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 ...

AV Hollywood Days scheduled next month

To celebrate and raise awareness of the Antelope Valley’s rising-star-status within the entertainment industry, the city of Lancaster, in partnership with AV BizPro and the Antelope Valley Film Office, will host AV Hollywood Days on October 2 from 5–9 p.m., ...

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ coming to Palmdale Playhouse in October

The Palmdale Playhouse will host the Palmdale Repertory Theatre’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors” in October.

Serving up comfort

Comfort food is a staple in every kitchen—it’s the perfect way to unwind with familiar flavors and aromas. But those moments that call for a soul-soothing dish are also great opportunities to spice up traditional favorites by introducing less common ...

Hollywood by Choice

ABC’s freshman sit-com “Black-ish” debuted Wednesday giving viewers the opportunity to better understand the show’s title and exactly what it means. Maybe, just maybe taking the edge off of its somewhat controversial title, and the promotional spot that has Tracee ...