NFL’s Ray Rice arrested for knocking fiancée unconscious

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Baltimore Ravens star running back Ray Rice was arrested in Atlantic City, N.J. for punching his baby mama so hard that she was knocked unconscious, according to reports. Initially, it was reported that Rice was involved in a domestic dispute and arrested early Saturday morning at Revel, an entertainment resort in Atlantic City, N.J., in… Read more »

Ex-NFL player Jerramy Stevens fiancée still marries him after arrest for domestic abuse

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Is it possible to prevent a train wreck with the caboose going full speed? That’s the question this writer posed upon hearing the news that U.S. women’s soccer team goalie and two-time Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo married her boyfriend of two months, former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens following a court appearance for… Read more »

Cee Lo Green Shares Homophobic Hate Notes With ‘Best Bud’ Tracy Morgan?

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Cee Lo Green’s song “Forget You (F—k You)” has recently seemed to be more appropriate personally for the singer now then ever. After local music editor Andrea Swensson called his June 16 Minneapolis, Minn., show “lackluster” and “gross,” the singer took to Twitter with a seemingly anti-gay rant and lashed back at her with this tweet:… Read more »

Sean Falyon – Mr. Falyon Meets SMKA

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 SMKA Sean Falyon is all about making escapist hip-hop, and with his new project with Atlanta production crew SMKA, he lives up to his calling. The Philly emcee demonstrates insight and agility on the mic with songs like the mid-tempo groove, “Big City Nights” where he talks about fast living without being overbearing. Other standouts… Read more »

Former Junior MAFIA member calls Notorious B.I.G.’s son ‘gay’

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Chico Del Vec, a former member of the 90s rap group Junior M.A.F.I.A. blasted Christopher “C.J.” Wallace, Jr., son of the late Notorious B.I.G., for being “gay.” In an interview with Forbez DVD, Chico said that he believes C.J. is gay after seeing a graduation picture of the teenager hugging another another man from behind. Chico originally made the statement on Facebook and was criticized by Biggie fans and others.

Walmart reaches settlement with the children of comedian killed in crash that injured Tracy Morgan

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The children of late comedian James McNair, who was killed in the June 2014 accident that also injured 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan, have reached a settlement with Walmart. The retail giant has agreed to pay McNair’s children a reported $10 million to be distributed in monthly increments. The kids, 19-year-old Denita and 26-year-old Jamel, have… Read more »

NAACP Image Awards 2014: Complete list of nominees

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The 46th NAACP Image Awards, which celebrates the accomplishments of Black America in film, television, music and literature, has announced its nominees. Leading the pack in film, is the highly acclaimed Selma, while ABC’s “Black-ish” receives several nods in the television category. Winners will be announced during a two-hour broadcast on TV One on Feb…. Read more »

Black United Fund gala honors Illinois’ living legends

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The Black United Fund of Illinois Inc. held their 14th annual Living Legends/Passing the Torch© Awards gala Saturday, Oct. 4. “Living Legend,” Illinois state Senator of the 17th District, Donne Trotter; and entrepreneur, and top Allstate Insurance agent, Louis Dodd, were among five honorees. A standing room only audience of elegantly dressed achievers, philanthropists and… Read more »