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Jay, Jay Z, and Meek Mill: JAY-Z Pens Report In Support Of Meek Mill: "Probation ls A Trap And We Must Fight For Meek And Everyone Else Unjustly Sent To Prison" @balleralert JAY-Z Pens Report In Support Of Meek Mill: "Probation Is A Trap And We Must Fight For Meek And Everyone Else Unjustly Sent To Prison" - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In an opinion piece for the NewYorkTimes titled, “The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People Like Meek Mill," JAYZ outlined flaws in the criminal justice system and continued his support of his Roc Nation artist in the wake of Meek’s recent prison sentence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jay-Z begins by arguing that "For about a decade, [Meek]'s been stalked by a system that considers the slightest infraction a justification for locking him back inside." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "What’s happening to MeekMill is just one example of how our criminal justice system entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of black people every day," the "4:44" artist wrote. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Probation is a trap and we must fight for Meek and everyone else unjustly sent to prison," he continued. "It’s time we highlight the random ways people trapped in the criminal justice system are punished every day. The system treats them as a danger to society, consistently monitors and follows them for any minor infraction — with the goal of putting them back in prison." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jay-Z concluded the piece by directing readers to Color of Change, an organization that advocates for courts to treat people on parole or probation in Philadelphia more fairly. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The music mogul, who previously called Meek's sentence "unjust and heavy-handed" also stopped his show in Dallas last week to denounce Meek's two to four-year prison sentence.
Jay, Jay Z, and Meek Mill: JAY-Z Pens Report In Support Of
 Meek Mill: "Probation ls A Trap And
 We Must Fight For Meek And
 Everyone Else Unjustly Sent To
 Prison"
 @balleralert
JAY-Z Pens Report In Support Of Meek Mill: "Probation Is A Trap And We Must Fight For Meek And Everyone Else Unjustly Sent To Prison" - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In an opinion piece for the NewYorkTimes titled, “The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People Like Meek Mill," JAYZ outlined flaws in the criminal justice system and continued his support of his Roc Nation artist in the wake of Meek’s recent prison sentence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jay-Z begins by arguing that "For about a decade, [Meek]'s been stalked by a system that considers the slightest infraction a justification for locking him back inside." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "What’s happening to MeekMill is just one example of how our criminal justice system entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of black people every day," the "4:44" artist wrote. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Probation is a trap and we must fight for Meek and everyone else unjustly sent to prison," he continued. "It’s time we highlight the random ways people trapped in the criminal justice system are punished every day. The system treats them as a danger to society, consistently monitors and follows them for any minor infraction — with the goal of putting them back in prison." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jay-Z concluded the piece by directing readers to Color of Change, an organization that advocates for courts to treat people on parole or probation in Philadelphia more fairly. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The music mogul, who previously called Meek's sentence "unjust and heavy-handed" also stopped his show in Dallas last week to denounce Meek's two to four-year prison sentence.

JAY-Z Pens Report In Support Of Meek Mill: "Probation Is A Trap And We Must Fight For Meek And Everyone Else Unjustly Sent To Prison" - blog...

