RAMBLING ROSE

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello my dear fans and readers. How are you? I am doing well, thank you for asking. Honey Child! Have I got something for you that will keep...

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,...

Following Death of Pioneering Founder of Flair Studio, Willia Montague Carries On Legacy

By Lisa Snowden-McCray, Special to the AFRO When Willia Bland decided to start a school to teach Baltimore girls etiquette and self-esteem back in 1968, she was 43 and the nation was in turmoil. “She started her...

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...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

“Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing, until the...

Anita Baker to be Honored at BET Awards, Jamie Foxx to Host

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer Legendary singer Anita Baker will be honored at the 2018 BET Awards, which will be hosted Sunday by Jamie Foxx and feature performances by Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg and...

Shawn Yancy Presents 10th Girl’s Night Out Benefit

By Charise Wallace Special to the AFRO Reporter Shawn Yancy is showcasing her 2018 10th Girl’s Night Out evening of entertainment, fashion and food for a special cause, Saturday, June 23 at American University’s Kaizen...

Temptations Musical Makes D.C. Debut

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO It’s not just your imagination running away with you, so get ready. “Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations” hits the John F. Kennedy Center...

Groundbreaking Artists Return to Baltimore Museum of Art

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO “1939: Exhibiting Black Art at the BMA,” is a recreation of a historic debut of Black artists from a February exhibition in 1939. “Contemporary Negro Art,” the original exhibit,...

3 Rising Rappers Reppin’ the DMV

By Jannah G. Johnson, Special to the AFRO 2018 has been a year of women taking control of their narratives, of their sexualities and of the rap game. With female heavy hitters like Cardi B, Nicki...

Nina Simone’s Childhood Home Recognized as a National Treasure

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO In honor of African American Music Appreciation Month, The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced June 19 that the childhood home of civil rights icon, musician and singer, Nina...

Pride Parade Returns to Baltimore

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO With an expanded footprint, new parade route and new events, Baltimore Pride 2018 appears poised to repeat and expand on previous successes come kickoff June 15. “Last year,...

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