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#2. Jay-Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail – 77,000 (735,000)

#9. YMCMB & Friends – Rich Gang – 24,000 (24,000)

#13. J. Cole – Born Sinner – 21,000 (526,000)

#15. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist – 18,000 (950,000)

#20. Wale – The Gifted – 13,000 (268,000)

#24. Kanye West – Yeezus – 12,000 (487,000)

#26. Ace Hood – Trials & Tribulations – 11,000 (44,000)

#55. Mac Miller – Watching Movies With The Sound Off – 6,500 (162,000)

#61. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city – 6,100 (980,000)

#69. Lil Wayne – I Am Not A Human Being II – 5,300 (529,000)

* data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousandth for units above 10,000, nearest hundredth for units below 10,000.

Slavery by Another Name is a 90-minute documentary that challenges one of Americans’ most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South in 1865, thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor with shocking force and brutality. It was a system in which men, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested, compelled to work without pay, repeatedly bought and sold, and coerced to do the bidding of masters. Tolerated by both the North and South, forced labor lasted well into the 20th century.

For most Americans this is entirely new history. Slavery by Another Name gives voice to the largely forgotten victims and perpetrators of forced labor and features their descendants living today.

A music motion picture by Ryan Leslie.

Old school footage when HOV kicked a freestyle on the Funkmaster Flex show.

Detroit is using tax payers to finance a new $444 million hockey arena.  The city of Detroit is more than $18 billion dollars debt according to sources.

source: CNN

Fast food workers across the country are walking off their jobs this week in protest of what they describe as low wages and unfair labor practices.

The employees, in New York, Chicago, Detroit and other cities, are calling for a $15 per hour wage as well as the right to unionize without fear of retaliation. The campaign launched Monday in New York City, and has been aided by Fast Food Forward, a New York City-based advocacy group of fast food workers

source: FastFoodFoward

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