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Justice for DeMarcus Walker

DeMarcus Walker. Say his name. Say his name along with the other victims of the hate crimes that fill our society. Just over a year ago, Demarcus was going about his Saturday morning shopping just like many others. On March 7, 2020, at approximately 10:25 in the morning, Walker was run down with a Chevy Impala and then brutally beaten with a baseball bat.

DeMarcus Walker suffered life-threatening injuries and, unfortunately, was not able to pull through. He passed away April 11, 2020, from tracheal narrowing and cerebral edema and hemorrhage due to complications from blunt injuries of the head, which was noted in his autopsy. His death was ruled a homicide.

Zai’quaria Walker, DeMarcus Walker’s daughter, stated to NBC News Anchor Tom Powell “When it’s your family it’s a different kind of pain.” She desperately asked “Why that day? What was going through your head to do that then and there?”

Houston Walker, DeMarcus Walker’s father, commented during a news conference “I feel like it was a hate crime. It had to be. The way I understand in the paper, he was walking around Walmart with a ski mask on looking for people to beat up. That’s how I feel about it.”

Vaughn Lowery, President of 360 Magazine, states “Senseless violence has afflicted America throughout the weeks, and it seems that there is no end in sight. As a nation, we must unite and abandon this malevolent behavior. Once we recognize why the BIPOC and LGBTQ communities are under constant attack because they are intrinsically different, then we will begin to heal. At the end of the day, our legal system is not designed to protect them. In the case of DeMarcus Walker, justice must be served and the person who attempted to kill him must be held accountable according to the highest standards of the law. We can no longer allow malicious intent to pass unnoticed in our judicial system.”.

Police arrested 21-year-old Levi Arnold, who has recently pleaded guilty but mentally ill to charges of murder and resisting law enforcement for the cold-blooded crime he committed last year outside of the Apple Glen Walmart in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Arnold will be sentenced on April 16, 2021, and is facing 51 years in prison.

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Remembering Melvin Sampson

By Hannah DiPilato

Melvin Sampson was a leader throughout his life and was dedicated to fighting for the rights of indigenous people. Before his passing, he was a tribal councilman that pushed for Native American’s rights. 

Some of his most monumental efforts include helping to establish the Indian National Finals Rodeo, assisting in the improvement of health care for Native Americans across the nation, advocating for the construction of the Yakama Nation Indian Health Services clinic west of Toppenish and pushing to improve fish restoration in the Yakima and Columbia basins.

Sampson passed in his home on December 11 at 82-years-old and left behind his wife, Betty Jean and his four daughters. He will be remembered by his big family of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Sampson’s full obituary can be found on Heggies Colonial Funeral Home’s website and anyone is able to leave thoughts, prayers and condolences for Sampson’s loved ones. People can also send flowers or a virtual gift and share photos and videos, a beautiful way to share remembrance amidst the pandemic. 

“He’s bigger than the Yakama Nation,” said Yakama General Council Chairman Roger Fiander, who grew up beside Sampson. “Besides that, he was my roping partner.”

Sampson’s legacy of helping to gain rights for Native Americans will live on for generations. Hopefully, many more people will follow in his footsteps to preserve tribal culture. 

Sampson was an advocate of better healthcare for Native Americans for 17 years while he served on the National Indian Health Board. He also helped form the Portland Area Indian Health Board, which monitors the federal administration of Indian health services in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. 

In Washington D.C., Sampson was at the head of an effort to gain funding for a new Indian Health Clinic. Eventually, his efforts led to an expansion of the clinic which expanded it into a facility of over 80,000 square feet. 

Sampson also wanted to improve fish rearing practices in the Yakama and Columbia basins in order to help the fish that lived there. With Sampson in charge, the Yakama Nation gained control of the Klickitat Hatchery which is found on the Klickitat river outside of Glendale. This hatchery was designed to rebuild the population of salmon by mimicking the natural habitat system that fish thrive in. 

Everyone that knew Sampson believed he was a born leader. He had a diverse understanding of tribal culture and government which allowed him to make many changes in his lifetime. George Waters, a lobbyist for the tribe in Washington, D.C., said that Sampson was just a person able to operate in different worlds. 

He was able to create many amazing things such as doing leatherwork and beginning a shop in his basement. Sampson can also be remembered for his forward-thinking ways that were ahead of his time. 

Irving Pinkham, another childhood friend of Sampson, said that Sampson cared for everyone and always wanted to help indigenous people. “In our way, nobody is better than anyone else and that’s what he believed too,” Pinkham said. “He never was a person who said ‘I, I did this, I did that.’ He was always a person who said ‘We, we did this, we did that.’ “

Sampson’s perseverance and ability to understand people helped him become a success in many aspects of his life. He was able to improve healthcare and the way of life for those around him and his legacy will be seen in all of the work he accomplished over his lifetime.

