Rapper Pop Smoke Fatally Shot in LA

By Andrew Dalton Associated Press An up-and-coming rapper known as Pop Smoke was fatally shot during a break-in early Feb. 19 at a Hollywood Hills home, his label said. “We are devastated by the unexpected and tragic...

‘An African-American Experience’

By AFRO Staff  Decades before the first celebration of Black History Month in 1970, Baltimore-based and world-renowned artist Joseph Sheppard was painting and exhibiting art that depicted the life of African Americans. From his first...

DCIA Graduates Share Stories Through Photos

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] The first graduating class from the D.C. Infrastructure Academy (DCIA). Pepco Utility Training School program has a lot to celebrate.  Not only have they completed training and accomplished goals of...

Watch DRU HILL on the New Season Of TV One’s “UNSUNG” on Sunday, February...

Watch Dru Hill Perform on UNSUNG LIVE Immediately Following UNSUNG at 11 P.M./10C (SILVER SPRING, MD) - February 20, 2020 - TV One's award-winning documentary series UNSUNG begins its new season highlighting the journey of one...

Joyce J. Scott: ACC Consummate Craftsman

By Jannette J. Witmyer Special to the AFRO “Validation” is the word that artist Joyce J. Scott says first comes to mind when asked how it feels to be recognized as the 2020 recipient of the...

Songwriter and ‘Good Times’ Actress Ja’Net Dubois Has Passed Away At 74

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ja’Net Dubois, who played the vivacious neighbor Willona Woods on “Good Times” and composed and sang the theme song for “The Jeffersons” has died. Dubois’ song “Movin’ on...

Winfrey Holds TV Discussion on ‘American Dirt’ in Arizona

By The Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's soon-to-be televised discussion about the controversial novel "American Dirt" is drawing scrutiny for not inviting some of the book's harshest Latino critics. The talk show host...

Gayle King Accepts Snoop Dogg’s Apology for Rant Over Kobe

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Gayle King says she accepts Snoop Dogg's apology, and the CBS anchor says she's sorry that her interview last week added to the pain of...

AFRO Exclusive: Dru Hill Talks Legacy, New Music

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] The Washington Wizards weren’t the only group of men wowing audiences at the Capital One Arena on Feb. 7.  After a nail-biting victory by the Wizards, who won by one-point...

Another $5 Million Donation to NMAAHC

By AFRO Staff Walmart announced on Jan. 27, a $5 million grant to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C. Walmart’s support of NMAAHC is a part of...

‘400 Years Later…’Free-ish’

By Kai McDaniels Special tp the AFRO The HBCU Storytellers Project is a unique culmination of social justice activism and meaningful cinematic arts. With funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and The Nate Parker Foundation Inc....

Film Explores History of Lynching

By Briana Thomas Special to the AFRO The New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt, Maryland will show a documentary on Feb. 17 that explores America’s dark history of lynching as part of the restaurant’s monthly "Reel...

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