, Ye is letting you know he is married to the money and can’t let it go. The visual shows that Ye and K. Camp celebrating a friend’s marriage by throwing a wild bachelor party the night before the wedding. The next day was the wedding, where Ye and K. Camp performed the single at the ceremony. At the end of the video, the wife found a video of what happened at the bachelor party and couldn’t believe what had happened.

Don’t be fooled, Ye is an artist and a producer who makes his own music, as well. We are missing real R&B music, and it’s time that he brings it back. He is in the works of putting together a visual to the single “Talk Less,” off of his recent Passion & Patience EP that will release very soon. The EP reminds gives off an island ting-type of vibe that will hopefully get a part 2 of TrapHouse Jodeci sometime this year.

Peep the visual of “Wedding Bands.”

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50 Cent Celebrates 15 Years of Get Rich Die Tryin’ with Australian Tour

TheSource Feed - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 9:37am

Queens’ 50 Cent is heading down under to Australia next month to celebrate the 15th anniversary of his debut studio album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ with two massive arena shows. 50 Cent first toured Australia in 2003, following it up with 2006 and 2008 shows with G-Unit again, before his most recent Australian performances in 2011.

The classic 8x Platinum Get Rich or Die Tryin’ album notably featured Dr. Dre, Eminem, DJ Quik, Nate Dogg and fellow G-Unit members Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks and Young Buck. The #1 charting album was the first non-Eminem related release on Shady Records / Aftermath Entertainment and was one of the hottest albums of 2003 charting and selling platinum widely worldwide with over 12 million copies sold internationally – almost 2 million of those in the first two weeks alone. The album contained the massive international tracks “In da Club,” P.I.M.P,” “21 Questions,” Wanksta” and “If I Can’t,” providing continuous buzz until the release of 50’s Disco Inferno, the lead single off 2005’s The Massacre.

Supporting 50 Cent at both Melbourne and Sydney shows are local group A.B. Original, who claimed two national ARIA awards for both best Independent and Urban releases in 2017, and the young but rapidly upcoming Baker Boy. A. B. Original, consisting of Briggs and Trials (of The Funkoars), themselves have had a record-breaking past two years which saw the release of their critically acclaimed and award-winning debut album Reclaim Australia featuring King T, Guilty Simpson + more on Golden Era Records x Bad Apples Music and touring with Ice T’s Body Count and Hilltop Hoods.

Baker Boy himself has had a breakthrough 2017, and is poised to have an even bigger year this year with additional supports for Dizzee Rascal, as well as playing the domestic festival circuit announced. The young Indigenous rapper and dancer from Milinginbi North East Arnhem Land has fused his traditional language Yolngu Matha and cultural elements to provide an interesting and much-needed inclusion to the hip-hop landscape in Australia.

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Lil Yachty, Teyana Taylor, Rae Sremmurd Pioneer Reebok’s New ‘Always Classic’ Campaign

TheSource Feed - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 9:31am

Reebok just revealed their Always Classic campaign in honor of their Spring/Summer 2018 collection.

Reebok’s widespread unveiling caters to the brand’s Franchise Four collective styles which include the Freestyle Hi, Classic Leather, Club C and Workout Plus. To represent the quintessential essence of these particular silouhettes, Reebok united audacious style icons Lil Yachty, Rae Sremmurd, Teyana Taylor, Ariana Grande and GiGi Hadid to pioneer the campaign movement at it’s core of encouraging self expression and embracing nonconformity.

Todd Krinsky, General Manager of Reebok Classics, stated —

“Our brand has a history of pushing boundaries and the Always Classic campaign is no different. It’s a modern celebration of pioneers, darers and authenticators who are reimagining what it means to be Classic on their own terms and are inviting everyone to do the same”. 

Watch the videos below to see how these style icons personally describe “What It Means to Be Classic” to them.

 

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Black Lightning Debuts with Strong Ratings for the CW Network

TheSource Feed - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 9:26am

The culture always shows up for our own, and the CW network found that out on Tuesday night.

The network’s newest DC series, Black Lightning, debuted  to 2.3 million viewers and a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49 (Live+same day). It held 100% of its The Flash lead-in in both 18-49 and 18-34 (0.6).

The show had an impressive debut Tuesday night for The CW, becoming the biggest debut for the network in two years and the biggest debut for the 9 p.m. time slot for the network in three years, aside from The Legends of Tomorrow crossover.

