Famed Cocaine Cowboy about to get out of prison — but now faces deportation ride to Cuba. Miami Herald: Willie Falcon, who together with high school pal Sal Magluta, helped turn Miami into the country's cocaine capital in the 1970s and '80s, is scheduled to be released from prison on Saturday after serving most of a 20-year prison sentence for money laundering. But Falcon, 61, won't become a free man and won't be coming home to Miami. As soon as he leaves the custody of a Kentucky federal prison, Falcon will be detained by immigration authorities and transferred to a detention facility in Louisiana or Alabama.
I've collected a few videos from Twitter for this blog post. E! News reports that Kanye met with Trump “to discuss a potential role for the rapper,” according to an unnamed source. They reportedly discussed West “becoming an ‘ambassador of sorts.’” E! News reports the source as saying “Trump is interested in getting West involved in an ‘entrepreneurial leadership role.’” E!’s source contradicts TMZ, saying that it was Trump’s camp who requested the meeting, not Kanye’s.
NBC6: Across South Florida, the death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is being met with a sense of celebration from memebrs of the exile community. Castro, who spent nearly five decades ruling the country after launching a military takeover in 1959, died Friday night at the age of 90. His death was announced on Cuban television by his brother, Raul - who took over as leader of the nation when Fidel Castro stepped down in 2006. Hundreds of Cuban Americans crowded to the roads in Hialeah and Little Havana to celebrate the demise of the father of communist Cuba.
(CNN) - Rapper KID CUDI checked himself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges and posted a message on his Facebook page saying, "I am not at peace...My anxiety and depression have ruled my life for as long as I can remember and I never leave the house because of it. I cant make new friends because of it. I don't trust anyone because of it and I'm tired of being held back in my life. I deserve to have peace."
20 years ago we lost a special soul, Rapper, Actor, Poet, Revolutionary, ICON, TUPAC SHAKUR. 2Pac is the reason why I even have this blog as his influence on me has given me courage to follow my dreams. Writer Kevin Powell says Tupac is more than a rapper. "When we think about Tupac Shakur ... not just in hip-hop but popular culture, in America and globally, you have to think about Elvis Presley, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Bob Marley," Powell says. "It's that significant. He is one of the most important figures that we've seen in the last 25 years or so." Powell interviewed Tupac a number of times for Vibe magazine, including while the rapper was serving time in jail for a sexual abuse conviction. When I was very young, I had the opportunity to interview PAC after he performed at a nightclub in Nashville, Tennessee. My biggest takeaway from the interview was Tupac didn't see himself as this huge influential figure like the rest of us did. He felt that his life was controlled by the media and the entertainment business. But what he left behind was a body of work that has touched generations of people.
San Francisco 49ers football star, COLIN KAEPERNICK, is my new Hero for having the balls to use his platform to stand up against oppression of African-Americans. Hopefully his stance will bring about some change, some legislative solution that will hold the police officers who abuse their power accountable. In the meantime, Kaepernick is taking the National Anthem protest one step further by pledging to donate $1 million to community organizations Thursday. In the midst of a public uproar, Kaepernick stands more bravely than ever.
SPIN MAGAZINE: Kodak Black, who was supposed to be released from prison today, has suffered a legal setback. The Broward Sheriff’s Office says that they’ve discovered to outstanding arrest warrants for the 19-year-old during the release process. The office didn’t reveal what the warrants are for, but they will keep Black behind bars, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
"DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A new push by a columnist at The Atlanta Journal Constitution will likely change the face of Stone Mountain. AJC political columnist Jim Galloway says there's a lack of material at Stone Mountain Park that speaks to its neighbors, who are primarily African-American. On Stone Mountain, there are carvings of Confederate war heroes and a Confederate flag that flies next to an American flag."
Raise your hand if you're surprised that another unarmed black man was murdered by police. And without this video, the police officer would have gotten away with it this time. The raw footage shot by a bystander shows North Charleston, SC Police Officer Michael Slager shooting Walter Scott multiple times in the back as he runs away to death. The officer initially stated that he feared for his life, but clearly that wasn't the case. From what I see, this is cold-blooded murder and Officer Slager has been charged in Scott's death.