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THE WORD | Fox News Reporter, Laura Ingraham Mocks Nipsey Hussel

News reporter Laura Ingraham is in hot water after she and a colleague discussed Nipsey Hussle the day after his funeral on her show. Check out the video below and see why celebrities and fans are asking for Ingraham to be fired. And check out The Game’s caption too.

During the video Laura Ingraham is seen laughing while talking of the slain rapper and this has upset millions. Fans and celebs took to social media to show their annoyance with the talk show host.

THE WORD | Kerry Lathan Speaks Out! Man Injured And Arrested During Nipsey Hussle Shooting

Kerry Lathan; the man who was shot with Nipsey Hussel, explain’s his current situation on Big U’s Instagram live. After Nipsey’s murder and Lathan being hospitalize he was arrested for violating his parole. The arrest was made for being around a known gang member, who they say is Nipsey Hussle. Nipsey Hussle and Lathan are allegedly members of the LA Crip gang.

Nipsey Hussle was meeting with Kerry Lathan to give him clothes and money as he just came home from doing 25 years in prison for murder. He is unfortunately in a wheelchair behind the shooting, and supposedly facing 10 years for being around Nipsey. Below is an interview he did with Vlad TV and Big U.


Thousands flocked to remember the life of Nipsey Hussle at a packed memorial service Thursday (April 11) that provided mourners with a deeper appreciation of Ermias Asghedom, the man behind the up-and-coming hip-hop persona. 

Hussle’s brother, Samiel Asghedom, talked about how Hussle would assemble parts to build his first computer, but became emotional about his brother leaving his “heart and soul” on the popular intersection of Crenshaw and Slauson Avenue.

“Bro, you made the world proud,” he said.

Hussle recently purchased the strip mall where The Marathon is located and planned to redevelop it, part of Hussle’s broader ambitions to remake the neighborhood where he grew up and attempt to break the cycle of gang life that lured him in when he was younger. His family and friends vowed to continue his work, and London told the crowd: “The marathon continues!”

THE WORD | Magic Johnson Steps Down as Lakers President of Basketball Operations

Magic Johnson is stepping down from his position as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers. Magic Johnson announced that he was leaving the Lakers ahead of the team's final game of the season. He shared this announcement with the press before contacting team owner Jeanie Buss.

Shortly after news of Johnson stepping down broke, Jeanie Buss took to Twitter with a message.

"Earvin, I loved working side by side with you," Buss wrote. "You’ve brought us a long way. We will continue the journey. We love you."

Magic was hired by owner Jeanie Buss in February 2017 as part of a front-office restructuring in which her brother, head of basketball operations Jim Buss, and general manager Mitch Kupchak were deposed. Joining Johnson was General Manager Rob Pelinka, a former agent best known for representing Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.

While Magic took the unusual step of announcing his decision to the media before delivering it to Buss face-to-face, he referred to the Lakers owner as his “sister” and said he would continue to advise her and offer free agency pitches on behalf of the Lakers if she asked.

“There is no greater Los Angeles Laker than Earvin Johnson,” the franchise said in a statement. "We are deeply grateful to Magic for all that he has done for our franchise — as a player, an ambassador and an executive. He will always be not only a Lakers icon, but our family. As we begin the process of moving forward, we will work in a measured and methodical fashion to make the right moves for the future of our organization.”

Magic said his inability to speak freely about rival players was a contributing factor, calling himself a “free bird” who didn’t like being “handcuffed.” He drew the wrath of the league office, which fined him $500,000 for tampering with Paul George in 2017 and $50,000 for tampering with Giannis Antetokounmpo in 2018. The league also investigated contact with Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons but ultimately ruled that Johnson had not violated its tampering rules.

“I love the NBA so much," he said. "I’m looking forward to going back to being an ambassador. Now I don’t have to worry about [talking about players].”

Since making his NBA debut in 1979, Johnson has been affiliated with the Lakers as a player, coach and minority owner, in addition to his run as president.

Coach Luke Walton?

While Magic denied this had anything to do with Lakers’ coach Luke Walton — who Magic had been given the green light to fire and was expected to do so in the next 24 hours.

Coach Luke Walton has been on the hot seat for months and was widely expected to be let go following the Lakers’ season finale. Reports indicated that Johnson had confronted Walton early in the season, but that their communication had cooled in recent weeks. Johnson expressed discomfort at the idea of firing Walton.

