Roc Nation & NFL Give Money To Chicago Group Who Cuts Youth's Dreadlocks

  • Published: 06 September 2019
  • Jay-Z partnership with the NFL is not off to a good start. Yesterday (Sept 5), it was revealed that Roc Nation & NFL planned to donate $400,000 as part of the "Inspire Change" initiative.

    One of the group's, the Crushers Club is receiving backlash over old posts which show them cutting some of their youth member's dreads with the caption, "And another Crusher let me cut his dreads off! It's symbolic of change and their desire for a better life!"

    A statement by Sally Hazelgrove who is pictured to The Fader says the following, “The Crusher’s Club does not have any policies prohibiting dreadlocks — we welcome all hairstyles from our youth. On occasion, our kids look to change their hairstyles and ask us to assist, especially since haircuts can be a costly expense for them. Our goal is — and will always be — to equip our youth with the resources to improve their neighborhoods, maximize their potential and develop into the leaders of tomorrow.”

    Ebro in the Morning discusses the optics of the move, and their updated thoughts on Jay-Z's partnership with the NFL as the regular season opens up.


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  • James Lewis
    James Lewis  23 hours back

    Sad G

      CAMOFLAJ JONES  1 days back

      He could’ve found some like my self to help these young men to maintain their locs

      • We are vr Virtual Reality

        So yall not bucking for jay no more Rosenberg

        • Donney Simpson Jr
          Donney Simpson Jr  2 days back

          All this time and this all we had to do to stop police brutality is cut black folks hair. Hov is a genius, I guess we were wrong about him.

          • Jermaine H
            Jermaine H  3 days back

            $400000 to write off on taxes

            • Shoshinaki
              Shoshinaki  3 days back

              Everything always about race 🙄

              • Dee Rocker
                Dee Rocker  3 days back

                Shocked?! He sold out Damon Dash... One of his day one home boys. Nuff said,!!!!!!

                • Franck Stardome Ltd
                  Franck Stardome Ltd  3 days back

                  But Jay Z has drea....You know what?nevermind

                  • Alona James
                    Alona James  3 days back

                    Rosenberg made a good point about firing somone at RocNation if he disagrees were the donation money is going. N I'm from Chicago, never heard of either of these organizations. SMH

                    • GiancarloFXBBTx.
                      GiancarloFXBBTx.  4 days back

                      I will never support a white organization that's going to cut a persons locks, I went through a lot bullying from coaches and teachers growing up, I was even forced to cut my hair to play sports at one time. Till this day that coach will have a target on his back for r cutting my locks. Cutting those lock is a suppression of culture!

                      • Madison Daily
                        Madison Daily  4 days back

                        To the white woman who cut his hair - what a fool you are to appologize for doing something HE wanted you to do. The illiterate, mentally lazy, race baiting fools out there must love you.

                        • lifestraight
                          lifestraight  4 days back

                          Look at Shawnies face after they tell him the name of the "Better Boys" 10:00 😂😂
                          Again at 10:26

                          • Johnathan Williams
                            Johnathan Williams  4 days back

                            Stop buying this clown records man.

                            • lifestraight
                              lifestraight  4 days back

                              8:10 Shawnie rattling feathers by speaking truth!! Jay dickriders came out in full force. I fuk wit Shawnie more now! Lol

                              • F. I.Tisin
                                F. I.Tisin  4 days back

                                Omg.. I just can't.. Smh

                                • handzupinc
                                  handzupinc  4 days back

                                  Damn ebro guess it only took a couple dollars to get u on pay Z bandwagon

                                  • Shairis Paris
                                    Shairis Paris  4 days back

                                    Samson had locs and was black... so was all the other prophets including Christ wake up kids!

                                    • Nico/HPTV
                                      Nico/HPTV  5 days back

                                      Rosenberg is my guy. He a pro black jew. Gotta love him. Us Leo's keep it 100%

                                      • Nico/HPTV
                                        Nico/HPTV  5 days back

                                        Is this a joke?

