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 MAY 31, 2023

On this day in 1988, Boogie Down Productions dropped one of the best and most influential albums of all time. It was widely seen as one of, if not the first, politically conscious efforts in Hip Hop.

KRS-One was initially popular for fueling the Juice Crew vs. BDP beef on wax and expanding intellectual Hip Hop music through 1987, with the release of Criminal Minded. However, when BDP’s DJ Scott La Rock was shot and killed in the South Bronx, it profoundly affected the Brooklyn native, which resulted in a drastic rethinking of his on-record persona.… Read more

What Happened To Black Soldiers After The Civil War?

This memorial day lets us remember the Black soldiers who fought to make this country what it is today.

To tell the story of American soldiers without paying homage to Black soldiers would be a true injustice to storytelling. Black soldiers have proudly fought in every American war since the founding of this country, including the infamous Civil War. 

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The Civil War was such a turbulent time for soldiers in America, especially if you were Black.… Read more

Travis Scott x Nike SB Dunk Rumored To Be Restocking

Now that the Air Jordan 1 x Travis Scott collaborations have come to an end, Nike will be looking to utilize the rapper’s talents on other silhouettes and rumor has it that one of their classic collaborations will be returning in time for the fall of 2023.

Sneaker News is reporting that Nike plans on restocking the Travis Scott x Nike SB Dunks from 2020 that had the streets on fire and feet just dripping with paisley swag.… Read more

Basketball Star Angel Reese’s 1st Major Beauty Deal Is With Black-Founded Brand Mielle Organics

Angel Reese just signed her first major beauty deal with Mielle Organics. The 6-foot-3 stunner who helped lead the Louisiana State University Tigers to victory in the 2023 NCAA women’s basketball March Madness tournament is one of many athletes looking to close the space between the sports world and the beauty industry. 

“I am thrilled to be partnering with Mielle. I have been using their products for years, and I love the way they make my hair look and feel both on and off the court,” said Reese in an exclusive statement to NewsOne’s sister site HelloBeautiful. Read more

Gunplay Threatened To Slap Fire Out Of DJ Envy In Intense Phone Convo

Gunplay found himself in the middle of the beef between DJ Envy and Rick Ross, this after the longtime host inserted the Carol City rapper’s name into the mix. As a result, Gunplay took the steps of sharing a private phone conversation between him and DJ Envy that almost went left.

Gunplay, 43, and his wife recently posted a GoFundMe page in support of their young daughter to help out with medical bills. Envy, catching wind of this, wondered why the Maybach Music Group rapper didn’t go to his label boss and former group member, Rick Ross, for financial assistance.… Read more

Several Drake Demo & Reference Tracks Leaked Online

Drake is no stranger to having his unfinished tracks and demo recordings hitting the online streets and over the weekend, it happened once again. A number of demo tracks, including a Dr. Dre reference track, were leaked featuring songs from different stages of the Canadian superstar’s career.

Earlier this month, Drake had some collaborative songs get leaked to the public, including joints with Metro Boomin and Travis Scott, PartyNextDoor, and others.

According to the Twitter account @DrakeTracker, the recent leak includes the following:

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2023 NBA Finals Will Be Played In Miami Amid NAACP’s Travel Advisory In Florida

The Miami Heat center court at Kaseya Center is shown on April 14, 2023, in Miami, Florida. | Source: Bryan Cereijo / Getty

The Miami Heat’s unlikely March to the 2023 NBA finals means that there will be at least two games played in the series that decide the next league champion.

The underdog 8 seed emerged as the top dogs in the NBA’s eastern conference after beating the Boston Celtics Monday night in a pivotal game 7.… Read more

Memorial Day: The Authentic Story Of How This Holiday Came Into Being

Black American soldiers stand beside the graves of their fallen comrades from the present Normandy war to fire a volley in their memory during Memorial Day. The memorial was held at Blosville American Cemetery (Blosville Temporary Cemetery Memorial) near Sainte-Mère-Église, France, on June 13, 1945. | Source: Archive Photos / Getty

In the years following the bitter Civil War, a former Union general took a holiday originated by former Confederates and helped spread it across the entire country.… Read more

Serena Williams Tells Olympia She’s Going To Be A Big Sis, And Her Reaction Is Heart-Warming

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Serena Williams announced her pregnancy at the top of the MET Gala, which generated lots of buzz. And while she used the annual extravaganza to let the world in on her secret, she created a touching moment with her husband to share the big news with her daughter Olympia.

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In a video posted to her YouTube account, Williams documented the moment she found out she was pregnant, followed by some unwarranted criticism from her toddler.… Read more

Kim Kardashian Says Kanye’s Messy Ways May Cause More Harm To Kids Than Her Sex Tape

Kim Kardashian’s gloves are off when it comes to her kids. The reality TV star says Kanye’s messy ways will do more harm to their children than her infamous sex tape.

As spotted on HipHopDX the reality television star is not holding back when it comes to her ex-husband. On the newest episode of The Kardashians she discusses the rapper’s antics and makes it clear his outlook on life is way more dangerous to her little ones.… Read more