More Celebs Join Michelle Obama’s Voter Outreach Drive

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Election Day is over, but Michelle Obama is still trying to get out the vote. The former first lady announced that Selena Gomez, Liza Koshy, Shonda Rhimes, Megan...

Kanye West Vows to Move Yeezy Manufacturing to the Americas

By LEANNE ITALIE, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A few fun facts about Kanye West: He's running for president in 2024, he recited color psychology to wife Kim Kardashian West as she sat...

Howard Partners With Amazon For LA-Based Entertainment Program

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Howard University has made a name for itself as one of the premiere developers of entertainers and broadcasters who have ascended to the peak of their industry.  Now the...

Maestrina Da Favela: A Documentary to Inspire

By Nyame-kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO District of Columbia native Falani Afrika is currently in the post production phase of a documentary project she has been developing locally and abroad for the last 10 years....

Tyler Perry Studios to Host Miss Universe 2019

By AFRO Staff Tyler Perry continues to score big time. The Miss Universe organization announced <https://mobile.twitter.com/MissUniverse/status/1190021246823682048> Oct. 31 that its 2019 pageant will be held at the entertainment executive’s new 330-acre studio in Atlanta. The show will...

Fall Concert Celebrates 100 Years of Scholarship

By Special to AFRO More than two thousand music lovers from the Baltimore and Washington Metropolitan Areas will fill Gilliam Concert Hall at Morgan State University’s Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center on Nov. 17...

AFRO Exclusive: Dave Chappelle at Duke Ellington

By Neruda Williams, Special to the AFRO DMV native, celebrated comedian, and now the newly minted Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor awardee gave back in a big way on Monday, Oct. 28, when he...

AFRO Exclusive: ‘Harriet’ Depicts a True, Black Superhero, Stars Weigh In

By Micha Green AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor [email protected] This reporter has seen award-winning director Kaci Lemmons’ “Harriet,” starring Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom Jr. twice at two different premiers- the first time because it was necessary in...

Op-Ed: After 66 Years, Arena Players Still Steals the Show

By Tabb Bishop and Larry Young Special to the AFRO Baltimore natives celebrate the accomplished entertainers who lived in their city, like Oprah Winfrey, Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, Jada Pickett Smith, and Charles Dutton. In a similar...

‘Friday’ Actor-Comedian John Witherspoon Dies at 77

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor-comedian John Witherspoon, who memorably played Ice Cube's father in the "Friday" films, has died. He was 77. Witherspoon's manager Alex Goodman confirmed late Tuesday that Witherspoon died...

Gospel Artist Kirk Franklin To Boycott Dove Awards

By KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning gospel artist Kirk Franklin says he's boycotting the Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards after they edited out part of his acceptance speech earlier this...

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