Daily Archive: April 14, 2013

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National

Can you really be an 'Accidental Racist'?

ON THE SPOT– This combination of file photos shows Brad Paisley, left, in Hollywood, Calif. on Nov. 1, 2011 and LL Cool J in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2013. (Photos by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) by JESSE WASHINGTON (AP)–Southern White men don’t usually drive racial dialogue. For as long as race has riven America, they have been depicted more often as the problem than the solution.

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Entertainment

Rick Ross apologizes for pro-rape lyrics

APOLOGIZES–This Sept. 29, 2012 file photo shows Rick Ross performing at the BET Hip-Hop Honors at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta. (Photo by John Amis/Invision/AP, file) NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Reebok ended its relationship with Rick Ross, the rapper acknowledged that his lyrics on Rocko’s song “U.O.E.N.O.” were “offensive.”

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Entertainment

'42' scores at home, Cruise dominates overseas

TOPS BOX OFFICE–This film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson in a scene from “42.” (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, D. Stevens) by David Germain LOS ANGELES (AP) — Baseball has scored a rare hit in Hollywood, while another American institution — Tom Cruise — has delivered his latest hit overseas.

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Opinion

Jay-Z is this generation's Jackie Robinson

JAY-Z by Dion Rabouin ATLANTA (RTNS)–Sports writers have long lamented the lack of seminal sports figures in today’s game. Folks say athletes willing to take a stand like Jackie Robinson and Muhammad Ali are conspicuously missing in this generation.