Meek Mill’s Conviction Thrown Out, Granted New Trial

By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press A Pennsylvania appeals court on Wednesday overturned rapper Meek Mill's conviction in a drug and gun case that has kept the rapper on probation for a decade and made him...

Trump’s Bail Offer for A$AP Rocky Rings Hollow in Sweden

By The Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump said he spoke with Sweden's prime minister Saturday about jailed rapper A$AP Rocky and "offered to personally vouch for his bail," a hollow offer...

“The Lion King” Cast Talks Reimagining the Disney Classic

By KATIE CAMPIONE Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney's "The Lion King" has received no shortage of remakes and spinoffs in the years since its original 1994 release. Now, as the film reaches its...

The Latest: Judge Orders R&B Singer R. Kelly Held in Jail

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the charges against singer R. Kelly (all times local): 2:25 p.m. A federal judge has ordered R&B singer R. Kelly held in a Chicago jail without bond on sex crime...

Congressman, Celebs Push for A$AP Rocky’s Release From Jail

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Following an outcry from celebrities and a Change.org petition with half a million signatures, U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat is pushing for the release of A$AP...

Diddy’s ‘Making the Band’ Officially Coming Back to TV

NEW YORK (AP) — Diddy's "Making the Band" is officially coming back to TV. The music mogul announced Monday that the hit series, where he discovered groups including platinum-sellers Danity Kane, would return to MTV in...

R. Kelly Arrested Again in Chicago on Federal Sex Charges

By The Associated Press Singer R. Kelly, already facing sexual abuse charges brought by Illinois prosecutors, was arrested in Chicago July 11 on a federal grand jury indictment listing 13 counts including sex crimes and...

Stevie Wonder Says He’s Getting A Kidney Transplant In Fall

By Gregory Katz, The Associated Press Stevie Wonder surprised concertgoers in London the night of July 6 by announcing that he will take a break from performing so that he can receive a kidney transplant...

Mary J. Blige Signs Production Deal With Lionsgate

By BlackPress Newswire Mary J. Blige seems to be winning in every way. Days after she honored her darn self at the BET Awards, Lionsgate announced that the Grammy-award-winning singer turned Oscar-nominated actress has signed a...

Exceptional Director, B. Monet, Rides into History with Cadillac

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia You can call Brittany Fennell by her given name, her last name or by the moniker that has driven her to fame, “B. Monet.” However, the award-winning writer and...

New Whitney Houston Remix by DJ-Producer Kygo Released

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — You can dance to a new-ish Whitney Houston song this weekend. Houston originally released a cover of Steve Winwood's "Higher Love" as a Japan-only bonus track on her...

Soulful Symphony Coming to Columbia

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Venerable Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia will be the home of the world-renowned Soulful Symphony for the summer. Over the years the Soulful Symphony has re-energized American music through the...

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