Linda Brown, the child at the center of the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court case, has died. The case dismantled federal education laws that allowed segregated schools for black and white students, although Brown never got the chance to attend unsegregated school.
At last night’s Grammys, singer Janelle Monae gave a poignant speech for Time’s Up: “We say time’s up for pay inequality. Time’s up for discrimination. Time’s up for harassment of any kind.” Before the show, she Tweeted that 90.7% of 2013-2018 nominees have been male.
Emmy Award-winning actress Kirstie Alley played Rebecca Howe on the TV series Cheers and has struggled with weight problems in the public eye. She's also competed on the dance-competition show Dancing with the Stars.