Based on the characters from D.C., Black Lightning is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil and Sarah Schechter. The Black Lightning character was created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden.

Network executives will soon learn that when you create content for the culture, the culture will support in high masses.

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Rockets’ Trevor Ariza, Gerald Green Suspended for Two Games for Entering Clippers’ Locker Room

TheSource Feed - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 9:21am

We all knew a punishment would be coming for the Houston Rockets.

The NBA has suspended Houston Rockets forwards Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green for two games for their role in Monday night’s locker room fiasco after a 113-102 loss to the L.A. Clippers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Breaking: The NBA is suspending Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green two games for aggressively entering Clippers locker room. No penalties for Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and James Harden. (via @wojespn) pic.twitter.com/WPTIjMlt8T

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 17, 2018

The incident occurred following the Clippers’ 113-102 win over the Rockets on Jan. 15 at Staples Center.  During the league’s investigation, which included more than 20 interviews with executives, staff, coaches and players from both teams, as well as arena personnel, it was determined that Ariza and Green entered the Clippers’ locker room immediately after the game and engaged in a hostile, verbal altercation with several Clippers players.  The league’s investigation further concluded that Rockets players, James Harden and Chris Paul, followed Ariza and Green into the corridor outside the locker room in an effort to defuse the situation, and accordingly, discipline is not warranted.

“They entered the Clipper locker room in order to confront some or one of the Clippers, confront their opponent,” NBA vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe said. “With circumstances like this — it was chippy. These were two teams who really went at it. To go into another team’s locker room immediately after a game, totally inappropriate and very provocative for the players to do that, and so that’s a dangerous situation. It really is.”

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Cardi B Now Headed to the Big Screen; Reportedly Signs New Movie Deal

TheSource Feed - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 9:19am

Words by Roman White

New reports reveal that Cardi B could have a spot on movie screens in the near future.

According to a new report by TMZ, the Bronx rapper signed a movie deal and is scheduled to begin shooting in March. What Bartier Cardi is making from this movie is unknown, but Cardi has supposedly been turning down $100,000-$200,000 shows in order to shoot this film. So it’s a safe bet that she’s probably in for a serious bag.

Unless the album is already done, this could be a shot in the arm to the “Bodak Yellow” rapper’s fans who were waiting on some new Cardi B music.

Cardi expressed in the past that she was taking her time with the album. She also admits that she has many different influences regarding the kind of music she wants to make. These influences come from her fiancée and Migos rapper Offset, her record company Atlantic, and all the diversity that comes from just being from New York. It doesn’t seem like she will have a huge problem making a hit album… she has been making hits all along. Cardi B recently broke Beyonce’s record of having the most songs in the Billboard Top 10 at once. Bruno Mars’ “Finesse” remix, Migos’ “Motorsport”, “Bartier Cardi”, G-Eazy‘s”No Limit” and “Bodak Yellow” are all five tracks Cardi B has in the top ten Hip-Hop and R&B Billboard Charts, making her the first female artist to do it and the third artist ever to do it. As if that were not enough, Cardi is also up for two Grammy awards this year for “Bodak Yellow.” She is nominated for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.

And there doesn’t seem to be a pause button on her career.

Cardi did recently reveal that she is working on the video for “Bartier Cardi” featuring 21 Savage. And considering how long Bruno Mars songs be on charts,  “Finesse” which should keep Cardi’s name buzzing for a while.   With all of her musical success, one might wonder why Cardi B would transition to acting so soon in her career. The reality is… this little engine that could simply can do it all.

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North and South Korea to Unite for the Winter Olympics

TheSource Feed - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 9:14am

Unlikely allies will form a united front at the Winter Olympics.

North and South Korea agreed on Wednesday to have their athletes march together under one flag at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics next month and to field a joint women’s ice hockey team, the most dramatic gesture of reconciliation between the two nations in a decade or more.

The agreements still require approval from the International Olympic Committee, but they are the most prominent steps toward rapprochement achieved by the Koreas since they began exploring cooperation during the Olympics following a year of heightened tension over the North’s nuclear weapons program.

South Korea’s athletes have previously marched alongside their North Korean counterparts at several Olympics, including the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics in Sydney and Athens, respectively, as well as the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.

The current reconciliation mood began after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said in a New Year’s speech that he was willing to send a delegation to the Games. Critics have said Kim’s overture is an attempt to use improved ties with South Korea to weaken U.S.-led international sanctions on North Korea, while buying time to perfect his nuclear weapons program.

