Man Diagnosed With Throat Cancer Murders Friend Who Introduced Him To Cigarettes

Man Diagnosed With Throat Cancer Murders Friend Who Introduced Him To Cigarettes
(FreshAsFrankie) A 25-year old man who had been diagnosed with throat cancer murdered the friend that introduced him to cigarettes.

The Hindustatin Times reports that upon learning of the diagnosis, Mustakeem Ahmad became so enraged he purchased a gun, practiced shooting so he wouldn’t miss his target and shot dead the victim, 25-year old Inayat, at the restaurant where the two had worked together as chefs in West Delhi.

Ahmad was also upset that Inayat was performing better on the job.

“Though Ahmad and Inayat were friends at the workplace, Inayat was reportedly better at his job and well-behaved and soon became the favorite of the restaurant owner,” police told the Hindustan Times.

Ahmad was eventually fired from the job. He decided he would either get Inayat fired or kill him.

On Thursday, August 24, he returned to the restaurant to carry out his plan.

“He was carrying his loaded pistol to the restaurant. Ahmad had planned to kill Inayat if he failed to get him fired from the job. That is what eventually happened. Ahmad ended up picking a fight with Inayat. He later shot at him in the middle of the argument,” said an investigator.

Ahmad fled the scene but was later captured by police.

Trae Tha Truth Helps Rescues Houston Residents As Flooding Continues

As Flooding Continues
(FreshAsFrankie) Rapper Trae Tha Truth is doing his part to help rescue people, as Hurricane Harvey continues to dump record amounts of rain on Houston.

Trae went on a boat ride with Fox 26 reporter Rashi Vats on a boat earlier today (August 29), to survey the flooding and the damage in Houston.

According to reports, first responders have conducted over 3,500 rescues since the massive flooding started yesterday.

According to The Houston Chronicle, Trae was forced to sleep in his truck, after he was forced to evacuate his home.

And even though his truck was soon submerged in water, Trae still took the time to try and help rescue other residents and bring them to safety.

“I don’t even know how we prepare for this because there’s water everywhere,” Trae said.

Over 17,000 people are currently in shelters, which are filling up fast and over 9,000 people are currently being housed in the George R. Brown Convention Center.

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On a boat w/ hip-hop artist Trae the Truth.

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C-Bo’s Video Set Shot Up, One Man Killed

C-Bo’s Video Set Shot Up, One Man Killed
(FreshAsFrankie) Gunfire erupted on the set on C-Bo’s new song “Rep My City” over the weekend in Sacramento, California.

The rapper was on the set shooting what his representatives have labeled as a “communal” video, when an unknown gunman shot up Meadowview Park, where the video was being filmed.

According to reports, a man named Ernie Cadena was killed and five other people were wounded in the shootout.

The violence comes amidst C-Bo’s feud with fellow Sacramento rapper Mozzy, who dissed C-Bo and Brotha Lynch Hung on his song “New Era King.”

C-Bo replied in kind with a song filled with threats, titled “Body 4 Body.”

Police have no suspects as of presstime and are investigating into whether or not the shooting was gang related.

Rules for Electrical Safety After a Flood

Rules for Electrical Safety After a Flood
(FreshAsFrankie) When floodwaters run into your basement, don’t rush down there to get started on the cleanup. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe.

Everybody’s in a hurry to get things back to normal after a disaster, but when it comes to electrical safety, it pays to step back and carefully evaluate things before moving ahead with any work. If your house has been severely damaged by flood waters, here are some pointers to help keep you safe:

1. Never go into a flood-damaged basement or a basement filled with water until the utility company, fire department, or a licensed electrician has removed the home’s electrical meter from its socket.

Why: Removing the meter from the socket is the only way the house can be completely disconnected from the grid. Even if you’ve lost power, you can still be electrocuted in a flooded basement if someone is running a generator nearby and back-feeding electricity into a storm damaged grid. You can’t count on a storm-damaged circuit breaker or disconnect switch to protect you. The only safe way is to remove the meter.

