R. Kelly's 15-year-old nephew was shot late last night -- and cops say he was trying to rob a barbershop.
The nephew was shot twice by the store owner, according to police -- but the victim's father Carey Kelly (R.'s brother) says the kid may have just been an innocent victim of someone else who was robbing the store.
The nephew is currently being treated at a Chicago area hospital for a chest wound.
CLEVELAND - Lesleye Holliman was sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole for 15 years for her role in the slaying of a 15-year-old girl.
Holliman, 18, pleaded guilty to murder last month for killing Demesha Sharp near East 140th Street and Darley Avenue. Ohio law dictated that she receive a sentence of 15 years to life.
Holliman apologized to Sharp's family today in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Eilleen A.… Continue
Back in February, Citi (the parent company to Citibank) signed a marketing alliance with Live Nation. To kick the partnership into high gear, Citi will launch an integrated advertising campaign with Mary J. Blige to promote its credit cards. According to Billboard, the campaign is said to feature national print, online and television components.
Although MJB isn’t under contract with Live Nation, she does have history with the performing… Continue
While Carmelo Anthony may have lost one former Philly sidekick this week in Allen Iverson to the Pistons he gained another when he announced that his record label, Krossover Entertainment signed Philidelphia rapper, Cassidy.
The signing ads to a somewhat respectable roster (relatively speaking) which features Berg, who is slated to drop his debut album Language Arts. Along with new label butt buddy, Cassidy, Berg’s project will cameo Rick Ross,… Continue
*Mos Def is wanted for arrest in Las Vegas after an alleged scuffle with a photographer at a fashion trade show in August.
According to the Associated Press, police are looking to charge the 35-year-old rapper – born Dante Terrell Smith – with felony robbery and misdemeanor malicious destruction of property.
Cops say 60-year-old photographer Volker Correl was snapping photos at the Men's Apparel and Garment Industry Convention in Vegas… Continue
TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A student's quick action helped police catch a man in his underwear.
Daniel Grace was the first one awake in his apartment at Campus Suites Wednesday, just before 7:00 a.m.
"[I woke] up, went to turn on the news, have my breakfast, have some hot chocolate, [and I] notice the TV's missing," Grace said. "Then I went to my bedroom, ...hear a noise, look out my window, and see some guy walking around the… Continue
A few weeks ago, while reading a Time magazine article on Girl Talk, which is the stage name of popular Pittsburgh, PA-based mash-up DJ Greg Gillis, I was alerted to a youtube video of Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Doyle (D) speaking about Gillis use of copyrighted materials to make his mash-ups projects, and on DJ Drama’s mixtape empire being raided by the RIAA. If you watch the video, Doyle is clearly questioning whether or not copyright law as it… Continue
Moments after Barack Obama was anounced the winner of the 2008 Presidential Election, the sitting president George W. Bush called the next president to congratulate him and to invite him to visit the White House (presumably to “measure the drapes”). Of course it is proper etiquette to do such a thing even though Obama severely bad mouthed George Bush for his entire campaign and said McCain would have been “more of the same”. By linking McCain to the… Continue
*Barack Obama, the Democratic senator from Illinois captured the White House on Tuesday after an extraordinary two-year campaign, defeating Republican John McCain to make history as the first black U.S. president.
Obama will be sworn in as the 44th U.S. president on January 20, 2009 and will face a crush of immediate challenges, from tackling an economic crisis to ending the war in Iraq and trying to overhaul the U.S. health care… Continue
Obama makes history! CNN reports "Sen. Barack Obama will defeat Sen. John McCain to become the next U.S. president, CNN projects. Projected wins in West Coast states helped give the Democrat the magic number of electoral vote" Time for a change. Obama had made history in the… Continue
*Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's grandmother died of cancer, he said in a statement on Monday, a little more than a week after Obama interrupted the White House race to say goodbye to her in Hawaii.
"It is with great sadness that we announce that our grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has died peacefully after a battle with cancer," Obama said in a joint statement with his sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng. "She was the cornerstone of our… Continue
Don’t wait until the last minute to know how, when and where you are going to vote.
For a lot of Americans who plan on voting in this year’s presidential election, this is the very first time they have ever voted. And even for some who have voted they may have forgotten how the process is done. Believe it or not this will be the very first time I’m been to the polls to vote.
During the last two presidential elections I was away… Continue