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VIDEO: Man Gets Choked Outside Brooklyn Supermarket

Who says that gentrification doesn’t bring the goonies out?! Now that the Barclays Center is done and the overall gentrifying of Brooklyn as we know it has begun, be…

NYPD Wound Nine In Empire State Building Shooting

The initial chaos Friday left many confused as to who shot who. After a dramatic confrontation ended between police and a gunman occurred outside the Empire State Buildin…

77 People Shot in One Week in New York City

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is causing a stir with recent comments about community leaders being “shockingly silent” on the topic of increasing violence

3 Reasons We Give Side-Eye to Leashes on a Woman

After the wasteful exuberance of another Halloween comes to an end, we now have to deal with consequences of everyone’s costume choices.  In our age of Twitter, Facebook…

Was He Wrong? Behind the Beat Down at McDonald’s

From UPTOWN–Back in October, a video of a male McDonald’s cashier pummeling two female customers with a metal rod went viral. The attack happened after he was assaulted…

They Wanna Kill Me: 9 Other Rappers Who’ve Survived Shootouts

The world lost one of the best rappers of all-time when ‘Pac died in September 1996 after getting shot on the Las Vegas Strip by a still-unknown gunman. But it’s…

Vybz Kartel: “Politics Created These Monsters Called ‘Garrisons’ To Exploit Poor People”

As Robin Hood sells out theaters at the box office, a real life Robin Hood story is playing out in the streets of Jamaica. Alleged Cocaine Kingpin, Christopher “Dudus&#8221…

Professional Athletes Are Under Fire For Carrying Guns—But Should They Protect Themselves?

Al Harris (pictured above) never thought he would be a target. In 1997, the cornerback was drafted by the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and relegated to the team’s practice…

Professional Athletes Are Under Fire (con’t)

But for every Sean Taylor, there are literally dozens of professional athletes who shot themselves in the foot by hanging around guns. In October 2006, then Indiana…