April 24th, 2012
In today’s top news, Jennifer Hudson takes the stand in her family’s murder trial, the DOJ is suing Jacksonville, Florida over allegedly discriminatory firefighter exams and the resignation of the Sanford police chief in the Trayvon Martin case is rejected by the city commission.
Jennifer Hudson takes the stand in her family’s murder trial. [BET]
The DOJ is suing Jacksonville, Florida over allegedly discriminatory firefighter exams. [Reuters]
The resignation of the Sanford police chief in the Trayvon Martin case is rejected by the city commission. [BET]
An Alabama white man is beaten by a group of African-Americans after taunting a group of Black teens. [Local 15]
Essence sacks white male editor over offensive Facebook post. [Journal-isms]
A college student launches “African-Americans for Mitt Romney” Website. [The Hill]
A 13-year-old girl died during a shooting in a Harlem housing project. [NBC]
Dr. Dre shuts down rumors of a Tupac hologram tour. [BET]
T.I. steps in between the growing beef between rappers Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks. [BET]
South Sudan’s leader says Sudan has declared war. [AP]
April 23rd, 2012
In today’s top news, George Zimmerman is released on bail, trial begins in Maryland for two white brothers accused of beating a Black teen and trial also begins today for William Balfour, the accused murderer of Jennifer Hudson’s family.
George Zimmerman, shooter of Trayvon Martin, is released on bail at midnight Sunday. [BET]
Trial begins in Maryland for two white brothers accused of beating a Black teen while patrolling an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood. [AP]
Trial also begins today for William Balfour, the accused murderer of Jennifer Hudson’s family. [AP]
The Supreme Court prepares to take a look into the validity of Arizona’s controversial immigration law. [ABC]
Issac Farris, nephew of Martin Luther King Jr., will step down from his post as head of the SCLC. [AJC]
Think Like a Man took the number one spot at the box office this weekend. [NYT]
Suge Knight suggests Tupac might still be alive. [BET]
Nicki Minaj said a voice in her head instructed her to shut down her Twitter account. [BET]
Two Kenyan runners dominated this weekend’s London Marathon. [CNN]
Sudanese war planes reportedly bombing South Sudanese border towns in fresh attacks. [CNN]
October 6th, 2008
Hip-hop producer kills himself in an L.A. jail.
The man who became famous for albums like Tupac’s All Eyez on Me has committed suicide, say L.A. County Jail officials. Johnny “Johnny J” Jackson jumped off a tier this past weekend in the facility where he was held after being arrested for a DUI. Other hits Jackson produced include “Knockin’ Boots” by Candyman. Jackson, 39, had a wife and two children.