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Sean "Diddy" Combs

Vandal Topples Wax Statue of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say someone attacked a statue of Sean "Diddy" Combs at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York, shoving the rap impresario's likeness so forcefully it lost its head. Investigators were...
Ruth E. Carter

‘Black Panther’ Costume Designer Blazes Trail to Inspire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ruth E. Carter is a black woman blazing a trail as a costume designer in a film industry with not many who look like her. But through her upcoming career...
Mississippi

Judge: Mississippi Suit to Cover All Who Lost Voting Rights

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge says a handful of former Mississippi convicts who are suing to have their voting rights restored can represent everyone who falls into that category. The ruling this week by U.S....
Haiti Protests

Public Transportation Resumes, Businesses Slowly Reopen In Haiti After Massive Protests

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Businesses and government offices slowly reopened across Haiti on Monday after more than a week of violent demonstrations over prices that have doubled for food, gas and other basic goods...
Dapper Dan Gucci

Gucci to Step up Diversity Hiring After Meeting with Designer Dapper Dan, Community Leaders

NEW YORK (AP) — Italian fashion house Gucci announced a major push Friday to step up diversity hiring as part of a long-term plan to build cultural awareness at the luxury fashion company following...
Jussie Smollett

Chicago Police Seek Follow-up Interview With Jussie Smollett After Reports Say ‘Empire’ Star Staged...

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police said Sunday they're still seeking a follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett after receiving new information that "shifted" their investigation of a reported attack on the "Empire" actor. The trajectory of the...
Donald Trump

Texas GOP Says Trump’s Declaration ‘Sets a Dangerous Precedent’ As White House Indicates President...

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border,...
Regina King Portrait

Regina King Dishes on New Movie, Family, and Running for President

NEW YORK (AP) — So, Regina King walked into a 99-cent store. And what'd she get? A prophecy on her life. No joke. King was shopping around — "sometimes people will say, 'You at the...
Mystikal

Louisiana Rapper Mystikal Free on $3M Bond in Rape Case, Attorney Expects Dismissal In...

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Mystikal, a Louisiana rapper who had been in custody for nearly 1½ years on a rape charge, has been released on a $3 million bond. The artist, whose real name is...
Nigeria Elections

Nigeria Delays Election Until Feb. 23 Over ‘Challenges’

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's electoral commission delayed the presidential election until Feb. 23, making the announcement a mere five hours before polls were set to open Saturday. It cited unspecified "challenges" amid reports...
Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay Joins Prada’s Newly-Formed Diversity Council After Blackface Outrage

MILAN (AP) — Italian brand Prada said it is forming a diversity council to "elevate voices of color within the company and fashion industry at large," a move that follows accusations of racism in...
Kamala Harris

Senate Brings Back Anti-Lynching Bill, Sending It to House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has unanimously passed legislation that designates lynching as a federal crime. The anti-lynching legislation's chief Democratic backers, Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California, are both...
Barrack Obama

Lawsuit by Park Advocacy Group May Halt Plans for the Obama Presidential Center in...

CHICAGO (AP) — Odds may still favor the eventual construction of former President Barack Obama's $500 million museum and library in a public park along Chicago's lakeshore, but it's no longer a sure thing...
Alfonso Ribeiro

Alfonso Ribeiro Denied Copyright for ‘Carlton’ Dance Moves

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro has been denied a copyright for the "Carlton" dance, which he's suing two videogame makers over. The denial from the U.S. Copyright Office...
Donald Trump

Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall, Will Pull Funds from Military and...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the...
Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid

Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid Settle Collusion Gievances With NFL

NEW YORK (AP) — Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have settled collusion cases against the NFL. In a three-sentence statement released Friday, the NFL said: "For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr....
Jussie Smollett

Chicago Police Arrest 2 Suspects in Attack on Smollett

CHICAGO (AP) — The investigation into black actor Jussie Smollett's account of being beaten in a racist, anti-gay attack took another turn Friday when Chicago police said two men arrested in the case are...
President Jovenel Moise

Haiti President Has No Plans to Leave Office, Will Unveil Economic Measures as Protests...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitians on Friday vowed to keep protesting until President Jovenel Moise resigns despite his announcement of upcoming economic measures designed to quell more than a week of violent demonstrations across...
Donald Trump

Trump Will Sign Border Deal That Will Avoid Another Government Shutdown But May Also...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise that would avert a second painful government shutdown. But a new confrontation has been ignited — this time over President Donald Trump's plan to bypass...
Berry Gordy, Diana Ross

Stevie Wonder, John Legend Headline Motown Tribute Concert

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Wonder jammed with his harmonica, John Legend crooned while playing the piano and Ciara pranced onstage dressed like Rick James on Tuesday night at Motown Records' 60th-anniversary concert. Wonder closed...
Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria’s Top Candidates Pledge a Peaceful Election

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's president and his top challenger in Saturday's election have renewed a pledge of peace ahead of a vote marked by heated accusations that have alarmed some observers. President Muhammadu Buhari,...

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