Rapper T.I.: No Contest To Violating Ban On Public Cursing

By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper T.I. is paying a $300 fine after pleading no contest to violating a local law in Georgia that prohibits public cursing. The charge against the performer stems from...

Offset Interruption Of Cardi B At Rolling Loud Spurs Outrage

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cardi B is asking the public to not bash Offset, who became the target of internet outrage after he interrupted her set at the Rolling Loud Festival...

Toni Braxton Is In the Holiday Spirit with Lifetime Movie

By GARY GERARD HAMILTON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Toni Braxton has been nominated for Grammys again for her latest album, but these days the singer is also focusing on acting — and flexing her...

Nancy Wilson, Grammy Winning Jazz Singer, Dies at 81

By ANDREW DALTON and HILLEL ITALIE, Associated Press Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist" and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died. Wilson, who retired from touring...

Young Musician Tariq Al-Sabir Talks The Wire and Why He Believes Stevie Wonder is...

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Baltimore born and raised composer and vocalist Tariq Al-Sabir found himself attending Hollywood premieres in high school but wasn’t as fazed by it as his Mom was. After...

Rise Up: Female Voices Take Center Stage at Grammys

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — After being nearly muted at this year's ceremony, the 2019 Grammys are shaping up to be the year of the woman, with powerful female voices representing...

Kanye West Surprises Crowd Honoring Late Rapper XXXTentacion

By KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kanye West surprised fans at a tribute honoring the late rapper XXXTentacion during Art Basel, jumping onstage to perform a brand new song that features West...

Cardi B, Pharrell, Kanye Draw Crowds During Art Basel Miami

By KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Royalty, Real Housewives, and the fathers of two Kardashian babies were among the celebs that fanned out across Miami for a week of glamorous Art...

Lamar Leads Grammy Noms, Where Women Make a Comeback

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The music of "Black Panther," with Kendrick Lamar in its starring role, officially owns the 2019 Grammy Awards, where women are heavily represented in the...

Cardi B ‘No Longer Together’ With Offset

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cardi B is no longer feeling the love after little more than a year of marriage to fellow rapper Offset. She posted a video on Instagram saying that...

LL Cool J to Host CBS Foster-Adoption Special

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — LL Cool J is host of a TV special that has long spotlighted adoption for kids in foster care. CBS' "A Home for the Holidays" is marking its...

Teddy Riley Readies ‘Emotional’ Return to Apollo in Harlem

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Teddy Riley is on the brink of tears. Happy tears. The singer and producer behind hits for Michael Jackson says now that he's just days away from...

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