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Black leaders, artists respond to Charlottesville

In a stunning protest by America’s white nationalist and neo-Nazi community, violence and chaos ensued when a mass of white men descended on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Va.

Usher sued for allegedly spreading STD

R&B star Usher Raymond is caught in the middle of a scandal after being accused of giving a fan herpes.

Two anticipated albums by Black female guitarists

Two anticipated albums from soul musicians Jackie Venson and Cold Specks are due out this fall.

Community Calendar August 10 - August 16

The legendary Stevie Wonder is one of the headliners at the Sept. 23 Global Citizen Festival, the annual concert in Central Park blending music and social activism, joined by Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, Andra Day, Alessia Cara and a blend ...

Annual SOURCE360 to talk social justice, music, technology and leadership

There’s going to be a hip-hop/social justice takeover in Brooklyn next week as the fourth SOURCE360 Festival and Conference takes over several venues, Brooklyn blocks and street corners. Hip-hop artists, social justice, civil action, progressive politics and rap predictions and ...

Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market holds free jazz fest Aug. 5

Saturday, Aug. 5, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Malcolm Shabazz Harlem market, located on West 116th Street between Fifth avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard, will host its third annual Louis Armstrong Jazz Fest.

Jimmy Cliff discusses new single, ‘Life’

Jamaican musician and reggae legend Jimmy Cliff continues his long and influential career, which began in Kingston, Jamaica in 1962, with a single that was released earlier this spring titled “Life.”

Community Calendar August 3 - August 9th

With the release of the motion picture “Detroit” and the AmNews’ Herb Boyd’s opus “Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self Determination” all eyes are on the Motor City.

D’Angelo to reissue ‘Brown Sugar’

Soul phenomenon D’Angelo found himself honored as an esteemed R&B musician with four Grammy nominations after the debut of his breakout album, “Brown Sugar” in 1995.

Davido brings spectacular Afrobeat performance to Manhattan

Afrobeat fans from all over the tristate area descended on Times Square Saturday night to see international superstar David Adedeji Adeleke.

Kendrick Lamar brings DAMN Tour 2017 to Brooklyn

It could have been nothing but Maad City in Brooklyn this past weekend, but Kendrick Lamar knew exactly how to keep the crowd hyped.

United Volta Association exhibits rich African culture in Harlem concert

A New York City-based African nonprofit socio-cultural organization known as the United Volta Association Inc., popularly referred as UVA, in conjunction with the African Studies faculty of Binghamton University, put up a splendid performance to mesmerize the audience gathered at ...

Frank Ocean performs in US for first time since 2014

The experimental R&B musician Frank Ocean has struggled with the limelight since the success of his debut album, “Channel Orange,” which was released in 2012.

Kendrick Lamar leads with the most MTV VMA nominations

MTV announced the nominations for the 2017 Video Music Awards on Tuesday via Instagram, and rapper Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with the most nominations for his video "Humble."

90 hospitalized during Chance the Rapper concert

More than 90 people were hospitalized in Connecticut during a concert headlined by musician Chance the Rapper, authorities said.

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