Black Earth Rising’s Tamara Tunie On The Importance of Philanthropy

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Tamara Tunie, perhaps most known for her roles as Medical Examiner Melinda Warner on crime procedural Law and Order SVU, actress, director, and producer, has worked her entire...

Uptown Art House Orchestrates Black History Month Programming

By Maxwell Young, Special to the AFRO Black History Month is a time for reflection--a recognition of the civic leaders, activists, innovators, entrepreneurs, pioneers and artists who are interwoven into the fabric of American history.  Their...

RAMBLING ROSE

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello everyone, how are you enjoying this nice, crispy weather? Not me, I do not like the cold, but we are living in a four season region. So,...

Two Black Artists and Their Urgent Work on Exhibit at Baltimore Museum of Art

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Two artists have exhibits that take on issues of violence, Black culture and identity in their own distinct ways at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive,...

Ahead of Oscars, ‘Black Panther’ To Return to Theaters Again

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off of its win at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, "Black Panther" is heading back into theaters. Disney announced Monday that Ryan Coogler's Oscar nominee will play...

Hip Hop Icons Honored During Underground Gala in D.C.

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Marking the 40th anniversary of the release of iconic rap music single “Rapper’s Delight,” the Sugar Hill Gang were among the nominees elected to the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame...

National Cathedral Pulls from Spike Lee’s Canon for 2nd Annual Weekend of Film

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Spike Lee’s body of work in film has been called many things over the past three decades, from genius to groundbreaking. The filmmaker’s passion for probing the issue of...

Black Panther Nominated For Best Picture

Black Panther continues to make history as the first superhero film to be nominated for best picture.

Girlfriends Actress Talks Code Switching and Her New Role in “I Am The Night”

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Golden Brooks spent much of her California childhood acting out plays with her neighborhood friends. However, acting wasn’t something she aspired to. “I wanted to be Barbara Walters,” she...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “Art has to be a kind of confession. I don’t mean a true confession in the sense of that dreary magazine. The effort it seems to me, is:...

Vuitton’s Abloh Celebrates Michael Jackson in Paris Menswear

By THOMAS ADAMSON, AP Fashion Writer PARIS (AP) — Louis Vuitton's designer Virgil Abloh transported celebrity guests at Paris Fashion Week to the graffitied streets of New York in a dramatic menswear ode to Michael...

Grammys Performers: Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Album of the year nominees Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae and Post Malone will perform at next month's Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that Shawn...

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