(FreshAsFrankie) While fans have been anxiously waiting for a new album from both Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, Jeezy got the two superstars together for his new track “American Dream,” which will be featured on his upcoming Pressure album.
Jeezy spoke about the record coming together during a recent visit to Sway in the morning, where he revealed that Kendrick and J. Cole didn’t know each other were going to be featured on the record together. Jeezy said the record is special to him, because “you have three leaders stating their opinions on what they feel like the American dream is, and standing on it.”
To hear more of what Jeezy said about the record, hit the 27:00 mark above.
(FreshAsFrankie) Since dropping “The Oracle” early Friday morning, Mase has had fans not only discussing the bars on his track but clamoring for a response from Killa Cam. He teased a snippet of his track via Instagram late Friday night and also took jabs at Mase throughout the day. But Cam announced on Saturday via IG that he would be dropping “Dinner Time” at 10:30 p.m. EST and the Dipset head honcho has delivered.
(FreshAsFrankie) NBA YoungBoy says he’s going back to school to receive his high school diploma in a video posted to Instagram on Wednesday. The teenage Louisianarapper is off to a promising rap career but he dropped out of school in 9th grade to pursue it. After a stint in jail following an alleged armed robbery, YoungBoy Never Broke Again is ready to return to school and get his diploma.
(FreshAsFrankie) The NAACP is issuing a travel advisory for travelers flying American Airlines over a series of reported incidents that indicate “troublesome conduct” from many of the airline’s employees. In a press release Tuesday, the NAACP said the incidents “suggest a corporate culture of racial insensitivity and possible racial bias on the part of American Airlines.”
The reported incidents in the NAACP press release range from an African American passenger having their seating assignment changed without their knowledge to an African American mother and her infant child being removed from a New York-to-Atlanta flight after she “asked that her stroller be retrieved from checked baggage before she would disembark.”According to the NAACP, the advisory was issued Tuesday and will last indefinitely.
American Airlines spokeswoman Stephanie Gilson said in a response:
“We are disappointed to hear about this travel advisory as our team members – a diverse community of gate agents, pilots, and flight attendants – are proud to serve customers of all backgrounds. With that said, we understand there is more to do,” she said. “We will invite representatives of the NAACP to meet with our team at our headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas.”
We will keep you updated on any developments on the travel advisory.
(FreshAsFrankie) I can’t believe how these damn republican are just doing what they choose with no repercutions. Former Arizonasheriff Joe Arpaio was excused from having to do prison time for criminal contempt on Friday, August 25. Arpaio received a Presidential pardon from Donald Trump that critics say he never consulted with the Department of Justice over.
Arpaio was found guilty of having disobeyed the 2011 orders of a judge who demanded that he discontinue the outlawed racial profiling tactics his office was using to bust down undocumented migrants. Many had suspected that Trump would bless Arpaio, who was a staunch supporter of his candidacy. Local politicians, including Phoenix’s mayor, had expressed worry that the President would cause a firestorm by choosing to pull the trigger during his rally in the city this past week. Trump didn’t go through with the move that very day, but he did hint that a pardon was coming down the pike.
A statement issued by the White House cited the 85-year-old Arpaio’s age and 50 years of service in law enforcement, and heralded his “life’s work of protecting the public from the scourges of crime and illegal immigration.” Arpaio would respond with a couple of tweet’s thanking the President, one of which read, “Thank you @realdonaldtrump for seeing my conviction for what it is: a political witch hunt by holdovers in the Obama justice department!”
(FreshAsFrankie) Comey will be speaking at their 2017 convocation in September, which will kick off the school year. Along with speaking at the convocation, Comey was appointed the 2017-2018 Gwendolyn S. and Colbert King Endowed Chair in Public Policy for the University, which means he will be leading and conducting “five lectures and feature speakers that will touch on several topics.” According to Howard University, the series is “designed to foster fruitful discussion and spur meaningful interaction.”
For the position, Comey would be paid $100,000 for his work. However, he has made it clear that he would be donating the entire amount he would be compensated to a Howard scholarship fund. Comey issued a statement on being the King Chair for 2017 going into 2018, saying, “I am honored to hold the King Chair this school year. Howard has a longstanding history of being a vibrant academic community and the perfect place to have rich dialogue on many of the most pressing issues we face today. I look forward to contributing to this remarkable institution and engaging students and faculty alike.”
(FreshAsFrankie) Two white high schoolers found themselves in a precarious situation when they had lunch at Howard University, one of the most revered HBCU‘s, with MAGA (Make America Great Again) hats on. One of the girls, Allie Vandee, took to Twitter to talk about her experience and claims of being harassed while in the university’s dining hall. According to Vandee, when she and her friend Sarah entered the dining hall they encountered one man who yelled “F*ck y’all” while another man supposedly stole Sarah’s cap before having it returned.
Vandee claims that she was unaware of being on an HBCU campus but her tweets with “#noshame” show a level of insensitivity and audaciousness during this current racial climate.
(FreshAsFrankie) Ohio Judge Shot After Being Ambushed Outside of Courthouse, Returns Fire
According to reports, an Ohio judge was shot outside of the Jefferson County courthouse in Steubenville on Monday morning. Judge Joseph Bruzzese was allegedly heading to work when he was approached by suspects outside the courthouse who fired shots at him.
Steubenville City Manager James Mavromatis laid out the scenario, saying, “We’re starting to put this whole picture together, but basically what you have is the judge is going to work, these subjects were waiting for them. He comes up, shoots at the judge. The judge returns fire. We also have a probation officer that was behind the judge. He returns fire as he is shot at. The subject is deceased that he shot at. This probation officer has done his job. He reacted to the threat, trying to save the judge and any other bystander that may have been in the area.”
Because of the gunfire exchange, the courthouse was shut down for the rest of the day. Mavromatis noted that Judge Bruzzese was immediately taken to the hospital by a medical helicopter. Since then, Bruzzese has been talking and is in currently in stable condition.
(FreshAsFrankie) DMX will be allowed to travel to Atlanta for a big show, if he follows the judge’s order.
The judge is giving DMX a break in his house arrest, so the rapper can perform at a highly anticipated show.
DMX was sentenced to full house arrest, after violating the terms of his bail conditions relating to 14 charges that he deliberately evaded millions of dollars worth of income tax.
DMX suffered a temporary setback last week, when the judge banned the rapper from traveling, even for work.
The judge in the case reversed the earlier decision and ruled that the dog can head to Atlanta from August 21st–24th, under one condition.
According to the judge, DMX must travel with a sober coach “at all times.”
DMX must be accompanied by his sober coach 24 hours a day.
And if DMX wants to hit Atlanta, DMX will also have to foot the bill for the sober coach.
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