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Man Involved with NYC Hoax Bomb In Custody

Hoax Bomb

On Thursday [July 21] a man identified as Hector Meneses, who was suspected of tossing a hoax bomb through an open window of a police van in Times Square, has been taken into custody after a standoff with the New York Police Department in Columbus Circle, according to the Associated Press. The situation began when […]

Here’s Why Ted Cruz Still Refuses To Back Donald Trump

Ted Cruz Refuses

Today [Thursday, July 21] Ted Cruz spoke about his reasons for refusing to endorse Donald Trump as the Republican presidential candidate during a meeting where he was faced with questions from the Texas delegation in Cleveland. According to CNN, he stated he’s not “in the habit” of endorsing politicians who attack his family. Cruz was […]

Kid N Play, Ginuwine & More Perform Free Concert For Queens

Mack

Last weekend, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz kicked off the SummerStage Concert with headliners like Kid N’ Play, Ginuwine, DJ Camilo and Mack Wilds. The free concert took place at Flushing Meadows Corona Park with the help of Katz’s team and the non-profit City Parks Foundation. This was the first SummerStage concert to take place […]

A Tribe Called Quest Gets Memorialized With New Mural In Queens

Tribe

Earlier this year, A Tribe Called Quest lost a beloved member of their group: Malik Izaak Taylor, also known as Phife Dawg, to a long time battle against diabetes. Phife left his mark on New York City’s Hip Hop landscape and more importantly, on his home borough of Queens. The community immediately held a vigil […]

Filibuster Ends With Announcement That GOP Will Hold Gun Votes

Filibuster Ends

After spending nearly 15 hours straight talking about gun control, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and other Senate Democrats relinquished the floor early Thursday morning [June 16], according to Politico. This comes after the tragedy in Orlando, FL, where 49 people lost their lives after a gunman shot up a gay club. The chamber is likely […]

Alicia Keys, Bill de Blasio & More Celebrate 50 Years Of New York’s MOME

MOME th anniversary

On Wednesday, June 8, New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin launched new initiatives to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Mayor Office of Film at the Museum of the Moving Image. The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, or […]

Bronx Artist Celebrates Heavy D and the Boyz With Vibrant New Mural

IMG

In Mount Vernon, New York an emerging artist has graced the walls with a mural in honor of local legend Heavy D and the Boyz. The mural was constructed in effort to remove graffiti and replace it with art to keep the community happy and beautified. “The artist is from the Bronx, his name is […]

Mother of “Affluenza” Teen Indicted For Helping Son

Affluenza Indictment

Today [Thursday, May 26] the mother of the teenager who used an “affluenza” defense during a trial for a serious drunk-driving crash was indicted for helping her son flee to Mexico, according to NBC News. Tonya Couch was charged with hindering apprehension and money laundering and was indicted by a Tarrant County grand jury. According […]

Girl Found Locked In Basement Allegedly For Over A Year

Ohio Kidnapping

On Wednesday night, May 19, a father and son were arrested in Ohio for allegedly shackling a girl in their basement for over a year, according to NBC News. According to reports, “Court documents said the girl told police she was kept in the dark, handcuffed to a support beam by her ankle, fed spoiled […]

Capitol Officer Arrested After Harboring A Fugitive

Capitol PO Harbors Fugitive

On Wednesday, May 19, a Capitol Police officer and his wife were arrested after being accused of harboring a fugitive who was wanted on felony drug charges in Nashville, according to Roll Call. The couple, identified as Daryl E. Banks and Dana L.Banks, were arrested in their Maryland home after Nashville police told Frederick County […]

Brazil’s President Impeached After Mishandling Federal Budget

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was confident, in her first address, that she will be vindicated after she was recently impeached for allegedly mishandling the federal budget, according to Latino Fox News. Rousseff claims that her and the government have done nothing wrong, stating, “There is no crime I have committed…this is not an impeachment, it’s […]

Auction for Gun Used to Kill Trayvon Martin Appears To Have Been Halted

Martin Zimmerman Gun Sale

George Zimmerman‘s online auction to sell the gun that was used to kill an unarmed Black teenager, Trayvon Martin, appears to have been halted and removed from the GunBroker website just minutes after the auction was supposed to begin, according to the Associated Press. The auction was set to begin today [Thursday, May 12] at […]

Making the Connection Between ‘Jane Doe No. 59’ and Charles Manson

Jane Doe Manson

California police have now identified “Jane Doe No. 59,” but have yet to identify who her killer may have been, according to reports. The question still remains as to whether or not Charles Manson may have been her killer, but Manson gave investigators no answers when they tried to pry about the case last year, […]

Teen Shot By Baltimore Police For Carrying ‘Replica Gun’

Teen Shot For Replica Gun

On Wednesday [April 28], the anniversary of mass protests caused by Freddie Gray‘s killing by police, Baltimore cops shot and wounded a 13-year-old boy carrying a replica handgun, according to Al Jazeera. Two officers saw a teenager carrying what looked like a firearm, and they identified themselves and chased after the teen when he ran, […]

How A High School Fight Lead To A 16-Year-Old’s Tragic Death In Delaware

Fight leads to death

A fight breaking out in the bathroom of Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington, Delaware ended in the death of a 16-year-old girl, according to CNN. Police are currently saying they are still conducting interviews and an autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death. Reports suggest police are investigating whether or […]

New York’s Ecuadorian Community Respond To Country’s Tragedy

Ecuador St Leo

On April 16, 2016, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake shook up Ecuador, killing at least 525 people and injuring over 4,000 people. Cities like Manta, Portovieho and Guayaquil were severely destroyed and officials say that even after all of the debris is removed, there’s still the possibility there could be more dead bodies. The United States […]

False Alarm at Atlanta Airport Causes Panic

Atlanta Airport Scare

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport experienced some chaos on Wednesday after a suspicious package was brought in. According to USA Today, travelers had raced for the exits when the authorities called for an evacuation of a domestic terminal. A trained dog was brought in to detect any explosives and was drawn to the package. The evacuation […]

Insert Sad Face: Michelle Obama Will Not Run For President

FLOTUS Not Running For Prez

Yesterday [Wednesday, March 16] at the South by Southwest festival First Lady Michelle Obama announced she has no plans to run for President after having served as First Lady. FLOTUS was present at the festival to deliver a keynote speech and also took part in a Q&A moderated by Queen Latifah. Latifah asked Obama if […]