Jarrod Horton Articles

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.

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.

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/

Bill O’Reilly Doesn’t Care If He Gets Fired Because He Is Going To Get A $25 Million Dollar Payout From Fox

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Imagine your vacationing in Italy and someone calls you and say that they will pay you $25 million not to work at their company anymore. How upset would you be? That was the scenario for Bill O’ Reilly when he found out that he was getting fired from his gig on Fox News. According to abcnewsgo.com, Bill was vacationing in Italy when he got the call from executives. To top that off The Financial Times he is reportedly getting a payout that will come close to $25 million. In the words of French Montana, “he ain’t worried about nuthin.”

Source:  abcnews.go.com

Chicago Artist Boi Floyd Talks Legacy and Music at Show For Release Of His ‘For Better or Worse’ Mixtape

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

I caught up with Chicago Southside Englewood native Boi Floyd before his show at Reggie’s nightclub. The show was a celebration of the release of his new mixtape ‘For Better or Worse.’  Before hitting the stage, Boi Floyd sat down and answered some questions for us. One specific question I asked was how Boi Floyd was going to capture the ears of the Chicago people? “I know I can get the ears of the people because we coming from the same place” he said. The up and coming artist sounded confident about his ascension in the rap game. “I just want to show people you can be yourself.” he said. Click the next page to check out the full interview and an impromptu freestyle from Boi Floyd. Read More

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Who is more at fault: The person cheating or the person they are cheating with?

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Recently it has to come light that NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony and his actress wife of 10 years La La Anthony are separating. It is reported that Carmelo cheated with a young lady named Mia Angel Burks, 25, who is from Chicago. While her identity was being revealed from her associates, it was also stated that Mia was “plotting” on Carmelo. It was also stated through Balleralert.com that this isn’t the first Mia has dated an athlete or someone famous. She has also been linked with dating reality television star Ryan Henry of Black Ink. With that being said, do you think she was being a predator on the hunt for a dude with money? Or do you think regardless of the pressure of women throwing the goods at him; Carmelo should have kept his private parts in his pants? What do you think?  Who is more at fault in the situation of infidelity? Is it the overzealous side piece, who is willing to compromise their position and mess up a relationship/marriage? Or is it the person who steps out their commitment and cheats on their partner? Leave your comments below and let us know what you think?

Aaron Hernandez Suicide Proves He Was Either Guilty or Guilty

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Former New England Patriots Star Aaron Hernandez was found hanging in his jail cell by authorities  at Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts. Hernandez was serving life without parole for a murder. It was rapid decline for the former NFL player. In my opinion, his suicide proves that he was either guilty of the crime or had a guilty conscience for something he did. Even with facing the bleak possibility of not getting out of jail, he had opportunity to do something positive while he was alive. There was definitely an alternative instead of taking the coward way out. Let’s hope his rise, decline and demise would be a lesson for other athletes in the future. To read more about this story click here