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    Philadelphia Songwriter Wins $44M in Suit Over Usher Song

    By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia songwriter who claims he was cut out of profits and credit from song that was recorded by R&B star Usher has been awarded more than $44...

    Cardi B Hands Out Free Winter Coats in New York

    By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of people have lined up in New York City as rapper Cardi B handed out free winter coats. The Bronx-born rapper met with residents and fans on...

    Marvel Universe a Slice Smaller with Luke Cage Cancellation

    By The Associated Press The Marvel universe just got a slice smaller on Netflix with the cancellation of "Marvel's Luke Cage" after two seasons. The news Friday surprised fans and came soon after Netflix axed another...

    Arch Social Club Poised to Win Preservation Funding Community Support is Key

    As a participant of the 2018 Partners in Preservation campaign, Pennsylvania Avenue Main Street is encouraging the public to Vote Penn Ave (visit votepennave.com) to secure funding to help preserve the Arch Social Club. For nearly...

    An Intimate Evening with Angela Davis

    By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO In the spirit of “inspiring social change,” Washington D.C.’s very own Busboys and Poets on K Street Northwest welcomed the legendary activist, author and scholar Angela Davis, Oct. 11,...

    Karimah Westbrook Plays Plucky Mom in New Series (All American)

    By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Like many actors, Karimah Westbrook is a woman of many talents. Not only does she act, she is also a writer, dancer and an accomplished painter. In fact,...

    Animation Film Fest Rescinds Kobe Bryant Invite After Outcry

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant was dropped Wednesday from the jury of an animated film festival after calls for the former NBA star's ouster over a 2003 rape allegation. Eric Beckman the CEO of...

    Chaka Khan Named 2019 Rose Parade Grand Marshal

    By The Associated Press PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Chaka Khan has been named grand marshal of the 2019 Rose Parade, which will feature the theme, "The Melody of Life." Tournament of Roses President Gerald Freeny announced...

    SNL Spoofs Baltimore Police

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] A series of Baltimore Police Department (BPD) scandals since the death of Freddie Gray in police custody and the subsequent uprising, have garnered national headlines. But, over the weekend the...

    Nickelodeon and Kevin Hart Enter into Exclusive First-Look Deal to Develop and Produce Content...

    By The Associated Press BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 11, 2018--Nickelodeon has entered into an exclusive first-look deal with comedian, actor and television personality Kevin Hart ( Night School, Jumanji, The Secret Life of Pets ) and his production entity, HartBeat...

    Rapper Fabolous Faces Domestic Violence, Threats Charges

    By The Associated Press HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A grand jury in New Jersey has indicted rapper Fabolous on counts of domestic violence and making terroristic threats. The rapper, whose real name is John Jackson, was...

    Film Review: 40 Years Later, ‘Halloween’ Slashes Again

    By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer With hollow eyes and sagging cheeks, the flabby white mask of Michael Myers is horror's great blank slate. Project your fears here, it says. Myers doesn't speak. His movements never...
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