Nicki Minaj's cousin killed: The rapper took to Twitter to announce the news, writing "Lived in Brooklyn his whole life. My precious cousin. My baby. Killed last nite," and, "My cousin Nicholas. Also goes by Juse, or @brolicalcoholic* Murdered. Last nite. Near his home. Brooklyn, NY" and posting two pictures. Radar Online is reporting that Nicholas Telemaque, 27, was shot to death and that it could be a case of mistaken identity.

Eddie Long may appear in burglary case: Bishop Eddie Long, who recently avoided trial in a sexual misconduct case against him, could be called to testify about a break into his office at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church if a burglary case goes to trial, the Christian Post reports. The accused burglar claims that it was Maurice Robinson and Anthony Flagg, two of the four young men who filed sexual-coercion lawsuits against Long in September, who broke into the office to collect evidence against Long for the lawsuit.

The most notable revolutionaries of 2011: So far this has been a year of revolution. Foreign Policy magazine has a list of the top freedom fighters who made a difference — right, wrong or otherwise.

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Spike Lee gets Lifetime Achievement Award for ad work: He was recently honored at an ad-industry event with a Lifetime Achievement Award for corporate brand building. "I can't define [my brand]," Lee said. "But I knew early on, I'd have to create some kind of persona behind my name, because companies weren't going to spend millions of dollars to promote my films … "

In other news: Compton Student Splits $40,000 Basketball Contest Prize Among Runners-Up.