Jamila Woods, Chance The Rapper Help CHI Students Challenge Grim Depictions Of Their City With “LSD”

first_imgChicago native musicians Jamila Woods and Chance The Rapper have released a new music video and a “making of” mini-documentary for Woods’ dreamy track “LSD” from her recently re-released debut LP, HEAVN. The song’s official music video seeks to flip the script on the current prevailing narrative of Chicago, a narrative that predominantly paints the city as a dangerous wasteland of guns, drugs, and gang violence.Chance The Rapper Debuts Original Poem, Covers Stevie Wonder In NPR Tiny Desk Concert [Watch]While Chicago does, without a doubt, suffer from the ills for which it’s become known, the two Windy City-native artists seek to illustrate that those struggles don’t fully negate the innocence and beauty that exists within the fray. The “LSD” music video highlights the layers in Chicago’s identity with scenes of children, families, and loving, vibrant communities. “LSD” is an homage to Lake Shore Drive, the scenic waterside thoroughfare that runs through the city. In addition, as Woods explains, the song is a sort of nod to “tripping off the happiness of being in Chicago in the summer with our family and friends.” You can watch the official video for “LSD” by Jamila Woods featuring Chance The Rapper below: As NPR comments, “LSD” “distills summertime into backyard barbecues and colorful, reflective moods.” An equally immense amount of love and care went into the making of the video, which was directed in collaboration with students of Chicago Public Schools, for whom Chance has done so much over the last year.Chance The Rapper Makes A $1 Million Donation To Chicago Public SchoolsAn accompanying making-of-the-video documentary details how students from the same school system to which Chance donated $1 million earlier this year submitted their own “treatments” and worked alongside VAM Studio filmmakers to “portray a Chicago of their own telling, that speaks to the good and not the bad aspects of their community. The resulting contrast, full of plastic-cup parties, walks by the beach, dreamy selfies and selfless neighbors (with Chance manning the grill) illustrates what happens when marginalized communities get to shape their own story.” You can hear the stories of Woods and all the students involved in making the video in the making-of documentary for Jamila Woods and Chance The Rapper’s “LSD” below:[h/t – NPR]last_img read more

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Tiger Woods’ tee times: British Open pairings for Round 1, how to watch 2019 coverage

first_imgWoods has three career British Open victories (2000, 2005, 2006), the first two of which came at St. Andrews. His 13 years without a Claret Jug is Woods’ longest drought without a win at any of the four majors.MORE: Watch the British Open live on fuboTV (7-day free trial)Despite fewer British Open wins than a couple of other majors, he has 10 top-10 finishes, his second-highest total of the four major tournaments. His 5-under par last year marked the start of an impressive resurgence that also involved a second-place finish at the PGA Championship and wins at The Tour Championship and of course the Masters. Woods has finished in the top 10 two other times since his 2006 victory and has only missed the cut twice since playing in his first British Open in 1995. It has been a bit of a struggle for Woods in his two majors since the triumph at Augusta. He missed the cut at the PGA Championship and finished in a tie for 21st at the U.S. Open. If he comes out on top at Royal Portrush, it will be the first time that he has won multiple majors in the same year since 2006.With the tournament taking place in Great Britain, the time difference makes watching the tournament a bit more challenging than the typical major, but for those dedicated fans who don’t want to miss any of Woods’ shots, broadcast and live stream information is below. You can also follow our “Tiger Tracker” and live leaderboard for updates of every hole throughout the tournament. TIGER TRACKER: Follow Tiger Woods’ Round 1 at the British OpenTiger Woods’ British Open tee timesTiger Woods will tee off at 10:10 a.m. ET for Thursday’s Round 1 paired with Patrick Reed and Matt Wallace. RoundTimePairing110:10 a.m. ETPatrick Reed, Matt Wallace25:09 a.m. ETPatrick Reed, Matt Wallace3TBD For the first time in about a month, Tiger Woods will be playing in a PGA Tour event. After finishing the U.S. Open with a strong round Sunday, Woods resumes his PGA Tour tournament slate with the British Open, the final major of the year. Open Championship 2019 TV scheduleTV channels: NBC, Golf ChannelLeaderboard: Follow SN’s live trackerLike most tournaments, Golf Channel will exclusively broadcast the tournament in the United States during the first two days, providing over 14 hours of coverage on both Thursday and Friday. It will also have the beginning of Saturday and Saturday, with the tournament wrapping up on NBC for both days. Dan Hicks and Paul Azinger will make up the primary broadcast team on NBC, while Mike Tirico, Terry Gannon and Nick Faldo will also provide coverage.DateTimeTV ChannelThursday, July 181:30 a.m.-4 p.m. ETGolf Channel/fuboTVFriday, July 191:30 a.m.-4 p.m. ETGolf Channel/fuboTVSaturday, July 204:30-7 a.m. ETGolf Channel/fuboTVSaturday, July 207 a.m.-2:30 p.m. ETNBC/fuboTVSunday, July 214:30-7 a.m. ETGolf Channel/fuboTVSunday, July 217 a.m.-2 p.m. ETNBC/fuboTVBritish Open live streamLive stream: NBC Sports | Golf Channel | fuboTVThere are multiple ways to live stream the British Open. Both NBC Sports and the Golf Channel provide a free stream during the tournament. You can also stream all four rounds by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial. 4TBDlast_img read more

