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Aaron Hernandez Kills Himself In Prison

It has been reported that Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in prison this morning according to the Department of Correction said. Hernandez was found hung in his cell at 3:05 in the morning. Hernandez was pronounced dead just 1 hour and 2 minutes later after being transported to the UMass Leominster. It is also reported that his family has been notified of these events.

“Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population unit,” the statement said. “Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bedsheet that he attached to his cell window. Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items.”

 

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Lil’ Wayne Signs To Roc Nation

Lil’ Wayne announced at a concert that he was a new member of the Roc Nation team.

“Is it cool if I just say it? It’s the Roc! You know I’m a member of that team now. We’ll talk about that later though,”

Here is the Instagram video of him saying it.

It's official! #LilWayne is signed to #RocNation

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It would be interesting to hear how birdman feels about this.

United Airlines Kicks Random Passenger Off Overbooked Flight

United Airlines forcibly remove a passenger due to an overbooked flight. Flight 3411 was overbooked and the airline needed to fly 4 of their employees to Louisville from Chicago. United Airlines looked for volunteers to give up theirs seats, but none of the passengers took the offer. United initially offered $400, a hotel room, and will be able to catch the 3 pm flight the next day. They then bumped the cash offer up to $800 and still, no one took the offer.

United then decided that they will allow a computer to select random passengers to be kicked off the flight to make room for their employees. One guy was selected but refused to leave his seat. He claimed he is a doctor and had patience he needed to see. In the video below, it shows three men taking a guy out of his seat and dragging him down the aisle.

For the record, I would have taken the $800 and the hotel room voluntarily. There is just not that many things that I couldn’t just wait one more day for. I am also happy this was not a black guy I don’t think I could have dealt with the fake outrage. I don’t think United will ever recover from this as far as a reputation perspective.

 

San Francisco To Offer Tuition-Free College

Starting in the fall of 2017, The city of San Francisco will become the first United States city to offer Tuition-free college. Something I am hopeful becomes a trend in America. As interesting as it sounds my first question was, How is the city paying for this?

San Francisco has a transfer tax for properties that sold for over $5 million. This tax money will be used to fund the Tuition-free college program. The city of San Francisco plans to give City College of San Francisco over $5 million a year to fund this program.

In order to attend City College of San Francisco tuition free you have to be a resident of San Francisco for at least one-year. Low-income students will get money for books and other supplies along with free tuition. Low-income full-time students will get $500, while low-income part-time students will get $200.

New York City may be the next city that offers a version of tuition-free college in the future.

Deadly Gas Attack In Syria

A chemical gas attack has taken place in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib Province.

People are literally lying on the ground not able to find their breath and move their limbs too much. One of the most disturbing things is lots of children were affected by this gas attacking.

The United States government as already responded these events calling it a “war crime”. The death toll is uncertain, but there is said to over 300 people wounded or dead from this gas attack.

The Syrian Government denies being behind this gas attack on Syrian citizens following the speculation they may have been involved.

 

SEPTA Proposing a Fare Increase

SEPTA is proposing a fare increase that could take effect pretty soon. In the past, SEPTA had far increases in 2007, 2010, and 2013. There was a fare increase scheduled for 2016, but it was postponed due to the new key payment system.

SEPTA states that the fare increase to fund their operating expenses. That statement was interesting to me. I am not inside of SEPTA’s QuickBooks account( assuming they use QuickBooks), but SEPTA also generates money from advertisement and receive money from the state. I just wonder is SEPTA’s every 3-year fare increase because the cost of living going up or is SEPTA not closing out the year in the black?

According to septa.org this how the prices will change once the fare increase is in effect.

-Cash Fare/Quick Trip: Increase from $2.25 to $2.50

-Tokens/discounted single ride with Key: From $1.80 to $2

-Transit Transfers would remain unchanged at $1

-Disabled Fare: From $1 to $1.25

-Paratransit/Shared Ride: $4 to $4.25

-Weekly TransPass: From $24 to $25.50 (up to 56 trips for one customer)

-Monthly TransPass: rom $91 to $96 (up to 240 trips for one customer)

-Weekly TrailPasses: Currently $27.25-$53, depending on zone; proposed increase to $28.25-$55.75 (up to 56 trips for one customer)

-Monthly TrailPasses: Currently $101-$191, depending on zone; proposed increase to $105-$204 (up to 240 trips for one customer)

-Convenience Pass: From $8 to $9

The people of Philadelphia have grown tired of SEPTA in recent years especially after that SEPTA strike in 2016.

 

Taxstone Arrested for Gun Possession

The host of Podcast Tax Season was arrested for possibly having a connection to the Irving Plaza shooting with Troy Ave in 2016. The feud between Troy ave and Tax was evident as they have exchange words over the last year. Troy Ave’s Lawyer denies Troy ave had anything to do with Tax being arrested. It is Alleged that Tax DNA was on the gun that killed Troy Ave’s bodyguard that also had DNA from Troy Ave and his bodyguard.

All the sign to me point to Tax knowing the person that pulled the trigger if he didn’t pull the trigger himself. I personally would like to see this entire situation resolved, but I really don’t want to see either of these guys go to jail. As young black guys, they both have an opportunity to elevate their self and the people around them.