2. Once the building is pumped out and you begin recovery efforts, keep in mind that all flooded electrical equipment is almost certainly ruined.

Why: Very few things in a house are rated to survive submersion, even briefly. The following will almost certainly need to be replaced:

Plastic-sheathed building wire (often referred to by the trade name Romex)

Armored cable (often referred to by the trade name BX)

Circuit panels and circuit breakers

Fuse boxes and fuses

Sub panels

Switched disconnect boxes

Switches

Outlet receptacles

Motors

Circuit boards

Non-submersible pumps

Blowers and fans

Lights

Heaters

Air conditioners

Furnaces

Boilers

A licensed air conditioning or a heating/cooling contractor can advise you whether your heating or cooling equipment can be salvaged. It depends upon the type of equipment, the depth of the floodwaters, and the duration of submersion. Many people try to salvage appliances such as dehumidifiers, refrigerators, and freezers that have been in flooded basements. Some do go on to live a post-flood life, but it’s risky: They can be extremely dangerous to operate after they’ve been flooded.

3: Pay increased attention to grounding and bonding, and after the flood ask an electrician to conduct a thorough survey the system.

Why: There are two aspects to every home’s electrical system: the parts designed to carry electrical current during normal operation, and the parts designed to carry current safely to ground should something go wrong. The latter is known as the home’s grounding and bonding system and it can be severely damaged by floodwaters. Only a licensed electrician is equipped and trained to evaluate the damage.

All metal components of a home’s electrical system should be carefully and replaced if necessary. For example, metal electrical boxes that have been submerged may rust and the rust on the box prevents an adequate connection to the home’s grounding system.

4. Even after the building is fully disconnected from the grid, never go into a flooded building alone. Put on chest waders, and bring a bright flashlight that clips to your hat or your waders so you don’t have to carry it. But most importantly, have someone standing by in case you need help.

Why: Flooded buildings are dark, slippery, and disorienting. It’s easy to get hurt or even drown in one.

Charlottesville, UVA Welcomes Most Diverse Class Amid Civil Unrest

Charlottesville, UVA Welcomes Most Diverse Class Amid Civil Unrest
(FreshAsFrankie) The University of Virginia became the focus of national attention before news of a violent march through its grounds by tiki-torch carrying white supremacists was eclipsed by the events of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville the next day. Many have expressed fears that the city and the university will now have to deal with a ‘scare’ that deters a number of African-Americans from continuing to diversify the 198-year-old institution. Which would be unfortunate news, considering the University is celebrating the incoming freshmen of 2017 as its most diverse class.

The percentage of African-American undergrads entering UVA is going up to 8.5% from 8.1% in 2016. Within the big picture, African-Americans make up an even 9% of all first-year students. But although the increase is much better than stagnancy, or even, a decrease in the statistics, many feel as though UVA is still underperforming in efforts to diversify, especially for a public university in a state where 22% of public high school graduates are Black. Recent events, and the lingering traces of racism that the graduating African-American student body has attested to certainly will not help expedite such endeavors either. It is reported that a group of Black alumni went so far as to issue an open letter to the class of 2021, in which students give testament to the racism he experienced in the UVA school community, all the while encouraging them to support one another as they carry the torch for future Black student bodies.

Last week Black student organizations within the university facilitated their own “March to Reclaim Our Grounds,” and followed it up by serving the administration a list of demands that include a plea for executives at UVA to do a better job of acknowledging its history of perpetuating slavery in its early days. The demand comes on the heels of UVA announcing that it is working on a $6 million memorial to slave laborers who built and for a period maintained the university’s grounds. The memorial is scheduled to be unveiled by 2019.

Source: huffingtonpost.com

Sniper Gang Artist Jack Boy Arrested for Gun Possession & Robbery

Sniper Gang Artist Jack Boy Arrested for Gun Possession & Robbery
 (FreshAsFrankie) Jackboy, best friend of rap star Kodak Black and the first artist signed to Sniper Gang records has been arrested in his hometown of Broward County, Florida. The 19-year-old rapper was arrested and charged with possession of weapon or ammunition by FLA DELQ, resisting officer without violence, robbery with a firearm, and violation of probation or community control, in addition to another charge of aggravated battery.

