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Lil Tjay Wounded in Shooting, Undergoes Emergency Surgery

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Lil Tjay is undergoing emergency surgery after being shot in New Jersey. According to TMZ, Tjay was shot after midnight in Edgewater and is currently in surgery.

There were two shooting locations, one was a Chipotle and the other was at an Exxon Gas Station that was nearby. There was a second victim. One victim was shot at Chipotle several times and the shooting at the gas station was shot once. The second victim has not been identified.

Currently motive is unknown and there have been no suspects arrested.

This story is developing.

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[WATCH] White Woman Attacks Black Woman And Plays Victim In NJ Victoria’s Secret

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A false cry for help by white women, which has been identified in popular culture in America to be performed by a “Karen”, has been the subject of several news stories, however, a Victoria’s Secret in Short Hills Mall in New Jersey was the site of one of the most disturbing Karen episodes yet.

Teacher’s aide Abigail Elphick was caught on film attempting to strike another Victoria’s Secret shopper, Ijeoma Ukenta, who is Black, while in line in the store. When Elphick realized she was being taped, her actions from being the aggressor instantly turned into her portraying herself as the victim. Elphick began to chase Ukenta around the store after throwing a tantrum and lying on the floor.

Ukenta has started a GoFundMe page in order to “defend myself against Karen”, which has raised close to $50,000.

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ICYMI: 700 Pound George Floyd Statue Placed In New Jersey For Juneteenth

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New Jersey commemorates George Floyd with a 700 pound bronze statue.

A statue of George Floyd was unveiled this week in front of Newark City Hall in New Jersey.  The 700 ound bronze statue honors the life of George Floyd, who was murdered in police custody last year. His widely viewed death was able to re charge and elevate the Black Lives Matter movement and has resulted in police reform measures across the country. According to reports, twenty-four states and the District of Columbia enacted legislation immediately following Floyd’s death. In a normal year, most states would have been out of session by May. But due to the pandemic, states were able to take up legislation working within COVID-19-related session delays, through multiple special session convenings or through bipartisan cooperation. Significant legislation has also been enacted in 23 states so far in 2021.

For instance in New Jersey, the use of force by an officer towards a civilian is now prohibited, unless used as a last resort. There also been the removal of Confederate statues from public parks and controversial names from organizations throughout the country. The New Jersey event honoring the life of George Floyd ties in with Juneteenth 2021.

“The artwork honors the life of George Floyd, an African-American man who was brutally murdered by a white Minneapolis police officer,” the mayor’s office said in a statement. “Mr. Floyd’s death elevated the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement which has resulted in an international response, including protests, police reform measures, and the removal of Confederate statues from public parks and racist names from organizations.”

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ICYMI: 700 Pound George Floyd Statue Placed In New Jersey For Juneteenth

George Floyd Statue New Jersey

New Jersey commemorates George Floyd with a 700 pound bronze statue.

A statue of George Floyd was unveiled this week in front of Newark City Hall in New Jersey.  The 700 ound bronze statue honors the life of George Floyd, who was murdered in police custody last year. His widely viewed death was able to re charge and elevate the Black Lives Matter movement and has resulted in police reform measures across the country. According to reports, twenty-four states and the District of Columbia enacted legislation immediately following Floyd’s death. In a normal year, most states would have been out of session by May. But due to the pandemic, states were able to take up legislation working within COVID-19-related session delays, through multiple special session convenings or through bipartisan cooperation. Significant legislation has also been enacted in 23 states so far in 2021.

For instance in New Jersey, the use of force by an officer towards a civilian is now prohibited, unless used as a last resort. There also been the removal of Confederate statues from public parks and controversial names from organizations throughout the country. The New Jersey event honoring the life of George Floyd ties in with Juneteenth 2021.

“The artwork honors the life of George Floyd, an African-American man who was brutally murdered by a white Minneapolis police officer,” the mayor’s office said in a statement. “Mr. Floyd’s death elevated the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement which has resulted in an international response, including protests, police reform measures, and the removal of Confederate statues from public parks and racist names from organizations.”

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George Floyd Statue To Be Placed In New Jersey

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New Jersey commemorates George Floyd with a new statue.

A statue of George Floyd will be unveiled today in front of Newark City Hall in New Jersey.  The statue honors the life of George Floyd, who was murdered in police custody last year. His widely viewed death was able to elevate the Black Lives Matter movement and has resulted in police reform measures across the country. According to reports, twenty-four states and the District of Columbia enacted legislation immediately following Floyd’s death. In a normal year, most states would have been out of session by May. But due to the pandemic, states were able to take up legislation working within COVID-19-related session delays, through multiple special session convenings or through bipartisan cooperation. Significant legislation has also been enacted in 23 states so far in 2021.

