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Akon Reveals He Has New Music Coming Out Soon

The Huffington Post | Allison Bresnick | Posted 07.21.2016 | Entertainment


RNC Communications Chief Uses 'My Little Pony' To Defend Melania Trump's Plagiarism

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics

Republicans have used nearly every excuse in the book to defend Melania Trump’s plagiarism of Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention...

Akon Discusses His Mission To Provide Electricity To 600 Million In Africa

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.30.2016 | Black Voices

Akon is making good on his lifelong goal of leveraging his celebrity to give back to Africa by resolving the continent’s energy crisis. Last Summer,...

Adam Afara: International Event Planner and Wedding Designer

Madinah James | Posted 03.25.2016 | Weddings
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Madinah James

Afara is a talented designer who specializes in wedding planning and creating imaginative sets, private party set ups, and innovative décor for several corporate events.

David Guetta Explains That Controversial Line In 2009's 'Sexy B***h'

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 01.27.2016 | Entertainment

David Guetta knew there was going to be a problem with his song "Sexy Bitch," his 2009 collaboration with singer Akon. "We were in the studio, and a...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: R&B Star Monica Puts Us on 'Red' Alert

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.19.2017 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Only a handful of artists -- especially in the R&B genre -- have had a lengthy, always-relevant career in the biz. Monica clearly is one of them.

Don't Say Michael Jackson. "Don't Say You Love Me" is B. Howard's Hit

Roxane Assaf Lynn | Posted 12.15.2016 | Entertainment
Roxane Assaf Lynn

It says enough that Beverly Hills pop artist Brandon "B." Howard has just released a single that's in the top 20 on Billboard magazine's dance song ch...

Akon Launches Academy To Provide Electricity To 600 Million In Africa

Reuters | Joseph D'Urso | Posted 05.21.2016 | Black Voices

By Joseph D'Urso LONDON, May 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - S enegalese-American singer Akon, whose Akon Lighting Africa initiativ...

14 Celebrities Who Changed Their Names (and Why)

Mallory Moss | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment
Mallory Moss

There are several reasons why celebrities -- and lay folk -- change their names. Norma Jean Baker became Marilyn Monroe, now synonymous with bombshell beauty. I present 14 celebrities who changed their names, and seven reasons why they may have done so.

Akon On The Real Reason Why African-Americans Overlook Traveling To Africa

Posted 02.09.2015 | Black Voices

--Multiplatinum recording artist-producer Akon explains why Africa isn’t viewed as an ideal location to vacation for African-Americans. (Al Jazeera)...

A Call for Peace

Akon | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact

The continued conflict has forced millions of people from their homes with more than half of them being children. This disruption has adversely affected their daily lives, limiting access to food, water, health care and education.

The Top 10 Workout Songs Of 2013

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

The end of the year is a great time to survey workout music for two reasons. First, it provides a chance to look back at the year that's winding down and reminisce. Second, the new year is when folks make resolutions -- often to get into better shape -- and the recap includes a few songs that might help with that.

Just Ivy Is Ready to Take You to "Paradise"

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 10.19.2013 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

Her name is Ivy, Just Ivy. The European-born artist is ready to take the music world by storm with her debut single "Paradise."

Attacked Onstage: Gropings, Bird Droppings And Worse

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.19.2013 | Entertainment

Live shows are the prime opportunity for fans to get some facetime with their favorite musicians -- but some inevitably get a little too close. The ph...

PHOTOS: Celebrities With Unpaid Bills

Posted 09.01.2012 | Celebrity

A letter addressed to Lindsay Lohan from the Chateau Marmont recently leaked online and everyone learned that the hotel has banned the actress until s...

See Who Threw Down At The Latin Billboards Afterparty

Posted 04.28.2012 | Miami

Juanes, Don Omar, Chino from Chino Y Nacho, Mun2 host Jenni Rivera, Akon, and many more partied the night away at Hennessy V.S and Universal Music's "...

Lee Hernandez

PHOTOS: 20 Best (And Worst!) Outfits At The Latin Billboard Awards | Lee Hernandez | Posted 04.29.2012 | Latino Voices

When it comes to awards shows, some stars clean up nice, and others (well, they don't clean up at all). Such was the case at last night's Latin Billbo...

Is a Local Language Essential to Preserve Cultural Identity on the Social Web?

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 04.08.2012 | Media
Sreedhar Pillai

In the age of globalization and social Web, English seems to have acquired the status of a global currency, in which you can trade your emotions without losing your identity.

Interview With David Guetta: Where Pop Music Meets Dance Music

Taryn Haight | Posted 11.23.2011 | Home
Taryn Haight

It may be a bold statement, but I doubt there has ever been a producer to cross over from the electronic realm to the world of pop as smoothly and as successfully as David Guetta.

Rock City: A Creative Movement and a Clarion Sound

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 09.18.2011 | Arts
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

It is no secret the Rock City is proud of where they are from; you feel the passion when you talk to them, and you hear it in their music.

WATCH: The Lonely Island's Funniest Videos

Posted 07.10.2011 | Comedy

The Lonely Island, the comedy trio made up of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, today released "Turtleneck and Chain," the much-anticipa...

Peter Buffett: Emotional And Musical Philanthropy

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Srinivasan Pillay

Peter Buffett has arrived, and you want to meet him as much as he wants to meet you.

Is No Labels Something New?

Meghan Keneally | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Meghan Keneally

In the undeniably partisan climate of today's American political scene, the idea of Democrats and Republicans coming together definitely seems novel and different. But was it really?

Top 21 Albums & Tracks of 2010 -- What Are Yours?

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

2010-12-21-blackkeys.jpgHere are my top 21 fave raves of 2010. In no particular order.

WATCH: The Lonely Island Does It Again With 'I Just Had Sex'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Since the final "Saturday Night Live" of the year featured Eminem and Lil' Wayne as the musical guests, we had a feeling this week's digital short wou...