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Met Season to Open With First-Ever Opera by Black Composer

By Mike Silverman, Associated Press Charles Blow recalls being in the audience at the premiere of the opera based on his memoir, "Fire Shut Up...

Rihanna Takes Time With Album While Unveiling Lingerie Line

By Jonathan Landrum Jr., AP Entertainment Writer Rihanna might be extremely consumed with rolling out her popular lingerie line, but finishing her forthcoming album is...

Melvin Van Peebles, Godfather of Black cinema, Dies at 89

By Jake Coyle, AP Film Writer Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking playwright, musician and movie director whose work ushered in the "Blaxploitation" wave of the...

Sarah Dash Who Sang on ‘Lady Marmalade’ With Labelle, Dies

By Mark Kennedy, AP Entertainment Writer Singer Sarah Dash, who co-founded the all-female group Labelle — best known for the raucous 1974 hit "Lady Marmalade"...

Author Emmanuel Acho Honors Victims of Police Brutality at the Emmys

By Cori Zaragoza, Contributing Writer New York Times best-selling author & host of ‘Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man’ Emmanuel Acho made a statement at...