Dolce&Gabbana say comments about family not meant to judge
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Dolce&Gabbana say comments about family not meant to judge

MILAN (AP) — Fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana drew applause for sending a pregnant model down the runway as part of their tribute to mothers, but their endorsement of traditional families in a recent interview unleashed harsh criticism and calls to boycott their label. The designers, under growing social media pressure, issued a … Continue reading

MCJR Week celebrates 40 years of mass communications and journalism at Norfolk State University
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MCJR Week celebrates 40 years of mass communications and journalism at Norfolk State University

by Antonio Garland From March 30-April 2, the Mass Communications and Journalism Department’s MCJR Week will mark the 40th anniversary of the department. Students and alumni are encouraged to come out to the events to build connections and relationships, which can last a lifetime. The MCJR Week media conference  (http://www.nsumcjr.com/) features alumni who serve on … Continue reading

Bill Cosby accusers fight motion to dismiss defamation suit
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Bill Cosby accusers fight motion to dismiss defamation suit

BOSTON (AP) — Three women who allege Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them decades ago say in a court filing that he doesn’t have a right to lie and hide behind the statements of his representatives to have their defamation lawsuit dismissed. “Cosby claims a privilege to defame where none exists; tries to shield himself from … Continue reading

Russell Simmons plans for a hip-hop musical ‘The Scenario’
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Russell Simmons plans for a hip-hop musical ‘The Scenario’

  NEW YORK (AP) — Music mogul Russell Simmons is producing a brand new stage musical that will celebrate three generations of hip-hop, from Run DMC to Kanye West. Simmons said Thursday that “The Scenario” will feature an original story written by author and hip-hop historian Dan Charnas, author of “The Big Payback: The History … Continue reading

Kerry Washington, Roland Emmerich among GLAAD honorees
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Kerry Washington, Roland Emmerich among GLAAD honorees

  BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Actress Kerry Washington, director Roland Emmerich, the film “The Imitation Game” and television shows “Transparent” and “How to Get Away With Murder” have received stamps of approval from GLAAD. GLAAD is a U.S.-based group that promotes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender presence in the media, and celebrated its honorees … Continue reading