Month: February 2011

Reggae star Buju Banton faces life in prison

 
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Jury selection began Monday in Tampa, Florida for the retrial of Jamaican reggae artist Buju Banton who faces up to life in prison for federal drug trafficking charges.
 
Banton, 37, whose hit songs include “Champion” and “Boom Bye Bye,” claims he was set up by a man while trying to impress the confidential informant who claimed that he could help Banton’s career.

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Grammy Awards Red Carpet and Performances

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The stars came out for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. Check out more red carpet arrivals and award performances below.
 

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Obama Biscuits

 

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Get a cookie with President Barack Obama’s image on the bag: the “Obama Biscuit.” 
 
The United Biscuit Ltd., the Ghana – based maker of the cookie, generates 2.8 million biscuits a day during peak production, which accounts for about 60% of the factory’s output. The round cookie stamped with the company’s logo comes in regular, ginger flavor and the latest, ChocObama. Its package bears an image of Obama, and can be found in small roadside shops across Ghana, Africa.
 

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Jet Magazine Feature: Cross Cultural Relationships

 
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Check out the story, “Cross Cultural Relationships,” that I’ve written for the Feb. 14 issue of Jet magazine that is on newsstands.  The article features couples that found love with people outside of the African-American culture.

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