Al Green

Impeach Trump? Why top Democrats say it's too soon

Billionaire Tom Steyer was outraged that Fox News stopped running his ads that call for the impeachment of the network’s most famous fan, President Donald Trump.<p>Fox claims the ads received “strong negative reaction” from viewers. That’s not hard to believe for Trump’s favorite network, especially …

Tom Steyer

[VIDEO] Hills Like Elephants - Ninjavitus

I hadn't even pressed play on the song yet and one thing was wildly clear: this band deserves a gold star for vocabulary. Hills Like Elephants? What …

Elephants

Here are all the ways Trump has been accused of violating the Constitution

While President Barack Obama managed to make it through eight years in the White House with little more than an outlandish sniff of an idea of being …

Trump Administration

Ohhh Child: 10 Old School Soul Train Performances To Make Your Holidays Happier

WENN<p>Holiday Jam To These Old School Soul Train Performances…<p>Holiday season is upon us and we have a treat for the music lovers who used to jam to …

African-American Culture

Holiday music treats boast strong San Diego flavor

There’s a sound reason why Taylor Swift released her new album earlier this month and why U2 will be putting its new album out on Dec. 1. More albums …

Eric Clapton

9 Weird Animal Sex Facts That'll Blow Your Tiny Mind

Relationships<p>Never has human sex seemed so mundane<p>Sex is weird, right? No, we’re not (just) talking about that guy you recently hooked up with, …

Tom Hardy

Grammy TV special highlights key role played by its producer

NEW YORK (AP) — Some great Grammy Award moments — like Pink's stunning, acrobatic performance in 2010 or the high-energy pairing of Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar in 2014 — were dreamed up by its longtime producer, Ken Ehrlich.<p>He's looking back at 60 years of Grammy magic in a new special …

Entertainment

Cartoonists’ Thursday strips will be auctioned off to benefit hurricane relief

<b>IF YOUR</b> comics pages look a little different to you Thursday, it’s for a good cause.<p>More than 125 cartoonists are donating their original art to benefit the victims of recent hurricanes and other U.S. disasters, including in Puerto Rico.<p>The auction campaign, called Thanks + Giving, includes such …

Entertainment

John Kelly on the sacred sounds of the almighty Al Green

<b>Mystery Train host John Kelly writes for Culture about the Albums That Will Save Your Life...</b><p>Some truly great music has come from that eternal …

News (Ireland)

The 9:01: Greatest Memphis soul song notes, Forrest statue mediation and more

The 9:01 is a daily column on all things Memphis.<p><i>Good morning in Memphis, where it's almost time to cook, but first ...</i><p><b>Soul Song Notes:</b> Yesterday …

Brutal

Ranking the 60 greatest Memphis soul songs

It’s an anniversary year for Memphis music, with both Stax and Hi/Royal celebrating their 60th birthdays with various concerts and events over the …

Otis Redding

Barack Obama's seven best covers

In a new book out now, <i>Obama: 101 Best Covers</i>, Ben Arogundade presents a visual narrative of how Barack Obama rose from obscurity to become the most …

Barack Obama

When Blake Shelton Was A Highwayman At The GRAMMYs

Justin Timberlake, Al Green & Bathtubs: "GRAMMYs Greatest Stories"<p>Nov 17, 2017 - 9:51 am<p>GRAMMY winner <b>Justin Timberlake</b> is no stranger to the GRAMMY …

Music

Transmissions Podcast :: Paul Major / Favorite Reissues of 2017

Welcome to Aquarium Drunkard’s recurring Transmissions podcast. In the first half of this month’s episode, we tune into a discussion with Paul Major, …

Indie Music

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Does Not Want To Be Associated With Al Franken, And He’s Got Paperwork To Prove It

“You Can Call Me Al” is a song by Paul Simon, and its titular sentiment could carry on to many Alberts, Alfreds, or Alexanders. Throughout media and sports, there are tons of Als. In the NBA, there is Al Horford and Al Jefferson, while the NFL had Al Davis and MLB had Al Kaline. We have Al Pacino …

