Hall, Lewis, Layne, Stenberg Are Named Essence Honorees

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Essence has named four actresses as its annual Black Women in Hollywood honorees. They are Regina Hall and Amandla Stenberg, who both starred in "The Hate U...

Steve Harvey To Host NFL Honors When AP Awards Are Announced

By The Associated Press TV personality Steve Harvey will host the NFL Honors show on Feb. 2, when The Associated Press hands out its individual league awards. The two-hour prime-time show airing on CBS will be...

Alicia Keys To Host Grammy Awards Next Month

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys usually attends the Grammys, but this year she'll be there as a host. The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that the R&B star will host the Feb....

Opera and the African American – ‘Figaro Meets Frederick Douglass’

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Among many other trailblazing accomplishments, W.E.B. Du Bois stood among the many African Americans who composed, sang, and otherwise reveled in opera. In 1955, Marian Anderson broke the color...

‘SNL’ Comedian Michael Che Hosts Benefit For Public Housing

NEW YORK (AP) — "Saturday Night Live" funnyman Michael Che hosted a fundraiser for a cause close to home: New York City public housing. Che's "Weekend Update" co-host Colin Jost and fellow comedians Amy Schumer...

Freedom Trail Brings Back African-American Patriots Tours

By The Associated Press The Freedom Trail in Boston is bringing back its African-American Patriots Tours in time for Black History Month. The tours celebrate the African-American patriots who played a vital role in the start...

Three’s Complicated and Fun on Film

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO What would you do? You are 42, divorced and passed over for a promotion. You meet a cute young thing at a bar and have some fun—for once....

Motown Museum Unveils Artifacts to Mark 60th Anniversary

By The Associated Press Pieces of Motown's origin story that haven't been seen by the public will go on display in Detroit as part of the label's 60th anniversary celebration. The Motown Museum says it will display...

Hip-Hop Museum Preserves Rap Music History in D.C.

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer,  [email protected] Forty years ago, near the end of the Jimmy Carter administration, when the Baltimore Orioles were making a run to the World Series, the music world was caught off guard...

“Visionary” Artist at Reginald F. Lewis

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore Staff A rare exhibit of of one of a “Visionary” American artist  is on display at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Over 70 pieces of Romare Bearden’s work, largely gathered locally,...

Cardi B Leads iHeartRadio Awards With 13 Nods, Drake Has 8

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B has 13 reasons to celebrate: She's nominated for 13 honors at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards. IHeartMedia announced Wednesday that the rapper is the most nominated...

Executive Producer Dream Hampton Talks “Surviving R. Kelly”

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia For Dream Hampton, who served as executive producer of the much-talked about “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary, the explosive revelations in the film were just the tip of the...

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