R. Kelly Leaves Jail After Posting $100K in Sex Abuse Case

By DON BABWIN and MICHAEL TARM , Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly walked out of a Chicago jail Monday after posting $100,000 bail that allows him to go free while awaiting trial on...

Jazz Giant Hargrove Dies

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Roy Hargrove, one of the great young lions of the jazz world has died. He was 49. Hargrove, a Grammy-award winning trumpeter died of cardiac arrest according to a report...

Kim Porter’s Family Remembers Her as ‘a Special Angel’

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The family of Kim Porter released a statement honoring her life a day after Thanksgiving, saying "although we've lost our best friend, God has gained a special...

Suge Knight Pleads No Contest to Manslaughter over Fatal Confrontation

By Abrew Dalton, AP Entertainment Writer Averting a murder trial that had been nearly four years in coming, former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest Sept. 20 to voluntary manslaughter for running over and...

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...

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...

Get in the Holiday Mood with Diana Ross and John Legend

By The Associated Press Diana Ross, "Wonderful Christmas Time" (UMe/Ross Records) Are you in the mood for jolly, singalong Christmas music? Diana Ross has you covered. Looking for something more serene, with religious tones? Diana Ross has...

Rise Up: Female Voices Take Center Stage at Grammys

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — After being nearly muted at this year's ceremony, the 2019 Grammys are shaping up to be the year of the woman, with powerful female voices representing...

Neville Brothers Saxophonist Charles Neville Dead at 79

The Associated Press Orleans-born saxophone player Charles Neville, who once backed up B.B. King and later gained fame with the Neville Brothers band and their rollicking blend of funk, jazz and rhythm and blues, has...

Kelly Case Poses Challenge: Separating Artist From Anthem

By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — When the recordings of the basic track arrived in Detroit from Chicago, Paul Riser Sr. knew it was time to get to work. But the orchestral arranger...

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" —...

Cardi B Declined Super Bowl Halftime With ‘Mixed Feelings’

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Cardi B said she received an offer to perform at the Super Bowl, but struggled with the decision to turn down the lucrative opportunity in...

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