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Kentucky Lawmaker Calls Out Jay-Z for Linking Single-Parent Homes to Police Violence

Representative Charles Booker: “It’s criminalization, lack of accountability, and structural racism. Ignoring that helps no one.”

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Colin Kaepernick Praises Those Who Continue to Protest Police Violence

The athlete shouts out football players Eric Reid, Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson II, who are still kneeling: “They have never moved past the people.”

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Jay-Z Partners With NFL, World is Confused

With athlete-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick still out of work for protesting police violence, many don’t understand how the MC can support the league that blacklisted him.

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Beyoncé Drops 'The Lion King: The Gift,' World Stops

Beyoncé: “It was important that the music was not only performed by the most interesting and talented artists, but also produced by the best African producers. Authenticity and heart were important to me.”

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Beyonce, 'Black-ish' and 'Black Panther' Take Home Top Prizes at NAACP Image Awards

Here’s who won big at this year’s show.

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Jay-Z Hopes Trayvon Martin Doc Will Change 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

“The system doesn’t work as it exists today.”

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'Rest in Power' Tells The Story Trayvon Martin Couldn't

The docuseries examines the Black teenager’s life before vigilante George Zimmerman killed him, and the impact he had on the nation.

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Roc Nation Invests in Company's 'Promise' to Reform Criminal Justice System

Jay-Z: “It’s time for an innovative and progressive technology that offers sustainable solutions to tough problems.”

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2017 Favorite: 'Moonlight'

The Colorlines team is sharing our favorite 2017 videos, books, hashtags, movies and more. Here, arts and culture reporter Sameer Rao explains why Jay Z’s “Moonlight” is his top music video of the year.

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5 Must-Read Excerpts From Jay-Z's Expansive Q&A With The New York Times Style Mag

Hov discussed power, parenthood and politics in his latest interview.

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READ: Jay-Z Demands Justice for Meek Mill in New Editorial

“What’s happening to Meek Mill is just one example of how our criminal justice system entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of Black people every day.”

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'SNL' Viewers Praise, Critique Michael Che's Call for 'Cheap Cracker' Trump to Help Puerto Rico

The “Saturday Night Live” season premiere also featured musical guest Jay-Z, who performed while wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey.

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Alan Yang's 3 Most Illuminating Revelations on Directing Jay-Z's 'Moonlight' Video

The “Master of None” co-creator spoke to Vulture about directing Hov’s latest video, which cast Issa Rae and Jerrod Carmichael in an all-Black “Friends” remake.

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Mahershala Ali, Kendrick Lamar and Other Black Artists Talk Candidly About Race in 'Story of O.J.' Footnotes

Ali: “We move through the world playing defense, we don’t have the capacity to play offense.”