ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Family: Peter Tosh’s Son Left in Coma Following New Jersey Jail Beating

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The family of the late reggae icon and marijuana activist Peter Tosh is seeking answers after they say his son was left in a coma following an attack in a...

Appeals Court Reinstates Terrence Howard’s Divorce Judgment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court on Wednesday reinstated Terrence Howard's divorce judgment involving his second wife after finding the actor was not coerced into signing it. The ruling could allow Michelle Ghent...

Juror: Cosby Panel Almost Evenly Split Through Deliberations

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A juror in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial said Thursday the panel was almost evenly split in its deliberations. The juror told The Associated Press on Thursday that a similar number of...

Famed Balto. Photog. Devin Allen Showcases ‘Beautiful Ghetto’ in New Book

On April 12, 2015, the city of Baltimore was in complete agony over the death of another unarmed black man due to police brutality. This time it was the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray,...

Black Violin Brings Classical Music into Hip-Hop Focus

The cool breeze off the Potomac River convinced the crowds at this year’s D.C. Jazz Festival from June 9-18 to dance – even as the temperatures crossed 90 degrees – as soon as “Kev...

Bill Cosby Faces 2nd Sex Assault Trial after Jury Deadlocks

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby, the comedian and actor once known as "America's Dad" for his TV role as paternal Dr. Cliff Huxtable, avoided a conviction on Father's Day weekend as a jury...

Cosby Judge Declares Mistrial as Jury Deadlocks Again

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's trial on sexual assault charges ended without a verdict Saturday after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision in a case that helped destroy the 79-year-old comedian's image...

Jada Pinkett Smith Calls Tupac Biopic ‘Deeply Hurtful’

NEW YORK (AP) — Jada Pinkett Smith is calling the Tupac Shakur biopic "All Eyez on Me" ''deeply hurtful" for its portrayal of her relationship with the rap legend. In a series of tweets Friday,...

Absent Jay Z Inducted to Songwriters Hall by Obama Via Video

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z, whose wife Beyoncé is expecting twins soon, was absent from the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame, where he was inducted by a charismatic longtime fan: former U.S. President...

Dr. Dre Pledges $10M for Compton High Performing Arts Center

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Dre is pledging $10 million toward the construction of a performing arts center at Compton High School. The Compton Unified School District said Thursday that the rapper-producer will help raise...

“Doctor on ‘America’s Got Talent Killed in Maryland Crash”

“Portsmouth Va. native Dr. Brandon Rogers, a 29-year old breakout singing star from , “America’s Got Talent”, was killed in a car accident last weekend in Ann Arundel County, Maryland,  just south-west of Baltimore. According...

Homeless, But Not Voiceless, at Carnegie Hall

NEW YORK (AP) — They're homeless, but a group of men and women from Texas has made it to Carnegie Hall. The storied New York City concert hall was the venue Wednesday evening for a...