Cardi B Is Getting Her 1st Las Vegas Residency

By The Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cardi B will have her first Las Vegas residency this spring. Palms Casino Resort announced Wednesday the 26-year-old singer's appearance as part of its debut of KAOS, a...

Meek Mill, Jay-Z and Sports Owners Back Justice Reforms

By DEEPTI HAJELA , Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A coalition of big names in sports and entertainment is taking on criminal justice reform. Rappers Meek Mill and Jay-Z and the owners of the Philadelphia...

Protests Planned at Screening of Michael Jackson Documentary

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Kelly’s accusers are having their say and so are those who accused Bill Cosby. And, in the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, America’s embrace of “I believe the victims”...

Mezzo J’Nai Bridges Rising Fast In Opera World

By MIKE SILVERMAN , Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — J'Nai Bridges was just 24 and still in school when she sang her first "Carmen" as a young artist at the Glimmerglass Festival in 2011. "I was, oh,...

Still Unsolved: The Cold Cases of Biggie, Tupac and Jam Master Jay

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Little did Tupac Shakur know, as he left a heavyweight boxing match in Las Vegas on Sept. 7, 1996, that his life was about to end. With Death Row...

Grammys Performers: Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Album of the year nominees Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae and Post Malone will perform at next month's Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that Shawn...

Kelly Accuser Says He Threatened To Reveal Her Sex Life

By DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly wrote a letter threatening to reveal embarrassing details of a woman's sexual history if she didn't drop a lawsuit accusing him of sexual abuse, the...

Hall, Lewis, Layne, Stenberg Are Named Essence Honorees

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...

Rihanna Sues Father Over Use Of Their Last Name For Business

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna is suing her father over his use of their last name for a business. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Los Angeles, Rihanna, whose...

Alicia Keys To Host Grammy Awards Next Month

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys usually attends the Grammys, but this year she'll be there as a host. The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that the R&B star will host the Feb....

Kim Kardashian Confirms She and Kanye Expecting 4th Child

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...

Opera and the African American – ‘Figaro Meets Frederick Douglass’

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Among many other trailblazing accomplishments, W.E.B. Du Bois stood among the many African Americans who composed, sang, and otherwise reveled in opera. In 1955, Marian Anderson broke the color...

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