In his mug shot, JJackboy appearsto have several cuts and scratches on his face indicating there was some sort of struggle between him and lawn enforcement during the arrest. He is currently being held in Broward county jail without bond. Stay tuned for more updates.

Source: instagram.com

Protesters Chant “Blood on Your Hands” at Charlottesville City Council Meeting

Protesters Chant "Blood on Your Hands" at Charlottesville City Council Meeting

(FreshAsFrankie) The Charlottesville city council was back in session with a meeting that went left when protesters broke out a banner that read “blood on your hands,” on Monday, August 21.

It was the first time the council had convened since the deadly August 12 rally, and the demonstration’s failed security became the talk of the evening, despite it not being on the meeting agenda. “You had multiple opportunities to intervene, and you did not intervene one time. We told you exactly what you needed to do and you did nothing,” one man hollered from raucous members of the public on hand. The space filled with jeers as the mayor, vice mayor and three council members sprang from their seats and made their exit upon those holding the banner taking to the front of the room. Police then flooded the room and made arrests of three persons, each of which was later released.

After three hours of gripes from the community, surrounding fallout from the white supremacist rally, the council voted in favor of a measure to drape the statues as a gesture of mourning for Heather Heyer. And a measure to expedite the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue as well as a statue of Stonewall Jackson in the city.

Mary J. Blige Reportedly Owes The IRS $6.5 Million In Back Taxes

Mary J. Blige Reportedly Owes The IRS $6.5 Million In Back Taxes
(FreshAsFrankie) According to court documents obtained by the Daily Mail, the 46-year old9-time Grammy Award winning singer owes the federal government $6.5 million in back taxes, for the years 2008 through 2016.

The figure was revealed in an Income and Expense Declaration, filed by Blige on August 8, in Los Angeles.

The declaration is a part of the “Real Love” hit maker’s divorce proceedings from Martin Isaacs. Blige listed her monthly income at $326,930.

In June she was ordered to pay Isaacs $30,000 a month in temporary spousal support. In addition, the singer must cough up retroactive spousal support dating back to September of 2016, plus Isaacs’ attorney fees. That total comes to $235,000.

Blige filed for divorce in July of 2016, after 13 years of marriage, citing “irreconcilable differences.”

33 Wounded, 6 Dead In Under 13 Hours In Chicago Over The Weekend

(FreshAsFrankie) According to the Chicago Tribune, 33 people have been wounded, with six of them dying over the weekend in the Windy City. Police noted that the shootings happened in 13 hours, starting on Saturday and going into Sunday morning.

In one instance the Tribune pointed out, one man was killed while six others were wounded from gunfire that broke out around 2:30 A.M. on Sunday. All of the people hurt were standing in the parking lot of a banquet hall that serves as a nightclub when an unidentified man in a black SUV fired off shots at the group of people. The man drove off right after his attack. A 40-year-old man on the scene was hit by the SUV of the shooter, resulting in him having to be taken to the hospital for a broken ankle.

The violence in Chicago keeps drawing attention nationwide, with Donald Trump chiming in and offering “solutions” the city’s homicide rate. In 2016, Chicago had 760 homicides, which is more than L.A. and New York combined according to NY Daily News.

Mystikal Rape Accuser Accomplice Said Nothing Happened

Mystikal Rape Accuser Accomplice Said Nothing Happened

(FreshAsFrankie) A woman wanted as an accomplice to Mystikal in a recent rape case says the rapper is innocent and is pushing the victim to drop the charges. Tenichia Wafford, the alleged accomplice, told TMZ that she spoke to her friend who is claiming she was raped by Mystikal and assured the media outlet that “nobody did nothing to that girl.”

She also said the woman is trying to cover up the fact that she “ditched” her boyfriend on the night of the alleged rape. Mystikal turned himself into Louisiana authorities on Monday. He’s been accused of first-degree rape by the victim whose name is unknown at this time. Check out the clip to see Wafford’s opinion on the matter.