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thanks for bundling up in your prince george ballers bathrobe and joining us. over the next hour, we're going to throw you in the back of a '64 impala as i chauffeur ice cube to lunch where we talk about his long ride from founding member of the most dangerous group to big mainstream movie stars and keeping that compton cred intact along the way. >> do you ever feel like you had to leave a little piece of the nwa ice cube behind when you entered hollywood? >> not really. i just think that you mature. there's a natural polish that should happen with an artist that's here to stay. >> then the hipster new city, new people, new businesses, new rent. what happens to the old ones. our resident hipster looks into it. >> so the money coming in, the people coming in, what does that do to everything that was already here?
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for generations. largely working class, largely puerto rican, they are getting pushed out. >> plus hoda kotb introduces us to the high school student who at age 11 left her home and now she has the ivy league hoping she picks them. but let's begin this morning with the latest on the investigation into prince's death. we learned late saturday he has been cremated. with results from friday's autopsy still pending, his publicist said a small group of family and friends held a private ceremony honoring the star. after the service and with prince's former fiancee, sheila e., along his side, graham spoke about his friend. >> he was a very spiritual man. but as a musician, he pushed us. he made us better. so we miss him deeply. >> prince's publicist an announcement about a musical celebration of his life will
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blake mccoy is outside prince's paisley park recording studio near indianapolis this morning. good morning, blake. still all these days later mourning, people approaching the home. i know some of the family came out yesterday. has the crowd gathered since he died a couple days ago? >> reporter: remarkably we're 72 hours now after the public was announced of prince's death. and we are seeing thousands of people at a time coming to this memorial and dropping off flowers. you can already see at this early hour people coming out this morning. they have been dropping off signs, signing things on the wall. you see a lot of purple balloons. even some paintings. it's been remarkable the outpouring of support we have seen here in minneapolis. >> what about the investigation into his death. we know there was an autopsy. the results are pending on that. any speculation? any people looking into it what
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night? >> we have seen a lot of reports online it may have been drug overdose. authorities are not addressing the rumors. we need to wait for the toxicology report. the autopsy itself has been completed. the body turned over to family and cremated. that autopsy took four hours. sometimes with you a top autopsies we get a preliminary autopsy 24 hours after. that's not happening in this case. the medical examiner says we're going to wait until we see the toxicology results before we release anything. it's going to come out in a final autopsy report. >> blake, thanks so much. prince got an amazing tribute on "saturday night" from the boss. bruce springsteen opening up his concert in brooklyn with "purple rain." purple rain purple rain purple rain, purple rain >> that one will give you
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watch the whole thing on youtube later today. just incredible. to presidential politics, we're two days away from the presidential primaries in five states. the results expected to help hillary clinton and donald trump rack up more delegates after both had big wins in the state of new york. all the candidates on the trail saturday. the trump campaign spent the week explaining how trump can win a majority of the delegates before the convention. the candidate saying he can shift between rabble rousing and being presidential. >> being presidential is easy. much easier than what i have to do. here i have to rant and rave and keep you people going otherwise you'll fall asleep on me. >> trump keeps saying things like i didn't really mean it. it was all part of my reality tv show. running for president will be on your screen. you know what, if we buy that,
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>> halle jackson is on the rocky steps for us in philadelphia ahead of the pennsylvania primary on tuesday. great spot there for you. let's talk about both of these races. you have two candidates in hillary clinton and donald trump who expect and could perhaps sweep all five states on tuesday. if that happens, what does this race look like on wednesday morning? >> reporter: on wednesday morning it means for the republicans they're turning to indiana, which is shaping up to be a big battleground state. donald trump after a rally in connecticut got on the phone with nbc news to make sure we saw how enthusiastic his crowd was. he tells me he's feeling really good about indiana, even though that's the place where ted cruz will come after him and where the never trump movement plans to spend a lot of money to try to slow down his momentum as the race turns west. for the democrats, hillary clinton, if she does really well and sweeps, she could end up with 90% of the delegates she needs to clinch the nomination. bernie sanders hoping for a rocky moment to be the underdog. to try to come up and get a couple upsets to take her down,
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all the polls in the five northeastern states. >> as is is donald trump on the other side. halle jackson, thanks so much. to other news this morning, police in ohio still searching for the killer or killers of eight members of the same family. the victims shot execution style at four different crime scenes. 30 people have been questioned as part of murder investigation. so far, though, no arrests. coast guard officials say a boat belonging to two missing teens has been discovered nearly eight months after the boys disappeared. it was found 100 miles or so off the coast of bermuda. the 14-year-old friends went on a fishing trip in july. they were never heard from or seen again. an iphone and tackle box were found on that boat. a big moment in air travel oversight. the solar impulse plane landing in san francisco after running for three days on no fuel, only on the power of the sun. the pilot did a fly-by over the golden gate bridge during the afternoon. it took off from hawaii on thursday making the trip over the pacific into san francisco. the starters pistol went off
