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    Memorabilia at Reginald F. Lewis Museum Seeks to Reclaim Racist Imagery

    By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Childish Gambino AKA Donald Glover’s “This is America” video debuted May 5. Since then, it has accumulated almost 380 million views on YouTube. The video, opening with Glover’s...

    Lionel Richie Named 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer-songwriter Lionel Richie has been named the 2016 MusiCares person of the year. The Recording Academy on Tuesday named the four-time Grammy winner as the honoree of its annual MusiCares benefit...

    Coming for You: Who is Kendrick Talking About in New Song?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kendrick Lamar called out rappers by name in his infamous "Control" verse released in 2013, but the internet is playing the guessing game about his target in a new song. Lamar...

    Winfrey’s OWN Announces Lohan Post-Rehab Interview

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Lindsay Lohan gets out of rehab this summer, Oprah Winfrey will be waiting to talk to her. Winfrey's cable channel, OWN, said Friday that Winfrey is getting an "exclusive" interview...

    Meagan’s Mmm Mmm Good!

    Meagan Good has developed into one of Hollywood's most sought-after actresses for both film and television. Most recently, she starred in the sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues opposite Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd...

    Janet Jackson Honored with the Global Icon Award at MTV EMAs

    By The Associated Press BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello was the big winner at the MTV EMAs gala in Spain on Sunday, while Janet Jackson used her acceptance speech for a life-time...

    Singer, Actor Belafonte to Receive NAACP 97th Spingarn Medal

    World-renowned singer, actor and activist Harry Belafonte has been chosen to be the recipient of the NAACP’s 97th Spingarn Medal, the organization announced at its Image Awards. Belafonte will be honored at the Spingarn Dinner...

    Atlanta TV Station: Veteran News Anchor Amanda Davis Dies

    ATLANTA (AP) — Veteran Atlanta television news anchor Amanda Davis, whose achievements included launching a segment encouraging foster children adoptions and an in-depth series about her alcoholism, has died. She was 62. Davis, morning news...

    ‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris Sets Exclusive Netflix Deal

    By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix says it's signed "black-ish" creator Kenya Barris to an exclusive production agreement. The multi-year deal announced Thursday makes Barris the latest prominent TV creator to jump from...

    Rev. Wintley Phipps’ Dream Academy

    Being a world renown vocal artist and an ordained Seventh day-Adventist minister is just one part of Wintley Phipps’s sprawling résumé. In addition to performing for an extensive list of notable figures including former...

    “Woodlawn”: New Film Recounts Alabama HS Football Team’s Faith after Integration

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A new independent film recounts the faith and unity of a Birmingham high school football team in the years after integration and the movie's co-director said he hopes its message...

    Jazz drummer Chico Hamilton Passes Away at 92

    Foreststorn "Chico" Hamilton, a distiguished jazz drummer, band leader and composer known for inspiring fellow and aspiring musicians, has died. He was 92. A news release from Hamilton's publicist says he died Monday in New...

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