Reverend Al Sharpton and Diddy at the 3rd Annual Triumph Awards

AHH Stray News: Diddy Honored By Rev. Al, DMC Gives Back, Chief Keef Faces Jail

(AllHipHop News) Sean “Diddy” Combs was honored by Reverend Al Sharpton and The National Action Network (NAN) on Tuesday (October 16) in New York. Reverend Al and and NAN hosted the 3rd Annual Triumph Awards, which honored Diddy for his remarkable career as a business leader/entertainment mogul. A variety of celebrities and political activistist attended the event, which also honored filmmaker George Lucas. Diddy labeled Reverend Al Sharpton as a father figure and said he was honored to be recognized by such a “prestigious organization.”

Pioneering Run-DMC group member Darryl “DMC” McDaniels will host an event for a scholarship fund, for a teen who was murdered in August. DMC will head to a benefit organized for Cristina LoBrutto, who was shot and killed during an overnight shift at a Pathmark in New Jersey. A woman named Gwen Evans, who never met Cristina LoBrutto, took on her cause, by organizing the scholarship fund raising event in LoBrutto’s name. When Evans had read articles on DMC’s active participation in such events, she reached out to his agents, who agreed the world renowned rapper would attend in order to help raise the funds. The fund raising scholarship for Cristina LoBrutto Scholarship Fund is slated for October 24 at the Robert Collins Arena on Lincroft’s campus in New Jersey.

Chicago rapper Chief Keef could be sent back to jail for violating his probation, prosecutors said in court yesterday (October 17). Prosecutors are seeking to put the 17-year-old rapper in a juvenile detention facility, for two different probation violations. Chief Keef, born Keith Cozart, is currently on 18 months of probation for pointing a gun at a police officer. The rapper is accused of violating his probation, by shooting guns at a range for a video/article that was to appear in Pitchfork magazine and failing to complete GED courses. According to reports, prosecutors are also seeking more information from Chief on the murder of rival Chicago rapper Joseph “Lil JoJo” Coleman, who was shot and killed during a war of words with Keef and his rap crew. Chicago police also said Chief Keef’s life was in danger any time he was in Chicago. “Anytime he is in Chicago, he is a potential target and anyone around him is in jeopardy, including innocent kids,” Nicholas Roti, chief of the Chicago Police Department’s Organized Crime Bureau, told the Chicago Sun-Times.

  • therealest1

    Al Sharpton is an old ignorant ass clown with a played out perm.

    Good to see DMC doing something positive.

    Chief Keef is on some stupid ass self incriminating shit.

    • Sharpton is a snitch…tried to set up Assata Shakur, wore a wire for feds during a coke buy, etc.

      DMC has always been on some positive ‘chet…Chief Kieth has always been on some dumb ‘chet!

      • A top FBI official said that Sharpton was not used in any manner to lure Shakur into a trap. This is the first I’m hearing of it, it’s bull———, FBI Assistant Deputy Director Kenneth Walton, who led the Shakur investigation, said earlier this week.
        Sharpton flatly denied trying to make contact with Shakur.
        Sharpton called the men liars and said they were possibly police agents. He charged they are part of an element in the black community that has lost out . . . and that will fabricate any story out of jealousy because they have no following . . .

      • Wow, you believe that, I mean, what was he gonna say…Yeah?

        You never denied that he wore a wire for the feds during a coke bust though….I guess you seen the video.

        My source, ***** ******* the father of ***** ****, manager of ********, who did 5yrs in Marion USP, weapons possession, brother to Mutulu & Assata Shakur, related the story to me first hand, in NYC, 1991.

        ( ***** was like 9yrs then, making him…30? now )

        If you see the documentary that was filmed in Cuba, with Assata, ****** was in it, with her daughter, K*.

        At the time Assata was on the run, ****** was handling the funds & Al approached him, with an offer of $5K for Assata, under conditions that he give it to her himself, which would have pinpointed her location.

        “Al Sharpton and Assata” type it in your favorite search engine….It won’t be to hard to put the pieces together on the *****.

        My source is waYYYYYYY more credible than the good Rev.
        “Al Sharpton FBI Informant” google that & see what you find….in reality, ask yourself…..
        “How do you spot a true Black leader?”
        Answer = He’s either dead or in jail.

        Mutulu, Malcolm, etc.
        Study your history…….

        I used the **** out of respect, I have extended the offer to interview my source for 4UMF & they haven’t responded, but trust me, my source had zero reason to lie to me, a peon.

        He is legit!

      • Oh Chet…I just googled it & my source has went public, LOL

        Ahmed Obafemi, father of Chaka Zulu, manager of Ludacris!

        Ahmed’s reputation is beyond reproach!

        He named his son “Chaka Zulu”, while Al Sharpton wears a Perm.

        Who you really gonna trust?

        Obviously Assata trusts Ahmed to this day…I mean the documentary aired in 1991? Harlem….Ahmed was in it, went to Cuba to see Assata & brought her daughter with him……..Google Ahmed before you try & disparage that man’s name.

