Nation, Police Brutality

An informant has notified the NYPD of a potential plot to attack cops in the Bronx, the New York Daily News reports. RELATED: NYPD Turns Back On N.Y.C. Mayor Again At Cop’s Funeral Latin Kings gang members have allegedly planned to assault officers at the W. Farms Road and E. Tremont Avenue intersection in the borough’s Castle Hill neighborhood, […]


Darrell Patillo, a Bronx man who reportedly shot in to a crowd of mourners at a candlelight vigil for a deceased friend, could face life imprisonment, the New York Daily News reports. SEE ALSO: Oklahoma Inmate Dies After Execution Is Botched Patillo plead guilty to second-degree murder and attempted murder in the 2012 death of […]


Constance Malcolm (pictured), the mother of Ramarley Graham (pictured below), is begging for the U.S. Justice Department to open a federal investigation in to her son’s death. SEE ALSO: Are Emergency Rooms Giving Children The Wrong Drugs? In a special op-ed for the New York Daily News, Constance Malcolm (pictured) notes that “while no federal charges […]


New York’s “finest” has reportedly charged 10 members of the Bronx gang “280” with conspiracy murder charges. The NYPD’s three-plus year sting operation was finally brought to a close with the help of Facebook, according to Gothamist. SEE ALSO: Texas Death Row Inmate Pens Letter Comparing Prison To Slavery According to NYPD reports, “Operation Crew Cut,” […]


A man who was imprisoned for three years at Rikers Island before his charges were mysteriously dropped in June is still trying to readjust to life on the outside, ABC News reports. SEE ALSO: Wanda Coleman: Legendary Poet Dies At 67 Kalief Browder (pictured) was walking home after a party in The Bronx in May 2010, […]

Nation, NewsOne Original

The Stop Mass Incarceration Network (pictured above) rallied outside the Bronx Criminal Courthouse Wednesday morning, protesting Jeffeth James‘ (pictured) vicious encounter with the NYPD last year. SEE ALSO: Suge Knight Arrested…Again! On March 12, 2012, James was driving through Soundview neighborhood, when officers reportedly stopped him for allegedly having a damaged tail light. But what […]


A Bronx Mother is threatening a $250-million lawsuit against the NYPD for handcuffing her son, Wilson Reyes (pictured), to a police precinct wall for six hours in December. RELATED: ‘School-To-Prison Pipeline’ Debate Reignites With NYPD Cuffing Of 7-Year-Old According to the New York Daily News, the 7-year-old (pictured) was arrested and held for allegedly punching […]


A 5-year-old girl was shot in the stomach by a stray bullet after returning home from a baby shower with her family on Sunday, the New York Daily News reports. Scroll down for video of story Haily Dominguez (pictured) is listed in critical but stable condition. The bullet pierced her lung. “It passed through her […]

A picture of a Foot Locker employee in The Bronx holding up a rat the size of a cat with a shovel has been circulating via Twitter with a caption comparing the rat to the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” character, “Master Splinter.” Last August, a housing authority employee found another huge rat which he posed […]

NEW YORK — 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, the building credited as the birthplace of hip-hop has been given a new lease on life after Workforce Housing Advisors, a company dedicated to working class housing, bought it. The building, where Kool DJ Herc held parties that would help create hip hop culture, had fell into disrepair after […]

NEW YORK — The birthplace of Hip-Hop is facing a foreclosure auction. 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, credited as the birthplace of hip hop, is the site of one of Hip-Hop’s founding fathers, Kool DJ Herc who helped create hip the culture as we know it. RELATED: Bronx Birthplace Of Hip-Hop Saved From Destruction Curbed reports: Turns out it hasn’t […]

NEW YORK — While the Notorious B.I.G.’s former neighborhood of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn has gone through a great deal of gentrification, the “Notorious PHd,” fights to make sure the Bronx doesn’t go the way of Clinton Hill too. View video here The Notorious PHd is the rap name of Fordham Professor, Mark Naison, who uses […]