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Freeway Rick Ross

Gary Webb Was Right

Marc Levin | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Marc Levin

Gary was aiming at the government's deceptions and lies. While the Reagan administration was telling youth "Just Say No" to drugs, they were also saying "Just don't know" about their anti-communist allies involved in drug trafficking.

Ryan Grim

Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Begin To Come Forward

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- With the public in the U.S. and Latin America becoming increasingly skeptical of the war on drugs, key figures in a scandal that once r...

Luke Johnson

Former Drug Kingpin Sounds Off On Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Ross began selling cocaine in the early 1980s amid a global recession's scarce opportunities in Los Angeles. Conditions are much th...

If the NSA's Spying on Us, I'm Going Down

Courtney Garcia | Posted 08.10.2013 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

Am I naïve enough to believe the government hasn't being spying on us all this time? No, that's ridiculous. Am I still really mad that it's official? Yes. It's like when your significant other admits to cheating on you even though you already presumed it was the case.

The Power of the Name 'Rick Ross' and the Weight It Carries

Antonio Moore | Posted 12.11.2012 | Entertainment
Antonio Moore

As the name "Rick Ross" and life was mimicked in hip-hop, out of hubris the grandeur forgot to be responsible to the weight in the belief that the space occupied by entertainment would serve as a buffer from the repercussions.

How African-Americans Shaped the Reelection of Barack Obama and What Happens Next

Freeway Rick Ross | Posted 01.06.2013 | Black Voices
Freeway Rick Ross

While I don't agree with every decision Obama has made in his first term, I do believe he has the interest of the working family at heart. My call to Obama and his administration focuses more specifically on African-Americans.

How Hip-Hop Can Heal: A Message on the Rick Ross, Young Jeezy BET Altercation

Freeway Rick Ross | Posted 12.01.2012 | Black Voices
Freeway Rick Ross

This weekend the news that came out of the BET award show about the altercation between the rapper using my name "Rick Ross" and "Young Jeezy" can only be described as disappointing. These are not fighters, they are entertainers, as much as they build their image on criminality - it is still an image.

Letter From a Kingpin: A Discussion of Race, Politics And Slavery

Freeway Rick Ross | Posted 11.25.2012 | Black Voices
Freeway Rick Ross

While many have connected me with the destruction of the black community, those same detractors fail to have a historical grasp on this countries long cyclical history of slavery, convict leasing, chain gangs and now mass incarceration. My role as a kingpin was as much a stop-gap to poverty...

Trymaine Lee

Ex-Cocaine Kinigpin 'Freeway' Rick Ross Aims To Make Amends After Prison

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 01.29.2012 | Black Voices

Nearly every night that "Freeway" Rick Ross spent in prison, the same nightmare filled his head: He and his crew are sitting around a table piled h...