Ashley McRae, 21, was not a gang member. She was shot and killed allegedly by her boyfriend. There were no other suspects. Her shooting happened after an argument between the two of them escalated into violence. Yet at her funeral Tuesday, tensions were high because allegedly different members of local gangs were in attendance and couldn't put aside their nonsensical, petty bull crap for a few hours to honor the life of a young woman, cut down before her time.
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The Drug Enforcement Administration records people doing things that may or may not be illegal, but sometimes you don't know what these folks are saying. If they're speaking Spanish, then need a translator who knows Spanish. If they're speaking Chinese they need a translator who speaks Chinese. And if they're listening in on black gangbangers and drug dealers in the Southeast region of the United States, apparently, they need you, slang bangers, to tell them what these so-called "Ebonics" spouting linguists are saying.
Finally, those who have been listening to nothing but Clipse, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne all their lives can use their abilities for a career in law enforcement!
Hey! Did you have the misfortune of trying to get between L'Enfant Plaza and Gallery Place Chinatown's Metro stations Friday night around 11 p.m. in the District? You apparently got trapped in visions of the coming dystopia when 70 kids decided to have a fight on the yellow and green lines.
Anger in Oakland over the Oscar Grant verdict only slightly overshadowed by ESPN dedicating an hour to LeBron James reciting the lyrics of the Will Smith summer jam, "Miami." (You can bet there's a "party in the city where the heat is on" tonight!) Also, the government sues the state of Arizona and your children may grow up in a world never knowing what the hell a "Radio Shack" is.
Very rarely does something make my head jerk and do a double take, but when I saw my Twitter friend and sometimes guest blogger Luvvie joking about the NAACP coming out for the legalization of marijuana in California I had to drop whatever I was doing (writing an email to an associate about Thurgood Marshall) and GOOGLE IT!
Seven-year-old Aiyana Jones was asleep on her grandmother's couch when at 12:40 a.m. Sunday Detroit police executed a "No-Knock" warrant on the duplex where she lived. In all the confusion -- it's a no-knock so the police just throw a flash bomb grenade in your house and break down the door, guns drawn -- Aiyana's grandmother either got in a confrontation with or bumped into a police officer and it lead to the officer's gun being fired, hitting Aiyana in the neck as she slept.
How many different kinds of messed up is this?
I'm sure it's going to be "fun times" for anyone brown with an accent living in Arizona. Perhaps they can start sewing scarlet "Cs" to their chest to let the cops know that they're citizens before they get the pat down. Or at least that's what I'm envisioning in a state with a more than 30 percent Hispanic population. That means, in general, there are just a lot of legal people there who happen to look exactly like the folks who may be illegal who can all be detained, legally, by the police. All based solely on how they look thanks to a new law passed in Arizona. It's a legal form of racial profiling that will only just affect nearly 2 million people. No big! You know? Unless you're a citizen of Arizona and the United States who feels that they shouldn't have to roll around with their birth certificate or other proof of being a citizen around.
In the most serious case of "Money Myopia" that I've seen in some time, Tavis "Accountability" Smiley just announced his publishing company will be using a ten-foot-pole to touch R. Kelly's upcoming memoirs and publish them.
“We are thrilled to be the conduit through which R. Kelly will tell his own story,” said Tavis Smiley, founder and publisher of SmileyBooks. “He has earned the right to tell his story his own way.”
By Jonathan Pitts-Wiley
Christopher Brown, please take the time to shut you mouth about anything and everything related to possible domestic violence scenarios.
If you all aren’t aware, Breezy has taken exception with the Florida Highway Patrol closing the Tiger Woods case. He feels everything’s so “one-sided”.
I could maybe see how Chris felt he’s been done dirty until I recalled a few things he should take into consideration: