Despite Bad Weather, Beyonce and Jay-Z Headline Fiery Show

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Even severe weather couldn't stop Beyonce and Jay-Z from performing an explosive two-hour-plus concert for their feverish fans. After bad weather forced concertgoers at the...

Drake Drops ‘In My Feelings’ Video Chock Full of Cameos

NEW YORK (AP) — Celebrities abound as Drake strolls through the streets of New Orleans in his "In My Feelings" video. The social media challenge associated with the song is featured in the video, which...

Jermaine Dupri Announces So So Def 25th Anniversary Tour

By The Associated Press Rap mogul Jermaine Dupri will celebrate his groundbreaking record label So So Def with a multi-city anniversary concert tour. Dupri told The Associated Press on Monday that The So So Def 25th...

Black Journalists Upset after TV Station’s Use of Insensitive Photo

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Black media organizations are calling out a Bay area television station after posting a controversial photograph of Nia Wilson, the 18-year-old who was brutally stabbed to death at a...

Rapper Common Goes Back to School to Help Teachers

By JOHN CARUCCI, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Common has won three Grammys, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award but a recent visit to a New York City school was "humbling" —...

4 Indicted in Florida Shooting Death of Rapper XXXTentacion

By The Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida grand jury has indicted four men on first-degree murder and armed robbery charges in the shooting death of emerging rap star XXXTentacion. Broward County panel...

Queen Latifah Celebrates With Hip-Hop Legends at Essence

By STACEY PLAISANCE and CHEVEL JOHNSON, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Iconic females in the music industry shined at the Essence Festival, where Queen Latifah used her debut performance to celebrate "Ladies First" and...

Ella Mai Makes First Essence Festival Appearance Saturday

By CHEVEL JOHNSON, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — R&B singer-songwriter Ella Mai's meteoric rise up the charts and in fans' hearts brings her to the 2018 Essence Festival in New Orleans. The 23-year-old London-born singer...

Musical Based on The Temptations Life Thunders at Kennedy Center

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Next to “Hamilton,” “Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations” is one of the hottest shows at the John F. Kennedy Center for the...

$1.1M Awarded to Preserve African-American Historic Sites

By REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Grants totaling $1.1 million will help support important African-American heritage sites including the homes of jazz musician John Coltrane and playwright August Wilson, a Virginia location...

Show on Slavery Prompts Artist to Quit Montreal Jazz Fest

By The Associated Press American singer-songwriter Moses Sumney canceled his Tuesday night performance at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, protesting the event's ties to a show on slavery performed by whites. The black entertainer criticized the...

Anita Baker to be Honored at BET Awards, Jamie Foxx to Host

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer Legendary singer Anita Baker will be honored at the 2018 BET Awards, which will be hosted Sunday by Jamie Foxx and feature performances by Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg and...

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