Harvard Faces Lawsuit After Allegedly Profiting From Slave Photo

Tamara Lanier is suing Harvard for utilizing a picture her ancestors who had been slaves and priting f the picture, USA Today particulars. The picture in query is from 1850 and is claimed to be the earliest pictures American slaves. The picture reveals an African man named Renty and his daughter, Delia stripped bare and photographed at completely different angles. 

Harvard Faces Lawsuit After Allegedly Priting From Slave Photo
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A former biology pressor, Louis Agassiz, commissioned the picture to help his debunked concept that African-Americans had been inferior to white individuals. That’s the place Tamara is available in together with her lawsuit, suing the Ivy League college for ignoring her requests to “cease licensing the images for the college’s prit.” Tamara is suing for an unspecified quantity and is demanding her household pictures get returned again to her. 

Apparently, Tamara reached out to the college in 2011, however they’ve ignored her requests. “This will pressure them to have a look at my info,” she mentioned her go well with. “It can even pressure them to publicly have the dialogue about who Renty was and restoring him his dignity.”

“For years, Papa Renty’s slave house owners prited from his struggling. It’s time for Harvard to cease doing the identical factor to our household,” she added. “Harvard’s refusal to honor our household’s historical past by acknowledging our lineage and its personal shameful previous is an insult to Papa Renty’s life and reminiscence.” 

Kobe Bryant Directs James Harden & Donavan Mitchell In BODYARMOR Ad

Kobe Bryant has already received an Academy Award for his work within the visible arts and now the NBA legend is trying to proceed his work within the trade as he directed a current industrial for sports activities drink firm BODYARMOR. Bryant is an investor within the firm which can also be the ficial sports activities drink supplier the NCAA and the NCAA March Madness basketball event. The industrial, which made its debut at present to mark the beginning the event, options NBA stars Donovan Mitchell and James Harden.

The advert pokes enjoyable at Gatorade because the narrator poses the query whether or not or not Harden and Mitchell would use outdated expertise to fill out their brackets. This prompts the narrator to elucidate that they would not do such a factor, so why would they drink an outdated sports activities drink? Of course, they’re speaking about Gatorade.

In addition to the advert marketing campaign, BODYARMOR can also be doing a bracket challenge the place followers can compete in opposition to BODYARMOR athletes like Harden and Mike Trout to see who could make the most effective event predictions.

Check out the Kobe-directed industrial above and be sure you watch March Madness this week to get an awesome repair school basketball.

Meek Mill, India Love, & More Pay Tribute To Cliff Dixon, Erica Mena’s Ex

This morning, it was reported that Cliff Dixon, Kevin Durant‘s finest good friend and Erica Mena’s ex-boyfriend, passed away after he was shot at his birthday party. Many his family and friends have been reacting to the truly unfortunate news, sending their regards on social media. From the sheer quantity memorial posts which have been circulating, you’ll be able to inform that Cliff was any person that touched lots souls and helped lots individuals. The circumstances surrounding his dying are nonetheless being checked out as his family members pour out their heartfelt condolences to his household.

India Love was as soon as in a relationship with Cliff Dixon and her coronary heart is weighing heavy in the present day. “Rest in peace to an incredible man,” wrote the mannequin on her Instagram story. Dave East additionally wrote a touching message to Dixon and Kevin Durant, noting that they have been collectively simply a short time in the past in Atlanta. Meek Mill additionally confirmed main love, posting a photograph the late Dixon and writing that he is had many gratifying nights with the person. “Damn that’s fucked up @cldtoon rip,” he wrote.

According to TMZ, Dixon’s dying is being investigated as a murder. The police have stated that the previous basketball star was standing within the car parking zone exterior his party when he was shot a number of instances. RIP Cliff. 

