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BREAKING NEWS: George Zimmerman Found NOT GUILTY In The Killing Of Trayvon Martin

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In less than 24 hours (but two actual days), the jury of six women return with the verdict in the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman trial.  Details inside…

George Zimmerman’s murder trial, in Sanford, FL, involving 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has now come to a close.  Zimmerman was found NOT GUILTY of second degree murder, as well as NOT GUILTY of Manslaughter.

If you’ve been following the case, it was an intense and almost overwhelmingly emotional trial as it seemed to be a slam dunk case of a young black man walking in his own neighborhood and being followed, then killed, by a White/Hispanic man who believed he was "a threat".

The Defense essentially won their self-defense argument, and the non-diverse jury of six women, made up of at least 5 white women, came back with a completely Not Guilty verdict.  While it was shocking, it wasn’t as shocking to many people with legal expertise and those who have been watching the case and hoping that the jury heard what was really important.

Legal experts believe there were several misses by the Prosecution that would have caused Zimmerman to be found guilty, based on the evidence that was indeed there–but not used properly.  Including the facets of racism that were ignored, yet strategically was still used by the defense (as the judge mandated "RACIAL profiling" was not brought into this.)

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Our thoughts and prayers are with Trayvon’s mother & father, Sabrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, as well as Trayvon’s family, as TheYBF.com supports the Justice For Trayvon movement and justice for anyone who is wrongfully killed.

 

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BREAKING: Trina’s BROTHER Wilbrent “Gonk” Bain SHOT And KILLED

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Wilbrent "Gonk" Bain, the brother of "Here We Go" rapper Trina was shot and killed in Miami, Florida this morning.  Find out more about the shooting inside…

 

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The brother of famed rapper Trina, Wilbrent "Gonk" Bain was shot and killed in Miami, Florida this morning.  According to police reports,  Gonk, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was murdered by Ron Dobson, a neighbor he’d been feuding with.   

A neighbor named "Trimel" told the local NBC affiliate, 6 South Florida, "It hit me hard because I just talked to him. This killing has to stop. It has to. All of us grew up together and that’s just senseless."

Trimel suggested that easy access to weapons is an ongoing problem in the area.  "It’s a gun problem more than anything because anyone can just get a gun. I guarantee if you walk around this neighborhood now I bet you you’ll get it."

Though little has been revealed about what ignited the argument between the men, it was reported that Gonk survived a 2008 shooting and had a record of gun possession, burglary, drugs, and domestic violence involving strangulation. 

Police stated that Ron has confessed to the killing and is charged with second-degree murder.

So far…Trina has not spoken publically about her family’s loss.

 

Watch the report here:

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BREAKING: Explosions At Boston Marathon–Casualties & Critical Injuries Reported (UPDATE)

Tragedy struck today’s Boston Marathon.  Details inside on the horrible explosions that have caused injuries and casualties this afternoon…

At today’s Boston Marathon, double explosions occurred near the finish line that have, so far, injured 28 people critically and have killed 2.  The bombs exploded as the first of 27,000 runners crossed the finish line around 2:45p ET, CNN reports.

The blasts occurred a few seconds apart on opposite sides of the street, CNN Producer Matt Frucci reported.

There’s no word on any clues that are leading officials to who/what caused the blasts.  But officials have said that teams are working to disassemble other bombs plated around Boston at this time.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says “this is a horrific day in Boston" in a statement:

"My thoughts and prayers are with those who have been injured.  I have been in touch with the president, Mayor Menino and our public safety leaders. Our focus is on making sure that the area around Copley Square is safe and secured. I am asking everyone to stay away from Copley Square and let the first responders do their jobs.”

CNN has a gallery of photos from the scene that are pretty graphic.  We wil not be posting, but you can view here at your own risk to see the real effects of what has happened.  People have lost limbs and the scene is bloody.  It’s almost sureal.

Up to the moment video is below.  All those involved are in our prayers.

 
*UPDATES*
 
1.  Two killed – including 8-year-old boy – in bomb blasts near finish line of Boston Marathon. Area hospitals say at least 132 are injured, including eight children.  Story.
 
2.  Tomorrow’s National Call Day on Gun Violence Prevention has been postponed.  Story.

3.  President Obama says, "Make no mistake we will get to the bottom of this and we will find out who did and find out why they did this." Story.

