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Tommy DeBarge of Switch, DeBarge Siblings Dead at 64

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Pharrell Williams Pulls Music Festival from Virginia Beach After Police-Involved Death of Cousin

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R. Kelly Found Guilty in New York of Sex Trafficking, Racketeering

A federal jury in New York on Monday convicted R&B superstar R. Kelly on multiple counts of racketeering and sex…

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Actor Will Smith Recalls Father’s Violence Against Mother

Will Smith admits in his upcoming memoir that his father was physically abusive toward his mother.

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Aretha Franklin’s famed 1967 rendition of "Respect" has been lauded as the greatest song of all time, according to Rolling…

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‘Friday’ Actor Anthony Johnson Dead at 55

Anthony "AJ" Johnson, an actor and comedian best known for his role as the affable, thieving drug addict Ezal in…

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The Music and Genius of Fela Kuti: Remembering Nigeria’s Afrobeat Maverick 24 Years Later

During his lifetime, Nigerian musician and political activist Fela Anikilopa Kuti, who died on Aug. 2, 1997, was a human…

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Friends Mourn Sudden Death of Actor Michael K. Williams

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Jahna Sebastian recently released a new single, "Day by Day," from her third album, “Revelation Ships."

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Beyoncé Gets Candid, Talks About Her Struggles With Insomnia, Diets

"Black Is King" artist Beyoncé spoke to a media outlet and discussed the importance of mental and physical health.

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Dennis Thomas, Kool & the Gang Co-Founder, Dies

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Raheem DeVaughn and Friends Bring ‘Marvin Used to Say’ to Wolf Trap

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Tito Jackson’s New Star-Studded Album Targets Civil Unrest

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‘Night Court’ Actor Charlie Robinson Dead at 75

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Former Disney Star Kyle Massey Charged with Felony for Alleged Immoral Communication with Minor

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