What's On Today - Thursday

Feds Want Longer Jail Sentence for Nicki Minaj’s Husband

Kenneth Petty, the husband of rap star Nicki Minaj, is embroiled in a serious legal fight as prosecutors want him to serve time in a prison facility instead of home confinement as his lawyers asked for.

According to reports, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has raised serious objections to a proposed sentence for Petty, who has pleaded guilty to not registering as a sex offender in the state of California. Lawyers for Petty are advocating that he serve his time on house arrest, followed by heavy supervision during his release.… Read more

L’s On Deck: Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low’s Set To Drop Next Month

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Who’s ready to take another painful L courtesy of Nike, Travis Scott, and the SNKRS app? We know we are!

 

Next month the highly anticipated Travis Scott Air Jordan 1 “Reverse Mocha” Low’s are set to release and we’ve now gotten official pics of the grails that are set to break many banks and even more hearts when they drop on July 21st. Coming in a full family size run, the brown and white Jordan 1 lows with the reverse swoosh on the side have been the subject of much talk for months in the sneaker community as they’ve been spotted on Travis’ feet quite a few times.… Read more

The Sky Isn’t Falling: Irv Gotti Says Drake’s ‘Honestly, Nevermind’ Will Bring Hip-Hop’s Decline

Irv Gotti is a prominent voice of the culture and has proven chops as an executive with an ear to the streets. However, the veteran music executive shared concerns that Hip-Hop’s sound is on the decline in the wake of Drake’s latest album.

TMZ caught up with Irv Gotti earlier this week at LAX, and the topic of Drizzy’s new Honestly, Nevermind project came about. According to Gotti, the Canadian superstar’s move to push House and Dance music vibes on the new project sparked a new search for the next DMX.… Read more

Clarence Thomas Writes Majority Opinion In ‘Dangerous’ SCOTUS Ruling Relaxing NY Gun Laws

MoveOn activists call for the impeachment of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas outside of the U.S. Capitol Building on March 30, 2022, in Washington, D.C. | Source: Paul Morigi / Getty

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Thursday that is expected to make it easier for Americans to carry concealed weapons in public was punctuated by the majority opinion written by none other than Clarence Thomas.

The controversial associate justice led his five fellow conservative-leaning Supreme Court judges in the decisive ruling on the Second Amendment that overturns a key New York law amid a national gun violence crisis replete with a record number of mass shootings.… Read more

Alabama White Woman Arrested For Video Threatening to ‘Shoot A N***** In Walmart’ Gets $500 Bond

Sydney Angela Holder | Source: Tuscaloosa County Jail

A white woman community college student from McCalla, Alabama, has just been arrested and charged for posting to social media her apparent desire to shoot Black people. Specifically, 20-year-old Sydney Angela Holder allegedly posted that she’ll “shoot a n***** in Walmart,” according to a statement by the Tuscaloosa County Branch of the NAACP.

Now, if you’re Black, I know exactly what you’re thinking: Here we go again!

After all, before 18-year-old Payton Gendron ruthlessly gunned down 10 Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, he reportedly posted things online that alluded to his intent to commit deadly violence against Black people.… Read more

Oakland’s Finest: The Meteoric Rise Of Malika Andrews

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Malika Andrews’ name is quickly becoming a fixture in the world of sports.

The young television personality will host the 2022 NBA Draft, making her the first woman in history to host the event. She will be replacing Rece Davis, who hosted the broadcast for the last 10 years. She also hosted the NBA Draft lottery in May of this year.

Andrews will be making her NBA Draft hosting debut on the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the federal civil rights law which prohibits sex-based discrimination in any school or any other education program that receives funding from the federal government.… Read more

OP-ED: Supreme Court Ruling Overturning Abortion Reaffirms The Role Of Reproductive Justice In Black Liberation

Reproductive justice is under siege as the Supreme Court sits protected behind a gate Source: Anna Moneymaker / Getty

Reproductive justice is a matter of freedom. Some members of the Supreme Court, a fatally flawed institution,  say it’s a matter of states’ rights.

Many argue that the central issue is one of privacy. Some feel comfortable making reproductive decisions for others. But ultimately, the ability to control what happens to your body, feel safe in your body and feel trusted to know your own body are all matters of freedom.… Read more

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade To Make Abortion Unconstitutional

Pro-choice and pro-life signs are seen outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 24, 2022. | Source: MANDEL NGAN / Getty

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday morning overturned Americans’ constitutional right to abortion in a landmark ruling that polling shows goes against the will of more than two-thirds of the country’s citizens.

The 6-3 decision — which was led by Justice Samuel Alito, who was accompanied by the five other conservative-leaning Supreme Court Justices — ends the legal right to an abortion after the nearly 50 years since Roe v.Read more

Company’s Racist Juneteenth Sign About ‘Fried Chicken & Collard Greens’ Sparks Backlash

Fried chicken and collard greens are shown at Harlem EatUp!: The Sunday Stroll on May 22, 2016, in New York City. | Source: Rob Kim / Getty

Signature food dishes are essential to any ethnic culture, and Black people are very familiar with soul food staples like macaroni and cheese, sweet potato pie and the glorious combination of collard greens with fried chicken, just to name a few.

Unfortunately, that cultural fact can and has been used by bigots as material for racist jokes and commentary, which one insurance agency in Millinocket, Maine, attempted to pull recently after apparently being angry that it was being forced to closed in recognition of the Juneteenth federal holiday on Monday.… Read more

Warner Music Group Forms New 3EE Label Group, Kevin Liles Appointed CEO

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One of the culture’s best record men will try to change once again. Kevin Liles has been appointed CEO to the new Warner Music Group venture 3EE.

 

As per Digital Music News Warner Music Group announced the creation of 300 Elektra Entertainment – 3EE – a new frontline label group that brings together the multi-genre power of 300 and Elektra. Headed by Chairman & CEO Kevin Liles, this supergroup of brands includes 300, Elektra Records, Fueled by Ramen, Roadrunner, Low Country Sound, DTA Records, Public Consumption, Young Stoner Life Records, Sparta, and 300 Studios.… Read more