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Chance the Rapper Raises $100,00 for Charity at Birthday Bash

On Sunday (April 16), Chance the Rapper celebrated his 24th birthday by giving back to those in need. While partying at Studio Paris Nightclub in Chicago, Chance raised over $100,000 for his charity SocialWorks, Billboard can confirm.

SocialWorks caters to the empowerment of the youth through the arts, education, and civil engineering. Tickets were reportedly being sold last week from $100-$2500. Despite the steep prices, avid Chance fans were able to see their favorite rapper in action along with performances by Ludacris and T-Pain.

“The night was a huge success with Chance’s ability to rally the community to donate for a great cause,” said managing partner of Studio Paris, R.J. Melman to Page Six. “We are proud to play a part in it and are honored to have been chosen by Chance as the place to throw his party.”

Chance also had a huge cake to bring in his 24th birthday. The cake was designed to look like a Harold’s Chicken Shack bucket with a strawberry Mistic alongside it.

In addition to SocialWorks, Chance launched the New Chance Arts and Literature Fund last month to aide Chicago public schools. His initiative came shortly after he made a hefty $1 million donation to his hometown’s public school system.

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In case you didn’t get a #chance to attend. Here’s a little keepsake

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We’re with Drake on this one, #Vote4Chance!

 

8 Facts You Didn’t Know About Women In Prison

8 FACTS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT WOMEN IN PRISON
#1 – Illness And Injury

There is a higher rate of injury and illness in female inmates, than men. HIV, hepatitis C, tuberculosis, and STDs are very common,

#2 – Menstruation As A Tool

Women are deprived of sanitary products, such as tampons and pads, leaving them to bleed all over themselves and suffer humiliation. Women are given 2 pads for the duration of their period. “Prisons control their wards by keeping sanitation just out of reach. Stains on clothes seep into self-esteem and serve as an indelible reminder of one’s powerlessness in prison.”

#3 – Poverty

Over 80% of women in prison ere poverty stricken, making less than $2000 a year and 90% made less than $10,000 a year.

Idris Elba Captivating on the Cover of Interview Magazine

The English actor is Breaking the Internet with his Black and White editorial images shot by Craig McDean.

Idris Elba is captivating on the cover of Interview Magazine’s August 2016 issue and it’s literally blowing our minds right now!

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The images are practically jumping out at you as his chiseled physique holds you captive.
His commanding presence nearly oozes off of every page.. or someone is oozing!

In each photo we are gently reminded of how simplicity wins. In the end, less IS more…
and this camp wants MORE.

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As the the gaze (reading) continues, Idris gets up close and personal about some of his prior
prior roles, his current film, DJing, and, of course, his part in Star Trek Beyond. Check out the full interview and editorial, here.

Unsure of how long anyone of us would last while writing this article, We’ve decided that just one more peek won’t hurt. Are you ready for more?

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Stacey Dash Really is Clueless!

Image_Stacey_Dash_CluelessStacey Dash really is clueless! Seriously, who writes her checks besides BET (Black Entertainment Television)? We’ve been trying to figure out her “Clueless” political thing. Now, she’s going after President Obama and Democrats… Repeat offender!

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The former 90’s sweetheart-turned-clueless and controversial political queen, let her Twitter fingers do
all the talking yesterday in the aftermath of the 49 people who were tragically murdered by terrorist, Omar Mateen, in what is now dubbed as the Orlando mass murder.It isn’t our place to judge at TSP. Your political beliefs and affiliations are your own. However; we do judge ignorance and insensitivity. Stacey Dash shows ignorance and insensitivity as she took to Twitter and somehow found a way to imply that Mateen is a representation of Democrats and that his actions are President Obama’s fault. Truth be told, Ms. Dash has pockets of intelligence, but her statements are oftentimes clouded with inaccurate information and misguided perceptions. So there’s not much we have to write about this, because this “Clueless” star’s tweets speak for themselves.

Wait, there’s more… 

Image_Orlando_TweetThe Donald responds…

Image_Orlando_Trump_TweetThis isn’t a bash at Dash, we just want her to catch a clue!

 

 

Conspiracy Theory: AIDS Was Man Made to Kill Gays

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Conspiracy theory aids man-made disease—conspiracies have been swirling for years that HIV/AIDS was man-made to kill gays deliberately.

