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Charlie Murphy Dies At Age 57


Charlie Murphy, comedian and “Chappelle’s Show” star, has died at age 57. 

Charlie Murphy, the older brother of Eddie Murphy, a Chappelle’s Show star and an accomplished comedian in his own right, died Wednesday in New York City. He was 57. Murphy’s publicist confirmed the comedian’s death to Rolling Stone, adding that the cause of death was leukemia.

“We just lost one of the funniest most real brothers of all time. Charlie Murphy RIP,” Chris Rock, Murphy’s CB4 co-star, tweeted.

After making his big screen debut in 1989’s Harlem Nights, directed by his younger brother Eddie, and appearing in bit roles in Spike Lee films like Mo’ Better Blues and Jungle Fever, Murphy’s big break came as a cast member on Chappelle’s Show, where “Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories” resulted in a pair of that series’ most memorable sketches.

Both sketches featured Murphy reminiscing about he and Eddie’s celebrity encounters in the Eighties, with Dave Chappelle portraying Rick James and Prince in the now-legendary sketches.

Charlie Murphy also co-wrote Vampire in Brooklyn, another film directed by Eddie, as well as 2007’s Norbit. Murphy also appeared in 1998’s The Player’s Club, directed by Ice Cube. The rapper paid tribute to Murphy on Twitter Wednesday, “Damn, sorry to hear about my friend Charlie Murphy. He took a chance on a young director in The Player’s Club. Always made me laugh. RIP.”

Growing up in the Bushwick area of Brooklyn, Charlie often stuck up for his younger brother, defending Eddie. That guardian role made Charlie a natural to serve as Eddie’s security guard as the comedian quickly ascended to stardom.

Due to Charlie’s propensity toward overreacting while guarding his brother – “Whoever say something, I almost gave this old man a heart attack on a plane because he asked us if we were a basketball team. I took that personally,” Murphy said in a Chappelle’s Show outtake – forced Murphy to embark on his own career.

One night at an Eddie Murphy stand-up performance, Charlie went after the one heckler “who tried to squeeze the lemon.” “I took it as a personal crusade until they were like ‘You’re a little overzealous in how you’re performing your job.’ So that’s how I ended up not doing [security] anymore,” Murphy said.

In 2016, Murphy took part in the Comedy Get Down tour alongside Cedric The Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley and George Lopez. His recent credits include voice roles in the animated series Black Dynamite and Black Jesus and an appearance in the 2016 film Meet the Blacks.

In 2009, Tisha Taylor Murphy, Murphy’s wife of 12 years, died following her own battle with cervical cancer.

“Tisha Taylor Murphy, wife of comedian and actor Charlie Murphy, passed away peacefully on Sunday with family at her side after facing the challenges of cancer for the past two years,” Murphy’s publicist said in a statement at the time. “The Murphy Family appreciates all of the support they have received from friends and fans and requests privacy during this very difficult time.”

In a Facebook message posted Tuesday night, Murphy wrote, “One to Sleep On: Release the past to rest as deeply as possible.”

Direct Source: RollingStone

Colin Kaepernick Still Unsigned, NFL Players Blast League For Not Signing Him


Partial Source: All Black Media, Bleacher Report

With the NFL preseason fast approaching, some players are beginning to question why free agent Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned.

Malcolm Jenkins and Torrey Smith of the Philadelphia Eagles posted a series of Tweets on Tuesday calling out the league’s general managers for allegedly blackballing Kaepernick. “Hhhhmmmmm… @nfl GM’s you can try to act like talent is the reason @Kaepernick7 isn’t employed …but we know the real reason, Jenkins said.

Smith echoed a similar sentiment saying, “Colin Kaepernick is not currently employed. However, his skill set vastly exceeds others who were on the market.”

Teams who entered the offseason in need of a quarterback have continued to sign third-stringers with a far less impressive career stat sheet than Kaepernick. The New York Giants picked up former Jets draftee Geno Smith, the Oakland Raiders signed Bills backup E.J. Manuel, and the Jets inked a deal with veteran Josh McCown.

According to a story by Bleacher Report, conservative team owners and GM’s may be “punishing” Kaep for his national anthem protests last year. Kaepernick’s taking a knee during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” was one of the biggest stories not just in sports but across the country.

However, many claim the lack of interest is due to the decline of his performance over the past two to three seasons.

Remember, this is a quarterback who played in the Super Bowl only four years ago, yet now it appears he can’t get a look from teams. So what do teams think of the 29-year-old former Niner.

“He can still play at a high level,” one AFC general manager said. “The problem is three things are happening with him.

“First, some teams genuinely believe that he can’t play. They think he’s shot. I’d put that number around 20 percent.

“Second, some teams fear the backlash from fans after getting him. They think there might be protests or [President Donald] Trump will tweet about the team. I’d say that number is around 10 percent. Then there’s another 10 percent that has a mix of those feelings.

“Third, the rest genuinely hate him and can’t stand what he did [kneeling for the national anthem]. They want nothing to do with him. They won’t move on. They think showing no interest is a form of punishment. I think some teams also want to use Kaepernick as a cautionary tale to stop other players in the future from doing what he did.”

