White House aide unamused by political Emmy Awards
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White House aide unamused by political Emmy Awards

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House aide is offering a lackluster review for the politically-charged Emmy Awards. Speaking Monday on “Fox & Friends,” White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway says “America is responding by tuning out.” Conway added people have a right to speak freely, but said “you’re showing the world you’re so easy with … Continue reading

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More than rough apartments where Pharrell’s music love began

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Dot Miles stood on the sidewalk outside her building at the Atlantis Apartments holding a few decades-old photographs of a wedding. One shows a boy in a white tuxedo holding a ring-bearer pillow. Another is of his parents getting married. The last shows the boy in the same outfit, a … Continue reading

MCJR Week, Sept. 25-29, examines the Fourth Estate
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MCJR Week, Sept. 25-29, examines the Fourth Estate

  MCJR Week 2017 The Fourth Estate: Protecting Truth, Preserving Democracy, Serving the People http://www.nsumcjr.com   Monday, September 25, 2017 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. Conference Registration Location: SC138C 5:00 p.m. Conference Registration Continued Location: SC138C 6:30 p.m. MCJR Mixer/Kickoff Location: SC138C Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals 7:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker: L. Joy Williams https://ljoywilliams.com/services/speaker/ Location: … Continue reading

Rihanna rides into New York Fashion Week like a rock star
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Rihanna rides into New York Fashion Week like a rock star

The pop star and fashionista kicked off her Fenty Puma 2018 spring-summer collection Sunday with motocross bicycles flying high in the air, ascending above a dreamy display of powder pink mountains and sand — as the audience watched in awe. Rihanna rode on the back of a bike — in true rock star form with … Continue reading

Mos Def on retirement: “I’m always going to be creating”
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Mos Def on retirement: “I’m always going to be creating”

ATLANTA (AP) — Hip-hop star Yasiin Bey took the stage at the ONE Musicfest for what appeared to be the last performance of his career. But the rapper also known as Mos Def said in a backstage interview with The Associated Press on Saturday night, he’ll continue creating and will return to the public spotlight … Continue reading

Apple embarks on Emmy quest with big bet on video streaming
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Apple embarks on Emmy quest with big bet on video streaming

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Television is one of the few screens that Apple hasn’t conquered, but that may soon change. The world’s richest company appears ready to aim for its own Emmy-worthy programming along the lines of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” Apple lured away two longtime TV executives Jaime Erlicht and … Continue reading

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Amazon launches African-American video-on-demand service

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is launching Brown Sugar, a subscription video-on-demand service that features what it calls the biggest collection of the baddest African-American movies of all time. Brown Sugar offers films such as “Shaft,” ”Cotton Comes to Harlem,” ”In the Heat of the Night,” ”Cleopatra Jones,” ”Crash,” ”Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset … Continue reading

Kid Rock keeps up criticism of Kaepernick, others at concert
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Kid Rock keeps up criticism of Kaepernick, others at concert

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Kid Rock has again criticized NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, while insulting white supremacists and teasing at some kind of political future. The entertainer spoke between songs Wednesday at a concert in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He used a podium with a faux-federal seal that read “United States of ‘Merica.” In his … Continue reading