Jimmie Allen is a Reflection of a New Country Music World

By KRISTIN M. HALL, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Jimmie Allen likes to tell a story about the first time he met songwriter J.P. Williams, who is blind, before they came up...

RAMBLING ROSE: Gospel Coming to the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello my friends, my goodness so much has gone on since I talked to you last. I will only mention a few. First I want to publically and...

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...

Kelly’s Music Legacy Tested Again after Sex Abuse Charges

By Jonathan Landrum Jr., AP Entertainment Writer Kelly is regarded as one of music's all-time hit makers, but the years of sexual abuse allegations against the embattled R&B star have created a dark cloud over his...

R. Kelly Charged with 10 Counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse

By Sara Burnett and Michael Farm, The Associated Press Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves, was charged Feb....

If Proven, Smollett Allegations Could Be a ‘Career Killer’

By LYNN ELBER , AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jussie Smollett has been enmeshed in weekly drama on the set of "Empire," the Fox TV series that gave the actor a breakout role...

2 Women Accuse R. Kelly of Sexual Misconduct in 1990s

By KAREN MATTHEWS , Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Two women said Thursday that singer R. Kelly picked them out of a crowd at a Baltimore after-party in the mid-1990s when they were underage...

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...

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