D.C. Honors Raheem DeVaughn for Civic Work | News

Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, will present Raheem DeVaughn with the key to the city on Thursday (May 5th). The Grammy-nominated R&B singer is being honored for his commitment to preserving the arts for children and teens and in addition, for his efforts in fighting HIV/AIDS throughout Washington, D.C.’s local communities. Mayor Gray will … Continue reading

Black Caucus Seeks to Dissolve Atlanta Cities | News

Georgia’s Legislative Black Caucus has filed suit seeking to dissolve the municipalities of Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Milton, Chattahoochee Hills and Johns Creek. The caucus said state lawmakers broke the 1965 Voting Rights Act to create majority white voting areas.  Officials from the cities mentioned in the lawsuit said that is not true. Wendell Willard, an … Continue reading

Japan| Plant Hit by Second Nuclear Blast| News

No relief for a Japanese nuclear power plant that was hit by a second explosion.  The plant is located in an area that was rocked by an earthquake and tsunami on Friday. The explosion occurred mid-morning Monday, while workers were battling to bring down temperatures inside the Fukushima Number One nuclear power plant’s number three … Continue reading

Wiz Khalifa Scores Rolling Stone Cover| Media| News

It’s been a big 2011 for Wiz. A song that became an anthem, topping the Billboard charts, and snatching up a semi-celebrity girlfriend.  The good times keep “rolling” with him scoring the cover of the March issue of Rolling Stone. Taylor Gang this. Bonus: Watch Wiz Khalifa’s latest video, “Roll Up,” after the jump.

Sports| Horace Spencer III: The Next Lebron James?| Culture

A Philadelphia teen named Horace Spencer III is leaving both basketball insiders and casual fans wide-mouthed because of his size (6’8) and skill level.  Did I mention Horace is just 14 years-old?  Some say he’s the next Lebron. Check out the video and see for yourself. via Dr. Jays Live

Rapper Tru Life Receives Eight Year Sentence| News

Former ROC-A-FELLA artist “Tru Life” (Robert Rosado) received an eight year sentence early yesterday after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the 2009 stabbing death of Christopher Guerrero.  An altercation which lead to the stabbing also involved Tru’s brother Marcus, who was sentenced to ten years. Tru Life signed to the Roc in 2005 after an … Continue reading

FAST Facts| Guinea Worm Disease| News

Excerpt from the article “The Riddle of Jimmy Carter” by Nicholas Dawidoff, Feb. 1, 2011 Guinea worm has been an excruciating human scourge dating back to biblical times, when it was known as the Fiery Serpent, and is thought to have tormented the followers of Moses. Once someone becomes infected from drinking stagnant water, a … Continue reading