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Nas Partners With Thurgood Marshall College Fund to Help Students ...

(Atlanta Black Star) Nas, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, and Hennessy — the cognac company the rapper endorses — have teamed up to help students attend graduate school at an HBCU. They’re doing so by ...
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Akon Talks About How He Is Building His Own City ...

Akon talked about building his own city in the West African country of Senegal some time ago, which at that time was referred to as “Crypto City.” The singer named it that because he wants its ...
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‘We’re Free’: After 36 Years In Prison, Three Maryland Men ...

It was a day they thought would never come. Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart walked out of a Maryland courtroom as free men Monday after a judge vacated their convictions, clearing them in the 1983 killing of ...
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Steven Reed, Montgomery’s First Black Mayor, Is Officially Sworn In

Steven Reed took his oath of office Tuesday, becoming the first African-American mayor of Montgomery, Alabama. Before a packed house at the Montgomery Performing Arts Centre, the former judge addressed the sea of faces anxious to ...
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50 Cent Announces New Book ‘Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter’

(AllHipHop News) Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is a music artist, record label head, actor, television producer, businessman, and author. As his Power TV series winds down, the Hip Hop mogul announced a new book titled Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter is ...
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LeBron James Gave 800 Pairs of His Sneakers to Students ...

A bunch of parents whose kids attend LeBron James‘ I Promise School won’t have to worry about buying sneakers for the time being. That’s because the NBA star gifted the students with 800 pairs of his ...
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Roc Nation Names Brett Yormark As Co-CEO Of Roc Nation ...

The newly branded, full-service agency will offer numerous services. (AllHipHop News) Roc Nation, the entertainment company co-founded by Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, has announced a new department and executive. Brett Yormark was tapped to be co-CEO of Roc ...
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2 Chainz Makes Power Move With New Independent Label Deal

(AllHipHop News) Truuuuu! 2 Chainz has leveled up even more. The “It’s A Vibe” rapper has made a name for himself as one of the greatest rappers to come out of the A, but now he’s focusing ...
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Black-Owned Esports Start-Up Raises $96 Million in 13 Months

When asked what advice he would pass on to entrepreneurs if he could tell them anything, Delane Parnell kept it simple. “Stay focused,” he said. “Focus on the work that’s in front of you.” The ...
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2 Chainz Is Now The Co-Owner Of The A3C Festival ...

Rapper 2 Chainz is among a group of investors who have bought into the popular A3C Festival & Conference in Atlanta. Earlier this year, The Gathering Spot and Paul Judge Media Group acquired the festival, which is ...
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Kanye’s New Album Drops on Sunday

(Complex) Friday came and went without Kanye West‘s ninth album hitting streaming services. But fans won’t have to wait much longer, according to Kim Kardashian. She said on her Instagram Stories that the project will now drop ...
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Usher Speaks Out Against Injustice of Cash Bail System

Usher appeared in a new series titled “ACTIVATE,” where he talks about the disparity between the people who can afford bail when locked up and those who can’t. The series was created by National Geographic and ...