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a few hours ago and a british astronaut is taking a unique route for the trip. tim peak is running the marathon right now on a treadmill in space. with no gravity he has to be held down with bungee cords. good luck, my man. let's sift through the news of the week. trump, tubman on the 20 and the return of "game of thrones." he's written about prince, kobe and hillary. that's steph curry range. >> i appreciate that. >> amy holmes is a political analyst and also the biggest thing to come out of seattle since sir mix-a-lot. >> thank you. >> i believe it to be true. and jacob is covering the presidential campaign for msnbc, where he ambushes unsuspecting americans waiting in line to vote.
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a light sweater. >> it will all fall out soon. everybody fear not. >> all right, guys. so grateful that you're all here on a sunday morning. we have a lot to talk about. can we start with lemonade? the beyonce thing on hbo last night. >> sure. >> after i went to sleep. >> my voice is hoarse from reading tweets. >> she broke twitter? is that what we here? >> she released her album last night and accompanied by a one-hour long hbo video that tells her story of her relationship with jay-z and what's been happening lately. it was a big, fancy deal. >> when you wake up this morning, it's like it's been out for three weeks with how much stuff is on twitter. >> let's talk about prince. you wrote about him for new york magazine. i want to read an excerpt. prince stripped us down to our core. he was unmatched when it came to expressing vulnerability and it wasn't always comfortable. prince's way of being prince was often met with confusion and occasionally wasn't accepted.
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necessary. how do you put into words beyond the great ones you have written there, the reaction to prince's death, the inspiration to the range of artists from springsteen to timberlake to lil' wayne? it was like he was a god among musicians. >> i think he -- while he might to the have been -- in terms of sheer number of fans, might to the have been as big as michael jackson, he seemed to be a lot of people's number one guy. he was the person that kind of gave people -- made people feel comfortable to take it a little further. other individuals, other artists, everyone was like if prince cannot only do that and get away with it, maybe be cooler than everyone else, i saw a lot of that in the reactions. >> michael jackson's comparison. imagine if michael jackson could play the guitar like jimmy hendrix, then would have prince
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sexuality and gender and music je genres. >> and race. >> and race. but at the core, he was a phenomenal musician. he played all the instruments. >> he was extraordinary. he didn't just capture the zeitgeist and reflect our adolescence, but he also inspired all these musicians and they inspired him. he was obsessed with joni mitchell, which is interesting for us to have in terms of the cultural conversation that culture and art shouldn't mix. there should be borrowing, even co-opting. prince being covered by springsteen, that's incredible. when i watched that i felt that was my adolescence up there. i thanked him. >> to me, i have never been accused of being particularly musically inclined, but when you look at a guy like prince, this is one of these individuals that everybody knows. you know him for whatever reason. it might be the music. the man had his own color, purple. how many people have their own
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it's an extraordinary thing. on "morning joe," joe and mika teased me because i wear these fingerless gloves, while it's freezing outside, but those are prince. he owns everything. he owns so much about what we know and love about our culture. >> so prince was the one thing who could blot out the sun that is donald trump and presidential politics this week. donald trump's campaign is making the case now that he is a lot like ronald reagan in 1980, which is to say he's mocked and underestimated, but he's going to win the general election and become a great president. do you buy that argument? >> he was supposed to be presidential, blink and you missed it because he's saying i don't have to do that. i need to rant and rave to keep you people awake. comparisons to ronald reagan are silly. reagan was governor of california, he had a well-developed, deeply-developed political outlook, including fighting the soviet communist threat to the world frankly. donald trump is twitter and sound bytes and doesn't get much
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>> it is funny, on tuesday night when he was giving his victory speech he called ted cruz senator cruz and a lot of people including some of us on tv said maybe he's making the turn here. literally an hour later, he was lying ted. he was right back at it. he's trying to walk this line. >> i think he's also proving that it's very road line and he can do cartwheels on the line. run away as fast as he wants from the line, but it's amaze to kind of watch him and make people believe it's all over, and then four minutes later he goes back and proves to you that he's still playing this crazy game and still somehow winning. >> i did start to feel this week not acceptance but resignation inside the republican party that he could get to the delegates. he could get to 1237 and may well be the nominee. >> the strategy, now he's going after the unbound delegates in pennsylvania that could put him over the limit.