BREAKING! Report Claims Lil Wayne Is BEING READ HIS RITES In CRITICAL CONDITION At Hospital After MORE SEIZURES…But Mack Maine Says “He’s Alive & Well”

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Rapper Lil’ Wayne has reportedly been put into an induced coma in the ICU of Cedars-Sinai Hospital.  And while one credible reports claims he’s been convulsing uncontrollably and "is being read his rites," Wayne’s crew is oddly tweeting that he is FINE.  Details inside….

 

Lil’ Wayne was reportedly admitted to the ICU of Cedars-Sinai hospital in L.A. following another round of seizures today.  Wayne, who had already been hospitalized and released earlier this week, was rushed back to the hospital after one of his bodyguards allegedly found him unconscious.

According to TMZ, Wayne was put in restraints to control his shaking, and when he did not stabilize, he was placed into an induced coma.  The site reports he is now breathing through tubes.  

The site also reports that witnesses tell them a lot of tears are being shed at his bedside and members of his family and other prominent rap artists are at his bedside.

A source told TMZ that the alleged cause of the  mystery seizures were due to Wayne going on a Sizzurp binge after he got out of the hospital on Wednesday, and his stomach had to be pumped three times to get Codeine out of his system.

Oddly enough, both Mack Maine and Birdman–close members of Weezy’s crew–have been tweeting that this reports is untrue.  At least in part.

Mack Maine said just a few minutes ago about YMCMB’s commander in chief:

Wayne is alive and well! We watching the Syracuse game…thanks for the prayers and concern..he will update you all soon. #love

We will be releasing an official statement shortly but dont believe the nonsense about comas and tubes to breathe…that’s false!!

Birdman said:

My son is in good spirit..feelin much betta…be home soon.YMCMB

We’re not sure WTF is going on exactly, but will be updating with this "statement" as soon as it’s released.

 

BREAKING: Janet Jackson & Wissam CONFIRM They Got MARRIED…LAST YEAR!

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Well if this isn’t the shocker of the day….

 

Janet Jackson and her now husband Wissam Al Mana have confirmed in a statement that they are married.  And they have been since last year!  Deets inside…

Forget the rumors that 46-year-old Janet and her long time man, 36-year-old Qatari billionaire Wissam are planning for an extravagant wedding soon (something we never believed anyway).  But the couple has one-upped the rumors by confirming, in a statement today, that they are ALREADY MARRIED.

Yep, you read that right.  Another secret marriage for Janet.  "Entertainment Tonight" received the couple’s first statement as a couple that read:

"The rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony…."Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our respective favorite children’s charities. We would appreciate that our privacy is respected and that we are allowed this time for celebration and joy. With love, Wissam and Janet"

 

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Wowzers.  No word on their exact wedding date.  It could have been just a couple months ago in 2012 or literally a year ago.  Either way, these two make a gorgeous couple and have looked super happy together since they started dating in 2009.  The newlyweds spent this past weekend sitting front row at the Milan Fashion Week shows as Wissam is a buyer for luxe shopping malls in Dubai.  And were at the Giorgio Armani show today:

Get it Mrs. Jackson.  And CONGRATS!

Jermaine Dupri weeps….

 

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BREAKING: Chris Brown In Car Accident While Being Chased By Paparazzi Before Charity Event…AND Hits Roc Nation Brunch With Rihanna

Things always seem to go down the day before the GRAMMYs.  This afternoon, Chris Brown was involved in a car accident where his vehicle was totaled…due to four cars trapping him and approaching him with cameras.  He also popped up at the Roc Nation pre-Grammy brunch with Rihanna.

 

Pics inside….

Chris Brown had a super busy afternoon.  He was chased down by paparazzi in L.A. while he was riding solo in his car on his way to the Symphonic Love Foundation event.  Four cars cut him off with people aggressively hopping out the cars to take pictures of him, and his own car was totaled.  But, he still made it out to see the kids (pics above).

EXTRA reports:

Brown’s rep told “Extra” the rapper, alone in his car, was headed to the Debbie Allen Dance Academy for a Symphonic Love Foundation event when two vehicles cut him off. The occupants jumped out, with cameras, and aggressively approached his vehicle. 

In an effort to remove himself from the situation, he began to back down an alley at which point his was cut off by two additional vehicles. Brown’s vehicle was totaled as a result, but his rep said he is fine.  Despite the accident, Brown still attended event for the kids.

And he also made time to attend the Roc Nation Pre-Grammy brunch with Rihanna today.  The two were spotted canoodling inside the event at Soho House, likely with Rih offering him some comfort:

 

Glad he’s OK.

