Rapper Bow Wow is offering a different perspective on the murder of Trayvon Martin. Like many who have commented on the shooting, the 25-year-old was struck by the story, but not just because of the racial aspect. “It’s definitely a tragic situation for any kid, not just because he’s black,” Bow tells Hip-Hop Wired.

The neighborhood watch strikes again. Two brothers, patrolling their Orthodox Jewish neighborhood are facing charges for beating a 15-year-old black teenager in Baltimore two years ago, and are headed to trial beginning today (April 23). Eliyahu and Avi Werdesheim, worked as neighborhood watch volunteers and have—like George Zimmerman—claimed self-defense, as the motive behind the vicious beating.

One month after her husband filed his comments, First Lady Michelle Obama shared her opinion on the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Much like the sentiments felt by most of country, and likely the world, Mrs. Obama called the killing of the 17-year-old a “tragedy,” but encouraged the public to keep their focus on supporting Martin’s […]

It’s been three years since police gunned down Oscar Grant at a Bay Area Rapid Transit station, but his story has not been forgotten.  A major motion picture chronicling the life and death of the Oakland, Calif. resident is in the works. Forrest Whitaker will produce the film alongside his Significant Productions partner, Nina Yang. […]

An explosive new deposition exposes claims of racial profiling, and bigotry all at the hands of top NYPD officials. According to testimony released in a federal discrimination lawsuit, high-ranking supervisors of the department’s gun unit, treated white suspects more fairly than their black counterparts. The sworn deposition, taken from the testimony of three members of […]

Tyler Perry has made a career out of trivializing racial stereotypes, but apparently he doesn’t like a taste of his own medicine. The entertainment mogul, and rumored network owner, was questioned by Atlanta police for making an illegal turn, and alleges to have been racially profiled. Perry made the turn to shake potential stalkers, but […]

Longtime congressman Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) is no stranger to using visible protests to prove his point. The outspoken former Black Panther defense minister has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1993, bringing his bold style into debates involving the law of the land. Today, Rush was escorted from the House floor after […]

Arizona officials have been coming under a lot of scrutiny lately after the state government decided to pass the immigration law allowing police officers to racially profile suspected immigrants and demand verification of their natural citizenship. Now it seems as if the criticism is going to hit an all-time high after an American citizen was […]

It seems like “escorting” himself from Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Tour only created an outlet for Kid Cudi to find his way into even more drama. The rapper was arrested Monday in Los Angeles after the Los Angeles Police Department detained him, along some of his associates under suspicion of being suspects to a burglary after […]