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There was a time when the narratives of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement’s heroes belonged to us, Black people. After Dr. King’s stock went public in 1986, the first year of the national holiday, that all changed. If you want to witness the fruits of White supremacy’s labor, pay close…

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“I go to the cemetery twice or three times a week just to feel close to him. I am angry everyday. I am always asking God, ‘Why, why, why, why my son?” –Ebonie Martin, mother of Deonte Hoard The Black mothers’ burden is to live simultaneously with the overwhelming joy of bringing a new life…

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Powerhouse rappers and businessmen Jay Z and Will Smith will soon team up to produce a mini-series on the life of Emmett Till. Entertainment Weekly reports the pair will produce the mini-series for HBO alongside fellow producers Aaron Kaplan, James Lassiter and Jay Brown. Kapital Entertainment will be in charge of production for the series in…

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Lil Wayne has insisted that his upcoming album Tha Carter V will be his last release as a solo artist. The YMCMB star discussed the project in a recent interview, where he revealed that he’s matured as a person, which has led to changes in his musical approach. Wayne went into little detail, but made it known that he has grown a little and wants to be more mindful of what he says in his music. He explained that his maturity is what makes Tha Carter V a unique project as compared to his previous work.

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Lil Wayne is the latest rapper to lose a major endorsement over controversial lyrics. On May 3, PepsiCo announced that they would be dropping Lil Wayne as an endorser for their Mountain Dew brand. In 2012, Lil Wayne was introduced as the head of the multi-million dollar DEWeezy campaign, which was a bit odd considering…

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Lil Wayne attempted to give an apology to Emmett Till’s family regarding his disparaging lyrics about the Civil Rights icon. However, Till’s family will not accept his apology and could still seek to get PepsiCo to drop Lil Wayne as a spokesperson. “While it’s commendable that he has vowed to respect the legacy of Emmett…

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