Arts & Culture

Beyoncé’s Message, Epic Performances at BET Awards

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. Associated Press “Your voices are being heard and you’re proving to our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain,” said the superstar singer at the BET Awards, which celebrated its 20 years of highlighting excellence in...

THE RUN DOWN – August Alsina and Jada Pinkett Smith

By AFRO.COM / BE INSPIRED GLOBAL Host Micha Green touches on the murky relationship between August Alsina and Jada Pinkett Smith and the trending stories in this weeks AFRO American Newspaper.

9-Year Old Black Boy Launches Talk Show

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Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) -- Who says you can't be a kid and have your own talk show? No one does! That is why Atlanta native, 9-year old bestselling author Nicholas Buamah, can now add talk show host to the...

AMC Delays Movie Theater Reopening

By Lindsey Bahr Associated Press AMC Theaters, the nation’s largest chain, is pushing back its plans to begin reopening theaters by two weeks following the closure because of COVID-19. The company said June 29 that it would open approximately 450 U.S....

Editorial Commentary: The Chi’s’ Yolonda Ross Talks Art, Creativity

By Jessica Dortch AFRO Production Editor jdortch@afro.com If you are a fan of one of Showtime’s top series, “The Chi,” then you are no stranger to Yolonda Ross who plays Jada Washington on the show. Watching her in her acting element, you...

World Leaders, Stars Unite at Event Aimed at Fighting Virus

By The Associated Press A summit that included a star-studded virtual concert hosted by Dwayne Johnson has raised nearly $7 billion in cash and loan guarantees to assist the poor around the globe whose lives have been upended by the...

L’Oreal to Remove Words Like ‘Whitening’ from Skin Products

By The Associated Press French cosmetics giant L'Oreal said June 27 that it will remove words like "whitening" from its skin care products, a move that comes amid global protests against racism sparked by the death of George Floyd in...

AFRO FACTS – THE GAP BAND

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By AFRO.COM / BE INSPIRED GLOBAL Host Micha Green Tributes THE GAP BAND in this weeks AFRO FACTS.

Country Music Reckons with Racial Stereotypes and Its Future

By Kristin M. Hall AP Entertainment Writer When country singer Rissi Palmer was working on her debut album, she wanted a song that would introduce her to fans. On her 2007 debut single, "Country Girl," she explained that she didn't have...

OP-ED: Celebrating the Journey of Black Music and its Impact on American Culture

By H. Beecher Hicks, III, President & CEO of the National Museum of African American Music Lately, the phrase ‘unprecedented times’ is so widely used that much of the world around us feels alien in comparison to our previous “normal.”...

“America’s First Outdoor Vacation Destination” Opens for Vacations and the Great Escape

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“America’s First Outdoor Vacation Destination” Opens for Vacations and the Great Escape  Bring on Summer! Greater Williamsburg Announces Reopening Dates for Popular Attractions, Lodging, Restaurants and More  Greater Williamsburg, Virginia, which some say is America’s first outdoor vacation destination established in 1609,...

Anacostia Juneteenth Rally Brings Hope To Ward 8

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com The Anacostia community in Washington has a reputation that dwarfs its place in Black America’s legacy. Although great Black leaders such as Frederick Douglass were said to have walked the Anacostia streets, contemporary images...

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