For Derrick Ashong (pictured above), the chance to talk face to face with the former neighborhood watchman was an opportunity he could not pass up.
*Rick Ross is clarifying a line from one of his songs that addresses the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.
On the track “Black & White” from his latest album “Mastermind,” Ross raps, “Trayvon Martin, I’m never missing my target,” which some have perceived to mean that he is comparing his success to George Zimmerman gunning down the teen.
After the lyrics sparked controversy, Ross, 38, issued a statement to Vibe.
So much so that he’s calling for black Americans to create and establish their own court system based on the Bible and Quran. In Farrakhan’s eyes, the current legal system is one that practices racial bias.
*George Zimmerman may be on many people’s ‘most hated’ list, but things have risen to another level.
Reports say Zimmerman hightailed it out of Miami after learning that there is a $10,000 bounty on his head.
The former neighborhood watchman became aware of the bounty last week while spending time with his girlfriend and her child on the beach in Miami. Soon after recognizing him, people began harassing Zimmerman.
*George Zimmerman is living anything but well nowadays.
In an interview with the Univision show “Aquí y Ahora” (Here and Now) that aired Sunday, the former neighborhood watchman revealed that he is currently homeless as well as battling post-traumatic stress disorder.
When asked about the Trayvon Martin case, Zimmerman mentioned that he called the police prior to getting into the fight the led to Martin’s death and that Martin attacked and threatened to kill him.
Producer/Actor Isaiah Washington Screens Three Projects at the Pan African Film Fest!
*Isaiah Washington is back!
Despite popular belief he is not cracked out somewhere, he’s been sitting on the board with heads of state from Sierra Leone, to Nigeria, Morocco, etc. building a railroad, he calls The Freedom Train. It’s a ten year plan, so when he’s done playing “Hollywood producer” he’ll be back.
You probably didn’t know that Washington has been producing, but he actually has three projects being screened at the PAFF/Pan African Film Festival. EURweb associate, LaCora Stephens, was there to catch up with this “national treasure” deemed by a fan who watched his film, “Blue Caprice.”