Philadelphia Welcomes Its First African American Female Police Commissioner

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The City of Philadelphia is making great strides right in time for Black History Month by welcoming its first African American New Police Commissioner.

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Danielle Outlaw optimistically greeted the press as she was sworn in as police commissioner early morning at 5:45 am.

The chief of police comes to Philadelphia after serving as chief of police for Portland, Oregon for nearly 4 years where she decreased crime rates.

Outlaw also served as the deputy chief of her hometown in Oakland, California- winning a national award for her leadership.

The 44-year-old woman is faced with turning around a surging homicide rate in the city along with restructuring the Philadelphia Police department that recently faced allegations of racism and gender discrimination in the workplace.

Former police commissioner, Richard Ross resigned from the position after facing serious rape allegations.

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Watch: Brian Westbrook Reacts To Donovan McNabb’s Latest Terrell Owens Comments

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Former Philadelphia Eagles running back Brian Westbrook joined First Things First on FS1 to react to Donavon McNabb’s comments on Bleacher Report regarding the TO drama that happened 15 years ago.

Terrell Owens didn’t take too kindly to McNabb’s comments and took to Twitter to respond.

Brian Westbrook understands both sides, but as an Eagles fan, isn’t it time these two move past these issues?! In the meantime, lets go back in time and enjoy some views from the Super Bowl celebration!

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WPHI 103.9 RE-BRANDS AS HIP HOP 103.9 AND WELCOMES THE MORNING HUSTLE

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103.9 RE-BRANDS AS HIP HOP 103.9 AND WELCOMES THE MORNING HUSTLE

The Morning Hustle debuts on Monday January 6, 2020 (Philadelphia, PA) – January 6, 2020. As the biggest hip hop artists continue to emerge out of Philadelphia such as Meek Mill, Lil Uzi Vert, PNB Rock and Sim Santana, it is only fitting that one of the most dynamic hip hop stations in the country re-brands itself as Hip Hop 103.9. On Christmas Eve, WPHI went commercial-free playing 5,000 songs in a row from today’s biggest hip hop artists.

Paris Nicole, Program Director and Midday Talent on Hip Hop 103.9 stated, this is an exciting time for WPHI and the re-branding magnifies what we truly represent. We are the pulse of the city from our DJ’s and personalities to the new hip hop artists we are breaking from Philadelphia. We ARE hip hop and the ONLY source for hip hop in Philly. Starting January 6th, Hip Hop 103.9 is also adding the morning show, The Morning Hustle.

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The show offers listeners the unique chemistry of hosts HeadKrack, Angie Ange, “On-Air” Jordan, Lore’l and Billy Sorrells, providing a rare authenticity and transparency that connect with the lifestyle of the audience. Colby Tyner, Vice President of Programming stated, The Morning Hustle is a perfect fit for Hip Hop 103.9 and the City of Philadelphia; raw, topical and honest.

Radio One Philadelphia Station Manager Ezio Torres is excited about the fit between the new morning show and the station brand. Hip Hop 103.9 gives us the true identity to tell listeners who we are and what we do. The Morning Hustle will perfectly align with our messaging and imaging. The Radio One Philadelphia cluster includes Urban Adult Contemporary 100.3 WRNB, Urban Contemporary WPHI Hip Hop 103.9, Contemporary Inspiration Praise 107.9 HD2 and Urban Oldies Classix 107.9.

About Urban One, Inc. Urban One, Inc. (urban1.com), formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. The Company owns TV One, LLC (tvone.tv), a television network serving more than 59 million households, offering a broad range of original programming, classic series and movies designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult Black viewers. As one of the nation’s largest radio broadcasting companies, Urban One currently owns and/or operates 57 broadcast stations in 15 urban markets in the United States. Through its controlling interest in Reach Media, Inc. (blackamericaweb.com), the Company also operates syndicated programming including Russ Parr Morning Show, Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Get up Morning! with Erica Campbell, DL Hughley Show, Willie Moore Jr Show, Nightly Spirit with Darlene McCoy, The Morning Hustle and the Reverend Al Sharpton Show. In addition to its radio and television broadcast assets, Urban One owns iOne Digital (ionedigital.com), the largest digital resource for urban enthusiasts and Blacks, reaching millions each month through its Cassius and BHM Digital platforms. Additionally, One Solution, the Company’s branded content agency and studio combines the dynamics of the Urban One’s holdings to provide brands with an integrated and effectively engaging marketing approach that reaches 82% of Black Americans throughout the country.

