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Teacher Arrested For Asking Why Superintendent Is Getting A Raise

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 1:00pm

A Vermilion Parish middle school teacher was removed and subsequently arrested after speaking out during a school board meeting Monday night. The actions have sparked international outrage on social media and have inspired alleged death threats against members of the school board.

During the meeting, the board voted to renew Superintendent Jerome Puyau’s contract for three years, while also giving him a pay raise.

Deyshia Hargrave, an English teacher at Rene Rost Middle School, addressed the school board during the public comment portion of the meeting, speaking out against the pay raises.

“A superintendent, or any person in a position of leadership getting any type of raise, I feel like is a slap in the face to all the teachers, cafeteria workers, and other support staff we have,” Hargrave told the board.

See what happens next…

Everyone from the superintendent to the resource officer who arrested her has received death threats and shows like CBS’ The Talk weighed in on the occurrence.

“She wasn’t being violent,” said Sharon Osbourne. “She wasn’t lashing out at anybody.”

“And she was speaking her mind during the public comments portion of the meeting,” Julie Chen added.

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Kevin Gates Has Been Released From Prison

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:43pm

After over several months in prison, New Orleans rapper Kevin Gates is a free man. Gates was released this morning (Wednesday, Jan 10) from the East Moline Correctional Center. The release of Gates is via parole.

Originally given a 30-month prison sentence for a felony gun possession, Gates only served nine months behind bars. As written here, Gates already has plans to mentor troubled youth. Gates’ goal is to make sure the teens he potentially mentors don’t go down the same path he did.

Gates tweeted this photo after his release this morning.

pic.twitter.com/jRIhFIyiNr

— Kevin Gates (@iamkevingates) January 10, 2018

Some conditions for Gates to follow is to not own any firearms and to be under mandatory supervision.

 

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Today In Hip Hop History: Smif N Wessun Drops ‘Dah Shinin’ 23 Years Ago

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:34pm

On this date in 1995, Steele and Tek aka Smif N Wessun of the legendary Boot Camp Clik release their debut album Dah Shinin’ on the ultra-indie imprint, Wreck Records.

This was also the sophomore effort of the Boot Camp Clik, which exposed the skills of more of the artists that were heard on Black Moon’s debut project, Enta Da Stage. Tracks such as “Cession at da Doghillee” and “Sound Bwoy Bureill” introduced members of Heltah Skeltah, the duo that included the late Sean Price, as well as the Originoo Gunn Clappaz(O.G.C.), which completed the epic Brooklyn rap collective.

With in-house production courtesy of Da Beatminerz, the Roy Ayers’ Ubiquity-esque feel that was captured on the album’s cover can definitely be felt through the verses over the haunting tracks. Even though the album never reached gold status in terms of sales, Dah Shinin’ is undoubtedly one of the albums that defines its era.

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Warren Buffett On Bitcoin: It Will Definitely Come To A Bad Ending

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 11:42am

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett isn’t joining in on the bitcoin craze.

“I can say almost with certainty that they will come to a bad ending,” the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said of cryptocurrencies in an interview with CNBC on Wednesday, Jan. 10.

“If I could buy a five-year put on every one of the cryptocurrencies I would be glad to do it,” Buffett said. “But I would never short a dime’s worth.”

Buffett clarified that he’s not interested in getting into the futures market for bitcoin, which launched on Cboe Global Markets and CME Group Inc. last month.

“I get in enough trouble with things I know something about,” Buffett said. “Why in the world should I take a long or short position on something I don’t know anything about?”

Buffett previously called bitcoin a “mirage” in 2014. He’s joined in his skepticism by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM – Get Report) CEO Jamie Dimon, who called bitcoin a “fraud” in October. While Dimon scaled back his criticism some he still remains uninterested in piling in on the cryptocurrency.

Buffett’s second-in-command at Berkshire, Charlie Munger, agreed with Buffett, too. In the same CNBC interview, Munger said bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were, in fact, bubbles.

