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Emory University Duped By Booking Agency Falsely Representing Migos

Members of the university's Campus Life division were scammed by a third party group posting as representatives for the Atlanta trio. 

Emory University's student body wasn't thrilled to hear their money for an upcoming concert was given to the wrong guys. In the weeks leading up to on-campus event "Dooley Week," the campus' student council were scammed by a booking agency allegedly representing the men behind "Bad & Boujee."

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Emory Student Programming Council delivered the sad news to students on Tuesday (March 28) after it was confirmed that Migos would not take the stage for their annual celebrity-filled bash (April 4- April 9). The organization claims GTA Bookings LLC., a third party agency they were in contact with, had no ties to the group. “Emory’s Division of Campus Life is convening a working group of students and staff to review processes related to contracts and financial transactions and implement recommendations to prevent any future fraudulent activity,” spokeswoman Elaine Justice said. SPC says despite getting duped for an undisclosed amount of student funds, they tried yet again to book Quavo, Takeoff and Offset, but scheduling conflicts arose.

Students didn't blame the agency, but the organization for not doing enough research before shelling out the cash. "The concert did not fail because the third party agency was a fraud. It failed because none of you bothered to even google their concert dates or contact their agents directly," one student said on the group's Facebook page. Please take responsibility for this failure instead of making up lousy excuses." Another also pointed out the rap group's transparency on social media when it comes to performances. "How do you guys mess this up? They have booking information on their twitter," the other student noted.

When it comes to GTA Bookings LLC., a representative spoke to AJC about the transaction and also showed fault to Emory. The man, who didn't identify himself, claims they never got the first wire transfer from the school on time, leading the group to book another show. He did confirm that Emory would be receiving a full refund, but didn't say when.

GTA has a video on YouTube about their services, with celebrities like Kevin Hart and 2 Chainz featured in the ad. Their site also lists Kim Kardashian, Mike Epps and Amber Rose on their "roster."

A statement from the group didn't mention the school but distanced themselves from the incident. “It's never acceptable for people to try to get over on others,” the representative said. “We do not condone this type of behavior.”

As for now, "Dooley Week" will live on with verified performances and appearances from DJ Khaled, comedian Pete Holmes and The Chainsmokers.

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Stockton Launches Basic Income Program Gifting Residents With $500 A Month

Stockton, California has launched its basic income plan gifting dozens of residents with $500 a month, the Huffington Post reports.

Last year, Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs responded to criticism over the program which was designed to help close the poverty gap as residents struggle to stay afloat amid California's skyrocketing rent prices and increase in homelessness.

The basic income plan -- the first of its kind to be launched by a U.S. city -- was announced by Tubbs and the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED) in 2017. Under the program, 130 residents will receive a monthly stipend via prepaid debit cards for the next 18 months.

Exciting! Congrats to the team, the city, and to the recipients. We’ve learned so much getting to this point and I am looking forward to learning more. Stockton lead the way @stocktondemo #ReinventStockton https://t.co/j2OPkA4zG8

— Michael Tubbs (@MichaelDTubbs) February 15, 2019

Stockton's median household income is just under $50,000 a year. Residents are chosen through an “algorithm” to make sure that the selection is representative of the community’s diversity.

The money is funded by a grant from the Economic Security Project, in addition to other funds raised, Tubbs said.

“There’s no restriction on how people can use the money,” he pointed out. “If people use it for drugs and alcohol that’s there prerogative. [But] if I didn’t believe in the capacity of the folks who elected me to make good decisions, I probably shouldn’t be mayor.”

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Alabama Newspaper Editor Calls On KKK To Lynch Democrats In Washington D.C.

The editor of a failing Alabama newspaper made news after he penned an editorial pleading for the KKK to “night ride again.” Goodloe Sutton, editor and publisher of the Democrat-Reporter, a small weekly paper in Linden, Ala., doubled down on his racism in an interview Monday (Feb. 18).

"If we could get the Klan to go up there and clean out D.C., we'd all been better off," he told the Montgomery Advertiser. "We'll get the hemp ropes out, loop them over a tall limb and hang all of them.”

Sutton added that he’s not asking for “Americans”  to be lynched. “These are socialist-communists we’re talking about.” He also compared the KKK to the NAACP. “They didn’t kill but a few people. The Klan wasn’t violent until they need to be.”

In his editorial, Sutton lashed out against Democrats in the Republican party for “plotting to raise taxes in Alabama.”

“They do not understand how to eliminate expenses when money is needed in other areas,” he wrote. “The socialist-communist ideology sounds good to the ignorant, the uneducated, and the simple-minded people.”

Later in the piece Sutton put a bird call out to the KKK. “If you haven’t noticed, they did away with the draft so their sons would not have to go into battle. Seems like the Klan would be welcome to raid the gated communities up there.

Sutton’s editorial is obviously catching backlash and calls for his resignation. The Alabama Press Association’s Board of Director’s condemned Sutton and suspended the newspaper’s membership. Auburn University’s Journalism Advisory Council voted to revoke his award in community journalism and the University of Southern Mississippi took him off their Journalism Hall of Fame.

Sutton's paper is doing so badly that he was forced to move the publication to an old barbecue restaurant. This new round of publicity could officially put the paper out of its misery.

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Khloe Kardashian Splits With Tristan Thompson, Confirms Latest Cheating Rumor

Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson are reportedly done amid reports that the NBA player cheated on her with her little sister’s best friend, Jordyn Woods.

According to Hollywood Unlocked, and multiple other reports, Thompson and Woods were spotted getting extra close during a party last weekend. Apparently, Woods stayed with Thompson until the next morning.

Thompson tweeted “FAKE NEWS” in response to the story, but he later deleted the post. Woods, meanwhile, turned off the comments on her Instagram account.

Kardashian confirmed the rumor with a comment on Instagram.

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#KhloeKardashian confirms our story. We got you Khloe! 🙏🏼

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Kardashian found out  about the cheating story on Monday (Feb. 18), People magazine reports.  “The whole family is furious,” said an alleged source. “They were blindsided.”

The 34-year -old reality star shares an infant daughter with Thompson. The couple dated for nearly three years, but cheating scandals are nothing new for the Cleveland Cavaliers player who cheated on Kardashian while she was pregnant with their daughter.

Thompson and his son’s mother, Jordan Craig, split while she was pregnant with their son. Thompson began dating Kardashian soon after.

 

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