Nipsey Hussle’s Family Gathers for Private Funeral in LA

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. and ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writers LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle's family and friends gathered Friday for a private funeral on a day when the slain rapper was also honored...

From Snoop Dogg to President Obama: Tributes to Community Activist Nipsey Hussle

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor Nipsey Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was shot to death in Los Angeles on March 31 outside of his store Marathon Clothing. He was 33. Though...

Wendy Williams Files for Divorce After 21-year Marriage

By The Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Wendy Williams has filed for divorce after nearly 22 years of marriage to her husband and manager. Her attorney, Mary Vidas, says the papers were filed in Essex...

Nipsey Hussle Becomes Face of Downtown LA on Day of Memorial

By ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle's face was everywhere outside the Staples Center on Thursday, where a mood of festival and celebration stood in contrast to the somber memorial...

City of Chicago Sues Jussie Smollett for Investigative Costs

By MICHAEL TARM AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago filed a lawsuit against Jussie Smollett on Thursday in a bid to recoup the costs of investigating a racist, anti-gay attack that authorities say...

Grime Star Stormzy Cancels Austria Gig on Racism Allegation

By The Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — An Austrian music festival is apologizing to British grime artist Stormzy, who pulled out of an appearance after accusing security staff of racial profiling. Snowbombing festival organizers said security...

Donald Glover, Rihanna Film ‘Guava’ to hit Amazon Saturday

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Glover and Rihanna's secretive new film "Guava Island" is coming to Amazon Prime Video this weekend. Glover tweeted Wednesday that it'd be available to stream for free...

Co-Founder of Chart-Topping “The O’Jays” Dies of Cancer at 78

By The Associated Press OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Bill Isles, an original member of the chart-topping R&B group The O'Jays, has died at his Southern California Home. He was 78. Isles died of cancer last month...

At Just 14, Marsai Martin is a Hollywood Mogul in the Making

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — You might have heard the story by now: That Marsai Martin pitched "Little," a modern spin on "Big," to Universal Pictures at age 10. It's...

Jay-Z’s 2019 Shawn Carter Scholarship Program Now Open

Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- Created by rapper Jay-Z and his mother Gloria, the Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his...

7 Who Accused Cosby of Sex Abuse Settle Defamation Suits

By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press Seven women who said Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them decades ago and then labeled them liars by denying it have settled defamation lawsuits against the imprisoned actor. Court documents filed Friday...

Netflix Teases Upcoming Beyonce Special ‘Homecoming’

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — It took just one word for Netflix to send Beyonce fans into a full-on freak out. The streaming giant on Sunday posted on its social media channels a yellow image...

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