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BREAKING: One Student SHOT In The HEAD, One Teacher INJURED At Atlanta Middle School SHOOTING

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A 14-year-old Atlanta middle school student was shot in the head and one teacher injured during a shooting this afternoon. More breaking news inside…..

 

As issues about gun control grip the nation, a 14-year-old student was shot in the head at Price Middle School in Atlanta this afternoon and one teacher was injured.

The incident was reported by Emergency Management Services who revealed that the student was sent to Grady Memorial Hospital in unknown condition.

The students have been taken into an auditorium and are not being released at this time. So far, local news sources are reporting that one person is in police custody. At this time, it is not known if the shooter was a student or an adult.

We will keep you posted with infomation as it becomes available.

BREAKING NEWS: Gunman (Now Identified) OPENS Fire At ELEMENTARY School–At LEAST 26 People Killed, At Least 18 Are Children

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In a horrific scene playing out all morning, at least 26 people were killed today after a gunman (who has now been identified) opened fire at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. More information inside….

 

According to CBS News and the Associated Press,  a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut this morning, killing at least 26 people.  Eighteen of them were children.  Early reports say the mass shooting happened around 9:41AM this morning, and the dead gunman was armed with two semi-automatic weapons (one of them being a 223-caliber rifle) and has ties to the elementary school and New Jersey.   Police have entered a New Jersey residence believing to be tied to the shooter who supposedly drove to CT at some point.

During a press conference held moments ago, Connecticut State Police Lt. Paul Vance said all local police and on and off-duty troopers were called to respond to the scene.

CBS 2 News in New York is also reporting that one person was escorted out of the woods surrounding the school and is currently being held by police as a suspect in the mass shooting. One witness said the man looked into the eyes of parents and said, "I didn’t do it" as he was taken to a police car.  

Some reports are saying the incident began with an altercation in the principal’s office, with the principal being the first person shot.  One of the school children interviewed on local newscasts said his life was saved as he was in the hallway, headed to the principal’s office, when he was pulled into a classroom by a teacher who saw bullets flying.

It’s also being reported that President Obama has spoken to Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy and has pledged federal support.

So far we know…

  • 26 fatalities on the scene
  • 18 of the victims are children
  • The school’s principal was shot and killed
  • 2 people injured
  • 1 gunman killed (approx. 20 years old) on the scene
  • 1 person in custody
  • Whether more than one gunman was involved is still yet to be seen
  • The identity and name of the shooter is known, but news outlets have decided to hold on to the information for now.  The gunman is Ryan Lanza and he reportedly grew up in Newtown. His mother still lives there. His family is currently cooperating with cops.

 

Our prayers are with the families of the Connecticut school as this unimaginably sad event has occurred. We will keep you updated as more news breaks…

 

BREAKING: Lil’ Wayne HOSPITALIZED For SECOND SEIZURE!

Rapper Lil’ Wayne was hospitalized after suffering a second seizure and treated at a hospital in Louisiana.  Get the details inside…

 

Earlier we told you about Lil’ Wayne suffering a seizure while aboard a private jet in Texas (though his reps claimed it was dehydration) and now the rapper has suffered a second seizure aboard a plane.

After being treated in Texas for the first seizure, Weezy boarded a flight from Texas to LAX and began to experience a second seizure.  The flight was diverted to Louisiana and Weezy was treated at a local hospital.

Sources say he will be released soon….

BREAKING: Tameka Raymond LOSES CUSTODY Of Her Two Youngest Sons

Tameka Raymond‘s world just went from very bad to even worse.  Today in court, Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane in Atlanta has ruled that Tameka will no longer have full custody of her two youngest sons, Usher V & Naviyd.  Her ex-husband, Usher, will become the primary parent.

 

Deets inside…

It’s been a long custody battle that pre-dates the sudden death of Tameka’s son Kile Glover.  So today in an Atlanta courtroom, the ruling was that Tameka loses the custody war and primary custody of her sons.

During the courtroom battle, according to TMZ, Tameka claimed her ex-husband Usher was an absentee father who was always on the road.  And she often alluded on Twitter to the fact he and his girlfriend/employee Grace Miguel simply wanted ot take the kids away from Tameka.

Usher claimed Tameka was irresponsible and inattentive. 

Seems the judge took Mr. Raymond’s side.  The kids will be with him primarily.  And Tameka does maintain some custodial rights that have not yet been detailed. 

Story developing…