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Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland Kicks off Disney’s Dreamers Academy

Kelly Rowland proved an inspiration to 100 young and impressionable students who descended upon Disney World for the four-day 2022 Disney Dreamers Academy. Serving...

Grammys CEO on a mission to regain music community’s trust

By Jonathan Landrum Jr., AP Entertainer Writer When Harvey Mason Jr. took the helm at the Recording Academy, the Grammy-nominated producer knew there would be...

#FIYAH! The Live Interview with Jazz Legend Gerald Albright

NNPA Newswire Gerald Albright joined the NNPA’s Taylor Thomas to discuss a wide range of subjects. Everything from his new EP, “G-Stream,” an ode to...

Dolly Parton Uses Royalties from Whitney Houston Classic to Help Strip Mall in Black...

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent More than nine years ago, Whitney Houston tragically died in the bathroom of a California hotel. With...

Exclusive: Hip Hop Icon Kurtis Walker Recovering from Heart Transplant Surgery

A true legend, Kurtis Blow was just 20 when he became the first rap star signed by a major label. Mercury released "Christmas Rappin," and it sold more than 400,000 copies and became an annual classic. Its gold follow‑up "The Breaks" helped ignite a still‑spreading international "Rap Attack." He released 10 Albums over 11 years, including the self-titled "Kurtis Blow," "Party Time," "8 Million Stories," "AJ," and "Basketball."