The New York Daily News Gets Slammed for Jay-Z “Glory” Song Article

The New York Daily News is in hot water with its Twitter followers.

Early Friday (January 20), the newspaper published an article that exemplifies Jay-Z’s “Glory” track, a song dedicated to his newborn daughter, as a long-awaited anthem for Black leaders and family advocates. The piece voices the author’s optimistic opinion on how the Blue Ivy Carter-inspired composition might impact Black fathers.

“A lot of other babies are going to benefit. Because Jay-Z’s ecstatic reaction to being a dad will be the strongest boost yet to a growing movement in the Black community encouraging responsible fatherhood,” wrote writer Joanne Molloy.

Though Molly’s post might’ve been written with well intentions to address a large social and structural issue within the culture, it stirred a lot of controversy for the New York City-based publication, especially after The Daily News attached this message along with the link to the article on it’s twitter:


Two hours later, after receiving many replies reflecting an outraged public reaction,the newspaper apologized for failing to classify the tweet as opinion-based.


According to the author, 72 percent of African-Americans are raised without a dad. Jay-Z frequently mentions his father leaving his family for good, while he was only nine years old. —Christian Bonoan

  • Sha

    I’m failing to see why this particular article is a huge problem.

    First….

    Jay-Z and numerous other rappers have done tremendous damage to the black community in their quest to GET RICH off of the backs and minds of those that listen to their music. That cannot be disputed. It is a fact.

    But I tend to give Jigga credit on this one (at least as it pertains to his own seed). Maybe it will inspire some people to be better fathers. I seriously doubt the positive impact of this recent song will have greater influence than the negative influence of “Money, Cash, Hoes”, but I wouldn’t hate on Jay for this song.

    As a black man I appreciate those that take care of their children. Men and women. And the people that don’t take care of their children? No love.

    We as a people need to learn to be more honest about some of the things concerning our community. Most stereotypes are rooted in pure ignorance. But some have a huge level of truth to them.

    Ok, if you don’t believe that Black fathers have been abandoning their children at huge rates then simply view your state’s public petitions for child support. It’s astonishing.

    Now that’s not to say that White fathers haven’t also been guilty. They have. Maybe even more. But we need to own our problems as a Black community and actively seek positive change.

    Jigga made a song about his daughter. Good. But we should be more concerned that he will follow up on those words. And although it’s not his or any other rapper’s responsibility to take care of the world’s children, we can only hope that his words do inspire. And for that, I’m eternally hopeful.

    • Sebastiane

      I like what you have to say about this.

    • aaron

      THIS SONG IS NOT GOING TO STOP BLACK MEN FROM HAVING BABIES OUT OF WED LOCK…NEITHER DID STEVIE WONDER’S ISNT SHE LOVELY! ….

    • loco

      ever since i started reading xxlmag articles,this is the most decent comment i have come across.good job

  • NZ MAORI

    FERAL WHITE DOGS ALWAYS CONDESCENDING BLACK FOLK, WHITE DOGS AINT SHIT, WHITE PEOPLE ARE THE ROOT OF ALL THE PROBLEMS ON EARTH AND THEY HAVE THE FUKN CHEEK TO SAY HOW WE SHOULD LIVE. FUK THEM ALL.

  • NZ TOO

    On my “white side” of the family the fathers have abandoned their kids for 5 generations, WHAT THE FUK THIS BITCH SAYING ITS ALL BLACK PROBLEM!

  • aaron

    THE NEXT TIME A WHITE PERSON WANTS TO WRITE A SONG ABOUT US BLAC FOLK……..PLEASE DON’T!…..YOU STAY SAYING DUMB SHIT!….JAY-Z IS NOT THE LEADER OF BLACK PEOPLE…HE IS JUST LIKE US!…..SHAME ON THE DAILY NEWS!

  • mo black

    sha are u really serious???C’mon son its only losers like yaself who wud blame others for their errors.Dont be like sha who thinks just cos i listen to rap music i shud be irresponsible.

  • White_is_wrong_okay

    Is it me or that white is wrong kracker comment on everything….? Ive been reading the news on this website and he put is honky incesst mating with his sister and brother two sense on every article….? hehehehehe. online bully biotch….!

  • Spyda Tha Cannon

    What the hell is going on that you niggas ain’t focused on what it is YOU need to do about YOUR situation instead of blaming ANYONE for your problems? Some of what SHA said is true, deal with it. Half of what the niggas sayin IN ALL CAPS is not. Deal with it. NONE OF YOU MUTHAFUCKAS are completely right, so what are we really talking about? Uplift your people, cool. Get on yo fuckin grind and WIN, BETTER. Just sayin, I’ma get mine regardless… Peace

  • Rek

    If black people get upset about a statement like that, they are either guilty of abandoning their children themselves, or haven’t viewed the statistics. Black men abandon their families the most. It’s not racism, it’s fact. Don’t be upset at the white man, fix your problems.

    • R.Antonia

      I think at this point no one is made at the white man sense the ones that have been doing wrong is starting to by unmasked with the fall of the economy. The white stereotype is pretty much dead with regard to wealth and the dream. I would have to say that the abandon rate is much higher with Spanish than blacks given the ration comparison unless you are saying that when Spanish people have children they stay with them because their relationships are perfect. Many are illegal meaning they aren’t in the system to be calculated or fear going to the government for fear of the father being deported or being deported themselves. Consider everything not just what is perceived.

  • bizzle

    jus saw documentary on jay z..guaranteed he was suckin jaz-0 dick when he was 18…Now he older, an still playin dummy sticks with kanye…not cool…. he got loot tho …respect that… fagged out shit he do….no respect for that dog…..detroits wasssup

  • bizzle

    btw…who gives a rats ass really jay z rappin bout his baby…so what…them rich niggas die early…baby gone have truss fund loot….black dudes always cheat, play bitches,,,lie ….All my black friends do….what

  • Whitey

    black guys are horrible fathers

  • jr88

    cosign rex…its a problem fix it…stop saying its racism and just fix it….it just fact,,,anybody that can read at a 7th grade level could look it up themselves