Chicago Native Melvin Van Peebles Godfather of Black Cinema Dies at Age 89

Chicago Native Melvin Van Peebles Godfather of Black Cinema Dies at Age 89

Chicago native and African American auteur Melvin Van Peebles has passed away at the age of 89. He was the man behind the 1970s films “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song” and “Watermelon Man.” He died in his Manhattan, New York home on the evening of Sept. 22, 2021. Van Peebles’ family, The Criterion Collection, and Janus […]

Bob Dylan Is Being Sued for Sexually Assaulting a 12-Year-Old in 1965

Bob Dylan Is Being Sued for Sexually Assaulting a 12-Year-Old in 1965

Singer Bob Dylan is being accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old over a six-week span in 1965. The victim, known only as J.C. filed court paperwork to sue the “Like a Rolling Stone” singer on Aug. 13, 2021. The document states that “over a six-week period between April and May of 1965” Dylan “befriended and […]

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