Mary Mary and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Honored at ASCAP Awards
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 July 2011
Rapper and music producer Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs arrives at the ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Friday, June 24, 2011. The awards show honors songwriters and publishers of ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays (June 23rd – 28th)
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 27 June 2011
Randy Jackson – June 23rdMemphis Bleek – June 23rdChico DeBarge – June 23rdDonald Harrison – June 23rdSiedah Garrett – June 24thSolange Knowles – June 24thTommy Lister – June 24thJimmie Walker ... read more >>
Tracy Morgan gives personal apology in Nashville
Written by Chris Talbott (AP Entertainment Writer) 27 June 2011
Comedian and actor Tracy MorganComedian and actor Tracy Morgan hugs Kevin Rogers, left, in Nashville, Tenn., after Morgan apologized Tuesday, June 21, 2011, for anti-gay remarks he made during a performance ... read more >>
Fugitive hip-hop mogul arrested on drug charges
Written by Tom Hays (Associated Press) 25 June 2011
James "Jimmy Henchman" RosemondNew York City police have begun an investigation into an online posting supposedly from a convicted felon who claims to have shot and robbed slain rapper Tupac Shakur. Police ... read more >>
Angela Bassett set to return to Broadway this fall
Written by Mark Kennedy (AP Drama Writer) 25 June 2011
By MARK KENNEDYAP Drama Writer Mark Kennedy NEW YORK - Angela Bassett has signed on to star opposite Samuel L. Jackson in the Broadway production of the play "The Mountaintop."Producers announced Tuesday ... read more >>
From The Green Mile to Green Lantern
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 25 June 2011
Michael Clarke Duncan The "Green Lantern" InterviewBorn on December 10, 1957 in Chicago where he and his sister were raised by a single-mom, Michael Clarke Duncan is a survivor who went from homeless ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays (June 16th – 22nd)
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 20 June 2011
Phylicia Rashad - June 19thTupac Shakur - June 16thZoe Saldana - June 19thVenus Williams - June 17thNathan Morris - June 17thZoe Saldana - June 19thLionel Richie - June 20thDonald Faison - June 22ndEd ... read more >>
Montel Williams partners with California pot dispensary
Written by Associated Press 20 June 2011
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Talk show host Montel Williams is partnering with Sacramento medical marijuana providers to open a high-end pot dispensary.Williams on Monday led a tour of the facility, which The ... read more >>
Stevie Wonder inducted into Apollo Hall of Fame
Written by Nekesa Mumbi Moody (AP Music Writer) 20 June 2011
Stevie Wonder performs during the Apollo Theater's annual spring gala honoring Stevie Wonder in New York on Monday, June 13, 2011.(AP Photo/Donald Traill)Stevie Wonder inducted into Apollo Hall of FameBy ... read more >>
33rd Annual Playboy Jazz Festival Exceptional Summer Kick-Off
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 19 June 2011
Veteran Master of Ceremonies and always the crowd pleaser, Bill Cosby, delivered his usual style in introducing the artists and adding his special touch to the two-day event.photo by Malcolm Ali  Playboy ... read more >>
Carl Gardner, Coasters lead singer, dies at 83
Written by Associated Press 19 June 2011
In this Jan. 20, 1988 file photo, Carl Gardner of The Coasters appears in New York City. Gardner, original lead singer of the R&B group the Coasters, died Sunday, June 13, 2011 in Florida. He was 83.(AP ... read more >>
The Latest on Jada
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 19 June 2011
Jada Pinkett Smith  "The "HawthoRNe" InterviewJada Pinkett Smith stars as Christina Hawthorne in TNT's medical drama "Hawthorne." In the role of Chief Nursing Officer at James River Hospital, Christina ... read more >>
Who Killed M Bone?
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (NNPA National Correspondent) 18 June 2011
Cali Swag District(from left to right: M-Bone, JayAre, Yung, and C-Smoove)MBone Monte' Talbert better known as MBone.  Junior high school graduateIn earlier days MBone (middle) with his two brothers Marcell ... read more >>
Afro-American Chamber Music Society Orchestra Presents Nathaniel Ayers, Cellist
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 June 2011
In Concert on Saturday, June 25The Afro-American Chamber Music Society Orchestra presents Nathaniel Ayers from “The Soloist” on Saturday, June 25, at 4pm at the Smyrna SDA Church, 4394 W. Washington, ... read more >>
Who Killed MBone? (Part 2)
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 17 June 2011
Who Killed MBone Part 2 from Jasmyne Cannick on Vimeo.Who Killed MBone? (Part 2)In an explosive and must see video, Cali Swag District founder Big Wy responds to Mbones familys accusations Groups founder ... read more >>
Book Review: But You Can’t Enslave My Thinking
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 June 2011
Jaye Swift, author of But You Can't Enslave My Thinking uses his book as an eye opener to what the Black community is lacking in knowledge, not only of the world around us, but specifically within the ... read more >>
Book Review: Block Reportin’
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 June 2011
"Block Reportin'", a new collection of writings by the journalist and activist J.R. Valrey, "chronicles the Black experience over the years of 2002-2010". As both a community activist and a journalist, ... read more >>
Special screening of ‘The FBI War on Tupak Shakur and Black Leaders’
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 14 June 2011
The late rap icon, Tupac Shakur, would have turned 40 on Thursday June 16. Baltimore-based Author/producer John Potash will make his first presentation in Los Angeles that night to present part of his ... read more >>
Jennifer Hudson working on book about weight loss
Written by Associated Press 14 June 2011
In this May 2, 2011 file photo, singer Jennifer Hudson arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit in New York. Hudson has a deal with Dutton for a memoir about her struggles ... read more >>
Cali Swag District Murder - Family questions Cali Swag District members actions
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 13 June 2011
M Bone M-Bone’s Family Questions CSD Member’s Actions after Murder The family of Montae’ Talbert, better known as M-Bone, one-fourth of the rap group Cali Swag District is speaking out and seeking ... read more >>
Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ jacket up for auction
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 13 June 2011
 In this May 26, 2011 photo, auction items that belonged to Michael Jackson are displayed at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, Calif. Items are among the memorabilia available for auction on June 25 ... read more >>
Rihanna Video Causes Uproar
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Afro American Newspapers 12 June 2011
Rihanna arrives at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)Pop star Rihanna's new video for the song "Man Down" created quite a stir after it debuted ... read more >>
‘Cosby Show’ Actress Clarice Taylor Dies
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 12 June 2011
Clarice Taylor, the actress memorably known as Anna Huxtable on the "The Cosby Show," died of heart failure on May 30, in Englewood, N.J.  She was 93.The actress's representative confirmed her death ... read more >>
Mekhi Phifer Joins Cast of Torchwood
Written by Shantella Y. Sherman (Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer) 12 June 2011
Mekhi Phifer arrives at the FOX Winter All-Star Party in Pasadena, Calif., Monday, Jan. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)By Shantella Y. ShermanSpecial to the NNPA from the Washington InformerOne day, ... read more >>
Morgan Freeman asks huge questions on ‘Wormhole’
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 11 June 2011
By Frazier Moore AP Television WriterNEW YORK - Morgan Freeman calls his mind-expanding series "Through the Wormhole," but he doesn't recommend you take the title literally."Here's the thing about going ... read more >>