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Patrisse Cullors And Reform L.A. Jails Hold Summit, Day Party To Discuss Incarceration And Mental Health

This Saturday, Reform L.A. Jails and their founder/chair, activist, public speaker, and co-founder of Black Lives Matter Global Network, Patrisse Cullors, held a triumphant event to raise awareness about mass incarceration and mental illness. The event, also an opportunity to educate people about L.A County jail reform, encouraged the local community to vote “yes” on the Reform L.A. Jails measure that will be on the California presidential primary ballot (March 3, 2020). Held at A Noise Within Theatre, the event included powerful programming, a special performance by rising Compton rapper Boogie, a world-class art exhibition, and more.

The event began with Patrisse Cullors making her opening remarks on bringing L.A. County together for one day in support of mental health reform leading into a discussion between running District Attorney candidates Richard Ceballos, George Gascon, Joseph Iniguez and Rachel Rossi on how each candidate will work to decriminalize mental illness. Cullors moderated each panel throughout the event. The very first panel focused on mental health and incarceration where the history of institutionalization and increase of mentally ill inmates was discussed. Panelists included actress Dawn-Lyen Gardner (Queen Sugar), Medical Director of the Office of Diversion and Reentry Kristen Ochoa, Michael Saavedra survivor of state violence and LA coordinator for Critical Resistance, Lex Steppling, Director of Campaigns and Policy for Dignity and Power Now and Michele Infante, Senior Campaign Lead for Dignity and Power Now.

The second panel conversation, “Policy Solutions Addressing The Mental Health Crisis,” included change agent and breakout star of ABC’s Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated comedy series “black-ish” and star of “grown-Ish” Yara Shahidi, actress Zuri Adele (Good Trouble), Reform LA Jails Senior Advisor Christman Bowers, Helen Jones mother of John Horton and Diana Zuniga from Whole Person Care whom discussed current policies and political actions followed by a deep dive into the Reform L.A. Jails Ballot Measure.

The third and last panel conversation, “Social Movements Responding to Social Ills,” included Mark Anthony Johnson Soro Justice Fellow, Compton rapper Boogie, actor, activist and co-founder of BLD PWR Kendrick Sampson, Guadalupe Rocio Chavez Health and Wellness Director at Dignity and Power Now and Juan Correra father of Juan Correa jr. discussing how to make it popular to care for the mentally ill and homeless and how to take steps to start a movement.

To close the event, Boogie offered a dynamic performance of his songs “lolsmh” and “silent ride”. Following his performance, Cullors and Reform L.A. Jails surprised Boogie with a plaque naming him the first-ever Reform L.A. Jails Ambassador in honor of his partnership in the fight for an adequate mental health care system in L.A. County and advocating for those without a voice. In support of the movement, other attendees included singer and songwriter Lauren Jauregui, actor and activist Matt McGorry, and actress and producer Keri Shahidi.

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Watch: Dave East Completely Bodies ODB’s BROOKLYN ZOO In New Freestyle: “Saved A Bunch Of My N-‘s, They Look At Me Like Harriet”

Dave East Freestyle Clip 11-13-19

New York rapper Dave East is nice-nice with the bars. The hip-hop veteran recently pulled through to the West Coast and bodied Ol’ Dirty Bastard‘s classic “Brooklyn Zoo” instrumental. Watch and comment below!

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50 Cent Is Back Trolling POWER’s Naturi “Tasha” Naughton Again: “Who The F**k Did This”

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New York rapper 50 Cent isn’t playing nice – at all. The hip-hop veteran and “Power” executive producer has lit up social media with some certified shade aimed at actress Naturi Naughton.

Weeks after apologizing to Naturi for trolling her with a hard-hitting meme, 50 returned to his old ways with a new Twitter post getting at her hair.

Earlier this month, 50 apologized to Naturi for doing the most to her on IG.

Fif initially went online with a meme inspired from last Sunday’s Tasha St. Patrick and James “Ghost” St. Patrick physical dispute.

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Trina Addresses Racist Wal-Mart Verbal Attack: “This Isn’t Slavery Days, You Will Get Your A** Whooped”

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Miami rapper Trina is keeping it 100 on some uncomfortable footage going viral and showing her becoming the victim to racial harassment. The rap veteran stepped forward this week to provide context on what exactly happened at a Florida Wal-Mart.

According to the Baddest Chick, she ultimately tried to provide emotional support to the

“This never happened to me. I was totally thrown off. I just looked over and was like, ‘Oh hi, are you okay?’ and she looked up like a demon, demonic very evil, satanic witch — and she was like ‘Get away from me you n****r b***h.’ … This is not the 1800s, this is not the slavery days. You will get your a** whooped, so stop trying.” (TMZ)

This week, the jaw-dropping footage landed online and instantly turned into a trending clip.

Witnesses said the rapper bumped into another woman at the store and the lady said, “Watch out, you n****r b***h.” Video posted by TMZ shows Trina responding with an epic rant, telling the woman “say it again you dirty a*s b***h. I am a n****r b***h. Say it again. I dare you to say it.” (Blavity)

Earlier in the week, Trina hit up social media with an uplifting message to her fans.

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Watch: Lil Tecca Attacked During Performance, Desiigner’s Off G.O.O.D Music, Kodak Black Gets Hard Time

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The rap news cycle never ends. Today, online personality Jonny Fastlane focuses on Kodak Black receiving nearly 4 years behind bars, Desiigner getting off G.O.O.D Music, Lil Tecca dealing with a rowdy person and more. Let’s talk hip-hop!

