#TrendingTopics - Jay-Z Is Paying It Forward - Pop Smoke Suspects Charged

Jay-Z Is Paying It Forward

Jay-Z has established himself as one of America's most successful Black businessmen, and he's trying to help others up the ladder with a new ad campaign.

Hov took out full-page ads in daily newspapers such as the New York Times, Chicago Tribune and Denver Post, promoting various businesses from law firms, to restaurants, to beauty salons.

Eventhough the ads varied from town to town, they all ended with the message “Historically, Black people have been murdered for owning, thriving and being successful. To that, we say never again. Power is in Black voices. Power is in Black actions. Power is in Black wallets.”

You know, an endorsement like this is worth a lot... The old marching slogan says it best -- "a people united will never be defeated."

Pop Smoke Suspects Have Been Charged With Murder

The LAPD have officially charged all five suspects in the death of Pop Smoke. Bail has been set and their names have been released.

After yesterday's arrests, police said the suspects are a part of a local gang. Two of the three suspects and the unnamed juveniles have been charged with murder. The third adult, faces attempted murder. Bail for all five has been set at $1 million.

Investigators have also tied the suspects to the murder of an 18-year-old male, Kamryn Stone, after a fight broke out in the parking lot of last year's Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

Kanye's Easy Voter Registration Tutorial

I still dont know if Kanye West is actually be running for President this year, but he's using his platform to get people ready to exercise their right to vote in the fall.

He took a trip to the county clerk's office near his Wyoming residence to demonstrate how easy it is to register to vote... Kanye might be back in his meds now...

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