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    Goodbye to ‘Baltimore’s First Lady of Jazz

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Over the course of seven decades Ethel Ennis, the pride of West Baltimore, shared her God-given gift, which was her luminous, cogent voice. But, her sparkling character and generous spirit...

    LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

    By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of...

    Vandal Topples Wax Statue of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs

    By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Police say someone attacked a statue of Sean "Diddy" Combs at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York, shoving the rap impresario's likeness so forcefully it lost...

    Russell Hornsby: “Proven Innocent,” Actor is a Proven Talent

    By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Culture and Entertainment Editor Russell Hornsby should be a household name by now with his impressive body of work. His latest role as a crusading attorney and family...

    Prada Announces Diversity Council After Blackface Outrage

    By The Associated Press MILAN (AP) — Italian brand Prada said it is forming a diversity council to "elevate voices of color within the company and fashion industry at large," a move that follows accusations...

    Don Cheadle Sports Political Shirts as he Hosts ‘SNL’

    By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Don Cheadle delivered some political messages along with jokes as he hosted "Saturday Night Live" for the first time. The actor sported a T-shirt that said "Protect Trans...

    ‘Black Panther’ Costume Designer Blazes Trail to Inspire

    By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ruth E. Carter is a Black woman blazing a trail as a costume designer in a film industry with not many who look like...

    Allred Contacted Authorities About R Kelly Tape

    By MICHAEL TARM, AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney Gloria Allred told The Associated Press Friday she has contacted law enforcement about concerns one of her clients may be the person in a...

    Smollett Developments Leave Some Baffled, Others Outraged

    By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The national outrage that simmered after actor Jussie Smollett said he was attacked by people shouting racial and anti-gay slurs was fueled in part by...

    21 Savage ‘Wasn’t Hiding’ Being British, Feared Deportation

    By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage said in an interview aired Friday that he didn't talk about his British citizenship before because he didn't want to get deported. The Grammy-nominated...

    Donald Glover Gets 5 Nominations for NAACP Image Awards

    By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Coming off a big night at the Grammys, Donald Glover and his alter-ego Childish Gambino were nominated Wednesday for five NAACP Image Awards. Glover is nominated...

    Avenatti Says he has New Video Evidence Against R. Kelly

    By SARA BURNETT, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti said Thursday that he has given Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. Avenatti said the...
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