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Trump Supporters Charged With Hate Crime For Painting Over #BlackLivesMatter Asphalt Mural In CA

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According to several confirmed reports, the duo who were filmed desecrating a Black Lives Matter mural in the Bay Area were both charged with hate crimes.

Nichole Anderson and David Nelson were charged by the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office with misdemeanor counts of possession of tools to make graffiti, vandalism under $400, and violation of civil rights for their actions on the Fourth of July. Nelson aided Anderson in her criminal conduct, playing bodyguard towards those who opposed Anderson painting over the mural.

Prosecutors are classifying it as a hate crime because under California penal code the alleged civil rights violation was motivated solely by the race of the victim.

The MAGA couple painted over the mural outside of a courthouse in Martinez, California. The asphalt painting was repainted after police tracked down the couple, who were not arrested, but ultimately charged by the Contra Costa D.A.

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DJ Akademiks & 6ix9ine Sound Off On Meek Mill: ‘Your Last Four Songs Flopped’

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Akademiks and Meek Mill have been in the news more frequently than usual over the past few weeks. Surprisingly, Tekashi 6ix9ine has taken a step back from his usually Instagram trolling and posts. Instead, he has only promoted his new single, “Yaya.”

Since his release from prison, 6ix9ine has caught a lot of heat from rappers for his cooperation with the law in order to shorten his prison sentence. The 24-year-old rapper joined his good friend DJ Akademiks on Instagram Live on Monday to get some things off of his chest. His constant verbal sparring on social with Meek Mill over the past few months has kept his eyes glued to his Twitter. Now Meek has turned his attention to known Hip-Hop Blogger and commentator, DJ Akademiks.

It started when Meek called for Akademiks to stop posting him on his Instagram. Akademiks gladly agreed to stop doing so. Not too long after, the “Dreams & Nightmares” fired off on the AK, saying he is canceled. Akademiks simply responded by saying, “You can’t cancel anyone Meek.”

On Monday’s Instagram Live, Akademiks called out Meek for his alleged hypocrisy. AK also doubled down on his previous tweet as well.

“You don’t run nothing ni**a,” exclaimed AK. “Your last four songs flopped, the f**k would I want to post you for?”

6ix9ine also called out Meek for his alleged hypocrisy.

Meek Mill is signed to Rick Ross, a correctional officer, and then has a distribution deal with Roc Nation. The CEO of Roc Nation is a cooperating witness that took down two cartels,” said 6ix9ine. You’re signed to a cop and managed by a rat.”

In his comments, Tekashi is referring to Rick Ross’ previous Corrections career prior to music. No one knows when this beef will end, but you can watch both part 1 and 2 to Monday’s IG Lives below.

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[WATCH] NFAC Hold Protest at KKK Gathering Site in Georgia On 4th Of July

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As Confederate landmarks around the country are being toppled and removed, a group of armed members of the Not Fuckin Around Coalition (NFAC) held a protest in Stone Mountain, Georgia to call for the Confederate carvings at the state park to be taken down.

The gathering site, which has stood for about a century, features a sculpture of Gen. Robert E. Lee, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson carved into a granite mountainside and is the largest Confederate monument in history.

The Stone Mountain Memorial Association spokesperson said that the protesters, which numbered in the hundreds, protested peacefully.

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Fred The Godson Foundation Launches Today With Support From Surprise Guests

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On April 23, 2020, the Hip-Hop community was saddened by the untimely loss of one of its beloved New York artist; Fred the Godson. Born, Frederick Thomas, the Bronx rapper passed away due to complications from the Coronavirus at the age of 41. A husband and father of two beautiful daughters, Sadie and Sophia, Fred had a vision for his children and community. And so the journey begins; a living legacy, the launch of the Fred the Godson Foundation.

“I bring people together that normally wouldn’t be around each other. It’s what I do best.”~ Frederick Thomas

A South Bronx native, Fred the Godson always had a vision for his community. Experiencing poverty growing up, helped him see the youth through relatable eyes. His resilient nature sanctified the mastering of adversity. An inspirational artist and songwriter, Fred was dedicated to and aspired to bring his community up with him. Reaching national fame in 2011, he continued to make his hometown proud through his ingenuity. Fred would participate in yearly back to school events, food and clothing drives, domestic violence awareness events and more. He mentored aspiring artists as well as at risk youth, inspiring them to stay dedicated to their passion. That spirit will remain a shining attribute of his legacy with the launch of the Fred the Godson Foundation.

Fred the Godson Foundation’s mission is to inspire, empower and nourish individuals, children and families in underserved communities, starting with Fred’s birthplace, the Bronx. The foundation will foster community unity through the common pursuit of wellness, prosperity and opportunity.

Tune in today, July 1, 2020 from 6:00PM-8:00PM, the Fred the Godson Foundation will launch with an Instagram LIVE virtual fundraiser event. The launch will serve as the official fundraiser kick off for Frederico’s House, an intergenerational community center that will serve the South Bronx community in honor of Fred the Godson.

