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  • PepsiCo-Lil Wayne split marks shaky alliance of rappers, business

    Corporations are quick to recruit rappers to sell their soft drinks, shoes and smartphones — but the moment there's a whiff of controversy, they are just as quick to cut them loose. The latest example is PepsiCo and Lil Wayne. Last week, the...
  • Kanye West reveals June 18 as ... something

    Kanye West reveals June 18 as ... something
    Kanye West took to Twitter on Thursday morning for a major announcement: "June Eighteen." And that's it -- no context, no explanation, no additional clues as to what that date might bring. Is it the release date for his new album, which Pop & Hiss...
  • Lil Wayne apologizes to Emmett Till family

    Lil Wayne apologizes to Emmett Till family
    Months after Lil Wayne created a firestorm for lyrics that name-dropped slain civil rights figure Emmett Till along with a vulgar sexual reference, the rapper has formally apologized to Till’s family. In a letter sent to the Till family, which...
  • Lil Wayne, PepsiCo's Mountain Dew part ways after controversy

    Lil Wayne, PepsiCo's Mountain Dew part ways after controversy
    In a week that has already seen PepsiCo pull an ad developed by Odd Future ringleader Tyler, the Creator, the beverage giant is severing ties with another rapper, Lil Wayne. PepsiCo announced it has ended its partnership with the rapper over a vulgar...
  • Anne Frank and Emmett Till meet in AAPACT play

    Anne Frank and Emmett Till meet in AAPACT play
    She was not thinking of writing a play about Anne Frank and Emmett Till. Janet Langhart Cohen was just enjoying her life in Washington D.C.’s social whirl as the wife of former Secretary of Defense and U.S. Senator William S. Cohen. But she did,...
  • Pulitzer finalist Wadada Leo Smith symbolizes Chicago jazz power

    Pulitzer finalist Wadada Leo Smith symbolizes Chicago jazz power
    Ever since the late 1990s, the forces behind the Pulitzer Prize in music have tried to push the award outside the narrow precincts of classical composition. On Monday, the Pulitzers made the next dramatic step in that evolution, with jazz musician...
  • 'American Night' at Yale Rep Offers Revisionist Historical Hilarity

    'American Night' at Yale Rep Offers Revisionist Historical Hilarity
    American Night — The Ballad of Juan José Through October 13 at the Yale University Theater, 222 York St., New Haven. Presented by the Yale Repertory Theatre, (203) 432-1234, yalerep.org.   American Night is a nightmare that turns into a hopeful...
  • HoCoPoLitSo's writer-in-residence Derrick Weston Brown seeks to inspire the poet within us all

    HoCoPoLitSo's writer-in-residence Derrick Weston Brown seeks to inspire the poet within us all
    “Attention, attention … the mic is now open.” It is only fitting that Derrick Weston Brown begins his presentation at local high schools with an original poem beckoning “all poets and lovers of the word.” “Poetry...
  • Getting Control Of Guns For All Americans

    "If The Civil Rights era has to be mentioned at all in the current gun debate, it's that the U.S. would be safer if blacks had stayed at the back of the bus — without access to firearms." — Email from reader taking issue with citing Emmett...
  • Here's why people are so angry over Trayvon Martin's death

    Here's why people are so angry over Trayvon Martin's death
    On Sept. 23, 1955, Roy Bryant and J. W. Milam fired up stogies and smooched their wives. About an hour earlier, a Mississippi jury had mulled their fates. The men had stood trial for abducting a 14-year-old black boy. They pounded his face into ground...
  • Etching Negro League names in stone

    Etching Negro League names in stone
    Armed with a yellow bucket filled with cleaning supplies, Jeremy Krock made his way toward the grave of John Donaldson, who was interred at Burr Oak Cemetery more than 40 years ago. Krock, 53, an anesthesiologist from Peoria, spruces up Donaldson's grave...