*Aretha Franklin has been chosen to sing at the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama on Jan. 20, according to a full itinerary released Wednesday by his inaugural committee.
Also, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Itzhak Perlman, pianist Gabriela Montero and clarinetist Anthony McGill will perform a new work composed by John Williams, who also provided music for Obama's election night rally in Chicago's Grant Park.
Disgraced NFL superstar Michael Vick could be placed in a Virginia halfway house by Jan. 20 according to his lawyer. Vick is currently serving a 23 month sentence for bankrolling an illegal dogfighting ring his scheduled release date in July 20.
His guilty plea on state charges left him with now extra jail time and the incentive of transferring from a federal prison to a halfway house to serve the last 6 months of his jail… Continue
So Big Brother has found another way to violate your rights by using your Blackberry's, iPhone's & Sidekick's to listen to your conversations even when you're not talking on your cell phone via activating the mic found in your receiver capturing sound in it's… Continue
One of three people who are charged in a fatal drive-by shooting testified Tuesday for the prosecution and implicated one co-defendant as the shooter and another as the driver.
Antonio Wells said at a preliminary hearing that he had “grown up with” the victims of a Sept. 7 shooting episode.
He said he didn’t know who was in the car that carried the victims at the time the shots were fired.
A Gainesville man has been accused of stealing a small refrigerator from a probation office to destroy one of his own urine samples. Devin Anthony Perry, 26, of 4117 SW 20th Ave., was arrested and charged with arson, destroying evidence, burglary and larceny. The charges are connected with a break-in at the Department of Corrections Probation and Parole office at 7020 NW 11th Place between 2 a.m and 5 a.m. Sunday. It is the same office that Perry… Continue
Zlatico "Zack'' BrujicA Bush man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Tuesday for helping the man who shot and killed Mandeville-area homemaker Samantha Jaume in front of her children in 2001.
But Zlatico "Zack" Brujic, 33, could face up to life in prison if prosecutors are successful in having him declared a habitual offender during a hearing scheduled for Feb. 5. The St. Tammany Parish District Attorney's Office said Brujic has prior… Continue
Damn, ya’ll, what kind of parenting are we doing these days?:
Police called to a variety store by a burglar alarm overnight found a toddler inside, playing with the toys. Police said store surveillance video showed the unidentified boy trying to open one of the front doors to a Family Dollar store about 3 a.m. Monday, only to find it locked. But the second door was unlocked and the child went inside.
MEMPHIS, TN – Memphis police say a woman was shot while sitting in her car at an East Memphis shopping center.
It happened at the Poplar Plaza Shopping Center at Poplar Avenue and Highland around 6:54 p.m., Sunday, December 14, 2008.
Detectives believe 36 year-old April Gibbs was sitting in a black Chevy Impala when she was shot once. Gibbs was taken to the Med in critical condition, but later died.
*A man involved in the 2006 multiple car crash triggered by Brandy is suing the singer for her role in the collision, as well as Awatef Aboudihaj, the woman who died.
Donald Lite has filed a lawsuit against Brandy and the married mother of two who was killed in the accident -- claiming their disregard for road rules caused the multi-car pileup that left him with extreme physical damage, reports TMZ.com.
T.I., LL Cool J and Young Jeezy are set to be honored at next month's Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC for bringing an awareness to this election season.
Being set-up by Russell Simmons and Dr. Benjamin Chavis along with the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN), the black-tie affair will celebrate president elect Barack Obama's formal entrance into the White House and recognize the contributions of youth voters.
SOURCE: OZONEMAG.COM ERIC PERRIN
This past Sunday, The Hittmenn DJ’s balled out at the Walmart on Old National in Atlanta for the 6th Annual Toys N Da Hood Drive. Greg Street and Jeezy shut down the whole toy department and literally ran down the aisles filling their shopping carts with as many toys as possible a la the 90’s game show “Supermarket Spree.” The two competed against each other to see who could pile up the most toys in 60 seconds.… Continue
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police have arrested a suspected stalker accused of a rash of disturbing robberies, including a rape.
The Broward Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of 25-year-old Donovan Bryan late Monday afternoon.
Bryan has been implicated in at least four attacks along Briny Avenue in November. Investigators said he threatened his victims with a gun and wore a mask. He then robbed them of cash and took their… Continue
(MOBILE, Ala. ) December 14 - A man accused of terrorizing women at a local Walmart has been arrested. Mobile Police say Frank Hicks is behind bars for carjacking at least two women at the mid-town Walmartt near I-65 last week. NBC 15 news uncovered the arrest this morning and has more on the charges Hicks faces.
The attacks happened within 24 hours of each other. One woman carjacked last Saturday; the other woman carjacked Sunday night. Police… Continue
A deadly shooting early Sunday morning at Westgate City Center stemmed from an argument over a woman, authorities say.
One man died and two others were seriously injured in a shooting in a parking lot at Glendale's sports and entertainment district. Two groups got into an argument inside Westgate's Bar Louie at 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
"It was a, 'Hey, are you looking at my gal,' type of situation," said Sgt. Jim Toomey, a Glendale… Continue
Sulaiman Folarin is the editor of JOCKlife.com. Today, a JL disciple drops by Ball Don't Lie with video of Denver Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin talking about his lips tattoo ...
Most people have been asking for some time what are those lips on Nuggets forward Kenyon Martins neck? Well it's a tattoo he got for his girlfriend and hip hop artist Trina.
"It's just something that I wanted to get a while ago, but I'm not just gonna get it… Continue