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between him and reagan, larger than rife persona, movie star, reality star, if they both could come out of a contested convention. donald trump hopes that he doesn't have the same phase. >> another big piece of news. harriet tubman is going on the $20 bill. it was supposed to be 2030. they are trying to get her on in 2020, four years from now. to me, this was a great choice, but also a great time for americans to go back and read about harriet tubman and the life she lived. we know the broad strokes of the underground railroad, but, my gosh, she was a spy in the union army. she was -- the risks she took to her own life to get people to freedom were incredible. >> i was giddy when i heard the news. it was great. it's still just $20. i don't get $25. but i thought not only is this a great moment to move past the four bullet points that you get
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in black history month, those figures, but also the idea of seeing a black woman on money is -- i think it's just incredible. even before black man. that's in terms of a symbol. i know there's a lot of conversations, but capitalism and blah, blah, blah, but take a step back from that, and there's a world in which we could be like this is cool and probably a good thing. what did it mean to you? >> i thought it was extraordinary. >> harriet tubman was a great hero of mine. we read about her in elementary school and now get to read even more. to have a conversation that our national symbols that it is a discussion and we're a democracy and we can change them. donald trump had to weigh in and said she should be put on the $2 bill to replace thomas jefferson. >> trump said he wanted a new denomination of money. he said we should have a new $2 bill which we do.
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his face on every bill. >> i have to ask before we go to break. did you see the picture of prince george in the hugh hefner robe. this guy is unbelievable. >> you want to eat him up. >> the president of the united states and the first lady come to tuck you into bed. that's pretty cool. then to roll up in a robe like that. something about that kid. >> puppies and babies. >> that's it. especially royal babies. all right, guys, stick with me here. straight ahead, we have the highs and lows of the week, including the ball boy who threw a wwe caliber flying headbutt into a wall during a professional tennis tournament and some a-plus russian military pr i'opaganda. walking through a mine field. wait until the big finish the "sunday today" is back after a short break and your local weather. thank you, good morning. i'm erica grow, just a wonderful afternoon, very seasonable for this time of year. high of 65, tons of sunshine.
