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Oprah Winfrey cancels lavish 60th birthday party

Oprah Winfrey cancels lavish 60th birthday party

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. media mogul Oprah Winfrey has called off plans for a huge bash to celebrate her upcoming 60th birthday, E! News reported.

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Peter Bogdanovich gets lifetime achievement award

WOODSTOCK, N.Y., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Actor-director Peter Bogdanovich accepted a lifetime achievement award at a New York film festival and Andy Garcia explained the sexiest part of being an actor.

Angela Davis 'shocked' by details in documentary about her trial

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. activist Angela Davis said she was shocked to learn, in a documentary about her life, how the FBI tracked her down when she was a fugitive.

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Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas set to earn master's degree

Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas set to earn master's degree

BERKELEY, Calif., April 16 (UPI) -- NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas will add a master's degree, earned at the University of California, Berkeley, to his resume in May.

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Some mothers say they feel ill-equipped

WARWICK, England, March 3 (UPI) -- Many women say they feel" ignorant and ill-equipped" to cope with motherhood because they live too far from close family, British researchers said.

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Today is Sunday, June 4, the 155th day of 2006 with 210 to follow.
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Angela Davis
Activist Angela Davis speaks out against the U.S. presence in Iraq during a conference for "United for Peace," in St. Louis on February 21, 2005. Davis told the conference that the United States is plundering old civilzations such as Iraq and the U.S. should pull out. (UPI Photo/bg/Wiley Price)
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Angela Davis (born January 26, 1944) is an American political activist, scholar, and author. Davis was most politically active during the late 1960s through the 1970s and was associated with the Communist Party USA, the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Panther Party. Prisoner rights have been among her continuing interests; she is the founder of "Critical Resistance", an organization working to abolish the prison-industrial complex. She is presently a retired professor with the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz and is the former director of the university's Feminist Studies department. Her research interests are in feminism, African American studies, critical theory, Marxism, popular music and social consciousness, and the philosophy and history of punishment and prisons.

Her membership in the Communist Party led to Ronald Reagan's request in 1969 to have her barred from teaching at any university in the State of California. She was tried and acquitted of suspected involvement in the Soledad brothers' August 1970 abduction and murder of Judge Harold Haley in Marin County, California.

She was twice a candidate for Vice President on the Communist Party USA ticket during the 1980s.

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