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Nicki Minaj apologizes for depiction of Malcolm X in cover art for single

Yesterday musician Nicki Minaj found herself in the middle of controversy over her choice of photo to promote her single. The artwork for Minaj’s song, “Lookin’ Ass Ni**a” is a reproduction of the iconic photograph of Malcolm X, rifle in hand, looking out of the window of his Queens home, with the song’s title on the left side of […]

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Justice for Jordan Davis: In rare Saturday court session, girlfriend of Michael Dunn testifies

In a rare weekend court session, the girlfriend of a man on trial for killing a 17-year-old black teen over loud music took the stand. Rhonda Rouer testified Saturday in the Florida murder trial of Michael Dunn. Dunn fatally shot Jordan Davis in front of a convenience store in November of 2012. 

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Why Macklemore beat your favorite rapper

First, I’d like to start by saying that I do not think Macklemore is better than Kendrick Lamar. Other than “Thrift Shop” and “Same Love,” not much happening on his debut album in my opinion. But where Kendrick and other artists who probably should have been awarded GRAMMYs lacked, Macklemore gladly picked up the ball.

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Gaye family settles with Sony/ATV over ‘Blurred Lines’ lawsuit

Although the conflict between Robin Thicke, et. al. and Marvin Gaye’s children over the song “Blurred Lines” has not been resolved, another party has managed to settle with Gaye’s descendants. The Gaye family has settled with Sony/ATV over their role in the conflict regarding Thicke’s song and Gaye’s classic “Got to Give it Up.” Gaye’s family brought counterclaims against EMI April, owned […]

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In 2013, not one black artist had a no.1 single

Not one African American artists had a single no. 1 in 2013. Not one. This is the first time this has happened in the history of the Billboard chart’s 55 years. 

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Beyoncé under fire for using NASA recording of deadly space shuttle tragedy in song

Beyoncé is being criticized for her use of a NASA recording for her most recent album. The song “XO,” features a sound clip from the space shuttle Challenger, which crashed in 1986 killing everyone on board. In a statement, Knowles said the use of the clip was a “tribute” to the astronauts who died. Still, […]

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Marvin Gaye’s children respond to Robin Thicke, Pharrell with lawsuit

Two of Marvin Gaye’s children have responded to Robin Thicke, Pharell Williams, et. al., by issuing a lawsuit of their own. Weeks after Thicke and Williams filed a suit saying they had not plagiarized Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up” for the 2013 summer jam “Blurred Lines,” Gaye’s heirs are saying that Thicke not only jacked their father’s record, but admitted it.

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Dee 1 gives back to homeless in new video

Dee 1 is more than a rap artist. He’s an activist. His latest video “Walking Revolution,” shows the world just how much the New Orleans artist cares about his community. 7 out of 10 Americans are one paycheck away from being homeless. This video was meant to shine light.

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Is Miley Cyrus using blacks as ‘accessories?’ Questlove thinks so

Whether or not you agree with Miley Cyrus’ recent behavior, one thing is for sure: the singer can definitely keep a buzz going. As many rush to judge her, several rappers have come to the star’s defense. Roots member Questlove isn’t one of them.

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