Al Sharpton

  1. Jay-Z on Barneys Racial Profiling Controvery: 'Why Am I Being Demonized?'

    October 27, 2013 10:49 AM EDT Jay-Z - under increasing pressure to back out of a collaboration with the luxury store Barneys New York after it was accused of racially profiling two black customers - said Saturday he's being unfairly "demonized" for just wait ...

  2. 'Soul Train' Creator Don Cornelius Dead in Apparent Suicide

    February 01, 2012 9:47 AM EST Don Cornelius, who with the creation of Soul Train helped break down racial barriers and broaden the reach of black culture with funky music, groovy dance steps and cutting edge style, died early Wednesday of an apparent suicide. He was 75. Office ...

  3. Diddy, Al Sharpton to Honor Heavy D at Wake on Thursday

    November 15, 2011 8:02 AM EST A public wake will be held in Mt. Vernon, New York on Thursday to commemorate the life of late rapper Dwight "Heavy D" Myers, who died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 8 outside of his Beverly Hills home at the age of 44. Details about the ...

  4. Heavy D: Autopsy Results Inconclusive

    November 14, 2011 3:30 PM EST A cause of death is still not officially known in the case of Heavy D. The late rapper and record producer died suddenly at the age of 44 on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The results from an autopsy have proven inconclusive and are pending the results of toxic ...

  5. Universal Motown's Sylvia Rhone Honored By National Action Network; President Obama Speaks At Ceremony

    April 07, 2011 10:55 AM EDT NEW YORK -- Universal Motown President Sylvia Rhone was honored last night at the National Action Network's 20th Anniversary Keepers of the Dream Awards. Other honorees included NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown, MSNBC President Phil Griffin and NB ...

  6. Jackson Memorial A Somber, Spiritual Celebration

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It was not spectacular, extravagant or bizarre. There were songs and tears but little dancing. Instead, Michael Jackson's memorial was a somber, spiritual ceremony that reached back for the essence of the man. Singer, dancer, superstar, human ...

  7. MSG Entertainment Announces Second Speaker Series

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Former U.S. VP Al Gore, former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, former Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove and many others political figures will appear in various cities as part of MSG Entertainment's second annual Speaker Series: The Minds Tha ...

  8. Banner Sounds Off On Hip-Hop Lyric Controversy

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On Sept. 26, David Banner joined fellow MC Master P, music industry executives and scholars to discuss offensive language in hip-hop music before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Reading from a statement, the 33-year-old Mississippi rapper ...

  9. Sharpton Marches For Decency In Rap Lyrics

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Prompted by calls to censor the words "bitch," "ho" and "n word" from hip-hop music, National Action Network founder Reverend Al Sharpton and Director of Decency Tamika Mallory led a demonstration last night in New Yo ...

  10. Sharpton Leading March Against Profane Rap Lyrics

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Adding to earlier calls to censor the words "bitch," "ho" and "n word" from rap music, the Reverend Al Sharpton's National Action Network (NAN) will lead the "March For Decency" on May 3 in New York. Th ...

  11. Industry Execs Discuss Rap Lyrics

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of Don Imus' firing for his on-air slur about the Rutgers women's basketball team, a high-powered group of music-industry executives met privately Wednesday to discuss sexist and misogynistic rap lyrics. During the furor that ...

  12. Fans Line Up In Harlem To Pay Respects To Brown

    December 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fans of the late "Godfather of Soul" began lining up outside Harlem's Apollo Theater early this morning (Dec. 28) to pay their last respects as James Brown's body was driven from Georgia for his last date on the historic stage. ...

  13. James Brown Remembered Around The World

    December 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Godfather of Soul" James Brown remained the hardest-working man in show business to the end, telling friends from his hospital bed that he'd be in Times Square on New Year's Eve, even though he had pneumonia. His heart gave ou ...