LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “Women now make up approximately half of the workforce - very positive. Two-thirds of all families are either headed by a single-head of household or two working parents,...

Black Girls Rock! Fest Takes Over Kennedy Center

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] From Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Madame C.J. Walker, Oprah, Beyoncé, Michelle Obama and others, it does not take Women’s History Month, to know that Black girls have always rocked,...

RAMBLING ROSE

Let the Church Say Amen! Hello everyone! How are you this week? I hope if you are reading me now, your answer should be I’m truly blessed and I’m above ground. I have gone...

Busboys and Poets Opens in Anacostia

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Despite the history laid within the asphalt of its streets and a bustling culture, D.C.’s historic Anacostia neighborhood in Southeast, has in recent years experienced a pall of bad...

Duke Ellington Mural Expected Back On U Street This Spring

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The District of Columbia is known for many things: politics, Go-go, cuisine and culture. On historic U Street, public art is also another staple of the community and one...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “Every time, I feel how life goes by, I recall the scenes that never die. One fine day one fine night you loving me on and on and...

Pharrell To Launch Music Festival in Virginia Beach in April

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Pharrell is heading home to Virginia Beach to launch a new music and culture festival. The Grammy-winning superstar announced Monday SOMETHING IN THE WATER, a multi-day event...

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Compromise Offered to Small Theaters

By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The dozens of community and nonprofit theaters across the U.S. forced to abandon productions of "To Kill a Mockingbird" under legal threat were offered an...

Thom Browne Blurs Sartorial Styles as VIPs hit Zendaya Show

By THOMAS ADAMSON, AP Fashion Writer PARIS (AP) — A one-off itinerant extravaganza courtesy of American designer Tommy Hilfiger's "buy-now" collaboration with actress-singer Zendaya gave Paris Fashion Week a case of Saturday night fever. On...

Experts say Portrait Isn’t of George Washington’s Chef

By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A portrait long thought to be of George Washington's enslaved chef, who cooked for the former president at Mount Vernon and Philadelphia before escaping, is actually not of Hercules,...

Foundation of Prince’s Second Wife to Honor Him at Gala

By LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Andra Day, Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics and Philip Bailey and Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire will perform during a fundraising gala honoring Prince...

Black Writers Share Stories and Experiences in Maryland

By KATE MASTERS, The Frederick News-Post FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Neither Valerie Jean nor Elayne Bond Hyman spent their entire lives in Frederick County, but both have deep roots in the area, roots that extend...

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