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in the afternoon through the early evening. nothing that will bring us rain. clouds continue to drift through tonight, low of 49, isn't as chilly as last night. here's the seven-day forecast. up to 74 on monday with an increase in cloud cover. rain arriving at night, rain staying with us on tuesday with a high of 67 degrees. (vo) if you have type 2 diabetes, you may know what it's like to deal with high... and low blood sugar. januvia (sitagliptin) is a once-daily pill that, along with diet and exercise, helps lower blood sugar. januvia works when your blood sugar is high and works less when your blood sugar is low, because it works by enhancing your body's own ability to lower blood sugar. plus januvia, by itself, is not likely to cause weight gain or low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). januvia should not be used in patients with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. tell your doctor if you have a history of pancreatitis. serious side effects can happen, including pancreatitis which may be severe and lead to death. stop taking januvia and call
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the panel still the panel still with me as we run through the highs and the lows of the week. our first high goes to local reporter in the middle of the houston floods. he and his cameramen getting ready to do a live shot when they see a man drive deep into the water and get into somestruggling to get out of his car. what does he do? instructs the man to swim and then he wades in himself rescuing the man bringing him to safety as the car disappears behind him. saved a life. nicely done. take the rest of the weekend
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our first love from the kind dom of saudi arabia where king solomon couldn't be bothered to greet the leader of the free world at the airport. president obama landing there. king out getting a jamba juice. white house officials claim the president wasn't offended. on the high side, how about the ball boy at the barcelona open this week. there it is. >> that poor dear. >> so the serve is interrupted by the kid slipping in the clay and doing a face-plant into the wall. give him credit, hopping back up as if nothing happened. the ball boy maintaining the professionalism despite a devastating closed head wound. >> bravo. >> we were happy this week for queen elizabeth. it was her 90th birthday. we st. her an edible arrangement and everything, but we're going
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family photo of the queen and her young descendents. make yourself useful, hold granny's bag. >> i am sure that was a proud moment. >> i hope so. >> if the purse is like most grandma purses, it contains hard candies, a half pack of virginia slims and four pounds of spare change. change. >> let's go back up high for a collective sigh of relief. a research team at the university of cambridge reported that the timing of losing one's virginia is dictated in part by genetics. according to findings, dna is responsible for 25% of when you reach that milestone. what's 25% of 35. 25% is still plenty for me to blame my genes and not the fact that i looked like in my teen
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of "16 candles." >> which one were you? >> i was about 6'4", 150 back then. our final low comes from the russian military or is it really an amazing high? check this out. russia's deputy prime minister posted a video to facebook produced by michael bay showing off a new bomb-proof suit. explosions, slow motion, a shadowy figure striding through the frame. then the helmet comes off and we get the classic super model hair flip. say what you will, but this man really does propaganda well. >> that was better than everything in "batman." >> this is a long way to get to a topless picture of putin in the show. guys, thank you so much for being here. we appreciate you waking up early on a sunday. jacob, we'll talk to you in a few minutes about our changing cities. coming up next, it's you, me and cube. we're going to lunch with a man who shook up american music, scaring your parents and the fbi in the process.
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good morning. 26 minutes after 9:00, as we look live at the gwb on a bright, cool sunday morning. the 24th of april. i'm pat battle. we have new video from a scene of a six-story apartment fire in soho. firefighters were busy knocking down the flames at 59 thomson street. who firefighters were hurt but not seriously. one resident was burned but didn't need to go to the hospital. that fire is out now. a case of road rage may have led to a stabbing on the upper east side. "today in new york's" lori bordonaro has the latest. >> reporter: the injured driver was trying to get to the hospital but crashed on east 76th street hitting several cars including this white mercedes. police say the 45-year-old
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driver during an apparent road rage incident. it's not clear what led up to the confrontation, but it appears the two drivers got out of their cars about 11:00 last night, they argued, then one driver stabbed the other driver in the chest before driving off. the victim tried to drive to the hospital but crashed here on east 76th street. he's in stable condition at the hospital. police are still searching for that driver who stabbed him. they say he had dreadlocks and was driving a blue ford with rhode island plates. investigators looking for a man, did they say tried to rain a woman on the lower east side this is surveillance video from inside an elevator. they say he followed the woman inside, when when he reached her floor, he began groping her and pushed her to a wall. when a man answered the door, he took off. partly sunny today. high of 65. chilly tonight, the low down to 49. the rest of the work week a
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music. ice cube played by his son was a founding member. their ferocious and violent lyrics were banned by some radio stations. one drew a warning from the fbi. after leaving nwa, ice cube went solo. then he started acting, before long he was a mainstream star. with his latest film "barbershop: the next cut" i took ice cube to lunch in one of the impalas he helped make famous. >> how did you do it? >> make me feel right at home. >> you mind if i take you to lunch? >> let's do it. >> what's that like, cube? every day of your life. >> it's been a dream of a career. never thought in my wildest dreams that we would get this far. especially with the kind of music we started off with. >> if i had a chance to write
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when i was young, i would have shortchanged myself. i definitely didn't see this much variety. >> you know cube? >> how you doing? >> thank you for everything. >> you gave me inspiration and everything. >> no problem, man. >> as dreams come true goes, this is a good one. eating with ice cube. just went into the rock and roll hall of fame. >> yeah. >> i thought that was a big moment on so many levels. mostly because it was an acknowledgment of how powerful your music and how powerful hip hop is on the same night steve miler going into the hall of fame. so is ice cube. is that a big deal for you guys? >> yeah, without a doubt. we never thought we'd be anywhere near here. to be so hated and despised when we first came out by so many people, to get that recognition from the
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rap wasn't even music when we first started. being the fifth rap group to go in, the first west coast rap group to go in, it's just an honor on a thousand different levels. >> it's funny when you say when you were starting out that so many people didn't like you. at what point did that change? >> i think when other video got banned on mtv. straight outta compton was banned. that just made this group that was making all this noise out of l.a. become a nationwide story. i think that's kind of where things started to open up, when people said no matter if you like the music or not, we have to take this movement seriously. >> what was it like being in the middle of the storm to be nwa at that time and having it blow up so big? >> it was a trip because it was fun. we were living our dream.
