ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Comic Book Icon Stan Lee, Dead at 95

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Stan Lee, the irrepressible creator of a phalanx of comic book superheroes including, the Black Panther, Spiderman, Thor and Captain America has died. He was 95. According to multiple reports, Lee...

    Viola Davis on ‘Widows,’ MeToo and Expressing Her Femininity

    By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer TORONTO (AP) — To Viola Davis, being naked on screen or onstage means more than having your clothes off. It means ridding yourself of self-consciousness and ego. It means exposing...

    Michelle Obama Memoir is Next Pick for Winfrey Book Club

    By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama's "Becoming," already expected to sell millions of copies, now has the official backing of Oprah Winfrey. "This book is everything you wanted to know and...

    Documentary to Feature School Backed by LeBron James

    By The Associated Press AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school backed by NBA star LeBron James will be the subject of a feature-length documentary. The Akron Beacon Journal reports the Akron Public Schools has approved...

    Jon Batiste Headlines Event for New Orleans Jazz Museum

    By The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — "Late Show" bandleader Jon Batiste comes home to Louisiana next month for a fundraiser benefiting the New Orleans Jazz Museum. The Dec. 8 event takes place at the...

    Actor Viggo Mortensen Apologizes for Using Racial Slur

    By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Viggo Mortensen has apologized for using a racial slur during a panel discussion about his new film "Green Book." Mortensen, who is White, appeared Wednesday at the...

    Review: ‘Black Velvet’ is Charles Bradley’s Last, Moving set

    By PABLO GORONDI, Associated Press Charles Bradley was past 60 when he released his first album with the extended Daptone Records family, and his death from cancer a year ago robbed soul music of one...

    A New Book About Realizing One’s Dreams and Potential By Africa Miranda

    By Nyame-Kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO After more than a decade of being in the entertainment industry, renaissance woman, Africa Miranda has displayed her talents on television, as a model and most recently as an...

    Author Barry Fletcher Releases Second Printing of Book on President Barack Obama’s Two Presidential...

    By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO Author, CEO and entrepreneur, Barry Fletcher released the second printing of his latest book "President Barack Obama’s Two Tremendous Terms: Monthly Political Chronicle 2008-2016" in January of this year....

    The Rookie Actress Afton Williamson Remembers Legendary Scribe Ntozake Shange

    By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Sad news of Ntozake Shange’s passing broke the weekend actress Afton Williamson flew home to New York City from Los Angeles. The groundbreaking poet, author, and playwright held...

    Oscar Buzz Accompanies Release of ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Oscar discussions for “If Beale Street Could Talk” began in earnest after several screenings, including a special premiere screening at New York’s famed Apollo Theater. “ is a...

    RAMBLING ROSE

    Hello my dear friends, I believe winter is at our door. We set our clock back an hour, meaning you get an extra hour sleep, but I suggest that you use that hour to...

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