Chris Liverman is a writer from North Carolina currently majoring in English at Elizabeth City State University. Liverman has been featured on AVA Radio with Jacqueline Jax and American Pride Magazine in 2016.
Another celebrity has been added to the alleged rape list. Rapper, Nelly, was arrested Saturday morning around 4:37 am for allegedly raping a woman on his tour bus in Auburn, Washington. The woman called police and made the claim leading police to make an arrest early that morning.
Nelly is currently on tour with Florida Georgia Line and was scheduled to perform Saturday night in Ridgefield, Washington.
Nelly’s Attorney, Scott Rosenbellum, made a statement calling the allegations “Completely Fabricated”
Rosenbellum also released a statement via email concerning the allegations.
“Our initial investigation clearly establishes this allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness. I am confident, once this scurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges. Nelly is prepared to address and pursue all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation”
There is no word on what will happen with the tour moving forward.
Local brands Visionaire Minds, Opposite Society, The Cycle, and Alitassindivisuals are teaming up to dedicate the whole month of October to to production and creativity. The group is calling the big event, Droptober.
The group will host different pop up events in Elizabeth City combining all of their products.
It all kicks of October 12th at 110 N Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC!
We sat down with one of the reps from Droptober, you can check out the interview below:
How did “Droptober” come about?
Droptober came about through the collaboration of “The Drop Shop” as small brands trying our hand at the fashion industry it’s hard to get as far as we aspire to alone. When we come together we are much stronger and creative. We wanted to have pop up tours, taking our brands to different places to spread the word and grow our brands.
How many people do you plan to attract with this event?
Together with our faithful followers and ambitious mind set we hope to sell out and attract a lot of customers that have never seen our brands.
What events are listed to take place?
We are keeping it simple with the first few pop up and are going to sell and promote our brands and do a few raffles, in coming pop up shops we plan to do events like art shows, concert, and red carpet events. Together we can accomplish all of our goals so it’s only up from here.
Tell us about some of the locations?
One of the locations is on the campus of ECSU in front of the new student center. We plan to attract students just walking past, even if they don’t buy anything that day we will still make an impression that will leave them wanting more.
What’s your overall goal with “Droptober”? Do you see this continuing yearly?
Droptober is part of a string of pop up events that we will be hosting through out the year. As our pop adventures continue we do plan to get better and better and get a larger crowd with each event so hopefully you next year we will be back and better.
Where can people go to find out more information?
More information will be posted gradually, to stay posted follow all of the brands in collaboration and you won’t miss a beat
Opposite Society will be hosting various car meets and maybe even a concert throughout the month!
They are also set to drop a clothing line on October 14th!
Author, Wesley Clark, was recently added to the list of events and will be releasing his new book, It Happened, It Hurt, Now What? on October 27th at Skies Art Lounge at 6:30 pm!
A gunman in Las Vegas killed 58 people and injured hundreds of others at an outdoor concert festival Sunday night in what is now known as one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history.
At a press conference today, Sheriff Joe Lombardo released the name of the gunman to the public. The gunman, Stephen Paddock, entered the highest floor of a Las Vegas hotel and shot hundreds of innocent individuals attending the outdoor country concert. Stephen Paddock, age 64, was found dead in his hotel room, along with 10 other rifles.
According to the New York Times, The Islamic State tried to claim that Paddock was one of their soldiers but there was no evidence to support their claim. Later, the FBI confirmed that there was no connection between the shooting and any terrorist organization.
Police searched the residence of Paddock, who had no criminal history prior. Police evacuated the surrounding homes in case of explosives but ultimately found none. The Mesquite Police Department found that no one was in the house but one firearm along with ammunition was found.
President Trump issued a statement of solace to the families and the citizens of Las Vegas.
“Our unity cannot be shattered by evil. Our bonds cannot be broken by violence. And thought we feel such great anger at the senseless murder of our fellow citizens, it is our love that defines us today—and always will, forever,” said Trump
Our hearts our with the people of Las Vegas during this horrific time.
The current young generation of Elizabeth City is certainly eager to step out and make a name for themselves. Opposite Society is not shy when it comes down to voicing their sharp opinions and making a name for themselves.
The Suites had the chance to have a conversation with some of the members of the group to see what they are about.
1. What is Opposite Society? How did it start?
Opposite Society is a group of young individuals that want to live their life the way they want too. Everyone has their own type of craft and we explore every type.
Opposite Society started in 2015 with just 9 people. The 9 people are considered the heads of the group and are called the OGs because of everything they have created for our younger members.
2. Some people consider you to be a movement. Would you say the same and why?
People tend to call us a movement but we normally only agree with that statement half way. We love when people grab inspiration from us and go out do what they want to do because that’s what our message to society is. Do what you want to do, not what somebody else wants you do to. If people think of us as a movement then that’s a great start.
