Two days after his opening performance at this year’s annual BET Awards, Kendrick Lamar unleashed the video for his song “Alright." Produced by Pharrell Williams, "Alright" is the third single off Lamar's latest album "To Pimp A Butterfly." The provocative seven-minute clip, directed by...
CHICAGO -- Major credit card companies, including American Express, Visa and MasterCard, will no longer let their cards be used to purchase adult ads on Backpage.com, a popular and controversial classified-ads site that critics say serves as a hub for sex trafficking and exploitation. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart,...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The interim CEO of Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday 1,400 jobs will be "impacted" after Illinois lawmakers failed to provide relief and the financially struggling district had to borrow money to make a $634 million contribution to its teacher pension funds. Jesse Ruiz said in a...
NEW YORK -- Despite opposition from religious groups and presidential candidates to Friday’s judgement on same-sex marriage by the Supreme Court, states across the US have quickly fallen into line with the ruling. Even the conservative bastions of Louisiana and Mississippi, which had initially baulked...
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Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre's first African-American female principal dancer in the company’s 75-year history, spoke about her career on Tuesday at Lincoln Center. Amid the overwhelming response to her historic appointment, she was adamant that she isn't an "overnight...