Rapper A$AP Rocky Heading Back To US As Verdict Looms

By JARI TANNER and DOROTHEE THIESING Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — Rapper A$AP Rocky and two other American suspects were temporarily freed from a Swedish jail and planning to head back to the U.S. on...

Man in A$AP Rocky Case Allegedly Hit With Bottle, Kicked

By Jari Tanner, The Associated Press The man allegedly assaulted by American rapper A$AP Rocky and two other men in Stockholm was kicked while on the ground and hit with a bottle, Swedish prosecutors said in...

‘Straight Crankin’ Goes South

By Brianna N. McAdoo, Special to the AFRO The sounds of Chocolate City are making their way down South this summer, where Straight Crankin’ A Go-Go Documentary has been nominated in the documentary category at the 10th...

Meek Mill Launches New Record Label with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Meek Mill is in a Jay-Z state of mind: The Philadelphia rapper-turned-entrepreneur is launching a new record label in a joint venture with Jay-Z's Roc...

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...
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