So NASCAR might not provide the most comfortable work atmosphere for black female employees? Would you have ever guessed that?
According to a former NASCAR official, Mauricia Grant, the organization pretty much fulfills that stereotype. Grant says she was fired after she complained to superiors about racial and sexual harassment she was experiencing on the job. In a lawsuit, Grant “allege[d] that she was called a series of degrading names (such… Continue
It’s been a long time coming for Grand Hustle artist Alfamega who finally hit the big time - sorta. Capital Records has partnered with Atlanta-based Grand Hustle to launch Alfamega’s debut CD I Am Alfamega.
You may remember Alfamega for his scathing flow on T.I.’s “Hurt” featuring Busta Rhymes. The track created a buzz for the then-unknown MC. But will Alfamega turn out to be another Young Dro - an artist… Continue
*Rev. Al Sharpton is attempting to make good on promises that he would "shut New York City down" to protest the acquittals of three NYPD detectives in the 50-shot barrage that killed Sean Bell on his wedding day.
On Sunday, the civil rights activist threatened to disrupt baseball's historic All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium on July 15 unless the state passes new laws to curb police misconduct.
*Lil Wayne, one of the stars of the upcoming sports drama "Hurricane Season" (formerly entitled, "Patriots"), will write and record a new song for the film.
Entitled, "Tie My Hands," the song will be a duet with Robin Thicke and will be on Lil Wayne's new album "Tha Carter III," due in stores today. The digital edition of his album will include an exclusive film version of the song featuring an ad lib about the basketball team… Continue
Well she’s definately not the first artist to have problems with Def Jam and probably won’t be the last. According to SOHH.com, Def Jam has reportedly stopped promoting Janet Jackson’s latest album “Discipline” and will not be releasing any further records off the project despite her plans to kick off her first US tour in nearly seven years in September.
“That’s pretty difficult to say, only because of the record label at this point,”… Continue
"I heard something that sounded like a clap. I peeked around the corner, I looked in, he was just standing there.. 'daddy, I didn’t mean to do it'. I saw my [other] son lying on the floor with blood coming out of his chest."
Kyles 2 year old son survived the incident. Ironically Kyles served 10 years in prison for shooting and killing his own brother during a family… Continue
*Lil Wayne's record company announced they would not take legal action against DJ Empire, who released a four-part mixtape series of the rapper's leaked material.
Last week, the artist put the DJ and entire mixtape industry on blast for taking money out of his pocket, but the head of his label, Cash Money's Ron "Slim" Williams, tells Billboard: "It'll cost more for me to sue him and it's not worth it."
Warren Griffin III and a man named Ryan Butler were pulled over for running a red light around 2 AM PT Sunday morning in Hollywood. Butler was driving. When cops searched the car, they found enough marijuana to arrest both men for possession of narcotics with intent to sell. Warren and Butler posted $20,000 bail each and were released at around 9 AM this morning. Calls to Warren’s reps have yet to be…
Rapper Numskull is living up to every bit of his name. Garrick Demond Husbands who is known as Numskull, and is one half of the of the rap group the Luniz, has been charged with twelve felony counts.
According to Alameda County Superior Court documents, Garrick was charged with twelve counts of felony assault, that include shocking charges of sodomy, corporal injury and possession of a firearm. Currently details on how this… Continue
The Sons of Confederate Veterans are planning to put up a Confederate Flag the size of a semi-trailer.
At 30 feet high and 50 feet long, it will sit atop a 139-foot pole on private property and fly above a major freeway in Tampa, Florida. Of course, this Transformer sized Stars and Bars is causing great upset among black residents and others who care about the feelings or opinions of the local African American community.
I don’t have the full story, but once I get all the details I will update. Once again an innocent baby has lost his life and a mother mourns the loss of her child - all because of a no good man she met in some bar.
The mother, Timika Martin told police she left her 4-year-old son in the care of her boyfriend while she ran errands. When she returned home, her baby was unresponsive. The boyfriend, Herbert Warren, said the baby fell off… Continue
Young Jeezy may not really have a spaceship, but he along with The Game are going to get their own satellites with XM Radio.
The Game and Young Jeezy are delving into the world of satellite radio. The hip hop-heavyweights, known for their hardcore persona and street-savvy records, are debuting their very own shows on XM Radio later this week. Reportedly, the hour-long shows will appear on XM’s channel 66 Raw Hip Hop station and will… Continue
A new study of nationwide graduation rates shows Minnesota now ranks last among the states for the percent of black students that get high school diplomas.
St. Paul, Minn. — Diplomas Count is the name of an annual report issued by Education Week, the nation's leading education news journal. It has been analyzing graduation rates state by state since 2002.
This year's report ranks Minnesota at the bottom of the 37 states that have… Continue