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Man sentenced in fatal stabbing of Morgan Freeman's relative

Prosecutors say 33-year-old Lamar Davenport stabbed his girlfriend E'Dena Hines multiple times in August 2015 while under the influence of alcohol and drugs. /
Cardi B, Janelle Monae and more artists performing at the Grammys

The first round of performers for the upcoming 61st annual Grammy Awards has been announced and the list includes Janelle Monae, Camila Cabello, Post Malone and Cardi B among others. Alicia Keys will serve as host for music’s biggest night and the show will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February […] The post Cardi ...

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Jean Bourgain, Problem-Conquering Mathematician, Is Dead at 64

Dr. Bourgain, a recipient of some of his field’s most prestigious awards, was undaunted by even the most intractable of challenges. /
Girl on Fire! Alicia Keys to host 2019 Grammy Awards

  While the Oscars are still trying to find a host for their big night, Alicia Keys has been tapped to serve as the hostess of the 2019 Grammy ... /
GRAMMY SPOTLIGHT: Courtney B. Vance on his Grammy nomination & road to EGOT (Exclusive)

Courtney B. Vance has been a Hollywood icon for years, nabbing awards for his numerous film and television roles and constantly serves up ... /
State wants pension of man convicted of shooting at Black teen looking for directions to school

State officials want to garnish the pension of a suburban Detroit man, who was sentenced to prison for firing a gun at a Black teen who was looking ...

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‘Black Panther’ gets robbed, Regina King wins big at the Critics’ Choice Awards + complete winners list

  The 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards went down in Los Angeles on Sunday night and hosted a long list of Black nominees. Black Panther was nominated in 11 categories including Best Picture, Best Acting Ensemble, and got a Best Supporting ... /
In his DNA: Famed scientist stripped of honors after repeated racist remarks about Black Intelligence

Dr. James Watson, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who helped discover the “double helix” structure of DNA in 1953, has been stripped of numerous honorary awards following his repeated racist comments about the intelligence of Africans and Blacks. During a 2007 interview with The Times of London, Watson – who had been the director of New York’s ... /
After firestorm, Lady Gaga apologizes for R. Kelly collaboration, says she stands with his sexual abuse victims

  After coming under fire for her silence on the R. Kelly docuseries, Lady Gaga is now apologizing for teaming up with the embattled R&B singer. Gaga teamed up with Kelly in 2013 for new music, a single ‘Do What U Want,’ and performed with him at the 2013 American Music Awards. —R. Kelly now under criminal investigation in Georgia ...

DJ is convicted of 1992 murder after DNA from water bottle and chewing gum led to arrest

"I'm sorry, sir, to the family," said Raymond Charles Rowe, who performed under the name DJ Freez, as he faced the victim's relatives.

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Senators Renew Attempt to Protect Special Counsel Mueller

Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are renewing their attempt to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job, sending a ... /
Civil Rights organization rescinds human rights award for Angela Davis after outcry

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute has decided not to honor civil rights icon Angela Davis with its human rights awards after complaints poured in asking the organization to reconsider its decision. —Regina King makes powerful pledge after ...

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Bale thanks Satan and other highlights

Sandra Oh and Richard Madden were among the winners at this year’s Golden Globes Awards in Los Angeles. /
‘Black Panther’ goes home empty-handed at Golden Globes + full winner’s list

  Even though we were rooting for Wakanda at the 76th annual Golden Globes on Sunday night, Black Panther didn’t take home any awards. The film directed by Ryan Coogler was nominated for Best Motion Picture (Drama) and Best Original Score but lost in both categories. Spike Lee‘s BlacKkKlansman was nominated in four categories ...

Regular season rematch: Can the Chargers keep Lamar Jackson in check?

The Ravens defeated the Chargers only two weeks ago, but it remains to be seen if Los Angeles can stop Baltimore's running game with this second chance. /
Kevin Hart sends mixed messages about hosting Oscars

Kevin Hart, nearly a month after he was forced to step down as host of the Academy Awards after scores of homophobic tweets and jokes had resurfaced ...

Mahomes, Donald highlight 2018 NFL AP All-Pro team

The major Associated Press awards won’t be announced for another 29 days. For now, the AP has unveiled its annual All-Pro team.

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Michigan Man Visited Russia Frequently, Now Accused of Spying

As a staff sergeant with the Marines in Iraq, Paul Whelan enjoyed fine cigars and showed an affinity for Russia, even spending two weeks of military leave in Moscow and St. Petersburg instead of at home in the U.S. with family and friends. The 48-year-old Detroit-area man had an account on a Russian social media site, where he posted festive ...

How will 2018's LGBTQ-inclusive films fare at awards season?

From “Love, Simon” to “Boy Erased,” an unprecedented bounty of high-profile LGBTQ films in 2018 may garner awards.

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Caf awards: Aubameyang, Mane and Salah on final shortlist

Mohamed Salah is in line to retain his African Player of the Year award after being named on a three-man shortlist with Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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After Blockbusters in 2018, Are Black Films Entering Hollywood Mainstream?

The year 2018 was one of box office successes and awards of artistic recognition for black films, from Marvel Comic’s action flick Black Panther to ...

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After Some Blockbusters, Have Black Films Entered Hollywood Mainstream?

2018 was a year of box office successes and awards of artistic recognition for black films. Marvel’s action flick “Black Panther” introduced the ...

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Dems Won't Seat Candidate in Unresolved Race

The dissolution of North Carolina’s elections board Friday injected further uncertainty into a still-undecided congressional race as a U.S. House ... /
Aretha Franklin’s estate on the hook for $6 million in unpaid Income tax to the IRS

Aretha Franklin, who died earlier this year after a cancer battle has financial woes that lives on. The Queen of Soul reportedly owes the IRS a ...

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Holiday-season Gridlock in DC Brings Partial Federal Closure

Christmas-season gridlock descended on the nation’s capital Saturday like an unwelcomed present just before the holiday as America’s elected leaders partially closed down the government over their inability to compromise on money for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Congressional Democrats are refusing to accede to President Donald Trump’s ...

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Turkey to Delay Offensive on US-Backed Forces in Syria 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that his country would hold off on a military operation against the U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria, citing a telephone conversation this past week with U.S. President Donald Trump. "Our phone call with Mr. Trump, as well as the contacts of our diplomatic and security units, and ...

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