SALT-N-PEPA

As the first ever female rap crew, Salt-N-Pepa, broke barriers and opened doors wide open that were once closed to women in hip-hop. They gave women a voice in a male dominated industry and transformed the way the music world saw women forever. With the hit songs “Push It,” “Tramp,””Shake Your Thang,” “Shoop” and “Whatta Man,” Salt-N-Pepa would defy everyone’s expectations and catapult hip-hop to new levels. SaltnPepa

Legends, icons, trailblazers, pioneers, innovators and trendsetters are just a few words often used to describe this group. From Grammys to MTV Video Awards, they have won them all. Whether it’s the top of the charts or on stages at sold out coliseums across the country, they have done it all.

RBA Staffing Skilled Job Fair

When: Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Where: 150 State St.

Time: 10am to 6pm

Talk to some of Rochester top employers: Alcoa Fastening Systems & Rings, LiDestri Foods, Sentry Safe, Genesee Global Group, Unither Pharmaceuticals, SPX Corporation, McAlpin Industries, and Alliance Precision Plastics. On the spot interviews may be available.

Bring your resume.  Check details at RBAStaffing.com

Prison Break

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The show Prison Break has transformed into reality for the officers who are looking for two inmates who escaped Saturday from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y. The location of the prison is 25 miles from the Canadian border.

The two inmates Richard W. Matt and David Sweat were discovered missing at 5:30 on Saturday morning.

The two individuals are very dangerous and have violent backgrounds.

The New York Times states, “Both men have long, violent criminal histories. Mr. Matt was serving a sentence of 25 years to life at Clinton for the 1997 murder of a man near Buffalo who was beaten and dismembered. While awaiting trial on that murder, he fled to Mexico and killed a man outside a bar during an attempted robbery. Mr. Sweat was serving a sentence of life without parole for the 2002 killing of a deputy sheriff who was shot more than a dozen times outside Binghamton, N.Y. Mr. Sweat said he ran the officer over while he was still alive.”

The search for the two has escalated in the last couple days. Governor Cuomo believes that the two inmates received help from an inside or outside source.

Police and troopers are doing their best in the search for the two inmates. They are questioning a few individuals who they feel might be connected with the escape.

There are sources out there that are stating a 100k reward with any information leading to the finding of these criminals.

This is the 2nd break within a prison facility in NY within a week.

Let’s hope they find the two criminals and put them back where they belong, behind bars for life.

 

written by Sedria Thomas

LPGA Leaves Rochester

The event that brings in thousands each year has decided in the year of 2015, not to return to Rochester, NY.

The former Wegman’s LPGA Tournament voids Rochester while they take the tournament downstate to Westchester County. The Tournament will be under the new name of KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

Many Rochestarians would mark their calendars early for this event and wait in lines to get tickets to see the women play. It was an event that evoked a lot of participation in volunteer efforts and by support for the golfers.

Volunteers was among the main interest in Rochester, NY. The reason being is that you have a chance to meet people with big names and also be a part of a legendary tournament.

It is a disappointment that tournament has decided to part ways with their Rochester venue. Rochester by far had the most supporters coming out for the tournament each year and this was reported from golfers themselves.

The speculation of the move is money motivated. Going down in Westchester is of course going to bring the tournament more money.

A local Pauline Sherwood from Webster stated, “I always went to it, always went to it. It was marvelous when the best people were here too. I mean the old timers, yeah. But it’s long gone now, it’s unfortunate, but something will take its place, it always happens.”

This will be the first year since 1977 that the tournament is not held in Rochester.

Wishing the tournament the best, we just hope they will return back to the popular fan-base they have in Rochester in the years to come.

 

written by Sedria Thomas

Update: Brittney Griner Files for Annulment

First comes friends, then comes marriage then comes a baby in a baby carriage. Well that’s how love is supposed to go but in Brittney Griner’s case there are way more complicated steps.

In less than a year we have seen Griner propose to WNBA player Glory Johnson, get arrested for domestic violence charges, get married, announce that they are expecting and finally file for annulment. What a rollercoaster ride with these two public figures.

It was reported 4 days ago that Glory Johnson posted an Instagram photo illustrating that the two WNBA players were expecting a little one. A day later it was confirmed that Brittney Griner was filing annulment papers only 28 days after their wedding.

Brittney Griner reported to the tabloids that she was pressured into the marriage and that the wedding was fraud. She stated that threating statements from Johnson made her go through with the wedding. After going through counseling before the wedding she thought it was going to be alright but it wasn’t until after when Griner decided that it was a mistake.

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The reports from the Johnson camp are stating how hurt and extremely shocked Glory Johnson is from hearing these announcements. She said she never seen it coming.

After all this drama, Johnson sacrificed a portion of her career to carry a baby in which it seems the baby will only be raised by her.

With drama after drama this separation will be ugly.

Is this separation going to expose these two players? Is there a secret that the media has not caught attention to? Well, lucky for us it seems like this is going to be a nasty separation so we are destined to find out the real reason behind the annulment.

written by Sedria Thomas