ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Bruno Mars Crashes Rap’s Big Party at the Grammys

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Awards seemed poised to make this a triumphant year for rap at music's showcase event — until Bruno Mars crashed the party. The song-and-dance man from Hawaii won all...

ESPN’s Jemele Hill leaving her job at ‘Sportscenter’

NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN says outspoken "Sportscenter" anchor Jemele Hill is leaving that role to write for a company website and do occasional on-air commentary. Hill attracted attention last year and was briefly suspended...

Priyanka Banks of “Sorority Sisters” Reality Show Sues Sorority

A former member of a Black sorority alleged in a federal complaint that the group did nothing to stop online backlash ignited by her participation in a short-lived VH1 reality show. Plaintiff Priyanka Banks says...

‘Last Mile, Second Chances’: Ex-Offender Topeka K. Sam Takes to Airwaves to Offer Advice

SiriusXM recently announced the launch of its new show, “Last Mile, Second Chances,” a weekly show focusing on formerly incarcerated women and their stories. The show is hosted by justice reform advocate Topeka K....

Let’s Cruise Away in Macy’s Resort Fashion Today!

It’s cold outside folks; let’s face it. The blah of Washington, D.C.’s winter can make you feel like a famous airline slogan, “Wanna get away!”  As for me, I want to travel far, far...

Kimora Lee Simmons Defends Russell Simmons from Allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — Kimora Lee Simmons has broken her public silence on the mounting sexual misconduct allegations against her former husband, Russell Simmons, offering a ringing defense of his character. Kimora Lee Simmons took...

Alicia Keys Kicks off Grammy Week with a Birthday Party

NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys kicked off Grammy Award week with an award — and was serenaded with "Happy Birthday" The 15-time Grammy winner and her husband, Swizz Beatz, were both honored Thursday with...

Emmy-Winning ‘Roots’ Star Olivia Cole Dies in Mexico at 75

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olivia Cole, who won an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Matilda, wife to Chicken George in the landmark miniseries "Roots," has died, a burial association executive said. She was...

Rap Mogul Suge Knight’s Ex-Lawyers Arrested in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two Los Angeles attorneys who represented former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight were arrested Thursday on warrants alleging they were accessories after the fact to a felony, authorities said. The attorneys,...

Lawsuit: 6th Woman Alleges Rape by Def Jam Co-founder Russell Simmons

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that Russell Simmons raped her at his Los Angeles home in 2016, joining five other women who have publicly leveled rape allegations...

Corinne Massiah Finds Her Way in New Hit Series ‘9-1-1’

California born and bred actress Corinne Massiah only needed her sister and an iPhone to secure her latest role as the teen daughter of Angela Bassett’s (“Black Panther,” “Waiting To Exhale”) character Athena Grant,...

Is 2018 the Year of #OscarssoBlack?

After two straight years of all White nominees in the major acting categories in 2015 and 2016 things got slightly better in 2017 when “Moonlight” won not only Best Picture but several other categories,...