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Russophobia At Work In Boxing: Russian Star Sergey Kovalev Robbed Of Light Heavyweight Championship

by Jonathan Azaziah

Russophobia is alive and well in the sport of boxing. Tonight, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Russia’s Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, the unified light heavyweight champion of the world, fought American gold medalist Andre Ward, in the biggest fight of the year as it was a match that would determine 175-pound supremacy as well as who might be the pound-for-pound best on the planet. Krusher dropped the arrogant Ward in the second round with a laser-beam right hand, outlanded him, overpowered him, “controlled the real estate” as the boxing saying goes, and, all and all, dominated the fight from soup to nuts. I personally scored the fight 8 rounds to 4 in Kovalev’s favor, as did most of the pundits ringside, with variations ranging from 7-5 to 9-3. Even if the fight was scored 6 rounds apiece–which would’ve been completely ludicrous–with the extra point from the knockdown, Kovalev would still be the winner 114-113. Instead, when the decision was read out, the three officials judges at ringside had ANDRE WARD “winning” a razor-thin decision 7-5! Shocking. And disgusting. To call it a robbery, a massive injustice and an abomination would all be severely gross understatements. Continue reading Russophobia At Work In Boxing: Russian Star Sergey Kovalev Robbed Of Light Heavyweight Championship

The Secret Relationship Between Rappers and Jews

by Deric Muhammad, The Final Call

Hip-hop as an art form and a culture is hands down one of the most powerful international social forces in the history of the world. There is no nation on Earth where its footprints cannot be found. Rap artists who create the soundtrack that fuels hip-hop culture become equally influential. They determine trends and the general course of youth culture globally. Yet while it appears these artists who often peddle images of invincibility are in control of hip-hop, we must look deeper to see who may be in control of them.

Rap artist, Jay-Z and his business partner Damon Dash built a hip-hop powerhouse called Roc-a-fella Records. It was a Black-owned Record label that produced millions in sales. As is often the case, these two brothers reportedly had personal and business disagreements and decided to part ways. Legend has it that a Def Jam Records executive by the name of Lyor Cohen played the role of instigator, negotiator and “clean-up” businessman. What is clear is that Roc-a-Fella Records, once known as “The Dynasty”, is now owned by Def Jam. Cohen happens to be Jewish. Continue reading The Secret Relationship Between Rappers and Jews