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“B***h Stole My Seat!”: Meryl Streep Talks Mariah Carey With Jimmy Kimmel

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:36am

Words by Nick Slay

Meryl Streep shows she has a quirky sense of humor while taking a fun jab at Mariah Carey.

For those of us that grew up on Mariah Carey, she undisputedly holds the ‘Diva’ crown in the music industry. So when Meryl Streep called out the VH1 Divas, we all gave pause and took notice. While on a recent episode of the popular late night show Jimmy Kimmel Live, Streep spills the beans on the rumor that the “Honey” singer hijacked her seat! Adding with characteristic wit and staging to the audience and turning to the crowd with swag and bravado, for a big laugh,

“B***h stole my seat!”

The Post star continued:

“I come over and you know there she was next to Spielberg sucking up, [motioning that it’s her seat with a thumbs up and click]”

For Streep it was all love, as Mariah Carey apologized saying they made her quickly take a seat.

Meryl Streep explained they do these big countdowns between brakes, so you have no choice to immediately sit down when filming of the broadcast resumes. Kimmel compared it one big game of musical chairs as Streep blushed and the audience roared in laughter. It seems like there was no shade intended, the former 2x Golden Globe Award winner  just took the opportunity to make light of the situation. Some people are trying to turn this into a race issue or lack of women’s solidarity in the wake of the aptly named ‘Oprah for 2020’ speech.

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Ty Dolla $ign Tells Fuse TV He’s Not a Rapper and Promotes New Tour

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:16am

Words by Roman White

Ty Dolla $ign wants everyone to know that he is not a rapper.

The South Los Angeles based artist sat down with Fuse TV as he gears up for his Don’t Judge Me tour, named after the Swae Lee and Future assisted track from his Beach House 3 album that released in October. The Atlantic Records artists says:

“I don’t rap… There’s not one song that you can point out where I’m rapping. It’s like I always been melodic, but this time I wanted to go super hard with the melodies and show people it’s the singer.”

Ty Dolla $ign detailed a night where he attended a Knicks game and on the Jumbotron was his face on camera with a lower third graphic that read “Ty Dolla Sign, Rapper” and the singer was upset. There is no doubt what his role is on the new Beach House album which debuted at number 11 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Throughout all 20 tracks Dolla Sign flows melodically without spitting any bars.

Ty Dolla $ign came up as not only a singer but as a record producer. He produced YG’s first hit song “Toot it and Boot it,” which opened the door for YG to sign with Jeezy’s CTE record label. Dolla is even responsible for DJ Mustard transitioning into production after having only had experience as a DJ. Mustard has said that Ty gave him his first sound kit to really get him started with producing. Mustard and YG eventually got on their Snoop and Dre type grind and created a sound that became desired all throughout hip-hop and even in pop music.

Ty Dolla $ign also told Fuse that his new tour will be different. Ty insists that he has altered his expected performance from it being a constant party-like atmosphere to something more intimate and meaningful. The tour is set to kick off in Sacramento, California February 23rd.

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13 Killed After Torrential Rains Send Mudslides Into Southern California Neighborhoods

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:09am

Words by Leslie Monet

California residents can’t seem to catch a break from mother nature as she rips through Santa Barbara county, only this time instead of killer wildfires, flood waters turned scorched soil into torrential mudslides.

Rescue teams from the Coast Guard and the Santa Barbara County Fire Department were challenged yet again to brave natural disaster. Among those fortunate enough to be found so far were a young boy who was thrown hundreds of yards by the cement-like mud and an unidentified 14-year-old girl who was trapped under debris of her home that was heaved from it’s foundation. Her reaction, caught by local news, was that of utter shock of her retrieval, as she stated,

“I thought I was dead there for a minute.”

Although officials called for a mandatory evacuation, only 10 to 15 percent of them took heed. Of the area’s most tragically impacted by death tolls, was Montecito a wealthy enclave just northwest of Los Angeles and home to about 9,000 including Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres and Rob Lowe. With the area having survived the largest wildfire ever recorded just last month, this horrific event puts salt on an open wound.

