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Meet Kelsey the flipper. Kelsey Grammer, who lives in Malibu's Serra Retreat, has listed an English Country-style estate in Holmby Hills for $19.9 million. Grammer and his wife, Camille, have owned this home for about a year and are hoping to flip it for...
Odetta, the classically trained folk, blues and gospel singer who used her powerfully rich and dusky voice to champion African American music and civil rights issues for more than half a century starting in the folk revival of the 1950s, has died. She was...
The EnvelopeRecent Oscar winners Jennifer Hudson and Forest Whitaker were looking to keep their streaks going at the 38th annual NAACP Image Awards. Hudson, a former "American Idol" finalist, won a best supporting actress Oscar Sunday for her role in the musical...
For nearly half a century, Rev. Jesse Jackson has ranked as America's most ubiquitous civil rights crusader, working alongside Rev.. Martin Luther King Jr., founding Operation PUSH, demanding equality from corporate America and twice making credible...
Q: It seems there is a shift going on within the civil rights movement away from the old-guard groups such as the NAACP and Operation PUSH and toward blogs and Internet-based groups. Would you agree? A: No. New technology does not change the land-based...
Chicago Tribune NewspapersIt's no surprise that in "Palace Council," the third of Stephen L. Carter's fables about black America's upper crust, success depends not on what you know but whom. With the right connections—along with the right bloodlines and education—a...
Tribune national correspondentThe pastor had prayed a blessing, the wine had been poured, the salad served. Yet there was no sign of Barack Obama, the man Florida Democrats had crowded into a ballroom to hear deliver a dinner speech. "We're having a lull," one of the event organizers...
Times Staff WriterOn a night of celeb reunions, onstage surprises, high energy performances and passionate lip locks, maybe the most remarkable thing about Tuesday's BET Awards was the way adidas and Manolos coexisted so comfortably at the Shrine Auditorium. As stars from...
Hip-hop stars Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliott, moonlighting actor Jamie Foxx, and R&B singer Mary J. Blige each picked up four nominations at the BET Awards, which honor the leading black players in music, film/TV and sport, organizers said on Tuesday....
Tags: Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Missy Elliott
Special to The TimesOn our first night aboard the Mystique Princess, cruise director Albert Wong warned us about the consequences of being left ashore. "You may get eaten," he said with a wink. His little joke: Cannibalism has not been practiced in Fiji for nearly 200...
Trying to shake a spreading image that they're not active enough, students across the nation gathered, marched and chanted their contempt for the Iraq war Saturday. The national student anti-war group Campus Anti-war Network galvanized student-led...
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