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Over the course of this centuries-spanning opus, we're treated to a host of colorful characters passing time in and around the author's ancestral plantation

Although Andrea Stuart was born and raised in the Caribbean, she never knew much about her ethnic heritage growing up. As a curious adult, she started digging around in library archives and was able to trace part of her ancestry as far back as the 17th C. to a white plantation owner of a sugar plantation on Barbados.


Rapper's lyrics say he'll forgive the 'iron chains' if you don't judge his gold chains

(CNN) -- LL Cool J's collaboration with Brad Paisley, "Accidental Racist," has kicked up a lot of dust, but the rapper seems to have expected as much.


A socially-progressive guide chock full of common sense suggestions

Donnell Tenner has written an opus offering a profusion of solutions. Entitled "240 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap: Action Points for Salvaging the Futures of Black and Latino Students," the book might best be described as a socially-progressive guide chock full of common sense suggestions.


Jackson's doctor was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and is serving a prison sentence

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Michael Jackson's last concert promoter will defend itself in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the pop icon's family by arguing that Jackson was responsible for his own demise.


Taken at the height of the Black Power Movement the photos are on display all month

Eve Crane's historic photographs of Black Panthers from the San Francisco Bay area will be on display for the next month at Coffeehouse –Five, 740 N Killingsworth Street Portland. The photographs were taken more than 40 years ago at the height of the Black Power movement.


Recording star and entrepreneur kicked off his latest venture Yankees star Robinson Cano

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Recording star and entrepreneur Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter became a sports agent Tuesday, kicking off his latest venture with a premiere client - New York Yankees star Robinson Cano.


Forbes estimates that he has a net worth of $580 million

(CNN) -- Sean "P. Diddy" Combs has gone by many names, but for now we can call him hip-hop's biggest moneymaker.


Mogadishu Music Festival expected to be country's biggest music event since start of civil war

(CNN) -- The jarring sounds of war have longed echoed over Mogadishu. Now it's time for music to rock the Somali capital.


Attorney says police didn't find any drugs during the initial search after random stop

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Prosecutors decided there's not enough evidence against Too Short to prosecute him on a felony drug charge made against him a week ago.


Warwick was one of the most recognizable pop voices of 1960s

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Dionne Warwick, one of the most recognizable pop voices of 1960s, filed for bankruptcy last week citing more than $10 million in tax debt dating back to 1991.


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