Music

Is It Time to #MuteRKelly?

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By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] For over twenty years, Robert Kelly, better known as R. Kelly, has been engrossed in controversy regarding crude behavior, to say the least, with young women- more specifically, teenage girls. The R&B singer, who sang...

Rapper Juice WRLD Dead at 21

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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,” died early on Dec. 8...

Hall, Lewis, Layne, Stenberg Are Named Essence Honorees

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By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Essence has named four actresses as its annual Black Women in Hollywood honorees. They are Regina Hall and Amandla Stenberg, who both starred in "The Hate U Give," KiKi Layne of "If...

Kanye West Premieres new ‘Jesus Is King’ Film, Album

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By RYAN PEARSON, AP Entertainment Writer INGLEWOOD, California (AP) — Kanye West has unveiled his "Jesus Is King" IMAX film, featuring a gospel choir performing at artist James Turrell's dramatic Roden Crater in the Arizona desert. It'll be in theaters...

Kanye West Talks About Serving God During Visit with Osteen

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By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Rapper Kanye West told parishioners at Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch on Sunday that his recent spiritual awakening has made him realize he’s no longer in the service to fame and money...

Chuck D: ‘There’s a Poison Going On’

PE Leader Releases New CDs, Graphic Novel By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia It turns out the social media beef between Public Enemy icons Chuck D and Flavor Flav was a hoax. “April Fools” – sort of. Chuck and Flavor today released...

Janelle Monae on Lauryn Hill, Vinyl and ‘Dirty Computer’

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By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Janelle Monae doesn't remember the first album she owned as a child, but the first one she spent her hard-earned money on? "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill." "I just connected with Lauryn...

Kim Kardashian Confirms She and Kanye Expecting 4th Child

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By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting their fourth child. Kardashian confirmed the surrogate pregnancy during an appearance Monday on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen." The 38-year-old reality star says the...

The Latest: R. Kelly’s Attorney Denies Abuse Allegations

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By The Associated Press STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a documentary detailing abuse allegations against R. Kelly (all times local): 8:25 p.m. An attorney for R. Kelly says abuse allegations made against the R&B star in a recent documentary are...

Little Richard To Be Buried At Historically Black College

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By Kristin M. Hall AP Entertainment Writer Rock 'n' roll pioneer Little Richard will be buried at Oakwood University, a Historically Black University in Huntsville, Ala.  Gerald Kibble, director of Oakwood Memorial Gardens, said the private funeral will be held Wednesday and...

3 Handwritten Wills Found in Aretha Franklin’s Home

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By ED WHITE Associated Press PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Three handwritten wills have been found in the suburban Detroit home of Aretha Franklin, months after the death of the "Queen of Soul," including one that was discovered under cushions in...

What’s the Greenprint? Ask Beyonce

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By LEANNE ITALIE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — So, what's all that Greenprint stuff on Beyonce's Instagram feed? Bey stirred up the beehive Thursday when she advocated plant-based living in a rare social media endorsement. It helped that she also announced...

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