NYPD Officer Taken Off Life Support, Charges Upgraded to Murder

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NYPD Officer Brian Moore died Monday after his distraught family removed him from life support, law-enforcement sources said.

A grim-faced Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was seen entering the hospital around 12:30 p.m. Moore’s parents were at their son’s bedside.

The officer’s father, Raymond, is a retired cop.

“He is devastated,” a source told The Post.

Moore, 25, was gunned down by a violent ex-con after the officer and his partner stopped the man as he suspiciously fiddled with an object in his waistband on a Queens street Saturday evening, authorities said.

“Do you have something in your waist?’’ Moore asked Demetrius Blackwell, 35, while sitting behind the wheel of the cops’ unmarked car, sources said.

“Yeah, I got something,” Blackwell, 35, snarled back.

Authorities are now preparing to upgrade the attempted-murder rap against Blackwell to murder, sources said.

NY POST BLASTS JAY-Z FOR NATION of GODS and EARTHS BLING

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Little do they know that the Nation has been influencing Hip Hop since the beginning, I guess it took global superstar Jay Z for them to take notice.

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Black people are the fathers and mothers of civilization, white men are the devil, the Christian god is nothing more than a ghost and only a small percentage of people understand the world.
These are just some of the ­beliefs behind the bling — the gaudy Five Percent Nation ­medallions worn by Jay Z and Carmelo Anthony.

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WTF: Mary J. Blige Punches Husband in Face at Release Party (NY Post)

WTF. I just watched the ever so sweet Mary J. Blige on the view being the perfect guest and now this? What is even more sad and shocking is that Chris Brown is now officially the poster boy for domestic violence. Read below:

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Mary J. Blige punched husband Kendu Isaacs in the face at her record release party at club M2 Tuesday night. The singer slugged Isaacs, drawing blood, after she thought he was flirting with a waitress. “She turned to him and was screaming, ‘You’re not going to ruin my night,’ ” our witness says. “They got up in each other’s faces before someone tried to separate them, at which point she shoved the guy aside, pulled back and popped [Isaacs] in the face.” The source said Blige, Isaacs and their entourage were whisked through a door to the attached club Pink, which was closed. Our witness relates, “She was yelling at him, ‘What are you gonna do, Chris Brown me?’ Four of her bodyguards and two of the club’s kept them apart.” Isaacs was kicked out. Blige went to the bathroom to fix her hair and makeup, but soon fled, creating an uncomfortable scene for partygoers Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Busta Rhymes. Her rep said only, “People lie and don’t know what they’re talking about.”

HBO”s ‘The Wire’ being taught at Harvard

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Wow! My all time favorite TV show is now a case study for urban life in America.

If this does not convince them to make a movie I don’t what else could. David Simon has said that he is no longer interested in resurrecting the gritty drama.

Also for all you fans of The Wire I suggest you pick up a copy of The Corner which preceded this cult favorite and was done by the same writers and producers and directed by Charles Dutton.
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‘THE Wire,” HBO‘s gritty se ries about life in the Baltimore ghetto, is about to become a course at Harvard.

The announcement came at a panel discussion at the school featuring several of the show’s stars, according to the Harvard student newspaper, The Crimson.

The class will be taught by sociology professor William J. Wilson, one of the best-known African American history professors in the country, who has made no secret of the fact that he is a huge fan of the show.

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Sharpton Calls On FCC To Investigate News Corp

The NY Post has gotten themselves into a widening quagmire. This consistent money loser has probably provided the final nail in its own coffin. Firing the cartoonist should have happened Day One and they could have road the rest of it out. But their weak apology will just cause more pressure for them to do something drastic. *Circulation drops dramatically*

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NEW YORK (WPIX) — Outrage and protests continue to mount over The NY Post’s controversial cartoon interpreted by many as comparing President Obama to a chimpanzee that was shot and killed by police in Stamford, Connecticut last week.

Reverend Al Sharpton on Sunday called for a special City Council hearing, urging the city to refrain from advertising in The Post.

The civil rights leader, along with other local lawmakers, is also asking for the FCC to review the waiver extended to News Corp and Rupert Murdoch, which allows them to own more than one television station and newspaper in the same city.