Kylie Jenner Talks Having More Children & How She Wants To Be Remembered

Kylie Jenner is the youngest the Kardashian/Jenner clan and seemingly essentially the most profitable since turning into the youngest self-made billionaire. Last 12 months in February Kylie welcomed her first baby with Travis Scott and based on her, that is when her life actually began. The 21-year-old is the most recent cowl star for Interview Magazine, the place she talks having extra kids amongst different issues. 

“I do need extra youngsters however I should not have any plans within the close to future to have kids proper now,” she instructed the publication after explaining that child Stormi Webster has modified her life for the higher. Kylie additional detailed how the time period “position mannequin” now has extra strain since she has a daughter her personal.

Kylie Jenner Talks Having More Children & How She Wants To Be Remembered
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“I by no means thought that this might occur,” she stated being the youngest billionaire. “I believed in Kylie Cosmetics however I didn’t even know what I used to be getting myself into. It feels superb, it’s wild, and being the youngest ever to do it’s a blessing. I now need to concentrate on giving again to individuals and doing issues that I’m keen about.”

Kylie has been trolled on the concept that she’s not “self-made” however she instructed the publication that there is not a dime in her checking account that is inherited. “There’s actually no different phrase to make use of apart from self-made as a result of that’s the reality. That is the class that I fall beneath. Although, I’m a particular case as a result of earlier than I began Kylie Cosmetics, I had an enormous platform and much followers,” she stated. “I didn’t get cash from my dad and mom previous the age 15. I used 100% my very own cash to start out the corporate, not a dime in my checking account is inherited… and I’m very proud that.”

As for the way she needs to be remembered, it is plain and easy. “I hope individuals will keep in mind that I pushed boundaries, impressed them, labored extremely onerous, set tendencies, and made historical past with my enterprise – all at a younger age.  I hope to encourage different younger ladies to know that there aren’t any limits and to work onerous for what you consider in,” she stated.

Elton John Dubs A Tribe Called Quest "The Seminal Hip Hop Band Of All Time"

Q-Tip was a latest visitor on Elton John’s Beats 1 radio present, the place he was greeted with a barrage of compliments courtesy of the rock icon. During the interview, Sir Elton referred to A Tribe Called Quest as considered one of Hip Hop’s most influential teams ever.

“I’m so thrilled to do that present with you,” John mentioned. “ATCQ are in all probability the seminal hip hop band of all time I believe.”

As he continued, the Grammy Award-winning singer requested Q-Tip concerning the group’s preliminary breakup.

“Yeah, you understand it will get to the purpose prefer it’s a wedding as all people says,” Q-Tip defined. “It acquired a little bit funky there, however we at all times cherished one another all of us grew up with one another and plus, the occasions had been altering.

“When we began it was extra of a bunch factor, after which years later it’s a really stylish factor in Hip Hop the place it acquired to be a solo man’s sport. It simply occurred, however we did okay.”

John replied, “There’s one thing about A Tribe Called Quest that was so cool. It was so type of laid again, nevertheless it was so funky. You had been in contrast to every other Hip Hop band, I believe. I keep in mind beginning out seeing bands like N.W.A and Public Enemy in London on the Hammersmith Odeon.

“And then De La Soul and folks like that. And it’s simply, there’s one thing fantastic about you guys coming collectively and all of the totally different members.”

Q-Tip responded, “I assume the factor with us is that we simply at all times tried to type of simply be ourselves. Like we clearly had, you understand, all the guys who got here earlier than us, whether or not or not it’s the Grandmaster Flashes or the Run-DMCs that set a sure precedent.”

Elsewhere of their dialog, Q-Tip touched on dropping Phife Dawg and revealed he’s engaged on three new solo albums in addition to initiatives with Danny Brown and Mary J. Blige.

Although the complete recording isn’t but out there on Apple Music, take a look at the snippets above.

Le’Veon Bell Disses Steelers: "They Don’t Even Treat You Like You’re Human"

Le’Veon Bell knew his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers was up when he determined to carry out all final season over a contract dispute. Bell was sad with the cash the Steelers have been placing on the desk and would not give in. It was an admirable place to take as gamers try to take the ability again from money-hungry house owners who prit f their gamers. Last week, Bell signed a Four-year $52.5 million take care of the New York Jets and just lately obtained to speak to Sports Illustrated in regards to the deal.

