Black-Owned Construction Company To Help Replace 18,000 Contaminated Pipes In Flint, Michigan

Flint, Michigan residents will finally be getting some relief from the epic water crisis which disproportionately affected their minority community with assistance from one of their own. Check out the details below…

Queens Assemblyman Wants To Make It a Crime To Deliberately Remove a Condom During Sex a.k.a “Stealthing”

This should’ve been considered a crime a long time ago! Looking to address a practice known as “stealthing,” a Queens assemblyman wants to make it a felony to deliberately remove or tamper with a condom during sex without a partner’s consent. Check out the details below…

Stars With Surprising Lives When Out of the Spotlight

Actors, musicians, athletes and other popular personalities of today’s popular culture are best known for what they do in the spotlight. After all, we love our favorite actors for their on-screen roles, the athletes for their performance in the field, and the musicians for the way they speak to our souls. Yet behind these famous faces and “brands” there are people that do more than just perform and play. And some of them are even engaged in activities you might not believe they are.

Shannon Elizabeth

Shannon Elizabeth, born Shannon Elizabeth Fadal, is best known for her roles in American Pie and Scary Movie. Aside from being a successful movie and TV actress, Shannon Elizabeth has been featured in various publications as a model – she was Maxim’s cover girl in 2008. Yet aside from her acting and modeling career, she has a second one – poker. And not even at minimum deposit casinos – she was called one of the leading celebrity poker players in 2006.

Shannon Elizabeth Fadal has scored 12 tournament cashes between 2006 and 2010. She played the Main Event of the 2005 World Series of Poker, she cashed four times in the tournament in the following years and advanced to the semi-finals of NBC’s National Heads-Up Poker Championship in 2007.

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt is perhaps one of the most iconic actors of our time. During his career, he starred in a series of highly appreciated movies, has pocketed quite a few Oscar nominations, and has been nominated to and won several other prestigious awards (one of his most awarded appearances was Jeffrey Goines, a mental patient slash eco-terrorist in Terry Gilliam’s cult classic, 12 Monkeys. And he’s a trained architect.

A few years ago, he took time away from acting to study computer-aided design at the LA offices of architect Frank Gehry, he narrated a PBS series focused on sustainable architecture, and founded the Make It Right Foundation to construct 150 sustainable homes in New Orleans after Katrina.

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant was one of the most successful basketball players of our time before he retired from the LA Lakers in 2016. His accolades include five NBA championships with the Lakers, becoming an 18-time All-Star, a 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, and a 12-time member of the All-Defensive team. He holds the NBA record for the most seasons playing with one franchise for an entire career. And he loves soccer.

Bryant was quoted saying that if it wasn’t for basketball, he would have probably become a soccer player. When his father – a pro basketball player himself – moved to Italy, 6-year-old Kobe was introduced to soccer culture (Italy is famous for its love for soccer). He started out as a goalkeeper, he told the Chicago Tribune, then he was advanced to the midfield as he became more accustomed to the sport. Upon moving back to the US, he gave up soccer in favor of basketball but he credited it for helping him better handle the footwork in the court.

Harvard Student Obasi Shaw Submits Hip Hop Album As Final Thesis & Graduates With Honors [ALBUM AUDIO]

Hip Hop music just accomplished another feat after an Ivy League student, Obasi Shaw, will be graduating with honors after submitting a 10-track rap album as his final thesis. He’s the first-ever student to do so in Harvard’s illustrious history! Check out the details below…

White Terrorist Kills Black University of Maryland Graduate Richard Collins III In “Suspected” Hate Crime

SMH…The FBI is investigating whether the stabbing of a visiting black student by a white student at the University of Maryland was a hate crime but the answer to that question seems pretty obvious to us! Check out the details below…

*Update: Officer Betty Shelby Acquitted In Shooting Death of Unarmed Terence Crutcher

Once again, a police officer has been acquitted in the shooting of an unarmed black man in a controversial case where the officer callously went on 60 minutes to blame the victim, Terence Crutcher for his own death. Check out the details of her acquittal below…

Artist Spotlight: Leroy Brown ft. A Boogie “Let’s Get It” [VIDEO]

Queen’s own Leroy Brown teams up with A Boogie from the Bronx for this hot new video, “Let’s Get It”. Check it out below…

 

New Drug Called “Gray Death” Is Killing Users After 1 Dose & 10K Times More Potent Than Morphine [VIDEO]

If you thought the rise of pharmaceutical drugs on the rise was a scary thing, there’s a new drug hitting the streets called “Gray Death” that is so potent that a person can overdose just by touching it! Users are dying after just one dose of this deadly cocktail and police are warning addicts to beware! Check out the details below…

*UPDATE: Former Cop Who Was Fired For NOT Shooting 21-Year-Old Father Files Lawsuit Against City

Last year, we told you about a former West Virginia police officer who witnessed the fatal police shooting of a young black man saying he was fired for not shooting the man himself. Well, he has now filed a federal lawsuit which revealed even more disturbing details of that tragic day. Check out the details below…

8-Year-Old Boy Commits Suicide 2 Days After Being Beat Unconscious By School Bullies

SMH….This bullying/suicide trend with the youth in our society is out of control. Surveillance video shows bullies at a Cincinnati elementary school brutally attacking an unconscious 8-year-old boy, who would take his own life two days later. What makes this even worse is that school officials never even told the parents that their child was beaten to a pulp which would’ve probably saved his life. Check out the details of this alarming story below…

White Cop Sues Police Chief for Racism After Finding Out He’s 18% Black On Ancestry Website?