A record-breaking $306 billion in damages was recorded after hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria devastated the United States, exceeding totals of $215 billion after Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005. Scientists are attributing the major catastrophes in part to climate change. With the wildfires still lingering in the deep of California’s forests and 4.5 magnitude earthquake hitting off the coast a couple days ago, we could only hope this series of storms and quakes withdraws itself from largely populated locations.

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Curren$y Announces Release Date for Back at Burnie’s Album

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 9:52am

Words by Roman White

Curren$y is dropping some new heat on us this spring. The New Orleans rapper announced that he’ll be releasing his ninth studio album, Back at Burnie’s a sequel to his 2011 album ‘Weekend at Burnie’s.’

Spitta Andretti will be collaborating with Monsta Beats, who is the same producer from part one of the Burnie series. The Hot Spitta posted on Instagram the Forty FPS designed cover art to the new album which is scheduled to release on March 16. “#backatburnies @therealmonstabeatz @fortyfps March 16th,” read the Instagram caption.

#backatburnies @therealmonstabeatz @fortyfps March 16th.

A post shared by spitta_andretti (@spitta_andretti) on Jan 9, 2018 at 11:03am PST

The original project brought features from Fiend, Young Roddy and Trademark da Skydiver who has since left Curren$y’s Jet Life Recordings independent label to pursue other ventures. Trademark claims that the two New Orleans MCs are still cool so it’d be interesting to see if Curren$y taps the same artists for part two of the Burnie projects.

Curren$y’s last album was part 3 to the Pilot Talk series. The album sold for $100 but was available for free streaming online, a marketing strategy similar to what Nipsey Hussle did with his Crenshaw album.

Spitta’s most recent project was a six-track joint effort with producer Lex Luger titled, The Motivational EP. Since the late September release of the EP, Curren$y has dropped two records with Monsta Beats which will most likely be featured on the upcoming album. The first single was released on December 20 — a track titled “Old Range” and then just over a week later the former Young Money artist followed it up with “Moonlight” tapping Jet Life artists Young Roddy and Cornerboy P as guest features.

Curren$y has always been the picture of consistency seeming to always have a new project ready to drop whether it be a full length album or a collaborative EP with a rapper or producer he has a good relationship with. This will be the rapper/stoner’s first album since marijuana was legalized recreationally in eight states and the District of Columbia – so new stoners in any of the green approved states may have an album to ride out to the right way.

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Michael Blackson to Host First Ever ‘BET Social Awards’

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 9:50am

Awards season is in full effect and BET has added another event to the celebrity-crazed season.

Om January 9, BET announced the “Social Awards,” the first of it’s kind, hosted by comedian and actor Michael Blackson. The event will celebrate the very best- and worst, in social media over the past year. The event, executive produced by Mike Epps (Friday After Next, All About the Benjamin’s,) will highlight your favorite celebrity follows, the biggest memes, hashtags and trends of the year. The one-hour live event will cover all of the most memorable and talked about social media moments that flooded 2017 timelines.

Actor Michael Blackson, also known as “The African King of Comedy,” will host the first ever “BET Social Awards” on February 11.

Keeping true to the “social” theme, winners are determined based on fan’s votes, casted on BET.COM/SOCIAL.  Viewers select the five (5) nominees that should make it to the final round for consideration and potentially taking the title in categories such as “Clapback,” “Social Hustle” and more. First round of voting closes Sunday, January 21 at 6 PM EST. The second round of voting featuring the top (5) nominees chosen in the online voting categories opens on Tuesday, January 23 at Noon EST.

Categories include:

CLAPBACK:
If you troll, they’re trolling back! Internet beef is nothing new, but when these nominees let loose, the whole world notices. From clever reads to snatching edges, these nominees are known to put people back in their place. Whose clapback game was the strongest?

