Feed aggregator

Two Black Men Killed In Racially Motivated Murder In Louisiana

TheSource Feed - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 8:36pm

A 23-year-old white man was arrested on Tuesday and will be charged with murder in the shooting deaths of two black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, authorities said.

Kenneth Gleason is accused of carrying out the killings on Sept. 12 and Sept. 14. Local media reported that police have said the killings may be racially motivated, but officials would not confirm that.

The suspect was charged on Tuesday with two counts of first degree murder in the killings of Bruce Cofield and Donald Smart, as well as two counts of attempted first degree murder in an unrelated shooting.

In both incidents a motorist opened fire on a pedestrian, said Parish of East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore. Once the victims were on the ground, Moore said, the assailant got out of the car and shot them again several times.

Moore said prosecutors may seek the death penalty for Gleason if he is convicted.

But Moore said that even if the killings were determined to be racially motivated, it was unlikely Gleason would also face hate crime charges.

“You can’t kill him twice,” Moore told reporters at a news conference on Tuesday, saying such a charge was unnecessary in a death penalty case.

Baton Rouge Police spokesman Sergeant L’Jean McKneely would not say if the killings were racially motivated, but added, “We’re not completely closed off to that.”

Interim Baton Rouge Police Chief Jonny Dunnam noted the city has suffered racial turmoil in the past year or so.

In July 2016, a 37-year-old black man, Alton Sterling, was killed while scuffling with two police officers outside a convenience store. In May, the two officers were spared federal charges but still face a state investigation.

Twelve days after Sterling’s death, a 29-year-old black man opened fire on Baton Rouge police, killing three officers before being fatally shot himself.

If police had not been able to bring “a swift conclusion” to last week’s killings, Dunnam said, “(Gleason) could have potentially created a tear in the fabric that holds this community together.”

McKneely would not comment when asked about reports that Nazi and satanic literature had been at the house where Gleason lived with parents outside Baton Rouge.

Gleason was detained on Saturday by a Baton Rouge police officer who recognized him from the description of the shooter driving a red car. Had Gleason not been arrested, said Dunnam, “this killer probably would have killed again.”

Gleason will also be charged with shooting into an occupied residence near his parents’ house. Moore said the homeowners were black. No one was injured in that Sept. 11 incident, he said.

The post Two Black Men Killed In Racially Motivated Murder In Louisiana appeared first on The Source.

Watch “Dark Skin” Video by Toronto’s Jayd Ink

TheSource Feed - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 7:18pm

Toronto artist Jayd Ink is the one to watch out for. Her chic aesthetic is inviting but her approach to song writing is downright wicked. Her latest song “Dark Skin” is a bold statement: float over trap beats with little regard to sub-genre because she raps when she wants and sings when she wants. The song and the video send out a positive message to strong people all around the world and encourages them to love themselves for who they are which is nothing less than beautiful.

The 88everything-directed video matches the high quality single. It is cinematic and clean whilst showing everyday life things going on in the Greater Toronto Area, Galloway reference intact. The look of the video has a hint of golden-era T-Dot rap: think Maestro, Choclair or say Bakardi Slang.

Take in the Kaui-produced track below.

The post Watch “Dark Skin” Video by Toronto’s Jayd Ink appeared first on The Source.

Nicki Minaj Promises Her Next Move is Going to be a “Billion Times More Epic Than Anything ‘Anaconda’ Could Have Delivered”

TheSource Feed - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 6:49pm

Nicki Minaj is long overdue for a new album. Meanwhile, she’s been doing features with almost everybody and dropping diss tracks, we’ve been bumping The Pinkprint since 2014. Although it may look like she’s out here just flaunting her good looks, she has been hard at work. “Some days I’ll go into the studio at six in the morning, some days I won’t come out until six in the morning,” Nicki told DAZED.

Nicki has had a great career as the reigning Queen of Rap, and she claims that it’s only going to get better.

This era will be a billion times more epic than anything ‘Anaconda’ could have delivered. I think this era will definitely be the most memorable and the most impactful of my career yet.

As far as any details of her forthcoming album like the title, features, or a release date she kept it tightly under wraps. But she had us feeling like she was about to channel her old self and deliver us them bars like we know she could.

