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Charter Communications Reaches Deal To Buy Time Warner Cable

Posted On: June 01, 2015

Charter Communications reached a deal to buy Time Warner Cable, which was on the market with bids starting close to $79 billion dollars. During the bidding, Charter outbid Comcast at a lower price of $55.3 billion dollars and won the bidding to buy Time Warner.

Charter is owned by cable mogul John Malone, who is basically taking a risk by acquiring a company that is much bigger in shares and revenues, in order to expand his own company. In all the cable firms, Charter is one of the smallest with 5.9 million subscribers across the nation, their Time Warner Cable deal will help them advanced and accumulate 23 million new subscibers.

Charter will also be merging and buying out Bright House Network for a lesser deal of $10.4 billion, forging them ahead as the second largest cable and internet provider. These business deals required investors to come at the table in making this possible such as: Liberty Broadband which is operated by John Malone, put forth the funding and will invest in shares of around $4 million dollars once the deal is finalized.

Malone has been aiming to purchase and was even willing at one point to merge with Time Warner Cable, due to his patience and dilligence, the deal has paved its way after 2 years. Charter will be revising parts of their company and staffs in order to adapt to its new subscibers' needs and provide the best possible cable service.

Charter's CEO Tom Rutledge will remain with the company and become their chairman, Rutledge is optimistic and made a statememt about Charter's expansion.

"With our larger reach, we will be able to accelerate the deployment of faster Internet speeds, state-of-the-art video experiences, and fully-featured voice products."


University of Virginia's Professor, Derrick P. Alridge Honors Teachers Of The Civil Right Movement In Oral History Project

Posted On: June 01, 2015

The University of Virginia will be conducting a new oral history project titled "Teachers In The Movement," that will honor teachers who participated in the Civil Right Movement, and attain the proper recognition for them. The project is being spearheaded by Derrick P. Alridge.

Alridge will be leading and assisting in the interviews of different educators and scholars from all levels of education, in different races about the Civil Rights Movement and their contributions. The Teachers In The Movement have a goal set to obtain 200 interviews for the project.

Professor Alridge stated he wants to highlight the participation of teachers during the Civil Right Movement who are not properly documented and wants to give them a voice to record their history to be heard, and written.

"Teachers played very important roles in the movement."

"What drives our research team is our desire to bring their stories to light. We intend to put the project on par someday with other major oral history projects that cover the Civil Rights Movement, such as The Behind the Veil Project at Duke University and the Southern Oral History Project at the University of North Carolina."


Kanye West Lectures Students At Los Angeles Trade Technical School

Posted On: June 01, 2015

Everything that happens in life is for a reason and serves a purpose.

Back in 2014, Kanye West got into it with a paparazzi at LAX, which resulted in legal matters of Ye being charged and settling in a civil lawsuit. The case also involved Kanye serving a total of 250 hours of community service. At first it seemed like a bad experience but it was purposed for a greater good.

Kanye's community service abided in him teaching classes at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College and apparently Yeezus had a great message that he was destined to deliver to the graduating students of 2015.

During his speech, Ye lectured the next generation of leaders and innovators about his love and passion for fashion, and how it is part of his bloodline. Kanye expressed his transition from a musician to a fashion designer and not allowing himself to be boxed in, when he was already thinking outside the box. Ye continued his speech about using time wisely to learn, evolve and becoming your best in your talents, skills and etc. He shared his personal experiences of speaking up for what is right and how being truthful got him hated on. Despite that, Kanye believes truth prevails in creativity and stated he respects other people's creativty and their deliverence of it.

Ye went on to talk about what the graduating class of 2015 will face as far as politics, haters, having to fight for what they believe in, being creators in life while they are living, listening to the calling of their souls and creating/developing off it against all odds.

“Usually when you’re the abosulte best, you get hated on the most."

“If it’s in your gut, if it’s in your soul, there’s nothing, there’s no worldly possessions that should come between you and your expression.”

Check out the footage below via Complex. 


Bundle Of Joy: Kim K. West Announces Second Pregnancy

Posted On: June 01, 2015

Fashion diva, Kim Kardashian West broke the internet again last night.

Kim and Kanye West are expecting their second bundle of joy and North will become an older sister. Kim graced the cover for the latest issue of Glamour magazine and exclusively made her announcement during an interview with the fashion mag.

"We are so beyond excited."

But it was during an episode of Kim's reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians that really broke the news, after she took a test confirming her pregnancy.

"I just got the blood test back and I am pregnant!"

During her interview with Glamour magazine, Kim Kardashian West revealed her experience of motherhood when she became pregnant with North West, adapting and learning as she went along.

"Motherhood really changes you."

Kim also opened up about her fertility challenges and her struggle of not wanting to share it with the world, until she met other people who were going through the same thing. Utilizing the platform of Keeping Up With The Kardashian, Kim shared her story to help others cope and believe in the possibility of the impossible. Kim Kardashian West displayed what will power is about, maintaining her strength in being strong for others and blessing them with her story.

Despite the odds, no matter what the doctors' prognosis were, God had bigger plans for the Wests.




New Music Video: Jamie Foxx feat. Chris Brown - 'You Changed Me'

Posted On: June 01, 2015

Jamie Foxx debuted the visuals for his R&B joint, 'You Changed Me' featuring Chris Brown.

In the beginning of the video, Breezy and Foxx are conversating, some guy talk about the nookie, strippers and Jamie wanting to get serious with the woman who got him skating, and sliding in deep. The visuals exhibited Jamie Foxx and Chris Brown at an intimate event, performing their roles. Empire's co-star Grace Gealey makes a cameo in the video and Foxx is dancing, being the comedian that he is also and making her smile.

The visuals were directed by Director X and the track is off Jamie Foxx's new album, "Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses," which is available on iTunes.

Check it out below.