ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Soul Singer Charles Bradley Dead at 68

NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Bradley, known as the "Screaming Eagle of Soul" for a powerful, raspy style that evoked one of his musical heroes, James Brown, died Saturday at age 68. Bradley, who achieved...

Still in the Mix

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, 53, formerly of Run-DMC, will be part of a panel discussion alongside other creators of his artistic property, Darryl Makes Comics (DMC) at Baltimore Comic-Con, Sept. 23. The AFRO interviewed McDaniels about...

Rapper Chief Keef Pleads Not Guilty to South Dakota Charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Rapper Chief Keef has pleaded not guilty to drug charges in South Dakota. The rapper whose legal name is Keith Cozart was arrested June 12 at the Sioux Falls airport,...

Ashleigh Murray Brings Heat to ‘Riverdale’

We all have our quirky little obsessions and singer/actress Ashleigh Murray of the CW’s Riverdale is no different. She has fallen in love with a somewhat popular sport that originated in eighteenth century England. Murray...

Chanel Turner Is Back for Another Round

While Blacks are a powerful force in the economic prosperity of the liquor industry, White men represent the overwhelming majority of liquor franchise ownership in the U.S. But, a growing number of Black entrepreneurs...

Black Excellence Shines at Emmy Awards

In a world where African Americans are often shut out or forced to work twice as hard to receive any credit, the presence of Black life and culture at the “69th Annual Primetime Emmy...

President Trump Omnipresent over Emmy Awards Ceremony

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump never won an Emmy, it's true. But his presence was felt at this year's television awards ceremony more than any actor, writer or producer. "Saturday Night Live," for...

Jay-Z Dedicates Song to Colin Kaepernick at NYC Concert

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z performed his first headlining concert in three years in his hometown of New York City on Friday, a show that featured his popular hits and a dedication to outspoken...

Lords of the Underground Rapper Doitall Running for Office

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A member of hip-hop trio Lords of the Underground says he's running for political office in New Jersey. Dupre "Doitall" Kelly announced Thursday he plans to run for an at-large council...

‘Copwatch’ Is an Uncomfortably Close Look at Police Brutality

Baltimore activist Kevin Moore and videographers of police brutality are the subject of a new documentary premiering this month. Moore is the witness that filmed on his phone the moments before Freddie Gray disappeared into...

Rap Artist Uses Music to Enlighten District

Washington D.C.-based artist Lightshow is working on a second album to enlighten others who are caught in dire situations. The 26-year-old rapper, whose name is Larinzo Lambright Williams, is from Southeast, D.C. He told the AFRO Sept....

First Look: Apple’s Luxury iPhone Both Copies and Innovates

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — As soon as you see the iPhone X up close, you'll realize that it's nothing like any of the previous models that Apple has released during the past decade. But you...