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Jay-Z Named Chief Brand Strategist Of Cannabis Company Caliva

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Jay-Z just got onboard with the legal weed hustle. Today (July 9), cannabis company Caliva announced it has named the Brooklyn multi-hyphenate its Chief Brand Strategist.

Reportedly it’s a multiyear deal and Jigga is tasked with “driving creative direction, outreach efforts and strategy” for the brand. We’re going to say he has experience in such matters.

Part of Mr. Carter’s duties includes the participation of individuals who were incarcerated for their illegal marijuana activities. The goal is giving the aforementioned a fair shot at getting in the game post-legalization.

“Anything I do, I want to do correctly and at the highest level,” said Jay-Z via a press statement. “With all the potential in the cannabis industry, Caliva’s expertise and ethos makes them the best partner for this endeavor. We want to create something amazing, have fun in the process, do good and bring people along the way.”

Caliva is a cannabis consumer products company that was founded in 2015. The brand boasts a first-place finish in the 2019 High Times Cannabis Cup thanks to the “Z-Cube” in the Best Hybrid category. Other products it sells include vapes, tinctures and beverages.

Jay-Z wins, again.

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Former CIA Chief of Disguise Breaks Down Spy Scenes From Film & TV

Jonna Mendez, former CIA Chief of Disguise, takes a look at spy scenes from a variety of television shows and movies and breaks down how accurate they really are.

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As Jussie Smollett proclaims innocence, mayor and police chief take aim at ‘whitewash of justice’

Actor Jussie Smollett says he has been “truthful and consistent” from the jump. The prosecutor’s office says dropping the charges was just and appropriate. The mayor and police superintendent? Not so fast, they say.


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GloToven – Chief Keef & Zaytoven

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GloToven

Chief Keef & Zaytoven

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: March 15, 2019

© ℗ 2019 Glo Gang / RBC Records

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Feds Reviewing Chief Keef Shooting Case in Which Tekashi 6ix9ine Implicated Himself

Tekashi69 might have way more legal woes on the horizon than the full plate he’s already dealing with, ’cause the feds are looking into the Chief Keef shooting case, in which cops think 6ix9ine implicated himself on tape. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ…

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Chief Keef Reveals 4 Mystery Kids With 4 Different Mothers, Who Want Child Support

Chief Keef just made a shocking revelation in court … he’s got 4 more children under the age of 5, and they all have different mothers who are all seeking child support.  The surprising announcement means Chief’s kid tally is up to a…

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Pipedream Hires Kristin Calzada as Chief Revenue Officer

Kristin Calzada has been appointed as Pipedream Products’ newly developed position of chief revenue officer.
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Tekashi 6ix9ine Appears to Order Hit on Chief Keef’s Cousin in Shocking New Video

[[tmz:video id=”0_kov2i5nv”]] Tekashi69 appears to have ordered his goons to shoot up Chief Keef’s cousin, days before Keef narrowly escaped gunfire in New York City.   In shocking new footage, obtained by TMZ, you see Tekashi on FaceTime…

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Blac Youngsta “Breathe,” Trina ft. Chief Pound “She Bad” & More | Daily Visuals 11.12.18

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Even after all these years it’s still hard to watch Ricky run for his life only to get cut down by a shotty in Boyz n the Hood and now Blac Youngsta is making us relieve that sequence.

For his visual to “Breathe,” Blac starts off the video by recreating the famous scene from John Singleton’s classic before doctors try to save his man.

Keeping the scene in the south, Trina comes back with a new clip in the Chief Pound assisted “She Bad” where the diamond princess shows she’s still living it up in Miami.

Check out the rest of today’s drops and some joints you might’ve missed over the weekend including work from YFN Lucci featuring Rich Homie Quan and Garren, Montana of 300 and more.

BLAC YOUNGSTA – “BREATHE”

TRINA FT. CHIEF POUND – “SHE BAD”

YFN LUCCI FT. RICH HOMIE QUAN & GARREN – “LIVE THAT LIFE”

MONTANA OF 300 – “DIP N SAUCE”

ALLEN KINGDOM FT. TYBASS – “TODAY”

A.CHAL FT. DARELL – “LA DUENA”

SHERWOOD MARTY – “WILD’N”

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Chief – Eric Church

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Eric Church

Genre: Country

Price: $ 7.99

Release Date: July 26, 2011

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Taking on Amazon, Google & Silicon Valley: EU Competition Chief Talks Tech with WIRED’s Nicholas Thompson

WIRED Editor in Chief Nicholas Thompson discusses the regulation of tech companies and their products with European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager.
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Teresa Giudice Plans Legal Action Against Chief Keef Over Cover Art Mansion Photo

Teresa Giudice claims Chief Keef plastered the inside of her mansion on the cover of his mixtape without getting permission … so she’s gunning to sue. James Leonard Jr. — an attorney for the ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ star — tells TMZ…

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Former United Nations Chief & Nobel Peace Prize Winner Kofi Annan Has Died

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Former United Nations leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan has died. The Ghanian national served as the UN chief from 1997 to 2006 and later worked on efforts to bring peace to Syria and the surrounding region.