Frederico’s House will bring all generations together in order to foster positive youth development, community engagement and empowerment. The center will cater to the entire community and encourages physical fitness, creativity and overall wellness. From financial and credit education, a recording studio, childcare and performing arts room, Frederico’s House will offer a wide array of programs and activities to his community.

A master of wordplay and a pioneer of punchlines, Fred has collaborated with artists such as Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Pusha T, Raekwon and more. He has made appearances with Mary J. Blige, Diddy, Kevin Gates, Meek Mill and many others. Special invited guests will join us for the launch of the foundation via his Instagram LIVE via @FredtheGodsonMusic. Loved by many, celebrities, community leaders and influencers will share words and memories of Fred, while offering their support towards the fundraising efforts for the opening of Frederico’s House.  

Visit the website and make a donation towards the Frederico’s House project at www.FredTheGodsonFoundation.org

He will be missed but never forgotten.

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Fred The Godson Foundation Launches Today With Support From Surprise Guests

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On April 23, 2020, the Hip-Hop community was saddened by the untimely loss of one of its beloved New York artist; Fred the Godson. Born, Frederick Thomas, the Bronx rapper passed away due to complications from the Coronavirus at the age of 41. A husband and father of two beautiful daughters, Sadie and Sophia, Fred had a vision for his children and community. And so the journey begins; a living legacy, the launch of the Fred the Godson Foundation.

“I bring people together that normally wouldn’t be around each other. It’s what I do best.”~ Frederick Thomas

A South Bronx native, Fred the Godson always had a vision for his community. Experiencing poverty growing up, helped him see the youth through relatable eyes. His resilient nature sanctified the mastering of adversity. An inspirational artist and songwriter, Fred was dedicated to and aspired to bring his community up with him. Reaching national fame in 2011, he continued to make his hometown proud through his ingenuity. Fred would participate in yearly back to school events, food and clothing drives, domestic violence awareness events and more. He mentored aspiring artists as well as at risk youth, inspiring them to stay dedicated to their passion. That spirit will remain a shining attribute of his legacy with the launch of the Fred the Godson Foundation.

Fred the Godson Foundation’s mission is to inspire, empower and nourish individuals, children and families in underserved communities, starting with Fred’s birthplace, the Bronx. The foundation will foster community unity through the common pursuit of wellness, prosperity and opportunity.

Tune in today, July 1, 2020 from 6:00PM-8:00PM, the Fred the Godson Foundation will launch with an Instagram LIVE virtual fundraiser event. The launch will serve as the official fundraiser kick off for Frederico’s House, an intergenerational community center that will serve the South Bronx community in honor of Fred the Godson.

Frederico’s House will bring all generations together in order to foster positive youth development, community engagement and empowerment. The center will cater to the entire community and encourages physical fitness, creativity and overall wellness. From financial and credit education, a recording studio, childcare and performing arts room, Frederico’s House will offer a wide array of programs and activities to his community.

A master of wordplay and a pioneer of punchlines, Fred has collaborated with artists such as Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Pusha T, Raekwon and more. He has made appearances with Mary J. Blige, Diddy, Kevin Gates, Meek Mill and many others. Special invited guests will join us for the launch of the foundation via his Instagram LIVE via @FredtheGodsonMusic. Loved by many, celebrities, community leaders and influencers will share words and memories of Fred, while offering their support towards the fundraising efforts for the opening of Frederico’s House.  

Visit the website and make a donation towards the Frederico’s House project at www.FredTheGodsonFoundation.org

He will be missed but never forgotten.

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Meek Mill and Trey Songz Get Into Rift on IG Over #FeedYourCommunityChallenge

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If only the rest of the community had this type of intensity when it comes to feeding the ‘hood.

Philly rapper Meek Mill and Virginia singer Trey Songz found themselves at odds with each other yesterday on Instagram over donating money to the “Feed Your Community” challenge.

Songz came on an IG post on Mill’s page where he was holding a stack of 100s. The VA crooner commented on the post, saying, “Take some of them bands and accept the #feedyourcommunitychallenge…”

After that comment, things got real…real fast.

Songz decided to take it a step further and put up his own post challenging the Dream Chasers general.

The back and forth continued, with Trey asking Meek why he felt offended by his “challenge” and of course, Meek responded.

Mill’s replies can be seen below.

Meek eventually tweeted that it was all love between the two and that it was just a big misunderstanding.

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T.I. to Teach ‘Business Of Trap Music’ at Clark Atlanta University This Fall

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According to a confirmed report from Billboard, Atlanta rap icon T.I. will be teaching a class about the financial structure of trap music.

