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...

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...

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...

Beyonce, Jay Z Appear at City of Hope Cancer Charity Event

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Beyonce paid homage to a high-profile music executive being honored at a charity event to raise money for cancer research. The singer's vocals soared...

Roberta Flack Ready to Sing Again

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Once a week, Roberta Flack gives a musical performance for an exclusive group. The lucky audience consists of a musical director, who works with the...

Grand Ole Opry Gives Rare Salute to Soul Genius Ray Charles

By KRISTIN M. HALL, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As an impoverished blind child in Florida, Ray Charles grew up listening to the country and western stars on the Grand Ole Opry broadcasts. That music...

Tina Turner Reveals Husband Gave Her Kidney for Transplant

By The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Tina Turner has revealed that she underwent a kidney transplant with an organ donated by her husband. The 78-year-old singer says in an upcoming autobiography that she has suffered...

University of Minnesota Awards Honorary Degree to Prince

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota has awarded the late rock star Prince an honorary degree to recognize his influence on music and his role in shaping his hometown of Minneapolis. University President Eric...

Cardi B Gets Assault Summons But Lawyer Say She Did No Harm

The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B was given a summons on Monday for misdemeanor reckless endangerment and assault in connection with a melee at a New York strip club. The platinum rapper was...

Jam in Capitol Hill at This Year’s Hillfest

By LaNesha Kearse, Special to the AFRO The Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation has teamed up with Mayor Muriel Bowser for the second annual Hillfest Music Exposition, Hillfest Conference Panel and Hillfest 2018 all day-event from Oct....

Suge Knight Pleads No Contest to Manslaughter over Fatal Confrontation

By Abrew Dalton, AP Entertainment Writer Averting a murder trial that had been nearly four years in coming, former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest Sept. 20 to voluntary manslaughter for running over and...

DC Keeps Go-Go Alive

By Nyame-Kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO While the effects of the District’s new developments can be seen in different aspects of D.C. life, Go-go, one of the most famous aspects of the city’s culture remains,...

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