Atlanta’s AIDS population is ever-increasing. It is said that 1 in every 25 people have the disease. That is more people than some third world countries! TSP took this information to heart. 

HIV/AIDS was first reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1981.

It was originally believed to be a mysterious, deadly disease found among young white gay men in New York City.

Fast forward 35 years and the disease has killed 34 million people worldwide.

According to statistics, more than 36 million people globally are now living with HIV (as of the end of 2014).

In the early days, the disease was prevalent in the gay community, and believed to be transmitted by unprotected sexual contact.

However, it soon became obvious that it wasn’t only homosexuals being infected.

And, it wasn’t purely being passed on through sexual contact.

It was in the blood supply and heterosexuals were contracting it too.

The widely accepted scientific explanation is that HIV/AIDS originated from an African primate virus that crossed over into humans.

Scientists speculate the virus was passed on through the consumption of “bush meat” (the eating of chimpanzees by hunters.)

However there is another, more sinister theory that, on the surface at least, is really not that far-fetched.

Popdust breaks it down: conspiracy theory aids man-made disease claims:

In the early 1970s there was a huge surge in LGBT activisim and the gay pride movement flourished.

A large number of gay men came out of the closet and the government believed homosexuality to be an out of control threat to society.

The growing strength of the gay rights movement coincided with homosexuality being de-classified as a “mental disorder.”

Nixon, the President at the time, warned that homosexuality had a damaging and destructive effect on society.

He blamed the downfall of both the Greek and Roman empires on homosexuality, and claimed:

Homosexuality, dope, immorality in general, these are the enemies of strong societies.

That’s why the communists and the left-wingers are pushing the stuff: they’re trying to destroy us.

The Theory

A man-made disease—approved by congress—was created in a laboratory and introduced into the gay community in the mid 1970s.

The disease was intended to scare gay men and reduce the number of practicing homosexuals in society.

At the same time, it was also introduced into Africa in order to control the poor black population there.

The ‘Proof’

Within the next five to ten years, it would probably be possible to make a new infective micro-organism which could differ in certain important aspects from any known disease-causing organism.

  • MacArthur claimed the disease would be resistant to “the immunological and therapeutic processes upon which we depend to maintain our relative freedom from infection and disease.” And testified it would require $10 million to develop.
  • AIDS first surfaced within MacArthur’s estimated “five to 10 years” and is the only disease to fulfill the definition.
  • The first cases of AIDS were traced to gay men in 1979 Manhattan—3-years before the African epidemic was recognized in 1982—countering claims it originated in there.
  • KS was labeled the “gay cancer” and reported to also originate from a primate virus jumping species in Africa.
  • A 1974 government initiative encouraged gay men in Manhattan (especially promiscuous ones) to participate in an experimental hepatitis B vaccine being developed by Merck and the National Institute of Health

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  • Tens of thousands of gay men were screened and 1,083 of them were subsequently selected to test the vaccine.
  • Beginning in 1978, groups of gay men were inoculated at the New York Blood Center.
  • The hepatitis B studies extended to clinics in San Francisco in 1978.
  • By 1980 additional clinics in Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago and St Louis were also seeking participants for similar programs
  • The vaccine was made from the combined blood of 30 gay men who carried the hepatitis B virus.
  • During development it was injected into chimpanzees known to be infected with the simian cancer causing SV40—The same virus that contaminated the polio vaccine between 1955 and 1961
  • By December 1981, 121 people in the USA had died of AIDS with victims hailing from San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles.
  • The dead would have been infected at least 2-years prior, ie: 1979—none of them had ever been to Africa or eaten primates
  • No blood stored anywhere in the U.S. prior to 1978 had tested positive for HIV or the KS virus.
  • Before 1978 there were no cases of AIDS and no cases of Kaposi’s Sarcoma recorded.
  • 20% of the gay men who volunteered for the experiment in NYC were found to be HIV positive in 1980—a whole year before AIDS was officially recognized in 1981
  • By 1984 over 40% of NYC gay men were found to be HIV positive.
  • 20% of samples taken in 1982 tested positive for KS2 herpes-8 when re-tested in 1999
  • The hepatitis B vaccine proved to be a success—protecting 96% of the men—however the vaccine was contaminated
  • The vaccine was introduced into Africa in 1981—leading to the first cases of HIV/AIDS being officially recorded there in 1982
  • A number of high profile doctors have carried out investigations on the origins of HIV/AIDS and concluded it was man-made and deliberately introduced;
    • Robert Strecker MD, PhD published a memorandum in 1984 confirming the virus detailed to Congress in 1969 was produced in the early ’70s and spread in America via the hepatitis B vaccine trials.
    • Alan Cantwell Jr MD, a prolific cancer microbe researcher, has published two booksDoctors of Death and Queer Blood concluding AIDS was man-made.
    • Dr Michele Carbone of Loyola University in Chicago, a leading expert in vaccine manufacturing, has openly admitted HIV/AIDS was spread by the hepatitis B vaccine.
  • Check out this interview with Dr Maurice Hilleman, Merck’s vaccine developer, during which he alleges the polio vaccine was contaminated with SV40 and that it’s likely SV40 is the source of AIDS.

