Lifetime achievement award winner Mary J. Blige performs a medley at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

BET Awards Honor Mary J. Blige, Nipsey Hussle, Tyler Perry

The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X. But the show belonged to artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J. Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle.
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This March 30, 2004 file photo, shows the grand stands at Vernon Downs in Verona, N.Y. A smaller Woodstock 50 festival could possibly be held at the upstate New York harness track and casino. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli, File)

Woodstock 50 May Be Back On at New Venue

Town of Vernon Supervisor Randy Watson tells the Poughkeepsie Journal that Woodstock 50 has applied for a permit to hold its concert Aug. 16-18, 2019, at Vernon Downs, about 35 miles east of Syracuse.
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In this Nov. 7, 2001 file photo, Michael Jackson waves to crowds gathered to see him at his first ever in-store appearance to celebrate his new album "Invincible" in New York. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, File)

Michael Jackson's Popularity Endures, Even After New Scandal

As the 10th anniversary of Jackson’s death approaches, experts say his music legacy is still going strong despite the documentary’s detailed abuse allegations.
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This May 31, 2019 file photo shows Cardi B arriving at Queens Criminal Court, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, FIle)

Cardi B Hit With New Felony Charges In Strip Club Brawl

The Grammy-winning rapper has been indicted on new felony charges in connection with a fight at a New York City strip club. She had previously refused to plead guilty to a misdemeanor that would have resolved the case. The 12-count indictment includes a felony charge of attempted assault with...
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Jussie Smollett

Judge Orders Special Prosecutor To Examine Smollett Probe

A judge has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the decision by Cook County prosecutors do dismiss all charges against Smollett.
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Musician R. Kelly arrives at the Daley Center for a hearing in his child support case on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

Judge Says R. Kelly's Lawyers Have Week To Answer Lawsuit

Attorneys for R. Kelly have one week to respond to a lawsuit alleging sex abuse or face losing the case...
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LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 03: Music artist Cassie Ventura attends the VH1's 3rd Annual "Dear Mama: A Love Letter To Moms" - Cocktail Reception at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on May 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

Cassie Announces She Is Expecting Her First Baby

After singer Cassie took to social media last week to announce she is expecting her first child with personal trainer boyfriend Alex Fine, former long-time boyfriend Sean "Diddy" Combs congratulated the couple on social media.
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In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Mexican-American singer and reality TV star Jenni Rivera poses during an interview in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Jenni Rivera Biopic In The Works With Her Family's Support

Jenni Rivera Enterprises said Tuesday, June 18, 2019, that it has partnered with production companies Mucho Mas Media and De Line Pictures to develop a film based on Rivera's life. Rivera died in December 2012 in a plane crash, at age 43.
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Beastie Boys (Photo credit: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

15th Anniversary Album Brings Beastie Boy Rarities To Light

The Beastie Boys announced they will release a collection of rare songs, celebrating the 15th anniversary of the release of their hit album 'To the 5 Boroughs'.
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LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 9: Mariah Carey onstage at the 2018 American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theatre on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup/Sipa USA)

Mariah Carey Celebrates End of 'Caution' Tour With Besties

Carey ended her world tour supporting her latest album 'Caution' at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam.
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