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Basketball, Billboard, and Chance the Rapper: Dwyane Wade And Chance The Rapper Produce A New Basketball Documentary @balleralert 3 th Dwyane Wade And Chance The Rapper Produce A New Basketball Documentary - blogged by @lanaladonna โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € NBASuperstar, DwyaneWade and rapper ChanceTheRapper will be co-producing a new basketball documentary, โ€˜Shot in the Dark.โ€™ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Being two Chicago natives themselves, itโ€™s no surprise that the film surrounds itself around a high school basketball team in Chicago. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ€˜Shot in the Darkโ€™ will follow the lives of Chicago's Orr Academy basketball team as the young men face the odds that are against them, being from an urban community in the city. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Billboard reports that the film will also focus on the life of one of the team's star players, Tyquone Greer, who was shot in the leg at a local party just a week following a winning 3-point shot at one of his games. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ€œShot in the Dark is an authentic and realistic look at high school sports in Chicago and what it means for our youth,โ€ said Chance in a press release. โ€œItโ€™s not really a game for some of us.โ€ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € According to WGNTV, Chanceโ€™s youth empowerment charity, SocialWorks will host an invite-only early screening for the film the Monday before its premiere on February 24th. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Will you be tuning in?
Basketball, Billboard, and Chance the Rapper: Dwyane Wade And Chance
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Dwyane Wade And Chance The Rapper Produce A New Basketball Documentary - blogged by @lanaladonna โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € NBASuperstar, DwyaneWade and rapper ChanceTheRapper will be co-producing a new basketball documentary, โ€˜Shot in the Dark.โ€™ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Being two Chicago natives themselves, itโ€™s no surprise that the film surrounds itself around a high school basketball team in Chicago. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ€˜Shot in the Darkโ€™ will follow the lives of Chicago's Orr Academy basketball team as the young men face the odds that are against them, being from an urban community in the city. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Billboard reports that the film will also focus on the life of one of the team's star players, Tyquone Greer, who was shot in the leg at a local party just a week following a winning 3-point shot at one of his games. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ€œShot in the Dark is an authentic and realistic look at high school sports in Chicago and what it means for our youth,โ€ said Chance in a press release. โ€œItโ€™s not really a game for some of us.โ€ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € According to WGNTV, Chanceโ€™s youth empowerment charity, SocialWorks will host an invite-only early screening for the film the Monday before its premiere on February 24th. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Will you be tuning in?

Dwyane Wade And Chance The Rapper Produce A New Basketball Documentary - blogged by @lanaladonna โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € NBASuperstar, DwyaneWade an...

Drake, Memes, and Microsoft: #ThatsBaller: Snapchat CEO Drops $4 Million to Throw Lavish NYE Party for Employees @balleralert ThatsBaller: Snapchat CEO Drops $4 Million to Throw Lavish NYE Party for Employees-blogged by @thereal__bee โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel is throwing his employees the most ballerific NYE party of a lifetime, after dropping $4 million to shut down a portion of L.A. for their event, which is being held at L.A. Live. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € TMZ reports that Snapchat and its CEO paid a pretty penny to rent out the Microsoft Theater and every venue facing Microsoft Square including Katsuya, Lucky Strike, Tom's Urban, Conga Room and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € Itโ€™s also been reported that Spiegel's planning to fly in his employees from all over the world. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € The planning for the party has been in the works for months. The ice rink that is usually at Microsoft Square was removed last week. Snapchat has reportedly secured proper permits to have as many as 5,000 guests and a 105-foot DJ tower with pyrotechnics. There will also be 2 full street closures to secure the area. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € There is also rumor that there will be a special guest performance from Drake. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € While Snapchat wouldn't confirm Drake's presence, they did say, "We're excited to celebrate a transformative year as a team. Evan is personally sponsoring the night's performance."
Drake, Memes, and Microsoft:  #ThatsBaller: Snapchat CEO Drops $4
 Million to Throw Lavish NYE Party for
 Employees
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ThatsBaller: Snapchat CEO Drops $4 Million to Throw Lavish NYE Party for Employees-blogged by @thereal__bee โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel is throwing his employees the most ballerific NYE party of a lifetime, after dropping $4 million to shut down a portion of L.A. for their event, which is being held at L.A. Live. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € TMZ reports that Snapchat and its CEO paid a pretty penny to rent out the Microsoft Theater and every venue facing Microsoft Square including Katsuya, Lucky Strike, Tom's Urban, Conga Room and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € Itโ€™s also been reported that Spiegel's planning to fly in his employees from all over the world. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € The planning for the party has been in the works for months. The ice rink that is usually at Microsoft Square was removed last week. Snapchat has reportedly secured proper permits to have as many as 5,000 guests and a 105-foot DJ tower with pyrotechnics. There will also be 2 full street closures to secure the area. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € There is also rumor that there will be a special guest performance from Drake. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € While Snapchat wouldn't confirm Drake's presence, they did say, "We're excited to celebrate a transformative year as a team. Evan is personally sponsoring the night's performance."

