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Canada's Trudeau comes under fire over brownface photo

Sep. 19, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — At a time when bigotry seems on the rise around the world and doors are being shut, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has become known as a champion of diversity. Now, amid his bid for re-election, that reputation is under attack in a furor triggered by a photo of him in brownface at a...

Trudeau can look to US politicians amid brownface scandal

Sep. 19, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau need only look to the United States for lessons on how to survive the furor over a photo of him in brownface at a costume party nearly two decades ago. A few Southern politicians responded to similar scandals recently with denials, apologies...

'A dumb thing to do': Trudeau apologizes for brownface

Sep. 18, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian leader Justin Trudeau's campaign was hit Wednesday by the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party. The prime minister apologized and said "it was a dumb thing to do." Time magazine posted the photo, which it says was published in the...

'Handmaid's Tale,' 'Mrs. Maisel' guest stars capture Emmys

Sep. 16, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A trio of Emmy-honored actors are winners again for their guest performances in TV series, joined by an awards newcomer. Bradley Whitford and Cherry Jones received trophies for their "The Handmaid's Tale" roles at Sunday's creative arts Emmy ceremony. Jane Lynch and Luke Kirby won on the...

Governor in blackface scandal names new diversity director

Sep. 9, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia governor who narrowly survived a blackface scandal earlier this year appointed a new top aide Monday whose job will be to make government more inclusive. Gov. Ralph Northam announced at a Capitol news conference that he had hired Janice Underwood as Director of Diversity,...

Grammy-winning songwriter LaShawn Daniels dies in car crash

Sep. 4, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LaShawn Daniels, a Grammy Award-winning songwriter who penned songs for Beyoncé, Whitney Houston and Lady Gaga has died. He was 41. Daniels' wife April said in a statement that her husband died in a car accident Tuesday in South Carolina. He earned a Grammy in 2001 for his...

Today in History

Sep. 3, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 3, the 246th day of 2019. There are 119 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 3, 1943, Allied forces invaded Italy during World War II, the same day Italian officials signed a secret armistice with the Allies. On this date: In 1783, representatives...

Today in History

Aug. 29, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2019. There are 124 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Aug. 29, 1944, 15,000 American troops of the 28th Infantry Division marched down the Champs Elysees (shahms ay-lee-ZAY') in Paris as the French capital continued to celebrate...

Elliott recalls crazy moments it took to make iconic videos

Aug. 28, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After celebrating her two-decade-plus career at the MTV Video Music Awards with a performance featuring a slew of her hits, Missy Elliott knew she did a great job when the first text she received after the performance was from another musical icon and longtime friend: Janet Jackson. "She...

Today in History

Aug. 28, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2019. There are 125 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 28, 1955, Emmett Till, a black teen-ager from Chicago, was abducted from his uncle's home in Money, Mississippi, by two white men after he had supposedly whistled at a...