Baton Rouge, Louisiana (CNN)A homeless man made the 911 call that brought police to the convenience store where Alton Sterling was shot dead, a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN on Thursday.
Sterling was selling CDs early Tuesday outside the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge, the source said, when the homeless man approached him and asked for money.
The man was persistent, and Sterling showed him his gun, the source said.
“I told you to leave me alone,” Sterling told the man, according to the source
The homeless man then used his cell phone to call 911, the source said.
The details about the 911 call shed new light into the Baton Rouge police’s high-profile fatal shooting of Sterling, a 37-year-old black man.
A graphic cell phone video of the shooting was shared widely on social media, quickly sparking local protests and drawing national attention. Federal authorities have taken charge of the investigation.
Sterling was shot outside the Baton Rouge convenience store after an encounter with two police officers. The officers can be seen in the video on top of him before shots were fired.
OAKLAND, Calif. — As his last on-court television interview of the night wrapped up, LeBron James walked off the finally silent Oracle Arena floor where he’d put up a triple-double in the clinching Game 7.
He made a long, winding trek through barren concrete tunnels until he reached the Oakland Raiders’ locker room in the neighboring O.co Coliseum, which had been transformed into a makeshift studio for the Cleveland Cavaliers to snap photos holding their newly captured Larry O’Brien Trophy.
There were three portraits James wanted to take, the same as after his other two championships: one with his wife, Savannah, and children (this was his infant daughter Zhuri’s first); one with his lifelong friends Maverick Carter, Rich Paul and Randy Mims; and one with his mother, Gloria.
With each step, champagne squishing in his sneakers from the postgame celebration that was but a teaser for the rager that awaits the Cavs back in Cleveland, the best basketball player in the world verbally replayed the sequences of the most important basketball game of his life.
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A new Radiohead album must mean a new “war” with Spotify.
As soon as A Moon Shaped Pool was made available on Sunday evening, there was much furrowing of brows, chewing of pencils and alighting on the same point – that it wasn’t available on Spotify. Apart from the first two singles. So, in fact, 18% of the album is on Spotify. But ignore that: the whole album isn’t on Spotify and, as with everything Radiohead do, this immediately took on colossal import.
“In an affirmation of its principles, Radiohead boycotted leading streaming service Spotify,” trumpeted the Daily Mail. “Radiohead blackball Spotify,” thundered Music Business Worldwide, adding a personal twist: “Thom Yorke just got his own back on Spotify.”
All of this stems from Yorke pulling the Atoms for Peace album from Spotify (and other streaming services) in 2013, and then calling Spotify “the last desperate fart of a dying corpse” in an interview with the Mexican website Sopitas. It is a quote that will haunt Yorke until his own final anal emission and has become the frame in which every subsequent story about him and streaming is presented.
There is a reductive narrative being conveyed here. As with the continual recycling of the Blur/Oasis “battle” from two decades ago, there is a keenness to dial up the truculence. In one corner is Thom “Smasher” Yorke from Oxford. In the other corner is Daniel “Crusher” Ek from Stockholm. They are not just fighting each other, they are fighting for the very future of the music industry. Or something. It’s akin to the sketch from The Day Today in which Chris Morris goads the Australian foreign secretary and a minister from the British Foreign Office into military action over a trade disagreement. “That’s it!” Morris roars, relishing the imminent conflict. “Yes! It’s war!”
Except in this case, it’s not a war. It’s not even a playground dust-up. It’s a band, as is their right, choosing where to put their music. For now, A Moon Shaped Pool is only available to stream on Apple Music and Tidal, two services that recently locked down exclusives with, respectively, Drake and Beyoncé. So the Radiohead album is only a semi-exclusive. All of the band’s other albums, with the exception of In Rainbows, are on Spotify, so that confuses their “principles” somewhat. It’s less of a blackball and more of a very light grey or hard to distinguish from white-ball.
NYC’s legendary DJ Big Kap has reportedly passed away.
As hip-hop’s birthplace, New York definitely has more than its fair share of rappers and DJs we consider legendary. Today it’s being reported we’ve lost one of them– DJ Big Kap– according to an early morning post from DJ Funk Flex. The details surrounding his death are unclear at this moment. He was 45 years old.DJ Big Kap and Funkmaster Flex have history together, the two released an album in 1999, The Tunnel, which featured a who’s who of iconic rappers– Biggie, Tupac, Eminem, Jay Z, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Nas and more. Since news of Kap’s passing hit the web this morning, members of the hip-hop community have been showing love and paying their respects online.Take a look at a few of those posts below.
R.I.P. DJ Kap.
New York City has a lost a legendary member of its hip hip community. On the morning of February 3 it was announced that DJ Big Kap, real name Keith Carter, had died in the city at the age of 45. He’s best known for helping to launch the career of Biggie Smalls in the 1990s as well as working with a veritable who’s who of NYC rap acts
AFTER ANOTHER ROUND OF ALL-WHITE ACTING NOMINATIONS, BLACK FILMMAKERS ARE PUSHING BACK ON SOCIAL MEDIA.
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People of color were angry and annoyed when the 2016 Academy Awards nominations were released and all the nominated actors were white. Now, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, filmmaker Spike Lee and actor Jada Pinkett Smith are urging minority entertainers to withdraw their support from the Oscars in protest.
(CNN)Glenn Frey, a founding member of the rock band the Eagles, has died at 67, a publicist for the band has confirmed.
“Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia,” reads a post on the band’s official website.
Frey had been suffering from intestinal issues, which caused the postponement of the band’s inclusion in the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors.
Frey and the other original members of the Eagles — Don Henley, Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon — came together to form singer Linda Ronstadt’s backup band in the early 1970s.
They were all experienced musicians who forged a laid-back, country-tinged sound that the Eagles would eventually make famous.
“We are all in a state of shock, disbelief and profound sorrow,” Henley said in a statement Monday. “I’m not sure I believe in fate, but I know that crossing paths with Glenn Lewis Frey in 1970 changed my life forever, and it eventually had an impact on the lives of millions of other people all over the planet.
“It will be very strange going forward in a world without him in it,” Henley added. “But, I will be grateful, every day, that he was in my life. Rest in peace, my brother. You did what you set out to do, and then some.”
Musicians of all stripes, from Carole King to Huey Lewis to Travis Tritt, posted tributes to Frey on Twitter.