U.S. authorities have arrested a man in connection with a fatal club shooting during a summer party hosted by rapper Young Jeezy. Demetrius McCloud was killed outside Virginia’s Club Embassy in the early hours of August 27, when he was found with a gunshot wound to the head. Police named Tobias Loftin as a suspect, and issued warrants for his arrest on first-degree murder and weapons offense charges. U.S. Marshals Service officials were called in to help with the investigation, and on Tuesday, Loftin was arrested in Charlotte, North Carolina after a 30-minute stand-off, reports The Associated Press.
Chicago wordsmith Chance the Rapper will join Gospel great Yolanda Adams and Pop singer Kelly Clarkson during the #FindYourPark holiday tree lighting service. Chance will be on hand for the 94th annual ceremony and will also give a performance during the holiday event on the Ellipse at President’s Park (White House). For those who cannot make it, 94th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be broadcast on the Hallmark Channel on December 2. Free tickets will be awarded through an online lottry which will open at 10:00AM on Friday October 7-10 at www.thenationaltree.org. Click the ‘TICKET LOTTERY’ link. Those without computer access may call 877-444-6777 (TDD 877-833-6777) to enter the lottery. Winners be notified on October 27.
Rapper Common tackles police violence against African-American’s in a poignant new video for his song “Black America Again.” The tune features guest appearances from Stevie Wonder, with bass playing by Esperanza Spalding thrown in for good measure. The politically charged track was produced by Jazz drummer Karriem Riggins and musician Robert Glasper. Take a look at the video below: