Tag Archives: Brooklyn

Def Jam Paid Nearly $300K For DMX’s Homegoing Service

Ruff Ryders To Host "Ryde Out" Event to Honor the Late DMX in NYC

Updated 06-22-2021 Earlier reports noted that Def Jam shelled out more than $35K for DMX‘s star-studded memorial service, however sources close to the situation revealed the late rapper’s record label actually dished out much more. In addition to funeral home expenses, the label covered renting out Barclays Center, plus production …

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Eight Brooklyn Men Charged With $2 Million Covid Relief Fraud

ppp fraud

Eight Brooklyn residents face charges connected with a year-long scheme they ran that defrauded the unemployment system of approximately $2 million.  According to a Department of Justice press release, Bryan Abraham, 18; Carlos Vazquez, 20; Angel Cabrera, 18; Armani Miller, 24; Johan Santos, 19; Gianni Stewart, 19; Andre Ruddock, 25; and Seth Golding, 18, were charged with conspiracy to …

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Brooklyn Man Charged With Defrauding PPP Of $2 Million

Leon Miles

On Monday, a Brooklyn man was arrested for defrauding the federal Paycheck Protection Program of almost $2 million.  NBC News 4 Washington reports that Leon Miles, 51, is accused of applying for $1,904,593 in May on behalf of his limited liability company. According to court papers, he claimed the company had …

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Brooklyn Woman Breaks Guinness World Record For Biggest Afro

Simone Williams

A New York woman’s afro has officially been certified the biggest in the world by the Guinness World Records. Simone Williams’ of Brooklyn dethroned New Orleans social worker Aevin Dugas of the title after she held onto it for eight years. Dugas naturally-grown fro measures  4-foot-4-inches in circumference. Williams’ hair …

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Teenage Chess Champion Hopes To Become Chess Master

Jessica Hyatt, a sophomore at Success Academy in Brooklyn, New York, was awarded the Daniel Feinberg Success in Chess Award, which includes a $40,000 college scholarship.  She is one of the Top 10 Black female chess players, with the dream of becoming the first black female chess master. “I play whenever …

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1-Year-Old Shot And Killed At Brooklyn Cookout

A 1-year-old boy was shot and killed on Sunday night after two men opened fire on a Brooklyn cookout. According to the New York Times, the incident occurred in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood around 11:30 pm. Baby Davell Gardner was in his stroller near the Raymond Bush Playground when two men …

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