  • Christy Teigen
  • Remy Ma
  • Maxine Waters
  • Angela Rye
  • Sharon Reed
  • Amanda Seales
  • Jess Hillarious
  • Erykah Badu
  • Michael Rapaport
  • Rihanna

BEST PODCAST:
Pop in your headphones, you’re in for a treat. These podcasts are the voice of the people, and we want to know which one is your favorite!

  • The Drink Champs
  • The Bodega Boys
  • Rap Radar with Elliott Wilson
  • The Read
  • Two Dope Queens
  • Joe Budden
  • Pod Save The People
  • The Brilliant Idiots
  • Another Round
  • On One With Angela Rye

MOOD AF:
Let’s celebrate the memes and gifs that came out of nowhere, took over our timelines and showcased clever moods, shade and subs we didn’t even know we needed.

  • Roll Safe
  • Salt Bae
  • Meryl Streep Singing
  • Diddy Met Gala
  • Issa Rae “I’m Rooting For Everybody Black”
  • Real House Wives Of Atlanta “Who said that”
  • Michael Jordan Crying

BAEWATCH:
These power couples epitomize #relationshipgoals and we’re here for it! Rep your favorite couple and vote below!

  • Gucci & Keyshia Kaoir
  • Teyana & Iman
  • Beyonce & Jay Z
  • Cardi B & OffSet
  • Remy Ma & Papoose
  • Russell Wilson & Ciara

Click here for the complete list of nominees and click here to cast your vote!

“THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS” will premiere live Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 10 P.M./7 P.M. ET/PT.

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G-Eazy Cuts Ties With H&M Over Racist Ad

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 9:33am

The dimes continue to drop for H&M after Monday’s scandal.

The Swedish clothing brand attempted to appropriate a black child wearing a “coolest monkey in the jungle” hoodie. The action led to much disappointment and backlash from the masses. Social media flew into outrage. Since then many have called to boycott the retail company. Although H&M issued an apology, to no avail, it did not stop the continuation of harsh criticism, from various sources to continue; and rightfully so. The Weeknd terminated his relationship with H&M on Monday. He is not the last to do so.

G-Eazy recently began collaborating with H&M in December. That relationship was short lived, because he ended his endorsement deal with them on Tuesday. The Bay Area rapper released a statement via social media.

“Whether an oblivious oversight or not, it’s truly sad and disturbing that in 2018, something so racially and culturally insensitive could pass by the eyes of so many (stylist, photographer, creative and marketing teams) and be deemed acceptable. “

Similar to the “No Limit” rapper, a number of people could not fathom the lack of awareness amongst creatives. He goes on to call for more diverse and aware companies to prevent such situations from occurring again.

“I hope that this situation will serve as the wake up call that H&M and other companies need to get on track and become racially and culturally aware, as well as more diverse at every level. “

Charlamagne tha God, of the number one, morning radio show in the country, The Breakfast Club, crowned H&M with the first Donkey of the Day, for 2018.. For those who are unfamiliar with Donkey of the Day, the radio personality uses this segment to “give people the credit they deserve for being stupid.”

The underlying issue is not carelessness or stupidity, but a lack of awareness and diversity in a work place, to allow such bigotry on their website.  Continue to follow us for the aftermath to this story.

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‘Living Single’ Will Be Streaming on Hulu Starting Thursday

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 9:26am

“It’s a 90s kind of world,” again!

Regine’s confidence and style, Max’s wit and humor, Synclaire’s ‘woo woo woo’ optimism, and Khadijah’s cool, was what made up the lovely ladies of Living Single. Residing in a Brooklyn brownstone, Khadijah James (Queen Latifah) and Synclaire James (Kim Coles), both cousins, and Regine Hunter (Kim Fields), Khadijah’s childhood friend, were roommates navigating life as young black professionals alongside their frequent visiting friend Maxine “Max” Shaw (Erika Alexander) and neighbors Kyle Barker (T.C. Carson) and Overton Jones (John Henton). Whether Khadijah was running her magazine Flavor with the help of Synclaire, who was often cuddled up with her honey Obie, or secret lovebirds Kyle and Max were exchanging insults with one another, the Living Single crew always had each other’s back. And starting on Thursday, January 11, Hulu will be streaming all five season of the classic 90’s sitcom. Hulu announced the exciting news on Twitter on Tuesday night.

