ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Drake Tops Spotify’s 2016 List with 4.7 Billion Streams

NEW YORK (AP) — Drake owned the year on Spotify: He's the most streamed act on the platform with 4.7 billion streams. The rapper has the most streamed album and song — "Views" (2.45 billion)...

Mariah Carey Headlines New Year’s Eve Lineup in Times Square

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey is set to ring in 2017 with a live performance in Times Square as the headliner for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" on ABC. The...

Retired Dallas Police Chief Hired as Contributor by ABC News

Retired Dallas Police Chief David Brown, who stepped into the national spotlight after a sniper killed five law enforcement officers at a July protest, will step back into the spotlight as a contributor for...

Jumping Up and Down about Issac Ryan Brown

Issac Ryan Brown is best known as Young Dre from the ABC Series “Blackish.” He was introduced to America on the television show "America’s Got Talent” at the tender age of 6, when he...

KWELI.TV is what the African Diaspora should be watching

From midnight to dawn, on October 12th men and women gather in Bahia, Brazil with tambourines, traditional songs, and fervent prayers to celebrate Brazil’s patron saint, Our Lady Aparecida. Robust with passed-down tales from...

Truck Driver Who Struck Tracy Morgan’s Van Pleads Guilty

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The truck driver who slammed into the back of a van carrying actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and several other people, killing one of them, pleaded guilty Tuesday and could avoid...

New York Drug Charges Against Rapper Desiigner are Dropped

NEW YORK (AP) — Misdemeanor drug and menacing charges against rapper Desiigner have effectively been dropped less than three months after his arrest in New York. The rapper, whose real name is Sidney Selby, wasn't...

Ron Glass, Co-Star of TV’s ‘Barney Miller’ Dead at 71

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ron Glass, the handsome, prolific character actor best known for his role as the gregarious, sometimes sardonic detective Ron Harris in the long-running cop comedy "Barney Miller," has died...

Spike Lee Sued for Failing to Pay Union Health Contributions

NEW YORK (AP) — Filmmaker Spike Lee and his companies are being sued by the directors of three union benefit plans who contend he didn't make sufficient health and pension contributions. The lawsuit was filed...

AP Interview: Usain Bolt Talks About His New Documentary

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Usain Bolt is now a movie star. He refuses to say he's an actor. Such a distinction is important for the Jamaican sprinting great and nine-time Olympic champion. Until his competitive...

Mos Def Leaves South Africa on a US Passport

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Hip-hop star Yasiin Bey — also known as Mos Def — has left South Africa after making a deal with authorities who accused him of violating the country's immigration laws. South Africa's...

Building Blocks Teach Black History

Toy building blocks have traditionally been a way for children to use their imaginations to build, stack and create. Now, with the History Makers Puzzle Block Set, toys can also teach children about Black...