Music

Highlights from Royal Studios' 60th anniversary party, Alton Brown eats at Gus's Fried Chicken, Marc Gasol, and more

The 9:01 is a daily column on all things Memphis.<p><i>Good morning in Memphis, where fried chicken and an apple fritter sounds like lunch, but first …</i><p>A …

Alton Brown

Trump impeachment: House must act now to keep our Republic

There are many uncontested facts that suggest Trump is an extraordinary threat to our democracy and constitutional order. We see no reason for delay.<p>The Constitution provides that “the House of Representatives shall have the sole power of impeachment” and that “The president ... shall be removed …

News (U.S.)

A Road Trip Playlist from Parts & Labor

Cross-country road trips are often fueled by music – even the stops for food.<p>Discovering new music and high-tempo standbys are a brilliant way to …

Road Trips

ESSENCE On The Hill: 7 Things You Need To Know In Politics This Week

<b>African American lawmakers grilled Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a House Judiciary Committee hearing this week about President Donald Trump’s</b> …

Women of Color

Dem rep: Trump disaster aid request is 'how you let America down again'

Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) on Friday blasted President Trump's latest request for disaster aid money, calling it a way to "let America down again."Green …

Charles Schumer

Sarah Sanders Only Needs One Word to Describe the Six Dems Trying to Impeach Trump

After a group of Democrats announced five articles of impeachment drafted against President Donald Trump, the White House offered its take on the …

Donald Trump

Impeach!

We can't wait until November 2020.<p>‪It is time to remove this dangerous man from office.‬<p>I have just signed the “Need To Impeach” petition initiated by Tom Steyer of California. Over two million other Americans have also signed it. And that number keeps growing every hour. We ― all of us ― must not …

Maxine Waters

Sharon Jones is not to be messed with on her final album, 'Soul of a Woman'

Sharon Jones struggled as a singer for too long to let anything interfere with her success when it finally arrived. That’s the impression you get from “Soul of a Woman,” the final album this tough, leather-lunged R&B belter made before she died in 2016 of pancreatic cancer.<p>Due Friday, nearly a year …

Sturgill Simpson

Al Green's moment of truth: The 40-year legacy of 'Belle'

In 1978, Al Green appeared on the Chicago-based WTTW-TV program “Soundstage” with his band. His career was in commercial decline, but you couldn’t have guessed it by watching Green. He appears to float, hopping on his toes while smiling and pointing toward the heavens. He dances into the crowd, as …

Chicago Art Book Fair kicks off its first edition tonight

If you were an elementary student in the ’90s, your school’s book fair probably ranked up there with Bill Nye episodes and in-class pizza parties. There were the scented erasers, the early copies of Harry Potter and, among the most privileged, those blank checks made out to Scholastic ahead of time.<p>…

Publishing

Threat Of Donald Trump’s Impeachment Just Got Very Real: House Democrats Make Their Move

Rumors that U.S. President Donald Trump could be impeached have been circulated for months and that threat just became a very real threat to Trump’s …

News (U.S.)

African-Americans face more pollution-related health hazards, report

WASHINGTON — African-Americans face a disproportionate risk of pollution-related health problems caused by the location of oil and gas refineries, according to a new study released Tuesday.<p>The report, a joint effort between the advocacy group Clean Air Task Force (CATF) and the NAACP, found that …

Health

Take Care (Deluxe Version) by Drake on Apple Music

Canadian songwriter, producer, rapper, and singer Drake sustained a high-level commercial presence shortly after he turned to rapping in 2006, …

Music

Discovery Easter Eggs: Klingon Blades, First Kisses, and Rent...?

<b>Full spoilers follow for the season to date!</b><p>Episode nine of Star Trek: Discovery, “Into the Forest I Go,” was one of the young show's most …

Star Trek

New York Congressman: Dream Act a Must Before Discussing Budget

Congress must come to a decision on the debt ceiling and the national budget by the end of the year, but according to one lawmaker, the priority has …

U.S. Politics