Arguing, Drugs, and Lawyer: Lawyer Says Body Cam Footage Show:s LAPD Officer Planting Cocaine on Black Suspect @balleralert BREAKING NEWS NE 5159 62 O2 BREAKING NEWS CBS2 EXCLUSIVE Lawyer Says Body Cam Footage Shows LAPD Officer Planting Cocaine on Black Suspect – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Thursday, body cam footage of an April hit-and-run incident in Los Angeles was released, catapulting the department into an internal investigation on the use of the cameras. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the footage obtained by CBS-LA, an LAPD officer is allegedly shown planting drugs inside a black suspect’s wallet. The media outlet retrieved 12 total videos, all worn by the officers that were on the scene when 52-year-old RonaldShields was arrested and charged with felony hit-and-run and cocaine possession. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At the time, officers reported that a small bag of cocaine was found in Shield’s shirt, however, upon the release of the bodycam footage on Thursday, new information has been unveiled to the public. Shields’ lawyer says the video shows an officer picking up the cocaine off the ground and putting it in Shields’ wallet, which was caught on his own bodycam. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, the cameras begin recording 30 seconds before being turned on, but it appears the officer, who has been identified as Officer Gaxiola, had no idea about the device’s design. Which explains why he allegedly turns the camera on after planting the drugs in the suspect’s wallet. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, despite the video, another officer told the judge that he found the cocaine in Shields’ pocket, prompting Shields’ lawyer to argue that the drugs were planted, as allegedly seen in the video, he is reportedly asking for the evidence to be suppressed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In turn, the LAPD released a statement saying, “The LAPD takes all allegations of misconduct seriously and as in all cases, will conduct a thorough investigation to determine whether the alleged actions are supported by reliable evidence.”
Arguing, Drugs, and Lawyer: Lawyer Says Body Cam Footage Show:s
 LAPD Officer Planting Cocaine on Black
 Suspect
 @balleralert
 BREAKING
 NEWS
 NE
 5159 62
 O2
 BREAKING
 NEWS CBS2 EXCLUSIVE
Lawyer Says Body Cam Footage Shows LAPD Officer Planting Cocaine on Black Suspect – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Thursday, body cam footage of an April hit-and-run incident in Los Angeles was released, catapulting the department into an internal investigation on the use of the cameras. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the footage obtained by CBS-LA, an LAPD officer is allegedly shown planting drugs inside a black suspect’s wallet. The media outlet retrieved 12 total videos, all worn by the officers that were on the scene when 52-year-old RonaldShields was arrested and charged with felony hit-and-run and cocaine possession. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At the time, officers reported that a small bag of cocaine was found in Shield’s shirt, however, upon the release of the bodycam footage on Thursday, new information has been unveiled to the public. Shields’ lawyer says the video shows an officer picking up the cocaine off the ground and putting it in Shields’ wallet, which was caught on his own bodycam. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, the cameras begin recording 30 seconds before being turned on, but it appears the officer, who has been identified as Officer Gaxiola, had no idea about the device’s design. Which explains why he allegedly turns the camera on after planting the drugs in the suspect’s wallet. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, despite the video, another officer told the judge that he found the cocaine in Shields’ pocket, prompting Shields’ lawyer to argue that the drugs were planted, as allegedly seen in the video, he is reportedly asking for the evidence to be suppressed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In turn, the LAPD released a statement saying, “The LAPD takes all allegations of misconduct seriously and as in all cases, will conduct a thorough investigation to determine whether the alleged actions are supported by reliable evidence.”

Lawyer Says Body Cam Footage Shows LAPD Officer Planting Cocaine on Black Suspect – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Thursday, body c...

