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Court Officials Edging Closer to Dividing Prince Estates
December 27, 2021
Court officials are edging closer to dividing up pop superstar Prince's estate. ... read more »
Rapper Dead After Stabbing at Exposition Park Concert
December 20, 2021
Los Angeles rapper Drakeo the Ruler has died after being stabbed outside a 12-hour concert at the Banc of California Stadium and Exposition Park, according to multiple media reports. Los Angeles officials have not yet confirmed the victim's identity or death, but one of the rapper's representatives confirmed the information with Rolling Stone magazine. ... read more »
Rapper SAINt JHN’s Route from Guyana to Miami to Stardom
December 13, 2021
SAINt JHN doesn't like the camera setup. He had chosen the location _ in the living room of his high-rise Sunny Isles condo where the view spans from the Miami skyline to the Guitar Hotel _ but something had changed. It just didn't work anymore. ... read more »
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Investigation Continuing Into Killing of Rapper in Inglewood
December 10, 2021
The investigation was continuing today into the killing of Compton rapper Slim 400, who was gunned down in Inglewood. The shooting was reported about 8 p.m. Wednesday at Manchester Boulevard and Seventh Avenue. ... read more »
‘Halftime Game’ commercial features 2 HBCU marching bands
December 4, 2021
Marching bands from two historically Black universities are being featured in a new PepsiCo TV commercial that airs for the first time this weekend. ... read more »
Here is a complete list of nominations announced today for the 64th Grammy Awards:
November 24, 2021
Record of the Year “I Still Have Faith in You,” ABBA “Freedom,” Jon Batiste “I Get a Kick Out of You,” Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga “Peaches,” ... read more »
Lois Andrews, a Mainstay of New Orleans Music Scene, Dies
November 22, 2021
 Lois Nelson Andrews, a New Orleans cultural icon who led countless processions as grand marshal of jazz funerals and second-line parades, has died. She was 69. ... read more »
Robert Townsend’s Daughter — Skye Townsend — A Funny Black Lady
May 27, 2021
Here is what the very funny, quick-witted and I think, uber-sweet Skye Townsend had to share about being a part of HBO’s “Black Lady Sketch Show.” ... read more »
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IN MEMORIAM: Keeping the Legacy of Legendary Supremes Star Mary Wilson Alive
February 11, 2021
“I was extremely shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of a major member of the Motown family, Mary Wilson of the Supremes,” Motown founder Berry Gordy wrote in a statement emailed to NNPA Newswire shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday. “The Supremes were always known as the ‘sweethearts of Motown.’ Mary, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, came to Motown in the early 1960s. ... read more »
Stephanie Mills Talks About Music, Social Justice and Her Son’s New Book
July 16, 2020
Iconic Grammy and American Music Award-winner Stephanie Mills is unapologetically pro-Black. ... read more »
Naya Rivera, who rose to fame on TV show ‘Glee,’ dies at 33
July 16, 2020
A native of Santa Clarita, California, Rivera began acting at 4, appearing in such series as “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Family Matters” and “The Bernie Mac Show.” ... read more »
Talia Jackson shines in Netflix series “Family Reunion”
February 6, 2020
Jackson is a star to watch. She is all of 18 but wise and ambitious. ... read more »
Obba Babatundé Keeps Inspiring The Entertainment Industry
September 26, 2019
The Emmy Award-winning actor has spent four decades gracing theater stages, making moves as a dancer, and directing and producing creative projects. ... read more »
Beyond Black Music Month: Karen A. Clark – Motivated And Mission-Driven
July 4, 2019
Karen’s upcoming project is "Love Stories: Tales of An African Queen." ... read more »
Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba Film Review
January 23, 2018
Reverential Biopic Chronicles Rise, Fall and Triumphant Return of Legendary South African Singer/Activist Zenzile Miriam Makeba had the misfortune of being born black in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1932, ... read more »
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