Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey is looking for the next big rap star

For all the hip hop heads out there, a special mobile studio is rolling through the streets of Los Angeles, as Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey is looking for the next hip hop phenom.

Black documentarians offer networking opportunities

To say that narrative filmmaking dominates the local movie industry is a gross understatement. Depictions of make believe shape civilization and culture across the globe, a social manifestation that surpasses even the considerable monetary influence of the entertainment industry. Yet ...

James Franco and Seth Rogen really did get 'Naked and Afraid'

James Franco and Seth Rogen are going above and beyond for their new movie.

LAPD investigating Cosby sexual assault claim

Los Angeles police are investigating a sexual assault claim against Bill Cosby, a police spokeswoman said Friday.

Doctor Funkenstein explains it all

Once upon a time, there was a barbershop in a Black enclave in the wilds of deepest, darkest New Jersey, circa the 1950s. Like similar establishments, it was a hub of the cultural and social life of the neighborhood, and ...

Stevie Wonder to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder and Tom Brokaw are among the latest Americans tapped to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Stevie Wonder is one of the world’s most gifted singer-songwriters. Wonder has created a sound entirely his own, mixing rhythm ...

Sugarhill Gang rapper Big Bank Hank dead at 57

A member of the Sugarhill Gang, whose pioneering hit “Rapper’s Delight” brought Hip Hop to mainstream audiences 35 years ago, died Tuesday of complications from cancer.

#Suge Knight collapes in Las Vegas

Rap mogul Marion ``Suge'' Knight, who was taken into custody in Las Vegas last week in connection with the alleged theft of a paparazzo's camera in Beverly Hills, is hospitalized in Nevada after passing out in his jail cell.

The real Rick Ross tells his story in new book

When most young people hear the name Rick Ross, they think of the gangster rapper, a former prison guard who created his persona modeled after the real Rick Ross, an infamous Los Angeles drug dealer. “Freeway” Rick Ross, as he ...

Taste of Soul

Dubbed Los Angeles’ largest street festival, The Taste of Soul is a free, family-friendly event presented by Bakewell Media and hosted in partnership with the city of Los Angeles, Radio Free 102.3 KJLH, and 94.7 The Wave.

Geoffrey Holder dies at 84

With his trademark lyrical bass laugh that seemed as deep as he was tall (6 feet, 6 inches), Trinidadian actor, dancer, choreographer, painter, costume designer and vocal artist Geoffrey Holder made his mark during nearly six decades in the entertainment ...

I'm not gay, and I'm not African-American

Actress Raven-Symone knows exactly who she is, and that person can't be defined with the usual labels.

Bishop T.D. Jakes suing Young Jeezy, Kendrick Lamar

Internationally-renowned Bishop T.D. Jakes is vowing to file a lawsuit against popular rappers Young Jeezy and Kendrick Lamar for sampling portions of his sermon without his consent.

‘Kiss Me, Kate’ in Pasadena more than just another show

Go to the Pasadena Playhouse to see “Kiss Me, Kate,” running now through Oct. 12. This play, with lyrics and music by Cole Porter, was first performed in 1948 and became his biggest Broadway hit, winning the first Tony Award ...

‘Something Special Just for You’

Poetry is a free flowing form of art. There is a very loose base structure for poetry, but there is no real rigid definition of how a poem is supposed to be designed, making it both easy and difficult to ...