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The Kid Laroi Tell Me Why

The Kid LAROI pens an open letter and final goodbye to Juice WRLD in the emotionally stirring new song “Tell Me Why“. In this moving soliloquy, LAROI opens up about heartbreak and battles with saying his final goodbyes to lost loved ones. The accompanying Cole Bennett directed video premiered live on Lyrical Lemonade.

The Kid LAROI gears up for the release of his debut project F*ck Love releasing July 24th, via Columbia Records and Grade A. In one of his most recent releases, LAROI shared “Go” featuring his late former mentor Juice WRLD, truly embodying the relationship they held as friends and brothers. The Kid LAROI’s ongoing momentum amassing millions of views across videos as well as surpassing over a hundred million streams worldwide is just the beginning of his journey. With the release of his upcoming mixtape, The Kid LAROI is predicted to be one of this decades youngest artists to watch.

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Naya Rivera’s Sudden Death

Former “Glee” actress Naya Rivera tragically died in a selfless act to save her four year old son.

By Gabriella Scerbo

Authorities reveal that Rivera’s body was found on Monday, July 13th on Lake Piru in Ventura County, California. The performer had been missing since Wednesday, July 8th.

Rivera’s son, Josey, told authorities that “he looked back and saw her disappear under the surface of the water”. The mother and son had been swimming, and although nothing is certain, there were many currents in the lake that particular morning.

A probable cause is that the unanchored boat started drifting, and Rivera managed to get her son on the boat, but lost energy to get herself back on the boat. No foul play or any suspicious activity was reported by local authorities. Lake Piru has had several drowning incidents in the past. Following her tragic death, many fans have made petitions to designate certain areas that are not safe for swimming, and to put up warning signs.

Rivera’s ex-husband, Ryan Dorsey and the “Glee” cast were seen gathering at Lake Piru in honor of Rivera and her talents both on and off the screen. Not only was she an incredible performer, actress and entertainer who touched the heart of many with her fearless attitude and overall spunk, she was an amazing mother and person to many.

‘In an emotional message, the creators of #Glee paid tribute to Naya Rivera and revealed their plan to create a college fund “for the beautiful son Naya loves most of all.”‘ – E!News Twitter 

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#RIP Juice WRLD

Recently signed Interscope Records artist, Jarad A. Higgins aka Juice Wrld, dies at 21. The Lucid Dreams × Robbery rapper passes soon after being admitted into a Chicago hospital. Details as to what actually caused death is still unknown.

According to TMZ, he suffered a seizure and died shortly after landing his private jet in Chi-town.

A statement from his label can be found HERE.

Additional information on story can be found HERE.

Artist spotlight HERE.

His JuiceWRLD 999 album uses powerful angel number which means a chapter of your life will come an end.

Final moments captured HERE.

Birdman & Juvenile “Just Another Gangsta”

BIRDMAN & JUVENILE RELEASE NEW ALBUM Just Another Gangsta AVAILABLE TODAY

Available at All Digital Retailers Now

Nodding to the golden age of Cash Money Records, Birdman & Juvenile team up to release their collaborative album J.A.G. at all digital retailers today.

Short for “Just Another Gangster,” both the album title and lead single “J.A.G.” take you back to the bouncy bling era of the label by reuniting legendary Co-Founder and multi-platinum rapper Birdman with Southern luminary and fellow icon Juvenile. The larger-than-life music video already surpassed 4.3 million YouTube/VEVO views, and the song impacted radio in February where it continues rising.

On the track, these two New Orleans titans lock into a lyrical back-and-forth before delivering a chanting refrain over a slick bass line and steady beat. With a whole lot of swag and style. It’s as infectious and icy as anything they’ve ever done together, and it evokes the timeless nature of their chemistry initially honed by way of collaborations from dozens of classic releases.

“J.A.G.” is stacked with bold and big bangers. “Dreams” featuring Choppa showcases more slick Southern flows over acoustic guitar and piano. Choppa brings his own fire to the track as Juvenile turns up with another hummable hook. “Broke” unfolds with street wit and charm, while a bluesy guitar lead gives way to rhyme fireworks on the nostalgic “Back Then.” “From The Bottom” could serve as a mission statement for either Juvenile or Birdman as it documents the come-up to triumph in vivid detail. The album concludes on the hard-hitting and bounce-driven “One Two.”

The entire project sees Birdman and Juvenile rapping with focus and fire that’s always fresh. Additionally, it features production courtesy of Rich Gang in-house team.

Birdman and Juvenile recently engaged a full court press blitz that saw them appearing on multiple television and radio shows. They notably guested on The Wendy Williams Show to perform the title track and speak on the project. Additionally, Juvenile guested on The Breakfast Club, and his appearance racked up a staggering 100K views in under six hours as it approached the 400k mark now.

Be on the lookout for more big news and moves from Birdman, Juvenile, and Cash Money Records in 2019.

Track Listing

  1. JAG
  2. Broke
  3. Back Then
  4. Filthy Money
  5. Breeze
  6. From the Block
  7. Newly Exposed
  8. Tonight
  9. From The Bottom
  10. One Two
  11. Today
  12. Dreams

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RIP Keenan Carter

Keenan Carter was murdered in Atlanta on Wednesday.

