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  • Thanks for the memories 106 and Park
    Thanks for the memories 106 and Park
    On September 11, 2000 in Harlem New York at East 106th Street and Park Avenue BET’s once number-one rated video show was born. With regal essence, its very first hosts, A. J. Calloway and Marie "Free" Wright entertained “The...
  • Today in Hip Hop History:  The Chronic by Dr. Dre
    Today in Hip Hop History: The Chronic by Dr. Dre
    Released on December 15, 1992, Dr. Dre’s The Chronic still remains one of hip hop’s landmark albums, and established the now defunct Death Row Records as a dominant force in 1990s hip hop.Named after premium grade marijuana, The...
  • Special Forces Soldier from Indiana killed in combat in Afghanistan
    Special Forces Soldier from Indiana killed in combat in Afghanistan
    Late yesterday, the Pentagon announced the death of an Indiana Special Forces Soldier who was killed while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. His death brings to 2,211, the official number of troop losses suffered in the...
  • Lil Kim, Da Brat, and Missy Eliott reunite at the 2014 Soul Train Music Awards
    Lil Kim, Da Brat, and Missy Eliott reunite at the 2014 Soul Train Music Awards
    November 30, 2014 was a night to remember as the 2014 Soul Train Music Awards exploded from Nevada’s Orleans Arena. Soul music’s biggest night, hosted by Wendy Williams was full of glitz glamour and pleasant surprises.Among those...
  • Today in Hip Hop History: Doggystyle by Snoop Dogg
    Today in Hip Hop History: Doggystyle by Snoop Dogg
    Snoop Dogg’s performance on 1992 Dr. Dre's hit "Deep Cover", led to a high degree of anticipation among the hip hop community for the release of his own solo album. Soon after, with its unique blend Snoop’s vocal prowess...
  • JBLM sergeant connected to Iraqi killings will plead guilty to threats
    JBLM sergeant connected to Iraqi killings will plead guilty to threats
    A Joint Base Lewis-McChord Army Sergeant took to Twitter yesterday to say he will now plead guilty to something other than premeditated murder in the killing deaths of two Iraqi boys. In 2007, Sgt. First Class Michael Barbera was part of a...
  • Special Forces Soldier killed by small arms fire in Afghanistan
    Special Forces Soldier killed by small arms fire in Afghanistan
    Late yesterday, the Pentagon announced the death of an Army Special Forces Soldier who was killed in combat while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. His death brings to 2, 208 the number of U.S. troops killed while supporting...
  • Gen. Dempsey in Baghdad for anti-ISIS ‘summit’
    Gen. Dempsey in Baghdad for anti-ISIS ‘summit’
    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey arrived, unannounced, in Baghdad today for talks on how to move forward with the ISIS/ISIL crisis in Iraq and Syria. He is scheduled to meet with Iraqi leaders and U.S. military...
  • Army veteran killed on the streets of LA was never in Afghanistan
    Army veteran killed on the streets of LA was never in Afghanistan
    News out yesterday suggests that Francisco Garcia, 21, the Army veteran killed on the streets of Sylmar, California, early Sunday morning was not a veteran of Afghanistan as his friends had originally told police. The news of his death by street...
  • left to right: Big Bank Hank, Wonder Mike, and Master Gee
    Passing of a pioneer: Big Bank Hank 1957-2014
    It’s a somber day in the Hip Hop community as we all bid farewell to one of Hip hop’s founding fathers Henry “Big Bank Hank” Jackson.The prolific MC, born in Hip hop birthplace of the Bronx New York stole our hearts as one...
  • ISIS leader, al-Baghdadi wounded but alive
    ISIS leader, al-Baghdadi wounded but alive
    Major news sources, appear to have been premature yesterday when they announced the death of ISIS/ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. American airstrikes in western Anbar Province hit what was believed to be one of al-Baghdadi’s command...
  • Street violence takes the life of recent Afghanistan veteran in Sylmar, Calif.
    Street violence takes the life of recent Afghanistan veteran in Sylmar, Calif.
    Police are asking the public’s help in the shooting death of Francisco Garcia, 22, who was killed near his girlfriend’s home in the Sylmar neighborhood of Los Angeles. Garcia, who had recently returned from the combat zone in...
  • Today in Hip Hop History: 36 Chambers by the Wu-Tang Clan
    Today in Hip Hop History: 36 Chambers by the Wu-Tang Clan
    With its raw, underground sound, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) created a blueprint for hardcore hip-hop during the 1990s that helped return New York City hip-hop to national prominence. Released on November 9, 1993, the album's title...
  • National Guard Apache helicopter down in Idaho
    National Guard Apache helicopter down in Idaho
    In a breaking news report from Boise, Idaho, it was learned that emergency crews are responding to an Apache helicopter crash just south of the Boise airport. The news was released Thursday night, about 8 p.m. local time.Col. Tim Marsano,...
  • Army missing $419 million in military equipment in Afghanistan
    Army missing $419 million in military equipment in Afghanistan
    A Bloomberg report released yesterday indicates the Army is short a whopping $419 million in military equipment as troops prepare to exit Afghanistan. The Army has been slow to investigate the massive shortfall; curious, since it was just two...