In the piece which you’ll learn here, Bell had some fairly damning criticisms his former group.

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“Pittsburgh is a good group. They’ve obtained an important proprietor, head coach. They variety deal with you want—they don’t deal with you such as you’re human. What I imply by that’s like, yeah, I’m an NFL athlete, however nonetheless I’m a human being. You know what I’m saying? I nonetheless play video video games, I nonetheless make music. They don’t wish to mean you can be your self. They need you to be, in the event you’re a Steelers, you’re actually enjoying soccer 24/7. You’re not purported to be enjoying video video games and like making music, enjoying basketball. You’re not purported to be doing that. You’re purported to be figuring out.”

Travis Scott Dispels Relationship Issues With Kylie Jenner With One Emoji

Last month it was reported that billionaire Kylie Jenner accused Travis Scott dishonest on her which led the “SICKO MODE” rapper to cancel his live performance in Buffalo to work issues out along with his child mama. Sources mentioned Kylie discovered “proof” that Travis was playing around which sparked a blow-out combat. Nothing has been confirmed from each events, however reps for Travis did say he denied the allegations. 

Soon after, new reports detailed how the couple was nonetheless on the rocks, however extra just lately it appears as if issues could also be wanting up. Just the opposite day Travis proudly wore a hoodie along with his supposed spouse adorned on the entrance, making fairly the style assertion that his main woman continues to be his primary. 

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More just lately, Travis has been displaying digital shows affection with a current heart-eyed emoji he dropped f within the remark part Kylie’s newest Instagram photograph. The picture is a sultry one, the place Kylie exhibits f some neon lingerie by way of an all-white gown. 

When the rumours first made headlines, sources close to Kylie revealed that the make-up mogul was prepared to do what she might for her relationship, not prepared to surrender simply but. 

Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone’s Opponent Revealed For UFC Fight Night: Ottawa

UFC veteran Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has been angling for a fight with Conor McGregor, and though the Irish famous person appeared interested in such a bout, that showdown will not be taking place. At least, not till after Cowboy takes on Al Iaquinta. 

According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Cerrone and Iaquinta have verbally agreed to battle as the principle occasion UFC Fight Night: Ottawa on May Four.

The 35-year previous Cerrone (35-11-1) has received his final two fights, together with a primary spherical submission victory in opposition to Mike Perry again in November, and a second-round TKO win in opposition to Alexander Hernandez on January 19.

“I simply suppose it is an awesome battle,” Iaquinta told ESPN. “I have been watching Cowboy since his WEC days. I like these fights, combating guys I got here up watching and at all times questioning how I might do in opposition to them, considering I might beat them. I’ve loads respect for Cowboy.

“There are loads large fights developing on this division. Anybody might get a giant win and see their inventory skyrocket.”

Iaquinta (14-Four-1) most not too long ago defeated Kevin Lee by unanimous in December. The 31-year previous Lightweight has received six his final seven bouts, with the one defeat coming by the hands undefeated champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 final April.

According to ESPN, different matches on the UFC Fight Night: Ottawa card embody Derek Brunson vs Elias Theodorou and heavyweights Arjan Bhullar vs Juan Adams.

Trae Young Believes He Is The Best Rookie In The NBA

This yr’s NBA rookie class has been fairly spectacular because of a plethora spotlight reel performs and simply general flashiness. The chief the rookies this yr has been Dallas Mavericks step-back three-point shooter Luke Doncic. While Doncic has been in a league his personal, Atlanta Hawks rookie Trae Young has been fairly good himself. Young could not have the identical highlights package deal as Doncic however he has put up stable numbers and performs with the sort hearth you may solely hope for from a rookie. With the season winding down, Young is assured that he is one of the best amongst his friends.

