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America, Chicago, and Club: Former President Obama Talks Hitler's Rise in Warning to America; Encourages Citizens to "Pay Attention and Vote" @balleralert Former President Obama Talks Hitler’s Rise in Warning to America; Encourages Citizens to “Pay Attention and Vote” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ America’s forever President BarackObama took the stage in Chicago earlier this week to discuss the current state of politics in America. Obama encouraged voters to stay devoted to democracy, warning of the rise of Nazism in the country. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “You have to tend to this garden of democracy, otherwise things can fall apart fairly quickly. And we’ve seen societies where that happens,” Obama said at the Economic Club of Chicago on Tuesday. “Now, presume there was a ballroom here in Vienna in the late 1920s or ‘30s that looked and seemed as if it, filled with the music and art and literature that was emerging, would continue into perpetuity. And then 60 million people died. An entire world was plunged into chaos. So you got to pay attention – and vote.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Despite the fact that Obama refused to mention Donald Trump by name, many believed the former president’s comments were in reference to the chaos Trump has caused throughout the country and abroad, with his divisive rhetoric. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Obama also touched on the importance of the free press, which has been attacked by Trump on a consistent basis. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “During my presidency, the press often drove me nuts,” he said. “There were times where I thought reporters were ill-informed. There were times where they didn’t actually get the story right. But what I understood was that principle of the free press was vital, and that, as President, part of my job was to make sure that that was maintained.”
America, Chicago, and Club: Former President Obama Talks Hitler's
 Rise in Warning to America; Encourages
 Citizens to "Pay Attention and Vote"
 @balleralert
Former President Obama Talks Hitler’s Rise in Warning to America; Encourages Citizens to “Pay Attention and Vote” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ America’s forever President BarackObama took the stage in Chicago earlier this week to discuss the current state of politics in America. Obama encouraged voters to stay devoted to democracy, warning of the rise of Nazism in the country. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “You have to tend to this garden of democracy, otherwise things can fall apart fairly quickly. And we’ve seen societies where that happens,” Obama said at the Economic Club of Chicago on Tuesday. “Now, presume there was a ballroom here in Vienna in the late 1920s or ‘30s that looked and seemed as if it, filled with the music and art and literature that was emerging, would continue into perpetuity. And then 60 million people died. An entire world was plunged into chaos. So you got to pay attention – and vote.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Despite the fact that Obama refused to mention Donald Trump by name, many believed the former president’s comments were in reference to the chaos Trump has caused throughout the country and abroad, with his divisive rhetoric. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Obama also touched on the importance of the free press, which has been attacked by Trump on a consistent basis. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “During my presidency, the press often drove me nuts,” he said. “There were times where I thought reporters were ill-informed. There were times where they didn’t actually get the story right. But what I understood was that principle of the free press was vital, and that, as President, part of my job was to make sure that that was maintained.”

Former President Obama Talks Hitler’s Rise in Warning to America; Encourages Citizens to “Pay Attention and Vote” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀...

Philadelphia 76ers, Drugs, and Meek Mill: Sixers Co-Owner Talks Supporting Meek Mill, Says The Judge ls "A Danger To Sodety'@balleralert Read More: www.balleralert.com Sixers Co-Owner Talks Supporting Meek Mill, Says The Judge Is “A Danger To Society” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the weeks since MeekMill was sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for violating probation, the rapper has received support from civil rights leaders, celebrities and high-level executives, including Philadelphia 76ers co-owner MichaelRubin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Upon learning of the Philadelphia native’s probation violation hearing, Rubin believed Meek would receive light punishment. But, when the judge prohibited Meek from leaving the city, Rubin grew concerned about the case, Bleacher Report states. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “He was at too many games because he wasn’t allowed to leave the city,” Rubin said. “It didn’t make any sense to me. His job is to perform, and the judge wasn’t letting him perform. He was giving up millions of dollars.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Bleacher Report, as he kept an eye on the case, he realized that everything that he heard about the judge had been true. From the harsh sentence for violating probation, which stems from decade-old drugs and gun charges to the outlandish demands of changes in Meek’s music career, “Everything I’d heard about this judge was accurate,” Rubin, who attended the hearing, said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Had I not seen it in person, I probably would not have gotten to this point of feeling like I have to stand up for him because he’s being treated so unfairly, and he can’t do this on his own,” Rubin continued. “Meek is a diehard Sixers fan-they generally play his music for the intro. He’s a staple-someone the team .....to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)
Philadelphia 76ers, Drugs, and Meek Mill: Sixers Co-Owner Talks Supporting Meek
 Mill, Says The Judge ls "A Danger To
 Sodety'@balleralert
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Sixers Co-Owner Talks Supporting Meek Mill, Says The Judge Is “A Danger To Society” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the weeks since MeekMill was sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for violating probation, the rapper has received support from civil rights leaders, celebrities and high-level executives, including Philadelphia 76ers co-owner MichaelRubin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Upon learning of the Philadelphia native’s probation violation hearing, Rubin believed Meek would receive light punishment. But, when the judge prohibited Meek from leaving the city, Rubin grew concerned about the case, Bleacher Report states. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “He was at too many games because he wasn’t allowed to leave the city,” Rubin said. “It didn’t make any sense to me. His job is to perform, and the judge wasn’t letting him perform. He was giving up millions of dollars.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Bleacher Report, as he kept an eye on the case, he realized that everything that he heard about the judge had been true. From the harsh sentence for violating probation, which stems from decade-old drugs and gun charges to the outlandish demands of changes in Meek’s music career, “Everything I’d heard about this judge was accurate,” Rubin, who attended the hearing, said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Had I not seen it in person, I probably would not have gotten to this point of feeling like I have to stand up for him because he’s being treated so unfairly, and he can’t do this on his own,” Rubin continued. “Meek is a diehard Sixers fan-they generally play his music for the intro. He’s a staple-someone the team .....to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

