Friday, May 31, 2013
The Illinois Senate has approved a bill to become the last state in the nation to allow the carrying of concealed guns. The new bill would allow local municipalities to keep their local gun laws. The bill now moves to the Illinois House. The 45-12 tally sealed a deal that Senate Democrats worked out with the House, which had similar but rival legislation that failed in the Senate. The House must approve the Senate changes before it could go to Gov. Pat Quinn. (link below) http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/politics&id=9122742
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The partnership came with his lucrative deal at Interscope Records, and the luxury headphones are finally set to hit the market on Friday. His signature line features the same colors as the Chicago flag, and land on NYC shelves first.
Dubbed the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band, the Rolling Stones have been together for five decades, making them the longest performing rock band of all time. In celebration of 50 years of great music, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts will take the stage for their 2013 world tour. (ticket link below) http://www.concertboom.com/chicago/2013/June/the-rolling-stones-in-chicago-2067182/
The city will use a $1.8 million court settlement from a strip club to help fund Chicago’s first new domestic violence shelter in more than a decade, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday. The 40-bed shelter to be built in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side would increase the capacity of the city’s domestic violence shelters by 36 percent, city officials said. In addition, at least 10 permanent housing units will be built site to provide affordable housing for when victims are ready to leave the shelter. The shelter, which would serve 100 families per year, is scheduled to open in June 2014. But that timeline is dependent on a partnership with private organizations raising the majority of the project’s funds through donations. (link below) http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/clout/chi-city-to-build-new-domestic-violence-shelter-20130529,0,5321678.story
Monday, May 27, 2013
The Chicago Police Department announced charges in the fatal shooting of 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins two months ago in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood. Police now say 33-year-old Komen Willis was targeting Jonylah’s father Jonathan Watkins. Police say Watkins stole a video gaming system and the owner, Willis, came with a gun looking for revenge. 6-month-old Jonylah was shot on March 11th as she sat with her father in a parked minivan near the intersection of 65th Street and Maryland. Jonylah Watkins was rushed to Northwestern Hospital where she clung to life and died the following day. Police say both Willis and Watkins are gang members but the shooting was not gang related. (link below) http://cltv.com/2013/05/27/man-charged-in-murder-of-6-month-old/#axzz2UXZyrsOJ
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Jim Christopulous and his son Luke, 5, were geared up Saturday for the Universal Monster Classics film festival at the Portage Theater, a vintage movie house that has been regaling Chicago cinema buffs since it opened in 1920. With Luke dressed in a t-shirt illustrating an epic battle between Godzilla and King Kong, the father and son planned to see “Abbot & Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” and “House of Frankenstein.” Instead, they were met by a doorman who told customers the Portage Park neighborhood theater has been shut down. “All month we’ve been talking about this (show),” Christopulous said, later. “It’s a terrible blow.” But the 93-year-old Portage Theater won’t be screening any films at all for the foreseeable future. The only drama at the movie house that sits on the historic Six Corners intersection – or is it a mystery? – will come from ownership and city officials. Erineo “Eddie” Carranza, the theater’s owner, claims that Ald. John Arena, (45th,) has blocked his application for a business license and a liquor license after he purchased the Portage last September. (link below) http://www.redeyechicago.com/news/local/chi-portage-theater-closed-padlocked-20130525,0,6114512.story
With 20 points and 8 rebounds against All Ohio, the 6-foot-8, 225-pound Alexander ably covered for Okafor. But he truly shone in the afternoon matchup with CIA Bounce, scoring 27 points to go with 14 rebounds in an 83-59 blowout victory. The most impressive part wasn’t as much what he did, as how he did it. Every time you looked up, Alexander seemed to be dunking. He displayed advanced post moves and an improved jumper, draining a pair of second half threes and making it look easy. Although he’s always been an impressive prospect, Alexander showcased a versatility that even those familiar with his game hadn’t seen before. “I’ve been working on my post moves, a little bit of my ball handling and my jump shot,” said Alexander. “Coaches have been saying I’ve developed a lot. I can shoot the jump shot, run the floor, rebound and block shots.” As Alexander’s game has expanded, his recruitment has ramped up. Interested parties include Illinois, Kentucky and Michigan