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Cover Story: Watch The Cyntoia Brown Documentary And Learn About How Her Story Has Gone Viral (Video)

Have you heard, or been following, the #FreeCyntoiaBrown movement? Cyntoia Brown has already been in prison for well over a decade, convicted of murder as a teen. The story has recently resurfaced and gone viral. Gotten the attention of celebs like Rihanna, and Kim Kardashian (see what she tweeted after the jump) has said she has reached out to her lawyers to see what she could do to help.

Embedded above is a documentary on Cyntoia. Watch. Watch NOW. They are snatching copies of the documentary offline with the quickness (took digging to find this one). At least the PBS Independent Lens trailer (after the jump) should remain stable, since it has been since 2011. Matter of fact, eff that: going in after the jump and posting all the clips PBS left up. Maybe PBS will re-release the documentary itself in full. This story should be known, told and retold. Tragedy begets more tragedy. You (me, we). Must. LEARN!

Also, you can also become better versed in the various details of the case and campaign to get Cyntoia Brown freed via the links below.

(More backstory and catch-up content after the jump, including clips from Roland S. Martin on TV One and Big Tigger on Atlanta’s V-103 radio.)

WHY CYNTOIA BROWN IS ALL OVER SOCIAL MEDIA (CNN)
CELEBRITIES SUPPORT TEEN KILLER (CBS NEWS)
CELEBRITIES RALLY BEHIND TEEN SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON (NBC NEWS)
ME FACING LIFE: CYNTOIA’S STORY (PBS)

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Terry Crews Speaks On Being Sexually Assaulted Early In His Career: “I Felt Like I Could Punch A Hole In His Head” (Video)

Oh my damn! Dude did ‘Damon’ wrong! Talk about art imitating life (re: bathroom scene between ‘Money Mike’ aka Katt Williams and ‘Damon’ aka Terry Crews). See, if he’d have whupped the sh!t out his azz when this groper tried him, Terry might not have had a career anywhere near like he’s had. And being the wrong color in the wrong situation, he might have lost his liberty (caught a case) or his life (caught a bullet). And for similar reasons he could not even speak on it as his career progressed.

Good thing he gets to talk about it now. A different look at abuse of power. Now that the story is out, and the suit is filed, maybe some payback in the form of serious greenbacks is coming, too.

IN FRONT OF HIS WIFE!!! Maaaaannnnn…

Watch.

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Colin Kaepernick: GQ Magazine’s “Citizen Of The Year.” Here’s Why (Video)

I saw an attempt to reframe the whole ‘Kaep blackballed for #TakeAKnee‘ argument. Going so far as belittling his moves & societal standing. You might have seen it on Facebook or something: in essence saying current NFL standout JJ Watt raised millions for hurricane relief while Colin Kaepernick just gave a million or so.

Hey. JJ Watt did a great thing; inspiring others to join his cause. Colin is TRYING to do a great necessary thing; trying to compel law enforcement, lawmakers, and the uninformed majority to actually ACT like #BlackLivesMatter too. Yeah, less popular. Less money in it. But even though Colin’s number is “smaller,” the dollars are doing big things!

Watch. See why Kaep DESERVES to be “Citizen Of The Year!”

@ojones1

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Pablo Escobar’s Son Recounts His Time Growing Up In The Family Of A Drug Kingpin (Documentary)

Sweet Christmas… God’s Favorite is one thing, but daaaaamn. Escobar’s son said his dad was seeing over $400 million a week??? Daaaamn again!!!

Pablo Escobar’s Son Sebastian Marroquin Reveals What His Childhood Was Like And How He Feels About His Infamous kingpin Father.
– Bird Plan

Of course, this story is about more than drugs, money, and drug money. Watch.

(And this ‘Popeye’ cat… wowww!)

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Ice Cube On CNBC Right After Releasing His “Death Certificate” Album (Video)

Ah, so Jerry Heller did make some anti-defamation moves (reaching out to Simon Wiesenthal, Wiesenthal Center) like the character in “Straight Outta Compton” threatened.

Late night call-in talk show, taped right after Ice Cube left NWA and released his solo album called “Death Certificate.”
– X+

Looking at the comments on this vid on the Tube and across the Interwebs, this interview might have been part of the setup… to negatively spin Cube’s views & lyrics. Gotta say, Cube, even as a young man, repped himself and the Culture strong on air; despite the media pressure.

(Reporter/host was kind of thin-skinned near the end, right? Asking. And slipping in that “Man Of Rage” moniker… Really? He never once even raised his voice.)

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Politics: Did Hillary Clinton Secretly Take Over The Democratic Party For Campaign 2016? (Video)

Hollllly sheeeeit! #FeelTheBern for real. Looks like there is solid testimony (in former Democratic National Chair Donna Brazile’s upcoming book) that the Democrats that backed Bernie, that threw in with Hillary to oppose the Trump campaign, have been had, got took, been bamboozled and BURNED… damn!

And the cajones of anyone who would seek to suppress the truth… chastising Donna Brazile and others who would call out the Clinton’s co-opting of the DNC as “legal but amoral” for tearing down the party… come on! Slavery was legal at one time, too. People can forgive almost anything, once we know the full truth, like former Senator Nina Turner says above.

