Two Men In Custody Charged With Capital Murder For The Shooting Death Of 7 Yr Old Jazmine Barnes

Authorities have 20 year old Eric Black Jr. in custody and have charged him with Capital Murder for the shooting death of 7 year old Jazmine Barnes. He admitted to shooting Jazmine and her family in the car because he thought they were a rival gang.

Another man Larry Woodruffe, 24, was also taken into custody as tips lead police to believe he may have been involved in the shooting.   Continue reading Two Men In Custody Charged With Capital Murder For The Shooting Death Of 7 Yr Old Jazmine Barnes

Let’s Talk, Surviving R. Kelly Lifetime Docuseries

This past weekend the Lifetime Docuseries Surviving R. Kelly had millions people including some of his peers, other artist, and entertainers in the music industry sounding off on social media.

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I lot of artists, song writers, producers, record execs, etc are very confused as to how to respond to what they’ve seen and heard. We’ve all been inspired by this man. We’ve all been witnesses to his musical genius. We have shaped and molded talent we sign after his musical image. We’ve invested so much of ourselves into this man that it’s hard for us to let go. I no longer have that issue. I whole heartedly apologize for not coming to this realization sooner. I CANOT separate the music from the monster! My 3 black daughters won’t let me. What hurts even more are the facilitators around him. His team, his record company, the promoters, the radio stations! There has to be a line drawn. Enough has to be enough at some point. Who are we saying is worth protecting if we let this continue? I choose the lives of these young black girls! I’m sick to my stomach! Let me also say this! There are more men guilty of these crimes! Lets make sure none of them slip through the cracks every again! You are no king because kings don’t treat queens like this! #RnBMoney #TheGeneral

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However, we would like to hear your thoughts and opinions on the Wake Up Club Monday morning.

You will be able to call 222-1039 or text your comments to 678-1039.

There is a lot to discuss like mental abuse, sexual abuse both men and women, how to handle someone telling you a loved one is abusing them, how to help someone who is a victim of human trafficking plus sooooo much more.

This is the perfect time to have an open dialogue on how our community can/should handle situations like this or similar to what we viewed in the Lifetime docuseries better moving forward.

(we ask for thoughts only if you have watched the docuseries)

In the meantime here are some more posts from celebrities via Instagram.



The 116th Congress Is Historic, This Is America

Childish Gambino’s song This Is America should be the theme song for the 116th Congress.

You can NOT tell me voting doesn’t make a difference after today.

This night is historically beautiful.

Nancy Pelosi, the first woman to become Speaker of The United States House of Representatives back in 2007, reclaimed her gavel as Speaker.

There are now more than 100 women in congress, and new generations of African-American’s,  Muslims, Native-Americans, and Latinos making this 116th Congress the most diverse EVER.

A reflection of America today.

If you don’t think your vote matters, think again!

Watch the clip and look at the tweets… This Is America.


Welcome and Win in 2019

2019 will bring us many different things, good things, no actually, amazing things as we must remember form follows thought.  

March/April of 2019 for Marvel and Game of Thrones fans will be a test for us all as we enter an emotional tailspin, so to our loved ones please be there for us without judgement. 

FINALLY the last and final season of Game of Thrones (this will be difficult insert distraught emoji), Captain Marvel in March, and The Avengers: Endgame (suggested mental health day for this major emotional event).  Continue reading Welcome and Win in 2019

Fireworks Cancelled Due to Weather

New Year Fireworks and Bad Weather do not mix… release below from city hall..

(Monday, Dec. 31, 2018) – Due to inclement weather, including forecasted high winds, and safety concerns, Young Explosives has informed the City that tonight’s fireworks will be cancelled.

The annual New Year’s Eve celebration inside the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center will go on as planned. The family-friendly event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m., and include a DJ Dance Party, giant bounce houses, an obstacle course, airbrush tattoos, photo booths, caricature artists, a magician, and costumed characters. Snacks and beverage will be available for purchase.

The annual New Year’s Eve Skate will also take place from noon to 9:30 p.m. at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 353 Court St. Admission and skate rental are free.

Amn Daionie Davis

U.S. Air Force Airman Daionie A. Davis graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Davis is the daughter of Walter and Starica Davis and the granddaughter of Maxine Davis, all of Rochester, New York.

She is a 2018 graduate of Spencerport High School, Spencerport, New York.

NewYears Eve 2018

City to Host Free Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration Downtown

(Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018) – The City of Rochester invites you to ring in 2019 with New Year’s Eve celebrations Downtown. This year’s free activities include:

New Year’s Eve Skate: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 353 Court St., 5 to 7 p.m. and 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free admission. $3 skate rental. Family skate: 5 to 7 p.m. Adults only (over 16 years old) skate: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Family New Year’s Eve Party at the Riverside Convention Center 123 E. Main St., 6 to 9 p.m. Join family and friends to ring in the New Year with a DJ Dance Party, giant bounce houses, obstacle course, airbrush tattoos, photo booths, caricature artists, a magician and more. Meet popular costumed characters, including a princess, a snowman and a superhero. Snacks and beverages will available for purchase. (Note new time. Last year was 7 -10 p.m.).

Free Parking

Free parking will be offered from 6 -11 p.m. at the following garages:

  • South Ave. Garage, 39 Stone St.
  • Washington Square Garage, 111 Woodbury Blvd.
  • Sister Cities Garage, 28 N. Fitzhugh St.
  • Court St. Garage, 194 Court St.
  • Mortimer St. Garage, 25 N. Clinton Ave.

Holiday events are sponsored by the City of Rochester. For more information, call 311 (outside the city, call 428-5990) or visit