THE WORD | Nipsey Hussle Fatally Shot in Los Angeles (Updated)

Updated 4/2/2019 There has been an update in the investigation of Nipsey Hussle ‘s murder. The police have identified the suspect Eric Holder and want the help of the community to get him into custody. It is being reported that the two got into an argument and the suspect came back and shot at Nipsey and two others.

There was also a candle light vigil held in his honor last night and a disturbance caused a panic and a stampede to occur. 19 people were injured and 1 person was critically wounded after being hit by a car.

Original Story 4/1/19 Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot today outside of his Marathon clothing store in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, NBC News reports. Hussle was standing outside of his store with a crowd of people when an unknown person opened fire, killing Hussle and wounding two others. Police say that they are looking for a black male in his 20s and that the shooting appears to be gang-related. The Victory Lap rapper was 33 years old.  He's survived by his two children and London, with whom he just had a child with in 2016.

Hussle's reach extended well beyond his own neighborhood. In the wake of Hussle's passing, it became clear how many corners of the rap community he had touched. Hiphop took social media to show him love.

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Who Is Shi Charming? By: Kia Smith


Imagine leaving everything you've ever known to pursue a dream you've had since a small child? Imagine going to a place where you have no familiar friends, no family, just a dream that you were 100% ready to pursue?

That's exactly what 25-year-old Shiranette “Shi Charming” Scales did when she graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Social Work in the Fall of 2013 and moved to Los Angeles 3 weeks later.

Growing up on the South side of Chicago where many of her peers have been murdered, engaged in drug addiction, serving prison timeor faced with unwanted pregnancies, Shi used dance as her outlet.

“Dancing was like my safe haven,” she said. “I literally cannot imagine my life without it.”

A dance competition she participated in during her last year of high school at Southern Illinois University encouraged her to begin attending the school later that fall. During her time there, Shi was very involved with dance on campus by being an active member of Fatal Fusion Dance Group. From there, she founded the Saluki Charming Majorette group with two of her Fatal Fusion teammates, an organization that is still active on SIU’s campus to this day.

“It takes a special type of individual to move away from everything they've ever known just to pursue their dreams. Of course I get home sick, but I dance to perform, and perform to entertain,” she said.

Making a name for herself in the city of Los Angeles has not been easy, but it is Shi’s faith and undeniable hustle that has taken her far. Since being in LA, Shi has founded the Los Angeles division of The Charmings, and has even gotten into acting and modeling too.

“I look at things in 4 year increments, like high school” she said.

“The first year you figure out how to execute your plan and you enlighten yourself about your new environment. The second year you follow through with the plan and begin to adapt to said environment. The third year you should have successfully executed the plan. The fourth year you should reach a different level like graduation. That can mean anything from coming up with a new goal or expounding on the goal you've already achieved.”

Within the last couple years, Shi has choreographed andappeared in countless dance reels, in music videos with artists such as T-Pain, Travis Scott, and Rae Sremmurd and is even appearing in four major films as well as a television series “Confession of a Hollywood Bartender” which happens to air on her 26th birthday which is February 10th.

If that's not enough, Shi also has a dance tour scheduled for Spring 2016 where she will visit inner city youth in Chicago, Atlanta and New York to teach choreography and give inspirational speeches.

“Majority of the youth have no positive guidance, I would like to be that to them.”

“Listen, I know the power of dance and I know how it can keep people, especially kids out of trouble,” she said. “Dance has helped me throughout my entire life and I want others to experience a positive creative outlet too.”


Shi advises anyone with a dream to just do it.


“I've always had this idea that if you want something in life, you need to go get it. Don't let fear or your friends or family hold you back. Yes you'll get scared, but remember that God doesn't give us talent for no reason” she said.


Want more of Shi Charming?


Check out her work here:


Dlow- Do It Like Me Challenge: http://youtu.be/cqCaqDg3wRw


LA Charmings Dance Video: http://youtu.be/wLdNFLMxTPk


Aaliyah Tribute: Tink Million Dance Cover: http://youtu.be/y6IUoWc2JB4


Future – Where Ya At Dance Cover: http://youtu.be/yjdjXOjRMy8


LA Charmings Dance Video: http://youtu.be/wLdNFLMxTPk


T-Pain – Up Down Dance Cover: http://youtu.be/DRuzO8kD-Lg




T-Pain Ft. Juicy J- Make that ish work:  https://youtu.be/wOy2RJze7fA


Travis Scott- Antidote:  https://youtu.be/KnZ8h3MRuYg


And stay tuned to everything else she has in store for 2016.