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Tee Grizzley’s Manager Shot & Killed In Detroit, She Was Rapper’s Aunt 

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Tee Grizzley‘s car was shot at in Detroit. Unfortunately, a passenger was killed—the rapper’s manager who also happened to be his aunt.

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Reportedly, Grizzley’s Cadillac Escalade was shot up Tuesday night (August 20) as he got out of the passenger side. According to TMZ, his aunt, Jobina “JB” Brown was sitting in the back seat of the vehicle when bullets started flying.

A shooter approached on foot, opening fire and riddling the SUV with bullets. According to police, Brown was hit on her left side while Grizzley and the driver were not hit.

Sadly, Brown, who was 41, died of her injuries after being rushed to the hospital.

Our sincerest condolences go out to Tee Grizzley and his family.

Big Sean Awards Detroit Boys & Girls Club $100K Recording Studio 

Source: LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 07: Rapper Big Sean performs at the 2017 MTV Movie And TV Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on May 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic) 

Big Sean continues to reward the city that raised him. He has recently given today’s youth a very gracious donation.

Last weekend he hosted his second annual DONWeekend which treated locals to a free block party, a panel on mental health awareness and more. As spotted on HipHopDX the G.O.O.D. Music MC also gave a very generous gift to the kids of Motor City. He awarded the Dauch Boys & Girls Club location a 100K recording studio. The center is indented to provide children an outlet to express their talents in a productive and safe setting.

He detailed his enthusiasm in a Twitter post. “Today was one of the most bossed up things we ever did! Threw a block party w/ free rides, food n everything BUT also had rooms where we introduced people n kids to yoga, self healing, computer coding/engineering, Music programs n lighting and more right in our hood! #DONweekend”.

He also shared other opportunities that his Sean Anderson Organization provided throughout the two-day event series. “Went and threw the most legendary Block Party! Free hair braiding n cuts, rides, food, etc. but what’s fire is we introduced kids/grown folk to self healing, coding, music/engineering lighting programs, yoga, and more” his caption read.

In March Sean publicly admitted that had fallen back from his music career in 2018 because he was struggled with depression. Luckily he fought through it and shared his experience in an effort to encourage anyone in his past predicament.

You can view footage from the recording studio press conference below.

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What was your favorite moment or quote said during #DONWeekend2019? TELL US BELOW/LEAVE A COMMENT! • During the unveiling of the new @seanandersonorg Content & Production Studio at the @bgcsem, both @BigSean and Myra Anderson took the time to answer questions even from some rising journalist as young as 13! We look forward to sharing more highlights and special memories from #DONWeekend, and let us know a few of yours too in the comments below! • Thank you to @shotsbyabro and @lancealyas for 📸 filming on behalf of the @SeanAndersonOrg! • #DONWeekend #neishaneshae #DetroitOnNOW #DONWeekend2019 #DetroitMI #DetroitMichigan #BigSean #SeanAndersonFoundation #nonprofit #givingback #education #charity #mentorship #internship #SeanAnderson #drmichaelericdyson #michaelericdyson #myraanderson #askdrjess #drjess #shakasenghor

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Spike Lee Calls Out Press For Weak Coverage of Donald Trump’s White Supremacist Ways 

Spike Lee Calls Out Press On Their Coverage of Donald Trump

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When it comes to telling it like it is, famed film director Spike Lee doesn’t bite his tongue for no one. During an interview CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Lee touched on race, slavery, the press and the orange menace Donald Trump and he let the so-called President know how he really feels.

In the sitdown with Cooper, Lee kicked things off speaking on slavery and how this country was built on the backs of slaves and genocide.

“I think that most woke historians would say that this country, the United States of America, was built upon the genocide of people and slavery. I mean, that’s a fact.” Lee further added, “And I think that if we Americans came to study how this country started, we wouldn’t be talking about kick immigrants out, you know, because if it wasn’t — I mean, Native Americans, people brought here as slaves, everyone was immigrants. I woke up this morning and went on Instagram and felt my ancestors, not the only one saying this, but I think it’s a very important date today in American history.”

When the topic switched to Trump, Spike called out the press for tap dancing when it comes to reporting on Trump’s racist behavior.

“Another thing I’d like to say respectfully, why are we still asking is this guy a white supremacist?” said Lee. “I mean, like it’s not even the question, I mean, the Muslim ban, all Mexicans are rapists, drug dealers. And then Charlottesville, we have marching. The KKK, the alt-right, neo-Nazis, and he can’t make a decision between what’s right and wrong? What’s love and hate? Both people — I mean, that’s going to be — I mean, that quote, that’s going to be attached to him. He’s going to be on the wrong side of history, and that’s the first thing they will say, that quote.”

