Fans Start An Online Petition To Rename An Existing Highway After Shawty Lo

Last week the world received a shock when news of the late Shawty Lo’s passing surfaced. The Atlanta was very active in the community and loved by many. So much so that an online petition has been started to rename an existing Atlanta highway after the late rapper. Mercy Washington of Atlanta is seeking 5,000 signatures in order to rename Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway to Shawty Lo Parkway. For more on the story and for the link to the petition; check in after the jump.

(Video) Federal Charges Against Ole Miss Student For Noose Put On Black Statue

More news in the “the more things change, the more they stay the same” category: The Justice Department is bringing down Federal Charges Against Ole Miss Student For Noose Put On Black Statue–which they conclude was done to intimidate African American students and faculty. The James Meredith statue was found with a noose around its neck and a Confederate flag on its back…

(Video) Common Speaks On Latest Role In ‘Selma’, Details Collaborative Hit ‘Glory’

Chi-town great, Common has sat down with Yahoo News’ Katie Couric, to discuss his most recent role in the powerful film ‘Selma’!

Selma To Montgomery: Oprah Plans On Producing Biopic Of MLK Jr’s Civil Rights Campaign

Oprah Winfrey is unstoppable! Ending February with a bang, is the news of Oprah producing a biopic on the famous 1965 march, lead by Martin Luther King Jr. for the voting rights campaign. Check out the jump for details.

(Video) Jesse Jackson Speaks With Sway About The ‘N’ Word & Hip-Hop’s Influence On Black Culture

Reverend Jesse Jackson passed by the Shade 45 studios to chop it up with Sway in honor of Black History Month. He spoke on how civil activists paved the way for change, his thoughts on the “N” word, and how rap influences African-American culture. Check out the full interview below!

Does 50 Cent’s Son, “Fear” Him?!

DREAM SCHOOL – the title of a new reality television show to be airing on the Sundance Channel. 50 Cent serve as the executive producer of the series. We’ll get a chance to view the lives of 15 high school dropouts – ranging from teen parents to drug users, etc. – that are using this opportunity to finally be able to graduate. Fif will serve as a mentor, and he’s even got a hold of David Arquette as homeroom teacher, Swizz Beatz as music teacher, Reverend Jesse Jackson teaching civil rights and Soledad O’Brien dropping the knowledge of journalism. I commend the rapper turned entrepreneur, but after the dreadful text messages to his son, Marquise back in July you wonder, what’s the relationship like with his own child – while he’s out here teaching another’s kid. Hit the jump and check out what Fif had to say about his son “fearing” him.

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