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Richard Carter

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Etta James enhanced 'Record Row' and 'Cadillac Records'

"You thought you'd found a good girl, one to love you and give you the...

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Herman Cain personifies the Black American dream

At a mid-October rally in Tennessee for Herman Cain, a little white girl held a...

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A nightmare pays me a scary visit every Halloween

"Was it the boogie man? As a matter of fact, it was..."-Donald Pleasance, "Halloween" (1978)...

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At the end of the day, what's, like, cool and amazing?

"It is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool, than to...

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Public trust put to test by prolonged NBA lockout

"It's supply and demand. If the supply is lacking, create it. That's the American way..."--Kurtwood...

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Could Hillary mount a primary challenge to Obama in 2012?

"One of the most beautiful ladies I ever met, I met in the rain. High...

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Not much to like in today's mainstream news media

"When a man stops chasing women, he's old. When he stops chasing headlines, he's dead..."-Lloyd...

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White 'cover records' ripped off great Black R&B sounds

"You can wag your tail, but you ain't no friend of mine..."-Willie Mae "Big Mama"...

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Ups and downs dog Knicks, debilitating injuries decimate Nets

"Welcome to tomorrow..."-Powers Boothe, "By Dawn's Early Light" (1990) At times during the 2009-2010 season,...

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Black detective's tough tale of life, love and crime

After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor..."--Louis Calhern, "The Asphalt Jungle"...

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When will America choose to elect a female president?

"She comes high but she's worth it..."-Douglas Fowley, "Armored Car Robbery" (1950) Will America one...

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The Rodney King legacy lives

"The world has been a slaughterhouse since the beginning of time, and it still is..."--Orson...

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Obama's incredible small business gaffe just won't go away

"Do you think not getting caught in a lie is the same as telling the...

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"Billy, Lena and the Duke: a Night of Ellington Music!" opens NOv. 15

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the night after the AUDELCO awards, "Billy, Lena and the Duke:...

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Woodie King's 'Puberty Rites" is a big hit at the Castillo Theatre

After a highly successful two weeks, Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre continues its amazing...

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The Jackson family comments on Dr. Conrad Murray's conviction in Michael Jackson's death

Members of Michael Jackson's family filed out of the courthouse in downtown Los Angeles following...

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Something special missing from Labor Day these days

"I admit they can get under your skin. But you wouldn't say a man has...

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The good, bad, ugly and hard knocks of pro sports

"I'll hit you harder than Joe Louis ever did..."-Buddy Baer, "Africa Screams" (1948) They say...

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Is today's news media really telling it like it is?

"What good is the truth if it doesn't sound true?..."-Rex Harrison, "The Long Dark Hall"...

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Political intrigue takes center stage on the big screen

"President Lincoln proposed a vote to his cabinet that got nine nays and one yea....

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Pros and cons of mosque near Ground Zero

"It's easy to choose between wrong and right. What's hard is choosing what wrong is...

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Spy movies have excited film fans for many years

"Last night I dreamed a deadly dream, beyond the Isle of Skye. I saw a...

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Who's-who of worst pundits in national TV news

"A lot of alliteration from anxious anchors placed in powerful posts..."--Albert Brooks, "Broadcast News" (1987)...

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Trump proves you need not be smart to be rich

"Once you've heard the truth, everything else is just cheap whiskey..."--R. Lee Ermey, "Switchback" (1997)...

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Daily News cartoonist Bill Gallo was a gem

"And when he goes to heav- en, to Saint Peter he will tell. Another Marine...

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Palin and Trump: Celebrities or serious politicians?

"They're like an advertising firm. They manufacture rousing affirmatives..."-Spencer Tracy, "Keeper of the Flame" (1943)...