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March 15, 2013

Kimani Gray’s Mother Wants to Know Why Her Son Was ‘Slaughtered’ by Police

Kimani Gray’s Mother Wants to Know Why Her Son Was ‘Slaughtered’ by Police

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Carol Gray, the mother of slain teenager Kimani Gray, demanded yesterday at a news conferethernce to know why her son was “slaughtered” by police last Saturday. Tearfully, she expressed the pain of a mother who now has lost two of her sons in the past two years. With her head wrapped in a black scarf and her eyes shielded by sunglasses, Gray spoke to a room full of reporters while…

Mother Forgives Ex-Boyfriend Who Killed Her Son Over Soup

Mother Forgives Ex-Boyfriend Who Killed Her Son Over Soup

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A North Carolina mom whose 2-year-old son was beaten to death byoyth. Lashinna Burger testified Wednesday at the sentencing hearing of Andre Hampton, who beat their son Elijah Burger to death with a hairbrush and a belt in 2008. Outside the courtroom, Burger told reporters that she’d made peace with her son’s killer. “I want him to live. He needs to get himself together,” Burger said of Hampton, who was…

Advertisers Make New Play on Racial Stereotyping Using The Word “Honky”

Advertisers Make New Play on Racial Stereotyping Using The Word “Honky”

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For years people have tried to find a slur for white Americans as evocative and offensive as the N-word is for African-Americans. And, frankly, there aren’t many classics to choose from. Honky, whitey, cracker, hillbilly: They all fall flat. The problem is, “white” refers to so many different types of people that a reference to it as skin color has no negative historical relevance in this country. Sure, calling someone…

Rapper Chief Keef

Chief Keef Brandishes Assault Rifle, Challenges Rival Gang on Facebook

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Reported by Malcolm Morrow Rapper Chief Keef has been released from a juvenile detention facility where he was being held after violating his probation. During an interview with music website Pitchfork.com Chief Keef, actual name Keith Cozart, was seen brandishing a military grade assault rifle at a gun range. This is a major infraction when one is currently on probation; however can Cozart completely be to blame? Why would a…

The daughters of Lil Wayne and Baby have joined forces to write a book titled "Paparazzi Princesses," which tells the story of growing up with a famous parent.

Daughters of Lil Wayne and Baby to Release Book

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If you’re curious to know how life is as the daughter of one of the most famous rappers of this generation, you may be interested in reading “Paparazzi Princesses,” by Reginae Carter (Lil Wayne’s daughter) and Bria Williams (Baby’s daughter). The teenagers, 14, are sharing their story of unintentional fame as children of famous parents. The book also highlights typical teen struggles, such as schoolwork and crushes. “There’s no better…