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Klopp says City showdown won’t influence Liverpool’s title bid

first_imgJurgen Klopp. PHOTO via @LivEchoLFCEdinburgh, United Kingdom | AFP | Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool’s Community Shield clash with Manchester City on Sunday will have no bearing on their battle for the Premier League title.The two sides will renew the rivalry that saw them take the title race to a tense final day last season.City eventually claimed their second successive Premier League crown by a single point as Liverpool’s bid for a first title since 1990 reached a painful conclusion.Klopp’s men made amends for that angst just weeks later as they beat Tottenham in the Champions League final and the Reds are expected to fight it out with City for the major honours again in the coming campaign.A win against Pep Guardiola’s team at Wembley would be a welcome psychological boost for Liverpool.But, having seen his pre-season plans disrupted by the absence of key players such as Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and keeper Alisson due to the Copa America and African Cup of Nations, Klopp isn’t putting too much stock in the result of the curtain-raiser to the English top-fight season.“For me, it has nothing to do with the rest of the season,” Klopp told reporters.“It’s a game and, even if we only have eight players available, I would like to try to win it.“If we win it, good. Will it have an influence on the season? I don’t think so.“If we lose it, not good. Will it have an influence on the season? No, again, I don’t think so.“We have to prove ourselves during the season, not in one game. If I have to say this would be the statement for the season, I would be really mad.”Klopp admitted he was surprised the Community Shield isn’t taken more seriously in England as he prepares to take part in the match for the first time.“It’s a final. This is the first time that I realised nobody sees it like that to be honest. A ‘curtain-raiser’ is unbelievable,” he said. “We think constantly about the game and how we can prepare for it and then everyone thinks, ‘Oh, do they really play?’“That’s not too cool, but it’s how it is. I don’t know exactly why people play this competition if it means nothing. Why don’t we cancel it then?“In Germany I won it five times, but nobody mentions it. We played every year. The Super Cup, you win it, nobody cares, you lose it and some care.”– ‘Most difficult game’ –Klopp said he would not take risks with his line-up against City, especially with players just returning to training ahead of Wednesday’s friendly against Lyon in Geneva.Mane will remain absent until next week after playing for Senegal in the African Cup of Nations final.But with his side having suffered a 3-0 defeat against Napoli in Scotland on Sunday — a third pre-season loss in four games — Klopp hopes Liverpool avoid another blow to their confidence if they are similarly below par against City.“We saw last year that City is the most difficult game to play during the season,” Klopp added.“We didn’t defend counter-attacks well against Napoli. We lost the ball in the wrong moments and didn’t protect it, and if that happens against City, you don’t have a chance.“You have to be ready. It’s a good test of the things that are there. We have to defend in a good way because if you don’t defend well against City we can get a proper knock.“I don’t think we can expect to play our best game of the season on Sunday.“That’s how it is with pre-season. But it’s about winning a football game. Hopefully we’ll find a way to do that.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Clairton’s Desimon Green lights up Chartiers-Houston, 48-0