Cooper followed up by speaking on Republicans who do their best to defend their President even though he is dead wrong. The CNN host said he was “shocked” to see white men of different ages carrying tiki torches and chanting ‘Jews will not replace us,’” with no shame. Lee replied to both comments stating:

“Not buying it. You know what that is?  Subterfuge. Shenanigans.”

“‘Blood and soil. Because the guy in the White House gave the dog whistles, like ‘come on out.’ So our guys in the White House say we’re good.”

We detect no lies from Mr. Lee at all.

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Colin Kaepernick Details How Black Man’s Death By Cops Made Him Woke 

Source: SEATTLE, WA – SEPTEMBER 25: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers speaks with defensive end Michael Bennett #72 of the Seattle Seahawks after the game at CenturyLink Field on September 25, 2016 in Seattle,Washington. The Seahawks won the game 37-18. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

While Colin Kaepernick is now a man of few words and tweets these days he made it a point to open up about his journey. In a recent Q&A he discusses how his life took a sharp turn from the NFL to serving the underserved.

The former starting quarterback did a rare interview with Paper Magazine. In the feature, the Milwaukee, Wisconsin native gave the people a better understanding of what made him risk his very lucrative career. On December 2, 2015, San Francisco police shot a Black man 21 times and the tragedy affected him deeply. So much so he decided to take a hard stance that would change sports history forever.

The Mario Woods killing prompted him to start his “Know Your Rights Camp” whose mission “is to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders”. Unbeknownst to many Kaep didn’t take his first kneel until almost a year after the fact.

In the piece, he points to Black Panthers and they reason Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale formed the party. “That was over 50 years ago. And what has changed?” he asked. “Oscar Grant, Rekia Boyd, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice. What has changed? Laquan McDonald, Sandra Bland, Freddie Gray. The Panthers’ demands are still alive today because the police are still killing us today.”

You can read the interview here.

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Shooting Near Clark Atlanta University Leave 4 Students Injured 

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A shooting late Tuesday night (August 20) near Clark Atlanta University has left two students of the school and two others from Spelman College injured. The four victims, aged 17 to 19, were all listed in stable condition and footage of the shooting has been captured.

WSB-TV exclusively reports:

The shooting happened during a block party around 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of James P. Brawley Drive southwest and Beckwith Street southwest.

Police said when officers arrived, they found four female students, ages 17 through 19, with injuries. They were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and are listed as stable.

Police identified them Wednesday as Erin Ennis, 18; Maia Williams-McLaren, 18; Elyse Spencer, 18; and Kia Thomas, 19.

Clark Atlanta University said two of the students were from Clark Atlanta and the other two were from Spelman College.

The location was on the steps of a library used by Clark Atlanta University, Spelman and Morehouse students.

Police are on the lookout for the suspects connected to the shooting and are asking the public to chime in with tips.

Video of the aftermath can be viewed below courtesy of WSB.

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Cardi B Claps At NYPD After They Allegedly Shut Down Charity Event 

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Cardi B is passionate about not only her career but to supporting initiatives that she believes in. By way of an Instagram video, the Bronx rapper fired off some choice words for the NYPD after they allegedly canceled a back-to-school event hosted in Brooklyn by a good friend of hers.

Page Six reported first about the cancellation of Star Brim’s event in Brooklyn, causing Cardi to get into her bag while giving the NYPD a sharp piece of her mind.

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In the video, the Bronx-born “Money” rapper accused the NYPD of scaring off the principal of the Brownsville school where her friend Star Brim was set to host a back-to-school drive next Tuesday.

“I find that s–t so f—ked up by the NYPD … it’s like this is really for the kids; Shorty was really coming out her pockets, just to help the community, and it was for kids to have a fun, positive day,” Cardi fumed in the video.

She then unleashed on the department.

“I just find that s—t so f—ked up. And f—k you and motherf—king suck a fart and suffocate on it. F—k you!” she said and flipped a middle finger to the camera.

The video can be seen below. A Warning: There is some profanity.


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HHW Tech Review: Apple’s Beats Powerbeats Pro Are What The AirPods Should Be 

Beats By Dre PowerBeats Pro and Samsung Galaxy Buds

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Apple’s updated AirPods are currently the goto accessory for iPhone owners but don’t really offer that much in regards to getting your bang for your buck. If you are patiently waiting for the AirPods 2, the PowerBeats Pro — the first offering of Apple’s acquisition of Beats — might be a better bet for a truly wireless experience.