From the Kofi Annan Foundation:

It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness. His wife Nane and their children Ama, Kojo and Nina were by his side during his last days.

Kofi Annan was a global statesman and a deeply committed internationalist who fought throughout his life for a fairer and more peaceful world. During his distinguished career and leadership of the United Nations he was an ardent champion of peace, sustainable development, human rights and the rule of law.

After stepping down from the United Nations, he continued to work tirelessly in the cause of peace through his chairmanship of the Kofi Annan Foundation and as chair of The Elders, the group founded by Nelson Mandela. He was an inspiration to young and old alike.

Annan, along with the UN, won the Nobel for humanitarian work in 2001 and that mission remained with him for the rest of his career.

His passion for the development of Ghana and other African nations extended beyond his time as a special envoy for the UN in Syria, and he was involved with a number of organizations covering climate concerns while remaining, as his foundation stated in their loving tribute, a “global statesman” of high regard.

Annan was 80.

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Tekashi69 Under Investigation for Role in Chief Keef Shooting

Cops are taking a hard look at Tekashi69 to see what, if any, role he played in the events leading up to the attempted shooting of Chief Keef … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources say NYPD wants to see if Tekashi has any…

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Tekashi69 Takes Chief Keef’s Baby Mama Shopping At Gucci

[[tmz:video id=”0_qa6v3vjb”]] Tekashi69 is adding more fuel to the fire in his war with fellow rapper Chief Keef, this time by taking Keef’s baby mama, Slim Danger, out on a $ 75k shopping spree at Gucci for her birthday. Tekashi posted a clip at the…

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Tekashi69 Throws Shade at Chief Keef on Tour Rider

Tekashi69 isn’t trying to hide it, he’s got a major sweet tooth when it comes to his upcoming tour, but he also feels the need for more beef … with Chief Keef. We got a hold of 6ix9ine’s list of demands for his European tour, which kicks off…

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Ottopsy – EP – Chief Keef

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Ottopsy – EP

Chief Keef

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Price: $ 4.99

Release Date: June 6, 2018

© ℗ 2018 Digiglo/RBC Records

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Beef Alert: Chief Keef Shot At Outside New York Hotel

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After the tough talk from Tekashi 6ix9ine, reports broke out this morning that Chief Keef was shot at this morning in front of a New York hotel. Tekashi named Keef and fellow Chicago rapper Lil Reese in a threatening message daring the Drill artists to kill him in 48 hours.

New York Post reports:

But the would-be assailant missed the mark, instead striking a sign in the front of the W Hotel on Broadway near West 47th St. around 5 a.m., sources added.

Cops are hunting for two men in connection to the shooting.

Chief Keef, who released his latest album The GloFiles (Pt. 1) last month and boasts 4.7 million followers on Instagram, may have been having a social media beef with a rival rapper from Brooklyn, according to a police source.

From the sounds of this, it appears that it will be a very hot summer.

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Chief Keef Will Not Face Criminal Charges in Armed Home Invasion Case

Chief Keef is off the hook after his former music producer accused him of breaking into his home and then beating and robbing him with an AK-47 in hand. According to legal docs, prosecutors decided not to move forward with charges against Chief and…

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Angelina Jolie Says She & NATO Chief Want To End Sexual Violence Against Women & Children In Conflict Zones

Movie star Angelina Jolie says she and NATO’s chief have agreed on ways to help the military alliance better combat the use of sexual violence against women and children in conflict zones.


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Chief Keef’s a Wanted Man Again Over Fender Bender

Chief Keef let a little thing like a court date for a fender bender balloon into an arrest warrant … and now he’s wanted by cops in Cali. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … cops responded to a small fender bender in Hollywood in September, in which…

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Dedication – Chief Keef

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Dedication

Chief Keef

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: December 1, 2017

© ℗ 2017 Glo Gang/RBC Records

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MURS ft. Rexx Life “Shakespeare On The Low,” Chief Keef “Mailbox” & More | Daily Visuals 9.19.17

Murs stay with the storyline visuals.

