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Jimmy Carter in New York Times Jan. 6 Op-Ed: “I Fear for Our Democracy”

Jimmy Carter in New York Times Jan. 6 Op-Ed: "I Fear for Our Democracy"

On the one-year anniversary of the Capitol Riots provoked by Donald Trump and carried out by his supporters, former President Jimmy Carter has penned an op-ed in The New York Times titled “I Fear for Our Democracy.” Visit for more information “One year ago, a violent mob, guided by unscrupulous politicians, stormed the Capitol […]

Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop Featured In The New York Times

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The New York Times just published an extensive piece on the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap, featuring key insights from members of the project’s executive committee, such as Chuck D and 9th Wonder. Visit for more information The article aptly captures the nuances and challenges that come with the Smithsonian’s colossal task: memorializing […]

6ix9ine: ‘There’s No Difference Between me and Tupac Shakur’

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6ix9ine gave the New York Times his first interview since being released from prison. The “Trollz” rapper used the newspaper’s platform to break down his criminal history and how he and Tupac share a similar story. Visit for more information New York Times journalist Joe Coscarelli asked 6ix9ine about his 2015 child sex case […]

Michigan to Pay $600 Million to Victims of Flint Water Crisis


Flint, Michigan’s water crisis that started in 2014 is expected to result in a $600 million settlement with the victims according to new reports. The settlement has not been officially announced, but according to the New York Times the state of Michigan reached an agreement with lawyers and city residents on Wednesday. Visit for […]

Federal Authorities Arrest Two Men for the Killing of Jam Master Jay

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On Monday (Aug 17), federal prosecutors are set to announce the indictment of two men in the killing of Run-DMC’s DJ Jam Master Jay. Visit for more information According to The New York Times, Ronald Washington and Karl Jordan Jr. were indicted for the murder while engaging in drug trafficking. The report states the […]

Trump Connected Republican Operatives Pushing For Kanye West Votes in Swing States

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A new report reveals that Republican insiders are pushing for Kanye West to make the ballots in battleground states in an effort to divide democratic votes. The New York Times report pinpoints certain Trump affiliates who have worked with the rapper in his third party effort for office. Visit for more information The New […]

John Lewis Urges Voting and Advocacy in Posthumous Op-ed

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Georgia Congressman and legendary Civil Rights Leader John Lewis penned one final op-ed prior to his passing on July 17. The New York Times published the letter on the day of his funeral by Lewis’ request. The late icon urges social advocacy, voting and calls on the youth to study their history. Visit for […]

A Biopic of Kirk Franklin is in the Works


Do you want a revolution? According to reports, Kirk Franklin is ready to take us to the church in movie theaters as his biopic is being worked on. Visit for more information The film, currently untitled, is being produced by former Sony exec DeVon Franklin via his Franklin Entertainment banner. The Sunday’s Best host […]

Lil Peep Documentary in the Works by Oscar-Nominated Producer

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The Tree of Life director, Terrence Malick is executive producing a documentary about the short life of emo rap innovator, Lil Peep. Visit for more information The New York Times published a feature on Wednesday about the forthcoming Come Over When You’re Sober Pt. 2 release. The feature includes an interview from Makonnen, producer, Smokeasac, […]

Jay-Z Speaks With The New York Times About Trayvon Martin Documentary


Jay-Z’s latest docu-series, Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, captivated audiences Monday in the introductory episode that chronicled the stalking of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman ultimately leading to the fatal shooting that sparked a movement across America. Visit for more information Giving insight to the creation and his hopes for the docu-series, […]

Lawyer Taped President Trump Discussing Stormy Daniels Hush Money

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The New York Times is reporting that President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer had a secret recording of Trump discussing the details of a potentially criminal hush money payment. Visit for more information The report reveals that during an FBI raid of Michael Cohen’s office, investigators came across a recording of Trump discussing the $130,000 […]

Donald Trump’s Lawyers Thinks Presidency Places Him Above the Law

Donald Trump's Lawyers Thinks Presidency Places him Above the Law

Donald Trump’s lawyers, John Dowd and Jay Sekulow, reportedly wrote a letter in January informing special counsel Robert Mueller that Trump cannot be charged with obstruction of justice, as per the New York Times. The attorneys alleged that being President of the United States essentially makes him above the law. The letter “contends that the […]

JAY-Z Hopes to Resolve His Relationship With Kanye West in the Future

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JAY-Z and Kanye West are gradually making progress in repairing their fractured relationship. Visit for more information In a revealing interview with the New York Times, Hov admitted that he spoke with Ye “the other day, just to tell him, like, he’s my brother.” he added, “I love Kanye. I do. It’s a complicated […]

JAY-Z Pens Op-Ed Piece About the “Absurdity of the Criminal Justice System”

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JAY-Z penned a powerful op-ed for the New York Times on the “absurdity of the criminal justice system.” This piece was inspired by Meek Mill’s heavy handed sentence, which Hov has been vocal about. But he notes that Meek’s case is a famous example of a widespread issue. On the surface, this may look like the story […]

Ex-Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort And Associate Surrenders to Feds

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Words by Jillian Bowe Visit for more information The former campaign chairman for Donald Trump, Paul Manafort along with junior business partner Rick Gates surrendered to federal authorities on Monday. The New York Times is reporting Manafort and Gates were indicted on 12 charges including conspiracy against the United States, being an unregistered agent […]

Harvey Weinstein Kinda Cites JAY-Z in Statement Following Sexual Harassment Claims

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Harvey Weinstein’s decades of sexual harassment and questionable behavior towards women has been exposed by The New York Times. Visit for more information Harvey was pretty apologetic in a statement he gave Times, explaining that things in the workplace was different when he was coming up. I came of age in the 60’s and 70’s, when […]

The Autobiography of Gucci Mane is No. 4 on The New York Times Bestseller List


Words by Fatima Barrie Visit for more information East Atlanta rapper and trap king Gucci Mane is topping the best sellers list with his autobiographical book, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane. No. 4 on The New York Times hardcover nonfiction list and no. 4 on the combined print and e-book nonfiction list, the honest, […]