Even though the NYPD has argued that opening its database to Civil Rights activists puts its officers at risk, N.Y. Judge Marilyn Diamond said the department should black out the details and hand over the records to the New York Civil Liberty Union in 60 days.”The NYPD has not offered any reason why the petitioner should be denied access to the same database which it has already shared with other outside organizations,” Diamond argued. “The information could “give New Yorkers a better understanding of the extent to which the NYPD targets communities of color and particularly African-American males for aggressive stops, even though they’re doing nothing wrong,” New York Civil Liberties Union executive director Donna Lieberman added. More than 50 percent of the 500,000 New Yorkers pulled over last year were black. And only in the first quarter of this year, 145,000 drivers in New York have been stopped.
A very interesting finding was released by a Christian based study group (Barna Group) into the effects of social networking. While the results of their study may be up for debate this will become the benchmark from which they gauge who’s who and what’s what online. They got info on just about ever facet of social networking so it is worth the read, just keep in mind who funded the research and what their hidden intentions may be:
Blogging has not reached the “tipping point” towards becoming a mainstream activity (an emerging technology is often thought to “tip” toward majority use when the penetration reaches 20% or more of the population). Still, there are an estimated 16 million American adults who use their blog as a pulpit to broadcast their voice to the world. Blogs are most common among single adults, Northeast residents, homosexuals, those not registered to vote, and atheists and agnostics.
Now, America suppose to be a shining beacon of “Separation of Church & State” but as we can see via the 2008 Presidential Nomination the Church will have just as much say and sway on their constituents than any other party of influence. Someone once told me that politicians were puppets for the reigning priesthood. I am seeing how that ideology lines up. This clip is of Catholic priest Jim Lisante going in on Sen. Obama and Rev. Wright at a GOP dinner. The priesthood has no place in politics. Just like a national conversation needs to had about race in America at some points Christians need to get all their ducks in order because obviously the different denominations believe they must be praying to different “gods.”
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Based on a true story, a poor Illinois town comes together behind the local Pop Warner football team and their unlikely quarterback, Jasmine Plummer (Keke Palmer), the first female in Pop Warner’s history. Under the tutelage of her uncle Curtis (Ice Cube), a former high school football star, Jasmine leads her team, the Minden Browns, to the Pop Warner Super Bowl.
The movie stars Ice Cube, Keke Palmer , Tasha Smith and it’s directed by Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst.
Coming to theater’s Friday July 25, 2008.
Source: Daily News, WNBC
Okay this definitely is a phenomenon. I guess I will be watching my son’s teachers in a few years to see if they are horny or just very good educators (what the f**k is in the coffee they are giving these broads?).
A Queens English teacher was arrested on charges of having sex with the 15-year-old cousin of one of her former students, authorities said.
Janmattie Singh, 22, is accused of calling a former student from Richmond Hill High School and asking to have sex with the 18-year-old, according to special schools investigator Richard Condon. The teen told Singh that he was at his Brooklyn home with two cousins, ages 15 and 18, so she agreed to sleep with both of them, too, officials said
Singh’s lawyer, Kumar Paturi, said the teacher has “severe mental issues” including bipolar disorder that the older teens exploited. She was charged Thursday with third-degree rape, sexual misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child.
Despite all the beatings he has taken in the press concerning his wife, Usher still has alot of fans out there who are scooping up his album. And he looks to best Mariah Carey who has had the biggest cd release so far this year. Billboard has the break down:
Usher’s “Here I Stand” (LaFace/Zomba) continues to charge its way towards a No. 1 debut on next week’s Billboard 200 album chart, as it will once again lead Nielsen SoundScan’s Building chart when it is released later today (May 30).
I just was wondering why the Sean bell protests had slowed down amidst Rev. Al Sharpton’s decree to ‘shut the city down’ for the mis-justice served in this case. I guess I spoke too soon.
via Daily News
The Rev. Al Sharpton joined a Critical Mass bike ride through the city Friday night in yet another protest over the Sean Bell verdict.
“Whether you’re fat or skinny, gay or straight, we are all Sean Bell. We are all riding for justice,” he told the crowd in Union Square to enthusiastic applause.
Standing at Sharpton’s side were Bell’s fiancée, Nicole Paultre Bell, Bell’s father, William, and civil rights attorney Norman Siegel.
After his remarks, Sharpton jumped on a bike and headed west on 14th St. with other cyclists while motorcycle cops watched closely.
