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UPDATE: Avonte Oquendo’s Cause Of Death Undetermined

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By Sinclair Grey III Whenever a child is reported missing, the only thing you can hope for is that the child is found and returned to his/her family safely. No one in their right frame of mind would ever wish the worse for a child. Unfortunately, Avonte Oquendo of New York wasn’t so fortunate. On October 14th, Avonte, 14-years-old and autistic went missing. As you can imagine, a massive search…

Bronx DJ Sacrifices His Life When His iPhone Falls Off Subway Tracks

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Now most iPhone users seem to go hard as supporters of the Apple brand, but this incident definitely takes that cake.There is no doubting that a Bronx DJ loved his trendy phone after risking his life for it.  Francisco Diego, also known as DJ Teck Traks of New York, tragically lost his life after being electrocuted and struck by a Subway train in an attempt to retrieve his fallen phone…

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Young African-American Male Film Director Gets Major Recognition

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Unless you’re an “industry insider” within the entertainment industry, you’ve probably never heard of Ryan Coogler before. He’s a 26-year-old film director who has acquired recognition at the reputable Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. His first feature movie, “Fruitvale Station”, featuring in Cannes’ “Un Certain Regard” competition, touches on a tragic true-life story that occurred in his native San Francisco. The film recounts the 24 hours leading up to…

New York Police Allegedly Pepper Spray a Five-Month Old Baby and Entire Family

New York Police Allegedly Pepper Spray a Five-Month Old Baby and Entire Family

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The New York Police Department has caught a great deal of heat lately for hurting its citizens, especially minorities.  This incident, however, might take the cake. Police are accused of pepper spraying a woman along with her entire family, including a five month old, a four-year old and a two year old baby.  The woman was being accused of trying to get onto a subway without paying, according to a…

Awww, Jay-Z Takes the Train and Explains Who He is to Little Old Lady

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People who know hip-hop know that Jay-Z is one of the most boastful rappers on the hip hop scene. Dude’s been “Big Pimpin” and proclaiming himself one of “Brooklyn’s Finest” for as long as we can remember, but on the subway recently he wasn’t that guy at all. In fact he was humble, even cute, when explaining to a cute old lady who he was and why people were following…

Jay-Z Takes A Moment To Talk To Old Lady On The Subway (VIDEO)

Jay-Z Takes A Moment To Talk To Old Lady On The Subway (VIDEO)

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Jay-Z decided to mingle with the people and ride the subway to his last show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn a couple of months ago. The footage is now being released in the form of a 24-minute documentary, but the highlight definitely has to be Jay-Z nicely introducing himself to an older woman who doesn’t have a clue who he is.  Check out the video below…  

Popular Website, WorldStarHipHop, Used To Catch Criminals

Popular Website, WorldStarHipHop, Used To Catch Criminals

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  ABC News has a story on the popular hip-hop/video website, WorldStarHipHop.com. In the story they discuss the effects that the website, which often posts cell phone camera footage of fights in schools, fast food restaurants, and on trains and buses. They also report that police departments are frequenting the popular website to to identify and apprehend people who are involved in the fights and other criminal activities. Christine O’Brien,…

Sweet Hustle: Man Makes $55,000 A Year Selling Candy On The Subway

Sweet Hustle: Man Makes $55,000 A Year Selling Candy On The Subway

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    A man earns up to $55,000 a year in cash by selling candy on the New York subway. Alex ‘Tracks’ McFarland, from New York City, plies his trade on the city’s subway system and usually takes home around $150 a day. He said he started doing it at the age of 11, not because he had to but because he wanted to earn his own money. Read More.

Another Underground Attack Caught On Video, Cops Looking For Suspects (VIDEO)

Another Underground Attack Caught On Video, Cops Looking For Suspects (VIDEO)

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    Police are on the hunt for men related to an assault that happened on a train in New York City.  Just after 2 am on November 8, an argument between two men escalated into a beating. The victim tries his best to push away a man who gets in his face, and another man jumps in to assault him.  After that, several men begin to kick and beat…