Meek Mill is using his voice to change the criminal justice system. He became a national symbol for reform after a judge sentenced him in 2017 to prison time for a minor probation violation of a decade-old gun- and drug-possession conviction. He joined forces with Jay-Z and major league sports team owners, pledging $50 million to launch the “Reform Alliance” aimed at dramatically reducing the number of people who fall into similar situations.
Will.i.Am and some other members of The Black Eyed Peas made a zombie comic not that long ago, and now that franchise is getting its own VR game. Masters of the Sun will tap big names like Jamie Foxx, Jason Isaacs, Queen Latifah, CRS One, Rakim, and others to tell a tale of a musical group hellbent on surviving a zombie apocalypse.
MULTIHOP MAKER WORKSHOPS SERVICE PRE-K STUDENTS TO SENIOR CITIZEN PARTICIPANTS FROM HARLEM TO HAITI.
The woman accusing Charlamagne Tha God (real name Lenard Larry McKelvey) of sexually assaulting her when she was 15-years-old has reportedly taken the case to the South Carolina Supreme Court.
According to The Blast, Jessica Reid is taking her complaints to the court’s disciplinary counsel and accusing the prosecution of improperly handling the criminal case. On Friday (July 20), Reid reportedly sent a letter to John S. Nichols, a deputy for the Supreme Court Office of Disciplinary Counsel in South Carolina.
In the letter, Reid wrote, “I am filing a claim against the prosecution because they failed to defend and promote justice. They did not even try to hold him responsible for Raping me. Instead, the State allowed McKelvey to pled guilty to Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor and agreed to dismiss the remaining charge which was Rape.”
She went on today she’s “filing a claim for negligence and misconduct of this case due to the prosecutions behavior to not defend the victim and allow justice to be served.”
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After weeks of speculation, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that OKC are working with Melo’s agent to free the former All Star. General consensus is Oklahoma City will either buy him out or stretch his contract. However, Oklahoma City will explore trade options before offering those options. The Houston Rockets emerge as a potential suitor for Anthony.
On-demand car service app Lyft confirmed its expansion into biking. The news, announced through the company’s blog, comes about a month after news of its acquiring New York-based Motivate first broke. “Lyft and Motivate have both been committed for years to the same goal of reducing the need for personal car ownership by providing reliable and affordable ways to move around our cities,” said John Zimmer, Lyft co-founder and president. “Bringing together Lyft and Motivate will accelerate our collaboration with cities and deliver even better experiences to our passengers and riders.”
Motivate runs some of the largest bike-share programs across the United States. In New York, for example, Motivate operates as Citi Bike. In San Francisco, Motivate operates as Ford GoBike.
He might be Chance the Rapper’s younger brother, but hip hop artist Taylor Bennett has his own story to tell – and with his latest single, “Be Yourself,” Bennett’s out to prove he has his own music and style too.
Chris Brown is taking some extreme precautionary measures to assure his safety on the road. According to TMZ, the Heartbreak On A Full Moonsinger just bought a brand new Rezvani Tank that cost him $350,000 dollars.
Looking like a tank out of a superhero movie, the khaki-colored, bulletproof vehicle is indeed street legal and features a plethora of crazy accessories, including smoke screens, thermal night vision capability, which is viewable on the display screen, electric door handles to shock any approaching intruders, and easy deployable defensive spike strips, among other things. In addition, the vehicle can also withstand multiple rounds from automatic weapons too. In other words, it’s pretty much a war tank that’s street legal.
“We covered one of the first Hip Hop concerts called FreshFest,” he recalls. “It featured Run-DMC, Whodini, The Fat Boys, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5, plus a young LL Cool J. It was a big deal because people came from all around New York City.”
The Video Music Box 35th Anniversary Concert is being held at the Coney Arts Walls on Coney Island from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. local time.