Pros

Design and Audio

Beats By Dre PowerBeats Pro and Samsung Galaxy Buds

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Immediately I was drawn to the PowerBeats Pro design and look. The very sleek matte black finish combined with the earhooks initially gives the buds a sporty look and feel when you take them out of the case. Now, I must admit I did have some issues at first getting used to putting them on, but once you do the fit is absolutely secure. It should totally alleviate the fear AirPod owners usually have about them falling out of their ears. I used them while working out in the gym, and they didn’t move or shift at all. That could all be to the 17-percent reduction in weight. Now I wasn’t doing gymnastics or playing basketball with them on like in the commercial, but it would be a safe bet to assume they stay secure in those situations as well.

The earhooks are much thinner than its predecessors, so they don’t stick out like a sore thumb while you sporting them during your daily commute. As for the fit buds in-ear, I got an excellent tight seal when I placed them in my ears, allowing me to get the most out of the sound. But we can’t promise this will be the case for everyone based on the four different sized silicone tips in the box.

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As far as the button configuration, the PowerBeats Pros are very easy to use. Depending on which hand you favor, you can use the two buttons located on each bud to adjust the volume. The Beats logo on each bud serves as a multifunctional button to either change the track, answer a call, or when held down beckon Siri. When you remove the Pros from your ears the music will automatically stop.

Speaking of audio, you definitely get Beats quality sound giving you that bass the company is known for in a wireless smaller package. This one of the departments the PowerBeats Pro outshines the AirPods, and it’s not even close. With 60% less harmonic distortion, you will be able to pick subtle things in songs you couldn’t get with other earbuds. While the bass can be a bit much at times, the PowerBeats Pro definitely is better than the rest when it comes to enjoying hi-fidelity tracks on your favorite streaming service.

The H1 Chip and Battery Life

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Thanks to the fantastic H1 chip that is also in the second-gen Airpods, pairing your PowerBeats Pro with your iPhone or other Apple devices is a breeze. Immediately when the case is opened next to the iPhone, they are recognized. Surprisingly it was just as easy to pair them with my Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus.

The H1 chip also allows wearers to summon Apple’s virtual assistant by just saying Hey Siri. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work with Goggle Assistant. Thanks to the speech-detecting accelerometer inside the PowerBeats Pro, call clarity has been vastly improved as well.

Battery life is king on the PowerBeats Pro as well. Users will get up nine hours of playback compared to 6 hours on the Galaxy Buds. With the insanely large charging case, you get almost two full charges. Being that Beats is an Apple-owned company now, the Pro’s housing unit uses a Lightning cable. Quick charging through the case is very impressive, you can get a full hour of playback just of a 5-minute charge. If you opt to let the Pros charge for 15-minutes, you can get a respectable 4.5 hours of playback.

So you will find it very hard to be out in the streets worrying about your battery life unless you use the Pros all day long.

Cons

The Charging Case

Beats By Dre PowerBeats Pro and Samsung Galaxy Buds

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If I have one big complaint about the PowerBeats Pro, it has to be the charging case. There is nothing compact about it, and it’s very bulky and looks honestly ridiculous when you put it in your pocket. Unlike the AirPods new charging case and Samsung’s Galaxy Buds case, the PowerBeats Pro, unfortunately, lacks wireless charging, which is a huge miss for the company. To give you a good idea of exactly how big the case is I put it next to the Galaxy Bud’s pill like case.

Samsung Galaxy Buds

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Thanks to the PowerBeats Pro’s great battery life as mentioned above, you can opt to leave the case home. If you have it on hand and need to charge them, the case will give you almost two full charges. As pictured above, you can get the rundown on the battery life of both Pros and the case. There is also an LED located on the case that will also let you know when the battery is low. Android users will have to guess how much battery life is left if you decided to venture out minus the case.

Connection Issues

While wearing them during my workout, I did experience some connectivity issues with the sound dropping in out a bunch of times. It also happened when I would place my phone in my back pocket but instantly started working again with my iPhone, my hand. My connection would also drop out on a busy New York street, which was also very frustrating at times. But the dropouts were far and few between.

We would understand if users would be upset, especially with a hefty price tag, they have to pay if they want to own a pair of PowerBeats Pros.

Price

Beats By Dre PowerBeats Pro and Samsung Galaxy Buds

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While they make a great case than the AirPods, the $250 price tag might scare some folks away. But for what the PowerBeats Pro offers justifies its price point. There are cheaper alternatives that will offer you just about the same for less like Samsung’s Galaxy Buds or Jabra’s Elite 65T.

Final Verdict

In the end, the pros definitely outway the cons with the PowerBeats Pro. If you’re not spooked by the price, the ridiculously large case and connection issues they are definitely an excellent investment. The Pros definitely are what Apple hoped its AirPods would be as far as a truly wireless experience for fans of the brand that Jobs built. With great battery life, sweatproof, the H1 chip and now three new color options starting August 22 these are in my opinion Apple’s better version of the AirPods.

