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GA Investment Manager Arrested at Capitol Hill Riots Commits Suicide

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A 53-year-old investment manager who was suspected to have participated in the Trump-powered riots at Capitol Hill was found dead after an apparent suicide.

Christopher Stanton Georgia was found dead in his Alpharetta, Georgia home on Saturday, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office. The regional portfolio manager at BB&T Bank was found dead from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Family members on the scene were described by police as ‘extremely distressed’ in a police report. Officers also removed two semi-automatic SKS rifles from Georgia’s home, the report added.

According to documents from the Superior Court of DC, Georgia had been charged with attempting to “enter certain property, that is, the United States Capitol Grounds, against the will of the United States Capitol Police.”

So far, at least 82 people have been arrested and more than 55 have been charged over the Capitol Hill Riots. Hundreds more are being hunted by the authorities but are yet to be found, including 25 people who are being investigated on terrorism charges.

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Issa Rae to Launch MasterClass for Black Creators

Issa Rae to Launch MasterClass for Black Creators

Issa Rae is set to launch her very own master class explaining what steps she took to get her to break in Hollywood.

The Insecure creator partnered with MasterClass to provide a series of 14 video lessons. The e-learning company hosts celebrity-led courses and Rae’s own will be available for a $180 membership.

Those who enroll will have access to over 100 classes. “A lot of people enter the industry thinking their ideas have to be perfect and fit into a specific kind of box, but that’s never been part of my process,” Issa said in a statement. “In my MasterClass, I want to tell you everything that I’ve gone through, every mistake that I’ve made and everything that I’ve learned so far, so that you can do better than I did. If you have a desire to create, this class is for you.”

Issa Rae will analyze her breakout YouTube series, Awkward Black Girl, as well as her hit HBO series, Insecure, in the classes and teach students how to develop a pilot, build multidimensional characters and dialogue, and work with feedback.

She’ll also give tips to help students with their creative writing.

“Issa is one of the most celebrated creators in recent history because of her authenticity and unflinching boldness when it comes to storytelling,” MasterClass co-founder/CEO David Rogier said in a statement. “Her MasterClass at its core is about inspiring action and not being discouraged by roadblocks.”

Shonda Rhimes, Alicia Keys, Ru Paul, and Ken Burns are among some of the other people who have previously taught MasterClass.

Watch the trailer for Rae’s MasterClass:

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FBI Warns of “Armed Protests” Being Planned At All 50 State Capitols And D.C. During Inauguration Week

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The Capitol Hill Riots was just the tip of the iceberg, according to the FBI.

FBI reports have revealed that they’ve received several tips that “armed protests” have been planned at the capitols of all 50 states and the District of Columbia during the week of President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, which is scheduled for January 20.

“On 8 January, the FBI received information on an identified group calling for others to join them in ‘storming’ state, local and federal government courthouses and administrative buildings in the event POTUS is removed as President prior to Inauguration Day. This identified group is also planning to ‘storm’ government offices including in the District of Columbia and in every state, regardless of whether the states certified electoral votes for Biden or Trump, on 20 January,” stated an FBI bulletin obtained by CNN.

Additionally, the Bureau is looking into “various threats to harm President-elect Biden ahead of the presidential inauguration.”

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Trump Faces “Incitement of Insurrection” Charge in Impeachment Resolution From House Democrats

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Yesterday (January 11), Democrats from the House of Representatives formally introduced their impeachment resolution for Donald rump, charging the outgoing POTUS with incitement of insurrection following last week’s riots on Capitol Hill.

The House is voting on the resolution this week, which if put in motion, could make him the first U.S. President to ever be impeached twice.

The resolution states, “In all this, President Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of Government. He threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power, and imperiled a coequal branch of Government. He thereby betrayed his trust as President, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.”

The resolution cited the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, which states it “prohibits any person who has ‘engaged in insurrection or rebellion against’ the United States” from holding office.

According to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Dems will make a motion to bring the resolution to a floor vote January 12 (today), with an impeachment vote expected in a day or two following the floor vote.

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Memphis Cop Charged With Kidnapping, Murder While On Duty

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A New York Post report says that a Memphis police officer was arrested and charged with kidnapping and murdering a 30-year-old man while on duty. 

29-year-old Patric Ferguson, who has only been with the Memphis Police Department for two years, killed Robert Howard after he forced him into his patrol car before driving him to a different location and shooting him to death. He was aided and abetted by 28-year-old Joshua Rogers to help relocate and get rid of the body.

“No one is above the law. Knowing that a Memphis Police Officer, someone who took an oath to protect and serve, made the decision to commit this horrific crime is devastating,” said Memphis Police Department Director Michael Rallings on Facebook.

Investigators say that the two men knew each other, but how they were connected hasn’t been confirmed.

Ferguson is charged with kidnapping, murder, abuse of a corpse, and fabricating and tampering with evidence.

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Twitter Loses $5 Billion in Market Value After Banning Donald Trump

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According to a confirmed report from Business Insider, stock in Twitter fell 12 percent yesterday after Donald Trump was suspended indefinitely from the social media platform. That percentage equals a $5 billion decline in market value for Twitter.

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“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” Twitter said.

Even though the drop went as low as 12 percent on Monday, it ended up at seven percent.

