Daily Archives: May 2, 2018

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New Music on BTN Soundcloud Player (05.02.18) >>> dug: “In Unkown”

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New Music on BTN Soundcloud player comes from Chicago producer dug.  His new single “In Unkown” is self produced and comes from the EP Keep it Honest . To listen to the single go to our home page and locate the Soundcloud Player on the right side of the page. Or click the artwork above.  

Interview with Hidden Figures & Roxanne Roxanne Movie Producer Mimi Valdes

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer 

Behind the scenes, Mimi Valdez has been an important person in bringing the untold stories of Hip Hop legends and minorities to Hollywood. She was of the contributors in helping bringing Nas: Time is Illmatic to life. She was also one of the producers for the Academy Award winning movie Hidden Figures. Most recently, she was one of the main producers behind the creation of Roxanne Shante’s Netflix biopic movie ‘Roxanne Roxanne.’ Roxanne Shante has spoken about how she was approached by Mimi Valdes in creating the movie. I caught up with the movie producer and talked about the importance of not only bringing this movie to the screen, but also telling the story of several minorities who have contributed to the culture. Check out the interview below.

2 black men arrested at Starbucks settle with Philadelphia

By: Associated Press

Article Reprint

The arrests of Rashon Nelson, left, and Donte Robinson at a Starbucks quickly became a viral video and galvanized people around the country who saw the incident as modern-day racism. | AP Photo

PHILADELPHIA — Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the city for a symbolic $1 each Wednesday and a promise from officials to set up a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs. Continue reading

Boy Scouts to change its name as girls join ranks

By: David Crary 

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With girls soon entering the ranks, the Boy Scouts of America is changing its name. | AP Photo

NEW YORK — For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America’s flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls soon entering the ranks, the group says that iconic name will change. Continue reading