32 Year Old Man Killed by Pasadena Police #JusticeForMcClain

The incident happened around 8 p.m. Saturday on Raymond Avenue and Grandview Street.

With major discrepancies about the events leading to the killing of yet another Black Man at the hands of the Police, they have made their agenda abundantly clear.

ABC7 (https://www.google.com/amp/s/abc7.com/amp/pasadena-shooting-police-officer-involved-department/6372584/ )reported that the officers noticed McClain was in possession of a firearm while he was still inside the car. This was the first red flag to me. ABC7 (https://www.google.com/amp/s/abc7.com/amp/pasadena-shooting-police-officer-involved-department/6372584/)also reported and i quote “Police say he ran from the car and collapsed.”

This report insinuates that Antony McClain was shot as he fled the vehicle and collapsed as he was running away.

My source’s are painting a complete different narrative.

Witnesses say that Police approached McClain’s vehicle with their weapons drawn immediately.

After a heated exchange, McClain suddenly fled the vehicle. Catching the officer’s of guard, McClain put substantial distance between him and the now trailing officer’s.

With their weapons still in hand, One of the officer’s stopped, aimed, and fired the first round striking McClain in the back causing him to collapse.

Witnesses say then the officer fired two more rounds striking McClain with another round.

After shooting McClain the officer then pursued to put his knee in his back as he handcuffed him.

Witness say McClain had no weapon on him.

CBS (https://www.google.com/amp/s/losangeles.cbslocal.com/2020/08/16/pasadena-deadly-shooting-anthony-mcclain/amp/)reported that Police stated while fleeing McClain removed a firearm from his waistband, justifying the officer involved shooting.

So my question is where did the gun come from?

Did the Officer’s witness McClain in the vehicle with the firearm or did he pull it from his waistline as he fled?

Or do we believe the witness that claim McClain had no weapon on him?

It’s unclear whether one of the media source is got their facts twisted or did the Officer’s switch theirs stories?

Now the Pasadena Police Department if promising transparency during the investigation.

#JusticeForMcClain

UFC FIGHT ISLAND ACTION CONTINUES

TOP FEATHERWEIGHT CONTENDERS

(#6) CALVIN KATTAR AND (#10) DAN IGE

FEATURED BOUTS:

(#12) TIM ELLIOT vs. RYAN BENOIT

JIMMIE RIVERA vs. CODY STAMANN

UFC FIGHT ISLAND continues on July 15.

Featherweight contenders’ clash. No. 6 Calvin Kattar versus No. 10 Dan Ige.

In the co-main event, No. 12 ranked contender Tim Elliott fighting Ryan Benoit.

All events on UFC FIGHT ISLAND are the result of a partnership with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi..

Additional bouts:

  •  Jimmie Rivera (22-4, fighting out Ramsey, N.J.) vs Cody Stamann (19-2, fighting out of Sparta, Mich.)
  • Molly McCann (10-2, fighting out of Liverpool, England) vs Taila Santos (15-1, fighting out of Balneário Camboriú, SC, Brazil)
  • Abdul Razak Alhassan (10-1, fighting out of Fort Worth, Texas) vs Mounir Lazzez (9-1, fighting out of Dubai, UAE by way of Sfax, Tunisia)
  • John Phillips (22-9, fighting out of Swansea, Wales) against Khamzat Chimaev (6-0, fighting out of Sweden)
  • Ricardo Ramos (14-2, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil) meets Lerone Murphy (8-0-1, fighting out of Manchester, England)
  • Modestas Bukauskas (10-2, fighting out of Buckinghamshire, England by way of Klaipėda County, Lithuania) vs Andreas Michailidis (12-3, fighting out of  Athens, Greece)
  • Jared Gordon (15-4, fighting out of Queens, N.Y.) fighting Chris Fishgold (18-3, fighting out of Liverpool, England)
  • Diana Belbita (13-5, fighting out of Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania) vs Liana Jojua (7-3, fighting out of Tbilisi, Georgia)
  •  Jack Shore (12-0, fighting out of Abertillery, Wales) faces Aaron Phillips (12-3, fighting out of Lafayette, La.)
  • Jorge Gonzalez (16-4, fighting out of Mexico City, Mexico) vs Kenneth Bergh (8-0, fighting out of Oslo, Norway)

The full event will be simulcast airing live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ (English and Spanish) with the prelims starting at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT and the main card at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. The event will be closed to the public and will be produced with only essential personnel in attendance.

