A.R. Shaw

Man allegedly kills baby after discovering he is not the child’s father

Photo: via Shelby County Jail A relationship destroyed by sex and lies ended in violence for a couple in Memphis. According to WREG, a man allegedly killed a baby after discovering he was not the father of the child. The incident occurred on April 12 after Carlos Zuniga-Aviles got into an argument with a woman he […]

John Singleton reportedly in a coma after suffering stroke

Photo: Grace Kisa for Steed Media John Singleton continues to fight after experiencing a stroke several days ago. The award-winning director is currently in a coma. According to reports by TMZ, Singleton’s family revealed that his health issues may be more serious than previously expected. As a result, they are in the process of establishing […]

Rapper Bun B shoots masked gunman during attempted home invasion

via @BunB Instagram Houston-based rapper Bun B shot an unarmed gunman during a recent home invasion. According to the Houston Chronicle, the incident occurred on the evening of April 23 at Bun B’s home in Houston. Shortly after 5 p.m., Bun B’s wife, Queenie Freeman, heard the doorbell ring and initially believed it was an Amazon […]

Elhae on Big K.R.I.T., being inspired by Cuba, and ‘Trouble in Paradise’

Elhae shares his thoughts on working with Big K.R.I.T. and his new album Trouble in Paradise and finding inspiration in his mother.  Thoughts on Working with Big K.R.I.T. “It was amazing [working with K.R.I.T.]. That’s the homie…It’s a no-brainer, just because of the themes that he comes up and topics that he normally talks about. […]

11- and 12-year-old kids allegedly robbed woman at gunpoint in Atlanta

Atlanta Police motorbikes, August 2013. (Photo credit:  Shutterstock.com / ESB Professional) Two kids have been arrested after allegedly robbing a woman at gunpoint on April 21, 2019, in southwest Atlanta. The victim told police that she was walking west on the Beltline, a trail that connects different neighborhoods in Atlanta, when she was approached by three kids. […]

Spelman students react to Keisha Lance Bottoms being named commencement speaker

Keisha Lance Bottoms speaks at Morehouse College in 2018. (Photo credit: A.R. Shaw) Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will serve as the 2019 commencement speaker at Spelman College. The Atlanta-based HBCU for women announced on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, that Bottoms, a graduate of Florida A&M University, will speak at the college’s 132nd commencement ceremony on May 19. Serving […]

Texas couple gets short prison sentence after forcing child into slavery

Photo: Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office A couple in Texas will only serve seven years in prison after forcing a child into slavery.  The abuse began in 2000 when the unidentified 5-year-old girl arrived in America from West Africa, according to Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The child’s father arranged for her to leave the small village in […]

Gang leaders call for an end to street violence in Atlanta

Youth Organizers at The Bobby Gore Street Warrior Gang Peace Summit” Photo: A.R. Shaw Chief Sundiata Keita Kamara understands how youth can be mobilized to either build or destroy. As a Chicago native and national spokesman for the Vice Lords Incorporated, Kamara has witnessed how gangs can be detrimental or serve as important community organizations. […]

Nipsey Hussle’s friend breaks silence after arrest for gang affiliation

Image on the cover of the program for Nipsey Hussle’s homegoing service. (Photo credit: A.R. Shaw for Steed Media) The man who was shot in the back during Nipsey Hussle’s murder has finally been released from jail. On April 21, 2019, Kerry Latham was released from custody weeks after being arrested for allegedly being affiliated […]

Why rapper YNW Melly is facing the death penalty

Rapper YNW Melly (Image source: Broward County Jail) YNW Melly could be headed to death row. The rapper, whose real name is Jamell Demons, is accused of the brutal killings of two close friends, according to Sun Sentinel. The incident allegedly occurred in October 2018 in Broward County, Florida. YNW Melly, 19, was in a […]