Long before Somali became synonymous with African, African music in Minnesota had one name: Shalita.
WASHINGTON (NNPA) - The last time we saw Jermaine Crawford, his hair was an unkempt mess and his face was riddled with the pains of a drug-addicted homeless teenager. That was some 10-months ago when Crawford closed the storyline for Duquan “Dukie” Weems, his character in the final season on the critically-acclaimed HBO crime drama, “The Wire”.
Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) was just one correct answer away from winning the grand prize of 20 million rupees on India’s version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” when the police decided to question him about his extraordinary string of luck. After all, no one ever lasted this long on the television game show before, and the producers doubted that this dirt-poor, uneducated orphan from the teeming slums of Mumbai could have achieved his unlikely feat without cheating.
Naturi Cora Maria Naughton was born on May 20, 1984, in East Orange, NJ where she started singing in the choir at New Hope Baptist Church at just five years of age. She turned pro by 14, when she became a member of the girl band 3LW. The group soon signed with Sony/Epic Records and went on a nationwide tour while their debut album, entitled 3LW, went platinum, selling 1.3 million copies.
“I arrived in the Mile High City in 1953 as a sickly, 100-pound, 12-year-old with asthma. Denver had a small, tight-knit Black community that comprised 11 percent of the population. So, not only were the odds against me in terms of growing from a skinny kid into a healthy adult, but also in terms of being African-American… in a mayoral [race].
They say that behind every great man is a woman who's willing to give him a goose in the posterior when he needs it most. Marc Antony had his Cleopatra. Henry VIII had his Catherine, Kathryn, Katherine, two Annes and a Jane. Harry would have been lost without Bess. Martin had his Coretta. And Barack has Michelle.