  • The actual number of AIDS deaths among the men in the original hepatitis B experiment has never been released.
  • Blood samples from the original patients are sealed as per order of US Department of Justice.

What we do know (or think we know) for sure:

  • The development of a man-made virus was discussed in Congress in 1969
  • The government recruited gay men in New York beginning in 1974—and later San Francisco and Los Angeles—to participate in a hep B vaccine program
  • Gay men were injected with the vaccine in 1978 through 1979.
  • The first officially recognized AIDS case in the U.S. was reported in 1980—San Francisco resident Ken Horne
  • By 1985 66% of the men in the original trial tested HIV positive

Balancing conspiracy theory aids man-made disease claims:

  • Researchers estimate the first form of SIV was transmitted from primate to human in the early 1930s
  • Analysis of blood samples taken from a man who died in the Congo in 1959 reportedly find he was infected by HIV
  • In the same year, NYC shipping clerk, Ardouin Antonio, died of  Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia—a disease closely associated with AIDS
  • Genetic studies reportedly find HIV first arrived in the Americas some time around the late 1960s—via Haitians who had been working in the Congo
  • Test samples taken from the remains of St. Louis teenager, Robert Rayford, who died under mysterious circumstances in 1969, reportedly find evidence of HIV
  • Reports of a mysterious wasting disease spreading throughout Africa—known as “slim disease”—start surfacing in 1975
  • Test samples taken from Norwegian sailor, Arvid Noe, who died in 1976, reportedly find he had contracted HIV/AIDS in Africa during the early 60s
  • In 1977, a prostitute in San Francisco gave birth to the first of 3 kids to later be diagnosed with AIDS. The prostitute went on to die from AIDS in May 1987
  • A baby born in 1974 to a 16-year-old intravenous drug dealer in New Jersey, died in 1979, age 5. Subsequent tests reportedly reveal she had contracted HIV at birth

That said, if you have any doubts the U.S. government could be evil enough to unleash a man-made virus onto an unsuspecting community— just google Tuskegee experiment.

So, what do you think about the conspiracy theory aids man-made disease claims?

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Women’s Sleep Patterns Say A Lot About Them

If you are someone who likes to sleep in a specific position, and sleeping in any other way directly means no sleep at all to you, don’t fret, you are not alone. Women’s sleep patterns say a lot about them and there are many other women who are just like you. Wanting us to count the numbers? Every single one on this planet. However, your sleeping position also says a lot about you whether you sleep straight or relaxed as a baby, it reveals your secrets, let us tell you what.

#1 Sleeping Freefall.
NO. 1You are a person having a welcoming personality if you nap on your stomach with your hands tucked under your pillow. But, you can be really sensitive sometimes.

 

 

#2 You Have To Hug Something?
NO. 2Need something to hug when sleeping? You are trusting and a little bit TOO open with others. You are also a trustworthy friend.

 

 

 

#3 Sleeping Like A Straight Board.
NO. 3This position implies that you are a very quite and reserved person. You also think highly of yourself which by the way is a great trait

 

 

 

#4 Side Logger.
NO. 4You’re a calm as well as a trusting person, a little bit too trusting if we say so

 

 

 

 

 

 

#5 The snorer.
NO. 5You get irritated a lot, maybe because you don’t get a lot of sleep.

 

 

 

 

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