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    Drama at DC Radio Station After Host Quits On-Air

    Radio show host, Danni Starr, from The Fam In the Morning on DMV R&B ad Hip-Hop station WKYS, suddenly quit Thursday morning after she being blindsided by her co-hosts, QuickSilva and DJ 5’9, on...

    Gladys Knight’s Son Accused of Stealing from Restaurants

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Department of Revenue officials say the son of singer Gladys Knight is accused of stealing tax money from several metro Atlanta chicken and waffles restaurants for his personal use. Department officials...

    Panthers Closing In On New Owner And It’s Not Diddy

    Remember when so many Black folks thought business tycoon Sean “P. Diddy” Combs would be the perfect candidate to buy the Carolina Panthers? Well, apparently, the NFL isn’t quite ready to desegregate its principal...

    Berry Gordy’s Former Detroit Mansion Back on Market

    DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit mansion once owned by Motown Records founder Berry Gordy is back on the market. The 10,500-square-foot home in the city's Boston-Edison neighborhood is listed for nearly $1.6 million, according to...

    Wendy Williams’ Criticism of NAACP, HBCUs Results in Lost Sponsorships, and an Apology

    Television show host Wendy Williams is facing a backlash across the media spectrum for her controversial comments about HBCUs and the NAACP. On July 6, during the hot topics segment of her show, she brought...

    Erin J. Gilbert’s Job is to Archive Black Art for the Smithsonian

    By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Erin J. Gilbert recalls the wise advice of a former mentor who told her, “Nothing matters besides acquisitions, exhibitions and publication.” In the world of fine art, the value...

    Ciara’s Cryptic Response to Slim Thug’s Shots at Her Relationship

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] Did famous singer Ciara marry Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson simply for financial security? Houston rapper Slim Thug certainly thinks so, according to his own words during a radio interview last...

    Al Roker’s Outburst over Ryan Lochte’s Lies Reportedly Draws Censure from NBC

    While many gave a mental high-five when NBC weatherman Al Roker went in on American swimmer Ryan Lochte for his sketchy tale about being robbed during the Rio Olympic Games, reportedly, network bigwigs and...

    Former Slave Holding Mansion Now Home to Black Artists

    By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO About 20 miles south of Washington, D.C. lies an old plantation which once housed slaves that has been transformed into a home for some of the most innovative Black...

    Bobby Brown Tells His Side of the Story in ‘Every Little Step’

    There was once a time when Bobby Brown was the biggest name in R&B, an icon headed towards a path of greatness in the late 1980s. But, over the last 25 years, Brown has...

    AFRAM Festival Goes Back to Being Big

    By Brandi Randolph, Special to the AFRO The AFRAM Festival smells of second chances, first performances and summer every year. With performances by Dru Hill, Ella Mai and more, this year’s festival is expected to be...

    Baltimore Poet Explores Faith, Fatherhood and Family

    By Lisa Snowden-McCray, Special to the AFRO Baltimore native Tariq’s Touré’s new book of poetry, Two Parts Oxygen, begins with a poem titled “118.” It is about his mother. “She reminds us, with perfect diction/that we are strangers...

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