The UFC will then continue events on UFC FIGHT ISLAND with:

  • UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: FIGUEIREDO vs. BENAVIDEZ 2 on Saturday, July 18
  • UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: WHITTAKER vs. TILL on Saturday, July 25

For the latest information on additional bouts for this event, please visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

A full line of UFC FIGHT ISLAND products, including t-shirts, hats, water bottles, tote bags, and more are available now on UFCStore.com


UFC 251: FIGHT ISLAND WITH THREE THRILLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHTS

UFC® 251: USMAN vs. BURNS 

Saturday, July 11

Yas Forum on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island

Live on Pay-Per-View, exclusively through ESPN+ in the U.S. at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT in both English and Spanish.

FEATURED BOUTS:

(C) KAMARU USMAN vs. (#1) GILBERT BURNS

(C) ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI vs. (#1) MAX HOLLOWAY

(#3) PETR YAN vs. (#6) JOSE ALDO

UFC 251, the first event on UFC FIGHT ISLAND, headlined by a trio of world championship bouts.

Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman will defend his belt a second time against teammate and No. 1 contender Gilbert Burns.

Featherweight championship rematch, Alexander Volkanovski against No. 1 contender Max Holloway.

Vacant bantamweight champion will be named when No. 3 ranked contender Petr Yan faces No. 6 bantamweight Jose Aldo.

ESPN+ is the exclusive provider of all UFC Pay-Per-View events to fans in the U.S. as part of an agreement announced in 2019.

Fans will be able to purchase UFC® 251: USMAN vs. BURNS online at http://espnplus.com/PPV or on the ESPN App on mobile and connected-TV devices. ESPN+ is available as an integrated part of the ESPN App on all major mobile and connected TV devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire, Apple, Android, Chromecast, PS4, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, X Box One and more.

Preliminary fights will air nationally in English on ESPN and ESPN+, and in Spanish on ESPN Deportes, starting at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT with the first four bouts also simulcast on UFC Fight Pass.

Additional bouts on the card include:

UFC FIGHT ISLAND FUTURE EVENT’S

  • UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: KATTAR vs. IGE on Wednesday, July 15
  • UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: FIGUEIREDO vs. BENAVIDEZ 2 on Saturday, July 18
  • UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: WHITTAKER vs. TILL on Saturday, July 25

UFC 251 “FIGHT ISLAND”

UFC to conduct Four Events, Including UFC 251, from July 11 – July 25 on Fight ISLAND.

The events will be held on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island. One of the emirate’s most popular leisure, destinations will be home to the the UFCs’ FIGHT ISLAND.

UFC Fight ISLAND will consist of one Pay Per View event, UFC 251, and three UFC Fight Nights

Action begins with UFC 251 on Saturday, July 11,

Fight Nights on will be held on Wednesday, July 15.

Saturday, July 18 and Saturday, July 25. 

Details for each event, including fight cards, will be announced in coming weeks

Due to Covid -19 restrictions, the DCT Abu Dhabi will create a safety zone within Yas Island. It will include an arena, hotel, training facilities, and dining establishments. 

The safety zone will only be open to UFC athletes and coaches.

UFC staff and other event personnel, and Yas Island employees.

UFC FIGHT ISLAND events will air live on global broadcasters around the world and on Pay-Per-View in select markets. 

UFC events reach approximately one billion TV households broadcast in 175 countries and territories in 40 different languages.

The NBA Returns July 31

A Champion Will Be Named!

On March 11 The 2019-20 NBA season came to a abrupt stop due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The NBA season is set to make it’s return on July 31.

The 2019-20 restart is contingent on an agreement with The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida will be used as a single site for a campus for all housing, practices and games for the remainder of the season.

On June 4, the NBA’s Board of Governors approved the plan to return.

A total of 22 teams would return to play this season.

Eastern Conference

  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • Toronto Raptors
  • Boston Celtics
  • Miami Heat
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • Brooklyn Nets
  • Orlando Magic
  • Washington Wizards

Western Conference

  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • LA Clippers
  • Denver Nuggets
  • Utah Jazz
  • Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Houston Rockets
  • Dallas Mavericks
  • Memphis Grizzlies
  • Portland Trail Blazers
  • New Orleans Pelicans
  • Sacramento Kings
  • San Antonio Spurs
  • Phoenix Suns

The eight remaining games each returning team would play before the playoffs begin. The games would be selected from a team’s remaining regular-season matchups.
 

Top seven teams in each conference with the best records  clinch a playoff spot.

The eighth seeds in each conference could come down to a play-in tournament.
 

No play-in tournament would be needed if the team with the eighth-best record is five or more wins ahead of the team with the ninth-best record in the same conference.

The final playoff spot would go to the eighth best record.

If the team with the eighth-best record is four or less of the team with the ninth-best record then that’s when we will have a play in tournament.

