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May 15, 2019

Is Jussie Smollett’s Career Permanently Damaged Now That Empire Is Canceled?

Reputation management expert Ryan McCormick checks in with CollegeHipHop to explain why Jussie Smollett's career is over.

Apr 1, 2019

FAMU Law Students Explain Importance Of Networking

Almost 200 law students gathered for an evening of power networking.

Mar 26, 2019

College Cheating Scandal Shows Why Elite Colleges Should Use A Lottery To Admit Students

Activists have been complaining about the current system for years. Do they have a better way?

Mar 19, 2019

Jussie Smollett Attack: Why Americans Outrage First and Ask Questions Later

Does the Jussie Smollett issue "point" to a deeper problem with our thinking?

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Feb 25, 2019

Stay Woke When You’re Having Sex: Nonconsensual Porn Is Becoming A Real Problem

A growing trend could put your reputation at risk and your sex life on the Internet.

Rap Music And Threats Of Violence: A Case For The Supreme Court To Decide

A little-known rapper from Pittsburgh is testing the Supreme Court's limits regarding the right to free speech, in a big way.

FAMU Law Interns On Their Way To Changing The Prison, Educational Systems

Two students presented their legal projects to 120 senior officials representing Florida’s 40 NAACP branches.

Child Abuse Non-Profit Offers The Music Industry Advice On How To Stop The Next R. Kelly

A nationally-known nonprofit organization has some advice for the music industry in the wake of the R. Kelly scandal.

Jan 28, 2019

Blocboy JB’s Lawyer And The Argument Against “Fortnite” Over Stolen Dance Moves

Blocboy JB is the latest artist to take on the makers of the hit game "Fortnite" over "swiped" dance moves.

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Dec 20, 2018

From Lawyer To Rapper: Lemzi Tackles Social Issues Through Music

Lemzi gave up his career as a lawyer so he could tackle important social issues using hip-hop.

Dec 10, 2018

Jay-Z’s $200-Million Clothing Battle Could Be Game Changer For Black Lawyers The World Over

Jay-Z recently won a temporary decision from a New York court to halt the process on the grounds there aren’t enough black arbitrators.

Nov 26, 2018

These Three Students Earned Famu Law Rattler For Justice Scholarships

Famu Law is aggressively seeking out - and rewarding - some of the brightest law students in the country.

Oct 18, 2018

FAMU Is Changing Students Into “Rattlers For Justice”

Florida A&M recently unveiled a brand-spanking-new website for their law students.

Mar 14, 2018

In Philly, It’s “Training Day” For Real When It Comes To The Cops…Just Ask Meek Mill

Read the story of some Philly cops with connections to the Hip-Hop game...

Jan 16, 2018

Nelly’s Face Removed From The School He Helped Create

Rap star Nelly has cut ties with the media Institute he helped found.

Jul 29, 2017

How Public Feuds On Social Media And Reality TV Play Out In Court

Shontavia Johnson Professor of Intellectual Property Law, at Drake University breaks down social media behavior and how it translates to the courts

Jul 25, 2017

How Steve Madden Went From Jailbird to Billionaire

Steve Madden went from having billions to being a jailbird. Now he is giving back...

Jul 24, 2017

Donald Trump, Republicans and The Cops Are Gonna Take Your Money

Donald Trump and the Republicans could take your house, your money is your livelihood, if you are suspected of a crime…

Jul 20, 2017

The Juice is Loose: Five Facts About OJ Simpson’s Parole Hearing

O.J. Simpson will be back on the street this October. Check out five facts about the case...

Jun 6, 2017

How Pop Culture Can (And Should) Change Legal Views On Swearing

Swearing in pop culture can diminish the taboo status of swear words, rendering them less offensive.

May 4, 2017

J. Cole’s “Neighbors” Video: What Does It Mean?

J Cole's "Neighbors" video made a strong point about race but it also confused some fans...

May 3, 2017

How Terror Rapper Deso Dogg Married A U.S. Agent and Screwed The FBI

The world's top, and only rapping terrorist is in love...

Apr 25, 2017

College Professor Who Was Once A Bankrobber Shows Students How To Do It Right

Read how this guy went from robbing banks to teaching students!

Apr 20, 2017

Medicinal Weed Is Now Legal On Arizona College Campuses, Thanks To This Student

Student takes college to court and gets medical marijuana approved on campus…

Jan 3, 2017

This “Drug Kingpin” Earned His Law Degree And Got His Life Sentence Tossed

Read the amazing story of a man who was sentenced to life, until he earned his law degree and represented himself to get the charges dismissed.

Jan 27, 2016

Internet Legend Kim Dotcom Shows Off Rapping Ability And His New Money

Megaupload.com founder Kim Dotcom may be in international legal trouble, but that hasn't stopped the Internet legend from balling out. You would never be able to recognize that the 42-year-old Internet entrepreneur was "broke” in his new video "Good Life.”

Jan 20, 2016

Mos Def’s International Drama: Just What The Hell Is A “World Passport”?!

"I'm being prevented from leaving, unjustly, unlawfully, without any logical reason." - Mos Def

Jan 12, 2016

El Chapo’s Sons Flaunt Their Wealth Like Hip-Hop Stars

El Chapo's sons Ivan Guzman and Alfredo Guzman seem to take pleasure in flaunting the amount of money they're raking in from The Sinaloa Cartel’s drug operations. Both Guzman’s have unverified Twitter accounts that showcase the insane sum of money both of these guys are sitting on.

Jan 5, 2016

Segway Accuses Swagway of Swagger Jacking in Lawsuit Over “Swag”

Those pesky hoverboards of doing more than causing problems at airports and landing people like Mike Tyson on their asses. The popularity of the hoverboards has triggered a lawsuit by the device’s original creators Segway, over the common Hip-Hop term "swag.”

Dec 31, 2015

Louis Armstrong Busts His Gun On New Year’s Eve And Starts A Revolution

A few gunshots busted into the air by a poor black kid in New Orleans changed the course of American art and history today (December 31) 1912...

Dec 30, 2015

Bill Cosby Charged With Sexual Assault, Arrest Warrant Issued

Bill Cosby has been charged with felony counts of assault over a 2004 incident!!!

Dec 28, 2015

Lil Wayne Gets An Early Christmas Present From Law Firm

Young Money boss Lil Wayne got an early Christmas present from his attorneys last week. The law firm of Michael B Kramer & Associates filed papers to dismiss their lawsuit against Lil Wayne over unpaid legal bills.

Dec 17, 2015

Who Stole Eazy-E’s Masters That Were Worth Millions?

Right after Eazy-E died, the FBI started investigated amidst claims that someone stole master recordings and unpublished songs that were in two titanium, locked briefcases. The masters, which were worth millions, were lifted from the trunk of Eazy-E's leased Mercedes.