Rihanna will join the ranks of Beyonce and Kanye West, by receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 28.
“Honored to take the #VMAs stage as your video #VANGUARD award recipient LIVE from NYC on August 28!” she tweeted following the big announcement.
The Pop Icon is also kicking off the show and is up for Best Female Video for “Work,” Best Male Video for her contributions with Calvin Harris’ “This Is What You Came For” and two in the Best Collaboration category for the aforementioned hits.
Who knew Freaknik was making a comeback! Yessssss Freaknik 2.0 was supposed to take place in Atlanta has been cancelled due to the Black Lives Matter movement.
The party plannerDanny Hefner who is only 20 years old never experienced the original Freaknik parties back in the 90’s but he got the scope of things from his mother who attended them.
Hefner booked the venue for Freaknik 2.0 at the popular Stone Mountain facility but the owner Terry Brantley cancelled the party saying “In light of the year that Black Lives Matter, we don’t think Freaknik does.”
Sooooo Freaknik 2.0 revised hmmmmmm…. Remember Freaknik in the 90’s??
As long as I can remember Section V tournaments have always been at the Blue Cross Arena/War Memorial. So the 2016-17 season will have somewhat of a different feel.
The finals this year will not be held at the Blue Cross Arena which hasn’t happened since the 1970’s according to Jack Purficato, chairman for Section V boys basketball.
This is something the players look forward to and work very hard to achieve – a shot at the title and a chance to play at the Blue Cross Arena. It’s an achievement that one wouldn’t understand unless you’ve played.
The feeling for many high school students who play and make it to the big house for the finals is indescribable. That walk out on to the court in front of thousands of people there to watch you and your team play is priceless and is part of the reason why student/athletes play. It is the reason students go to class and keep their grades up .
Some of the high school basketball players already face a multitude of challenges you could not fathom in school and at home so to take this away could leave them feeling a bit discouraged.
This leads to the question does the districts sports program have an alternative for the finals?
Just my thought… The tradition is broken and the students need something similar as far as the venue for sectionals to look forward to!
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