Stephanie Derrick

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Sonny Rollins: 'You Can't Think And Play At The Same Time'

When you consider that critics have been writing about him for over 60 years, it can seem as if there's nothing left to say about Sonny Rollins. But there is – because over the decades, the "Saxophone Colossus" has never stopped growing or adding to his sound.<p>More than once, Rollins has stepped …

The First African-American Piano Manufacturer

At the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival in February, one couldn't help but notice the striking new grand piano on the main stage, emblazoned with the name SHADD. When the many accomplished pianists that wee­­kend sat down to strike those keys, it was equally easy to spot their delight in the …

Rat Pack's Sammy Davis Jr. Lives On Through Daughter's Stories

In his own words, Sammy Davis, Jr. was "the only black, Puerto Rican, one-eyed, Jewish entertainer in the world."<p>His daughter, Tracey Davis, shares memories and details of his life in her new book, <i>Sammy Davis Jr.: A Personal Journey with My Father</i>. It's based on conversations Davis had with her …

Shine And The Moonbeams: R&B For The Kids

Family music comes in a broad range of styles – folk, rock, punk and even polka. But, compared with its popularity among adults, there have been very few R&B and soul music albums for kids. Enter Shine and the Moonbeams.<p>The first thing most listeners notice on the band's self-titled debut album is …

Janelle Monáe and Robin Thicke Cover VIBE’s 20th Anniversary Issue

You might think Janelle Monáe and Robin Thicke have little in common but the connection that these two free spirits share will shock you. For the …

Dan Pink on Persuasion

Michio Kaku on Reading Minds, Recording Dreams, and Brain Imaging

Launching the Aspen Institute Ascend Network

RSA Replay - A World Beyond Markets

Free is a Lie

Brendan Murphy: "The Creative Process, an Artist Perspective" | Talks at Google

Arjuna Ardagh: "The Technology for Bringing Forth Genius" | Talks at Google

Janine Gibson: The Guardian Trusts Tails OS, Not Google

Playing to Win Strategy Toolkit Preview

California farmer locked in battle with union

SANGER, Calif. (AP) — Six months ago, workers at one of the largest fruit farms in the U.S. went to the ballot box to decide if they would continue to be represented by the United Farm Workers, which won that right two decades ago but never forged a labor contract.<p>The ballots, still uncounted by …

How George Fox University Created a Double Standard of Exclusion for Transgender Student

<i>(Photo used with permission)</i><p>In recent news, George Fox University, based in Newberg, Oregon, has denied a transgender student housing that corresponds with the gender with which he identifies. To be "fair," the university has provided housing but not the housing requested, and not with the "general …

Catching Social Security Disability Fraudsters in the Act

<i>UPDATE: Since this story first aired on May 9, 2014, Cory Eglash was sentenced to 15 months in prison and three years of supervised release for</i> …

Corruption

Anthony Garcia, Ex-Doctor Accused In Revenge Killing, To Stand Trial

By Katie Knapp Schubert<p>OMAHA, Neb., May 9 (Reuters) - A former Indiana doctor accused of killing four people as revenge for his dismissal from a medical school program in Nebraska is competent to stand trial, a judge ruled on Friday.<p>Anthony Garcia, 40, is charged with four counts of first-degree …

10 Inspiring Latinas Working Toward a Cause

As much as we love that celebrities fight for important causes, we can’t forget the everyday heroes who are working to make their communities a better place. These Latinas are dedicated to their missions, and though they don’t look for recognition, they certainly deserve it. Here are 10 inspiring …

Arkansas Issues Its First Same-Sex Marriage License

Let's end the day's news on a terrifically happy note! This morning, a judge in Arkansas issued the state's first ever same-sex marriage license. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza struck down a 10-year-old state constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage, citing several federal …

LGBTQ

WATCH: New Video of World Trade Center Base Jump Released, Parachutists Plead Not Guilty

Three skydivers spent about four hours atop the World Trade Center’s signature skyscraper taking in sights before parachuting off it, they said …

Crime
Military

VA scandal exposes broken system for veterans

Alex Witt talks to MSNBC Military Analyst Col. Jack Jacobs about the system behind the VA scandal and what can and should be done to fix it.

Texas officer who fatally shot 93-year-old woman is fired

The police officer who fatally shot a 93-year-old woman at her home in Texas has been fired after a city council vote Saturday.<p>Officer Stephen Stem was dismissed from the Hearne Police Department on Saturday after the city council voted 6-0 to take disciplinary action against him, said Jessica …

'Miraculous' escape as aircraft plummets out of sky in Blue Mountains

Quick-thinking pilot brought plane to earth using giant parachute<p>A light aircraft carrying three passengers plummeted almost 1220 metres in the Blue Mountains on Saturday, landing in a Lawson resident’s front garden, after a quick-thinking pilot used a parachute during an emergency.<p>The pilot …

Broadcaster forced to quit by BBC after accidentally playing a song with the N-word

A veteran BBC broadcaster's career has come to an end after he unwittingly played a record containing the racist N-word<p>The BBC was facing criticsm last night after it forced a radio presenter to resign after he unwittingly played a song containing a deeply offensive racist slur.<p>David Lowe, a …

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