After months of deliberation in a federal fraud case, former Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. was sentenced earlier today (August 14) in a Washington court to serve 30 months in prison for the misuse of $750,000 in campaign funds.
Federal prosecutors are recommending that Jesse Jackson Jr. be sentenced to four years in prison for alleged corruption. Jackson, who stepped down as Congressman earlier in the year, is accused of misappropriating $750,000 in campaign funds to cover his lavish personal expenses.
Epic Records is feeling the heat from Lil Wayne’s disrespectful lyrics mentioning the late Emmett Till, on a Future track. Weezy makes a distasteful comparison between the teen—who was viciously murdered for whistling at a White woman over 50 years ago—and his bedroom skills.
The death of a Chicago man at the hands of police officers has been re-classified as a homicide. Police officers restrained, beat, and zapped 45-year-old Darrin “Dagwood” Hanna’s with a Taser back in November of 2011.
A couple of weeks back, a controversial YouTube and Google+ live stream took place where the culture of Hip-Hop was figuratively put on trial. Artists like Slaughterhouse, Questlove, Q-Tip, KRS-One and more became visibly frustrated discussing issues with people obviously out of touch with the genre and the youth as a whole. So on this […]
Rev. Jesse Jackson, Q-Tip, Questlove, Michael Eric Dyson, KRS-ONE, Touré, Dream Hampton, Slaughterhouse, and more are a part of a live stream from London’s Barbican Centre. The audience and panelists of artists, thinkers, and more put Hip-Hop on trial on numerous social ideals. In Progress.
The parents of Trayvon Martin, will make the two month anniversary of their son’s death with a massive rally to be held in Los Angeles Thursday (April 26). Coordinated by the NAACP, the National Action Network, Empowerment Movement, and the Rainbow Push Coalition, the Justice for Trayvon Martin Foundation Los Angeles Rally will be held […]
The NAACP is celebrating 100 years of service. The civil rights organization kicked off their centennial convention this weekend at the New York Hilton Hotel in New York City. With the slogan, “Bold Dreams- Big Victories”, the convention runs until Thursday. The president of the organization, Benjamin Todd Jealous, reaffirmed that that the organization is […]