Bless Up, Crime, and Drunk: My friend just adopted this strange brown hippopotamus. Pic: reddit u/Herodias @DrSmashlove PP fracture is real, and it’s unfortunate, bruv. The PP is comprised of three tubes, two of which fill up with blood when u aroused. The third is the urethra. If ya girl on top - riding a lil too wild goin ham and bananas on the dih and she super duper waterfall shtatus just making a puddle under u cot damn jumping up and down to hit that super deep shtroke to where yo PP feel like it bout to pop out - she could actually land wrong and u could sustain a fracture - u hear a loud popping or cracking which mean the tissue that surround ya two big tubes can’t withstand the pressure. Down go ya PP. Bruising. Indescribable pain. Blood when u pee. U gotta go straight to the ER and have surgery and even then, u might never do a full flag salute again. That don’t seem very pleasant, do it bruv. To just get yo PP broke. Well how the FVCK u think a woman feel when u putting in work from behind, invade the wrong entry point, and break her b00tyhole 😩. Men who find themselves ‘accidentally’ in the back door are engaging in gross negligence or recklessness - which is a crime. If u drunk and drive, u may not be intending to hit a kid on a bicycle, but if u do, u knew it was possible, and so u liable. That’s at BEST. At worst, y’all in rape territory (let’s call it what it is.) Sadly, I’ve met a LOT of women who will never even try the Backdoor Boogie because of an ‘accidental’ invasion so congrats to all u men who do this - your aggression - wanton stupidity has ruined a pretty awesome act for a whole segment of the female population. The bottom line is that this is inexcusable - either u careless to the point of being reckless, or u a predator. And whether u know it or not bruv u on borrowed time. A lot of ladies like it rough. This isn’t ‘being rough’. It’s not consensual. It’s barely a grey area. It’s actually mostly black and white. Your last partner might have let it slide (no pun intended 😖) but your next one might fvck ya life up - and she got every right to. I am the last one who should be lecturing anybody because I do a lot of sh!t I’m ashamed of so let’s just take this as a collective reminder...Men: let’s do better. ME TOO. Aight? Bless up 🙌
Bless Up, Crime, and Drunk: My friend just adopted this strange brown
 hippopotamus.
 Pic: reddit u/Herodias
 @DrSmashlove
PP fracture is real, and it’s unfortunate, bruv. The PP is comprised of three tubes, two of which fill up with blood when u aroused. The third is the urethra. If ya girl on top - riding a lil too wild goin ham and bananas on the dih and she super duper waterfall shtatus just making a puddle under u cot damn jumping up and down to hit that super deep shtroke to where yo PP feel like it bout to pop out - she could actually land wrong and u could sustain a fracture - u hear a loud popping or cracking which mean the tissue that surround ya two big tubes can’t withstand the pressure. Down go ya PP. Bruising. Indescribable pain. Blood when u pee. U gotta go straight to the ER and have surgery and even then, u might never do a full flag salute again. That don’t seem very pleasant, do it bruv. To just get yo PP broke. Well how the FVCK u think a woman feel when u putting in work from behind, invade the wrong entry point, and break her b00tyhole 😩. Men who find themselves ‘accidentally’ in the back door are engaging in gross negligence or recklessness - which is a crime. If u drunk and drive, u may not be intending to hit a kid on a bicycle, but if u do, u knew it was possible, and so u liable. That’s at BEST. At worst, y’all in rape territory (let’s call it what it is.) Sadly, I’ve met a LOT of women who will never even try the Backdoor Boogie because of an ‘accidental’ invasion so congrats to all u men who do this - your aggression - wanton stupidity has ruined a pretty awesome act for a whole segment of the female population. The bottom line is that this is inexcusable - either u careless to the point of being reckless, or u a predator. And whether u know it or not bruv u on borrowed time. A lot of ladies like it rough. This isn’t ‘being rough’. It’s not consensual. It’s barely a grey area. It’s actually mostly black and white. Your last partner might have let it slide (no pun intended 😖) but your next one might fvck ya life up - and she got every right to. I am the last one who should be lecturing anybody because I do a lot of sh!t I’m ashamed of so let’s just take this as a collective reminder...Men: let’s do better. ME TOO. Aight? Bless up 🙌

PP fracture is real, and it’s unfortunate, bruv. The PP is comprised of three tubes, two of which fill up with blood when u aroused. The thi...

Barbie, Doctor, and Facebook: Freshman At University of Hartford Arrested For Harassing Roommate And Smearing Bodily Fluids On Her Belongings @balleralert Freshman At University of Hartford Arrested For Harassing Roommate And Smearing Bodily Fluids On Her Belongings - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the MiamiHerald, University of Hartford student Brianna Brochu was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree breach of peace after tampering with her roommate's belongings. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Chennel Rowe — aka Jazzy — says she never got along with Brochu. After Rowe got a new dorm assignment and notified her roommate, Brochu posted a cryptic message online that read: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Finally did it ya girl got rid of her roommate! After 1 1-2 months of spitting in her coconut oil, putting moldy clam dip in her lotions, rubbing used tampons on her backpack, putting her toothbrush where the sun doesn’t shine and so much more I can finally say goodbye to Jamaican Barbie.” The post has since been deleted. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rowe chose to tell her story on Facebook Live, alleging that Brochu even posted pictures of her backpack with blood spots on it. She also said she previously went to the doctor for severe throat pain, but they didn't know the cause of it. Rowe believes Brochu's actions caused her sickness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rowe's story fueled beliefs that the attack was racially motivated, prompting Twitter users to demand justice with the hashtag JusticeForJazzy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ University of Hartford President Greg Woodward also denounced Brochu's actions in a statement saying: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "The incident has brought about accusations of racism, and I want you to know that I hear and share your anger and frustration. Acts of racism, bias, bullying, or other abusive behaviors will not be tolerated on this campus." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Brochu, who admitted to licking Rowe's silverware and wiping used tampons on her backpack, is no longer a student of the university and has been released on bond.
Barbie, Doctor, and Facebook: Freshman At University of Hartford
 Arrested For Harassing Roommate And
 Smearing Bodily Fluids On Her Belongings
 @balleralert
Freshman At University of Hartford Arrested For Harassing Roommate And Smearing Bodily Fluids On Her Belongings - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the MiamiHerald, University of Hartford student Brianna Brochu was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree breach of peace after tampering with her roommate's belongings. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Chennel Rowe — aka Jazzy — says she never got along with Brochu. After Rowe got a new dorm assignment and notified her roommate, Brochu posted a cryptic message online that read: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Finally did it ya girl got rid of her roommate! After 1 1-2 months of spitting in her coconut oil, putting moldy clam dip in her lotions, rubbing used tampons on her backpack, putting her toothbrush where the sun doesn’t shine and so much more I can finally say goodbye to Jamaican Barbie.” The post has since been deleted. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rowe chose to tell her story on Facebook Live, alleging that Brochu even posted pictures of her backpack with blood spots on it. She also said she previously went to the doctor for severe throat pain, but they didn't know the cause of it. Rowe believes Brochu's actions caused her sickness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rowe's story fueled beliefs that the attack was racially motivated, prompting Twitter users to demand justice with the hashtag JusticeForJazzy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ University of Hartford President Greg Woodward also denounced Brochu's actions in a statement saying: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "The incident has brought about accusations of racism, and I want you to know that I hear and share your anger and frustration. Acts of racism, bias, bullying, or other abusive behaviors will not be tolerated on this campus." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Brochu, who admitted to licking Rowe's silverware and wiping used tampons on her backpack, is no longer a student of the university and has been released on bond.

