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Kanye West: White Media Took Down Bill Cosby, R. Kelly, Michael Jackson

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Kanye West continued his Twitter rant today after a tumultuous social media weekend, demanding an apology from J. Cole, Drake, and Kendrick and even comparing himself to famed slavery abolitionist Harriet Ross Tubman.

In today’s continuum, Ye insists that white media corporations set agendas to take down Black male celebrities such as Michael Jackson and Bill Cosby. The cultural icon also suggested that a Black-owned media company would and could never take down a white celebrity in the same fashion.

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Yeezy continued on in this morning’s rant about artists owning their masters, adding his daughter will “do nothing but put emojis up for the rest of her life” because he owns his masters and his children will inherit them.

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Kanye West: White Media Took Down Bill Cosby, R. Kelly, Michael Jackson

Screen Shot 2020 09 16 at 11.53.50 AM

Kanye West continued his Twitter rant today after a tumultuous social media weekend, demanding an apology from J. Cole, Drake, and Kendrick and even comparing himself to famed slavery abolitionist Harriet Ross Tubman.

In today’s continuum, Ye insists that white media corporations set agendas to take down Black male celebrities such as Michael Jackson and Bill Cosby. The cultural icon also suggested that a Black-owned media company would and could never take down a white celebrity in the same fashion.

Screen Shot 2020 09 16 at 11.45.17 AM

Yeezy continued on in this morning’s rant about artists owning their masters, adding his daughter will “do nothing but put emojis up for the rest of her life” because he owns his masters and his children will inherit them.

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LA Sheriff Challenges LeBron James to Match Reward for Gunman Who Shot Deputies

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Yesterday, local L.A. radio show The John Philips Show, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva challenged living NBA legend LeBron James to match the reward money for the arrest of the person wanted for the shooting that left two L.A. County deputies injured.

Villanueva said the reward was up to $175K and challenged James to up the ante to $350K.

“This challenge is to LeBron James. I want you to match that and double that reward,” Villanueva said. “I know you care about law enforcement. You expressed a very interesting statement about your perspective on race relations and on officer-involved shootings and the impact that it has on the African-American community.” 

Villanueva ended with, “Let’s see what he does. I’ll be very curious to see what his response is, if any.”

James has been very vocal about the deaths at the hands of the police, specifically in the cases of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and most recently, in the shooting case of Jacob Blake.

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[WATCH] T.I. Tells People to Stop Spending Government Loan On Designer Goods

T.I. Reportedly Joins Cast of Movie About Flint's Water Crisis

In an impromptu Instagram PSA, the self-proclaimed King of the South T.I. has some words of advice to people out there just spending their money received from the government on frivolous, material things: Stop buying the Louis and Gucci and buy yourself some land!

T.I. advised his followers to “go get you some property please. Please ya’ll, go get some property. It can be a patch of dirt.” Mr. Harris also added that it makes more sense to use the government money that has been given and lent due to Covid-19 to buy something that will actually accrue value because “ain’t no more mink coats in the store, and it’s summertime, ain’t that some sh*t.”

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Tory Lanez Music Streams Decline 40% After Being Called Out By Megan Thee Stallion, Singer Denies Claims

Tory Lanez Music Streams Decline 40% After Being Called Out By Megan Thee Stallion

Tory Lanez’s meteoric rise and fall in 2020 is something that might go down in the history books. The Canadian rapper/singer was set to come out of the quarantine an even bigger star than when he entered. Lanez even got himself a deal with MTV after his popular “Quarantine Radio” Instagram episodes. He could be found all over Megan Thee Stallion’s IG lives.

All of that changed the night he decided to shoot Meg for unknown reasons and a couple of weeks ago where Meg named Lanez as her shooter.

Now that Lanez is one of the most hated men in America his music sales are suffering as well. According to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, Lanez streaming numbers floated around the 20 million to 30 million marks around June. Ever since Meg confirmed rumors that Lanez shot her, his streams have dropped significantly to around 9 million.

Many people have decided to boycott Tory’s music. Lakers guard J.R. Smith even took to Insta to directly call out anyone still supporting Lanez. “This clown shoots a female an [SIC] y’all listening to his music like it’s okay. Tf @torylanez you a straight [clown]. … an [Sic] tell whoever to hit my line it’s whatever.”

Lanez has since denied that his music streams have dropped by 40%. He hit up HotNewHipHop’s Twitter to tell them “Lmao that’s such a lie . 40% where?!! I have twenty-seven million monthly listeners on Spotify currently.”

Even though Lanez is willing to defend his streaming numbers he has kept quiet about the Megan Thee Stallion situation.

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Beyonce’s BeyGOOD Pledges Additional $1M to Aid Black-Owned Small Businesses

Beyonce Pledges Additional $1M to Aid Black-Owned Small Businesses

Beyonce always shows up when it counts.

Her BeyGood Foundation announced on Wednesday that they’re donating an additional $1 million to help small Black-owned businesses.

The singer joined forces with the NAACP to launch the Black-Owned Small Business Impact Fund. The goal is “to help strengthen small businesses and ensure economic empowerment for Black businesses,” according to an Instagram post by BeyGOOD.

The Black-Owned Small Business Impact Fund will begin accepting applications for round two later this month. For more information on how to apply or donate to the fund, visit the NAACP’s website.

Beyonce was featured in the One World: Together at Home virtual concert in April and spoke about the impact the coronavirus pandemic had on Black communities. “This virus is killing Black people at an alarmingly high rate here in America,” she told viewers.

