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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.


Mayor Hales plans to tweak it March 27 and send it for a full review

Mayor Hales is introducing two City Council resolutions that could alter Portlands arts tax. And law professor Jack Bogdanski has filed a legal challenge. So What's the problem with the tax?  


Today, a hair revolution is afoot

Today, ostensibly in response to the controversy stirred up by that shocking expose, a hair revolution is afoot.  Suddenly "Relaxers are out!" and "Weaves are so yesterday!" have become the rallying cry in black communities all over the country.


Todd Anthony Shaw faces drug possession and DUI charges

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- West Coast rap pioneer Too Short appeared to be too slow Wednesday morning when, police say, he tried to run from an officer in Hollywood.


The Jacksons claim AEG Live bears responsibility for pop icon's death

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Dr. Conrad Murray, who was Michael Jackson's personal physician, is refusing to testify in the wrongful death lawsuit that the singer's mother filed against concert promoter AEG Live.


'I'm good everybody,' read a message from Lil Wayne's Twitter account Friday evening

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Rapper Lil Wayne's "just resting" two days after suffering a seizure that sent him to a Los Angeles hospital and triggered media reports that he was near death.


The spotlight has been on powerful ladies this week thanks to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's book on women in the workplace, and Nicki Minaj is one fiery standout among their ranks.


Montana Frenchs new release "Excuse My French" features barely dressed Minaj

Watch New Yorkers react to racy Nicki Minaj video Montana Frenchs new release "Excuse My French" features barely dressed Minaj


Berrys hairstyle in "The Call" is drawing comments

Halle Berry plays a 911 operator who fights to rescue a young woman from a vicious abductor. Berry shares her real-life 911 moment and tells how she got her controversial movie hairstyle


'Our music has been ... the soundtrack to our struggle and the blueprint to our freedom'

When Hasan Salaam thinks about the history of Black music, he relates it back to Okinawan martial arts. The style, practiced by the indigenous people on the Japanese colonized Okinawan Islands, was banned so it had to be practiced in secret. They would it look like a dance and fashion their weapons from common household and farming tools. By practicing in secret, indigenous people were preparing themselves for the day when they could rise up against their colonizers.


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