ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Teddy Riley Readies ‘Emotional’ Return to Apollo in Harlem

    By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Teddy Riley is on the brink of tears. Happy tears. The singer and producer behind hits for Michael Jackson says now that he's just days away from...

    Community Hero Steps in for Kid Rock to Lead Holiday Parade

    By The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man who helped stop a Waffle House shooter stepped into the role as grand marshal for the Nashville Christmas Parade as a last-minute replacement Saturday for...

    British Director Anyiam-Osigwe Strikes a Nerve with No Shade

    By Barrington M. Salmon, NNPA Newswire Contributing Writer Clare Anyiam-Osigwe, a first-time director, is enjoying the type of success usually reserved for veteran filmmakers. Her film debut, ‘No Shade’ is a witty, wry romantic story...

    Viola Davis to Portray Shirley Chisholm in Film by Amazon Studios 

    By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis will portray legendary politician Shirley Chisholm in a feature film for Amazon Studios. Chisholm was the first African American woman in U.S. history to be elected...

    Former Wall Street Techie Establishes a Business Inspired By Fashion and Culture

    By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Schuanne Cappel has come a long way from her days as a Wall Street techie. Owner and founder of upscale clothing and accessory destination Uncoverd, Cappel began her business...

    AFRO Editorial Cartoonist’s Work on Display in D.C.

    By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO Fifty years ago, following the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., his wife, Coretta Scott King, founded the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change to continue his legacy...

    `Stay’ Film Directed by W. Balt. Native

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] "Stay," a romantic drama recently won "Best International Feature Film" at the Baltimore International Film Festival. The film, which examines addiction also won the "Audience Choice Award" at the Royal Starr Film...

    LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

    By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “If there were no night, we would not appreciate the day, nor could we see the stars and the vastness of the heavens. We must partake of the...

    Beyonce to Perform at South African Concert Honoring Mandela

    By The Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Beyonce, Jay-Z and Ed Sheeran are among the stars scheduled to perform at a South African concert on Sunday in honor of the life and legacy of Nelson...

    Stevie Wonder Announces Plan to Help California Fire Victims

    By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Wonder wants to raise money through his benefit concert for California fire victims impacted by the catastrophic wildfires. The R&B legend announced his plan Tuesday...

    Bill Cosby Counsels Inmates, Officers on Health

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia Pennsylvania reportedly has the second highest percentage of elderly prisoners in the United States, according to statistics culled from several watchdog groups. In 1980 there were 370 elderly people...

    Oprah Winfrey’s Mother, Vernita Lee, Dies at 83

    By The Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's mother, Vernita Lee, has died at the age of 83. A Winfrey spokeswoman on Monday issued a statement saying Lee died at her Milwaukee home on Nov....

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