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  • Russell Simmons' ADD Comedy Live Supports Minority Comics

    No joke about it: Russell Simmons is determined to celebrate more black comics. The hip hop artist and producer/co-creator of the HBO's former "Def Comedy Jam" series has created the ADD Comedy Live stand-up event every Wednesday at the Chinese Theatre'...
  • Russell Simmons apologizes, takes down 'Harriet Tubman Sex Tape'

    This is probably not the type of publicity Russell Simmons was hoping for with his new YouTube channel, All Def Digital.  The media mogul has apologized for and taken down from the channel a comedy video titled "The Harriet Tubman Sex Tape." The spoof...
  • Interior secretary says Obama may bypass Congress on monuments

    SAN FRANCISCO — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says she will recommend that President Obama act alone if necessary to create new national monuments and sidestep a gridlocked Congress that has failed to address dozens of public lands bills. Jewell...
  • Viola Davis plots a career, not just for herself

    Viola Davis plots a career, not just for herself
    Viola Davis has won two Tony Awards for her Juilliard-trained stage work in the August Wilson plays "King Hedley II" and "Fences." She has been Oscar-nominated twice, first for a supporting role in "Doubt," more recently for a much larger role, in "The...
  • Food for Thought Question: What advice you would give a New Yorker struggling with Sandy?

    Food for Thought Question: What advice you would give a New Yorker struggling with Sandy?
    If there's anyone who can sympathize with east coasters recovering from Hurricane Sandy, it's people from New Orleans. Whether its advice or just words of comfort, Katrina survivors are reaching out online to help. Andy Kopsa started a website called...
  • Joseph Dyer dies at 76; retired KCBS-TV executive

    Joseph Dyer dies at 76; retired KCBS-TV executive
    Joseph Dyer, a retired KCBS-TV executive who was one of the first African American reporters hired by a major network television station in Los Angeles and later helped it set a standard for community involvement, died of heart failure Thursday at Good...
  • Kwanzaa parade set to begin

     
    Preparations were underway Monday morning for a parade celebrating the kickoff of the Kwanzaa celebration in Los Angeles....
  • An interview with National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward

     
    An extended interview with Jesmyn Ward, whose novel "Salvage the Bones" won the 2011 National Book Award....
  • Poor teaching standards keep students behind on civil rights [Blowback]

     
    For too many students, their civil rights knowledge boils down to two people plus four words: Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and "I have a dream."...
  • SteelStacks' ArtsQuest Center to add cabaret to cafe

     
    The ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem has a café – its headline Musikfest Café venue. Now, it will have a cabaret. Actress and singer Lynnie Godfrey will perform tunes from the Great American Songbook in a new monthly series, “An Evening......
  • Theater review: 'Carry It On' at Theatricum Botanicum

     
    What becomes legends most? Not necessarily treating them with respect. “Carry It On,” Theatricum Botanicum’s musical survey of American idealists and activists, has a faultless heart, but its showbiz instincts could use a goosing. Director-writer...
  • Ayers error? Did denial of emeritus status violate the First Amendment?

     
    The often provocative John K. Wilson writes: (University of Illinois board of trustees chairman Christopher) Kennedy is certainly correct to condemn (retired UIC professor Bill) Ayers for bizarrely including Sirhan Sirhan among a list of “political...