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Someone alert the paparazzi: Kanye West is not a celebrity, and you guys can pack up and go home. Nothing to see here. That was the intended takeaway, at least, from another classic-Kanye monologue during West's set Thursday night at the Roseland...
When Phylicia Rashad was cast as a replacement Violet Weston in Anna D. Shapiro's Broadway production of Tracy Letts' "August: Osage County," the Broadway gossip boards were abuzz with the notion of casting an African-American actress, best known for...
Corporations are quick to recruit rappers to sell their soft drinks, shoes and smartphones — but the moment there's a whiff of controversy, they are just as quick to cut them loose. The latest example is PepsiCo and Lil Wayne. Last week, the...
Tags: Food Industry, Twitter, Inc., PepsiCo Inc., Politics, Adidas AG
Mara Tapp was driving through the North Kenwood neighborhood on Jan. 29 when she saw a swarm of police cars. She knew something was wrong but continued to the after-school class she teaches at nearby Reavis Elementary. She would later learn that the...
When Jim Smoote II completed his quilt, called "Obama 44," in time for an exhibition that opened in Washington for the 2009 presidential inauguration, he expected that the exhibit — like others he'd been involved in — would travel widely to...
Months after Lil Wayne created a firestorm for lyrics that name-dropped slain civil rights figure Emmett Till along with a vulgar sexual reference, the rapper has formally apologized to Till’s family. In a letter sent to the Till family, which...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, Music, Reebok Ltd., Poetry, Karate
"Man has not until this day, done what God would have us do. That is, love our neighbor as ourselves, especially if one neighbor happens to be black, and the other neighbor white." — Medgar Evers 1963 was an eventful year in America — one...
In a week that has already seen PepsiCo pull an ad developed by Odd Future ringleader Tyler, the Creator, the beverage giant is severing ties with another rapper, Lil Wayne. PepsiCo announced it has ended its partnership with the rapper over a vulgar...
ReutersMay 04 (TheWrap.com) - Apparently, Mountain Dew's thoughts about physical abuse have changed over the course of the week. Mountain Dew has dropped rapper Lil Wayne as a spokesman, due to lyrics in which he compared the beating and death of Emmett Till to...
Kanye West took to Twitter on Thursday morning for a major announcement: "June Eighteen." And that's it -- no context, no explanation, no additional clues as to what that date might bring. Is it the release date for his new album, which Pop & Hiss...
Orlando Opinionators - Orlando SentinelWith Black History Month moving into full swing, photos of the same five black activists are plastered on the news, posters and flyers. The same line from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream speech” is repeated over and over...
Staff WriterShe was not thinking of writing a play about Anne Frank and Emmett Till. Janet Langhart Cohen was just enjoying her life in Washington D.C.’s social whirl as the wife of former Secretary of Defense and U.S. Senator William S. Cohen. But she did,...
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