I’ve made it my business with this album to not even put a date or a deadline on it. I can’t say if I’m fifty-per-cent, eighty-per-cent or ten-per-cent done, because I don’t know. Tomorrow, I might walk into the studio and decide that I don’t like anything I’ve done in the last six months. Or, tomorrow I might walk in and feel like the whole album is done. There’s so much beauty in not knowing. I just want to go in the studio and create like I used to, before there were any expectations. You know? When I was just having fun, working on my mixtapes, going in and creating… writing my little life.

The post Nicki Minaj Promises Her Next Move is Going to be a “Billion Times More Epic Than Anything ‘Anaconda’ Could Have Delivered” appeared first on The Source.

‘Everybody Black’ : A Peek At Old Hollywood’s Treatment Towards POC

TheSource Feed - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 3:27pm

Imagine working cheek to cheek with some of H-wood’s biggest stars, being nominated and winning an academy award, and being lucky enough to be the first to do it.

Now imagine doing your business on a toilet designated for ‘Colored’s Only’ while on set, because despite your glittering stardom, segregation was still a thing.

Welcome to Old Hollywood. Minority stars who shined on the black and white screen endured treatment that would make the most politically incorrect behavior of 2017 seem like a cakewalk.

In 1939, Gone With The Wind was a block buster hit thanks to Hattie McDaniel. Her huge personality and on screen persona out-shined her white costars landing her an Academy Award for her role. However on the night of the ceremony, which took place at a “whites-only” hotel in L.A., McDaniel got was only allowed in after her agent  pulled a few strings. Once there she could not sit at the table with her co-stars, so she sat separately.

*Cues Solange’s A Seat At The Table*

Behavior like this in Old Hollywood was common in the 1930–1950s on and off the screen.

Actress Kim Novak and singer Sammy Davis Jr. had grown a liking to one another. There romance posed only one problem. She was a white actress and he was a black singer. Getting your swirl-on could cost you your life back then and for Davis it almost did. Producer Harry Cohen had the mob put a hit on him threatening to have him killed if the affair with Novak continued. Davis backed down from the relationship for his own safety.

Mega star Lena Horne, made a point to secretly marry her Caucasian husband in Europe so not to upset her producers. All the while Horne, who emerged on the scene “clouted up” thanks to her affluent father, became a “sex-symbol” among the black men who had not seen an actress like Horne on-screen before. How was she able to deviate away from the “mammy” and “maid” typecasting? By her father’s request to never be casted in such roles. As a result she faced a lot of controversy in her career off-screen for being “boujie” as described by other Black actors and actresses.

Clearly the politics and culture of Hollywood isn’t particularly fair for POC. At this year’s 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, actress and creator of Insecure, Issa Rae, was interviewed by the press in regards to who she would like to see go home with the golden statue of honor. In two words she summed up the disposition of hope many African Americans have after facing years of hardships in media and other industries. “Everybody Black.”

The post ‘Everybody Black’ : A Peek At Old Hollywood’s Treatment Towards POC appeared first on The Source.

Judge Blocks Airing of Bobbi Kristina Biopic

TheSource Feed - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 1:29pm

Biopics have grown fairly popular in Hollywood. There have been some good ones, and a few bad ones but the biopics are here to stay. The latest biopic in production was Bobbi Kristina, a biopic about the tragic death of Bobbi Kristina Brown.

Bobby Brown made legal actions to stop the television biopic of his daughter because it falsely portrays him as a drug using, neglectful, abusive father. Bobby’s suit requests to permanently stop the making of the film and claims the production company did not get his permission or the permission of his daughter’s estate to use their likenesses in a film. A Manahattan federal job temporarily stopped the airing of the biopic and ordered both parties to court to discuss the matter further.

Bobbi Kristina was 22-years-old when she was found unconscious in a bathtub by her then boyfriend Nick Gordon in January 2015. She was pronounced dead in July, and the cause of death remained unclear. The parties are scheduled to appear in court Sept. 29.

 

The post Judge Blocks Airing of Bobbi Kristina Biopic appeared first on The Source.

Jay-Z Turns Down Offer To Perform At 2018 Super Bowl

TheSource Feed - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:45pm

The NFL is looking for an artist that will top Lady Gaga’s 2017 Super Bowl halftime performance(and ratings) and they found everything they need in Jay-Z. Problem is, Hov says no.

