ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Aretha Franklin Apologizes for Missing Whitney Houston’s Funeral

    Following Aretha Franklin’s highly publicized absence from Whitney Houston’s star-studded funeral, the “Queen of Soul” has sent flowers of apology to Houston's mother for missing the event. According to The New York Daily News,...

    New HUR Talk Radio Show Offers Black Male, Female Perspectives

    For one hour each week, Black men and women battle it out over the issues of the day on a unique talk show that is changing the voice of satellite radio. “He Said She Said,”...

    Teen Filmmaker Challenges Domestic Violence Among Youth

    Hundreds of teens and adults packed into Set the Captives Free Outreach Center in Baltimore for a Feb. 24 viewing of “Payin’ the Price,” a new film on teen domestic violence. The film was directed...

    SWV Returns

    One of the most successful female R&B groups of the 1990’s, who gave us timeless hits like “Right Here”, “I’m so Into You” and a personal favorite, “Weak” is back to do it all...

    Gabrielle’s Got It Going On!

    One of today’s hottest stars, Gabrielle Union continues to shine. She will soon be seen in Screen Gems’ “Think Like a Man,” based on Steve Harvey’s book “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A...

    “Magic” Johnson Guiding Future of the Soul Train Brand

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Before the death of Don Cornelius stirred pangs of "Soul Train" nostalgia in the American public, a group of black entrepreneurs already had begun working to revive Cornelius' creation and carry...

    Sharing the Teachings of the Black Panthers

    Former Black Panther member turned author, Jamal Joseph, is hoping to mobilize a generation to find their love for community and humanity in his latest release, PANTHER BABY: A Life of Rebellion & Reinvention. The...

    Whitney Houston Buried at Private NJ Ceremony

    WESTFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Whitney Houston was laid to rest Sunday at a brief private ceremony in New Jersey, the end of a weekend that saw the pop star's family and friends gather at...

    Aretha Franklin Will Not Attend Whitney Houston Funeral

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Aretha Franklin is no longer planning to sing at the funeral for Whitney Houston. Franklin had been expected to sing. A person close to the Houston family but not authorized...

    ‘The Help’ Cleans Up at 43rd NAACP Image Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Help" collected three prizes at the NAACP Image Awards, including top actress honors for Viola Davis, the supporting actress prize for Octavia Spencer and outstanding motion picture. Davis and Spencer...

    NAACP Image Awards List of Winners of the 43rd Annual Image Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winners of the 43rd annual NAACP Image Awards, presented Friday in Los Angeles: Motion Pictures: Motion Picture: "The Help" Actor in a motion picture: Laz Alonso, "Jumping the Broom" Actress in a motion picture:...

    Whitney Houston Funeral Begins, Bobby Brown Arrives and Then Leaves

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Clapping hands and swaying to gospel hymns in the church where Whitney Houston's powerful voice once wowed her congregation, the biggest names in entertainment sang along with the choir to...

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