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Alicia Keys to Host Grammys for Second Year

Alicia Keys is back for another round.

After making her hosting debut earlier this year, the 15-time Grammy winner will return to host the 62nd annual Grammy Awards next year.

“At first, I did think last year was a one-time thing, but when the opportunity came back around, there was no question about returning as host,” Keys said in a statement. “Last year was such a powerful experience for me. Not only did I feel the love in the room, but I felt it from around the world and it confirmed the healing and unifying power of music.”

Added Recording Academy President/CEO Deborah Dugan, “From Best New Artist recipient to Grammy Award host, Alicia Keys has been a beacon of artistry within the music community for more than two decades. Last year was a testament to her compelling creativity and we are thrilled that she will return to the Grammy stage as our host.”

Keys, who won her most recent Grammy for Best R&B Album for Girl on Fire in 2014, is gearing up to release her seventh studio album next year. Earlier this month, she released the remix to her Miguel-assisted single “Show Me Love” featuring 21 Savage.

The nominees for the 62nd annual Grammys will be announced on Nov. 20, while the show airs Jan. 26 on CBS.

Source: Rap-Up.com

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Watch: Game Pulls Out His Nipsey Hussle Tribute Whip W/ Anderson .Paak In New STAINLESS Video

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West Coast rapper Game and Anderson .Paak are out here delivering timeless tunes. The duo have linked up and released their new “Stainless” video to the masses. Watch and comment below!

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ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Explains Why JAY-Z Easily Responsible For Colin Kaepernick’s NFL Tryout: “Hov, A Whole Bunch Of Folks Turned Against Him”

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ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith is out here speaking big facts. The popular sports entertainer has dished out his thoughts music mogul JAY-Z played a key role in Colin Kaepernick getting a shot at coming back to the NFL.

In a new “First Take” broadcast, Smith explained how JAY’s controversial decision to team up with the NFL last summer could easily be the reason the league is giving Kaep another chance.

“This is ‘league’ organized. Now to me the name that comes to my mind is JAY-Z and Roc Nation. Why? Because JAY-Z meets with Commissioner Roger Goodell. At that particular moment in time, he’s excoriated, all of a sudden, Hov, who everybody loved, a whole bunch of folks turned against him, accused him of selling out, turning in his black card and all of this ridiculous nonsense. And what did he say? He said, ‘Listen, folks are going to work behind the scenes.’ Called the NFL office, called the Players Association, spoke to a whole bunch of people, Kaepernick’s side, Roc Nation, the list goes on and on. Clearly there appears to be an effort that’s taking place to include these teams with league participation and league approval, obviously, so it appears to be something very, very serious and the only thing that can get in the way of Colin Kaepernick being back in the NFL is if he refuses to shut up and/or he goes out there and shows he can’t play.” (“First Take”)

The Internet has come to JAY’s defense months after people ripped Young Hov on teaming with the league.

Kaep went to social media Tuesday to break the news to fans about the league reaching out to his team about an Atlanta workout.

Kaepernick has missed the past few seasons following his publicized decision to peacefully protesting police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem.

Kaepernick, 32, hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2016, after he began kneeling during pregame renditions of the national anthem as a means of protesting police brutality and racial inequality in America. While supporters have praised Kaepernick for drawing attention to important social issues, critics — including President Trump — have decried the protests as unpatriotic. Kaepernick rarely has spoken publicly since opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers at the conclusion of the 2016 season, but those in his camp have maintained that he still wants to play — and has been working out constantly in an effort to do so. (USA Today)

Some media outlets have speculated about the workout possibly being an NFL PR opportunity.

Given that the league’s blackballing of Kaepernick remains obvious to anyone who’s watched the NFL this season, it seems plausible that the NFL decided it needed to at least make a show of offering Kaepernick an opportunity and that the quarterback has now called its bluff. Or it could be that after settling a collusion grievance with Kaepernick and fellow protester Eric Reid—who now plays for the Carolina Panthers—earlier this year, the league is finally ready to give the 32-year-old quarterback a real shot. (SLATE)

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Jazoe Da Juggernaut – “#TeamFuxJaz” | MIC SESSION

Jazoe Da Juggernaut slides thru our Los Angeles HQ and drops his exclusive Mic Session performing, “#TeamFuxJaz“.

Follow Jazoe Da Juggernaut on IG: Instagram.com/knackink

Source: UndergroundHipHopBlog.com

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50 Cent Reacts To China’s 50 Cent Troll Army: “I Just Want To Be A Part Of It”

New York rapper 50 Cent is ready to enhance his trolling goals. The hip-hop veteran has come forward to react to a wild story about China having a low-key of trolls called the 50 Cent Army.

Fif went to Twitter Wednesday and shared his take on the digital gang.

According to reports, the 50 Cent Army came together as a government tactic to influence public opinion.

The 50 Cent Party, or 50 Cent Army, is the colloquial term for Internet commentators which are hired by Chinese authorities in an attempt to manipulate public opinion to the benefit of the Chinese Communist Party. It was created during the early phases of the Internet’s rollout to the wider public in China. (Wikipedia)

A few weeks ago, 50’s longtime rap rival Ja Rule trolled him on Twitter.

In October, a screenshot surfaced of Rule explaining why he’s not running away from 50 Cent.

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