Baltimore ‘Bloods’ and ‘Crips’ Call a Truce?

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Word is starting to spread like wildfire across social media that the Nation of Islam has had a hand in forging a truce between long-time rival gangs the Bloods and the Crips in Baltimore. According to a recent report by CounterCurrentNews:

Reports among members indicate that members of the Nation of Islam organization brokered the truce, much the same as happened in Los Angeles two decades ago.

“I can say with honesty those brothers demonstrated they can be united for a common good,” Carlos Muhammad, a minister at Nation of Islam’s Mosque No. 6 said.

“At the rally, they made the call that they must be united on that day. It should be commended,” he continued.

“We can unite and stop killing one another, and the Bloods and the Crips can help rebuild their community,” Muhammad said in an interview with theThe Daily Beast.

A community organizer, DeRay McKesson, confirmed the ceasefire between the groups.

“The fight against police brutality has united people in many ways that we have not seen regularly, and that’s really powerful,” McKesson said.

“The reality is, police have been terrorizing black people as far back as we can remember. It will take all of us coming together to change a corrupt system,” he added.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake acknowledged the peace-brokering efforts of the Nation of Islam, singling them out specifically for helping to stop the violence in the community.

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This is not the only information that has surfaced, however. An e-mail from the Baltimore Police Department that seems to be a response to this truce states that the alliance is a ‘credible threat’ to law enforcement agencies and they are told to take necessary precautions. The e-mail also states that the Black Guerilla Family has joined up with the Bloods & Crips, and various posts on social media claim GD’s are standing in solidarity as well. It appears these groups are not a threat when they are a divided and warring against each other, just when they unite and decide to take a stand against police brutality.

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Exclusive: Custom Chicago Blues New Era Snapback

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Large Form iPod Touch To Launch in Fall ‘09

We’ve got this from three independent sources close to Apple: expect a large screen iPod touch device to be released in the Fall of ‘09, with a 7 or 9 inch screen. Prototypes have been seen and handled by one of our sources, and Apple is talking to OEMs in Asia now about mass production.

Apple has been experimenting internally with large form tablet devices for years, one source says, but there was concern that users wouldn’t like the device. The difference now is the iTunes app store, which has thousands of games and other applications that are perfect for a touch screen device with an accelerometer. Apple says more than 300 million applications have been downloaded since the App Store launched in July 2008. Combine the App Store, iTunes and a browser and you have one heck of a device.

We don’t have any information on pricing. The current iPod touch, with a 3.5 inch screen, starts at $229. The 32 GB model is $399. We expect the price on the larger iPod touch to be significantly higher.

Apple rumors, particularly Apple tablet rumors, tend to come and go. I’m not saying Apple is definitely launching a large form iPod Touch. But sources I trust are saying they are currently planning to, and one source has actually held the device.

source: TechCrunch

[video] This Week With Jasiri X

Now, Maazi‘s walking blog and Crooked I’s weekly blog was trailblazing, I’ll give ’em that but this is just plain slick marketing. Summing up the news events in a weekly rhyme complete with visuals has me hooked on this clip from Jasiri X. I will keep y’all posted with the next episode.

Internet #1 Destination For News

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No surprises here!  A recent poll has shown that 70% of Americans no longer look on traditional media as their main source of new.  They are now relying on the internet and trailblazing blogs like this (Street Knowledge Media) for info.  The research done by We Media/Zogby Interactive poll has unearthed these statistics:

 Nearly half of the 1,979 people who responded to the survey said their primary source of news and information is the Internet, up from 40 percent just a year ago. Less than one third use television to get their news, while 11 percent turn to radio and 10 percent to newspapers.

More than half of those who grew up with the Internet, those 18 to 29, get most of their news and information online, compared to 35 percent of people 65 and older. Older adults are the only group that favors a primary news source other than the Internet, with 38 percent selecting television.

For the full story CLICK HERE 

Sigel Offers a “Solution” to Philly Crime

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Roc-a-Fella recording artist Beanie Sigel made a STOP THE VIOLENCE PSA which is currently airing in his hometown of Philly.  The Broad Street Bully speaks in depth about his intentions on curbing the rampant crimewave that has registered 300 plus murders this year in the City of Brotherly Love.  For the critics who claim Beans is the inspiration for the teen’s violent ways, he offers this PSA as a solution.  He also speaks on his recent Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam release, The Solution.  Coincidence, you decide…click HERE to see the interview with Mac Mittens.  Shout out to the homie Nahright

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