30 years later, Janet Jackson is still in ‘Control’

When Janet Jackson released her “Control” album on February 4, 1986, she hadn’t had much success in the music industry. The Jackson clan’s youngest girl’s 1982 debut album, “Janet Jackson,” just barely cracked the top 100, and her 1984 followup, “Dream Street,” didn’t even do that well. Jackson was better known as an actress, first […]

Maurice White, leader and founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, dies at 74

Maurice White, the Earth, Wind & Fire leader and singer who co-wrote such hits as “Shining Star,” “Sing a Song” and “September,” has died, according to his brother, EWF bassist Verdine White. He was 74. “My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away peacefully last night in his sleep,” Verdine White said in […]

Body camera shows man yelled ‘I can’t breathe’ before death

The family of a 51-year-old man who screamed 20 times that police were killing him last week settled a wrongful-death lawsuit with the city of Oakland. Hernan Jaramillo also repeatedly wailed that he couldn’t breathe before he died on July 8, 2013, The Oakland Tribune reported (http://bayareane.ws/1Sk18dl) Wednesday. Face-down with police pressing him to the […]

Cam Newton talks race

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is often the subject of criticism despite having led his team to Super Bowl 50 and being the likely recipient of the 2015-16 NFL MVP award, but the superstar signal-caller brushed off his detractors Wednesday. Newton enjoyed a regular season for the ages, with 3,837 passing yards, 636 rushing yards, […]

Abe Vigoda, of ‘Barney Miller’ and ‘Godfather’ fame, dies at 94

Abe Vigoda, who played the decrepit Detective Phil Fish in the television sitcom “Barney Miller” and Mafia lieutenant Sal Tessio in the original “Godfather” movie, died Tuesday, according to his manager, Sid Craig. He was 94. Though Vigoda achieved a good bit of fame from his 1970s “Godfather” role, his years on “Barney Miller” and […]

Joseph Fiennes to play Michael Jackson in British TV movie

With all the controversy over #OscarsSoWhite, now may not have been the best time to announce that a white actor has been cast as African-American pop star Michael Jackson. According to The Guardian, Joseph Fiennes will play the late superstar in a made-for-TV drama to appear on the British channel Sky Arts. The TV movie […]

Griffin sorry for ‘distraction’ caused by fight with Clips staffer

Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin issued a statement Tuesday night apologizing for punching a member of the team’s equipment staff during their current road trip, an incident that left him with a broken right shooting hand that will keep him sidelined for at least the next month. A situation among friends escalated and I […]

Troy Aikman thinks RG3 or Johnny Manziel will be Cowboys backup QB

Troy Aikman had to go and stir things up. Sitting with SI.com’s Maggie Gray, Aikman said he thinks that Robert Griffin III or Johnny Manziel will be a member of the Dallas Cowboys next season. “I believe as I sit here today that either Johnny Manziel or Robert Griffin III will be in Dallas as […]

The Latest: Daughter: Arizona rancher killed in standoff

The latest on an armed group that took over buildings at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The Oregonian reports that an Arizona rancher was killed when authorities arrested leaders of an armed group that has been occupying a national wildlife refuge. Authorities did not identify the person killed, saying […]

Chicago police recruiters open up about race, shootings

If potential police force recruits in Chicago fail to ask about police shootings and race relations, recruiters bring it up anyway. At a time of U.S.-wide protests over police shootings of black men, the 12,000-strong Chicago police force, which is 23 percent African-American and 52 percent white, is trying to hire new officers, especially minority […]

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '}' in /home/content/s/w/a/swalkerfu/html/wp-content/themes/NewsPro/footer.php on line 41