ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Mourners Gather for Franklin’s Funeral; Diva Dressed in Gold

    By JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Organizers of Aretha Franklin's funeral insist it will be a service, not a show. Yet the Queen of Soul's final send-off on Friday certainly will encompass many elements,...

    Ubiquitous Women’s Expo Celebrates Black Beauty

    By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO The 5th annual Ubiquitous Women’s Expo brought women and men of color together in Washington, D.C., for a weekend of entertainment and knowledge about everything that represents “Black Girl...

    RAMBLING ROSE

    By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello everyone, I sure hope your weekend will be as great as mine. I am having a ball on vacation in Florida partying my butt off. My “Boo-Boo”...

    Wendell Pierce’s Latest Role Highlights Blacks in Intelligence Services

    By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Harriet Tubman was the first woman in the U.S. to lead a military expedition. As extraordinary a feat as it was for her to have freed numerous enslaved African-Americans,...

    Star-Studded Musical Tribute Saluting Aretha Franklin Will Be Held August 30 at Chene Park...

    By AJ Williams, Michigan Chronicle City.Life.Style Editor More than 20 performing artists, activists and family members will celebrate the life and legacy of Aretha Louise Franklin, known as the Queen of Soul, during a Musical Tribute...

    Fan Charged After Rushing Onstage at Beyonce, Jay-Z Concert

    By The Associated Press Police say they are pursuing more charges against a man who rushed onstage during a Beyonce and Jay-Z concert in Atlanta. Atlanta Police officer Lisa Bender told The Associated Press that 26-year-old...

    Vegan Soulfest Held in Baltimore’s Clifton Park

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Baltimore’s fifth Annual Vegan Soulfest brought a peaceful weekend filled with messages of health, wellness and holistic living for the city’s Clifton Park community. “We felt we needed to bring...

    Pulitzer-Winning Black Composer George Walker Dead at 96

    By AFRO Staff George Walker, a Black Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, pianist and educator, died Aug. 23 at the age of 96. According to NPR, the pioneering virtuoso died at the Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, N.J.,...

    Prince’s Family Sues Doctor Who Prescribed Him Pain Pills

    By Steve Karnowski The Associated Press The family of the late rock star Prince is suing a doctor who prescribed pain pills for him, saying the doctor failed to treat him for opiate addiction and...

    Aretha Franklin Funeral and Memorials

    The Associated Press Aretha Franklin had admirers all over the world, but there's no doubt that the flame burned brightest in Detroit — the place she was raised and remained for most of her life....

    SisQo Says ‘I Do’

    Baltimore native SisQo marries longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Pham, in an intimate ceremony in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He and fellow Dru Hill members serenaded the new bride with a special rendition of their classic hit, “Beauty,” at the...

    LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

    By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It’s transporting, for sure. It can take you right back, years back, to the very moment certain...
    MAKE A DONATION


    Unlike many online publications, afro.com delivers content that's relevant to you at no cost. Help us keep it that way by making a generous donation as low as $2.

     

    Donate Now

    $
    Personal Info

    Donation Total: $2.00