ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    ‘Empire’ Star Indicted on 16 Counts Stemming from Reported Attack

    By Don Babwin, The Associated Press A grand jury in Chicago indicted “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts related to making a false report that he was attacked by two men who shouted racial...

    Busboys and Poets Opens in Anacostia

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Despite the history laid within the asphalt of its streets and a bustling culture, D.C.’s historic Anacostia neighborhood in Southeast, has in recent years experienced a pall of bad...

    Duke Ellington Mural Expected Back On U Street This Spring

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The District of Columbia is known for many things: politics, Go-go, cuisine and culture. On historic U Street, public art is also another staple of the community and one...

    LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

    By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “Every time, I feel how life goes by, I recall the scenes that never die. One fine day one fine night you loving me on and on and...

    R. Kelly Cries, Calls Accusers Liars in Sex Abuse Case

    By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — R&B star R. Kelly cried, stood up and ranted about being "assassinated" during his first interview since being charged with sexual abuse, calling his accusers liars and saying...

    Michael Jackson’s Legacy Clouded by Dark Documentary

    By ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Can the memory of Michael Jackson survive "Leaving Neverland"? After all, it has bounced back before. The superstar's image was tarnished by allegations of sexual abuse...

    Michael Jackson’s Brothers Say Accusers’ Film Neglects Facts

    By ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of Michael Jackson had a feeling the years-old child molestation allegations against the pop superstar would resurface at some point. So they say...

    Tamron Hall Gets A New Talk Show, Announces Baby News

    By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tamron Hall is having a baby and getting her own talk show. The former NBC "Today" show anchor and host tweeted Monday that she's pregnant. She wrote that...

    Wendy Williams Returns to Show, Addresses Health, Marriage

    By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Wendy Williams talked about her health and marriage as she returned to her talk show for the first time since December. The audience on Monday gave the 54-year-old...

    Pharrell To Launch Music Festival in Virginia Beach in April

    By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Pharrell is heading home to Virginia Beach to launch a new music and culture festival. The Grammy-winning superstar announced Monday SOMETHING IN THE WATER, a multi-day event...

    ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Compromise Offered to Small Theaters

    By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The dozens of community and nonprofit theaters across the U.S. forced to abandon productions of "To Kill a Mockingbird" under legal threat were offered an...

    Thom Browne Blurs Sartorial Styles as VIPs hit Zendaya Show

    By THOMAS ADAMSON, AP Fashion Writer PARIS (AP) — A one-off itinerant extravaganza courtesy of American designer Tommy Hilfiger's "buy-now" collaboration with actress-singer Zendaya gave Paris Fashion Week a case of Saturday night fever. On...

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