State, who have made Alexander a top priority. It’s widely believed to be a three-horse race for Alexander’s services. In-state suitors Illinois and head coach John Groce hope the Chicago Curie star will anchor their frontline in a major way next year. “They’re telling me they want me bad,” Alexander said. “They’re going to develop me into a stretch-four. Coach Groce is a great guy—he’s funny, he cracks a lot of jokes. We’ve really built a nice relationship.” Kentucky and John Calipari have similar plans, and already have highly rated center Karl Towns Jr. in place for 2014. Alexander sees himself as compatible with the Wildcats’ plans. “They want to develop me, get me like a Terrence Jones and I’m looking forward to that. [Karl Towns] and I can play together—he’s a five and I’m a four. We’ll work from there.” Finally, Michigan State and its staff have also made a strong impression on Alexander. There’s a strong chance he could don green and white, thanks to the relationships he’s built in East Lansing. “I like coach [Tom] Izzo, I’ve gotten to know him well. They’ve got a good coaching staff—coach Fife and coach Stephens are great guys. I get along with the players well too, Gary Harris is one of my close friends.” Interestingly enough, some high-profile friends could join Alexander at his eventual destination. The potential Tyus Jones-Jahlil Okafor package has been well documented, and Alexander says he’s discussed joining them. Versatile forward Justise Winslow has also been part of these conversations. Should they join forces, the group of 2014 stars will put the hoops world on notice. The mere possibility has fans’ mouths watering. If it happens, expectations will be high—and Alexander isn’t shying from them. (link below) http://zagsblog.com/recruiting/three-team-race-for-2014-star-cliff-alexander/
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Family members said they had a bad feeling about the two men going out so late at night to collect money. And that night, instead of Price and Hullum returning home, Myrtis Price said she received a call from a man trying to disguise his voice. The man told her he was holding her grandson for a $5,000 ransom. "I told him I didn't have it," Price said. On Wednesday, police were called about 3:20 p.m. to the 7100 block of South Oakley Avenue for a well-being check on a man inside a car, said Officer Daniel O'Brien, a police spokesman. Police found a body in the back seat of the white, two-door Chevy Camaro and discovered another body in the trunk, police said. Robinson said when she got to the scene, she saw Hullum's body in the back seat, his feet and hands bound with his own shoelaces. Price was found in the truck with his feet and hands bound too. Both men appeared to have been beaten, family said. On Thursday morning, Myrtis Price said her grandson was a hard-working man who "would work 10 days a week" if he could. She said he was generous to a fault. "He was a friendly guy. He loved people," she said. "He lent people money. He tried to help everybody, and people took advantage of him." Shante Hullum said she wanted the world to know her son was not a thug or a street person, but a person who was loved by his family. "That was my boy," Hullum said. "I want justice." (link below) http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130523/west-englewood/grandmother-of-man-found-dead-car-i-knew-he-was-gonna-get-killed
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Two men were discovered dead inside a car this afternoon on the South Side in the city's West Englewood neighborhood. About 3:20 p.m., officers were conducting a well-being check on the 7100 block of South Oakley Avenue and discovered two bodies, one in a back seat and one inside of a trunk of a car, said Police News Affairs Officer Dan O'Brien, citing preliminary information. The two victims were adults, but additional information about their identifications was not available. As of about 5:30 p.m., personnel from the Cook County medical examiner's office were on the scene. Area Central Detectives were heading up the investigation. At the scene, more than 50 onlookers watched as police examined a two-door, white Chevrolet Camaro parked in front of a home on the east side of Oakley. Residents said the car had been parked a block north earlier in the week, but may have been towed onto the 7100 block because of street work. A city database of relocations in the last week did not show the car as having been towed or relocated, however. It happened in West Englewood. Family and friends have identified one of the victims as Antwain Price, a man with a fiancée, 15-month-old child and whose death is shrouded in mystery. His body was discovered near 71st and South Oakley around 3:20 p.m. inside a white Camaro – with the remains of another man. One was found in the trunk. The other in the backseat of the car.Sources tell CBS 2 at least one of the men appeared to be restrained – tied up in some manner.
In an interview with Xclusive Zone, Lil Durk opened up about his recent partnership with French Montana’s Coke Boyz conglomerate, his Signed To The Streets mixtape, violence in Chicago, Def Jam and more. He also lets the cat out of the bag about his “L’s Anthem” remix, which is to feature Rick Ross, French Montana and Yo Gotti.
