NFL Teaming with Jay-Z on Entertainment and Social Activism

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and Jay-Z's entertainment and sports representation company are teaming up for events and social activism. The league not only will use Jay-Z's Roc...

A$AP Rocky Found Guilty of Sweden Assault, Won’t Face Prison

By DAVID KEYTON Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — American rapper A$AP Rocky was found guilty of assault Wednesday in Sweden, where his jailing after a Stockholm street brawl drew the close attention of U.S. President...

Freed Inmate Cyntoia Brown Marries Recording Artist J. Long

By KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cyntoia Brown, an inmate recently released on clemency after being given a life sentence at the age of 16, has married recording artist J. Long,...

Finally, Missy Elliott Will Receive MTV Video Vanguard Award

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott, one of the most iconic players in the history of music videos, will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2019...

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz to Open Performing Arts Center

By The Associated Press MACEDON, N.Y. (AP) — Singer Alicia Keys and music producer husband Swizz Beats are planning to create a performing arts center in upstate New York. The couple's proposal to transform an industrial...

AFRAM, Baltimore’s African American Festival Returns August 10-11, 2019

Baltimore's AFRAM festival returns to Druid Hill Park August 10-11 starting at 12 p.m. each day. The festival is a celebration of African American life, music and culture and is free and open to...

‘Bless Somebody Else’

By AFRO Staff The newly-released album from Gospel legend Kurt Carr, Bless Somebody Else, made its debut at #2 on the Gospel albums consumption charts, debuting at #2 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart and...

MUSIC. POWER. RESPECT.

By AFRO Staff For decades, the world's most high profile entertainers, athletes and politicians have turned to a single man for advice during the most pivotal moments in their lives and careers, including Grammy Award®...

Rapper A$AP Rocky Heading Back To US As Verdict Looms

By JARI TANNER and DOROTHEE THIESING Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — Rapper A$AP Rocky and two other American suspects were temporarily freed from a Swedish jail and planning to head back to the U.S. on...

Man in A$AP Rocky Case Allegedly Hit With Bottle, Kicked

By Jari Tanner, The Associated Press The man allegedly assaulted by American rapper A$AP Rocky and two other men in Stockholm was kicked while on the ground and hit with a bottle, Swedish prosecutors said in...

‘Straight Crankin’ Goes South

By Brianna N. McAdoo, Special to the AFRO The sounds of Chocolate City are making their way down South this summer, where Straight Crankin’ A Go-Go Documentary has been nominated in the documentary category at the 10th...

Meek Mill Launches New Record Label with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Meek Mill is in a Jay-Z state of mind: The Philadelphia rapper-turned-entrepreneur is launching a new record label in a joint venture with Jay-Z's Roc...
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