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Drake Keeps His Foot On The Gas To End 2019 With Brand New Song Called “War”

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As the world winds down for the holidays and prepares for 2020, Drake decided to keep his foot on the gas and release a brand new track titled “War”.

“War Freestyle off of the EL KUUMBA tape link in bio” he said in his caption on Instagram. Check out the track and let us know your thoughts!

Philadelphia Phillies Sign Former Mets Pitcher To A $100 Million Free Agent Contract

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The Philadelphia Phillies have a new $100 million player to add to their 2020 roster in pitcher Zack Wheeler. A former New York Mets pitcher, the 29-year-old has gone 23-15 with a 3.65 ERA over the past two seasons with 374 strikeouts. He is considered to be one of the most coveted free agents in this years class, according to ESPN.

According to scouting reports: Wheeler had the second-highest WAR on the Mets pitching staff behind Jacob deGrom last season. He relies on his fastball — he set a career-high for fastball velocity in 2019 — and had a 29.4% strikeout rate on his four-seamer. He used his two-seamer more often, however, allowing a .297 batting average to opposing hitters while accumulating a 17.2% strikeout rate. As for secondary pitches, Wheeler is armed with a very good curveball (37% percent strikeout rate), but he has thrown his slider (22.8% strikeout rate) twice as often in 2019.

He entered the majors in 2013, and will be signed for next 5 seasons with the Phillies. He and Aaron Nola will be the top 2 pitchers in this years rotation. This is one of many moves Phillies fans are hoping for as the Phillies look to bounce back from a disappointing 2019 season after the signing of star Bryce Harper.

 

 

Philadelphia Eagles Hosts Camden-Pleasantville High School Football Game at Lincoln Financial Field

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The Philadelphia Eagles greeted Pleasantville and Camden high before the student-athletes geared up to resume the central Jersey Group 2 semifinal held at the Lincoln Financial Yesterday.

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Last Friday’s original matchup was cut short after a shooting broke out in the stands 17 minutes into the third quarter, leaving a 10-year-old boy in critical condition.

“It’s extremely unfortunate that a senselessly violent act has impacted this game, and there will certainly be a wide range of emotions along both sidelines,” NJSIAA executive director Larry White said in a

statement. “However, thanks to the Eagles’ generosity and community spirit, Pleasantville and Camden student-athletes and their families will have an opportunity to write their own ending to this game. They’ll compete on a world-class stage, sending a clear message that violence will not win.”

The Camden Panthers came out on top with a bittersweet victory in honor of the 5th grader that was pronounced dead earlier yesterday afternoon.

That was something special,” Camden junior quarterback Darian “Duce” Chestnut said. “That was us paying our respects.”

Still, sadness filled the stadium as friends and family continued to mourn the loss that transpired in their community.

The six men in connection with the incident were charged with three counts of attempted murder.

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Dave East Explains Why “Survival” Sums Up Everything In His Life & Career To This Moment

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Dave East is a survivor, and his new album Survival sums up his career & life up to this moment. He tells DJ Caesar that every album he’s released the title reflects an aspect of his life.

Throughout the past few years, Dave East has crossed over into the acting world, and had one of his biggest roles of his career happen in the past few months portraying Method Man in Wu-Tang: The American Saga which debuted on Hulu. They broke down how Dave was picked for the role, and what Method Man told him regarding playing that role.

 

To kick off the roll out of his album, East dropped a few records with some major features like Max B, Jacquees, and Nas.

Related: Dave East Reveals His Album Tracklist

They broke down each record, and gave some back story on how each came about. He still doesn’t know how Max B got his verse out, and why what Nas said on his verse was one of those “I made it” moments for him.

 

 

They also touch on the Las Vegas incident which was dropped – “shoutout his lawyer”, his relationship with Nipsey Hussle and how their relationship was beyond just music. It seems like his Wu-Tang role will have a Season 2, and he lets us know he does have some roles in the future, he just can’t reveal what at the moment.

Check out the full conversation between DJ Caesar and Dave East and let us know @BoomPhilly which songs you are feeling the most from Survival!

 

Meek Mill Wants To Build A “Super School” In Philadelphia

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Meek Mill continues to fight for systematic reform, and this time his focus is in the Philadelphia school system. On November 5th, Meek tweeted:

“Since they got like 30 abandoned schools in Philly…. Can we buy one and build a super school in our own neighborhood!” With over 16.1k likes on the single tweet, it seems plenty of people agree with Meeks idea.

Senator Vincent Hughes replied to his tweet, stating, “Let’s talk! @SenatorHughes would love to discuss ways to improve the Philadelphia school system.”

