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    Kelly Accuser Says He Threatened To Reveal Her Sex Life

    By DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly wrote a letter threatening to reveal embarrassing details of a woman's sexual history if she didn't drop a lawsuit accusing him of sexual abuse, the...

    Hall, Lewis, Layne, Stenberg Are Named Essence Honorees

    By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Essence has named four actresses as its annual Black Women in Hollywood honorees. They are Regina Hall and Amandla Stenberg, who both starred in "The Hate U...

    Rihanna Sues Father Over Use Of Their Last Name For Business

    By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna is suing her father over his use of their last name for a business. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Los Angeles, Rihanna, whose...

    Alicia Keys To Host Grammy Awards Next Month

    By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys usually attends the Grammys, but this year she'll be there as a host. The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that the R&B star will host the Feb....

    Kim Kardashian Confirms She and Kanye Expecting 4th Child

    By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting their fourth child. Kardashian confirmed the surrogate pregnancy during an appearance Monday on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen." The...

    Opera and the African American – ‘Figaro Meets Frederick Douglass’

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Among many other trailblazing accomplishments, W.E.B. Du Bois stood among the many African Americans who composed, sang, and otherwise reveled in opera. In 1955, Marian Anderson broke the color...

    New Documentary Threatens to Expose Michael Jackson as Child Predator

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia First R. Kelly. Now it’s the late King of Pop. After the scathing and gut-wrenching Lifetime Television documentary, “Surviving R. Kelly,” shed more light on the alleged crimes of...

    2019 Songwriters Hall Class: Missy, Cat Stevens, John Prine

    By MESFIN FEKADU ,  AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer...

    Illinois Refuses Permit For Concert To Be Hosted By R. Kelly

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials say a concert in Springfield that was to be hosted by R. Kelly cannot take place in the wake of new sexual misconduct allegations against the R&B star. Illinois...

    ‘SNL’ Comedian Michael Che Hosts Benefit For Public Housing

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Saturday Night Live" funnyman Michael Che hosted a fundraiser for a cause close to home: New York City public housing. Che's "Weekend Update" co-host Colin Jost and fellow comedians Amy Schumer...

    Freedom Trail Brings Back African-American Patriots Tours

    By The Associated Press The Freedom Trail in Boston is bringing back its African-American Patriots Tours in time for Black History Month. The tours celebrate the African-American patriots who played a vital role in the start...

    Three’s Complicated and Fun on Film

    By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO What would you do? You are 42, divorced and passed over for a promotion. You meet a cute young thing at a bar and have some fun—for once....

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