first_imgIn a rare battle of undefeated teams, Chartiers-Houston at Clairton, the Bears (4-0) stomped the Buccaneers (3-1) as badly as everyone else they’ve faced this season, winning 48-0 in front of a sold out Neil C. Brown Stadium last Friday night. While storms rolled through the region causing many to be without power; Clairton’s high-powered offense electrified the home crowd. When you talk about football talent in the WPIAL, the first name in the conversation has to be Desimon Green. At 6-5 and 230 pounds, Green often looks like a man among boys. He draws comparison to the Tennessee Titans Vince Young and Ohio State’s Heisman trophy candidate, Terrelle Pryor. Green completed 5 of 9 passes for 131 yards and three touchdowns. He carried the ball only five times for 60 yards.Clairton took the opening kickoff and marched down the field. Brandon Small, who rushed for 68 yards and two touchdowns, opened the scoring with a 6-yard run. The biggest sleeper in the WPIAL this year may be Josh Page. Page caught touchdown passes of 32 and 22 yards.Chartiers-Houston was the epitome of sloppiness Friday night, gaining more penalties yards than total offensive yards.Clairton, the WPIAL and PIAA No. 1 Class A team, has forced the mercy rule in all four games. Under the rule, the clock runs continuously in the second half when a team gets ahead by 35 points or more. Clairton has outscored its opponents, 204-12 and they are averaging over 50 points a game.Clairton owns the state’s longest winning streak at 19 games and may be the best team in the state and one of the top teams in the country. The Bears, a traditional WPIAL football powerhouse, won WPIAL titles in 2006, 2008 and 2009. They have played in two consecutive PIAA championship games, and claimed the state gold last season.Defensive coordinator Wayne “Rinky” Wade saw his unit produce another shutout. Clairton has now produced a shutout in 18 of its past 36 games. It could be argued that no WPIAL or City League team has ever looked as dominant defensively as this group of Grizzly Bears. Is Clairton just too good for Class A competition?“No, Rochester is better than Clairton,” said Char­tiers-Houston coach Terry Fetsko. “Clairton showed poor sportsmanship. We didn’t have our best night. We have a good running tandem with Joey Joscsak and Garrett Vulcano. I would like to get another crack at them on a neutral site.”Many experts feel that Clairton is the class of the WPIAL. Better than Woodland Hills, North Alle­gheny, Hopewell and Ali­quippa. Westinghouse and General Braddock dominated the 1950s and ’60s. Penn Hills dominated the 1970s. Aliquippa in the 1980s and the new millennium seems to belong to Clairton.“I have never seen this much speed and talent on a high school team,” said athletic trainer Tammy Ridgley. “We have Trenton Coles, the fastest player in the state, Brandon Small, Josh Page, Bishop Neal, Karvonn “Mud Puppy” Coles, Deon Ellis, Brian Boyd and Pitt recruit Desimon Green.” Maybe it is time to mention Green in the same breath as Tony Dorsett, Dan Marino, Dwight Collins, Lavar Arrington, Bill Fralic, Eugene Jarvis, Justin King, Darrelle Revis and Pryor.Good fortune has been with Clairton as late coach Demonje Rosser looks over the team. Rosser was shot and killed March 26, 2009 and the crime remains unsolved. His spirit is still with the players and community. Many people, including most of the Clairton players, believe that the only way the Bears will lose this season will be if the team beats itself. MAN AMONG BOYS—Clairton quarterback Desimon Green threw four touchdown passes in the Bears 48-0 win over Chartiers-Houston. (Photo by William McBride) last_img read more

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Two Wines from Westport Winery Selected for US Capitol Christmas Tree…

first_imgSubmitted by Westport WineryWestport Winery is pleased to announce that two of its wines will be featured at the US Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting celebration in Washington, DC in December.According to winey co-owner Kim Roberts, “We were contacted through the Washington State Wine Commission about this opportunity. As one of our state’s thirteen commissioners I was incredibly honored to submit our wines for selection through an agency in Sonoma.”Blain Roberts said, “Since the Capitol tree is coming from Washington State they felt it would be most appropriate to serve Washington wine. It was tough for us to choose from among our 33 wines but because of the celebratory nature of this event we chose two of our sparkling wines.”Rapture of the Deep, a sparkling cranberry, and Going Coastal, a sparkling Gewurztraminer, were chosen for pouring at the ceremony. “These are our most decorated wines, each having earned numerous double gold medals and a platinum medal,” according to Dana Roberts, the Director of Winemaking.The Roberts family was invited to join the festivities in Washington, DC, on November 25, but due to winemaking and event commitments at their farm, Vineyards By-the-Sea, located outside of Aberdeen, Washington, they are unsure if they will attend the event. This is the westernmost vineyard in Washington State and located in a region of the state known as the Cranberry Coast.Westport Winery, the 2013 Best in the Northwest Destination Winery, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Westport and Aberdeen. For more information or dinner reservations call Westport Winery at 360-648-2224. Facebook95Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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