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One could say “I Will Always Love You” is Whitey Houston‘s signature song. Either that or “Greatest Love of All.” It turns out, however, that Patti LaBelle was going to sing “I Will Always Love You” first, but it didn’t work out that way. The cut was written by Dolly Parton in 1973 and released […]

Mayor London Breed speaks at Sunnydale, San Francisco’s largest public housing development. Having grown up in public housing, Mayor Breed knows first-hand the barriers that stop poor folks from thriving and is methodically removing them, from court fees to driver’s license suspensions to vehicle impoundment, and expanding opportunities, like internet access, jobs for youth and […]

A guard stands watch over the East Block of Death Row at California’s San Quentin State Prison, where Kevin Cooper lives. – Photo: Eric Risberg, AP by Kevin Cooper On Oct. 10 – World Day Against the Death Penalty – opponents around the globe gathered to call attention to the conditions of men and women […]

A Maryland father was awarded $800,000 after a violent assault by security guards at a Six Flags America park in 2018. A jury returned the verdict Friday for Nicholaus Mims, who was enjoying Father’s Day at the popular theme park when the attack unfolded, the Daily Record reported. Mims claims he was shoved to the […]

A little glamour never hurt anybody — certainly not actress Taraji P. Henson. The star of Fox’s music-based drama “Empire” uploaded a sultry selfie to her Instagram page Sunday showing off her glammed-up look. Retro black curls framed her face as she rocked a bold brown-burgundy-colored lip and full lashes. Taraji P. Henson. (Photo: @tarajiphenson/Instagram) […]

Jordan Peele said that he’s thankful his movie “Us” is so popular that people want to dress up like Lupita Nyong’o‘s character Red, but he told them to stop doing it already. It’s something he communicated to Variety at the 11th Annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, and Nyong’o was standing right next to him. […]

A white professor shocked students when he “nonchalantly” referred to a Black house slave as a “house n—-r,” reportedly to get the class’s attention. Andrew Wenaus, an English professor at Western University in Ontario, Canada, made the comment last Wednesday in a course dubbed Reading Popular Culture, according to CBC News. Western University student Mitch […]

Cartoon by Gado, by Ann Garrison Militia attacks killed 14 civilians in northern Rwanda during the first week of October. The attackers have not been identified, but the Rwandan Investigation Bureau has interrogated Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire several times a week since. Ingabire was released from prison in September 2018, but not allowed […]

Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Foxx have defended Quentin Tarantino‘s use of the N-word in his films. They did it in the upcoming documentary “QT8: The First Eight,” where some of the people he’s worked with talk about his past projects. Jackson has starred in five of Tarantino’s movies so far, “The Hateful Eight” in 2015, […]

It was the snub seen ’round the world. Pallbearer Bobby Rankin set social media abuzz when he declined to shake hands with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell during the memorial for late Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) last week. Online video shows Rankin going down the line and shaking hands with several lawmakers before coming to […]

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