ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Chicago Dedicating 9-Story Mural to Muddy Waters

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago plans to dedicate a nine-story mural to blues music legend Muddy Waters before the city's annual blues festival this weekend. The mural is downtown, on the corner of State and Washington...

Books, Events Mark Late Poet Gwendolyn Brooks 100th Birthday

CHICAGO (AP) — Poet Gwendolyn Brooks would have turned 100 this week, and that birthday is being commemorated with new books, poetry readings, writing contests and even a bus tour through her hometown of...

Cosby’s Accuser Says She Was Drugged, Groped; ‘I was Frozen’

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's chief accuser took the stand at his sexual assault trial Tuesday to tell her story publicly for the first time, saying the comedian groped her after giving her...

Bill Cosby Goes on Trial, his Legacy and Freedom at Stake

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby went on trial Monday on charges he drugged and sexually assaulted a woman more than a decade ago, with prosecutors immediately introducing evidence the 79-year-old TV star once...

Google Honors War Hero, Civil Rights Icon Josephine Baker On Her 111th Birthday

It might seem odd that the powerful African-American civil rights activist Josephine Baker is immortalized on her 111th birthday through a Google Doodle, but it also seems incredibly fitting. Baker, who was born on June...

Rep: Brandy Released from Hospital after Collapse

NEW YORK (AP) — Brandy has been released from a hospital after passing out at a Los Angeles airport. Publicist Courtney Barnes says in a statement to The Associated Press on Friday that Brandy's rigorous...

Black Eyed Peas are Still Fergalicious: Fergie Didn’t Leave

NEW YORK (AP) — Boom Boom Pow: Fergie is still a member of the Black Eyed Peas. A representative for the singer tells The Associated Press that the songstress has not left the group, even...

Bob Marley’s Son, Damian Marley, others Buy Control of High Times

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Put this in your pipe and smoke it. An investment group that includes legendary ganga guru Bob Marley's son has bought a controlling interest in High Times, the magazine that for...

The New Generation Doesn’t Care If You Understand Them

Each generation gives way to a new era of music, particularly hip-hop. Music by its very nature is constantly evolving and shifting and many new adaptations of “rap” or “hip-hop” are met with resistance...

Life after Death: Notorious B.I.G to Earn ASCAP Honor

NEW YORK (AP) — The late rap icon Notorious B.I.G will be honored at the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards later this month. The performing rights organization said Thursday that the rapper will receive its...

Black Podcasters Prep for NegroCon in D.C.

In mid-June, the streets of D.C. are expected to be flooded with people dressed as their favorite cartoon character and toting their favorite paraphernalia from classic comic books, movies and television shows. That’s because...

‘Dandy Lion’ Rejects Young Black Male Stereotypes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Seven years ago, Shantrelle P. Lewis was consumed by the negative images of young, Black men being depicted in media as aggressive and dangerous. Most looked nothing like the Black men she...