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17-Year-Old Arrested In Connection to Murder of PnB Rock

The 17-year-old son of Freddie Trone has been accused of murdering PnB Rock before his father drove them off in a gateway car. A suspect has been arrested in connection to the September 12 murder of rapper ...

Added September 28, 2022

Legendary Jazz Giant Pharoah Sanders Dies at 81

Pharoah Sanders, who played with John Coltrane and who was a crucial component of the spiritual jazz movement, died at the age of 81. Legendary jazz musician Pharoah Sanders has died. His label, Luaka ...

Added September 24, 2022

The 7 Top Takeaways From New York Fashion Week: Doja Cat, Telfar’s Pop-Up, Latto & More

We’re spotlighting designers, artists, and more that captured our attention over the past week in New York City. New York Fashion Week is officially over. But, we’re still thinking about a few designers ...

Added September 16, 2022

R. Kelly Convicted of Federal Child Pornography Charges

It took the jury 11 hours to find R. Kelly — who was facing 13 counts — guilty on three counts of child pornography and three counts of child enticement. Disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly was convicted ...

Added September 14, 2022

Biden’s Student Loan Relief Will Help Black Borrowers Most — But Is It Enough?

Biden’s relief is an unexpected but welcomed start for Black student loan borrowers, but some feel more can be done. Student loan borrowers, particularly Black borrowers who have the highest debt average ...

Added September 13, 2022

Rapper PnB Rock Shot & Killed in Los Angeles

Rapper PnB Rock was fatally shot while eating at Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles with his girlfriend. Rapper PnB Rock was shot and killed in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon. The LA Times confirmed the news ...

Added September 13, 2022

Rapper PNB Rock Shot & Killed in Los Angeles

Rapper PNB Rock was fatally shot while eating at Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles with his girlfriend. Rapper PNB Rock was shot and killed in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon. The LA Times confirmed the news ...

Added September 13, 2022

Rapper PNB Rock Has Been Shot in LA

Rapper PNB Rock was shot was shot while eating at Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles restaurant with his girlfriend. The rapper is currently in critical condition. Rapper PNB Rock was shot in Los Angeles. According ...

Added September 13, 2022

Declassified Files Reveal That Aretha Franklin Was Monitored By FBI

A 270-page document on Aretha Franklin shows that the FBI extensively tracked the 18-time Grammy Award winner throughout her career. The FBI has unsealed its once-classified file on the late Aretha Franklin ...

Added September 09, 2022

Mystikal Faces Life Sentence After Being Indicted On First-Degree Rape Charge

New Orleans-based rapper Mystikal faces life in prison after being indicted on a charge of first-degree rape from an alleged incident in July. Mystikal is facing a life sentence after being indicted on ...

Added September 08, 2022

Barack & Michelle Obama Unveil Official Presidential Portraits

Barack and Michelle Obama unveiled their official presidential portraits. The portraits were done by Robert McCurdy and Sharon Sprung. Barack and Michelle Obama returned to the White House on Wednesday ...

Added September 07, 2022

Jackson, Mississippi Declares State of Emergency Over Drinking Water Crisis

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves is set to declare a state of emergency, as Jackson residents have little to no running water in the city. Jackson, Mississippi is currently undergoing a water crisis. Home ...

Added August 30, 2022

A Night at Brooklyn Museum With Black Fashion Fair

Black Fashion Fair’s first Museum World Tour in Brooklyn was a joy-filled occasion, we speak with Black Fashion Fair about how it happened. On Saturday evening, Black Fashion Fair took over the Brooklyn ...

Added August 30, 2022

Latto Comes To Bat For Abortion Rights In Planned Parenthood PSA

Following the Roe v. Wade overturn in June, Latto partnered with Planned Parenthood for a public service announcement about abortion rights. Latto is calling out the Supreme Court in a new partnership ...

Added August 29, 2022

The RAP Act Would Ban Lyrics From Being Used as Evidence — But is it Enough?

The Restoring Artistic Protection ACT — or RAP Act — would place legal guidelines on when, and how, lyrics can be introduced to a jury as evidence. But is it enough? In 2019, the Maryland Court of Appeals ...

Added August 25, 2022

Vanessa Bryant Awarded $16M In Lawsuit Over Kobe Bryant Crash Site Photos

Kobe Bryant’s widow Vanessa Bryant and co-plaintiff Chris Chester were awarded a combined $31 million by a Los Angeles jury on Wednesday. Over two years after the untimely death of Kobe Bryant and his ...

Added August 25, 2022

President Joe Biden To Cancel Up To $20K in Student Loan Debt

President Joe Biden has announced a student loan forgiveness plan, cancelling up to $10K in federal student loans for millions of borrowers. President Joe Biden is readying Americans for a new student ...

Added August 24, 2022

Fetty Wap Pleads Guilty To Federal Drug Conspiracy Charge

Rapper Fetty Wap faces five to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine. Fetty Wap has pled guilty to federal drug charges on Monday (August 22) in Long ...

Added August 22, 2022

Dennis Rodman Says He’s Going to Russia to Help Get Brittney Griner Released

Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman claims he has “permission to go to Russia” to advocate for the release of WNBA player Brittney Griner. NBA legend Dennis Rodman is getting himself involved with the ...

Added August 22, 2022

Woman From Infamous R. Kelly Sex Tape Testifies Against the Disgraced Singer

On Thursday, the former “goddaughter” of R&B singer-songwriter R. Kelly testified that the artist had sex with her often when she was a teen. Trigger warning: sexual assault. The Chicago federal trial ...

Added August 19, 2022

Scales Of Nappy Roots Shot And Kidnapped In Atlanta

On Wednesday night, Scales of rap group Nappy Roots was robbed, shot and kidnapped from his Atlanta brewery Atlantucky Brewing. On Wednesday night (August 18) Scales of hip-hop group Nappy Roots was attacked ...

Added August 18, 2022

R. Kelly’s Legal Team Loses Bid To Bar Jurors Who Have Seen ‘Surviving R. Kelly’

The defense team of R. Kelly has lost a bid to exclude potential jurors who have watched two-season Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly. The second trial of disgraced R&B singer-songwriter R. Kelly ...

Added August 16, 2022

R. Kelly Legal Team Loses Bid To Bar Jurors Who Have Seen ‘Surviving R. Kelly’

The defense team of R. Kelly has lost a bid to exclude potential jurors who have watched two-season Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly. The second trial of disgraced R&B singer-songwriter R. Kelly ...

Added August 16, 2022

How Professors Are Making A Case For Hip-Hop In Academia

Over the course of 30 years, hip-hop has been on a journey to becoming more respected in academia. For these professors, the genre provides a unique way to look at the world. Rap-centric classes throughout ...

Added August 16, 2022

R. Kelly Legal Team Seeks To Bar Jurors Who Have Seen ‘Surviving R. Kelly’

The legal team for R. Kelly does not want jurors for his upcoming Chicago trial to have watched Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly. In preparation for his Chicago federal trial, R. Kelly is asking ...

Added August 15, 2022