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6:34 AM / Wednesday May 22, 2019

Entertainment

Peggy Lipton, ‘Mod Squad’ and ‘Twin Peaks’ star, dies at 72

May 17, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Peggy Lipton and daughter Rashida Jones at the 35th Annual Gracie Awards Gala, Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA May 2010. (Photo: Shutterstock) ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES  — Peggy Lipton, a star of the groundbreaking late 1960s TV show “The Mod Squad” and the 1990s show “Twin Peaks,” died of cancer last Saturday. She…

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Ex-Fugees rapper charged in campaign finance conspiracy case

May 17, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Pras formerly of the Fugees attends the Roc Nation Sports Celebration at the 40/40 Club on February 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo: Shutterstock) By Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — One of the founding members of the 1990s hip-hop group the Fugees has been charged in a campaign…

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Cardi B tops BET noms, Nipsey Hussle up for 1

May 17, 2019

By MESFIN FEKADU NEW YORK (AP) — Hip-hop star Cardi B is walking into the 2019 BET Awards as the most nominated act with seven, while late rapper Nipsey Hussle scored a posthumous nomination. BET told the Associated Press late Thursday that Cardi B’s nominations include two for the top prize — video of the…

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Underrepresented: The Ida B. Wells Society provides investigative reporter training to Black journalists

May 10, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: (Photo: Ida B. Wells Society) By Lauren Poteat NNPA WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT  ASSOCIATED PRESS  It’s no secret that Black journalists are underrepresented within newsrooms across the nation — especially in terms of specialized investigative journalism. In March, a dispute between CNN and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) went viral after NABJ, the…

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with Freddie Jackson

May 10, 2019

By Kharisma McIlwaine Freddie Jackson has been a staple in the music industry since the early 1980’s. Known for his smooth vocals, and songs like “Jam Tonight,” “You Are My Lady,” and “Rock Me Tonight (For Old Time Sake),” he remains a favorite for R&B lovers everywhere.  Jackson’s newest project — “Love Signals” — gives…

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The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz’ ‘Jazz Cultural Voices’ series presents Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca

May 10, 2019

The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz will present Grammy-nominated Afro-Cuban jazz pianist Elio Villafranca as part of the PNC Arts Alive “Jazz Cultural Voices” series on Saturday, May 18, at 7:30pm. Performing with Villafranca will be noted altoist Vincent Herring, bassist Peter Slavov, and drummer Charles Gold. Tickets are available for $20.00. For information, please…

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CBS News names new evening anchor, revamps morning show

May 10, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell, and John Dickerson (Photos: Shutterstock) By Lynn Elber ASSOCIATED PRESS Norah O’Donnell will become anchor and managing editor of the “CBS Evening News” and Gayle King is getting two new morning show co-hosts as CBS News seeks to boost the programs’ ratings and put a tumultuous, scandal-scarred period behind…

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Restoration underway on Nina Simone’s childhood home

May 10, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Tyle Woodard, 17, paints the birthplace of Nina Simone in Tryon, N.C. The nearly 90-year-old home where Simone grew up in Tryon, north of the city’s downtown, is being stabilized after years of neglect that nearly saw the structure be demolished. Workers from the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s HOPE Crew plan to…

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