ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Jemele Hill’s Fight to Speak the Truth

There are five freedoms guaranteed under the first amendment of the constitution to all citizens of the United States.  Freedom of religion, assembly, petition, speech and the press are supposedly rights that were previously...

XXXTentacion is Famous for His Music, Allegations of Violence

In music, it’s easy for fans to get lost in the talent of an artist. However, there are moments where love for an artist can be tested by what they do outside of their...

‘Marshall’ Pulls No Punches

In “Marshall,” the old is new again. Reginald Hudlin, producer of “Django Unchained” and director of “The Ladies Man” and “House Party,” with writers Michael Koskoff and Jacob Koskoff, have turned a forgotten case...

Eminem Looks to ‘Stomp’ Trump with Lyrical Tirade

DETROIT (AP) — Eminem has unleashed a lyrical tirade against President Donald Trump, saying he "came to stomp." The rapper took aim at Trump in a 4½-minute freestyle rap video that aired as part of...

24 Receive ‘Genius Grants’ from MacArthur Foundation

CHICAGO (AP) — A director who has taken opera from the concert hall to the streets of Los Angeles and an organizer who helped put a human face on the plight of young undocumented...

Black-Owned Digital Printing Company Celebrates 22 Years in Business

Black Classic Press, launched in 1978, has reached a milestone. Next year, it will have been in business for 40 years! Since then, founder W. Paul Coates launched BCP Digital Printing, which is now in...

South African Musician Hugh Masekela Battles Prostate Cancer

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African musician Hugh Masekela says he is canceling commitments in the near future because he needs all his energy to continue treatment for prostate cancer. The jazz trumpeter said in a...

Rapper Nelly Arrested on Rape Accusation

SEATTLE (AP) — Police arrested rapper Nelly early Saturday after a woman said he raped her in a town outside Seattle, an accusation the Grammy winner's attorney staunchly denied. Auburn police spokesman Commander Steve Stocker...

Bunny Sigler, Who Helped Create 1970s Philly Sound, Dies at 76

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Walter "Bunny" Sigler, a singer, songwriter and producer who helped create "The Sound of Philadelphia" in the 1970s, has died. His longtime attorney, Lloyd Zane Remick, said Sigler died of a heart...

Catholic School Demands Apology from Nick Cannon for Show

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Comedian Nick Cannon says he won't apologize for his performance during a New Jersey Catholic university's homecoming weekend. Officials at Georgian Court University, in Lakewood, say Cannon disregarded the terms of...

Jesmyn Ward Among Finalists for National Book Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Jesmyn Ward, Masha Gessen and Frances Fitzgerald are among this year's finalists for the National Book Awards. On Wednesday, the National Book Foundation announced short lists of five each in the...

Smithsonian African American History Museum Gets Own Stamp

The United States Postal Service will immortalize the Smithsonian National Museum of African American and Culture on a Forever stamp slated to be issued next week. On Oct. 13, the USPS will hold a...