Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Black Congressman Kicked Off The House Floor For Wearing A Hoodie In Support Of Trayvon Martin [Video]
#HoodiesUp for Trayvon Martin! Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) was thrown off the House floor Wednesday after wearing a hoodie and sunglasses in protest of the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida:
“Racial profiling has to stop,” Rush said as he peeled off his suit jacket to reveal a hoodie underneath, at which point he pulled the hood over his head and replaced his glasses with sunglasses. “Just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum.”Rush began citing passages from the Bible about the need “to do justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” and about being “sent … to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and to recover the sight to the blind and to set the oppressed free …. I urge all men who hear these words to heed these lessons.”Rep. Greg Harper (R-Miss.), who was presiding over the chamber at the moment, repeatedly hammered the gavel and tried to interrupt Rush, but he kept talking with a louder voice.“May God bless Trayvon Martin’s soul, his family,” Rush shouted. He was still yelling as he was escorted off the floor by the House Sergeant at Arms.Harper said Rush violated House rules by wearing a hoodie and reminded those in the chamber of the rules.“Clause 5 of Rule 17 prohibits the wearing of hats in the chamber when the House is in session,” Harper said after Rush had been taken out. “The chair finds that the donning of a hood is not consistent with this rule. Members need to remove their hoods or leave the floor.”
We applaud Rep. Bobby Rush for showing support of Trayvon but do you feel like the tragic murder has somehow been dumbed down to an article of clothing? We understand that many people are wearing hoodies in support of the movement but it seems as of late, that this is all people are talking about instead of the bigger picture. (BOSSIP.COM)
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
WOW Chicago Weekend Bloodbath Left 39 Injured And 10 Killed, 2 Teenage Boys Charged In Shooting Death Of 6-Year-Old
Weekend of violence claims 10 shooting victims across Chicago At least 10 people were killed and 39 others wounded during a bloody Saturday and Sunday throughout the city, police said. Saturday’s fatal shootings started about 3:40 p.m., when a 6-year-old girl — identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as Aliyah Shell — was shot dead outside her house in the 3100 block of South Springfield Avenue, police said.
A pickup truck approached and somebody inside began shooting, striking the girl in the abdomen, police said. The little girl’s sister was inside the house when she heard a popping sound outside. “They started shooting but I thought it was fireworks. I heard like five or six gunshots. I thought they were fireworks,” said Desiree Valzquez, Aliya’s sister. “I ran outside, and my mom was holding my sister. My sister wasn’t talking anymore. She wasn’t breathing.” Sunday afternoon, police charged two teens with Aliyah’s murder — 18-year-old Juan Barraza, and a 16-year-old boy.
Both teens are charged with murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm. Police said they recovered a gun at the scene. Saturday evening, somebody inside a vehicle fatally shot a 24-year-old man standing in the 5900 block of South Fairfield Avenue about 7:04 p.m., police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was initially taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Adrian Cruz, 24, of the 5900 block of South Fairfield Avenue, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County at 8:17 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
At 7:50 p.m., police found a 21-year-old man dead with a gunshot wound to the head in the 800 block of East 79th Street, Zala said. The victim was identified as Vincent Fitts, 22, of the 4100 block of West Cermak Road, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
The last fatal shooting Saturday happened at 10:30 p.m., when man is his 20s was shot in the back while inside a vehicle in the 6300 block of South Ellis Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said. He may have driven himself to nearby University of Chicago Medical Center where he was dead upon arrival. Jeremy Anthony, 24, of the 6400 block of South Ellis Avenue, was pronounced dead at University of Chicago Medical Center at 10:50 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. After a few hours without reports of any fatal shootings, more murders ensued early Sunday.
About 1:20 a.m., a 36-year-old man was fatally shot in the 7500 block of South Wolcott Avenue, police said. The man was in the backyard at a party when shots were fired into the yard from a passing vehicle. He was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Bert Lindsey, 36, of the 7500 block of South Wolcott Avenue, was pronounced dead at Christ at 2:16 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The Shady 2.0 SXSW showcase was announced late last night and the big news was that 50 Cent will headline the show by performing his classic Shady Records debut, Get Rich Or Die Trying, in its entirety. Shady 2.0 artists, Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf, will also be in the house along with Big K.R.I.T., Don Trip, Schoolboy Q, Action Bronson, S.T.S., and The Foodchain. It all goes down Friday, March 16th at the Austin Music Hall.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Rihanna Speaks On Competing With Beyonce, Adele, Kelly Rowland, & Being A 'Sex Pot' ..And HATES Being Single
Dumbazz Of The Week: Pittsburgh Thug Robs A Girl For $60.. Then Calls Her Up To See If She Wanted To Go Out!
"Police say it's one of the strangest robberies they've investigated. Jardini allegedly took $60 from a girl he confronted on Brownsville Road and Nobles Lane. She had just gotten off a bus and was waiting for her mother. After the robbery, John Jardini called the woman on his cell phone twice, asking her if she had a boyfriend and if she wanted to go out with him. Police got a search warrant for Jardini's phone records and were on the verge of tracking him down, but then Jardini reportedly assaulted the same girl and her mother outside Zack's Market on Brownville Road. He was arrested on the spot and positively identified as the guy who earlier robbed the girl."