Seriously, how long before Chicago is officially named a federal disaster area? At least 74 people were shot in Chicago over the holiday weekend beginning Wednesday, July 3.

What can’t be said about Lupe Fiasco is that he doesn’t speak his mind, so it’s no secret he’s one of the most outspoken rappers in the game. The Chicago wordsmith exhibited that passion with a lengthy Twitter rant last night, speaking on violent lyrics in today’s popular songs. 

A third candlelight vigil held last night (March 13) for slain Brooklyn teenager Kimani Gray began peacefully, but an angry group of protesters taunting police sparked a number of arrests. Tensions flared just blocks from where NYPD detectives gunned down the 16-year-old Gray, with demonstrators boldly confronting the cops who then pepper sprayed and arrested members […]

The fight between police and violent drug cartels in Mexico has turned the country into a bloody war zone. An abducted troupe of musicians was the latest to suffer at the hands of criminals after their bodies were found in a well over the weekend and on Monday. 

Indiana man Randolph Linn, charged with setting fire to the largest mosque in the Toledo area of Ohio in September, pleaded guilty Wednesday (December 19) while at the town’s U.S. District Court.  Linn said that after downing 45 beers while watching Fox News and its continual criticism of Muslims and Islam, the broadcast got him “riled […]

Chicago shootings hit another high note over the weekend when as many as six people were killed and 15 others were wounded during a shooting sprees erupting Friday (Nov. 30). According to authorities, five of those killed were fatally shot, while the sixth person was stabbed.  

A vicious attack carried out by a Pakistani branch of the terrorist group Taliban has left a 14-year-old girl and education rights activist suffering from gunshot wounds. According to an Al-Jazeera report, Malala Yusafzai was travelling home with a fellow female student on a school van when a group of masked gunmen stopped the vehicle.

Although some may have scoffed at Lupe Fiasco declaring in a radio interview last week that rising rap star Chief Keef “scared him” as a result of the Chicago teen’s violent depiction of their shared hometown, a quick look at the staggering rise in the murder rate of Black and Hispanic teens due to gun […]

Air Jordan XI ‘Concord’ Released, Mayhem Ensues   The Air Jordan XI ‘Concord’ Retro was released last night, and so was the coonery. Across the country, people were getting arrested, assaulted and pepper sprayed while attempting to purchase a pair, or two—or more—of the highly prized, $180 sneaker. While e-mail servers of sites like […]

On Monday the Supreme court overturned a ruling that upheld Chicago’s 28-year ban on handguns.  This is a victory for gun-rights activists. The 5-4 vote upheld the Second Amendment right to extend to city, state and federal laws.  As we previously reported, this ruling comes a few days after the Chicago mayor Richard Daley vowed […]

Two Chicago teens were found dead this morning after police say they were kidnapped, stripped naked and shot execution style. Police found the bodies of 17-year-old Dante Coleman and 17-year-old Ibitoye Olayinka lying face down on railroad tracks Monday near the city’s Southside Princeton Park neighborhood. Authorities believe the pair were kidnapped late Sunday night […]