Freshman At University of Hartford Arrested For Harassing Roommate And Smearing Bodily Fluids On Her Belongings - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀...

Being Alone, Andre 3000, and Memes: Andre 3000 Sits Down With GQ Style; Talks End Of Music Career, Big Boi Being The Better Rapper and His Music Vault: "When I Pass Away, People Will Find Hours and Hours of Files" @balleralert も/ Read More: www.balleralert.conm Andre3000 Sits Down With GQ Style; Talks End Of Music Career, BigBoi Being The Better Rapper and His Music Vault: “When I Pass Away, People Will Find Hours and Hours of Files” - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After more than a decade since the release of the smash hit, “Hey Ya,” and about a year since a feature, Andre 3000 sat down with GQ Style to provide an update on his latest undertakings, his musical vault and the other half of the duo, OutKast. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The rapper spoke with the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Will Welch for a Q&A, where he also dished on his ideas for an Anita Baker merchandise line, regrets and his relationship with his parents before they passed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Andre discussed the thought of putting out more music, but ultimately revealed that he feels like he accomplished what he wanted to. The only regret he would have would be never putting out his own project. But, if he were to pass away, “people will find hours and hours of files” of music. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It’s hard drives of me just in the house alone playing horrible guitar. Me playing the piano. Me playing a little sax. I was trying to find out: What can I be excited about? Because I never was, to me, a great producer or a great writer or a great rapper. I always felt that I was less than everybody else, so I fought harder,” he said, as he explained his diagnosis of a “social thing,” which resulted in his moving to New York to face his issues. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The rapper revealed that he was always uneasy or nervous in the spotlight, which lead to his long hiatus – taking years to re-adjust outside of the limelight. But, much of it had to do with his early success, signing a record deal at the age of 18. However, he said his partner, Big Boi, has......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)
Being Alone, Andre 3000, and Memes: Andre 3000 Sits Down With GQ Style; Talks End Of
 Music Career, Big Boi Being The Better Rapper and His
 Music Vault: "When I Pass Away, People Will Find
 Hours and Hours of Files"
 @balleralert
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Andre3000 Sits Down With GQ Style; Talks End Of Music Career, BigBoi Being The Better Rapper and His Music Vault: “When I Pass Away, People Will Find Hours and Hours of Files” - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After more than a decade since the release of the smash hit, “Hey Ya,” and about a year since a feature, Andre 3000 sat down with GQ Style to provide an update on his latest undertakings, his musical vault and the other half of the duo, OutKast. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The rapper spoke with the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Will Welch for a Q&A, where he also dished on his ideas for an Anita Baker merchandise line, regrets and his relationship with his parents before they passed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Andre discussed the thought of putting out more music, but ultimately revealed that he feels like he accomplished what he wanted to. The only regret he would have would be never putting out his own project. But, if he were to pass away, “people will find hours and hours of files” of music. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It’s hard drives of me just in the house alone playing horrible guitar. Me playing the piano. Me playing a little sax. I was trying to find out: What can I be excited about? Because I never was, to me, a great producer or a great writer or a great rapper. I always felt that I was less than everybody else, so I fought harder,” he said, as he explained his diagnosis of a “social thing,” which resulted in his moving to New York to face his issues. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The rapper revealed that he was always uneasy or nervous in the spotlight, which lead to his long hiatus – taking years to re-adjust outside of the limelight. But, much of it had to do with his early success, signing a record deal at the age of 18. However, he said his partner, Big Boi, has......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

