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J Cole’s New Song Addresses His Insecurity in Leading the Black Plight and Beef with Noname

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Last night J. Cole dropped his new song “Snow on Tha Bluff.” Cole addresses that he’s not as smart as people make him out to be just because he has a college degree. With that in mind he calls out who people believe is Chicago rapper, Noname, for being mad at celebrities for not using their platform to speak about black issues.

My IQ is average, there’s a young lady out there way smarter than me. I scrolled through her timeline in these wild times and I started to read….She mad at my n*****, she mad at our ignorance, she wear her heart on her sleeve. She mad at the celebrities, lowkey I be thinkin’ she talkin’ bout me.

According to Complex, in a now-deleted tweet, Noname tweeted back in May that, “poor black folks all over the country are putting their bodies on the line in protest for our collective safety and y’all favorite top selling rappers not even willing to put a tweet up. n***** whole discographies be about black plight and they no where to be found.”

In response to that tweet Cole raps, “I’m on some ‘F*** a retweet,’ most people is sheep. You got all the answers but how you gon’ reach.”

Cole acknowledges that he’s not woke or equipped enough to be considered a leader during these times. “Just ’cause you woke and I’m not, that shit ain’t no reason to talk like you better than me. How you gon’ lead, when you attacking the very same n***** that really do need the s*** that you sayin’?”

He wants Noname to change her methods when it comes to critiquing people who aren’t as knowledgable about the black plight. He says, “I would say it’s more effective to treat people like children. Understandin’ the time and love and patience that’s needed to grow. This change is inevitable but ain’t none of us seen this before. Therefore we just gotta learn everything as we go.” The challenging part about that statement is that Noname is constantly talking about black issues and even has her own book club that “highlights books that speak on human conditions in critical and original ways.” Also, it’s not a black woman’s job to teach anyone about the subjects of black history, oppression, police brutality, #BlackLivesMatter. In this day and age there are plenty of learning materials and Google is free.

In a deleted tweet, Noname responded to the song and said, “QUEEN TONE!!!!!!”

This morning Cole addressed the criticisms and critiques of the song and in true Nene Leakes fashion he “said what he said” tweeting, “Morning. I stand behind every word of the song that dropped last night.”

He lets people assume they know who the song is about and then goes on to encourage people to follow Noname. Cole believes she’s actually out here leading and doing the work while he’s just someone who raps.

The rapper acknowledges that he hasn’t done a lot of reading nor is he equipped to be a leader but he thinks a lot and appreciates Noname for challenging his beliefs.

Ari Lennox, who is signed to J. Cole’s label, Dreamville, made an appreciation post on Instagram supporting Noname. The post thanked her for constantly caring about Black people and enlightening the community.

Here our Twitter’s thoughts about “Snow on tha Bluff.”

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Share News of the Loss of Their Unborn Child

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Early Thursday morning Chrissy Teigen and John Legend let the world know of the loss of their unborn child. In a heartfelt and heartbreaking post to social media, Teigen described her and husband John Legend’s “deep pain you only hear about.” She went on to talk about how the couple does not typically name their children “until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before (they) leave the hospital,” but somehow they fell on the name “Jack.”

The heartbreaking news comes just days after first being admitted to the hospital for what she described as heavy bleeding. However, two days ago, she assured fans that both her and baby were healthy and doing well. Teigen, no stranger to social media, continued to engage her following, giving brief updates along the way, when shortly after midnight she shared photos of her and John in the hospital cradling their newborn in the immediate aftermath.

While her husband has remained largely unproblematic and scandal-free, Teigen has been the frequent target of scathing criticism – much of which is completely valid. From her ridiculing Black hair, to her seemingly mocking intimate partner violence when she referenced Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez’s incident, Chrissy Teigen has been the focus of such harsh vitriol that she has threatened to quit social media altogether on multiple occasions. Sharing such personal news with the world may come as a surprise to many. 

Overwhelmingly, however, the internet’s response has been positive and embracing. Celebrities and non-celebs alike have offered words of support to the couple as they go through this difficult time. See both the model’s post and the heartwarming responses to it below.

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Chadwick Boseman Passes Away At 43

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Actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for his role as King T’Challa in the box office smash “Black Panther” passed away from colon cancer Friday.

The actor was first diagnosed with stage 3 cancer in 2016, but remained active in his career with much of his work being released post-diagnosis. A statement from his family confirmed that he continued to work despite his cancer progressing, befitting a man who brought America’s first Black superhero to the silver screen. 

As the news of the actor’s death spread, many took to social media to share their condolences. 

The tributes continue to flood in as news of his passing continues to ripple through. Read the official statement from his family below.

“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.

Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.

A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.

It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. 

He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.

The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

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When White Privilege Isn’t Enough to Get Into USC: Lori Loughlin Sentenced to 2 Months in Prison

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Actress Lori Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison today for her role in the college admissions scandal. If you haven’t followed the 10-month-long saga, Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, a fashion designer, plead not guilty to a bribery charge in a college admission scam back in 2019… Because white privilege just isn’t what it used to be.

The two later plead guilty to paying William Rick Singer, the mastermind, $500,000 to guarantee their two daughters a spot at the University of South Carolina.

Loughlin’s sentence came several hours after her husband’s five-month sentence. According to the US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Giannulli’s five-month sentence also came with a whopping fine of $250,000 and 250 hours of community service.

“[Giannulli] engaged more frequently with Singer, directed the bribe payments to USC and Singer, and personally confronted his daughter’s high school counselor to prevent the scheme from being discovered, brazenly lying about his daughter’s athletic abilities,” US Attorney Andrew Lelling of Massachusetts said in the memo released on Tuesday. “Loughlin took a less active role, but was nonetheless fully complicit, eagerly enlisting Singer for a second time for her younger daughter, and coaching her daughter not to ‘say too much’ to her high school’s legitimate college counselor, lest he caught on to their [fradulent activity].

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