Belafonte Recalls Horne’s Activism as Solange is Honored

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Lena Horne was a fierce advocate for civil rights in her later years, but that part of her legacy is often pushed behind her...

Making Room: Mickalene Thomas and More

By Savannah Wood, AFRO Staff, swood@afro.com  Mickalene Thomas: A Moment’s Pleasure opened on Nov. 24 at the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA). This installation is the inaugural Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker Biennial Commission at the...

RAMBLING ROSE

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello everyone, Happy holidays to you and your family. We have so much to be grateful for no matter what! As usual,...

Morgan Continues to ‘take Manhattan’ as the HBCU Trained Carter Legacy Singers Opens the...

For Immediate Release  Media Contact: Chrissy Thornton Cell: 443-633-4811 Email: carterlegacysingers@gmail.com  Morgan continues to ‘take Manhattan’ as the HBCU trained Carter Legacy Singers opens the Holiday show at Carnegie Hall! November 29, 2019: On the heels...

The Ilusionists Highlights Holiday Magic 

By Micha Green, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com “The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays,” at the National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., emphasizes the notion that this time of year is a “season of giving.”  When audiences witness “The...

Not Just Arabesques: Misty Copeland Imparts Her Life Lessons

By JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — No other ballet dancer has crossed over into mainstream popular culture quite like Misty Copeland. That was Copeland at the recent American Music Awards, dancing a...

Oprah Wellness Tour to Feature All-Star Lineup

By AFRO Staff Need a little boost to keep those New Year resolutions? Well, help is one the way.  Media mogul and lifestyle influencer Oprah Winfrey is kicking off 2020 with a cross-coutntry wellness tour, and...

Gabrielle Union Speaks Out Amid Reports She’s Off NBC Show

By The Associated Press Gabrielle Union thanked supporters for defending her amid reports she was fired from "America's Got Talent" after complaining about racism and other alleged on-set issues. "Just when you feel lost, adrift, alone......

THE RUN DOWN – HAPPY THANKSGIVING

By AFRO.COM / BE INSPIRED GLOBAL   Host Micha Green gives you whats TRENDING in this weeks AFRO American Newspaper.

Film Review: In Fabric

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic She thought she was simply buying a sexy red dress, off the rack. But when that frock came home with her, so did the supernatural. Writer/director Peter Strickland...

Meet The Pioneering Queens of Hip-Hop

By The Birmingham Times Quite naturally, when discussing the pioneering women of hip-hop, the names of DJ Spinderella (Deidre Roper) of Salt-N-Pepa and MC Lyte (Lana Michelle Moorer) come to mind, as they did when...

NAACP Image Awards to be Televised on BET for First Time

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NAACP Image Awards will be televised for the first time on BET. NAACP and the cable network announced Monday that the 51st awards ceremony will be held...

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