Oscar Buzz Accompanies Release of ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Oscar discussions for “If Beale Street Could Talk” began in earnest after several screenings, including a special premiere screening at New York’s famed Apollo Theater. “ is a...

RAMBLING ROSE

Hello my dear friends, I believe winter is at our door. We set our clock back an hour, meaning you get an extra hour sleep, but I suggest that you use that hour to...

Black Panther Costume Revealed at NMAAHC

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO Wakanda forever has been taken to a new level at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). On October 24, Chadwick Boseman’s “Black Panther” costume...

Local Fashionista Inspires Passion, Purpose and Personality

By La’Nesha Kearse, Special to the AFRO “Passion, purpose, personality” is the mantra of The Joy of Styling. Spearheaded by Founder and CEO Joy Copeland in 2015, The Joy of Styling, is helping to advance the DMV...

Black Owned Music Venues

By Nyame-Kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO With the D.C. fall art season in full swing, Black musicians and patrons alike are getting amped for a chilly season made warm by good music. Historically known for...

Art Critic Antwaun Sargent Shares Thoughts on Amy Sherald, Deaccession at Baltimore Museum of...

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Art critic Antwaun Sargent was present at the National Portrait Gallery this past February as the official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama were unveiled. “There were audible...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “I'll be seeing you in all the old familiar places. That this heart of mine embraces all day through. In that small café, the park across the way,...

Toby’s Dinner Theater a Local Treat for DMV Residents; ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ Musical Keeps Fats...

By Timothy Cox, Special to The Afro COLUMBIA, MD -- Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller was just 39 when he died in 1943. From Sept. 14 thru Nov 4, Toby’s Dinner Theater in Columbia, Maryland has featured a...

Alice Walker Shares Wisdom on Several Subjects at Busboys and Poets

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO Once again, the restaurant, community and cultural space, Busboys and Poets, facilitated a night to remember. On Oct. 15, Busboys and Poets hosted “Taking the Arrow Out of The...

Don’t Miss the Rear View in the Hitchcock Homage: NUMBER 37

New York, NY, October 8, 2018 – Dark Star Pictures is pleased to announce that it has secured a U.S. theatrical release for the suspense thriller Number 37, beginning Friday, November 2, 2018. In her debut feature film Number 37,...

An Intimate Evening with Angela Davis

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO In the spirit of “inspiring social change,” Washington D.C.’s very own Busboys and Poets on K Street Northwest welcomed the legendary activist, author and scholar Angela Davis, Oct. 11,...

Beyonce, Jay Z Appear at City of Hope Cancer Charity Event

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Beyonce paid homage to a high-profile music executive being honored at a charity event to raise money for cancer research. The singer's vocals soared...

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