Andre3000 Sits Down With GQ Style; Talks End Of Music Career, BigBoi Being The Better Rapper and His Music Vault: “When I Pass Away, People ...

Friday, God, and Love: Chrisette Michele Opens Up About Miscarriage, Suicide, and Finding Her Center Again @balleralert ON SALE NOW 20% OFF: Chrisette Michele Opens Up About Miscarriage, Suicide, and Finding Her Center Again-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Songstress ChrisetteMichele is in the process of releasing a new album and to kickstart it all, she released a single titled “Strong Black Woman.” But in the midst of her new project, Michele also opened up about some struggles she's faced that have tested her strength. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On Friday the singer took to social media to announce that she was dropped from her label, Caroline-Capitol Records. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “I complete an entire album and my label decides to walk away from me. Capitol records. I was quiet for a few days… I go into the studio and literally poured out my heart and soul and the label decides to walk away from me?” she said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ She also mentioned how the backlash for performing at Trump’s Inaugural Ball, caused a drastic shift in her image. "I went from someone being revered and loved to facing putting out an album in the worst climate of my musical career.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “I know God. He was kind enough to soften the blow. I promise you, I felt Him cover me like a blanket,” she said. “I told Him I was out of control. I told Him I was having thoughts about leaving and not finishing all He’s called me to. He listened.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ She also revealed that she had had a miscarriage. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “Something came out of me. It was my child. The one my love and I worked so hard on,” she said. “I never knew I could allow myself to be so broken that my physical body would break down. “Just because I had a negative experience didn’t mean I had to become negative and broken. When I lost my child I knew that it was time for me to become a StrongBlackWoman.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Through learning to love herself and practicing yoga, the songstress was able to find her center again. “With every asana and meditation I found my new focus. It was love,” she said. “It was understanding. It was Peace. I could be the catalyst for peace because I now have a deep understanding for what the exact opposite of peace looks like.”
Friday, God, and Love: Chrisette Michele Opens Up About
 Miscarriage, Suicide, and Finding
 Her Center Again
 @balleralert
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Chrisette Michele Opens Up About Miscarriage, Suicide, and Finding Her Center Again-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Songstress ChrisetteMichele is in the process of releasing a new album and to kickstart it all, she released a single titled “Strong Black Woman.” But in the midst of her new project, Michele also opened up about some struggles she's faced that have tested her strength. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On Friday the singer took to social media to announce that she was dropped from her label, Caroline-Capitol Records. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “I complete an entire album and my label decides to walk away from me. Capitol records. I was quiet for a few days… I go into the studio and literally poured out my heart and soul and the label decides to walk away from me?” she said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ She also mentioned how the backlash for performing at Trump’s Inaugural Ball, caused a drastic shift in her image. "I went from someone being revered and loved to facing putting out an album in the worst climate of my musical career.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “I know God. He was kind enough to soften the blow. I promise you, I felt Him cover me like a blanket,” she said. “I told Him I was out of control. I told Him I was having thoughts about leaving and not finishing all He’s called me to. He listened.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ She also revealed that she had had a miscarriage. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “Something came out of me. It was my child. The one my love and I worked so hard on,” she said. “I never knew I could allow myself to be so broken that my physical body would break down. “Just because I had a negative experience didn’t mean I had to become negative and broken. When I lost my child I knew that it was time for me to become a StrongBlackWoman.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Through learning to love herself and practicing yoga, the songstress was able to find her center again. “With every asana and meditation I found my new focus. It was love,” she said. “It was understanding. It was Peace. I could be the catalyst for peace because I now have a deep understanding for what the exact opposite of peace looks like.”

Chrisette Michele Opens Up About Miscarriage, Suicide, and Finding Her Center Again-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Songstress Chriset...

