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Federal prosecutors say data from users of Megaupload could be deleted as soon as Thursday. PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 30 January 2012 23:15

Federal prosecutors say data from users of Megaupload could be deleted as soon as Thursday.

U.S. prosecutors blocked access to Megaupload and charged seven men, saying the site facilitated millions of illegal downloads of movies, music and other content.

The company says its millions of users stored their own data, including family photos and personal documents. They haven't been able to see their data since the government raids earlier this month, but there has been hope would be able to get it back.

Megaupload hires outside companies to store the data, for a fee. But Megaupload attorney Ira Rothken said Sunday that the government has frozen its money.

A letter filed in the case Friday by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia said storage companies Carpathia Hosting Inc. and Cogent Communications Group Inc. may begin deleting data Thursday. Spokespersons for the two companies and for the U.S. Attorney's Office did not respond to messages Sunday night.

The letter said the government copied some data from the servers but did not physically take them. It said that now that it has executed its search warrants, it has no right to access the data. The servers are controlled by Carpathia and Cogent and issues about the future of the data must be resolved with them, prosecutors said.

Rothken said the company is working with prosecutors to try to keep the data from being erased. He said at least 50 million Megaupload users have data in danger of being erased.

Rothken said that, besides its customers, the data is important to Megaupload so it can defend itself in the legal case.

"We're cautiously optimistic at this point that because the United States, as well as Megaupload, should have a common desire to protect consumers, that this type of agreement will get done," he said.

Megaupload is based in Hong Kong. U.S. authorities said they had authority to act because some of its leased servers are in Virginia.

 
Snoop Dogg wants what Ron Paul’s smoking PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 30 January 2012 14:54

There’s no question about which GOP candidate rapper Snoop Dogg is down with.

On his Facebook page Sunday night, Snoop posted this photo with the caption”because i said so”:Smoke Weed Everyday"

It doesn’t come as a surprise that the rapper is showing love for the Texas Congressman. Paul has been vocal about his stance on marijuana legalization (he says states should regulate the herb, not the federal government) and Snoop Dogg certainly isn’t shy about his love for weed.

Maybe “The Next Episode” can be Paul’s new campaign song?

Yahoo

Last Updated on Monday, 30 January 2012 14:56
 
Hip Hop Veteran Doug E. Fresh to Emcee Flavor Battle PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 30 January 2012 09:52

 

Grammy-Award winner Spinderella and spin veteran Disc Jockeys DJ Irie, DJ Skribble and reigning Flavor Battle champ DJ JayCeeOh will join iconic rapper and "human beat boxer" Doug E. Fresh and singer/actress/rapper Teyana Taylor in Miami Beach as three of America's hottest DJs scratch, mix and battle for the McDonald's 2012 Flavor Battle Championship title. McDonald's Flavor Battle is a national DJ competition celebrating artistic mix-masters who spin their creative blend of hip-hop music in nightclubs across America.

McDonald's 2012 Flavor Battle will take place on February 9 and will be broadcast live via online simulcast at http://www.flavorbattle.com. Flavor Battle is conducted with Complex Media, the men's style and lifestyle network dedicated to young men 18-34, and is a private, ticketed event. DJ Rock T will serve as the house DJ for the event.

Three DJ finalists from across the U.S. – each representing a McDonald's Big Burger – the Angus Third Pounder, Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese and Big Mac, will take to the turntables before a packed house in an epic, best-in-booth battle to earn bragging rights as the nation's top mix-master. Hip hop veteran Doug E. Fresh will emcee Flavor Battle as Spinderella, DJ Irie, DJ Skribble and DJ JayCeeOh judge the competition based on mixing skills, technique, performance flow and crowd appeal. Teyana Taylor will take Flavor Battle global by hosting the Twitter conversations and sharing photos generated from the live event.

McDonald's launched Flavor Battle in 2009 as an extension of McDonald's 365Black initiative. McDonald's 365Black platform was created to celebrate the pride, heritage and achievements of African-Americans year round.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 January 2012 09:52
 
The Essence of Democracy: Corporations vs Gangs PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 30 January 2012 13:20

 

We all know money matters and some might say it helps increase power. I happen to believe that money matters everywhere in society even at its lowest level. It affects the type of food you can afford to buy; the type of cloths and maybe even the home you live in. Sometimes I wonder why if money matters to virtually everyone, it is only vaguely understood? Money has a rich history around the world and knowing the power of money is as important if not more important than making the money.

