ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    RAMBLING ROSE

    Hello everyone, how are you doing? I am doing great thank you for asking. As you know this week is Mother’s Day weekend and for the first time, I want to salute the moms,...

    Kennedy Center Latest Group to Revoke Cosby Honors

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Bill Cosby’s fall from America’s favorite TV Dad persists as he continues to lose prestigious honors he once earned during his 50-year career following his recent conviction for drugging...

    Rapper Wale Says Being Dark Skinned Hurt His Career

    Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] While rap has been known to highlight women, drugs, money and violence, in recent years a more emotional style has been popularized by rappers such as Drake, Logic, J. Cole...

    ‘Black Mother’ Explores the Underbelly of Jamaica

    By Jannah Johnson, Special to the AFRO Starting May 2nd the Maryland Film Festival will be taking place in Baltimore’s North Station, showcasing over 40 films and 10 short programs. One film that stands out is...

    Wife: Cosby Convicted By ‘Mob Justice, Not Real Justice’

    By The Associated Press Bill Cosby's wife called May 3 for a criminal investigation into the suburban Philadelphia prosecutor behind his sexual assault conviction, saying the case that could put the 80-year-old comedian in prison...

    LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

    I wish you flowers sunshine and smiles. I wish you children that grow to make you proud. I wish you pretty things to wear, sweet things to smell. I wish you well. I wish...

    Kanye Calls Slavery a ‘Choice,’ World Calls Kanye a Fool

    By The Associated Press Before the last one had a chance to simmer down, Kanye West caused another stir, calling American slavery a "choice" in an interview May 1. "When you hear about slavery for 400...

    James Cone, Founder of Black Liberation Theology, Dies at 79

    By The Associated Press Theologian James Cone, who as a founder of Black liberation theology linked Christian faith with the struggle against racism and oppression, has died. He was 79. Cone was hospitalized last week and...

    Is It Time to #MuteRKelly?

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] For over twenty years, Robert Kelly, better known as R. Kelly, has been engrossed in controversy regarding crude behavior, to say the least, with young women- more specifically, teenage...

    Cosby Verdict Met with Conflicting Emotions

    By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, AP National Writer It is difficult to overstate the pride, admiration and sense of ownership many Black Americans felt watching Bill Cosby at the height of his career in the 1980s and...

    Neville Brothers Saxophonist Charles Neville Dead at 79

    The Associated Press Orleans-born saxophone player Charles Neville, who once backed up B.B. King and later gained fame with the Neville Brothers band and their rollicking blend of funk, jazz and rhythm and blues, has...

    Black Comic Who Called Cosby A Rapist Credited after His Conviction

    By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer Standup comic Hannibal Buress, whose 2014 remark about sexual-assault accusations against Bill Cosby went viral, is getting another serious surge of attention. The path to Cosby's conviction April 26 on charges...

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