People: Rapper Lexii Alijai Dies at 21: ‘Saddest Way to Start a New Year’...

Rapper Lexii Alijai Dies at 21: 'Saddest Way to Start a New Year' Says Kehlani, as Stars React "You were such a star to me because every word you spoke was true," wrote singer Kehlani...

Lizzo Named The Associated Press’ Entertainer of the Year

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Breakthrough singer-rapper Lizzo has been named Entertainer of the Year by The Associated Press. Voted by entertainment staffers of the news cooperative, Lizzo dominated the pop, R&B and...

‘Jersey Boys’ Offers Holiday Entertainment

By Micha Green D.C. Editor [email protected] It might not be a holiday show, but between the current political divide, crowded streets and markets, and all the mixed emotions associated with ushering out an old year and beginning...

Jon Bon Jovi Among Cory Booker’s Top Campaign Fundraisers

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Cory Booker has released a list of his presidential campaign's top fundraisers that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi, along with New Jersey politicians, CEOs and entrepreneurs.  Booker released...

The Jim Crow Film That Just Won’t die, “Song of the South”

By JAY REEVES Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Racially segregated movie theaters and Whites-only water fountains disappeared decades ago after court rulings struck down the legal framework of Jim Crow America, but another element...

Common, Chance The Rapper Headlining Chicago’s All-Star Game

By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — All-Star weekend will be a homecoming for Common and Chance The Rapper. The NBA said Thursday night that the Grammy winners will be headline performers at the All-Star Game...

Ben Williams’ Hometown Holiday Extravaganza

By AFRO Staff Acclaimed Grammy-winning bassist, composer and bandleader, Ben Williams, will be headlining a worldwide tour ahead of his album entitled I Am A Man to be released on Feb. 7, 2020. Regardless of...

‘The Let Out’: Documentary Highlights Evolution of Go-Go Culture

By Micha Green D.C. Editor [email protected] While Go-Go has always been true to D.C. since its inception in the 1970s, the resurgence of it as mainstream has been particularly pertinent in the final months of the decade,...

Rapper Scarface in Runoff for Houston City Council Seat

John L. MoneBy The Associated Press Now, the 49-year-old rapper better known as Scarface is working to ensure Houston voters that no, their minds are not playing tricks on...

Rapper Juice WRLD Dead at 21

By Sophia Tareen and Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press Rapper Juice WRLD, who launched his career on SoundCloud before becoming a streaming juggernaut and rose to the top of the charts with the Sting-sampled hit “Lucid Dreams,”...

Belafonte Recalls Horne’s Activism as Solange is Honored

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Lena Horne was a fierce advocate for civil rights in her later years, but that part of her legacy is often pushed behind her...

AP’s Top Albums of 2019: Ari Lennox, Summer Walker, Anitta

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 Albums of the Year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu: Ari Lennox, "Shea Butter Baby": A message to the Grammy...

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