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Tickets are on sale for a premiere party and concert celebrating the new documentary film, Born In Chicago, set for Thursday, June 6 at the Chicago’s Vic Theatre. Concert-goers will enjoy full sets of musical performances by the Chicago Blues Reunion – Barry Goldberg, Nick Gravenites, Harvey Mandel, and Corky Siegel. They’ll be joined by special guests who include Charlie Musselwhite, Eric Burdon, Sam Lay and Elvin Bishop, plus surprise guests. Tickets purchased through THIS LINK will benefit the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. CCH receives 30% of the ticket price. (link below) http://www.chicagohomeless.org/born-in-chicago-an-evening-of-blues-with-chicago-blues-reunion/
Brian Urlacher announced his retirement from the NFL after 13 seasons Wednesday on his official Twitter account, ending what many believe was a Hall of Fame career as an iconic Chicago Bears linebacker. "After spending a lot of time this spring thinking about my NFL future, I have made a decision to retire," Urlacher said in a statement he posted on Twitter. "Although I could continue playing, I'm not sure I would bring a level of performance or passion that's up to my standards. When considering this along with the fact I could retire after a 13-year career wearing only one jersey for such a storied franchise, my decision became pretty clear." (link below) http://espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/story/_/id/9301402/brian-urlacher-chicago-bears-retiring
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Chief Keef, 17, was arrested in Dunwoody north of Atlanta Monday afternoon and booked under his real name, Keith Farrelle Cozart, on one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. He was released on his own recognizance from the DeKalb County Jail around 3:20 a.m. today, a spokesman said. Details of the arrest were not available. (link below) http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-chief-keef-arrested-20130521,0,25382.story
Monday, May 20, 2013
12.7 percent of admissions to Cook County Jail in 2011 were for domestic battery, or 9,108 in all. Those admissions accounted for 44.3 percent of all admissions for violent crime. The only category that outranked domestic battery was possession of controlled substances. Those are arrests, not convictions, but the fact that arrests for domestic battery outrank every offense but drug possession is notable. Last year, MSU professor Angie Kennedy and her colleagues surveyed "180 female high school students in a poor Chicago community," and came up with more startling findings: 85 percent witnessed domestic violence. Half reported witnessing an injury to an adult in the home from domestic violence. 72 percent were abused. (link below) http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/The-312/May-2013/Domestic-Violence-Leads-to-Violence-on-the-Streets/
Kanye West is on a roll. He debuted two new songs and announced the release date of his new album (June 18th). Hours after his performance on the season finale of Saturday Night Live Mr. West is now giving us the name of his latest LP – Yeezus.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
"If it bleeds, it leads" on television during the May sweeps, and what place is bloodier than Chicago right now? CBS' "48 Hours" will a air a special titled "The War in Chicago" at 9 p.m. Saturday on CBS2. Using the murder of Hadiya Pendleton as an entryway, the hourlong newsmagazine focuses on gangs and drug warfare as the main causes for the rise in the city's murders. Reportedly six months in the making, the report examines the efforts of Nate and Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton to address the issue after their daughter's death last year. (link below) http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130517/chicago/cbs-48-hours-focus-on-city-murders-drug-traffic
IS BEING COOL ON THE INTERNET WORTH YOUR LIFE?? South side teens have been charged as adults with forcing a 12-year-old girl to perform sex acts, then posting video of the assault to Facebook. Justin Applewhite and Scandale Fritz, both 16, and 15-year-old Kenneth Brown are being held on $900,000 bond each for aggravated criminal sexual assault in connection with the December 2012 incident. The assaults began around 3:30 p.m. at Fritz's Englewood home, when he forced the girl to his basement and allegedly raped her. Applewhite and Brown then reportedly followed, with Brown flashing a handgun to the girl. According to court documents filed by the Cook County State's Attorney's office, Fritz recorded the assault while Applewhite and Brown raped the girl. Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Bridget O'Brien said the girl "knew that all three defendants were gang members of the Black Disciples faction 'Tay-Town' and was fearful that [Brown] would shoot her," according to DNAInfo Chicago. The video purportedly shows Brown waving his gun in the air and the three shouting gang signs. According to the Sun-Times, Fritz provided a handwritten account of his involvement to prosecutors.