ThatsBaller: Snapchat CEO Drops $4 Million to Throw Lavish NYE Party for Employees-blogged by @thereal__bee โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € Snapchat CEO Evan S...

Braids, Destiny, and Facebook: Former Banana Republic Employee Files $1 Million Lawsuit After Racist Manager Called Her Braids "Too Urban" and "Unkempt" @balleralert 1 OP Former Banana Republic Employee Files $1 Million Lawsuit After Racist Manager Called Her Braids โ€œToo Urbanโ€ and โ€œUnkemptโ€-blogged by @thereal__bee โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € A former BananaRepublic employee is now suing the company after her bosses complained about her hair being in braids. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € Destiny Tompkins worked for the company as a sales representative at their location in White Plains, NY. Shortly after being hired, the 19-year-old says that she was discriminated against for wearing braids. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € According to the discrimination suit, the store manager, who is white, told Tompkins that her braids were "too urban" and "unkempt" and were not aligned with the storeโ€™s image. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € When Destiny refused to change her hairstyle, she claims she was taken off the work schedule. Though the company did not officially terminate her employment, it was implied that she would no longer be working there due to her not getting any shifts. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € After a public rant on Facebook, the corporate managers fired the store manager. Destiny is suing the corporate office, store and regional managers, for at least $1 million.
Braids, Destiny, and Facebook: Former Banana Republic Employee Files $1
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Former Banana Republic Employee Files $1 Million Lawsuit After Racist Manager Called Her Braids โ€œToo Urbanโ€ and โ€œUnkemptโ€-blogged by @thereal__bee โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € A former BananaRepublic employee is now suing the company after her bosses complained about her hair being in braids. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € Destiny Tompkins worked for the company as a sales representative at their location in White Plains, NY. Shortly after being hired, the 19-year-old says that she was discriminated against for wearing braids. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € According to the discrimination suit, the store manager, who is white, told Tompkins that her braids were "too urban" and "unkempt" and were not aligned with the storeโ€™s image. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € When Destiny refused to change her hairstyle, she claims she was taken off the work schedule. Though the company did not officially terminate her employment, it was implied that she would no longer be working there due to her not getting any shifts. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € After a public rant on Facebook, the corporate managers fired the store manager. Destiny is suing the corporate office, store and regional managers, for at least $1 million.

Former Banana Republic Employee Files $1 Million Lawsuit After Racist Manager Called Her Braids โ€œToo Urbanโ€ and โ€œUnkemptโ€-blogged by @therea...

