ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Morgan State Presents Vernon Jarrett Award for Reporting Excellence on Black Life

Baltimore-based Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism & Communication is scheduled to present Kirsten West Savali with the Vernon Jarrett Medal For Journalistic Excellence June 28 at the National Press Club in Northwest...

F. Lee Bailey, High Profile Defense Attorney, Files for Bankruptcy

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Famed defense attorney F. Lee Bailey, whose legion of high-profile cases includes the O.J. Simpson murder trial, has filed for bankruptcy in Maine in an effort to discharge an IRS...

New Hampshire Woman Drops Defamation Suit against Bill Cosby

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A 72-year-old New Hampshire woman who says Bill Cosby raped her in 1965 withdrew her civil defamation lawsuit against the comedian on Friday, a day after a federal judge had...

Purchaseblack.com Highlights High Quality Black Retailers

Purchaseblack.com is a web site that looks to connect shoppers with Black retailers. The site only sells products from Black-owned companies. “Black people have over $1 trillion in buying power, but we rarely experience the...

Black Film Friday Takes Movies Outside in Baltimore

A Baltimore children’s book publisher and writer is preparing for a new Black film festival in Baltimore. James Merritt, of northwest Baltimore, is the founder of Black Film Friday, a new film screening series that...

Singer Judith Hill Recalls Prince Plane Emergency Landing

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer and Prince protege Judith Hill says she was on a plane with Prince when it made an emergency landing in Illinois after the superstar lost consciousness less than a...

Gladys Knight’s Son Accused of Stealing from Restaurants

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Department of Revenue officials say the son of singer Gladys Knight is accused of stealing tax money from several metro Atlanta chicken and waffles restaurants for his personal use. Department officials...

‘Big Sean’ Donates $25,000 to Wayne State University

Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, better known by his stage name ‘Big Sean’, is known for being a rapper who gives back to his hometown of Detroit and the community. On June 8, he added...

Tuskegee University Alums Star in New Cable Show

Three graduates of Tuskegee University, the venerated HBCU founded by Booker T. Washington in Tuskegee, Ala., are stars of a new reality show on Animal Planet called “The Vet Life.” The cable network show features...

Wayne Jackson, half of Memphis Horns duo, dies at age 74

  MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Trumpet player Wayne Jackson, who played standout horn lines on rock 'n' roll, soul, R&B and pop mainstays along with Memphis Horns partner and tenor saxophonist Andrew Love, has died....

Bobby Brown Tells His Side of the Story in ‘Every Little Step’

There was once a time when Bobby Brown was the biggest name in R&B, an icon headed towards a path of greatness in the late 1980s. But, over the last 25 years, Brown has...

Beyoncé Donates to Flint, Dedicates Song to Orlando Victims

Singer Beyoncé recently made headlines—not for controversial songs about possible marital discord or here pride in her Black heritage but for her generosity. Knowles, born and raised in Houston, Texas, donated more than $82,000 to...