It's a '90s kind of world. Again. Living Single, the entire series, streams January 11, only on Hulu. pic.twitter.com/yCaVxRzR31

— hulu (@hulu) January 10, 2018

In early 2017, Queen Latifah appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, and mentioned that a revival of Living Single was in the works, stating “it’s not there yet, but like hopefully we can get it happening.”  She also discussed how the show paved the way and inspired the hit show, Friends. 

Are you ready to binge watch Living Single?

 

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Tom Brady Shows The World How He Is Fighting Father Time In New Facebook Watch Series

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 9:11am

Tom Brady is winning his battle with father time and now wants to show the world a glimpse into his strategy.

The New England Patriots quarterback is starting his own show on Facebook Watch, the social network’s big effort to build a video hub. The show, called “Tom vs Time,” promises to go behind the scenes with the aging quarterback to show how he works out and eats to keep playing, a source of debate lately among NFL fans.

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“What are you willing to do and what are you willing to give up to be the best you can be?” – Tom Brady Follow the new series Tom vs Time. Coming soon, only on Facebook Watch.

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“Tom vs Time” will also offer a peek into Brady’s life off the field as he raises his children with his wife Gisele Bündchen, who makes a cameo in the first teaser for the upcoming series.

“I have thought for many years how cool it would be to show fans other aspects of my life and interact with them in a different way,” Brady said in a release. “I have been a part of features in magazines, newspapers and TV shows, but I’ve never tried anything like what we decided to do with this docu-series. I hope fans enjoy seeing what we captured.”

Brady isn’t one to share much of anything with the public, so that alone will make this series a must watch. The series could also serve as an infomercial to his TB12 workout system. Either way, it makes for great marketing.

 

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Taraji P. Henson to Produce And Star in Film About Emmett Till’s Life

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 9:08am

Taraji P. Henson confirmed in an interview on January 9th, that she will starring in, as well as producing a film about the life and murder of  Emmett Till. Taraji told Global Grind.

“We don’t have a start date yet, but the deal has definitely been done. That’s one project that I’ve been passionate about since Trayvon Martin was murdered. John Singleton will helm the film.”

It has been rumored for a while that the collaboration between Taraji and Singleton was likely to happen. The project was first mentioned in a February 2017 Vanity Fair round- up of other Till- centric projects in the works. In the film, Henson will portray Mamie Till- Mobley who famously chose to give her son, Emmett an open casket funeral after he was lynched by J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant. Photographic evidence of the violence that the White supremacists inflicted on African Americans were published and shared world wide from Jet magazine and The Chicago Reader.

This is huge for Taraji; with her huge success from shows and movies like Empire, Think Like a Man, and Hidden Figures. This next project is sure to get the public’s interest as audiences prepare to see her in her latest project, Proud Mary.

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H&M Issues Apology For Offensive Racist ‘Coolest Monkey’ Hoodie Ad Featuring Black Child

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 6:04am

On Sunday evening (Jan 7.) social media went abrupt over an advertisement by Swedish based retailer H&M which featured a young black boy in a green hoodie with a slogan that read “coolest monkey in the jungle.”

The advertisement was found to be severely racist upon the identity of the black race, especially since two other hoodies from the same line, one with the slogan “survival expert” and another with a collage of animals were modeled by white children.

H&M issued an apology on Tuesday (Jan. 9) admitting that they have fallen short in the department of promoting diversity due to their inability to be conscious of all racial and cultural discernment.