                                        • Time Never waits
                                          Time Never waits  5 days back

                                          Wow and Jay z is a sell out
                                          Was one of my favorite rappers
                                          It was all good just a week ago 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬 what a shame
                                          Blacks n3ed to help blacks not white charities

                                          • Larry Alaur
                                            Larry Alaur  6 days back

                                            2 Jewish guys trying to talk about jay z and black community is funny to me lol

                                            • Def Side Mixtapes
                                              Def Side Mixtapes  6 days back

                                              Black & white Americans are the only mfs who spread the rumor that the name "dreads" come from white people calling them "dreadful". We give the white man too much credit 😂

                                              • Aday Shabaz
                                                Aday Shabaz  6 days back

                                                Jay z sold dope to his own mother and shot his brother/friend. Doin art concerts with a known satanist. What do you expect?

                                                • coolchil1
                                                  coolchil1  6 days back

                                                  Reparations (Tangibles) with a New Deal for ADOS aka Foundational Black People would fix these issues.

                                                  • Respect Knuckles
                                                    Respect Knuckles  6 days back

                                                    BLK people: just wait and see he's getting a seat at the table 🤣🤔

                                                    • Emanuel Turner
                                                      Emanuel Turner  6 days back

                                                      The thing is they did this to quiet the backlash but they didnt do any research

                                                      • Jeffery Barefield
                                                        Jeffery Barefield  7 days back

                                                        Hot 97... what do Yall do for the Community?

                                                        • Yvette A
                                                          Yvette A  7 days back

                                                          Crushers club's statement is some of our youth want to change their hairstyles which is an expense they cant afford???? WTF???? Anyone can grab some scissors and cut dreads. This young mans dreads were well kept which means the cost to do the upkeep was about the same as going to a barbershop on a regular.

                                                          • Kk Tafari
                                                            Kk Tafari  7 days back

                                                            Ebro I'm glad u gave the history of locs it's slot of white ppl with locs I got locs I be dam if I cut my hair

                                                            • Massagebyamaja LLC
                                                              Massagebyamaja LLC  1 weeks back

                                                              God can you please save the Jayz fans who still give him a pass for this bullshit? Amen🤦‍♀️

                                                              • Blaq DaveDukes
                                                                Blaq DaveDukes  1 weeks back

                                                                They did just about as much research on her as jay z people did she also called for blacks to have curfews and is a trump supporter who tweeted send in the army smh but hey she doing good things

                                                                • Matt AdRev
                                                                  Matt AdRev  1 weeks back

                                                                  HOT 97 you should delete this video knowing what you know now. "Two little black kids picking cotton" ....yet, it was actually kids working on the flower farm built to provide opportunities and jobs for these kids. Man, we ALL need to stop jumping to conclusions without knowing a damn thing about what they are actually looking at.

                                                                  • SinaMatic Staddis
                                                                    SinaMatic Staddis  1 weeks back

                                                                    U can market it as sustainable charity but honestly that money was SUPPOSED to come from the NFL. Jay could have done this without them and gotten the same effect. Fact of the matter is Jay got hired to give the league a face lift, and ppl are finally seeing thru the BS.

                                                                    • KydSyster
                                                                      KydSyster  1 weeks back


                                                                      • Fabian Cotogno
                                                                        Fabian Cotogno  1 weeks back

                                                                        Why doesn’t jigga man buy hot97

                                                                      • omegajewelz78
                                                                        omegajewelz78  1 weeks back

                                                                        All of the Great Organizations in Chicago they managed to find the 2 not founded by African Americans 👀

                                                                        • Danielle McDonald
                                                                          Danielle McDonald  1 weeks back

                                                                          Welcome to America!!! I'm banned from Twitter 😂😂 😂😅😅

                                                                          • Maurice Fields
                                                                            Maurice Fields  1 weeks back

