ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

David Banner Explains ‘The God Box’

Grammy Award winning rapper and social activist, David Banner is preparing for his long-awaited eighth album, “The God Box,” with a national “The God Box: Lecture Series” tour and album preview. The hip-hop lecture series,...

‘Bad Dad Rehab’ Puts Focus on Black Fatherhood

On July 3 TV One will be broadcasting a made for television movie entitled “Bad Dad Rehab.” The film follows four men on their journey to becoming more than just biological fathers to their...

Celebrating Black Rock Musicians

It’s not enough that three preteens from the Bronx have played the mainstage with metal performers at Coachella or fell into a $1.7 million record deal with Sony Music after only months of playing...

Mack Rice, Composer of ‘Mustang Sally,’ Dies at 82

DETROIT (AP) — Mack Rice, the composer of '60s hit "Mustang Sally" and co-writer of the Staple Singers' landmark "Respect Yourself" has died in Detroit. He was 82. Laura Rice told The Associated Press that...

NFL’s Jim Brown Reaches $600K Deal in Video Game Suit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown has accepted a $600,000 offer from video game maker Electronic Arts to end a lawsuit alleging the company illegally used his likeness in its...

John Legend, Brad Pitt Among Stars Taking New Power Role: TV Producer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The actor's classic mantra: "What I really want to do is direct." The revised version: "I want to produce." More entertainers are getting the chance to play the role of producer...

Morgan State Presents Vernon Jarrett Award for Reporting Excellence on Black Life

Baltimore-based Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism & Communication is scheduled to present Kirsten West Savali with the Vernon Jarrett Medal For Journalistic Excellence June 28 at the National Press Club in Northwest...

F. Lee Bailey, High Profile Defense Attorney, Files for Bankruptcy

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Famed defense attorney F. Lee Bailey, whose legion of high-profile cases includes the O.J. Simpson murder trial, has filed for bankruptcy in Maine in an effort to discharge an IRS...

New Hampshire Woman Drops Defamation Suit against Bill Cosby

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A 72-year-old New Hampshire woman who says Bill Cosby raped her in 1965 withdrew her civil defamation lawsuit against the comedian on Friday, a day after a federal judge had...

Purchaseblack.com Highlights High Quality Black Retailers

Purchaseblack.com is a web site that looks to connect shoppers with Black retailers. The site only sells products from Black-owned companies. “Black people have over $1 trillion in buying power, but we rarely experience the...

Black Film Friday Takes Movies Outside in Baltimore

A Baltimore children’s book publisher and writer is preparing for a new Black film festival in Baltimore. James Merritt, of northwest Baltimore, is the founder of Black Film Friday, a new film screening series that...

Singer Judith Hill Recalls Prince Plane Emergency Landing

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer and Prince protege Judith Hill says she was on a plane with Prince when it made an emergency landing in Illinois after the superstar lost consciousness less than a...