December 13, 2014

OBAMA – THE TEMPTATIONS – THE FOUR TOPS

Motown came calling to the White House on Friday. Members of the Temptations and the Four Tops dropped by to see President Barack Obama while on […]
December 13, 2014

US-DANCE-AILEY-CIVIC-RIGHTS

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater troupe is paying tribute to late folk singer Odetta, a symbol of the civil rights movement. Robert Battle, artistic director […]
December 12, 2014

Music producer Jermaine Dupri’s Atlanta mansion, worth $3.7 million, is in foreclosure

ATLANTA _ According to foreclosure documents, music producer Jermaine Dupri is losing his multimillion dollar Atlanta mansion. A mortgage foreclosure notice from September says Dupri owes […]
December 12, 2014

Demonstrators raise voices in song to protest police killings of unarmed black men

By Lisa Leff THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BERKELEY, Calif. _ Stop. Hey, what’s that sound? Protest songs are taking their place alongside chants of “I can’t breathe” […]
December 12, 2014

CHARGED DROPPED AGAINST YOUNG JEEZY

By Anthony McCartney THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. _ A felony weapons charge against platinum-selling rapper Young Jeezy has been dismissed after a prosecutor said […]
December 12, 2014

BEANIE SIGEL BREATHING THROUGH TUBE

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) _ Beanie Sigel still is in critical but stable condition after being shot in the abdomen Friday at his brother-in-law’s house in Pleasantville, […]
December 11, 2014

Rappers urge NY governor, NYC mayor to reform justice system after killings by police

By Jennifer Peltz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Hip-hop moguls Jay Z and Russell Simmons and rapper-actor Common on Wednesday pressed for changes to the […]
December 11, 2014

King James commits a personal foul by touching the shoulder of the future Queen of England

LONDON _ When King James touched the future Queen of England on the shoulder after a basketball game, royal watchers cried foul. LeBron James, whose nickname […]
December 11, 2014

Film Review: Chris Rock’s stand up comes to life in the vibrant showbiz comedy ‘Top Five’

By Lindsey Bahr THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Writer-director Chris Rock is not Andre Allen, the stand-up comedian turned movie star lead of “Top Five.” But, it’s almost […]
December 10, 2014

Kanye West, Phylicia Rashad and Usher among those to receive BET Honours

NEW YORK _ Someone other than Kanye West is confirming his visionary status. The superstar rapper will receive the Visionary Award next month at the BET […]
December 10, 2014

Woman who accused Cosby of rape files defamation suit, says he ‘publicly branded’ her a liar

By Denise Lavoie THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON _ A woman who has accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her in the 1970s has filed a defamation […]
December 10, 2014

‘Selma’ leads NAACP Image Awards film contenders with 8 nominations; ABC tops TV nods

By Derrik J. Lang THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ The civil rights drama “Selma” led all films Tuesday when it collected eight nominations for NAACP […]
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