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Jay Z turns 44 today, goes vegan

It’s Jay Z’s 44th birthday today, and what do you give the man who has everything? A new diet! Hov announced that for his birthday this year, he and Beyonce plan to go vegan for the next 22 days.

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Jay Z, Barneys announce major changes to partnership

Yesterday we broke news that Jay Z will move forward in his partnership with retail chain Barneys New York. Now, Barneys New York and Jay Z have announced some big changes to their partnership.

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Jay Z moves forward with Barney’s deal despite controversy, issues new statement

Shawn Jay Z Carter has announced that he will move forward with a multi-million dollar deal he has with Barney’s New York. The high-end retail store is recovering from a wave of backlash regarding its practices when dealing with customers of color. 19-year-old Trayon Christian and 23-year-old Kayla Phillips both filed lawsuits against the NYPD and the department store after being accosted by police who accused them of credit card fraud and theft from the store.

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Jay Z buys Robinson Cano $34,000 watch, investigated for unethical practices

Just as the star is digging himself out of the hole created by his affiliation with Barneys New York, it looks like Jay Z has gotten himself in more hot water. The latest? Possibly violating Major League Baseball rules and regulations.

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Jay Z’s deal with Barney’s: should he drop it?

Should Jay Z discontinue his partnership with Barney’s? Some folks think so. Ever since news broke of 19-year-old Trayon Christian’s lawsuit against the department store, Jay Z has been feeling the heat. Christian filed a lawsuit against both Barney’s and the NYPD after he was wrongfully arrested in April.

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Oprah on Jay Z-Belafonte Beef: ‘There Are Multiple Ways to Protest’

According to Oprah, a generational gap is at the heart of the disagreement between Jay Z and Harry Belafonte; both of them are protesting in their own way.

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BEYOND JAY-Z / BELAFONTE BEEF TO ACTION: A Conversation Between Bakari Kitwana and Mark Anthony Neal

Following a week-long media frenzy surrounding the rift between icons Jay-Z and Harry Belafonte, Bakari Kitwana of Rap Sessions and Mark Anthony Neal of Left of Black sat down to unpack the shortcomings of the recent Jay-Z/ Belafonte debate. Rather than perpetuating the beef between the Civil Rights Generation and the Hip-Hop Generation, they insist […]

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Harry Belafonte Talks Celebrity Activism; Wants a Sit-Down w/ Beyonce and Jay Z

Harry Belafonte has both clarified his comments about and extended an olive branch to Beyonce and Jay Z. This, of course, is in response to Jay Z’s remarks about Belafonte’s claim that he and wife Beyonce aren’t socially active and responsible enough. In an interview with MSNBC, Belafonte talked about the wasted power of black […]

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Jay Z Responds to Criticism from Harry Belafonte: ‘My presence is charity, just because of who I am’

Remember when Harry Belafonte went in on young black celebrities like Jay “no hyphen” Z and Beyonce on their lack of political activism? Well, Jay has finally responded: “Yeah I’m offended by that because first of all…this is going to sound arrogant…but my presence is charity, just because of who I am.”

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Jay-Z Sounds Off on Zimmerman Verdict: ‘This Guy is a F—ing Mall Cop’

Jay-Z recently sounded off on the George Zimmerman verdict, calling Zimmerman a “f—ing mall cop,” and expressing outrage at the blatant racism surrounding the trial and verdict: “You know, I was really angry about it, you know, that the thing that we all knew that there was still a bit of racism in America, but for it to be so blatant, it was like, if you just ask the question — ask yourself the question — didn’t Trayvon have the right to stand his ground?”

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