(FreshAsFrankie) Young Dolph is released from the Hospital and announces he’s got another album dropping NEXT WEEK!
Young Dolph was released from the hospital on Thursday, October 12, after being shot several times in L.A. nearly two weeks ago. Dolph posted a video on his Instagram after leaving, where he announced the release of his new album, THINKING OUT LOUD, which is due out on October 20.
He told fans, “You know what time it is. This s*** don’t stop. Legendary s***,” adding shout outs to 2Pac, Biggie, and Eazy-E. Before getting in the car, Dolph pointed to his “billion dollar lawyer” and said, “I know they didn’t think it was over with it.”
Check out the full video above.
(FreshAsFrankie) LAPD has released the mugshot of Corey McClendon.
Corey McClendon, a Memphis native and alleged associate of Yo Gotti, was arrested in the shooting of Young Dolph outside of the Loews Hollywood Hotel on Tuesday (September 26).
In 2010, McClendon was one of nine people arrested after Yo Gotti was in an argument with rapper OG Boo Dirty outside of Level II nightclub in Memphis. All charges were later dropped in the incident due to lack of witnesses. OG Boo Dirty spoke on the situation during an interview.
According to USA Today, McClendon was booked on attempted murder charges, although it’s not yet known whether he was the person who shot Young Dolph following an argument outside of the hotel. Two other men were reportedly involved in the situation with the Memphis rapper, who was shot three times before the men fled in a gold Escalade that was later found abandoned.
Young Dolph was moved from critical to stable condition following a surgery on Tuesday, and he’s expected to recover following the violent ordeal. This is the second time this year Dolph was involved in a shooting.
Back in May, Dolph’s SUV was riddled with bullet holes, but he was left unharmed due to the vehicle being bulletproof. Memphis rapper Blac Youngsta was one of three people arrested in connection to the shootout.
Stay tuned for more details on the situation.
Source: USA Today
(FreshAsFrankie) Young Dolph is expected to survive after his shooting. Dolph’s condition was downgraded to critical after his operation, but authorities now state that he is expected to pull through.
Young Dolph was originally listed in stable condition following the shooting but has now been downgraded to critical condition after his operation.
According to authorities, Dolph was involved in an argument with three men outside the Loews Hollywood Hotel around 1 pm. The argument turned into a physical altercation which caused Dolph to be knocked to the ground. At that point, one of the men involved in the fight pulled out a gun and shot Dolph multiple times. All three men fled immediately afterward as Young Dolph staggered bleeding into the Shoe Palace sneaker store adjacent to the hotel.
The man who police think is the shooter fled in a Gold Escalade, which they found abandoned a block away. Police are searching for 2 black men and 1 Hispanic man they believe were involved in the fight. One man has been arrested but has not been confirmed as the shooter.
Young Dolph was involved in a shooting outside the Shoe Palace sneaker store at the Hollywood & Highland Center. Police officers were already in the area and quickly intervened to get Dolph an ambulance where he was rushed to the hospital. Dolph’s injuries are reportedly non-life threatening and he’s expected to pull through.
In February, Dolph was involved in another shooting during CIAA Weekend in Charlotte, NC. Dolph’s SUV was shot at dozens of times before the attackers sped off. Luckily, his SUV was bulletproof and he was able to walk away unscathed.
In May, Blac Youngsta turned himself in for the shooting but maintained his innocence. “”I’m innocent…I ain’t fired nothin’, I don’t know nothin’,” Youngsta stated as he walked in to turn himself in. Dolph has since bailed out and has been pursuing his music career.
(FreshAsFrankie) Webbie and his girlfriend recently had another fight and this time his ex could be the one going to jail.
According to reports, Webbie’s girlfriend trashed his house in Georgia and caused thousands of dollars in damage, in addition to stealing some of this property.
Webbie filed a police report claiming the pair had an argument and the woman went ballistic and ruined his sound board for recording and two iPhone.
She also stole the keys to his van and a $5,000 necklace. So far, police have to file charges, according to TMZ.com.
The news comes on the heels of Webbie’s arrest beating up his ex-girlfriend, whipping her with a belt, strangling her and breaking her nose.
The rapper faces felony charges for aggravated battery with a weapon, and domestic abuse.
(FreshAsFrankie) From one Black Republican Presidential candidate to another, 2012 GOP primary contender Herman Cain called on the swath of American‘s who’ve been referred to as “house negros” to own the title and block out their haters, in an open letter he wrote in defense of 2016 GOP primary candidate Ben Carson, this week.
Carson was recently blasted by his hometown Michigan Chronicle, which called him the “shame of Detroit” and nominated him for the running of the rhetorical “House Negro of the Year Award,” for bucking the current movement to remove Confederate statues from public grounds across the U.S. In Cain’s letter, posted to his personal website, the businessman and Tea Party activist confides in Carson that he too has had the house negro characterization attached to him for what he says is his unwillingness “to embrace the backward thinking of today’s black identity politics.”
