Jay Z Drops New Song ‘Spiritual’ In Response To Police Brutality


In light of the recent police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in Louisiana and Minnesota, Jay Z delivers a new song, entitled “spiritual.” The rap mogul tackles police brutality on the track, which he says he made a while ago, but never finished.

“Punch (TDE) told me I should drop it when Mike Brown died, sadly I told him, ‘this issue will always be relevant,’ he wrote in a letter accompanying the song. “I’m hurt that I knew his death wouldn’t be the last…… I’m saddened and disappointed in THIS America – we should be further along. WE ARE NOT.”

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NeNe Leakes Talks Fame, Spirituality & More


Ahead of part three of the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion last week, ESSENCE.com caught up with NeNe Leakes for a candid interview.

The reality star opened up about her feelings on fame, and whether she’s ever received tips from any famous people on how to deal with it, she also reveals if she considers herself religious or spiritual, and more.

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