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Adidas Forced To Pull Jeremy Scott's 'Racist' Sneaker Line

Adidas have been forced to remove a new line of footwear from shops after an outcry over what was deemed to be a racist design by designer Jeremy Scott. The trainer itself is unremarkable, a...

Jesse Jackson Honours Houston At Her Former Church

U.S. civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson has honoured late star Whitney Houston while addressing the congregation at the New Jersey church where the singer first showed off her amazing vocals.Jackson joined members of Houston's...

Cadbury Apologizes To Naomi Campbell

An advertisement by the British candy manufacturer Cadbury that drew the wrath of black supermodel Naomi Campbell has been withdrawn and Cadbury has apologized after the matter went international thanks to the intervention by civil...

Aretha Franklin Getting Ready For Birthday Bash

Aretha Franklin is planning a huge star-studded bash to celebrate her 69th birthday tomorrow (25.03.11). The soul singer - who underwent surgery in December for an undisclosed complaint, rumoured to be pancreatic cancer - will...

Aretha Franklin Praises Grammy Tribute

Aretha Franklin "loved" her tribute at the Grammy Awards.The legendary soul singer - who has been rumoured to be suffering from pancreatic cancer - was not present at last night's (13.02.11) ceremony, but enjoyed watching...

Aretha Franklin Battling Cancer

Aretha Franklin is reportedly fighting pancreatic cancer.The 'Respect' singer - who recently underwent "serious" surgery for an undisclosed condition - is said to have been told she has less than a year to live after...

Jackson Attacks Gibson Over Alleged Taped Rant

Civil rights leader REVD. JESSE JACKSON isn't waiting for MEL GIBSON to confirm reports he used offensive racial language in an expletive-laden, recorded argument with his ex-girlfriend - he's already on the attack.Websites TMZ.com and...

Wonder Performs At Sutton's Funeral

STEVIE WONDER and REVD. JESSE JACKSON were among the stars and politicians who paid their final respects to civil rights activist and attorney PERCY SUTTON in New York on Wednesday (06Jan09).Wonder sang Always at the...

Boxer Johnson To Be Pardoned After 96 Years?

U.S. human rights leader JESSE JACKSON has won a battle to pardon African-American boxing champion JACK JOHNSON for illegally marrying a white woman in 1913.The heavyweight was forced to emigrate to Europe after breaching the...

Jackson Memorial In Gary Set To Be Another Big Tribute

MICHAEL JACKSON's father JOE JACKSON and civil rights leaders REVD. AL SHARPTON and REVD. JESSE JACKSON will be a part of a memorial to the King of Pop in his hometown Gary, Indiana.The trio will...

Stars Pay Tribute To James Brown

Tributes have poured in for late soul legend JAMES BROWN, who died on Christmas day (25DEC06). He was 73. The singer, dubbed the 'Godfather of Soul', passed away unexpectedly in hospital in Atlanta, Georgia after...

Rev Jackson To Perform Late Rites For Rawls

Civil rights leader Reverand JESSE JACKSON will officiate at the funeral of late singer LOU RAWLS on Friday (13JAN06). The Grammy-winning star died in Los Angeles last Friday (06JAN06) after battling lung and brain...

Star-studded Send Off For Executed Gang Leader

SEAN PENN, JAMIE FOXX, DANNY GLOVER and rapper SNOOP DOGG are among the thousands of mourners expected to turn out for the funeral of executed former gang leader STANLEY 'TOOKIE' WILLIAMS early next week (begs19DEC05)....

Williams Executed

LATEST: Former gang leader STANLEY 'TOOKIE' WILLIAMS has been put to death by lethal injection after California Governor ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER denied him a last minute reprieve. The 51-year-old, who preached non-violence from his death...

Bianca Jagger Calls On Schwarzenegger To Spare Inmate

SIR MICK JAGGER's ex-wife BIANCA joined SNOOP DOGG by pleading with California Governor ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER to show clemency to condemned gang leader STANLEY 'TOOKIE' WILLIAMS. The human rights campaigner visited Williams in San Quentin...

Kiefer Sutherland: America Needs An African-american President

24 star KIEFER SUTHERLAND is delighted the President in his hit show is an African-American - as he hopes it illustrates that race is no barrier to power. Sutherland plays undercover agent JACK BAUER...

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