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Petition: Fans launch petition to switch a Confederate Monument to one of Missy Elliott In Her Hometown

Residents in Missy Elliott’s home town of Portsmouth, Virginia, don’t just want a Confederate monument to be taken down—they want it to be replaced with one of the hip-hop icon.The change.org petition—addressed to the city’s mayor, vice mayor and members of city council, reads
Before she was “Missy Misdemeanor” she was Melissa Arnette Elliott, born on July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia. Hailing from humble beginnings as the only child of a power company dispatcher and a welder at Portsmouth’s lauded naval shipyard, she rose to become a platinum recording artist with over 30-million albums sold. All this without even once owning a slave.

Getting this statue put up will be a lot of work and you may ask yourself is it worth it? I say yes and ask you to join me in letting us work it. Together we can put white supremacy down, flip it and reverse it. So far, it’s been signed by about 25,000 people. You can go here to read the whole thing.
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Google Donated $1.5M To Chance The Rapper’s SocialWorks Nonprofit

Chance started a SocialWorks nonprofit which aims to help city youth thrive, and today the organization got a big-time donation from Google.

Chance the Rapper took to Twitter to announce that the tech giant offered a hefty $1,000,000 donation to Chicago Public Schools’ computer science programs. It was also revealed in a statement that $500,000 more will go to CPS’ CS4ALL initiative. The $1,000,000 will help SocialWorks fund 20 coding classes throughout Chicago’s beleaguered south and west sides. Coding is on a fast track to becoming the language of the future, and thanks to SocialWorks and Google, hundreds of kids in lower-income areas of Chicago will become fluent.

Check Out 'Legend of Drake' The Drake Video Game,You Can Play It Right Now !

Drake, in case you haven’t heard, has enemies, a lot of enemies, who often, it is said, try to drain him of his energy. Sometimes, Drake and his enemies engage in very public disputes, like when he battled with Meek Mill or failed over and over again to woo Nicki Minaj (she counts as an enemy, right?).

Well, now all of Drake’s beefs have been chronicled in video game form, courtesy of the rapper-game developer (that’s a dual job title we never thought we’d see) Ya Boy Sprightly. Introducing: The Legend of Drake: Rise of the 6 God, a complete 16-bit video game you can download for free (here), right now.
Legend of Drake is styled after the turn-based RPG games of old, like Final Fantasy or Pokemon. Ya Boy Sprightly said in an interview with Pigeons and Planes that the game took him about a year and a half to make, totaling about 500 hours of efforts. What a funny, petty thing to devote 500 hours to, though it can also be said that Drake’s rap career is also a funny, petty thing he’s d…

Columbia Sportswear Debuts Star Wars "The Last Jedi" Collection

You can also prepare for the most extreme weather thanks to a line of jackets designed by Columbia that are inspired by the ones worn by Luke, Han, and Princess Leia while taking on the Empire at Echo Base.  The Echo Base collection is scheduled to hit stores on December 8th and will retail for $400 each.

Budweiser Wants To Brew Beer On Mars

Back in March, Budweiser introduced the idea of brewing beer on Mars at SXSW— an initiative they dubbed the incredibly misleading “Bud on Mars” project. Now, the brewery has helped fuel my theory by teaming up with SpaceX and taking the first steps to making their vision a reality by sending 20 seeds of barley to the International Space Station.

Here’s how Food and Wine summed up the trial run:

The first experiment will focus on how exposure to a microgravity environment affects the seeds in general, while the second experiment will specifically focus on barley germination to see if the seeds grow at the same rate in space as they do on Earth.

Daft Punk Launches Holiday Merch Line

Daft Punk is getting in the holiday spirit by launching a new line of merchandise. The dance music robot gods are selling ornaments (I bought a pair last year), snow globes, 1000-piece puzzles, varsity jackets, belt buckles, frisbees, yo-yos, skate decks, and much more.
If you want to score some of this “Digital Love” you don’t have to go “Around the World”, but merely to Daft Punk’s website (HERE). Just do it sooner than later as the limited edition goods from this past year’s West Hollywood pop-up shop sold out.

Embattled NFL Star Colin Kaepernick Is Being Scouted By Hollywood For Movie Role

Colin Kaepernick is currently out of a job after no NFL team is willing to sign him after he started a movement last season to protest the national anthem. While the NFL is currently blackballing him, Kaepernick is getting some interest off the field. According to TMZ one well known Hollywood casting director is looking for Kaepernick so he can appear in an upcoming project.
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Colin Kaepernick has been out of a job for nearly a year, but his resume still looks appealing … to Hollywood!
A well-known casting director posted on a message board for managers and agents last week, asking for someone representing the former NFL quarterback to contact her.

The casting director is currently working on a TV pilot and — more notably — the Pepsi commercial-inspired movie “Uncle Drew” starring Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery, Nick Kroll and sports legends like Shaq, Reggie Miller, Chris Webber and Lisa Leslie.

It’s unclear the role for which the casting director is eyeing Kaepernick, but a cameo in…

Social Justice Writer, Political Activist & Hip Hop Blogger Launches #HerRapStory Sexual Assault Campaign

You may remember our exclusive interview with Lance Cooper of 804 Street Media, not long ago. Today we received word that Lance has recently launched a new initiative to help end sexual assault in the Hip Hop community.

Lance Cooper was inspired by the #MeToo campaign to start a campaign to not only stop the misogyny in rap music, but out sexual predators he said he knows exist in hip-hop.

“A lot of black men in hip-hop won’t support #HerRapStory, because they are either the sexual predators/harassers or friends with the sexual predators and harassers,” he tweeted at the launch of the campaign.

After the “Access Hollywood” tape went live, BET writer KC Orcutt explained that his comments were far more triggering for her than most of the misogyny in rap music. She was literally grabbed by the genitals by a fellow student at her middle school after basketball practice.

“Years later, as a female hip-hop journalist, being alone in a room full of men equates with riding dolo to a rap show …