Fifty years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, the civil rights leader’s family and admirers marks the anniversary of his death.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Even the name given to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at birth — Nomzamo, “one who undergoes trials” — foretold a life of struggle. During her nearly 38-year marriage to Nelson Mandela, she fought for black majority rule even as she vowed to escape the shadow of the great man. And although many South Africans […]
April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day, and people are wearing the color blue to raise awareness for the developmental disorder. More than 3.5 million Americans fall somewhere on the autism spectrum, according to the Autism Society of America; about 1 in 68 children in the U.S. are identified as having ASD, according to the CDC. April is also Autism Awareness Month.
Killer Mike posted two videos Sunday apologizing for a video interview he did with the National Rifle Association. The rapper, who was born Michael Render, had faced backlash after NRA TV shared the piece on the same day the March For Our Lives rallies were held across the country. Killer Mike said the interview had been shot […]
Just five weeks ago, a gunman killed 17 of their friends and teachers at school and changed the course of their lives. This weekend, the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School led a historic march for gun control, what they called a March for Our Lives. Here’s how the Parkland, Florida, students went from experiencing […]
NEW YORK (AP) – It took six weeks, but Black Panther has finally been unseated as the top film at the North American box office. The monsters vs. robots science-fiction sequel Pacific Rim Uprising dethroned the superhero sensation with $28 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. But the result for Pacific Rim […]
Miguel visited The Tonight Show on the eve of War & Leisure’s release to perform the album’s lead single “Sky Walker.” The singer took the song’s title literally for this setup, appearing in a jumpsuit attached to a parachute (but without song feature Travis Scott). Watch the performance below.
Former national security advisor Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements to the FBI. As detailed in a court document filed by special counsel Robert Mueller, Flynn “willfully and knowingly” made “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to the FBI regarding conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Flynn is the fourth […]
DMX has pleaded guilty to tax evasion before a federal judge in New York City, ABC News reports. After charging the rapper born Earl Simmons last July, prosecutors called the case “multi-year scheme to conceal millions of dollars” from the IRS. DMX was charged with 14 counts and had a tax debt of $1.7 million, […]
Many celebrities have awards. Many celebrities have awards and something named after them—maybe a charity, or a grant, perhaps even a statue or a star on the Walk of Fame. But most celebrities never achieve the ultimate fame hallmark: a street. Katharine Hepburn has one. Judy Garland and Fred Astaire do, too. And now, Rihanna, […]