Bell’s father drew laughter from those around him, saying, “Justice is nice, but I just wanted to see Rev. Al ride a bike.”
Source: Daily News, Daily Mirror,Yacht Spotter
NYC’s own mega-mogul Diddy looking to make a splash in Hollywood, is holed up at Cannes Film festival in France on this $30 million dollar yacht. Check out the pics and article below:
Naomi Campbell has partied here. So too have Lindsay Lohan, Mike Tyson, Billy Zane, Nelly and fashion designer Roberto Cavalli.
In fact, anyone who’s anyone has danced on the decks of P Diddy’s lavish £33million yacht, The Maraya, which is currently moored in Cannes.
And now here I am, too. I can scarcely believe my luck!
The king of bling himself has exclusively invited the Mirror onboard for a personal guided tour of the brand new 54ft yacht he’s chartered.
Snippets of Steven A. Smith’s interview with Kobe Bryant on ESPN.
With all the talent in the world and given more chances to resurrect her career then anyone in recent history (sans Britney Spears), Amy Whinehouse actually showed up at the Lisbon Festival and reportedly gave a very underwhelming performance. I can remember how not too long ago that every artist was trying to collaborate with this chick and now people stay far and wide from her shenanigans. Sad indeed. Review below:
Amy Winehouse showed up late for her first concert since leaving rehab, giving an underwhelming performance in front of 90,000 people Friday at a Lisbon music festival.
The Grammy-winning jazz-pop diva turned up almost an hour late for the outdoor show. She apologized for having a sore throat, and her voice cracked during the 55-minute set.
Winehouse, wearing a short dress, appeared distracted during her performance. She paused to talk to members of her band, fiddled at length with her microphone, sucked throat candy and at one point dashed offstage but quickly returned.
She had cuts on her left arm, and her right hand was bandaged.
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Lil Wayne ft. Jay Z “Mr. Carter”
Not too impressed with this joint. They are too intrigued with each other to make a dope record. I suspect that Jay wrote his verse and Lil Wayne freestyled it off the syrup. Still trash, sorry people.
More craziness in our nations schools (Soon teachers will be packing heat). Full story in the video…
Source : TPM,Greg Sargent
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Ardent supporter and loudmouth James Carville who has been a Clintonite for years, has finally said ‘uncle’ and admitted there is strong possibilities that Sen. Barack Obama will win the general election. This is a sharp contrast to what he has been saying for months that Obama has an ‘electability’ problem. More below:
Asked if he thought Obama would beat McCain, Carville said: “I think he will. I think Democrats will win in November…There’s a crushing desire for change in this country. No one has seen a party or brand held in such low esteem” than the Republicans.
Carville’s repeated suggestions that Obama “will” beat McCain contrast with the core Hillary message — repeated frequently by Hillary advisers — that Obama merely “can” win a general election, while Hillary “will” win it. Carville’s comments also suggest that with the fall contest looming, it’s becoming tougher for prominent Hillary backers to sustain any argument that doesn’t show full confidence in Obama’s chances against McCain.
Carville stressed that he thought Hillary was a better bet against McCain, but reiterated his confidence in Obama. “Hillary would be a stronger candidate, but I think he’ll win this thing,” Carville said.
Source: Latino Review
More spoiler pics from the highly anticipated Incredible Hulk
movie due June 13th starring Ed Norton. Can’t wait!!
Source : Chicago Tribune
This story definetly will be one that will be talked about in the blogosphere until a definite report is made by fire investigators as to how this tragedy was started. Luckily no one was seriously hurt and escaped with just minor smoke inhalation. It hasn’t been a great month for 50 and like in earlier posts ‘karma’ may have risen its ugly head.
Anyway these are pics of the before-and-after of 50’s L.I. mansion that is at the center of this controversy.
More pics after the jump..
Just when you thought every luxury was shown to the world, we have this pimped out toilet geek style. Trust me a scaled down version will pop up somewhere soon.
What you are going to see in this post is a realistic toilet that was featured under “Cool Inventions” in National Geographic Kids Magazine under the title ‘Souped Up John.’ An ultra pimped out toilet, that is the ultimate in geek bathroom luxury. It features a TV, TiVo, DVD, XBox, laptop, refrigerator, megaphone, Ipod dock and of course the standard toilet paper holder.
