Jonathan’s Recent Stories
Arts Sep 10Kool & the Gang co-founder Ronald ‘Khalis’ Bell dies at 68
Kool & the Gang grew from jazz roots in the 1960s to become one of the major groups of the 1970s, blending jazz, funk, R&B and pop.
Arts Aug 30Chadwick Boseman’s death leaves saddening mark on rough 2020
The deaths of Chadwick Boseman, Rep. John Lewis and Kobe Bryant have left saddening marks in a year marred with deaths of popular Black icons. Their deaths have come at a time filled with racial tension and protests against the…
Arts Aug 24Nigerian boy gains fame with dance video as stars pay homage
Anthony Mmesoma Madu’s practice dance session was so impressive that it earned him a ballet scholarship with the American Ballet Theater in the U.S.
Arts Sep 24Tom Hanks to receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes
The actor has won praise for a string of compelling characters in movies including "Saving Private Ryan," the "Toy Story" films, and the Golden Globe-winning "Cast Away," for which he lost 55 pounds to play a man stranded on a…
Nation Apr 11Fans honor rapper Nipsey Hussle at Los Angeles memorial
Hussle was shot to death March 31 while standing outside The Marathon, his South Los Angeles clothing store, not far from where the rapper grew up.
Politics Nov 16Michelle Obama says ‘Access Hollywood’ tape prompted her to condemn Trump’s comments
Michelle Obama said she felt anxious before giving her emotional New Hampshire speech in 2016 condemning Donald Trump for bragging about sexually assaulting women in a recording more than a decade ago.
Nation May 16Lawyer says Rapper T.I. ‘wrongfully arrested’ near his home
The rapper T.I. was arrested early Wednesday as he tried to enter his gated community outside Atlanta and was charged with disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and simple assault — but the artist's lawyer called it a wrongful arrest.