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Lucy Hale To Star In Sons Of The South

Lucy Hale is to star in Spike Lee's new civil rights drama 'Sons of the South'. The 29-year-old actress will appear alongside Lucas Till in the upcoming movie, which is based on the Bob Zellner...

Martin Luther King, Jr's Letter To Rosa Parks Up For Auction

A 54-year-old letter Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote to civil rights heroine Rosa Parks is up for auction.The note King wrote in April, 1960 went on sale on Tuesday (25Mar14) on website MomentsInTime.com for $125,000...

Martin Luther King Jr Assassinated 43 Years Ago

Martin Luther King Jr, the influential American civil rights leader, was assassinated 43-years-old ago today (4th April 2011), reports the New York Daily News.King rose to prominence as a pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist...

Kanye West Boycotts Arizona

Kanye West is refusing to perform in Arizona, America.The 'Heartless' rapper has vowed not to visit the state until their immigration law - which has given police officers the authority to stop suspected illegal immigrants...

West Urges Artists To Boycott Arizona

KANYE WEST has urged his fellow musicians to boycott Arizona over the U.S. state's controversial new immigration legislation - calling on artists to follow in the footsteps of civil rights icon ROSA PARKS.Rage Against The...

P Diddy: I Felt Like My Vote For Obama Counted

Rap star P Diddy has said he was overwhelmed by casting his vote for Barack Obama ahead of the senator's historic election victory. The music mogul, real name Sean Combs, explained he felt connected to...

By on 05 November 2008

Ashanti Dazzled By Oprah's Diamonds

R+B singer ASHANTI was shocked when she attended talk show host OPRAH WINFREY's Legends Ball and was handed a pair of diamond earrings. The FOOLISH singer was a guest at the event, which honoured famous...

Outkast's Tribute To Parks

American hip-hop duo OUTKAST are planning a tribute show for late civil rights icon ROSA PARKS. The pair, ANDRE '3000' BENJAMIN and BIG BOI, want to mark the impact Parks had on highlighting racial...

Winfrey Pays Tribute To Parks

Talk show host OPRAH WINFREY paid tribute to late civil rights pioneer ROSA PARKS yesterday (31OCT05) at a memorial service in Washington, DC. A large crowd of mourners made their way to the Metropolitan...

Stefani Pays Tribute To Parks

Pop beauty GWEN STEFANI paid tribute to late US civil rights icon ROSA PARKS at her Detroit, Michigan concert on Saturday (29OCT05). African-American Parks, who made headlines almost 50 years ago (01DEC1955) when she...

U2 Pay Tribute To Rosa Parks

Irish superstars U2 paid tribute to late African-American civil rights icon ROSA PARKS last week (25OCT05), praising the Alabama heroine for her "quiet dignity and strength". Parks, who made headlines almost 50 years ago...

Civil Rights Icon Rosa Parks Dead At 92

African-American civil rights icon ROSA PARKS has died. She was 92. The activist who made headlines almost 50 years ago (01DEC1955) when she refused to give up her seat on a bus for a...

Outkast Settle With Rosa Parks

OUTKAST finally settled a legal dispute with American civil rights veteran ROSA PARKS yesterday (14APR05), after a song on their 1998 album AQUEMINI used her name. Parks, 92, initially sued the rappers in Detroit,...

Parks' Family Desperate To End Outkast Track Row

LATEST: The long-running legal battle between civil-rights icon ROSA PARKS and hip-hop act OUTKAST looks set to end, after Parks' family announced she is mentally unfit to fight in court. RHEA McCAULEY, one of...

Settlement Talks Expected In Spat Over Outkast Track

The legal spat over OUTKAST's hit track ROSA PARKS is set to come to an end, after lawyers for ROSA PARKS and representatives for their record company BMG prepared to discuss a settlement. According...

Parks Gets A Legal Boost In Outkast Case

Civil rights heroine ROSA PARKS has been given a legal boost as she fights OUTKAST over their use of her name - former Detroit, Michigan, mayor DENNIS ARCHER. Archer has been asked to review...

Rosa Parks Authorises Records Release In Suit

Civil rights pioneer ROSA PARKS has authorised her doctor to release medical records and explain why she is unable to testify in a lawsuit she brought against hip-hop group OUTKAST. Parks claims OutKast's 1998...

Judge Asks Why Rosa Parks Can't Testify In Outkast Lawsuit

A federal judge has ordered a doctor for civil rights pioneer ROSA PARKS to explain why she cannot testify in a lawsuit she brought against OUTKAST. Parks' lawsuit claims the 1998 song ROSA PARKS...

Outkast Battle With Parks To Kick Off In January

Hip-hop duo OUTKAST's label ARISTA RECORDS have been given a 10 January (05) trial date for the start of a courtroom showdown against civil rights icon ROSA PARKS. Parks claims Outkast violated her trademark...

Union Failed To See Significance In Landmark Friends Role

Screen beauty GABRIELLE UNION failed to realise the significance of becoming the first African-American actress to appear in FRIENDS - because she was more concerned about paying her bills. The sexy actress made history...

Outkast's New Parks Song

OUTKAST have responded to their ongoing legal spat with ROSA PARKS by referring to her in a new song - but the rappers have been careful not to name the civil rights icon. Parks...

Outkast, Rosa Parks To Reach Settlement

Hip-hop superstars OUTKAST are close to reaching a settlement with civil rights icon ROSA PARKS over a five-year battle about one of their songs. Parks had claimed the HEY YA! duo defamed her in...

Rosa Parks To Sue Outkast

African-American civil rights icon ROSA PARKS and her family have been given the go-ahead to take OUTKAST to court, claiming the hip-hop duo defamed her in a song. The 90-year-old activist, who famously refused...

Outkast To Be Sued By Civil Rights Legend

Rap stars OUTKAST are set to be sued by American civil rights pioneer ROSA PARKS after using her name on one of their hit records. An appeals court in Cincinnati overturned an earlier...

Jay.z.s A Leader

Hip-hop star JAY-Z likens himself to MARTIN LUTHER KING. The BIG PIMPIN' rapper says that as a black man he's in a position of responsibility similar to many of the social leaders who have...

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