In conclusion this toilet is equipped with everything you need, so you’ll be able to spend your whole day in your toilet. Now the ultra busy people can be happy because they won’t be missing anything. Finally to keep you even more time in this toilet you also get some exercise pedals in front for when you really need to shake those bowels loose. If you don’t consider yourself sedentary enough then this geeky toilet will help you become one.
Source: Chicago Tribune
This story is still a little far fetched to many once you read some of the details. Make your own decision.
OKYO – A homeless woman who sneaked into a man’s house and lived undetected in his closet for a year was arrested in Japan after he became suspicious when food mysteriously began disappearing.
Police found the 58-year-old woman Thursday hiding in the top compartment of the man’s closet and arrested her for trespassing, police spokesman Hiroki Itakura from southern Kasuya town said Friday.
STREET KNOWLEDGE was in the house last night for the debut of Nas’ “Be A Nigger Too” cinematic video. Directed by Rik Cordero and starring the multiple antics of Ephraim “Fetti” Benton and supporting cast (Danny Hoch, John Cho, Gbenga Akinnagbe) the controversial clip to the controversial first single off of the controversial album formerly known as “Nigger” is sure to have editors up at BET and MTV on the edge of their seats. Cordero borrowed from the theme first explored in Spike Lee‘s 25th Hour, positioning Nas in front of a mirror a la Ed Norton where he goes in on himself, painting everyone as NIGGERS with one fell swoosh. The cinematic effects were captivating and the hanging scene will have viewers gasping in disbelief.
Source: Ice Dot
New album cover from the now untitled album from the ever controversial artist Nas. More pics soon from the “Be Nigger Too’ video premier!!
Once again is karma coming back to haunt someone? 50 Cent is not having a great first part of 2008.
Just the other day an associate of his was arrested for assaulting a woman in his Connecticut mansion and now his L.I mansion is burnt to a crisp. Check out the story below:
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) – Authorities say six people are hospitalized after a “suspicious” fire burned down a multimillion-dollar Long Island home owned by Grammy- nominated rapper 50 Cent.
Arson squad investigators were on the scene of the Friday blaze.
The names of those injured have not been released. But a lawyer for the rapper’s former girlfriend, Shaniqua Tompkins, says the woman lived there with two of her children.
Dix Hills Fire Chief Larry Feld says all six people are hospitalized in stable condition after suffering smoke inhalation.
Earlier this year, Tompkins sued 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, claiming he had promised her the $2.4 million house more than a decade ago.
Shout out to the homie Janero for these
The day before his wedding, Sean Bell was shot and killed by the New York Police Department in a barrage of 51 bullets. Although the five murderers have admitted to slaying the unarmed Bell, they remain free and acquitted of all counts.
First Suge gets knocked out cold out at an L.A. club, now he’s being forced to sell off his once-mighty Death Row empire.
After filing for bankruptcy in 2006, a judge has ordered that all assets for Death Row be auctioned off to the highest bidder on June 24. That’s some serious stuff, as it includes the rights to all the recordings of Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, and Dr. Dre. The minimum starting bid is a measly $24 mil.
Get your bid in by June 10 if you’re looking for your own original copy of “The Chronic.”
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In a recent interview with MTV, Busta Rhymes explains “Don’t Believe Them,” his second posse cut that he is in the process of putting together with Akon and T.I.
The record was inspired by the situation that transpired with T.I. right after the BET Hip-Hop Awards. My legal situations were current, and his legal situations were current, and Akon had his, you know, history of legal situations in the past. … We wanted people to — as bad as things might look for us sometimes — just know that it ain’t over until you say it’s over at the end of the day. ‘Cause nobody can really dictate what the outcome of your destiny, what your life is going to end up becoming, unless you let it happen that way.”
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Eddie will reprise his role as Alex Foley in Beverly Hills Cop 4. But his new movie set to come out sometime this year looks like a totally dud, so this movie being a big hit might be a saving grace for his up and down career. Full story below:
On the heels of the successful revival of the “Indiana Jones” franchise, Paramount has set in motion a fourth installment of “Beverly Hills Cop.”
Eddie Murphy is attached to reprise his role as Detroit detective Axel Foley, and Brett Ratner is negotiating to direct.
Okay when I saw this pic I knew had to post because Michael is starting to show up in public again now that he has some new songs and an album he is working on.This is supposedly from a recent UFC match he attended and I am still trying to figure out the Darth Vader dress code.
This is an excellent summation of Shawn Carter’s transition from trapper to rapper to mogul via the team over at Corporate Takeover.
