DC Area Students Open For ‘Hamilton’

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO When Anacostia High School students Kelli Johnson and Brenda McKinney took the stage at the Kennedy Center to rap about the Boston Tea Party prior to watching “Hamilton,”...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

“Enjoy your freedom but hear this from me; it cost you nothing, but it wasn’t free. For your peace of mind, safety and slumber, prices were paid that no one can number. There were...

The Naturalista Expo Is Serving Self Care For The Busy Black Woman

By Christina Sturdivant Sani, Special to the AFRO Angela Walker is a busy woman. But the 30-year-old mother, entrepreneur, and natural hair care guru is committed to self care—from her tresses to her toes. Ever evolving, Walker is...

Celebs Turn Out to Help Rihanna’s Diamond Ball Shine Bright

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna's Diamond Ball shined in its fourth year and continued to make a name as one of the industry's white-hot and must-attend parties — all...

RAMBLING ROSE

Hello everyone, how are you? Well, I hope. This week we are going to talk about our musical country. There are a few artists, singers and musicians who still remind us of the great...

Kwame Alexander Credits Baltimore with Launching Writing Career

By Tilesha Brown, Special to the AFRO 22 years ago, New York Times Bestselling author, Kwame Alexander, started a publishing company in the basement of his mother’s home on St. Paul Street in North Central Baltimore....

Charles White’s Signature Paintings Headed to N.Y.’s Museum of Modern Art

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO An exclusive exhibition known as “Charles White: A Retrospective” will be the first in more than 30 years to be recognized at the renowned Museum of Modern Art (MoMa)...

Black Restaurant Week Comes to DC

By Lauren E Williams, Special to the AFRO Get your calendars ready, and your stomachs emptied because the DMV is set to host Black Restaurant Week November 4-11. Focused on highlighting culinary cuisines from Black chefs,...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

“Try to remember the kind of September when life was slow and oh so mellow. Try to remember the kind of September when grass was green and grain so yellow. Try to remember the...

Memorabilia at Reginald F. Lewis Museum Seeks to Reclaim Racist Imagery

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Childish Gambino AKA Donald Glover’s “This is America” video debuted May 5. Since then, it has accumulated almost 380 million views on YouTube. The video, opening with Glover’s...

LeBron Says It Took Him a While to Embrace White People and that Black...

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor Most Black folks could probably relate to having to adjust to being around White folks regularly. NBA superstar LeBron admitted to it during his new HBO show, “The Shop,” a “spirited,...

President and Stars Join in Epic Farewell to Queen of Soul

By JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Former presidents and preachers joined a parade of singers Friday in a hip-swaying, piano-pounding farewell to Aretha Franklin, remembering the Queen of Soul as a powerful force...

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