“We agree with all the criticism that this has generated – we have got this wrong and we agree that, even if unintentional, passive or casual racism needs to be eradicated wherever it exists. We appreciate the support of those who have seen that our product and promotion were not intended to cause offence but, as a global brand, we have a responsibility to be aware of and attuned to all racial and cultural sensitivities – and we have not lived up to this responsibility this time.”

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— H&M (@hm) January 9, 2018

The “coolest monkey in the jungle” hoodie was featured on the British version of H&M’s online store. According to the Swedish retailer, the hoodie has since been removed and will be converted into reusable material. Perhaps, to design a more appropriate product.

“We have taken down the image and we have removed the garment in question from sale. It will be recycled.”

Musicians G-Eazy and The Weeknd who both garnered endorsement deals with the retailer have publicly ended their partnerships due to the incident. Nicki Minaj, who currently has a partnership with the brand and appeared in recent ads, has yet to speak out on the matter and fans have put the “No Frauds” rapper under pressure to do so.

I’m just wondering when @NICKIMINAJ is pulling her support as well from H&M..

— ninafitlifestyle (@Ninafitlifestyl) January 9, 2018

Actor Jesse Williams, who gained mass acclaim from the black community after his speech at the 2016 BET Awards, where he denounced racism, starred in H&M’s recent holiday campaign with Nicki Minaj, and spoke out against the brand on Instagram, labeling the incident as a “pathetic excuse for corporate behavior and [ir]responsibility.”

Just getting back from vacation to see this pathetic excuse for corporate behavior and [ir]responsibility. Last year I chose to do a holiday campaign w/ @HM specifically because it centered women and girls as imaginative doers; because it centered an intelligent dark skinned girl w/ natural hair as protagonist; because it featured a loving, creative, working class black family. And then, here they come with this bullshit… These offenses are more about the makeup of the rooms where they happen, than the items they produce. There is a concentration of power, committed to exclusion, whether casual, accidental or conscious. The collateral damage of this corporate, colonial mind-state occurs several times a year, and it’s predictable the world over, like the seasons, so when i laid eyes on it, my initial reaction was neither shock nor anger. It was boredom. This old world, white power, failing-upward culture of reckless trampling that repeatedly exposes itself, is boring already. Aren’t you bored? Aren’t you bored watching mediocre, incurious & consequently destructive people waltz through your life, shepherded into positions of power, further choking off opportunity for the actually talented, curious & decent among us? It’s a truly desperate and bizarre ritual we’ve become conditioned to. A ritual that WILL go the way of the confederate flag: A relic of a destructive juvenile “civilization,” disguised as harmless tradition. End relationships with your abusers. Make room for yourselves. #BuyBlack‬ #BuyResponsibly #Make

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The pressure is now on Nicki Minaj. Barbz have spent the last month flooding the retailer for the Queens rapper’s merch and now find themselves in a stuck position between giving their money to a now reputably racist brand and supporting their favorite rapper. Despite the apology, those who are true advocates for racial justice will refrain from supporting the brand. Perhaps, Minaj may speak out in the brand’s defense due gaining satisfaction from the “unequivocal apology” issued by the brand. Or, she may not. H&M claims to incident was “accidental in nature,” but vowed to take the issue seriously.

 

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BONNAROO RELEASES LINEUP FEATURING: EMINEM, THE KILLERS, MUSE & MORE

TheSource Feed - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 10:01pm

Bonnaroo who has just released their lineup for 2018 and once again we’re subject to a familiar trio of headliners in Eminem, The Killers, and Muse. The camping festival which takes place in Manchester, Tennessee from June 7th to June 10th, also boasts the biggest electronic lineup out of all of the festival lineups release thus far in the year.

