Rapper Mysonne Rejects Dapper Dan and Gucci Attempt to Use “A Band-Aid to Cover Up a Bullet Wound”

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Last week Harlem fashion icon Dapper Dan went to Instagram and announced that he was meeting with Gucci executives about their Blackface apparel.

Following the meeting, Gucci president and CEO Marco Bizzarri released a statement that personally thanked Dapper Dan and announced full accountability about the incident.

That announcement prompted rapper activist Mysonne to respond by saying the statement from Gucci was “unacceptable.”

“This is putting a Band-aid on a Bullet wound!! These executives decided that they would attempt to reconcile a “Civil Rights” Violation by making “Fashion changes,” he said

“The hiphop community who were the ones offended, who were the ones who called for the boycott, were NOT PRESENT AT THE TABLE AS YOU Had ASSURED ME, That never happened, which was a disappointment. Nothing About us without US, “he continued

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Unfortunately @dapperdanharlem as much as we love and Respect you and what you Mean to our culture, We have to reject this!! For Many reasons but for 2 in particular. One being because this is putting a Band aid on a Bullet wound!! These executives decided that they would attempt to reconcile a "Civil Rights" Violation by making "Fashion " changes. 2. The hiphop community who were the ones offended, who were the ones who called for the boycott, were NOT PRESENT AT THE TABLE AS YOU Had ASSURED ME, That never happened, which was a disappointment. Nothing About us without US!! There needs to be serious inclusion and changes before we can even consider to consider allowing Gucci to benefit from this culture any further!!, #IworkForthePeople #soulNotForSale

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Authorities Called Killing of Woman and 3 Small Children in Michigan Home a “Horrific Thing”

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A woman and three small children were found dead in an apartment in Cedar Springs Michigan on Monday. The four victims died of gunshots wounds authorities said. The three children were all elementary age or younger according to Kent County Sheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young. “A horrific thing to be called to,” Lajoye-Young said.  “My heart goes out to the families involved here and the community,” she continued. To read more about this story click here.`

Was Colin Kaepernick a Sellout for Accepting Buyout From NFL?

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Recently Colin Kaepernick made an agreement with the NFL to drop his collusion case against their league. He settled for an undisclosed amount of money and agreed to not speak publically about the case.  The details of the settlement have not been revealed,  but it seems like the agreement will bring closure between the owners and the former quarterback. Continue reading