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[VIDEO] Take a Look at STARZ Power “First Clip” Of Season 4

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No doubt Tasha’s hands will be incredibly full start of the Season.

The time could not come fast enough since we last took notice of the dramatic finale in Season 3 of  the STARZ hit series Power.  Hold onto your hats ladies and gents because summer is right around the corner and we are narrowing in on the premiere date of Season 4.

Last backtrack, shall we? When we last saw James “Ghost” St. Patrick, he was handcuffed and on his way to prison, with special thanks to his then girlfriend and U.S. DOA, Angela Valdez.  Simultaneously, we witness Ghost’s son, Tariq, being kidnapped by rival Kanan.  On the receiving end, Tasha, the estranged wife of Ghost opens a picture of her son being held captive.  To make matters worse, Ghost’s best friend and business partner, Tommy was conspiring to traffic drugs through Ghost’s nightclub (Truth) without his knowledge. Okay, are we all on the same page here now?

Let’s continue! The first official clip of the fourth season has arrived and we’re about to be taken for another powerful adventure.

You can watch the exclusive Season 4 clip of Power BELOW:

Another Teaser from the Cast of STARZ Power Season 4 here:

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The official release date has not been set for the show which airs Saturday nights on STARZ.

Check out today’s Top Stories below:

Chance the Rapper for Mayor

Drake is backing Chance the Rapper all the way for a huge political office … now Chance just has to decide to run.

Drake was mobbed Tuesday night by fans and paparazzi shouting all kinds of questions outside Tao in L.A. — he didn’t have much to say. But when asked if Chance would make a good mayor in his hometown of Chicago … He made sure everyone heard his answer!

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Chance’s fans started a petition urging him to run. Just show Drake where to sign.

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

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!

 

La La Anthony Seen for the First Time Not Wearing Her Ring!


Over the years, La La has proved to be a dedicated wife and business partner to Carmelo, so it breaks our heart to see the marriage
end on this note.

La La Anthony seen for the first time Not wearing her 20-carat diamond ring that was a gift from her husband Carmelo in 2012.
Source shay that La La was forced into Separation from husband after after news broke that he had gotten his side check pregnant.
Here, on yesterday, the paparazzi caught up with La La, and she doesn’t look like she’s taking the breakup well. The look on her face
says it ALL.

Allegedly, Carmelo has justified his cheating saying that all professional athletes do it, according to the NY Post.

Whatever happens, keep your head up,  Sparkle and flow girl!

BREAKING: Serena Williams is really 20 weeks!!!

YAS! Serena Williams is really 20 weeks pregnant or 5 months, however you want to say it. Even though she just announced it to the world … she’s barely showing.

She just posted a profile pic of herself in a one-piece swimsuit and captioned it, “20 weeks.”

Sources connected to Serena say it’s exactly what it looks like … she IS pregnant, even though her reps aren’t confirming yet. So much for all you nay-sayers (insert emoji –pokes out tongue).

Serena got engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian back in December. If you do the math, it kinda adds up. Looks like they might be celebrating with a vacation.

We are simply elated with this sparkling news. Warm congrats to Serena and Alexis — and also to every other female tennis player whose chances of winning a tournament this year just went up!

Accidental Death Claims the Life of 13 year Old Boy on INSTAGRAM LIVE

Accidental death claims the life of 13 year old Malachi Hemphill of Forest Park, GA.

On Friday, April 14, 2017 “friends” posted on social media in a matter of seconds, life to a graphic and upsetting turn for the worse.
The death of this child has spiraled in a media frenzy, making headlines nationwide. A group of friends stood by and saw the unfolding first-hand LIVE on Instagram.

According to Fox 5 Atlanta, Malachi Hemphill – stufent at Babb Middle School – had just taken the trash out for his mother. When he returned to his room, he locked his door. Then, the teen logged onto his Instagram account to live streem himself holding a gun in his room.  Just moments after he started streaming, the unimaginable happened. During a new interview with 11 Alive, his mother Shaniqua Stephens recounting the sound of the gunshot she heard coming from her very own home. “I heard a big boom. I couldn’t tell if it was a gunshot or what,” Shaniqua exclaimed. “I just knew that it was something that was wrong.” Malachi Hemphill was streaming a video on Instagram Live when the gun went off. (INSTAGRAM)

Shaniqua and her daughter rushed upstairs to discover Malachi’s door locked. When they forced the door open, they made a harrowing discovery. “We kicked in the door. We found him just laying there in a pool of blood.” Stephens recounted. Her daughter also made another discovery. She noticed his phone was streaming. “My daughter screamed and said, “Mom turn his phone off!” As I proceeded to look at his phone he was on Instagram Live.”

According to several reports, an overwhelming number of Malachi’s friends witnessed the moments leading up to the shooting. Shortly after the shooting, others who lived nearby arrived at their home after witnessing the shooting. “There was about 40 to 50 kids outside,” she said. “I guess these were the kids that were watching on live that live in the area. I guess when it happened they just ran over here.”

Mourning the Death Of a Son: Needless to say, Shaniqua and her family are shocked and dismayed over Malachi’s untimely death. She also revealed the disturbing image of her son she’s been left with. “This is just a pain that will never go away,” she said. “He was my only son. He was just only 13. Just the thought of me seeing him on the floor will never leave my brain.”