This time around the Los Angeles rapper puts a modern twist on the age old Romeo & Juliet story line in the clip to “Shakespeare On The Low” where young love ends in gang related tragedy. Anyone remember DiCaprio’s modern day Romeo & Juliet? No? Good. It was trash.

In his visuals to “Mailbox” Chief Keef turns up the heat on the streets with some torch-bearing women and lit up skateboards that no true sneakerhead would even attempt to hop on.

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Fred The Godson, SonReal, and more.

MURS FT. REXX LIFE – “SHAKESPEARE ON THE LOW”

CHIEF KEEF – “MAILBOX”

FRED THE GODSON – “INTRO/LET IT COOK”

SONREAL – “REPO MAN”

IDK – “BABY SCALE”

SAGE THE GEMINI FT. LIL YASE – “HANDLE”

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Chief Keef — Fatal Shooting Was Not at MY Marijuana Dispensary

Two men were fatally shot at a Compton marijuana dispensary which appears to have ties with Chief Keef, but the rapper tells TMZ everyone’s been fooled by social media. First off, the crime: L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies went to GLO Gang weed shop…

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Chief Keef Bang 3 Behind The Scenes With Hustle In LA

Our West Coast Rep & DJ DJ Hustle Takes us behind the scenes with Chief Keef. Keef was set to perform in hologram form in New York, Chicago and L.A. Yet as of Friday night (Sept. 18), shows in all three cities have either been circumvented or shut down outright.

The first sign of trouble with the Bang 3 Hologram Fest in L.A. arose earlier this week. Billed as a release party for Bang 3 Part 2, the fest was scheduled to take place Sept. 18 in the Henry Fonda Theater. We will see what’s next for Chief Keef Bang 3

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2 Found Dead At Pot Dispensary Linked To Chief Keef In Compton

While details are still being confirmed, last night on Los Angeles’ KTLA news it was reported that 2 dead bodies were uncovered at supposed Chief Keef owned pot dispensary in Compton, CA.

At around 7 pm tonight (Sept. 24) deputies were called after a body was found.  LA County Sheriffs began conducting interviews and collecting evidence when later another body was uncovered on the scene

Early reports are suggesting that this dispensary is owned by the GLO Gang, Chief Keef’s outfit, and while detectives are still looking for info, neighbors say they heard gun shots in the early hours of the morning recently.

According to KTLA, Detectives responded to a call about on 4800 block of East Compton Boulevard, where according to Lt. Nabeel Mitry of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, 2 bodies were found and pronounced dead on the scene.

Just days ago a Cheif Keef concert in LA was shut down after just one song when LAPD determined the proper permits were not obtained for the show.

More news as details emerge.


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Ex-Kansas City Chief Sanders Commings — I Might Be Hurtin’ … But My Socks Are 24 Karat Gold!

NFL safety Sanders Commings is taking swag to a new level — the ex-Kansas City Chief is slangin’ socks with friggin’ 24k gold stitched right into ’em. Sanders is a free agent right now, on the mend from a knee injury, but his pimped out plan…

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NYPD Union Chief: Civilians “Not Qualified” To Criticize Cops

The president of the largest NYPD union has stepped up to defend the officer that roughed up Black retired tennis star, James BlakePatrick Lynch, president of the New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, said in a written statement that critics of officer James Frascatore are “not qualified” to judge the actions of police officers during arrests.

As reported by Capital New York, Lynch issued a public statement addressed to “all of those inclined to jump to conclusions,” which seemed to be pointed most especially at the media. Lynch’s words were also sharply aimed others who have openly decried the NYPD’s record of police brutality, yet the union head stood by Frascatore despite his record of complaints filed by citizens he’s manhandled in the past.

From Capital New York:

In his letter, Lynch said Frascatore was being unfairly judged.

“If you have never struggled with someone who is resisting arrest or who pulled a gun or knife on you when you approached them for breaking a law, then you are not qualified to judge the actions of police officers putting themselves in harm’s way for the public good,” he wrote.

“The men and women of the NYPD are once again disheartened to read another knee-jerk reaction from ivory tower pundits who enjoy the safety provided by our police department without understanding the very real risks that we take to provide that safety,” Lynch also wrote.

Frascatore has been placed on modified duty amid an ongoing probe, officials have said.

Frascatore’s takedown of Blake, which was captured on hotel security video released by the NYPD last week, was criticized this morning by Ray Kelly, who led the NYPD for 12 years during the Michael Bloomberg administration. In an interview with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer, Kelly — no ally of Bratton or de Blasio — agreed that Frascetore’s behavior appeared inappropriate.

