Sunday, April 30, 2017
RadioOnFire.com - Kodak Black just finished beating an assault charge, but still faces time for violating the conditions of his house arrest. The Pompano Beach rapper will thus learn his fate when he returns to court for his sentencing date, on May 4. Coincidentally, that also happens to be the day he had been scheduled to join Future as he opens up The Nobody Safe tour.
RadioOnFire.com - Desiigner has been giving fans samples of what they could expect from his debut album, over the past couple of months, with four new singles having surfaced on Youtube and SoundCloud thus far in the new year. And heading into the weekend, the Brooklyn rapper invited fans over Twitter to check out material he is yet to have released, in person, by coming out to see him perform at The Outlet Tour. He also provided some hype for his day one's, with a message that announced a special surprise.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Friday, April 28, 2017
RadioOnFire.com - To the misfortune of his fiancee and 4-year-old girl, court records reveal that Aaron Hernandez's estate is worth "$0.00," with "no monies available and no identifiable personal assets."
RadioOnFire.com - Carmen Bryan opened up to VladTV in an exclusive interview about being at the center of Jay Z and Nas' legendary beef. She explained that after breaking up with and moving away from Nas, she started dating Jay Z after first becoming friends.
RadioOnFire.com - Caitlyn Jenner, in an interview with CNN's Don Lemon, said she could see herself running for elected office in 2020.
RadioOnFire.com - The 2017 NFL Draft came and went in Philadelphia on Thursday, April 27, and left fans who were eager to learn where the most talented crop of young offensive players would land, stoked to see what teams like Chicago, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Los Angeles, Carolina, Cincinnati, Kansas City and Houston will do this upcoming season. That's because the top half of the first round's picks was dominated by quarterbacks, wide receivers, and running backs, with eight of the first twelve teams choosing from those three positions. It was the most top-12 skill position player selections since the turn of the century.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
RadioOnFire.com - A few weeks back, Dr. David Dao was forcefully removed from a United Airlines flight, leaving him bloodied in the process.
RadioOnFire.com - Kodak Black met with a judge again on Wednesday (Aril 26), who determined that he's guilty of violating five counts of his house arrest.
RadioOnFire.com - Emmy award-winning anchor Kelly Wright lead a press conference announcing a class action lawsuit he is taking part in, that charges Fox News with racial discrimination, on Wednesday, April 26. Wright is one of 11 current and past employees of the network who joined together in filing the complaint at the Bronx Supreme Court on Tuesday, during what has proven to be a trying time for Fox, as it faces mounting allegations from women charging sexual harassment as well.
“Somewhere along the line, (Fox) lost their way and they’ve failed to include equality for all. The (network) failed to be fair and balanced for all of our employees regardless of race, gender, faith, creed or color,” Wright said, while attesting to the suit's claim that Fox has exhibited “abhorrent, intolerable, unlawful and hostile racial discrimination.” After 14 years with the station, if anyone were able to make the claim, it would be Wright, who cited the corporation as participating in a "culture of systemic and institutional racial bias. Fox has denied the allegations brought forth in the suit, and promised to "vigorously" fight the case.
Tichaona Brown and Tabrese Wright, two employees from the payroll department, were the first to launch the grievance. Wright admitted to taking so long to put his support behind measures to expose racism in the network, because he didn't feel empowered to concede his personal interests. But with the pressure to confess building on his conscience, he was brought to pray about it through tears. “I said, ‘I can no longer sit in silence, collect my paycheck, and act like I didn’t experience racial bias on my own level — an on-air personality',” Wright said.
RadioOnFire.com - A few days after performing at a recent concert in Jackson, Mississippi, R&B Icon R. Kelly got slapped with a lawsuit from a local deputy. He made a strong allegation against Kelly for having an affair with his wife.
RadioOnFire.com - CNN caught up with funk legend George Clinton during a recent show at BB King Blues Club in New York City, and picked his brain about everything from his legacy with Parliament and Funkadelic, to his take on Donald Trump's presidency.
The 75-year-old "godfather of funk" recalled the impact P-Funk made on the world but was sure to avoid pivoting from a time capsule, as he spoke in the present, saying, "We're here. We ain't going nowhere. We are a movement," in spite of the group's half a century long history in the music business. It is an assertion that Parliament fans can expound upon, beyond the fact that the band continues to perform in its present incarnation. True fans of hip-hop would concur, in having heard samples from Clinton's past woven into some of the genre's most prolific songs, whether they knew what they were listening to at the moment or not.
