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Glenn Beck Said God Made Him Get Van Jones Fired from the White House

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Talk radio show host Glenn Beck reminisced on Wednesday about cυtting Van Jones’ career at the White House short, but Beck says it was God’s will. In the early days of the Obama administration, activist Van Jones was brought in as an environmental adviser. Jones hadn’t been at his job long before Glenn Beck, then a rising star on the right wing,  launched a character assαssination campaign against Jones. Beck…

Russell Simmons Schools Jay-Z about Occupy Wall Street

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Last week, in an interview with New York Times Style magazine, Jay-Z made some comments about Occupy Wall Street and those comments caught Russell Simmons’ attention. Now Russell Simmons has written an open letter to Jay-Z. According to the interview that Jay-Z did, he felt that the Occupy movement did not establish clear enough goals and stand firmly in opposition to the wealthy, especially addressing a nation that values hard…

Occupy Chicago Protests Obama’s Homecoming

Occupy Chicago Protests Obama’s Homecoming

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    According to the Huffington Post, President Barack Obama won’t be getting an entirely warm welcome during his visit to his home city of Chicago Wednesday; members of the Occupy Wall Street movement have announced plans to picket a fundraising event and concert at the University of Illinois at Chicago where Obama is expected to speak. Occupy UIC, in conjunction with Occupy Chicago, is organizing a demonstration during the…

Russell Simmons Buys ‘All-American Muslim’ Ad Space, Protests Lowes

Russell Simmons Buys ‘All-American Muslim’ Ad Space, Protests Lowes

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    After Lowes created some open ad time, Russell Simmons filled it in a high profile way. The music legend and entrepreneur tweeted on Monday that he bought all the remaining ad space on “All-American Muslim,” the TLC reality show that has been at the center of a recent media buy controversy. “Just purchased remaining spots for #allamericanmuslim for next week,” he wrote. “The show is now sold out!…

Rapper Vigalantee Drops a Song about Occupy Wall Street

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Jay-Z Portrayed As A Symbol of the 1% in Awesome Scrooge McDuck Sculpture

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Jay-Z’s Man of the Year profile in the latest GQ extols the rapper’s appreciation for art. Still, he probably won’t want to add sculptor Daniel Edwards’ latest work to his collection. As a response to Hova’s recent Occupy Wall Street Rocawear T-shirt debacle, Edwards has created this rendering of Jay-Z with a big dollar-sign medallion around his neck and the heads of Mr. Burns, Scrooge McDuck, and Richie Rich stacked…

Russell Simmons Hires Civil Rights Icon To Assist In Occupy Wall Street Movement

Russell Simmons Hires Civil Rights Icon To Assist In Occupy Wall Street Movement

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    Russell Simmons has just hired civil rights icon Dr. Ben Chavis to help coordinate his efforts for the Occupy Wall Street movement. Russell has brought on Dr. Chavis, the man who put together the Million Man March,  in hopes of bringing the black clergy and its congregation together with union support, in order to amplify his efforts to get the money out of Washington. Read More.

Russell Simmons and Jay Z Working On An Occupy Wall Street Concert

Russell Simmons and Jay Z Working On An Occupy Wall Street Concert

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    Despite the blows for Occupy Wall Street protestors, Russell Simmons and his industry counterpart Jay Z think they can either profit from or influence the movement one way or another. The two are talking about a concert. “We are definitely discussing [a concert,]” Simmons told Billboard.biz. “We’re definitely looking to make a huge impact. We’re actively working for permits. We’ll have one in our hands soon.” Read More.

New York court upholds eviction of Occupy protesters

New York court upholds eviction of Occupy protesters

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    A New York Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Occupy Wall Street protesters will be allowed to demonstrate in Zuccotti Park, but can’t live and sleep there with their tents and generators. The Lower Manhattan park has been a home for the loosely defined group for nearly two months, spawning similar demonstrations in cities nationwide and around the world. Police in riot gear cleared out the protesters early Tuesday…

Yvette Carnell: Jay-Z Can’t Sell His Occupy Wall Street T-Shirt

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by Yvette Carnell Talk about out of touch. I guess since the chief ingredient of Jay-Z’s success formula has always been dumbing it down for black youth, then commoditizing on a largely fictitious hood life, I shouldn’t be surprised at his attempt to co-opt Occupy Wall Street’s momentum. After all, this is what hip hop has become hasn’t it? A genre where artists with less than stellar lyrical skills spout…

“Occupy All Streets” Shirts Pulled From Roc-a-Wear Website

Your Black Gossip: “Occupy All Streets” Shirts Pulled From Roc-a-Wear Website

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  “I am a hustler baby, I sell water to a whale…”Hip-Hop heavy-weight, Jay-Z, spits on his 2001 classic, The Blueprint. Well if there was any doubt that he meant it, he sent shock waves through Occupy Wall Streets crowds by creating a “Occupy all Streets” t-shirt for his Roc-a-wear collection. He really had people protesting corporate greed ready to spend over $20 on a t-shirt, with no plans to…

Is Jay-Z Trying to Make Money Off of Occupy Wall Street?

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Hes got 99 problems, and now “the 99%” might be another one. Rapper Jay-Z is plastering Occupy Wall Streets message onto a new line of T-shirts, to be released Friday under his Rocawear clothing label.     Photos of Jay-Z sporting one of the shirts while he was backstage at one of his concerts with hip hop magnate Russell Simmons earlier this week lit up the Twittersphere. Simmons has been…

Don King and His Hair Make Appearance at Occupy Wall Street

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All sorts of celebrities have stopped by Zuccotti Park to see the Occupy Wall Street movement and we’re not exactly sure where a former boxing promoter fits in, but here is Don King, the man Mike Tyson once called a “wretched, slimy, reptilian motherfucker.” He said it was his first time here. “It’s Americana to me,” said King. To drive that point home, he wore a stars and stripe tie. (Photo: ANIMALNewYork)

Occupy Wall Street Has Twin Sisters On Opposite Sides of the Line

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They may not have been separated at birth, but these twins are a million miles apart. Both are 23-year-old Ivy League graduates. One, Nicole Carty, is an impassioned soldier in the war for economic justice, on the front lines at Occupy Wall Street. The other, Jill Carty, has a different reason to be on Wall Street: profit. As a consultant at a major financial services firm, she is well on…

Headed To Jail? There’s an app for that

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A new Android app inspired by the Occupy Wall Street/Occupy Everywhere crowd now lets you tweet your loved ones or your lawyer to let them know the local constables are carting you away. The maker of the app, Jason Van Anden, said he knew there was a need for an app that would alert friends to an arrest after his business partner’s girlfriend was picked up by authorities at Occupy Wall…