“I think that they have sadly tried to reduce this to some personal fight than to really understand the level of offense,” Sharpton said at a press conference on Sunday. “It seems that we cannot have a true level of democracy in terms of how the newspapers and airwaves are used in this city.”

The New York Post issued an editorial on its website last Thursday saying the cartoon was meant to mock the federal economic stimulus bill, and apologized to those who were offended by it.

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UPDATE: New York Post Apologizes For Controversial Cartoon

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Protests over a controversial New York Post cartoon drew people from all walks of life Thursday — as activists outlined a detailed plan to show their outrage and demand changes from the spirited tabloid.

It was a huge demonstration, one that clearly got the attention of The Post.obama_monkey1

The newspaper came under fire Wednesday after a cartoon was published that critics said links President Barack Obama to a raging chimpanzee shot dead by police in Connecticut. But the newspaper also said the image was exploited by its longtime antagonists.

On Thursday night the tabloid newspaper apologized “to those who were offended by the image,” in an editorial on its Web site.

The editorial also said some media and public figures who have long-standing differences with the paper saw the cartoon “as an opportunity for payback.”

The editorial called them “opportunists” and said: “To them, no apology is due.”

The drawing shows a dead chimp, with the caption reading: “They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.”

That set off a swarm of controversy, culminating in The Rev. Al Sharpton-led protest Thursday afternoon outside The Post’s Manhattan headquarters.

Sharpton, who planned another rally for Friday, released a statement, saying he’s not satisfied with simply an apology.

“The New York Post statement will be discussed by all of the leadership of the various groups that have mobilized and we will respond to it at the rally at 5 p.m. tomorrow outside of the New York Post.

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New York Post AND YOUCAST Rihanna In A First-Of-Its-Kind Newspaper Widget Promotion

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New York, NY, 1/28/09 (Hip Hop PR Wire) — YouCast Corporation and the New York Post today launched an online widget featuring multi-platinum, Grammy Award winning, Def Jam Recording artist Rihanna, in a groundbreaking newspaper widget promotion. The New York Post widget is available at NYPost.compost_widget and extends New York Post content directly onto the desktops, social network pages including MySpace and Facebook, and blogs of New York Post readers. The widget updates content automatically with the latest news, sports, business and entertainment content – as well as the best gossip from Page Six.

The New York Post widget also features an exclusive Rihanna contest where participants have a chance to win an NFL football and NFL jersey signed by Rihanna, who is the headlining performer at the Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash, airing on VH1 on Thursday, January 29 at 9:00 pm. A free membership to Rihanna’s fan club at http://www.rihannanow.com is available to any fan that embeds the New York Post’s free widget. Chris Shaw, VP of Digital Media commented, “We are delighted to be able to offer our free New York Post widget to our readers and new readers who crave up to the minute insights and news written with authentic New York Post passion and wit.” “YouCast is proud to partner with the New York Post to deliver premium editorial content as a widget so people can enjoy the New York Post content on their blogs and social network pages such as Friendster, Facebook and MyYearbook,” said John Eaton, CEO of YouCast Corporation.

Wendy William’s Fomer Aide Says Hubby Sexually Abusive

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Talk about the height of hypocrisy! Nicole Spence, a former aide to radio/TV personality Wendy Williams is dishing the dirt and saying that Williams husband Kevin Hunter repeatedly beat Wendy and made unwanted sexual advances on the aide. Of course Williams shot down the accusations by replying to the New York Post that “this b*tch is out of her mind.” Spence has formally filed a complaint with the Equal Opportunity Commission on Monday naming both William’s and Inner City Broadcasting, the broadcasting company that owns the station she works for, in the complaint. Spence said the abuse of the tough-talking Williams was perpetrated in front of a viewing audience on more than one occassion. This is one of her accounts:

“In one instance, Mr. Hunter stormed into the studio, demanded that other employees leave and openly physically abused Ms. Williams, pinning her against the wall with his hand around her neck, choking her while repeatedly pounding his fist into the wall directly by her head.”

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