Goodbye to ‘Baltimore’s First Lady of Jazz

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Over the course of seven decades Ethel Ennis, the pride of West Baltimore, shared her God-given gift, which was her luminous, cogent voice. But, her sparkling character and generous spirit...

Vandal Topples Wax Statue of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Police say someone attacked a statue of Sean "Diddy" Combs at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York, shoving the rap impresario's likeness so forcefully it lost...

Allred Contacted Authorities About R Kelly Tape

By MICHAEL TARM, AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney Gloria Allred told The Associated Press Friday she has contacted law enforcement about concerns one of her clients may be the person in a...

Smollett Developments Leave Some Baffled, Others Outraged

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The national outrage that simmered after actor Jussie Smollett said he was attacked by people shouting racial and anti-gay slurs was fueled in part by...

21 Savage ‘Wasn’t Hiding’ Being British, Feared Deportation

By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage said in an interview aired Friday that he didn't talk about his British citizenship before because he didn't want to get deported. The Grammy-nominated...

Donald Glover Gets 5 Nominations for NAACP Image Awards

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Coming off a big night at the Grammys, Donald Glover and his alter-ego Childish Gambino were nominated Wednesday for five NAACP Image Awards. Glover is nominated...

Avenatti Says he has New Video Evidence Against R. Kelly

By SARA BURNETT, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti said Thursday that he has given Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. Avenatti said the...

Man Pleads No Contest to Stalking Rihanna at Hollywood Home

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who authorities say broke into Rihanna's Hollywood Hills home and spent 12 hours there when she was not home has pleaded no contest to stalking...

Janelle Monae Applauds Jump in Grammy Nominations for Women

By MESFIN FEKADU , AP Music Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — At a pre-Grammy brunch honoring Janelle Monae, a few hundred music industry players and performers packed tightly in a room to hear the singer...

Rising British Rapper Cadet Killed in late-night Car Crash

By The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — U.K. hip-hop stars have paid tribute to rising rapper Cadet, who was killed in a car crash early Saturday on the way to a performance in central England. Management...

Community News and Events Feb 7- Feb 16

Feb 7 Community Development Day in Annapolis Join the Community Development Network of Maryland on February 7th, 10am-1:30pm,  to tell our legislators to fund the Community Development Fund and pass CDN's Legislative Agenda. The meetings will...

Gladys Knight, Chloe x Halle Give Thanks After Performance

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Not everyone is watching Super Bowl 53 for the love of football — celebrities are a big part of the day, too. Here's a breakdown...

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