John ‘Ecstary’ Fletcher of Legendary Hip-Hop Group Whodini dies at 56
Fletcher, along with Whodini, helped cultivate rap’s sound in the 80’s and was one of the leaders of New Jack Swing. By Charise Frazier(Source NewsOne):John Fletcher, the rapper better known as “Ecstasy” from the pioneering hip-hop group Whodini, has reportedly died. “One Love to Ecstasy of the Legendary #Whodini. This man was legendary and a pivotal member of one of the most legendary groups in hip hop. Whodini’s influence spanned decades and helped cultivate the visions of other hip-hop groups like A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes and The Roots.thewestsidegazette.com
'Honor the ancestors': Harris appeals directly to Black men
“I’m not going to tell anybody, including Black men, that they’re supposed to vote for us. We need to earn that vote,” Harris told a roundtable of Black men in one of several stops across Atlanta, the Democratic base of Georgia, an emerging battleground state. But Harris, the first Black woman on a major party’s national ticket, said Trump’s pitch is rooted in “spinning” and misrepresenting her record and the Democratic ticket’s proposals. “Joe Biden has the ability to say the words ‘Black Lives Matter,’ unlike that other fella,” Harris told a group of students from Atlanta’s historically Black college campuses. “Yes, I decided to go up the rough side of the mountain, as we say in church,” Harris told him, framing her career choice as a conscious decision to change a “flawed” system from within.