. A high school athlete fell to his death in west Harlem Monday when he tried to jump from one roof to another during an egg-tossing prank, reports The New York Daily News. David Diaz, 19, and a few friends were hurling eggs off a roof on W. 135th St. when some of their targets below got angry. Diaz, a senior at Westside High School and a proud member of the Harlem Jaguars community football team, had one arm in a sling from a sports injury when he… Continue
*The son of late rapper Eric "Eazy E" Wright and a number of celebrities helped get out the vote in Compton over the weekend by joining voter registration campaign "My Hood Votes," founded by journalist Jasmyne Cannick.
The campaign registered gang-bangers from the Crips and Bloods, as well as non-traditional potential voters throughout the city.
“My Hood Votes is us representing us. It's us going out and talking to each other the way… Continue
A convicted child abuser was sentenced today to life in prison for the rape and murder last year of a blind Jacksonville woman in her apartment.
Jermaine David Wilson, 24, previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and sexual battery and faced 30 years to life. He told police he strangled Dominique Harden in her Westmont Street apartment after she refused sex. He was the boyfriend of her best friend, said Assistant State Attorney… Continue
A 15-year-old has been charged in the death of a 13-year-old boy at a Southeast Side grocery store earlier this month, a bit of good news for a family grieving the death of a loved one.
"I feel wonderful, but you know I could only shout for joy for one moment because I still don't have my grandson. My daughter still doesn't have her son," said Elaine Mayo of the 13-year-old victim, Sameere Conn.
Sameere was killed and a… Continue
The Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act has been signed into law and will allow the Justice Department to investigate and prosecute Civil Rights-era crimes.
The bill is named after Emmett Till, a black teenager who was mutilated and murdered for allegedly whistling at a white woman in Mississippi in 1955. The case remains unsolved and his death helped propel the modern Civil Rights Movement.
October 12, 2008. Hip hop is about to be HIT HARD by the impending global financial crisis. MediaTakeOut.com has heard that it's gotten so bad in the UK that Jay Z can't even get appearance fees at clubs.
Here's what a popular UK paper is reporting:
Representatives for [Jay Z], in town to watch his NBA team, the New Jersey Nets, take on Miami Heat at The O2 on Sunday night, initially asked for £25,000 ($42,500) for him to host a… Continue
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- In states across the country, investigators are looking into numerous claims of phony voter registrations through ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.
We told you earlier this week about ACORN's office in Las Vegas being raided after a month-long investigation. Investigators found the names of the entire starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys on voter registration forms in Las Vegas. Complaints… Continue
CLEVELAND - A man at the center of a voter-registration scandal told The Post yesterday he was given cash and cigarettes by aggressive ACORN activists in exchange for registering an astonishing 72 times, in apparent violation of Ohio laws.
"Sometimes, they come up and bribe me with a cigarette, or they'll give me a dollar to sign up," said Freddie Johnson, 19, who filled out 72 separate voter-registration cards over an 18-month period at the… Continue
ST. PETERSBURG - Police say they weren't chasing an 18-year-old pickup driver when she bolted from a traffic stop and crashed, killing a bicyclist then injuring half a dozen others when the truck flipped into a crowd.
The woman, listed in records as Denise Battles and Denise Battle, is expected to be charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death, vehicular homicide, fleeing and eluding, and driving without a license where a death… Continue
Jahquez was born Wednesday in the passenger seat of a 1998 green Ford Explorer on the side of Interstate 75.
The 7-pound, 8 ounce boy and his mother, Angie Franklin, 29, are fine and are expected to be back at their West Lakeland home today.
"The only thing that was going through my mind was getting the baby out," Franklin said. "It hurt bad, but I wasn't thinking about where I was or anything."
Untitled from NIgel D on Vimeo.Chaka Kahn, N.E.R.D., a very pregnant M.I.A. & T.I. came out to celebrate Diesel’s 30th anniversary in Brooklyn last night. This was one leg of a worldwide 17 city celebration including cities like Dubai, Tokyo & London. M.I.A. came out to assist… Continue