                                                                            When is someone with a voice going to caa jay out for this foolishness, soneone please grow some Balls, 2nd, 400k donated by a billoin dollar group is a joke , period, invite me on with jay and i will tell face to face

                                                                            • Naut Ullsonii
                                                                              Naut Ullsonii  1 weeks back

                                                                              I think this dialogue was "executed poorly". I live in Chicago. And whether or not there's an organization brainwashing young black men; there was no talk on the positive things the organization has done, there was no response from the young man you(made fun of) shared the words[obviously out of context], and you showed no signs of understanding but only of ridicule and humor. I've watched this cast tear apart other individuals, and/or groups, that have only spread negative rhetoric on a company that focuses on positive work. Now, maybe there was a better line of questions or statements that aired and not shown on the internet, but the online audience wasn't a part of it. I love most of the interviews and talk from Ebro in the Morning, but this video was toxic to the community you all claim to support.

                                                                              • Z I
                                                                                Z I  1 weeks back

                                                                                I'd never trust a man who snaked his own childhood friends and the people that put him in position if he did it to them why won't he do it to all of you. Yall blind roc nations a business this is just for perseption and to calm the sheep.

                                                                                • WIL C
                                                                                  WIL C  1 weeks back


                                                                                  • Mister Doom's
                                                                                    Mister Doom's  1 weeks back

                                                                                    ameriKKKa !

                                                                                    • G B sweet
                                                                                      G B sweet  1 weeks back

                                                                                      BYRON ALLEN not jay Z
                                                                                      NEEDS TOO be in that room
                                                                                      REPRESENTING OUR FIGHT AS ADOS
                                                                                      1866 first civil rights WIN👍🏿💯🔥

                                                                                      • kagaku-shu Iden-gaku
                                                                                        kagaku-shu Iden-gaku  1 weeks back

                                                                                        These devils really know so many powerful secrets about us black folks, even in our hair.🤔hmmmmm?

                                                                                        • heir flow
                                                                                          heir flow  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Here’s the white owned media outlets against a powerful black man. Funny how some of us black people jump onboard mazuhs side without asking critical questions. Strange how you refuse to see how the crucifixion of powerful black men are so consistent that it’s just a chest “game” to keep us mentally enslaved. But Gon Head and rip apart every “flaw” of Jay z because that’s productive to our community. (Sarcasm) for the ignorant quarters of people reading this. Oh and on a tangent here but those NFL players especially those black NFL players are mentally enslaved themselves. You all are just playing on a big fancy plantation. The audacity of my fellow black community to call Jay Z a Capitalist when most of us still eat at Popeyes, kfc, White Castle, and you name it. We still shop at Walmart, target and endless businesses that are NOT black owned and do NOT systematically Invest into the African diaspora community. We have a lot of bad traditions that principally started in the plantation. I DONT HEAR ALMOST ANYONE MAINSTREAM QUESTIONING THE BUSINESSES THAT ARE RAPING OUR COMMUNITIES FINANCIALLY!!!!!!!!!! SO HUMBLE YOUR MINDSET AND SPEAK NOT UNTIL YOU GAIN WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE!!!!!!!!! USE YOUR TWO EARS TO LISTEN AND TWO EYES TO READ CAREFULLY!!!!!!! BE WELL INFORMED AND DECISIVE BLACK PEOPLE AND SHUT THIS DRAMA UP!!!!!!

                                                                                          • Patrick Jones
                                                                                            Patrick Jones  1 weeks back

                                                                                            Let me celebrate my culture in peace

                                                                                            • la3g462
                                                                                              la3g462  1 weeks back

                                                                                              Ay yo This Is Some Bullshit though. FR

                                                                                              • TOP JUDAH
                                                                                                TOP JUDAH  1 weeks back

                                                                                                anyone that looks at jay z as a leader r lost and simple as a day new born child