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Trae Tha Truth Pays Graduation Fees For High School Seniors In Houston

With graduation season underway, Trae Tha Truth is using his resources to assists numerous students scheduled to receive their high school diplomas this year. Last week, the Texas native took to social media to announce that he would be covering the graduation dues for at least 13 seniors at Houston’s Booker T. Washington High School.

“I’m headed to Booker T. Washington [High School],” Trae said in an Instagram video explaining that he learned that several students were in need of financial assistance. “I believe it’s either 13 or 15 students who [are] not allowed to graduate because they don’t have caps and gowns. That’s something new to me, I think people are supposed to be able to graduate regardless, but the fact is they can’t, so I’m [going to] pop up and surprises them, take care of them. Make sure they walk across that stage.”

In a follow-up video, Trae clarified that the school's principal assured him that the students weren’t actually barred from graduation. Still, taking care of their outstanding paid for their graduation uniforms and serves as another act of kindness from Trae and his Relief Gang, which has helped countless Texas residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and recent flooding in the area.

“It was a beautiful thing to see a smile on their faces and take the stress away,” he said of the high schoolers that they were able to help.

Trae’s latest charitable effort has since expanded to Houston’s North Forest High School, and the “FrFr” rapper has every intention of helping other students in need.

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PSA... I Learned at the School Today, Students Have Senior Fees & Dues, But They Will Be Allowed To Graduate Regardless, So What We Are Doing Is Helpin Them To Graduate Equally And Remove The Stress They Had Left!! Its About Showing them we stand with them and we Proud lf them and Have They back!! Im Just Leaving Booker T Washington... Special Salute To Them, I Was Able To Kick it with tha students As Well As Those We Purchases the Cap And Gowns For... I Also Just Received A Call From @iamjessicavickery @vortex_surgical & @kidspacehouston and We Are Teaming Up To Go Take Care Of Senior Fees At Other Schools To Help With They Graduations Also🙏🏿🙏🏿 @reliefgang @djmrrogers @lasting_empressions We Headed To North Forest High School Now!!

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"She had a really, really good heart," Wade told CBS Fort Myers affiliate Wink. "She would never harm anyone, never put anyone in harm's way. How could someone go to that extreme to get rid of her?"

Wade continued and said Slater received several death threats because she's trans and expressed a desire to leave the area for safety reasons.

Slater's death falls in line with an on-going trend of violence against trans women, particularly black trans women. The Human Rights Campaign states 18 trans women have been murdered in 2019, while 26 members of the trans community were killed in 2018 and 29 trans deaths were recorded in 2017.

CBS News reports that the week of Slater's death, Bailey Reeves, 17 transgender teen was shot and killed in Baltimore on Labor Day.

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T.I. Grills Candace Owens On Trump's 'MAGA' Slogan At The Revolt Summit

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For Saturday's (Sept. 14) Hip Hop and Politics panel hosted by Jeff Johnson, T.I. asked the conservative commentator to explain Donald Trump's campaign slogan. "When you say Make America Great Again, which period are we talking about?" Tip questioned. "[Is it] the period when women couldn't vote? The period when we were hanging from trees? The crack era? Which period in America are you trying to make great again."

The 30-year-old Connecticut native said: "I actually think that I would totally rock a hat right now that says Make Black America Great Again," which prompted T.I. to interject and restate the original question.

"Which period was America great that we're trying to replicate? Which era was it? Tell me." T.I. questioned. With an excited audience, Owens' attempt to explain Trump's slogan didn't go so well.

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@Tip was not trying to hear it from black white supremacist #CandaceOwens #Diddy #Revolt

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Megan Thee Stallion Signs To Jay-Z's Roc Nation

Just weeks after Megan Thee Stallion was seen with Jay-Z in New York, the breakout Houston rapper has announced her affiliation with Roc Nation.

"I would like to announce that I am officially apart of the @rocnation fam," she said Friday (Sept. 13) with a photo of her and Mr. Carter. "The grind don’t stop!" The rapper has had quite the summer thanks to the release of her recent project, Fever along with monster singles "Hot Girl Summer" with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign as well as "Cash Shit" with DaBaby.

In addition to her climb to the Billboard charts (both singles made the Hot 100 chart), the rapper made a splash at New York Fashion Week with hangouts with Anna Wintour and a performance at Rihanna's Diamond Ball.

Megan sent subtle hints with her signing to Roc Nation. After all, she drives the boat with D'usse and was recently seen with Jay-Z at Puma's 5th Avenue opening in August.


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I would like to announce that I am officially apart of the @rocnation fam!!! The grind don’t stop ! #realhotgirlshit

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