For instance in New Jersey, the use of force by an officer towards a civilian is now prohibited, unless used as a last resort. There also been the removal of Confederate statues from public parks and controversial names from organizations throughout the country. The New Jersey event honoring the life of George Floyd ties in with Juneteenth 2021.

“The artwork honors the life of George Floyd, an African-American man who was brutally murdered by a white Minneapolis police officer,” the mayor’s office said in a statement. “Mr. Floyd’s death elevated the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement which has resulted in an international response, including protests, police reform measures, and the removal of Confederate statues from public parks and racist names from organizations.”

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Queen Latifah to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor at 2021 BET Awards

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Queen Latifah is being recognized for paving the way for female MCs.  It was announced in a press release Monday that Queen Latifah is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to Black music and pop culture at the 2021 BET Awards. 

Queen Latifah has been making history. In 2006 she was the first Hip Hop artist to be crowned with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The multitalented actress, singer, rapper and producer is easily one of the most recognized entertainers of our generation. Flavor Unit Entertainment is the production company owned and backed by Latifah and her longtime business partner Shakim Compere, and they are responsible for the hit comedies, Bringing Down the House, Beauty Shop, and The Perfect Holiday. 

Currently, Latifah is executive producer position and lead role on the CBS series reboot of The Equalizer. The New Jersey native has sold over two million records from her seven studio albums, notably her gold-selling Black Reign. Additionally, Queen Latifah  is the only Hip Hop artist to win a Grammy, Emmy, Golden Globe, two NAACP Image and three and Screen Actors Guild Awards. This honor is well deserved for the Queen.

“For more than 20 years, the BET Awards have been a celebration of Black creativity, art and excellence,” said Henson. “Returning live, this year’s show will be unlike anything we have ever seen before, and I am honored to be sharing the stage with so many powerful and prolific women in music and entertainment. The BET Awards will once again be at the forefront of Black culture.”

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The 2021 BET Awards will air live on BET on June 27th and will be hosted by actress Taraji P. Henson. Congratulations to Queen Latifah for her Lifetime Achievement Award it’s a celebration. #BlackGirlMagic

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Fivio Foreign Arrested On Assault Charges in NJ

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According to court documents posted by DJ Akademiks on IG, Brooklyn rapper Fivio Foreign was arrested over the weekend on simple assault charges on New Jersey.

The arrest record shows that Fivio, whose real name is Maxie Ryles, was booked in Edgewater, New Jersey, but no more information is available about the arrest.

TheSource.com will update this story when more details have developed.

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Kanye West Withdraws Petition to Appear On NJ Presidential Ballot

Kanye West Withdraws Petition to Appear On NJ Presidential Ballot

According to a report from the Associated Press, music mogul and long-shot presidential hopeful Kanye West was forced to withdraw from the New Jersey ballot.

An email thread between Administrative Law Judge Gail Cookson and what AP describes as “an unidentified person writing from a Kanye 2020 address” confirmed the withdrawal, further stating, “At this time, Kanye 2020 has no further option than to regrettably withdraw from New Jersey and cease further efforts to place Mr. West’s name on the New Jersey ballot.”

Critics have also claimed that some of the signatures on West’s petition were incomplete and “in some cases appeared written in very similar handwriting.”

West has had an eventful two months of campaigning, with people still murmuring about July’s South Carolina campaign speech, in which his wife Kim Kardashian pleaded for her husband to get help for his mental health issues just days later.

Yeezy declared his bid for the presidency on the 4h of July, but meanwhile still managed to release a few songs from his yet to be completed DONDA project.

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Newark Rapper Tsu Surf Organizes Peaceful Protest: ‘And we not breaking sh*t, it’s ours’

Tsu Surf proves consistently that he more than whatever box you put him in: more than a battle rapper, commercial emcee, author, scholar, gamer, businessman, gang member, etc. Activates his circle of influence to protest in silence … well except to say ‘F*ck the police,’ ‘We not breaking our sh*t’ and ‘I love you and thank you’ to a little girl.

Where are the rappers?

Hip-Hop used to be the voice of the streets and the perspective that the world used to check for to understand what urban America is feeling … but not anymore.

To put it mildly, tweets have replaced feet and artists are more concerned with where the next dollar is coming from than thinking about liberating their own people. And while everyone doesn’t have to be a Kendrick Lamar or a J-Cole, emcees from a plethora of different experiences still can pop out and show support to the thousands of Black and brown bodies getting banged on my cops and wannabe vigilantes.

Think about it … just like there was a Public Enemy … there was also a Niggaz with Attitudes.

That is why, more so than names like Jay-Z, Nas, Snoop, and 50 Cent, a rapper like Tsu Surf matters.

