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Death Toll Rises While Outrage Boils Over Conditions at Mississippi’s Parchman Prison
February 21, 2020
For some time, concerns about Parchman have rankled inmates, family members, and others, including hip-hop superstar Jay-Z who is suing the state demanding better conditions at the prison. Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, and others, have lobbied for officials to shut down the controversial prison. The conditions at Parchman, which once was a plantation that contained hundreds of slaves, were highlighted in January when cell phone video made its way to the internet displaying a cache of problems. ... read more »
Rapper Meek Mill Calls for Criminal Justice Reform
May 10, 2018
Mill was given a two- to four-year prison sentence in November 2017 for violating his probation stemming from a 2008 gun and drug case. ... read more »
Verdict in `Blurred Lines’ Case Upheld by Appeals Court
March 26, 2018
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena largely affirmed the $5.3 million verdict that determined that Thicke and Williams lifted key elements of Gaye's 1977 disco hit. The panel cleared rapper T.I., who lends a rap segment to the hit, and Interscope Records, which issued the single. ... read more »
R&B Legend Charlie Wilson is ‘In It to Win It,’ Talks Tour & Why He’s So Blessed
March 6, 2017
R&B Legend Charlie Wilson is taking his music career to new heights with his “In It to Win It Tour” and shows no sign of stopping. ... read more »
My Open Letter to “US”
January 26, 2017
We can no longer afford to be entertained beyond the point of accountability ... read more »
Black musicians reflecting turmoil of the times in music
December 28, 2016
Socially conscious elements of American blues, jazz, rock, soul, R&B and hip-hop have cycled in and out ... read more »
Cedric “The Entertainer” Host Black Hollywood To Stand Up For Justice
July 20, 2016
Cedric “The Entertaner”, Omar Epps, Marlon Wayans, Tasha Smith and Megan Goode Lead Movement To Have Black Hollywood Stand United in Support of Ending The Senseless Violence ... read more »
Atlanta’s NBA team embraces rap shows after racial remarks
January 14, 2016
The Atlanta Hawks are collaborating with big-name hip-hop artists like T.I., Ludacris and Big Boi in what the team calls an effort to make amends after it was revealed two officials made racially charged remarks in separate incidents. ... read more »
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