ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Tom Joyner Foundation Launches Exciting New Podcast

    The Tom Joyner Foundation today announced the launch of HBCUbiquity, a new hour-long podcast featuring interviews, discussion and analysis about historically black colleges and university, hosted by Thomas Joyner, Jr., president and CEO of...

    R. Kelly Judgment Withdrawn After Lawyers Say He Can’t Read

    By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly spent much of Wednesday in court, with his lawyer explaining to one judge that the singer didn't respond to a lawsuit brought by one of his...

    Chappelle to Receive Mark Twain Prize for Humor

    By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedian Dave Chappelle has been chosen to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The 45-year-old Chappelle shot to international stardom through his Comedy Central program, "Chappelle's...

    VH1’S T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle

    By Valder Beebe, Texas Metro News Columnist Texas Metro News:  Every day is a new day so make it your best day. Enjoy the joys of life, make wise use of your time and embrace...

    3 Black Women Win Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America

    By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — When Cheslie Kryst won the Miss USA crown, it marked more than a personal triumph: It meant that for the first time, three black women...

    Sandtown to Symphony

    By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO Most people would agree that being born into homelessness is not a good situation. Few, if any, would consider such a circumstance to be a blessing. However, one...

    New Musical Shares Motown History Through Lens of a Love Story

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] When Marvin Gaye sang “Pride & Joy” in the early 1960s it was thought to be a tribute to his beloved girlfriend turned wife, Anna Gordy Gaye.  Over 55...

    “Rafiki” Brings Black Queer Kenyan Love Story into Focus

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Part of the human journey is to search for something real. Oprah often calls it “being your authentic self.” If you are lucky you have the strength, time and...

    Bridgeford Talks to AFRO About ‘Sage’ Film

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] The torrent of violence and homicides that has gripped Baltimore since the murder of Freddie Gray while in police custody and the subsequent Uprising of April 2015, has garnered national...

    LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

    By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself. They come through you, but not from you. And though they...

    AFRO Exclusive: Michael Ealy Previews ‘The Intruder’

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor. [email protected] When Scott (Michael Ealy) and Annie (Meagan Good) move from the city of San Francisco to the Napa Valley wine country, they are planning to begin their...

    21st Maryland Film Festival Set to Launch

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] For devotees of more avant garde cinema offerings, the Maryland Film Festival (MFF) has grown in power and prestige over the last 21 years and the festival, which runs this...

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