On this day in Black history, February 23: — In 1979, Frank E. Petersen Jr. of Topeka, Kansas, was named the first Black brigadier general of the United States Marine Corps. Years earlier, in 1952, he became the first Black Marine pilot. — In 1983, Lionel Richie earned his first Grammy after 18 nominations, with his debut […]

Photo by Emma McIntyre/WireImage for Parkwood Normani‘s debut album, DOPAMINE, may put an end to fans’ inquiries about new music, but it has a deeper meaning for the singer. “It feels like a representation of everything I’ve gone through to get to this moment,” Normani says in a cover feature for Who What Wear. “I know I […]

Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for iHeartRadio A Doechii and JT collaboration is on the way. The Florida girls will unite on a track off Doechii’s forthcoming debut album, as revealed in their conversation for Interview Magazine. “I’m so excited. This is for the girls,” JT said of the collab. “People are always comparing us, and […]

Sonja Flemming/CBS Hip-hop is many things to Questlove, so he decided to write a book about it. Revealing the news to People, he said the book, Hip-Hop Is History, will be released on June 11 via his book imprint AUWA Books. “I’ve been with hip-hop since the start, and it has been with me just as long,” Questlove […]

Tommaso Boddi/WireImage Following his release from the Broward County jail Wednesday, Kodak Black clashed with a Local 10 News team that was asking him questions.  As Local 10 reported, the rapper, who’d served nearly two months for a probation violation, hit photojournalist Bryan Murphy in the ribs with a rock before telling a man in the area, “Call the cops! Call the […]

Photo by Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images When it comes to fashion, there are a few artists who influence the trends we see today. Rolling Stone compiled a list of who they deemed the most stylish musicians of 2024, and among them are City Girls, A$AP Rocky, Cardi B, Erykah Badu, Lil Uzi Vert and […]

Photo by: Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Wendy Williams has been diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia, according to a press release from the former talk show host and her medical team. Williams, who hosted The Wendy Williams Show for more than a decade, has been open in the past about her health conditions, which […]

Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage J. Cole has gifted fans with a vlog that follows him on the It’s All A Blur – Big As the What? Tour with Drake. Seemingly inspired by the Smack DVD series, which gives fans a glimpse of celebrities in their natural settings, the video features behind-the-scenes footage of Cole on the trek and working […]

Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images Omarion is headed on the road, and he’s bringing some of his R&B peers. Starting in April, he’ll be making his way around the U.S. for his just-announced Vbz on Vbz Tour alongside Vedo, Tone Stith, WanMor and Jastin Martin. Set to kick off April 5 in partnership with the Black Promoters Collective, […]

Williams in 2020 – Robert Kamau/GC Images Ahead of the upcoming Lifetime documentary Where Is Wendy Williams?, Wendy Williams‘ niece, Alex Finnie, opened up in an interview with Good Morning America. Williams became a household name from her daytime show The Wendy Williams Show, which she hosted for 12 seasons. Known for her signature greeting, […]

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