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      How did the New York Daily News make the mistake of using a picture of late actor Clarence Williams III for a death notice about Melvin Van Pebbles?  Is there a chance The Fugees will be inspired to make new music now that they are going onContinue Reading

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Why did the New York Times classify all rap music as materialistic, lustful and drug-oriented?        What’s wrong with Jay-Z and Beyonce using a never-seen painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat in a commericial for Tiffany and Company?   Did Billie Eilish use former X-Factor contestant Diamond White’s unreleased songContinue Reading

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Was it necessary for the LA Times to announce the death of rapper DMX with a headline that included references to his drug addiction and legal problems?  Is CupcakKe right that women rappers are boring at the moment?  Is Lena Waithe making trauma porn about Black people because of theContinue Reading

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  Will the Academy Awards new diversity requirements for Best Picture eligibility be sufficient for combating institutional racism in the movie industry?  View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Shade Room (@theshaderoom) Which magazine denied the Mowry sisters the cover because they are Black?  https://www.instagram.com/p/CFBD_0epyBN/ Is theContinue Reading

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