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Kendrick Lamar Astounds, Calls Out EVERYONE on Big Sean’s ‘Control’

Acclaimed emcee Kendrick Lamar dropped one of the most astounding rap verses in recent memory yesterday, igniting a frenzy on twitter that has yet to die down.

The verse – featured on Big Sean’s “Control” – is an epic, 3 minute-long tirade against his Hip Hop competitors.

And he didn’t throw subliminals either; Lamar called out practically every big name in Hip Hop by name, challenging them to step their game up.

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Baseball Player Adam Jones Says Fan Threw Banana at Him During Recent Game

Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones says a fan threw a banana at him during a recent game against the San Francisco Giants.

Jones spoke out via Twitter and later to reporters; he expressed dismay at the ignorance, but vowed to keep his head up and brush off the hatred.

From the Grio:

“It’s unfortunate that things happen like that, but it ain’t going stop me, myself and the Orioles,” he told reporters before Monday night’s game against Arizona.

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Chris Brown Says ‘Stress,’ ‘Non-stop Negativity’ Caused Seizure

Pop star Chris Brown suffered a seizure early Friday due to “emotional stress” and “nonstop negativity,” according to a rep for the singer.

From The Los Angeles Times:

“His doctor tended to him this afternoon and attributes the NES to intense fatigue and extreme emotional stress, both due to the continued onslaught of unfounded legal matters and the nonstop negativity,” his rep said in a statement.

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Jason Collins – NBA’s First Active, Openly Gay Player – May Get Signed

Openly gay, NBA free agent Jason Collins may have a new home after reports of the Detroit Pistons expressing interest in the journeyman have surfaced.

Collins made headlines in April after coming out as the first openly gay athlete in any of the four major U.S. sports leagues.

From USA Today:

Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars doesn’t comment on potential free agent targets until after they sign with the Pistons, but Dumars said last week that the Pistons do have a roster spot open and could be looking for a big man.

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North Carolina Governor Signs Voter ID Bill

North Carolina Governor Pat McCroy has signed a law requiring government-issued IDs at polls.

The measure also narrowed the window for early voting.

This attack on the voting rights of North Carolina residents has activists and community members up in arms. The ACLU has announced its intentions to file a lawsuit against parts of the measure.

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15-Year Old Anthony Stokes Denied Heart Transplant Because of Trouble w/ the Law

Due to an enlarged heart, Anthony Stokes, a 15-year-old boy, may die in six months or fewer if he doesn’t receive a transplant.

The thing is, if and when a transplant becomes available, Stokes might not receive it due to, according to members of his family, his low grades and past trouble with the law:

“They said they don’t have any evidence that he would take his medicine or that he would go to his follow-ups,” Melencia Hamilton, Anthony’s mother, told WSBTV News. Hamilton explained that her son has an enlarged heart, and a transplant is the only thing that will help his condition.

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Student Faces Jail Time After Threatening School Shooting in Joke Tumblr Post

20-year old former Georgia Southern student has been in jail for 6 months after threatening to shoot up his school in a satirical Tumblr post.

Caleb Clemmons – a high-achieving, scholarship student – posting the following back in February:

“hello. my name is irenigg and i plan on shooting up georgia southern. pass this around to see the affect it has. to see if i get arrested.”

Clemmons had no intentions of actually bringing a gun to campus. But someone didn’t find it funny; and Caleb has been in jail ever since.

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Miami Artist Huong Unveils Powerful Trayvon Martin Mural

Miami artist and peace activist Huong unveiled her latest work, a mural dedicated to the memory of Trayvon Martin.

Entitled “We Are All Trayvon Martin,” the piece features a man resembling George Zimmerman firing a weapon at a hooded figure; the hooded figure’s face has been replaced with a mirror. To the upper left of the hooded figure is a bust of Martin Luther King Jr’s splattered with blood.

Huong released the mural in solidarity with the Dream Defenders.

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#BYP100′s Justice for Trayvon Martin Toolkit

BYP100 has created a toolkit of aggregated resources inspired by the murder of Trayvon Martin.

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Endangering Black Lives While Claiming to Save Them

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly (Photo by HAGEN FOR NEWS)

Can somebody tell Mayor Bloomberg that Black and Brown people don’t need another, “White Savior“? Bloomberg wants us to believe his racist Stop and Frisk policy, that was just smacked down by a Federal Judge, is for the benefit and safety of our communities. However,  Judge Shira A. Scheindlin, found that the NYPD had “adopted a policy of indirect racial profiling” that targeted young men of color for stops. But, Mayor Bloomberg won’t tolerate anyone tugging on Superman’s cape, so he plans to appeal the ruling.

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