The moves, nevertheless, have provided a temporary thaw in the Koreas’ long-strained ties and fostered optimism that North Korea won’t launch any new provocations, at least during the Olympics.

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Dennis Rodman Checks Into Rehab After Recent DUI Arrest

TheSource Feed - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 8:55am

Recently, while on probation, former NBA player Dennis Rodman was arrested for a DUI.

Following the arrest, Rodman’s agent, Darren Prince told The Associated Press that he checked himself into Turning Point Rehabilitation Center in Paterson, New Jersey on Wednesday, Jan. 17th in order to deal with his longtime struggle with alcoholism.

The former member of the Chicago Bulls was arrested late Saturday in Southern California for suspicion of DUI after being pulled over for a traffic violation. Reports from the Newport Beach police said that he failed a series of breath tests and field sobriety. Rodman is no stranger to Turning Point’s Rehabilitation Center, being that this will be his second time in rehab. In 2014 he spent three weeks after returning from North Korea, where he organized a basketball game which involved retired NBA players for North Korea leader Kim Jong Un.

Rodman said that he needed to decompress from his trip.

 

 

 

 

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Remy Ma Teases New Track ‘Melanin Magic’ with Chris Brown

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 2:29pm

Words by Roman White

Remy Ma is dropping a new track Friday.

In her follow up to the Lil Kim collaboration, “Wake Me Up,”  Remy got in the lab with Chris Brown and will releasing a track titled “Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown).” The Bronx rapper teased the new track on Instagram Tuesday along with the single’s artwork.

Remy has been on a tear since being released from prison in 2014. The “Whateva” rapper has been prepping her new album ever since the release of her joint album with Fat Joe, Plata O Plomo which gave us the platinum hit song “All the Way Up.”

While working on her music, Remy also took a shot at reality TV for Vh1’s Love and Hip Hop New York. The rapper admitted on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club that she pursued the opportunity to get back into the spotlight and show a different, more decent side of herself that the industry hadn’t saw before serving six years in prison for assault, weapons possession and attempted coercion.

Along with having an irresistible hit song in “All the way up” Remy proved her lyrical dominance over fellow female MC and top competitor Nicki Minaj. After back and forth subliminal disses (allegedly) Remy went directly at the Queens born rapper in a freestyle over Nas’ “Ether” which originally was a legendary diss track against Jay-Z. Remy also released a follow up titled, “Another One” before Minaj finally shot back with a response on “No Frauds” featuring Drake and Lil Wayne. Despite getting the last word, the general consensus is that Remy won the lyrical war.

If that wasn’t enough, Remy took the crown at the BET Awards last year where Remy won Best Female Artist, an award the Nicki Minaj had won consistently for seven years.

With Remy seeming to be in a good position to release an album with a lot of attention on it, there is not yet a release date for her next project. Following Friday’s release, fans could find out soon if Remy does have a 2018 date for the album.

Pre-save #MELANINMAGIC (PRETTY BROWN) ft. @ChrisBrownOfficial out FRIDAY on @Spotify!link in bio.

A post shared by Remy Ma (@remyma) on Jan 16, 2018 at 12:59pm PST

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Washington State University Mourns Suicide From Beloved Quarterback

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 2:07pm

Words by Roman White

Washington State Quarterback Tyler Hilinski was found dead Tuesday of an apparent suicide.

The 21-year-old Red Shirt Sophomore alleged shot himself in the head with a rifle in his apartment in Pullman, Washington. After missing practice Tuesday, police were alerted and Hilinski was found dead next to the rifle and a suicide note. Police will still investigate Hilinski’s death to confirm that his passing was in fact self-inflicted.

Tyler’s younger brother, Ryan, a high school Quarterback who also received an offer from Washington State to play football posted a tweet late Tuesday night. “Please keep my family in your prayers tonight,” the tweet read. Hilinski’s family aside from this tweet has not spoken publicly.

Please keep my family in your prayers tonight.

— Big Bo (@ryan_hilinski) January 17, 2018

Tyler’s teammates, friends, family and coaches sent their condolences to the young Quarterback’s family. Washington State Head Coach, Mike Leach, released a statement to the public following Tyler’s passing.

“We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Tyler’s passing. He was an incredible young man and everyone who had the privilege of knowing him was better for it. The entire WSU community mourns as thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”

The interim Director of Athletics John Johnson released a statement as well stating that the team was brought together to inform them of the tragedy. The university also is taking steps to help grieving student-athletes with psychological services and mental health counseling.