Bassnectar and Kaskade occupy familiar territory in the first two lines, but joining them up at the front are artists including Virtual Self, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Chromeo, Carnage, and Alison Wonderland. Not to fear there, because there’s plenty more to speak of with Gryffin, What So Not, Kayzo, Slander, Big Wild, Shiba San, Snakehips, Mr Carmack, Valentino Khan, K?D, Chris Lake, Space Jesus, Said The Sky, Elohim, Melvv, Loudpvck, DROELOE, and Taska Black all on the bill, as well. In fact, there are also two special b2b sets billed: Billy Kenny b2b Mija (something we never saw coming) and Boogie T b2b Squinto. There’s a definitely a diverse selection of electronic music here, not to speak of the other genres represented, which might just make this lineup the best overall released thus far in the year!

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10AM ET here starting at $299.5 plus fees for a 4-day GA pass.

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Trump Addresses The Possibility Of Oprah Running For President

TheSource Feed - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 3:25pm

Trump is never afraid to throw shade so it’s no surprise that he clapped back at the idea of ‘Oprah 2020’.

Recently, Oprah blew the world away with her Golden Globe acceptance speech sparking the idea that she might be the next ray of hope the United States desperately needs. Being the renaissance woman that she is, Oprah has earned the respect and trust of a good portion of the American public. However, it’s no surprise Trump is not a part of that equation.

In an interview, Trump was asked how he felt about Oprah running for President in 2020. He bluntly stated “yeah I’ll beat Oprah” arms crossed not looking the least bit concerned leaving the impression that he’s either unbothered or extremely bothered.

The Oprah presidency rumors started circulating after she eloquently stated, “A new day is on the horizon”. That single statement was enough for people everywhere to grapple with the fact that politics could yet another arena that Oprah could dominate in.

Whether the speculations are true or not, it’s safe to say that Oprah will succeed in the political arena without Trump’s blessing. NBC tweeted a photo showing a smiling Oprah with the caption, “Nothing But Respect For Our Future President”, showing how Trump’s disapproval rating could soon come to bite him in the behind.

We won’t know for-sure what Oprah has up her sleeve for 2020, but one dream in the meantime right?

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Rapsody Releases New TIDAL Exclusive Documentary ‘Where Flowers Bloom’

TheSource Feed - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 5:26pm

Rapsody‘s Laila’s Wisdom was rightfully nominated for 2-Grammy awards. In a new TIDAL documentary, she details the making of said masterpiece and gives us an exclusive look into her life, her background, and everything and everybody who has influenced her artistry and the great success she’s achieving today.

The inspiration behind the album title, Laila’s Wisdom came from Rapsody’s grandmother. She explained how every time she would call or visit her grandmother her grandmother would always say, “You came to give grandmother her flowers.”

Rapsody went on to explain —

“You give flowers to people in the sense of not physical flowers. Flowers as in your time your love your energy. That what I want to do with the music. I want to give the world flowers. I want to give these little girl flowers. In the sense that I want to inspire them. I want to give them confidence. I want to give them love and teach them how to love themselves.”

The documentary shares perspectives from Rapsody’s brother, mother, aunt and uncle, as well as features from music moguls Jay Electronica, Young Guru, 9th Wonder and a multitude of producers who have been granted the opportunity to work with her and indulge in her contagious energy.

The full documentary can be watched on TIDAL here.

 

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Times Up: Oprah Recognizes The Mother of The #MeToo Movement Recy Taylor at Golden Globes

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Imagine, the year is 1944.

You are a 24 year-old Black woman living in Abbeville, Alabama. You’re a young mother walking home from church and your aim is to return home so that you may execute your maternal and wifely duties for a family that you love, and they love you. The day seems lovely, as  you have just finished praising The Lord with “good” folk who believe that despite whatever is going on in the world, The Lord has them covered. But sometimes, even while The Lord has you covered, the devil slips in.

In route home, you are suddenly kidnapped by six armed white men. While you are in their captivity, they brutally gang-rape you and then leave you blindfolded on the side of the road. When you finally return home, the next night your home is firebombed as a warning for you to let well enough be. At least you’re was alive, right? Horrible, huh?

