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Airbnb Puts Danny Glover On Its Payroll As An Adviser To Help Engage Communities Of Color

Danny Glover is Airbnb's newest adviser.

Criticized in the past for enabling discrimination on its platform, hotel-alternative site Airbnb is doing its part to neutralize the playing field when it comes to diversity and inclusion—and has recruited Danny Glover to help. Yesterday (Aug. 23), Airbnb announced it had hired the seasoned actor as an adviser to engage communities of color and assist them in taking advantage of the ability to host on their platform.

"Many people know Mr. Glover from his memorable performances in world-renowned films and television programs, but progressives throughout America and the world know Mr. Glover as a steadfast advocate for social justice," Janaye Ingram, the company's director of partnerships, said in a statement. "For more than five decades, Mr. Glover has fought for economic empowerment in communities of color. We’re honored to be working with him to ensure that all guests feel at home on Airbnb—no matter who they are, what they look like, or where they’re from."

Back in March, Airbnb partnered with the NAACP after making a pledge to double the number of hosts in areas densely populated by minorities.

Glover's new role takes its promise a step further. "I know Airbnb has had its own share of challenges in this arena, but working with them, I’ve seen firsthand how committed they are to getting it right," he wrote in a statement. "I have been incredibly heartened to see the resources, desire, and drive they are directing towards ensuring that their service is used fairly and inclusively.

"African American, Latinx, and other communities of color are some of Airbnb’s fastest growing host communities in the U.S, which is a step in the right direction," he continued. "But the underlying housing market is still fundamentally unfair—and, disappointingly, even as we have made progress in other areas, the Airbnb community can sometimes reflect the broader discriminatory realities of present-day American society."

Glover promises he’ll be working closely with everyone at Airbnb to help more people of color benefit from home-sharing, so let's see how this goes.

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"The Breakfast Club" radio hosts DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne tha God were guests on MSNBC's "The Beat with Ari Melber" to discuss their radio show's influence on politics, and to debunk the lies surrounding presidential candidate Kamala Harris' recent interview.

The syndicated radio show is no stranger to high-stakes politics. They've interviewed former presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hilary Clinton, in which the former Secretary of State had the opportunity to say that she always carries "hot sauce" in her bag.

With the 2016 election left in the past and the 2020 election just around the corner, Democratic candidates are once again making their interview rounds and "The Breakfast Club" has been one of the first stops for a couple of hopefuls. Sen. Harris (D-Calif.) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) both had their time on the show but it is the former's interview that has the press and Twitter talking.

A clip of Sen. Harris that has gone viral appears to show the Howard University graduate say that she listened to "Snoop, Tupac for sure" in undergrad. The press and Twitter took that part of the interview and ran with it, claiming that Harris lied since she was a student at Howard from 1981-1985 and Snoop Dogg and Tupac only released their debut albums in 1993 and 1991 respectively.

Unfortunately, her response was taken out of context. Seconds before her answer, Harris was asked two questions by DJ Envy and Charlamagne. Many viewers assumed she was answering the latter who asked her, "What were you listening to when you was high?" in relation to a former discussion about the senator smoking marijuana in college. In reality, she was responding to Envy's question, "What does Kamala Harris listen to?"

The radio hosts clarified the rumors and set the record straight. "I asked 'what she listens to?' and she said she listens to Snoop Dogg and Tupac. At the same time my co-host was still talking about the marijuana," Envy said. "It was just a funny exchange but she was actually answering me and people took it that she was answering Charlamagne and said she was lying, which is not true."

Charlamagne furthered stressed this sentiment, "I want everybody to know they're doing the work of Fox News. The Black Twitter people that are going in on Kamala because of this, y'all are doing the work of Fox News," he said. "Fox News got y'all."

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Boosie Suggests 6ix9ine Will Be Murdered For Snitching When Released

Boosie is not a fan of Tekashi 6ix9ine at the moment. The Baton Rouge artist hopped on Instagram on Thursday (Feb. 14), to shared his thoughts on Tekashi's current racketeering case. According to Boosie, 6ix9ine has put himself and his family in danger for snitching.

