Delta Sigma Theta Pays Tribute to Soror, the Queen of Soul

By The Associated Press What began as a thin line swelled into a sea of sisterhood as hundreds of members of Delta Sigma Theta streamed into the rotunda of the Charles H. Wright Museum on...

Star-Studded Musical Tribute Saluting Aretha Franklin Will Be Held August 30 at Chene Park...

By AJ Williams, Michigan Chronicle City.Life.Style Editor More than 20 performing artists, activists and family members will celebrate the life and legacy of Aretha Louise Franklin, known as the Queen of Soul, during a Musical Tribute...

Fan Charged After Rushing Onstage at Beyonce, Jay-Z Concert

By The Associated Press Police say they are pursuing more charges against a man who rushed onstage during a Beyonce and Jay-Z concert in Atlanta. Atlanta Police officer Lisa Bender told The Associated Press that 26-year-old...

Pulitzer-Winning Black Composer George Walker Dead at 96

By AFRO Staff George Walker, a Black Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, pianist and educator, died Aug. 23 at the age of 96. According to NPR, the pioneering virtuoso died at the Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, N.J.,...

Prince’s Family Sues Doctor Who Prescribed Him Pain Pills

By Steve Karnowski The Associated Press The family of the late rock star Prince is suing a doctor who prescribed pain pills for him, saying the doctor failed to treat him for opiate addiction and...

SisQo Says ‘I Do’

Baltimore native SisQo marries longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Pham, in an intimate ceremony in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He and fellow Dru Hill members serenaded the new bride with a special rendition of their classic hit, “Beauty,” at the...

Madonna Needs A Reminder on R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] After Aretha Franklin’s death last Thursday, MTV quickly added some R.E.S.P.E.C.T. to its broadcast of the Video Music Awards (VMAs), which aired Monday night. Yet in choosing Madonna to...

Janet Jackson, Daddy Yankee Celebrate Release of New Song

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson's fans were so energetic at an event Friday for her new single that one fan chimed in so the icon could speak without...

MTV VMAs Working to Craft Tribute for Aretha Franklin

By JOHN CARUCCI, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The MTV Video Music Awards plans on honoring the legacy of Aretha Franklin — they're just not sure how they will do it. The VMAs will air...

In Franklin’s Anthems, Women Heard an Empowering Message

By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin never saw herself as a feminist heroine. That, she quipped, was Gloria Steinem's role. But she leaves a legacy of indelible anthems that...

AP Source: Aretha Franklin Is Seriously ill

By The Associated Press Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to a person close to the singer. The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about...

D.C. Resident Discusses Casting on T.I’s Newest Reality Show ‘The Grand Hustle’

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO If being a Grammy Award-winning artist, successful media mogul and reality television star isn’t enough, then maybe Atlanta’s very own T.I. might finally be content with his latest business...
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