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Reggae Star Buju Banton Gets 10 Years in Drug Case

Markus contended that Banton deserved a lower sentence because of his limited participation in the drug buy, his charitable work in Jamaica and his otherwise clean record

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A federal judge sentenced Grammy-winning reggae singer Buju Banton to 10 years in prison Thursday, the lowest sentence legally allowed for his role in a large cocaine trafficking deal in 2009.


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Michael Jackson's Red and Black 'Thriller' Jacket Up for Auction

The iconic leather jacket is expected to fetch more than $200,000

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- The jacket Michael Jackson wore in his "Thriller" video is hitting the auction block.
Auction administrator Darren Julien says the red and black leather jacket is "the most recognized and significant piece of pop culture" to come up for sale, and he expects it to fetch at least $200,000 at the Music Icons auction on June 25 and 26 at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills.


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Dc to Unveil New Black Batman, First Detective Comics #1 Since 1930

Comic company will begin digital sales of all superhero titles

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- DC Comics is going back to the starting point in September, renumbering its entire lineup of DC Universe titles with No. 1 and retooling nearly all of its major characters, including Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman.
At the same time, they will be introducing the first Black character to take on the Batman mantle – Batwing (pictured). This September, DC will release the "Batman of Africa" as Batwing #1, which will be written by Judd Winick and illustrated by Ben Oliver.


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Gil Scott Heron Foreshadowed Rap and Spoke Truth to Power

Dead at 62 after a life of struggle and creative power

Long before Public Enemy urged the need to "Fight the Power" or N.W.A. offered a crude rebuke of the police, Gil-Scott Heron was articulating the rage and the disillusionment of the black masses through song and spoken word.  


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