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    Co-Founder of Chart-Topping “The O’Jays” Dies of Cancer at 78

    By The Associated Press OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Bill Isles, an original member of the chart-topping R&B group The O'Jays, has died at his Southern California Home. He was 78. Isles died of cancer last month...

    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...

    Drama at DC Radio Station After Host Quits On-Air

    Radio show host, Danni Starr, from The Fam In the Morning on DMV R&B ad Hip-Hop station WKYS, suddenly quit Thursday morning after she being blindsided by her co-hosts, QuickSilva and DJ 5’9, on...

    Star-Studded Musical Tribute Saluting Aretha Franklin Will Be Held August 30 at Chene Park...

    By AJ Williams, Michigan Chronicle City.Life.Style Editor More than 20 performing artists, activists and family members will celebrate the life and legacy of Aretha Louise Franklin, known as the Queen of Soul, during a Musical Tribute...

    Kayo Redd, Brother of Waka Flocka Flame, Dead at 27

    KayO Redd, the younger brother of rapper Waka Flocka Flame, died on Dec. 29 of a gunshot wound. Investigators believe the injury was self-inflicted. Redd, 27, whose real name was Coades Scott, was an aspiring...

    Panthers Closing In On New Owner And It’s Not Diddy

    Remember when so many Black folks thought business tycoon Sean “P. Diddy” Combs would be the perfect candidate to buy the Carolina Panthers? Well, apparently, the NFL isn’t quite ready to desegregate its principal...

    AFRAM Festival Goes Back to Being Big

    By Brandi Randolph, Special to the AFRO The AFRAM Festival smells of second chances, first performances and summer every year. With performances by Dru Hill, Ella Mai and more, this year’s festival is expected to be...

    Gladys Knight’s Son Accused of Stealing from Restaurants

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Department of Revenue officials say the son of singer Gladys Knight is accused of stealing tax money from several metro Atlanta chicken and waffles restaurants for his personal use. Department officials...

    Hip-Hop Museum Preserves Rap Music History in D.C.

    By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer,  [email protected] Forty years ago, near the end of the Jimmy Carter administration, when the Baltimore Orioles were making a run to the World Series, the music world was caught off guard...

    Wendy Williams Reveals How Cocaine Addiction Continues to Destroy Her Life

    By A.R. Shaw, NNPA News Correspondant Wendy Williams revealed details about her personal battles with drug addiction during an episode of the “Wendy Williams Show.” Near the end of her daily one-hour show, Williams, 54, stood in...

    Famed Choir Director Showcases Choir Legacy at Eastern High School

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to The AFRO The National Church of God in Fort Washington, Maryland was filled with an eclectic offering of music last July 7 as generations of singers from the District’s Eastern...

    Wendy Williams’ Criticism of NAACP, HBCUs Results in Lost Sponsorships, and an Apology

    Television show host Wendy Williams is facing a backlash across the media spectrum for her controversial comments about HBCUs and the NAACP. On July 6, during the hot topics segment of her show, she brought...

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