Today there are not many things money cannot buy, this is to include people. If we were to go way back to the days of slavery, we could see how money was a deciding factor in the fate of many innocent people. One should ask, what is the true essence of our democracy? I am inclined to believe that it must include the luxurious history of money and power. This brings me to my broader question of power and money.

When looking at the rising cost of everything from eggs to the energy we consume, at what point does the public become outraged? The Poetic Justice of not fully understanding money is to not value the influence it has on our everyday lives. When ordinary families are making decisions on things like gas for their vehicles or food for the family, there is a fundamental flaw in our Democracy. Have we relinquished our freedom to a particular group as if we were initiated in a gang?

Are we just following rules and behaviors of the masses to avoid the feeling of being an outcast? Is it not bad enough that in small towns and some larger cites all across America business are being forced to close their doors? Is this a new America, where groups who yield power and influence keep all the money to themselves? I am proposing these questions in my ongoing effort to characterize the current state of our Democracy. Today Corporations to include the rich seem to be driven by the same ideologies of gangs such as the Bloods and Crips.

If you fully understood the history of gangs, it would be easier to recognize the similarities. For starters this country was founded on the principles of gang affiliation. In theory we still have gangs running our country today to the likes of Demarcates and Republican. Some would even argue the police department and other government agencies should be implicated in this characterization. Gangs became more popular and mainstream when they began to organize. Today gangs are only synonymous with youth and illegal activities such as street crimes.

Considering the history of gangs, this loose association to our youth is feeding the mis-information machine. Gangs can be positive and they are not always ill intended, just look at Corporations. I took the liberty to look up the definition of both gangs and corporations to be fair. The Free Dictionary defines gangs as a group of criminals or hoodlums who band together for mutual protection and profit. While it defines Corporations as a group of people combined into or acting as one body for profit.

With just these two definitions alone one could see how strikingly similar Corporations are to Gangs. Both seem to have similar purpose, which is to form a group for mutual protection and often time profit. What you rarely hear about is the types of power that comes from forming these groups. One might argue if Corporations can exercise human rights violations against individuals, there really isn’t a difference from street crime and white collar crime. The question we should all be asking is what principles define a strong democracy and can we continue to forfeit power over to groups who may not be working in the best interest of America. After all if Freedom is truly what we all seek then forming groups is in direct assault to that principle, right?

Last Updated on Monday, 30 January 2012 13:24
 
Black History Month on BET PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 30 January 2012 07:35

 

This Black History Month, BET and CENTRIC will showcase the range, richness and diversity of the African-American experience with an exciting lineup of programming highlighting the cultural contributions of black America.

BET's Black History Month lineup will encompass an array of culturally dynamic films, original series and specials including: the fifth annual BET HONORS; the Network movie premiere of The Express (Rob Brown, Charles Dutton), Dreamgirls (Jamie Foxx, Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson), Ali (Will Smith), John Q (Denzel Washington, Kimberly Elise) and 35 & Ticking (Nicole Ari Parker, Kevin Hart); and the BET News special SOUL MATES: DR. MAYA ANGELOU AND COMMON.

Additionally, BET will premiere brand-new episodes of hit series THE GAME and LET'S STAY TOGETHER as well as its first Oscar special, BET TAKES HOLLYWOOD.

On CENTRIC—BET's adult-focused channel—programming will include: BE INSPIRED: THE LIFE OF HEAVY D, a documentary chronicling the life of Dwight "Heavy D" Myers; HIP HOP: A CULTURE ODYSSEY, a documentary tracing the origins, evolution and spirit of hip hop; the Network movie premiere of Soul Power (James Brown) and Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters (Diahann Carroll, Ruby Dee); and, concert specials from award-winning musicians R. Kelly and Mary J. Blige.

Specials:

SOUL MATES: DR. MAYA ANGELOU AND COMMON – Premieres Sunday, February 12 at 11:00 a.m.* on BET. BET News brings together the iconic master of literature Dr. Maya Angelou, who received the country's highest civilian honor from President Obama, with celebrated hip hop artist Common. The result is exclusive access to one of the most accomplished African-American figures of our time relayed by one of today's most popular artists—an unforgettable TV moment.

BET HONORS – Premieres Monday, February 13 at 9:00 p.m.* on BET. Hosted by actress Gabrielle Union, this year's show recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding African-Americans by honoring renowned author/poet Maya Angelou (Literary Arts), internationally acclaimed musician Stevie Wonder (Musical Arts), Grammy Award-winning songstress Mariah Carey (Entertainer), influential filmmaker Spike Lee (Media), the heroic Tuskegee Airmen (Service) and inspirational coach/mentor Beverly Kearney (Education).