Sixers Co-Owner Talks Supporting Meek Mill, Says The Judge Is “A Danger To Society” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the weeks sinc...

50 Cent, Destiny, and Queen Latifah: La La Anthony Lands Recurring Role on Fox's "Star" 15 @balleralert La La Anthony Lands Recurring Role on Fox’s “Star” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ LaLaAnthony is adding a new gig to her acting resume, as Deadline reports that the actress has signed on for a recurring role on Fox’s “Star.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the publication, Anthony, who has already scored a recurring role on 50 Cent’s hit show, “Power,” has been booked to play Paola, the estranged mother of Angel, played by Evan Ross. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The actress will be joining the likes of Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Jude Demorest, Brittany O’Grady, Ryan Destiny, Amiyah Scott and more in the series co-created by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy. The story follows three singers trying to make it in the music business while dealing with the drama of their pasts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Aside from Anthony’s role as Lakeisha on “Power” or her new role as Paola on “Star,” Anthony has worked on some of the biggest networks in the business. From BET, with her work on “The New Edition Story,” to her early work on MTV’s “Total Request Live” and VH1’s “Flavor of Love,” Anthony continues to make her mark in the industry.
50 Cent, Destiny, and Queen Latifah: La La Anthony Lands
 Recurring Role on Fox's "Star"
 15
 @balleralert
La La Anthony Lands Recurring Role on Fox’s “Star” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ LaLaAnthony is adding a new gig to her acting resume, as Deadline reports that the actress has signed on for a recurring role on Fox’s “Star.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the publication, Anthony, who has already scored a recurring role on 50 Cent’s hit show, “Power,” has been booked to play Paola, the estranged mother of Angel, played by Evan Ross. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The actress will be joining the likes of Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Jude Demorest, Brittany O’Grady, Ryan Destiny, Amiyah Scott and more in the series co-created by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy. The story follows three singers trying to make it in the music business while dealing with the drama of their pasts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Aside from Anthony’s role as Lakeisha on “Power” or her new role as Paola on “Star,” Anthony has worked on some of the biggest networks in the business. From BET, with her work on “The New Edition Story,” to her early work on MTV’s “Total Request Live” and VH1’s “Flavor of Love,” Anthony continues to make her mark in the industry.

La La Anthony Lands Recurring Role on Fox’s “Star” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ LaLaAnthony is adding a new gig to her acting resu...

