Call to investigate James Brown’s death after murder claims

More than a dozen people have called for a new inquiry into the death of soul and funk legend James Brown, in a major CNN investigation that hears allegations that he and wife Adrienne Brown were murdered.

Sam Cooke’s Murder, Alleged Cover-Up Gets Re-Examined by Netflix Series

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Nefarious cover-ups, the Civil Rights movement and the music and activism of Sam Cooke converge in the trailer for the next episode of the Netflix docu-series, ReMastered, out February 8th.

Cooke was shot dead at the age of 33 by motel manager Bertha Franklin, who said the singer broke into her office and attacked her. Because of this, Cooke’s death was deemed a “justifiable homicide” and Franklin was never charged. However, the singer’s family has long claimed that Cooke’s death was part of a larger conspiracy due to his prominence in the Civil Rights movement.

The trailer for Cooke’s episode of ReMastered offers a fascinating look at the tensions that defined the singer’s career. Though record executives wanted him to be nothing more than an entertainer, Cooke invited controversy and threats for championing Civil Rights and refusing to play segregated venues. As one interviewee suggests, the bigger a star Cooke became, the more threatening many people thought him to be: “Sam Cooke might be the most dangerous to you because he’s already in white American living rooms.”

Celebs and Families of Kennedys, MLK, and Malcolm X Demand New Investigations into Assassinations

Sixty prominent citizens are marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day by calling for new investigations into the assassinations of 4 men — assassinations that changed the world — John F. KennedyRobert F. KennedyMartin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.

The group — The Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC) — believes all 4 assassinations were the result of conspiracies that were covered up by the government.

SEATTLE: Man Kills His Brother With A 4-Foot Sword , Thought He Was A Lizard Person

“God told me he was a lizard,” Buckey Wolfe told 911 dispatchers, according to charging documents.

Wolfe, 26, was charged Tuesday with the second-degree murder of his brother James and ordered held without bail after prosecutors argued he was “severely mentally ill” and a danger to the community.

GEORGIA: Parents Kill and Bury Children In Backyard

A father and three other people have been arrested after authorities in Georgia discovered the bodies of his two missing children buried in his yard.

The bodies were identified as 14-year-old Mary Crocker, last seen in October, and her elder brother Elwyn Crocker Jr., who was also 14 when he went missing in November 2016.

FLORIDA: Men Kill Roomate Over “Stolen” PS4

Two Florida men allegedly stabbed their former roommate to death on Monday night because they suspected him of stealing their PlayStation 4, authorities said.

Jake Bilotta, 22, and Ian McClurg, 21, are facing first-degree murder charges, accused of luring Joshua Barnes to their house north of Orlando because they believed he was behind a robbery in the home a few days before.