TV judge motivates students
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TV judge motivates students

By Tamia Boyd Spartan Echo Editor Referencing Martin Luther King Jr.’s quote, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is what are you willing to do for others,” Hatchett noted that everyone in the audience is a beneficiary of King’s dream for freedom and equality. By acknowledging King’s words and legacy, his dream is destined to … Continue reading

YBN Cordae defies the generational divide in hip-hop
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YBN Cordae defies the generational divide in hip-hop

By Keona Frasier Hip-hop has long been home to a generationally charged musical divide. Yet, newcomer YBN Cordae seems to be making a favorable impression among his followers. The Maryland rapper made his way into the industry by joining the burgeoning YBN collective, alongside fellow rappers YBN Almighty Jay and YBN Nahmir. Cordae’s visibility in … Continue reading

Beyoncé funds HBCU scholarship Program
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Beyoncé funds HBCU scholarship Program

By Keona Frasier Following a historical performance at the 2018 Coachella Music Festival, Beyoncé, through the BeyGOOD initiative, has announced that one student from four different historically black colleges or universities (HBCUs) will be awarded with a $25,000 scholarship through the Homecoming Scholars Award Program. The 2018-2019 academic year’s BeyGOOD scholars program will be extended … Continue reading

The Latest: Geraldo Rivera apologizes for tweets about abuse
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The Latest: Geraldo Rivera apologizes for tweets about abuse

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on NBC’s firing of longtime “Today” host Matt Lauer: (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Geraldo Rivera is apologizing for calling the news business “flirty” in the wake of “Today” show host Matt Lauer’s firing by NBC over sexual misconduct allegations. The Fox News reporter tweeted Wednesday that the sexual … Continue reading

Post-Weinstein, Lauer: A reckoning for fans of fallen heroes
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Post-Weinstein, Lauer: A reckoning for fans of fallen heroes

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to fandom, it’s reckoning time for Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor and scores of other men accused of sexual wrongdoing. Hero celebrities have fallen before — Bill Cosby’s career ended after assault allegations in 2014 — but never in the rapid succession that has rocked so many worlds since … Continue reading

Garrison Keillor firing prompts backlash from his fans
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Garrison Keillor firing prompts backlash from his fans

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Outraged Garrison Keillor fans deluged Minnesota Public Radio Thursday with complaints about the firing of the humorist over alleged workplace misconduct. Some say they will no longer support MPR, one of the nation’s largest public radio operations, which depends heavily on financial contributions. MPR said Wednesday it was cutting ties with Keillor, … Continue reading

Deck the TV schedule with Rudolph, Stefani and ‘Love’
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Deck the TV schedule with Rudolph, Stefani and ‘Love’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Welcome back, Donner and Blitzen! And thanks for bringing along Gwen Stefani, Taraji P. Henson and “Love Actually” to a holiday TV lineup that mixes the familiar and the fresh. We want “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” again, for the pleasure and the memories they summon. But … Continue reading