ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Jay-Z Dedicates Song to Colin Kaepernick at NYC Concert

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z performed his first headlining concert in three years in his hometown of New York City on Friday, a show that featured his popular hits and a dedication to outspoken...

Lords of the Underground Rapper Doitall Running for Office

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A member of hip-hop trio Lords of the Underground says he's running for political office in New Jersey. Dupre "Doitall" Kelly announced Thursday he plans to run for an at-large council...

‘Copwatch’ Is an Uncomfortably Close Look at Police Brutality

Baltimore activist Kevin Moore and videographers of police brutality are the subject of a new documentary premiering this month. Moore is the witness that filmed on his phone the moments before Freddie Gray disappeared into...

Rap Artist Uses Music to Enlighten District

Washington D.C.-based artist Lightshow is working on a second album to enlighten others who are caught in dire situations. The 26-year-old rapper, whose name is Larinzo Lambright Williams, is from Southeast, D.C. He told the AFRO Sept....

First Look: Apple’s Luxury iPhone Both Copies and Innovates

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — As soon as you see the iPhone X up close, you'll realize that it's nothing like any of the previous models that Apple has released during the past decade. But you...

Mos Def on Retirement: “I’m Always Going to be Creating”

ATLANTA (AP) — Hip-hop star Yasiin Bey took the stage at the ONE Musicfest for what appeared to be the last performance of his career. But the rapper also known as Mos Def said in...

‘SNL’ Hosts Dave Chappelle, Melissa McCarthy win Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy are Emmy winners, earning trophies for their appearances on "Saturday Night Live." Chappelle and McCarthy were announced as best guest actor and actress on a comedy...

D.C. DJ Tests Resolve by Taking Show Overseas

A Washington D.C.-area artist is exploring new heights and embarking on a journey that will not only test his talent, but also his survival skills. Koleco Elizaire, better known as Knoimnot, is a local R&B...

Appeals Court Affirms Rejection of 5 Would-be Prince Heirs

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The judge overseeing the estate of the late rock superstar Prince decided correctly when he rejected five people who claimed to be half-siblings and heirs of the late rock superstar...

After his Death, Notorious B.I.G.’s Mom Becomes his No.1 Fan

NEW YORK (AP) — During the late 1990s when the Notorious B.I.G. emerged as rap's top performer, detailing street life in Brooklyn on songs and albums that dominated the pop charts, his mother didn't...

Shelley Berman, Comedian-Bard of Everyday Life, has Died at 92

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Shelley Berman, who won gold records and appeared on top television shows in the 1950s and 1960s delivering wry monologues about the annoyances of everyday life, has died. He...

Putting the Black Back in the Baltimore Black Beauty Industry

Most Black women don’t make it to adulthood without stepping foot into a beauty supply store. Kinks, curls, and clippers have sent Black folk from every walk of life into these hair havens for decades. Whether...