April 14, 2015

Percy Sledge, singer of classic ballad ‘When a Man Loves a Woman,’ dies at 74

By Rebecca Santana And Kevin McGill THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW ORLEANS _ Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with […]
April 14, 2015

Aretha Franklin, Lyle Lovett to help Obama, first lady celebrate gospel in American music

By Darlene Superville THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Michelle Obama says gospel music is a “ray of hope” that fueled her love of music in general. […]
April 14, 2015

Obama, first lady celebrate gospel music with Queen of Soul, Lyle Lovett

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press Kicking off a foot-stomping, hand-clapping celebration of gospel music, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that this particular genre of music had […]
April 13, 2015

Man run over by Suge Knight says he punched ex rap music mogul before he and friend were hit

By Anthony McCartney THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ A man who Marion “Suge” Knight ran over told authorities he was mad at the former rap […]
April 13, 2015

John Legend launches FREE AMERICA campaign to end mass incarceration

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ John Legend has launched a campaign to end mass incarceration. The Grammy-winning singer announced the multiyear initiative, […]
April 10, 2015

Big Up Mr President: Barack Obama Visits Jamaica And Speaks Patois!

April 10, 2015

Obama Answers Rasta Man’s Question On The Legalization Of Marijuana! “How Did I Anticipate ?”

April 9, 2015

Jamaica asks Obama to exonerate black nationalist leader Marcus Garvey of US conviction

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica’s leader has asked President Barack Obama to exonerate black nationalist leader Marcus Garvey, who was convicted in the U.S. of mail fraud […]
April 9, 2015

Eddie Murphy to receive Mark Twain Prize, nation’s top humour award, at Kennedy Center in DC

By Brett Zongker THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Eddie Murphy, famous for his standup routines, films and his early breakout on “Saturday Night Live,” will be […]
April 9, 2015

‘Empire’ star Taraji P. Henson has working memoir, planned for 2016

NEW YORK _ Her immediate plans are to host “Saturday Night Live” this weekend. But Taraji P. Henson also has a memoir in her future. The […]
April 3, 2015

Texas state trooper cited for posing for photo with Snoop Dogg at South by Southwest festival

AUSTIN, Texas _ A state trooper has been reprimanded for posing for a photo with Snoop Dogg at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, because […]
April 1, 2015


SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) _ Did you hear the one about the comedian, a man with a banana _ and a man with a sketch pad? […]