Young Thug, RICO and Rap Lyrics On Trial

Lyrics can change the course of a rapper's life for the better. But in the case of Young Thug and Gunna, their rap lyrics could be used as key evidence that can lead to them serving years in prison.

The 56-count indictment filed by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis could derail the once-prosperous careers of both Atlanta-based artists, but the case could also have an overall impact on Hip-Hop and how rap lyrics are used as evidence in a court of law. Nine of Young Thug’s songs are lis

Redeem Team: How Kobe Bryant’s steel restored pride to US basketball

In the first decade of the 21st-century, America endured turmoil on multiple fronts. Following the devastating tragedy of 9/11, the nation would also find itself in the midst of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan while a financial crisis at home nearly destroyed the housing market.

The vulnerability even trickled down to the US men’s basketball team, a seemingly invincible force during the Dream Team days of Magic, Jordan, Barkley, and Bird. But the NBA star-packed squad would lose its allure followi

The photo that captures the heartbreak and strength of Brittney Griner

For five months, Brittney Griner has been all but silenced. Before officials stopped her at Sheremetyevo International Airport on 17 February for allegedly bringing cannabis oil into Russia, the WNBA star’s impact went beyond high-scoring games, Olympic gold medals and fast-break dunks. Outside of sports, Griner has often used her voice to galvanize and help the masses.

When American cities were filled with protests in 2020 after the police killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, Griner us

‘Criminal in any other setting’: do fans pose a threat to NBA and MLB stars?

As April drew to a close, Cleveland Guardians outfielders had to deal with a few unusual problems during their team’s visit to Yankee Stadium. But it wasn’t flyballs caught in the swirling winds over the Bronx, or the power of sluggers Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge that were unsettling them. Instead, they found themselves pelted with garbage by fans. Cleveland right fielder Oscar Mercado’s most significant catch of the game was intercepting a beer can that had been thrown at his head. The si

Brittney Griner’s detainment in Russia weighs heavy on WNBA as new season starts

Every team begins its season hoping to win the championship, but that goal may appear inconsequential in this year’s WNBA when one of the league’s leading players, Brittney Griner, continues to languish in a Russian jail.

WNBA players are attempting to remain focused on the court, while worrying about Griner’s condition and any news of a potential release after she was detained over allegations she brought cannabis into Russia.

Courtney Vandersloot, a guard for the Chicago Sky, was Griner’s te

Dwayne Haskins was dehumanized in the wake of his tragic death

When Daniel Wilcox read the tweet ESPN’s Adam Schefter posted to break the news of NFL quarterback Dwayne Haskins’ death, he thought about how some view athletes as mere entertainers without taking the time to see them as human.

“When you’re in the NFL, you’re just a piece of meat. You’re a name and you’re a number,” says Wilcox, who played tight end for the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Baltimore Ravens.

Schefter caught backlash after listing Haskins’ career setbacks while reportin

‘My team said it was no big deal’: US basketballers on life in Ukraine and Russia

As is often the case in times of war, Jordan Swing and Troy Barnies struggled with who to believe at the start of February as Russian troops gathered on the border of Ukraine, where they both played professional basketball. On one hand, Joe Biden had urged American citizens to leave Ukraine within 48 hours. On the other hand, their teams had said they should stay where they were. Swing, a former standout at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, said his team went as far as threatening him with f

Keisha Lance Bottoms: Atlanta's leading visionary shares story of winning

Just one week after winning a contentious runoff election to become the 60th mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms glanced out of a large studio window overlooking her hometown. The sun, peeking through clouds, illuminated her face as the camera captured her in a fleeting moment of solitude. Her soft smile hinted at the relief of accomplishment while her intense eyes revealed a focused determination. She stood still, comfortable in her preparedness, even as she anticipated the long road ahead.

H.E.R.'s music and message are one

In a dimly lit studio in the heart of New York City, we set out on a journey to unveil the mystery of H.E.R. The music and vibe would be first. The look and style would come later, if at all. It was the essence of Having Everything Revealed in time.

We live in an era where accessibility has become the norm. Social media and Google make it possible for us to discover a person’s life, past and ideology in a matter of seconds. Nothing is a secret. Nothing is sacred. Everything is shared. Everyone


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