by Russell Simmons onSeptember 13, 2012
In a letter at Global Grind, Russell Simmons explains what he thinks the rapper is missing about the goals of the movement and the "99 percent."
September 6, 2012
In today's link roundup: The British author gives her take on "Brooklyn's once and future king." Plus: Obama apologizes to community members rained out of his DNC speech.
by Stacy-Ann Ellis onAugust 31, 2012
The Root Recommends: A two-day concert where Beyoncé is also rumored to be performing.
August 24, 2012
Blogging the Beltway: Oprah and several other black celebs have shown support for gay rights.
August 16, 2012
The rapper doesn't have a huge ownership stake in the new Brooklyn, N.Y., basketball team, but he could be rewriting the role of celebrity investors.
by Timmhotep Aku onAugust 12, 2012
MCs have gone from rhyming about weed to lyrical odes to trippier substances like MDMA and Xanax.
by Paul Carrick Brunson onAugust 8, 2012
Although he says he has mostly been privy just to what's shared in the media, Essence's "modern-day matchmaker," Paul Carrick Brunson, was able to come up with eight things he admires about the celebrity couple's relationship.
July 19, 2012
In today's link roundup: Is there something deeper than snark behind negative comments about Beyoncé and Jay-Z's baby? Plus: Frank Ocean's album debuts at No. 2.
June 18, 2012
Does the rapper's private-sector success make him as qualified as Mitt Romney? Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests discuss the value of business experience.
May 15, 2012
Here's what Will Smith, Jay-Z and others had to say -- both before and after President Obama's endorsement.
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