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People

Arsenio Hall’s warm welcome back

by Steve HolseyFor New Pittsburgh Courier Apparently it is true that absence makes the heart grow fonder, at least in some cases. Just ask Arsenio Hall who, according to ratings organizations, has been warmly welcomed back to television with “The Arsenio Hall Show.”

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Entertainment

Arsenio fulfills his dream with late-night return

This Nov. 3, 2012 file photo shows Arsenio Hall performing at “Eddie Murphy: One Night Only,” a celebration of Murphy’s career in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Did fate decree that Arsenio Hall would return to late night after two decades’ absence?

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Entertainment

Surprises, rap’s new class take over Summer Jam XX

Mariah Carey performs at the Hot 97 Summer Jam XX on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York City radio station Hot 97 celebrated its 20th annual Summer Jam concert with young rappers who are dominating the charts, a respected veteran hip-hop group and a slew of surprises.

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Entertainment

Can the Black community change the face of the music industry?

Jasiri X talks about grassroots activism in the Obama/Tea Party Era at Columbia College in Chicago. (Courtesy Photo Bakari Kitwana/Andrew Bryce Photography) Members of the Black intelligentsia let out a collective victory cry last week when hip-hop artist Lil Wayne lost a multi-million dollar endorsement deal with Mountain Dew as a result of lyrics comparing the beating of murdered teenager Emmett Till in 1955 to female genitalia.

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Entertainment

After recent deaths, health is new priority in rap

HEAVY D–In this Oct. 1, 2011 photo, rapper Heavy D, also known as Dwight Arrington Myers, performs during the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. The culture that in the 1990s lost its brightest stars to gun violence has in recent years seen a series of notable rappers die of drug- and health-related causes. Since 2011, hip-pop pioneer Heavy D, singer and rap chorus specialist Nate Dogg and New York rapper Tim Dog all died of ailments in their 40s. (AP Photo/David Goldman, file) by Ryan McPherson LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hip-hop may need a checkup.