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Brennan Williams

Charlie Wilson Dishes Details On New Music With Pharrell & Kanye | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment

For decades, singer-songwriter Charlie Wilson has managed to overcome various personal and professional triumphs while maintaining relevance with his ...

Kanye Moves From Kilts To Chaps On Fallon

Posted 09.10.2013 | Entertainment

Kanye West stopped by "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" for a sort of surprise performance of "Bound 2," on Monday night, bringing yet another aesthetic ...

PHOTOS: Essence Music Festival 2013

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON | Posted 09.05.2013 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS -- Avery(asterisk)Sunshine may be a new voice to some, but the 38-year-old Atlanta artist hopes more fans will be saying her name after he...

Timberlake, Wilson, Miguel Shine At BET Awards

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 08.31.2013 | Black Voices

-- Who won video of the year again? The BET Awards were barely about the actually awards as wild performances stole the night. They also didn't pres...

5 Memorable Moments From The BET Awards

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 08.31.2013 | Black Voices

-- Charlie Wilson's red coat. Kendrick Lamar and Miguel. Nicki Minaj's chair. And just where did Chris Tucker go? There were a lot of memorable thin...

Former Dem Congressman Dies

AP | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Former U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson, a Democrat who represented eastern Ohio in Washington for two terms after winning a write-in campai...

Beyonce Gets To The Essence

AP | Posted 02.12.2013 | Entertainment

NEW ORLEANS -- Beyonce is coming back to New Orleans and back to the Superdome. After entertaining a huge television audience in a packed dome during...

2013 ESSENCE Music Festival Lineup Announced

Posted 01.14.2013 | Black Voices

Jill Scott, Maxwell, New Edition, and Keyshia Cole are among the star-studded list of performers scheduled to perform at this year’s annual ESSENCE ...

Paul Blumenthal

'Dark Money' Floods 2012 Election | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four conservative nonprofits and the business industry's lead trade association have spent nearly $300 million on political efforts over...

BayFest - Alabama's Premiere Music Festival

Melissa Webster | Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

BayFest 2012 is upon us this weekend! Featuring musical acts of just about every genre imaginable on seven different stages in downtown Mobile from Friday, October 5th through Sunday, October 7th, BayFest offers up something for everyone.

'Our (New) Terrorists' the MEK: Have We Seen This Movie Before?

Coleen Rowley | Posted 11.27.2012 | World
Coleen Rowley

The big money model for lobbyist success has paved the way for the coalition of MEK front groups to corrupt U.S. Government by funneling millions of dollars from who-knows-where to elected and appointed political figures to turn dark into light.

Democrat Runs Against Obama, Pelosi

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

It's not just Republicans who are running against their party leaders in an unsettled election year. In Ohio, former Democratic Rep. Charlie Wilson is...

Smile: An Interview With Beach Boy Brian Wilson, Plus Chatting With Andy Warhol Siren Ultra Violet and Boyz II Men Exclusive Clips

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.08.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Multi-Platinum selling Grammy Award winners, Boyz II Men, are bringing R&B back with their with their new double album, Twenty, which debuted in -- of course -- the Top 20 on the Billboard Top 200.

Joanne King Herring in Afghanistan: From Her Mouth to God's Ears

Jim Luce | Posted 01.03.2012 | World
Jim Luce

You must know the story of Joanne King Herring, whether you realize it or not. She is the woman portrayed in the movie Charlie Wilson's War, played by Julia Roberts opposite Tom Hanks.

PLAY > SKIP: New Music for Dec. 8

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

Daft Punk picks up where the '80s left off, Plain White T's treat us to some pop ear candy, T.I. delivers an f-bomb from jail, Charlie Wilson refuses to get naughty, while Duffy plays too nice. Bah, humbug.

Sex Scandal Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susanna Speier

In honor of the myths as well as the realities of the late Charlie Wilson's personality and politics, I am featuring Amy's politiku.

Charlie Wilson: I Come Not to Praise Him, But to Bury Him

Melissa Roddy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melissa Roddy

Joanne Herring and Charlie Wilson have been celebrated as the heroes of Afghanistan, but the Afghan people see them in a different light. The documentary evidence paints a very different picture.

Charlie Wilson, John Murtha: The Ties That Bind

The New York Times | Carl Hulse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The death of former Representative Charlie Wilson of Texas is the loss of the second legendary member of the House Appropriations Committee in a week,...

Charlie Wilson Dead: Texas Congressman Was Hero Of 'Charlie Wilson's War'

AP | JAMIE STENGLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DALLAS — Charlie Wilson, the fun-loving Texas congressman whose backroom dealmaking funneled millions of dollars in weapons to Afghanistan, allo...

Charlie Wilson Makes Comeback From Homelessness, Cancer

AP | JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

ATLANTA — Over the years, the Grammys have served as a backdrop for heart-tugging comeback stories. If Charlie Wilson should win either one of t...

Congress Hack Attack: House Member Web Sites Hacked With Anti-Obama Language

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Several House members had their websites hacked overnight after President Obama's State of the Union Address. Around 6:30 a.m. Eastern, the sites of J...

In Afghanistan: Embracing Gulbuddin Hekmatyar Is No Method at All

Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould

Reportedly now aligned with the Taliban, Hekmatayar appears and reappears like Mephistopheles in the Afghan narrative -- only to vanish in a puff of smoke.

Charlie Wilson's Backfire

Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould

Let's separate the child-like fantasy world behind the U.S. support for the Mujihadeen's 1980's campaign from the true effect of Charlie Wilson's War.

Charlie Wilson: I'd Probably Shut Down The War In Afghanistan

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Charlie Wilson, the former Democratic representative from Texas and the inspiration for the movie (and book) Charlie Wilson's War sat down with the Sc...

ReThinking Charlie Wilson's War: the Afghan War that Keeps On Taking

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The US will spend more on the war in Afghanistan next year than it will in Iraq. So I thought it would be interesting to take another look at Charlie Wilson's War.