Jarrod Horton Articles

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Articles from staff writer Jarrod Horton

Fit to Fight Event Shows the Importance of Cancer Awareness in the Black Community

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Black Truth News was a proud sponsor for the Fit to Fight against Cancer event on Chicago’s south side. The event featured exercise and helpful tips on how to maintain to fight and prevent cancer. Continue reading

Recap: Jack Honey Art, Beats + Lyrics Gave a Great Party in Chicago [Pictures Inside]

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

When you think of an art gallery, you think of people walking around in a quiet setting, while observing and analyzing paintings. Well so much for your parents art show. Jack Honey Art Beats + Lyrics was a art showcase and party rolled in one. Continue reading

Hate to Say it but T.I’s Depiction of Melania Trump is Not Far Fetched

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

When I first saw  T.I’s video of the lookalike Melania Trump stripping in the Oval Office; I thought he was kind of bogus. I mentioned in my previous article that it was due in part to crossing the line with disrespect towards people’s spouse or children.  I mean the video is raunchy and the lookalike really does look like the first lady. Continue reading

Fair Game: If Michelle Obama Can be Disrespected So Can Melania Trump

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

T.I has come under fire for a video he posted on Twitter to promote his new album ‘Dime Trap.’ The video has a lookalike model of  First Lady Melania Trump dancing nude on a desk in recreated set of the Oval Office. The video caused Melania’s spokesperson Stephanie Grisham to call for a boycott of T.I. “It’s disrespectful and disgusting to portray her this way simply because of politics,” Grisham told people on Oct. 16th. “These kinds of vulgar attacks only further the divisiveness and bias in our country — it needs to stop.” she continued.


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Does Chance The Rapper Endorsement of Amara Enyia Make Her Standout Among Crowded Chicago Mayoral Race?

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

At this point, the Chicago Mayoral race is as almost crowded as CTA bus during rush hour. There are 17 candidates running for mayor and more people are considering to join the race. It seems that no one as the clear cut favorite to become the successor to Rahm Emanuel. One candidate who might gain an edge is Amara Eniya. Continue reading

Message to Cornerstore Caroline: No One Wants To Grope Your Flat Butt

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Last week in Brooklyn New York, a White woman falsely accused a 9-year old Black kid of groping her at a deli. Teresa Klein, 53 made a false report in a 9-1-1 call by saying that the child “grabbed” her and his mother “decided to yell at me.” The video of the incident went viral and a couple days later after criticism on social media, the deli decided to replay the security footage at the store. When the security footage showed that the boy accidently grazed her behind with his backpack, Klein apologized. “Young man, I don’t know your name but I’m sorry.” she said. Continue reading

Quavo Putting Madonna on New ‘Champagne Rose’ Song is a Huge Deal

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Maybe someone told Madonna that the Migos have been one of the hottest groups in music for a while now. It is quite possible, that the 60 year old singer didn’t have to be told. Once being a music and pop trendsetter herself, Madonna might be fully aware who is currently making waves in the world she once ruled. Nonetheless, her feature on Quavo’s new Champagne Rose song featuring Cardi B is a big deal. I mean Madonna doesn’t just jump on anyone’s song all willy nilly. Plus with the passing of other 80’s icons such as Prince and Michael Jackson, Quavo should be elated to say he did a song with Madonna. And for the record, the song is actually dope; check it out below.

It Took 50 Years for the System to Realize that Officers Like Jason Van Dyke Have No Regard For Black Lives

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

The High Profile Chicago Case Involving a White Police Officer Killing a Black Man has come to an end. Jason Van Dyke was convicted of second degree murder for killing17 year old Laquan McDonald. The video of Van Dyke, 40, shooting McDonald 16 times has been glaring example of the reckless misconduct of some Chicago police officers actions against Black lives. The incident caused a Chicago Superintendent and the county’s top prosecutor to lose their job. In addition to Van Dyke’s conviction, three other police officers have been accused of conspiring to cover up the crime. The guilty verdict marks the first time a Chicago police officer has been convicted of murder in on duty shooting in 50 years.

Source: https://abc7chicago.com/watch-live-jurors-speak-out-after-jason-van-dyke-verdict/4417237/