After seeing a report on ABC7 TV, the legendary rapper Nas is helping a single father of eight kids get back on his feet. The musician was visiting D.C. this week when he saw a report on Stanley Young. The father and his kids were left homeless after a fire destroyed his apartment. Touched by the family’s plight, Nas launched an online campaign to raise money for the Youngs. So far Nasir Jones has raised $50k for the family.
WASHINGTON — Eight states will be raising their minimum wage next week, boosting the pay of more than a million workers across the country.
Most of the raises will be modest, on the order of 28 to 37 cents per hour, but the new rates will translate into hundreds of additional dollars annually for many people who are working yet remain in poverty. Read More
A year long investigation by Washington, D.C. police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has resulted in the seizure of 161 weapons and $7.2 million in drugs. The crazy thing is that they pulled this off by posing as a fictional rap label.
The team operated out of the “Manic Enterprises” studio, which was run by fictional rapper “Richie Valdez” (D.C. Police Sgt. Dale Sutherland) and located inside of a Northeast DC rowhouse. The “studio” opened in November of 2010, and featured normal studio equipment, as well as some addition technology-hidden audio and video gear.
According to authorities, many of the 70 suspects admitted they would kill police or innocent people if they deemed it necessary. Naturally, that didn’t sit well with the undercovers. Also, if you’re wondering what that $7 million in drugs consisted of, it included 80 pounds of meth, 21 pounds of coke, 1.25 gallons of PCP and 24 pounds of marijuana, heroin and ecstasy.
In addition to recovering the weapons-which included a rocket launcher-and drugs, a trip to Atlanta during the investigation yielded a connection to the Mexican Drug Cartel “La Familia,” who allegedly introduced the feds to a Georgia gun supplier.