Archive for March 17th, 2009

Released last week, Re:Generations features 13 of Nat King Cole’s classic songs — reimagined and remixed by The Roots, will.i.am, Brazilian Girls, Nas, Natalie Cole, TV On the Radio, and more. The album was executive-produced by the late singer’s daughter, Carole Cole, and Michaelangelo L’Acqua. Nat King Cole died one month before his 46th birthday in 1965. […]


President Omar al-Bashir had already expelled humanitarian aid groups from Darfur, in reaction to an arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court charging him with war crimes and crimes against humanity, but now he’s allowing gunmen to engage U.N. and African Union peacekeepers in the city of Niyala, in the southern part of Darfur. A spokesperson […]


African leaders met in London this week with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to put forth their case for incremental investment by developed nations to avoid destabilization on the continent, the possible and likely outcome of the global economic crisis. African workers are being laid off across the continent and tourism is down. Many are fearful chaos and […]


Dancer and actress Altovise Joanne Gore Davis passed away Saturday in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after suffering a stroke. She was 65. She is perhaps best known as the wife (#3) of renowned entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. The couple, who adopted a son, had been married 20 years when he died of throat cancer […]