The Crip understands his circumference of influences and activates them on multiple levels, tapping into points of commerce responsibly, why also taking it to the pavements, and being accessible in times of protest with the people.

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MY STATE FEELS YOUR PAIN. *WE ARE GEORGE FLOYD*

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What makes him even more unique, a gentleman usually associated with violence (in 2019 he was infamously shot in his stomach and almost died), he organized a silent protest in his community to bring awareness and move in solidarity with various victims that found themselves murdered at the hands of police.

Moving through the hood, walking peacefully on the pavement, you can hear the trail of activist (some who had never marched before in their lives) chanting:

“No justice, no peace. F*ck these racist @ss police!”

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LOVE IT.

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As they walked through the streets, he reminded people that the goal was to honor and not disrespect, build, and not destroy.

“When it is time to walk, we gonna walk you did?” Surf informed. “And we not breaking sh*t, it’s ours.”

Like a Pied Piper, this former college basketball star and English major, organized his protest so that at one point the walked over a chalked list of deceased names retroactively dating from 2020 with the recent name of Texas rapper and DJ Screw affiliate Big Floyd (known to the world as George Floyd) back to the 1955 death of Emmett Till.

Once passing by white allies that signs that read “Black Lives Matter,”  he offered gratitude for their support. What makes this so powerful, giving the world a glimpse into this gangsta rapper’s heart is how he melted in front of the little tousled-hair blonde toddler. The Wave says to the little girl, “I love you. Thank you.” Beneath her mask, you can’t tell but it seemed she had to smile.

In a rare moment of humanity, two worlds seemingly remote —find intersection. THAT IS THE MAGIC OF REAL ARTISTS … THE ABILITY TO CONNECT WITH EVERYONE.

Tsu Surf is dropping his long-anticipated project MSYKM on June 10th. The album is sure to be another hood banger as the features include G Herbo, Mozzy, Jim Jones, Benny the Butcher, Lady London, Justin Love, Dave East, Guodon, Earthquake Jones and BBY HNDRXX.

The complete that the “Regular Day”  rapper submitted with the instructions to say their name is as follows:

Emmett Till (1955)

Bobby Hutton (1968)

Amadou Diallo (1999)

Prince Jones (2000)

Sean Bell (2006)

Oscar Grant (2009)

Aiyana Jones (2010)

Wendell Allen (2012)

Reika Boyd (2012)

Chris Carte (2012)

Kendrec McDade (2012)

Miriam Carey (2013)

Tyrone West (2013)

Rumain Brisbon (2014)

Michael Brown (2014)

John Crawford (2014)

Eric Garner (2014)

Akai Gurley (2014)

Dante Parker (2014)

Tamir Rice (2014)

Yvette Smith (2014)

Tyree Woodson (2014)

Sandra Bland (2015)

Samuel Dubos (2015)

Freddie Gray (2015)

Maya Hall (2015)

Walter Scott (2015)

Philando Castille (2016)

Terence Cruit (2016)

Deborah Danner (2016)

Korryn Gaines (2016)

Alton Sterling (2016)

Charleen Lyles (2017)

Shukari Ali (2018)

Stephon Clark (2018)

Botham Jean (2019)

Evan Parker (2019)

Breonna Taylor (2020)

George Floyd (2020)

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Federal Prosecutors Nab 10 People in NJ and Philadelphia in Social Media Quick Cash Scheme

Where did all of the people on Instagram promising to turn your $500 to $5000 go? In New Jersey and Philly, they’re sitting behind bars.

Federal prosecutors announced on Friday that criminal charges have been issued to ten individuals in Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia for their roles in a quick cash scheme that used Snapchat and IG accounts in order to scam social media surfers out of more than $1.5 million.

The defendants who are all in their teens and early 20s spent most of their ill-gotten gains on jewelry, watches, clothes, and cars.

prosecutors said the get rich quick scheme focused on social media accounts used by 22-year-old Kayla Massa of Gloucester City, NJ, who appeared to have built her extensive online following since her early teens.

Her Instagram account, Kayg0ldi, had more than 300K followers, while her YouTube account amassed over 100K subscribers, where she posted hair tutorials and updates on her “Golden Family”.

Prosecutors allege she used her IG stories feature for her online pitches, which always included wads of cash, money orders, and bank account balances.

The victims would DM Massa, where they would receive the instructions on what method they would use to make their money. According to federal prosecutors, all Massa and her crew wanted was her victims’ bank account information. Once they were done with the accounts, they would cease all communication with their victims.

The other nine named defendants are Kayla’s sister Leire Leian Massa, 19, William Logan, 22, Jordan Herrin, 22, Erasmo Feliciano, 19, Kevin McDaniels, 18, Jabreel Martin, 20, Dezhon McCray, 20, Andrew Johnson, 21 and Alex Haines, 27.

All were charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud.

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