Shawn Mendes, Eminem among winners at MTV EMAs in London
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Shawn Mendes, Eminem among winners at MTV EMAs in London

LONDON (AP) — Shawn Mendes beat Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran to win the best-artist prize Sunday at the MTV EMAs, while U2 were proclaimed global icons in a show that celebrated London’s diverse culture, from pubs to pirate radio. Mendes, the 19-year-old Canadian star, also won the best-song trophy for “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me … Continue reading

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Nicki Minaj’s brother convicted in rape case of preteen girl

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — The brother of rapper Nicki Minaj was convicted Thursday of predatory sexual assault after being charged with repeatedly raping an 11-year-old girl at his Long Island home. Jurors delivered their verdict on the second day of deliberations in Jelani Maraj’s trial. The charges carry the potential for 25 years to life … Continue reading

Garth Brooks wins entertainer of the year at CMA Awards
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Garth Brooks wins entertainer of the year at CMA Awards

Garth Brooks continued his winning streak as entertainer of the year at the 2017 Country Music Association Awards, beating out Luke Bryan and Keith Urban. Brooks, who has won the top prize six times, also beat Chris Stapleton and Eric Church on Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. “We’re a family,” he said … Continue reading

Chris Brown’s 45-song album not the skip-fest you’d expect
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Chris Brown’s 45-song album not the skip-fest you’d expect

Chris Brown, “Heartbreak on a Full Moon” (RCA) Chris Brown sure has some nerve, releasing a 45-song album when audience attention spans are notoriously short, while most artists agonize over trimming their set into a carefully curated bundle that precisely captures the latest evolution of their sound. But, alas, Brown doesn’t seem concerned about attention … Continue reading

NSU “Spardi Gras” homecoming is Oct. 22-29
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NSU “Spardi Gras” homecoming is Oct. 22-29

Norfolk State University is celebrating its 82nd homecoming Oct. 22-25. The week kicked off Sunday, Oct. 22, with the sold out encore tribute to Luther Vandross in the L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center. This year’s Spardi Gras homecoming theme merges Spartan spirit with the fun of Mardi Gras. Events include a concert featuring Jacquees … Continue reading

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