Watch the clip.

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Heard From The “Hip-Hop Cop” Himself… He’s Pretty Sure He Knows Who Killed Jam Master Jay (Of Run DMC) [Video]

Now THAT’S how you start a clip! You ask former detective Derrick Parker, “What happened to Jam Master Jay?” Then follow up with, “So you think you know who killed Jam Master Jay?”

Parker answers, “Yes.” And, less than 40 seconds into the clip, let’s BEGIN!

Former NYPD detective and “Hip-Hop Cop” Derrick Parker shared his thoughts on the Jam Master Jay murder case with VladTV, and he revealed that it may be solved despite 15 years going by. He explained that lack of witness cooperation and corroboration of evidence slowed the case down, but Parker now believes he knows who murdered the Run DMC legend.
DJ Vlad

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Business/Technology: In China, People Usually Carry Less Than $15 In Their Pockets… But NEVER Leave Home Without Their Smartphones (Video)

Got that “Making Moves With Puff” (Craig Mack) playing in the mental for some reason. Something about the headline maybe. Haaaaa, bwoooyyy!

Buuuut, for real, they DON’T gotta get the cash nowadays. See how China is already in the future? Cash is already dead in China. They pay for EVERYTHING with their phones. Cash is NOT king, unlike in the States. They don’t even do credit/debit cards. Even chipping off money to the homeless… all digital, with the phone, homie. Watch!

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Atlanta United Qualifies For MLS Playoffs In Their Inaugural Season – JAYFORCE.COM (Video)

The JAYFORCE.COM Sports Media Team was there as we covered Atlanta United securing a MLS playoff spot in their inaugural season. It was an opportunity for us to also check out the brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta which also doubles as home base for the Atlanta Falcons NFL team. As soccer (Futbol) becomes more popular in the U.S., its an exciting time for Atlanta fans with sold out games for what was an expansion team in Major league soccer. Check out our time as the Atlanta United team beats Philadelphia Union to claim their spot in the MLS playoffs. Atlanta United will play their 1st playoff game ever on October 22nd at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  ATLUTD.COM

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Sports/Politics: Bob Costas Declares That President Trump Has Galvanized The #TakeAKnee Movement (Video)

Do you want a President of the United States who, even if you’re giving him the benefit of that doubt, is so tone deaf to the racial implications of this?
Bob Costas

Right on time! There was so much on Kaep and #TakeAKnee this past weekend and even before. Wasn’t sure how to cover it all here. But then veteran sportscaster/commentator Bob Costas comes through and wraps it with a bow!

NBC Sports broadcaster Bob Costas speaks to CNN’s John Berman and Alisyn Camerota after President Donald Trump criticized the NFL and players who took a knee during the national anthem.
– CNN

Great points. Trump galvanized the #TakeAKnee movement. Can’t even call this ‘shots fired’ really. Just facts!

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Iranian Women Combat Domestic Violence With Ninjutsu (Video)

A different fare for the ‘nooner’ hour to be certain. When these ladies say ‘no touching’ you better listen and heed, or you gone learn today… learn how to eat and wipe with your other hand (for at least a while)!

Students at Tehran’s “Ninja Ranger” are not just learning martial arts for exercise. More and more Iranian women are becoming ninjas to fight back against domestic violence. Ninjutsu is traditionally an East Asian martial art, but has become a popular tool for women to improve their safety and confidence. Women in Iran are training in hand-to-hand combat as well as with various weapons.
– Vocativ

Yeah! These ladies are not gonna take it anymore. They are going to take it out on attackers and abusers!

@ojones1

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Architects and Engineers: Solving the Mystery of Building 7 – w/ Ed Asner

Hurry up and watch this one before it is “removed as a violation of YouTube’s policy against spam, scams, and commercially deceptive content”… again! Not trying to theorize on any conspiracies afoot, but watch and see if you see ‘scam’ or ‘spam’ or ‘deception.’ No. Quite the opposite. A call for a new investigation; for truth!

Take 15 minutes and watch above. Consider the argument laid out. Perhaps it will lead you to visit AE911Truth.org to investigate the explosive evidence of the Twin Towers and to sign the petition calling for a new World Trade Center 9/11 collapse investigation.

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A Choir Comes From Texas To Sing “Lean On Me” And Jimmy Fallon Puts A Million Dollars In The Collection Plate For Hurricane Harvey Relief (Video)

Now THAT’S how you use your platform! Salute to JJ Watt of the Houston Texans and to Jimmy Fallon. That fund Watt has going to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey keeps growing a million bucks at a time, and The Tonight Show just added another million!

On top of that, Jimmy invited a Houston area Gospel choir to come take his audience to church in less than 5 minutes flat. If you’ve never been ‘full’ from some good church singing… get ready for that and press play above.

#HelpHouston

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Former NFL Lineman Jason Brown Left Football To Farm Crops And Feed People (Video)

Great story. Former [highly-paid] NFL center Jason Brown is tackling food shortages by taking the field, tilling it, seeding and harvesting.

