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    XXXTentacion is Famous for His Music, Allegations of Violence

    In music, it’s easy for fans to get lost in the talent of an artist. However, there are moments where love for an artist can be tested by what they do outside of their...

    Panthers Closing In On New Owner And It’s Not Diddy

    Remember when so many Black folks thought business tycoon Sean “P. Diddy” Combs would be the perfect candidate to buy the Carolina Panthers? Well, apparently, the NFL isn’t quite ready to desegregate its principal...

    Al Roker’s Outburst over Ryan Lochte’s Lies Reportedly Draws Censure from NBC

    While many gave a mental high-five when NBC weatherman Al Roker went in on American swimmer Ryan Lochte for his sketchy tale about being robbed during the Rio Olympic Games, reportedly, network bigwigs and...

    Wendy Williams’ Criticism of NAACP, HBCUs Results in Lost Sponsorships, and an Apology

    Television show host Wendy Williams is facing a backlash across the media spectrum for her controversial comments about HBCUs and the NAACP. On July 6, during the hot topics segment of her show, she brought...

    Erin J. Gilbert’s Job is to Archive Black Art for the Smithsonian

    By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Erin J. Gilbert recalls the wise advice of a former mentor who told her, “Nothing matters besides acquisitions, exhibitions and publication.” In the world of fine art, the value...

    Drama at DC Radio Station After Host Quits On-Air

    Radio show host, Danni Starr, from The Fam In the Morning on DMV R&B ad Hip-Hop station WKYS, suddenly quit Thursday morning after she being blindsided by her co-hosts, QuickSilva and DJ 5’9, on...

    Star-Studded DC Emancipation Day Celebration Set

    By Akil Wilson, Special to the AFRO This weekend Washington D.C. is preparing to celebrate the 156th anniversary of Emancipation Day, a day that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the District of...

    Gayle King Blabbed About Her Bestie Oprah’s Alleged Weed Habit

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Although she’s been successful in her own right, whenever Gayle King, CBS This Morning anchor and official best friend to Oprah Winfrey, gets interviewed, she often is expected to...

    Suge Knight Sues Chris Brown over Club Shooting

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight sued Chris Brown and the owners of a popular nightclub on Monday after he was shot seven times at a 2014 party...

    NFL’s Jim Brown Reaches $600K Deal in Video Game Suit

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown has accepted a $600,000 offer from video game maker Electronic Arts to end a lawsuit alleging the company illegally used his likeness in its...

    Neville Brothers Saxophonist Charles Neville Dead at 79

    The Associated Press Orleans-born saxophone player Charles Neville, who once backed up B.B. King and later gained fame with the Neville Brothers band and their rollicking blend of funk, jazz and rhythm and blues, has...

    NBC Accused of “Whitewashing” After Tamron Hall’s Departure, Megyn Kelly’s Arrival

    NBC News is being accused of “whitewashing” following the departure of “Today” cohost Tamron Hall earlier this week and the expected addition of former FOX News host Megyn Kelly to its morning lineup. Hall reportedly...

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