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1 hr ago | WRIC-TV Richmond

a&M QB prefers unique nickname over Kenny Football

Many, including Johnny Manziel himself, started calling new Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill by the nickname Kenny Football after his record-setting 511-yard passing game in an upset of South Carolina last week.


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2 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Chris Brown pleads guilty in D.C. assault case, avoids more jail time

Chris Brown, right, leaves a Washington, D.C., courthouse with lawyer Danny Onorato on Tuesday morning.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, DMX, North Carolina, Entertainment

6 hrs ago | Cape Cod Times

Former Provincetown police chief to challenge firing

Former Police Chief Jeff Jaran says he will fight his termination last year by the town at an arbitration hearing Oct. 30. The selectmen fired Jaran, Provincetown's police chief for about five years, in December after months of controversy related to his alleged angry outburst at The Squealing Pig pub after an N.W.A. rap song containing anti-police ... (more)


Related Topix: Provincetown, MA, N.W.a., Black Entertainment, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube

9 hrs ago |

Pete Rose -- Gambles On Real Estate .. Pays Off Huge

He may never make it to the Hall of Fame, but Pete Rose just wrapped up a real estate transaction worthy of a plaque ... selling his home for a $1 MILLION PROFIT!!! TMZ Sports has learned ... Charlie Hustle just sold his 5-bedroom home in Sherman Oaks, CA for a cool $1.9 million ... which is great news for the ex-MLBer who bought the place for ... (more)


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, E-40, Sherman-Oaks, CA

Mon Sep 01, 2014


Re: Top Rappers Join Forces For #MikeBrown On 'Don't Shoot'

The death of Michael Brown , an African-American 18-year-old unarmed youth who was senselessly executed on August 9th by Darren Wilson , a White cop, was not in vain.


Related Topix: The Game

In-depth Africa

Cee Lo Green shares his sick ideas about rape

Back in 2012, a woman accused singer Cee Lo Green of spiking her drink with ecstasy and then had sex with her without her consent.


Related Topix: Cee-Lo, Cee Lo Green, Hip-Hop

San Bernardino County Sun

Made in America: Jay Z, Beyonc steal kisses and show at L.A. festival

Click here for a Storify of photos of Jay Z and Beyonce at the Los Angeles Made in America Festival on Sunday.


Related Topix: Jay-Z, Celebrities, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop

Trick Daddy Talks Supporting Miami Rappers, Never Meeting With Lil...

In the final part of's interview, Trick Daddy shares his thoughts on more topics related to the Miami-Dade County representative.


Related Topix: Trick Daddy, Miami Dade County, FL, Lil Wayne, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop

In-depth Africa

CONTROVERSY: Tupac To Resurface September 13

The more we read the conspiracy theory about American rapper, Tupac Shakur and him being alive, the more scared and suspicious we get.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory, Black Entertainment, Tupac Shakur

Kanye West Goes Off At Jay Pharaoh At Made In America... And He Might Have A Point

So Jay Pharaoh's Kanye West impersonation from the VMAs is still fresh in everyon's mind, right? Cool.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Jay-Z, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop

Three things prominent rappers could do to help black folks besides rap.

I have to admit that I'm very impressed with how the hip hop community has responded to the tyranny of Ferguson and this glut of what seem like the summary executions of black men.


Related Topix: African-American, Celebrities, Jay-Z, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Israel, World News, Middle East

Sun Aug 31, 2014


Jay Z Threw $2 Bills at Made in America, But What Does It Mean?

Jay Z watches as the stack of $2 bills he tossed into the air rains down on the rowdy crowd at the Steve Aoki show at Made in America .


Related Topix: Celebrities, Jay-Z, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Beyonce, Dance, R-N-B

Video: Ludacris talks being honored at the Bmi R&B/Hip Hop Awards

BMI the global leader in music rights management, presented the BMI President's Award to Christopher " Ludacris " Bridges at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.


Related Topix: Dance, Ludacris, Black Entertainment, Celebrities, Pitbull, Country, Hot Chicks, Pop/Rock, Taylor Swift, Hip-Hop, Lil Wayne

Evening Sun

California Made in America show tunes up for day 2

With the first day of downtown Los Angeles' inaugural outdoor music festival in the books, the city is tuning up for round two.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Jay-Z, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop


Snoop Dogg becomes a white guy to promote...

SNOOP DOGG has left fans baffled after taking on the character of a bespectacled white guy for a series of videos.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Snoop Dogg, Entertainment

National Public Radio

The Good Listener: Parents Just Don't Understand?

We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and alongside the gigantic bottle of Marmite we probably shouldn't have ordered on a late-night whim is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives - and, this week, thoughts on getting your parents into your favorite music.


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Ani DiFranco, HCTM, Tiffany, Method Man, and Redman are coming to Central Iowa

Ani DiFranco , Here Come The Mummies , Tiffany , and the World Wide Rollers Tour featuring Method Man and Redman all have new concert dates set for Central Iowa venues.


Related Topix: Ani Difranco, Folk, Iowa, Pop/Rock, Tiffany, Here Come the Mummies

Sat Aug 30, 2014

G-Unit reunite for 'The Beauty Of Independence' EP

The Beauty Of Independence is a great showing of solidarity for G-Unit, considering the fact that all four original members are on the EP.


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Toledo Blade

Rapper Coolio suffers asthma attack

The Hip Hop Festival at the Perrysburg Community Center was dealt a double blow Saturday night as headliner Coolio was not expected to perform and the festival experienced a power outage that affected three of its four stages.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Coolio, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

The China Post

Hip-hop moves as force for slain unarmed black man

Rappers are making their voices heard in the Missouri city where a white police officer killed an unarmed young black man, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Public Enemy, Ferguson, MO