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Alicia Keys reacts after performing during a celebration of life for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Tears from a comic, a mom and a legend mark Bryant memorial

Feb. 24, 2020 9:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Memorable moments from inside the memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. BEYONCÉ, ALICIA, CHRISTINA AND ‘MARIA’ Practically everything about what would happen at Kobe Bryant's memorial was a mystery to nearly everyone watching, and when Beyoncé took...

Vanessa Bryant speaks during a celebration of life for her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Public memorial service remembers the private Kobe Bryant

Feb. 24, 2020 8:12 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s wife remembered him as a devoted father and husband who arrived early for school pickups and wrote heartfelt cards and letters. Rob Pelinka, Bryant’s longtime agent and close friend, recalled his final texts from the NBA superstar minutes before he was killed...

Fans watch the live stream of a public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

The Latest: Kobe Bryant service ends with Oscar-winning film

Feb. 24, 2020 3:47 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in downtown Los Angeles (all times local): 12:45 p.m. A selection from the short film “Dear Basketball” that won Kobe Bryant an Academy Award played on the big screens at Staples Center to wrap up a...

The LaQuan Smith collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

LaQuan Smith puts on a NY Fashion Week show of sexy black

Feb. 9, 2020 1:15 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — LaQuan Smith brought the sexy to New York Fashion Week in a mostly black collection of slinky evening dresses, ultra-short party wear and killer cold-weather coats of leather and fur. The Queens, New York-born luxury designer, who made a name for himself dressing Kim Kardashian, Beyonce and...

Actress and honoree Niecy Nash waves to photographers at the 13th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Essence event affirms the power of black women in Hollywood

Feb. 7, 2020 10:19 AM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Through laughs, tears and speeches that turned into sermons and affirmations, the overarching theme of this year’s star-studded Essence luncheon was that in an unforgiving industry that often overlooks, black women need no validation from Hollywood — or elsewhere...