Nancy Wilson, Grammy Winning Jazz Singer, Dies at 81

By ANDREW DALTON and HILLEL ITALIE, Associated Press Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist" and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died. Wilson, who retired from touring...

AFRO Exclusive: Michael Ealy Previews ‘The Intruder’

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor. [email protected] When Scott (Michael Ealy) and Annie (Meagan Good) move from the city of San Francisco to the Napa Valley wine country, they are planning to begin their...

The Rebirth of Cool

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Jazz musician and impresario Todd Barkan has brought world class Jazz back to Baltimore. There was a surreal scene in the swanky Harbor East community over the Memorial Day weekend. Billy Murphy,...

RAMBLING ROSE

Hello everyone, how are you? Well, I hope. I just want to start off by saying I love God’s work, but a little bit of less rain would do me just great. Well, rain...

“THIS IS NOT A DRILL” Explores Racial Injustices

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Renowned artist Jefferson Pinder will be presenting a limited-run performance piece exploring racial injustices throughout the U.S., including the historic 14th and U Street corridor. “THIS IS NOT...

Janet Jackson, Daddy Yankee Celebrate Release of New Song

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson's fans were so energetic at an event Friday for her new single that one fan chimed in so the icon could speak without...

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...

Free the FUPA: Beyoncé Tells All

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C.  Editor, [email protected] Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, the “Bootylicious” diva, admitted to having a little extra meat on her bones after having children, and a collective sigh of relief was heard all throughout social...

Sew N Know Holds 11th Annual Fashion Showcase

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO Tennis scholars at Southeast Tennis and Learning Center (SETLC) in Washington, D.C. are not just beasts on the court but on the runway too. Each year the organization holds...

Youth Work the Runway in Kids Fashion Week DMV

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The inaugural Kids Fashion Week DMV, held April 12-14, celebrated the style, skills and “slays” of youth in the Washington Metropolitan area, and allowed designers who specialize in children’s...

First Black Female White House Reporter Gets Newseum Statue

By Jesse J. Holland, The Associated Press Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan triumphed over sexism and racism to become the first black woman accredited to cover the White House. In recognition of her achievements, the Newseum unveiled a statue...
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Knights of Peter Claver-Council 62 Partner with Calverton School

The Knights of Peter Claver-Council, a Catholic social organization, partnered with Calverton Middle School to form a leadership institute. From right to left: Marie Brown, student, Martia Cooper, principal, William B. Robertson, Knights of...

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