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The walk features such legends as James Brown and Patti LaBelle.
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Tommy Craggs of Deadspin wonders why the NFL doesn't take itself more to task for its cruel treatment of human beings...
by Erin E. Evans onJune 1, 2009
It’s high time we paid respect to the great black preachers on TV and the big screen. A pop-cultural survey of black preachers.
by Bijan C. Bayne onDecember 24, 2008
In 1969, James Brown graced the cover of LOOK magazine, with the headline "Is This The Most Powerful Black Man in America?" James Sullivan's new biography, The Hardest Working Man: How James Brown Saved The Soul of America, makes a compelling case that on one night, in the midst of unspeakable tragedy, he was.
by Martin Johnson onDecember 24, 2008
For many performers, a hit like "Say It Loud" would be a career peak; for James Brown, it was just another day at the office. Brown had dozens of hits and that doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of his significance. On the anniversary of his death, taking stock of the most influential man in pop music history.
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