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time because we are going from being just local guys to these kind of ambassadors for free speech and we light this up, like it or not. we're not going to change for anybody. >> was there ever a point where you thought maybe we have gone too far and not going to be accepted? >> i didn't feel that point that we had pushed it too far because we were trying to figure out where the boundaries were. after i left nwa, it felt like some of the records i wasn't there that they went a little too far. >> oh really? >> yeah. >> was that a tough call to walk away from nwa at that time? >> it was tough to come up with that as a solution. once i made the decision, nothing more powerful than a made up mind. i knew i was going to give it my best shot, but i was okay with going back to my old life if i had to.
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music. then movies come along. >> either they don't know, don't show. i don't care about what's going on in the hood. >> was that the first time you said to yourself, oh, i can do this? i can be good at this too? >> yeah, before then i had no aspirations at all to act. i was just trying to be the best rapper in the world. to have people like larry fishburn, have him and cuba gooding jr. and those guys like take me under their wing, help me out. they made me feel like i was an actor even though i was so new. >> do you ever feel like you had to leave a little piece of the nwa ice cube behind when you entered the world of hollywood? >> i'm so tired of this mess.
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nothing. >> not really. i just think as you mature, there's a natural polish that should happen with an artist that's here to stay. >> can you believe how much the game has changed? >> it's hard to believe. i wish some of these emcees that's doing it now, i wish they had a chance to be around late '80s, early '90s, during the golden era of hip hop. >> favorite ice cube song? >> "it was a good day." >> i think a lot of people would pick that one too. favorite nwa song? >> "f the police." >> the best description of what nwa was all about, put that in the time capsule and open it up 50 years from now.
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this is something you can scream at the top of your lungs and ultimately it doesn't hurt anybody. it maybe hurt a couple feelings, but that's it. >> do your kids ever listen to your old records and come to you to ask about them? >> they've come to me. i'm glad they have. to me, it's great to be able to explain to them what i was thinking, thought process. i think more parents should see what the kids are into. even if it's a little raw. so they can have those conversations. >> when your records are playing out of my room, my mom had some questions. >> you had some conversations. >> we had some conversations about that, and i still kept the record. >> and look how you turned out. >> you raised me, cube. thank you. >> i got you. >> our thanks to our friends at street burg restaurant for
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ice cube has been married to his wife kim for 24 years. their anniversary is this week. they have five children together and rightly credits kim for much of his success. ice cube has a list of his favorite current artists. there are some surprises in there. head to today.com/sunday to check it out. and next sunday, the four buddies who started a billion dollar company, started as a business school project and blown up the eye wear industry. when tough neighborhoods turn trendy as 20 somethings flock to american cities, they are bringing more than yoga and artisinal cheese. ...sorry about that. think about it there must be higher love down in the heart and in the stars above hi ted, glad you could join us, re going to like these numbers.