Arthur, Best Friend, and Billboard: #BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: 10th Anniversary of Pimp C's Death @balleralert BallerAlert’s Today in Hip-Hop: 10th Anniversary of Pimp C’s Death-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Today marks the ten year anniversary of the death of Rap legend, PimpC. Pimp C was born Chad Lamont Butler and is best known for being a founding member of the rap group Underground Kingz (UGK), alongside his best friend, BunB. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The duo formed the rap group in 1987 in Port Arthur, Texas. In 1991 they signed with Jive Records and released a number of albums, including ‘Too Hard to Swallow’, ‘Super Tight’, and ‘Ridin' Dirty’ which reached 2 on the Billboard Top R&B-Hip-Hop Albums chart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With hits such as JayZ’s "Big Pimpin'," "Sippin' on Some Syrup" with Three6Mafia, and “International Player’s Anthem (I Choose You)” with OutKast, the duo established themselves as leaders of the southern Rap game. To this day, Pimp C’s unique voice and southern flow, still keeps us intrigued and wanting more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On Dec. 4, 2007, Pimp C was found dead in a hotel in West Hollywood, California. It was reported that his death was partially attributed to his use of the recreational drug “lean” or “sizzurp” that he often referenced to in his music. The deadly concoction consists of codeine and promethazine. In conjunction with his preexisting sleep apnea, the drug was cited as his cause of death. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ What’s your favorite Pimp C song?
Arthur, Best Friend, and Billboard:  #BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop:
 10th Anniversary of Pimp C's Death
 @balleralert
BallerAlert’s Today in Hip-Hop: 10th Anniversary of Pimp C’s Death-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Today marks the ten year anniversary of the death of Rap legend, PimpC. Pimp C was born Chad Lamont Butler and is best known for being a founding member of the rap group Underground Kingz (UGK), alongside his best friend, BunB. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The duo formed the rap group in 1987 in Port Arthur, Texas. In 1991 they signed with Jive Records and released a number of albums, including ‘Too Hard to Swallow’, ‘Super Tight’, and ‘Ridin' Dirty’ which reached 2 on the Billboard Top R&B-Hip-Hop Albums chart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With hits such as JayZ’s "Big Pimpin'," "Sippin' on Some Syrup" with Three6Mafia, and “International Player’s Anthem (I Choose You)” with OutKast, the duo established themselves as leaders of the southern Rap game. To this day, Pimp C’s unique voice and southern flow, still keeps us intrigued and wanting more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On Dec. 4, 2007, Pimp C was found dead in a hotel in West Hollywood, California. It was reported that his death was partially attributed to his use of the recreational drug “lean” or “sizzurp” that he often referenced to in his music. The deadly concoction consists of codeine and promethazine. In conjunction with his preexisting sleep apnea, the drug was cited as his cause of death. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ What’s your favorite Pimp C song?

BallerAlert’s Today in Hip-Hop: 10th Anniversary of Pimp C’s Death-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Today marks the ten year anniversar...

Chicago, Memes, and Music: Kandi Burruss To Star In Broadway's "Chicago" In New York City @balleralert KAND WILL RAZZLE DAZZLE YOU STARTING JANUARY 15 THE MUSICAL Kandi Burruss To Star In Broadway’s “Chicago” In New York City – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just weeks after Xscape sat through a painfully awkward interview on “Watch What Happens Live” with Andy Cohen, where Kandi Burruss explained that she would be taking her talents to Broadway instead of releasing new music with the group, the singer’s new gig has been revealed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Grammy-winning songwriter has officially signed on to star in one of the longest-running Broadway musicals of all time. Burruss is now set to star as Matron “Mama” Morton in Broadway’s “Chicago” from Jan. 15 through March 11 at the Ambassador Theatre in New York City. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Burruss will be joined by the likes of Tony Award nominee Charlotte d’Amboise, original cast member Leigh Zimmerman, and YouTube star Todrick Hall. In the meantime, the three others ladies of Xscape have hired Vince Herbert to move on with their singing career as a unit. They’ve also dropped two new tracks without their fourth member, titled, “Wifed Up” and “Dream Killa.”
Chicago, Memes, and Music: Kandi Burruss To Star In Broadway's
 "Chicago" In New York City
 @balleralert
 KAND
 WILL RAZZLE DAZZLE YOU
 STARTING JANUARY 15
 THE MUSICAL
Kandi Burruss To Star In Broadway’s “Chicago” In New York City – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just weeks after Xscape sat through a painfully awkward interview on “Watch What Happens Live” with Andy Cohen, where Kandi Burruss explained that she would be taking her talents to Broadway instead of releasing new music with the group, the singer’s new gig has been revealed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Grammy-winning songwriter has officially signed on to star in one of the longest-running Broadway musicals of all time. Burruss is now set to star as Matron “Mama” Morton in Broadway’s “Chicago” from Jan. 15 through March 11 at the Ambassador Theatre in New York City. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Burruss will be joined by the likes of Tony Award nominee Charlotte d’Amboise, original cast member Leigh Zimmerman, and YouTube star Todrick Hall. In the meantime, the three others ladies of Xscape have hired Vince Herbert to move on with their singing career as a unit. They’ve also dropped two new tracks without their fourth member, titled, “Wifed Up” and “Dream Killa.”

Kandi Burruss To Star In Broadway’s “Chicago” In New York City – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just weeks after Xscape sat through a ...