In BusinessWeek's October 13th issue they announce the "Power 100," a list of the 100 most powerful people in sports. The magazine asked 25 panelists of athletes, executives, marketers, writers, and academics to rank their top 20 out of 300 names . They were asked to consider how each individual rates vs. his or her peers; how much money each controls, generates, or influences; and the breadth and staying power of their impact.
After 13 years as a radio reporter at WWJ (950 AM) in Detroit, Karen Dinkins was let go on Monday. The reason: she wore a pro-Obama t-shirt while covering a rally for the station on Sunday.
Reached by telephone, Dinkins acknowledged that she wore the shirt, and that the radio station fired her Monday. But she declined to elaborate.
J.D., owner of HipHopUpdate blog spotted T.I. and his artist Big Kuntry walking around greeting fans outside the Virgin MegaStore in Times Square yesterday.
Both T.I. and Kuntry’s albums dropped on Tuesday. T.I.’s album, Paper Trail, will top the charts next week with over 500K in sales. Kuntry’s debut CD, My Turn To Eat, will do decent sales with his disc on display in stores right next to… Continue
*The New York Daily News is reporting that soulful songstress Erykah Badu is expecting her third child.
The R&B star reportedly revealed the news over the weekend at the Austin City Limits festival, where she performed Saturday in a smiley-face t-shirt that exposed her baby bump.
Badu, 37, has a 10-year-old son named Seven Sirius, with Outkast's Andre 'Andre 3000' Benjamin; and a 4-year-old daughter named Puma Rose, with rapper The… Continue
CLEVELAND -- The man accused of starting Cleveland's deadliest house fire is a dope peddler with a quick, violent temper that explodes so often that even his fellow prison inmates had reason to fear.
Authorities spoke only sparingly about Antun Lewis, 24, today after a federal grand jury indicted him on a charge of arson resulting in nine deaths in connection with the East 87th Street fire on May 21, 2005.
After tricking his wife into introducing him to her lover, a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy held the couple captive overnight at an Irvine apartment complex where he beat them, forced them to undress at knife point and ordered the woman to castrate her younger suitor, authorities alleged Wednesday.
Deputy Robert A. McClain then allegedly sodomized his wife and chopped off her hair with the knife, Orange County prosecutors… Continue
GRAND RAPIDS — After the drive-by murder of a 16-year-old boy he did not know, Kyle Keenan — alone and on the lam — made a phone call to relatives talking about heaven and suicide.
"He was asking the family would he still go to heaven if he committed suicide. We told him, 'Don't kill yourself, boy,'" said his uncle, Larry Keenan.
Tuesday afternoon Larry Keenan recalled those words moments… Continue
Honoree and recipient of the ‘Champions Of The Millennium Goals Award’ rapper and entrepreneur Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter attends 2008 Global Leadership Awards gala at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Wednesday in New York City.
Carter received the award for his visionary leadership of “Water for Life” and his partnership with… Continue
In the November issue of Vibe, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama urges readers to vote, saying “We are at a defining moment in our history.” He continues..
“I am running for president to take this country in a new direction. But I can’t do it alone. I need you. Whether it’s the first time, or the first time in a long time, I need you to register and vote on November 4.”
This marks the first presidential endorsement ever made… Continue
Record labels are approaching another financially weak year, as a minimum of 200 million albums in the last quarter is now required in order to break even with last year’s low total.
According to Variety, the music industry officially closed out with a total of 297.9 million albums sold for the third quarter making it already 12 percent less than the previous year. 2007 saw a total of 500.5 million in sales with over 30 percent of the records… Continue
It's no secret that Jay-Z loves Barack Obama. He's putting his money — or time, at least — where his mouth is this weekend. He's throwing two free concerts in support of the presidential candidate. He'll perform in Detroit this Saturday, and then he's flying to Miami to do another show Sunday. The tickets will be available at the local Obama campaign office.
Recently on MTV, Barack Obama expressed admiration for the entrepreneurial spirit of… Continue
Mrs Officer Music Video (Behind the Scene)
Lil Wayne and Bobby Valentino shot the video for “Miss Officer” down in Miami earlier this month. Here is a Behind the Scenes look at the video shoot. (Mad at Wayne for tonguing the video chick down in the back of the whip. I’m sure that won’t make the cut… Continue