Former Police Officer Jason Van Dyke sentenced for the shooting of Laquan McDonald

    Photo: BBC   Former police officer Jason Van Dyke was convicted on charges of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery last October for the shooting of Laquan McDonald in 2014. He initially faced charges of first-degree murder, aggravated battery, and official misconduct.   Now, Van Dyke has been sentenced to six years and

Update: Alleged shooter of Jazmine Barnes denies involvement

    Photo: Insider   An attorney for Larry D. Woodruffe, one of the two men charged with capital murder in the Dec. 30 shooting in Houston that killed 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes denies Woodruffe's involvement.   According to KRPC of Houston, Woodruffe told police he was not involved in the killing of Barnes and the only thing connecting

Future talks ‘Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD’ project with Genius

    Photo: Pitchfork.com   Future is one of the most talked about MC’s today whether it involves his music or personal drama with ex-fiancee R&B singer, Ciara. The Atlanta rapper recently called out her husband NFL player Russell Wilson for “not being a man" in their relationship.   Despite his comment putting a sour taste

Soulja Boy’s ‘The Breakfast Club’ interview sparks discussion about his influence in music

    Photo: The Source   Soulja Boy is sure keeping his name in the media and not for his music, but his entertaining appearances with media outlets. After his recent interview with "The Breakfast Club" on Wednesday, January 16 with DJ Envy, Charlamagne Tha God and Angela Yee, Soulja Boy sent Twitter into

Founders of the Rap Plug app talk entrepreneurship and technology

    Photo: Lighthouse Entertainment LLC   Rap Plug is an online platform that provides networking and resources to the members of the hip-hop community. With over 11,000 downloads and 200 users daily, the app consists of artists, labels, producers, entrepreneurs, and more.   Founded by Rico Morton, Branden Criss, and Craig King, the businessmen wanted

Recap Friday: Press conference held for 12-year-old rapper restrained by Cobb County police officer

    On Monday, January 7, a press conference was held for 12-year-old rapper Corey Jackson after being detained by police on Oct.6. Alongside him for support was Attorney M. Davis, his mother Laura Johnson, father Cornell Jackson, Lil Boosie, and several community leaders. The young MC who also goes by Corey

Twin sisters Kylah and Kami Simmons discuss their journey into media entertainment

  Photo: (L- Kylah Simmons, R- Kami Simmons)   From interviewing celebrities, being behind the scenes, and being able to network with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, the entertainment and media industry looks glamorous. However, breaking into the industry as a media professional can be difficult. It takes hard work, faith,

The reward for the driver who gunned down 7-year-old is now $100,000

    Photo: ABC13 Houston   The hunt for the killer of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes is now at $100,000. Texas police are hoping that they can track the murderer with the description that Barnes' siblings and mother provided.     The driver opened fire on the family's car when the second-grader at Monahan Elementary School was still in her