NewsBites: Jay-Z Goes To The Library, WIlliam Gets Hitched, UK Pays Out, Civil Rights Justice & More

Jay-Z and famed intellectual Cornel West sat down at the New York Public Library last night to discuss Jay’s new book, Decoded plus the influence of Oprah, content vs. context and more… {NYDN}

Prince William and Kate Middleton are finally getting married. Why I care, i’m still trying to figure out, but the wedding better be epic. Hooray for long time girlfriends everywhere! {NYT}

Here in the US, it’s the “get to know the place” period for newly elected congressmen & women. The calm before the impending storm. {CNN}

In the UK, the government will have to pay millions of dollars to former Guantanamo Bay detainees over it’s role in their arrest and torture at the infamous prison. {Guardian}

Apple is set to announce that it will begin selling the legendary catalog of the Beatles online via iTunes. {LAT}

James Fowler may be 77, but he is finally going to jail for the killing of Jimmie Lee Jackson in Marion, Alabama in 1965—the starting point for the historic civil rights marches to Selma to Montgomery, led by Dr. Martin Luther King. {NYT}

British brand French Connection is invading a hotel room near you! {Hotel Chatter}

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