Chicago teachers are taking to the streets staging protest rallies and marches for three days over the mayor’s plans to close more than fifty schools, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser. Protesters marched in and around the neighborhood around Jesse Owens Community Academy at 125th and State. Michael Brunson with the teachers union said they’re marching because they’re fed up. (link below) http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/05/18/chicago-teachers-union-begins-3-day-citywide-march/
Friday, May 17, 2013
1. Funding: You first need to figure out how you’re going to pay for the costs associated with running a label. This usually covers the recording of projects, manufacturing, marketing and promotion. 2. Your business plan: So many businesses fail because their starters don’t take the time to plan out how their business will consistently earn money or how they’ll face the many challenges of running it. Create a business plan to measure how your label will sustain itself. 3. Choosing a name: Please give careful thought to choosing a name for your label. Keep in mind that in the future, you may decide to branch out beyond the boundaries of hip hop. Choosing a name like “Real Gangsta Records” may prevent you from getting that Toys R Us sponsorship you were looking for. Seriously though, choosing a bad name alone can create unwanted obstacles for you. 4. Trademarking a name for your label: This is very important! I’ve witnessed many start up labels put in a lot of work building a big buzz for their label, only to find out they have to change it because someone else owns the name. Search the trademark database, online, to find out if the name you’ve chosen is available. It costs around $300 to trademark a name. This is something you can do yourself, online. 5. Incorporate your business: Decide whether you want your business to be a sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation. Do more research on each of these and find out which one fit your needs. You’ll also need to get a “retail merchant’s” license because you’ll be selling goods to the public. 6. Lock down and register an internet domain name: This is another base you want to have covered even if you don’t plan to put up a website right away. Signing Artist: Consult an entertainment attorney about creating contracts for your company if you plan to sign artists to your label. Repeat: get an ENTERTAINMENT attorney. This can save you from having a lot of legal issues in the future. Running a label takes a lot of dedication, but the rewards can be great if you’re willing to stick with it. Seeking legal counsel is always best if you’re not sure about the process.
Riot Fest is a punk, rock and alternative music festival formed in Chicago in 2005. The festival proposes a diverse lineup consisting of buzzed-about reunions, one-offs, special guest appearances and popular punk mainstays. It was expanded in 2011 for Riot Fest East in Philadelphia
Navy Pier, the highly commercialized tourist attraction jutting into Lake Michigan, will take on a more park-like feel under the first phase of redevelopment plans to be formally announced Friday morning. The initial remake does not include some of the more dramatic elements floated by the design team selected last March, such a swimming pool with a sand beach, due to cost constraints. But it includes an array of upgrades aimed at making the state's most visited tourist attraction a place where visitors can splash in an interactive fountain that transforms to a skating rink in winter, stroll along a more heavily planted promenade that edges closer to the lake and rest on an undulating stairway that has unobstructed views of the lake and skyline. The grand stairway and accompanying Wave Wall will face south, "inviting people to sit and face the sun and look out," said landscape architect James Corner, who leads the design team selected in an international competition last year. "It will be like the Spanish Steps in Rome. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is presenting the projects under the umbrella label, "Elevate Chicago," and is promoting them as a major economic engine for Chicago. (link below) http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-navy-pier-20130517,0,3917296.story
Thursday, May 16, 2013
1. Learn to Use the Mic Properly Time and time again I see too many hip hop artists who don’t know how to use the mic correctly. The microphone is the one thing that stands between you and your connection to the audience. Learn how to use it. Don’t eat the mic or hold it flush to your mouth. This muffles your tone and no one can understand what you’re saying. Also, don’t grip the mic on it’s head. This can cause unpleasant audio feedback. Keeping the mic a couple of inches away from your mouth not only makes for a better sound, it also leaves a more sanitary piece of equipment for your fellow emcees. 2. You don’t need everybody that lives on your block on stage with you. This is a major problem. Unfortunately I see way too many artists who are supposed to be veterans in the game, make this terrible mistake. Multiple people on stage all yelling the lyrics to the song. It may feel good to you on stage, but for the spectator, it looks and sounds like a big mess. Stop it! If you’re going to use hype men, make sure that they enhance your performance. 3. Don’t overstay your welcome. If you’re an unknown artist, you’ve got to know when to hit it and quit it. Give them a taste and keep it moving. You will have a greater chance at making an impression if you hit with a couple of nice songs and then exit the stage. If you start trying to perform your mixtape anthology, you’re sure to lose everybody, and maybe even get something thrown at your dome.
