ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Family, Friends, Hip Hop Community Devastated by Murder of Cali Swag District Member M-Bone

Montae Talbert, known by those close to him as M-Bone, was a young man on the threshold of fulfilling his dreams. Talbert had aspirations of becoming a music star and, as the dance member...

Family, Friends, Hip Hop Community Devastated by Murder of Cali Swag District Member M-Bone

Montae Talbert, known by those close to him as M-Bone, was a young man on the threshold of fulfilling his dreams. Talbert had aspirations of becoming a music star and, as the dance member...

Ezemdi, Nigerian-Born Entertainer, Seeks to Inspire Others With Differences

Growing up, Ezemdi always knew he was different from other kids his age. While most children were playing outside, he was forced to stay indoors because his skin was sensitive to the sun. He,...

Baltimore Girl Group Tackles Hip-Hop’s Misogyny

Tuning into popular radio stations, ears are sometimes met with negative themes camouflaged by hot beats and catchy lyrics. Songs about violence, drug use and the degradation of women are finding their way into...

President Obama and Family Tour Latin America

President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Sasha and Malia recently took a trip visiting several countries in Latin America, including El Salvador, Chile and Brazil, to promote various initiatives.   Michelle Obama with students...

Whitney Houston in D&A Rehab–Again

Music icon Whitney Houston has re-entered rehab for drug and alcohol abuse, her spokeswoman said May 9. Kristen Foster said the 47-year-old singer, who dominated pop music charts in the 80’s and 90’s and released...

Plus-size Model, “Road Trip” Performer, Actress Mia Amber Davis, Dies at 36

Mia Amber Davis, a Black plus-size model widely recognized for her appearance in the movie “Road Trip”, died on May 10. She was 36. While initial reports said her cause of death unknown, E! Online...

Popular Radio Personality Turned Filmmaker Dishes on New Movie ’35 & Ticking’

He’s conquered the airwaves and he’s tackled book writing, but now radio personality Russ Parr can add filmmaker to his sprawling résumé. After breaking out on to radio in the late 1980s, Parr later...

In Pictures: A Year in The Life of The Obama Presidency

Explore the past year of the Obama Presidency through the eyes of White House photographers. Click here to view the slideshow.

Stephanie Mills Rekindles ‘the Fire’ With Tour and New Album

Her string of memorable hits have been embedded in R&B fans' hearts for decades, and now, soul singer Stephanie Mills is setting out to rekindle this magic once more. Mills first captured audiences' attention...

New Blog Tackles Age-Old Relationship Questions with Hint of Humor

To some the spring season signifies the start of new things. Flowers are in bloom and love is definitely in the air. But whether it be striking up a new romance or simply rekindling...

Power Couple Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Have Twins

Pop star Mariah Carey, 41, and her husband Nick Cannon, 30, celebrated their three-year anniversary by welcoming twins, a boy and a girl, at 12:07 p.m. on April 30 at an unspecified hospital in...