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Pictures Of The adidas Yeezy 500 Hi Hit The Internets [Photos] 

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Who would’ve ever thought that a sneaker brand’s hottest line would be coming from some of Hip-Hop’s biggest rappers? We did, but that’s neither here nor there.

With Travis Scott’s Jordan silhouette remixes keeping hypebeasts growling and collectors on their toes, Yeezy’s continue to keep adidas one of the hottest pieces of footwear on the streets regardless of Kanye’s political views. Just a few weeks after adidas had an extraordinary full-day restock event with the Yeezy Day bonanza, we’re now getting a sneak peak of what they have in store for the upcoming Yeezy 500 High silhouettes.

Highsnobiety posted an image of the fifth installment of adidas highly profitable Yeezy line and already sneakerheads are calling it a Frankenstein monster consisting of pieces from the Air Jordan 7, adidas Crazy 8’s, and Nike Air Max 2 Uptempo. You can add the soles of the Air Jordan 13’s if you ask us but what do we know?

Check out some pics of the upcoming Yeezy 500 below and let us know if you’ll be checking for these when they drop some time in the future.

Spawn, The Terminator T-800 & The Joker Revealed As Guest Combatants In ‘Mortal Kombat 11’ 

The Terminator & The Joker Coming To 'Mortal Kombat 11'

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With the arrival of Shang Tsung, Nightwolf and reveal of Sindel, fans have been wondering who will be the guest combatants NetherRealm has been teasing for months. Today (August 21) we finally learn that The Terminator T-800, anti-hero Spawn, and Batman’s nemesis The Joker will be joining Mortal Kombat 11s evergrowing roster.

WB Games and NetherRealm Studios revealed the roadmap for the first Kombat Pack for Mortal Kombat 11. The studio detailed precisely when players will be able to issue fades with the newest Kombatants. Sindel and Spawn were no shock to many, it’s the addition of Schwarzenegger’s iconic character and DC’s Clown Prince of Crime that is intriguing.

In the reveal trailer that sadly doesn’t show the newest fighters in action, we at least get to see how they translate in video game form. Arnold’s Terminator T-800 is inspired by his look from the upcoming Terminator: Dark Fate film while The Joker has a much more beefed-up younger look.

  • The Terminator T-800 from “Terminator: Dark Fate” is a cyborg assassin, sent back in time from a post-apocalyptic future. He is nearly indestructible and possesses superior technology, fighting skills, and artificial intelligence capabilities making him the ultimate killing machine. The Terminator T-800 in Mortal Kombat 11 will feature the likeness of actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

  • DC’s The Joker is one of the greatest Super-Villains of all time and a popular culture icon. Ruthless, incredibly dangerous and reveling in creating chaos, The Joker brings a deadly and unpredictable combat style to Mortal Kombat 11.

With reveal also came the dates of when players can expect to add each character to MK 11’s roster and sadly it’s gonna be a bit of wait. The Terminator T-800 (Oct. 8 early access), Sindel (Nov. 26 early access), The Joker (Jan. 28 early access) and Spawn (March 17 early access).

Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack Roadmap

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Are you excited about the first batch of guest fighters for Mortal Kombat 11? Let us know in the comment section below and check out the reveal trailer as well.

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Chef Curry: Stephen Curry Finances Howard University’s Golf Team 

NBA superstar Stephen Curry launches Howard University golf program, on August 19 in Washington, DC.

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Stephen Curry might be best known for his wizardry on the basketball court, but he’s also a big fan of golf as evidenced by his new series, Holey Moley. After a meeting with a Howard University student angling to bring a golf program for men and women to the HBCU, it was announced this week that Curry is financing the entire operation.

NBA.com reports:

The specifics of his contribution were not disclosed. But the athletic director Kery Davis said that the donation is, “one of the most generous gifts in the history of Howard University.”

Howard officials say they plan to have women’s and men’s golf teams for the 2020-21 academic year.

The school had a Division II golf program in the past, along with intercollegiate and intramural club teams.

The 31-year-old Curry, who has won three NBA championships with the Warriors, says he decided to get involved after meeting a Howard student who had been trying to get the university to have a golf team.

“The idea around re-creating Howard’s golf team and turning it into a Division I program for men and women was born on that specific night,” Curry said. “Now, seven and a half or eight months later, we’re here.”

Curry’s passion for golf is clearly exhibited by his hilarious mini golf series, Holey Moley, and he also played the sport in high school while also continuing to hit the course in celebrity tournaments.

Way to go, Stephen Curry.

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