        He is official!

      • Kwame Braithwaite? Do you even know him? Elombre Brath? Sonny Carson / X Clan?

        Learn your history…..while “The Choke” ( Chokwe Lumumba ~ Another man of impeccable reputation, civil rights lawyer, his son following in his footsteps, etc.~ say there was no definite proof, The Choke was in Mississippi……

        Google Republic Of New Afrika / Detroit Shooting, Aretha Franklin’s Father’s Church. ( New Bethel? )

        The Choke, as a Lawyer, knew the time, but I’ll reprint the article…..for the parts you left out……

        *******************************************************************

        The Rev. and the Fugitive Sharpton tried to set up Chesimard, activists say
        By Ron Howell, Newsday, Friday 21 October 1988

        The Rev. Al Sharpton, who has worked as a federal informant, tried to set up a meeting with black fugitive radical JoAnne Chesimard in 1983, according to activists who said they were approached by Sharpton.

        The black activists said they feared Sharpton was trying to deliver Chesimard into the arms of federal agents, but said they had no proof.

        One law-enforcement source, who declined to be identified but has detailed knowledge of Sharpton’s activities as an FBI informant, said this week that Sharpton was working as an informant at the time he sought to meet Chesimard. The source said that one of Sharpton’s assignments was to try to lead agents to Chesimard, who escaped from prison in 1979 after being convicted in the killing a New Jersey state trooper.

        “It wasn’t a big massive operation. It was just a small shot, an everyday deal,” the source said. “I would equate it with setting up 10 traps a day trying to catch a fox . . .” He said Sharpton was not a major participant in the search for the woman, who goes by the African name Assata Shakur.

        A top FBI official said that Sharpton was not used in any manner to lure Shakur into a trap. “This is the first I’m hearing of it, it’s bull———,” FBI Assistant Deputy Director Kenneth Walton, who led the Shakur investigation, said earlier this week.

        Sharpton flatly denied trying to make contact with Shakur.

        Newsday reported in January that beginning in 1983 Sharpton secretly supplied federal law enforcement agencies with information on boxing promoter Don King, reputed organized crime figures and black leaders and elected officials. And in a two-hour interview, Sharpton admitted to Newsday that he had assisted the government in drug and organized crime cases. He said he also accompanied undercover federal agents wearing body recorders to meetings with various subjects of federal investigations. He said he had allowed the U.S. attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York to install a tapped telephone in his Brooklyn home.

        Sharpton has insisted he never turned over information on black radicals or on King.

        This week, Sharpton denied assertions by Ahmed Obafemi, a long-time activist, and Kwame Brathwaite, an activist and photographer who says Sharpton asked him to set up an encounter with Obafemi. Both men say that Obafemi acted as the intermediary in the failed discussions with Sharpton to reach Shakur.

        Sharpton called the men “liars” and said they were possibly “police agents.” He charged they are part of “an element in the black community that has lost out . . . and that will fabricate any story out of jealousy because they have no following . . . ”

        Obafemi, the national organizer for the New Afrikan People’s Organization, said Sharpton met with him in Manhattan at least four times in 1983, over a period of about two months. He said that Sharpton offered to donate money to help black revolutionaries running from the law and that Sharpton was particularly interested in setting up a meeting with Shakur, once referred to as the “soul” of the Black Liberation Army.

        Sharpton told Obafemi he was representing two former Black Panthers, who wanted to see Shakur, according to Obafemi.

        The ex-Panthers were supposedly trying to make useful contacts in case they had to flee the country someday, Obafemi said he was told.

        “The first discussion was that they were close to her, that they had been in the [Black Panther] party with her and that they wanted to talk to her,” Obafemi said. “I wanted to find out who they were, but he said they really didn’t want to be known.”

        Shakur was once a member of the Black Panther Party, but went underground around 1971 because she said she believed the group was being infiltrated by city and federal law enforcement officers.

        The 1983 deal fell through at a final meeting when Sharpton insisted that money would be donated only if the two former Panthers could meet Shakur. Failing that, Obafemi said, Sharpton was interested in making any kind of “contact” with her or with any of her close associates also on the run from the law. “Naturally, I never got back” to him, said Obafemi, whose organization believes that blacks should have their own country within the United States and that they have the right to fight for it.

        “Obviously we had to feel that a definite possibility existed he was working for the government, and we would have felt that way about him or anybody else who approached us in that manner,” said Chokwe Lumumba, an attorney and chairman of the New Afrikan People’s Organization.

        Lumumba had been informed in 1983 by Obafemi about Sharpton’s proposal. The attorney said his organization was more interested in getting information about Sharpton’s motives than in receiving money from him. “I can’t say that we were able to make any definite conclusions” about whether Sharpton was acting as an agent for the government, Lumumba said.

        Both Lumumba and Obafemi denied knowing where Shakur was at the time.

