3 Wounded 1 Dead At T.I. Concert At Irving Plaza

3 Wounded 1 Dead At T.I. Concert At Irving Plaza

A 33-year-old man was killed and three other people were injured when gunfire broke out during a rap concert at Irving Plaza in Manhattan on Wednesday night, sending panicked concertgoers streaming for the exits, the police and witnesses said. The victims were three men and one woman, a spokesman for the New York Police Department said. One of the men arrived at New York University... Read More

Mother Of Tupac, Afeni Shakur Dies At 69

Mother Of Tupac Afeni Shakur Dies At 69

The mother of legendary rapper Tupac Shakur has passed away at the age of 69. Afeni Shakur’s death was confirmed on the morning of May 3 in a tweet from the Marin County Sheriff’s Department in California. The message says that Shakur died on the night of May 2. KRON reports that Shakur suffered a heart attack at her home in the San Francisco suburb of Sausalito. The station... Read More

Singer Prince Dies At 57

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Police are investigating a death at the estate of superstar Prince in Carver County, Minnesota, according to Carver County Sheriff spokesman Jason Kamerud. “We are not releasing any information regarding the identity of the person who died until next of kin is notified,” Kamerud said. Earlier this month, Prince said he wasn’t feeling well, according to the Atlanta... Read More

Hip Hop Legendary Group A Tribe Called Quest Member Phife Dawg Passes Away At 45

Phife Dawg Passes Away At 45

According to DJ Chuck Chillout‘s Twitter post, the legendary Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest has passed away at the young age of 45. Chuck Chillout posted the Tweet just after 1 a.m. EST Wednesday morning [March 23]. The Five-Foot Assassin has been battling his health for years, consistently fighting his Type-I diabetes, which he developed in 1990. The news of his death was... Read More

President Obama Is The First Sitting American President In Cuba In 90 Years

President Obama Is The First Sitting American President In Cuba In 90 Years

President Barack Obama‘s continued efforts to better the relationship between Cuba and the United States find him in Cuba today, making history as the first sitting U.S. president since Calvin Coolidge made the trip in 1928. Just over an hour ago, Air Force One touched down in Havana, Cuba, with POTUS, Michelle Obama, their two daughters and Barack’s mother-in-law on board.... Read More

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Defends ‘Black Lives Matter’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Defends 'Black Lives Matter'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is scolding employees for what he calls “several recent instances” of people crossing out “black lives matter” on signature walls at the company’s headquarters and writing “all lives matter” instead. In a note posted to employees on a company announcement page, published by Gizmodo, Zuckerberg says he and several... Read More

Toronto Councillor Advices Feds To Look Into Beyonce’s Ties to Black Panthers

Toronto Councillor Advices Feds To Look Into Beyonce's Ties to Black Panthers

Despite the message behind “Formation,” many Super Bowl viewers weren’t pleased with Beyonce’s performance as they felt she promoted violence towards police – some even plan to have an “Anti-Beyonce” rally next week in New York City. Bey has yet to comment on the backlash she’s received, but she may want to speak up now that one Toronto... Read More

Singer Natalie Cole Dead At 65

Singer Natalie Cole Dead At 65

Chart-topping R&B singer Natalie Cole, who followed her famous father in the music business with hits like “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) and “Unforgettable,” died at age 65. Natalie Cole, sister beloved & of substance and sound. May her soul rest in peace,” tweeted the Rev. Jesse Jackson on New Year’s Day. Cole, who had struggled with a variety of health... Read More

Bill Cosby Sues Alleged Victims For Defamation

Bill Cosby Sues Alleged Victims For Defamation

Bill Cosby is taking action against seven of the women who have accused him of sexual assault or misconduct. On Monday, the 78-year-old actor filed a defamation suit again Tamara Green, Therese Serignese, Linda Traitz, Louisa Moritz, Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis and Angela Leslie, according to his lawyer Monique Pressley. In the suit, Cosby claims the women have made “malicious,... Read More

Bobby Shmurda Could Possibly Be Free Sooner Then You Thought

Bobby Shmurda Could Possibly Be Free Sooner Then You Thought

Bobby Shmurda finally has a slight glimmer of hope — his legal team has a plan to spring the rapper from jail as early as Thursday. Shmurda’s family has stepped forward to offer up collateral for his $2 million bond. Most notably, Bobby’s aunt has put several properties on the line to help set the rapper free. Sources say the family has been working closely with... Read More

Jerry Heller Sues Over His Portrayal In ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Jerry Heller Sues Over His Portrayal In 'Straight Outta Compton'

  Former N.W.A manager Jerry Heller filed a $110-million libel lawsuit on Friday against Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, NBC Universal and a slew of others involved in the making of the rap group’s recent biopic, “Straight Outta Compton.” The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleges that the film, in which Heller is portrayed by actor Paul Giamatti, is “littered”... Read More

Frost Says He Knows How Eazy-E Contracted AIDS

Frost Says He Knows How Eazy-E Contracted AIDS2

There have been multiple conspiracies about the circumstances surrounding Eazy-E’s death in 1995. The success of the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton has again brought the issue to the forefront in some circles. Frost was signed to Eazy-E’s Ruthless Records and says that he believes he knows how Eazy-E contracted AIDS, the virus whose complications the rapper reportedly... Read More

Will Smith And Jada Pinkett Smith Donates $150K Towards Louis Farrakhan’s Justice Or Else March

Will Smith And Jada Pinkett Smith Donates $150K Towards Louis Farrakhan’s Justice Or Else March

The 20th anniversary of the historic Million Man March is Oct 10th, 2015. Minister Louis Farrakhan plans to commemorate the milestone with droves of #BlackLivesMatter supporters at the Justice or Else! march at the National Mall. From the cultures most influential public figures to support the the movement. Such applies to power couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, who... Read More

Raising Dion: A New Comic Book About a Single Black Mother Raising a Superpowered Son

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For a long time, when you looked for diversity in a comic book, it was pretty much hard to find. Where the big-name comics have seemingly kept producing the same ol’ same ol’, other people have picked up the dropped ball and given comics a boost of diversity. Writer Dennis Liu and illustrator Jason Piperberg have created the first comic book about a single mom and her superpowered... Read More