ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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,...

Beyoncé Owns the MTV Video Music Awards

Bow down: Beyonce was the reigning queen of Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards. The diva closed the awards show with an epic nearly 20-minute performance. Tears streamed down her face as she was joined onstage...

Kanye West Shows Collection at New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK (AP) — Kanye West's presentation during New York Fashion Week showed off his baggy, rural collection in a military style as Anna Wintour, Lorde and Kim Kardashian — holding baby North West...

‘Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles’ Captures the Life of One Man’s Hair

One day, not long ago, professor and author Bertram Ashe, who is Black, was coming out of a grocery store. As he made his way out, he noticed an older White woman gesturing toward...

Gabourey Sidibe Reveals Weight-Loss Surgery in New Memoir

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gabourey Sidibe says she had weight-loss surgery last year after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. In an excerpt from her forthcoming memoir published Wednesday by People magazine, the Oscar-nominated actress...

Lil Wayne Victim of False 9-1-1 Report

Rapper Lil Wayne was the latest victim of “swatting,” which is the act of deceiving an emergency service into dispatching an emergency response based on false reports. An audio recording obtained by TMZ,  the swatter...

Chris Brown to Box Soulja Boy over Social Media Feud

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A social media war between Chris Brown and Soulja Boy will apparently be settled in the ring with the help of boxer Floyd Mayweather. Both hip-hop stars have announced that they've...

Lupus Forces Singer Toni Braxton into LA Hospital

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer Toni Braxton has been hospitalized in Los Angeles. The R&B performer says in a Tweet on Friday that she's been hospitalized because of "minor health issues" related to Lupus. A...

“Django” Action Figures Draw Criticism

“Django Unchained,” Quentin Tarantino’s blood-drenched tale of slavery romance and vengeance is doing well at U.S. box offices, despite criticisms that it trivializes the horrors of Black enslavement. But the director’s homage to the...

R&B Artist Trey Songz Plays Santa in Virginia Hometown

(Updated 12/24/2015) PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Grammy-nominated singer Trey Songz delivered shoes and gift cards to dozens of needy children in his hometown of Petersburg. The Progress-Index (http://bit.ly/1J6I408) reports that the entertainer surprised 68 children...

Rapper Azealia Banks Defends Bleaching Her Skin

“212” rapper Azealia Banks has not only publicly admitted to bleaching her skin, she defends her choice. After being banned from Twitter for several controversial comments, the artist turned to Facebook Live to reveal...

Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band Dies at Age 69

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A publicist for rock legend Gregg Allman says the organist and singer for The Allman Brothers Band has died. He was 69. Ken Weinstein confirmed Saturday that Allman died at his...