News You Can Use – Travel Bans and Warrants

This week we tackle a few issues:
1. The Travel ban aka Muslim ban ruled legal and what it means going forward.
2. Justice Anthony Kennedy retires
3. The Connors are coming back to ABC
4. Joe Jackson passed away on 6/27/2018

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News You Can Use – June 1st – 12th, 2018

This week we discuss a few things
1. The summit between the US and North Korea is on and we lost on the deal. Bigly.
2. Trump Pardons any and everybody, including himself
3. FBI agent gets too jiggy in the club
4. Facebook bug changes status of 14 million people from private to public
5. Both Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain commit suicide within days of each other
6. Net neutrality ends
7. Pre-existing conditions may not be covered going forward
8. Trump doesn’t know who we fought during the war of 1812.

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News You Can Use – May 20 – May 31, 2018

This week we discuss a few things:

  1. School shootings
  2. NFL drops the ball on the National Anthem Protest
  3. The summit between the US and North Korea has been canceled
  4. Kim Kardashian West meets with Trump on Prison Reform
  5. Rosanne reboot canceled after a Racist tweet from its start Rosanne Barr
  6. Missouri’s new Gov. Resigns amid allegations of sexual misconduct and misuse of a donor list for his political campaign
  7. Morgan Freeman accused of sexual misconduct and harassment by 16 women
  8. The royal wedding
  9. Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt is back!
  10. Cleveland faces Golden State in the NBA Finals, again…

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Entanglement – Review

I found this movie while searching for something to entertain me during one of my insomnia sessions. Thomas Middleditch (HBO’s Silicon Valley) plays his typical awkward, quirky character that he seems to to be typecast as for his entire acting career. The movie is paced rather slowly which, combined with his weird nervousness, makes it hard to find and stay interested. Pass.

Synopsis: While searching for the meaning of his existence, Ben Layten uncovers a family secret that leads him to a woman named Hanna. When Ben and Hanna fall in love, Ben’s life becomes increasingly and strangely complicated. He soon starts to realize that everything is amazingly and incredibly connected — and that the world might just be more inexplicable than he ever imagined.

News You Can Use – May 13th – 19th 2018

This week in News you can use we tackle the ongoing tit for tat beef with Trump and North Korean president Kim Jung Un. The clash between Palestinians and Isrealis over Trump’s decision to move the US embassy to the city of Jerusalem has resulted in thousands of deaths. Also the chaplain that prayed over the ceremony has said in the past that Jews and Muslims are going to Hell. Yes, this is the guy he chose to pray, IN JERUSALEM!

Another Facebook data leak, Will Smith and Kevin Hart are teaming up for a remake of Uptown Saturday night. The royal wedding takes place this Saturday May 19th with the ceremony starting at 7am edt here on the United States. Ramadan Mubarak or happy Ramadan to my Muslim brothers and sisters as this year it takes place here in the US starting May 15th and concluding June 14th, 2018.

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Sincere Chats – News You Can Use

This week we touch on the 3 detainees being released from North Korea, Trump gutting the organization that protects student loans, Janet Jackson receiving the Billboard ICON award, Kimmie Schmidt returning for the 4th and final season, and Donald Glover’s This is America song and video. I got tired of re-recording so you get what you gon’ get! LOL but seriously, subscribe on itunes, soundcloud, google play music and don’t forget to tell a friend to tell a friend!

Jay-Z 4:44 Tour

So, as an introvert, I rarely venture out if there is going to be a large crowd. By large I mean more than about 6 people. In this case, on November 14, 2017, I made an exception. This was the night of Jay-Z’s 4:44 tour stop in Atlanta. I just had to be in the building. Those of you who know me in real life or follow me on Instagram and read my daily (m-f) hip hop quotes know that I am a huge Jay-Z fan. I mean huge! I think 90–95% of the quotes are from Jay. I even low-key work some of his lyrics into at least one conversation everyday. I mean he’s the greatest of all time. He’s not a businessman. He’s a business, man. See I just did it.

The show was dope and opened with Rocnation artist, Vic Mensa. I really like this guy and I think he’s gonna be a star.

Now lets talk about this show. No, I take that back. This was not a show it was… An experience. The ultimate show from beginning to end. I’ve been to every Jay-Z concert, except ‘On The Run’, and this is by far the best one yet.

Not only was it sonically amazing but the show was visually stunning as well. I was on my feet from the opening of ‘Kill Jay-Z’ to the Closing and mic drop of ‘What More Can I Say’. This man ran through 20 years of hits, flawlessly. It’s so hard to describe how great the show is. It’s definitely something that you have to experience.

So visually, there were these 3 triangular displays above the moving circular stage. These displays served as both a screen for people in the higher seats to see the stage as well as a way to display a montage throughout certain songs. The displays moved in a way that they would engulf the stage during set changes and rotate during the show to emphasize certain moments. Crazy! The stage moved up and down dependent on the song and mood of the moment. It was all so visually stunning. The way the stage was set there wasn’t a bad seat in the house. I personally had really great seats. I was close enough to be able to see the stage and Jay clearly and easily without any obstructions.

There was a moment in the show when Jay was performing, his song ‘The Story of OJ’ from the 4:44 album, that was crazy. So if you don’t know the song, it has a very jazz band feel to it. There was a young man in the audience named Eric the Radical. This young man brought his trombone with him to the show and was playing along when Jay notices and brings him onstage. Dude had his own instrument with him in the audience at the concert! Again, Crazy! Jay was like “This is the wildest thing I’ve ever seen in my whole 20 year career”. I personally think he was a plant because the situation doesn’t add up to just randomness but I’m also a conspiracy theorist so… anyway, the guy comes on stage and plays along with Jay as he finishes a verse. Epic. As he is going back to his seat though it was almost tragic. He wasn’t paying attention, probably from being starstruck, and almost walked in to one of the orchestra pits strategically placed around the stage. Luckily, Jay notices and yells “wait!” right before his next step. Shit could’ve gone left and quick if had he taken another step.

Jay has so many hits it’s ridiculous. I stood the entire time rocking out and rapping along word for word! It was crazy seeing 20,000+ other people all rocking and moving to the beat at the same time. He ran through hit after hit after hit after hit. The fact that he had no guest appearances and still killed it by himself is amazing. When the bass drop from ‘Kill Jay-Z’ comes on to start the show and the displays lift as he begins his verse I got goosebumps and I knew I was in for a great time. I also love that he ran through his songs based on mood and not order. He didn’t do all of his old stuff and lead into the new stuff, nah. He mixed and matched verses from different albums and eras into a cohesive and extensive version of a greatest hits album. 20 years worth of some of the dopest verses ever heard. This show, no experience, solidifies why he’s my favorite rapper/showman and one of the greatest of all time at what he does. If this tour is coming to your city, don’t hesitate. Go!