The second string QB made his first start with the WSU Cougars in the Holiday Bowl against Michigan State in place of the injured starter Luke Falk. The Claremont, California native completed 39 of his 50 pass attempts for 272 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. The Cougars lost that game 17-42.

In Hilinski’s first crack at collegiate action this season, he posted an incredible stat line with 240 yards passing and three touchdowns in a come from behind win over Boise State 47-44.

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta Tells CNN President Trump Has Heart Disease

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 1:49pm

Words by Roman White

CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta says that President Donald Trump has Heart Disease.

According to CNN, In 2009 President Trump’s coronary calcium score (which doctors use to gauge heart activity in patients) was a 34 and in 2013 it was a 98. Now, compare that to what it is in 2018, marking in at a whopping 133.

If a patient has a score rating 100 or more, he or she runs a high risk of having a heart attack or developing heart disease within 3-5 years.

“Because of his diet and because of his lack of exercise that would be part of the reason those numbers have likely gone up and they have continued to go up despite the fact that he’s been on medications,” said Dr. Gupta on CNN’s New Day. “So the President has heart disease, those numbers qualify him for heart disease and he clearly needs a plan to try and prevent some sort of heart problem down the road.”

This comes a day after Physician to the President, Dr. Ronny Jackson spoke to a room full of reporters for over an hour at the White House Press Briefing and said that the president was overall in “excellent health.” One critique the prominent physician did have was that Trump needed to exercise more. If we are to believe this doctor and the medical documents released, 45 is a strapping older gentlemen at 6 foot 3 and 236 pounds, only one pound shy of being “obese.”

Another concern that many had was Trump’s mental stability.  Pundits often argue whether or not the President suffers from dementia or some other mental disability given his objectively obvious short attention span, short term memory,  and inability to focus on detail. To address those concerns, Dr. Jackson said there are “no concerns” about Trump’s cognitive ability.

 

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Steve Harvey’s New Show ‘Mancave’ on BET Announces Official Cast

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 1:23pm

If you’ve ever wondered what goes through a man’s mind, you’ll get the chance to find out tomorrow, January 18th as BET premieres its new show Mancave.

Executive produced by mogul and funny man Steve Harvey and series creator Jeff Johnson, the Man 12-episode series will feature a celebrity guest each episode where we get an uncensored look about what men talk about when the women aren’t around. Johnson will anchor the show and will be joined by comic and Black Jesus star Gerald “Slink” Johnson, record producer Marcos “Kosine” Palacios (1/2 of Da Internz) and heartthrob singer Tank.

This isn’t going to be another Sports Center; the men will discuss topics about sex, love, pop culture, entertainment and everything in between. Prepare yourselves for a no filter discussion with the viewpoints of black men each episode along with interviews and mental and physical challenges.

A female-free late-night show with four men coming from different worlds and have lots of opinions, Mancave will diffuse the male mind for the world to hear. Tune in tomorrow at 10:30 pm!

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Hennessy Collaborates with A$AP Ferg on Art, Music and Mixology [Watch]

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 1:12pm

Hennessy has tapped A$AP Ferg for a new collaboration for their Never Stop, Never Settle. series.

The collaboration, which officially launched Wednesday (Jan. 17) offers fans a limited-edition offering from rapper and painter A$AP Ferg, bringing together three of the artist’s passions: art, music and Cognac, the collab marks Hennessy’s latest creative collaboration centered around the notion of pushing the limits of one’s potential.

In addition to dropping artwork and a signature cocktail, the legendary Cognac and Harlem emcee have also dropped a new digital video for the Never Stop. Never Settle. detailing Ferg’s story from humble beginnings in Harlem to his rise within Hip-Hop and the powerhouse collective A$AP Mob.

In an exclusive statement to The Source, Ferg revealed how he felt about collaborating with such a staple in pop culture.

“Greatness comes and goes, inspiration plants the seeds in others, which are the things that live forever. I don’t strive to be great, I strive to be an inspiration for those who come after me. To lay down the blueprint for the next generation.”

Shot in Harlem, the video features Ferg sharing his unique creative process that’s established him as a master behind the mic, as well as in other endeavors, including painting. To commemorate the latest venture, Ferg dropped his latest single, “Family”, which serves as the background for the heartfelt video.

