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Hip-Hop Pioneer Eric B. Released From Jail in New Jersey

Eric Barrier, who is best known to the Hip-Hop world as “Eric B.”, was released from jail in New Jersey after he was held for two weeks behind a 17-year-old warrant. The legendary DJ for rap icon Rakim came to court in Bergen County in an orange prison jumpsuit but left in his regular clothes […]

New Jersey Law to Require Schools to Teach LGBT History in School

What a requirement to come up with during Black History Month. New Jersey has become the second state in the United States following California’s lead to pass a law requiring schools to teach LGBT history in their classrooms. Under this latest move by the LGBT community, public schools must include lesson plans about the political, […]

Tekashi 6ix9ine is Sued for Skipping Howard University’s Homecoming

Tekashi 6ix9ine is Sued for Skipping Howard University's Homecoming

Tekashi 6ix9ine is facing even more legal trouble in addition to his federal racketeering charges that can land him into prison for life. The Brooklyn rapper’s team was issued legal papers by Before Fame & DMV Events claiming that he owes $500,000 for canceling his performance at Howard University’s Homecoming 35 minutes before doors opened. […]

Former NJ Drug Dealer Slated To Open Marijuana Dispensary

A Trenton man who once spent time behind bars for dealing drugs is now in the running to become a medical marijuana dealer in the Garden State. Trenton City Council introduced an ordinance last week that would designate a section of the city as a medical cannabis area. “Who’s in a better position to sell […]

Black Hairstylists Face Arrest for Braiding in New Jersey

Confirmed reports from NBC unveil a strict law that requires hairstylists to have cosmetology licenses for braiding has come under fire in New Jersey. Governor Phil Murphy vetoed a bill on Monday that would have decriminalized the act in the state. The law threatens the occupation and means of living for hundreds of experienced braiders, […]

Queen Latifah is Set to Host ‘Black Girls Rock!’

Queen Latifah is Set to Host 'Black Girls Rock!'

Queen Latifah is nothing short of amazing and she continues to prove why she is such an influential figure to young girls and women everywhere. The MC will be hosting Black Girls Rock! on August 26th at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, located in her hometown, Newark. The Center will have the honor of […]

Tsu Surf Reportedly ‘Not In Good Shape’ Following Shooting In Newark, NJ

As the unfortunate news of battle rap sensation Tsu Surf being shot in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey spreads across the Internet, it is being reported that the URL favorite isn’t doing well after undergoing an emergency surgery following the shooting. According to a tweet from one of his close associates, Surf “is not […]

NJ Attorney General Suspends Marijuana Cases Until September

NJ Attorney General Suspends Marijuana Cases Until September

Since the inauguration of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, NJ residents have been waiting for the legalization of marijuana as was promised by Murphy on the campaign. This vision has yet to become a reality as it is in 9 states and the District of Columbia, but for those facing legal challenges for weed, the […]

Kid Faints on Stage While Meeting Chris Brown

Despite his controversial past, Chris Brown is still adored by fans of all genders and ages. Last night he performed at his New Jersey stop of his Heartbreak on a Full Moon tour and one lucky kid had the opportunity to join the entertainer on stage while he sung his song, “Loyal.” After a pound […]

NJ Police Officer on Paid Leave After Fatal Shooting of Black Male

A New Jersey police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after a fatal shooting involving a Black male suspect. The unnamed officer allegedly shot 37-year-old Rashuan Washington who was said to be unarmed. According to a report by NJ.com, a shirtless Washington allegedly ran toward police before he was shot and killed by […]

Juelz Santana Facing Foreclosure On His New Jersey Home

The Dipset lieutenant Juelz Santana is facing more legal trouble in New Jersey, but this time it’s with the bank. Wells Fargo is taking the Harlem rapper to court, claiming that Santana, whose real name is LaRon James, has not made any mortgage payments on his half-million dollar condominium. Santana has been leasing the $3K […]

Police Bodycam Footage Shows Jersey Shore Beachgoer Getting Punched, Arrested

Wildwood, NJ Police on Wednesday released three separate body camera video clips from a violent arrest Saturday on the beach. The video shows Emily Weinman, 20, of Philadelphia, apparently refusing to give officers her last name after they cited her for having alcohol on the beach. Weinman tells police the alcohol container is closed, but […]

New Jersey Resident Sues State Over Segregated Schools

A New Jersey man filed a lawsuit against the state on Thursday (May 17) in an attempt to force local officials to do away with de-facto segregation in schools. The New York Times reported that Christian Estevez, who is Dominican, filed the lawsuit with the support of community groups, parents and even  children. Estevez’s ultimate […]

Fetty Wap Gives out Gift Cards To Hometown Residents As Early Easter Gift

Fetty Wap is spreading some early Easter love in his hometown of Paterson, New Jersey. He stopped by a Price Rite market in the Center City Mall, a local shopping mall to give gifts to local residents.  Fetty Wap spoke with Fox 5 local news during his visit back home. “It’s Paterson. It’s the hometown […]