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Entries by Danielle Cadet from 02/2012

Don Cornelius Made Television History With 'Soul Train'

Posted 02.01.2012 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — In an era when Beyonce and Jay-Z are music royalty, when Barack Obama is the nation's chief executive, and when black stars in the ca...

Jesse Jackson Jr.'s House Seat Challenged By Debbie Halvorson

Posted 02.03.2012 | Black Voices

CHICAGO -- The former congresswoman and one-time Mary Kay saleswoman dashed up to the pulpit of the black megachurch and offered stories of growing up...

FAMU HAZING: ACLU Questions School's Ban On Student Groups

Posted 02.03.2012 | Black Voices

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is criticizing Florida A&M University's decision to cancel a summer band camp and b...

J. Cole On 'Cole World', The Grammy's And What's Next

Posted 02.06.2012 | Black Voices
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NEW YORK -- J. Cole has a huge appetite when it comes to his career. Although he's got a platinum single, a gold album and a Grammy nomination for be...

Don Cornelius Death Ruled A Suicide

Posted 02.07.2012 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES — Coroner's officials on Tuesday ruled Don Cornelius' death a suicide, nearly a week after the "Soul Train" creator and host killed ...

Jean-Paul Guerlain, Perfume Heir, Accused Of Racism In Trial

Posted 02.09.2012 | Black Voices

PARIS — An heir to the Guerlain perfume empire went on trial Thursday in Paris on charges he made racist insults on national television. Jean-P...

Kelly Rowland, Sylvia Rhone Honored At ESSENCE 'Black Women In Music' 2012 (PHOTOS)

Posted 02.09.2012 | Black Voices

Celebrities rocked the red carpet in Los Angeles last night at the ESSENCE "Black Women In Music" reception, sporting the flyest fashions for the star...

Russell Simmons Asks NY Governor To Drop Milk As State Beverage

Posted 02.09.2012 | Black Voices

ALBANY, N.Y. — Music mogul Russell Simmons wants New York's governor to pull the plug on milk from cows. The hip-hop impresario writes in a let...

Earl Lloyd, First Black NBA Player, Gets Honor At Hawks Game

Posted 02.11.2012 | Black Voices

ATLANTA -- Earl Lloyd remembers when he suited up for the Washington Capitols more than 60 years ago as the first black to play in an NBA game and won...

'Chris Brown Can Beat Me' Tweets Cause Controversy After 2012 Grammy Awards

Posted 02.13.2012 | Black Voices

Chris Brown made a triumphant return to the Grammy stage Sunday night. Not only did the singer stun viewers with his fancy footwork, he also scored a ...

Valentine's Day: Barack And Michelle Obama's Most Romantic Moments (PHOTOS)

Posted 02.14.2012 | Black Voices

Who can resist a little love on Valentine's Day? Better yet, who can resist the presidential PDA between the commander-in-chief and the first lady? ...

Whitney Houston Estate Seeing Posthumous Surge

Posted 02.14.2012 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- Whitney Houston's career is getting a post-mortem boost, but it isn't likely to be as big as the one that enriched the King of Pop's es...

Muhammad Ali's Life To Be Honored In Las Vegas By Celebrities

Posted 02.18.2012 | Black Voices

LAS VEGAS — Muhammad Ali had seven prizefights in Las Vegas, with his two losses there coming in the twilight of his legendary career. Now, doze...

Magic Johnson Starting TV Network Targeting Blacks

Posted 02.21.2012 | Black Voices

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Earvin "Magic" Johnson is launching a basic cable television network targeting black viewers with positive, uplifting im...

Joe Jackson Lawsuit: Judge Dismisses Concert Promoter

Posted 02.22.2012 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES — A judge granted a motion Tuesday to dismiss concert promoter AEG Live from a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson's fat...

Rihanna And Chris Brown Songs: Fans And Music Industry Have Mixed Feelings

Posted 02.22.2012 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — Rihanna is known for making bold statements, from her often sexually charged music to her tattoos to even the hue of her hair. But h...

US Slavery Museum's Tax-Exempt Status Revoked

Posted 02.23.2012 | Black Voices

RICHMOND, Va. -- The U.S. Slavery Museum has lost its federal tax-exempt status. The move means the Fredericksburg, Va., museum envisioned by former ...

Academy Awards: Study Shows Lack Of Diversity Continues In The Film Industry

Posted 02.24.2012 | Black Voices

It's no secret that demonstrating diversity isn't exactly Hollywood's strong point--and that fact becomes more painfully obvious on Oscar night. Altho...

Oscars 2012: Billy Crystal's Blackface Impression Draws Criticism (VIDEO)

Posted 02.26.2012 | Black Voices

-- Some are questioning Billy Crystal's impression of Sammy Davis Jr. in his opening number as Oscar host. As part of Crystal's opening montage, he ...

Octavia Spencer Wins Best Supporting Actress Oscar

Posted 02.26.2012 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES — Octavia Spencer inspired her formidable character in "The Help," but the actress turned into a softy Sunday as she accepted an Osc...

50 Cent Reflects On Trip To Africa

Posted 02.27.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON — When 50 Cent announced that part of the proceeds from his new energy drink would be used to help fight hunger in Africa, some quest...

'White' Slave Children Of New Orleans Used In Donation Campaigns In 1860s (PHOTOS)

Posted 02.28.2012 | Black Voices

In the early 1860s, photographs of children dubbed "white" slaves were circulated as part of a campaign to raise money for public schools for emancipa...