Nancy Wilson, Grammy Winning Jazz Singer, Dies at 81

By ANDREW DALTON and HILLEL ITALIE, Associated Press Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist" and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died. Wilson, who retired from touring...

ArtsCentric Musical Retells the Most Famous Story of All

By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO Literary great Langston Hughes was known for telling stories of everyday life. He captured the life of Black people through poetry, plays, and writings using common vernacular. His...

Young Musician Tariq Al-Sabir Talks The Wire and Why He Believes Stevie Wonder is...

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Baltimore born and raised composer and vocalist Tariq Al-Sabir found himself attending Hollywood premieres in high school but wasn’t as fazed by it as his Mom was. After...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “How can I say thanks for the things you have done for me. Things so undeserved yet you give to prove your love for me. The voices of...

Nick Cannon Sees Irony In The Way Oscars Handled Kevin Hart

By GARY GERARD HAMILTON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Cannon isn't just defending his friend and fellow comedian Kevin Hart over the Oscars hosting controversy. He's also going after the Academy of Motion Picture...

Smollet Siblings Whip Up Family Recipes for the Holiday

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Smollet siblings, Jazz and Jake, sister and brother to actors Jussie Smollett and Jurnee Smollett-Bell, are bringing family traditions and delicious eats to audiences through the TV ONE special,...

With Kevin Hart’s Downfall, Hosting the Oscars Got Harder

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The "most thankless job in town" just got even more difficult. The Oscars have a longstanding host problem, but Kevin Hart's swift downfall over old anti-gay...

‘Black Panther,’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Among AFI Awards Honorees

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Black Panther," ''A Star Is Born" and "Mary Poppins Returns" are among the American Film Institute's top 10 films of the year. AFI announced its selections for the...

Cardi B, Pharrell, Kanye Draw Crowds During Art Basel Miami

By KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Royalty, Real Housewives, and the fathers of two Kardashian babies were among the celebs that fanned out across Miami for a week of glamorous Art...

Serena Williams Launches Pop-up Shop During Art Basel Miami

By KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Strong. Sophisticated. Sexy. Like the tennis champ herself, Serena Williams' fashion line is all about power moves and she's hoping it will also inspire woman...

Hart Steps Down as Oscars Host Over his Past Anti-Gay Tweets

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Just two days after being named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian. Capping...

Marianne Jean-Baptiste Plays Military Mom For Homecoming

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO The character of Gloria Cruz is certainly not the first concerned Black mother to grace television screens. However, those characters too often languish in their pain, constrained by...
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