The Illinois Senate Executive Committee on Thursday advanced a contentious concealed carry law that would require potential gun owners in Chicago to receive a special approval from police. The committee voted 10-4 in favor of the bill, which would require gun owners in the state of Illinois to pass a background check and get training before being granted a permit by Illinois State Police, the Associated Press reports. (link below) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/16/illinois-concealed-carry-_6_n_3288066.html?ref=topbar
An Illinois man who fell on hard times found the answer to all of his problems in a cookie jar. Ricardo Cerezo of Geneva, Ill., was devastated when he lost their 14-year-old daughter, Savannah, to a series of seizures, according to NBC Chicago. Months later, in February, the family was in danger of losing their home to foreclosure, the Beacon-News reported yesterday. Cerezo and his family were just days from eviction when his wife encouraged him to finally check the 11 lotto tickets that he'd accumulated in a cookie jar. The jar contained the tickets and a few mementos; it was left in Savannah's bedroom, which the family has left untouched in the months since her passing, according to NBC. (link below) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/16/man-wins-lottery-with-cookie-jar-ticket_n_3282571.html?utm_hp_ref=chicago&ir=Chicago
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A suburban Chicago man made a grim discovery Tuesday afternoon when he found a body in the Des Plaines River police believe is that of missing 1-year-old Bryeon Hunter. Robert Larson of suburban Westchester told the Tribune he was kayaking on the river just north of 31st Street near the Brookfield Zoo when he "smelled a strong odor" as he approached a pile of logs. "I swung around and came back and noticed the body of a baby face-up," Larson, 47, told the paper. (link below) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/15/bryeon-hunter-found-river_n_3279663.html?utm_hp_ref=chicago
Lollapalooza released the schedules for all of their stages for the sold out Aug. 2-4 festival, so now those of you with tickets to the festival can start picking out shoes that won't leave blisters on your feet while traipsing from one end of Grant Park to another to catch your favorite acts. The schedule for Aug. 2 will give you some major choices during the 6 p.m. hour. Do you catch Queens of the Stone Age 6:15 p.m. at the Bud Light stage or do you hit the Red Bull Sound Select stage for New Order? Or do you say "Screw it," skip both and catch Chance the Rapper at the BMI stage at 6:50 p.m., then make a quick jaunt over to the Grove stage for the remainder of Frightened Rabbit's set? (link below) http://chicagoist.com/2013/05/14/lollapalooza_daily_schedules_releas.php
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The best-selling boy band of all time has announced their summer tour dates, and Chicago’s first on the list. We're, um, kind of excited about this. BSB is teaming up with New Kids On The Block to make this the middle-aged pop supertour of the year. The two groups released a joint album in 2011. Now, nearly two decades after BSB first hit the airwaves, Kevin is still the hot one (and no one really remembers who A.J. is). (link below) http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/C-Notes/May-2013/Backstreet/
The Office actor and Chicago native Craig Robinson was on ESPN SportsNation when he sang this tune to cheer up Derrick Rose and his fans. Robinson is a South Side native and White Sox fan.
Andrew Wiggins, the consensus No. 1 basketball recruit in the country, announced Tuesday morning he will attend Kansas, picking the Jayhawks over three other finalists, Kentucky, Florida State and North Carolina. The decision concluded one of the most highly anticipated recruitments of the last decade, ending weeks of speculation as Wiggins stayed tight-lipped and quiet throughout the process.
It's rather amazing that when homicides are actually happening down in Chicago the media does not give the same attention to the progress that has been made in regards to reducing homicides. In 2013, Chicago has experienced the lowest level of homicides throughout the months of February, March, and April. All of the major news stations descended on Chicago when homicides were up in 2012. CNN camped out and covered the rising number of homicides in Chicago, MSNBC booked special guest to appear on their show to discuss the uptick of violence in Chicago, and all of the local news stations talked about the violence on a daily basis. So, the question is, "why not cover the big reductions the same way the media covers the major increases in violence?" (FULL REPORT BELOW) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tio-hardiman/chicago-homicides-reductions_b_3268710.html
Monday, May 13, 2013
The accolades keep coming for Joakim Noah. The Bulls All-Star center has been named to the NBA’s All-Defensive first team. Noah tied Tyson Chandler for the center position. Noah and Chandler are joined by Tony Allen, LeBron James, Serge Ibaka and Chris Paul on the first team. Ironically, Defensive Player of the Year Marc Gasol was voted to the second team.
