March 31, 2015

Jay Z, Madonna, Beyonce, Rihanna among superstar owners of new music streaming service

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay Z are among the A-List musicians who are co-owners of Tidal, a […]
March 30, 2015


NEWARK, N.J. (AP) _Erykah Badu, Fantasia, Sheila E., Sister Sledge and Estelle were among the acts who performed in celebration of black women over the weekend […]
March 30, 2015

Destiny’s Child reunites for performance at Stellar Gospel Awards; Erica Campbell wins 6

LAS VEGAS _ A reunited Destiny’s Child took the stage at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards on Saturday as singer Erica Campbell took home six awards, […]
March 28, 2015


WASHINGTON (AP) — Among rappers who die, one in two die of murder. That’s according to a study by Dianna Theadora Kenny, professor of psychology and […]
March 28, 2015


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ice Cube says N-W-A. could not have existed without Eazy-E. Ice Cube tells Billboard magazine Eazy-E was “bold and not scared of […]
March 25, 2015

Taraji P. Henson says her son will transfer to Howard after being racially profiled at USC

LOS ANGELES _ Actress Taraji P. Henson says her 20-year-old son is transferring to Howard University after being racially profiled by police at the University of […]
March 25, 2015

Oprah Winfrey’s network doing series on Atlanta man with 34 children

NEW YORK _ Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network said Wednesday it is making a television series on the life of an Atlanta man who claims to have […]
March 25, 2015

Oprah Winfrey selling furniture, paintings in Chicago auction

CHICAGO _ Oprah Winfrey will sell paintings, furniture, designer clothing and other items from her Chicago residence at auction next month. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers announced the […]
March 24, 2015

Former rap promoter is sentenced to life plus 20 years in NYC murder for hire case

NEW YORK _ A former hip-hop and rap promoter was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison plus 20 years for a murder-for-hire plot that a judge […]
March 24, 2015

‘Moesha’ star Brandy to slip behind bars as Roxie in ‘Chicago’ on Broadway starting in April

By Mark Kennedy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Grammy Award winner Brandy will make her Broadway debut next month as a woman behind bars in […]
March 24, 2015

Review: Animated alien adventure ‘Home’ with Rihanna and Jim Parsons lands with a thud

By Lindsey Bahr THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In “Home,” the latest adventure from DreamWorks Animation, the misfit alien protagonist is called Oh (“The Big Bang Theory’s” Jim […]
March 24, 2015

Top 5 hip hop songs that pay tribute to retiring Canadian point guard Steve Nash

By Nick Patch THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Steve Nash has announced his retirement and the rap world is likely joining basketball fans in mourning. After […]