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Sign1News interviews Deaf Hip Hop star at Deaf basketball camp (6.20.19)

Posted on 06/21/2019
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HEY HELLO EVERYBODY.

WELCOME TO SIGN1NEWS.

I’M A CRYSTAL COUSINEAU.

WE ARE HERE AT THE MIKE GLENN BASKETBALL CAMP. CHECKOUT THE GIRL’S 5 ON 5 SCRIMMAGE.

WE WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WHILE WE ARE HERE WATCHING THE BASKETBALL CAMP, WE WILL STILL BE DOING THE TOP NEWS STORIES OF THE DAY.

BUT FIRST I WANT TO GO BACK A LITTLE BIT AND SHARE WITH YOU THE HISTORY OF MIKE GLENN’S BASKETBALL CAMP AND WHY IT WAS ESTABLISHED.

WHEN MIKE WAS A HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN HE GREW UP AROUND THE DEAF CULTURE BECAUSE HIS DAD WORKED AT THE GEORGIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF.

WHEN HE WENT TO HIS FIRST BASKETBALL CAMP, HE ASSUMED HIS DEAF FRIENDS WOULD BE THERE AS WELL BUT THEY WEREN’T THERE.

HE REMEMBERED THAT EXPERIENCE AND YEARS LATER DECIDED THAT HE WOULD SET UP THE DEAF BASKETBALL CAMP.

AND HERE ARE YOUR TOP STORIES FOR TODAY.

PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED TODAY THAT "IRAN MADE A VERY BIG MISTAKE!"

THAT TWEET WAS IN RESPONSE TO IRAN SHOOTING DOWN A US DRONE NEAR THE PERSIAN GULF.

IRAN'S ACTIONS CAUSED THE VOLATILE SITUATION IN THE REGION TO DETERIORATE FURTHER.

TRUMP HAS ALREADY TIGHTENED SANCTIONS ON IRAN AFTER WITHDRAWING FROM THE OBAMA-ERA NUCLEAR DEAL LAST YEAR.

AN OFFICIAL SAYS IT'S NOT CLEAR YET WHETHER THE SHOOTING OF THE US DRONE WOULD CAUSE THE FURTHER TENSIONS AND TRUMP DID NOT CLARIFY WHAT HE MEANT BY HIS TWEET.

ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS, A MAN NAMED EDWARD TERRY WAS ARRESTED AFTER THREATENING TO "KILL EVERY GAY PERSON I CAN" AT PRIDEFEST IN ST. LOUIS.

AUTHORITIES SAY HE SENT AN EMAIL TO ONE OF THE PARADE PLANNERS SAYING HE WOULD "COME TO PRIDEFEST WITH MY GUNS TO KILL EVERY GAY PERSON I CAN BEFORE I KILL MYSELF."

THE PARADE ORGANIZER CONTACTED THE FBI AND AUTHORITIES TRACKED THE EMAIL BACK TO TERRY THROUGH HIS CELLPHONE.

THE PRIDEFEST IS SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 29 AND 30.

TERRY'S BAIL HAS BEEN SET AT $20,000.

POLICE IN LAKEWOOD, COLORADO SAY SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE INJURED AFTER A BRAWL BETWEEN PARENTS AND COACHES BROKE OUT AT A YOUTH BASEBALL GAME.

IT WAS A GAME INVOLVING 7-YEAR-OLDS.

VIDEO SHOWS PARENTS STORMING TO THE FIELD, BATTLING ONE ANOTHER, AND THROWING PUNCHES. THE YOUNG PLAYERS STOOD BY, WATCHING THE WHOLE THING.

POLICE ARE NOW INVESTIGATING WHAT STARTED THE FIGHT AND THEY ARE ASKING WITNESSES TO COME FORWARD.

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM AND TWITTER PAGES FOR VIDEO FOOTAGE OF THE FIGHT.

GUESS WHO I SAW HERE TODAY?!

MATT MAXEY.

HEY WHAT’S UP?

HOW ARE YOU?

I’M GOOD. HOW ARE YOU?

GOOD.

IT FEELS A LITTLE HOT AND HUMID IN HERE.

IT FEELS LIKE “WELCOME TO HOTLANTA.”

SO WHY ARE YOU HERE?

THIS IS MY FIRST TIME VISITING MIKE GLENN’S BASKETBALL CAMP. FOR MANY YEARS I HAD HEARD ABOUT IT AND I MET A LOT OF DIFFERENT BASKETBALL PLAYERS FROM DEAF CLUBS.

ALL OF THEM HAVE BEEN SAYING POSITIVE THINGS ABOUT MIKE GLENN’S DEAF BASKETBALL CAMP.

SO FINALLY I’M HOME IN ATLANTA FOR THE SUMMER.

SO WHY NOT COME HERE AND SEE WHAT’S UP?

SO WOW! NOW I UNDERSTAND WHY ALL THESE YEARS EVERYBODY LOVES THIS CAMP.

I WANTED TO SEE IT FOR MYSELF.

NOW I GET IT.

SO YOU’RE AN ASL MUSIC ARTIST RIGHT?

OH MAN! YOU WERE LUCKY.

I’VE BEEN DOING MANY DIFFERENT JOBS.

I NEVER LIMIT MYSELF TO ONE THING.

SINGER. RAPPER. DEAF INTERPRETER. PERFORMER. PUBLIC SPEAKER. OR ACTIVIST.

I’M IN MANY DIFFERENT LANES.

ARE YOU PLANNING ANY PERFORMANCES NOW?

OH NOW? NO.

I CAME HERE MYSELF TO LOOK AROUND SEE OLD FACES. I KNOW HIM. I KNOW OTHER PEOPLE.

MEETING PEOPLE. CATCHING UP.

TOMORROW I MIGHT BE PERFORMING.

HERE AT MIKE GLENN’S CAMP?

IT’S A SURPRISE.

THANK YOU. IT’S NICE TO MEET YOU.

AND THAT’S SIGN1NEWS!


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