The rap mogul turned down the coveted halftime spot for next year’s Super Bowl, which boasts past shows from the likes of Missy Elliot, Janet Jackson and his wife Beyoncé.

Last week, Jay showed his solidarity with ousted NFLer Colin Kaepernick by shouting him out during his stage performance in NYC.

Could this be Jay’s way of supporting the NFL boycott after the booting of Kaepernick and Ezekiel?

TheSource.com will update this story as the details become available.

The post Jay-Z Turns Down Offer To Perform At 2018 Super Bowl appeared first on The Source.

On Tour: Swollen Members Back To Australia

TheSource Feed - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:21pm

Canadian trio Swollen Members return to Australia later this month playing all five major mainland capital cities after selling out their previous 2014 Australian tour. The Vancouver, BC group consisting of emcees Madchild, Prevail and DJ / Producer Rob the Viking have maintained a solid fan base throughout Australia since first touring in 1999, supported by Madchild’s recent Australian touring and the wider Battleaxe Warriors and Dimes movement. This will be the first official international tour for Swollen Members since reuniting earlier this year to play with Ice-T and Insane Clown Posse across Canada.

Swollen Members over their 20-year plus career to date have been influential in putting hip hop from Canada on the international map (along with Maestro Fresh-Wes, Devon, Michie Mee, Rascalz, Buck 65, Dream Warriors, Saukrates, Moka Only, Kardinal Offishall, Snak The Ripper and the King Of The Dot rap battle league amongst many others). The multi-award winning, multi-gold and platinum selling, charting group have released eleven albums so far and have collaborated with the likes of Tech N9ne, Saigon, Everlast, DJ Babu and Evidence of Dilated Peoples, Nelly Furtado, La Coka Nostra, Talib Kweli, Chali2na of Jurassic 5, Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks and Apathy of The Demigodz / Army Of The Pharaohs.

The Rock Steady Crew member Madchild has also recently released his fourth solo album The Darkest Hour on Battle Axe Records, produced by Evidence of Dilated Peoples / Rhymesayers and featuring iLLmacuLate, Alchemist, Fashawn, Krondon, Oh No, A$hton Matthews and Domo Genesis.

The post On Tour: Swollen Members Back To Australia appeared first on The Source.

Apollo Brown On The Difference Between a Beat Maker and a Producer

TheSource Feed - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:20pm

Beat making and producing can often be viewed as the same thing. In the below video, Detroit producer Apollo Brown breaks down his thoughts on the difference between the two and working a regular day job until 2010 before signing a production deal with Mello Music Group (home to the likes of Oddisee, L’Orange, Mr. Lif).

Drawing production inspiration from the like of DJ Premier, Pete Rock, J Dilla, Large Professor, Mobb Deep and DJ Muggs, Apollo Brown has created his own unique sample-based production lane on what carefully crafted, East-Coast inspired music can successfully sound like in the 21st Century in a dramatically changing musical landscape.

Apollo Brown has made joint albums with Ras Kass, O.C. of D.I.T.C., Planet Asia, Guilty Simpson, Skyzoo, Hassaan Mackey and Ghostface Killah (remix album). He has further worked with Murs, Freddie Gibbs, Rapper Big Pooh, Bronze Nazareth, Sean Price, Reks, Torae, Westside Gunn, Chino XL, D12, Danny Brown, Elzhi, M.O.P. and Masta Ace, highlighting his versatility, continuous work ethic and attention to quality output.

Apollo Brown is currently in the group The Left with fellow Detritions Journalist 103 & DJ Soko as well as in the group Ugly Heroes with emcees Red Pill from Michigan and Chicago’s Verbal Kent. Apollo Brown’s excellent new collaborative 15-track album Anchovies with Planet Asia (featuring Willie The Kid, TriState and Guilty Simpson) was released last month to critical acclaim on Mello Music Group.

The post Apollo Brown On The Difference Between a Beat Maker and a Producer appeared first on The Source.

Dreamdoll “The IT Girl”

TheSource Feed - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:17pm

Rising star Dreamdoll is next up to claim the throne of miss popularity. Following a life long dream of becoming famous, the Bronx native debuted her professional persona at age twenty one. She has shed her given name Tabatha Robinson since setting her sights on stardom and has for more than four years now worked exclusively as Dreamdoll.

