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Obama Addresses Racism Pandemic In American Via MBK Town Hall Series: Watch It Here

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President Obama was recently featured in the MBK Alliance Town Hall Series where they discussed mental health and wellness in a racism pandemic.

In this conversation, Obama joined Congressman John Lewis, Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative Bryan Stevenson, Writer and Survivor of Police Brutality Leon Ford, Jr., and Youth Leader LeQuan Muhammad, in a conversation moderated by Activist and Author Darnell Moore.

CONVERSATION HIGHLIGHTS:

Over 1,000 people are killed by police every year in America, and Black people are three times more likely to be killed than White people. We can take steps and make reforms to combat police violence and systemic racism within law enforcement.
President Obama pushed many of these reforms during his time in office, and started the My Brother’s Keeper initiative (also known as MBK Alliance) in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death to break down barriers and expand opportunity for boys and young men of color. But far more progress remains to be made. We’re inspired by those protesting for accountability and change, even in the face of a pandemic.

WATCH THE FULL TOWN HALL MEETING HERE:

The MBK Alliance shared the following statement:

“We work to help leaders change their world—and the world needs changing. The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the loss of far too many Black lives to list, have left our nation anguished and outraged. While now is a time for grief and anger, it is also a time for resolve.”

Visit their website directly to find resources and to learn what you can do to create a more just and equitable world: www.bit.ly/3cKcSng

[Be sure to read the statements from President Obama and Mrs. Obama on the killing of George Floyd, and learn more about the work of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance.]

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Big Tigger Announces The Return of BET’s “Rap City” TV Show: “This is Not A Drill”

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Thursday (September 30), Big Tigger announced via an Instagram post that BET’s Rap City is being revamped for a 2.0 version of the show!

“This is not a drill,” he wrote in the caption. “This is not a throwback. #RapCity21!! Details soon. #RapCityRaisedMe #ATL.”

Big Tigger is Rap City’s most memorable host, so it’s only right that he be the one to introduce the show to a new generation. His announcement comes just on the heels of Tigger’s new show with Rapsody featured on REVOLTTV called Off Top which also incorporates a freestyle booth feel similar to Tha Basement.

Big Tigger is Rap City’s most memorable host, so it’s only right that he be the one to introduce the show to a new generation. Also, his announcement comes on the heels of Tigger’s show with Rapsody on REVOLT called Off Top which also incorporates a freestyle booth feel similar to Tha Basement.

The Rap City TV Show originally aired on the Black Entertainment Television (BET) network from August 11, 1989, to November 8, 2008. The program was an exclusive showcase for hip hop music videos, and features interviews with and freestyles from popular rappers, and often has guest DJs serve as co-hosts. Rap City returned in 2009, then again in 2013. The show has always had a special place in the hearts of Hip Hop fans and later became a historical staple in the genre. BET has been toying with the idea of bringing it back for years. This is an exciting return! We’re excited to see the revamp for a new generation.

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Kelly Price Breaks Silence of Her Whereabouts Revealing She Nearly Died From Covid: “I temporarily flatlined”

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Kelly Price broke her silence on Sunday after days of concerns over her safety after she was initially believed to be missing following a recent COVID-19 hospitalization.

In a video interview with TMZ, the Grammy-nominated R&B and Gospel singer said she almost didn’t survive the virus.

“At some point they lost me,” she said. “I woke up some days later, a couple days later, and the first thing I remember is the team of doctors standing around me and asking me if I knew what year it was.”

When asked to clarify what she meant by “they lost me,” Price said “I died.”

Price first shared that she had tested positive for Covid-19 on July 29. She has not shared whether or not she is vaccinated. But, she did include the following statement on her Instagram when she announced she had contracted the virus:

“I’m following Dr’s orders. I’m quarantined. Feeling really drained,” stated. “Splitting headache but I’m not in the hospital. I’m grateful and expecting to have a quick recovery. #GodIsAHealer.”

After that announcement, the singer then appeared to drop out of sight, and, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, authorities in Cobb County, Georgia confirmed that a missing person report had been filed for Price. Price’s sister, Shanrae Price, went public with a plea for her to contact concerned family members so they could physically see her. The singer’s attorney, Monica Ewing, told media outlets that Price was not missing, but merely recuperating. Conflicting stories from her family and silence from her label left many fans and friends concerned as the news went viral on social media and multiple news outlets.

KELLY PRICE RESPONDS TO CONCERNS OF HER HEALTH

In this newly released video from Kelly Price, she shared that she had Covid for about a week at home with her husband taking care of her before he also tested positive right before she was rushed to the hospital with worsening symptoms, including a fever of 103 degrees.

She said she was released from the hospital with an oxygen tank because of the shortage of beds and for the next four weeks had health care workers visiting her at home.” People were definitely seeing me,” Price said. “The people that could actually say something are not allowed to because of HIPAA [Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act which guards the privacy of patients] law.” She said she received her first negative Covid test about a week ago.

Price also shared that she is now a “long hauler,” which refers to those who continue to have lingering complications from the virus, and “is facing a very up hill battle right now.” She addressed the issue with her sister, saying that she had not been in contact with her for some time. Price also posted a thank you to those who had been concerned on her Instagram.

We are glad she is safe and continue to pray for her full recovery and healing.

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R&B and Gospel Singer Kelly Price Reported Missing in Georgia

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Police in Georgia have listed gospel and R&B singer Kelly Price as a missing person after being unable to find her during a welfare check last weekend.

Price, 48, posted a video on July 29 saying she had COVID-19 and was having trouble with the symptoms. Her family told TMZ she was admitted to a hospital about a week later and then taken to the Intensive Care Unit when her condition worsened. Kelly Price’s last Instagram post was shared on July 29 and it featured the songstress announcing that she was battling COVID.

The family told TMZ that they were in touch with Kelly while she was in the ICU which included several visits from her children. But, they were soon “shocked” to hear that she was discharged just three weeks later as she was “still not fully healthy.”

And while authorities allege that Kelly’s boyfriend was “cooperative” when they spoke to him, Kelly’s family told investigators that he’s been “keeping friends and family members from visiting her home.”

The family and friends of Kelly Price are especially concerned for her safety now that she hasn’t been seen in a month.

According to Cobb County officials who spoke with TMZ, Kelly was officially listed as a missing person following a welfare check conducted at her home last Saturday. They reportedly found no evidence of foul play. They have also talked with Kelly’s financ’e at the residence.

While reports have surfaced that Kelly has been found safe and is back with family, Cobb County officials confirmed with The U.S. Sun that the news is “false.”

“No one in our division has been contacted by her family members to confirm Kelly is back home and safe. Any reports stating otherwise are false and unauthorized as of right now. 

“We hope to find Kelly safe and when that happens, we will let the public know,” authorities told The Sun. “We hope to find Kelly safe and when that happens, we will let the public know.”

This is still a developing story. However, as of now, Kelly Price is still listed as “missing” in the National Crime Information Center. We are sending prayers her way for a fast and safe recovery.

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