Round-the-clock curfew in Maiduguri is relaxed as Nigerian military claims gains in battle against Boko Haram fighters.
Actor Will Smith opens up to talk show host Dave Letterman about his biggest weakness.
Brazil’s economic growth has seen women’s purchasing power become a lot stronger over the past twenty years. The success of the Beleza Natural institute in Rio, which specializes in curly and wavy hair, illustrates the purchasing power of this new middle class.
Monday’s episode of “The Voice” made it seem all the more likely the men on the show are in for an “American Idol”-style fate: to be picked off act by act until only women are left standing. Of course, there’s no such thing as a sure bet when it comes to predicting viewers’ votes (if [...]
“The X Factor“ announced its new lineup of judges in preparation for the show’s return this fall. According to a report from Entertainment Weekly, longtime Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland and Latin star Paulina Rubio will join the FOX singing talent show, joining returning judge Demi Lovato and show founder Simon Cowell. Both additions to [...]
The last time Jay-Z and Drake hopped on a track together on was in 2010, when Hov gave Drizzy some veteran advice on how to handle beef on “Light Up.” “Drake, here’s how they gon’ come at you/ With silly rap feuds, tryin’ to distract you,” Jigga rapped on the track which was featured on the OVO star’s debut [...]
The immense fan base of Robert Griffin III is showing appreciation for the Washington Redskins quarterback by purchasing many of the items he and his fiancée have listed on their wedding registry. The link to the Bed Bath & Beyond registry had been posted last week by The Washington Post. According to the registry, Griffin [...]
Bucking longstanding patterns in the United States, more poor people now live in the nation’s suburbs than in urban areas, according to a new analysis. As poverty mounted throughout the nation over the past decade, the number of poor people living in suburbs surged 67 percent between 2000 and 2011 — a much bigger jump [...]
Jamaica has suffered a long string of international rescues and ultimately failed fiscal programs. But last month’s bailout led by the International Monetary Fund could be the country’s final chance to avert an economic catastrophe. The latest four-year program is controversial even among its bankrollers. The IMF led the negotiations with the Jamaican government, but [...]
NEW YORK — William Miles, a self-taught filmmaker whose documentaries revealed untold stories of black America, including those of its heroic black soldiers and of life in its signature neighborhood Harlem, where he himself grew up, died May 12 in Queens. He was 82. The cause was uncertain, but Miles had myriad health problems, including [...]