The roots of hip-hop can be traced back to the night of Aug. 11, 1973, when DJ Kool Herc and his sister Cindy Campbell hosted a block party in the Bronx, New York, -- the first of many jams that birthed the first sounds and the earliest pioneers of hip-hop culture. Sharon Green, who came to be known as MC Sha-Rock, was 13 at the time. And it was at those parties that the first female emcee of hip-hop, who is also known as the "mother of the mic," got her start. "I heard about the parties, but because I was that young, my mom was very protective about us going out ... I didn't get to experience the first party that Kool Herc gave, but I got to experience many more after that," she said in an interview that is set to air on ABC and Hulu on Monday as part of the special, "The Real Queens of Hip-Hop: The Women Who Changed the Game." The birth of hip-hop Green moved with her family to the Bronx from Wilmington, North Carolina, in 1969. At the time, the working-class … [Read more...] about The little known story behind the rise of the first female MC of hip-hop
ATLANTA -- The Braves won Game 1 of the National League Championship Series with a bottom-of-the-ninth clutch hit Saturday. As the club danced around the field in celebration, the frenzied crowd at Truist Park chanted "MVP! MVP!" at the hero. If all you knew about Game 1 were those two facts, who would you guess had stroked the winning hit? Freddie Freeman , right? You know, the National League MVP in 2020 and the face of the Atlanta franchise. But the correct answer is Austin Riley , whose emergence this season might just mean that Atlanta has a new MVP in town. Riley's RBI single up the left-field line off Los Angeles Dodgers relief ace Blake Treinen lifted the Braves to 3-2, walk-off win in the series opener. Earlier, Riley tied the game at 2 by blasting a home run over the left-field bullpen in the fourth inning off Tony Gonsolin , making his hero turn a nightlong journey. "You dream of that as a little kid," Riley said. With the twin heroics, Riley … [Read more...] about Atlanta Braves’ new ‘big boss’ Austin Riley walks off Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of NLCS
A Russian actress and her director-cameraman, wrapping up a 12-day movie shoot aboard the International Space Station, returned to Earth Sunday and promptly filmed a few additional scenes that will be part of the film's conclusion. With cameras rolling, actress Julia Peresild, playing the role of a surgeon sent to the station to treat a critically ill cosmonaut, was pulled from the Soyuz descent module and carried to a nearby recliner where she pretended to be just back from her make-believe mission. Soyuz commander Oleg Novitskiy, who was wrapping up a 191-day stay in space, played the patient during shooting aboard the space station and again on the ground after touchdown, patiently enduring multiple takes before filming was halted. All three crew members, looking fit and chatting easily with support crews, were then carried to a nearby medical tent for traditional post-landing checks before being flown to Karaganda to board a jet for the trip back to Star City near Moscow. … [Read more...] about Russian actress and director return to Earth after a movie shoot in space
Miami — Venezuela's government said Saturday it would halt negotiations with its opponents in retaliation for the extradition to the U.S. of a close ally of President Nicolás Maduro who prosecutors believe could be the most significant witness ever about corruption in the South American country. Jorge Rodríguez, who has been heading the government's delegation, said his team wouldn't travel to Mexico City for the next scheduled round of negotiations. The announcement capped a tumultuous day that saw businessman Alex Saab placed on a U.S.-bound plane in Cape Verde after a 16-month fight by Maduro and his allies, including Russia, who consider the Colombian-born businessman a Venezuelan diplomat. A few hours after news of Saab's extradition blew up Venezuelan social media, six American oil executives held on house arrest were taken back to jail by security forces — a sign that relations between Washington and Caracas could be upended after months of quiet diplomacy since … [Read more...] about Venezuela halts talks after Maduro ally’s extradition to U.S.
Prince Charles and Prince William have been urged by royal experts to stop dropping bombs that may alienate them from other people. This warning has been issued by royal expert Caroline Aston and during her interview with GB News , she was quoted saying, “The Queen is green! Over the years she has taken a lot of trouble to ensure that LED bulbs are used. She has cut back on the way power is used in her palace.” During the course of his interview with the outlet, Ms Aston also admitted that the duo has “become far too political over the years.” Not only that, “He has written letters to people when he should have kept quiet. There are those of us who think he would have done better to just keep on having conversations with his Begonias!” “And of course you’re right, the trouble is he is the next monarch. Is he going to carry on dropping word bombs? Then of course his own sons were doing quite a lot of that!” … [Read more...] about Prince Charles, William urged to ‘stop dropping bombs’ as it may ‘alienate people’