Jay Z to Become 1st Rapper in Songwriters Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z will become the first rapper ever inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame when he enters the prestigious organization in June. The Songwriters Hall announced Wednesday that songwriting heavyweights...

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...

Diddy Mourns for Kim Porter, says ‘More Than Soul Mates’

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean "Diddy" Combs made his first public statements Sunday since the loss of Kim Porter, his longtime former girlfriend and mother of three of his children, saying...

Cardi B Gets Assault Summons But Lawyer Say She Did No Harm

The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B was given a summons on Monday for misdemeanor reckless endangerment and assault in connection with a melee at a New York strip club. The platinum rapper was...

Soulja Boy’s Car Among Those Trapped By California Mudslide

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Soulja Boy was among motorists whose cars were trapped by mudslides caused by a powerful storm that shut down Southern California's Pacific Coast Highway. The 28-year-old retweeted...

Aretha’s Lack of a Will Could Make Things Rocky for Heirs

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aretha Franklin was so hard-nosed in her business dealings that she demanded to be paid in cash before performing. Her heirs won't have it so...

Black Journalists Upset after TV Station’s Use of Insensitive Photo

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Black media organizations are calling out a Bay area television station after posting a controversial photograph of Nia Wilson, the 18-year-old who was brutally stabbed to death at a...

Old-School R&B Group The O’Jays Get into a Political Groove

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The iconic R&B group The O'Jays has always made music for the heart. Now the group is going for the jugular on what it says is...

Home of Late Music Icon Aretha Franklin Listed For Sale

By The Associated Press BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The suburban Detroit home of the late "Queen of Soul" is for sale. Aretha Franklin's 4,148-square-foot (385-square-meter) brick Colonial-style house in Bloomfield Township is listed for $800,000...

Cardi B Leads iHeartRadio Awards With 13 Nods, Drake Has 8

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B has 13 reasons to celebrate: She's nominated for 13 honors at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards. IHeartMedia announced Wednesday that the rapper is the most nominated...

Rap Star Releases Tune Paying Homage to Bill Cosby

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Tennessee recording artist Memphis Jelks’ latest – an interesting – single has slowly become a hit via downloads and social media play. The song, “NN7687,”is a tribute to one of...

Fan Charged After Rushing Onstage at Beyonce, Jay-Z Concert

By The Associated Press Police say they are pursuing more charges against a man who rushed onstage during a Beyonce and Jay-Z concert in Atlanta. Atlanta Police officer Lisa Bender told The Associated Press that 26-year-old...
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