SEE IT: Partial documents leaked to The Daily News on Prince ‘s death posted online


MINNEAPOLIS — In a string of documents released to The Daily News,  we’ve got more to disclose on the death of Prince Rogers Nelson. According to the police documents,  the singer’s Paisley Park estate was the subject of 47 police visits/calls over the past 5 years and 3 as of the last 9 months. The previous three phone calls to police were “similar to the investigation currently underway” per the documents themselves.


The second set of documents leaked to the Daily News confirmed that Prince died just 20 minutes after ambulancemen arrived at his $10m estate at 9:50 am the day he died. In a very bare medical incident report,    ambulancemen noted that they had discovered Prince in his elevator “unconscious” but no details in that particular report were made public.




Prince ‘s death now a criminal investigation — Here’s What We Know

PRINCE911MINNEAPOLIS —   Days ago, it was announced that the Drug Enforcement Administration reportedly got involved in the death of Prince Rogers Nelson after it emerged he was in possession of a number of prescription drugs believed to have been given to the singer by a private doctor that was aboard his private plane.  This folks, is, where his death gets pretty interesting.


On Friday morning at approximately 10: 15 AM, The Daily News received a number of documents related to the death of Prince Rogers Nelson   all but suspending the belief that the singer may have died from AIDS complications. The documents confirmed something that was not known to the public until today, a private doctor was aboard Prince’s private plane the night he made an emergency landing.


Prince’s problems first made headlines on 15 April in Moline, Illinois when the singer’s plane made an emergency landing after the singer was “unconscious” on his plane.

Question: If you’ve got a private doctor aboard your plane, why, would you need to visit a hospital?


Search warrants on Paisley Park not released to the public after a judge sealed the orders revealed that Paisley Park did indeed contain a wide number of opiate drugs that normally you wouldn’t be able to get yourself.  Prince, was also in possession of opiate drugs when he was found dead in an elevator in his Paisley Park home.    The warrants were the first time it became known to the public that a private doctor was aboard the plane, and, the first time it was disclosed that Prince’s death is now a criminal investigation.  The discovery of drugs prompted calls to federal investigators to determine alongside Minneapolis medical examiners where exactly the drugs came from.


Further delving into the documents, it, was also revealed a much different belief held behind closed doors in the death of Prince. Investigators have privately held the belief per  evidence and information discovered that Prince  “overdosed on opiate drugs” while on the plane before he landed — despite investigators having made it appear that he overdosed much later after it was announced he had been found dead.


The news, has sparked a criminal investigation into the death of Prince because Prince was not able to get those drugs himself — and investigators believe that Prince’s doctor whom is privately being investigated (we are working on a name) is responsible for the death of the Purple Rain legend.

It is largely a belief under investigators whom are looking into the death of Prince that his doctor had secretly been prescribing him copius numbers of opiate drugs in the weeks leading up to his death.

While writing this,  The Daily News, was made aware of events that occurred on Prince’s private plane.  According to investigators,  Prince was given a shot of “Narcan” on his plane (which is considered a “save  shot” after an opiate overdose”. This news lends severe credibility to the investigators documented investigation that Prince Rogers Nelson ultimately died of a doctor-led drug overdose. 




Documents indicate that Prince ‘s doctor likely killed him


PRINCE122MINNEAPOLIS —  Bad news this week in the death of Prince Rogers Nelson, as, it appears a new twist in the legendary singer’s death has taken place. According to numerous reports, and,  federal investigators —  criminal charges in the death of Prince are “being actively pursued” as it has reportedly been uncovered that a doctor is believed to have been aboard Prince’s plane a while ago, that, is subsequently believed to have given Prince the prescription drugs that he overdosed on.

Documents picked up by The Daily News Friday morning confirmed that  the investigation is now a criminal investigation, and, the doctor in question could potentially face similar charges to that of Conrad Murray (who voluntarily killed Michael Jackson a few years ago).  The documents indicate that many of the search warrants on Paisley Park were sealed, however,  The Daily News managed to get a number of them before they were sealed on top of the documents.

It was initially largely reported (even in this newspaper) that Prince had suffered complications from AIDS.  While that is still on the table,   police documents from the day he died at Paisley Park and until now indicate that  the cause of death just may be identical to Michael Jackson:  Involuntary manslaughter.

The documents note that the doctor in question, whom has not been identified, is believed to have given  Prince an “intentional overdose” of opiate painkillers on the flight that led up to that emergency landing.

How Priceline lost its CEO: An Affair with an Employee


HUSTONIn perhaps one of the not-so-exclusive clubs currently floating around corporate America, Priceline’s  Darren Huston is out of a job this week after it emerged he had been having  a secret affair with an employee. It’s the nightmare we’ve heard all too many times — a high ranking employee banging it out with the help.  Darren Huston, is no different.

According to Priceline,  Huston has been booted from his job as CEO after it was discovered that he had been having an affair with an employee that was not under his supervision.  Priceline execs tell Daily News that he will not get severance. Priceline will reportedly pay to send Huston back from Europe to his home in America, and, that will be that.


Huston declined  to comment when contacted by Daily News U.K

Bernie Sanders: I’m Laying Off Campaign Staff


SANDERS1IT appears that Bernie Sanders is nearing the largely expected end of his bid for United States president. According to reports, Sander’s has begun laying off about 200 staffers as of  Tuesday night’s loss to Hillary Clinton.  Sander’s campaign says that “this is a natural progression of any campaign” and Sander’s will begin focusing on better progressive platforms for Democrats and issues and “will fight to the very end”.


His new focus? Reports say that Sander’s plans to shift his focus to California, whereas,  a big political face off is expected between all the candidates.


(.. Meanwhile, Donald Trump is trying to win the gay vote by allowing  Caitlyn Jenner to use a woman’s bathroom in New York City..).

SHK: I’m a twice removed victim of rape

Since the dawn-of–time, and, pretty much since I started doing this website in 2003, I’ve kept much of my personal view(s) and perspectives on life better guarded than the Bank of England. Now, at 21, some of those perspectives are coming to light after recent admissions from others online that they knew some of those secrets and were prepared to tell the world whether I liked it or not.


In 2003, I met the only man who wasn’t my own color. His name was Taylor Wallis, and to this day,  I have only ever been entangled with one other gentlemen who wasn’t my skin color.  Both gentlemen gave me many memories, and often, many good ones.  But beyond those two gentlemen, I, have consistently and always veered from becoming entangled with someone similar to who they are: white men.


Here’s why.


While my first love, and my second love, were both interracial relationships — I was never able to look at a white gentlemen the same after a series of events that occurred when this newspaper first took flight into a publication. In 2006, I, was sexually assaulted by a man named Anthony — who had approached me while leaving my childhood best friend’s residence.   Anthony a white man  had already knew who I was, because of the fact by this time in my life — my photo; name, and my life had been broadcast across the world because of this newspaper.


I’ll never forget what he had said to me.


“Man, I’ve seen you online.  I don’t care how old you are, I’m going to show you who your daddy is”.    That was the first time another male had ever said such a remark to me.  I reflected, and attempted to leave the vicinity essentially turning down his what I later would understand as I got older was a sexual advance.  He, did not take lightly being rejected and proceeded to follow me down the street.  Three blocks from my school, I live with this nightmare everyday,  I was  sexually molested by Anthony who forced me to perform oral sex on him in a slightly covered area of the park.  I fought to get away, but, was never the strong kid. I was skinny; small, and not one for confrontation.  I cried   never I had cried so many tears —   it hurt — i wanted it to stop.     He forced me to take off my pants and lay down, telling me, how skinny and being young made him “so aroused”.


It didn’t matter how many times I had told this man to stop, he, didn’t care.    I remember laying there; in tears, wishing I could scream for my mom. But I couldn’t.  Pulling my hair;  the vicious sexually-charged comments, and the you-have-no-choice but to receive my “load” in your ass — I had to admit to myself:  I was being raped and there wasn’t a thing I could do about it.


I remember when it was over. He attempted to  follow me out of the park, but, I ran for the street. I ran as fast as I could and to the nearest street corner I could find. I was free, I was in tears, I was a victim.  It was something I couldn’t change, and, it was something I have never spoken of — even to this day.  At 11, I was secretly closeted and nobody knew I had liked boys to begin with.   I knew I couldn’t say anything, because,  I was scared that at the time I would be outed — and eventually told I “must have liked it”.


I kept it to myself for years, several years, until one of the last times I would see my mom (until I got much older and post being taken against my will).  On 23 May, while living with a dear friend of the family at the time (who I will only identify as R.S) I kept largely to myself. I was in school, and often studying.

I’d like to note here that I hold this against myself for being young and naive. In what was suppose to be an innocent “Get Help With Homework” turned out to be something entirely different — and only the 3rd worst living nightmare I’ve ever experienced.  


I’ll always remember (The Gay Youth Corner). A popular website I had used as a kid, and often, got help with my homework visiting the site. It was something of the norm for me, and had been for years. Before I came out of the closet, I, had often turned to TheGYC for comfort. But on 23 May, comfort became a nightmare and it would be the last one I ever experienced  at the hands of a white man.

His name was Bryan King.  Who, had claimed in online messages that he would help me with my homework and didn’t mind doing so.  I told him out of concern that I didn’t  think it was safe to meet at my house, and, that I would meet him at my school two days from the date of those messages. Little did I know, Bryan had already found my address online (how, I still to this day am not quite sure) and managed to show up at my house unannounced demanding to be let in. On that night, I received a total of two messages telling me he was outside — in a white older Honda — and was not leaving until he was let in the house.


Out of fear, I roamed downstairs to see if he really was there. He, was already waiting at the door that led into the home through the bottom entryway.   He, told me that there were “other” things he came to “help me” with and I would find out once I took him upstairs.   Everybody that night, was busy doing their own thing,  which was how Bryan managed to sneak past the fence and bushes and remain unseen coming to the backdoor.   For my own safety,  I took him upstairs, but not without intentionally leaving the bedroom door cracked — where – I had usually hung out anyway.   Attempting to pull out math homework, Bryan, told me that was not what he had came for and proceeded to remove his pants exposing his genitals.


He told me if I made any noise, that, he would make me regret it. Something I had never heard before, and, didn’t hear the first time I had been raped. I  wasn’t compliant, he, again, had to force me.  I wanted to scream for my mother’s boyfriend who was no less than 20 feet away in the room across the hall — with a fan on — and what sounded like the television. As many  times as I tapped on the wall, and,  tried to make noise against the wall — nobody had ever came. 20 feet from help,  I, was once again helpless at the hands of a white man. A white man who so vicariously forced his genitals into my rectum, that, I had bled for almost a week.     The door cracked; helpless, to scared to say anything — I had once again been raped. A burden that I carry with me to this very day, and, I remember it anytime I am approached by someone who doesn’t look like me.


When I am approached by someone who doesn’t look like me, I’m fine for about 10 minutes, until a sexual comment is made or my mind realizes that at some point or another “sex” is a part of the conversation if it goes there. I turn away; I run, I run for the hills.  I am viciously and horrifyingly terrified of letting a man who doesn’t look like me — anywhere near me.  I’ve been called a racist; anti-white, and many other names — but — I’m so much more than that. I am a victim that never received help, and because of such, it manifested into one of the biggest struggles I suffer with in modern day.


These events were something I’ve largely kept to myself and were taken to the grave by my first love. I shared them only with him, and, that was what made us close. He passed away knowing I had suffered, and, there wasn’t much we could do about it.