She also wrote about George Floyd’s death on her website. We all witnessed his murder in broad daylight. We’re broken and we’re disgusted. We cannot normalize this behavior,” she stated. “No more senseless killings of human beings, no more seeing people of color as less than human. We can no longer look away.”

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Beyonce’s BeyGOOD Pledges Additional $1M to Aid Black-Owned Small Businesses

Beyonce Pledges Additional $1M to Aid Black-Owned Small Businesses

Beyonce always shows up when it counts.

Her BeyGood Foundation announced on Wednesday that they’re donating an additional $1 million to help small Black-owned businesses.

The singer joined forces with the NAACP to launch the Black-Owned Small Business Impact Fund. The goal is “to help strengthen small businesses and ensure economic empowerment for Black businesses,” according to an Instagram post by BeyGOOD.

The Black-Owned Small Business Impact Fund will begin accepting applications for round two later this month. For more information on how to apply or donate to the fund, visit the NAACP’s website.

Beyonce was featured in the One World: Together at Home virtual concert in April and spoke about the impact the coronavirus pandemic had on Black communities. “This virus is killing Black people at an alarmingly high rate here in America,” she told viewers.

She also wrote about George Floyd’s death on her website. We all witnessed his murder in broad daylight. We’re broken and we’re disgusted. We cannot normalize this behavior,” she stated. “No more senseless killings of human beings, no more seeing people of color as less than human. We can no longer look away.”

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Old Navy Offers to Pay Employees to Volunteer to Be Poll Workers on Election Day

Old Navy Offers to Pay Employees to Volunteer to Be Poll Workers on Election Day

It’s crunch time for the 2020 Presidential election, and between Donald Trump and Kanye West, there’s no telling what kind of tricks would be pulled between now and then.

Sadly, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is predicted to impact polls because Senior retirees usually volunteer to be poll workers but they are also at high-risk to contract COVID-19. So understandably, many of them are opting to social distance in their homes.

Power the Polls has a goal to recruit 250,000 poll workers ahead of the November 3rd election. The organization is “a first-of-its-kind, nonpartisan initiative to recruit a new wave of poll workers, especially among younger, more diverse populations that have not been historically represented in these roles,” according to a statement.

Old Navy announced their support to ensure that voting goes as efficiently and safely as possible. The fashion brand plans to compensate their employees who volunteer at the polls.

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Old Navy is partnering with Civic Alliance and Power the Polls to hopefully bridge the gap and decrease some of the deficit of poll workers. (It is partnering specifically with Power the Polls to facilitate the application and training process for its employees to work the polls.) It’s a powerful move, all things considered: Old Navy has 50,000-plus employees across more than 1,000 stores, which is a large pool of people who would not have to worry about losing pay in order to be a poll worker. And, according to a release from the retailer, 64% of Old Navy field employees are between 18 and 29 years old, which historically “is the segment of the population with the lowest voter turnout.” This means that Old Navy’s new incentive not only boosts the number of poll workers but also potentially boosts the odds of more young people voting as well; it’s certainly easier to cast a ballot if you’re already working the station. It’s something many other larger retailers should be thinking about as well.

This was a bold move for the company to make and hopefully it serves as a model for other big companies.

Civic Alliance, Comedy Central, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Fair Elections Center, Levi Strauss & Co, MTV, Patagonia, Pizza to the Polls, Time To Vote, Uber, and We Can Vote all joined forces to launch the coalition in June. They met their goal on Tuesday, which also marked National Poll Worker Recruitment Day, and are looking to recruit 100,000 more volunteers.

“Reaching this milestone of 250,000 poll worker recruits on National Poll Worker Recruitment Day means we’re that much closer to ensuring voters’ ability to cast a ballot is not stifled by mass closures, long lines, and fewer opportunities to physically distance at polling sites due to a lack of poll workers,” said Scott Duncombe, Co-Director of Power the Polls. “We can’t slow down—we won’t stop until every poll worker position in the country is filled.”

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Kendrick Lamar Spotted Shooting Music Video In Los Angeles

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Is King Kendrick ready to make his return?

Earlier this week, Kendrick Lamar was spotted reportedly filming a music video in Los Angeles. A picture was taken of Lamar holding a payphone to his ear while sitting on a crate.

At the time, this is picture is all we can go off of. Unless Kendrick lost his phone in the middle of L.A. and desperately needed to call someone and just happened to have a crate he could sit on, the assuming he’s filming a music video might be our best bet.

Kendrick has been quiet for the last two years since producing the Black Panther Album in 2018. Recently, he has been showing signs of returning to the music scene. He has been photographed with fellow artist and cousin Baby Keem in L.A.’s Fairfax District. Recently he has been taking to the streets to protests and narrated Nike’s tribute to Kobe Bryant.

Hopefully this is the return we have been waiting for.

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Kendrick Lamar Spotted Shooting Music Video In Los Angeles

kendrick lamar damn tour

Is King Kendrick ready to make his return?

Earlier this week, Kendrick Lamar was spotted reportedly filming a music video in Los Angeles. A picture was taken of Lamar holding a payphone to his ear while sitting on a crate.

At the time, this is picture is all we can go off of. Unless Kendrick lost his phone in the middle of L.A. and desperately needed to call someone and just happened to have a crate he could sit on, the assuming he’s filming a music video might be our best bet.

Kendrick has been quiet for the last two years since producing the Black Panther Album in 2018. Recently, he has been showing signs of returning to the music scene. He has been photographed with fellow artist and cousin Baby Keem in L.A.’s Fairfax District. Recently he has been taking to the streets to protests and narrated Nike’s tribute to Kobe Bryant.

Hopefully this is the return we have been waiting for.

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