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Explore More Of The Caribbean By Island-Hopping

Explore More Of The Caribbean By Island-Hopping

Source: Alison Gregor / Philly.com For people trying to pack more into limited vacation time, island hopping in the Caribbean is one way to do it – and you don’t need your own yacht or private jet. Using St. Maarten/St. Martin as a home base and making day trips to diverse islands works particularly well. St. Martin […]

For Hip-Hop Radio And Its Voices, Change Is On The Air

For Hip-Hop Radio And Its Voices, Change Is On The Air

Source: Joe Coscarelli / New York Times Since the ’90s, Angie Martinez and Cipha Sounds were well-known hosts on the influential rap station Hot 97 (WQHT-FM, 97.1). But last year, after two decades, Ms. Martinez decamped for the rival, Power 105.1 (WWPR-FM, 105.1). After a few months of filling her old afternoon slot, Cipha Sounds, too, parted […]

News You Can’t Use: Family Feud Contestant’s ‘Gerbil’ Answer Shocks Steve Harvey (VIDEO)

News You Can’t Use: Family Feud Contestant’s ‘Gerbil’ Answer Shocks Steve Harvey (VIDEO)

Roland Martin appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” for their News You Can’t Use segment. In today’s News Your Can’t Use, a “Family Feud” contestant shocks Steve Harvey with really weird answer about what might a doctor pull out of a person and Vice President Joe Biden gives an interesting shout out to a former colleague.

Oprah Winfrey And Ava DuVernay Create New Original Drama Series For Own

Oprah Winfrey And Ava DuVernay Create New Original Drama Series For Own

Winfrey to Appear in Recurring Role Los Angeles – Oprah Winfrey and award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) have joined together to create a new original drama series for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Inspired by the acclaimed novel “Queen Sugar,” DuVernay is set to write, direct and executive produce the project, marking her first television drama […]

In ‘Selma,’ Trench Coats Amid Protests [VIDEO]

In ‘Selma,’ Trench Coats Amid Protests [VIDEO]

Ruth E. Carter, the costume designer for “Selma,” explains how a heightened collar, colorful suits and coat pockets help transport viewers back to the violent but hopeful days of 1965.

The Hunting Of Billie Holiday: How Lady Day Found Herself In The Middle Of The Federal Bureau Of Narcotics’ Early Fight For Survival

The Hunting Of Billie Holiday: How Lady Day Found Herself In The Middle Of The Federal Bureau Of Narcotics’ Early Fight For Survival

Source: Johann Hari / Politico From his first day in office in 1930, Harry Anslinger had a problem, and everybody knew it. He had just been appointed head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics—a tiny agency, buried in the gray bowels of the Treasury Department in Washington, D.C.—and it seemed to be on the brink […]

‘Django Unchained’ Actress Pleads Not Guilty To Lewd Conduct

‘Django Unchained’ Actress Pleads Not Guilty To Lewd Conduct

Source: AP / New York Post An attorney for “Django Unchained” actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend has entered not guilty pleas on their behalf to misdemeanor lewd conduct charges. Attorney Lou Shapiro entered the pleas at a brief hearing Tuesday in Los Angeles. Watts and Brian Lucas were charged in October after briefly being […]

Katie Couric & Bryant Gumbel Relive 1994 Joke About The Web In BMW Ad

Katie Couric & Bryant Gumbel Relive 1994 Joke About The Web In BMW Ad

Source: New York Daily News Apparently a Super Bowl commercial deal really helps bring out the humor in things. In 2011, furious NBC execs fired a staffer for leaking an old 1994 “Today” clip in which anchors Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel sweetly struggle to understand the still-new Internet. But now, the network seems to […]

Jurors Will Not Hear Marvin Gaye Song ‘Blurred Lines’ Copyright Trial

Jurors Will Not Hear Marvin Gaye Song ‘Blurred Lines’ Copyright Trial

Source: Nancy Dillon / New York Daily News Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams are celebrating an unblurred victory in their ongoing legal battle with Marvin Gaye’s heirs. A federal judge has ruled that the famous recording of Gaye’s legendary song “Got To Give It Up” will not be played for jurors when the parties go to trial […]

Ex-Husband Of Melba Moore Convicted Of Running Multi-Million Dollar Investment Scam

Ex-Husband Of Melba Moore Convicted Of Running Multi-Million Dollar Investment Scam

Source: Dareh Gregorian / New York Daily News The ex-husband of R&B singer Melba Moore was convicted of running a multi-million dollar investment scam on Friday. Charles Huggins, 68, of Edgewater, NJ, faces up to 40 years in prison when he’s sentenced in January. Prosecutors had charged that between 2008 and 2011, Huggins conned dozens of […]

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