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Roc Nation, big save for the NFL’s culture

The NFL is in trouble, but the game itself is fine. What’s in jeopardy is the culture surrounding the league. From domestic violence to social justice issues, the NFL is in a tough spot and its reputation is slipping. A large percent of the league’s Black fanbase has become dissatisfied with the way those issues […]

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Ray June’s ‘Swat Meet’: Advocating Change in the Community

When you meet Ray June you instantly feel like you’ve connected with family. He has an energetic and open-arms type of spirit and it’s evident from the moment you say hello to him. One thing you also notice immediately is his passion for the youth. Around spring 2019, June founded Swat Meet. A performing arts […]

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Chance’s Big Day

“Yup…and we back.” Three years after his acclaimed and highly successful mixtape Coloring Book, Chance The Rapper released his anticipated debut owbum (as he dubbed it) The Big Day and what a day it was. All within weeks of his first two mixtapes being made available on all streaming platforms. From that opening line on All […]

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Lil Nas X is breaking more than records

It’s official: Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” has become the longest-running No. 1 hit of all-time. The smash hit surpassed Mariah Carey and Boys II Men’s “One Sweet Day,” which held the record for 23 years. But that’s not where this story ends. Lil Nas X’s latest achievement means even more to the LGBTQ+ […]

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OBJ is controlling his narrative with Youtube channel, production company

Odell Beckham Jr. is doing more than just football. He’s decided to expand his personal brand to YouTube as the Cleveland Browns announced that he’s partnered with Wheelhouse Entertainment and award-winning digital company Portal A to create a brand new content company called ITN Productions. ITN Productions will provide unscripted content for TV, streaming and […]

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Swedish Ambassador denies ‘Inhumane’ conditions for ASAP Rocky in detention

An Ambassador to Sweden spoke with a TMZ reporter in an interview and answered numerous questions about ASAP Rocky’s arrest and time spent in the Swedish detention center. Also discussed were the racial bias shown towards him and the condition of the detention center he’s in. ASAP has not been singled out, according to Karin […]

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The First Purge: A Letter to The Black and Brown Family

Dear Black & Brown Family, I recently watched The First Purge (2018), and I was conflicted and convicted about a lot. Conflicted about why I haven’t made positive strides in my community yet and convicted on what I need to do to make it happen. Honestly, I had avoided watching this movie since it came out. […]

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