An explosive case unfolded today after news that Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez was slapped with several charges in connection to his relationship with a minor girl. Police were able to close in on the 28-year-old MLB All-Star due to the distinctive tattoos on his arm.
Pittsburgh rapper Jamal Knox found himself on the wrong end of the law after dropping a scathing song issuing threats against city police, leading to his conviction for making terroristic threats. With the state’s high court upholding the conviction, Knox is aiming to appeal the decision in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, which looks […]
East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld was charged with criminal homicide after shooting and killing 17-year-old Black teen Antwon Rose. The incident, which took place on June 19, occurred after Rosfeld approached a vehicle that matched the description of one used in a drive-by shooting but the officer’s account changed dramatically from his earlier reports.
Another African American teenager has been killed by the hands of police. The Hip-Hop community is of course angry and is now (at least one rapper is) asking for the death penalty.
Rising Pittsburgh rapper Jimmy Wopo was killed in an apparent drive-by shooting on Monday (June 18). He was one of the victims in a shooting that occurred in the Middle Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
M.C. Hydare and his brother were working in a Pittsburgh, Pa. market last Friday (Aug. 14) when a pair of masked teens entered the store. One of them was brandishing a knife over a foot long, but Hydare had one up on the would-be thieves after he pulled a sword out and chased them out the store.
Jasiri X has made a name for himself as a politically-charged and outspoken Hip-Hop artist, working both as a community activist, as well as a recording artist. The Pittsburgh rapper won $30,000 via fellowship award based on his artistic and activist endeavors.
The beauty of hard times arrives in the lesson life teaches us in the aftermath. But that’s only if the person in the proverbial driver’s seat adapts and changes their life for the better.
The Ku Klux Klan has become emboldened of late, distributing recruitment flyers with offensive images of slain Black people such as Michael “Mike” Brown. In a Pennsylvania neighborhood, KKK flyers were discovered bearing the image of iconic civil rights leader, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay drew the ire of his city’s police union after he posted with a sign calling for an end to racism. While cops on his force took the photo as an accusation, Chief McLay responded to his critics in a letter explaining carefully the nuances of race and police work.
A Pittsburgh area rapper is in a world of trouble. Hardo, born Joseph Barnett, Jr., 21, was stopped by police in Wilkinsburg, Penn. on Sept. 10 for running a red light. While he was detained, the cops allegedly spotted a shopping bag with 250 baggies of heroin in his car and he was arrested.
A 29-year-old Pittsburgh high school teacher is accused of violating a female student on more than one occasion. Michael White was arrested mid-week for allegedly kissing his 16-year-old student on the lips during his information technology class, making her give lap dances to male classmates, and previously slept with the girl.