Friday, December 4, 2020

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Fabian Broaden — Making statements through photos

By ReShonda Tate Billingsley, Defender News Network When Houstonian Fabian Broaden graduated from college at Southern University, he began a successful career as an architect here in Houston. It’s a job he loved, but one day while listening to his...

Google News Initiative Ad Transformation Lab Provides Needed Support for Black, Latino Media

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Google has announced a partnership for its Google News Initiative (GNI) Ad Transformation Lab, a program designed to help advance the digital transformation and advertising aspects of Black and Latino-owned news...

Former Bill T. Jones, White Oak dancer adds filmmaker to her resume

By Nadine Matthews Special to the AFRO Baltimore’s Rosalynde LeBlanc has been a dancer for most of her life. “I was always around dance because of my mother,” LeBlanc explained of her mother, who was also a dancer. “Since my mother...

Paris Jackson emerges with new CD, new vibe

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent At 22, Paris Jackson bears the scars of a childhood that took a devastating turn 11 years ago with the death of her father, Michael Jackson. Afterward, a chaotic years-long struggle with family...

New film sheds light on the legacy and risks of Black birth

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By Blacknews.com  When Black mothers are dying during labor at a rate that is three to four times higher than their White counterparts, it’s time we start paying attention to the Black maternal mortality rate in the United States. The...

Comedian Sinbad recovers from a stroke

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Sinbad, the talented comedian whose reputation has endeared him to millions of fans on television, in the movies, and on stage, is recovering from a stroke. The icon, who appeared earlier this year...

Baltimore artist goes platinum with hit single

By Michelle Richardson Special to the AFRO There’s a lot of talent in Baltimore but it is usually overshadowed by the day-to-day violence in the city. Rarely do artists get coverage for their talent by local media so when the AFRO...

Thousands Petition for LeVar Burton as Next ‘Jeopardy’ Host

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By AFRO Staff By any account, Alex Trebek has left some large shoes to fill. The beloved, Emmy Award-winning game-show host, who presided over the fan-favorite “Jeopardy” for more than three decades, died Nov. 8 after battling with pancreatic cancer. He...

‘The Harris Letters’ to be published this month

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By AFRO Staff  In September, the AFRO reported on Dr. Peggy Brooks-Bertram, creator of “The Harris Letters: Put The Wind Beneath Her Wings” letter campaign. All women were encouraged to submit letters of encouragement for other women of color and...

THEARC Commemorates Life of Legendary Staff Member

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Since its founding 15 years ago, Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) has provided cultural and social programming for residents of Washington, D,C, particularly those located in Ward 8; and while the 16.5 acre...

Black People Mourn The Loss of Alex Trebek

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com When news broke that Jeopardy’s beloved host Alex Trebek died on Nov. 8, at the age after battling pancreatic cancer, celebrities and the average person alike, took to social media. Fans, friends and family used...

Suburban Baltimore vocalist utilizes musical foundation in transition to traditional Jazz

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By Timothy Cox Special to the AFRO BALTIMORE, MD -- When a Washington, DC area musical group held its 60th anniversary last year, the memories stoked lots of good feelings for at least one of its members - Lavenia Nesmith. As the...

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