        Sharpton’s first broached his interest in Shakur during a chance encounter with Brathwaite, a black nationalist, Brathwaite said. Brathwaite said he happened to run into Sharpton one day in midtown but he could not remember the month. Already acquainted with each other from entertainment circles, the two men started talking and Sharpton “said he wanted to make a donation to Assata,” Brathwaite said.

        A day or two later, Brathwaite told Obafemi of the offer. “I told him to watch out,” said Brathwaite. “I knew that authorities were trying to find out where she [Assata Shakur] was and that they were trying to get close to somebody who was close to her . . . And then I just knew that he’s always been a hustler.”

        Last year, Newsday disclosed that Shakur was given political asylum in Cuba and was living there with her daughter, now 14 years old. She is probably the most sought-after of the 1970s radicals linked to bank robberies and police killings over a 10-year span.

        The specific amount of the contribution Sharpton said he was prepared to make in 1983 on behalf of the ex-Panthers was not discussed, Obafemi said; but Sharpton said the prospective contributors gained the money by “ripping off the system,” Obafemi recalled.

        He said that at least two of the meetings occurred in a luxurious apartment at 30 Lincoln Plaza, near Lincoln Center. That was the building where, according to a law enforcement source and a report published in the Feb. 2, 1988 edition of The Village Voice, a federal agent using the name Victor Quintana set up an apartment in 1983 or earlier to lure boxing world denizens suspected of illegal activity. Quintana in that year ensnared Sharpton into working for the FBI, New York Newsday reported in January.

        The Village Voice article reported that apartment was on the 29th floor, but Obafemi could not recall the floor on which he had his rendezvous with Sharpton. Sharpton lives in Brooklyn and Obafemi said he did not explain why Sharpton had access to the apartment. “He made me think it was his,” said Obafemi. “I was saying (to myself), ’What kind of money must they have to have a spot in here.’ He had the keys and everything.”

        Sharpton denied this week ever being in the building.

        Obafemi said that up until 1983 he knew Sharpton only as the head of a youth organization, the National Youth Movement, and as someone with vague connections in the entertainment world.

        Obafemi is the ex-husband of Nehanda Obafemi, once known as Cheri Laverne Dalton, who is still wanted by the federal government in connection with the notorious Brink’s robbery which took place seven years ago yesterday. She is allegedly connected to the group of black and white revolutionaries convicted in the Brink’s heist. A guard and two police officers were killed in that incident, which took place upstate near Nyack.

        In 1983, Obafemi was busy trying to gain support in the black community for the people arrested in the Brink’s case. In October of that year, several blacks and whites were convicted in that robbery and in the highly planned breakout of Shakur from prison in 1979.

        The law enforcement source implicating Sharpton in the hunt for Assata Shakur said that Sharpton was also, secondarily, trying to help agents get other fugitives, especially Mutulu Shakur, who was still on the run at that time. Mutulu Shakur, no relation to Assata, was later apprehended and convicted in connection with the Brink’s robbery and the escape of Assata Shakur.

        Robert E. Kessler contributed to this story.

        [***The following appeared in the City version***Brathwaite is the brother of Elombe Brath, an official of a black nationalist organization called the Patrice Lumumba Coalition. Brath and several associates have been opposed to Sharpton because of his FBI ties. ]

        **********************************

        >>>> EDOGZ818 Side Note : Chesimard = Assata

      • @yahoo-GG22JAOBFTECT4MQDDC5JFGPMI:disqus :

        You bugging Famz! ~

        “Obafemi is the ex-husband of Nehanda Obafemi, once known as Cheri Laverne Dalton, who is still wanted by the federal government in connection with the notorious Brink’s robbery which took place seven years ago yesterday. She is allegedly connected to the group of black and white revolutionaries convicted in the Brink’s heist. A guard and two police officers were killed in that incident, which took place upstate near Nyack.
        In 1983, Obafemi was busy trying to gain support in the black community for the people arrested in the Brink’s case. In October of that year, several blacks and whites were convicted in that robbery and in the highly planned breakout of Shakur from prison in 1979.
        The law enforcement source implicating Sharpton in the hunt for Assata Shakur said that Sharpton was also, secondarily, trying to help agents get other fugitives, especially Mutulu Shakur, who was still on the run at that time. Mutulu Shakur, no relation to Assata, was later apprehended and convicted in connection with the Brink’s robbery and the escape of Assata Shakur.”

  • RevrendIke3x

    What the F is wrong with Al Sharp’s face in that pic? It looks fake…… and somehow evil.

    • NEWSKULL

      I WAS ABOUT TO SAY THE SAME SHIT…SOME IS WRONG with Dude MAYBE HE LOST WEIGHT

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  • Slaughtr

    Niggaz trying to outknowledge each other good shit but isn’t the point the mark is Puffy,As far as Sharpton I have my own opinion of the man.DMC all respect for a brother who gives a fck about our youth.No more comment worth mentioning.