Rapper Andre Johnson, an affiliate to the Wu-Tang Clan, was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after cutting off his penis and jumping off a second story balcony early Wednesday morning.
Of Thee We Sing: Celebration honors the achievements of Marion Anderson Event pays tribute to 75th anniversary of singer’s Lincoln Memorial concert By D. Kevin McNeir There are many special moments in America’s civil rights movement that are periodically celebrated including Jackie Robinson breaking the color line in professional baseball, Rosa Parks refusing to give […]
Sheryl Lee Ralph: Redefining “diva” to empower other women Original DREAMGIRL continues to give back to community in more ways than one By D. Kevin McNeir Standing before a packed audience anxious to hear about the significant role that women have played in America’s history, Sheryl Lee Ralph, the consummate show business professional, most notably […]
If you gauge vocal artistry solely on which singers you routinely hear on today’s popular radio stations, you’re doing yourself a real disservice, especially if channel surfing in your city hasn’t exposed you to the dynamic talent and six-octave range of vocalist and musician Rachelle Farrell.
Donning a debonair, off-white, two-piece seersucker and holding a Cuban cigar, comedian, actor and political commentator D.L. Hughley looked like a Miami native as he took to the stage recently to host what is rapidly becoming one of the nation’s most popular concerts – Jazz in the Gardens. Now in its ninth year, the two-day musical extravaganza takes place in the City of Miami Gardens in sunny South Florida and brings together some of the most-respected entertainers in the business along with food, fashion and Miami flair.
News reports have been confirmed by Ricky Martin’s publicists that he has separated from his partner Carlos Gonzalez Abella. Ricky tells People Magazine: “I have experienced wonderful things with my partner. Complexity, understanding, and, at the same time, freedom, not being afraid that your partner is judging you. That is what I have found with […]
“Comedy chose me,” recalls out comedienne Tammy Peay, who has been making audiences of every description burst out in side-splitting laughter for the past 14 years. By Nathan James The outspoken performer and her unique brand of comedy have made Peay an unforgettable personality, and her routines combine a gritty realism with an endearing humanity. […]
Chris Kelly, one half of the 1990s rap duo Kris Kross, died of a drugs overdose, according to the Atlanta Medical Examiner’s Office. Kelly died in an Atlanta hospital on May 1 at the age of 34, after being found unresponsive at his home. Investigator Betty Honey said a toxicology screening showed he had a […]
Ja Rule has been released from prison after serving nearly two years on gun and tax evasion charges. The rapper was let out of a prison in Ray Brook, New York, and will be under house arrest until 28 July. The 37-year-old pleaded guilty to not filing tax returns over a five-year period in 2011 […]
Jay-Z’s rap struck a chord because America is ready to drop the Cuba embargo. Let’s hope President Obama is listening. By Cheryl Contee “Hip-hop is the CNN of the ghetto.” It was Chuck D of old school hip-hop group Public Enemy who first said these words. Yet Jay-Z the family man has proven that this […]