Amazon, Friday, and Head: CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos is Now the Richest Person in the Worlo @balleralert amazon CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos is Now the Richest Person in the World - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ JeffBezos is the CEO of Amazon. He's also been named the world's richest man - for the second time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Friday morning, Amazon's stock opened up 8 percent higher than Thursday's close. This raised Bezos' net worth to $7 billion. However, Microsoft and Amazon went head-to-head early on Friday with Microsoft getting a 7 percent bump putting co-founder, BillGates, at 90.1 billion compared to Bezos' 89.7 billion. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But the battle ended around 10:15am (ET) when Amazon's stock climbed 2 percent adding $900 million to Bezos' net worth and leaving him in the No. 1 spot. Bezos now is worth $90.6 billion versus Gates' 90.1 billion. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Amazon excelled the 42.1 billion in what analysts predicted for its earnings but the company beat their odds with 43.7 billion in total revenue. Amazon had bought Whole Foods in August which made up 1.3 billion of its revenue for the quarter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Bezos became the world's richest man three months ago when's Amazon's stock hit its peak on July 27th. This is first time Bezos will be No. 1 on the list of Forbes' Realtime Billionaires List.
Amazon, Friday, and Head: CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos is Now
 the Richest Person in the Worlo
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CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos is Now the Richest Person in the World - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ JeffBezos is the CEO of Amazon. He's also been named the world's richest man - for the second time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Friday morning, Amazon's stock opened up 8 percent higher than Thursday's close. This raised Bezos' net worth to $7 billion. However, Microsoft and Amazon went head-to-head early on Friday with Microsoft getting a 7 percent bump putting co-founder, BillGates, at 90.1 billion compared to Bezos' 89.7 billion. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But the battle ended around 10:15am (ET) when Amazon's stock climbed 2 percent adding $900 million to Bezos' net worth and leaving him in the No. 1 spot. Bezos now is worth $90.6 billion versus Gates' 90.1 billion. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Amazon excelled the 42.1 billion in what analysts predicted for its earnings but the company beat their odds with 43.7 billion in total revenue. Amazon had bought Whole Foods in August which made up 1.3 billion of its revenue for the quarter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Bezos became the world's richest man three months ago when's Amazon's stock hit its peak on July 27th. This is first time Bezos will be No. 1 on the list of Forbes' Realtime Billionaires List.

CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos is Now the Richest Person in the World - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ JeffBezos is the CEO of Amazon...

Drugs, Head, and Jay: Cop Resigns After Being Charged For Burglarizing The Home Of Dying Man During Hurricane Irma @balleralert 105 Cop Resigns After Being Charged For Burglarizing The Home Of Dying Man During Hurricane Irma - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to a statement from the PalmBeach County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Jason Cook has resigned after being accused of allegedly entering the home of a dying man without permission and stealing his medication during HurricaneIrma. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Around 9:22 a.m. on Sept. 12, authorities were called to the home of 85-year-old Moe Rosoff, after his son requested a welfare check once he couldn't get in touch with his father. Rosoff was found on the floor of a master bedroom and told officers he fell and hit his head during a power outage from the storm. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rosoff later died from his injuries. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Around 10:55 a.m. Rosoff's sons, Jay and Steven Rosoff, received an alert from the surveillance system that movement had been detected in the home, according to a police report. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "They viewed the footage and saw a deputy enter the residence through the garage," the report read. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the report, when police showed Cooke the video — which showed him allegedly rummaging through the house and putting items in his pockets — he told them he used the "garage code that was in the dispatch log" to gain access to the house. Police also added that Cooke was not told to report to the home. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He allegedly told police that he'd picked up Tramadol, a pain reliever, in the kitchen. Police also found 60 pills, including other painkillers and antipsychotic medicine, after searching Cooke's vehicle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Cooke was arrested on Oct. 19 and charged with unlawful possession of prescription drugs and burglary while armed during a state of emergency.
Drugs, Head, and Jay: Cop Resigns After Being Charged For
 Burglarizing The Home Of Dying Man
 During Hurricane Irma
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Cop Resigns After Being Charged For Burglarizing The Home Of Dying Man During Hurricane Irma - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to a statement from the PalmBeach County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Jason Cook has resigned after being accused of allegedly entering the home of a dying man without permission and stealing his medication during HurricaneIrma. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Around 9:22 a.m. on Sept. 12, authorities were called to the home of 85-year-old Moe Rosoff, after his son requested a welfare check once he couldn't get in touch with his father. Rosoff was found on the floor of a master bedroom and told officers he fell and hit his head during a power outage from the storm. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rosoff later died from his injuries. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Around 10:55 a.m. Rosoff's sons, Jay and Steven Rosoff, received an alert from the surveillance system that movement had been detected in the home, according to a police report. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "They viewed the footage and saw a deputy enter the residence through the garage," the report read. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the report, when police showed Cooke the video — which showed him allegedly rummaging through the house and putting items in his pockets — he told them he used the "garage code that was in the dispatch log" to gain access to the house. Police also added that Cooke was not told to report to the home. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He allegedly told police that he'd picked up Tramadol, a pain reliever, in the kitchen. Police also found 60 pills, including other painkillers and antipsychotic medicine, after searching Cooke's vehicle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Cooke was arrested on Oct. 19 and charged with unlawful possession of prescription drugs and burglary while armed during a state of emergency.

