AFRAM Festival Goes Back to Being Big

By Brandi Randolph, Special to the AFRO The AFRAM Festival smells of second chances, first performances and summer every year. With performances by Dru Hill, Ella Mai and more, this year’s festival is expected to be...

Kirk Franklin Brings Inspiration to the MGM

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The MGM National Harbor might be known for its slots, tables, clubs, restaurants and shopping, but Kirk Franklin brought the Holy Spirit to the lavish casino on July 26. In...

2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – A Melting Pot of the Finest...

By Dwight Brown, NNPA Newswire Film Critic The 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicked off its 50thyear anniversary with a bang. The annual two-weekend fest featured world-renown musicians, tempting food concession stands, a friendly crowd...

Lynching Memorial and Museum in Alabama Draw Crowds, Tears

By BETH J. HARPAZ, AP Travel Editor Tears and expressions of grief met the opening of the nation's first memorial to the victims of lynching April 26 in Alabama. Hundreds lined up in the rain to get...

Navia Robinson Learns from the Best as She Makes Her Own Hollywood Moves

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO At an early age, Navia Robinson has already gotten the opportunity to learn from two actresses with longevity. One of Robinson’s first jobs at the age of 9 was...

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...

Natalie Gillard Uses Her DIY Talents to Promote Inclusion

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO When most people think of DIY they think of furniture or household accessories, but Natalie Gillard, a passionate DIYer who routinely creates her own clothing and household items, took...

Kojo Nnamdi Hosts Ward 8 Town Hall 

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO WAMU 88.5’s The Kojo Nnamdi Show will host a free town hall event focused on local entrepreneurship and its impact on the community and residents of Ward 8.   The public forum...

Black Panther Costume Revealed at NMAAHC

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO Wakanda forever has been taken to a new level at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). On October 24, Chadwick Boseman’s “Black Panther” costume...

Famed Choir Director Showcases Choir Legacy at Eastern High School

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to The AFRO The National Church of God in Fort Washington, Maryland was filled with an eclectic offering of music last July 7 as generations of singers from the District’s Eastern...

Former Slave Holding Mansion Now Home to Black Artists

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO About 20 miles south of Washington, D.C. lies an old plantation which once housed slaves that has been transformed into a home for some of the most innovative Black...

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,...

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