The relative of a long-time Englewood peace activist and an 82-year-old breast cancer survivor were among the three people killed and nearly dozen people injured in weekend violence around Chicago. (link below) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/13/ronald-baskin-killed-rela_n_3266775.html?utm_hp_ref=chicago
Security camera video released today by New Orleans police appears to capture the moment when a gunman opened fire on a crowd at a Mother's Day parade. Nineteen people were wounded, including two children.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
These two emcees (who rhyme together a good amount of the time) started heating up last summer, then announced their Welcome To Fazoland (Herb) and Free Crack (Bibby) mixtapes, which were both to be quarterbacked by producer DJ L. But as fall came and went, no mixtapes arrived. Then winter passed — still nothing. Now we're kicking summer's door down (yet again), and these two are finally putting the finishing touches on their proper debuts. Thankfully. But over the course of the past year, these two have continuously dropped solid material. A track here a video there — they've always stayed in the market — we just never got the mixtapes. Well, FSD joined forces with DJ L to put together this compilation, The Best Of Herb & Bibby: Heir Apparents, featuring all of their released heat in the same place at the same damn time (link below) http://www.datpiff.com/Lil-Herb-Lil-Bibby-The-Best-Of-Lil-Herb-Lil-Bibby-Heir-Apparents-mixtape.485302.html
The popular New York-based burger chain, helmed by Danny Meyer of Eleven Madison Park restaurant fame, is moving in at 66 E. Ohio St., a spot currently occupied by a Harley-Davidson dealership. Shake Shack folks confirmed the news to Eater Chicago, ending months of speculation. When the rumors first flared in November, dealership co-owner Bret Irvine said he was asked to vacate the spot in the Shops at North Bridge before the lease expired in 2014. (link below) http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130510/BLOGS09/130519979/shake-shack-coming-to-chicago#ixzz2T7G5XPK9
Like everything in life, online dating has its risks. Though getting stood up, scammed or catfished can occur, online dating also presents a chance at finding “the one.” In order to make the process a bit less risky, online dating website SeekingArrangments.com has devised a list called “The Face of Fraud” to expose common qualities amongst fake online dating profiles. Here is the list of red flags, according to the site. 1) 82 percent of catfishers use Catholicism as their religion. 2) The relationship status “widowed” accounts for 63 percent of fraud profiles. 3) An online-dating fraud is more likely to be a woman (71 percent) than a man (29 percent). 4) Common education levels shown on fake profiles include doctoral degrees at 54 percent and graduate degrees at 37 percent. 5) Most catfishers listed Nigeria (28 percent), Ukraine (23 percent) or Philippines (21 percent) as their location. 6) The common ethnicities used on fake accounts are Native American (36 percent), mixed (19 percent) and other (17 percent). 7) Three typical occupations of fake online daters are: engineer (26 percent), royalty (25 percent) and self-employed (23 percent). So, if your online love interest is a widowed, Catholic, Native American female from Nigeria with a doctorate in engineering, you should be worried.
THE ONLINE FEUD BETWEEN SOULJA BOY & CHIEF KEEF HAD BEEN HEATING UP LATELY. THE YOUNG MILLIONAIRES JUST SEEM TO GET A KICK OUT OF FITTING STEREOTYPES. LIL MISTER KNOWN LIL JOJO & BRICKSQUAD AFFILIATE HAS RECENTLY BEEN SIGNED TO SODMG. (link below) http://kollegekidd.com/news/soulja-boy-signs-chicago-bricksquad-rapper-lil-mister
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Amsterdam News has learned, and the U.S. Embasy has confirmed, that Malcolm Shabazz, son of Malcolm X, was killed on early Thursday morning, May 9, 2013. He reportedly died from injuries sustained after he was thrown off a building as he was being robbed in Tijuana. Again, this has not been confirmed. Early reports said he was shot. Information is still coming in. He was in the process of writing two books, at least one of which was a manuscript. He was attending John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. (link below) http://newsone.com/2444676/malcolm-shabazz-dead/
Growing up in Chicago as the son of “Hoop Dreams” star and a prep basketball legend in the city, one would think that William Gates Jr. would have been bouncing a basketball at birth, doing everything he could to follow in the oversized footsteps of his father. Chicago is a basketball city, through and through. Every kid in every neighborhood has dreams of being the next Derrick Rose or the next Jabari Parker, so it would only make sense that being, quite literally, the next William Gates would predetermine his path. And it did. On Monday, Gates Jr. accepted a scholarship offer from Furman, a small university in Greenville, South Carolina, that plays in the Southern Conference and is nicknamed the Paladins. Only Gates Jr.’s love for and success in the game was no where near as immediate as his father’s. (link below) http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/05/09/william-gates-jr-out-of-his-dads-shadow-but-still-living-his-hoop-dreams/