Fetty Wap and Young Thug facing years in prison

Two of hip-hop’s biggest artists are locked behind bars and could face years in prison. Did their music lead to this fate? Fetty Wap’s 2015 was one of the biggest breakout years recently seen in music. “Trap Queen” is the single that started it all. She my trap queen, let her hit the bando We […]

Another Black girl ignored at a children’s establishment (video)

It looks like Sesame Place isn’t the only one ignoring Black children. On July 31, a mother tweeted that her daughter had been racially discriminated against at a Chuck E. Cheese in New Jersey. She also posted a video showing the encounter. PLEASE RETWEET‼️ On July 30 at Chuck E Cheese in Wayne, NJ, my […]

Umar Johnson responds after video of him talking to White woman surfaces

The self-proclaimed “Prince of Pan Afrikanism” immediately went to social media to defend his name after a social media video of him surfaced. On June 2, Twitter user @Resse_856 posted a nine-second clip of Umar Johnson talking to a White woman in New Jersey’s Cherry Hill Mall. The clip received over 3.5 million views in […]

Man catches road rage; find out what he did to the woman in his way (video)

A New Jersey man ran over a woman repeatedly in a road-rage attack. On April 12, a witness captured a video of Vincent Jean in his silver Mitsubishi running over a 23-year-old woman after a minor traffic accident. Jean tried to flee after the accident but decided to aim at the young woman as she […]

Why a man was sentenced to 375 years in prison over a social media post

A New Jersey man was sentenced on April 8 to 375 years in prison for murdering two children and a college student in 2016 over a Facebook post. The judge sentenced Jeremy Arrington to three consecutive life sentences for killing 7-year-old Ariel Little Whitehurst, her 11-year-old brother Al-Jahon Whitehurst, and 23-year-old family friend Syasia McBurroughs. […]

Chris Rock and Kevin Hart announce weeklong joint show this summer

A duo of comedic geniuses is set to share the same stage this summer. On March 7, Kevin Hart and Chris Rock announced five joint shows together in the New Jersey and New York area, from July 21-25. “Breaking News,” Hart’s account posted on Twitter. “Excited to announce a run of shows with Chris Rock!!” […]

Man kills 3 over social media post; what set him off

A New Jersey man was convicted on March 5, 2022, of killing two children and a college student after he broke into the home in November 2016 and tortured six victims because of a Facebook post. Jeremy Arrington was found guilty of three counts of murder, three counts of attempted murder, burglary, criminal restraint and […]

R&B artist K. Summerlynn sets the stage for the ladies with hot new single

R&B artist K. Summerlynn is bringing something fresh and relatable to the music industry with her debut single, “Had To.” After the New Jersey native graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C., K. Summerlynn moved to LA. to continue her passion for music and songwriting. What makes you different from other artists?  I think what […]

Shaun King moving out of brand-new lavish home after harassment

Writer and activist Shaun King announced that he’s being forced to move out of his brand new lavish lakeside home after his family has been harassed. King says unethical and unscrupulous news outlets, including Fox News and the New York Post, posted photos of his home on their platforms. Others have claimed that King purchased […]

Rosario Dawson reacts to outcome of anti-trans lawsuit against her family

In October 2019, the 42-year-old star was subjected to legal action from Dedrek Finley, a trans man and longtime family friend who used to work for the Top Five actress doing household repairs,  after he alleged mistreatment and discrimination including anti-trans insults and physical assault. In autumn last year, the court granted Finley’s voluntary request […]

Father under investigation after toddler found dead with part of skull missing

An ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Middletown Township Police Department and the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office, following the death of a two-year-old child in Middletown Township, N.J. On Wednesday evening, police officers were dispatched to the Racquet Club apartments following a 911 call from a man claiming “a child had fallen with […]

Fetty Wap says he ‘failed’ his brother who was shot and killed

Rap star Fetty Wap articulated the devastation he feels over the death of his brother, who reportedly was shot and killed in New Jersey on Oct. 15, 2020. Fetty Wap, 29, posted a photo with his late 26-year-old brother Twyshon Depew and poured out his thoughts for his 6 million Instagram followers. “I love you […]

Nevaeh Jolie creates futuristic vibes with new brand of hip-hop-infused R&B

Upon first listen it is impossible to ignore the fact that Nevaeh Jolie is special. Her artistry and performance are that of a seasoned professional. Her youthful spirit and energy are illuminating. She has infused her life experience and influence into her music and created a merger of genres that embrace the past and speak […]

Cory Booker and Rosario Dawson finding life ‘enriching’ together

Rosario Dawson and her boyfriend, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, have found life “incredibly enriching” since moving in together. The 41-year-old actress moved into her politician boyfriend’s New Jersey home over the summer so that they could spend lockdown together amid the coronavirus pandemic, and Booker has now admitted the couple are loving life […]

Cop charged for using pepper spray on Black teens sitting on a porch

Another incident of police using excessive force has gone viral. On Sunday, June 14, 2020, the Woodlynne Police Department released bodycam footage of cops harassing a group of Black teens. The incident occurred on Saturday, June 13, in Woodlynne, New Jersey after cops were called following claims that teens were trespassing at a property. When […]

Emergency room physician Sampson Davis describes new normal amid pandemic

Dr. Sampson Davis is on the front line of the COVID-19 health crisis. As an emergency room physician at several New Jersey hospitals, he knows the impact of the virus firsthand. Davis joined Health IQ to speak with CEO Munson Steed and senior rolling out writer A.R. Shaw about the issues that have come to […]

Dr. Sampson Davis shares why Blacks are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19

Dr. Sampson Davis currently stands on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic as an ER doctor in Newark, New Jersey. Dr. Davis, who is the author of Living and Dying in Brick City, recently discussed the racial impact of the coronavirus for rolling out’s “Health IQ” series. What should the Black community know when it […]

New Jersey educator Carl Brister creates homeschooling guide for parents

As the global pandemic continues, parents have been forced to step into the role of teachers, as schools across the country have closed. This has left parents struggling to help their children with schoolwork. Carl Brister, a New Jersey-based instructional coach and R&B singer, created a guide for parents to make this transition a little […]

LeA Robinson brings music industry pedigree, skill and good vibes to R&B

LeA Robinson is a singer, songwriter, producer, performer and sound engineer. Born and raised in Englewood, New Jersey, Robinson is the granddaughter of hip-hop pioneer Sylvia Robinson. Her grandmother is best known for developing the first hip-hop record label, Sugar Hill Records, with her husband Joseph Robinson and producing the first rap song, “Rapper’s Delight.”  LeA […]

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