July 21, 2015


ATLANTA (AP) _ Akon held a fundraising concert Sunday in Atlanta to bring light to Africa. Akon headlined the first Passport Experience Festival, along with Ying […]
July 17, 2015

Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons compares NYC’s horse carriages to slavery, Holocaust

NEW YORK (AP)_ Hip-hop mogul and animal-rights advocate Russell Simmons is comparing New York’s horse-drawn carriages to slavery and the Holocaust. Simmons spoke Thursday at an […]
July 17, 2015

Reggae musician Jah Cure delivers certified classic with ‘The Cure’

By Bianca Roach THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jah Cure, “The Cure” (VP Records) Jah Cure, one of Jamaica‘s most talented contemporary artists, brings musical therapy to your […]
July 16, 2015

Petition asks that Kanye West be replaced by Canadian at Pan Am closing ceremony

By Paola Loriggio THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Not everyone is pleased by the announcement that American rap legend Kanye West will perform at the closing […]
July 16, 2015

Georgia indictment links 2 rappers to gunshots fired into Lil Wayne’s tour buses in April

ATLANTA(AP) _ An indictment says a man charged with shooting into Lil Wayne‘s tour buses on a Georgia highway called cellphones linked to two rival rappers […]
July 16, 2015


ATLANTA (AP) _ Young Thug has been jailed on a charge of making terroristic threats. U-S marshals arrested Young Thug yesterday without incident at a home […]
July 16, 2015

‘Empire’ could be part of Emmy diversity wave; ‘Mad Men,’ Letterman take last shot at gold

By Lynn Elber THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.(AP) _ The TV drama series “Empire” and “Mad Men” and the sitcom “black-ish” are among the contenders […]
July 15, 2015

Reggae legends stand tall at O2 Academy

Giants of Reggae Music was the title of the Sunday night show and these two icons, Beres Hammond and Bunny Wailer, didn’t disappoint. Bunny, aged 68, […]
July 15, 2015

Ghana’s dancehall is like old Jamaican dancehall – Kombolo

Ghanaian international reggae dancehall giant Kojo Kombolo, the ChiefExecutive Officer of Judah Promotions has said that the reggae dancehallmusic in vogue in Ghana now was what […]
July 15, 2015


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) _ D-M-X is in a western New York jail for failing to pay child support. He’s been sentenced to six months in the […]
July 15, 2015

Armed men ransack Chris Brown’s Los Angeles home after locking relative in closet

LOS ANGELES (AP)_ Police say three armed men in masks forced their way into the Los Angeles home of Chris Brown, locked a female relative of […]
July 15, 2015


SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) _ Dave Chappelle should testify. That’s according to the lawyer for the man accused of throwing a banana peel at the black […]