Picture taken in 2009, of a Detroit home where it’s possible a one-year-old child was murdered this year.
*Detroit has had its share of troubles.
The city has been the murder and crime capital for more times than we can remember and the moments they have not been ranked in the criminal top spots, they’ve been overshadowed by corruption in city government.
But now, yet another incident has put Detroit on the map…Google Maps to be specific.
In case you’re not familiar with the Google Street Team, they are the guys that drive down your street with a Street View Camera and take pictures of your street and house and track addresses for Google Maps and Google Earth.
One Detroit home can be seen on Google’s popular geographical tool to the world with a young man standing on his porch pointing what looks like a rifle at the camera.
*Now that summer is here and jazz festivals are in full swing, EURweb invites jazz artists to join us for our premier Jazzy In July special edition.
In July EURweb presents an opportunity for jazz artists to gain exposure at EURweb.com for the entire month. This special promotion is designed to give these artists increased exposure and to formally recognize jazz as America’s original art form. Through the years The Electronic Urban Report and its media partners have welcomed in depth interviews and career highlights from newcomers and industry legends such as Ramsey Lewis, Norman Brown, George Duke, Herbie Hancock and Quincy Jones.
Below is an excerpt from Quincy Jones as he is being interviewed by Lee Bailey and the press backstage at the 2009 Playboy Jazz festival. Enjoy this archived history lesson from multiple Grammy Award winner Quincy Jones, and join us in saluting jazz musicians everywhere as we anticipate the launch of EURweb’s first Jazzy In July series.
EURweb’s Jazzy In July is a marketing/promotional event and there are guidelines. Inquire at LSRadioscope@hotmail.com. Put JAZZY IN JULY in the subject line. Deadline for submission is June 25th, 2012. Space is limited. For more on Quincy Jones, his music and humanitarian efforts, go to http://www.quincyjones.com/.
*Rihanna’s not only on an international tour, but she’s on a roll overall. Her latest high profile conquest is capturing the cover of the July issue of Elle. It goes on sale June 15.
Inside, it looks appears that leopard is the theme that was captured for the layout from her favorite designers Lanvin, Cartier, Cavalli and Phillip Lim.
Scroll down for the pics and behind the scenes video
As far as what she had to say, the pop star dishes on everything from fashion and music to her ex and current boyfriend(s). For instance …
On the album art for her “Rated R” CD cover:
“I wanted pictures that represented strength and fearlessness but still femininity-a strong woman who can be vulnerable. Every woman is made up of vulnerability and strength; no matter what race you are, no matter what you’ve been through in your life. Every woman has that strength that is undeniable, but we also have really big hearts. It’s just us.”
On her new boo (Matt Kemp):
“I have a boyfriend. I’m so happy. I feel really comfortable, and it’s so easy. I have such a chaotic life, but at the end of the day, that is just my peace. It keeps me sane, really, talking to him and talking to my family.”
On the past year (and Chris Brown):
“A year ago, I was very confused. Because he was my best friend. All of a sudden, one night changed our whole lives-not only our friendship, but our lives. I wanted to wake up one day and just not have that pain anymore. I wanted to be with him again or get over him-it was either-or. I just didn’t want to feel the pain, the confusion.”
On turning her dream of pop stardom into reality:
“If I were in Barbados still, I would be dreaming about this. I asked for it, and I love it, so why am I complaining? My first day on tour, I remember saying ‘I’m so tired-this is so much.’ Then I thought, What the f*ck? You asked for this-you prayed to God to tour like Madonna.”
On designers she admires:
“It’s clear there are definitely fewer black women in the high-fashion industry. One of the things I respected most about Gucci was that they did a print campaign with me. I’m a black girl on a fashion spread for Gucci-that was a big deal. I respect designers who aren’t afraid to go outside the box. I went to a Jean Paul Gaultier show, and I saw girls who are thicker than me, beautiful and voluptuous and different ethnicities. That made me so excited. I thought, Okay, I can work that, for sure.”
Watch behind the scenes footage of Rihanna’s Elle photo shoot: