August 13, 2016 |
Prominent defense attorney Tariq El-Shabazz, who has represented some of the city's most notorious criminals, will join the District Attorney's Office next month as one of Seth Williams' top lieutenants, Williams announced Thursday. El-Shabazz will be named deputy in charge of investigations in September and in December will become Williams' highest-ranking deputy when current first assistant George Mosee retires, Williams said at a news conference. Williams described El-Shabazz as "an unmatched advocate" for developing relationships between the public and law enforcement, and said he looked forward to adding El-Shabazz's perspective to his senior staff.
April 28, 2016 |
Within a single 12-hour period this weekend, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams plans to box in a Saturday night charity match, then wake up early Sunday to take on the Broad Street Run. Philly criminals, take notice: This prosecutor doesn't play. In an epic Battle of the Barristers, the indefatigable Williams will fight a friend, defense attorney Tariq El-Shabazz, in a scheduled six-minute bout Saturday night at Temple University's Liacouras Center to help the Urban League of Philadelphia.
November 9, 2015 |
Joe McLoughlin loves to get together with his former players and reminisce about old times. "We just don't talk about the Shabazz game," McLoughlin said with a laugh. The former Collingswood High School boys' basketball coach knows that's not true. Everybody enjoys talking about the Shabazz game - players who were on the court, fans who were in the stands, media people who watched in disbelief. And especially the gregarious ex-coach who stood on the sidelines as perhaps the best team in his career lost in the state semifinals in the most incredible fashion.
August 26, 2014 |
Audiences interested in a crash course in Afro-futurism had a chance to see the genre's past and future in Philadelphia last week. Founding father George Clinton played the Ardmore Music Hall on Wednesday, while current torchbearers Shabazz Palaces landed at Union Transfer on Friday, performing for a small but rapt crowd. The duo plays a warped sci-fi mutation of hip-hop that incorporates equal doses of EDM and old-fashioned eccentricity and makes their music sound like nothing else on the current scene.
July 3, 2014 |
LAST WEEK, when the final NBA pick was sent in around midnight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and former Saint Joseph's forward Ronald Roberts Jr.'s name wasn't called, he didn't panic. He called his agents from Pensack Sports and decided the best opportunity for his career was to play in two summer leagues, one in Las Vegas with the Miami Heat and one with the Sixers, who practice less than a mile from the St. Joe's campus at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
March 18, 2014 |
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - Haddon Township's starting five of Katie Burns, Alayxiah Carr, Sarah Getzinger, Morgan Lenahan, and Bella Preziosi left the Group 1 championship to a standing ovation in the final minute. The Hawks fans filled most of their half of the 3,208-seat Pine Belt Arena, with the student section stretched back more than 10 rows. They covered the blue bleacher-style seats with the school's red, and they sent off their team with one last cheer Sunday as the season came to an end. After the postgame ceremonies ended, Haddon Township coach Tom Mulligan made sure his girls came together for a few last team photos before they left the court.
January 28, 2014 |
The Shabazz girls' basketball players had packed their bags and put on their jackets. They were on the court chatting with family and friends. Gloucester Catholic parents were starting to look at their watches. Their team was still in the locker room long after its lopsided 60-43 loss to Shabazz Sunday night during the ESPN Girls Shootout at Holy Spirit. Thirty-two minutes against the reigning Tournament of Champions winner offered a coaching opportunity that Rams coach Lisa Gedaka couldn't pass up. "After the game, I told the girls I'd rather play Shabazz any day than a team we're going to beat by 50," Gedaka said.
July 3, 2013
SO KING Samir Shabazz clearly and freely states that "black people should create militias to exterminate whites, skin them alive, pour acid on them, sic pit bulls on them, bust their heads with rocks and raid nurseries to kill everything white in sight," and said he "would love nothing more than to come home with a cracker's head in his book bag. " He preaches his hate-filled racist rhetoric on Philly street corners with not a hint of backlash....
March 20, 2013
Girls' Tournament of Champions 2013: Shabazz 66, Rancocas Valley 54 2012: Manasquan 67, Gil St. Bernards 55 2011: Trenton Catholic 54, Neptune 49 2010: Neptune 67, St. John Vianney 48 2009: St. John Vianney 56, Colts Neck 44 2008: Shabazz def. Trenton Central 2007: University def. Trenton Central 2006: Shabazz def. Bloomfield Tech 2005: Woodrow Wilson def. St. John Vianney 2004: Shabazz def. Paterson-Eastside ...
March 20, 2013 |
TRENTON - For four quarters, Rancocas Valley was an arm's length from the best girls' basketball team in New Jersey. The Red Devils pushed, and Shabazz pushed back, winning Tuesday night's Tournament of Champions final, 66-54, at the Sun National Bank Center. RV was only the sixth South Jersey team to play in the game in the tournament's 24-year history. Only two have won it, and none since 2005. It's often said that these games are learning experiences for losing teams. The lesson in this one was clear to the Red Devils: They deserved to be in this game, and with two top starters and a strong bench returning next season, they have every reason to expect to be back.