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Kanye West Attends Chicago Protest, Donates $2M to Victims

By The Associated Press Kanye West has donated $2 million to support the families and legal teams for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. A representative for the rapper confirmed that some of the money donated would fully cover college...

AFRO FACTS – BLACK MUSIC MONTH

BY AFRO.COM / BE INSPIRED GLOBAL Host Micha Green talks Black Music Month.

Black Music Appreciation Month: Russell Simmons

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) kicks off Black Music Appreciation Month with an exclusive interview with Def Jam founder Russell Simmons. The renowned music and business icon joined the Black Press of America...

#AFRO20Qs:Yolanda Ross

By Ariel Chrysann Afro Intern Yolanda Ross is an actress, writer, producer and director. She has starred and appeared in countless films and TV shows such as ‘Lila & Eve’, ‘The Get Down’ and ‘The Chi’. Luckily she had time to...

A Tearful Lizzo Speaks Out About Protests and the Fight Against Racism

From Rolling Out Lizzo broke down into floods of tears as she vented about “the real story not being told fully” amid the protests against racism. Since the death of unarmed Black man George Floyd in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, last week, protests have broken...

Howard Grad Launches HBCU Bingo Online

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BLACK ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCHES HBCU BINGO TO HONOR 2020 GRADS WITH OVER $1 MILLION IN GAME PRIZES AND CASH Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- Veteran Hollywood TV Producer and HBCU graduate herself, TeeJ Mercer, will launch "TeeJ's Bingo Nite: HBCU 2020 Grad Edition"...

‘The High Note’ Review: Ross Rocks in Predictable Film’s Ode to Old Music

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By Micha Green Special to the AFRO As June marks the official celebration of Black Music Month, “The High Note,” is the perfect film for music lovers and history buffs alike.  Despite the fact this reporter found the film, a bit...

Apple Music Launches Its 1st Radio Show in Africa

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By Mesfin Fekadu AP Music Writer Apple Music is launching its first radio show in Africa. The streaming platform announced May 28 that "Africa Now Radio with Cuppy" will debut May 31 and will feature a mix of contemporary and traditional popular...

Beyoncé Calls for Justice in George Floyd’s Death

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By AFRO Staff Entertainment heavyweight Beyoncé added her voice to the rising chorus demanding justice in the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. “We need justice for George Floyd. We all witnessed...

The Woman Who Employed Both George Floyd and Derek Chauvin Speaks Out

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George Floyd and Derek Chauvin’s Common Employer Speaks Out in Lengthy, Exclusive Interview With The Jess Fields Show (HOUSTON, TX) Maya Santamaria, former nightclub owner and Minneapolis community leader who employed both George Floyd and his alleged killer, Officer Derek...

Oprah Donates $12M for COVID-19 Relief in Five Cities

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent During a recent virtual address to the class of 2020 college graduates, Oprah Winfrey spoke of the need to provide for those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. “What this pandemic has done is made...

THE BLERDBINDER: Disney Has a Problem with Star Wars

Disney needs to re-evaluate how it approaches “Star Wars.” By Noah Washington, NNPA Newswire Contributor The BlerdBinder covers nerdy news for the Black nerds of the world. We welcome all as we talk about subjects ranging from Movies to Music and...

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