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Legendary Chicago House DJ Frankie Knuckles Dies at 59

Frankie Knuckles, known to many as the “godfather of house music” because he pioneered the electronic dance music in Chicago club culture during the …

Jimmy Wopo, Rising Pittsburgh Rapper, Dead At 21

Hip-Hop<p>The ultimate source for all the latest hip-hop music news updates and everything hip-hop culture.<p>Issues<p>He also gives an update on his next …

Morning Bop: I Suddenly See John Mayer In A "New Light"

Hip-Hop<p>The ultimate source for all the latest hip-hop music news updates and everything hip-hop culture.<p>Celebrity<p>'I want to clarify this image in …

Spike Lee Blasts New York Times Over Gentrification Debate

Who is Jonathan Pollard? And Why is He in Jail?

He currently resides in a federal prison in Butner, N.C. Jonathan Pollard, 59, is a Jewish-American who passed American secrets to the Israelis while …

Samsung leans on Google to defend against Apple in court battle

It's not Apple versus Google on the name of this lawsuit, but don't tell Samsung that. As Apple and Samsung duke it out in a California court yet again, Samsung opened up its case against the iPhone-maker by saying it was indirectly going after Google by targeting Samsung, all in search of profits. …

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Search<p>Supreme CourtRepublican Sen. Susan Collins Won't Support a Supreme Court Nominee Who Would Overturn Roe v. Wade<p>Supreme CourtPresident Trump …

President Obama Takes Victory Lap After Health Care Sign-Ups Top 7 Million

President Obama today heralded more than 7 million sign-ups for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act -- bringing to a close a politically …

Hagel to meet with Malaysian official

ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet with Malaysia’s defense minister this week, amid ongoing criticism about how well the search for missing Flight 370 has been conducted and coordinated with other nations.<p>The defense leaders will come together at a meeting of …

The Horror Of Spending 33 Hours Trapped On An Airplane

Gizmodo Australia's Luke Hopewell was on a flight from New York to Hong Kong the other day. It should have been a long, but comfortable trip. …

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'Walking Dead': Revisiting the Final Scene

Cannibalism on the brain -- heightened by a brilliantly conceived and directed final scene.<p><b>[Warning: Spoilers ahead for the season finale of The</b> …

Nicki Minaj Fulfills Dream Of Little Girl With Cancer, Leaves Her With Inspiring Advice

Nicki Minaj fulfilled the dreams of one little girl with cancer, Miyah, when she visited and brought her a special pink wig.<p>Miyah's situation was brought to the rapper's attention when Washington Wizards player John Wall made a video asking Minaj to meet with the 5–year–old. Thankfully, the singer …

A South Carolina Woman Thought A College Shooting April Fools' Prank Was A Good Idea

Most April Fool’s Day pranks are only funny to the person pulling them off, but as long as they don’t hurt people or cause property damage, they’re no big deal, right? The really truly stupid pranks, though, are those that people not only don’t laugh at, but contemplate what could be going through …

South Korea recovers suspected North Korean drone

South Korea says it has recovered an unidentified drone that crashed on one of its border islands the same day that North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire across their disputed maritime boundary.<p>The wreckage was discovered on Baengnyeong island, which lies just south of the maritime …

Carter: Obama may be embarrassed to discuss race issues

Former President Jimmy Carter is suggesting that President Obama may be reluctant to talk about issues affecting African-Americans because he himself is an African-American.<p>In an interview with <i>The Huffington Post</i>, Carter likened the situation to female lawmakers who are loath to discuss women's …

Kobe Bryant takes shots for comments on Trayvon Martin, race

The next issue of the New Yorker has barely hit newsstands and already a comment from Kobe Bryant hinting that he may not be in lockstep with the black community on the Trayvon Martin shooting has people calling for a boycott of the Laker superstar’s gear.<p>In a wide-ranging interview, the future …

The Journey From 'Colored' To 'Minorities' To 'People Of Color'

Language is and always will be an essential element in the struggle for understanding among peoples. Changes in the words and phrases we use to describe each other reflect whatever progress we make on the path toward a world where everyone feels respected and included.<p>A Google Ngram search …

How a Dream Became a Law: Passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Enacting the landmark Civil Rights Act took a lot more than arm-twisting by Lyndon Johnson. Civility and canny bipartisanship in Congress were the …

The Real Reasons New York has the Country’s Most Segregated Schools

New York schools are the most segregated in the country according to a new study, but blaming charter schools, which only serve 6% of city students, …

Playing Pinochle and Breaking Barriers With Jackie Robinson

Wally Triplett accompanied the major league’s first black player on trips to the most racist city in the league before making history on his own in …

Racially Segregated Schools in America: The Bloomberg, Gates, Bush and Obama Legacies

The just released UCLA Civil Rights Project report on increasing racial segregation in American schools identified schools in New York City and State as the most racially segregated in the United States. The report highlights the numbers, but unfortunately the Civil Rights Project shies away from …

12 beautiful portraits of Black identity

“What are you?” they’d ask, head tilted and eyes squinted.<p>“Black,” I’d reply.<p>“No…but like, what else are you? I know it’s not all black.”<p>So went a …

What I Learned About Stop-and-Frisk From Watching My Black Son

The “special tax” on men of color is more than an inconvenience. A father shares his firsthand observations and fears.<p>When I heard that my 21-year-old son, a student at Harvard, had been stopped by New York City police on more than one occasion during the brief summer he spent as a Wall Street …

African-American DeLand residents find KKK fliers left at homes

Several African-American residents in DeLand said they woke up Sunday to find racially insensitive fliers at their homes.<p>The fliers promote the Ku …

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Old School

The d.j. Peter Rosenberg, hip-hop’s reigning purist.<p>One of the most influential hosts on hip-hop radio is a man named Peter Rosenberg. He is thirty-four years old and stocky, with a few days of stubble and a you-can’t-fire-me-I-quit approach to baldness. Hip-hop is an industry of calibrated …

The Education of Bill de Blasio

Ruling from the left is never easy. It’s so hard, in fact, that many progressive politicians think it’s impossible—that’s one reason they tack to the center. In this club, you’ll find Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Tony Blair, Barack Obama, and Andrew Cuomo. During the Clinton and Blair …

Whom Does Kobe Bryant Represent?

I had no particular expectation of controversy when I asked Kobe Bryant about the Miami Heat players’ Twitter activism in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death, posing in hoodies as a protest against racial profiling. It was, if anything, a so-called softball question, meant to confirm my impression …

Clinton: Commend Obama on ACA

Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that President Barack Obama and proponents of his signature health care reform bill should be “commended,” as he called for repeal advocates to stand down and help focus on fixing the bill as the initial enrollment period deadline passed.<p>“The news today …