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Courtesy of Deniece Williams Over three decades later, Deniece Williams says she feels “honored” her empowering 1984 hit “Black Butterfly” still resonates with so many in today’s climate amid Black Lives Matter protests. “I am so honored that song has had the life that it has had and that that song has such significant meaning to people then and […]

Sarah Morris/Getty ImagesKash Doll’s 2018 hit song “Ice Me Out” becomes the latest No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Triller U.S. chart, as well as No. 7 on the global chart since the chart made its debut three weeks ago. The Detroit rapper said the record had a mind of its own after its release, as it continues to […]

pawel.gaul/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(BOSTON) — A Massachusetts cruise liner has been hit with a cease and desist order after photos of a packed ship deck went viral over the weekend. Bay State Cruise Company, which runs ferries between Boston and Provincetown, was ordered to stop operating just shortly after reopening as part of the […]

Jason Koerner/Getty ImagesEarthGang member Olu has flexed his impressive vocal talents, singing a cover of Marvin Gaye‘s 1971 hit “What’s Going On.” The Dreamville artist dedicated his bedroom performance to his late father, Milton Ahdwele Fann. In an op-ed for DJBooth, Olu explained why he chose to sing one of his father’s favorite songs.  “This cover is my gift to my father and anyone separated from loved ones […]

donald_gruener/iStockBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A rare hurricane warning was in effect for parts of Hawaii overnight as Hurricane Douglas passed dangerously close to the state. The warning has since been canceled, but Douglas is still bringing Hawaii gusty winds, flooding rain and life-threatening surf. Hurricanes don’t make landfall in Hawaii or even […]

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Ben185/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY, EMILY SHAPIRO and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (NEW YORK) — An NYPD officer who allegedly violently shoved a protester to the ground has turned himself in Tuesday morning to face criminal charges. The court appearance came before the department announced another officer is facing disciplinary actions for their use of force during […]

Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesKendrick Lamar has been low-key on social media since announcing his creative company pgLang back in March. Due to the recent protests over George Floyd‘s death and demonstrations denouncing police brutality, the To Pimp a Butterfly artist made a strong but subtle appearance at a peace walk in his Compton hometown on Sunday. Kendrick was spotted incognito at a march through Los Angeles alongside NBA superstars DeMar […]

ABC/ Fred LeeKirk Franklin caught up with Billboard to reflect on his joyful Verzuz battle with Fred Hammond last month, which he called, “a really great time out for me.” While wearing “I Can’t Breathe” shirts, as a nod to the final words of George Floyd and Eric Garner, Franklin and Hammond offered an evening of hope, healing, and songs of strength on Instagram Live — at one […]

narvikk/iStockBy SOO RIN KIM AND MATTHEW VANN, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — In New York City, African Americans and Latinos are two times more likely to be hospitalized and to die from COVID than white Americans, according to local officials’ figures. Chicago blacks are three times more likely and Latinos twice as likely to die […]