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gentrification in american cities has doubled since 2000 as compared to the 1990s. so why is it happening now and what are the impacts? jacob soboroff looks into it. >> just ordered this hip looking coffee and salad in echo park, los angeles. we're not too far away from where i live and this neighborhood like so many others are undergoing a radical transformation. basically from a poor community into one of the trendiest places in the united states, this is happening, thanks in no small part to young people moving in, like your trustee correspondent. this type of change is revitalization or gentrification depending on who you're talking to. it's happening all over america. des moines and pittsburgh were blue collar towns when industrial jobs dried up. now they are hipster havens complete with organic markets and artisanal coffee shops. but it comes at a cost. residents of williamsburg, virginia found their average rent skyrocket more than 75% over a 12-year period. why are so many young people coming here brooklyn to live? >> the same reason people have always moved to cities.
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more than that, th ee investment. >> what does that do to everything that was here? >> there's a lively neighborhood that's existed for generations. largely working class. largely puerto rican, and i think they are getting pushed out. >> cities like detroit and oakland have seen long standing residents see their life forced out as new and decided ly ly less diverse residents move in. i'm a part of that trend in my own neighbor had the. >> you lived here 15 years. >> i moved here before i heard the word hipster. the face of the hipster has changed. now the hipster has a baby and a hipster cube. >> what's a hipster cube? >> the hipster cube, you have to drive up, you'll see these gigantic cubes that the new hipsters live in. >> so this is a hipster cube? >> this is a hipster cube. >> can we see it? >> yeah. >> i'm going to follow you. >> this is a unit that would be for rent? >> how many square feet? >> eyeballing, probably close to 1,000. >> and hipster cube, northeast
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>> maybe $3,000 a month. i will say this, when they see cool red tile, they respond. all you have to do is bring them in the bathroom. >> yes, the bathroom, that's where it is. >> in northeast los angeles, the change here has been driven over the past several decades in part by policing. the city of l.a. and the lapd implemented gang injunctions throughout the city as a way to make streets safer. but the byproduct some people say is the targeting of a latino community not involved in any gang activity. making them feel like strangers in their own neighborhood. so back in the day when the neighborhood was frankly like less white and predominantly latino, did you see as many cops? >> yes, arresting people. i have been harassed before when i used to cut my hair short. i used to have really, really short hair. they would stop me and be like, hey, what's your name? are you in any gangs? >> now what happens every day around here? >> a lot of skinny jeans instead of baggy pants. >> there you go. >> how long have you been
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>> a little over 17 years. >> okay. so you've seen it through the changes? >> yes, i have seen drastic changes. >> what has the change in this area been? >> business has boomed, families have moved in. >> so it's almost like an area you would avoid is now sort of a destination. >> exactly. >> violent crimes are still happening, but not at the levels it happened five years ago. >> whether all of this change is driven by a start up economy or a public safety strategy or something else, we're watching our cities transformed before our very eyes. >> so a place like this, and i'm not singling this spot out, i'm sure it's delicious what does it represent to the longstanding residents of the neighborhood? >> it represents a neighborhood they know. it represents a neighborhood that's no longer for them. >> when the kids of all these change agents grow up including my son, whether or not they recognize our cities for what they were versus what they
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>> and jacob joins me now live. do you inhabit a hipster cube? >> no, thank goodness. no. i have a little more room to spread out with my man stuff. >> you seem like a hipster cube guy to me. >> i could try it. >> i can hear some people saying neighborhoods have been made better by the investment of money, cleaned up, you have new businesses in there. what do you hear from the people who have lived there a long time? >> it's a really good question. i that i even some of the folks that were there in the blighted times, i talked to one guy who we didn't meet in the piece, fabbian ian bian fabbiano, a former gang member in boil heights. just east of the neighborhood in the piece. right now too. well, but one thing is to former gang member, what the community used to be like here so we don't forget the history. we want it to change from the inside out, not the outside in. gotten better? >> absolutely. >> millennials get a bad rap. it's no secret, in the media, the press, everywhere else.