As part of our continuing series “On the Road,” Steve Hartman meets Jason Brown, who quit the NFL to tackle a new field, literally.
– CBS Evening News

This accomplished ex-NFL star found a new passion in farming… and he has never felt more successful.

#FirstFruitsFarm #LivingToServe #FightHunger

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Michael Moore Calls A Racist A Racist, All Of Them… And Those Who Will Not Denounce Them (Video)

Anybody who enables, anybody who votes for and supports a racist, is a racist.
Michael Moore

The controversial filmmaker Moore has never had a problem calling it how he sees it. And in keeping with the lifted quote above, Moore is holding those who support the racist ralliers and those of their ilk – whether gathered at the Take ‘Murica Back rally in Charlottesville or not – just as guilty. Because #BlackLivesMatter or #AllLivesMatter or whatever matters to you aside, the venomous speech, vitriolic tone and victimization of those hurt by Neo-Nazi words and a wildly driven car… well, that all happened. And if you are not denouncing that, you are tacitly supporting it.

#LookingAtYouMrPresident #BothSidesHuh #AndThatTheStoryOfOJ #OK

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Live Footage From ‘United We Stand: Rally for Colin Kaepernick’ (Video)

When does a protest gesture become a movement? When others get involved. Rosa Parks took a stand by refusing to stand and go to the back of the bus, then boycott, then movement. Kaep took a stand by taking a knew because he felt he could no longer stand our American nightmare (injustice, police brutality) that is our current situation. You have no doubt heard talk about boycotting the NFL. Do we now have a movement?

Time will tell. But for right now, we do have a rally. Check it out.

We’re live at the NFL headquarters in NYC as demonstrators rally in support of unsigned quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
– HuffPost Black Voices

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Cover Story: Climate Gentrification Is Pushing Black Residents Out Of Little Haiti (Video)

It’s like we’re coming to an end, right? Little Haiti will be wiped away.
Valencia Gunder

Redlining, gentrification… and now climate gentrification? Damn! Black folks can’t catch a break, can we? Pushed off living on the beach, being pushed out of where they eventually settled, and now the WEATHER is a driving force displacing the residents of Little Haiti in Florida. See the insights and angles explored in this mini-documentary from The Root. It was made with support from Participant Media, creator of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” (the follow-up to that first film former Vice President Al Gore did: “An Inconvenient Truth”).

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Joe Budden & Cyn Santana Are Expecting (Video)

Wow. It’s like Joe and Cyn got on lock (see them declare it during an interview here) and started the clock… or should we say “timer” since Cyn Santana has that Budden bun in the oven. Check out the lovey dovey photo shoot and featurette above.

Here’s to happiness for the two; and happiness for us, too, if Joe (or some other worthy emcee) hops on that banging azz beat playing in the video.

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VICE News Reports On ‘Race and Terror’ In Charlottesville (Video)

Here is a VICE News piece on the protests, counter-protests, why everyone is REALLY there, the points of view, passionate responses and tragedy coming out of Charlottesville.

On Saturday hundreds of white nationalists, alt-righters, and neo-Nazis traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia to participate in the “Unite the Right” rally. By Saturday evening three people were dead – one protester, and two police officers – and many more injured.
– VICE News

The lens through which we observe events that affect us should be handled responsibly. The lens in this instance is journalistic reporting. There is stuff we ought to know. A free press should (read again: SHOULD) keep our eyes on what is important, tell us why, and provide proper focus long enough for us to make up our own minds about it. Extending the metaphor, the lens should be kept clear of clutter so we can see the TRUTH. That truth is left to each of us to find for ourselves.

On what’s going on in Charlottesville, VICE News does that. Like they always do: They go to the hot spot and embed, clear out the clutter and show us what it going on and why we should care; and viewers can go from there. Elle Reeve was there for VICE News to show us the raw truth, including what everyone said… including the U.S. President and White supremacist leader Chris Cantwell. Their words. Footage of actions and aftermath. Truthfully presented. Point blank period.

(You will likely feel enraged, sad, confused, helpless, or some combination. But if you feel anything like akin to Cantwell’s smirk at the end of this piece, LEAVE. And NEVER come back!

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Blue Lives Matter, No Matter What… Except For This Officer Who The Cause Abandoned (Video)

I will let the Francis tell you about the angles. The facts: (1) Officer Mohamed Noor used deadly violence, (2) it was unjustified, (3) Noor should be punished just like all the other wrongful shooters should have been, BUT (4) there has been no support in this particular situation from those aligned with #BlueLivesMatter

We are now left with the big ‘why’ questions. Chief among them, why is the only time we the ‘Blue Lives Matter’ mantra is invoked is in juxtaposition to ‘Black Lives Matter’ …The mantra has provided cover for other cops’ bad shoots, so why not Noor’s? Could there be another color to consider other than ‘blue’ or can unquestioned faith in officers’ in-the-moment decision-making all of a sudden be questioned when the cop’s chosen faith is not ‘ideal?’

Get ’em Francis!

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