Music

Little Richard Laid to Rest at Alabama Alma Mater

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By The Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Little Richard was remembered not just as a rock 'n' roll pioneer but a man of generosity and faith at a memorial service at his alma mater where he was laid to...

Doctors Sending Black Patients Home to Die

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NEW SONG CALLS OUT DOCTORS WHO SEND BLACK PATIENTS HOME TO DIE Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- A new song about the Coronavirus is infecting Black America with some very powerful, hard-hitting lyrics. The song, written and song by a father whose...

In Prison, Producer Finds New Voice for Inmates, and Himself

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By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — David Jassy was a successful music producer who had worked with Britney Spears and others when he was sent to prison for killing a man during an altercation.  While serving his...

Little Richard Statue to be Erected Outside Childhood Home

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MACON, Ga. (AP) — A statue of the late rock 'n' roll legend Little Richard is expected to be installed outside his childhood home in Macon, Georgia. The Little Richard House Resource Center Facebook page announced the tribute Wednesday during...

#AFRO20Qs: King Chuck

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By Jessica Dortch AFRO Production Editor [email protected] King Chuck is an up and coming rapper on the scene in the D.C. Metropolitan Area. Even in quarantine, the artist made time to have a little fun with the AFRO in a completely random...

NNPA Exclusive: Iconic Entertainer and Entrepreneur, Ice Cube, Speaks to the Black Press of...

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Like very few others, Ice Cube is celebrated for his groundbreaking accomplishments in music, film, sports and entrepreneurship. The legendary South-Central Los Angeles-born megastar is currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of his debut...

Mini May Concert Series

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Mini May Concert Series - May 23, 2020; May 30, 2020 BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - The Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts and Entertainment District will be hosting a free virtual concert series, via Instagram Live on their page @officialblackartsdistrict. Headliners include Tate...

Female Sexual Predators and the Lil Boosie That Loves Them

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By Alexis Taylor Special to the AFRO Louisiana rapper Torrence “Lil Boosie” Hatch Jr. has set the internet ablaze, leading Black America into a much needed discussion on female sexual predators and the innocence of Black boys.  In what some consider an...

THE RUNDOWN – ERYKAH BADU & Jill Scott ROCK OUT

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By AFRO.COM / Be Inspired Global Host Micha Green Talks Erykah Badu and Jill Scott rock out on Instagram and trending topics in the AFRO American Newspaper.

Little Richard To Be Buried At Historically Black College

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By Kristin M. Hall AP Entertainment Writer Rock 'n' roll pioneer Little Richard will be buried at Oakwood University, a Historically Black University in Huntsville, Ala.  Gerald Kibble, director of Oakwood Memorial Gardens, said the private funeral will be held Wednesday and...

R&B Legends Leave the Stage

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The entertainment and music industry took a hit over the weekend with the loss of self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n roll,” Little Richard on May 9; legendary soul singer Betty Wright on May 10; and Rap Mogul Andre Harrell...

Book on Fashion of Miles Davis, Legendary Jazz Musician

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AUTHOR MICHAEL STRADFORD PENS FIRST BOOK TO EXAMINE THE PERSONAL STYLE OF LEGENDARY JAZZ MUSICIAN MILES DAVIS Los Angeles, CA (BlackNews.com) -- Author and entertainment executive Michael Stradford pens the first book on the style of legendary jazz musician, Miles...

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