Kanye West & Common Creates 20,000 Jobs For Chicago Youth

Kanye West & Common Creates 20,000 Jobs For Chicago Youth

At a press conference held last Wednesday, rapper Common announced that his foundation has joined forces with Kanye West’s company DONDA House Inc. along with the Chicago Urban League to create over 20,000 jobs for the youth of Chicago. After a studied revealed that 92% of black teens in Chicago are unemployed, Common hopes that these jobs will provide black youth with enough... Read More

20 Students Injured In Pennsylvania High School Stabbing Spree

Pennsylvania High School Stabbing Spree

A male sophomore went on a stabbing spree at his Pittsburgh-area high school early Wednesday, an emergency management agency spokesman said. At least 20 students at Franklin Regional Senior High School in Murrysville were injured, and the alleged attacker is in custody, said Dan Stevens, a spokesman for Westmoreland County Emergency Management. The violence, Stevens said, happened... Read More

House Music Legend Frankie Knuckles Dead At 59

House Music Legend Frankie Knuckles Dead At 59

5 Magazine reports that legend of Chicago House Frankie Knuckles has passed away. This has been corroborated on social media by Chicago house artists Paul Johnson and DJ Deeon, although we’ve yet to receive official confirmation. - – - - UPDATE (11:32 PM): DJ David Morales adds his name to the artists apparently confirming the news:   - – - - If... Read More

Ebro Darden Resigns As Hot 97 Program Director

Ebro Darden Resigns As Hot 97 Program Director

All good things must come to an end at it is being reported that Ebro Darden’s tenure as Hot 97′s program director has reached its conclusion. In recent months Ebro’s profile has risen as he’s become an on-air personality for the station, a position that he will keep. He will also remain the active PD until a suitable replacement can be found. Hot 97 will move into television... Read More

Lil Boosie Has Been Release From Prison

Baton Rouge rapper Torence “Lil’ Boosie” Hatch was released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola Wednesday night — and not even the rapper knew about the release until about an hour before he got out.

Baton Rouge rapper Torence “Lil’ Boosie” Hatch was released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola Wednesday night — and not even the rapper knew about the release until about an hour before he got out. Hatch, who was serving an eight-year sentence on various drug charges, left Angola Wednesday night just after 7 p.m. in a prison van, said Warden Burl Cain. “He... Read More

Lil Kim Pregnant With Her First Child

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The 39-year-old rapper shocked onlookers and fans in New York City on Wednesday when she stepped out sporting a large baby bump during a fashion week event. Lil’ Kim, who was donning a skintight floor-length dress, performed at The Blonds Fashion Week after-party and announced her big news.CHELSEA LAUREN/GETTY IMAGES Pregnant Lil’ Kim sits beside Paris Hilton at The... Read More

UK Newspaper Calls Beyonce a “Whore” For Grammy Performance

UK Newspaper Calls Beyonce a "Whore" For Grammy Performance

Following Beyonce and Jay Z‘s “Drunk In Love” performance at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, the UK’s Metro newspaper has dubbed 32-year-old wife/mother Beyonce a “whore” for the show’s “risque” nature. It’s no secret some parents were upset over Beyonce’s sexy performance with her husband, but some have taken their anger to the next level by calling the “Yonce”... Read More

Young Jeezy Charged With False Imprisonment, Terroristic Threats & Beating His Son

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Young Jeezy is starting out 2014 in some serious trouble. Although the incident took place back in 2012, the documents have just been made public. TMZ reports: According to the charging documents — obtained by TMZ — Jeezy got into a fight with his son in a bathroom and he threw his son into the glass shower door, causing the son to hit his head.  Then Jeezy allegedly punched... Read More

Marissa Alexander Released From Jail In Time For Thanksgiving

Marissa Alexander Released From Jail In Time For Thanksgiving

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Just in time for Thanksgiving, Marissa Alexander has been released from jail on bond. Around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night, Alexander was granted a pretrial release with special conditions, according to the Duval County Clerk of Court. Alexander’s bond was set at a total of $200,009 for three separate charges. In a statement released Thanksgiving... Read More

Video Tape Released In The Chilling Case Of Kendrick Johnson (Video)

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The parents of a Georgia teen found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat are hoping the release of surveillance video from inside the high school will help them understand what happened to their son. A judge on Wednesday ordered that the recordings be released. The parents of Kendrick Johnson, 17, are urging that a new investigation be launched because they believe foul play was involved. Johnson’s... Read More

Chris Brown Enters Rehab After Assaulting Gay Fan

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Chris Brown has just entered a rehab facility for anger management issues … presumably to deal with his temper problems and to blunt a possible prison sentence. Sources tell TMZ … Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, just dropped him off at a facility in Malibu. The move doesn’t come a day too soon. We’ve learned the L.A. County probation department is... Read More

Obama Set To Pursue Diplomacy On Iran And Syria

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President Obama said on Tuesday that Iran’s diplomatic overture in recent weeks could provide a foundation for an agreement on its nuclear program, but he warned that “conciliatory words will have to be matched by actions that are transparent and verifiable.” Speaking to the United Nations General Assembly, Mr. Obama sounded a cautiously optimistic tone about the prospects... Read More

Egypt Death Toll Rises To 638 In Cairo

Egypt Death Toll Rises To 638 in Cairo

Angry supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi staged protests and burned buildings Thursday as President Obama condemned the violence on both sides and canceled next month’s joint military operations. The unrest came a day after at least 638 people were killed in violence nationwide, including 43 police officers, the Health Ministry said. Most of the deaths occurred... Read More

Jay Z Respond To Harry Belafonte’s Comment “My Presence is Charity” Is He Wrong?

Jay Z Respond To Harry Belafonte’s Comment

Jay-Z is one of the most respected hip-hop artists in the world.  His lyrical brilliance is second-to-none, and he does things on the mic that most of us could never dream of. But one interesting thing about money, power and fame is that it can make you very defensive and sometimes even a little arrogant.  This week, Jay-Z spoke to Rap Radar about the recent challenge by activist... Read More