It may sound unreal, but Mr. Harris is slated to begin teaching the class this fall at famed HBCU Clark Atlanta University along with Dr. Melva K. Williams. The class reportedly will teach the financial foundation as well as the history of the popular sub-genre that has exploded into mainstream music.

When speaking about his new secondary education gig, T.I. said, “I’m excited to share my experiences and whatever resources or information I have that can be an asset for the future. Drugs have existed for as long as humans have been on earth and music has existed for quite some time as well. The commonality that threads the two together is what makes trap music a dominant force in culture today.”

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Rapper, Graffiti Artist FOOT4MAYOR Shot And Killed in Brooklyn

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During the deadliest weekend in NYC of 2020, Brooklyn based rapper and legendary graffiti artist FOOT4MAYOR BME was shot and killed while washing his car in front of his home in East New York, Brooklyn. He was 35 years old.

On Saturday around 11 am, FOOT, whose real name is Kenneth Singleton, was washing his Chrysler 300 when a gunman approached him from behind and shot him in the head and neck. He was rushed to Brookdale Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

FOOT4MAYOR was the 18th person to suffer from a gunshot wound since Friday in NYC. On Friday, a 27-year-old man was shot and killed in East New York, not far from where Singleton was killed.

FOOT is best known for his legendary artwork on the streets of ENY, particularly his signature footprint, which can be found in all corners of NYC, even appearing in the background of HBO’s early 2000s’ Brooklyn Girls Fight Club.

FOOT was also the founder of BME (Biggest Movement Yet), a collective of Brooklyn rappers, including Handsome Balla, whom he teamed up with on several tracks, including “BME Warriors”.

Additionally, the “Mayor Of East New York”, as Singleton was affectionately known, took his graff fame and artistic acumen to the world of fashion and launched his own clothing line called “Foot Wear.”

Mourners gathered outside of Singleton’s home Saturday night where he was killed to pay their respects and remember their fallen friend.

The Source Magazine/The Northstar group sends out deepest condolences to FOOT’s family and friends.

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Rapper, Graffiti Artist FOOT4MAYOR Shot And Killed in Brooklyn

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During the deadliest weekend in NYC of 2020, Brooklyn based rapper and legendary graffiti artist FOOT4MAYOR BME was shot and killed while washing his car in front of his home in East New York, Brooklyn. He was 35 years old.

On Saturday around 11 am, FOOT, whose real name is Kenneth Singleton, was washing his Chrysler 300 when a gunman approached him from behind and shot him in the head and neck. He was rushed to Brookdale Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

FOOT4MAYOR was the 18th person to suffer from a gunshot wound since Friday in NYC. On Friday, a 27-year-old man was shot and killed in East New York, not far from where Singleton was killed.

FOOT is best known for his legendary artwork on the streets of ENY, particularly his signature footprint, which can be found in all corners of NYC, even appearing in the background of HBO’s early 2000s’ Brooklyn Girls Fight Club.

FOOT was also the founder of BME (Biggest Movement Yet), a collective of Brooklyn rappers, including Handsome Balla, whom he teamed up with on several tracks, including “BME Warriors”.

Additionally, the “Mayor Of East New York”, as Singleton was affectionately known, took his graff fame and artistic acumen to the world of fashion and launched his own clothing line called “Foot Wear.”

Mourners gathered outside of Singleton’s home Saturday night where he was killed to pay their respects and remember their fallen friend.

The Source Magazine/The Northstar group sends out deepest condolences to FOOT’s family and friends.

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Rapper, Graffiti Artist FOOT4MAYOR Shot And Killed in Brooklyn

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During the deadliest weekend in NYC of 2020, Brooklyn based rapper and legendary graffiti artist FOOT4MAYOR BME was shot and killed while washing his car in front of his home in East New York, Brooklyn. He was 35 years old.

On Saturday around 11 am, FOOT, whose real name is Kenneth Singleton, was washing his Chrysler 300 when a gunman approached him from behind and shot him in the head and neck. He was rushed to Brookdale Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

FOOT4MAYOR was the 18th person to suffer from a gunshot wound since Friday in NYC. On Friday, a 27-year-old man was shot and killed in East New York, not far from where Singleton was killed.

FOOT is best known for his legendary artwork on the streets of ENY, particularly his signature footprint, which can be found in all corners of NYC, even appearing in the background of HBO’s early 2000s’ Brooklyn Girls Fight Club.

FOOT was also the founder of BME (Biggest Movement Yet), a collective of Brooklyn rappers, including Handsome Balla, whom he teamed up with on several tracks, including “BME Warriors”.

Additionally, the “Mayor Of East New York”, as Singleton was affectionately known, took his graff fame and artistic acumen to the world of fashion and launched his own clothing line called “Foot Wear.”

Mourners gathered outside of Singleton’s home Saturday night where he was killed to pay their respects and remember their fallen friend.

The Source Magazine/The Northstar group sends out deepest condolences to FOOT’s family and friends.

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