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Q&A: Teen ‘black-ish’ star Miles Brown releases debut album

November 20, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Actor/rapper Miles Brown poses for a portrait to promote his album “We The Future,” Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) By Jamia Pugh associated press LOS ANGELES — Miles Brown says playing Jack Johnson on the hit comedy series “black-ish” inspired him to speak out about equality and social…

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“Come Away”: A Review

November 20, 2020

(Warning: this review contains spoilers) By Kharisma McIlwaine Lovers of fantasy are familiar with the stories of Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland. Peter and The Lost Boys are famous for fending off pirates led by the evil Captain Hook, while Alice is known for her overactive imagination and desire to escape reality. “Come Away,”…

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Wrongful death lawsuit filed over Naya Rivera’s drowning

November 19, 2020

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed over the drowning of “Glee” actor Naya Rivera, who died this summer while boating with her 4-year-old son on a California lake. The suit, filed Tuesday, blames Ventura County and managers of Lake Piru for her accidental death on July 8 at the lake…

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Singer Bobby Brown’s son found dead at Los Angeles home

November 19, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bobby Brown Jr., the son of singer Bobby Brown, was found dead at a Los Angeles home Wednesday. He was 28. Los Angeles Police spokesman Officer Jeff Lee said officers were responding to a medical emergency when they found Brown Jr.’s body around 1:50 p.m. at a home in Encino, The…

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It was all a dream: Whitney, B.I.G. inducted into Rock Hall

November 13, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: This combination photo shows Notorious B.I.G., who won rap artist and rap single of the year, during the annual Billboard Music Awards in New York on Dec. 6, 1995, left, and singer Whitney Houston at the BET Honors in Washington on Jan. 17, 2009. Houston and the Notorious B.I.G. are among the inductees…

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Al Roker to take time off work to battle prostate cancer

November 13, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Al Roker (Editorial credit: Ga Fullner / Shutterstock.com) ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK— Weatherman and morning TV co-host Al Roker has revealed that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will be undergoing surgery to have his prostate removed. “It’s a good news-bad news kind of thing,” Roker said Friday on NBC’s “Today.”…

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Museums face calls to better represent people of color

November 13, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: La Tanya Autry, a curatorial fellow at The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, poses outside of the museum in Cleveland on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. Museums are being called on to examine what’s on their walls amid a national reckoning on racism. Among 18 major U.S. museums, 85% of artists featured are white,…

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Trebek remembered for grace that elevated him above TV host

November 12, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Alex Trebek, host of “Jeopardy!” attends a ceremony honoring the show’s executive producer Harry Friedman with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, in this Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, file photo. “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek died Sunday , Nov. 8, 2020, after battling pancreatic cancer for nearly two years….

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Gospel star Bishop Rance Allen dead at 71

November 6, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Rance Allen performs at the BET Celebration of Gospel on Saturday December 11, 2010 in Los Angeles(AP Photo/Earl Gibson III) associated press NEW YORK — Gospel star Rance Allen, whose Rance Allen Group drew upon contemporary sounds for such 1970s hits as “Ain’t No Need of Crying” and “I Belong To You” and…

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