360 Magazine President Vaughn Lowery met Keenan about nine years ago and began to work for 360 Magazine as an intern. He eventually went on to become an executive assistant before pursuing his dreams.

Vaughn released this statement on his Instagram: “It literally took me almost 24 hours to write this because I am and still am in disbelief. He always put a smile on everyone’s face and was always eager to help anyone in need #RIPKeenanCarter #KappaAlphaPSI.”

We are devastated by this death, and are keeping him and his family in our thoughts.

BRIAN KEITH GREER

​Unionized (SEIU 721) LA County Employee & University of Redlands Alumni Gunned Down During A Robbery in Compton – Leaves Behind 3 Children

On Thurs., Dec., 28, 2017 at approximately 10:30PM – Compton, Calif. (between Willow Brook and Caldwell Streets) 37-year-old African American Brian Keith Greer was killed alongside of his cousin David Charles Greer, Jr. from fatal gunshot wounds to the torso during an alleged robbery.

Greer was a Union LA County employee for about a decade. He graduated from University of Redlands in May 2009 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business & Management; and in February of 2017, he earned a Masters in Business Management from University of Redlands. Brian was a loving son, father of 3 (Tyden – 10yro; Brianne – 13yro and Jaylin -19yro), brother (Joshua – 26yro) and friend to so many within his community. Both family and friends are devastated by his untimely tragic death; and therefore, they are seeking assistance from anyone whom can provide additional information regarding the incident.

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Olivia O’Brien

OLIVIA O’BRIEN RELEASES “RIP (STEVE REECE REMIX)” TODAY VIA ISLAND RECORDS!

20-CITY U.S. TOUR OPENING FOR JACK & JACK STARTS OCT. 23rd IN FORT LAUDERDALE, THROUGH DEC. 10th HOMECOMING AT FONDA THEATRE IN L.A.!

LISTEN TO “RIP (Steve Reece Remix)” here

Listen on Soundcloud here 


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Island Records Cali-based singer and song­writer Olivia O’Brien, familiar to hundreds of millions around the world via her RIAA triple-platinum self-composed smash collabo­ration with gnash, “i hate u i love u,” releases the “RIP (Steve Reece Remix)” today, as she gears up for her first major U.S. tour, opening for L.A.-based Island Records duo Jack & Jack. The 7-week, 20-city tour opens October 23rd at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, and wraps up December 10th with a homecoming gig in Los Angeles at the Fonda Theatre. (Please see complete tour dates below.)

“RIP,” has surpassed 4.2 million global streams and the video for the track has netted over 2 million views to date (watch the “RIP” video HERE). The infectious track – “This new you, this new dude/ Don’t know him, don’t want to/ I wish that I still knew, the old him, the old you…” – has struck a chord with Olivia’s fan base, prompting the energized new “RIP (Steve Reece Remix).”

 
About OLIVIA O’BRIEN:

Raised in Napa Valley, Olivia O’Brien has been singing and writing songs since she was seven years old, and taught herself to play both the guitar and piano. She began posting her originals on SoundCloud for fun, not thinking anything would come of it, until gnash reached out on Twitter last year after she posted a cover of one of his songs. When he asked her if she had any original material, Olivia sent him a voice-note of the beginnings of “i hate u i love u” and he invited her down to L.A. to record. “i hate u, i love u” is a global phenom since 2015. It became a Top 5 hit in the U.S. where it is certified RIAA triple-platinum, #1 in Australia (double-platinum), Top 10 UK (platinum), and Top 5 on iTunes in more than 50 markets.

 

OLIVIA O’BRIEN OPENING FOR JACK & JACK 2017 U.S. TOUR

10/23 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room

10/24 Orlando, FL Plaza Live

10/25 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre

10/27 Charlotte, NC The Underground

10/29 Syracuse, NY Wescott Theatre

10/30 Boston, MA House of Blues

10/31 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall

11/2 New York, NY Irving Plaza

11/4 Freehold, NJ iPlay America

11/6 Philadelphia, PA The TLA

11/8 Cleveland, OH House of Blues

11/9 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall

11/10 Minneapolis, MN Music Hall

11/30 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre

12/1 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl

12/3 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory OC

12/5 Seattle, WA Showbox

12/6 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom

12/7 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

12/10 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre

 

 
List to “RIP (Steve Reece Remix)”:

General link: http://IslandRecs.lnk.to/RIPReeceMix

Amazon: http://IslandRecs.lnk.to/RIPReeceMixDL/amazonmp3

Apple Music: http://IslandRecs.lnk.to/RIPReeceMixDL/applemusic

Google Play: http://IslandRecs.lnk.to/RIPReeceMixDL/google-play

iTunes: http://IslandRecs.lnk.to/RIPReeceMixDL/itunes

Soundcloud: http://IslandRecs.lnk.to/RIPReeceMixDL/soundcloud

Spotify: http://IslandRecs.lnk.to/RIPReeceMixDL/spotify
 

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