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...

The Fortnite Phenomenon

By David R. Lee Jr., Special to the AFRO Every year, there appears to be a gaming phenomenon that sweeps the globe. Last year, Pokémon Go dominated the markets. This year, Fortnite is the game that...

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,...

Tekashi 6ix9ine Makes Money Rapping the N-Word. He’s Not Black.

By Lisa Snowden, Special to the AFRO A few weeks ago my son, who recently turned 10, sat down next to me on the bed where I’d been working. “Mommy, I want to be a Soundcloud rapper,”...

Turning the Memphis Sanitation Strike into Art

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Angela Wilson, playwright and founder and president of the AngelWing Project, wrote and directed a play about the 1968 Memphis sanitation worker’s strike that will debut this weekend...

Is Kanye OK?

By Micha Green, Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Since last week, Kanye West has been a trending topic on Twitter. It all started on April 17 when he began a few-days-long Twitter rant which peaked on April 19 with...

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...

Defense Says Schedules Show Cosby Wasn’t Around for Assault

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and CLAUDIA LAUER, The Associated Press Jurors got a look April 20 at Bill Cosby's travel records as his lawyers made the case that he never visited his suburban Philadelphia mansion in the...

Chadwick Boseman of ‘Black Panther’ to Deliver Howard’s Commencement Address

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO The “Black Panther” is taking over Howard University, delivering the Washington, D.C. school’s commencement address on May 12. Chadwick Boseman, an actor and Howard alum, will also receive an...

First Saudi Cinema Opens with Popcorn and ‘Black Panther’

By The Associated Press The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots April 18 evening as Hollywood's blockbuster "Black Panther" premiered in Saudi Arabia's first movie theater. Though it...

Bearden in Baltimore City Public Schools

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] The vast majority of people who pass through the Upton Metro station, the second busiest Metro stop (Penn-North is first) in the city, probably don’t realize that an American art...

Living For The Weekend

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “The years of imprisonment hardened me.... Perhaps if you have been given a moment to hold back and wait for the next blow, your emotions wouldn't be blunted...

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