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  1. Mdundo: East African tunes for the mobile generationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | CNN

    ... in various countries across the continent to see how they are working to make their business dreams become reality. (CNN) -- Pulsating beats, electrifying melodies and irresistible grooves -- East Africa's vibrant music scene has been steadily ...

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  2. 'We're Not Scared To Be Human': The Other Album Taking On Police Brutality In 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | ThinkProgress

    ... Wilson killed Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Killer Mike (given name: Michael Render) wrote an op-ed and appeared on CNN to voice the despair and anger Mike Brown's death exposed. And Run The Jewels 2 , released not long after, included songs ...

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  3. Girl takes action after name on 'naughty' listRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | WPTV Local News

    (WXMI/CNN) Ella Christie is pretty adamant that she has never received coal in her Christmas stocking and, for that matter, she has only gotten in trouble "just once" in school. So, you can imagine how 7-year-old Ella felt when she found out from her ...

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  4. Nickelback Writes Song Inspired by Ferguson Unrest, FinallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | LA Weekly

    ... but I wanted it to feel that way in the song, since it feels that way in so many other parts of the world. You turn on CNN and it's like, "Wow!" We'd have it on for 15 minutes and we'd have to shut it off because it was so depressing. The state of ...

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  5. YouTube's 10 Most Watched Videos Of 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | ContactMusic.com

    The ten most-watched videos on YouTube in 2014 were calculated by CNN today, and the winner wasa drumrolla "Mutant Giant Spider Dog" . The CNN-edited highlights reel shows clips of the full list.

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  6. Cliff Central: Shock jock's WeChat 'un-radio' stationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | CNN

    ... on how technology is revolutionizing the way we live and do business. Looking at new business models and innovations, CNN explains and analyzes all aspects of this disruptive global shift. "Which f***ing Hitler used in World War II for propaganda!" ...

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  7. Hacking media: Al Jazeera hackathon imagines the future of newsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | GigaOM

    The Qatar-based news operation Al Jazeera is notable for a number of reasons, including the fact that it is one of the first new TV ventures to become a significant force on the media landscape since CNN first arrived 30 years ago. And since one of the things that being new allows you to do is experiment more than most of your long-established competitors, that's exactly what Al Jazeera did with its recent Canvas hackathon , which brought media types and developers together in the Qatari capital of Doha for a weekend of news wonkery.

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  8. Jill Scott Defends Bill Cosby as Important Role Model for "Brown People," Dismisses Rape AllegationsRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 2 | The Hollywood Gossip

    The model sat down this week for a CNN interview in which she described how the comedian drugged her and allegedly raped her while the stars were in Lake Tahoe together over 30 years ago. But Jill Scott has come out as one of the few celebrities who is actually standing by Cosby, as she defended him today against Twitter followers who believe he committed many atrocities against women back in the day.

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  9. Killer Mike Pens Powerful Op-Ed on Rap Music's Negative StigmaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | Spin

    ... Ice T once put it, "If I hadn't had a chance to rap, I'd either be dead or in jail." UPDATE: Killer Mike appeared on CNN this afternoon, where he spoke to Brooke Baldwin about his emotional reaction to Ferguson, his recent St. Louis speech, and ...

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  10. Is It Legal To Threaten To Kill Your Wife On Facebook?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | Refinery 29

    ... Cop" Gilberto Valle argued he never intended to kill and eat all those women). Elonis' attorney, John Elwood, told CNN that his client's Facebook posts were a cathartic, therapeutic way to let off steam, likening them to the way that a rap artist ...

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  11. SCOTUS to hear online free speech case MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    (CNN) - The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Monday on a case examining free speech and social media. The issue is whether violent rap lyrics posted on Facebook are protected by the First Amendment. The case centers around a Pennsylvania man ...

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  12. Read Killer Mike's USA Today Op-Ed About Using Rap Lyrics In Criminal TrialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | Stereogum

    ... Mike is headed. We reached out to Run The Jewels' publicist but haven't heard back. UPDATE : Killer Mike appeared on CNN again this afternoon, and the broadcast confirmed that he'll be teaching at Morehouse College next year. He spoke with Brooke ...

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  13. Supreme Court to hear online free speech caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | Click Orlando

    ... back seat. Dropped your body in toad creek and made it look like rape or murder." Elonis' attorney, John Elwood, tells CNN the posts were "therapeutic" for his client similar to the way a rapper blows off steam in a rap song. "There's a reason why ...

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  14. Ann Coulter:Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 27 | Jewish World Review

    ... at how blacks are reacting! (While I don't approve of the looting part, I do approve of the whole throwing-bottles-at-CNN part.) The looters aren't the community! The community doesn't want black thugs robbing stores and sauntering down the middle ...

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  15. Ann Coulter: Liberals Willing To Fight To The Last Drop Of Black BloodRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | VDARE

    ... at how blacks are reacting! (While I don't approve of the looting part, I do approve of the whole throwing-bottles-at-CNN part.) The community doesn't want black thugs robbing stores and sauntering down the middle of its streets. The community ...

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  16. Taylor Swift Films Lena Dunham Dancing To A Song Called 'Lena Dunham'Read the original story

    Wednesday Nov 26 | MTV

    ... for the O Music Awards. In the past, she served as associate editor at Mashable, penned a netiquette column for CNN and co-authored the blog and book "Stuff Hipsters Hate." She likes trying not to die in moshpits and listening to songs on repeat. ...

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  17. How Not to Use a Grand JuryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | New Yorker

    ... approach. Jeffrey Toobin has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1993 and the senior legal analyst for CNN since 2002. Strongbox is a new way for you to share information, messages, and files with our writers and editors and is designed to ...

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  18. War Machine, Greed, Poverty the Real Issue in Ferguson, Says Rapper Killer MikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | WebProNews

    ... us, against the mother-fucking machine!" Killer Mike had already made his opinion on the Ferguson matter known. He told CNN , "We have essentially gone from being communities that were policed by people from the communities to being communities that ...

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  19. Giuliani: Obama Said Same Thing about Black Crime as I Did, But I Was Called a RacistRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | Mediaite.com

    Former Gotham Mayor Rudy Giuliani thinks he got a bum rap when his comments last Sunday on Meet the Press , in which he said that white officers shooting black people was at least partially caused by the heavy police presence in minority community, blew up into accusations of racism, especially as President Barack Obama iterated the same point in his speech last night. "I said the same thing the President of the United States said and I was accused of being a racist," Giuliani told CNN's New Day Tuesday morning. 2 comments

  20. Paris' "Night Of The Long Knives" Draws Attention To Police BrutalityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | HipHopDx

    ... protestors in Ferguson gained major network headlines for the people on the ground. Atlanta artist Killer Mike spoke to CNN about the complicated nature of the conflicts underlying the systematic brutality in the streets. "This isn't just a Black ...

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