From modeling roles to radio host gigs and becoming a TV personality, she has launched a brand revolving around her public identity. Her love of the color pink and affinity for nice things grew from desires that represent a lifestyle far from what she experienced growing up. Having come up from nothing, Dreamdoll worked hard to make a better life for herself, and after highschool, she went on to graduate from college with a business degree.

Dreamdoll’s latest hit single “Everything Nice” has inundated the airwaves and the music video for it dropped. She has been working with Dj Self and is now the first female artist to have a place at his company Gwinin Entertainment. Keep an eye out for her upcoming mixtape ‘Life in Plastic’ due out later this month. These days you can also catch her dominating the internet by way of social media and hear her twice weekly on Power 105.1. Check out her new video for “Everything Nice” below:

 

The post Dreamdoll “The IT Girl” appeared first on The Source.

Nick Cannon To Host A “Wild N’ Out” To Benefit Hurricane Irma Victims

TheSource Feed - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:16pm

Nick Cannon is making it his business to give back! In light of the devastation caused by hurricane Irma, Mr. Cannon and the members of Wild ‘N Out cast plan to help all those affected, by donating partial proceeds from their upcoming Orlando show. The show is set to be held on September 23rd, 2017 at the CFE Arena where the proceeds will go to local organizations aiding those in need.

The full Wild ‘N Out full tour roster, in addition to Nick Cannon, includes Rip Micheals, Emmanuel Hudson, DC Young Fly, Chico Beans, Karlous Miller, Matt Rife, DJ D-Wrek, Conceited, Hitman Holla and special guest Rich Homie Quan, in which all fully support Cannon’s charitable initiative.

The Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out Live! tour has been a great success, selling out venues across the country, and entertaining crowds of thousands with its fun, interactive show. Featuring the crème de la crème of up-and-coming comedy stars, the Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out Live! tour delivers on its promise. Audiences spend a wild night out, laughing their hearts out, mingling with tour cast, and taking part in fun, impromptu sketches.

Cast member Rip Micheals revealed that special guest “Rich Homie Quan’s is excited to join the Wild ‘N Out cast for its Florida tour stop. Nick Cannon & the team is also proud to be able to help the local community stand back on its feet, as we have witnessed, firsthand, the extent of the devastation that Irma brought.”

Parnell Gervais from Thorough Consulting concluded statements by saying, “It is going to be a fun night for all involved. Nick Cannon & the WildnOut Cast can’t wait to connect with the audience and showcase their comedy wit!”

Tickets available for Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out Live! can be purchased via Ticketmaster.

The post Nick Cannon To Host A “Wild N’ Out” To Benefit Hurricane Irma Victims appeared first on The Source.

Kyrie Irving Says He Doesn’t Care About LeBron’s Feelings On “First Take”

TheSource Feed - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:13pm

Kyrie Irving is a young dude in the NBA living out his dreams and doing what he said he would as a freshman at Duke University with Coach K. He’s had his stumbles and his major points as a Cleveland Cavalier. Now, that he’s officially moved on to bigger and better things with the Boston Celtics he hasn’t been very quiet on his status with LeBron James. He visited “First Take” with Stephen A. Smith today and of course they lit him up with various questions about his downfalls in Cleveland, his future in Boston and the main issue: his problems with LBJ.

“I don’t think you owe anything to another person in terms of figuring out what you want to do with your life. It’s not anything personal, I’m not here to tirade anybody or to go at any particular person or the organization because I have nothing but love for Cleveland. I have nothing but love for the time I spent there. It’s nothing about that. There comes a time where you mature as an individual, it’s time to make that decision, and there is no looking back from that standpoint. There is no time to figure out how to save somebody’s feelings when ultimately you have to be selfish in figuring out what you want to do. It wasn’t about me not wanting to win. It wasn’t about that.

I want to be extremely, extremely happy, like, in perfecting my craft. And that was the only intent that I had in all of this.”

Smith asked Irving if he mentioned the trade to LeBron, Irving said, “No. Why would I have to?” Smith later asked “If you don’t speak to somebody about it, they might take it personally. Do you care about that at all?” to which Irving replied, “No.”

Clearly this guy is cut from a different cloth and is out to be #1 this upcoming NBA season. We are rooting for you Kyrie. Check out the interview below.