It is in bringing the party together, regardless of culture or creed that Clinton's music is often cited for, and he touched on how they bore the intention to convey that message with the classic "One Nation," saying, "That's the holy grail of the funk. It's ... our anthem and that binding force." And it is Clinton's absolute faith that the music actually facilitates unity, that prompts him to direct anyone searching for answers right back to the funk, as was the case when the CNN reporter inquired about whether he had any thoughts on Donald Trump's first 100 days in office.
"Ain't no funk in the Trump," said Clinton. "You can't be that against everything and everybody and be funky -- that's hard to do. He needs to go to a good funk concert a few times. He'd probably change his mind about a lot of things. I'm going to send him a copy of 'One Nation Under a Groove' -- maybe that'll help."
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump proposed dramatic cuts in corporate and personal taxes Wednesday in an overhaul his administration asserts will spur national economic growth and bring jobs and prosperity to America's middle class. But his ambitious plan is alarming lawmakers who worry it will balloon federal deficits.
The plan would reduce investment and estate taxes, helping the wealthy. But administration officials said several other tax breaks that help well-to-do taxpayers would be eliminated and the plan would largely help the middle class.
The White House has yet to spell out how much of a hole the tax cuts could create in the federal budget, maintaining that the resulting economic growth would eliminate the risk of a soaring government deficit— if not actually cause the red ink to diminish.
The outlined changes to the tax code are the most concrete guidance so far on Trump's vision for spurring job growth and fulfilling his promise to help workers who have been left behind by an increasingly globalized economy.
"He understands that there are a lot people who work hard and feel like they're not getting ahead," said Gary Cohn, director of the White House National Economic Council. "I would never, ever bet against this president. He will get this done for the American people."
Still, the proposal leaves a series of open questions that could affect its impact on taxpayers and the economy.
The administration wants to reduce the number of tax brackets to three from seven, but it has yet to determine the income levels for people who would be put in each bracket. It also has yet to spell out how the plan would stop wealthier Americans from exploiting a lower corporate tax rate to reduce how much they pay. And the White House has downplayed the threat that the tax cuts could cause the deficit to surge, possibly eroding support for the plan among lawmakers in Trump's own Republican Party.
Cohn said Trump and his administration recognize they have to be "good stewards" of the federal budget. But the plan as it currently stands could cause the federal deficit to climb, unless it sparks a massive and lasting wave of growth that most economists say is unlikely.
RadioOnFire.com - Gunfire claimed the life of 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott on August 1, 2014. Two years and almost nine months later, a person has been indicted for her killing.
In a press conference on Wednesday morning, outgoing U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, along with Baltimore police Commissioner Kevin Davis and ATF Special Agent Daniel Board Jr., announced that 28-year-old Terrell Plummer has been charged with murder.
"Exceptional police officers and prosecutors worked tirelessly and creatively to catch the killer and dismantle his gang because they care about saving lives," Rosenstein said. "The indictment alleges that an armed drug dealer killed McKenzie Elliott, which is no surprise because most murders in Baltimore are committed by armed drug dealers who belong in prison."
Gunfire was exchanged that Friday in August between people in a car and others outside in the 3600 block of Old York Road. Plummer, who is one of seven members of the Old York Money Gang, fired shots that missed his target and struck Elliott.
The young victim was playing outside on the porch of her family's home prior to being shot and killed.
Police said Elliott was one of three people shot.
Plummer and the other six men are indicted on federal drug conspiracy charges. They include conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute controlled substances.
The others indicted in this case are Davonte Rich 22, Trevon Beasley, 23, Tyrone Jamison, 23, Davin Lawson, 25, Calvin Watson, 26 and Tyron Brown, 26. Rosenstein said Brown is still on the loose.
RadioOnFire.coom - Jay Z and Beyonce placed a bid at $120 million for a bulletproof mansion in Bel Air, California.
RadioOnFire.com - Actor and activist Jesse Williams is getting divorced from his wife of almost five years according to reports. The Grey's Anatomy' star and his wife Aryn Drake-Lee were married since September 2012 but were together for 13 years. They filed for the divorce last week, but it's not known who initiated the proceedings.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
RadioOnFire.com - Serena Williams took to social media on Monday [April 24] to air out retired Tennis firebrand Ilie Nastase over a racially insensitive quip he made in public, after learning of her 5 month pregnancy with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian last week.
RadioOnFire.com - A group of city officials made headlines in Ann Arbor Michigan this week when they observed the National Anthem by taki...
RadioOnFire.com - Keion Carpenter, a former Woodlawn High School standout and ex-NFL safety, has died at the age of 39 in Miami, Flori...
RadioOnFire.com - Police have reported that a 7-year-old A'yanna Allen was shot and killed in Salisbury, North Carolina while aslee...
RadioOnFire.com - This is a really sad day for our DJ community, entertainment scene and Baltimore as a whole. Two friends of mine - liv...