ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Experts say Portrait Isn’t of George Washington’s Chef

    By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A portrait long thought to be of George Washington's enslaved chef, who cooked for the former president at Mount Vernon and Philadelphia before escaping, is actually not of Hercules,...

    Foundation of Prince’s Second Wife to Honor Him at Gala

    By LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Andra Day, Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics and Philip Bailey and Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire will perform during a fundraising gala honoring Prince...

    Black Writers Share Stories and Experiences in Maryland

    By KATE MASTERS, The Frederick News-Post FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Neither Valerie Jean nor Elayne Bond Hyman spent their entire lives in Frederick County, but both have deep roots in the area, roots that extend...

    Jimmie Allen is a Reflection of a New Country Music World

    By KRISTIN M. HALL, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Jimmie Allen likes to tell a story about the first time he met songwriter J.P. Williams, who is blind, before they came up...

    Emotional Ceremony Honors Hall, Stenberg, Layne and Lewis

    By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP Entertainment Writer BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Amandla Stenberg brought the audience to their feet as she talked of being protected by the ancestors. KiKi Layne evoked tears as she talked...

    Flyest Fables Offer Kaleidoscope of Stories

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer When you tune into “Flyest Fables” you are transported to a fantastical world of young people on big quests and journeys. But the product that audiences hear is a...

    RAMBLING ROSE: Gospel Coming to the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town

    By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello my friends, my goodness so much has gone on since I talked to you last. I will only mention a few. First I want to publically and...

    Billy Porter Speaks on Oscars Gown and Social Media Hate

    By LEANNE ITALIE , Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Porter, speaking to Vogue before he walked the Oscars red carpet, knew what he was in for among some social media users: "People are going...

    Clark Gable III, Grandson of Acting Great and Host of Reality TV Show “Cheaters”,...

    By The Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Clark James Gable III, host of the reality TV show "Cheaters" and grandson of late Academy Award-winning actor Clark Gable, has died in Texas. The Dallas County Southwestern Institute of Forensic...

    R. Kelly Leaves Jail After Posting $100K in Sex Abuse Case

    By DON BABWIN and MICHAEL TARM , Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly walked out of a Chicago jail Monday after posting $100,000 bail that allows him to go free while awaiting trial on...

    Director Spike Lee Wins First Oscar at 91st Annual Academy Awards

    By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor Director Spike Lee, who was famously passed over for Best Film and Best Director for his 1992 film “Malcolm X,” won his first Oscar at the 91st Annual...

    Dr. Sheila Brooks, Author and Emmy Award Winner, Nominated for NAACP Image Award

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia It isn’t an ordinary day when someone gets nominated for an NAACP Image Award. And, it certainly isn’t an ordinary day when renowned journalist Roland Martin is the one...
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