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Biggie and Tupac. Tupac and Biggie. It’s nearly impossible to find a list of the best rappers of all time without one or both of their names near the top.

When they were murdered within a few months of each other in 1996 and 1997, Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. weren’t just two of the biggest rappers in the world, they were two of the most famous musicians, period. So how could it be that their murders remain unsolved, nearly 20 years later?

V. Important Updates For The Supreme Court

Feb 27, 2018

Can a warrant for emails from a U.S. law enforcement agency be executed if the emails are stored on a server in another country?

Should government workers who aren’t union members, but who benefit from the union’s negotiations, be compelled to pay union fees?

Do a credit card’s rules for merchants stifle competition?

Kay Coles James worked for several Republican Presidential administrations and for former Virginia Governor George Allen. Now, she’s the first black woman to lead the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. We spoke with her at CPAC about her vision for the Heritage Foundation and also about being black and conservative.


Kay Coles James, President, The Heritage Foundation; @KayColesJames

The Republican Party's "Racism Problem"

Feb 27, 2018

Michael Steele made history when he became the first African-American chair of the Republican National Convention in 2009. Steele served in that role until 2011 and he likely wasn’t expecting to make headlines while in attendance at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, D.C.

Then, this happened at the event’s annual Ronald Reagan dinner.

The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X

Feb 26, 2018

“History is best qualified to reward all research, and we don’t have any historic example where we have found that [white people] have, collectively, as a people, done good.”

“The Hate That Hate Produced” was a documentary that first aired on New York’s WNTA-TV in 1959. In its introduction, narrator and producer Mike Wallace speaks of a new separatist group called the Nation of Islam, made up of African-American Muslims who tout Black Nationalism.