Thursday, 26 April, 2018

Kendrick Lamar Becomes First Rapper To Win Pulitzer Prize For Music

Kendrick Lamar Variety Hitmakers CREDIT Peter Yang for Variety
Nicole Thomas | 17 April, 2018, 01:47

The superstar SoCal rapper has won the Pulitzer Prize for music with his brilliant "DAMN." album.

Kendrick Lamar will now has a Pulitzer Prize to go with all his Grammy Awards.

The board announced the news today (April 16) that the Top Dawg Entertainment LP achieved the honor in "Music Composition".

The New York Times and The Washington Post have won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for illuminating the ongoing investigation into possible contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian officials.

The Washington Post won the investigative reporting prize for breaking the story that the Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore had a history of courting teenage girls.

The New Yorker's Ronan Farrow was also recognized for a Weinstein report that detailed the allegations of a woman who reported her accusations to New York police.

Supreme Court To Rule On Sales Tax Of Online Purchases
Three current justices - Clarence Thomas, Anthony Kennedy and Neil Gorsuch - have already expressed doubts about the precedent. For years, the issue of whether out-of-state sellers should collect sales tax had to do mostly with one company: Amazon .com.

Weinstein's wife left him and police opened criminal investigations in London, Los Angeles and NY.

"The series of investigations from the Philippines demonstrated how police in the president's "drug war" have killed with impunity and consistently been shielded from prosecution", Adler said. He has apologized for "the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past" but denied any non-consensual sexual contact.

This is first time in 102 years that a non-classical or jazz work has won the award-it's also certainly the first time a hip-hop artist has received the prestigious accolade.

The stories' impact soon spread beyond Weinstein to allegations against other prominent men, and the #MeToo hashtag quickly became a rallying cry for people to speak out about their own experiences of sexual harassment and assault. There are 14 categories for reporting, photography, criticism and commentary.

Freelance writer Jake Halpern and freelance cartoonist Michael Sloan were awarded the editorial cartooning prize for a graphic narrative in The New York Times about a family of refugees fearing deportation.

In the arts, prizes are awarded in seven categories, including fiction, drama and music.

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