“Yeah,” Young instructed Yahoo Sports when requested if he deserves Rookie the Year. “It’s respect. Luka’s had a extremely good yr. Deandre (Ayton) even had a extremely good yr. Jaren Jackson Jr., earlier than he bought injured, had a extremely good yr. This rookie class is deep, however on the identical time, I really feel like I am one of the best one in it.”

Despite a tough begin to the season, Young believes he is completed greater than sufficient to be thought-about as one of the best rookie this yr and that he hopes to be acknowledged come awards season.

“For me, I need to be one of the best and if being the Rookie the Year and getting the goes to find out if I am one of the best rookie in my class, course, I need to win it,” Young mentioned. “I nonetheless consider there’s time. I feel my month November, the way in which I performed, the taking pictures, actually damage me this yr.”

The Atlanta Hawks are 24-48 this season and are ranked 12th within the Eastern Conference.

#DXCLUSIVE: M-Dot Braves New York City’s Winter Weather For "Price Of Love" Video

HipHopDX Premiere – Massachusetts-based indie label Own Lane Music dropped the Stay In Your Lane Vol. 1 compilation final week. Boasting contributions from M-Dot, Quiz, The Artifacts, Rapper Big Pooh, Deacon The Villain and EMS, the venture featured 18 tracks bursting on the seams with genuine Hip Hop.

Now, M-Dot has returned with a video for “Price Of Love,” which is taken into account a bonus monitor from the compilation. The video was shot by director Peter Ziedler on a chilly and wintry New York City day and showcases the personification of temper music in a movie noir lens. It additionally pairs completely with Jon Glass’ manufacturing and the precision of DJ Access’ cuts.

The Stay In Your Lane Euro-Tour kicks off on March 21.

Check out the “Price Of Love” video above and take a look at the tour dates under.

Mac Miller & Madlib’s Unreleased "MacLib" Project Has "No Officials Plans" For Release

Bad information for anybody that was trying ahead to MacLib: there aren’t any ficial plans for the mission’s launch. 

A number of weeks in the past, Thelonious Martin revealed that Mac Miller and Madlib recorded a joint project called MacLib earlier than the rapper’s loss of life in September. Hip-hop heads rejoiced on the sound a joint mission between Mac Miller and MadLib. Madlib’s website Rappcats posted a statement earlier at this time confirming the mission exists however there aren’t any precise plans to launch it any time quickly.

The assertion recalled how Mac Miller and Madlib initially related. After Mac recorded his verse on Freddie Gibbs and Madlib’s title monitor f  Pinata, Madlib began sending Mac batches beats which Mac would ship again. Without any discover, Madlib would come with these songs in his pageant set. Mac was ecstatic that Madlib spun some the tracks and texted Madlib’s staff:  My homie despatched me a video one the joints me and Madlib did that he was spinning… Made me glad.”

The two ended up creating an EP’s value music collectively which was speculated to be the start extra collaborations. The identify MacLib grew to become the title after the mission from the metadata from a tune Mac despatched again to Madlib.

“And that identify, MacLib? Like Jaylib, it was simply within the metadata one the information he despatched over. “MacLib – Number four” it learn. The tune nonetheless doesn’t have an ficial title, and there aren’t any ficial plans to launch the EP,” the assertion reads.

Over the weekend, Madlib debuted some unreleased music with Mac Miller throughout his set in San Diego. 

Jamaican Duo The Yutes Announce Babygrande Records Deal With "Don’t Blow My High" Video

Babygrande Records has welcomed the most recent artist to its roster — The Yutes. To coincide with the announcement, the Jamaican duo has dropped a video for “Don’t Blow My High.” Produced by D-errick, the music additionally options fellow rapper Operator and meshes effectively with the Cricket-directed visible.

Hailing from Kingston, The Yutes (Jamaican Patois slang for “The Youth”) consists of brothers Santris and ChrisNI, who seamlessly mix their Jamaican dancehall and reggae affect with modern-day lure music.

