‘Fresh Prince’ Star Sues Maker of Video Games Over His Dance

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the creators of Fortnite and NBA 2K for using his famous dance on the popular video games. In...

Offset Interruption Of Cardi B At Rolling Loud Spurs Outrage

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cardi B is asking the public to not bash Offset, who became the target of internet outrage after he interrupted her set at the Rolling Loud Festival...

Gordon Parks Exhibit Showcases Photographer’s Evolving Vision and Genius

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Gordon Parks has left an indelible mark on Black culture and the broader contemporary culture. Born in Kansas in 1912, the renowned photographer documentarian, filmmaker and author has created works...

Toni Braxton Is In the Holiday Spirit with Lifetime Movie

By GARY GERARD HAMILTON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Toni Braxton has been nominated for Grammys again for her latest album, but these days the singer is also focusing on acting — and flexing her...

AFRO Exclusive Interview: New Film, ‘Coins For Christmas’, Gives the Gift of Laughs...

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C., [email protected] Despite the religious history behind the celebration of Christmas, the holiday season’s message has been transformed to one of spending and gift-giving.  TV One’s “Coins for Christmas,” however, flips...

Howard Fine Arts Professor Shows How African Dance Chronicled History

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Dance as viewed through our modern lens is centered on entertainment. You can hardly look at a music video, sports game or viral clip that doesn’t involve the latest...

In ‘Beale Street,’ A Radiant Portrait of Young Black Love

By Jake Coyle, AP Film Writer Barry Jenkins years ago went on Etsy to have a James Baldwin quote embroidered onto his leather phone case. The line so resonated with the filmmaker that it's also spoken...

Nancy Wilson, Grammy Winning Jazz Singer, Dies at 81

By ANDREW DALTON and HILLEL ITALIE, Associated Press Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist" and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died. Wilson, who retired from touring...

ArtsCentric Musical Retells the Most Famous Story of All

By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO Literary great Langston Hughes was known for telling stories of everyday life. He captured the life of Black people through poetry, plays, and writings using common vernacular. His...

Young Musician Tariq Al-Sabir Talks The Wire and Why He Believes Stevie Wonder is...

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Baltimore born and raised composer and vocalist Tariq Al-Sabir found himself attending Hollywood premieres in high school but wasn’t as fazed by it as his Mom was. After...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “How can I say thanks for the things you have done for me. Things so undeserved yet you give to prove your love for me. The voices of...

2018 Breakthrough: John David Washington, ‘Black KkKlansman’

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — John David Washington comes from a strong acting lineage, but he has carved out his own identity as a powerful actor, earning a Golden Globe...

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