The new Instagram post discussed how Boosie used to be a fan of the "Fefe" rapper and how that quickly changed. "WHEN YOU FIRST WENT TO JAIL I WAS LIKE FREE DUDE CAUSE I DONT LIKE TO SEE NO ONE N DAT CAGE LIKE DAT‍♂️BUT ONE THING I DONT CONDONE OR SUPPORT IS RATS," Boosie wrote of Tekashi's initial incarceration on federal charges.  “YOU GOTTA SAY U A B***H A** N***AS WHO WAS JUST WAS PLAYING H*E GAMES WITH EVERYBODY. YOU HAVE TO ADMIT ON WAX THAT YOU A H*E A** N***AS FROM NOW ON."

Boosie went on to suggest Tekashi would be murdered if he was from Louisiana and snitched on someone. "I AND I DO UNDERSTAND YO SITUATION N***A. I WAS FACING A NEEDLE. (Lethal injection) N AINT BEND BREAK R FOLD #realn***as like myself WE HATE RATS," he added. "IDK ABOUT NEW YORK BUT N LOUISIANA U WILL BE MURDERED LESS THAN A MONTH AFTER YOUR RELEASE FRFR YOUR KIDS WILL BULLIED N SCHOOL FOR THE DECISION YOU MADE. YOU PUT ALL YOUR FAMILY N GRAVE DANGER FOR LIFE CAUSE OF THIS BS, DID U THINK BOUT THEY SAFETY? Keep it u DONT care bout nothin but YOU SMH."

Boosie's outrage stems from recent reports that claim 6ix9ine has been telling on gang affiliates who were involved in the attempted shooting of Chief Keef. A newly released transcript from his federal case said the rapper has pointed the finger at a number of people in his inner circle, including the person who pulled the trigger, in hopes of reducing his sentence.

Check out Boosie's full statement below.

 

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WHEN YOU FIRST WENT TO JAIL I WAS LIKE FREE DUDE CAUSE I DONT LIKE TO SEE NO ONE N DAT CAGE LIKE DAT🤷🏼‍♂️BUT ONE THING I DONT CONDONE OR SUPPORT IS RATS “YOU GOTTA SAY U A BITCH ASS NIGGAS WHO WAS JUST WAS PLAYING HOE GAMES WITH EVERYBODY 🤷🏼‍♂️YOU HAVE TO ADMIT ON WAX THAT YOU A HOE ASS NIGGA FROM NOW ON (period)I AND I DO UNDERSTAND YO SITUATION NIGGA. I WAS FACING A NEEDLE. (Lethal injection) N AINT BEND BREAK R FOLD #realniggas like myself WE HATE RATS 🐀 IDK ABOUT NEWYORK BUT N LOUISIANA U WILL BE MURDERED LESS THAN A MONTH AFTER YOUR RELEASE FRFR YOUR KIDS WILL BULLIED N SCHOOL FOR THE DECISION YOU MADE ,YOU PUT ALL YOUR FAMILY N GRAVE DANGER FOR LIFE CAUSE OF THIS BS, DID U THINK BOUT THEY SAFETY? Keep it 💯u DONT care bout nothin but YOU SMH

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The Bronx's Universal Hip Hop Museum Reported To Open In 2023

According to AM New York, plans to build a Universal Hip-Hop Museum in the Bronx are currently underway.

A city official confirms that the location will be along the Harlem River at 65 E. 149th St. near Yankee Stadium, and they'll break ground in winter 2019. Legendary MC Kurtis Blow, the first rapper to be signed to a major label, teamed up with Ice-T and LL Cool J to help bring the museum to life.

"Blow, museum co-chairman, originally had his eyes set on a 2022 debut, but the museum's opening in the borough where hip hop was born has reportedly been set back one year." Along with the museum's director Rocky Bucano, Blow appeared on Pix 11 on Tuesday (Feb. 12) to discuss that the opening of the museum is to coincide with hip-hop's 50th birthday.

"Anchored in the birthplace of the culture, the Universal Hip Hop Museum in the Bronx will provide a space for audiences, artists, and technology to converge, creating unparalleled educational and entertainment experiences around the hip-hop culture of the past, present, and future," reads the museum's website.

Construction plans for the museum were approved by City Council in 2017. The museum is expected to take up two floors of Bronx Point, "a mixed-use, mixed-income housing development."

 

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