Winner takes all for the final spot between those two teams.

The Finals would end no later than Oct. 12. 
 

Conor McGregor Retires From The UFC

Immediately after Amanda Nunes’ win over Felicia Spencer at UFC 250, McGregor Tweeted his decision to retire.

At a 22-4 overall record in the UFC, is he really done this time?

He had a series of retiring and un-retiring in 2019 and back in 2016.

His last fight was a win verses Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in UFC 249. He was dominant defeating Cowboy in 40 seconds.

Would he really leave the sport before seeking his revenge against Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov?

After his defeat to Khabib, madness insued. Fights inside ring and in the crowd broke out between the two camps.

I know that if I was McGregor, that rematch would be a must.

Even with a strong victory in his last match, the last thing we remember is him losing badly to Khabib.

Compton Has Birthed A New Talent; Say Hi Samaad! (Care Package), Vol. 2 – EP By $amaad- J. Feazell

Say Hi Samaad! (Care Package), Vol. 2 – EP a definite listen

Photo Credits: $amaad

In music Compton has many household names like Kendrick Lamar, YG, and The Game. But little do they know $amaad is the next big thing. $amaad dropped a phenomenal project called theSay Hi Samaad! (Care Package), Vol. 2 – EP” that dropped April 8th. The project has five tracks; in which $amaad himself produced three of them, “1300”, “Bad Freestyle” and “10 Toes”. Throughout the tape, you can hear the unique cadences and instrumentals in his songs. 

Photo Credits: $amaad

At only seventeen years of age, $amaad writes, engineers and produces his own work. $amaad discovered his love for music at a young age playing around in his father’s studio in Compton California. Growing up some of $amaad’s favorite artist were Big Sean, 2Chainz, and Kanye. As $amaad became older his music interest shifted to underground music artist like, Pierre Bourne and Brent Rambo. While talking to $amaad he felt as if there is no way he can’t make it in the music industry due to the fact that he can rap and produce. $amaad definitely feels like being able to produce his own music is an advantage; he stated, “Definitely an advantage for times when I don’t have money to buy a beat, I can just make my own.” He continued and said being able to produce his own music brings out “originality”. $amaad’s advice for all up and coming artist is to, “Look out for someone and believe and them.” Look out for new material coming from $amaad real soon.

  1. 1300
  2. 10 Toes
  3. Never Cared Freestyle
  4. Bad Bitch Freestyle (Violet)
  5. Behind Ya! (Autumn)

https://music.apple.com/us/album/say-hi-samaad-care-package-vol-2-ep/1514871425

(The EP is also available on all platforms under the title “Say Hi Samaad (Care Package), Vol. 2 – EP”

Photo Credits: $amaad

Race: Why nobody wants to talk about it.

It seems to be human nature to have uncomfortable conversations. Everyone wants to avoid possible confrontation, arguments, “drama”, anything that will lead to some sort of disagreement. There is a huge racial bias in this country that people of races choose to avoid addressing. The mass of White people like to ignore the race problem and act like everything is peaches and cream, everyone has equal everything. A large amount of minorities, especially if they have experienced a certain amount of success, like to ignore what is going on around them, because they have broken through and achieved in a country that is blatantly against them. In the chart above gives one of the simplest examples anyone could look at to use as evidence of the racial bias in this country. As of 2017 this country is 64 percent white, 16 percent Hispanic, and 12 percent Black, yet the prison population is 33 percent Black, 30 percent White, 23 percent Hispanic. Some may look at those numbers on the surface and proclaim that the numbers in prison look pretty even, and think that anyone that says otherwise is just crazy.

Analyzing the numbers is very simple. I think that people know exactly what it is but refuse to acknowledge the truth about it. How is it that this country has only 12 percent Black people but Black people has more inmates than White people who make up a staggering 64 percent of the country! Hispanics only make up 16 percent of the country, but makes up only 7 less percent of the prison population than White people. How is that not alarming to anyone? How is that not a huge problem to people? The only way to explain this logically without admitting to a racial bias is to say that the creator just made Black and Hispanic people with higher tendencies to commit crime. Naturally minorities are just worse people than White people. Is it me or does that sound pure asinine?

Black men are more likely to be killed by the police than white men and it is not even close. I’ve heard things like, Black people just need to comply, or Black people put themselves in position to get hurt because of how we act when being confronted by a police officer. That is such a cop out to what actually occurs. I have seen on many occasions where White people talk to crazy to the police, non compliant, disrespectful, but for some reason Blacks are more likely to be killed by the police 2.5-3 times more likely than our White counterparts. Hispanic men are more likely to be killed by the police than White men, and for some reason people continue to ignore those facts. Black people use less drugs than White people but are likely to be stopped and searched for drugs at a rate of 6 times! If that doesn’t scream racial inequality I don’t know what else to call it.