Chris O’Connell from Fox 29 also retweeted Meek’s tweet, “I’m hoping the stakeholders reach out and have this conversation with @MeekMill. Bold ideas get bold results. Think differently. #investinschool

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As he continues to fight for reform, along side (as he puts it) his billionaire friends, Meek has the power to not only finance an idea this bold, but also use education has a way to help the community and give children more opportunities to flourish.

The Philadelphia School District has also been plagued by major budget cuts over the last couple of years, and this has sparked debates and protests in the most severely affected areas. This continues to be a major issue in Philadelphia, and there needs to be BIG and BOLD ideas to start finding real solutions.

Meek Mill didn’t specifies on what a “super school” would consist of, but with his notoriety, connections, and a blue print from someone like LeBron James, this could be just the start of something huge.

 

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K Camp Explains What Really Happened With Prairie View A&M Homecoming

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K Camp stopped by The Afternoon Wave with DJ Caesar to promote his upcoming project KISS 5. On October 25th, K Camp tweeted that he will drop the project if he gets a verse from J. Cole. His fans went crazy tagging & tweeting at Cole, but with Cole recently saying he’s on a feature hiatus, K realizes it may be a tall task. He breaks down what record he wants Cole on, but assures us he has some other major features lined-up just incase Cole doesn’t come through.

Being K. Camp is from Atlanta, the conversation of Tyler Perry’s new studio came up. They discuss if he would ever like to do any acting, and what film would he want to create. Tyler Perry isn’t the only one building their own space, as K. Camp explains he just finished building his own studio in ATL.

While on the topic of new music, they had to talk about the new “Homecoming” freestyle over Da Baby’s”Intro” instrumental that Camp just dropped. If you weren’t familiar, K. Camp began trending quickly after some students from Prairie View A&M expressed their issues with him being named the homecoming performer. K Camp decided not to do the show, and leveraged the whole incident into a win for himself by trending on Twitter and increased streams in his music.

Watch the full interview with DJ Caesar and K Camp and be on the look out for KISS 5!

#WearPinkWednesdays For A Chance To Win A Luster Products Gift Pack!

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Join us by sharing a picture on social media any day, any time throughout the entire month and use the #ClassixPhilly and #WearPinkWednesdays! This will automatically enter you for a chance to win a LUSTER PRODUCTS PINK Gift Pack!

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Guap Looks To Expand His Fanbase During The Legendary Nights Tour | BoomPhilly.com Exclusive

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Guap is one of the new emerging artists coming out of the hotbed of hip-hop in Atlanta. Over the past few years, he’s been building a strong following in his own city, and now he’s hoping to expand that fanbase on the Legendary Nights Tour with Future & Meek Mill.

Before the show at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey, he joined DJ AyeBoogie at Boom 103.9 for an exclusive interview where he talks about tour life, the Atlanta music scene, and more!

Phillies Fire Manager Gabe Kapler

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The Phillies made major headlines this past off season with the signing of Bryce Harper. After 162 games and an 81-81 record, the Philadelphia Phillies have decided to fire manager Gabe Kapler, according to Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports.

The Phillies will begin to start the managerial process, and try to find someone who can finally help lead them back to the playoffs, something this city hasn’t had a RED OCTOBER since 2011. By the looks of things in upper management and their lack of prospects in the farm system, it may be a few more years till this actually happens.

How we miss the days of Jimmy Rollins & Ryan Howard. Let’s now move our sports focus to where it matters, the Eagles & Sixers!

Deeper Than Rap: SIR Explains How He Formed An Instant Bond With DJ Jazzy Jeff

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Sir of TDE stopped by The Afternoon Wave with DJ Caesar to break down his latest album Chasing Summer.

While in Philadelphia, he had to share some stories about DJ Jazzy Jeff and the impact he’s had own his own professional career. The way Sir describes Jazzy Jeff, Jill Scott, and Dre, it really goes to show the impact the Philadelphia music scene has on the world.

Make sure you go stream “Chasing Summer” now, which features Jill Scott, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, and more!

 

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Will Smith’s Bel-Air Athletics Collection Has Just Arrived For A Limited Time

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Will Smith just announced a limited edition collection that pays homage to The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. A unixex collection inspired by the 90’s sitcom called BEL-AIR ATHLETICS.

The collection includes the Reversible Academy Track Jacket with a bold paisley print, a heat-reactive tie-dye graphic tee, UV-reactive T-shirts that change from white to yellow when exposed to sunlight, and a selection of branded sweats, along with several accessories.

The collection is available now through Oct. 14th on his official website. Check out the official promo video from Will’s IG below! Which piece do you want most?!

 

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