3. What’s an ordinary day like for Opposite Society?
An ordinary day for Opposite Society consist of trying to find something to do in our city that nobody else has done. We meet up, think of plan, then run through our city trying new things. Our objective every time we meet is what can we conquer today and that’s daily.
4. You do a lot on YouTube. What made you all want to go on YouTube?
YouTube is like TV for us in the Society. Pretty sure everyone in OS watches YouTube daily and more than actual TV because its just rich in knowledge and categories. We decided in 2015 to start doing YouTube but back then we were a gaming clan on XBOX so the type of videos we wanted to create was gaming commentary, voice overs, and trolls but when broke out of the stage of being home on XBOX all day, we started to go out and do crazy things, like ride on the top of moving cars, fighting, racing, exploring, and more. Then we just edited that and put it on YouTube.
5. You all seem like you have a lot of fun together. How is the bond between all of you?
The bond between us is crazy strong because we all basically grew up together during high school. We protected each other, ate together, and played school soccer together. The bond just kept getting strobe and stronger and is still is today. We all got our own problems but we know how keep each other up and move on.
6. In one of your videos, you diss the police a few times. Why do you feel like the police don’t deserve the respect that they demand?
We actually have a lot of respect for the police. We say “fuck 12” because of the system. You get caught up one time over anything, they can let you continue your life with freedom or put you in a box for how many years they can get you with. we have a lot of respect for the people risking their lives everyday but we have no respect for the system.
7. How do you all find fun things to do in such a small city?
Our city is extremely small so no there is almost nothing to do fun except using our heads to create a fun moment. We do what we can to have fun, illegally or legally. All the fun in our videos was either created by us or somehow we found something in the city that was fun already but we are going hard to rep our city and put it on the map.
8. Are you all trying to make Elizabeth City more publicly known? Do you feel like Elizabeth City is not as publicly known as it could be?
Our overall goal is teach kids to be themselves and build our city’s name up. I think Elizabeth City should host car meets, small concerts, and fashion shows. I think they should build a skate park for the people here that want to skate without getting kicked out a stores parking lot because of loitering.
9. What do you think it would take for Elizabeth City to become more interesting for the people that live here?
I think the culture of Elizabeth City would be more interesting if more people went out and did the stuff they’d like to do in life. There are so many unknown fashion brands, music creators, and designers. There are even more that no one knows about because people are scared to show their work to the public. I think if we all loved our work and collaborated, the whole city would wake up from its hibernation that its been in forever.
10. How involved are you in the community? How do you plan to use your movement to affect your city?
We involve ourselves with the underground movements rather than the city community only because we want to build with the underground culture and rise to the community slowly and together. We have very strong supporters from both types of communities which is great for us and we are thankful.
11. Where do you see Opposite Society in the future?
Opposite Society in the future will be more creative and homegrown. Strictly from this city and only this city. We will have the city on the map and we have the people here to rep the culture of the underground because we will all rise together one day and make an impact on someone that we haven’t yet.
12. Anyone you want to shout out or give special thanks to?
Shout out to VisionaireMinds and Funqswa!!!! Shout out to all our supporters reading this, we here because of you guys! 252 will be there one day, we got this.
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Over the past few months my soul has been enriched with these powerful words:
On the mountains I will bow my life to the one who set me there
In the valley I will lift my eyes to the one who sees me there
When I’m standing on the mountain, I didn’t get there on my own
When I’m walking through the valley, I know I am not alone
These words were written by Tauren Wells. Wells is a Contemporary Christian Artist who currently resides in Houston, TX. Fans may recognize Wells from the Christian Rock Band, Royal Tailor. This month, Tauren released his first album, Hills and Valleys, which you can get the regular album or the deluxe version featuring 5 extra tracks including two remixes.
One of my favorite songs on this album is “When We Pray”. It reminds us of the power of prayer and unity which often gets lost. I think sometimes the church forgets the power that God has given us when we come together and agree.
Of course, you know I love, “Hills and Valleys”. This song often comes up in my spirit reminding me that God is always with me, in the good times and the bad times. I encourage everyone to listen to the message that goes with the song that Wells preached not too long ago.
You can listen to the message below:
Wells does a few collaborations on the album with “All About You” feat. Hollyn, “Nothing But You” feat. Davies, and “Undefeated feat. KB.
He keeps his contemporary upbeat groove going with “Love Is Action”, “All My Love”, and “Never Gonna Let Me Go”.
He slows things down a bit with “Known” and encourages everyone with “God’s Not Done With You”.
On the deluxe version, Wells did his rendition of Earth, Wind, and Fire’s, “September” and gives us another great upbeat bop, “Supernatural”.
I encourage everyone to go and purchase this album. It has blessed me tremendously and I know it will bless you too!