Public Enemy’s Keith Shocklee Turns his Heart Attack Into a Call to Action

American Heart Association News Don't take Keith Shocklee's word for it when he says he didn't look like someone about to have a heart attack. Check his photos from 2018 and you'll find a producer who...

Notorious B.I.G. and Whitney Houston, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Posthumous inductees Whitney Houston and The Notorious B.I.G. will lead a new class into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, joined by Depeche Mode,...

‘The Roots’ Rocks the Kennedy Center

By Micha Green D.C. Editor [email protected] This reporter lived out some Hip Hop fantasies at the Kennedy Center in 2019.  You read it right- the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, offered several Hip Hop...

People: Rapper Lexii Alijai Dies at 21: ‘Saddest Way to Start a New Year’...

Rapper Lexii Alijai Dies at 21: 'Saddest Way to Start a New Year' Says Kehlani, as Stars React "You were such a star to me because every word you spoke was true," wrote singer Kehlani...

Lizzo Named The Associated Press’ Entertainer of the Year

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Breakthrough singer-rapper Lizzo has been named Entertainer of the Year by The Associated Press. Voted by entertainment staffers of the news cooperative, Lizzo dominated the pop, R&B and...

‘Jersey Boys’ Offers Holiday Entertainment

By Micha Green D.C. Editor [email protected] It might not be a holiday show, but between the current political divide, crowded streets and markets, and all the mixed emotions associated with ushering out an old year and beginning...

Jon Bon Jovi Among Cory Booker’s Top Campaign Fundraisers

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Cory Booker has released a list of his presidential campaign's top fundraisers that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi, along with New Jersey politicians, CEOs and entrepreneurs.  Booker released...

The Jim Crow Film That Just Won’t die, “Song of the South”

By JAY REEVES Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Racially segregated movie theaters and Whites-only water fountains disappeared decades ago after court rulings struck down the legal framework of Jim Crow America, but another element...

Common, Chance The Rapper Headlining Chicago’s All-Star Game

By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — All-Star weekend will be a homecoming for Common and Chance The Rapper. The NBA said Thursday night that the Grammy winners will be headline performers at the All-Star Game...

Ben Williams’ Hometown Holiday Extravaganza

By AFRO Staff Acclaimed Grammy-winning bassist, composer and bandleader, Ben Williams, will be headlining a worldwide tour ahead of his album entitled I Am A Man to be released on Feb. 7, 2020. Regardless of...

‘The Let Out’: Documentary Highlights Evolution of Go-Go Culture

By Micha Green D.C. Editor [email protected] While Go-Go has always been true to D.C. since its inception in the 1970s, the resurgence of it as mainstream has been particularly pertinent in the final months of the decade,...

Rapper Scarface in Runoff for Houston City Council Seat

John L. MoneBy The Associated Press Now, the 49-year-old rapper better known as Scarface is working to ensure Houston voters that no, their minds are not playing tricks on...

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