ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Roland Martin’s ‘NewsOne Now’ Set to End

TV One, a brand of Urban One, a multimedia platform that caters to the Black community, recently announced plans to cancel its daily morning news show "NewsOne Now," which is led by journalist Roland...

‘Chicago Med’ Actor Roland Buck Cherishes Time with Family

For many people, work unfortunately takes them away from their family. For Roland Buck, work reunited him with his. Buck plays Dr. Noah Sexton on “Chicago Med.” Now in its third year, the NBC drama...

Beyoncé Presents Kaepernick with SI’s Muhammad Ali Award

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé presented Colin Kaepernick with Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Tuesday night, and Kaepernick promised that "with or without the NFL's platform, I will continue to work for...

Famed ‘Concussion’ Movie Pathologist Alleges Sheriff Autopsy Interference–Quits

Sacramento, Calif. (AP) — San Joaquin County's chief medical examiner, known nationally as the doctor depicted in the movie "Concussion" about brain injuries among football players, resigned Tuesday over what he said was interference...

Russell Simmons Steps Down from Companies Amid Allegation

NEW YORK (AP) — Russell Simmons has stepped away from his companies following a second allegation of sexual misconduct, though the Def Jam founder again denied ever being violent. "Rachel Getting Married" screenwriter Jenny Lumet...

Njideka Crosby’s Work on Exhibit at BMA

Recent work of Njideka Akunyili Crosby, 34, painter and 2017 MacArthur Fellow, is currently on exhibit at Baltimore’s Museum of Art (MFA). Born in Enugu, Nigeria, the daughter of a pharmacist and a doctor, Crosby...

Jay-Z Leads Grammy Noms with 8 as Rap, R&B Take Center Stage

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z is the leader of the 2018 Grammy Award nominations in a year where the top four categories are heavily dominated by rap and R&B artists, giving the often overlooked...

Sharpton: Meek Mill Represents Victims of the Justice System

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rev. Al Sharpton said a broken criminal justice system is responsible for Meek Mill's imprisonment and called Monday for the judge who sentenced the rapper to reconsider or step aside. Sharpton said...

‘History of Hip Hop’ Professor at Duke, Harvard

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) —One day this past spring, Duke University's "History of Hip-Hop" class turned to current events. Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar's latest album had just been released and was about to debut at...

DRU HILL TO RELEASE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED CHRISTMAS EP!

BALTIMORE, MD. — Multi-platinum recording group, Dru Hill, is proud to announce the upcoming release of their first full Christmas EP, Christmas in Baltimore! The 8-track project was produced by Grammy award-winning writer/producer Troy...

Pioneering Jazz Singer Jon Hendricks Dies at 96

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Jon Hendricks, the pioneering jazz singer and lyricist who with the trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross popularized the "vocalese" singing style in which words were added to instrumental songs, has...

George Avakian, Jazz Scholar and Producer of Armstrong, Ellington, Davis Recordings, Dies at 98

NEW YORK (AP) — George Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98. Avakian's...