Young Musician Tariq Al-Sabir Talks The Wire and Why He Believes Stevie Wonder is...

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Baltimore born and raised composer and vocalist Tariq Al-Sabir found himself attending Hollywood premieres in high school but wasn’t as fazed by it as his Mom was. After...

Rise Up: Female Voices Take Center Stage at Grammys

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — After being nearly muted at this year's ceremony, the 2019 Grammys are shaping up to be the year of the woman, with powerful female voices representing...

Kanye West Surprises Crowd Honoring Late Rapper XXXTentacion

By KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kanye West surprised fans at a tribute honoring the late rapper XXXTentacion during Art Basel, jumping onstage to perform a brand new song that features West...

Cardi B, Pharrell, Kanye Draw Crowds During Art Basel Miami

By KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Royalty, Real Housewives, and the fathers of two Kardashian babies were among the celebs that fanned out across Miami for a week of glamorous Art...

Lamar Leads Grammy Noms, Where Women Make a Comeback

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The music of "Black Panther," with Kendrick Lamar in its starring role, officially owns the 2019 Grammy Awards, where women are heavily represented in the...

Cardi B ‘No Longer Together’ With Offset

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cardi B is no longer feeling the love after little more than a year of marriage to fellow rapper Offset. She posted a video on Instagram saying that...

LL Cool J to Host CBS Foster-Adoption Special

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — LL Cool J is host of a TV special that has long spotlighted adoption for kids in foster care. CBS' "A Home for the Holidays" is marking its...

Teddy Riley Readies ‘Emotional’ Return to Apollo in Harlem

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Teddy Riley is on the brink of tears. Happy tears. The singer and producer behind hits for Michael Jackson says now that he's just days away from...

Beyonce to Perform at South African Concert Honoring Mandela

By The Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Beyonce, Jay-Z and Ed Sheeran are among the stars scheduled to perform at a South African concert on Sunday in honor of the life and legacy of Nelson...

Stevie Wonder Announces Plan to Help California Fire Victims

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Wonder wants to raise money through his benefit concert for California fire victims impacted by the catastrophic wildfires. The R&B legend announced his plan Tuesday...

Devin White: Music, and Mental Health

By Nyame-Kye Kondo, AFRO Contributor Over the years the entertainment industry has maintained the appearance of mental stability when it comes to many popular public figures. In the last decade it has become more common for...

Kim Porter’s Family Remembers Her as ‘a Special Angel’

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The family of Kim Porter released a statement honoring her life a day after Thanksgiving, saying "although we've lost our best friend, God has gained a special...
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