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dailyphoto080307.jpgNew Whitney Houston album this year, promise
Whitney Houston’s first album of original material since 2002 will be out this year, according to BMG Label Group chairman/CEO Clive Davis. Speaking during Billboard’s Music & Money Symposium today at New York’s St. Regis Hotel, Davis said four songs have been completed for the project, and four more will be put to tape later this month. (Continue Reading…)

New African billionaires arrive
But Africa’s richest men, according to the Forbes rich list, remain two white South Africans who inherited their wealth. They have now been joined by a Nigerian industrialist who seems to be in every industry going and a black South African mine magnate. (Continue Reading…)

U.S. experiments on Blacks served as groundwork for Nazis
Journalist and bioethicist Harriet Washington outlined an astonishing era in U.S. history, which has seldom been studied or written about: a long line of abusive medical experimentation on Black people, which she talked about during a well-attended lecture at the University of Minnesota on Thursday, February 28. (Continue Reading…)

Knowles, Larter, Elba are ‘Obsessed’
Beyonce Knowles, Ali Larter and Idris Elba will star in “Obsessed,” a thriller that Screen Gems will put into production this summer. Steve Shill will direct a script by David Loughery. Will Packer produces, and Knowles will be exec producer along with her father, Mathew Knowles. (Continue Reading…)

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