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African American male rappers have long endorsed products in commercials. Google “A Brief History of Rappers in Soda Commercials” and “20 Best Rap Commercials of All Time.” There’s nothing inherently problematic aesthetically, creatively, or politically about non-black rapping. I am curious about the television ads and viral YouTube videos that use hip-hop solely to entertain primarily through a comedic end. Such creations beg critical exploration.
A state lawmaker is crafting a fix — one he hopes is legal — to the statewide ban on begging that was struck down last year as unconstitutional.
Two of our nation’s most vital means for providing food security in the fight against hunger are the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and food banks. SNAP serves 47 million people and food banks provide food to 37 million Americans.
Noelle is an exquisite 4 year old with beautiful blue eyes, lovely and distinctive markings, and the elegant build of a Lynx Point Siamese. There’s a lot more to this charming gal than just her good looks though. Noelle is a sweet, affectionate kitty who seeks attention from her people. When you enter the room, Noelle runs over to greet you and extends her paws toward you in a gesture that invites you to pet her. In addition to petting, Noelle enjoys cuddling — she even likes being held like a baby. She enjoys playing with and attacking wand toys or any toy you toss across the room.
There was a disc jockey, a pig, and not nearly enough blankets to combat the cold.
The Desert Vista boys cross country kept its pack mentality even defeat.
As I follow the recent controversy over naming, identity, and cultural representation connected with the NFL’s Washington football team’s nickname and mascot, “Redskins,” I am surprised and confused that there is such vocal resistance to changing the name not just a few deem a racial slur that offends (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tag/washington-redskins-name-controversy).
Q: Is it safe to install iOS 7 or should I wait?
The contradiction was immense.
Tom Hanks didn’t know where the cameras were.
For the third consecutive year, Fulton Homes and 94.5 KOOL FM have partnered for the Fulton Homes Noon Salute.
Something I didn’t get a chance to acknowledge at the time was the very cool gesture by the Gilbert volleyball team.
The 98th annual Board of Visitors Charity ball took place on April 6 at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn in Paradise Valley.
FILE - In this March 17, 2012, file photo, Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin gestures during a spring training baseball game in Scottsdale, Ariz. Melvin has received a two-year contract extension through the 2016 season after leading Oakland to a surprising AL West title last year. The A's announced Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, that Melvin, the reigning AL Manager of the Year, received a new deal. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
Gov. Jan Brewer said Monday she needs to be convinced that the bipartisan plan of U.S. senators for immigration reform will have real teeth.
The advent calendar, which eases anxiety by counting down those pesky 24 days until Christmas Eve, is as much a holiday tradition for my family as the tree.
Between traumatic experiences of late — whether it be Hurricane Sandy, the Aurora shootings, or a local tragedy in our family or neighborhood — are the everyday places where we dwell most often and try to make sense of our lives. As Americans ponder and strategize how not to plunge over the fiscal cliff back into economic recession, it is imperative that we arrive at plans and strategies within the context of a more complicated and nuanced sense of how we define and live our lives.
During the last week of September, the congregation at Mountain View Lutheran Church in Ahwatukee reached into collection baskets to find some envelopes already filled with money.
Part of an eight-year tradition, members of the varsity football team at Mountain Pointe distributed their away-game jerseys on Thursday to either a staff member or teacher of their choice, just in time for the last season game before playoffs.
East Valley residents began their annual collection of Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts on Oct. 4 with a goal of collecting 15,000 gift-filled boxes this year.
Microsoft has announced the launch date for the new Windows 8 as the last week in October. Big deal, huh?
Good Samaritans, common do-gooders, and all around decent people still exist. Willing to lend a helping hand and kind gesture, those small acts can make quite a difference.
Two weeks ago, Batman and comic fans were excited that the day finally came for the midnight release of “The Dark Knight Rises.” It was the epic trilogy finale and fans were stoked to see how director Christopher Nolan was going to finally finish Batman’s story. So fans piled into movie theaters across the nation for the midnight release ever so excited as they could be, never knowing that a sad tragedy was about to unfold in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo.
LOS ANGELES — In the unlikely event that Seth MacFarlane comes looking to you for a job, it might be simpler to sort through his qualifications by asking what he can't do, rather than what he can.
My recipe for a romantic picnic? A roasted chicken with sandwich trimmings.