How Beyonce’s #Lemonade furthered a conversation about being Black


Mohammed SHK is the founder of The Daily News, and its Editor & Chief.   

Beyonce’s Lemonade is a hot discussion, and, whether you’re a fan or not — it’s hard to deny that  Beyonce’s latest history-defying visual album was nonetheless an intriguing one.    As an African-American woman, Beyonce’s longstanding regionalism among southern traditions and nationalism is pure; obvious, and present even after all these years Beyonce has been present in the music world.


While, I am no Beyonce fan (minus maybe two songs),  Beyonce’s Lemonade album is indefinitely something Black people can and should use as a definitive stepping stool (better yet, a learning tool) to understand what it means to be a person of colour in power; in marriage, and in life.  In the album, Beyonce explores of all those topics — and more.    “Sorry” explores numerous things (and no, not Becky).


Perhaps, “Sorry” was the most intricate of Beyonce’s latest songs considering that a new side of Beyonce has now been put at the forefront of pop music.   If one remembers Beyonce ‘s “B-Day” days, she, was often over sexualized and usually and almost always predictable when it came to music. But, Lemonade, explores a Beyonce that is surely vulnerable; sometimes miserable,  and what appears to be a woman betrayed.   The notoriously private pop star, who rarely ever gives interviews, has left much of her private life to the imagination.


The album answered many and started even more questions.  The album was the first literal appearance that Beyonce tackled many of the issues she held dear to her heart — infidelity —  social injustice — racism — and more.


That’s obviously where Lemonade came in.  When Beyonce released Lemonade on Saturday, it, came with many visuals that put Black women at the forefront of music and the pending music history Lemonade is sure to be put in.   Most songs explore various issues only  people of colour  would understand — how — it indescribably is one of the worst feelings to often live in fear.


Beyonce’s album portrays a sense of Black magic that only Beyonce, perhaps, could portray in a way that was done effortlessly yet in a way that people can understand.   However, we’re sure not many men would like it if their wife went on HBO to tell the world he cheated (chuckles).  Lemonade, is, in a way, a long-awaited continuation of the original song Formation that Beyonce sung at the Super Bowl.   Formation,  perhaps Beyonce’s most famous tune at this time, is a song that explores “Black Pride” and the exploration of what it means to be black and respecting the quirky mannerisms that make one African-American.


Formation came at a time in when social injustice against Black People was rife, at least by means of police in America.   In a country where racism is bigger than ever (even in 2016) the number of deaths among African Americans by means of police continues to grow. While some have been killed due to less than smart decisions, others, were entirely innocent and were killed for no reason. Perhaps, one of the many reasons Formation was born — as a message — to police to “Stop Killing Us”.


The song, upset millions as an OD to kill police officers. However, it wasn’t. Beyonce’s “Formation” and trans-formation into “Lemonade” is both an OD to the thousands of rumors that have been told about Beyonce; an alleged marriage infidelity, and social injustice. Social injustice, that, Beyonce clearly holds dearly to her heart as an African-American woman.


Reports: DEA investigating Prince ‘s death after prescription drugs discovered


PRINCEMINNESOTA — According to reports, the Drug Enforcement Agency has reportedly gotten involved in the death of Prince Rogers Nelson.  Reports indicate that police and local sheriffs apparently discovered that Prince had prescription drugs on him, and in his home, leading up to his death. The discovery has apparently further prompted the DEA to get involved, amid, claims that the prescription drugs may be the cause of death that killed the legendary singer.

In other news, Bremer Trust, a corporate trust company, is now the estate holder of Prince’s Paisley Park estate.

The Uptown Agency lifts ban on discussing private matters

For years, we have held a ban in place that prohibits our staff members from speaking to anybody (that includes social media) about what happens behind the closely guarded digital gates of this newspaper.  After careful discussion, we, have decided to lift that ban to clear up some of the negative air surrounding our news agency.