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RS Thought Box: How Dangerous Is It To Be Black?

Recently, Huffington Post came out with an article titled "27 Thing Every Black Person Must Learn Before Age 12" following the recent decision to not indict the officer who killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

America has successfully reminded all black people, that no matter your age and gender, if you are black...your life is expendable. You are not of value, you are not contributing to society, and if you die in an unjust manner there will be no justice for you. The fact that there even needs to be an explanation as to why a 12-year-old child did NOT deserve to be shot by police, says far more about the state of this country than any article ever could.

Just this year alone we had 1,125 people die at the hands of police, according to a tracking project by The Washington Post. Blacks are

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Jidenna: The RAPstation Spotlight

Breaking onto the scene with his single "Classic Man", singer/rapper Jidenna (full name Jidenna Theodore Mobisson) is currently signed to Wondaland Records.

Born on May 4th, 1985 to a white mother and Nigerian father, he grew up in Nigeria where his father was a professor of computer science at Enugu State University. Jidenna's name in the Igbo language actually means "embrace the father".

Jidenna's family moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1995 and he later attended Stanford University first studying sound engineering before switching to "ritualistic arts". After his graduation in 2008, he moved on to pursue his music career full-time.

In February of 2015 he released his song "Classic Man" which debuted at number 49 on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. "Classic Man" went on

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Son of Michael Jordan responds to Facts track by Kanye West

Marcus Jordan has brushed off Kanye West's diss track 'Facts', which includes a reference to his father Michael Jordan. West released it on New Year's Eve and the track uses Future and Drake's 'Jumpman' as a sample and has the rapper stating: "Yeezy, Yeezy, Yeezy just jumped over Jumpman" which is a shot at Nike from the Adidas-affiliated artist. Jumpman is Nike's Michael Jordan-related merchandise line.

Marcus Jordan was the first of his family to respond to the line and took to Twitter on Saturday (Jan. 2) to make his thoughts clear. "Yeezy just jumped over @Jumpman23?? LOL I needed a good laugh to start my #2016," he tweeted. He then went on to post a GIF of his legendary father laughing.

'Facts' is West's third release of the year and follows behind 'All Day' and 'FourFiveSecond

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Future accuses Ciara of keeping him from their son

Future is claiming that former partner Ciara is barring him access to their son, also named Future.

The rapper, whose real name is Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, separated from Ciara in 2014 after allegations of his infidelity. Future Jr, Ciara's first born child and Future's fourth, was born in May of that year.

In a series of tweets, Future claims that since their split, he has barely seen their son and has to go through lawyers to see "babyfuture". Future wrote: "This bitch got control problems. I gotta go through lawyers to see babyfuture...the fuckery for 15k a month. I jus want babyfuture that's all," he added. "I been silent for a year & a half...I ran outta patience."

Future has had a productive 2015 after releasing two mixtapes, including a solo album and a collaboration with D

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Rick Ross and Lira Galore have officially split

With the initial rumors popped up last November, Lira Galore has now confirmed that she is no longer with Rick Ross.

Galore told Global Grind that she first met Ross on the set of a Lil Wayne music video. "I met Ross on the set of the "Thug Cry" video with Lil Wayne, but we didn’t start talking until later, because on set it was just a work vibe," Galore said. "We met again All-Star Weekend and he grabbed me like, 'yo, I've been looking for you.' We exchanged numbers and the rest is history."

This was Galore's first time in her life being in a relationship with a celebrity. "This was my first time in a public relationship, so I was happy about putting it out there," Galore said. "But people on social media don't like to see that type of stuff, so they dug up o

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T.I. being sued by jewelry company

TMZ is reporting that rapper T.I. is being sued by a local jewelry company in Atlanta for $700,000, the very same week that he laid his late grandfather to rest.

As reported by TMZ, the jewelry company Aydin & Co. is suing T.I. for unpaid debts on the jewelry they sold him over the past decade. In the lawsuit details, the company delivered an 18.5 karat white gold bracelet, a ring and yellow gold rosary to the rapper in 2014 for which T.I. paid $20,000. According to Aydin though, the pieces totaled at $64,000, leaving $44,000 still owed.

The company has elaborated on further debts owed, suing for a total larger than $700,000; according to reports T.I. is calling the lawsuit bogus.

T.I. is not the first rapper to have monetary disagreements with jewelers, in March of 2015 DJ Khaled

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