Monday, May 20, 2019
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Radio station bans Kanye West after slavery remarks

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A radio station in Detroit has placed a ban on all things Kanye West. According to the Detroit Free Press, msn.com and others, 105.1, a hip-hop station, has begun using the hashtag "mute Kanye" because of his recent comments about slavery, in which he claimed that black Americans chose to be enslaved. West has stated that because slavery had...

A conversation about music with blues musician, John Minton

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John Minton is a legend in Fort Wayne, Indiana, but he would never describe himself that way.  Music- and culture-minded students at Indiana University-Purdue University, now Purdue University, Fort Wayne have flocked to his graduate and undergraduate classes on folklore, rock ‘n’ roll history and master classes on popular culture, music and society. The popularity of those classes coupled...

Michael Sweet of Stryper talks God, music, and Wal-Mart

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Michael Sweet is the lead singer of Christian metal band, Stryper. Recently I had the opportunity to interview the singer via email just as the band was embarking on a tour that will take them around the world. I first learned of Stryper upon the release of “In God We Trust.” I was a child, and naively thought that it...

Influential gospel singer and arranger, Edwin Hawkins dies

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Edwin Hawkins, gospel singer, and arranger died Tuesday, Jan. 15. Hawkins is best-known for his contemporary arrangement of "Oh, Happy Day." Hawkins' version of the song influenced performers across racial and genre boundaries. The beauty of "Oh, Happy Day" For decades, I thought that the late Andrae Crouch was the originator of "Oh, Happy Day." The gospel singer's version was popular...

Reports: Iran quadruples production of enriched uranium

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran has quadrupled its production of enriched uranium amid tensions with the U.S. over Tehran's unraveling nuclear accord, two semi-official news agencies reported Monday, an announcement that came just after President Donald Trump and Iran's foreign minister traded threats and taunts.While the reports said the production is of uranium enriched only to the 3.67% limit...

Alabama police capture suspect; 1 officer slain, 2 wounded

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - A man who opened fire on police responding to a domestic disturbance report, killing one officer and wounding two others, was arrested on Monday and charged with capital murder, authorities said.Grady Wayne Wilkes, 29, was being held without bond in the shooting death of Officer William Buechner, who had been with the Auburn Police Division...

Michigan’s Amash, GOP Trump critic, faces primary challenge

GREENVILLE, Mich. (AP) - Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, the first Republican in Congress to accuse President Donald Trump of impeachable conduct, is facing a primary challenge.Second-term state Rep. Jim Lower (LOW'-ur) announced Monday he's running for the western Michigan seat. The announcement came two days after Amash sent a series of tweets , concluding that special counsel Robert...

2020 hopeful Bennet proposes $1 trillion climate change fund

DENVER (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bennet said Monday he wants to commit $1 trillion for underwriting research and projects to address climate change, set aside about one-third of U.S. lands and ocean territory for conservation and reach net-zero U.S. emissions by midcentury.His campaign's climate plan also would require utilities to offer consumers green-energy options as the Colorado...

Trump says he didn’t need to borrow from banks

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is insisting he didn't borrow from many banks because he "didn't need the money," not because they wouldn't do business with him.Trump's tweets Monday appear to be in response to New York Times reporting that Deutsche Bank anti-money laundering specialists recommended that multiple transactions associated with Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, be...

NY bill to let US House see Trump’s state returns narrowed

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A proposal that would grant Congress access to New York state tax returns filed by President Donald Trump has been revised to address concerns that it could jeopardize the privacy of anyone who files a return in the state.Assemblyman David Buchwald, D-Westchester County, submitted an amendment to his bill this weekend to make it apply...

Key events raising tensions in the Persian Gulf

Tensions between the United States and Iran have soared in recent weeks, with Washington dispatching warships and bombers to the Persian Gulf, and Tehran threatening to resume higher uranium enrichment. The tensions come a year after President Donald Trump withdrew from Iran's 2015 nuclear accord with world powers and restored crippling sanctions.A timeline of recent events:May 5: John Bolton,...

US judge to consider blocking new Mississippi abortion law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge will hear arguments about a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.The Jackson Women's Health Organization is suing the state over the law, signed by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant in March. The organization is Mississippi's sole abortion clinic.U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves is scheduled to...

Reports: Iran quadruples production of low-enriched uranium

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran has quadrupled its production of low-enriched uranium amid tensions with the U.S. over Tehran's unraveling nuclear accord, two semi-official news agencies reported Monday, an announcement just after President Donald Trump warned Iran it would face its "official end" if it threatened America again.While the reports said the production is of uranium enriched only to...

Texas transgender woman seen in videotaped attack found dead

DALLAS (AP) - A 23-year-old transgender woman seen on a widely circulated video being beaten in front of a crowd of people was found dead over the weekend in a Dallas shooting, police said.Muhlaysia Booker was found face-down in a street early Saturday, and no suspect has been identified, police Maj. Vincent Weddington said Sunday. She was pronounced dead...