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Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records

How 2 Live Crew’s ‘Banned in the U.S.A.’ Album Gave the Finger to the Powers That Be

When it comes to raunchiness in hip-hop, 2 Live Crew reign supreme. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the group's 'Banned in the U.S.A.' album, we take a look at how they gave the finger to the powers that be.

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Coker, Alabama

What Was The Loud Boom Heard In Coker?

See the update below.

On Saturday evening, I received a frantic text from my friend Erica about two loud booms heard in the vicinity of her home in Coker around 8:10 that evening. She described the sound as that similar to a 'grenade going off' that not only rattled the house but her children as well.

I called my

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Getty
Getty

Tuscaloosa Loses Soul Food

Friday, the Tuscaloosa News reported that Maggie Harris, owner of Maggie's Diner, decided to close. This is but one of the last soul food restaurant in the area.

I can remember when I attended Stillman College a little over a decade ago, we had a number of soul food restaurants.  Students wanting the taste of food similar to their mother's or grandmother's cooking would skip over to KSV, Melton's, Maggie's, Soul Delicious, etc.

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Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

Alabama National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory For Sunday

I picked today of all days to fire up the grill. I had no idea it was going get so hot. When I say hot, I mean hot.  It felt like it was over 100 degrees outside.

Needless to say the grill didn’t help at all

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Lady Saw
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Happy Birthday, Lady Saw!

Lady Saw, the queen of the dancehall, turns 43 years old today (July 12).

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Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Tuscaloosa Teen Charged With Murder On Bear Creek Rd.

It was early in the morning when the victim a Tuscaloosa man was in an argument and altercation with another person at a residence on Bear Creek Rd

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Category: Articles, Crime, Local News, News
Universal
Universal

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Minions’ Takes Over the World

Universal was already bathing in its Furious 7 and Jurassic World money Scrooge McDuck-style before Minions opened this week. Now the studio is looking at its third truly massive hit of the year, a run that feels nearly unprecedented. Universal already released two of the biggest movies of all time within the past four months, and now it’s looking like it may have three.

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Alicia Etheredge Bobby Brown
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Bobby Brown and Alicia Etheredge Welcome Baby Girl

Some beautiful news has entered into Bobby Brown and wife Alicia Etheredge's life. The couple welcomed a baby girl on Saturday (July 11).

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KKK

Only People Teach Hate

Does the removal of the Confederate Flag really solve anything? Are we really naïve enough to believe  that any flag or symbol causes people to hate?

Flags don’t teach hate, people teach hate

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The Weeknd Nicki Minaj Lil Wayne
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The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne to Headline Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival

The Weekend, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne are among the headliners for Billboard‘s first-ever Hot 100 Music Festival in August.

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