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Rapper Kodak Black is expected to plead guilty to federal weapons charges.A hearing is set for Thursday in Miami federal court.The decision comes months after an original plea of innocence. Prosecutors in May charged the 21-year-old rapper for crimes...
The first day of fall semester brought fear to Clark Atlanta University, where students worried about their safety the day after gunshots were fired into a crowd of 200 people outside the school's library.Four students were wounded by gunfire...
Four hundred years after American slavery and democratic self-rule were born almost simultaneously in what became the state of Virginia, ceremonies will mark the arrival of enslaved Africans in the mid-Atlantic colony and seek healing from the legacy of...

Philadelphia's police commissioner resigned Tuesday amid allegations that members of his department engaged in sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against two women serving in the ranks.Mayor Jim Kenney said in a news release he was disappointed to...
 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke this week visited sites in Tulsa and Oklahoma City that were targeted by violence, and made a point of linking the Tulsa race riots and a recent deadly mass shooting in his Texas hometown.The...
Byron Allen talks about his fight against Comcast/NBCUniversal and the Trump Department of Justice who are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to roll back civil rights.

A felony battery charge has been dropped against singer Chris Brown, who had been accused of attacking a nightclub photographer in Florida two years ago.Hillsborough County prosecutors filed a notice Friday to drop the charge. The State Attorney's Office...
Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills objected Monday to recent comments from rapper Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick.Jay-Z and the league last week announced a partnership he characterized as a progressive step...
A hearing is set in the city of Chicago's effort to recover costs from actor Jussie Smollett after police said his claims of a racist and anti-gay attack were phony and staged.The status hearing Tuesday is the first since...

Dozens of people, mostly African Americans, huddled around tables scattered across a church gymnasium on a recent evening, discussing past run-ins with Phoenix police officers and ways to hold them accountable.In a city still stinging from a video of...
 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is proposing a criminal justice overhaul that aims to cut the nation's prison population in half, end mandatory minimum sentencing, ban private prisons and legalize marijuana. He says the current system does not fairly...
Lizzo's breakthrough hit "Truth Hurts" is a two-year-old song, but it still has a chance at the 2020 Grammy Awards.Typically older songs that become hits long after their initial release — from Pharrell's "Happy" to John Legend's "All of...
Though Lil Nas X has broken chart records and become a streaming juggernaut with his breakout country rap hit "Old Town Road" with Billy Ray Cyrus, the song faces an uphill challenge to get a nomination for a CMA...
Le'Veon Bell was in fifth grade when he simply couldn't shake music from his mind.The creative beats. The grooving basslines. The raw lyrics.He was hooked on it all, just like football."That's when I really realized I loved music," the...
A day after Jay-Z announced that his Roc Nation company was partnering with the NFL, the rap icon explained that he still supports protesting, kneeling and NFL player Colin Kaepernick, but he's also interested in working with the league...
A gunman who opened fire on police Wednesday as they were serving a drug warrant in Philadelphia, wounding six officers and triggering a standoff that extended into the night, is in police custody, authorities said.Philadelphia police Sgt. Eric Gripp...
  A$AP Rocky has been found guilty of assault and handed a conditional sentence after a street brawl in Stockholm that was caught on video.The rapper, and two members of his entourage, were convicted by a Swedish court on Wednesday, following a...
Cicely Tyson will join the cast as a series regular in Ava DuVernay's new romance anthology series on OWN, "Cherish the Day."The network said Tuesday that the 94-year-old legend will play Miss Luma Lee Langston, a star of stage...
At the beginning of "47 Meters Down: Uncaged," a quartet of young women are given some pretty good advice before going out to sea: "Don't get eaten by a shark." It's advice, as you might expect, not all take.Which...
 Missy Elliott, one of the most iconic players in the history of music videos, will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.MTV announced Monday that Elliott will also perform on Aug. 26...