SisQo Says ‘I Do’

Baltimore native SisQo marries longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Pham, in an intimate ceremony in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He and fellow Dru Hill members serenaded the new bride with a special rendition of their classic hit, “Beauty,” at the...

2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – A Melting Pot of the Finest...

By Dwight Brown, NNPA Newswire Film Critic The 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicked off its 50thyear anniversary with a bang. The annual two-weekend fest featured world-renown musicians, tempting food concession stands, a friendly crowd...

Tina Turner Reveals Husband Gave Her Kidney for Transplant

By The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Tina Turner has revealed that she underwent a kidney transplant with an organ donated by her husband. The 78-year-old singer says in an upcoming autobiography that she has suffered...

Delta Sigma Theta Pays Tribute to Soror, the Queen of Soul

By The Associated Press What began as a thin line swelled into a sea of sisterhood as hundreds of members of Delta Sigma Theta streamed into the rotunda of the Charles H. Wright Museum on...

Jay-Z’s 2019 Shawn Carter Scholarship Program Now Open

Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- Created by rapper Jay-Z and his mother Gloria, the Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his...

Neville Brothers Saxophonist Charles Neville Dead at 79

The Associated Press Orleans-born saxophone player Charles Neville, who once backed up B.B. King and later gained fame with the Neville Brothers band and their rollicking blend of funk, jazz and rhythm and blues, has...

Rapper Wale Says Being Dark Skinned Hurt His Career

Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] While rap has been known to highlight women, drugs, money and violence, in recent years a more emotional style has been popularized by rappers such as Drake, Logic, J. Cole...

Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, to be Inducted into Rock Hall of Fame

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Bon Jovi, the Cars and four first-time nominees, including Nina Simone, will be inducted Saturday night as the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class. Dire...

Pulitzer-Winning Black Composer George Walker Dead at 96

By AFRO Staff George Walker, a Black Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, pianist and educator, died Aug. 23 at the age of 96. According to NPR, the pioneering virtuoso died at the Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, N.J.,...

Founding Member of Celebrated Go-Go Band Rare Essence Remembered

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] About 2 a.m. on April 20, Rory Felton, better known as “DC”, founding member of the famed go-go band Rare Essence, was found dead of stab wounds in...

Dru Hill Adds Members of Playa to Form Supergroup

By AFRO Staff Fans over the world have sung along to the lyrics of their hit songs such as “Tell Me,” “Sleeping in My Bed,” “Never Make a Promise” and “We’re Not Making Love.” And, this...

What’s the Greenprint? Ask Beyonce

By LEANNE ITALIE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — So, what's all that Greenprint stuff on Beyonce's Instagram feed? Bey stirred up the beehive Thursday when she advocated plant-based living in a rare social media endorsement. It...
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