Jarrod Horton Articles

ESPN Apologize for Auction of Black Players but are they Sorry?

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

ESPN issued an apology for its airing of a fantasy football auction on their network recently. “Auction drafts are a common part of fantasy football, and ESPN’s segments replicated an auction draft with a diverse slate of top professional football players,” ESPN said in a statement. They continued by saying   “Without that context, we understand the optics could be portrayed as offensive, and we apologize.”

Sounds like their apology came from the backlash, not from the comprehension of their error. Besides if they understood the context of auctioning off Black players as it relates to slavery as opposed to how it relates to fantasy football; they would never would have aired it in the first place. To read more about this story click here.

Women: Is the “Hoe Phase” A Result of ‘Insecure’ Relationships from Men Or A Personal Choice?

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Count me in as one of the fans of Issa Rae’s hit show Insecure. I missed the first season, then I binged watched it and so far I have been watching the new season every week. I watched last week’s episode and something occurred in the show that got me to thinking. It had to do with Issa entering what her character labeled a “hoe phase.” Read More

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Ray Lewis Says a Whole lot just to Say Nothing about Colin Kaepernick

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Recently Ray Lewis appeared on Fox Sports talk show Undisputed with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe, and he reminded everyone that he is full of shit.  He was speaking on his involvement with the Baltimore Ravens ownership about allowing Colin Kaepernick to join their team. Read More

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Wladimir Klitschko Retirement is a Reminder Why I Stop Watching Heavyweight Boxing

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Wladimir Klitschko announced his retirement from boxing on Thursday after having a 21-year career that featured 29 title fight appearances. Those 29 fights were two more than Joe Louis and more than any other heavyweight ever. His last fight against Anthony Joshua was at London’s Wembley Stadium in front of 90,000 people. It was considered by many the best fight of the year. Read More

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50 Cent Confirms Latest Episode of Power was Condensed and Lack Details.

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Fans of the hit TV show Power saw two popular characters killed off in last week’s episode.  J.R. Ramirez who plays Julio and Anika Noni Rose who played Jukebox got killed in last week’s episode. In addition to that , it seems 50 Cent character will be taking a hiatus after a scene where he walks away with a bag of money. 50 Cent went on Instagram to express his frustration about how the episode played out. “I woke up feeling a little different about POWER this morning . If the biggest show on your net work doesn’t mean anything, what does your network mean STARZ? I’m taking my talents to south beach fuck this.he said in his post. One of the show’s executives Courtney Kemp also had some words for the Starz network. “I asked them for 12 episodes for season four and they would not do it. So because they would not do it, we had to make it one episode.” she said. No response has been given from Starz concerning the comments.

Source: http://www.bet.com/celebrities/news/2017/08/01/50-cent.html

Taking antibiotics until they are all gone is not supported by scientific evidence

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

I always wondered why doctors would tell you to take all your antibiotics; even if you feel better. Martin Llewelyn, a a professor in infectious diseases at Britain’s University of Sussex, seems to agree. He wrote an article in the British Medical Journal that refutes the age old adage. He noted that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has replaced the label of taking antibiotics from “complete the course” to “exactly as prescribed.” Not only does taking antibiotics longer than necessary increase the risk of developing a resistance; it is not supported by scientific evidence. To read more about this story click here.  

Inspirational Chicago Artist Cupcakke Talks About Her Influence and How She Wants to Open Up an Homeless Shelter

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

20 year old Chicago artist Cupcakke had a talk with Rolling Stone about her career and what inspired to turn from church poet into a rapper who makes sexual songs.  “One day, I was listening to ‘My Neck, My Back’ by Khia and… I was like ‘Oh yeah, I’m gonna write something that’s sexual to get it out.” That transition has turned her into successful recording artist and an inspiration to other people.  She has use her influence to try and help other people. After spending a part of her youth in a homeless shelter, she wants to help those in need. “That could be the last 99 cents in their pocket to pay for your single. If they are able to give you that and tweet you to say ‘I’m homeless’ or ‘I need money for school,’ you should be able to give it back.'” To read more about this story click here.

Press Conference From Family Of Woman Who is Allegedly in R. Kelly’s ‘Cult’ Reveals Name of Victim; But Leave More Questions Than Answers

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

The story of the day has been allegations of R. Kelly having a cult of women. Three different sets of parents came forward and said that R. Kelly was brainwashing their daughters. They said that Kelly is “manipulating” their minds and control their every move and action. One set of those parents came forward and had a press conference to further their claim against R. Kelly. Timothy Savage and his wife Jonjelyn Savage held the press conference and didn’t really go into details about their claims. It was revealed that their daughter name was Joycely. Timothy Savage did say that he didn’t see his daughter since she went to college. How long she was in college before she met R. Kelly? We don’t know. He also said that he was working with the F.B.I and Sherriff department. Why didn’t they arrest R. Kelly yet? He didn’t say. He did say that he has evidence that what he is saying is true. However, that evidence will come out at a later date. Not sure what to make of this situation, but hopefully it gets resolved. You can watch the video of the press conference below.