Trailer for Upcoming Harriet Tubman Movie Sails Over Ten Million Views in Five Days

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor A movie preview for the upcoming biopic featuring the life of legendary abolitionist Harriet Tubman, entitled “Harriet,” was viewed by over ten million people in five days from...

Rapper A$AP Rocky Heading Back To US As Verdict Looms

By JARI TANNER and DOROTHEE THIESING Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — Rapper A$AP Rocky and two other American suspects were temporarily freed from a Swedish jail and planning to head back to the U.S. on...

Kojo Nnamdi Hosts Ward 8 Town Hall 

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO WAMU 88.5’s The Kojo Nnamdi Show will host a free town hall event focused on local entrepreneurship and its impact on the community and residents of Ward 8.   The public forum...

Kirk Franklin Brings Inspiration to the MGM

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The MGM National Harbor might be known for its slots, tables, clubs, restaurants and shopping, but Kirk Franklin brought the Holy Spirit to the lavish casino on July 26. In...

RAMBLING ROSE

Summer Music Series Features Live Concerts, a Farmers Market and More Hello my dear friends. I am just loving this time of the year because of the many social events that are going on in...

From Promoter to Proprietor

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] From the days where he roamed the Morgan State University campus Tracy Wiggs has always had the gift of gab.  With his raw wit and business savvy he...

Crazy Like a Fox Tour Comes Home

By Brittney Johnson, AFRO Intern Baltimore native Melony Hill has created a safe and intimate space for Black women to learn, heal, and thrive. Her brainchild, Crazy Like A Fox, an empowerment tour has been widely...

Ebony and Jet Photo Archive Sale Sparks Relief, Anxiety

By Russell Contreras and Sally Ho, The Associated Press The sale of the photo archive of Ebony and Jet magazines chronicling African-American history is generating relief among some who worried the historic images may be lost. But...

Taraji Henson Testifies on Capitol Hill

By Lauren Victoria Burke, Special to the AFRO Award-winning actress and ‘Empire’ star Taraji P. Henson testified before members of Congress on mental health issues in the African American community. “I am here using my celebrity, using...

‘Straight Crankin’ Goes South

By Brianna N. McAdoo, Special to the AFRO The sounds of Chocolate City are making their way down South this summer, where Straight Crankin’ A Go-Go Documentary has been nominated in the documentary category at the 10th...

Planet Fashion at Artscape

This fashion power couple, models La-Anna Douglas and Rick Palmer strut their stuff during one of Artscape’s pop-up events, “Fashion Planet.” The street couture fashion show featured creations from designers Evette Monique Couture, Hyman...

Meek Mill Launches New Record Label with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Meek Mill is in a Jay-Z state of mind: The Philadelphia rapper-turned-entrepreneur is launching a new record label in a joint venture with Jay-Z's Roc...

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