President Obama warned Monday that the United States would respond aggressively to terrorism such as last week’s botched attempt to blow up a U.S. airliner. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility for the attempted Christmas Day terrorist attack on a plane about to land in the U.S., saying it was in retaliation for alleged U.S. strikes on Yemeni soil.
Check out this interview with The Dream, where he talks about his new role at Island Def Jam Music Group, R.Kelly vs. Trey Songz, his creative approach when writing records for various artists as well as his wedding to Christina Milian.
As news of Percy E. Sutton’s death spread on Sunday in Harlem, the sadness spanned generations and city blocks, from Sutton’s home on 135th Street to the doorstep of the Apollo, that cultural heart of Harlem that Sutton jolted to life.
The decline of Atlanta’s Whittaker School started before it even opened, a campus built in 1959 for a historically black neighborhood already doomed to obsolescence. Yet the school survives, however tattered, boarded-up and graffiti-laden in the city’s now fashionable Westside.
In Carol Blackmon's exclusive interview with Eddie Levert, the R&B pioneer discusses his legendary group, the O'Jays, as well as losing his son, singer Gerald Levert. As we previously reported, the O'Jays will perform with Charlie Wilson and K’Jon on January 2 at the Atlanta Civic Center!
For those whose white-Christmas dreams were a big disappointment, Stone Mountain Park offered an enticing consolation with a very snowy day after. The park opened its second season of Snow Mountain on Dec. 26 to a sold-out crowd that brought about 3,000 people out to play in the machine-made flurries.
Civil rights attorney and politician Percy Sutton has died. The son of a slave, Sutton first moved to New York City after serving with the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II. He went on to open a law office in Harlem where he represented Malcolm X, his family and many other defendants.
Tyler Perry announced on his Web site that he is returning to the stage with a new play showcasing the tribulations of his most famous character. “Madea’s Big Happy Family” begins the first leg of its tour on Jan. 4 in El Paso, Tex., and continues through May 9 in cities across the United States.
Mary J. Blige's willingness to bare her sometimes-tortured inner self via powerful music has ensured her unbroken reign as the queen of hip-hop soul over an almost-20-year career. With the release of her ninth album "Stronger With Each Tear," she extends that approach outward in Anthony Mandler's stunning cover portrait, which reveals a steely, elegant woman whose pride is tempered by wariness.
The first "Sex and the City 2" trailer is here! It opens with quick shots of New York City accompanied by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' hit "Empire State of Mind." "It's been two years and in two years, amazing things can happen," says Sarah Jessica Parker.