More than just music, Ferg discusses his passions while painting an image from his latest launch cover, Still Striving. The painting is inspired by his dedication to art and music and is filled with vibrant colors referencing his notion that colors can help to make the world brighter. In regards to his painting, Ferg revealed that his painting debut is more of a self-portrait.

“The painting is metaphoric of how I prepare to push the limits of potential and take on the world,” Ferg continued in the statement. “This picture of me tying my doo-rag reminds me of Rambo getting ready for combat.”

These same colors inspired the creation of the Hennessy Uptown, a new cocktail featuring Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège exclusively available through premiere cocktail delivery service, Cocktail Courier. The Hennessy Uptown Inspired by A$AP Ferg Cocktail Kit includes ingredients to make eight Ferg-inspired cocktails and will be available for purchase beginning January 17th at CocktailCourier.com. The first 100 kits also include a limited-edition vinyl of Ferg’s “Family” track, housed in a custom record sleeve that depicts Ferg’s artwork.

For more information on A$AP Ferg’s Never stop. Never settle. journey and how to create his signature cocktail, visit Hennessy.com or Facebook.com/Hennessy.

Check out the track and video below.

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Famous Dex and A$AP Rocky Drop Visuals to “Pick It Up”

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:56pm

Chicago native Famous Dex has teamed up with A$AP Rocky deliver the visuals to their new single, “Pick It Up.”

Directed by AWGE/Hidji Films, the video follows Dex and A$AP through in a crazy flea market, surrounded with beautiful women and bootleg fashions.

 

The single, released back in October, is the first single from his new Dex Meets Dexter.

 

Currently sitting at #77 on the Billboard Hot 100, and with over 93 million total streams, this new single is the first hit of many sure to come from the rapper who’s had the internet buzzing since 2015. After his singles “Drip From My Walk” and “Hit Em Wit It.” went viral, Dex caught the attention of the A$AP collective, with Ferg and Rocky signing on for collabs for Dex’s upcoming album.

While we wait for Dex Meets Dexter to drop this spring, get into the new visuals for “Pick It Up” video below!

 

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Twitter Insists Their Employees Do Not Have Access To Your DMs

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:28am

Amid his quest to expose the probable power abuse behind employees of the Twitter social network, filmmaker and conservative advocate James O’Keefe published furtive footage on Monday (Jan. 15) where engineers of the platform claim hundreds of employees read every single post a user shares, including direct messages.

Twitter immediately debunked the claims saying the statements made by O’Keefe and his media company Project Veritas are certain in falsehood and severely fallacious.

Twitter engineer Clay Haynes is shown saying to a Project Veritas personality that there are hundreds of Twitter employees that have unrestricted access to users’ private data, in the footage. “There’s teams dedicated to it… at least, three or four hundred people,” said Haynes. “They’re paid to look at dick pics.”

Paid to look at…what? According to BuzzFeed, Twitter debunked the DM claim saying, “We do not proactively review DMs. Period,” a Twitter spokesman disputed. “A limited number of employees have access to such information, for legitimate work purposes, and we enforce strict access protocols for those employees.”

Despite the fact Twitter never revealed the number of the exact amount of employees who have access for users’ private data, a former senior employee told BuzzFeed that while O’Keefe’s claim was “technically accurate to a degree, but exaggerated for effect by drunk idiots.” In other words, the amount of employees who have access to the private data of users does not hit the hundreds. The former employee clarified only a small group of engineers have access and are only allowed to access the data when they receive reports in the nature of dangers such as harassment.

“We deplore the deceptive and underhanded tactics by which this footage was obtained and selectively edited to fit a pre-determined narrative,” Twitter announced last week. “Twitter is committed to enforcing our rules without bias and empowering every voice on our platform, in accordance with the Twitter Rules.”

O’Keefe’s video is a part of a series with his media company Project Veritas which is centered about a mission to investigate the ways and actions of Twitter. Just last week, he published footage of Twitter engineers admitting they were willing to assist with bum-rushing the account of President Trump for the sake of the Department of Justice. In response, Twitter denied the allowance by claiming it “only responds to valid legal requests, and does not share any user information with law enforcement without such a request.”

Well, it looks like Twitter has an abundance of monkeys on their back and may have to reconsider many their practices. With the aggressive use President Trump hoards on the platform, attention to the network’s algorithm and employees have skyrocketed as it has now become a legitimate place for politicians and government officials to say their “peace.”

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