The post Kyrie Irving Says He Doesn’t Care About LeBron’s Feelings On “First Take” appeared first on The Source.

The Air Jordan 6 “Wheat” Is Releasing In November

TheSource Feed - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:11pm

We finally have a release date…

The Air Jordan 6 Retro High OG “wheat” is releasing soon coming coveted in the beautiful golden harvest colorway and will arrive on November 22nd. This fall we will catch a few different colorways and trendy eye-catching models set to release this fall. The 1991 Air Jordan model is featured in a “nubuck” wheat upper with a vanilla opaque outsole and midsole. Autumn shades have been a constant trend among upcoming releases.

Jordan Brand has blessed sneakerheads with a very heavy Jordan Brand holiday 2017 footwear line-up. Check out images of the Air Jordan 6 “Wheat” below. Are you excited about the Air Jordan 6 “Wheat” release?

 

Air Jordan 6 Retro

Release Date: November 22nd, 2017

$190 Color: Golden Harvest/Elemental Gold-Sail Style Code: 384664-705

 

The post The Air Jordan 6 “Wheat” Is Releasing In November appeared first on The Source.

Roc Nation Announces “Roc-a-fella” x Nike Air Force 1 Collaboration

TheSource Feed - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:09pm

The Roc is always in the building and with that being said it looks like Jigga man and his crew will be flaunting a brand new pair of kicks courtesy of the Nike family. The record company was branded back in the early 90’s by Dame Dash, Biggs and Jay-z. Roc-A-Fella records and Nike have come together to produce a Air Force 1 Low. The sneaker comes decked out in all-white with the iconic Roc-a-fella logo on the heel giving the shoe an extra retro look.

Release date info has been announced which points to the shoe releasing on November 4-5. This will be a celebration of 35 years of the Air Force 1. It’s ironic that the announcement comes directly after Hov’s release of his 13th studio album, 4:44 which dropped about a month in a half ago. Could we possibly see an appearance from the Roc Nation president himself in future events on the radar? We will keep you updated on details regarding the shoe.

Find images of the “Roc-A-Fella” x Nike Air Force 1 Collaboration below.

The post Roc Nation Announces “Roc-a-fella” x Nike Air Force 1 Collaboration appeared first on The Source.

The NBA Launches The “I’m Why” Campaign

TheSource Feed - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:08pm

As we are just a month away from tipping off into another exciting and entertaining season of basketball, the NBA is ready to introduce a new chapter of creating iconic moments.

Hoop fans, last season we witnessed the “This Is Why We Play” movement. This season, the league is proud to announce the “I’m Why” campaign. “I’m Why” showcases various elements of NBA basketball that make this game so special: players breaking records, mothers supporting their sons, a chance at an NBA Championship, fans cheering in the stands, employees working behind the scenes and more.

Ahead of the 2017-18 season, there are three new “I’m Why” spots, which consists of “Tipping Off 2017,” “Golden State’s Homecourt Advantage” and “I’m Why Mexico 2017″. These three spots are uses existing footage and documentary-style production to reveal stories of what inspires players and teams on and off the court.

Tipping Off 2017” highlights some of the most intriguing stories from the past season and the many reasons fans look forward to NBA Tip-Off, including cities coming together, record-breaking performances, crazy super-fans and memorable moments on and off the court.

Golden State’s Homecourt Advantage,” is the first of 30 unique team spots in which it tells the story of Megan, a young woman on the Golden State Warriors’ game-night staff, who is responsible for covering Oracle Arena’s 19,596 seats with gold shirts before playoff games.

I’m Why Mexico 2017” is a custom spot adapted by local agency Havas, that continues to celebrate 25 years of NBA games held in Mexico, and gets local fans excited for the Mexico City Games in December.

 Be on the look out for all three of these amazing footage on TV as we are counting down towards opening night of the 2017-2018 NBA regular season in which it begins on Oct. 17 on TNT.

The post The NBA Launches The “I’m Why” Campaign appeared first on The Source.

Watch: ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ Season 4 Teaser

TheSource Feed - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 9:06am

Are you ready for Fall TV?

How to Get Away With Murder” dropped it’s juicy season four teaser.

ABC describes the season’s highlights:

In the wake of Wes’ tragic death, Annalise returns to her family home to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, and realizes that, in order to rebuild, she must make a tough and shocking decision.