Raw Story reported that Blake’s attorney, Kevin Marino, responded by saying Lynch’s letter was “far more than nonsense” in a written response.

Photo: NY1

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Chief Keef is Hosting a Hologram Show

Even after his first two attempts miserably, Chief Keef is hosting a hologram concert once again. The concert, titled the “Bang 3 Hologram Fest”, will be held next week in Los Angeles to help promote Keef’s upcoming album Bang 3. Along with a Hologram performance, the Chi-Town rapper’s show also includes activities like laser tag, food, art, and so on.

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As stated earlier, Chief Keef has a bad record for hosting hologram concerts. His first two were in honor of a 1 year-old Dillon Harris, who was struck by a stray bullet during a Chicago shooting. Unfortunately, both shows were deemed as a initial threat and shut down by police in less than an hour. The hologram concerts also received negative criticism from public officials including the mayor of Chicago.

Do you think this show will last longer than the others? Let us know.

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Marvel Shake-Up: Film Chief Kevin Feige Breaks Free of CEO Ike Perlmutter (Exclusive)


After Feige’s “years of frustration,” the studio’s movie group will now report to Disney’s Alan Horn.

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Chief Keef — The Kid Is My Son, the Kid Isn’t My Son … I Can’t Decide

Chief Keef’s got a brand new baby mama situation — she says she just had his son … his lawyer says take a number, lady … and Keef can’t decide whether to celebrate.   According to docs filed in Kentucky … a woman named Lauren wants CK to pay…

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Chief Keef “Bouncin,” Rapsody ft. Joey Bada$$ & Merna “Don’t Need It (Remix)” & More | Wired Tracks 8.18.15

This edition of Wired Tracks is best served when your speakers are loud, as HHW highlights Chief Keef’s latest release “Bouncin.”

The GBE rapper self-produced the heater with some help from DPBeats. Keef set aside the chaotic record for his upcoming project, Bang 3 (Part 2), which is currently available for pre-order. Feel free to cop “Bouncin” via iTunes as well, or you can hear it and a bevy of other tracks from artists like Rapsody, Chinx and Rick Ross, and more for free.99 below.

Photo: Instagram

Rapsody ft. Joey Bada$ $ & Merna – “Don’t Need It (Remix)”

Chinx ft. Rick Ross & Meet Sims – “On Your Body (Remix)”

Waka Flocka Flame – “Workin”

King Louie – “Flodgin”

AG Da Coroner ft. Drug – “Jumpin”

Peej ft. Lupe Fiasco – “Say”

Téo & Jaden – “Pleiadian Message”

Playa Haze ft. Blu – “A$ $ hole”

Raz Simone – “Massa Sir”

Danny! – “B*tches Everywhere”

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Bang 3, Pt. 2 – Chief Keef

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Bang 3, Pt. 2

Chief Keef

Genre: Rap

Price: $ 11.99

Expected Release Date: September 18, 2015

© ℗ 2015 FilmOn Music

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FX Chief John Landgraf on Content Bubble: “This Is Simply Too Much Television”


Langraf used the TCA platform to bemoan the challenges of TV’s scripted series proliferation.

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Chief Keef feat. ASAP Rocky – Superheroes

Even if his hologram concert is shutdown by police, and his mayoral election is seen more of an unfunny joke than a him serious candidate, Chief Keef has been very busy coming up with unique ideas. That’s not stopping the Chicago rapper from dropping music though. Keef has released a new single featuring ASAP Rocky titled “Superheroes”. According to P&P, the track will be on Chief Keef’s upcoming album, Bang 3. 

Check out “Superheroes” below.

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Chief Keef — Cops Shut Down Concert … He’s a Bad Role Model (VIDEO)

Several thousand concert goers were ordered out of an Indiana venue Saturday by cops, one song into a Chief Keef performance, and he wasn’t really even there. The rapper was actually appearing via hologram, because he…

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All Def Digital’s #TheVault Presents Chief WaKil

The Vault is All Def Digital’s newest series, where artists, comedians, and other famous figures in the entertainment business give us the inside scoop on one of the craziest moments in their career. And when we say crazy, we mean crazy. Be prepared to hear all kinds of shenanigans, madness, and mayhem on each episode of The Vault, proving time and time again that there’s no biz like show biz.

On this episode, rapper Chief WaKil talks about his crazy ex-girlfriend who was a “she devil.”

“Take heed to the signs, and get your ass up out of that situation”, he advises to others who may be caught up with some psycho baes of their own.

Watch Chief WaKil talk about the crazy case of the ex below.

