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Chance The Rapper Weighs In On Chicago Mayoral Race

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chance the Rapper is weighing in on the Chicago mayor’s race.

The Grammy Award-winning artist from Chicago on Tuesday endorsed Amara Enyia in the 2019 race to replace Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Chance, whose real name is Chancelor Bennett, said during a news conference at City Hall that he and Enyia “share a vision for what Chicago could be.” He says they both want to help “people on the bottom.”

He also says he “probably won’t ever be running for mayor” himself, despite becoming more politically active in recent years.

Enyia is director of the Chamber of Commerce in a west side Chicago neighborhood. She ran briefly for mayor in 2015, but dropped out before the election.


More than a dozen people have said they’re running in the February election.

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42 years without my Freeda’: George Foreman remembers his late daughter in touching tweet

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ATASCOCITA, Texas — George Foreman is mourning the loss of his daughter, Freeda Foreman, who was found dead in her Atascocita home on Saturday.

Freeda, 42, followed her father into the ring and grew up to become a professional middleweight boxer herself.

Late Sunday, George remembered his daughter with a touching tweet: “’Daddy I want to Box,’ ‘Get an Education first’ I said, well she Brought The bacon home ( degree) 2 Kids 3 Grands (Husband) First Sunday in 42 years without my Freeda. She’s With her maker now.10 kids forever. Just 1 more day I wanted okay 1 more year aw I more decade”

George also retweeted and responded to some of his fans who sent their condolences.


“I remember you and Freeda in a King of the Hill episode. Sounded like you guys had a lot of fun. Wishing your family the best during this difficult time. 1 reply 3 retweets 43 likes Reply 1,” tweeted @jmaldonadojr02.

“@GeorgeForeman you are such a terrific example of what we should all aspire to. During a difficult time with your only family tragedy you are offering prayers to others on Twitter. You do it without fanfare or publicity, because you are a wonderful person,” tweeted @candidlycdn.

“Wow, Thank you; gotta show this one to my family,” responded George.

Freeda was one of George’s 12 children and was a mother and grandmother.

In an exclusive interview with KHOU 11 on Sunday, the family said they hope the world remembers how Freeda lived.

Freeda’s mother Andre Skeete said her daughter had two daughters, 24-year-old Justice Green and 12-year-old Marlena Foreman. She’s also the grandmother to Nevaeh, Iana and Chance.

Skeete last talked with her daughter on Thursday.

“She asked me a couple of weeks ago … ‘Mom, what was the biggest joy of your life?’ And I told her, ‘The day that you were put in my arms,’” Skeete recalled.

Even though Freeda followed in her father’s footsteps by becoming a boxer, Skeete said the sport was just 1 percent of her life.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and was on her way to graduating with a master’s in criminal justice.

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PHOTOS: Chance The Rapper marries longtime girlfriend Kirsten Corley

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Chance The Rapper is now a married man. He and his longtime girlfriend Kirsten Corley had their wedding in Newport Beach, Calif., on Saturday.

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and and comedian Dave Chappelle were among the guests.

Photos shared on social media Monday show Chance in a white tux and his bride in a strapless gown with a long, flowing veil.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Days before the ceremony, the Chicago Tribune reported that the couple has been legally married since December 27, when they tied the knot in a civil ceremony at the Cook County Clerk’s Office.

The rapper took to Twitter Wednesday to reveal how he first met his wife. At the age of 9, Chance attended an office party of his mom’s where his future wife was performing a dance to Destiny’s Child — it was love at first sight.

“I knew I was gonna marry that girl,” he tweeted, mentioning that he was too nervous to introduce himself that night. “16 years later it’s happening. This wknd is the time, and the place is my wedding. I’m gonna dance with my wife because this is my destiny.”

The couple have a 3-year-old daughter together named Kensli.

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Terry Crews Forced to Apologize for Espousing the Importance of Kids Having a Father Figure in Their Lives

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Actor Terry Crews found himself in trouble with Twitter users again after he tweeted about the importance of children having men and women in their lives raising them.

The star of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” was thrust into the discussion after initially tweeting about former President Barack Obama’s message to Black boys.

“If you are really confident about your financial situation, you are probably not going to be wearing a eight-pound chain around your neck,” Obama said to a crowd of boys in Oakland, California, Feb. 19.  “Because, ‘Oh, I got a bank account.’ I don’t have to show you how much I got. I feel good.”

Crews weighed in on the matter after Derecka Purnell, a woman, wrote an op-ed on the speech for The New York Times.

“Another thing that bothers me is that this OP-ED was written by a WOMAN about how boys should be taught to grow into successful young men,” he tweeted Feb. 24. “How would she know? MEN NEED TO HOLD OTHER MEN ACCOUNTABLE.”


He followed up by saying, “I REPEAT: Women can speak with us. Just not FOR US,” when a Twitter user said it was “counter productive” to kick women out of the conversation.

But that wasn’t the end of the controversy surrounding Crews, and he wound up facing worse backlash by the time March rolled around.

Speaking about children needing men in their lives, Crews on March 1 tweeted a video of his time guest hosting “The View” four years ago. On the talk show, he discussed the importance of fatherhood.

“There are things that you need from your father,” he said. “Your father starts out he gives you your name, he tells you who you are… He gives you your inheritance and that doesn’t mean money. You inherit his story. … Your father gives you … your security. … I’m talking about your confidence. Because when your father tells you, you can do something, you believe that you can do it.”

In response to the clip, a Twitter user named Rach said, “you can’t expect to educate people if you don’t listen to others when they try to educate you.” It resulted in a back-and-forth with Crews where

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