Chris 'Kazi' Rolle was born in the Bahamas where he was abandoned soon after birth by his mother who decided to start over on her own and set out for America. Understandably, Kazi grew up with a hole in his soul, and headed for New York City at the age of 14 to track her down.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Harry MacLean was a daily spectator in 2007 when federal prosecutors put part of Mississippi's troubled racial past on trial in a courtroom in downtown Jackson.
HOLT, Ala. (AP) -- Caroline Shines arrived home last week to find what she says ``is the best Christmas present I can think of.''
Her street off Crescent Ridge Road had a bright new sign designating it Johnny Shines Street, after her father, the late and great blues musician who lived in Holt for the last 20 years of his life before his death in 1992.
Who even knew that any children of slaves were still alive? A debt of gratitude is owed to Sana Butler for compiling this bittersweet collection of revealing interviews with the offspring of folks freed by the Emancipation Proclamation well over a century ago. What makes this book special is how seamlessly the author contrasts her aging subjects' fading recollections with her own expectations of them and her intimate reflections about being Black and female in present-day America.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The year's biggest hits on the Internet's top video channel were anchored by an improbable singing sensation, a groggy boy nursing a sore mouth, a bride and groom dancing down the wedding aisle, supernatural heartthrobs and roller-skating babies.
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(GIN) – Muslim rapper K'Naan's song, "Wavin' Flag," has been picked as the soundtrack for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa – soccer's greatest spectacle - to take place next summer during June and July.
Associated Press music rankings of the year's best singles.