Jimmie Allen is a Reflection of a New Country Music World

By KRISTIN M. HALL, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Jimmie Allen likes to tell a story about the first time he met songwriter J.P. Williams, who is blind, before they came up...

RAMBLING ROSE

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello everyone, hoping you all are in great spirits, enjoying life, keeping a positive mind and treating others as you wish to be treated. The Avenue Bakery, where Jazz,...

Jack Whitten, Artist as Sojourner and Refugee, on Display at BMA

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Jack Whitten, the distinguished contemporary Black artist, premieres at the the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) this weekend. “Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963-2017” features 40 works of an artist...

Two Black Artists and Their Urgent Work on Exhibit at Baltimore Museum of Art

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Two artists have exhibits that take on issues of violence, Black culture and identity in their own distinct ways at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive,...

Young Musician Tariq Al-Sabir Talks The Wire and Why He Believes Stevie Wonder is...

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Baltimore born and raised composer and vocalist Tariq Al-Sabir found himself attending Hollywood premieres in high school but wasn’t as fazed by it as his Mom was. After...

Queen of Soul Also Leaves a Powerful Civil Rights Legacy

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, AP National Writer Aretha Franklin, who was born and rose to fame during the segregation era and went on to sing at the inauguration of the first Black president, often used...

‘Face Forward TalkBack’ To Unpack the Mystery and Power of Portraiture

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO To understand the power of portraiture, one needs only look at the recent works by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald of former President Barack Obama and Michelle...

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....

Vintage Wishes Creates Vintage Queens, an all Female Cypher in DC

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO The rap industry may be dominated by males, but females continue to write their own history, which is why DMV based producer Ramone Messam is launching Vintage Wishes,...

Time for France to Give Back Looted African Art, Experts Say

By ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — African artworks held in French museums — richly carved thrones, doors to a royal kingdom, wooden statues imbued with spiritual meaning — may be heading back home...

‘Black Mother’ Explores the Underbelly of Jamaica

By Jannah Johnson, Special to the AFRO Starting May 2nd the Maryland Film Festival will be taking place in Baltimore’s North Station, showcasing over 40 films and 10 short programs. One film that stands out is...

AFRO Exclusive: Beverly Price Shares the Voices of Local Children in New Pop-Up

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] District of Columbia native Beverly Price is offering audiences a glimpse of what life is like for some of the most vulnerable District residents-children-in her new pop-up, “When The...

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