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The gospel according to rap

Entertainment | Hip-hop artists increasingly explore Christian faith in their lyrics
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/16/18, 01:56 pm

Twenty-five years after his first rap album debuted, Snoop Dogg is reorienting his music, though not necessarily his lifestyle, to praising God. He announced last summer plans to release a gospel album called Bible of Love, due out in March. The album will feature mostly gospel remixes he produced and some tracks on which he raps. Last week, Snoop Dogg released the video for the album’s first single, “Words Are Few,” which shows him praying and praising in a nearly empty church sanctuary.

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Congress opens investigation into Rob Porter

by Evan Wilt
Posted 2/14/18, 12:08 pm

WASHINGTON— The House Oversight Committee opened an investigation into Rob Porter’s tenure as White House staff secretary, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., announced on Wednesday. Gowdy, the committee chairman, told CNN the panel opened the inquiry into Porter’s employment at the White House Tuesday evening after seeing competing stories of his dismissal. “We are directing inquiries to people that we think have access to information we don’t have,” Gowdy said.

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New York sues Weinstein Company on eve of sale

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/12/18, 11:11 am

New York’s attorney general filed a civil rights lawsuit against The Weinstein Company on Sunday, alleging systemic mistreatment of women in the workplace. In addition to the widely reported accusations of forced sexual encounters by former producer and owner Harvey Weinstein, the lawsuit claims the film company failed to protect its female employees. “To work for Harvey Weinstein was to work under a persistent barrage of gender-based obscenities, vulgar name-calling, sexualized interactions, threats of violence, and a workplace … hostile to women,” according to court papers.

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