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Jeezy Covers The Source Magazine
Jeezy’s latest album ‘Seen It All’ hit the streets and online yesterday and to accompany the release he’s on the cover of this month’s issue of ‘The Source’. The rappers talks about a number of topics during his interview with the publication including: being a gangsta rapper in 2014, his thoughts on Ferguson and he even talks about auditioning to be Tupac on Broadway (which I didn’t know he did).
Source: The Source
The Cowboys To Add Michael Sam To Practice Squad
On Saturday Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, was released from the St. Louis Rams’ on ‘football decision’ grounds. According to reports the Cowboys have called Sam and pending his passing of a physical- he will be signed to the practice team. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said that the team called up some current members to get their thoughts on signing Sam. The reactions were “if he can help the team, sign him.” Cowboys need a stronger defense from I’m reading so this may be a good fit for him and he was the SEC Defensive Player Of The Year. He is taking the physical today. Sam spoke on the news by saying, “It's been a roller coaster this past week but I'm happy where I'm at now…I'm just looking forward to being a Cowboy, my focus is on making the team…. It has all happened so quickly, but it's exciting, I just wanna get back to playing football you know…I haven't had chance to speak to any of my family yet, not even my mom, but I will. I never followed the Cowboys growing up because I never had a team. I am a fan of defenses and Dallas need some help, that's why I'm going.” As of Sunday, all of Sam’s waivers were cleared and he is free to sign with any team.
ISIS Allegedly Beheads Another American Journalist
Two weeks after American journalist James Foley was beheaded by the militant Islamic state group ISIS, another video has emerged depicting the beheading of yet another journalist. When Foley was murdered the militants threatened to kill again if the US did not stop its bombings of ISIS targets. Yesterday video surfaced of Steven Sotloff being beheaded. The same man who killed Foley is believed to have killed Sotloff and said, “Just as your missiles continue to strike our people, our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.” Sotloff was a freelance contributor for TIME and Foreign Policy and was kidnapped back in 2013 while reporting on the civil war in Syria. TIME’s editor released this statement, “Steven was a valued contributor to Time and other news organizations, and he gave his life so readers would have access to information from some of the most dangerous places in the world.” ISIS is believed to be holding several more journalists in captivity.
The authenticity of the video is currently being verified.
Negrophobia: Michael Brown, Eric Garner, And America’s Fear Of Black People'
Brandon Hill, a junior at Stanford University, wrote a thought provoking piece for TIME on the topic of Negrophobia. Hill starts off by describing a phobia as “an extreme aversion embedded into our psyches, activated when we come face to face with the thing we fear.” For him, spiders give him this phobia but he explains how people can be a trigger for this same kind of fear. He describes how black men are the group of people most feared by white adults which leads to “negrophobia: the unjustified fear of black people.” He uses Mike Brown, Eric Garner, John Crawford and Ezell Ford. Similar to how we will kill a spider out of fear, police officers have been eliminating black men. Hill calls negrophobia a system of oppression that keeps blacks in the ghetto with militarized police forces, under bad schools and in prison. Then he asks people to get over their phobia and love other people.
Read the full article HERE
VH1 To Air Documentary On ATL Music
Last night VH1 took a deep dive into the rap game. The network released a 90 minute documentary titled “ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta’s Rise in the Rap Game”. The project featured artists like Ludacris, Usher, T.I., Future, Lil Jon, and Jeezy who told their stories and talked about how Atlanta has evolved into the epicenter of hip hop. If you missed the premiere last night it’ll be on again today at 11AM and Friday at 2:45AM.
Check out some clips HERE
Home Depot Has Possible Credit Card Breach
Home Depot is the latest store to have a credit card data breach. The home improvement retailer has revealed that it is working with banks and law enforcement to investigate “unusual activity”. A spokeswoman for the chain said, “Protecting our customers' information is something we take extremely seriously, and we are aggressively gathering facts at this point while working to protect customers” – no further elaboration on the situation was given. Security experts report that if this breach is legit it could be bigger than Target’s- which had 40 million accounts compromised over a 3 week period.
4 New Meek Mill Tracks Debut
Yesterday four brand new Meek Mill tracks made their way to the internet. The tracks titled “Stuntin’,” “Get Clapped,” “Gettin’ Money” and “Am I Wrong” are all expected to appear on his upcoming album ‘Dreams Worth More Than Money’. A week after revealing the 9/9/14 release date for the project Meek was arrested and detained on parole violation charges. Amid speculation that the album release would be pushed back a rep for Atlantic Records has allegedly said that the release date has not been changed. Listen to the songs HERE
Joan Rivers is Still on Life Support
Comedienne Joan Rivers is still on life support. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, issued a statement Tuesday that read, "On behalf of my mother and our family, we are extremely grateful for all the love and support we've received . . . At this time she does remain on life support." She added, "I know my mother would be overwhelmed by the continued outpouring of kindness and I want to thank everyone for keeping us in their prayers."
A source close to the family also denied reports that legal action was forthcoming against the Endoscopy Clinic where Joan went into cardiac arrest during a routine procedure on her vocal chords.