Looking towards the future, Carter’s current portfolio of business interests—which include the New Jersey Nets, 40/40 Club, beauty care line Carol’s Daughter, J hotels, Scion, LLC., and Translation Advertising—all seem to transcend the youth-driven hip-hop market. And that is to say, it’s unlikely the services provided by a firm like Translation Advertising are intended for fickle young hip-hop fans. By cashing in on the Jay-Z inc. franchise, Carter looks to make the transition from hip-hop star to a business celebrity, much like Rupert Murdoch, Donald Trump, Warren Buffet, and Magic Johnson
Usher has teamed with Sony Ericsson to become the face of the mobile phone maker’s new Walkman music phone, which will be available later this year. The partnership covers the United States, Canada and 20 European countries, according to Usher’s publicist.
The campaign will allow music fans access to exclusive content, contests to meet Usher on a video shoot and the chance to win VIP tickets for the artist’s North American tour later this year, which is sponsored by Sony Ericsson.
We are living in a truly sick world people. After the story of the old fart who raped and had children with his own daughter I thought we had some time between another sicko story. Guess I was naive to believe that. Here is probably the most insane story I have ever heard :
A Palm Beach Gardens man and his mother, a middle school science teacher, are permanently barred from owning or possessing animals, a judge ruled Thursday after watching a short film of the man having sex in his bedroom with a German shepherd.
MTV has a slew of projects in the works for summer and fall, including a reality competition from 50 Cent, a search for the next female singing superstar, a rock-themed “Making the Band” spinoff and, as previously reported, a reality show about rapper T.I.
The untitled 50 Cent project is an elimination reality show following 16 contestants as they compete to learn and master the skills that took 50 Cent from the streets to corporate America. The rapper will whittle down the contestants each week, with one winning a full scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate business program.
The best player in the league led his team to victory and is poised to get his first championship without Shaq. And hopefully those pesky cheerleader rumors will float away if he gets his fourth ring.
Bryant scored 17 of his 39 points in the fourth quarter, and the Lakers rallied from an early 17-point deficit to beat the San Antonio Spurs 100-92 on Thursday night and win the Western Conference finals in five games.
The Lakers are 12-3 in the playoffs, including 8-0 at Staples Center, where they haven’t lost in two months. They’ve won 14 straight home games and 21 of their last 24 postseason games at home.
Full break down of the game here…
Usher fires back at the haters who constantly bash his wife, speaks on fatherhood, and his new ventures.
Whch one do y’all like better?
Sharon Stone has taken alot of flack for saying in the above clip that the earthquakes in China were karma for they way they treated the Tibetans. It seem she has backed off those comments after China spoke out harshly against her comments. Well if you have missed it take a look and judge for yourself..
Source: Blac Ren
Just got these pics from the team at Blac Ren of the new Soul Calibur IV game coming on PS3 and X-Box.Yoda is the exclusive character for Xbox, while Darth Vader is for PS3. This is definetly a must have for long time Soul Calibur fans who have been following this legendary game for years.
Full story here
Source: That’s Hip Hop, Hip Hop Video Models.net
Hailing from Mississippi,which we know is a hotbed for beautiful women, we present to you Lyric. One of the few modeling vets who never ceases to amaze us with her natural beauty and killer body to match. This southern belle has a ton of print work and videos under her belt most notably “Candy Shop” with 50 Cent and we hope to see more of this goddess in the near future because men everywhere sing the praises of Lyric.
Who wants to be associated with losers? Bill O Reilly’s boss Rupert Murdoch is feeling the Obama wave and even is taking credit for his dead in the water newspaper The Post for endorsing him over Hillary(don’t worry he owns everything at is worth 8.8 Billion). Check his thoughts on the upcoming presidential campaign:
“You have got the Obama phenomenon. You have got, undoubtedly, a recession … The average American is really getting hurt financially and that all bodes well for him (Obama), Murdoch said.
“I think it (a recession) is one we will be coming out of for quite some time,” Murdoch said. “In the next 18 months, this country is going to be in for a very hard time.”
“You have probably the making of a complete phenomenon in this country,” Murdoch said in describing what he predicted will be a sweeping victory for Democrats in November.
Murdoch has yet to endorse a U.S. presidential candidate but considers Barack Obama very promising, the media magnate said in an interview by two Wall Street Journal reporters at an annual conference for high-tech industry insiders.
News Corp recently acquired ownership of the Journal and its parent company .