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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. New York Times journalist Joe Coscarelli asked 6ix9ine about his 2015 child sex case in which the rapper pleaded […]

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. The crisis began […]

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. 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 two men have long been […]

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. While my time […]

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. The film, currently untitled, is being produced by former Sony exec DeVon Franklin via his Franklin Entertainment banner. The Sunday’s Best host will serve as an executive […]

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. 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, and Peep’s mom, Liza Womack […]

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. Giving insight to the creation and his hopes for the docu-series, Hov spoke with the New […]

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. The report reveals that during an FBI raid of Michael Cohen’s office, investigators came across a recording of Trump discussing the $130,000 payment made to porn star […]

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. 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 relationship with us.” JAY-Z admitted […]

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 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 of a foreign body and, […]

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. 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 all the rules about behavior […]

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


Words by Fatima Barrie 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, inspirational memoir focuses on Mane’s […]

ICYMI: Charlamage Tha God’s ‘Black Privilege’ Is A New York Times Best Seller


Despite Charlamagne Tha God’s blunt, unapologetic persona on Power 105’s The Breakfast Club, the on-air/television personality has some jewels that he wanted to drop to the world in his book, Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes To Those Who Create It.  The novel is a non-fiction autobiography that details Charlamagne’s rise to power when all odds were against him. […]

Illustrious New York Times Fashion Photographer Bill Cunningham Dead at 87

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According to The New York Times, iconic fashion photographer Bill Cunningham has passed away at the age of 87. Known for memorializing trends ranging from “fanny packs and Birkin bags to gingham shirts and fluorescent biker shorts,” the Boston native had been hospitalized recently after having a stroke. “In his nearly 40 years working for The Times, […]