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    Coroner says ‘Young and Restless’ Star Died of Heart Disease

    By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say "Young and the Restless" star Kristoff St. John died of heart disease, with heavy drinking at the time of his death a contributing factor. A coroner's...

    Comcast Formally Launches Afro and Cleo, Two New Black-Centric Networks

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia During a star-studded evening complete with a Red Carpet entry at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Comcast formally announced the addition of two television networks that highlights the...

    Tyler Perry Steps in to Help 4 Children of Slain Single Mom

    By The Associated Press ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Less than a day after the family of a slain single mother of four launched a fundraising appeal, actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry has lent his support. News...

    2019 Ebertfest to Open with Aretha Franklin Concert Film

    By The Associated Press CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The Aretha Franklin concert film "Amazing Grace" will open this year's Roger Ebert film festival in Champaign-Urbana. The University of Illinois says the 1972 film directed by Sydney...

    Kelly Case Poses Challenge: Separating Artist From Anthem

    By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — When the recordings of the basic track arrived in Detroit from Chicago, Paul Riser Sr. knew it was time to get to work. But the orchestral arranger...

    Judge to be Asked to let Cameras in Court for R. Kelly Case

    By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — A request by media organizations to have cameras allowed in the courtroom for the case of R&B star R. Kelly is about to come before a judge. The issue...

    Jussie Smollett Pleads not Guilty to Lying About Attack

    The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges accusing him of lying to the police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in downtown...

    Black Girls Rock! Fest Takes Over Kennedy Center

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] From Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Madame C.J. Walker, Oprah, Beyoncé, Michelle Obama and others, it does not take Women’s History Month, to know that Black girls have always rocked,...

    RAMBLING ROSE

    Let the Church Say Amen! Hello everyone! How are you this week? I hope if you are reading me now, your answer should be I’m truly blessed and I’m above ground. I have gone...

    Chance the Rapper Marries Longtime Girlfriend

    By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chance the Rapper tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend in a star-studded ceremony. The Chicago-based rapper posted several photos of him and Kirsten Corley on his Instagram and Twitter accounts on...

    PRESSROOM: Legendary Songstress Dionne Warwick Announces, “She’s Back,” First New Album in Five Years

    Written by NNPA Project kicks off with release of a new rendition of “What the World Needs Now” Legendary Grammy Award winner DIONNE WARWICK will release her first new album in 5 years, “SHE’S BACK,” on...

    R. Kelly: ‘We’re Going To Straighten All This Stuff Out’

    By DON BABWIN and TERESA CRAWFORD Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly walked out of a Chicago jail on Saturday after someone who officials say did not want to be publicly identified paid $161,633...
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