Ben Williams’ Hometown Holiday Extravaganza

By AFRO Staff Acclaimed Grammy-winning bassist, composer and bandleader, Ben Williams, will be headlining a worldwide tour ahead of his album entitled I Am A Man to be released on Feb. 7, 2020. Regardless of...

‘The Let Out’: Documentary Highlights Evolution of Go-Go Culture

By Micha Green D.C. Editor [email protected] While Go-Go has always been true to D.C. since its inception in the 1970s, the resurgence of it as mainstream has been particularly pertinent in the final months of the decade,...

Rapper Scarface in Runoff for Houston City Council Seat

John L. MoneBy The Associated Press Now, the 49-year-old rapper better known as Scarface is working to ensure Houston voters that no, their minds are not playing tricks on...

Rapper Juice WRLD Dead at 21

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,”...

Belafonte Recalls Horne’s Activism as Solange is Honored

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Lena Horne was a fierce advocate for civil rights in her later years, but that part of her legacy is often pushed behind her...

AP’s Top Albums of 2019: Ari Lennox, Summer Walker, Anitta

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 Albums of the Year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu: Ari Lennox, "Shea Butter Baby": A message to the Grammy...

Celebrities like Drake and Darius Rucker Get in the Spirit

By The Associated Press At one time it was scents. Now it seems to be booze. The number of celebrities who have branched out into endorsing — or even helping make — wine, whiskey, vodka and...

Meet The Pioneering Queens of Hip-Hop

By The Birmingham Times Quite naturally, when discussing the pioneering women of hip-hop, the names of DJ Spinderella (Deidre Roper) of Salt-N-Pepa and MC Lyte (Lana Michelle Moorer) come to mind, as they did when...

Kanye West Talks About Serving God During Visit with Osteen

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...

Like Her Parents, Blue Ivy Now An Award-Winning Songwriter

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — At just 7, Blue Ivy Carter is an award-winning songwriter. Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s daughter won the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award at Sunday’s Soul Train Awards...

Black Eyed Peas Star Accuses Qantas Attendant Of Racism

By The Associated Press Black Eyed Peas musician will.i.am has accused a flight attendant from Australia’s national carrier Qantas of being racist and rude to him on a flight. The musician said he was met by police...

A$AP Rocky Returns to Sweden Months After Assault Conviction

By The Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — A$AP Rocky will perform in Sweden several months after he was convicted of assault in a street brawl. Concert promoter Live Nation says the rapper will return to Stockholm...

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