Life, Memes, and Police: #BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: 2Pac Released "Trapped" from Debut Album 2Pacalypse Now' @balleralert ADVISORY BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: 2Pac Released "Trapped" from Debut Album '2Pacalypse Now'-blogged by @thereal__bee โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € On Sept. 25, 1991, rapper 2Pac released a single from his debut album '2Pacalypse Now' titled "Trapped.โ€ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € Though the song was released over twenty years ago, the subject still holds true in today's society. Through his impeccable storytelling, 2Pac tells the story of police brutality that people of color know all too well. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € The first part of the song is about 2Pac being harassed by the police, even being shot at by one. Instead of backing down, he shoots back at the officer which launches a chase. The police eventually corner him resulting in the last line of the song, "What do I do? Live my life in a prison cell?- I'd rather die than be trapped in a living hell.โ€ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € Similar to other songs from this poetic lyricist, "Trapped" is another relatable tale of what black people, especially black men, experience when they interact with police officers. It also is another example of how hip-hop continues to be the voice of the urban youth.
Life, Memes, and Police:  #BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop:
 2Pac Released "Trapped" from
 Debut Album 2Pacalypse Now'
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BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: 2Pac Released "Trapped" from Debut Album '2Pacalypse Now'-blogged by @thereal__bee โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € On Sept. 25, 1991, rapper 2Pac released a single from his debut album '2Pacalypse Now' titled "Trapped.โ€ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € Though the song was released over twenty years ago, the subject still holds true in today's society. Through his impeccable storytelling, 2Pac tells the story of police brutality that people of color know all too well. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € The first part of the song is about 2Pac being harassed by the police, even being shot at by one. Instead of backing down, he shoots back at the officer which launches a chase. The police eventually corner him resulting in the last line of the song, "What do I do? Live my life in a prison cell?- I'd rather die than be trapped in a living hell.โ€ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € Similar to other songs from this poetic lyricist, "Trapped" is another relatable tale of what black people, especially black men, experience when they interact with police officers. It also is another example of how hip-hop continues to be the voice of the urban youth.

BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: 2Pac Released "Trapped" from Debut Album '2Pacalypse Now'-blogged by @thereal__bee โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € On Sept. 25,...

America, Growing Up, and Head: #BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: 21st Anniversary of the Death of Tupac Shakur @balleralert BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: 21st Anniversary of the Death of Tupac Shakur-blogged by @thereal__bee โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € 21 years ago today, the world lost the rap icon TupacShakur. Shakur was born Lesane Parish Crooks on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € He got his start at a young age as a background dancer for Digital Underground, before starting his own rap career in 1991. His debut album, '2Pacalypse Now', was an instant success ranking in at 13 on Billboard's Top R&B-Hip-Hop Albums chart. โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € By the time his second album arrived in February of 1993, Pac had become widely recognized for not only his extraordinary lyricism, but also his ability to speak freely about issues affecting the urban youth. โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € With songs like 'Brenda's Got A Baby' and 'Keep Ya Head Up', Pac shows us the sometimes ugly truth of growing up poor in America, and encourages us to overcome it. โ €โ €โ € Right before his death, Shakur signed to DeathRow Records where he released music like 'California Love' and his fourth album, 'All Eyez On Me'. โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot in Las Vegas, Nevada. He died Sept. 13 while in the intensive care unit from internal bleeding. โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Through his music and films, Tupac remains a legendary and unparalleled artist of his time. His impact on the music industry will forever live on through his work.
America, Growing Up, and Head:  #BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop:
 21st Anniversary of the Death of
 Tupac Shakur
 @balleralert
BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: 21st Anniversary of the Death of Tupac Shakur-blogged by @thereal__bee โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € 21 years ago today, the world lost the rap icon TupacShakur. Shakur was born Lesane Parish Crooks on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € He got his start at a young age as a background dancer for Digital Underground, before starting his own rap career in 1991. His debut album, '2Pacalypse Now', was an instant success ranking in at 13 on Billboard's Top R&B-Hip-Hop Albums chart. โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € By the time his second album arrived in February of 1993, Pac had become widely recognized for not only his extraordinary lyricism, but also his ability to speak freely about issues affecting the urban youth. โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € With songs like 'Brenda's Got A Baby' and 'Keep Ya Head Up', Pac shows us the sometimes ugly truth of growing up poor in America, and encourages us to overcome it. โ €โ €โ € Right before his death, Shakur signed to DeathRow Records where he released music like 'California Love' and his fourth album, 'All Eyez On Me'. โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot in Las Vegas, Nevada. He died Sept. 13 while in the intensive care unit from internal bleeding. โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Through his music and films, Tupac remains a legendary and unparalleled artist of his time. His impact on the music industry will forever live on through his work.

BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: 21st Anniversary of the Death of Tupac Shakur-blogged by @thereal__bee โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € 21 years ago toda...

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