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    Jim Brown Says He and Kanye Were Treated “Beautifully” At Their Meeting With Trump

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor Kanye West visited the White House Thursday to meet with President Donald Trump, and he brought Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown along with him. West and Brown’s “lunch...

    Co-Founder of Chart-Topping “The O’Jays” Dies of Cancer at 78

    By The Associated Press OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Bill Isles, an original member of the chart-topping R&B group The O'Jays, has died at his Southern California Home. He was 78. Isles died of cancer last month...

    XXXTentacion is Famous for His Music, Allegations of Violence

    In music, it’s easy for fans to get lost in the talent of an artist. However, there are moments where love for an artist can be tested by what they do outside of their...

    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...

    Drama at DC Radio Station After Host Quits On-Air

    Radio show host, Danni Starr, from The Fam In the Morning on DMV R&B ad Hip-Hop station WKYS, suddenly quit Thursday morning after she being blindsided by her co-hosts, QuickSilva and DJ 5’9, on...

    AFRO Exclusive with Taraji P. Henson

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] In the Black community, mental health is often treated as the elephant in the room that no one really wants to talk about. Between “praying the pain away,” worrying about...

    Kirk Franklin Brings Inspiration to the MGM

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The MGM National Harbor might be known for its slots, tables, clubs, restaurants and shopping, but Kirk Franklin brought the Holy Spirit to the lavish casino on July 26. In...

    AFRAM Festival Goes Back to Being Big

    By Brandi Randolph, Special to the AFRO The AFRAM Festival smells of second chances, first performances and summer every year. With performances by Dru Hill, Ella Mai and more, this year’s festival is expected to be...

    Panthers Closing In On New Owner And It’s Not Diddy

    Remember when so many Black folks thought business tycoon Sean “P. Diddy” Combs would be the perfect candidate to buy the Carolina Panthers? Well, apparently, the NFL isn’t quite ready to desegregate its principal...

    2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – A Melting Pot of the Finest...

    By Dwight Brown, NNPA Newswire Film Critic The 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicked off its 50thyear anniversary with a bang. The annual two-weekend fest featured world-renown musicians, tempting food concession stands, a friendly crowd...

    Wendy Williams Reveals How Cocaine Addiction Continues to Destroy Her Life

    By A.R. Shaw, NNPA News Correspondant Wendy Williams revealed details about her personal battles with drug addiction during an episode of the “Wendy Williams Show.” Near the end of her daily one-hour show, Williams, 54, stood in...

    Gladys Knight’s Son Accused of Stealing from Restaurants

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Department of Revenue officials say the son of singer Gladys Knight is accused of stealing tax money from several metro Atlanta chicken and waffles restaurants for his personal use. Department officials...

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