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Chief Keef’s Hologram Concert is Postponed

Last week, Chief Keef announced that he would perform via hologram in his hometown city, Chicago. The drill music artist was set to perform with the hopes of preventing violence in the streets of Chi-Town, especially since a one-year old died during the same shooting that killed Keef’s close friend, Capo. Unfortunately, the concert was postponed due to a conflict with local paster, Michael Pfleger. Pfleger shown his disdain for the Chief Keef concert a couple of days ago on Facebook, according to the Chicago Tribune:

“Instead of having a concert … why doesn’t he man up and acknowledge it’s time to stop this violence and apologize for his part in it!!!! We don’t need a concert … we need PEACE.”

According to David Alki, the event’s organizer, Father Pfleger was accused getting the Redmoon Theatre in downtown Chicago to back out of their contract. Alki wrote to The Tribune:

“The meddling, attention seeking Father Pfleger, who bullied the owner of the downtown theater to back out of his contract, will not succeed. He is exploiting this tragedy and taking money away from the victims and solid charities who are doing good work in Chicago.”

Although Pfleger is accused of talking the Redmoon Theatre out of the July 17th date, there has not been any connection between both parties.

Well definitely keep you updated on this growing story.

 

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Chief Keef Benefit Concert Postponed; Priest Denies Involvement

A hologram of Chief Keef was supposed to pay tribute to a local child killed.


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Chief Keef Talks About Violence In Chicago

DJ Hustle talks with Chief Keef about stopping the violence in Chicago, Chief Keef says he is with the stopping violence, that’s why I encourage people to pick up ball guns and have fun. Chief Keef says during the interscope records days he made a lot bad choice, but now he’s looking at the bigger picture and his future. The first single off the new album, “Ain’t Missing You. Chief Keef says he’s is very happy with his new single the album will surprise everyone.

 

 

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Former Disney Chief Michael Eisner: A Woman Who Is Funny and Beautiful Is “Impossible to Find”


“In the history of the motion-picture business, the number of beautiful, really beautiful women — a Lucille Ball — that are funny, is impossible to find.”

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Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson Resigns

The fallout from the Department of Justice’s scathing report on the Ferguson, Missouri police force and judicial system continues to echo through the city as Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson officially announced his resignation today effective immediately, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Arizona Schools Chief Says Hip-Hop Classes Violated State Ban

John Huppenthal, an outgoing Republican school superintendent with a questionably racist past, used his last day in the office to issue possible funding sanctions on a school because it taught a class on Hip-Hop. In a letter issued this past Friday, Huppenthal is urging the state to enforce withholding of financial support to the school.

Huppenthal’s letter addressed to Tuscson Unified School District superintendent H.T. Sanchez took direct aim at the district’s decision to teach “culturally relevant” classes which is out of step with a state law. Cholla Magnet High School is mentioned in Huppenthal’s correspondence, which taught a history class, “Culturally Relevant Mexican American Perspective,” and used lyrics from the rap-rock group, Rage Against The Machine.

An English class at Cholla Magnet High, “Culturally Relevant African American Perspective,” was said to have included from KRS-One’s “An Introduction to Hip-Hop” eassy.

More from the Arizona Daily Star:

John Huppenthal, who lost in the election, said in a news release Friday that the state can decide to withhold funding from Tucson Unified School District for the courses.

“During my tenure as Superintendent, I have been closely monitoring the status of the Tucson Unified School District’s culturally relevant curricula to ensure that all TUSD students, regardless of their race or ethnic background, have access to a high quality education,” Huppenthal said in the release. “After a thorough review of materials from TUSD’s culturally relevant courses, I find that the district has failed to meet several provisions of the 2012 Settlement Agreement.”

The classes replaced TUSD’s now defunct Mexican American Studies courses, which were declared in violation of state law.

“I am deeply concerned by the fact that the noncompliance appears to extend beyond classes taught from the Mexican American perspective and now also includes classes taught from the African American perspective,” the release reads.

State Governer Jan Brewer, who once famously scolded President Barack Obama in his face, signed into law in 2010 a ban on race-related coursework. The idea was that these classes potentially promoted “resentment” towards other races.

Huppenthal was embroiled in controversy last year when he confessed to writing a series of racially iinsensitiveblog posts. Huppenthal tearfully apologized for his words,but it wasn’t enough to save him from losing his re-election bid in August.

[h/t Raw Story]

Photo: Arizona State Government/Office Of School Superintendent.

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Ravens’ security chief faces sex-offense charge

The Baltimore Ravens’ senior director of security was charged Tuesday night with a fourth-degree sex offense, the (Baltimore) Sun reported, citing court documents.
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