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Family is suing AEG Live because they hired, retained and supervised Dr. Conrad Murray

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Just one of Michael Jackson's brothers and sisters can sit in the courtroom at one time in the family's wrongful death suit against AEG Live, a judge ordered Tuesday.


An encyclopedic tome containing everything you need to know about maintaining a perfect faux-do but were afraid to ask

Help has arrived for ladies languishing in the latter category in the person of beauty guru Morgan Gantt, a sister with her finger on the pulse when it comes to solving any sort of hair care nightmares.


Other inductions include Rush, Randy Newman, Heart, Albert King and Donna Summer

(CNN) -- Singer Harry Belafonte Jr., praised Public Enemy for changing "everything about the emerging urban musical force called rap."


The show features vocalist Edna Vazquez with bilingual band No Passengers

Vancouver Washington's own One of a Kind Drumline puts out their first CD on April 20, celebrating its first 10 years by throwing a release and scholarship fundraiser concert at Fort Vancouver High School Auditorium, 5700 East 18th Street Vancouver, from 8 to 9:15 p.m. 


Company decided he hadn't shown an 'appropriate level of remorse'

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Hip-hop artist Rick Ross learned Thursday he'd been dumped by the sportswear company Reebok after the company decided he hadn't shown an "appropriate level of remorse" for using lyrics in one of his songs that seemed to allude to raping a woman.


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.


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