Lol….you cannot make this stuff up folks! A Hastings police sergeant is suing his city, the police chief and a few others after claiming that he has been subjected to racial taunts within the department after he took a genetic test through Ancestry.com that showed he was 18 percent black. Yes…he’s really doing this. Check out the rest of this crazy story below…

Nicki Minaj & Nas Spark Dating Rumors

Wordondastreet is that Nicki Minaj and Queensbridge’s own Nasir Jones may be dating! Pre-Meek Mill, Nicki and Nas dating rumors first started back when she chose him to be her leading man in her “Right By My Side” video [see below]. The two shared an onscreen kiss that had people speculating but she was already in a relationship with her now-ex Safaree Samuels so people let it slide. But now that Nicki is posting pictures looking boo’d up with the legendary rapper and even wearing his chain, the rumor mill is in a frenzy! Check out a few of the pics that have people talking below and let us know what you think…

Charles Barkley Calls Mother of Police Shooting Victim “Ugly” After She Blasts Him for Defending Corrupt Cops In Baltimore[VIDEO]

Whose bright idea was it to give former NBA baller Charles Barkley a.k.a. Mr. Foot In His Mouth a show about race and politics? The basketball Hall of Famer and TNT analyst will debut “The Race Card” on the network in 2017, a show revolving around racism in America. During one particularly tense segment, the ever-clueless commentator managed to offend the mother of a teen who was killed by police and made things worse by implying that she was “ugly” after she gave him a piece of her mind! Everything went downhill after that…..SMH. Check out the details and some of the footage below…

Dr. Samuel Achilefu Invents Goggles That See Cancerous Cells & Is Now Working On A Light Therapy To Kill Them

Cancer causes 8.2 million deaths a year but a Nigerian doctor by the name of Samuel Achilefu is making great strides in bringing that astronomical number down. Check out the details below….

Former Queens Gang Member & Ex-Convict Set To Graduate from Columbia University: “I Don’t Want My Past To Define Me”

 Today’s “Good News of the Day” comes courtesy of a young man by the name of Richard Gamarra. After seven years behind bars for assault and weapon convictions, the 28-year-old former Latin King gangbanger managed to turn his life around and will be graduating with a master’s degree from Columbia University’s renowned Mailman School of Public Health May ’17! Check out his inspirational story below….

Funk Flex Claims Tupac Shot Himself During 1994 Quad Studio Shooting: “He Panicked, Pulled Out the Steel, Shot Himself.” [VIDEO]

SMH….Hot 97’s Funk Flex is, once again, talking about Hip Hop legend Tupac Shakur in a derogatory manner AFTER his death. Flex posted an Instagram Live video where he made the claim that Tupac pulled a “Cheddar Bob”, a character from Eminem’s 8 Mile movie, and shot himself during his infamous 1994 shooting/robbery that left him with 5 bullet wounds. Check it out below…

Drug Dealers Posing As Uber Drivers Arrested In the Bronx

It was only a matter of time before this became a thing in NYC. Two brothers from the Bronx were just caught running a drug ring that was using Uber driver to deliver the goods! Check out the details below…

Former NBA Player Ray Allen’s Passion for Teaching About the Holocaust Gets Him Sworn Into the U.S. Holocaust Museum Council?

Who knew former NBA star Ray Allen has more passion for teaching others about the Holocaust than most Jewish people? The 10-time All-Star was even sworn into the Board of Directors for the Holocaust Memorial Museum for his dedication to the cause! Check out the details below and let us know what you think….

Colin Kaepernick Gives Out Custom-Made Suits At Parole Office In Jamaica, Queens To Help Ex-Cons Return To the Workforce

Today’s “Good News of the Day” comes courtesy of one of our favorite athletes, Colin Kaepernick! Even though the former San Francisco 49er is out of a job himself right now, he still took time to help out those less fortunate than him who, due to their criminal records, need all the help they can get in re-entering the workforce. Check out his inspirational story below…

Texas Police Now Admit 15-Year-Old Jordan Edwards Killed By Cop Was Not Driving In An “Aggressive Manner” After Video Is Released

SMDH….Situations like this are why many people do not trust the police. As family and friends mourned the death of a 15-year-old boy shot in the head by a police officer in a Dallas suburb over the weekend, the police chief said Monday that new evidence showed the killing did not unfold the way the authorities had originally claimed. Check out the details below….