ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Gospel Singer Delois Barrett Campbell Dies at 85

    CHICAGO (AP) — When she sang "Fly Away," Delois Barrett Campbell's voice soared to the church rafters and her joy raised the roof. The gospel legend was the oldest of the three singing Barrett...

    Lincoln Theatre to Host Night of Glamour with Miss Black USA Pageant

    The year is 1986 and Karen Arrington has seen her dream fulfilled. The Washington, D.C. native worked tirelessly to create an organization giving young women of color a chance to shine on the stage....

    Singer Kem ‘Shares His Life’ and Past Struggles with Addiction

    With a pair of gold albums and a list of Grammy nominations under his belt, it’s surely safe to say that R&B crooner Kem has found success. Kemistry, his debut album on Motown Records,...

    Award-Winning Journalist Kevin Frazier to Join Tom Joyner Morning Show

    Award-winning entertainment journalist Kevin Frazier will have a new role on the Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS), the top-ranked syndicated urban radio show announced July 28. Frazier will be on air each Tuesday at 7:52...

    Police: Singer Amy Winehouse Dies at Age 27

    LONDON (AP) — Amy Winehouse, the beehived soul-jazz diva whose self-destructive habits overshadowed a distinctive musical talent, was found dead Saturday in her London home, police said. She was 27. Winehouse shot to fame with...

    Debbi Morgan Speaks Up for America’s Daughters

    Since her first appearance on stage at age 15, Debbi Morgan has been mesmerizing audiences and winning over fans with her vibrant smile and even brighter talent. The award-winning actress, known for her ability to...

    Rapper Ja Rule Sentenced in Tax Return Case

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper and actor Ja Rule was sentenced Monday to more than two years in federal prison for failing to file income tax returns, and said a combination of youthful inexperience,...

    Preacher Calls Oprah Precursor to the Antichrist

    Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey may play a role in the coming of the Antichrist—at least, according to Mike Bickle, founder and executive director of the radical and controversial International House of Prayer. A video...

    Beyonc’s Dad Denies Embezzlement Claims

    Mathew Knowles, father and former manager of superstar singer Beyoncé, has refuted accusations that he embezzled money from his daughter. According to legal documents obtained by celebrity news Web site TMZ, Knowles claimed that concert...

    Oprah to Assume Role as CEO of OWN

    Day-time television queen Oprah Winfrey has decided to take matters into her own hands and has named herself CEO of the struggling Oprah Winfrey Network. “I am ready to dedicate my full creative energy and...

    Backyard Band’s Anwan “Big G” Glover Debuts Solo Album

    Anwan “Big G” Glover burst through the television screen in December 2004 and has been holding the public’s attention ever since. The acclaimed actor, who turned a cameo appearance as “Slim Charles” on HBO’s...

    Black Bloggers Connect: A New Social Network for Black Bloggers

    The recently launched BlackBloggersConnect.com is a new social network for people of color who have been blogging by the thousands across the Internet. This digital boom highlights the potential for people of African descent...

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