ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    R. Kelly Stages Racy Performance Amid Protest, Allegations

    By TOM FOREMAN Jr., Associated Press GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — With demonstrators standing outside his concert protesting his presence, R. Kelly summoned his passionate fans to carry him through what has been a difficult week. Interspersing...

    Ryan Coogler Reflects on Tsunami That is ‘Black Panther’

    By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer CANNES, France (AP) — At the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday, filmmaker Ryan Coogler reflected on the historic sensation of "Black Panther" and the changes he hopes it might...

    Rapper Juelz Santana Pleads Not Guilty to Airport Gun Charge

    By The Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper Juelz Santana says he's working on new music while under home confinement after authorities said he tried to bring a gun on a plane at Newark...

    R. Kelly set to Perform in North Carolina Despite Protests

    By TOM FOREMAN Jr., Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — R. Kelly is going on with his concert in North Carolina Friday, rejecting calls from protesters to cancel his appearance over longstanding allegations of sexual...

    Crow, Common Part of New Grammys Inclusion Task Force

    By The Associated Press Sheryl Crow and Common are among the artists and executives on the Recording Academy's new task force on inclusion and diversity. The academy announced the team's 16 members — 13 of whom...

    TV Expands Media Choices for Black Content

    By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Back in 2012, Deshuna Spencer became excited to see some of the Black independent films that she read about regularly on websites dedicated to the subject, “I didn’t have...

    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...

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