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On Sept. 7, 2016, the Louisiana Supreme Court will hear the capital appeal of 25-year-old Rodricus Crawford. I spent three months investigating his case, interviewing 10 people, including the district attorney and Crawford’s appellate attorney, as well as reading all of the appellate briefs and expert affidavits. I concluded Crawford was railroaded. At every turn…

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“Bem-vindo Nicki Minaj!” (Portuguese-to-English translation, Welcome Nicki Minaj!) Reigning rap princess Nicki Minaj jetted in to Angola’s capital Luanda on Saturday, December 20, 2015 where she was invited to perform at a Christmas party hosted by the Unitel communications firm. She was sporting a fur jacket and distressed jeans. She collected a reported $2million to perform. She agreed to…

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Word is out and so is Lil Boosie. The Baton Rouge rapper, whose real name is Torence Hatch, has spent 52 months in Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. During the press conference hosted by Atlantic Records and held at the W Hotel in New Orleans, he revealed he wrote more than 1,000 songs while behind…

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Leila Lopes, the 25-year-old beauty from Angola, Africa, beat out 88 competitors to win the 2011 Miss Universe Pageant on September 12. She is one of only a handful of black women ever to be awarded that crown. The soft-spoken stunner said she believes her smile and her ability to motivate others were her biggest…

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