*Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade helped a South Florida family displaced by fire by purchasing a new home for them – and just in time for Christmas.
When the NBA star heard the plight of Dawn Smith, whose nephew accidentally burned down her home and ruined all the family's possessions, Wade knew he had to do something.
On Wednesday, the athlete presented Smith the keys to a new house, along with some furnishings, clothing and gifts to make… Continue
*The AP is reporting that a family friend says Eartha Kitt, a sultry singer, dancer and actress who rose from South Carolina cotton fields to become an international symbol of elegance and sensuality, has died.
Ironically, the singer, who recorded the classic "Santa Baby" in 1953, passed away yesterday, Christmas Day, at age 81.
Andrew Freedman says Kitt died of colon cancer and was recently treated at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in… Continue
Grammy Nominated Hip Hop Star Young Jeezy spent his Christmas eve going door to do drop off gifts which included toys, Adidas sneakers, clothes bikes and skateboards to select kids living in the Bedford Pines Housing… Continue
As the city saw its 500th homicide of the year this week, the highest toll in five years, a mother was trying to come to grips with the death of her first-born.
Michele Delashment said her 21-year-old son, Kermit Delashment II -- one of four children -- had recently earned his associate's degree in computer science at Olive-Harvey College. He was preparing to move to Carbondale to attend Southern Illinois University, putting him on the road, he… Continue
EAST CLEVELAND — High-profile community activist Art McKoy was arrested Wednesday and is accused of running a major drug-distribution operation from his East Cleveland barbershop.
Police confiscated a pound of powder cocaine after searching the Superfly barbershop on Euclid Avenue and a Cleveland home on Brackland Avenue.
Officers also arrested Leroy Sheets and Earl Nash, whose ages and addresses… Continue
Somebody snitched, and the result was One-Time coming up on a stash worth a Billi:
Authorities have busted a $1 billion pot-smuggling ring that had been sneaking 400,000 pounds across the Mexican border every year. Operation Tumbleweed led to the indictment of 59 people yesterday and 39 arrests for felony charges, Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard said. The so-called Garibaldi-Lopez drug-trafficking ring had smuggled 200 tons of… Continue
The latest hip-hop releases by Plies and Soulja Boy failed to make a top 10 impact on the Billboard 200 this week, according to Nielsen’s SoundScan.
Leading the pack instead is Kanye West, whose 808s & Heartbreak album just missed the coveted top 10 spot, landing at number 11. After four weeks on the charts Ye’s experimental disc inches closer to platinum status with over 858,800 album sold - ringing up more than 138,900 copies this… Continue
WFAB reports "BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - In what deputies say was a horrible accident, a man backed his car over his own little girl Tuesday afternoon. It happened just before 5:00pm. She died an hour later at a local hospital. The accident happened on Pompey, in Centurion Place subdivision. Neighbors say it is the home of local rapper Lil' Boosie. They say he often has fun gatherings for kids. The child was reportedly at the home to play on a trampoline. Reportedly, the girl's… Continue
A report by the Florida Medical Examiners Commission has concluded that prescription drugs have outstripped illegal drugs as a cause of death.
An analysis of 168,900 autopsies conducted in Florida in 2007 found that three times as many people were killed by legal drugs as by cocaine, heroin and all methamphetamines put together. According to state law enforcement officials, this is a sign of a burgeoning prescription drug abuse… Continue
The 1960s in black American history was marked by three notorious assassinations: the demise of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, who was respected by African-Americans because of his Civil Rights support, in 1963; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968; and the shooting of Malcolm Little a.k.a. Malcolm X in 1965.
All three men were shot down in the prime of their professional lives, and have had numerous conspiracy theories surrounding their… Continue
December 24, 2008. MediaTakeOut.com just caught wind that rapper Chingy ain't got a record deal anymore. According to one of our well placed snitches, he was officially released from Ludacris' label last week. He was also released from Def Jam.
Yung Berg recently threw shots at Bow Wow on his street single, “Do That There,” taunting the pint-size emcee in the opening lines: “It’s too late to start writing your rhymes, homie/ we’ve been doing this.” Now, the “Sexy Lady” rapper said he’s getting the co-sign from Mr. Beef himself, 50 Cent. “First and foremost, 50 told me some smart shit. 50 told me move him [Bow Wow] out the game, period. He told me to crush him.… Continue
MEMPHIS, TN – Memphis police have charged a man in a murder at a South Memphis apartment complex.
Police have charged Mario Leavy, 23, with Second Degree Murder in the shooting death of 32 year-old Quarterus Simmons.
Memphis police and firefighters were called to an apartment complex in the 4600 block of Airways Boulevard, Friday December 19, 2008, about a reported fire. Investigators say firefighters had to force their way into the… Continue