Meanwhile, “the Keating 4” all face an uncertain future while Laurel becomes obsessed with finding out what actually happened to Wes the night he died. In a flash-forward, a terrifying crime is committed and everyone is a suspect on the highly anticipated season four premiere.

The hit crime show, one of three of ABC’s “Thank God it’s Thursday” fan favorite series, returns with an episode titled, “I’m Going Away.” The synopsis reveals Professor Annalise Keating, played by outstanding Academy Award winning actress Viola Davis, will return home to try to get her life back following the death of her student Wes (Alfred Enoch).

Executive producer Pete Nowalk teased that when the season opens, viewers will find out more about Laurel’s back story, which will be revealed this season, according to The Christian Post.(Attention: Spoiler alerts upon clicking!)

The show also stars Billy Brown as Detective Nate Lahey, Jack Falahee as Connor Walsh, Aja Naomi King as Michaela Pratt, Matt McGorry as Asher Millstone, Karla Souza as Laurel Castillo, Charlie Weber as Frank Delfino, Liza Weil as Bonnie Winterbottom and Conrad Ricamora as Oliver Hampton.

“How to Get Away With Murder” season 4 premieres on Thursday, September 28 at 10:00pm/9:00pm CST.

Will you tune in?

The post Watch: ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ Season 4 Teaser appeared first on The Source.

Today In Hip Hop History: Cam’Ron Drops His Sophomore ‘S.D.E.’ Album 17 Years Ago

TheSource Feed - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 8:42am

On this date in 2000, Cam’Ron released his second album ‘Sports, Drugs And Entertainment’ on Untertainment Records, which was owned by his former manager Lance “Un” Rivera.

Originally titled The Rough, Rough, Rough Album, S.D.E. features appearances Destiny’s Child, Noreaga, Dutch & Spade, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Prodigy, Freekey Zekey, Juelz Santana, and Jim Jones, which is the infantile stages of the Dipset movement.

Tracks like “What Means The World To You” and the title track produced by world famous Harlem DJ Ron G led the album to a great reception from Cam fans, but the commercial success was on hold until the Dipset revolution.

Salute to Harlem World vet Cam’Ron, Untertainment and the rest of the crew that helped make this project a Hip Hop classic!

The post Today In Hip Hop History: Cam’Ron Drops His Sophomore ‘S.D.E.’ Album 17 Years Ago appeared first on The Source.

St. Louis Police Use #BlackLivesMatter Chant After Breaking Up Protests

TheSource Feed - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:32pm

Police officers in riot gear gathered alongside a St Louis boulevard late on Sunday night, chanting “whose street, our street”, a common refrain used by those protesting against the acquittal of a white former officer over the death of a black man, after successfully clearing the street of demonstrators and onlookers.

St Louis protests turn violent for third night over acquittal of white officer in police killing
Read more
At a news conference early on Monday, interim police chief Lawrence O’Toole said police had seized at least five weapons and said he was “proud to tell you the city of St Louis is safe and the police owned tonight”.

“We’re in control,” he said. “This is our city and we’re going to protect it.”

The chant drew criticism, however, from protesters, activists and some police officers. In a statement, Sgt Heather King, president of the Ethical Order of Police, a group founded by African American officers, said: “That chant goes against the very code of ethics we swore to abide by.

“Whether we agree with demonstrations, protests or acts of violence, it is our job to do our job free of personal bias.”

On Twitter on Monday, the group said: “We are human and we will make mistakes. We are also people who have the last word, which can be – arrest, freedom, or death. No need 2 chant.”

Hundreds of officers had mobilized after another day of peaceful protests over the acquittal of Jason Stockley in connection with the death of Anthony Lamar Smith. The protest began at the police headquarters downtown. Hundreds of people marched through downtown streets, the posh Central West End and the trendy Delmar Loop area of nearby University City.

Protesters also marched through two shopping malls in a wealthy area of St Louis County. Following the pattern of the previous days, more than 1,000 people marched peacefully for several hours. By nightfall, most had gone home.

The post St. Louis Police Use #BlackLivesMatter Chant After Breaking Up Protests appeared first on The Source.

