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January 26, 2015

Drake “too busy” To Help 60 Year Old Dad Who Wants a Rap Career

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By Angela L. Braden Drake’s father, Dennis Graham, wants to follow in the footsteps of his hugely successful son.  The granddad, who is in his 60s, wants to be a rap artist, according to AllHipHop.com  But as of right now, Drake won’t be joining Dad in the studio to provide 16-bars on Graham’s first single.  Drake is supposedly “too busy.” In an interview with XXL, Drake said, “I’m living my…

Ex NOPD Cop Pleads Guilty to Stealing $158,700 From Katrina Recovery Fund

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A former New Orleans police officer pleaded guilty last week to stealing from a government fund designed to help Hurricane Katrina victims. Tracie Medus, 39,was charged with theft after authorities discovered that she’d taken $158,700 from a fund created to help hurricane victims return to their homes, but hadn’t adhered to the program’s guidelines. Medus was placed on unpaid suspension in November after the Feds announced that charges were pending…

Ebony Offered Hurricane Katrina Victims “Discontinued Fashion Fair Lipstick”, Says Writer

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When news broke over the weekend that the Johnson Publishing Company was selling its archive of black images in hopes of raising $40 million dollars, many within the black community lamented over the media company’s financial hardship. One writer, however, recalls the selfishness with which Johnson Publishing lorded control over the images and wonders if the company’s current predicament is just bad karma. Zondra Hughes wrote that she experienced the…

Charles Blow on Son Being Stopped at Gunpoint: “Bullets Cannot Be Called Back”

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After unarmed teen Trayvon Martin was gunned down by George Zimmerman, New York Times columnist Charles Blow began making regular appearances on news shows to discuss what it’s like to be a black man and raise black children in a society hostile towards both. Over the weekend, Blow learned firsthand the helplessness a black parent faces when their innocent child is harassed by police. In a series of tweets, Blow…

iPad Thieves Caught After Taking Selfies To Show Off With Stolen Money

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By Nigel Boys According to reports, two men who stole an iPad and a large amount of cash out of a truck in Houston, Texas, might have gotten away with it if they hadn’t felt like bragging about the crime by taking pictures of themselves. The incident happened on Jan. 8 when Randy Shaefer came out of his River Oaks apartment to find that thieves had broken into his truck…