Thursday, July 9, 2020


#AFRO 20Qs: Jac Ross

By Ariel Chrysann AFRO Intern Jac Ross, a young musician with a seasoned soul, captures the ears and hearts of all who enjoy timeless music. His single ‘It’s Ok to be Black’, written by the inspiration from his 4-year-old daughter, gives...

‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ Hymn Ignites Hope Across Nation

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Black national anthem was born more than a century ago, but the popular hymn within the African American community called "Lift Every Voice and Sing" has resurrected a...

Ziggy Marley Will Receive the Black Press 2020 Global Icon Award and Make a...

By Stacy Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent Reggae legend Ziggy Marley will receive the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) 2020 Global Icon Achievement Award during the NNPA’s Annual Convention scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, and Thursday, July 9. The two-day international...

Beyoncé’s Message, Epic Performances at BET Awards

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. Associated Press “Your voices are being heard and you’re proving to our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain,” said the superstar singer at the BET Awards, which celebrated its 20 years of highlighting excellence in...

THE RUN DOWN – August Alsina and Jada Pinkett Smith

By AFRO.COM / BE INSPIRED GLOBAL Host Micha Green touches on the murky relationship between August Alsina and Jada Pinkett Smith and the trending stories in this weeks AFRO American Newspaper.


By AFRO.COM / BE INSPIRED GLOBAL Host Micha Green Tributes THE GAP BAND in this weeks AFRO FACTS.

Country Music Reckons with Racial Stereotypes and Its Future

By Kristin M. Hall AP Entertainment Writer When country singer Rissi Palmer was working on her debut album, she wanted a song that would introduce her to fans. On her 2007 debut single, "Country Girl," she explained that she didn't have...

OP-ED: Celebrating the Journey of Black Music and its Impact on American Culture

By H. Beecher Hicks, III, President & CEO of the National Museum of African American Music Lately, the phrase ‘unprecedented times’ is so widely used that much of the world around us feels alien in comparison to our previous “normal.”...

Beyoncé Drops Surprise Single ‘Black Parade’ on Juneteenth

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyoncé did not let Juneteenth pass without dropping one of her signature surprises — a new single called "Black Parade." "I'm going back to the South, I'm going back where my roots ain't...

#FIYAH! LIVESTREAM 6.19.20 7PM ET — CeCe Peniston

By BlackPressUSA In celebration of Black Music Appreciation Month, we bring you songstress CeCe Peniston! In the early 1990s, CeCe Peniston scored five number one hits on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play, including her signature song “Finally,” which reached...

Queen Latifah: Let ‘Gone With The Wind’ Be Gone Forever

By GARY GERARD HAMILTON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — While some have criticized HBO Max's removal of “Gone With the Wind” from its streaming service — including those who wonder if it hurts the legacy of Hattie McDaniel, the first African...

Drake Tops BET Awards Nods; Show To Air On CBS For 1st Time

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Drake is the leading nominee at the 2020 BET Awards, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary later this month. BET announced Monday that Drake is nominated for six honors, including video...