Mase Gives Up Church And Is Back To Rap

Mase Gives Up Church And Is Back To Rap

  Mase has given up preaching. The Harlem rapper made waves in the ’90s when he left the music industry for ministry, but Mase is returning to secular music — once again. At the height of his Bad Boy career with Puff Daddy, Mase, real name Mason Betha, started two churches in Atlanta and Phoenix in 1999. After being ordained as a pastor, the “Welcome Back” singer started... Read More

Zulu Nation Send Warning Letter To World Star Hip hop

Zulu Nation Send Warning Letter To World Star Hip hop

In an open letter to Lee “Q” O’Denat founder of WorldStarHipHop.com, members of the hip-hop awareness group The Universal Zulu Nation headed by hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa addresed some of the many issues they have with the website in the way it portray’s hip hop culture and the exploitation of those individuals who are featured in many of the violent videos on the... Read More

Friend Of Malcolm X Japanese-American Activist Yuri Kochiyama Dies At 93

Japanese-American Activist Yuri Kochiyama Dies At 93

Japanese-American activist Yuri Kochiyama has died of natural causes in Berkeley, Calif., at age 93. The lifelong champion of civil rights causes in the black, Latino, Native American and Asian-American communities died peacefully in her sleep Sunday morning, according to her family. Born in 1921 as Mary Yuriko Nakahara, Kochiyama spent the early years of her life in San Pedro,... Read More

Legendary Mya Angelou Dead At Age 86

Legendary Mya Angelou Dead At Age 86

Maya Angelou, the memoirist and poet whose landmark book of 1969, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” — which describes in lyrical, unsparing prose her childhood in the Jim Crow South — was among the first autobiographies by a 20th-century black woman to reach a wide general readership, died on Wednesday in her home. She was 86 and lived in Winston-Salem, N.C. Her death was... Read More

Hundreds March For Nigerian Kidnapped Girls #BringOurGirlsBack

Hundreds March For Nigerian Kidnapped Girls

Nigerian protesters have marched on parliament to demand the government and military do more to rescue scores of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists more than two weeks ago. Dubbed “a million-woman march” and promoted on Twitter under #BringBackOurGirls, the protest was not expected to draw a massive crowd and turnout was hindered by heavy rain in the... Read More

Nas Offers Tech Scholarships to Minorities with Google and Microsoft

Nas Offers Tech Scholarships to Minorities with Google and Microsoft

On Thursday, General Assembly, a New York City-based tech educator, announced the launch of the “Opportunity Fund,” a new initiative from Google,Microsoft, and Nasir Jones that will provide scholarships to students who have been historically under-represented in the industry such as women, African-Americans and Latinos. Nas, who has recently co-founded the venture capitalist... Read More

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