New Beginnings

DreBlackSoFresh was created back in 2010, with the intention to stay informed and updated on Pop culture and all the hottest stories, news, and gossip that would break the internet. This blog site has covered it ALL! However, in an age where information is literally at the tip of your fingers; you can find the latest tea or breaking news instantly as it happens via TMZ or the Shade Room. There are more than enough blogs and media outlets for that and I no longer have an interest in providing that content on this website.

Moving forward DreBlackSoFresh will focus on stories of substance that affect our (Black) community with an emphasis on black entrepreneurship, mental health and education, local/national underground artists, and highlighting various organizations and people who are actively involved in the community in hopes to create a better one.

Thanks to everyone who has continued to follow and support this site without constant updates and posts. The best is yet to come!!

-DRE BLACK

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New Music: Dre Black – “All Night Long”

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DC singer/songwriter Dre Black releases his new song “All Night Long,” as he prepares to debut the song at the Coast 2 Coast Music Showcase in LA this Sunday.  With his primary focus being his new Music Development & Publishing company, Motivated Elevation, LLC, Dre has transitioned into businessman.  He is now using his voice to demo tracks that he has written with business parter/producer ProjectGeniusCreationz for other artists. Also, honing in on Artist Development and Brand Imaging.

Dre is hard at work on his own EP, PerspectiveS which has been in the making for about a year. “You can’t force your creativity, you have to be inspired…and not let time force the process/experience,”Dre said.  The EP will be an eclectic mix of R&B/Soul and classic Hip-Hop with a hint of Trap and Dance.

Take a listen to All Night Long:

New Music: Fantasia – “Ugly”

Fantasia’ releases new music from her upcoming album, The Definition Of…. She continues to promote and identify with the“rock soul” movement and “Ugly,”is a country-inspired song written by Audra Mae and Nicolle Galyon, and produced by Ron Fair.

Fantasia will perform “Ugly” on the grand finale of “American Idol” this Thursday, and the song will be available on April 7.

 

Bobbi Kristina’s Death Being Investigated as a Homicide

Bobbi Kristina Brown unfortunately passed away this week nearly six months after she was found submerged in her bathtub , and her death is now being treated as a homicide. From TMZ

The investigation into the circumstances that led to Bobbi Kristina’s death Sunday has just been amped up … TMZ has learned it’s now officially a homicide investigation.

Law enforcement sources tell us, both the D.A. and the cops are treating the mystery as foul play, and Bobbi Kristina’s boyfriend, Nick Gordon, continues to be a person of interest.

Although months have separated the incident in which Bobbi Kristina was found submerged in her bathtub from her death Sunday, law enforcement is confident there will be no problem finding a direct link between the 2, and they have felt from the beginning there was foul play.

TEEN ALLEGEDLY TOOK SELFIE WITH DEΑD BODY AFTER SHOOTING CLASSMATE IN THE FACE

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Police say they arrested a teen for fatαlly  shooting a classmate after he took a  selfie with the deαd body.

WPXI reports that 16 year old Maxwell Morton was charged with the mυrder of Ryan Mangan after posting a selfie to Spapchat where Morton posed with Mangan’s body.

Authorities say a woman called police after her son received the Snapchat photo.  The selfie “depicted the victim sitting in the chair with a gunshot wound to the face.  It also depicts a black male taking the selfie with his face facing the camera and the victim behind the actor.  The photo had the name ‘Maxwell’ across the top,” according to a police affidavit.

The caption to the photo read, “Told you I cleaned up the shells,” and “Ryan was not the last one.”

Mangin was found shot to deαth in his mother’s home at 10PM on Wednesday.

Morton admitted to the crime after police found his 9MM handgun along with bullets that match those taken from the crime scene. Morton is being charged as an adult with criminal homicide and mυrder in the first degree.

Classmates gathered to remember the slain teen on Thursday. Most say they are struggling to understand why anyone would want to harm the teen.

“(He’s) always cracking jokes, always being goofy, always wanting to be funny – the class clown. (He) wanted all eyes on him,” Francesca Malak, one of Mangan’s friends, told WPXI.

The teen’s family is taking donations to help pay for his funeral. He was a junior at Jeannette High School.

SMH: Three Americans Involved In Terrorist Attack At Nairobi Mall

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Via ABC News:

“Two or three Americans” participated in the attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi that has left at least 62 people dead and 175 injured, Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed said. The Americans, aged between 18 and 19, of Somali or Arab origin, lived in Minnesota and one other place in the U.S, she said in an interview with PBS’ NewsHour.

A British woman was also among the alleged perpetrators tied to al-Shabab, the al Qaeda-linked rebel group that launched the attack on the upscale mall Saturday, Mohamed told PBS Newshour late Monday night.

She is the first official to allege publicly that U.S. nationals were involved in the attack. The FBI says it has been unable to verify that, and other Kenyan officials have said no women were involved, only men dressed as women. The FBI is preparing to deploy a full team to Nairobi to investigate the Westgate Mall terror attack, officials told ABC News. Agents are coming from a variety of places but the case is being led by the New York field office, which handles crimes against Americans that occur in Africa.

The FBI investigates crimes against Americans and U.S. interests overseas. The United States offered assistance to the Kenyan government soon after the assault began Saturday. Meanwhile, Kenyan authorities have claimed “full control” of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi as they sweep the shopping center for any remaining terrorists, hostages still in hiding and dead bodies.

“The West Gate Mall is under the full control of gov’t forces and we are carrying out a sweep to ensure its safe for everyone,” Kenyan police tweeted today on their official Twitter account.

U.S. officials estimate that as many as 50 Americans have been recruited to al-Shabab in the past six years, with more than half traced back to Minnesota’s growing Somali community.

 

Mother’s Day Parade Shooting Suspect Caught On Camera

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There have been so many tragic instances of hostile individuals taking advantage of proud Americans who gather to celebrate and enjoy one another. From the mass shooting during the screening of The Dark Night Rises in Colorado, to the Boston Marathon shooting, and now this- a shooting on the day designated for celebrating the women who gave us all life.

The man suspected to have committed the crime obviously had no appreciation for his or any other’s mother’s child’s life. The Huffington Post reported:

New Orleans police hope a $10,000 reward and blurry surveillance camera images will lead to arrests in a Mother’s Day shooting that wounded 19 people and showed again how far the city has to go to shake a persistent culture of violence that belies the city’s festive image.
Angry residents said gun violence – which has flared at two other city celebrations this year – goes hand-in-hand with the city’s other deeply rooted problems such as poverty and urban blight. The investigators tasked with solving Sunday’s shooting work within an agency that’s had its own troubles rebounding from years of corruption while trying to halt violent crime.
 “The old people are scared to walk the streets. The children can’t even play outside,” Ronald Lewis, 61, said Monday as he sat on the front stoop of his house, about a half a block from the shooting site. His window sill has a hole from a bullet that hit it last year. Across the street sits a house marked by bullets he said were fired two weeks ago.
 “The youngsters are doing all this,” said Jones, who was away from home when the latest shooting broke out.
 Video released early Monday shows a crowd gathered for a boisterous second-line parade suddenly scattering in all directions, with some falling to the ground. They appear to be running from a man in a white T-shirt and dark pants who turns and runs out of the picture. The image isn’t clear, but police say they hope someone will recognize him and notify investigators.
 Police said there may have been as many as three gunmen. The suspects escaped despite the presence of officers who were interspersed through the crowd as part of routine precautions for such an event.