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2008 Election's Biggest Videos: YouTube Flashback

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Shira Lazar

Take a ride down YouTube's memory lane with the best news flubs, pop culture parodies, musical tributes, dug-up footage, and celebrity endorsements from one of the most revolutionary political events in American history.

RIP Nyan Cat: A Musical Tribute by Keyboard Cat

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.03.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Courtesy of What's Trending, YouTube's famous Keyboard Cat pays a chill, musical tribute to Marty the cat -- the inspiration behind the wildly famo...

How to Leave a Legacy

Dr. James J. Kelly | Posted 12.16.2012 | College
Dr. James J. Kelly

From my perspective, leaving a legacy starts with living your life with dedication, passion, purpose, civility, and striving to share your vision with others. A legacy may naturally follow.

Remembering 9/11 and the Majestic Bases of the Twin Towers

Ben Kerschberg | Posted 09.10.2012 | New York
Ben Kerschberg

When the first tower fell, my heart stopped. When the second fell, I don't remember whether I wanted to cry, but I know, 11 years later, I wouldn't have been able to. I was paralyzed. I felt both powerless as an American and that America was powerless.

An Old School Kind of Love: Leela James Tributes Etta James

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 10.07.2012 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

Leela James' willingness to re-imagine the music of Etta James through many musical and historical contexts, speaks to the ways that the older James' music was a constant inspiration for the younger James.

Emails from Nora

Pamela Newton | Posted 09.15.2012 | Women
Pamela Newton

I don't know why Nora took an interest in me. I like to think that maybe she saw her younger self in me.

Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien! - Nora

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 08.31.2012 | Celebrity
Carol Muske-Dukes

Last night I had a dream that starred Nora Ephron as Edith Piaf. I was a friend of Nora's (like half the Western world, I know) and like half the Western world I was shocked to learn, in one phone call last Tuesday, not only that Nora had cancer, but that she was dying. So, here is my Nora story.

The Last Time I Saw My Father

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 08.22.2012 | Fifty
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

Some nights, after working fourteen hours a day in his grocery, my father would sit, his pale blue eyes somewhere as far away as the Black Sea, and speak their names: Chaim, Yossi, Leib, Schmuel.

Black Actors Nationwide Pay Tribute to James Baldwin

Cheryl Wills | Posted 08.20.2012 | Black Voices
Cheryl Wills

There were roars of laughter during a star-studded production of The Amen Corner which was staged at 25 theaters across the country June 18th, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of playwright James Baldwin's passing.

Louise Brooks - Cover Girl and Secret Muse of the 20th Century

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 08.06.2012 | Books
Thomas Gladysz

Brooks has become a kind of a 20th-century icon, shorthand and symbol for the Jazz Age. In publishing, her iconic image has graced the covers of an increasing number of books -- many of which, notably, are not about the actress or the movies.

The Billboard Music Awards Pays Tribute To Robin Gibb

Posted 05.21.2012 | Fifty

Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb died Sunday at the age of 62, losing his battle to cancer. Gibb co-founded the band the late 1960s with his brothers Barry ...

Wild Things And Their Tributes To Maurice Sendak

Posted 05.08.2012 | College

Tuesday brought sad news with the announcement that famed children's author Maurice Sendak had passed away. Sendak was best known for his 1963 chil...

Simon Shaheen Performs Tribute To Arab Spring

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 04.09.2012 | Arts

Simon Shaheen is a Palestinian composer and musician who has done more for bringing Arab music to the West than perhaps any other individual in recent...

A Night Indisputably Different From All Other Nights

Drew Litowitz | Posted 06.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Drew Litowitz

With Passover, and the one-year anniversary of my mother's death, approaching fast, I find myself in a particularly strange situation, wondering if I have a choice in how to move forward.

AIDS. Remember Me?

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 05.12.2012 | Books
Kergan Edwards-Stout

Everyone has their own way of honoring our fallen, lost to AIDS. There is no one correct way of doing so. For me, I chose to write.

Tribute to Whitney Houston in Song

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 04.14.2012 | Entertainment
Dr. Terri Kennedy

I met Whitney Houston when I worked at VH1 in the 1990s. Here is a tribute using some of her song titles: Oh Yes All at Once A Miracle Houston Queen...

WATCH: Artist Draws Portrait With 3.2 Million Dots

Posted 02.05.2012 | Arts

It is customary when looking at a piece of art to examine closely and observe the small details of creation. The weight and brevity of the brush strok...

Blues Legend Inspires Unusual Audience

Zack Isaacs | Posted 12.17.2011 | Black Voices
Zack Isaacs

There is a musician whose work might be missing from your iPods: David "Honeyboy" Edwards. He was a blues icon who passed away in August at the age of 95, but his friends are working tirelessly to preserve his legacy.

A Song For Him -- Celebrating the Life of Donny Hathaway

Nate Larson | Posted 11.28.2011 | Entertainment
Nate Larson

Donny Hathaway, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and master of Soul, was, and continues to be, one the most underrated artists of his time --- the truly great ones usually are.

7 Sites You Should Be Wasting Time On Right Now

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 11.14.2011 | Comedy

Need something to distract you from your nude photos leaking this afternoon? Feeling weird after lunch and need a break before you get back into the s...

9/11 First Responders Create Documentary, Book As Tribute

AP | By FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 10.07.2011 | Impact

ISLANDIA, N.Y. -- Anthony Yacapino was sitting at home, watching a Bugs Bunny cartoon in 2004 when he felt the first signs of post-traumatic stress di...

WATCH: Ronson, Glee Pay Tribute To Winehouse

Posted 09.27.2011 | Celebrity

Performing on Wednesday at Greenwich Summer Sessions in London, Mark Ronson delivered a touching tribute to "sister" and "musical soulmate" Amy Wineho...

Very Good-Looking: For Mom, 2 Years Later

Sally Horchow | Posted 08.16.2011 | Style
Sally Horchow

Looking put-together, stylish, and appropriately dressed was always a high priority for Mom, down to the lavender satin Natori pajamas she was wearing when she died.

In Celebration of Teachers: The Story of Michael Cook

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ellen Galinsky

The contrast between today's celebration of this teacher and the typical portrayal of teachers in the media could not be more diametrically opposed.

Moment of Glory: Snapshots From An Old Sheep's Last Day on Earth

Kathy Stevens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kathy Stevens

It had been two days, both bitterly cold, since Aries left his stall; two days since he ate any food offered him.