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New Music On BTN Soundcloud Player (04.24.17) >>> Macntaj: “Sister”

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New Music on BTN Soundcloud player comes from Seattle artist Macntaj.  His new single “Sister ” is produced by  K E F. 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.  

Florida Senator Frank Artiles Resigns After Calling Black Colleague A Nigga

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Republican state Sen. Frank Artiles (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)

Not sure if Senator Frank Artiles was being disrespectful or simply trying to impress his Black co-workers. Either way, the Florida lawmaker for a private conversation he had last week at the Governors Club near the Capitol. Talking with Sens. Audrey Gibson and Perry Thurston, he was said to used vulgarity and the “N-Word” to describe fellow colleague Senate President Joe Negron. They filed a complaint which led to the resignation of Artiles. To read more about this story click here.  

Massachusetts State Chemist Contributes to Mass Incarceration of Blacks And Poor Folks By Fabricating Evidence In Over 21,000 Drug Cases

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

BOSTON – NOVEMBER 22: Annie Dookhan, former state chemist who mishandled drug evidence, entered a guilty plea during her court hearing at Suffolk Superior Court. (Photo by David L Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

A Massachusetts  state chemist by named of Annie Dookhan falsified reports and fabricated evidence in over 21,000 cases according to atlanticblackstar.com. The ACLU of Massachusetts indicated that her misconduct impacted approximately 24,000 drug cases.   “Over 24,000 cases from eight years, and they called her superwoman because she was doing the bidding of the system of mass incarceration and the war on drugs. If it were anything else, if it were for rich people, for white people, this would not be allowed to stand” said staff attorney Carl Williams of ACLU of Massachusetts. To read more about this story click here.

NBA Superstar Anthony Davis Hoodie Keeps Him Out Of Hollywood Restaurant

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Chicago native and New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis was denied entry inside a West Hollywood restaurant because he was wearing a hoodie. It happened last week while he was in Los Angeles after playing a game against the Lakers. To read more about this story click here.  

Boi-1da Talks About How He Keeps Drake and Rihanna Hot and Starting His Own Label

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Toronto producer Boi-1da who has created hit songs like “Work” by Rihanna and “Controlla” by Drake talked how his dancehall roots influence those songs. “I actually listened to dancehall before I listened to hip-hop. That beat in particular came from being around my dad, he used to play dancehall. He listened to Beenie Man, Sean Paul… That beat was literally a 90s dancehall moment in 2016.” he said. He also talked about starting a new label and releasing a new artist named Joyner Lucas. “First time I ever heard of him, I was like, yo, I need to work with this guy.”  he said about working with Lucas.  To read his full interview with medium.com click here.

9 Bad Carbs that make you gain weight

By: Siddiqu The Personal Trainer 

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A dogmatic, black and white approach to carbs is hurting the mindset of what we can and can’t eat.  Carbs have been getting a bad rap for a long time.  Anyone who wants to lose weight, will bring up how they just need to leave carbs alone.  The huge problem is that there are so many healthy foods that are carbs that also help people lose weight.  These healthy carbs that get absorbed slowly into our systems, avoiding spikes in blood sugar levels. Examples: whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and beans.  We can minimize the health risk of bad carbs by eating fewer refined and processed carbohydrates that strip away beneficial fiber.   Review the list we compiled: CF4L 9 Bad Carbs Read More

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Sabbath Day Scripture (04.22.17) >>> Chronicles I: 16:34

O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for everChronicles I: 16:34

Autism Awareness Charity Basketball Game Proves There Is More Than Violence On The West Side of Chicago

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Last weekend local Chicago artists and community activists came together in Franklin Park on Chicago’s West Side. The gathering was to bring awareness to autism in the community. In addition to that, the function allowed family and friends to come together and enjoy each other company. The event featured activities, games and food for the children. Followed by a basketball game by artists and radio personalities from around the city. The event featured music, entertainment and education. It was needed relief from the violence and negative vibes surrounding the city. For a brief moment on a sunny warm day, there was a safe haven where people could enjoy a good time with family and friends with no violence. On top of that, it was for a good cause.  To find out more information about autism go to Autism Society. org @ http://www.autism-society.org/get-involved/national-autism-awareness-month/