George Floyd is yet another Black mam victimized by this racist system. The man was begging for his life, on camera, with bystanders pleading with the police right with him. The crazy part that nobody is talking about, is those cops knew they were being recorded and continued to proceed with the murder of another Black man. Not a care in the world of being recorded, because they know the end result, based off of the history in this country of police getting slaps on the wrist for their sick, evil acts of racism. Firing police who do this is never the answer. People always want to talk about training, those officers aren’t trained properly and it’s the training. How long are we gonna use that excuse? If the training is so bad why hasn’t there been a change countrywide in the training of officers? With a lot of these officers getting off with justifiable homicide, or not even getting prosecuted at all, or just getting fired, that’s our system telling us and them, that they aren’t wrong for what they are doing. Terence Crutcher, Philando Castle, Samuel Dubose, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Tamora Rice, and Sandra Bland are a handful of high profile cases, where the officer was NOT convicted and served no jail time. That right there is telling us and them, it is ok to kill unarmed Black and Hispanic people, and there are no consequences. Please stop with the whole training is weak excuses, or all cops aren’t bad talk. Of course individually we can say every cop is bad, but the system that is overseeing all of the cops is definitely racially bias. No doubt about that. Until the system changes, we will continue to see this happening. George Floyd’s killers and yes I say killers, need major prison time and the death penalty. The man with his knee in his neck on camera needs the death penalty. He watched the man die with his hand in his pocket, listening to him say he couldn’t breath. That was very devilish, and his partners who watched, with the Asian cop constantly saying don’t do drugs kids, needs to be in prison for a very long time. We will wait to see what happens next but it is definitely time for Americans to stop ignoring the racial inequality all across the country and come together and change this collectively. It’s going to take more than just Hispanic and Black people coming together, it has to be White people that are against racism, because they have the numbers, Asians, and all other races out here for this to work. If not, one day there will be a lot of violent bloodshed because I cannot seeing this continuing to happen and the next generation just sitting protesting and complaining on social media. Get ready for a long uphill battle, but everyone strap up your boots and join us on the quest for equality in America.

Bino Rideaux Debut Release on Def Jam Records; “Outside” J. Feazell

Def Jams newly released, “Outside” Bino Rideaux: May 22nd 2020

https://www.complex.com/music/2020/05/bino-rideauxs-outside

Southern California artist, Bino Rideaux, dropped his first official major-label debut album Outside on May 23. Powerhouse features includes; Mozzy, Ty Dolla $ign and few more special features. Bino is known for his work with hip-hop heavy weights such as the late great Nipsey Hussle and Dave East. Many are familiar with Bino from his last mixtape with Blxst, the “Sixtape EP.” Blxst and Bino created a dynamic duo, Blxst is considered to be the “Next DJ Quik” as far as rapping, producing, and singing. Bino’s tape feeds everyone what they’ve been looking for; while in this current self-quarantined crisis. The album is most definitely a classic, with songs like “Mismatch” and “100 XTRAS” which was teased for some time now and the song “Mismatch” has a entertaining story behind it; Bino Rideaux tells Hot New Hip Pop, “That’s the song I made right after I left Def Jam so I was in my bag… I was in New York. I just met the labels. And you know, I was feeling like that n***a.” The song “100 XTRAS” with Mozzy sets the tone for the whole album. Bino shows off his talent with bars like, “See even when my dog got greedy, I provided seconds, It ain’t no going against your own, it ain’t no blocking blessings…” Throughout this album Bino shows his versatility with hooks and rhymes. Bino Rideaux “Outside” is definitely an album that all should take the time to listen to, after sitting with the album on repeat for a few days now; I truly believe this tape should be on everyone’s quarantine rotation and playlist. Bino Rideaux is the next up out of Los Angeles, you can definitely quote me on this. 

  • 1. 100 XTRAS (Feat Mozzy)
  • 2. BEEP
  • 3. BET
  • 4. BREAKFAST
  • 5. HOLD IT IN
  • 6. SWEATPANTS
  • 7. MOB TIES (Feat. Fredo Bang)
  • 8. NOBODY
  • 9. MISMATCH
  • 10. FIGURED IT OUT
  • 11. BALLOON
  • 12. COLD FEET (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
  • 13. FUCCWITHCU
  • 14. BRAND NEW (feat. Blxst)
  • 15. PITFALL

https://music.apple.com/us/album/outside/1512319811