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Santris and ChrisNI are the sons of Jamaican dancehall legend Mr. Lexx. As youngsters, they moved to the United States to pursue music full-time and have since gained notoriety with a handful of singles, together with “Swervin” and “Push.”

They additionally obtained traction with “Trap Don Dadas,” which was featured on the A3C Volume 7 Compilation. At this yr’s SXSW Festival, The Yutes shared the stage with J.I.D, Flipp Dinero, DaBaby, Reason, Drako, Lightskin Keisha and Valee, amongst others.

Watch the “Don’t Blow My High” video above and cop the only here. 

Gary Payton’s Nike Zoom GP Is Coming Back In 2019

When you consider signature Nike basketball footwear and the gamers that had them, Gary Payton in all probability is not a reputation that you just suppose all that ten. While Payton was a implausible defensive participant for the Seattle Supersonics, he did not have the identical famous person potential as Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant and for that purpose, his signature shoe was forgotten. For those that did not know, Payton dropped the Nike Zoom GP, his first ficial signature shoe, in 1999 just for it to by no means be launched once more. Well, the Beaverton model is placing an finish to that, because the Nike Zoom GP will probably be re-released this 12 months, in accordance with us11Gary Payton's Nike Zoom GP Is Coming Back In 2019.

The sneaker has an oddly futuristic look to it contemplating it got here out earlier than the brand new millennium. The majority the shoe is wearing a gray leather-based higher, whereas a panel black leather-based runs up the aspect close to the toe field. There can also be a flap that wraps over the tongue and is held in place by a buckle strap. 

Gary Payton's Nike Zoom GP Is Coming Back In 2019


There is not any worth related to this shoe but, however in accordance with Sneaker News, it should launch on April 20th at Nike Basketball retailers throughout North America.

Robert Kraft Offered Deal In Prostitution Case: Report

Back in February, New England Patriots proprietor Robert Kraft was implicated in a prostitution sting on the Orchids Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida. Authorities acknowledged that they’d video over 100 males soliciting prostitution inside the spa, with one the boys being Kraft. The Patriots proprietor was charged with two misdemeanor counts first-degree solicitation. Kraft pleaded not responsible to each these counts and is anticipated again in courtroom on March 28th.

In a brand new report from the Wall Street JournalKraft would possibly have the ability to get himself out his newfound authorized battle as Florida prosecutors have reportedly proposed a deal. Essentially, Kraft would be given the possibility to assessment the proof after which admit that he can be discovered responsible based mostly on the findings. Many the opposite males who’ve been charged are being given the identical alternative. If Kraft have been to confess his guilt, all fees can be dropped.

Robert Kraft Offered Deal In Prostitution Case: Report

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As the report explains, it is unclear whether or not or not the boys will take the deal. If they do, they should full 100 hours neighborhood service, bear testing for sexually transmitted ailments, pay all their courtroom prices, and at last, full an academic course on prostitution.

Stay tuned for updates on the case as we’ll make sure you offer you new info as quickly because it turns into out there.

Kid Ink feat. Lil Wayne & Saweetie ‘YUSO’

Kid Ink makes it nasty in his new video for “YUSO” that includes Lil Wayne and Saweetie.

Directed by Mike Ho, the provocative clip takes place on a soundstage. Surrounded by neon lights, Kid Ink takes middle stage alongside his twerking co-stars. Tunechi rocks a white fur and heart-shaped glasses, whereas Saweetie flaunts her curvy property whereas laying down her specific verse.

Shooting a video with Wayne was a dream come true for Saweetie. “I wrote my first freestyle to a milli after I was 14 and now I’m right here!! Such an honor to be working with @liltunechi,” said the “ICY GRL.” “@kidink thanks for placing this collectively I’m soooo pleased with this second.”

“YUSO” is a single off Kid Ink’s December EP Missed Calls. The seven-track venture additionally contains contributions from Rich the Kid, Valee, Murda Beatz, and Bongo ByTheApproach.