Daily Archives: December 14, 2016

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De La Soul’s New Video Featuring Pete Rock & Estelle Is Masterpiece Theater

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Earlier this week, De La Soul learned that their first LP in 12 years is nominated for the Grammy Award for “Best Rap Album.” And The Anonymous Nobody, released in August, is a crowd-funded album that raised more than $600,000 in 2015. Coming on the Long Island, New York trio’s own label, it appeared to buck the system before it was ever made. Now, it stands to possibly collect the highest mainstream honors with the widest audience watching. Continue reading

After A 9 Year Break, Chris Rock Returns With 2017 Stand-Up Tour Dates.

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Legendary comedian Chris Rock will be hitting the stage in over 25 cities on his first tour in almost a decade. Dubbed the Total Blackout tour, an ode to his tweet posted before hosting the Oscars earlier this year, it will commence a year to the month since, in February, 2017. In October, Netflix promised two Chris Rock specials, the first of which will be shot on the upcoming tour. Rock announced the news via Facebook Live, assuring fans that it will consist of entirely fresh material, and that he “can’t wait to see [us] bitches” on the road. Continue reading

Baton Rouge’s 1st Black Female Mayor Hopes to Unify a City Torn Apart by Racial Strife

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Residents of Louisiana’s state capital of Baton Rouge elected their first Black female mayor over the weekend. Sharon Weston Broome, a former state senator, will succeed Baton Rouge’s first Black mayor Kip Holden, whose 12-year term has wrapped.

 

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Senate Finally Approves $170M in Funding to Help Clean Up the Mess State of Michigan Created In Flint

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After much anticipation, the U.S. Senate on Saturday passed a critical piece of legislation providing $170 million in much-needed federal aid to Flint, Michigan, and other cities in the country affected by lead contamination.

 

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