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In today’s America plagued by shootings, Woodstock 2.0 unlikely

Major events in America now are not complete without metal detectors ⁠— and the ever-growing paranoia that a gunman could be in the crowd.

New series spotlights Trayvon Martin killing

Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story premiered on the Paramount Network and BET on Monday, a docu-series bankrolled in part by rap mogul Jay Z

Eradicating poverty is not a naïve pipe dream

'To be clear, ending extreme poverty by 2030 is not a farcical or fantastical aim,' writes Kweku Mandela

Beyoncé, Jay-Z release joint album on marriage and identity

The album came out late on Saturday exclusively on Jay-Z's fledgling Tidal streaming service

Red Bull Culture Clash: The beat of two cities

If Atlanta was a taste of what’s to come, Orlando Stadium is going to explode like never before

On our Lists this week: the Joburg Review of Books, Milan Kundera and Little Dragon

The Lists are compiled by Friday editor Milisuthando Bongela and arts writer Kwanele Sosibo

Don’t follow the Pied Piper

Being a strong black woman can be fatal

99 problems but remorse ain’t one: JZ could learn from Jay-Z

As Jay-Z repents for his blunders, JZ dusts off his shoulders and remains blissfully unbothered.

Condoms handed out at Trump rally, Clinton enlists megastars ahead of US election

Reproductive healthcare organisation Planned Parenthood distributed condoms at a Trump rally, while Clinton brought out Jay-Z and Beyonce at hers.

The Lists this week: ‘If He Hollers Let Him Go’, Jay-Z and the #SoGoneChallenge

The Lists this week are compiled by Friday senior arts writer Kwanele Sosibo, regular contributor Sarah Koopman and Nobhongo Gxolo.

Beyond Beyoncé: Politics of a pop-culture icon

Beyoncé is often overlooked in terms of her cultural contributions and artistic value, but is, in many respects, all things to many black women.

Entertainment news: DJ Sbu dumped & dissed, Carters fund #blacklivesmatter

From DJ Sbu's drama to Tumi Molekane's new mixtape and Beyonce and Jay Z aiding resistance movements in the US, here's our entertainment round up.

Jay-Z, Beyonce and Solange walk into an elevator …

Solange Knowles attacked Jay-Z in an elevator. Beyoncé just observed. Shoes were removed. Twitter exploded. And here are our top nine memes.

Why 2013 was a golden year for hip-hop

It was the year not just of great music, but also of hip-hop shaping the debates around popular culture.

Battle of the babies: Blue Ivy vs North West in six memes

Kanye West has finally revealed a picture of his baby, North West. But Haji Mohamed Dawjee doesn't think she's the real queen baby.

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