Cain went on in the letter to proudly claim the title if it connotes that he is successful. He also imparts his personal feelings on the Confederate statues discourse, aligning his position with Carsons and referring to calls to remove the Civil War relics as a “waste of time and distraction.”
In its entirety the letter reads as follows:
They say it to me too, Dr. Ben Carson, because just like you, I refuse to embrace the backward thinking of today’s black identity politics.
Since the Michigan Chronicle, a historically black Detroit-based newspaper, thinks Dr. Ben Carson is a “house Negro”, then I must be one also. Because that’s one of the names you get called by other black people when you are a success at something, and you do not buy into “black group think”, or act and say what they want you to say.
Maybe the Michigan Chronicle has not noticed that there are a lot of successful black people in prominent positions in America, because some of us have chosen to focus on performance and productive opportunities, rather than on the past. This is especially true of the current waste of time and distractions about statues, and who owned slaves 200 years ago.
Gentle Dr. Ben Carson is too nice to respond to that garbage article and name-calling by the Michigan Chronicle, but I’m not!
Let’s start with the fact that he prayed hard about even accepting the HUD job. Personally, I was glad he accepted it, because he will bring “outside the box” ideas and thinking to HUD. Many of the old ways of doing things have left many of our urban areas unchanged for 50 years, and too many of our young people have been trapped in cycles of poverty, crime and weak educations.
Secondly, Dr. Carson didn’t become a world-renowned brain surgeon by being a “house Negro”. He achieved this distinction because of his intellect and the results he produced in his profession.
Dr. Carson had plenty of other better paying and less stressful opportunities to choose from before he accepted the HUD position, but he chose to serve his country and a president who is truly trying to create a better America.
The Michigan Chronicle thanks Dr. Carson for his sacrifice and dedication by calling him a nasty insulting name. It’s the usual attempt to try to discredit his patriotism and to discourage him. Knowing Dr. Carson, that old tactic ain’t going to work.
The good news is that millions of black people are not drinking the name-calling brand of Kool-Aid. We are thinking for ourselves, telling people the truth, serving our country and pursuing the greatness of America and the richness of our futures.
Being called a “house Negro” is just one of the insulting names I have been called as an ABC (American Black Conservative), simply because I do not subscribe to the black liberal backward-looking narrative of black identity politics. Maybe that’s why I have had multiple successful careers over the last 50 years, and name-calling has not stopped or slowed me down yet!
If being called a “house Negro” is what some of us must endure for succeeding in this nation and thinking for ourselves, then let all of the “house Negroes” stand up and be counted.
Wow! There are too many to count, but there’s Dr. Ben Carson standing tall among millions, and doing something great again.
Thank you, Dr. Ben Carson, for being an achiever and a patriot.
(FreshAsFrankie) Charlottesville was a watershed moment for race relations in the United States of America. Since the chain of tragic events that took place on August 12, there has been a 214% increase in the removal of Confederate monuments around the nation. But the 29 that have been uprooted and the 35 currently planned for removal mark the tip of the iceberg, considering there remain over 700 Confederate monuments on public land. In this decisive moment in history, the American Civil Liberties Union has pledged to put their resources and will into cutting down on that number substantially.
“When we do not deal with the ugly truth about our history, we have no chance of going forward in any kind of a productive way,” ACLU Director Jeffrey Robinson said during a live broadcast on Thursday night, August 24. “Getting rid of the Confederate monuments will … make us deal with the truth.”\
ACLU has been taking action on the ground to bring their plan to fruition by dispensing their 200,000 People Power activists to press forward with petition drives and digital campaigns to garner the public’s support. But ACLU isn’t the only organization doing the work to confront the issue, and in fact, some have criticized the organization for making moves only after it became a hot button issue. Prior to Charlottesville ACLU had, perhaps regrettably, defended the fundamental right to free speech by white supremacists. They face dissension for taking such a direction in spite of their long history of advocacy for progressive causes. Over the period in which they disengaged from the fight, Color of Change and Change.org picked up the slack, garnering more than half a million signatures for the removal of Confederate monuments.
For a time ACLU’s position triggered a debate among the organizations, with the Color of Change managing director Arisha Hatch responding to ACLU’s, proclaimed support of “free speech” by stating that she sees the perspective coming from fringe organizations on the far right as “hate speech” and not “free speech.” Color of Change has since agreed to disagree on the topic and express that they are glad ACLU has amended its position post-Charlottesville. “Obviously, we have a different theory of change than the ACLU,” Hatch said. ”But their support sends a message that they’re in support of black civil rights leaders who are making these calls. They’ve been an incredibly important partner.