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T.I. Creates Soundtrack For the Struggle With New EP

Last week we told you about Atlanta rapper T.I.’s new video for his song “War Zone” which boldly and vividly flipped the roles of racism. Well, the former trap star took things a step further and released a whole EP/ mixtape of scathing lyrical commentary and angst about the current state of the Black community.…

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Emmett Till HBO Miniseries From Jay-Z, Will Smith & Aaron Kaplan Finds Writer

On the heels of his successful feature debut The Land, Steven Caple Jr. has been tapped to write HBO’s high-profile Emmett Till miniseries from an A-list producing team that includes Jay-Z, Will Smith, Casey Affleck and Aaron Kaplan.   The untitled mini, now in development, will tell the tragic story of 14-year-old black teen Emmett Till, who was…

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TI Shows Reverse Racism In New Video

Rapper T.I has a new song called War Zone, and it’s catching all of the attention it deserves. The 64 award winner has taken his platform and used it to show that police brutality against African Americans is not right. In this video he shows the unjust killings of Philando Castle, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice,…

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Colin Kaepernick Takes A Public Stand Amidst Backlash

This weekend, San Francisco 49er’s Quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to make a very brave gesture regarding America’s treatment of people of color. When asked during a later press conference why he remained seated during the National Anthem, he responded by critiquing the American flag not as a symbol of unity but one of injustice. “I’m…

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The Curious Case of Nate Parker

Earlier this year it was revealed that actor, Nate Parker, had inked a historic 17.5 million deal with Fox Searchlight to bring his film, Birth of a Nation to the big screen. The film dazzled audiences at Sundance Film Festival last January, and once it was acquired by Fox Searchlight became an Oscar frontrunner. The…

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2016 Forbes List of Richest Authors – No Black Names

It has long been held that writing is something you do when you don’t want to make money. Don’t tell that to today’s authors who are chasing a check though. Also, don’t tell that to the authors on the 2016 Forbes List of Richest authors either. They are writing their way straight to the bank…

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Dating app lets you choose skin color #shutdownsmoochr

  In what is being called the new virtual paper bag test, a new dating app called smoochr has caught the internet’s attention for all the wrong reasons. It is a site that seems both long overdue (thanks to what feels like decades of the disease that is colorism) and an equally depressing view of…

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Nas Stays Woke On Major Key

I don’t think anyone has ever been super excited to hear a DJ Khaled album. After his Snapchat appearances and getting us excited with songs like For Free featuring Drake, and I Got The Keys with Jay Z and Future, the album is here and from ratings, the album is great. This album includes a variety…

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