December 3, 2015

George Clinton, Judith Hill make Ebony magazine gala honouring black leaders a tuneful affair

By Sandy Cohen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. _ Ebony magazine’s annual Power 100 list highlights black leaders in business, politics, arts and academia, but […]
December 2, 2015

Film Review: Spike Lee’s blistering ‘Chi Raq’ is an urgent plea for peace

By Jake Coyle THE ASSOCIATED PRESS More alive than most of the year’s films put together, Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq” is urgent agitprop that pulsates with unalloyed […]
December 2, 2015

Chris Brown cancels Down Under tour after Australia earlier warned it might refuse him a visa

By Nick Perry THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WELLINGTON, New Zealand _ Chris Brown cancelled plans for a Down Under tour Wednesday after Australian authorities earlier warned the […]
December 2, 2015

Cast member of VH1 reality show ‘Love & Hip Hop’ gets 8 years in prison for drug trafficking

ROCHESTER, N.Y. _ A cast member of the VH1 reality show “Love & Hip Hop” was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in federal prison for drug […]
December 1, 2015

Drake tops Spotify’s year end list; The Weeknd had 2015’s most streamed album

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Spotify users are clearly listening to Drake. The rapper was the most streamed artist of the year […]
December 1, 2015

Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae lend hand to Alicia Keys in fight to end HIV and AIDs

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Taraji P. Henson and Alicia Keys are joining forces to fight HIV and AIDS. Henson, Janelle Monae […]
November 30, 2015

Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan grew up emulating retiring Lakers star Kobe Bryant

By Lori Ewing THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ DeMar DeRozan was 16 years old when he was invited to Kobe Bryant’s camp for the top 25 […]
November 30, 2015

Pop star Pink named UNICEF ambassador to raise awareness about child hunger, healthy living

By Kristin M. Hall THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Trailblazing pop star Pink saw firsthand severely malnourished children during a recent visit to Haiti as a part of […]
November 30, 2015

South Korean rapper PSY set to release his 1st album since smash hit ‘Gangnam Style’

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of _ South Korean rapper PSY, who is set to release his first album since becoming an international sensation more than three years […]
November 30, 2015


UNDATED (AP) _ Chris Brown will be charitable with the royalties from “Royalty.” Brown has posted a video on Instagram saying from now until Christmas, he […]
November 30, 2015


LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Selling a million albums in a week is impressive. Selling two million is jaw-dropping. Adele sold more than three million copies of […]
November 27, 2015


ATLANTA (AP) _ The rap and R-and-B community came out in force to make Thanksgiving a happier holiday for those who could use help. Jeezy and […]