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election where people say they not going out in big enough numbers and just voting for bernie sanders who they claim to love. what about in these towns? it looks like they are voting with their money. >> that's exactly right. bernie sanders if young people voted with their votes, bernie sanders would probably be winning against hillary clinton, but he's not. what we're seeing is people are voting with their dollars. they are coming into the communities, as said in the piece they are following investment with investments of their own and that's part of driving this gentrification, whichever you want to call it. >> such an interesting topic. thank you so much. next on "sunday today", the high school student who came to america looking for a new life. now has the ivy league lining up at her door. hoda kotb has her story after this break and your local weather. >> thank you. good morning. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist erica grow. a wonderful afternoon. seasonable for this time of year. high of 65, tons of sunshine. a few high clouds through the afternoon and early evening. and then those clouds continue to drift through tonight, a low
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most of most of us didn't even bother to apply to ivy most of us didn't need to apply to ivy league scores, but one student has everyone falling all over her to get her into campus. harvard, yeah. >> reporter: she's still in disbelief. and harvard is just the beginning. >> back home they're a little bit more like, oh, yeah, we knew you were going to get it. i was like, guys. >> reporter: cambridge a long way from her small village in guyana. why did you decide to leave guyana? >> i remember i didn't want to lose my accent because i thought then i would lose a part of me. a part of guyana. >> they struggled to start a new
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the single mother working two jobs, 15-hour days just to make ends meet. anetta works overnight as a nurse's aided a midway nursing home in queens. >> sometimes i leave home at 10:30 to go to work and leave. she is studying. >> how long does it take for you to get from your house to school? >> maybe like an hour and a half. >> kellie makes herself up at exactly 5:35 every morning taking a bus and a train. >> do you read on the subway? >> yeah, if i'm not sleeping, i'm studying for some exam. >> to the prestigious high school for math, science and engineering at city college of new york. she spends her morning at the high school and her afternoons at mount sinai hospital as a researcher. >> we basically research how a specific gene can affect insulin production. >> wow, you know what oh high
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they are not doing that. >> the hard work and sacrifice paid off. >> you're on your computer, boom. you see cornell. >> i called my mom and told her. i was like i just got into cornell. >> what was your first feeling? >> excited. i was so excited. >> but kelly didn't just get into one ivy league college. >> you got into every single ivy league school that exists. right? >> yeah. >> anetta never had the opportunity to go to college, so when the acceptances started pouring in. >> thank you, jesus. >> most students are lucky if they get into one college, but kelli got into 21. >> every single thing that kelli received, she deserves. she has "it." whatever "it" is, she has it. >> it's amazing. very promising future. >> she plans on becoming a neurosurgeon. the only question that remains
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>> i told my mom, these acceptance letters are as much mine as they are yours. >> so her dreams came true too. >> yeah. >> hoda reporting there. kelly says she has not made up her mind on which school she'll attend in the fall, but she's leaning towards harvard. this week, we highlight another life well lived. dwayne pearl washington was raised in washington's seth low projects, where he became the number one high school basketball player. he earned his nickname at the age of 8 because his smooth game and wizardy with the ball. he played college ball at syracuse where he was an all-american and super star in the '80s battling against the likes of patrick ewing and chris mullen. last year a malignant tumor was discovered on pearl's brain. this week he died of it. the great pearl washington was only 52 years old.
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we close with predictions for the week ahead. last week it was bernie sanders, this week joe biden visits the vatican. the vice president will speak about the global fight against cancer. we predict biden will tell three self deprecating catholic school jokes in his speech, that he'll call pope francis frank at some point and he'll swing through the vatican gift shop for souvenir salt and pepper shakers to the airport. the nfl draft is on thursday night in chicago. we predict the cleveland browns somehow will draft johnny manziel again. they like what they see out of the young man. michael strahan announced he's living his talk show "live with kelly and michael" except everybody forgot to tell
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be gary busey. live with kelly and gary. and yes, you will see gary on every episode of this show. stay tuned to nbc for "meet the press." my man, chuck todd here with a preview. you have bernie sanders on the show. he's facing an uphill climb this week. what do you want to know from him? >> it was interesting. i did it yesterday face to face in baltimore. and he is on the cusp of both accepting the reality that he's not going to win, but at the same time not ready to concede. he wants something from hillary clinton. he just hasn't figured out what that something is. >> showing no signs of taking his foot off the gas over the past week. >> not quite. although i think you're going to see a deceleration today. >> chuck todd, we'll be watching you and bernie sanders coming up in a few minutes on "meet the press." thank you for spending part of your morning with us. i'll see you tomorrow morning on "today" and on msnbc on "morning joe." enjoy your sunday. joe."
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