The show's star-studded lineup includes performances by Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Rowland, Queen Latifah, Willow Smith, Jill Scott, Ledisi, Cicely Tyson, Raekwon, Common, and BET Music Matters artist Luke James with appearances and participation by First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Willow Smith, Jill Scott, India.Arie and John Singleton.

BET TAKES HOLLYWOOD – Premieres Friday, February 17 at 10:00 p.m.* on BET. BET's first Oscar special will take a look at this year's nominees Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer (The Help). Veteran celebrity journalist Shaun Robinson of "Access Hollywood" sits down with each of the major African-American nominees of 2012 to discuss their amazing race to the Academy Awards.

Series:

THE GAME – Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m.* (encores at 11:00 p.m.*) on BET. In season five, the seduction continues as infidelity, ambition, secrets and betrayal collide to make it the most compelling yet. Picking up where it left off, Melanie (Tia Mowry Hardrict) contends with Derwin's (Pooch Hall) abortion accusation; Malik (Hosea Chanchez) and Tasha (Wendy Raquel Robinson) struggle to wrangle an intoxicated Jenna (Tika Sumpter); and Kelly (Brittany Daniel) is still off in the world trying to find herself, leaving Jason (Coby Bell) forced to come to terms with his feelings towards black women. This month's guest stars include: Brandy, Barry T. Floyd, Janet Varnay, Michael Beach, Charles Michael Davis, PJ Byrne, Star Jones, Reggie Austin, Carl Anthony Payne, Gabrielle Dennis and Isley Anderson.

LET'S STAY TOGETHER –Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m.* (encores at 11:30 p.m.*) on BET. In season two, Tasha (Joyful Drake) and Jamal (RonReaco Lee) will have their marriage tested by former relationships and other temptations while Charles and Stacy continue to explore the ups and downs of making coupledom work. Also in store this season, life becomes even more complex when Kita (Erica Hubbard) is inspired to go on a reality show a la Survivor and asks her cousin Crystal (Kyla Pratt) to house sit in her absence. This month's guest stars include: Jackee Harry, Christian Keyes and Justin "Irocc" Williams.

Movies:

THE EXPRESS – Premieres Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m.* on BET. Rob Brown stars in the true story of Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win football's Heisman Trophy. Dubbed the "Elmira Express" for his relentless drive, Davis also lived up to the nickname off the field as he battled for racial equality. Dennis Quaid co-stars as Syracuse coach Ben Schwartzwalder, who teaches Davis the game and in return learns much from his running back's bold civil rights achievements.

HAVING OUR SAY: THE DELANEY SISTERS – Premieres Sunday, February 5 at 9:00 p.m.* on CENTRIC. Based on the New York Times' bestseller of the same name, Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years is a celebratory look at the lives of two African-American sisters, Sadie (Diahann Carroll) and Bessie Delany (Ruby Dee), from North Carolina, who each lived over a century. Having encountered firsthand discrimination based on their race and sex, the two sisters recall their support for each other and the various societal changes during their lifetimes.

35 & TICKING – Premieres Saturday, February 11 at 8:00 p.m.* on BET. The film centers around the lives of Victoria (Tamala Jones), Zenobia (Nicole Ari Parker), Clevon (Kevin Hart), and Phil (Keith Robinson)—all friends approaching the age of 35 and struggling to build the families they've always dreamed of. All four of them try to rectify their romantic lives and futures while their biological clocks tick away. Also starring Darius McCrary, Meagan Good, Dondre Whitfield, Jill Marie Jones, Clifton Powell, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Luenell, Mike Epps and Kym Whitley.

LAVELL CRAWFORD: CAN A BROTHER GET SOME LOVE – Premieres Saturday, February 11 at 1:00 a.m.* on BET. "Last Comic Standing" runner-up Lavell Crawford lords over a hometown crowd at St. Louis's Orpheum Theatre, raking in the love—and the laughs. Jokes cover the hilarity of presidential politics and the social scene in heaven.