Shaniqua Stephens and Malachi’s stepfather, Ernest Stephens are hoping their son’s tragic death saves the life of another child. She also has powerful words of advice for parents of other teens. “It can happen to the best parents…it can happen to the best people. The best ones that loved their kids, you know? “I just always let them know about situations and decisions,” Ernest said. The Forest Park Police Department has also released a public statement stressing the importance of monitoring children’s social media activity. The department admitted the tragedy has been difficult for everyone involved. The statement included a number of suggestions parents can take as protective measures to keep their children in the social media era. This is a horrific event for parents, children, and the police to deal with. We are asking parents to speak with their children about: The dangers of playing with guns, they are not toys. Telling a parent or other adult authority figure when they see or believe one of their friends has a gun they should not have. Telling or discouraging friends from playing with guns.

Parents should be aware of their children’s social media activities.

We are deeply saddened by this horrifying story. Our best to the families of the deceased!

 

 

Dave Chappelle Paying Tribute to Charlie Murphie

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Many people were introduced to the late Charlie Murphy via comedian Dave Chappelle’s comedy sketch show. Murphy and Chappelle gave fans many funny, memorable moments. Chappelle paid homage to Murphy at John Mayer’s concert by sharing that everyone in comedy was hurting.

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Dave Chappelle honored his friend and Chappelle Show cast member Charlie Murphy while making a surprise appearance at a John Mayer concert in Columbus, Ohio Wednesday. While welcoming Mayer to the Midwest, Chappelle and Mayer joked about their friendship and how they often hang out late. Telling John that he was a sight for sore eyes because he learned some heartbreaking news about the late Charlie Murphy. Referring to one of Mayer’s previous performances, he asked that the lights be sexier as Mayer began to play a song entitled, You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Comedian Charlie Murphy attends BET Networks 2016 Upfront at Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET Networks)

Today, I got some terrible news, Chappelle said. My good friend, Charlie Murphy, passed away this morning, and everybody in comedy is heartbroken.

The comedian and Mayer reminisced about Murphy’s legendary “True Hollywood Stories” sketches on Chappelle’s Show. Dave shared how he originally asked Prince to participate in that sketch and he adamantly told Dave “No”. Later, Chappelle revealed that Prince wished that he had participated in the skit. They both shared how they loved Murphy’s phrase about Rick James as Charlie called him a “habitual line stepper”.

John, if you would, there was a night, maybe four months ago, where we were at Hotel Café in LA,” he said. “You were doing a show for 120 people. You went to the piano and you sang this song, and the song you sang that night reminded me of my friend, Charlie Murphy

As Mayer beautifully played, Chappelle shared that the world loved Charlie Murphy’s comedy, his stories, and his spirit. Asking the audience to put away their phones, Chappelle aspired to have the audience store a memory in their mind and not their phone. Of course, someone captured the moment on their phone and it was beautiful.

Famous in his own right, Charlie Murphy was the older brother of the legendary Eddie Murphy. He passed away on Wednesday in New York City at the young age of 57 after a battle with leukemia. A battle that Murphy withheld as many people did not know that he was suffering from cancer.

Prior to his stand out performance on Chappelle’s Show, Murphy worked as a stand-up comedian and acted in many movies such as CB4, Lottery Ticket, Player’s ClubSpike Lee’s Mo’ Better Blues and Jungle Fever. In working with his brother, he co-wrote Vampire in Brooklyn and 2007’s Norbit. After Chappelle’s Show, Murphy continued to tour and was slated to appear in the upcoming season of ” Power”.

Rest in peace, Charlie Murphy. You were so loved by many.

 

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Steve Francis Admitted He was Drunk Driving

Whether you know him as “Wink” from back in the days, a businessman, We R One, balling on the courts or in high spirits; we have all seen happier days for the Ex-NBA superstar Steve Francis.

Here recently, he admitted to 1 count of driving while intoxicated stemming from a crazy Nov. 2016 arrest … but he ain’t going back to the slammer.

Francis appeared in a Houston courtroom Tuesday and pled guilty to the misdemeanor DWI charge. In exchange, he was ordered 3 nights in jail — but the judge gave him credit for time served so he won’t be returning.

He was also fined $1,000 and his driver’s license has been suspended for  up to 1 year.

As we previously reported, Francis was initially pulled over in a black Chevy Tahoe for speeding — but during the stop, the cop noticed he reeked of booze. Francis was also verbally abusive and allegedly vowed REVENGE on the arresting officers.

Cops say they found weed — but that charge was dropped. Hey, it’s Houston!

What many don’t know about the ex-Baller is that he suffers from vertigo. Maybe this is setback will be a major comeback for DMV’s own.

Hopefully, Steve will get back to normal in no time, creating those Sparkle Moments!

 

 

Charlie Murphy Kept Cancer From Power Cast & Crew

Charlie Murphy Hid Illness Secret from ‘Power’ Cast and Crew

CHARLIE MURPHY KEPT CANCER FROM ‘POWER’ CASTMATES

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There is much to be said about television personality and brother of comedian Eddie Murphy. One thing that was a mystery to all is his battle with Leukemia. Charlie Murphy kept his battle with leukemia so private, most people who worked with him on “Power” had no idea he was sick.

Show producers — which stars 50 Cent — said they had no idea Charlie was dealing with cancer. We’re told he never told anybody on set and put in the work like everybody else.

Charlie played a prison guard named Marshal Williams on the show.

Family sources tell us Charlie only disclosed his cancer battle to very close friends and family members. It is said that he didn’t want his illness to define him.

Allegedly there were some family members who knew he was struggling but were shocked when he died … they didn’t know the situation was that desperate.

A rep Starz, where the show airs tells us, “Starz sends our deepest condolences to Charlie’s family and friends. He joined ‘Power’ for our upcoming season, and his talent shines in every scene. We were fortunate to have worked with him.”

He will be missed by many.

RIP

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.

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