Congressional Staffers Walk Out, Protesting Garner, Brown Decisions

Congressional Staffers Walk Out, Protesting Garner, Brown Decisions

The protests over the lack of indictments in the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases have expanded to Congress. Congressional staffers walked out of their jobs Thursday afternoon in a symbol of solidarity with protests taking place in the streets, on the basketball court and on football fields across the country. The walk out was […]



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Could The Diplomatic Relations With Cuba Begin The Hunt For Assata Shakur?

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama’s announcement on Wednesday 12/17/14 that the United States would restore diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than 50 years of hostility drew the ire of two prominent Cuban-American members of New Jersey’s Congressional delegation. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8) expressed […]

Madonna Compares Album Leak to 'Rape' and 'Terrorism'

Madonna Compares Album Leak to ‘Rape’ and ‘Terrorism’

Madonna is really upset about this album leak situation. Several leaked songs hit the web this week – and by several, we mean a full album’s worth — before Madonna was even able to announce a release date or album title for her next studio effort. The 56-year-old has dismissed the tracks as “unfinished demos stolen […]

Sony Hack: Studio Warn Not To Hire Denzel Washington Because He's Black

Sony Hack: Studio Warn Not To Hire Denzel Washington Because He’s Black

  The actual facts of the story do not support the headline and opening paragraph of this Sony leak report in The Independent. My reading of the actual story is that Sony should be applauded for its decision to cast Denzel Washington in “The Equalizer,” despite the apparent belief that black stars in big films […]

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Pharrell made less than $3,000 from 43 million Pandora streams of “Happy”

  This week, The Recording Academy announced its nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards. Among those up for Best Pop Solo Performance are”Happy (Live)” by Pharrell Williams… And “All of Me” by John Legend. Through the first three months of 2014, “Happy” was streamed 43 million times on Pandora, while “All Of Me” was played […]

J. Cole Takes Shots At Iggy Azalea, Eminem & Macklemore On "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Leak

J. Cole Drops The Biggest Hip hop Album of 2014

Cole world. J. Cole rules the Billboard 200 this week as his third album 2014 Forest Hills Drive enters at No. 1. The North Carolina rapper takes the top spot from Taylor Swift’s 1989 by selling 371,000 copies in his first week. 2014 Forest Hills Drive marks Cole’s biggest opening week and the highest-selling debut […]

Nicki Minaj Gets Emotional Over Breakup with Safaree Samuels

Nicki Minaj Gets Emotional Over Breakup with Safaree Samuels

Love hurts. Nicki Minaj has managed to keep her personal life private. But she got emotional while discussing her breakup with her boyfriend of 12 years, Safaree “ScaffBeezy” Samuels. During her interview with Angie Martinez on Power 105.1, Nicki reflected on her relationship and revealed that she still has love for her ex. “My relationship […]

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Bobby Shmurda and the GS9 Crew Were Reportedly Arrested at Quad Studios Last Night

Bobby Shmurda might be facing some serious legal trouble, after he and members of his GS9 were reportedly arrested in New York City early on Wednesday morning (Dec. 17). KarenCivil.com reports that the Brooklyn rapper, born Ackquille Pollard, was arrested at Quad Studios near Times Square, and numerous unspecified weapons were seized by police as […]

Obama Unveils 'New Approach' On Cuba As Former Foes Chart New Course

Obama Unveils ‘New Approach’ On Cuba As Former Foes Chart New Course

  President Obama announced today the most significant change in U.S. policy toward Cuba in more than 50 years, paving the way for the normalization of relations and the opening of a U.S. Embassy in Havana. Obama said “we will end an outdated approach that for decades has failed to advance our interests and instead […]

Kendrick Lamar Debuts New Song On "The Colbert Report"

Kendrick Lamar Debuts New Song On “The Colbert Report”

Kendrick Lamar had the honor of being the final musical guest on “The Colbert Report” Tuesday night where he took to the stage to perform a never before heard record for the audience. With Terrace Martin & Thundercat backing up K.Dot on the sax and bass, Lamar rocked his braids and performed a brand new […]

Trick Trick Denies That He’s “Shutting The Door” On J. Cole

Trick Trick Denies That He’s “Shutting The Door” On J. Cole

According to a familiar cliché, a picture is worth a thousand words. Your favorite celebrities—including rappers—are doing less and less press, but luckily their thumbs and smartphones still work. Instagram has provided a way for them to document their lives and/or thoroughly embarrass themselves for our collective enjoyment. The beauty of it all is that […]

Nike Kobe 9 EXT KRM “Challenge Red”

Nike Kobe 9 EXT KRM “Challenge Red”

Kobe Bryant will likely pass Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list. This feat only further solidifies Kobe’s status as one of the greatest NBA players of all-time, but winning that sixth ring would far outweigh anything else he could possibly accomplish this late in his career. While we patiently wait what Nike has in […]