At the combine a few weeks ago, one even called him “an embarrassment to football.”

For the moment, the interest in Kaepernick is slim, and that’s putting it kindly.

It’s possible teams are waiting for the right time to make their play for him. That’s sometimes how it works in free agency. Weeks or months will go by with little interest in a player and then, boom, it all heats up at once.

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Despite being unemployed, Kaepernick has continued his vow to help aid communities in need by donating $1 million to various organizations.

According to Ian Rapoport, the next round of $100,000 will be split evenly between Meals on Wheels America and Love Army for Somalia, a social media campaign that’s trying to raise $2 million for food and water for starving people in Somalia. Kaep’s latest donation to Meals on Wheels comes amidst reports that Donald Trump’s first budget as president will include cuts to grant programs that help fund the organization.

Since he began his social justice campaign last year, Kaepernick has donated an estimated $500,000 to various charities and community groups.

Kaepernick is showing great fortune. Hopefully, someone will pick him up.

Diddy Former Bodyguard Tells What Happened With B.I.G. Being Murdered


 

 

 

 

Watch Rihanna’s Reaction to Herself On Tv’s Bates Motel


The singer made her debut as Marion Crane on the show Monday night.

Rihanna made her first appearance on A&E’s Bates Motel last night. The singer plays the iconic role of Marion Crane, the character (originally played by Janet Leigh) whose murder is the central plot point of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, of which the series serves as a prequel.To celebrate the occasion, Rih decided to share a live feed of her viewing experience with a few friends as the episode aired, and it ended up being as entertaining as the episode itself.

 

While she had a lot of hilarious self-deprecating commentary on her performance, the highlight of her stream came when she was forced to look away while a particularly intimate scene aired. “This is so weird,” she said, shielding her eyes. “Oh my god.”

Check out the clip Rihanna had such a hard time watching below.

Direct Source: HotNewHipHop.com

The Game Comes at Nicki


 

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The Game has been buttering Nicki up on Instagram.

First he openly lusted over a photographic thirst trap.

He was a little more subtle when liking the victory dance video Nicki performed last night after passing Aretha Franklin for the most Hot 100 hits by a female artist.

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Partial Source: HipHopEarly.com

Krayzie Bone From Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Battles With Sarcoidosis


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March 15, 2016

Anthony Henderson, is probably better known by his stage name, the Grammy-winning artist Krayzie Bone, from the the rap/hip-hop group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. With hits like “First of The Month” and “Crossroads”, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony are continuing to tour and perform all over the world. But recently, tour dates had to be cancelled due to Krayzie’s battle with sarcoidosis, the same disease that eventually claimed the life of comedian Bernie Mac.

A flood of comments, messages and posts were seen asking about the rappers health. He wants to thank his fans for their prayers and concern. He also has a message for all those fighting the same battle he’s in in an official statement from his publicity team:

Anthony “Krayzie Bone” Henderson would like to let his fans know that he is doing okay and please do not worry about him. He and his family are thankful for the prayers & concerns about his sickness. Hopefully this ordeal will raise more awareness and necessary research and funding for Sarcoidosis.

“As for all the children and people who are also dealing with Sarcoidosis just like he is, Krayzie wants you to know you are not alone. Be strong. He loves you all and is looking forward to getting back on the road soon.”

Sarcoidosis is the growth of tiny collections of inflammatory cells (granulomas) in different parts of your body — most commonly the lungs, lymph nodes, eyes and skin.

Doctors believe sarcoidosis results from the body’s immune system responding to an unknown substance, most likely something inhaled from the air.

There is no cure for sarcoidosis, but most people do very well with little or only modest treatment. In half of cases, sarcoidosis goes away on its own. In a few cases, however, sarcoidosis may last for years and may cause organ damage.

People started talking about the rappers health when he posted on instagram in October 2015, with the message: “While some people thought I was proscrastinating, in finishing my last and final album, I’ve been dealing with a lot of real life issues such as this one FOR YEARS NOW.”

Krayzie Bone’s doctors advised him to take no chances once he fell ill and ordered him to return to Los Angles for treatment.

The medicine he takes to treat his sarcoidosis is said to have caused the weakening of his immune system, which exacerbated the pneumonia.

Some medication for sarcoidosis includes:

Corticosteroids. These powerful anti-inflammatory drugs are usually the first-line treatment for sarcoidosis. In some cases, corticosteroids can be applied directly to an affected area — via a cream to a skin lesion or drops to the eyes.

Hydroxychloroquine. Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) may be helpful for skin disease and elevated blood-calcium levels.

Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) inhibitors. These medications are commonly used to treat the inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis. They can also be helpful in treating sarcoidosis that hasn’t responded to other treatments.
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Medications like methotrexate (Trexall) and azathioprine (Azasan, Imuran) reduce inflammation by suppressing the immune system.

Also, organ transplant may be considered if sarcoidosis has severely damaged your lungs, heart or liver.

He and the rest of the Bone Thugs family plan to make up the tour dates in April.

Direct Source/Originally Reported by BlackDoctor.org