Sides Agree to Drop Rape Lawsuit Against Russell Simmons

By The Associated Press A lawsuit from a Los Angeles woman who alleged music mogul Russell Simmons raped her is being dropped. A federal court filing Wednesday says the two sides have agreed that the suit,...

Jury to Deliberate after Cosby Painted as Predator, Victim

By The Associated Press Jurors at Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial are poised to start deliberating after a marathon day of closing arguments that portrayed the comedian both as a calculating predator who's finally being...

In Closing, Defense Calls Cosby Accuser ‘Pathological Liar’

By The Associated Press Bill Cosby's lawyers urged a jury Tuesday to acquit the 80-year-old comedian of sexual assault charges they said were based on "flimsy, silly, ridiculous evidence," arguing he was falsely accused by...

Baltimore’s Gervonta Davis Becomes Youngest Two-Time World Champion

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor  Gervonta “Tank” Davis became the youngest two-time world champion after beating former champion Jesus Cuellar to earn the WBA Super Featherweight title on April 21 at the Barclays Center in...

Judge Rules Jury Can Hear Bill Cosby Quaaludes Testimony

By The Associated Press Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial can read the comedian's prior testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex to the jury, the judge in the case ruled Tuesday. Judge Steven...

Athlete Turned Photographer Hopes to Change Urban Perceptions

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO J.J. McQueen has spent most of his adult life looking at life through the prism of a camera’s lens. Whether he’s on assignment in the heat of the...

Accusers Confront Bill Cosby

By The Associated Press Women who say comedian Bill Cosby knocked them out with intoxicants and sexually assaulted them decades ago are finally getting a chance to confront him — and they aren't holding back. Janice...

Matthew Knowles Weighs in on Infamous Jay-Z and Solange Fight

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] After the 2014 Met Gala the world witnessed a clash of music royalty in an elevator - there was Jay-Z in one corner, then Solange Knowles pounds and kicks...

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