logo20.jpgcandlestable475nublk.jpgAtlanta police search for group allegedly involved in beating of trainer
Police are looking into reports members of a loosely organized group called 01 Entertainment may have been involved in a beating that left a professional fitness trainer in a coma this week. Within hours of Wednesday’s early morning brutal attack on Darius Miller, e-mails and internet websites were blaming the beating on a group called 01 Entertainment, a party promotions company that videotapes nightclub scenes and people partying and dancing and sometimes posts them on the internet. (Continue Reading…)

Jena School Arson Unrelated to Race
The 2006 fire that badly damaged the high school in this east-central Louisiana town had nothing to do with the racial tension that led to a civil rights demonstration, a law enforcement official said Friday. The fire was set by people who wanted to destroy bad grade records, LaSalle Parish Sheriff-elect Scott Franklin said. Six males, including three juveniles, were arrested Thursday and face aggravated arson counts. Two other suspects are being sought, he said. (Continue Reading…)

Chuck D of Public Enemy Wants Def Jam Presidency
As Jay-Z vacates his post as Def Jam president, another Def Jam legend is vying for the high-level music industry position. Chuck D of iconic group Public Enemy says he is the person for the job. “After 10 years looking on the collapsing of the record industry, and upon hearing the news of Jay-Z stepping down from Def Jam, I would throw my name into the hat of somebody who understands how the hell Universal should establish the name-brands they acquire with stockholders money,” Chuck D told AllHipHop.com. (Continue Reading…)

Affirmative action may be on ballots
A campaign is underway to ban affirmative action in five states already embroiled in debates over illegal immigration. Efforts are proceeding in Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma to put initiatives on November ballots that would end programs to increase minority and female participation in government and education. The push is led by Ward Connerly, a California management consultant who successfully ran similar campaigns in California, Washington and Michigan. It is part of Connerly’s effort to ban race- and gender-based policies nationwide. (Continue Reading…)

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