Trump’s account was suspended because of his repeat claims of voter fraud, which caused his followers to storm Capitol Hill, creating a riot that took the lives of five people. His account, which had about 88 million followers, generated a lot of publicity due to Trump’s controversial and often non-substantial tweets.

Biden’s administration is expected to tighten social media platforms’ restrictions and how they handle the admittance and prohibition of false information.

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Lil Durk Announces ‘The Voice’ Deluxe Album

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Lil Durk is expected to drop some new content very soon. The Chicago rapper recently released his 6th studio album, The Voice on Christmas Eve 2020. Prior to the release of the project, Durk took a social media hiatus, following the death of his mentee and close friend King Von. Von was shot and killed outside an Atlanta lounge back in November. Since then Durk has continued to pay tribute to the late rapper. Von is featured on one of the album’s standout tracks, “Still Trappin’.”

Now he is gearing up to drop The Voice Deluxe album. He took to his social accounts for the announcement. In addition, Durk builds more anticipation by eluding to the rise of his price after the drop.

“I’m off the internet until my deluxe drop in a couple days…. finna show y’all why I want 200k a show #THEVOICE.”

After a highly successful 2020 in music for Durkio, he is looking to build on that momentum. He released his 5th album, Just Cause Y’all Waited 2 back in May 2020. The project featured Lil Baby, G Herbo, Gunna and Polo G. The deluxe version was released in June with seven additional songs. If The Voice deluxe match the same energy as the initial release, Lil Durk fans are in store for a real treat.

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Lil Baby Joins Drake, Meek Mill, and Michael Rubin to Gamble in the Bahamas

Lil Baby Explains Why He Thinks Black People Can Be Racists Too

It is safe to say Lil Baby raised the stakes after his 2020 run.

Following a successful year filled with a number of features, hits records, a top-charting album, and multiple Grammy nods, the ATL rapper was crowned Apple Music’s Artist of The Year. If you ask me, it was a no brainer. Lil Baby did not leave any work undone in the previous year. So far in 2021, it looks like he looking to make an even better run.

The Quality Control Music superstar was recently spotted in the Bahamas with the likes of Drake, Meek Mill, and Michael Rubin. Earlier this week, DJ Akademiks reported that the OVO and Dreamchasers Bosses were posted up in the Bahamas working on some music. While AK’s report was neither confirmed nor denied by either camp, Meek took to his IG to post the two of them gambling on the island.

“DC x OVO x 4Pf x FANATICS I got a lot of M’s on my mind! Having a goat get together.”

Meek’s naming the link up a “goat get together” was quite fitting. Based on the picture, Michael Rubin’s chips were stacked quite high while Meek looking to be grabbing some wins from his hand. Rubin’s chips were reminiscent of Drake’s line from “When To Say When.” “I watch Michael Rubin win a million off a couple hands.”

Now that Lil Baby has joined the crew, it will be interesting to see where the guest features will land. As of now, the world awaits Drake’s Certified Lover Boy.

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Lil Baby Joins Drake, Meek Mill, and Michael Rubin to Gamble in the Bahamas

Lil Baby Explains Why He Thinks Black People Can Be Racists Too

It is safe to say Lil Baby raised the stakes after his 2020 run.

Following a successful year filled with a number of features, hits records, a top-charting album, and multiple Grammy nods, the ATL rapper was crowned Apple Music’s Artist of The Year. If you ask me, it was a no brainer. Lil Baby did not leave any work undone in the previous year. So far in 2021, it looks like he looking to make an even better run.

The Quality Control Music superstar was recently spotted in the Bahamas with the likes of Drake, Meek Mill, and Michael Rubin. Earlier this week, DJ Akademiks reported that the OVO and Dreamchasers Bosses were posted up in the Bahamas working on some music. While AK’s report was neither confirmed nor denied by either camp, Meek took to his IG to post the two of them gambling on the island.

“DC x OVO x 4Pf x FANATICS I got a lot of M’s on my mind! Having a goat get together.”

Meek’s naming the link up a “goat get together” was quite fitting. Based on the picture, Michael Rubin’s chips were stacked quite high while Meek looking to be grabbing some wins from his hand. Rubin’s chips were reminiscent of Drake’s line from “When To Say When.” “I watch Michael Rubin win a million off a couple hands.”

Now that Lil Baby has joined the crew, it will be interesting to see where the guest features will land. As of now, the world awaits Drake’s Certified Lover Boy.

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Donald Trump Confirms He’s Not Attending Joe Biden’s Inauguration

Donald Trump Confirms He's Not Attending Joe Biden's Inauguration

Donald Trump’s Twitter was restored and he used the platform to announce his plans for Joe Biden’s upcoming inauguration.

“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th,” Trump tweeted on Friday.

Trump is the first President not to attend his successor’s inauguration since Andrew Johnson in 1869. Richard Nixon resigned before Gerald Ford was sworn into office in 1974.

It’s traditional for the current President to invite the President-elect to the White House and ride to the inauguration together.

But after Capitol Hill’s deadly riot incited by the POTUS himself, he’s deciding to sit this one out.

The call for Donald Trump’s resignation is growing and if he refuses, Nancy Pelosi and her clique are prepared to impeach him once more.

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