Jarrod Horton Articles

Shaq Said He loves Rick Ross and Once Spent $27,000 Thousand in Walmart

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Count Shaquille O’ Neal in with the other former NBA players who thinks their team would be the current NBA Champs Golden State Warriors. “Oh, we woulda beat ‘em up. Yeah, we woulda beat ‘em up.” he said. O’Neal talked about several things during a Q&A session promoting an American Express event. “I’ve had my AmEx card since 1992. I don’t remember how I got the black card, but some big-time exec just brought it to the house and knocked on the door. In 1995, in L.A” Shaq said about American Express.

Shaq also mentioned how the people at AmEx thought his card was stolen after he spent $27,000 dollars at a Walmart in Phoenix. ”This is AmEx security, somebody stole your card and is at WalMart spending $27,000.” I said, “No, that’s me.” he said. Even though Shaq dismissed the idea of resuming his Rap career. He did mentioned some of the artists he would work with if he did decide to make an album.” I would like to do something with Kendrick. I would like to do something with 2 Chainz. And Lil Wayne. And, of course, Mr. Ross. I love Mr. Ross” Shaq said. To read the full interview click here.

Andre Berto Beautifully Describes The Sweet Science of Floyd Mayweather’s Boxing Skills

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer 

In anticipation of the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor in August, we wanted to break down how hard it is to beat Mayweather. It’s not by luck that Floyd is undefeated after 49 bouts. One of his former opponents Andre Berto breaks down how hard of a task that actually is. “I was surprised at his age at how alert he was, he just very alert.” said Berto. The boxer continue to give Mayweather on his skills by saying “most of us think offense first; he thinks defense.” Watch the video below.

How Can Seattle Police Kill a Pregnant Woman in Front of Her Kids? #R.I.P Charleena Lyles

By: Jarrod Horton 

Staff Writer

This is so sad on so many levels. The audio tapes of the killing of Charleena Lyles has been released by the Seattle Police Department. Lyles, 30 called the police to report a burglary and when they showed up that’s when things went bad. The officers said that Lyles answered the door with a knife in her hand and reacted by killing her. At the time of her death, Lyles was pregnant and had three other children. “Why couldn’t they have tased her?” her sister Monika Williams asked in an interview with KOMONews. Audio of the tragic event can be heard below. To read more about this story click here.

Source:  http://atlantablackstar.com/2017/06/19/audio-killing-charleena-lyles-seattle-police-paints-disturbing-picture-last-moments-life/

No Justice in Michael Brown Case but Warner Bros. is Still Going to Make A Movie About it

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

This is interesting. Warner Bros. wants to bring the tragic killing of Michael Brown to the movies. Brown was killed in 2014 by Darren Wilson in Ferguson Missouri . The 18 year old was accused of stealing cigars from a local store.  Atlantablackstar.com via The Tracking Board reported that the movie will based on a book called “Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil,” a memoir by Brown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden. It is also being reported that movie will have the same theme as the 2004 movie “Crash.” To read more about this story click here.

Scarface is on the list of people not feeling ‘All Eyez On Me’ Movie

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Reviews have been mixed about Tupac’s new movie ‘All Eyez On Me.’  Celebrities, fans, friends and critics have been divided on how much they like the film. While some entertainers like Hammer and The Game have defended the movie, other people like 50 Cent and Jada Pinkett Smith have criticized it. In a recent visit to Chicago, Scarface let it be known that he was one of the people who didn’t like the film. “If MC Breed not in that movie, then it ain’t no real ‘Pac movie. If the D.O.C. wasn’t mentioned in that movie, it’s not a real ‘Pac movie,” said Scarface. The Houston rapper went on to question the motive of the movie and who was benefiting from it. “It ain’t feeding his momma, his momma gone,” he said. “It ain’t feeding his kids, he ain’t got none. Who getting the money?” he said. Check out the clip below

Source: http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2017/06/scarface-all-eyez-on-me-not-real-tupac-movie/

Officer Who Killed Philando Castile Gets Away With Murder as Another Police Officer is Acquitted of Killing A Black Man

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Despite Philando Castile telling officer Yanez that he had a gun and a permit to carry it; he was killed. Despite officer Yanez saying he saw a gun but being recorded saying he didn’t know where the gun was; he killed Castile. “What I meant by that was I didn’t know where the gun was up until I saw it in his right thigh area.” Yanez said. It is hard to believe that statement since witnesses saw paramedics removed the gun from Castile shorts. And despite the fact that Castile’s girlfriend streamed the murder on Facebook Live; the jury decided to acquit Yanez of murder.   Yanez was charged with second-degree manslaughter, and endangering Castile’s girlfriend and her then-4-year-old daughter for firing his gun into the car by them. To read more about this story click here.

Source: https://blackamericaweb.com/2017/06/16/minnesota-officer-acquitted-in-shooting-of-philando-castile/

Most Sexually Active City For Millennials is New York City

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Condom maker Skyn has interesting way to connect with its customers. They have a Skyn’s Facebook Messenger-based voice analyzer,  which listens to your voice and tells you how sexy your voice is. The voice analyzer is a robot that rates your voice on  by sensuality, mystery, intensity and sophistication. Stay on Facebook app long enough and the robot will lead you to the company’s website. There you will find amongst other things, a 2017 Millennial Sex Survey. That survey revealed which sex position is the favorite among Millennial and which city has the most one night stands. It also said that NYC is the most sexually active city. Sounds kind of accurate when you think about it. Anyway to go on Skyn website and check out their voice analyzer click here.

Source: http://www.adweek.com/creativity/this-condom-brands-messenger-bot-analyzes-your-voice-and-tells-you-how-sexy-it-is/

JAY Z will support organizations to bail Fathers Out of Jail for Father’s Day

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

In an essay written in Time, JAY Z talked about the injustice towards poor people in the United States criminal system. “If you’re from neighborhoods like the Brooklyn one I grew up in, if you’re unable to afford a private attorney, then you can be disappeared into our jail system simply because you can’t afford bail,” he wrote in the essay. Jay said “became obsessed with the injustice” after he was one of the producers on docuseries Time: The Kalief Browder Story. That docuseries focused on the tragedy of Browder, who hung himself after being accused of stealing a backpack and being imprisoned on Rikers Island. In response to the unfair practice of confining people who can’t afford bail; Jay Z will help organizations to help get some of those people out of jail. “This Father’s Day, I’m supporting those same organizations to bail out fathers who can’t afford the due process our democracy promises” Jay Z said. To read more about this story click here.