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Jay Z Reportedly Begins Work On Barneys Advisory Council


(AllHipHop News) When Jay Z announced that he was moving forward with his Barneys collection, he also revealed that he will take a leadership position on a panel reviewing racial profiling at the retailer. According to a Women’s World Daily report, the Brooklyn mogul started his work with the advisory council and some changes to Barneys’ policies as they relate to interactions with the NYPD have been made.

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A Barneys source told WWD that Jay Z had a role in the formation of the council and assisted in the new procedures created. The publication also obtained an internal Barneys memo issued to security staff that revealed the store will begin logging and recording police officers who use its security room’s closed-circuit televisions. Officers will now also be required to give a description and reason for any person they wish to place under surveillance.

“We recognize the need to cooperate with the NYPD as they address criminal activity in our city and within our locations. However, those needs must be balanced with ensuring that the rights of individuals are respected at all times,” stated the memo.

Despite the controversy surrounding the accusations of racial profiling Jay’s Barneys collection appears to be selling extremely well. According to Sandra Rose the exclusive apparel is nearly sold out.

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  • Heart of a Slave, Blood of a k

    Need to put up that unheard Pac interview. Sounds like the same thing Kanye has been talking lately with less consumerism.

  • johnblacksad

    “Fcuk perception, go with what makes sense
    Since I know what I’m up against
    We as rappers must decide what’s most important
    And I can’t help the poor if I’m one of them
    So I got rich and gave back, to me that’s the win/win
    So next time you see the homey and his rims spin
    Just know my mind is working just like them”
    -Hova (Moment of clarity)

    • ZUBU

      Bro I often agree with you, and I have mad respect. Yet this Jay Z shhiitt bro we are a million miles apart. He is not trying to stop racial profiling, that stuff is a facade in order to save face, and to keep getting money. I would respect him more if he was forthright about the fact that he wants to get this money by any means. Bro he ain’t trying to help nobody, but himself which I understand just don’t try to spin it to the masses like “I’m trying to make the NYPD treat yall better” bullshit. Once again peace to you brotha my beef is not with you.

      • Dubz

        He didn’t have to do anything at all. And still would have made his money.

      • But he made a positive change by flexing his business muscle.

      • Dubz

        Agreed, which is my point. He decided to do something about the controversy…even tho he didn’t have to. Some people hate just to hate.

      • Hating is so much easier than congradulating, updating & innovating.

      • SBRon

        And I often agree with you…We essentially said the same thing yesterday regarding Kanye “offending” the ADL. I just find it inexplicable how a “street hustla made good” is held to a higher standard than these other black celebs? It just seems counterproductive to put a lot of energy there…?

      • I don’t know man, he changed the policy…again.

    • brotha_man

      I got love for my brother, but we can never go nowhere
      unless we share with each other. We gotta start makin’ changes.
      Learn to see me as a brother ‘stead of 2 distant strangers.
      And that’s how it’s supposed to be.
      How can the Devil take a brother if he’s close to me?
      I’d love to go back to when we played as kids
      but things changed, and that’s the way it is

      “changes” – tupac

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  • Celz

    Well… We don’t believe you, you need more people!

    I fuccs with Jay he’s the GOAT IMO.. He’s on a higher standard than these avg niccas and politicians.. You can’t slack on spittin to be a semi political figure and than slack on that too. MCHG was his worst album easy, step it up Jay..

  • johnblacksad

    BTW, HBD HOV!

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  • jubilee shine

    still hunting those pesky “facts”

  • Pirate7X

    I still say f–k Barney’s and their overpriced crap and any retailer with a shown record of customer profiling like Macy’s. You can love or hate Jay for the moves he’s made; it can all be PR to protect his big $ deal with them but he’s going public with it so aiight.
    But F–K Barney’s.

    But keep your own $ with retailers that don’t hunt you down from the moment you step in. BUY BLACK & FROM STORES THAT RESPECT YOU if you must get into the holiday shopping madness.

    $$$ vote daily, who you voting for?

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