Alec Baldwin Takes Home Emmy For His ‘Saturday Night Live’ Trump Impersonation

TheSource Feed - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 7:37pm

Actor Alec Baldwin on Sunday won the Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for his impersonation of President Trump on “Saturday Night Live.”

Baldwin, who impersonated Trump during the 2016 presidential race and following his inauguration, dedicated the award to Trump in his speech.

“At long last, Mr. President, here is your Emmy,” Baldwin said.

Trump’s show “The Apprentice” aired on NBC from 2004 to 2010, followed by the “Celebrity Apprentice” spinoff. During that time, the show was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program twice, losing both times to “The Amazing Race.”

Baldwin has played Trump interacting with a shirtless Vladimir Putin, answering questions at his first press conference in months and debating Democratic Hillary Clinton.

His Trump impersonation has caused the president to more than once tweet his anger at the show. In mid-January, Trump tweeted that “SNL” was the “worst of NBC.”

Baldwin, a vocal Trump opponent, has said “SNL” has a responsibility to mock the commander in chief.

The post Alec Baldwin Takes Home Emmy For His ‘Saturday Night Live’ Trump Impersonation appeared first on The Source.

Kodak Black Turns Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” Into “Kodak Orange”

TheSource Feed - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:54pm

Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” was undoubtedly a 2017 Summer anthem. Normally when a song is that big, other artists make their own remixes to it but that wasn’t the case for Cardi’s No. 2 hit. Nevertheless, the song still bumps and didn’t need a remix except for this one.

There was a leak of the Project Baby’s “Kodak Orange”. Technically he’s remixing Cardi’s song, but kind of remixing his own song “No Flocking”, which was an inspiration for “Bodak Yellow”. Cardi heated up the Summer with Kodak’s flow, but Kodak isn’t beefing about it and actually has mad love for the Bronx femcee.

You know why I fuck with Cardi B? Because they be thinkin’ both of us crazy and shit,” he says at the beginning of the song. “This sound like some ‘Bodak Orange’ shit, some ‘Kodak Orange’ shit.

Give “Kodak Orange” a spin up top.

The post Kodak Black Turns Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” Into “Kodak Orange” appeared first on The Source.

NBA 2K18 Producer Rob Jones Debunks NBA 2K Free Agency Curse

TheSource Feed - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:54pm

Everybody’s a conspiracy theorist; even video game players.

Remember when everybody said that EA Sports’ Madden Football had a curse on it’s cover athletes?

For example, last year, the New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski was Madden’s cover athlete. Gronk underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk, and was placed on injured reserve on December 3, 2016.

Brett Favre was on the cover of Madden’s 2009 game. He decided he wanted to retire as a member of the Green Bay Packers. He later decided that he wanted to return and signed with the New York Jets. While with ‘gang green’ he sustained a right shoulder injury.

Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was Madden’s 2005 game. Hiis season was cut short that year by a groin injury that sent him to the injured reserve list for the remainder of the season

The NBA 2K franchise has coincidences too except not with injuries. Their calling card is with free agency. Most recently, Kyrie Irving, an NBA champ with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016 is now a member of the Boston Celtics. NBA 2K18 had been promoting Irving as the game’s cover athlete, donning Cavs garb.

This is the first time that a player on NBA 2K has been traded before a game has been released, but it’s not the first time conspiracy theorists have put together their theory.

It all started in NBA 2K14 when LeBron James left the Miami Heat to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014. The following year Kevin Durant graces NBA 2K15 and goes to the Golden State Warriors in 2016. Paul George lands on NBA 2K17’s cover and heads over to the Oklahoma City Thunder this summer. “I think it’s coincidental first of all,” NBA 2K’s senior producer, Rob Jones told Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson on Scoop B Radio.

Click here to listen to the interview in its entirety.

“Secondly I think that free agency in the NBA as we know it has changed dramatically over the last three years and I think you’re going to see more of it.”

Jones thinks that the trend will continue and he likes the real life attention that it brings. “We just happen to be picking the guys who have the most to gain by leaving. For whatever reason they are making these choices, so it’s not a curse. It’s just that the ‘loyalty’ aspect is just no longer the way I came up on it. So I think you’re going to see more players making these choices to go to different teams every year.”

The post NBA 2K18 Producer Rob Jones Debunks NBA 2K Free Agency Curse appeared first on The Source.

Pages