Well imagine this…

You spend the rest of your young life seeking justice, even working with a young Rosa Parks who served as an investigator for the NAACP in efforts to bring attention to this vicious attack. Days turn into months and months become years. Before you know it, your youth fades away.  As your come to terms with the fact–your attackers never faced justice.

Then, imagine…

After reaching the ripe age of 91 and finally the state acknowledges you as a victim of sexual violence. Well past the statute of limitations, a formalized apology, citing the state’s failure to prosecute “as morally abhorrent and repugnant.” This your only form of justice.

You can’t imagine this.

But Mrs. Recy Taylor not only lived this, but survived it. Taylor would go on to use her story as a testament that one could overcome of sexual violence and never give up her voice. She lived to be 97, before passing away 10 days ago, on December 28, 2017.  She is the mother of the #MeToo movement.

Last night at the Golden Globe Awards, dressed in black, Oprah Winfrey spoke openly to the world.

Taking the stage to accept the Cecil B. DeMille Award, an honor which highlights outstanding contributions to entertainment. Still, Oprah used her acceptance speech to appeal to broader social issues.

Standing before the audience, who also dressed in black–to stand united with Hollywood’s #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns against sexual violence and misconduct. Oprah highlighted the struggle of Mrs. Taylor:

 Recy Taylor died ten days ago, just shy of her 98th birthday. She lived, as we all have lived, too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men. For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up.

And I just hope — I just hope that Recy Taylor died knowing that her truth, like the truth of so many other women who were tormented in those years, and even now tormented, goes marching on.

The #MeeToo movement was created by Tarana Burke 20 years ago in 1997 (way before Alyssa Milano ever used the hashtag and it went viral). Burke while mentoring a 13-year-old girl who had been sexually abused, decided to create a safe space for women like herself women who had experienced sexual violence. Her belief was that no sister should ever feel alone. In 2017, the #MeToo movement took on a new momentum and has been embraced by both men and women.

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Quavo Takes Away Bragging Rights After Beating Shareef O’Neal in Pick-Up Game

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We’re starting to realize Quavo is a Jack-of-All-Trades and a master of — ALL.

If for some reason rapping doesn’t work out for Quavo which is really quite impossible to envision, he could definitely make basketball his next career.

Competing with the best of them, Quavo ran it back again for the third time in a pick-up game in Los Angeles with Shaq’s son, Shareef O’Neal, and Ron Artest III.

From the skills displayed, we can definitely see Quavo playing the point guard position with his impressive court vision, passing ability, and an even better shot behind the three point line. Although this is the third time the three have played together, Quavo and Ron Artest III can walk away with the bragging rights until the next run.

Watch the full pick-up game video below.

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Jaguars’ Yannick Nhakoue Says Bills’ Richie Incognito Used Racial Slurs During Playoff Game

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In an ugly NFL playoff game, the Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Buffalo Bills 10-3, advancing to the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs where they’ll take on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

After the game, Jaguars’ defensive end Yannick Nhakoue  claimed Bills’ Richie Incognito was using racist slurs during the game.

Ngakoue said on Twitter that a Bills player wearing No. 64 was “goin[g] to come harder than some weak racist slurs.”

Great win to day! And 64, you goin have to come harder than some weak racist slurs. I’m proud of my African heritage, as are 70% of the other Black players in this league. #Iaintjonathanmartin!

— YANNICK NGAKOUE! (@YannGetSacks91) January 8, 2018

In wake of Ngakoue’s allegations, Bills lineman Dion Dawkins came to Incognito’s defense with a tweet of his own.

Just for the world to know, everyone always tryna put some bad thing on @68INCOGNITO i was next to my guy the entire game and the entire season and believe me, if he was saying some racist stuff I would have been the first to let him know that was out of line. Cut The BS

— Dion Dawkins (@DDawkins66) January 8, 2018

It would not be the first time Incognito has been accused of being racist. The Jonathan Martin saga has been well-documented but he also reportedly once called Warren Sapp the N-word during a game. He was also filmed using the N-word during a profane rant.

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