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Monday, February 25, 2008

The Man

posted by on February 25 at 13:47 PM

Jay-Z making money from the…
beyonce-and-jay-z-at-nba.jpg …African Slave Trade!

This ain’t no joke:

Rap mogul Jay-Z is at the center of a $5 billion dollar “claim of lien” filed against him by Brooklyn activist Clive Campbell and the DA Black Defense League.

Campbell claims Jay-Z, born Shawn Carter, as well as developer Bruce Ratner and Barclays bank worked “in concert” with Barclays and “profited from the African Slave Trade and continue to profit from these gains, through a conspiracy dating back hundreds of years and continue to date to oppress Black people, enslave them, unlawfully deport them to all corners of the Earth.”

But how can this be? Jay-Z is a real brother?

According to The Observer, Barclays, Ratner and Jay-Z are connected in the case through their ties to a $4 billion Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn, where Ratner and Barclays plans to build a Frank Gehry-designed basketball arena for the New Jersey Nets, as well as more than 6,000 new apartments.

After hearing this piece of news, learning that Dick Cheney donated his entire fortune to the NAACP would not come with a shock.

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love the chapeau hov
i'm just glad it wasn't kool herc.

Posted by lar | February 25, 2008 3:25 PM

I don't get how the project is connected to the slave trade. Explain?

Posted by bludgeon | February 26, 2008 9:04 AM

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