AFRO Exclusive: Area Artist Highlights Black Georgetown, Receives Award from Arena Stage

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] An area artist, Lindsey Brittain Collins, has dedicated much of her career to examining topics of economic and social issues through art and is now being honored as an...

MTV Launches ‘Save Our Moms’ Campaign to Combat Mortality

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — MTV is launching a campaign aimed at stemming the rise of maternal mortality in the U.S. Thursday's launch of "Save Our Moms" comes as Mother's Day approaches and...

Mighty Mighty Art Installation is Centerpiece of Barbershop Project at THEARC

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The barbershop has long been a safe space for certain parts of the Black community- particularly Black men. Artist Devan Shimoyama wanted to take an in-depth look at that...

Joyce J. Scott: ‘Creator. Changemaker. Pioneer’

By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, Special to the AFRO From the womb she knew she’d be an artist. Of course her mother was master quilt maker Elizabeth Talford Scott, so that might have been a clue....

Tom Joyner Foundation Launches Exciting New Podcast

The Tom Joyner Foundation today announced the launch of HBCUbiquity, a new hour-long podcast featuring interviews, discussion and analysis about historically black colleges and university, hosted by Thomas Joyner, Jr., president and CEO of...

Chappelle to Receive Mark Twain Prize for Humor

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedian Dave Chappelle has been chosen to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The 45-year-old Chappelle shot to international stardom through his Comedy Central program, "Chappelle's...

3 Black Women Win Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — When Cheslie Kryst won the Miss USA crown, it marked more than a personal triumph: It meant that for the first time, three black women...

Sandtown to Symphony

By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO Most people would agree that being born into homelessness is not a good situation. Few, if any, would consider such a circumstance to be a blessing. However, one...

New Musical Shares Motown History Through Lens of a Love Story

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] When Marvin Gaye sang “Pride & Joy” in the early 1960s it was thought to be a tribute to his beloved girlfriend turned wife, Anna Gordy Gaye.  Over 55...

“Rafiki” Brings Black Queer Kenyan Love Story into Focus

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Part of the human journey is to search for something real. Oprah often calls it “being your authentic self.” If you are lucky you have the strength, time and...

Bridgeford Talks to AFRO About ‘Sage’ Film

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] The torrent of violence and homicides that has gripped Baltimore since the murder of Freddie Gray while in police custody and the subsequent Uprising of April 2015, has garnered national...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself. They come through you, but not from you. And though they...

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