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...

With Dr. Dre Behind Him, Anderson .Paak is Feeling Epic

By GARY GERARD HAMILTON , Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Getting Dr. Dre to produce his entire album had Anderson .Paak feeling like "the prodigal son," as he put it, since it's rare that...

Women Are Changing the Face of the Once Male-Dominated Funeral Industry

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia For many, when there’s mention of singer Monica Brown, her hit songs like “The Boy is Mine,” and “Miss Thang,” might come to mind first. For others, her stellar...

After A Decade Of Dormancy, Chaka Khan Blooms Again

By The Associated Press PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — If Chaka Khan were a flower, she'd be a perennial. "Because I go dormant and then I..." Khan stops and gracefully lifts her arms together, then slowly brings...

Chris Brown Charged With Monkey-Related Misdemeanors

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Brown has been charged with monkey-related misdemeanors. The Los Angeles city attorney's office confirms Thursday that the 29-year-old singer was charged last week with two counts stemming...

D.C. Council Passes Bill to Benefit Performing Artists

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] In 1917 the great musician Duke Ellington and his band earned $100 per night entertaining audiences on U St. in Washington, D.C.  By today’s standards that would equate to...

Jolley’s Use Jazz to Make A Holiday Impact in D.C.

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] There are those who need the spirit of Christmas time to feel jolly. But when your passion is jazz music and you can practice your passion professionally with your brother...

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...

Members of Congress Introduce Bill to Award Aretha Franklin with Congressional Gold Medal

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor In the wake of the Aug. 16 death of the “Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin, Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), along with Representatives Brenda Lawrence...

Barack Obama Appears on Miranda’s Latest ‘Hamilton’ Song

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Barack Obama, or Barap Obama? The former U.S. president appears on a reworked song by Lin-Manuel Miranda originally from the Broadway hit "Hamilton." Released Friday, "One Last Time...

AP Source: Travis Scott in Talks to Perform at Halftime Show

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Travis Scott is in talks to perform at the Super Bowl halftime in Atlanta, The Associated Press has learned. A person familiar with the situation,...

Hold up, Beyonce Did Not Release New Music

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer There's no more juice in Beyonce's lemonade jar: The singer did not release new music though two albums featuring old Beyonce songs hit streaming services Thursday. Under the name Queen...

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