Cop Resigns After Being Charged For Burglarizing The Home Of Dying Man During Hurricane Irma - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Accordi...

Bad, Beautiful, and Growing Up: Let's Talk: Why Is Light Skin vs. Dark Skin Still A Topic Among Blacks @balleralert Every Shade of Brown Is Beautiful Let’s Talk: Why Is Light Skin vs. Dark Skin Still A Topic Among Blacks -blogged by @peachkyss ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There are so many topics that should just fade away and one particular topic stands out amongst many, light skin vs. dark skin. Why is this still be discussed? Why are we demeaning each other because of the shade of our skin? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For so long, dark- skinned people were criticized because their skin tone was not light enough. Growing up, that sh!t bothered me because I was not accepted by my peers because I didn’t fit into “their” perfect world. Wtf is perfect about someone’s skin tone? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I would hear people talk about how light skin was in and dark skin wasn’t. Like what? What do you mean light skin is in? Are we both not beautiful? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I hated hearing, “You’re pretty for a dark-skinned girl.” Why do people feel the need to say that? Basically you are saying that dark-skinned women or men are ugly. Which is far from the truth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Some people act like having dark skin is bad thing. Well guess what? It’s not. Being a dark-skinned woman-man is not only beautiful but truly amazing. In the words of Pac, “The blacker the berry the sweeter the juice.” This line in “Keep ya head up” meant so much because when others are putting you down, you have to learn to ignore the bullsh!t and show the world why you are the sh!t. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We should not be putting blacks against each other. We should be uplifting one another and encouraging each other towards greatness. There is enough racism as it is with not being accepted by whites. No need to be downing our own. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Black is beautiful!
Bad, Beautiful, and Growing Up: Let's Talk: Why Is Light Skin vs. Dark Skin
 Still A Topic Among Blacks
 @balleralert
 Every Shade of Brown
 Is Beautiful
Let’s Talk: Why Is Light Skin vs. Dark Skin Still A Topic Among Blacks -blogged by @peachkyss ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There are so many topics that should just fade away and one particular topic stands out amongst many, light skin vs. dark skin. Why is this still be discussed? Why are we demeaning each other because of the shade of our skin? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For so long, dark- skinned people were criticized because their skin tone was not light enough. Growing up, that sh!t bothered me because I was not accepted by my peers because I didn’t fit into “their” perfect world. Wtf is perfect about someone’s skin tone? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I would hear people talk about how light skin was in and dark skin wasn’t. Like what? What do you mean light skin is in? Are we both not beautiful? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I hated hearing, “You’re pretty for a dark-skinned girl.” Why do people feel the need to say that? Basically you are saying that dark-skinned women or men are ugly. Which is far from the truth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Some people act like having dark skin is bad thing. Well guess what? It’s not. Being a dark-skinned woman-man is not only beautiful but truly amazing. In the words of Pac, “The blacker the berry the sweeter the juice.” This line in “Keep ya head up” meant so much because when others are putting you down, you have to learn to ignore the bullsh!t and show the world why you are the sh!t. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We should not be putting blacks against each other. We should be uplifting one another and encouraging each other towards greatness. There is enough racism as it is with not being accepted by whites. No need to be downing our own. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Black is beautiful!

Let’s Talk: Why Is Light Skin vs. Dark Skin Still A Topic Among Blacks -blogged by @peachkyss ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There are so many topics that ...