DREAMGIRLS – Premieres Monday, February 13 at 6:00 p.m.* on BET. Broadway's definitive girl-group musical about three women who have high hopes for fame but end up paying a price for it makes its way to the big screen with Bill Condon at the helm and a dream cast that includes Jamie Foxx and Beyonce Knowles. Eddie Murphy co-stars in an Oscar-nominated role, but Jennifer Hudson took home the golden statuette for playing the strong but slighted Effie. The film was nominated for eight Oscars overall in 2007.

SOUL POWER – Premieres Sunday, February 19 at 9:00 p.m.* on CENTRIC. This legendary music festival (dubbed Zaire '74) depicts the experiences and performances of such musical luminaries as James Brown, BB King, Bill Withers, Celia Cruz, among a host of others. At the peak of their talents and the height of their careers, these artists were inspired by this return to their African roots, as well as the enthusiasm of the Zairian audience, to give the performances of their lives. The concert has achieved mythological significance as the definitive Africa(n)-American musical event of the 20th century.

ALI – Premieres Friday, February 24 at 8:00 p.m.* on BET. Michael Mann's Oscar-nominated drama centers on the personal and professional life of boxing legend Muhammad Ali (Will Smith), but brings with it an examination of the social and political issues of the decades in which Ali—amid great controversy—ruled the ring. From the early 1960s, through his anti-Vietnam War stance, to his epic title bouts with Liston, Frazier and Foreman, Ali proved that he is, indeed, The Greatest. Also starring Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Jada Pinkett Smith and Mario Van Peebles.

JOHN Q – Premieres Saturday, February 25 at 8:00 p.m.* on BET. In director Nick Cassavetes's gripping social drama, blue-collar worker John Q. (Denzel Washington) finds that his meager insurance won't cover his son's heart transplant, so he holds a hospital emergency room hostage until doctors agree to perform the surgery. Meanwhile, gung ho police chief Gus Monroe (Ray Liotta) and hostage negotiator Frank Grimes (Robert Duvall) try to diffuse the situation amid a media frenzy.

Music Specials:

R. KELLY'S LOVE LETTER CONCERT – Premieres Saturday, February 11 at 10:00 p.m.* on CENTRIC. The Love Letter Concert is your front row ticket to R. Kelly's 2011 U.S. tour named for his Grammy-nominated album Love Letter. Filmed live in Raleigh, NC and Columbus, OH, R. Kelly never disappoints, delivering hit after hit, from a hopping rendition of "Ignition (Remix)" to his show-stopping performance of "When A Woman Loves." The Love Letter Tour has something for everyone—longtime fans and casual listeners alike—and as R. Kelly moves effortlessly through his catalogue, he reminds us of his impact on music over the last two decades.

BEING: MARY J. BLIGE – Premieres Saturday, February 18 at 10:00 p.m.* on CENTRIC. An all-new interview with the "Queen of Hip Hop Soul," Mary J. Blige, in the CENTRIC original music-bio series "Being" followed by the one-hour premiere of her sold-out concert in Atlanta.

BE INSPIRED: THE LIFE OF HEAVY D – Premieres Sunday, February 26 at 11:00 p.m.* on CENTRIC. This one‐hour documentary chronicles the prolific life and career of Dwight "Heavy D" Myers. Family members as well as artists such as Will Smith, Mary J. Blige, Eddie F., Queen Latifah and many others will reflect upon Heavy's life through his most popular songs, music videos, and his television, stage and film performances. Heavy's final tweet was "Be Inspired," a poignant phrase for the man who lived his life inspiring so many people.

HIP HOP: A CULTURAL ODYESSY – Premieres Sunday, February 26 at 12:00 a.m.* on CENTRIC. This one-hour documentary, based on the recently released Hip Hop: A Cultural Odyssey book, traces the origins, evolution, and spirit of hip hop and the prolific artists that changed the music industry forever. In a round table discussion, hip hop aficionados will be given a chance to see industry pioneers such as Doug E. Fresh, DJ Hollywood and Big Daddy Kane reminisce and reflect about what hip-hop was back in the day, the road blocks they faced and how they feel about where hip hop is today—while Dr. Cornell West and Reverend Al Sharpton reflect on how hip hop served as a sounding board for activism and rhetoric on both political and historical benchmarks throughout time.

The Black History Month celebration continues on BET Networks' digital platforms. Viewers can log on to BET.com and CentricTV.com to find out the top black films of all time chosen by a select group of celebrities, photo flipbooks, and a video tribute to TLC's debut album 20 years after its release featuring exclusive interviews. We'll also explore the top 20 jazz greats you need to know and the history of African-Americans and the Oscars.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 January 2012 07:35
 
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